Please save and shutdown BEFORE the scheduled power outage

With the scheduled power outages on August 13 (6:30 to 7 a.m.) and the evening of August 15, Information Technology Division has some advice for computer users. Before each scheduled outage, please make sure you save your data and shut down your computer. This extra precaution will help you get a fresh start after the outage is complete.  We will be sending a “global” shut down command to campus computers prior to each outage to make sure devices are off. Any questions?  Please contact the IT Help Desk at ext. 2309 or email helpdesk@uwgb.edu.

Incoming UW-Green Bay student awarded a scholarship from Fox Valley Community Foundation

Samuel Langenfeld attended Wisconsin Connections Academy for seven years and graduated in June. Based on his scholastic achievements and proven leadership skills, Langenfeld was awarded a scholarship by the Fox Valley Community Foundation, founded in 1952. This fall Langenfeld will attend UW-Green Bay to pursue a degree in Environmental Design. Congratulations! Read the full story on Waushara Argus.

Reminder: Dealing with Disruptions workshop is Tuesday, August 28 for faculty and staff

Have you ever been seriously concerned for a student, co-worker, friend or family member?  Have you been unclear on a course of action?  Have you thought of your personal safety and those around you in times of workplace disruption? Recognize when to be concerned, what to do or what not to do, and who you can call for help. Encourage discussion between you and your co-workers to develop a plan of action for personal safety. The workshop, Dealing with Disruptions: Safety and Intervention, presented by staff from Public Safety, Counseling & Health, and the Dean of Students Office, is sponsored by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and the University Staff Professional Development. The workshop is held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Christie Theatre. UW-Green Bay faculty, staff are encouraged to attend. Register here.

Green Bay volleyball’s fourth consecutive season of academic excellence

Just like Green Bay women’s basketball, the Phoenix volleyball team was, once again, recognized for its academic excellence. For the fourth season in a row, the team earned the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association’s (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2017-2018 season. The team’s GPA totaled up to 3.48, with 7 students on the Horizon League Honor Roll for spring semester. Congratulations! Read the full story on the Green Bay Phoenix website.

Rusty patched bumble bees a matter of concern to scientists

The rusty patched bumble bee population has declined dramatically over the years, but there’s an effort to turn the numbers around. Keith White Prairie is a place on UW-Green Bay campus, where bumble bees swarm flowers known as bee balm. There are around 20 bee species that are native to the state of Wisconsin, but the decline of the rusty-patched is a concern to scientists.

“I think all bee ecologists are worried about the rusty patched. Again, this was a species that was once very common,” UW-Green Bay Biology Chair Amy Wolf explains to Fox 11. Experts say the causes of decline in population are extreme weather, loss of habitat and pesticides. Alumnus and DNR Conservation Biologist Jay Watson ’09 believes a disease is to blame for the crash. “It’s pretty alarming because the rusty patched bumble bee, I don’t think it’s alone. It’s not an isolated incident,” said alumna and U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Biologist Reena Bowman ’17.