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Deadline is March 9 for Founders Association Awards of Excellence

The Awards and Recognition Committee is soliciting nominations for 2015 Founders Association Awards of Excellence to be presented at fall convocation. Anyone from the UW-Green Bay community (faculty, staff, students, and community members) may submit a nomination prior to the March 9 deadline. The nomination form is available electronically. The website includes descriptions of award criteria and a list of previous award winners.

Individuals and groups who have received the Founders Award for a given category within the last 15 years will not be eligible for that same category. Also, self-nominated individuals and groups will not receive consideration, nor will current members of the Awards and Recognition Committee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Samantha Surowiec or Mary Valitchka, committee co-chairs, or members Jeremy Cleven, Clif Ganyard, Minkyu Lee, Cheryl Pieper, Erin Van Daalwyk, Lora Warner and Aaron Weinschenk.

Photos: Smiles, awards, Convocation ’14

top-story-convocationLess than one week out from the official start of the fall 2014 semester, UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and community friends gathered in the University Union’s Phoenix Room on Aug. 27 for the annual kickoff convocation. Relaxed smiles, laughter and school spirit were on prominent display. As always, a high point was announcement of the Founders Association Awards for Excellence, acknowledging the contributions of outstanding colleagues for service to the University and its students. (Among them, above, was financial specialist Cheryl Pieper, recipient of the award for classified support staff, crossing the stage to accept her plaque and greetings from Chancellor Gary Miller, selection committee chair Lidia Nonn and Founders President Anita Resch.) Also popular: Introduction of new faculty and staff, who stood while brief introductions were read from the stage by University officers, officials and deans.

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UW-Green Bay faculty and staff standouts honored with 2014 Founders Awards

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has recognized its top faculty and staff members with 2014 Founders Association Awards for Excellence. The award winners, honored at the annual UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff Convocation Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, are:

Teaching — Associate Prof. Sylvia “Mimi” Kubsch
Scholarship — Associate Prof. Amy Wolf
Community Outreach — Prof. Illene Cupit
Institutional Development — Senior Lecturer Don McCartney
Academic Support — Mark Olkowski
Classified Staff — Cheryl Pieper
Collaborative Achievement — Cuernavaca (Mexico) Partnership Team

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, incoming Founders Association President Anita Resch and awards committee chairperson Lidia Nonn presented the awards before an audience of more than 500 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. The Founders Association, a community-based philanthropic organization, began its support of the awards program in 1975, and the presentations have been part of the fall-semester kickoff event ever since.

Kubsch, the recipient of the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, is an associate professor of Nursing who has taught a variety of courses since joining the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1980, when she helped develop the program’s initial curriculum. She has led her students in exploring topics related to nursing research, advanced health assessments, theoretical foundations of nursing, and complementary therapies. The awards citation noted “she is well known for meaningful, engaging interactions with students, whether in ‘face-to-face’ or ‘virtual’ classrooms,” and that she helps them navigate their multiple, complex roles as care providers, researchers, advocates, learners and teachers.

Kubsch won praise for emphasizing quality teaching and adopting best practices regardless of delivery method. UW-Green Bay’s degree-completion program allows registered nurses with two- or three-year diplomas to obtain additional education and their bachelor’s degrees. From its start three decades ago with on-campus offerings, the Professional Program in Nursing has expanded via online delivery to attract significant statewide and national enrollment. Nursing is now one of UW-Green Bay’s half dozen largest majors, with about 100 graduates per year. Kubsch holds a Ph.D. from UW-Milwaukee, a master’s from UCLA and a bachelor’s in nursing from Cal State-Long Beach.

Wolf, recipient of the award for scholarship, or research, is a biologist and associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences. Her studies of plant-animal interactions, of native bee populations, and of forest dynamics in Northern Wisconsin are highly regarded. Her work has earned grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Smithsonian, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, among others. The awards citation said Wolf stands out “for obtaining numerous grants, for the quality and quantity of her collaborative research, and for involving both undergraduate and graduate students in nearly all of her projects.”

A member of the UW-Green Bay faculty since 2005, Wolf earned tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2009. She holds a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis, and received both her bachelor’s in Biology and master’s in Environmental Science and Policy from UW-Green Bay.

