Tag: Outreach

New hires in Admissions: assistant director, bilingual recruiter

The Office of Admissions shares announcement of two new staff hires who will play essential roles in the University’s recruitment of prospective students. Bridget Derge has been named Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment. Marisa Leza is the new bilingual (Spanish/English) local high school recruiter. Derge worked previously for UWGB as an enrollment services manager with GBOSS, the student services center, and prior to that as admissions director for a for-profit trade school. Leza, an SNC grad, worked formerly as Hispanic outreach coordinator for Notre Dame Academy.



Chancellor shares plan for administrative reorganization 

In an email communication Monday to UW-Green Bay faculty and staff, Chancellor Gary L. Miller shared an overview of a plan to reorganize the University’s operational and organizational structure. The new model, with four academic deans reporting to the provost and vice chancellor, will replace a two-dean structure largely unchanged since 1996. (Current titles are dean of the College of Professional Studies and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.) The four colleges and schools under the new structure will be:
• Cofrin School of Business

• College of Health and Education

• College of Science

• College of Liberal Arts

The faculty University Committee and the chairs of the Academic Staff and University Staff committees have endorsed the concept. Miller says he will seek UW System approval at the December meeting of the Board of Regents, with implementation by July 2016. With an accompanying reshaping of the Division of Outreach and Adult Access, reallocation of vacant positions and integration of some services into other budgetary units, the changes project as cost neutral or a net savings. The Chancellor says the need for reorganization was illuminated over the past year through the efforts of the Invent the Future work groups, the new University Planning and Innovation Council, and individuals across campus charged with managing unprecedented state budget cuts. UW-Green Bay’s new administrative structure will better position deans to support faculty, pursue fundraising opportunities, foster innovation and community engagement, and grow their respective programs, Miller says. To see his message to faculty and staff, which includes budget projections, a pledge of continuing governance involvement and a draft plan for how academic programs will be grouped, visit the Chancellor’s website.

UW-Green Bay offers fall 2015 courses for educators

UW-Green Bay has announced its autumn course offerings for educators who wish to obtain license renewal, achieve personal or professional developmental goals, or seek salary advancement. Educators with basic experience using Google tools can further their technology skills through the popular class, “Google Tools: Moving your Skills to the Next Level.” Two new courses in the science area include a new field biology course, “Methods of Field Biology for Educators: Natural History and Biology of Lake Michigan Salmon,” and a course on how to bring archeology into the elementary classroom. Also back by popular demand is the course, “Interventions: Evidence-Based Behavioral Strategies for Individual Students.”

UW-Green Bay Outreach offers Robotics and STEM Camps

Students entering grades 6 through 9 in fall 2015 can enroll now for Robotics and STEM Camp, to be held Sunday-Wednesday, July 19-22 and 26-29, at UW-Green Bay. The camps challenge students to learn the basics of the engineering design process using hands-on learning with the Lego Mindstorms platform. Camp information and registration are available online.

UWGB Outreach, Bellin College offer ‘Life’s a Lab Reality Science Camp’

Registration is now open for students entering grades 10 through 12 in fall 2015 to enroll now for the Life’s a Lab Reality Science Camp, Sunday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 17, at UW-Green Bay. The camp is a partnership between UW-Green Bay’s Summer Camp program, in the Office of Outreach and Adult Access, and Bellin College. For students interested in health careers such as physical therapy, sports medicine, radiology, emergency medical and research, this camp will offer tours of professional clinics and other medical facilities in the mornings and lab experiences in the afternoons. Camp Director is Associate Prof. Amanda Nelson, Human Biology. For details.

