Drop-ins welcome at CATL to refine courses in Canvas

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) will hold drop-in sessions for instructors who would like help designing or refining their courses in Canvas, the successor to D2L. These sessions will take place every Friday during the Fall semester from 9:30 to 11a.m. in IS 1004. Please contact CATL with any questions at catl@uwgb.edu.

National Geographic Live – Beauty and the Bizarre to come to Weidner Center on Wednesday, Oct. 24

Come see the world up close at the National Geographic Live — Beauty and the Bizarre on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Biologist turned photographer Anand Varma will share dramatic, bizarre and beautiful images that reveal the secret world of the miniature life around us. Purchase tickets

Submissions requested for Spring 2019 Human Mosaic publication

Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) is taking event submissions for Spring 2019 Human Mosaic. The Human Mosaic is intended to collect UW-Green Bay programs that relate to diversity.  Submissions are welcome from all four campuses. The Human Mosaic is traditionally distributed to UW-Green Bay students, staff and faculty at the beginning of the semester. Please complete an online submission for each event. The deadline submission date is Monday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Bao Sengkhammee at 920-465-2022 or email sengkhab@uwgb.edu.

Reminder: Flu vaccine available on campus

The Counseling and Health Center at UW-Green Bay, located in Student Services (SS) 1400, is offering the seasonal influenza vaccine (Quadrivalent) to all faculty, staff and students by appointment only. Appointments can be made by having your campus ID number or faculty/staff ID number available and then calling the Counseling and Health Center at 920-465-2380. Cost is $20 for students and $25 for faculty and staff. Payment can be made by cash, check or pass points. Students may also put it on their SIS account. Credit or debit cards are not accepted.

Academic Staff Committee (ASC) meets this Wednesday (Sept. 26)

The 2018-19 Academic Staff Committee (ASC) will be meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Cofrin Library (CL) 735. Committee meetings are open governance group meetings. View the meeting agenda. The committee meets biweekly on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 pm in CL735. Committee meetings are open governance group meetings. Any questions can be directed to any member of the 2018-19 committee: Jamee Haslam (Chair), Sherri Arendt (Vice Chair), Lynn Niemi, Eric Craver, Jan Malchow, Bao Sengkhammee, Parker Nadeau, Bethany Welch and Mark Krell.

NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium scholarship opportunities for students

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium is offering two scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students demonstrating an interest aerospace, space science or other interdisciplinary space-related studies:

— STEM Bridge Scholarship
— Undergraduate Scholarship (Two-year institutions)

Applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Questions can be directed to the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium office.

Fire drills to take place this Wednesday (Sept. 26, 2018)

Fire drills will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. If weather prevents the accomplishment of the drill, the backup date is Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The separate fire drills at will be performed at different times during the day in the Weidner Center, Kress Center, Facilities and the Community Center. All the academic buildings (to include the University Union) will be tested simultaneously. During the academic buildings fire drill we will also test our campus emergency notification systems to include GB Alert, NetNotify and the campus public address system. We will be using GB alert to notify you when it is OK to return to the academic buildings. Sign up for GB alert.

When the fire alarm sounds:

 1.   Immediately evacuate the building using the nearest available exit.  DO NOT USE ELEVATORS. Close doors and windows as your leave. Take your keys.
2.   If an exit is blocked during an actual emergency, use another exit. (To improve your emergency preparedness pre-plan alternate escape routes during your daily campus travels.)
3.   Evacuate to a distance of at least 100 feet from the building, so as not to interfere with responding emergency vehicles.
4.   Mobility impaired or people unable to exit using the stairs should enter an enclosed stairwell and close the door.
5.   If you are teaching a class at the time the fire alarm sounds, instruct students to evacuate the building to a minimum distance of 100 feet using the nearest fire exit. Recommend students bring personal belongings with them. Ensure all students in your class have evacuated classroom before exiting building.
6.   Do not re-enter the building, until an all clear announcement has been made. Cessation of the fire alarm does not indicate an “All Clear.”

GB ALERT – To signal the all clear, Public Safety will use GB Alert to let you know when it is ok to go back into the buildings.

Any questions or concerns please contact Officer David Jones, Emergency Management, ext. 2993 or jonesd@uwgb.edu.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Alise Coen featured on WPR

Assistant Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science, Public and Environmental Affairs), who teaches at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses, was interviewed on WPR’s “Central Time” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 for a segment discussing the Trump administration’s new cuts to U.S. refugee admissions. Listen to the segment.

Reminder: NAS Seminar Series is this Friday (Sept. 28)

Sidney Hemming, professor and chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, continues the NAS Seminar series on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. The seminar reception is at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. The topic will be “Toward a 5-Million-Year Record of the Greater Agulhas Current System.” The seminars are free and open to the public. See the full seminar schedule.

Press-Gazette coverage: Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest is back

UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is a lead sponsor for the Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest. If you have an idea for a great new business or are growing an existing business in Northeast Wisconsin, this contest is for you. Registration closes Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Read more.