Author Archives: Kimberly Vlies

Server migration postponed

The previously communicated server migration that had been planned for over the weekend (Dec. 6-8, 2019) has been postponed due to complications. The scope of this project is large, encompassing the news.uwgb.edu site and all UW-Green Bay network blogs. Plans to re-attempt the migration will be forthcoming. The Marketing and University Communication Office and the Information Technology Web Development, Server and Network Administrator teams apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Register in person for Common CAHSS

Common CAHSS 2019: Human Rights

Online registration has closed for the Common CAHSS event taking place in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019). Registration will be available in-person from 8:30 a.m. throughout the course of the day. Stop by the registration table.

Common CAHSS is organized by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a day-long recognition marking the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Planned as an annual event, the inaugural Common CAHSS 2019: Human Rights features 30 activities involving creative engagement with human rights issues. These include discussions and presentations as well as art exhibits, musical and improv performances and more. The conference concludes with keynote speaker Rais Bhuiyan, founder of the non-profit “World Without Hate” at 6 p.m. in the Weidner Center. All activities are free and open to the public.

UW-Green Bay news will freeze temporarily for server migration

The UW-Green Bay Inside News site (news.uwgb.edu) will not be publishing new content from Friday, Dec. 5 through the weekend. This hold is due to a UW-Green Bay server update that will occur over the weekend. When this process is complete, the Inside News site will have a new look, improved security and improved functionality. This update impacts all UW-Green Bay network blog sites.

The migration schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Dec 6 – Content will be exported from current blog sites
  • Saturday – Sunday, Dec 7-8 – Teams will work to transfer all of the blog content over to the new environment. This will include updating network information (so that the URLs will point to the new blog locations) and more testing.
  • Monday, Dec 9 – The transition should be complete sometime on Monday. It is possible that the process may take until Tuesday, at the latest.

The Marketing and University Communication office and the Information Technology Web Development, Server and Network Administrator teams thank you for your patience.

Art Agency Art Sale – Dec. 2

Art Agency Sale

The fifth biennial Art Agency Art Sale will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m in Phoenix Room C of the University Union located at 2430 Campus Court, Green Bay, WI 54311. The sale is an opportunity for UW-Green Bay student, faculty/staff and alumni artists to sell work while generating a small profit to help fund the Art Agency student organization. Commission will be 5% for students and 10% for alumni and faculty/staff participants. Featured mediums include ceramics, painting, prints, photography and more. This event is open to the public. Cash and pass points transactions only.

Art Agency is the UW-Green Bay visual arts advocacy student group. As a part of their mission, their student volunteers organized the sale including planning, coordinating participants, promoting the event and staffing the sale.

Participating artists:

  • Jeremey Berry, Student
  • Keith Carter, Associate Lectuer, Ceramics
  • Andrea Cornett, Student
  • Kassie Corroy, Student
  • Lydia Delikat, Student
  • Renae Geimer, Student
  • Kaci Hess, Student
  • Nora Klein, Student
  • Kieran Krueger, Student
  • Elyse Lemke, Student
  • Chue Lo, Student
  • Madeline Marsh, Student
  • Brittney Meyer, Student
  • Miranda Moeller, Student
  • Olivia Salm, Student
  • Kimberly Vlies, Staff
  • Nora Wesner, Student
  • Lisa Wicka, Assistant Professor, Art

Photo gallery: Saluting UW-Green Bay veterans, families and active military

Saluting the flag at the UW-Green Bay Veterans Day Reception

Typically a combination of both somber and celebratory, the annual UW-Green Bay Chancellor’s Veteran Reception, held Monday, November 11, 2019, was no exception. The Phoenix Room was packed, as members of the campus and community gathered to honor vets and active military members.

As Chancellor Van Gruensven welcomed guests, she shared her personal story and pride in those who sacrifice and serve. Van Gruensven’s father, Robert Starck, Sr. is an 87-year old Marine and Korean War veteran, who still wears his scars, and, she shared, “has a purple heart in his memory chest.” Van Gruensven shared the pain of the tremendous loss suffered by her family, when a nephew, a former member of the 82nd Airborne Unit in the Army, passed from complications brought on by PTSD following multiple tours in the Middle East.

