Business Idea Workshop and Student Business Idea Contest coming to UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, Tuesday, April 16

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, will host a Business Idea Workshop and Student Business Idea Contest on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall, Room F149.

The Business Idea Workshop begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the community. In less than half an hour, participants can learn how to structure a business idea into a communicative format. There will also be an opportunity to pitch a business idea, with the potential of a $100 cash prize.

The first UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Student Business Idea contest will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Manitowoc Campus students can apply to the contest by sending an email to KauthR@uwgb.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. Students will be instructed on how to create a YouTube link of a draft of their 90-second business idea pitch by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Manitowoc Campus students chosen to be contestants in the pitch contest will earn an automatic $50 if they pitch. Contestants will pitch their business idea to judges who will award up to $500 for first prize, $250 for second prize and $100 for third prize.

Manitowoc Campus students who pitch are also eligible for a partial scholarship to a six-credit travel course at the European Innovation Academy in Portugal or Italy or Hong Kong for summer 2019.

For questions, please contact UW-Green Bay’s Ryan Kauth, lecturer of entrepreneurship, by email at KauthR@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-2004.

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High school students can earn transferable college credits through new UW-Green Bay summer programs

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is excited to announce the launch of the Global Learning Program and Summer Scholars Program, which will help Northeast Wisconsin high school juniors and seniors prepare for college. These programs will give high school students the opportunity to take UW-Green Bay courses and earn college credits that transfer to thousands of colleges and universities across the country. As well, students will be able to gain valuable college prep skills, including time management and college-level information analysis.

The Global Learning Program combines community events with online discussions aimed at enhancing students’ understanding of global economic, political and cultural matters. Registration for this program is open now and ends on Friday, March 22, 2019. The program spans through spring and summer.

The Summer Scholars Program brings participants to the UW-Green Bay campus for four full days per week beginning on Monday, Jun. 17, 2019 and ending on Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 to take courses in English, environmental science or astronomy. Participants will receive college credit for the course, as well as academic support and enrichment workshops on college topics including applications, financial aid and study skills. Registration for Summer Scholars is open now and closes Friday, May 17, 2019.

Interested parents and students can register and learn more by visiting the UW-Green Bay K-12 Relations website. Questions regarding the Summer Scholars or Global Learning Programs can be directed to Tessa Tilot in the K-12 Relations office via email at tilott@uwgb.edu or via phone at 920-465-2035.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Student using CUE GB

CUE GB poised to help campus communicate, connect and come together

You may have heard the stir about CUE GB.

The new online community service platform launched Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, and is poised to make it much easier for UW-Green Bay students (and faculty and staff) to connect with each other, and to the local community.

CUE GB Graphic
CUEGB.com

CUE GB stands for Community-University-Engagement Green Bay, and is designed to help students make a positive impact on the local community. The platform allows students to find and connect with campus volunteer and service opportunities, and more than 200 local community organizations, from the Volunteer Center of Brown County database.

It also allows UW-Green Bay to track volunteer hours and allows staff and faculty to raise awareness when they need volunteers for events, activities, service, classroom research, and more.

Launched by UW-Green Bay’s Office of Student Life, this new resource gives the University and the local community the opportunity to further communicate, connect and come together. This development is mutually beneficial when it comes to the University and community, allowing students to more effectively learn about needs in the community, as well as giving agencies in the community the chance to tap into potential volunteers that are attending UW-Green Bay.

“Previously, volunteer opportunities were communicated to students by being posted on a bulletin board on campus and using social media,” says Stephanie Kaponya, program coordinator for the Office of Student Life. And the University had a difficult time tracking the full extent of all the great volunteer work students were already active in.

CUE GB was created to address those points, all while trying to make the volunteering process easier for everyone. “CUE GB opens a better channel of communication in regards to volunteer work between students and the community,” Kaponya says.

In addition, student organizations, specific classes, academic units and personnel on campus can utilize this tool as a practical and convenient way to attract student volunteers. For example, if a psychology class needs participants for a psychology study, the class has the option of posting this need on CUE GB.

“I can see this tool being used for Make a Difference Day this coming fall,” Kaponya says. “There are many possibilities for how this tool can be used just on the campus.”

Simply put, merging the resources from the Volunteer Center of Brown County with the dedicated students at UW-Green Bay has resulted in a powerful tool that transforms searching, applying and tracking volunteer work into a streamlined process. As well, finding volunteers for on campus opportunities, whether it’s for a class or an event, has increased in efficiency.

Volunteering made simple

To sign into the system, users simply need to log in using their UW-Green Bay email and password. Students will then be prompted to create an account, which is necessary for agencies to contact them and also tailors their account to their own personal interests. Once a student inputs their volunteering interests, that individual will be ‘matched’ to certain agencies and events right away.

