Faculty promotions… we missed one!

We missed a name last week, but here is the full list of faculty promotions approved by the Board of Regents in spring 2019.

From Associate to Full Professor
Scott Ashmann, Green Bay Campus
Gaurav Bansal, Green Bay Campus
Woo Jeon, Green Bay Campus
Ekaterina, Levintova, Green Bay Campus
David Voelker, Green Bay Campus

From Assistant to Associate Professor
Thomas Campbell, Sheboygan Campus
Vallari Chandna, Green Bay Campus
Alise Coen, Sheboygan Campus
Joan Groessl, Green Bay Campus
Lisa Grubisha, Green Bay Campus
Amulya Gurtu, Green Bay Campus
Melvin Johnson, Manitowoc Campus
Megan Olson Hunt, Green Bay Campus
Michael Rector, Green Bay Campus
Kimberly Reilly, Green Bay Campus

Congratulations to faculty receiving promotions

SBDC’s Dave Stauffacher receives 2019 State Star award

Green Bay, Wis. — UW-Green Bay Outreach Specialist (Cofrin School of Business) Dave Stauffacher, a business counselor for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was named the  2019 State Star Award winner for the State of Wisconsin. In April, Stauffacher celebrated his third anniversary with UW-Green Bay’s SBDC.

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David Stauffacher, SBDC

Stauffacher is a senior business consultant serving clients in Northeast Wisconsin, which includes Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano counties.

America’s SBDC “State Star” is a yearly award for SBDC employees with exemplary performance who significantly contribution to their state or regional SBDC program. The Wisconsin’s State Star must demonstrate meet the following criteria: impact on clients, innovative approach, team spirit and willingness to go the extra mile.

Each year, America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Network recognizes top performers nationwide at its annual conference. In September, Dave will be recognized at the ASBDC conference in Long Beach, Calif. with the stars from all the other states. The award includes flight, accommodation, and conference registration to the annual ASBDC multi-day conference.

“I see parallelism with entrepreneurship and theatre,” Stauffacher says. “The journey often begins with a dream, a vision that becomes a reality through creative play-write (strategic planning), directed through tireless rehearsals (training and implementation) with hopes of delivering an engaging performance as the curtains rise (opening for #business). I’ve been fortunate as an SBDC advisor to interact and support many client performances on life’s stage from the best seat in the house.”

Stauffacher is the second State Star Award winner for the Green Bay Small Business Development Center, as Senior Counselor Chuck Brys won the award in 2012.

The UW-Green Bay SBDC is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful new enterprises. The UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center provides no cost business counseling services in the 12-county region of Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano and Sheboygan.

New podcast from ‘Humanities+’

Announcing a new episode of Humanities+: “The Student and Professor Voices on Humanities Research and Community-focused Work.In episode 3 of the Humanities+ podcast, host Rachel Scray interviews students, staff, and professors at the Pop-up Student Showcase event where students in Democracy and Justice Studies, History, and Humanities launched digital projects, curated exhibits, and research projects to stakeholders at UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College. Throughout the day, Scray was able to live record a variety perspectives of the work and research that went into these projects over the semester, as well as their value to students, the University and the community. Take a listen!

Faculty and Staff complete CATL’s First-Year Experience Community of Practice Program

In 2018-19, more than 20 Instructors and staff members participated in CATL’s First-year Experience Community of Practice. The Community of Practice collectively read Saundra Yancy McGuire’s Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, which framed conversations on how to support student learning within the first-year. The book provoked lively debate about McGuire’s approach to student success and fostered a series of conversations about instructor experiences supporting first-year students as they make the transition to college. The following 13 people earned a “First-Year Experience” badge for completing all elements of the program. Congrats to all!

  • Paul Belanger
  • Tara DaPra
  • Elizabeth DenDekker
  • Ashley Heath
  • Carly Kibbe
  • Valerie Murrenus Pilamer
  • Jodi Pierre
  • Tracy Rysavy
  • Linda Toonen
  • Jessica Van Slooten
  • Jessica Warwick
  • Lauri Welhouse

Please submit your fall diversity-related events to Human Mosaic publication by July 9

UW-Green Bay’s Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office is taking event submissions for Fall 2019 Human Mosaic. The deadline submission date is Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The Human Mosaic is intended to collect and showcase UW-Green Bay programs that relate to diversity. Submission from all four campuses are encouraged! The Human Mosaic is traditionally distributed to UW-Green Bay students, staff, and faculty at the beginning of the semester. Please complete an online submission for each event. If you have any questions please contact Bao Sengkhammee at 920-465-2022 or email sengkhab@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay joins a dozen universities in an international pitch competition

UW-Green Bay has officially joined nearly a dozen universities from around the world as part of the 2020 International Video Pitch Competition (IVP). UW-Green Bay students will join those from such universities as Ohio University, the University of Pecs, Howard University, Swansea University, the College of Wooster, the University of Osijek, the University of Leeds, the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Riga Technical University, the University of Novi Sad, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula and the University of Rijeka.

UW-Green Bay student entrepreneurs will submit their business model videos to the competition’s website in early 2020 for feedback and evaluation by local judges. The top five from UW-Green Bay will then be recognized in an online event, and those top five will share in a significant cash prize package. The top two UW-Green Bay entries will then move on the IVP for feedback and evaluation from a group of international judges.

The University of Pécs and Ohio University launched the IVP in 2013 to allow students to receive valuable feedback on their entrepreneurial initiatives from an internationally diverse group of experts. More about the competition can be found, here.

This business model video pitch competition is open to all matriculating UWGB students from all majors on all campuses. For more information on student eligibility and the timeline for this new competition, please contact UW-Green Bay entrepreneurship lecturer Ryan Kauth at KauthR@uwgb.edu.