Cupit, recipient of the Founders’ Award for Community Outreach, was honored for being “a dedicated educator whose research interests, passion for learning and caring nature have built bridges to the community.” In particular, the award singled out her tireless efforts in establishing and developing Camp Lloyd, the week-long summer camp at UW-Green Bay for children who have suffered the death of a family member.

Cupit is a professor in the Human Development academic area who has taught courses in Psychology and Women’s Studies and specialized in cognitive development, infancy and early childhood, and death, dying and grieving. She organized the first Camp Lloyd in 2006 and named it for a family member who had to deal with the death of his father at a very young age. She envisioned the experience as a typical, fun summer camp, but one that provides a place for participating children to discover that there are other kids like them, and to learn that grieving is natural. The UW-Green Bay students who staff the camp — undergrads and advanced students completing field work in counseling or therapy — gain professional-level experience. Cupit, who holds a Ph.D. from Temple University, joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1984.

In McCartney, the selection committee presented the Award for Excellence in Institutional Development to a longtime faculty member in business and marketing who “in terms of his commitment to UW-Green Bay,” the citation read, “bleeds green and white.”

The awards committee praised McCartney’s dedication to serving students — teaching at least 12,000 since joining the University in 1983, and his efforts as an academic adviser and counselor for students, and friend and colleague to graduates. “(He) always makes time to assist students, or to embrace yet another project.” Over the years he has volunteered his time and expertise to numerous institutional and community marketing campaigns and committees, feasibility studies and economic impact assessments. Colleagues note his work has contributed to the continuing growth of the marketing track and the larger Business Administration major, and he was a key figure in the launch of school’s Master’s of Management program. McCartney is a senior lecturer of marketing and the assistant chairperson of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. He holds degrees from Indiana University and UW-Oshkosh. The 2014 award for McCartney is his second; he earned recognition in the category of Community Outreach in 2002.

Olkowski holds the title of judicial affairs coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Students. In presenting the Award for Excellence in Academic Support, the committee described him as “an unsung hero on campus… a troubleshooter with a positive attitude… a cool-and-collected problem solver.”

Olkowski typically serves as the University’s point person in resolving issues with students who are struggling academically or personally. His caseload can involve those who are causing disruptions, experiencing legal jeopardy, or struggling with serious illness, personal problems or even homelessness. While disciplinary sanctions or even expulsion are possible, the citation notes, Olkowski often succeeds in bringing the student and institution together on a corrective course of action that is in the best interests of all involved. Olkowski joined the Dean of Students staff in 2001. He earned his bachelor’s at UW-Stevens Point and his master’s from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Pieper, recipient of the Founders Association Classified Staff Award for Excellence, is a financial specialist in the Office of the Controller. She earned praise for her diligence, expertise and patience in serving employees across campus in her current role as the institution’s travel-expense specialist. “She helps make sure institutional dollars are expended in the most effective fashion to obtain the best possible service,” the citation said, “yet she does so with common sense and a personal touch that make the ‘red tape’ seem a little less restrictive.” Pieper joined the University staff in 1988 and worked for the Phoenix Bookstore, the Bursar’s Office and Purchasing before moving to the Controller’s Office in 2009.

The Cuernavaca Partnership was recognized in the category of Collaborative Achievement for embodying both the global and the interdisciplinary, across-departments aspects of a UW-Green Bay education.

The University’s relationship with educators, officials and citizens of Cuernavaca, Mexico gained traction with efforts by Profs. Steven Kimball and Aurora Cortes to have some of their UW-Green Bay Education students fulfill their student-teaching requirements at the Discovery School of Cuernavaca. The students tutor elementary school children in English, and live with local families during the course of their stay.

Their success encouraged other academic units at UW-Green Bay — Business Administration, Nursing and Social Work among them — to explore similar placements. “Students from across campus are learning the value of “cultural competence,” the citation read. “Our students live, work and study in Cuernavaca as they train to become Green Bay’s future teachers, nurses, business professionals and social workers. They learn how another culture balances school and family time… how business negotiations are conducted… how local hospitals and shelters are run… how individuals and society deal with poverty and basic services.”