Jones, a UW-Green Bay Police officer, is a member of the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota, Air National Guard, and returned recently from active duty. But while he and his fellow soldiers have returned without casualty, he has witnessed plenty of it… especially in the States. Jones was an innocent bystander and concert goer at what has been labeled the “Las Vegas Massacre,” where 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured in October of 2017 at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Jones, a decorated officer, was able to use his instincts as a police officer and trained military to usher his friends and other concert goer to safety during the horrific few moments when a gunman sprayed the crowd with bullets from a nearby hotel room and then committed suicide.

Jones spoke to the packed room about life lessons in resiliency.

UW-Green Bay Music, once again honored the vets with an “Armed Forces Salute.”

Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view or view the album on Flickr.

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Finalist interviews are Nov. 11-14 for assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services

The final candidates in the search for an assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services will be on campus next week. Each candidate will discuss the “the future of enrollment services at regional comprehensive universities” in an open forum for the campus community. Please consider attending.

Open Forum Schedule:

Date Candidate Time Location
Monday, Nov. 11 Travis Durepo CV (pdf) 10:15 – 11 a.m. UU-103 / Alumni Room
Wednesday, Nov. 13 Stephen McKellips CV (pdf) 11 – 11:45 a.m. Christie Theatre
Thursday, Nov. 14 Jennifer Jones CV (pdf) 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Christie Theatre
Friday, Nov 15 Amber Michaels Schmitt CV (pdf) 10:15 – 11 a.m. Christie Theatre

Note: Web Alert testing Friday afternoon

The UW-Green Bay Web Development and Marketing and University Communication teams are planning to conduct a test of the web alert messages on the website at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. The test, planned for a low-traffic time, should only take a few moments. The alert will appear above the navigation at the top of all pages within the main UW-Green Bay web template.

The web alerts are designed to supplement emergency communications, directing people to the official emergency site found at emergency.uwgb.edu. Other emergency communication channels include GB Alert and NetNotify systems as well as campus-wide email and notices posted on the institutional flagship social media accounts.

Distance education coordinator, Oct 21-22 interviews

The campus community is invited to attend the open forum presentation portion of in-person interviews for the distance education coordinator. The first interview was held Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2019). Two additional candidates will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Open forum information for these candidates are as follows:

Monday, Oct. 21 – Jack Champeau
Jack Champeau’s CV (pdf)
Open forum: in UU Unity B, 11:25 to 11:55 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Nichole LaGrow (previously Bennett)
Nichole LaGrow’s CV (pdf)
Open forum: IS 1034, 11:25 to 11:55 a.m.

The previous open forum was held for the following candidate:
Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider’s CV (pdf)

The distance education coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings at each campus. The coordinator encourages innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and promotes best practices in distance education to achieve high quality education. Each candidate will prepare a presentation on the topic: “Describe your vision for Distance Education learning and how it applies to a four-campus, one University model, like UW-Green Bay.

 

Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies on-Campus interviews scheduled

The final candidates in the search for an Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies will be on campus next week. Each candidate will discuss their “Vision of Creating Vibrant and Sustainable Graduate Programs at UW-Green Bay” in an open forum. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 14 – Beth Meyerand
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Thursday, October 17 – Pieter DeHart
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Friday, October 18 – Vimala Pillari
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103)

Distance Education Coordinator Interview – First Open Forum Oct. 15

In-person interviews for the Distance Education Coordinator begin on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Interviews include an open forum presentation. The first candidate is Michael Schneider whose open forum will be held in IS1034 from 9:55 to 10:25 a.m.

The Distance Education Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings at each campus. The Coordinator encourages innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and promotes best practices in distance education to achieve high quality education. We have asked the candidate to prepare a presentation on the topic: “Describe your vision for Distance Education learning and how it applies to a four-campus, one University model, like UW-Green Bay.”

Additional candidates will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Additional notifications of these open forums will follow as the dates near.