Journal Times documents Foxconn winners (including Prof. Ahmed)

The Journal Times reported on second-round winners of the Smart Cities-Smart Futures contest, including UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Md. Riaz Uddin Ahmed (Natural and Applied Sciences). The Smart Cities—Smart Futures competition encourages members of Wisconsin’s higher education community to generate innovative ideas that enhance quality of life, improve working environments, expand transportation networks, inspire creative city planning and promote sustainable energy solutions in the state. Read the story.

The crowning of Miss Harbor takes place at the Manitowoc Campus, Saturday

Nineteen women from across the state will compete for titles and scholarship with the winners representing the area at the Miss Wisconsin and Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen pageants in Oshkosh in June. The Miss Harbor Cities competition is a local preliminary for the Miss America Organization and is Saturday, March 16, 2019 on the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. See more.

Faculty note: Hutchison heads-up a new book series in urban sociology

If you are starting a new publishing house in the UK and want to introduce an innovative book series in urban sociology that will highlight emerging research studies from around the world — who are you going call? Look no further than UW-Green Bay! Prof. and Ray Hutchison (Sociology, Anthropology, and longtime chair of Urban Studies), was sought out by Anthem Publishers to head-up its new book series in urban sociology. The series will publish 3 to 4, 200-page monographs each year. The first members of the editorial board selected by Hutchison include Richard Ocejo (John Jay College, City University of New York), Marta Smagacz-Poziemska ( University of Warsaw), and Tomasso Vitale (Sciences Po, Paris). View publisher information about the series, here.

 

Alumnus Tony Klaubauf leaves retirement to serve Pulaski School District

Tony Klaubauf ’81 (Human Development) accepted a one-year position as Pulaski School District’s interim superintendent. Klaubauf recently retired after a 35-year career in education, including the past 14 years as Denmark School District’s superintendent, and as superintendent for Mishicot School District for six years previous. The Press-Gazette had the story.

Reminder: No water in Wood Hall and Rose Hall on Monday (March 18)

Monday, March 18, Wood Hall and Rose Hall will not have water service for the day. The STEM building contractors will be connecting their new line into campus’ existing service. All restrooms will be closed. Please use restrooms and drinking fountains in Cofrin Library. The water service should resume on Tuesday. No other campus buildings will be affected.

Engineering Club students tour KI

UW-Green Bay Engineering Club students toured KI in Green Bay on Friday, March 8, 2019. KI is one of the top 10 furniture manufacturing companies in the world (and much of the furniture used on the campus is from KI). The tour provided a great opportunity for the students to see first-hand how a big manufacturing plant operates, learn more about the fabrication processes, and network with employees. The Engineering Club members were accompanied by their faculty adviser, Assistant Prof. Jagadeep Thota (Natural and Applied Sciences, Mechanical Engineering). KI is a generous supporter and invaluable partner of UW-Green Bay.

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New UW System online program to help UW-Green Bay improve student success

You will be hearing plenty more about this… A new online program called EAB Navigate is being launched at schools in the UW System, including UW-Green Bay. The program is aimed at improving student success through identifying students who might at risk based on several different factors. One of the main goals of the program is to encourage students to retain and improve graduation rates. Read more from Fox 11.

UW-Green Bay alumnus named new De Pere volleyball coach

UW-Green Bay alumnus Patrick Brocker III ’13 (Business Admin) was recently hired as the new De Pere High School varsity volleyball head coach. “Since coming to De Pere, my wife and I have fallen in love with the community, and I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the volleyball program,” Brocker said in the article from The Press Times.

Reminder: Winter 2020 faculty-led travel course proposals due by Monday, April 1

Winter 2020 faculty-led travel course proposals are due to your dean by Monday, April 1, 2019. Leading a travel course is a great way to connect with students, teach a unique course and travel! The Office of International Education can assist with planning, connections and other logistics for your program. If you are interested in leading a course but need additional information or have questions about your options please contact Jemma Lund, assistant director of Study Abroad, at lundj@uwgb.edu. Learn more and download the proposal form.