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Faculty and staff standouts honored with 2014 Founders Awards

2014 Founders Awards recipientsThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has recognized its top faculty and staff members with 2014 Founders Association Awards for Excellence. The award winners, honored at the annual UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff Convocation Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, are:

Teaching — Associate Prof. Sylvia “Mimi” Kubsch
Scholarship — Associate Prof. Amy Wolf
Community Outreach — Prof. Illene Cupit
Institutional Development — Senior Lecturer Don McCartney
Academic Support — Mark Olkowski
Classified Staff — Cheryl Pieper
Collaborative Achievement — Cuernavaca (Mexico) Partnership Team

Posing in the photo, above, standing from left are Wolf, Pieper, Olkowski, Kubsch, Cupit and McCartney. Seated are faculty members representing the Cuernavaca partners: Senior Lecturer Karen Jick of Social Work; Assistant Prof. Aurora Cortes of Education; Associate Prof. Lucy Arendt, Cofrin School of Business; and Associate Prof. Kristine Vandenhouten, Nursing.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, incoming Founders Association President Anita Resch and awards committee chairperson Lidia Nonn presented the awards before an audience of more than 500 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. The Founders Association, a community-based philanthropic organization, began its support of the awards program in 1975, and the presentations have been part of the fall-semester kickoff event ever since.

Kubsch, the recipient of the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, is an associate professor of Nursing who has taught a variety of courses since joining the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1980, when she helped develop the program’s initial curriculum. She has led her students in exploring topics related to nursing research, advanced health assessments, theoretical foundations of nursing, and complementary therapies. The awards citation noted “she is well known for meaningful, engaging interactions with students, whether in ‘face-to-face’ or ‘virtual’ classrooms,” and that she helps them navigate their multiple, complex roles as care providers, researchers, advocates, learners and teachers.

Kubsch won praise for emphasizing quality teaching and adopting best practices regardless of delivery method. UW-Green Bay’s degree-completion program allows registered nurses with two- or three-year diplomas to obtain additional education and their bachelor’s degrees. From its start three decades ago with on-campus offerings, the Professional Program in Nursing has expanded via online delivery to attract significant statewide and national enrollment. Nursing is now one of UW-Green Bay’s half dozen largest majors, with about 100 graduates per year. Kubsch holds a Ph.D. from UW-Milwaukee, a master’s from UCLA and a bachelor’s in nursing from Cal State-Long Beach.

Wolf, recipient of the award for scholarship, or research, is a biologist and associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences. Her studies of plant-animal interactions, of native bee populations, and of forest dynamics in Northern Wisconsin are highly regarded. Her work has earned grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Smithsonian, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, among others. The awards citation said Wolf stands out “for obtaining numerous grants, for the quality and quantity of her collaborative research, and for involving both undergraduate and graduate students in nearly all of her projects.”

A member of the UW-Green Bay faculty since 2005, Wolf earned tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2009. She holds a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis, and received both her bachelor’s in Biology and master’s in Environmental Science and Policy from UW-Green Bay.

Cupit, recipient of the Founders’ Award for Community Outreach, was honored for being “a dedicated educator whose research interests, passion for learning and caring nature have built bridges to the community.” In particular, the award singled out her tireless efforts in establishing and developing Camp Lloyd, the week-long summer camp at UW-Green Bay for children who have suffered the death of a family member.

Cupit is a professor in the Human Development academic area who has taught courses in Psychology and Women’s Studies and specialized in cognitive development, infancy and early childhood, and death, dying and grieving. She organized the first Camp Lloyd in 2006 and named it for a family member who had to deal with the death of his father at a very young age. She envisioned the experience as a typical, fun summer camp, but one that provides a place for participating children to discover that there are other kids like them, and to learn that grieving is natural. The UW-Green Bay students who staff the camp — undergrads and advanced students completing field work in counseling or therapy — gain professional-level experience. Cupit, who holds a Ph.D. from Temple University, joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1984.

In McCartney, the selection committee presented the Award for Excellence in Institutional Development to a longtime faculty member in business and marketing who “in terms of his commitment to UW-Green Bay,” the citation read, “bleeds green and white.”

