Faculty note: Prof. Regan Gurung teaming up with The Learning Agency for campaign

UW-Green Bay Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung (Psychology & Human Development) has been invited to be part of The Learning Agency’s campaign to elevate the science of learning. Gurung and two other experts are to be paired with educators to document the science of learning in action. For more details on the campaign, refer to The Learning Agency.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Andrew Austin publishes article on Project Censored

In the wake of the “deplatforming” of Alex Jones by several social media platforms, Andrew Austin (Democracy and Justice Studies) explores censorship in his essay “Defending the Digital Commons: A Left-Libertarian Critique of Speech and Censorship in the Virtual Public Square” for Project Censored. Read the article. Speaking on this topic, Austin recently appeared on the syndicated Project Censored Show, carried by (among other stations) KPFA radio in Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement.

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the first-ever Freshman Convocation

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the first-ever Freshman Convocation. It will be held at the Weidner Center on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. This will be the official welcome to the University for our class of 2022. The one-hour welcome will feature words of encouragement and thoughts on success from Chancellor Miller, Provost Davis, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmidt and others. The inaugural Freshman Convocation was designed by a core group of faculty, students and staff. Please enter the Weidner Center through the rear doors as there is construction in the front. Also, please arrive by 8:50 a.m. so that staff and faculty can enter together in support of our students. There will be reserved seating for faculty and staff, and the new students will sit in the front.

Contact IT Help Desk for document camera equipment

As part of the technology updates to the MAC Hall classrooms this summer, new digital document cameras were ordered to replace the existing analog equipment. Unfortunately, the new units are on factory back order and will not be delivered in time for the start of classes. If you teach in one of the classrooms and need a document camera please contact the IT Help Desk at ext. 2309 or online.

Reminder: Please dispose of batteries properly

Instruction for the disposal of different kind of batteries is as follows: Alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals — steel, zinc and manganese — and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal. Proven cost-effective and environmentally safe recycling processes are not yet universally available for alkaline batteries. Battery types include AAA, AA, A, C, D and 9 volt. Disposal: May be placed in normal trash for disposal. Do not dispose of large amounts (more than 3 or 4 handfuls) of alkaline batteries in the trash. Contact Jill Fermanich at 2273 or fermanij@uwgb.edu if you have large amounts of alkaline batteries for disposal.

Button batteries still contain small amounts of mercury and should be recycled through the state’s hazardous waste disposal contractor. Disposal: Place button batteries between two layers of clear packing tape. Place in campus mail to Jill Fermanich, Business & Finance. Rechargeable batteries: The most common types of rechargeable batteries are nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd); nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH);and lithium (Li-ion). Disposal: Tape all battery terminals. Contact Jill Fermanich at 2273 or fermanij@uwgb.edu for disposal. Lead acid batteries: These are not regulated as hazardous waste as long as they are recycled. Used lead acid batteries may be returned to vendor where purchased at no cost for recycling. Battery vendors are required to accept the spent batteries when a new battery is purchased. Disposal: Contact Mike VanLanen (vanlanem@uwgb.edu) in Facilities Management for disposal.

For disposal of other batteries or for disposal of any material for which you have questions, please call or email Jill Fermanich at 2273 or fermanij@uwgb.edu.