2012 grad Morgan Gantz works to study and protect our nation’s wilderness

top-story-gantzFor the millions of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking on the trails, kayaking down the rapid rivers, and biking through national parks, forests and wildlife refuges, there are the few who work to both study and protect the natural landscape of our public lands.

Morgan Gantz, a 2012 UW-Green Bay Environmental Science graduate is working to do just that in an Interagency Wilderness Fellowship program with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and American Conservation Experience.

“Generally speaking, Wilderness Fellows are educators and advocates of wilderness stewardship,” said Gantz. They have much to steward with over 100 million acres set aside in a land preservation system since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into the law the Wilderness Act 50 years ago.

Gantz is spending six months working at two national wildlife refuges in Minnesota, Rice Lake and Tamarac. Out of 250 applicants for the fellowship, Gantz was one of eight selected. Her position began in May 2014.

Through this position, Gantz is working to establish a baseline condition and long term monitoring protocol for each refuge based on the five qualities of wilderness character. She is identifying measures specific to each location that quantify change over time. The goal is to create a tool land managers can use to better understand the wilderness they manage and to track trends over time.

“So my job is to evaluate a broad suite of biological indicators relating to water quality, air quality, climate change, and composition of native and invasive species among others,” Gantz said.

The program has also given her the chance to gain experience working with federal land management agencies.

gantz-story-2“As Wilderness Fellows we are exposed to all aspects of land management from office work and project management, to interacting with and educating staff, to fieldwork and regular maintenance. I have assisted biologists with counting bird population’s productivity success, banding birds, blowing up beaver dams to alleviate water flow, invasive plant surveys, ecological restoration activities, visitor services, and numerous education and outreach events.”

The broad range of practices that Gantz has taken part in have provided her with new challenges and learning experiences.

“It has really been a challenging position because I’ve had to independently identify what wilderness character means to each location. There is no ‘black and white’ on how to measure and assign values to the qualities that make up a wilderness within the framework, there can be a lot of greyness to creating protocols and is often left up to a judgment call of the local staff.”

Previous to this experience, Gantz worked on the Exotic Plant Management Team in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska during the summer of 2013, which actually has the largest wilderness in the whole National Wilderness Preservation System.

“Hiking along glaciers and enormous mountains was unreal,” Gantz, said, “It felt like a huge fantasyland up there. It was actually my mentor from that position, who is the ecologist for the Park that emailed me the job announcement for the Wilderness Fellowship program and urged me to apply because she thought it was a good fit.”

Gantz had several experiences during her time at UW-Green Bay that helped her to achieve what she has today. Of those, Gantz served as a terrestrial invasive species intern with the Shawano County Land Conservation Division, which she feels was the stepping-stone to achieve her position in Alaska.

gantz-story“I took Restoration Ecology as my senior thesis class and it was one of my favorites,” she said. “The concepts learned in that class I am constantly using and applying to my career development. I was fortunate to serve as a research assistant under Professor Mat Dornbush, which enhanced my technical skills and made my resume more competitive when applying for science related jobs.”

The relationships Gantz formed while a student here have influenced her as well.

“I made lasting connections with UWGB faculty, many of which I still use as references on job applications and whom I contact for professional advice. My education at UWGB was very rewarding and gave me all of the valuable skills that are helping me succeed in this fellowship today.”

When looking to the future, Gantz is interested in various options.

“I am currently looking for job opportunities within the field of wilderness management, habitat restoration and management, or conservation related work but also considering further education into graduate school. I have been enjoying traveling and working seasonal jobs but often times I am looking for more of a challenge and feeling an eagerness to learn more.”

Gantz is thankful for the opportunities that she’s been given.

“As a Wilderness Fellow, I am proud to support our nation’s most wild lands,” she said, “The Wilderness Fellows program has been the opportunity of a lifetime for me, and a valuable resource for our federal land managers.”

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Story by Katelyn Staaben, editorial intern, Marketing and University Communication
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Radosevich first to hold Cofrin Endowed Chair at UW-Green Bay

David_Radosevich_webAssociate Prof. of Management David J. Radosevich has been honored at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with his selection as the first individual to hold the University’s newly created Austin E. Cofrin Endowed Chair of Business.

Radosevich, chairman of UW-Green Bay’s Master’s of Management program, will begin his term as endowed professor Jan. 1. The initial appointment extends through June 30, 2018, and is renewable on a three-year basis thereafter.

