In accordance with UW-Green Bay’s Emergency Management Plan (which includes a pandemic response and a Continuity of Operations Plan), University personnel continue to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak for any potential impact on University community members and University operations. Plans will be activated should the virus spread in Wisconsin.
Updates to the University’s Counseling and Health webpage regarding the virus continue, and the site now contains Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information on travel. Please refer to the UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health website for answers to questions that arise on this evolving situation. The University will share additional information from the CDC, the UW System or campus Emergency Operations Council as they become available.
Plagued by injuries earlier this season, the Green Bay women’s basketball team is finally putting it all together. The Phoenix beat Cleveland State in a rare mid-week day game, Feb. 27, 2020, to accommodate nearly 2,000 screaming local school children and another 1,500 fans, at one of arguably the loudest victories in Phoenix history. On Saturday, in front of a jam-packed Krash the Kress and Homecoming 22020 crowd, UW-Green Bay stormed to a 20-point victory over Youngstown State to secure the second seed in the Horizon League Conference Tournament in Indianapolis.
The team has won six straight and 10 of its last 12 games, while improving to 13-5 in the Horizon League. With the victories, Green Bay punched its ticket to the Horizon League Tournament semifinals and will wait until Monday, March 9 to take the floor at the Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum, Indianapolis.
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Lori Vermeulen, the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Stockton University, will be the third chancellor candidate scheduled to visit UW-Green Bay. Vermeulen will be speaking on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. View Vermeulen’s CV (pdf).
Michael Alexander, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for UW-Green Bay, will be the fourth and final chancellor candidate scheduled to interview for the UW-Green Bay chancellor. Alexander will address the campus community on Thursday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. View Alexander’s CV (pdf).
Video Streaming is available to those that are unable to attend the forum. Attendees may submit questions remotely to firstname.lastname@example.org. This session offers opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members to interact directly with the candidates. All are highly encouraged to participate in this important step in the selection process for the University’s seventh chancellor, including the opportunity to offer feedback on each candidate.
For more information, visit the Chancellor Search page.
This is just a reminder that if you wish to nominate one of your colleagues for a Founders Award, the deadline is March 6, 2020. A list of the various Founders Awards and a description of each is available here. If you wish to view the previous winners of all the Founders Awards, you can do so here. If you wish to nominate an individual or a team for a Founders Award, you can do so here. Currently, there are no nominations in the following two categories: “University Award for Excellence in Community Outreach” and “University Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement.”
The UW-Green Bay retiree breakfast will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. at the Bay Family Restaurant (west room) on the corner of Military and 9th street. All are invited.
March Book Madness is back! Fill out your bracket to determine which book will reign supreme, then vote to get your favorites to the top. This year’s theme is books to movies. Students can participate at any of the four UW-Green Bay campuses and win prizes for top bracket scores! Prizes include Kwik Trip gift cards, local business gift cards, an Alexa Dot or Google Home and more! Not a student? Faculty, staff, and community members can compete against each other for bragging rights! Get your department involved in a little friendly competition! Brackets can be submitted between March 2 through 10, 2020, with voting beginning March 12!
The start of Lent, the Christian observance leading to Easter is here. That means the demand for yellow perch will go up, and much like previous years, a shortage for popular fish fries is a problem. “It’s everything from changes in population in the lake, we have introduced species, we have exotic species, in the lakes, we have differences in land use, as more and more people build on the rivers that feed the lakes and change the way nutrients flow into the lakes,” said Ken Webb, Associate Researcher at UW-Green Bay.
Source: UW-Green Bay Associate Researcher Ken Webb speaks on perch shortage | wbay.com
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Lakeshore Big Band will be performing “The Winds of March” on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Capitol Civic Centre. This performance will be conducted by UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Conductor and Music Director Marc Sackman, and will also feature LWEA Young Artist Solo Competition winners Becky Swanson on the saxophone and Adam Nelson on the french horn. For tickets and more information, please click here.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will hold its second Student Business Idea Contest on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marinette Campus cafeteria. UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus students will pitch their business ideas in 90 seconds and take questions from the panel of judges. Finalists who pitch will receive at least $50, with a first-place prize of $500, second-place prize of $250 and a third-place prize of $100. Cash prizes are sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Cofrin School of Business.
The competition is open to all UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus students from all majors. To enter the competition, please email Ryan Kauth at email@example.com by 12 p.m. on Monday, April 13. Students will be instructed how to create a PowerPoint slide and a public YouTube link of a draft of their 90-second idea pitch for a new product or new business, which can include nonprofits. The video link and PowerPoint slide must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 p.m. on Friday, April 17 for students to be eligible for prizes.
The evening’s events will begin with a Business Idea Pitch Workshop for the entire community from 6 to 6:30 p.m. In 30 minutes, participants will learn how to communicate an idea for a new product or business. Following the workshop is the Student Business Idea Contest from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Finally, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., anyone from the community can impromptu pitch for cash. For questions about the contest, please contact Ryan Kauth, UW-Green Bay Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, at email@example.com or 920-465-2004.
UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus won the WCC-East Division title by five games, and while the Wombats had to survive a one-point scare in the semi-finals, Sunday’s championship game was a cruise from the beginning, as Sheboygan topped Wausau 110-91 for the WCC Men’s Basketball title at the JustAGame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells.
Source: UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan claims Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship | wccwis.org