Browsing through agencies is made to be easy and convenient. Students can choose to search through the available agencies by cause, distance and several other factors.

From CUE GB, interested individuals are able to learn a great deal about the agency, the specific event or volunteering opportunity. This includes contact information, places the location on a map, provides helpful links and some agencies even feature photos. Students can also choose to ‘become a fan’ of a specific agency.

With an easy-to-use interface, the platform packs in a wide variety of helpful features. Students are able to sign up for a volunteering opportunity, keep track of all their service hours and employ a calendar view in order to visualize their volunteering schedule. Students can choose to either sign up as an individual or create a team and sign up that way. Students can also see the ‘impact value’ of their service – how much money their volunteering has saved that particular agency or event.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering allows people to interact and connect with their community in a way that lends a meaningful impact. It provides people with the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone and develop new skills in safe space, which can lead to personal growth. Those who volunteer also experience an increase in happiness and a healthy mindset. Additionally, volunteering offers the chance to do some networking out in the community.

With CUE GB as a resource, students can connect and engage with the community with more ease and convenience than ever before, hopefully ushering in a new age of volunteering between the University and the community.

Stephanie Kaponya, Program Coordinator at the Office of Student Life, is available to answer any questions about CUE GB at kaponyas@uwgb.edu.

 Story by Alicia LeBoeuf, intern, Office of Marketing and University Communication

Enrollment now open for UW-Green Bay’s new Master of Athletic Training Program

Classes begin in June 2019 for career path that is experiencing double-digit growth

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has begun enrollment in a brand-new Master of Athletic Training program. Classes for the first cohort of students begin in June 2019.

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries resulting from physical activity. As part of the complete healthcare team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician, and in cooperation with other healthcare professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. Athletic trainers may be found in a variety of settings such as: high school, collegiate, professional athletics, rehabilitation or industrial clinics and military instillation. Using a medically based education model, athletic training students learn to provide comprehensive patient care in five domains of clinical practice:

  • Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
  • Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Immediate and Emergency Care
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

There is a projected 18% increase in the number of athletic training jobs in Wisconsin from 2012-2022. State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (2016). Retrieved from http://wisconsinjobcenter.org/labormarketinfo/). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for athletic trainers across the nation is anticipated to grow by as much as 21.3% from 2014-2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016) (Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/athletic-trainers.htm).

Strong regional healthcare partners — Prevea Health, Bellin Health and Aurora Healthcare — are all potential supporters of the program, while teams such as the Green Bay Packers, Green Bay Blizzard and Green Bay athletics — UW-Green Bay’s Division I athletics program — could provide hands-on opportunities for students to work with professional, semi-professional and college athletes. Partnership agreements are still being worked out with local sports organizations and healthcare providers.

“Currently, there are more than 35 high school, collegiate, pre-professional and professional teams in Brown and Outagamie Counties alone, which are regularly in need of athletic training expertise for their programs,” said UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amanda Nelson, who worked alongside Chair of Human Biology James Marker to bring the program to fruition. “The sports-rich nature of Northeast Wisconsin makes this an excellent training ground for future athletic trainers.”

Those entering the program with a bachelor’s degree and appropriate prerequisites, will complete the degree in two years (including summers). Students interested in the program can see more at the program website at www.uwgb.edu/athletic-training or contact Program Director William Gear, gearw@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2266.

William Gear named Master of Athletic Training Program Director
With more than two decades of experience as an athletic trainer and educator, UW-Green Bay Assistant Professor William Gear, Ph.D., LAT, ATC, leads the program. Gear comes to UW-Green Bay from New Mexico State University where he was the program director for athletic training. He has prior experience as a program director for athletic training at Marywood University, the University of Minnesota-Duluth and California Lutheran University. Gear’s research interests include examining the effect various lower extremity taping techniques have on balance and stability in injured and non-injured populations, and joint proprioception changes due to increasing muscular fatigue and how this relates to joint injury. Originally from Sacramento, Calif., Gear carries a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in exercise physiology from California State University and a bachelor’s degree in physical education (athletic training) from California State University, Long Beach.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Wood Lawton Gallery Show

Photos: ‘나무 (Wood)’ Art Opening

The UW-Green Bay Lawton Gallery welcomed campus and the community to the opening reception of  “나무 (Wood): Explorations in Woodworking,” Thursday, March 7, 2019. The exhibition features wooden sculptures and furniture by Minkyu Lee and Mark Sauter. In their remarks, Lee and Sauter explained the show celebrates a new Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Design course the two will co-teach this fall. The exhibition will be open from Thursday, March 7, 2019 through March 28, 2019 and can be viewed during the gallery’s hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the Lawton Gallery webpage for more information.

The Lawton Gallery has more photos of this exhibition on facebook.

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

3/8/2019 - '나무 (Wood)' Art Opening

– Photos by Kimberly Vlies, Marketing and University Communication