Radosevich will be presented a medallion commemorating the prestigious honor Thursday, Jan. 22, during UW-Green Bay’s mid-year convocation to open the second semester. The award will be made by Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Provost Stephen E. Fritz.

In announcing the selection, Chancellor Miller praised Radosevich’s record of achievement.

“There are high expectations for this position, not only in terms of excellence in scholarship and teaching but also in leadership and advocacy for the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business,” the chancellor said. “Dr. Radosevich is someone who is going to interact effectively and proactively with business leaders, colleagues and other key stakeholders. I am confident his work will honor the innovative legacy of Austin E. Cofrin.”

Cofrin founded the Fort Howard Paper Co. in 1919 and turned the Green Bay-based manufacturer into one of the world’s largest tissue products companies. He died in 1980 at the age of 96. Industry colleagues praised Cofrin for his visionary leadership and resourcefulness in solving problems, achieving efficiencies and anticipating new markets.

It was a desire to more fully honor Austin Cofrin that led his son, Dr. David A. Cofrin, shortly before his death in August 2009, to announce a $5.5 million gift to the University. That contribution, the largest single private gift for academics in school history, provided funding for the endowed chair and other academic enhancements, and led to UW-Green Bay renaming its business program the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. Taken collectively, Business Administration, Accounting and the Master’s of Management account for about 1,000 students and more than 6,000 alumni, or roughly one-fifth of all current and former students.

Radosevich has been a member of the Business Administration faculty at UW-Green Bay since 2003. He has been a frequent consultant to leading companies in the areas of executive assessment, selection, training, needs assessment, and performance management. Clients have included Wal-Mart, Schering Plough, New York State Police, Bell Atlantic and several other Fortune 500 companies.

His research examines variables in personal motivation and how individuals strive for goals over time. He has published extensively in journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Business Research, Review of Business Research and Innovate. Additionally, he has studied the impact of technology in the classroom on student learning and satisfaction. He has taught courses in leadership and team development, organizational change and behavior, human resource management, research methods, statistics and psychology.

Radosevich received his bachelor’s in psychology from Western Maryland College in 1994 and his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1999.

An endowed chair is a faculty position in a focused area of importance to the University. The chair is filled by a distinguished faculty member who has a national or international reputation in his or her field. The other endowed chair at UW-Green Bay is the John P. Blair Endowed Chair in Communication, created in 2005 and filled by Prof. Timothy Meyer until his retirement in 2013, when Prof. Phillip Clampitt was named to the position.

The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is in the process of joining a select group of national peers by pursuing accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Chancellor Miller says the addition of an endowed chair to the program, along with the excellence in teaching, research and community service exemplified by Radesovich and his colleagues, should be positive factors as UW-Green Bay prepares for AACSB review.


Dietetics interns offer healthy grocery store tour

Student interns in UW-Green Bay’s Dietetic Internship program are doing a good turn by leading a program called “Grocery Store Tour: Slimming Substitutions” in Green Bay in late January. The students promise to show participants “the healthiest foods in the store” and to provide beneficial tips that can be used anywhere. The outing will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at Festival Foods, 2348 Lineville Road. The students are co-sponsoring the event with A Woman’s Place resource center of St. Mary’s Hospital. Although the event is free, RSVPs are required. To RSVP, call A Women’s Place at (920) 498-4205.

Year in review: A Tremendous 2014 for UW-Green Bay

With the New Year approaching, we’re reliving the highlights of a Tremendous 2014 at UW-Green Bay. This annual list celebrates the top 10 positive stories — in no particular order — as selected by the University News Bureau. There were plenty of great choices, and we had a hard time narrowing the list to just 10. We hope you enjoy this positive look back.

New year, new Philosophers’ Café: Jan. 7 session on architectural history

If you didn’t find enough stimulating intellectual discussion under the Christmas tree (or perhaps around the Festivus Pole), here’s an early announcement of the first Philosophers’ Café of 2015. Visiting speaker Mark Steuer will help participants explore Green Bay’s architectural history and delve into questions about whether we have a moral duty to preserve it. Should Green Bay and its surrounding communities have a historic preservation ordinance, or would these only add to the clutter of ordinances affecting the lives of taxpayers? The series kicks off with a topic with philosophical, historical, political and local dimensions at Kavarna Coffeehouse (143 N. Broadway, Green Bay) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7. Free and open to all.

