Tag: student organizations

Students Against Cuts plan two events this week

The Green Bay chapter of the student organization UW Students Against Education Cuts — which organized a rally on campus earlier this spring — is organizing two final events this week, open to all:

• A “Duct Tape Rally” on Tuesday (May 5) at 2 p.m. near the Weidner Carillon outside the Union — people can come and sign postcards to send to representatives and take a “duct tape selfie” to post on social media as part of a larger, day-long campaign.

• Sponsoring a press conference for Citizen Action of Wisconsin at which representatives of the liberal advocacy organization will explain what they view as a practical plan for avoiding any cuts to the UW System: accept Badgercare funding and roll back property tax relief. The gathering is at 12:30 p.m. Thursday (May 7) in the Heritage Room in the Union.

Bone Marrow signup scheduled for Thursday

TriBeta, the student honor society in the biological sciences, is sponsoring a bone marrow drive to take place on the main level of the University Union (near the bookstore) this Thursday (March 26) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will be informing people about blood cancer and guiding anyone who is interested through the process of signing up for the bone marrow registry. Buy a Seroogy’s chocolate bar and the proceeds will go to the Delete Blood Cancer organization.

PRSSA students win Chicago public relations competition

The UW-Green Bay chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America earned top prize in the Edelman Case Studies Competition in Chicago on March 20 and 21. The competition took place at the regional competition hosted by the student chapters of Loyola University and Columbia College, and brought together students from across the region to learn, discuss and compete.

During the case study competition, students competed in teams to find the best solution for the proposed client. Teams then presented to a judging panel of executives from Edelman Public Relations,  the world’s largest public relations firm, with more than 5,000 employees in 65 cities.

Communication major Taylor Thomson, president of the UW-Green Bay PRSSA chapter, headed a team that included executive board and chapter members William Canzoneri, Leah Christianson, Sally Henne, Michael Kinscher, Emily Schuh, Katelyn Staaben and Katie Vlachina.

The success in Chicago continues a run of strategic thinking, training and application opportunities at which UW-Green Bay Communication students have excelled.

Earlier this semester, the UW-Green Bay PRSSA group was retained by the state Red Cross, of Madison, to devise a public relations and communication campaign for blood donation awareness on college campuses.

The student organization was chartered January 24, 2014. The chapter has already successfully completed one project for the UW-Green Bay Admissions department; the planning of Communication Preview Day, and has attended several national and regional conferences. With these early accomplishments, the chapter has grown to nearly two dozen, dues-paying members.

Org Smorg is Wednesday

Here’s a reminder that the spring-semester Org Smorg is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 4) in the Union’s Phoenix Room. Representatives from many of UW-Green Bay’s roughly 100 registered student organizations will be staffing booths to give their fellow students (and employees) a look at the great variety of student clubs ranging from career-related professional organizations to groups based on shared adventures, hobbies or community causes. All are welcome.

Student HR org earns merit award from national society

Kudos to the UW-Green Bay chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, which has earned a Merit Award designation for providing exceptional growth and development opportunities to its chapter members. The designation comes on the heels of the UW-Green Bay chapter earning an SHRM Superior Merit Award in 2012-13, and is a positive reflection on the growing organization, said chapter adviser and UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Ghadir Ishqaidef. “I am very proud of the progress the student members are making toward enriching their careers in the field of human resources management,” she said. “This award is a continuation of the chapter’s success as it had won SHRM’s Superior Merit Award for the year 2012-2013.” SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 professional and 19,000 student members in more than 140 countries, the association serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. The group has been presenting student chapter merit awards since 1972. Read more on SHRM at UW-Green Bay.

UW-Green Bay’s Art Agency to host Empty Bowls fundraiser April 9

1909383_10203584989970541_1842546552_oThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Art Agency student group will host its annual Empty Bowls charity fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 in the Cloud Commons of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

For the annual event, UW-Green Bay students and faculty members make handmade ceramic bowls, which are then filled with chili or soup donated by local restaurants. Attendees pay a $10 donation and choose their own handmade bowl, which is theirs to keep. All of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Freedom House community shelter.

Local restaurants donating soup or chili for this year’s Empty Bowls event include Regatta 220, Hagemeister Park, Titletown Brewing Company, White Dog Black Cat Café and Shorewood Golf Course.

Art Agency is a student organization that connects art students, networks with visiting artists and engages in related community service projects. The group recently welcomed Minneapolis-based artist Michael Sommers for a 3-day workshop and culminating public performance.

Empty Bowls was started in Michigan in 1990, and the concept later evolved to allow participants to keep their handmade ceramic bowls as reminders of the persistent hunger in the world. The event has been replicated in nations around the world with myriad local opportunities for educators, artists and students. For general information about the project, visit www.emptybowls.net. Photos from last year’s Empty Bowls event are available at http://news.uwgb.edu/multimedia/photos/04/04/empty-bowls-gallery/.


Reminder on photo competition involving campus landscapes

Already broadcast campuswide but repeated here for the record: The student organization Psi Chi is opening up a competition for students, staff, and faculty to submit their own original digital photos of campus nature scenes. They’ll select the best for poster-sized prints to be displayed along the inclined corridor that connects Rose Hall to the Cofrin Library. Specific questions about the idea can be directed to Rebecca Senn.

Student group books speaker on surviving domestic violence

A survivor of one of Wisconsin’s most notorious domestic-abuse cases is marking the 10th anniversary of her terrifying ordeal, and she’s scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday (March 5) in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. Teri Jendusa-Nicolai’s case attracted national attention in January 2004 when her ex-husband beat her with a baseball bat, tied her up in a sealed garbage container and left her to die in an unheated storage unit during a bitter cold snap. Police quickly arrested her assailant, unraveled the mystery of her disappearance and pinpointed her location while she was still alive. She lost parts of both feet to frostbite but otherwise had a solid recovery and now makes public appearances for domestic violence awareness. The student Good Times Programming Board is a co-sponsor with the campus healthy relationships task force.