College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences launches multimedia publication, CAHSS and Effect

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is excited to launch its new multimedia publication, CAHSS and Effect. As Dean Rybak described, “The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is a home for dreamers. We are the curious and the creative. We explore not only what it means to be human, but how to more fully and firmly articulate yourself in the larger universe of ideas and expression.” CAHSS and Effect is venue to showcase what happens when those dreams come to life via featured students and alumni, faculty essays, podcasts, and more.

Learn more about CAHSS and Effect:

Follow CAHSS on:

·         Facebook:
·         Twitter:
·         Instagram:

Faculty note: Prof. Austin presents at Midwest Sociological Society Meetings

No more plastic collection this academic year

Students on the Green Bay Campus are no longer collecting plastic for recycling this semester. Bins from throughout campus have been removed. They have so much plastic that they will be busy baling until the end of the semester. Bins will return in fall. In the meantime, your are encouraged to continue saving plastic bags and dropping them off at local grocery stores. Almost all of the grocery stores have collection containers at the store entrances.


Join Huron and Sheryl Van Gruensven for new incentive-based budget model discussion

UW-Green Bay has been working with Huron Consulting to develop a new incentive-based budget model (aka, the RCM model). Huron Consulting’s Mike Cogan 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. Please join them for either of two presentations:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1965 Room, University Union
  • Friday, April 19, 8 to 9 a.m., 1965 Room (postponed, TBD). Watch your Log for details.

You can also join the meeting via Skype.

More plans to migrate UWC mailboxes

As previously announced, IT is in the process of migrating existing UWC mailboxes to UW-Green Bay mailboxes. Here is an update from Assistant Vice Chancellor Paula Ganyard:
“We will begin synchronizing all your existing mailbox information from your UW-Colleges account to your UW-Green Bay account. When the synchronization starts, you can continue to use your UWC account as you normally would. However, during the migration all messages and custom folders will be replicated over to your UW-Green Bay account. Once this replication happens we ask that you do not rename, move, or delete (only view) any migrated messages until the migration has completed. If messages/folders happen to change, when the final sync and cutover occurs the messages and folders will be restored to how they appeared in your UWC account. When migration is complete you will receive a notification from Power 365 Software. We have asked for a copy of that message, so that we can let you know what to expect, and so that you can trust that it is legitimate email and not phishing. We hope to be able share that with you soon.” Questions or concerns can be directed to

Yue Rong ’86 to receive 2019 Earth Caretaker Award

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) will award the 10th annual Earth Caretaker Award to UW-Green Bay alumnus Yue Rong, ’86 (Master of Environmental Science). The annual event and awards presentation is Earth Day, April 22, 2019, in Phoenix AB.

Yue Rong
Yue Rong

Rong (aka, YR), a Ph.D., is the environmental program manager at the California Environmental Protection Agency, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. He has also served as the acting assistant executive officer of the Regional Water Quality Control Board, in the groundwater division. Rong is in charge of site assessment and remediation of leaking underground storage tank (UST) sites, and the program of water quality control in oil and gas production fields.

The UST program contains a large number of leaking UST sites to be remediated in Los Angeles area, which was ranked in top 10 in terms of total numbers of the impacted sites. He has 29 years of experience with the Agency in dealing with groundwater contamination problems in the Los Angeles area. His expertise includes organic pollutants fate and transport in the subsurface soil and groundwater, environmental analytical chemistry and quality assurance and quality control, environmental statistics, risk assessment, and soil and groundwater pollution assessment and remediation. The projects he is involved with include collaboration with USEPA at Superfund sites in Los Angeles area, Santa Monica methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) drinking water pollution cleanup, I-710 corridor regional cleanup, and water quality control at oil and gas production fields in Los Angeles area.

Reminder: ‘Wisconsin Demographics – How the Changes Affect University the Potential’

Register today for the professional development workshop “Wisconsin Demographics – How the Changes Affect the University Potential” on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon or 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room B located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Organizers welcome Mark O’Connell, executive director at Wisconsin Counties Association in Madison. O’Connell will create a journey into world, national and state demographics. He will look at the challenges that face society, and what this means for the future of education and universities. He will demonstrate an exercise to position outstanding leaders in pursuit of choice. This free workshop, sponsored by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and the University Staff Professional Development Committee, is being offered to all faculty and staff. Registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Calling all chemists, for ‘Cool Chemistry’ at Manitowoc Campus

Experience explosions, dry-ice fogs, fire, color solutions, solid foams and more! Cool Chemistry is a fun 45-minute presentation that explores the exciting world of chemical reactions and perhaps inspire a career in chemistry. Two free shows Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus University Theater. (4:30 p.m. for young scientists 3-8 and 6:30 p.m. for ages 9 and up.)