USA Today Coaches Poll voters continue to have Phoenix ranked lower

The NCAA Division I women’s basketball coaches who vote weekly on the USA Today Coaches Poll aren’t that much in love with the 9-2 UW-Green Bay Phoenix. Ranked No. 6 in the nation by the NCAA’s official RPI computer and No. 24 in the Monday (Dec. 29) AP sportswriters poll, the Phoenix women continue to hold a much lower ranking in the coaches poll, coming in at an unofficial No. 30, well down the list of “others receiving votes.” Interestingly — and contrary to what you might think — it’s probably not a case of big-school bias. Probably three-quarters of the 32 voters are from programs outside the five power conferences.

CATL advertises 2015 learning/presentation opportunities

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning (CATL) office would like to present several opportunities to share your expertise as well as opportunities to participate in activities and discussions in several areas of interest. For more information on upcoming workshops and conferences, visit the Conferences page on the CATL website.
Improved Online Teaching with Focus on Effective Assessment – This face to face workshop will be facilitated by Penny Ralston-Berg, an expert in online pedagogy and course design, at UW-Stout on January 22, 2015. Ms. Ralston-Berg will guide participants through a number of activities that will explore alignment of course activities and assessments with course learning outcomes. Identified gaps and challenges will be addressed with effective online assessment strategies focused on student learning and enhanced engagement. For more info.
Sharing Successes and Challenges in Teaching with Technology – a UW System Virtual Showcase Conference hosted by the Learning Technology Development Council. Curtis Bonk and Sarah Horton are keynote speakers for this no-travel and no-cost conference. Please consider submitting a proposal to share your expertise. Proposals are due Jan. 30. For more information.
Distance Teaching and Learning Conference – sponsored by UW-Madison is seeking proposal submissions, with a Jan. 26 deadline. The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is recognized internationally for its quality, integrity, and longevity. As a premier conference in distance education, it has welcomed thousands of speakers and distance education professionals to share ideas, resources, research, and best practices in its 30‑year legacy. The conference is in Madison, August 11-13, 2015.
The 2015 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference – May 18-19 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. We are now open for submission of proposals for presentations. Please share teaching, advising, mentoring, or other strategies that attract and retain students and educators who are underrepresented in STEM. Priority will be given to presentations that include assessment of the activity. Presenters’ meals and rooms will be paid for by the Women & Science Program; campuses will be asked to cover the mileage to get to the conference site. For more information about the conference, and the online abstract submission form.

For UW-Green Bay, 2014 a year of highlights, transition

Tremendous 2014 at UW-Green BayWe’re wrapping up a Tremendous 2014 at UW-Green Bay, celebrating the countless honors, accolades and feel-good success stories that impacted campus — and community — during the year that was. As always, choosing just 10 bright spots for our annual rundown was a difficult (yet enjoyable) task, and we know we’ve only scratched the surface with this list. These represent just a fraction of the good-news stories happening on campus and beyond, and we honor and celebrate them all. Here, in no particular order, are UW-Green Bay’s top 10 positive stories from 2014, as selected by the University News Bureau:

Associate Prof. Clifton Ganyard
Top teacher: Ganyard earns UW System excellence award

Associate Prof. Clifton Ganyard earned the UW System’s top teaching accolade in 2014, accepting his Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award during the June Regents meeting in Milwaukee. Ganyard, Humanistic Studies (History), was one of two System teachers to receive the 2014 accolade, which includes a $5,000 stipend to be used for professional development.

In 17 years since joining the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1997, Ganyard has taught more than two dozen courses for Humanistic Studies, History and Global Studies. His areas of specialization include modern European, German and Japanese history and culture, Western civilization and European intellectual history. Ganyard has demonstrated his passion for interdisciplinary teaching time and again during his career, motivated by a genuine enthusiasm for what he does.

“I really enjoy teaching,” Ganyard wrote to the award selection committee. “It is why I went to graduate school, and it is why I sought a job in higher education. UWGB’s emphasis on teaching and interdisciplinarity is a perfect fit for me and the reason I am so committed to this institution.”

