Faculty Exhibition at the Lawton Gallery is Jan. 31-Feb. 28

Back to school and back to some amazing exhibitions! The Lawton Gallery is starting the semester off with some really fantastic work by UW-Green Bay Faculty, including for the first time faculty from the branch campuses — Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan!

The exhibition will be open January 31st through February 28th, 2019.

This exhibition will be featuring work by:
Kayla Bauer
Toni Damkoehler
Sarah Detweiler
Lydia Dildillian
Alison Gates
Jason Houge
Minkyu Lee
Berel Lutsky
Danica Oudeans
Ellen Rosewall
Mark Sauter
Gena Selby
Christine Style
Tom Uebelherr
Lisa Wicka

CITI online trainings are helpful to you and your students

Preparing your course syllabi? Are you familiar with the free CITI online trainings available to you and your students? If not, visit  https://about.citiprogram.org/en/homepage/ to learn more. You may be interested in two new course offerings and perhaps consider using them in your classes.  “Communicating Research Findings” is a two-module course focusing on effective practices, guidelines, and strategies for communicating and presenting research findings, and covers important areas such as approaches for making research findings more understandable to different audiences. And, “Plagiarism Refresher” is a module that refreshes learners on the definition of plagiarism, appropriate summarization of material, and strategies for properly citing information sources. UW-Green Bay’s Office of Grants and Research pays for the CITI subscription so you don’t have to!

Reminder: Candidate forums continue Thursday for Asst. Director of Admissions

Three candidates will be on campus next week to interview for the Assistant Director of Admissions for Regional Recruitment. Part of their interview is to give a 15-minute presentation with the prompt: “Please role-play that you are talking to juniors at Green Bay East High School who are listening to a 15 minute presentation about UW-Green Bay.” It will be followed by a Q and A. Your insight and feedback on the candidates is appreciated. All interviews take place in the University Union:

Tuesday, Jan. 22 — 3:15 to 4 p.m., World Unity B, Major Cooper
Thursday, Jan. 24 — 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Wequiock Room, Diana Delbecchi
Thursday, Jan. 24 — 2:45 to 3:30 in the University Union, Wequiock Room: Elizabeth Steffel

Copies of cover letters and resumes will be available at the session.

Textbook thieves sentenced

Two Texas men will serve time in federal prison for stealing thousands of dollars worth of textbooks from UW-Green Bay and other college campuses. Thanks to the work of University Police and CIT staff members, the thieves were arrested with enough evidence for prosecution. Ryan Lewis and Genesis Abellar were arrested in Texas in August 2017 following an investigation which revealed the two had stolen more than $12,000 worth of textbooks from the offices of professors at UW-Green Bay in June of that year. The pair were found to have committed similar crimes at UW-Whitewater, UW-Stout and UW-River Falls, as well as at colleges in Minnesota, North Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico and Washington. The Green Bay Press-Gazette has more.

Christian talks transgender military restrictions with Fox 11

The Supreme Court voted Tuesday morning to allow President Donald Trump’s transgender military restrictions. The vote allows the policy to take effect while lower courts decide its constitutionality. Under the ruling those who wish to join the military must identify as their birth sex. UW-Green Bay’s Director of Inclusive Excellence, Stacie Christian, talks with Fox 11 about it. See more.

Prof. Weinschenk interviews with popular Argentine media outlet

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) was recently interviewed with one of Argentina’s most popular media outlets, Infobae. The interview focused on assessing the Trump presidency thus far. Read the article (written in Spanish). Here is an excerpt quoting Weinschenk: “It’s amazing how many political norms the president has violated—and how little many other politicians seem to care about those violations. We often think of formal institutions and processes as being really important in a democracy (and they surely are), but informal norms—those things that are not necessarily written down but that we have come to expect our leaders to follow—are also critical to our system. The president’s norm violations are pretty wide ranging—mixing private and public business, not disclosing tax returns, attacking the media and even certain reporters, and the list goes on.”

Men’s basketball takes one over UIC in front of home crowd, returns Feb. 1

Sandy Cohen III scored 26 points and JayQuan McCloud added 21 to help Green Bay get back into the win column with a 90-85 win over UIC at the Resch Center on Saturday. The win snaps a three-game losing skid for the Phoenix (10-10, 4-3 HL), which will play four of its next five games on the road. Some tickets remain for a Krash the Kress return and Homecoming 2019, Friday, Feb. 1 vs. UW-Milwaukee.