Students and volunteers need to resubmit for authorization to drive for the University

Students or volunteers whom are currently authorized to drive for the University will be purged from the system on August 31, 2019. See following note:

“Students who obtain authorizations within an academic year will be purged from the authorization list on August 31 of the academic year.  It will be necessary for the students to re-submit the Vehicle Use Agreement after Sept. 1 of the next academic year to renew their authorization.All employees or students are required to report immediately to Risk Management any conviction or other action, which would negatively affect the minimum driving requirements.”

You can view the complete policy at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/uw-policies/uw-system-administrative-policies/vehicle-use-and-driver-authorization/

After September 1, please feel free to go to the following website to reapply for driver authorization:  https://fleetportal.wi.gov

Basic Steps to Request Driver Authorization:

  • In the drop down menu under “Select type of employee”, select “UW”
  • Click “Logon”
  • In the drop-down menu under “UW Campus”, select “UW Green Bay”
  • Click “Logon”
  • Enter your UW-Green Bay username and password
  • Click “New Fleet Driver – Vehicle Use Agreement”
  • Enter your information in all fields with a RED asterisk *
  • Click “Submit”

Green Bay women’s soccer hosts Midnight Madness this week

The Green Bay women’s soccer team is set to host Midnight Madness on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at for its first exhibition of 2019, taking the pitch against Viterbo. Gates open at 11 p.m. on Wednesday night. Admission is FREE and open to the public and fans in attendance will receive glow sticks upon entry. The concessions stand will also be open for the event, with snacks and beverages available for purchase. More here.

Testing Services has moved to Registrar’s Office

As of July 1, 2019, the Office of Testing and Assessment has moved to the Registrar’s Office in Enrollment Services. The move reflects an effort to better align the services provided by the Office with those served, primarily students, and to improve the office’s visibility on campus.  The Office continues to provide comprehensive testing services that adhere to nationally recognized standards and accurate and timely information to support campus planning and decision-making. Testing Services and Assessment is staffed by Pam Gilson, the Coordinator of Testing Services. For more information, please visit the Office of Testing and Assessment website.

SBDC helps launch hard seltzer alternative

American consumers have taken a strong liking to ready-to-drink cocktails, and now Wisconsinites will soon have a brand to call their own. Sheboygan food and beverage startup SNFood & Beverage LLC is gearing up to launch Carbliss, its brand of canned cocktails, in stores statewide.

Adam Kroener and Amanda Lennartz of Glenbeulah are the entrepreneurs behind the beverage. The duo began mixing drinks in their kitchen using vodka, flavored water and natural extracts after they started searching for a more nutritional summer cocktail option while on the popular Keto diet.

Kroener also enrolled in a leadership program to help jumpstart Carbliss’ launch. That’s where he met Ray York, a business counselor at the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, who helped them get the business off the ground. See more via WisconsinINNO, Hard Seltzer Alternative: Mixed Drink Startup Carbliss Launches.

Psychology team heads to national conference this week

UW-Green Bay Psychology will be well-represented at the American Psychological Association’s annual conference this week. Four faculty members will be presenting their research on a wide array of topics. They include:

-Assistant Prof. Alan Chu: Effects of Sex and Competition Level on Perceived Motivational Factors in High School Athletes

-Assistant Prof. Jana Fogaca: Combined Psychological Skills Training for Sport Performance and Mental Health Can Reduce Anxiety

-Associate Prof. Christine Smith: Do the Big Five Personality Traits Predict Gender and Sexuality Prejudices?

-Associate Prof. Kris Vespia (with students Samantha Alger-Feser, Nicholas Livingston and Kailah Siggers): Psychology Education and its Potential Role in Mental Health Literacy

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Amulya Gurtu publishes paper

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. (Supply Chain Management), Amulya Gurtu’s paper entitled, “Offshoring Decisions: A Comprehensive & Conceptual Framework” has been published in Operations and Supply Chain Management. This paper is co-authored with Ramesh Saxena, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting and Finance, The Business School, Humber College, Toronto, Canada, and Nilesh Sah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance, Gary W. Rollins College of Business, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Citation: Gurtu, A., Saxena, R., & Sah, N. (2019). Offshoring Decisions: A Comprehensive & Conceptual Framework, Operations and Supply Chain Management, 12(3), 118-128. https://doi.org/10.31387/oscm0380236