Ganyard is the latest in a series of several recent UW-Green Bay Regents Teaching Excellence Award winners. In 2011-12, UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung, Psychology and Human Development, earned an individual Teaching Excellence Award, and UW-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Education earned Department of the Year honors for its outstanding teaching.

Chancellor Gary L. Miller
Miller time: UW-Green Bay welcomes new chancellor

UW-Green Bay ushered in a new era in 2014, on Aug. 1 welcoming Gary L. Miller as the sixth chancellor in University history. Coming to the University from his previous position as chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Miller wasted no time in charting a course for the UW-Green Bay of tomorrow. His Invent the Future of UW-Green Bay initiative and the establishment of a new University-wide planning and innovation structure were well under way by the time Miller was installed as chancellor on Nov. 14.

During his installation remarks, Miller introduced campus and community to the three Powers of the Phoenix: The Power of Innovation, the Power to Transform Lives and the Power of Place.

“These powers are within us. They are part of the UWGB heritage,” Miller said during his installation address. “We cannot apply these powers if we are afraid. We have to have the courage to ask hard questions and make difficult choices. We must do this with optimism and joy and, most of all, with love and respect for each other.

“Ed Weidner would have loved this time,” Miller concluded, invoking UW-Green Bay’s founding chancellor, “and so do I. Thank you and Go Phoenix!”

Packers partnership
Packers partnership: University teams with Green and Gold

After decades of shared history, UW-Green Bay this summer officially cemented its relationship with the most storied franchise in professional sports, becoming Higher Education Partner of the Green Bay Packers and launching a series of events, activities and promotional opportunities designed to celebrate its connection with the Green and Gold.

A major fall highlight of the partnership was UW-Green Bay Day at Lambeau Field, a daylong campus and community celebration held Saturday, Nov. 15 in the Lambeau Field Atrium. Attendees enjoyed numerous activities for kids and families, friendly competition with Phoenix athletes, an autograph session with Packers great Bill Schroeder, great live music, prizes, the opportunity to learn about UW-Green Bay programs and much more. The event concluded with a spirit walk featuring UW-Green Bay basketball fans, cheerleaders and dance team members making their way to the Resch Center to watch the Phoenix men tip off in their season home opener.

Also in November, the Packers partnership yielded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for student and alumni military veterans. The veterans and their guests were flag-holders for a special on-field military tribute prior to the team’s nationally televised Sunday night home game against the Chicago Bears. A host of additional events, activities and promotions were planned for the rest of the year.

Phoenix Athletics Men's Basketball
Champions, times four: A banner year for Phoenix Athletics

It was another stellar season for Phoenix Athletics as four spring sports teams — men’s and women’s basketball, softball and men’s tennis — won Horizon League championships in a year filled with accolades.

The conference title was the 16th straight for the Phoenix women’s basketball team, good for the longest active streak of championships in the country. The men’s squad capped a breakout season with its first conference title since 1996. Both teams saw numerous coach and player awards, including Coach of the Year honors for men’s coach Brian Wardle and women’s coach Kevin Borseth; Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year awards for men’s stars Keifer Sykes and Alec Brown, respectively; and a Freshman of the Year accolade for emerging women’s player Tesha Buck.

Phoenix players continued to put the “student” in “student-athlete,” notching impressive academic accomplishments and earning a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the 29th consecutive semester

Avenue Q The Musical
Awesome arts: Theatre and Dance, Weidner mark success

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance began the year in a big way, taking its hit fall semester production of Avenue Q: The Musical to the American College Theatre Festival’s regional competition in Saginaw, Mich. The edgy, rated-R-for-language play earned rave reviews as well as the festival’s Golden Handtruck award for excellence in technical execution of the production.

Theatre and Dance also made a splash with its spring production of Censored on Final Approach, enhancing educational opportunities and campus and community ties with a series of activities surrounding the story of female pilots in WWII. One of the surviving veterans of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) corps, 94-year-old Betty Strohfus, traveled to Northeastern Wisconsin to see the show, participate in an on-campus panel, visit the Experimental Aircraft Association museum in Oshkosh and more.

Weidner Center shows
The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts also had a standout 2014, bringing in such hit shows as Rock of Ages, Jillian Michaels Maximize Your Life Tour, comedian Jerry Seinfeld and the returning favorite The Oak Ridge Boys Hits & Christmas Show as part of a stellar 2014-15 lineup. The signature performing arts venue finished another year in the black, again demonstrating the success of its 5-year strategic plan.

