Faculty note: Alise Coen presents at Midwest Annual Political Science Association

Assistant Professor Alise Coen (Political Science, PEA) presented her research on “Refugees as Partisan Symbols: The Politicization of the Syrian Crisis in U.S. Elections” at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago this past Saturday, April 5. She discussed how partisan identity narratives and political polarization in U.S. politics connect to U.S. refugee responsibility-sharing at the global level. More information about the conference is available here.

Academic Staff Committee meeting, April 10

The 2018-19 Academic Staff Committee (ASC) meets biweekly on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. in CL735. Committee meetings are open governance group meetings. Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm. The meeting agenda is available HERE. A portion of this meeting will be held in Closed Session to discuss a personnel matter as permitted by Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(c). Members of the 2018-19 committee: Jamee Haslam (Chair), Sherri Arendt (Vice Chair), Lynn Niemi, Eric Craver, Jan Malchow, Bao Sengkhammee, Parker Nadeau, Bethany Welch and Mark Krell.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Amulya Gurtu publishes article

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Gurtu’s (Business Administration) article entitled, “The Strategy of Combining Products and Services: A Literature Review”  was published in the April 1, 2019 edition of Services Marketing Quarterly. Abstract: This article provides the analyses of the academic literature on offering a combination of products and services. Trend analyses were performed from 1995 through the end of 2016 on the various parameters such as journals publishing this type of research, changes in the use of keywords, citation frequency, and research contribution from different authors, disciplines, and nations. The analyses presented a clear trend that research in combining product and services accelerated after the year 2000 indicating a focus on research in this area in the 21st century. This highlights many emerging trends in this area.



UW-Green Bay alumnus Tony Bennett and company win National Championship

One last congratulations to UW-Green Bay alumnus Tony Bennett on leading his team to the NCAA National Championship Monday night. Here’s a few links to local and national coverage.

Virginia, Tony Bennett make NCAA national championship a father and son reunion, USA Today

Virginia wins OT thriller against Texas Tech to claim first national championship, NBC

G.B. community looks back on time with Tony Bennett, WHBY Green Bay basketball fans anxiously await NCAA Tournament Championship game, WBAY

Virginia wins its first NCAA basketball championship, defeating Texas Tech, 85-77, Washington Post

WATCH: ‘One Shining Moment’ on CBS after Virginia wins the 2019 NCAA championship, CBS

One Year Later, Virginia Finds Redemption and Wins the N.C.A.A. Title, The New York Times

Budget Redesign Presentations are April 17 and 19

Throughout the past six months, UW-Green Bay has been working with Huron Consulting to develop a new incentive-based budget model. Mike Cogan from Huron Consulting and UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, Sheryl Van Gruensven, will present the process for development of this new model, an overview of the model, and next steps. Join them at either presentation:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1965 Room
  • Friday, April 19, 8 to 9 a.m., 1965 Room

Inclusivity and Equity Foundations 1 and 2 Training on Monday, April 15

You are invited to participate in the Inclusivity and Equity Foundations 1 and 2 Training on Monday, April 15, 2019. Foundations 1 addresses the difference between being tolerant and inclusive, and focuses on what being inclusive means at UW-Green Bay. Foundations 2 focuses on the difference between tolerance and acceptance, and how cultural humility and personal accountability assists us to grow as individuals. Both Foundations 1 and 2 are required for Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Level 1, and is required for leadership, supervisors and many departments. This is the final offering of this training for this academic year. Please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb to reserve a seat or to ask questions about the Inclusivity and Equity program. For more information about Inclusive Excellence, go to: https://www.uwgb.edu/inclusive-excellence/

UntitledTown Book Festival to Feature Hip-Hop Activism, United ReSISTERS and More

“UntitledTown Book and Author festival started as an idea in a coffee shop just three years ago. Today, it’s grown to a festival with more than 115 free workshops, presentations and author signing events. Last year more than 5,000 people attended. The festival, which starts April 25,  is open to all ages and has many workshops focused on youth. Rebecca Meacham, co-president of the festival and director of creative writing at UW-Green Bay, said UntitledTown has writing workshops for all writing levels.

“There is a unique appetite for a book festival in Northeastern Wisconsin,” she said. “And we are it.”  FoxValley365.org has the story.

A couple of the UntitledTown events are already sold out!

UntitledTown, the largest Book and Author Festival in Northeast Wisconsin feature 118 FREE festival events and a couple (such as a benefit concert on Thursday, April 25, 2019) that require paid admission. See the entire festival line-up, here. UW-Green Bay faculty, staff, alumni and students are heavily involved in bringing this fantastic event to Green Bay. See more. The festival is April 25-28.