Volunteers needed! WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festival 2019 (May 3-4)

UW-Green Bay is once again the host campus for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Festival. This year it is Saturday, May 4, 2019 and your help is needed:

  • Friday, May 3 (15-20 volunteers needed for set-up)
  • Saturday, May 4 (Hundreds of volunteers needed for runners and logistics)
  • Saturday, May 4 (15-20 volunteers needed to return rooms to original form)

Watch this space for details!

Cofrin Student Research Symposium, Tuesday, March 26

The Cofrin Student Research Symposium is Tuesday, March 26, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room A, Univery Union, Green Bay campus. It’s open to the public. Students will be presenting research conducted in UW-Green Bay natural areas on a variety of topics including native orchids, muskrats, turkeys and native trees, and will also feature videos on the natural areas.

Needed! Volunteers for URSCA, April 26

UW-Green Bay will host the 18th annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) on Friday, April 26, 2019. In year two of serving as hosts, hundreds of students from across the UW System and UW-Green Bay will be presenting their research in all disciplines. Volunteer and check out their presentations throughout the day. Register to volunteer.

Rescheduled Alumni Employee Reception is April 11

Did you know there are more than 200 UW-Green Bay alumni who also work at UW-Green Bay? The polar vortex caused the Alumni Association to postpone a reception for alumni employees scheduled during Homecoming 2019, but it lives on this spring! RSVP your attendance.

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Room C

SBDC helps Door County with licensed daycare shortage

Lack of daycare is becoming a problem in Door County. The Door County Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay, can help with building a business plan, financing, location consulting and other services — including helping find clients who need non-first-shift child care — to get these businesses off the ground. The Door County Pulse has the story.

Prof. Vince Lowery named director of Student Success and Engagement

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Vince Lowery (Humanities, History) will be joining the academic affairs administrative team at UW-Green Bay as the director of Student Success and Engagement. Lowery’s appointment is effective April 1, 2019.  He will report to Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Clifton Ganyard.

Vince Lowery
Prof. Vince Lowery

Lowery’s duties include the oversight and development of the Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program, the development of academic access opportunities for underrepresented students, the coordination of GPS and related programs with Student Affairs offices such as the MESA and the Pride Center, the coordination of GPS and related programs with Enrollment Services offices such as Admissions and Advising, collaborating with CATL to expand student success and professional development opportunities, developing greater opportunities for student engagement in high impact experiences, and oversight of First-Year Seminars.

Lowery has been engaged in this work for several years, first as an instructor in the GPS and for the past year as interim director of Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program. In this role he has provided crucial leadership in student recruitment, program development, staff training and organizational management. Lowery will continue to teach First-Year Seminars and in the GPS and Peer Mentors programs.

Lowery teaches courses in African American History, U.S. Immigration History and Ethnic Studies, as well as courses on science fiction, including his popular First Year Seminar on Doctor Who. His research focuses on immigration programs in the turn-of-the-century U.S. South, and he is currently working on an article on the relationship between these programs and U.S. immigration law, research particularly relevant to current events. Lowery joined UW-Green Bay in 2009 after earning his Ph.D. in History at the University of Mississippi.

Applications now being accepted for Teaching Enhancement Grants

The Instructional Development Council (IDC) is accepting applications for the Teaching Enhancement Grants (TEG), through the support of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, to provide funding for professional development activities or projects that can lead to the improvement of teaching skills or the development of innovative teaching strategies. Please note that spring grants fund summer and fall projects. TEG proposals are due by Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Please contact IDC co-chairs Jeremy Intemann at intemanj@uwgb.edu or Kim Reilly at reillyk@uwgb.edu, with questions.


Call for applications: Online and Hybrid Program Development Grant

Online or Hybrid Program Development GrantThe Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is seeking applications for this year’s Online and Hybrid Program Development Grant. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 3, 2019. The objective of this grant is to provide a means for campus leaders to build, re-furbish, enhance, or re-tool online programs. These programs can be groups of courses, be it established programs (such as major) or those which serve a common curricular function (such as capstone courses or, as with last year’s recipients, writing intensive courses). In scaling up from the course level to the group level, the Provost’s Office seeks to build on the good work done by the campus community in meeting the challenge of the Quality Initiative from the most previous HLC Accreditation process. This grant program seeks to carry that work forward and energize the campus anew. Learn more and apply. As questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact the Center at catl@uwgb.edu.

Upcoming: Lunch n’ Learn wellness presentations, Thursday, March 28 and Tuesday, April 2

Two wellness Lunch n’ Learns will be taking place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 and Tuesday, April 2, 2019. For both Lunch n’ Learns, RSVP by emailing wellness@uwgb.edu.

On Thursday, March 28, 2019 from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, the Lunch n’ Learn will focus on the topic of backyard chickens. Have you ever wanted to learn more about raising backyard chickens? UW-Madison’s Division of Extension Agriculture Educator, Liz Binversie, will provide some tips and tricks to help start your own backyard flock. UW-Green Bay’s Monika Pynaker (IT) will also share a little about her experiences raising chickens! Feel free to bring your lunch to this interesting and fun presentation.

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, the Lunch n’ Learn will focus on the Bellin Run. Have you thought about walking or running in the Bellin Run, or maybe you have participated in the past? Linda Maxwell, Bellin Run assistant race director, presents “The Bellin Run: It’s not so scary (and is a WALK as well)!”  Maxwell will share information about the perks of the Corporate Challenge (UW-Green Bay has been a member for years), talk about walking as a prime part of the event, and give basic event information and updates. The presentation should help you to feel more comfortable and confident competing in this event. Employees who attend will be entered in a drawing for a Bellin Run full-zip windbreaker (size medium)!