Campus utility outages on Green Bay Campus planned for week of May 20

The Green Bay Campus will require two utility outages the week of May 20, 2019. Please read the details of each instance shown below:

  •  May 19, 2019 at 6 p.m. – May 24, 2019 at Noon:  The campus will be shutting down the steam and condensate system to all academic buildings in order to make some repairs, remove asbestos, and allow the contractor of the STEM building to make final connections to the utility lines. This means that none of the academic buildings will have hot water or building heat. If the steam can be restored sooner, an updated email will be sent.
  • May 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.:  All academic buildings, path lights, and street lights will lose power for approximately 15 minutes while Wisconsin Public Service and our staff change the primary electrical service cabling at our substation. All general electrical receptacles and lighting will lose power during this time. I would recommend that your electronics be powered off prior to this outage. Electrical items that are connected to an emergency power system will maintain power once the generator starts and the transfer switch is activated. Residence Life buildings and Shorewood Golf Course will not be affected.

 

 

Behavioral Health Training Partnership Sustainability awarded $294,374 from Wisconsin Development of Health Services

The Log is announcing grants that were presented to campus in the past year:
Congratulations to the Behavioral Health and Training Partnership’s Jessica Delzer on being awarded $294,374 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for the project titled, “Behavioral Health Training Partnership Sustainability” last November. This project provides orientation training and education to county workers so they can better deal with the demands of their jobs; therefore better serving their communities. Counties pay annual amounts to gain membership and have access to various training courses. There are currently 31 full members (counties) that receive full access to online and in-person training for a set fee. There are 27 partial members (counties) that receive access to online training (on D2L, soon to be Canvas) for a reduced rate. The Behavioral Health and Training Partnership is always expanding and improving their online classes to provide more education on relevant issues for county and social workers. Beginning with one online crisis intervention course, there are now multiple courses offered online taken by thousands of people including courses on therapy, ethics and boundaries, accident/tragedy coping and secondary traumatic stress training which teaches county workers how to deal with the trauma they experience from helping people in crises or traumatic experiences. This training can greatly reduce burnout and high turnover rate in county officials and help them to cope with their line of work. The Behavioral Health and Training Program is currently developing a course to help educators deal with eating disorders. They are also seeking to add a course to train county workers and medical professionals on how to deal with patients with dementia or adults with disabilities in long-term care. Learn more.

Faculty note: Clifton Ganyard testifies on Senate Bill 165

Associate Provost Clifton Ganyard provided written testimony before the Wisconsin Committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families on Senate Bill 165 (https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/proposals/sb165). Here’s his testimony:

UW-Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College share a unique relationship. The relationship is enshrined by a co-written charter called Crossing the Bridge. This charter charges each institution to work collaboratively. We hold semi-annual meetings to track successes and collaborations in academic programs.

We now have ten agreements in in a wide array of discipline between the two institutions, with more in development. And we have numerous agreements with other technical colleges, including Northcentral Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, and Lakeshore Technical College. We hope to develop a similar relationship with the latter institution as we have with NWTC, a relationship that will be facilitated by the recent addition to UW-Green Bay of the Marinette, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan branch campuses.

To be sure this was not a simple task as decades of separation had sown seeds of distrust between the faculty of the two institutions. However, through the leadership of Chancellor Gary Miller and President Jeff Rafn, strong relationships are beginning to develop.  So much so that both institutions ask counterparts to sit on search and screen committees for new hires, as has happened with NWTC’s search for a new Vice President of Education and UWGB’s search for a new Provost.

One of the great successes of this partnership is Turbocharge, a joint project between NWTC, UW-Green Bay, and the Green Bay Area Public School District to offer 15 college credits in high school to EVERY student at a Green Bay public school. These credits are accepted at both institutions.

Our relationship with NWTC has grown only stronger over the past few years and has led to collaboration on numerous projects, such as helping high school teachers meet HLC faculty qualification requirements to teach College Credit in High School.  Even more exciting is our collaboration in Marinette, in which we are trying to create a seamless experience for students, allowing them to move between the two institutions as they desire.

Northeast Wisconsin is proud of our strong relationship with NWTC, and community members in Manitowoc and Sheboygan are excited about the possibilities this type of close collaboration with Lakeshore Technical College may bring. We were able to execute this relationship because we are not constrained, and we have the freedom to experiment with new programs.  As a result, we have been able to demonstrate to faculty the benefits of collaboration, rather than trying to force them into a relationship they may resent. This openness has generated a great deal of excitement and has led many faculty to begin developing new programs sharing the resources of both UW-Green Bay and NWTC.

Reminder: Spring All Academic Staff Assembly is today (May 9)

The Spring All Academic Staff Assembly is Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The assembly agenda is now available. The Academic Staff will vote on a Resolution to include representation from branch campuses on the Academic Staff Committee for 2019-20 and 2020-21, and changes to the By Laws (see agenda). All are invited to an Academic Staff end-of-the-year social to follow at 4:30 p.m. at Shorewood Club. The 2018-19 Academic Staff Committee (ASC) meets biweekly on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. in Cofrin Library (CL) 735. Committee meetings are open governance group meetings. Contact any member of the 2018-19 committee: Jamee Haslam Sherri Arendt, Lynn Niemi, Eric Craver, Jan Malchow, Bao Sengkhammee, Parker Nadeau, Bethany Welch and Mark Krell.

Reminder: Spring 2019 Grants in Aid of Research proposals due Wednesday, May 15

This is a reminder the Research Council is still accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Grants in Aid of Research. Faculty having applied for GIAR funding in the past will want to note that revisions have been made to the GIAR call. The funds for Grants in Aid of Research are to be used in support of faculty research. All GIAR proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Learn more. Please contact Research Council Chairperson Brian Welsch at welschb@uwgb.edu with questions.

‘CAHSS and Effect’ interview features Assistant Prof. Jason Cowell and Psychology student

The latest from “CAHSS and Effect” includes a conversation with Assistant Prof. Jason Cowell (Psychology) and Psychology student Shayla Warren. Warren arrived at UW-Green Bay enrolled in the Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program, and now is studying the long-term neural impact of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and has doctoral aspirations. Warren has been working in Cowell’s Neuroscience Lab. Check out this insightful interview, conducted by Prof. and Associate Dean Ryan Martin (Psychology, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences).

Girls volleyball camp offered at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, June 18-20

The Wombat Girls Volleyball Camp, a volleyball skill-building camp designed for girls entering grades 7 through 9 to cover spiking, serving, passing, offenses and defenses, will take place at the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on June 18-20, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more about the volleyball camp.