Tag: disability services

Disability Services wipes out competition in Toilet Paper Challenge

Kim Metzger and Lynn Niemi in front of toilet paper

The 2018 Great Toilet Paper Challenge at UW-Green Bay ended with a small office of two — Disability Services — making big contributions and wiping out the competition. In early January, the Student Affairs and Campus Climate and Enrollment Services divisions met to better acquaint employees from both divisions and update all on what is […]

Faculty, please note changes from Disability Services

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 […]

‘Disabilities’ is topic for Inclusive Excellence series program Thursday

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 […]

Smith issues call for your office’s policies on disability issues

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 […]

Disability Services staff invites you to session on ‘access to instruction’

“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 niemil@uwgb.edu or dis@uwgb.edu. Offered by AHEAD (the Association on Higher Education […]

TV-2 to spotlight wheelchair-bound grad who will walk to receive diploma

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, […]

Significant steps: Grad to realize dream of walking across commencement stage

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 […]

UW-Green Bay student Jennifer Ulrich inspires with her story of persistence

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.

Niemi earns selection to UW System committee on disability issues

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’s Niemi is tourney host, national-caliber ‘hockey mom’

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. […]