Revitalization of the Weidner Center was a leading priority of former UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden during his five-year leadership tenure. Harden stepped down at the end of July 2014 and was succeeded by Gary L. Miller.

UWGB Commencement
One for the books: December grad class is largest to date

UW-Green Bay is fresh from graduating its largest midyear class to date, with a record-breaking group of grads earning diplomas Dec. 13. An all-time high of 512 students — 500 undergrads and 12 master’s students — applied for midyear graduation and therefore were eligible to participate in midyear commencement exercises Dec. 13 (about 333 actually “walked” in the ceremony). The previous undergraduate record for December commencement was 459 in 2012.

The students replacing those graduates are noteworthy in their own right, as UW-Green Bay again welcomed a diverse, academically robust student body in fall 2014. More than 12 percent of the University’s registered students come from a minority background, representing a variety of ethnicities as well as more than 20 First Nations tribes and bands. The 2014 freshman class came in well prepared, with 75 percent of new freshmen having completed high school with at least a ‘B’ average. Their average high school GPA was 3.33, and their average ACT composite score was above the national average.

Commencement graduates
New programs: First grads, big steps forward

The year’s commencement ceremonies were noteworthy not only for their size (May’s class, though not a record, was formidable in its own right), but also for their “firsts.”

In May, Matthew Christianson of Green Bay became the first recipient of the new Master of Science degree in Sustainable Management. A collaborative effort of UW Extension and the UW System campuses in Green Bay, Oshkosh, Parkside, Stout and Superior, the online program prepares students to have a strong foundation for affecting change in their current organizations or building new careers that require systems-thinking skills.

Graduate Christian Krah
December’s grad class included Christian Krah (above), who earned the first bachelor’s degree to be awarded through UW-Green Bay’s new Health Information Management and Technology program. The program responds to the growing demand for professionals to be able to use new technology and data management tools to improve health care delivery. It launched in fall 2012 in conjunction with partner campuses UW-Parkside, UW-La Crosse and UW-Stevens Point.

The new and collaborative Engineering Technology program took significant steps forward during 2014, with Intro to Engineering Technology being offered for the first time during fall semester. The program allows students to begin their degrees at any one of 13 regional institutions and finish at UW-Green Bay or UW Oshkosh. In May, it received official accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, and faculty members are being hired as curricular work continues. Engineering Technology will be included in the next University catalog, for 2015-16.

Herbert and Crystal Sandmire
Record-tying gift highlights strong year for Advancement

In fall 2014, UW-Green Bay’s longest-running donors enhanced their decades-long legacy of generosity with a $1 million scholarship gift for students who intend to pursue careers in medicine or related fields. Dr. Herbert and Crystal Sandmire’s gift tied a record for the University’s largest-ever single scholarship donation, a 2008 gift from the family of the late Capt. Craig A. Mueller.

Established in 1987, the Herbert F. and Crystal J. Sandmire Scholarship is awarded to continuing UW-Green Bay students who plan to enter the medical field. The pair’s latest gift will provide perhaps dozens of additional scholarships annually, helping more pre-med and other students prepare to meet a critical regional need. UW-Green Bay records identify the Sandmires as having the longest uninterrupted string of annual giving — 46 years — among the thousands of private individuals who have supported the University and its students throughout the years.

The Sandmire gift was one of many 2014 highlights for University Advancement. A fall reception celebrated the success of an all-out push to increase the number of scholarships available to students at UW-Green Bay. Challenge gifts in the amount of $500,000 by the L.G. Wood Foundation, $250,000 by the Green Bay Packers Foundation and a seven-figure donation by an anonymous donor prompted cumulative matching donations by dozens of University alumni and community supporters. The reception celebrated that generosity by bringing together some of those donors and the scholarship recipients.

NAS research-400
Big year for research — especially in NAS

Groundbreaking research made an impact in 2014, with numerous notable studies — many in the Natural and Applied Sciences arena — capturing attention on campus and in the community. UW-Green Bay faculty members were the recipients of a pair of quarter million-dollar grants to support further cleanup of the bay of Green Bay and habitat work benefiting both nature and sportsmen. Prof. Michael Zorn’s two-year, $222,000 grant from the Wisconsin Sea Grant program will fund a project to monitor runoff and algae blooms.

