Tag: Social Work

Celebrating the ‘new’ UW-Green Bay MSW

UW-Green Bay, operating for the first time as its own freestanding program, celebrated the “new” Master of Social Work Program on April 29 with a welcome/orientation session in the University Union for students of the program. The students were greeted by Dean Sue Mattison of the College of Professional Studies and welcomed by members of […]

UW-Green Bay establishes chapter of social work honor society Phi Alpha

The UW-Green Bay Social Work program and its students recently agreed to join Phi Alpha Honor Society, the only honor society exclusive to social work students. The chapter name is Phi Delta. They will be holding their first induction ceremony Thursday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Rose Hall 315, inducting 24 […]

Faculty note: Akakpo publication

Tohoro (Francis) Akakpo, assistant professor of Social Work, is one of three co-authors of a paper featured this month in the international Journal of Sexual Aggression, published by Routledge in the United Kingdom. The article is titled “Comparison of non-sexual crimes committed by juvenile sexual offenders and delinquent youth in residential treatment in the USA.” […]

UW-Green Bay English alumna writes in favor of funding education


Angela Bub of Benicia, Calif., a May 2012 UW-Green Bay graduate in English now pursuing a master’s in social work at the University of Southern California, is the author of a guest column on the Feb. 4 opinion page of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. She writes, “Humanities is not a field of education; humanities is […]

To honor and to serve: Alumnus endows scholarship in name of Social Work’s Baer

When Doug Wirth began attending UW-Green Bay as a transfer student, he was struggling. Struggling with his father’s recent suicide. Struggling with his sexuality. And like so many college students, struggling to find his place in the world. It was the mid-1980s, and the Fond du Lac native had just transferred to UW-Green Bay. He’d […]

Scholarship for late Prof. Baer nears goal

The memorial scholarship for Social Work Prof. Betty Baer is just shy of its goal of $12,500 for endowed status. The scholarship was established prior to Baer’s passing with a matching gift from alumnus Doug Wirth ’89. Wirth’s goal is to ensure that Baer’s mantra of “think globally, act locally” reaches UW-Green Bay students for generations […]

Oneida leader shares traditional teachings with graduates

Oneida tribal leader and UW-Green Bay graduate Cristina (Tina) Danforth delivered the commencement address at her alma mater Saturday (Dec. 13), sharing a First Nations perspective and encouraging members of the class of 2014 to give back to their communities. “It is said in our culture that each individual is born with a gift from […]

Oneida leader Danforth ’88 to deliver commencement address

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay who serves as chairwoman of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin will deliver the commencement address at the University’s 45th mid-year graduation ceremony this Saturday, Dec. 13. Cristina (Tina) Danforth will be the featured speaker at the ceremony that begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Weidner […]

Feeding the need: UW-Green Bay’s Campus Kitchens project featured by Fox 11

Fox 11’s Making a Difference segment profiled UW-Green Bay’s Campus Kitchens Project in a Wednesday (Nov. 26) story, introducing viewers to the organization that’s reducing food waste while feeding the hungry in our community. Reporter/anchor Michelle Melby tagged along as Campus Kitchens students prepared a recent meal at the NEW Community Shelter, speaking with them […]

Social Work program gets re-upped on nearly $700,000 federal grant

The UW-Green Bay Social Work Professional Programs has been awarded a $682,515 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Grant funds are used to support training and provide stipends for social work students in child welfare careers, helping both undergraduate and graduate-level students here. UW Green Bay […]