Tag: social media

Kaye reviews ‘American history for the Twitter age’

UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey J. Kaye, Democracy and Justice Studies, offers a review of James West Davidson’s new book, A Little History of the United States, at The Daily Beast website. Kaye says the book struck a chord, in that he has “often thought of offering a course to history and social science students that would require them to tell the story of the United States in a limited number of words (say, a 5,000-word essay).”

UWGB shares in Aurora Health grants, gets $127,000 vs. sexual violence

There was good news Friday (July 31) regarding UW-Green Bay educational efforts on issues related to sexual violence. Aurora Health Care announced grants to two dozen community organizations in eastern Wisconsin (including UWGB) totaling $3.4 million from Aurora’s community-focused Better Together Fund. The $127,786 grant to the University will be used to develop the “Relationship and Sexual Violence Program.” Specifically, funding will allow the University to hire and train a campus health educator, create an increased online and social media presence around the topics of healthy relationships, sexual assault and bystander intervention, and expand educational programs to students, faculty and staff. Brenda Amenson-Hill, dean of students, is the point person on the project, having led UW-Green Bay’s grant application and planning process. The team included Amenson-Hill, Lidia Nonn, Mark Olkowski, Joanie Dovekas, Tom Kujawa and Amy Henniges. To read more about the Aurora grant program, and to see a full list of recipients.

During the event on Saturday

During Saturday’s Commencement, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Kress, there will be participant posting on Twitter using #GBGRAD. Also, graduating social media intern Rory Mileham will be completing his final internship task Saturday by taking over the University Snapchat account to document an inside look at Commencement. Those interested in following this behind-the-scenes glimpse can seek out the University Snapchat account (username: uwgreenbay), and watch the account’s Snap Story. To see all (or most) of the social media references to Saturday’s extravaganza in one place.

Social media specialist Richter will share tips for analytics

UW-Green Bay social media specialist Jena Richter will share tips on “Social Media Analytics” in a session from 3 to 4 p.m. next Wednesday, May 6, in Wood Hall Room 327. She’ll repeat the session at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 7, in IS 1129E. Richter will focus on Facebook and Twitter social media analytics. The program is recommended for student employees/interns, staff, and faculty with administrative access on Facebook and a healthy basic knowledge of social media. Questions may be directed to Richter at richterj@uwgb.edu. Please RSVP at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6nxDOaqkYr4Hmmx.

UWGB alumnus and rising star Gazdik heads for Bellingham

Paul Gazdik, Brown County’s emergency management director for the past two years, will leave in May for a similar job in Bellingham, Wash. Appointed to the local job while only 27, Gazdik achieved prominence for his creative use of social media and marketing to increase community awareness. Gazdik is a UW-Green Bay graduate previously featured in our alumni publications.

In the news: Social media’s Richter weighs in for story on Super Bowl ad

UW-Green Bay Social Media Specialist (and newly engaged person) Jena Richter was interviewed Monday for a WBAY, TV 2 news story about a controversial Super Bowl ad. Many on social media reacted negatively to an insurance company spot featuring a young child who says he won’t be able to experience certain things in life because he died in a preventable accident. “Most people were just kind of upset their fun evening was interrupted with this depressing commercial,” Richter said, discussing social media reaction to the ad. Reporter Ellery McCardle also interviewed a mother who lost her young son to drowning, who said the spot carried an important and timely message about accident prevention. Full story.

Please participate: Social media survey closes Feb. 4

UW-Green Bay social media specialist Jena Richter is asking for your help in completing a short survey on your University-related social media use. Richter is hoping to assess which areas of the University have a social media presence, who’s responsible for each, and whether that individual or individuals would be interested in participating in a listserv and/or monthly meetings about UW-Green Bay social media. She hopes to move toward a more unified and strategic social media presence for the University while increasing communication about social media between herself and the various departments. All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate — even if you’re not responsible for your area’s social media presence, you may be able to help shed light on who is. See survey.