Reminders: Interviews scheduled for associate vice chancellor for Graduate Studies

The final candidates in the search for an associate vice chancellor for Graduate Studies will be on campus next week. Candidates will discuss their “Vision of Creating Vibrant and Sustainable Graduate Programs at UW-Green Bay” during the open forums. The remaining schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 17 – Pieter DeHart
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Friday, October 18 – Vimala Pillari
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103)

‘Black Friday’ office hours and institutional closure policy

Consistent with HR 14-17-3 “Office Hours and Instructional Closure Policy”, UW-Greeen Bay Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven has authorized the closure of applicable offices, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 for all UW-Green Bay campuses subject to determination by area leaders. It is at the discretion of area leaders to determine essential and non-essential functions. The provision of essential services on the Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan Campuses will be covered by the Green Bay Campus offices (e.g. GBOSS will function as the office for all campuses).

Employees who choose to work on Nov. 29, 2019 must receive approval from their immediate supervisor and may be subject to reassignment based on institutional needs. Employees who elect to take this day off must submit the absence request through HRS and have sufficient vacation/personal days to be absent on Nov. 29. This closure does not represent an additional holiday.

If your work area is closed on that day, please ensure that appropriate signage is presented not less than seven (7) days prior to the closure, noting the public of the office closure.


UW-Green Bay’s Innovation in Aging Competition is announced with a forum to help prepare competitors

The fourth annual Innovation in Aging (IiA) Student Competition is taking place on March 4, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. Please share this information with your students. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to attend or participate. The purpose of this event is to generate ideas and inventions that can help support those in the community facing challenges associated with aging.

A premier event to get students interested and prepared for the competition is taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. This “Reverse Pitch Forum” will provide a platform to identify challenges and problems facing the aging community that can become the basis for the March competition. This event will also serve as a networking opportunity for interested students to form teams for the March 4, 2020 competition.

The “Reverse Pitch Forum” features opening remarks from Aaron Kennedy—founder of Noodles & Company and UW-Green Bay’s Titletown Tech Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

The March Innovation in Aging competition will include cash prizes for the top solution pitches, as well as cash prizes for the top teams representing student organizations.

These events are being organized by an interdisciplinary team of UW-Green Bay faculty in partnership with WiSys. WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.

If possible, consider incorporating these events into your course syllabi as an assignment or provide extra credit to students and student teams that attend and/or participate.

Questions can be directed to Brian Walsh at

Panel discussion hosted by UW-Green Bay United, tonight (Oct. 15)

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Room A, a panel discussion will be held about the future of higher education, hosted by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay United. Representative Katrina Shankland and Senator Dave Hansen recently introduced a comprehensive legislative package “Reaching Higher for Higher Education.” Shankland and Hansen will be two members of the panel and will be joined by Noel Radomski, director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement for Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), and student Amelia Boylan-Knorr. Shankland and Hansen will discuss their bills and the panel will take public questions. This event is free and open to the public. Cookie and coffee will be provided.

UW-Green Bay student Shontrea Hogans receives statewide award

UW-Green Bay student Shontrea Hogans (Psychology, ’20) is the winner of the first annual statewide Wisconsin Leadership Community Choice Award for College Student Leader of the Year. Hogans and the other winners received their awards at the Wisconsin Leadership Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. CAHSS and Effect selected Hogans as their featured student last week. She says she wants to leave UW-Green Bay a better place, especially for multicultural students. “I hope that UWGB is a better place for them to thrive not just survive,” she said.

Oct. 24 Trick-or-Treat Tot Trot

Announcing: Third annual Trick-or-Treat Tot Trot, Oct. 24

Rain or shine, UW-Green Bay’s Office of Residence Life will host a safe trick-or-treat event for children on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The program is focused on pre-kindergarten through elementary school-age children from the Green Bay area. Participants and their adult chaperones or parents are asked to check-in at the Mauthe Center, 2418 Leon Bond Drive, Green Bay (adjacent to the Kress Events Center). Parking is available in the Kress Events Center lot or the Visitors lot near the University Union.

While there, children will be given a reusable trick-or-treat bag, will have the opportunity to take photos with costumed characters and will have a variety of treats to eat. From there, participants and their accompanying adult(s) will be led by a UW-Green Bay Ghost Guide to Roy Downham Hall, where they will trick-or-treat from room to room. Upon completion of the tour, Ghost Guides will return the groups to the Mauthe Center. An adult chaperone is required to accompany their children. Guides will leave intermittently. Families do not have to arrive at the Mauthe Center at 4:30 p.m., however, the final tour will depart at 6:15 p.m.

Questions can be directed to Gail Sims-Aubert at 920-465-2040.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Mohammad U. Mahfuz invited to chair the Technical Program Committee of EAI Conference

Assistant Prof. Mohammad U. Mahfuz (Engineering) has recently been invited to chair the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the 12th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT) together with an international team of experts from Japan, China and the United Kingdom. The BICT will be held on July 7 through 8, 2020, in Shanghai, P. R. China.

The BICT is a renowned technical conference in the field of bio-inspired information and communication technologies, which is at the interdisciplinary crossroads of natural and applied sciences and information and communication technologies. BICT highly welcomes technical papers, workshops and special tracks in the interdisciplinary fields of natural and applied sciences and electrical and communications engineering.

As a TPC co-chair, Assistant Prof. Mahfuz encourages all UW-Green Bay faculty to consider submitting their scholarly works in this conference, noting that this conference has some post-publication opportunities in several leading journals.

The website of the conference has more information.

The call for papers can be found here.