Marinette Community says thanks for the support

The Marinette/Menominee community didn’t make it into the Top 5 of Small Business Revolution contest, but your support was greatly appreciated, none-the-less. Here’s what Marinette Campus CEO Cindy Bailey has to say:

“Thanks for your willingness to help our Marinette/Menominee in our pursuit of the top prize in the Small Business Revolution. Unfortunately we found out Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2019) morning that our Marinette/Menominee Community did not make it into the Top 5.  Although we are disappointed, we believe we have still won.  It was never really about the money or the TV show — the individuals who nominated our cities planted the idea of coming together as one community and that has truly happened — realizing we are pretty wonderful together.  So, we are and always will be, big winners.”

Faculty note: Prof. Shelton quoted in Washington Post

Associate Prof. Jon Shelton is in the news again, this time in The Washington Post story, “Teacher strikes made 2018 the biggest year for worker protest in a generation.” “It’s a return to prominence for a profession that took the lead in the late 1960s and ‘70s, when educators fought for basic bargaining rights and, later, against budget cuts stemming from an economic downturn,” said Shelton … author of “Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order.”

He ranked the 2018 strikes among the most important labor victories in more than a century. “Perhaps the only time in history we’ve seen things of quite that magnitude was in the late nineteenth century when you had spontaneous revolts of working-class people,” Shelton said.

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Phi Kappa Phi collecting eyeglasses through April 30, 2019

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UW-Green Bay chapter, is once again collecting eyeglasses for its community service project. The Medical College of Wisconsin will be joining UW-Green Bay in collecting used prescription glasses, new or lightly used sunglasses, and reading glasses to donate to Medical Missions Outreach. The motive of Medical Missions Outreach is to assist underdeveloped communities, providing care where it is most needed. MMO sends teams of medical professionals, students, and volunteers around the world to partner with local missionaries, and set up free medical and vision clinics. In fact, UWGB student Michelle Stauff has had the opportunity to be part of an MMO vision team! The vision clinics provide free vision screening, matches the prescription in your recycled glasses, and gives them to someone in need. Phi Kappa Phi will be collecting through April 30, 2019. There are donation boxes located around campus in the following areas:

Dean’s Office, College of Health, Education & Social Welfare, RH305B
Rosewood Café, Wood Hall Ground Floor
Natural & Applied Sciences/Human Biology, LS455
Counseling & Health, SS1400
GBOSS/Financial Aid, SS1203
The Learning Center, CL207
Dean’s Office, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, ES317
Environmental Management & Business Institute, ES105
Human Development, MAC C310
Public & Environmental Affairs/Democracy & Justice Studies, MAC B-Wing
Vets Lounge, MAC 227
Dean’s Office, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, TH335

Please direct questions to phikappaphi@uwgb.edu.

Resources for Cancelled Classes

With the wild winter weather and resulting cancellations at the start of the semester, CATL put together a resource to help surmount the challenge of lost class time. This comes in the form of a blog post. Check it out, and feel free to contribute to the conversation by commenting there. What changes worked for you last week?

RESCHEDULED
Tough Talks: Student Evaluations of Teaching
The “Tough Talks” event looking at current research on student evaluations, models from different institutions, and discussions of the future of student evaluations at UW-Green Bay will be rescheduled. A new date and time are forthcoming.

Faculty College
The annual summer retreat for UW System educators is in its 40th year. On May 28-31, 2019 University of Wisconsin System Provost-appointed instructors will meet at UW-Platteville Richland Center for three days of intensive exploration of teaching, learning, and curricular issues. To apply, please fill out THIS SURVEY by Tuesday, February 19.

Canvas Drop-in Sessions
Canvas Drop-in Sessions have begun again this spring! Please come down to IS 1004 from 9:30am to 11am any Friday to learn more about Canvas and see how your courses will weather the transition from D2L.

‘A very nice man helped me clean snow and ice off my car’

Here’s one that should make your day: A shout-out from Facebook: “Quick shout-out to the very nice man (I believe he was one of the maintenance staff here on campus but not completely sure) who came and helped me clean off my car that had about 6 inches of ice and solid snow on my car and waited for me to get in and helped push my car out of the parking spot! He was throwing stuff out at the dumpsters and saw me trying to break up the snow and came and helped without even hesitating! I can’t thank you enough for your help! It sure made my day.”

Please remind students of study abroad deadlines

Deadlines for summer and fall study abroad applications are coming up soon!  Dates are February 18 or March 1st (depending on program).  Fulfill a major/minor or general education course while abroad! We have over 15 summer and 20 semester options- something for everyone! Students can visit the website or talk to a study abroad advisor (oie@uwgb.edu) to learn more.