EPIC is an epic success, again

This past weekend (Nov. 9-10, 2019) , a collaborative steering committee comprised of UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty (Jenell Holstead, Jason Cowell, Ryan Martin, Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges) and local high school teachers (Amy Ramponi, Jason Baudhuin, Adam Wiskerchen) hosted the annual Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC) at Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Fifty high school and university psychology instructors from Wisconsin and the upper Midwest attended the event covering a multitude of innovative teaching presentations and workshops. In fall 2019, the EPIC team received the Founders Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement.

Keynote speaker Garth Neufeld teaches at Cascadia College in Washington State. He is the founder of Teaching Introductory Psychology Northwest and the co-founder of the PsychSessions: Conversations About Teaching N’ Stuff podcast. Garth is the Director of Regional Conference Programming for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and the co-chair of APA’s Introductory Psychology Initiative.

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Jana Fogaca lecture
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Keynote, Garth Neufeld
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Jenell Holstead lecture



Reminder: Office Hours & Institutional Closure – Friday, November 29, 2019

Consistent with HR 14-17-3 “Office Hours and Institutional Closure Policy”, Interim Chancellor Van Gruensven has authorized the closure of applicable offices on Friday, November 29, 2019 for all UW-Green Bay Campuses.  Area leaders will have the discretion to determine essential and non-essential functions and subsequent individual office closures for the day.  Areas which are identified as essential functions under the policy will be required to be staffed on November 29.  The provision of essential services on the Branch Campuses will be covered by the Green Bay Campus Offices (e.g. GBOSS will function as the office for all Branch 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.

Offices that close are asked to post notice on the departmental website and display a notice of office closure a week in advance, including notice of when normal business hours will resume.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Warner facilitates non-profit discussion at Weidner Center

Prof. Warner facilitates

Associate Prof. Lora Warner (Public Administration) facilitated a discussion on the topic of Fund Development at the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Initiative Summit, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. The discussion, which had about 150 attendees, took place at the Weidner Center.

Tickets available for The Rocky Horror Show, Nov. 21-23

The Rocky Horror Show will be performed live onstage from Nov. 21 to 23, 2019 at the University Theatre! See what the cast has to say in this video. “In the play, Brad and Janet have a flat tire in a thunderstorm and see a light on at the castle up the road. They just want to use the phone but find themselves guests of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Riff Raff, Magenta and Columbia will dance ‘The Time Warp’ in this completely camp rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical.” The show is rated R for Adult Content. Tickets can be purchased here.

Reminder: Manitowoc Campus hosting SAFE Ally Level 1 training, Nov. 15

On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will be hosting SAFE Ally Level 1 training from 1 to 3 p.m. This free and open public event provides information on vocabulary, pronoun usage and current LGBTQ+ topics. Participants learn how to be a better ally and will receive a SAFE Ally sticker for attending. Interested individuals must RSVP with Stacie Christian, Ph.D. to guarantee a spot in the training session. To RSVP and for more information, please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu, or 920-465-2167.

Faculty Note: Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk’s paper accepted in leading journal

Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Public and Environmental Affairs, Political Science) recently had an accepted publication in the journal Political Research Quarterly. The paper is entitled “Information, Political Bias, and Public Perceptions of Local Conditions” and is co-authored with Thomas Holbrook, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Political Research Quarterly is widely viewed as one of the top five journals in the field of political science.

Wombat Walkabout Open House, Nov. 13

Invite family, friends or anyone you know to the Wombat Walkabout Open House on UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan’s campus on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. This event will be a chance to tour campus and meet professors. Check in at the Student Services Office, room 2224, to say “hi” and to get a pass for free admission to the Wombat Basketball game or University Theatre’s “White Guy on the Bus.”

Larry the Cable Guy coming to the Weidner, Nov. 30

Entertainer Larry the Cable Guy is coming to the Weidner Center on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 for a performance starting at 8 p.m. This tour is titled “Larry the Cable Guy: Remain Seated” and will feature new material. Larry the Cable Guy is a multi-platinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theaters and arenas across the United States. Larry has created The Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after Larry’s signature catchphrase, and he has donated more than seven million dollars to various charities. For more, visit the Weidner Center website.