The awards committee praised McCartney’s dedication to serving students — teaching at least 12,000 since joining the University in 1983, and his efforts as an academic adviser and counselor for students, and friend and colleague to graduates. “(He) always makes time to assist students, or to embrace yet another project.” Over the years he has volunteered his time and expertise to numerous institutional and community marketing campaigns and committees, feasibility studies and economic impact assessments. Colleagues note his work has contributed to the continuing growth of the marketing track and the larger Business Administration major, and he was a key figure in the launch of school’s Master’s of Management program. McCartney is a senior lecturer of marketing and the assistant chairperson of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. He holds degrees from Indiana University and UW-Oshkosh. The 2014 award for McCartney is his second; he earned recognition in the category of Community Outreach in 2002.

Olkowski holds the title of judicial affairs coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Students. In presenting the Award for Excellence in Academic Support, the committee described him as “an unsung hero on campus… a troubleshooter with a positive attitude… a cool-and-collected problem solver.”

Olkowski typically serves as the University’s point person in resolving issues with students who are struggling academically or personally. His caseload can involve those who are causing disruptions, experiencing legal jeopardy, or struggling with serious illness, personal problems or even homelessness. While disciplinary sanctions or even expulsion are possible, the citation notes, Olkowski often succeeds in bringing the student and institution together on a corrective course of action that is in the best interests of all involved. Olkowski joined the Dean of Students staff in 2001. He earned his bachelor’s at UW-Stevens Point and his master’s from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Pieper, recipient of the Founders Association Classified Staff Award for Excellence, is a financial specialist in the Office of the Controller. She earned praise for her diligence, expertise and patience in serving employees across campus in her current role as the institution’s travel-expense specialist. “She helps make sure institutional dollars are expended in the most effective fashion to obtain the best possible service,” the citation said, “yet she does so with common sense and a personal touch that make the ‘red tape’ seem a little less restrictive.” Pieper joined the University staff in 1988 and worked for the Phoenix Bookstore, the Bursar’s Office and Purchasing before moving to the Controller’s Office in 2009.

The Cuernavaca Partnership was recognized in the category of Collaborative Achievement for embodying both the global and the interdisciplinary, across-departments aspects of a UW-Green Bay education.

The University’s relationship with educators, officials and citizens of Cuernavaca, Mexico gained traction with efforts by Profs. Steven Kimball and Aurora Cortes to have some of their UW-Green Bay Education students fulfill their student-teaching requirements at the Discovery School of Cuernavaca. The students tutor elementary school children in English, and live with local families during the course of their stay.

Their success encouraged other academic units at UW-Green Bay — Business Administration, Nursing and Social Work among them — to explore similar placements. “Students from across campus are learning the value of “cultural competence,” the citation read. “Our students live, work and study in Cuernavaca as they train to become Green Bay’s future teachers, nurses, business professionals and social workers. They learn how another culture balances school and family time… how business negotiations are conducted… how local hospitals and shelters are run… how individuals and society deal with poverty and basic services.”

Details on Fall 2014 Employee Convocation

We’re now less than two weeks away from Convocation, which kicks off the academic year at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the University Union’s Phoenix Room. The program will include:
• Introduction of new faculty and staff
• Acknowledgment of named professorship honorees
• Presentation of Founders Association Awards for Excellence
• Remarks by Chancellor Gary L. Miller
• Lunch in Leona Cloud Commons
Remember to RSVP by next Friday, Aug. 22, to Paula Marcec.

Reminder on nominating colleagues for Founders Awards

Already sent campuswide but repeated here for the record: The Awards and Recognition Committee encourages anyone from the UW-Green Bay community (faculty, staff, students, and community members) to submit a nomination(s) prior to the March 10, 2014 deadline. The nomination form for the 2014 Founders Association Awards is available electronically. All awards will be presented at convocation in August. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lidia Nonn, chairperson, or any Committee member… Mary Valitchka, Lora Warner, Clifton Ganyard, Donna VanStraten, Renee Ettinger, John Lyon and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. The website includes descriptions of award criteria and a list of previous award recipients.

