The Disability Services Office has acquired a new software case management program (ACCESS) that will allow students to manager their disability accommodations online. Starting the Spring 2018 semester, faculty and instructional staff will be receiving Accommodation Request (AR) forms through UW-Green Bay email instead of hand-delivered by the student. Returning students will be able to request their […]
Lynn Niemi, UW-Green Bay coordinator for disability services, will lead a panel discussion from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 20) in the Union’s Christie Theatre for the next installment in the Inclusive Excellence and Equity Certificate Series of programs. The topic is “Disabilities.” Niemi says that approximately 20 percent of U.S adults can be […]
As the result of federal requirements related to certain funding received by the University, Greg Smith of the Counseling and Health Center is heading up a review of policies and procedures related to people who have disabilities. Does your department or unit have any policies or procedures that specifically refer to employees, students or other […]
“A Clear Standard for Access to Instruction” is the topic for a national audioconference that will have a local link-up courtesy of UW-Green Bay’s Disability Services Office. The program runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, Aug. 29. RSVPs may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Offered by AHEAD (the Association on Higher Education […]
Earlier this week, we brought you the inspiring story of UW-Green Bay senior Jennifer Ulrich, who plans to walk across the Kress Events Center stage to receive her diploma Saturday — despite the fact that she’s been in a wheelchair since childhood. More than a year ago, Ulrich set a goal to learn to walk, […]
Jennifer Ulrich has long been known, as she puts it, as “the girl in the wheelchair with the black dog.” The UW-Green Bay senior and her assistance dog, Wilson, have become a familiar presence on campus during the past several years, as Ulrich has pursued her degree in Psychology. But come Saturday, Ulrich will be […]
Jennifer Ulrich, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay diagnosed with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, hopes to inspire others with her story of persistence and perseverance. As part of a class project, Ulrich set a goal: to get a new wheelchair that would allow her to stand. Despite numerous obstacles, including her insurance company, Ulrich received the $40,000 wheelchair.
UW-Green Bay’s coordinator of disability services has been invited to serve on UW System President Kevin Reilly’s Advisory Committee on Disability Issues. Lynn Niemi was one of three new appointees selected for the 10-person committee, which includes representatives of students, System administration and campus professionals. She will attend her first meeting in fall.
UW-Green Bay Disabilities Services Coordinator Lynn Niemi, a leading figure in local youth hockey and the mother of 13-year-old twin girls who excel at the sport, has a very busy week ahead. Niemi is co-director of a national tournament that is expected to bring 48 teams to town and $1.5 million to the area’s economy. […]
When University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Disabilities Services Coordinator Lynn Niemi (second from left in the top row) first started volunteering for the Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Association (GBAYHA) in 2007, she was simply trying to be more involved in the community, following in the footsteps of her parents.