Faculty note: Prof. Meredith Livingston publication

UW-Green Bay Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston (Music/Women and Gender Studies) was invited to write an article that is published in the SUMMER, 2019, SLOVO JOURNAL. This is a journal published in English by the National Czech/Slovak Museum and Library located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It highlights various aspects of Czech and Slovak history and culture. The article features the upcoming American Czech/Slovak International Voice Competition that will be held at the Weidner Center, and on the Green Bay Campus for the ninth time, October 11, 12, and 13, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. (Free admission) Producer, Sharon Chmel Resch, Green Bay and founder/artistic director, Sarah Meredith, have collaborated to sponsor this event since 2003. Approximately $12,000 prize monies are awarded to the winning singers and help support them on their journey in the performing arts.

The Academic Staff Professional Development Allocations Committee has funds available

The Academic Staff Professional Development Allocations Committee has funds available to assist academic staff in attending professional development opportunities. Academic staff (instructional and non-instructional) at all four campus locations are welcome to apply for funds. Funding is available for up to 50 percent of the total cost, not to exceed $750. Total funding provided is subject to availability and may be less than requested. Applications must be received at least three weeks before the event; no funds will be awarded retroactively. All funded activities must be reimbursed in the current fiscal year, 2019-2020. Please submit all materials electronically to Jeff Schulz, schulzje@uwgb.edu. Application and guidelines available here. Applications will be processed as they are received. If you have questions, please contact committee members: Joanie Dovekas, Jeff Schulz, Tara DaPra, Bryan Hulbert, or Joe Schoenebeck (chair).

 

Reminder: Office of International Education staff would like to visit your classroom

This is a reminder the Office of International Education would like to talk to your class about study abroad. Meetings are only 5-10 minutes (or another length if desired) and cover any specific topics your students may be interested in. The schedule will be finalized this week. If you are interested in a presentation, please contact Jemma Lund, assistant director of study abroad at lundj@uwgb.edu by Friday, Sept. 6 with preferred dates and times and course names. Any messages received after Sept. 6 will be added as possible.

Faculty note: Prof. Hossain publication

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Maruf Hossain (Electrical Engineering Technology from Resch School of Engineering) has recently published a paper entitled “Fast and Accurate Frequency Estimation in Distorted Grids Using a Three-Sample Based Algorithm,” in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, one of the high impact factor journals published by IET from United Kingdom. The article is co-authored with an international team of researchers from UW-Green Bay (USA), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Bangladesh) and  Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Copenhagen (Denmark). Details of the paper can be found here.

First-year students move in at UW-Green Bay | WLUK

It’s a day some recent high school graduates await. It’s also a day many parents dread. A little more than 700 first year students moved into their dorms at UW-Green Bay Sunday. Hannah Ries is from Menominee, Michigan. She’s going to be studying nursing and just got settled in at her freshman dorm. UW-Green Bay was a good fit for her for a few reasons.

“Close to home kind of, I have a lot of family down here, friends and I just liked the campus a lot,” Ries said. Her mom knows that she’ll enjoy her new college journey. See the story via First-year students move in at UW-Green Bay | WLUK.

The Phoenix Bookstore seeks members of faculty for advisory committee

The Phoenix Bookstore is looking for a couple of faculty members and staff members to be part of the Bookstore advisory committee. The group will meet twice a year and go over the bookstore programs. A first meeting is planned for mid-October. If you are interested please contact Monica Wittrock at wittrocm@uwgb.edu.

 

UW-Green Bay first-year students give back as part of welcome activities

While many people enjoyed a day of rest on Monday, first-year students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay used their day to go out and serve in the community that will be their home away from home. More than 500 students put on a uniform of t-shirts and gloves as they prepared to do some work. More via UW-Green Bay first-year students give back as part of welcome activities, WBAY.

550 incoming UW Green Bay freshmen clean trails before fall semester commences | #wearegreenbay.com#

It’s that time of year – students are gearing up to go back to school. But before the UW-Green Bay freshmen hit the books Wednesday, Monday they decided to hit the trail as a way to serve the community outside of campus. The freshmen clearing the trails are just as diverse as the nature around them.

“When you stop and think about the campus, we’ve got students from all over the state of Wisconsin, all over the United States and some of our international students are here today helping out,” says Grant Winslow, coordinator for UW Green Bay’s Student Life office. “When you look at that you say, ‘Okay, they’re already giving back to the community of Green Bay, even though they’re not from Green Bay.’”

The Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in Suamico was the site for 550 incoming students to connect with the outdoors and one another. More via 550 incoming UW Green Bay freshmen clean trails before fall semester commences | #wearegreenbay.com#.

Look for headlining band SHAED to be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight

On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. the Alt-Pop trio SHAED will be on the UW-Green Bay campus for a Welcome Week concert. But tonight (Sept. 4, 2019), the band appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The group is #41 on Billboard’s Top 100 and hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Charts. The band’s current hit is the song “Trampoline.” The concert is in Phoenix Park. Opening for SHAED is Next Town Down, an R&B group that has amassed nearly 700,000 YouTube subscribers.