VandenAvond announces departure for NMU

Steve VandenAvond, UW-Green Bay’s dean of continuing education and outreach, will be leaving April 3 to become the new vice president of extended learning and community engagement for Northern Michigan University, an institution of about 9,000 students in Marquette. He announced his family’s decision at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Allouez Village Board, which he serves as president. VandenAvond came to UW-Green Bay in January 2010 from an associate dean position with Silver Lake College. A graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Illinois State and Loyola (of Chicago, where he earned his Ph.D.), he is entirely familiar with lake-effect snow from his previous tenure as a faculty member and director of the psychology program at Michigan Tech University, in Houghton. The Green Bay Press-Gazette has a short story online.

Outreach presents lineup of winter, spring Offerings for Educators

From critical issues to classroom technology, UW-Green Bay Education Outreach is presenting a sizeable and varied lineup of winter and spring Offerings for Educators. Designed to help teachers, administrators and other professionals obtain the practical education they need to apply theory and best practice to the classroom and school environment, these online and in-person courses offer myriad avenues for enrichment.

Show your smarts: Girl Scouts trivia contest is May 20

Outreach and Adult Access’ Eric Craver, whose LeadershipGreen Bay team joined forces with the local Girl Scouts on an anti-bullying project last year, is inviting UW-Green Bay faculty and staff to form teams for another Girl Scouts event — the annual Winner Trivia contest. This year’s event takes place from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 at The Marq in De Pere. Teams of up to four people compete for the coveted traveling Winner Trivia trophy and other great prizes, with proceeds benefiting the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.

Financial management course among November options from SBDC at UW-Green Bay

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay will present two November workshops as part of its ongoing Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program series.

The month’s first workshop, “Hiring Wisely,” will be presented from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center in Green Bay. Instructor Jana Stadtmueller, a human resources consultant for small-and mid-sized businesses in Northeastern Wisconsin, will teach attendees a process with tools and techniques for selecting strong, reliable candidates. Other topics for the day will include recruiting trends, leveraging social media in one’s search for talent and improving compliance with employment laws.

The second November workshop, “Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers,” will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, also at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center. This seminar will teach attendees about basic financial management skills every businessperson should know. Topics will include the three major financial statements, sources and uses of cash, cash budgeting, breakeven analysis and an introduction to financial ratios. Using real-life examples and exercises, participants will learn simple and necessary skills they can apply immediately to their workplace.

The Nov. 20 workshop will be led by instructor Greg Gauthier, an expert with more than 25 years of senior management experience in large, publicly traded and small, privately held companies. He was a small business owner for nearly 10 years and has particular strengths in operations management and information systems, cash flow and profitability, and business turnaround. Gauthier’s session is well suited for anyone who is new to financial concepts and techniques, and to any manager or executive who wishes to update his or her knowledge of basic finance and accounting. It is particularly applicable to individuals whose backgrounds are in creative, scientific or technical fields.

Designed for managers who are looking to build leadership skills and advance their businesses, the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program and its component courses provide practical and interactive content that attendees can immediately integrate into their workplace leadership. The flexible program is designed for individuals who are just starting out on their leadership path, as well as more seasoned leaders who wish to improve upon specific skills.

Participants who wish to earn a Supervisory Leadership Certificate will be required to attend the two Core programs, Supervisory Leadership I and Supervisory Leadership II, as well as their choice of several elective programs within three years. However, individuals may take courses whether or not they intend to pursue the certificate. A complete list of courses and a downloadable brochure are available online.

All Supervisory Leadership programs are held at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. All two-day elective courses are $425 per person and all one-day courses are $200, with group discounts available. Workshops meet from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the scheduled dates. Visit the SBDC website to register or call (920) 496-2117 to register or obtain additional information.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Clif Ganyard to present ‘Japan: A Cultural Perspective’ in dinner lecture

The UW-Green Bay Outreach dinner lecture series resumes with a timely bit of programming: an evening featuring the soon-to-be-recipient of the UW System’s top teaching award. Historian Clifton Ganyard, an associate professor of Humanistic Studies, will present “Japan: A Cultural Perspective” Wednesday, June 4, in the Union’s Phoenix Room. The event includes social time, dinner and program, all between 6 and 8 p.m. There are details online.