Beautiful work: De Pere committee honors Niedzwiedz and friends


The De Pere Beautification Committee honored a project with UW-Green Bay ties earlier this month, presenting a Garden of Merit Award for establishment of a native prairie garden at Voyageur Park. Involved again was Prof. Emeritus Bill Niedzwiedz of Public and Environmental Affairs — his penchant for service earned him a Founders Association Award for Excellence not long ago — recognized this time for his efforts to make a difference in downtown De Pere. He helped Eagle Scout George Lepak, who happens to be the son of Susan Lepak-Gallagher of the UW-Green Bay Nursing faculty, create the garden. Niedzwiedz is an owner of De Pere Greenhouse & Floral and assisted in growing the plants. A third partner honored was sustainability advocate Randy Rake of SEEDS for De Pere. The Press-Gazette had coverage.

UW-Green Bay honors faculty, staff standouts with 2013 Founders Awards

UW-Green Bay 2013 Founders Awards recipientsThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has recognized its top faculty and staff members with 2013 Founders Association Awards for Excellence. The award winners, honored at the annual UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff Convocation Wednesday morning, Aug. 28, are:

Teaching — Associate Prof. Stefan Hall

Scholarship — Prof. Michael Draney
Community Outreach — Associate Prof. Cristina Ortiz
Institutional Development — Associate Prof. Scott Ashmann

Academic Support — Elaina Koltz

Classified Staff — Jim Fonder

Collaborative Achievement — Environmental Management and Business Institute

Posing in the photo, above, from left, are: Scott Ashmann, Jim Fonder, John Katers (representing EMBI), Cristina Ortiz, Stefan Hall, Elaina Koltz, and Michael Draney.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden, Founders Association President Rob Cera and awards committee chairperson Caroline Boswell, an assistant professor of Humanistic Studies, presented the awards before an audience of about 500 at the annual fall Convocation event, held at the University Union. The Founders Association, a philanthropic organization, began the awards program in 1975.

Hall, the recipient of the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, is an associate professor of Humanistic Studies who teaches courses in ancient and medieval studies. His award citation praised his ability to inspire student enthusiasm for a subject he himself notes can seem “alien and a bit stuffy.” His students and colleagues say he stresses the relationship between characters to engage his students in thought-provoking discussions, and he is able to make older, foreign styles of literature intensely relevant to current-day students regardless of their major. Knowledgeable in Old Norse and Latin, he has made himself available to lead independent-study courses for advanced students desiring instruction in those languages. In his spare time, Hall has mastered jazz guitar – a skill he shares with students as an adjunct music instructor.

Hall holds a bachelor’s in English from Austin Peay State University, and a master’s and Ph.D. in English from St. Louis University. He joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 2002.

Draney, recipient of the award for scholarship, or research, is a professor of Natural and Applied Sciences and one of the nation’s foremost experts in the study of arachnids. Known affectionately as UW-Green Bay’s “Spider Man,” Draney has published widely, earned multiple research grants and frequently consulted for professional and community organizations, including Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. He is generally regarded as the “go-to” authority on one of the most diverse spider families, the sheet-web spiders (linyphiidae). He co-authored the first identification key to the 150 or more genera of linyphiid spiders in North America. In 2012 he hosted the annual American Arachnological Society at UW-Green Bay. His award citation praised his commitment to interdisciplinary study and to involving students in high-level research.

A member of the UW-Green Bay faculty since 1999, Draney teaches Biology and Environmental Science courses and is a member of the graduate faculty of the Environmental Science and Policy program. Since 2007, he has conducted spider research in Panama and Costa Rica, and has led field biology travel courses there. He received his bachelor’s in biology from New Mexico State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Georgia.

Ortiz, recipient of the Founders’ Award for Community Outreach, was honored for “the countless outreach programs and learning experiences she has created … for our campus, the surrounding area and beyond … for entrepreneurs, public schools, and cultural organizations in Northeast Wisconsin.” Ortiz is founder and director of the successful community-oriented Spanish in the Professions program at UW-Green Bay, and she helped develop the Spanish Immersion Camp for high school students. She frequently leads public discussions of literature, film, and Spanish or Latina culture at education and cultural events across the region. Her award citation also mentioned her efforts to build partnerships and connect campus and community to people and institutions in Guatemala, Spain, Mexico and, most recently, Chile.