Also announced in 2014, a $225,000 federal grant to UW-Green Bay and Ducks Unlimited will fund a project to reintroduce large-scale stands of wild rice, hardstem bulrush and wild celery to attract ducks and other species. Profs. Mathew Dornbush, Bob Howe and Amy Wolf, along with adjunct faculty member and UW-Extension environmental studies specialist Patrick Robinson, are the primary researchers, with assistance from students Brianna Kupsky and Tom Prestby of the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program. The grant was featured in a November news story on Wisconsin Public Radio.

NAS research
Also notable in 2014, UW-Green Bay senior Robyn Nielsen earned a $50,000 research fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency, and Assistant Prof. Patrick Forsythe earned a $235,000 grant to contribute to a larger fisheries study with other Great Lakes researchers.

Kindergarten, kitchens cement community connections

UW-Green Bay enhanced its already-robust community ties in 2014, bringing even more campus expertise — and generosity — to the greater Green Bay area. Among the highlights:

Oak Learning Center
— June 2014 saw the conclusion of the successful inaugural year of the Outdoor Adventures for Kids (OAK) Learning Center, a unique nature-based 4-year-old kindergarten program housed at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. A partnership of the city of Green Bay, Green Bay School District and UW-Green Bay, the innovative program has students spending close to three-quarters of their time learning outside. UW-Green Bay faculty members Scott Ashmann and Jennifer Lanter were heavily involved in planning for the program, which also provides students from Education and other areas with myriad opportunities for hands-on experience in the field. The Green Bay Press-Gazette is among the local media outlets that have featured the 4K program.

Campus Kitchens Project
— UW-Green Bay officially became a Campus Kitchens Project site in 2014. This nationwide organization pairs with schools and universities to recover food that would otherwise go to waste and repurpose it as meals for members of the community who are in need. UW-Green Bay students (advised by Assistant Prof. Sarah Himmelheber) earned $5,000 to start the University’s Campus Kitchen in a highly competitive grant process early in the year, and officially launched in early May. Since then, the group has regularly provided meals at a low-income senior housing complex, NEW Community Shelter and elsewhere. Students say they relish the chance to reduce food waste while feeding a great community need. The Campus Kitchens launch and subsequent services have received considerable attention from local news media.

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Here’s to a Tremendous 2014, and to sharing even more great news in the year to come. Happy Holidays and Go Phoenix!

Holiday arrival: UW-Green Bay women return to AP Top 25

The Phoenix women’s basketball team (9-2) entered familiar territory today, receiving its highest number of votes this season to be ranked No. 24 in this week’s edition of the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Phoenix received 84 votes in the poll, just ahead of 25th-ranked Arizona State, whom the Phoenix defeated earlier this season for ASU’s only loss. Green Bay, the only mid-major program currently in the top 25, has now been ranked at some point during the season in four out of the last five years. Green Bay has tallied wins this season over power conference schools Wisconsin, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Purdue and Marquette as well as tournament teams Duquesne and South Dakota State. The Phoenix, No. 6 in the national RPI computer rankings, has a tough road game next Sunday (Dec. 21) at Dayton, which ranks No. 13 in the latest RPI. See the full AP Top 25.

Inclusive Excellence site lists certificate details, Feb. 6 workshop, Mallett talk

Check out the Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program webpage to register for interesting and informative workshops and lectures scheduled in February and March. Your RSVP will ensure that you have a seat at these popular lectures and workshops. The first workshop on Feb. 6 focuses on understanding how inclusive excellence is creating change at UWGB — with an engaging workshop experiences from the national “Stop the Hate” conference. The second workshop on March 5 addresses the difference between tolerance and inclusive acceptance. As part of the lecture series, on Feb. 17, Justin Mallett, director of the American Intercultural Center, will talk about “10 Factors Minority Students Face Attending Predominately White Institutions: Preparation for the Present and Future. There is no cost to attend, and if you register online and attend you can earn credit towards the Certificate Program.

Previous programs are archived online
If you wish to view previous programs in the Inclusive Excellence Certificate Series, you will find two videos of previous presentations archived online. Contact Stacie Christian, coordinator of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center with questions or suggestions for future programs at christis@uwgb.edu, or check the website at www.uwgb.edu/inclusive-excellence/.