UW-Green Bay participating in ‘The Pitch’ startup contest

UW-Green Bay is one of the colleges that is participating in ‘The Pitch’ startup contest. The competition consists of teams of college students. Teams compete at their local colleges, with the winners moving on to ‘The Pitch; event on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 at TitletownTech in Green Bay. Read more from Insight

Next installment of ‘Tough Talks’ set for Wednesday (Mar. 6)

“Tough Talks: Teaching to the Transition from High School to College” with Associate Prof. Vince Lowery (History, Humanities), interim director of the GPS Program, will be taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 201 or virtually via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Sign up.

More about the talk:

“We often assume that when students enter our classrooms they’re prepared to engage in conversations and work on our terms, but have you ever stopped to think about what they understand education to be based on in relation to their high school experiences? Or, perhaps more importantly, what they’re going through outside the classroom as they adapt to a new environment? If you have, to what extent does your course reflect and effort to support students through that transition? We’ll tackle this tough talk and the ways we might best support a successful transition for first-year students.”

Couch to 5K Lunch ‘n Learn set for Wednesday (Mar. 6)

The Couch to 5K Lunch ‘n Learn will be taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Nate Vandervest, UW-Green Bay Assistant Cross County Coach, CSCS, CES, and former Division 1 cross country runner, has a passion for running and will be presenting this Couch to 5K lunch ‘n learn. He will cover a training plan, as well as common injuries and how to prevent them.  Jolene Sell, Registered Dietitian with Chartwells, Wellness Committee member and avid runner, will discuss the right foods to eat as you train for a walk/run. The kick-off for the new Run/Walk Team will also take place at this Lunch ‘n Learn.To RSVP, email wellness@uwgb.edu. Learn more.

Global Studies to hold discussion on Brexit on Wednesday (Mar. 6)

The Global Studies discussion “Brexit: Brief History, Current Issues, Future Directions” will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Alumni Room (formerly Room 103) located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The conversation will be led via Skype by Prof. Neil McGarvey, political science professor from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, and Iñigo Gurruchaga, London correspondent for El Correo and Diario Vasco newspapers and the author of several books on nationalism and politics in Ireland and Spain. Learn more about this event on Facebook.

‘나무 (Wood): Explorations in Woodworking’ opening reception set for Thursday (Mar. 7)

The opening reception for ‘나무 (Wood): Explorations in Woodworking’ will be taking place on Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Lawton Gallery, located in UW-Green Bay’s Theatre Hall building. The exhibit will be featuring wooden sculptures and furniture by Minkyu Lee and Mark Sauter. The exhibition will be open from Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 through Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 and can be viewed during the gallery’s hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more.

On-campus and community service work study job fair set for Wednesday, Mar. 27

The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity are hosting a job fair for on-campus employers and community service work study partners. The event will be held Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union.  Employers may advertise current openings, recruit for future positions or simply connect with students who are seeking jobs. On-campus supervisors should have received an email with a link to register through Handshake. If you did not receive a link and would like to participate, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensembles to take place on Thursday, Mar. 14

UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensembles will be performed on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s Theatre Hall building. Led by directors Adam Gaines and John Salerno, UW-Green Bay has a long enjoyed a tradition of excellence in jazz and hosts UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest, one of the oldest of its kind in Wisconsin. Jazz Ensembles I & II will be joined for this performance by the UW-Green Bay Jazz Combo and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble to perform traditional swing, original arrangements and many other contemporary styles. Learn more.

Inclusive Excellence and Pride Updates

Inclusive Excellence and Pride announcements:

  • The Inclusivity Health and Art Fair is on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many vendors, giveaways, free massages, aromatherapy, chiropractors, martial arts demonstration and more! Something for everyone! Free and open to the public.
  • The UW-Green Bay Clothing and Household Swap is on Thursday, Mar. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Employees, students and alumni are welcome. Come select books, clothing, toys, sporting goods, media, kitchen and decor. Donations of clean and working items can be brought to the Pride Center, or to RH 140 Campus Cupboard donation room. Want to volunteer to set up the Swap? Contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.
  • Did you know that over 3200 individuals have taken SAFE Ally training since 2013? Want to learn how to be a great LGBTQ+ ally? Register for the next SAFE Ally training on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon, and will be taught by two interns who will provide insights on transgender topics along with the SAFE Ally training, Level 2 will be taught by Stacie Christian from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please RSVP at christis@uwgb.edu.

Faculty Resource Fair to take place on Tuesday, Mar. 12

The Phoenix Bookstore will be presenting a Faculty Resource Fair on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Phoenix Rooms A and B located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The event will consist of certain textbook vendors as well as on campus resources allowing faculty to make a smooth transition from D2L into Canvas. Faculty will not only have a chance to make connections with textbook vendors, but learn how to make adopting books easier while saving their students money in the process. All faculty that attends will be entered into a drawing for Visa gift cards as well as a Bookstore gift card. Learn more.