Ortiz is an associate professor of Spanish in the Humanistic Studies academic unit. She joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1993. She completed her undergraduate studies in her native Spain and came to the United States in 1987 to further her education with master’s and doctoral degrees in Latin American and Spanish Literature from the University of Cincinnati.

The citation honoring Ashmann for excellence in institutional development noted his commitment to his department, the University, the community and his profession. He earned compliments for his leadership contributions to his unit, the Professional Program in Education, including integral curricular changes that have enhanced UW-Green Bay’s well-regarded teacher preparation program. To advance the importance of his research and expertise in the area of science education, he has promoted initiatives including the Einstein Project, continuing education for K-12 science teachers, and the environmentally driven kindergarten to be located at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

An associate professor of Education, Ashmann joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 2003. He earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in curriculum, teaching and educational policy with an emphasis in science education. His bachelor’s degree is from UW-Green Bay, where he majored in Chemistry and Education with a minor in Science and Environmental Change.

Koltz, who received the award for academic support, is a student financial aid adviser and veterans benefit coordinator for the University. She certifies benefits for more than 400 veteran students and their dependents — UW-Green Bay is near the top among state universities in its percentage of military veterans — and provides ongoing advice and guidance over the course of their college careers. The citation noted that Koltz is regarded as a key resource by students, her peers, and federal and state veterans officials. G.I. Jobs Magazine places UW-Green Bay among the most veteran-friendly campuses in the nation. Beyond working with veterans, Koltz also assists other students and has helped with financial aid workshops and presentations to prospective students and their families.

Koltz joined the UW-Green Bay Financial Aid Office in February 1999. She had previously served five years in the U.S. Army as a military administrative assistant to the commander in chief of the U.S. Army Europe and the Seventh Army. She earned her bachelor’s in Psychology and Human Development at UW-Green Bay.

The honoree in the category of Classified Staff Support, Fonder, oversees custodial care of what is likely the institution’s busiest building, the University Union, with thousands of visitors per day. Colleagues describe Fonder as a motivated, detail-oriented individual who works well with students, staff and faculty. He also wins praise for his commitment to sustainability and cost-effective service. He researched energy-efficient blow dryers to cut down on paper usage, and pushed for new, more efficient soap dispensers and tissue holders.

Fonder, custodial supervisor for the Union, also assists in general maintenance and repair projects throughout the facility. He joined the UW-Green Bay staff a decade ago after working previously in the office furniture and supply business.

The Environmental Management and Business Institute earned the 2013 Founders Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement for embodying the University’s ongoing commitment to its environmental roots. Commonly referred to as EMBI, the program connects campus and community by encouraging thoughtful analysis of environmental problems and solutions that are practical and cost-effective. The program advises businesses and agencies on improving their sustainable practices, which creates opportunities for students to gain insight into business issues while simultaneously exploring best practices in environmental policy. EMBI hosts a major annual conference, “Green Innovations,” held each April during Earth Week.

Faculty and staff members from across campus contribute to the Institute’s success, led by individuals from key academic units including Natural and Applied Sciences, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Business Administration.

Convocation day (and a complimentary lunch)

UW-Green Bay’s annual faculty-staff convocation kicks off the academic year at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 28) in the Phoenix Room of the University Union.

Here’s the program:

•  Opening and welcome by emcee Prof. Cliff Abbott
•  Introduction of new employees
•  Presentation of the 2013 Founders Association Awards for Excellence
•  Remarks by Chancellor Tom Harden

The convocation program is followed at noon by a complimentary, employee-appreciation lunch in the Union’s Cloud Commons, provided courtesy of the University’s private supporters.

A gift for those who attend
Only seven Founders Awards will be presented at Wednesday’s convocation, but that doesn’t mean the other 400 or so people there won’t be taking home a prize. Everyone who attends will receive a modest but attractive and useful little gift in keeping with the employee-appreciation theme. The gift will be… sorry…  we’ll wait to let you find out at 10 a.m.