Don’t miss DanceWorks, April 6-7; Band Concert April 5

UW-Green Bay talent is on parade this weekend starting with Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, April 5, 2019, or evening of diverse symphonic music featuring works by Elgar, Ticheli, Cichy, Galliard and others. The Wind Ensemble is UW-Green Bay’s premiere concert band, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire both solo and with the UW-Green Bay Orchestra, which is comprised primarily of stringed instruments. The Symphonic Band features students from all over campus and performs a high quality and entertaining repertoire.

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance will be presenting “DanceWorks” Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s Theatre Hall. Under the artistic direction of Denise Carlson-Gardner, come celebrate dance in a concert of faculty and student choreography representing a diverse medley of styles. Learn more.

 

Administrative Professionals Conference set for Wednesday, April 24

Celebrate the vital role Administrative Professionals play in our organizations. UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are partnering to offer an Administrative Professionals Conference on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The conference will be held at a choice of three different locations and curriculums: the KI Convention Center/Hyatt Regency in Green Bay, the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. The fee is $59 and includes a continental breakfast, instruction and materials. Learn more. Questions can be directed towards Kassie Van Remortel at 920-465-2468.

Reminder: Applications now being accepted for Teaching Enhancement Grants

The Instructional Development Council (IDC) is accepting applications for the Teaching Enhancement Grants, through the support of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), 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: spring grants fund summer and fall projects. TEG proposals are due by Tuesday, April 30, 2019. More information is available here. Please contact IDC co-chairs Jeremy Intemann at intemanj@uwgb.edu or Kim Reilly at reillyk@uwgb.edu with any questions.

UW-Green Bay student gets invite to major entrepreneurship contest

Jennifer Nowicki (Business Administration) was selected to compete with her business, Cultivate Taste, at the 2019 Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs at the Jill Ker Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Nowicki will compete with 70 other women entrepreneurs for a spot in the Top 10, who will compete for $100,000 in cash and $100,000 of in-kind services today, Friday, April 5. The Draper Competition is a selective application-based competition and all travel expenses to Smith College are paid for the collegiate women entrepreneurs chosen to compete.

 

GPS announces service learning project/pageant for House of Hope, May 6

Every year since the program was started, students participating in the Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program at UW-Green Bay have participated in a service learning project during their second semester. These projects are a chance for students to give back to their community using what they learned in class during the first semester. This year, the Green Justice GPS class is running a beauty pageant fundraiser called “Cycle of Beauty” for House of Hope, a local shelter. House of Hope provides emergency shelter and housing stability programs for young parents experiencing homelessness, and their children. The largest population of House of Hope residents each year are infants and children under the age of five. Cycle of Beauty will be held on Monday May 6, 2019 at the University Theater from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $3 for students, $5 for faculty and community members.

Marinette Campus Student Business Idea Contest winners announced

Environmental science student Madisen Klaver won the $500 first prize at the Spring 2019 Marinette Campus Student Business Idea Contest on Tuesday, April 2, at the Marinette Campus. Klaver’s idea — an industrial hemp-based material, could be used as an alternative for plastic bottles, and would break down completely within a few months.

Biomedical engineering student Katie Thai took second place and a $250 prize for her idea for a Vietnamese coffee shop. Anna Magrane’s idea, “Table to Farm,” is a commercial composting service. Her idea took the third place $100 prize. Magrane is planning to study Environmental Science.

The evening began with a 30-minute business idea pitch workshop for the community. Those in attendance who were not Marinette Campus students were able to pitch their ideas after the students pitched. Both the students’ ideas and the ideas pitched by community members were evaluated by a panel of three judges. Marinette community member and UW-Green Bay staff member Eric Craver (Marketing and University Communication) came away with a $100 cash prize, which he donated back to UW-Green Bay, with his idea for a concierge service.

For more information on UW-Green Bay’s entrepreneurship program, contact entrepreneurship lecturer Ryan Kauth at KauthR@uwgb.edu.

Designing transparent assignments seminar at all campuses, April 15

CATL invites faculty and staff from each campus to an interactive webinar about designing transparent assignments on April 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. The session will be led by Mary-Ann Winkelmes. You may be familiar with Winkelmes’s TILT work, and subsequent findings on improving outcomes for underserved student populations. The session will be hosted at each of the following locations:

  • 1965 Room, Green Bay Campus
  • F139, Manitowoc Campus
  • L105, Marinette Campus
  • 1203, Sheboygan Campus

Thank you for the mural submissions

The cultural mural submission site is now closed. There were a total of 44 (26 students and 18 staff/faculty) submissions with 76 photos. Submissions will now be moved to the selected artist. Thank you to all who contributed. The project aims to create an artistic representation of the collective cultures of UW-Green Bay for a mural in the Instructional Services (IS) building, Green Bay Campus.

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Students encouraged to nominate instructors by Sunday, April 21

 The Instructional Development Council presents the Student Nominated Teaching Award. This award recognizes and rewards excellent teaching from the perspective of students. Students are encouraged to nominate an instructor who has made a significant impact on their learning. Students can nominate an instructor electronically here beginning on Monday, April 1, 2019. Nominations are due by Sunday, April 21, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Reilly reillyk@uwgb.edu or Jeremy Intemann intemanj@uwgb.edu, Instructional Development Council Co-Chairs.