Volunteer for the Back to School Store

It’s coming up quickly. The Green Bay Campus will host, for the second time, the Service League of Green Bay’s Back to School Store, Wednesday, August 7. This year’s event is at the Kress Events Center. Last year, UW-Green Bay hosted 4,200 shoppers and families, members and community volunteers. Your help is needed. Please consider volunteering for the event. This link will show you need and availability. There is an increased need for bilingual speakers (especially Spanish).

You can also volunteer on set-up dates before the Back to School Store and/or donate school supplies for this event. If you have any questions, please direct them to Diversity Director Mai J. Lo Lee. She can be reached at 920-465-2522 or lom@uwgb.edu.

Thanks Schreiber Foods for hosting UW-Green Bay interns

UW-Green Bay Director of Career Services, Linda Peacock-Landrum, submitted a photo of the summer interns at Schreiber Foods. Top, left to right: Ashlyn Schnell, Mackenzie Johnson, Taylor Seidel, Karli Mertins, Danae Srnka. Bottom, left to right: Jack Urmann, Alex Alberts, Tuan Tran, Melissa Alvarez, Lindsey Michlig, Mailee Her, Aaron Vue, Chris Hopkins, Nick Manis, Kyle Gross, Ethan Ahnen and Chris Morse.

UW-Green Bay student wins third place at Wisconsin Science and Tech. Symposium

UW-Green Bay undergraduate student Akanksha Gurtu (Human Biology, Philosophy) won third place out of 63 poster entries at the Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium (WSTS) at UW-Stout, July 22 and 23, 2019. Gurtu works as an undergraduate research student with Assistant Prof. Mandeep Singh Bakshi (NAS). Her work highlighted the applications of functional magnetic nanomaterials in removing bacterial contamination from drinking water.

Manitowoc Campus is a refuge for 1,300 bike riders

The Manitowoc Campus was a refuge for more than 1,000 bike riders last weekend (July 20-21, 2019), taking part in the Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour—a two-day, 150-mile, fully-supported cycling event that is open to riders of all ages and abilities who ride from Mequon to Sturgeon Bay, raising funds in support of a cure for blood cancer.

With the threatening weather on the first day of the race, organizers had to stop bikers in Sheboygan and bring them to their planned stop on the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus (photo above). One of Wisconsin’s most popular bike rides, the Scenic Shore 150 is the largest locally organized and supported event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising more than $1.4 million, to date.

New Bird in the Wings Podcast from Weidner Center is available

Bird in the Wings Podcast
Bird in the Wings Podcast

A new episode for Bird in the Wings is live! This week’s guest is Jacob Beranek. He is an internationally acclaimed composer and pianist and the first ever Composer-in-Residence at Door County’s Midsummer’s Music Festival. Beranek is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Composing degree at Vanderbilt University. Listen to learn more about his amazing journey as a young composer!

Clerks and Treasurers 2019

2019 Clerks and Treasurers Institute Breaks Attendance Record

UW-Green Bay’s Clerks and Treasurers Institute, held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, July 14-19, 2019, hosted a record-breaking 350 attendees. The successful training the Institute provides is reflected in the progressive increase in attendance over the past six years. Last year’s registrants numbered 325.

The Institute, run by the Continuing Education and Community Engagement – Government Affairs, is made up of an 80-course curriculum designed as a hands-on training venue with assessments of learning through case studies, written exercises and other creative ways to test knowledge. The coursework focuses on the development of technical skills, administrative knowledge, leadership, and financial management. The curriculum is designed to combine lecture, discussion and hand-on training. Case studies and exercises that test knowledge and understanding are used to assess the mastery of courses. Many people refer to the program as Clerks and Treasurers school and attendance to the Institute is a job hiring requirement for a large number of communities in Wisconsin.

UW-Green Bay’s Clerks and Treasurers Institute is the only place in the State of Wisconsin that trains clerks and treasurers for their jobs. The three year, week-long program is accredited by two international organizations and has won numerous awards for excellence. There are 44 Institutes in the world and UW-Green Bay’s Institute is the largest, offering more specialized training than any other organization in the United States.

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Clerks and Treasurers Institute 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Registration still open for Social Media Strategies Summit in Manitowoc

Reminder: UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement will be hosting a Social Media Strategies Summit on August 21, 2019 at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Manitowoc from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $119, and includes a full day of instruction/materials, breakfast and lunch. Four dynamic speakers including Prof. Phillip Clampitt (Communication), Lisa Cruz, President of Red Shoes Inc., UW-Green Bay alumna Noelle Marr, Account Executive/Social Media Specialist at Leonard & Finco PR and Jason Prigge, Co-Founder, Vagabond Creative and #CoolestCoast. Session topics will include Strategic Social Media, Crisis Communication & Social Media, Owning a Brand and Advertising on Social Media. For more information on the sessions/speakers and how to register, please visit the website. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Schleicher at schleircm@uwgb.edu or at 920-663-7337. 

GB Alert cell phone notifications

Did you get the storm warning messages? If not, sign-up for GB Alert

The severe weather over the weekend is a good reminder for members of the University community to ensure they are signed up for GB Alert. Users subscribed to Green Bay or Manitowoc campus alerts would have received Tornado Warning messages. If you did not receive these alerts and are members of these campus communities, you may want to sign up/edit your account.

As of July 1, 2019, the branch campuses (Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan) no longer utilize Rave to send emergency notifications (including cancelled classes, drill information and safety communication during credible, on-going threats). If you had been a Rave subscriber and have not signed up for GB Alert, you will need to do so. This does not occur automatically.

Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus staff, faculty and students, follow sign-up instructions. You will sign in with your UW-Green Bay single sign-on credentials. You must indicate at least one list.

Green Bay campus staff, faculty and students may edit or view their GB Alert account by logging in.

See GB Alert FAQ. You may direct further questions to PublicSafety@uwgb.edu or call 920-465-2300 ext. 2.