What’s Happening at UW-Green Bay this week?

Prevea School Day Jam at the Kress Center| 11 a.m. Feb. 27 | Kress Center
Get those ear plugs at the ready. Thousands of screaming kids will be backing the Phoenix on Thursday when the Green Bay women’s basketball team hosts Cleveland State at the Kress Events Center at 11 a.m. Homecoming Week culminates with Krash the Kress on Saturday, Feb. 29, with the women’s basketball team hosting Youngstown State at 2 p.m. and the men’s basketball team hosting Cleveland State at 7 p.m., and the Krash the Kress tailgate taking place in between the two games from 4 to 6:45 p.m. More information can be found at https://www.uwgb.edu/homecoming/calendar-of-events/krash-the-kress/

UW-Green Bay chancellor finalists | Feb. 25, 27; Mar. 3, 5 | Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center 
The final four UW-Green Bay chancellor finalists will be participating in public forums on separate days throughout the next two weeks at Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teresa M. Flannery will be speaking on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020; Mark L. Biermann on Thursday, Feb. 27; Lori Vermeulen on Tuesday, March 3; and Michael Alexander on Thursday, March 5. More information can be found at https://www.uwgb.edu/chancellor-search/

UW-Green Bay Psych Week Talk on happiness and health | Mar. 2 | Brown County Central Library Auditorium
UW-Madison Prof. Carol Ryff will be giving a presentation titled, “What is Happiness and How Does It Relate to Health?: A Look at New Science,” on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Brown County Central Library Auditorium. This presentation is part of “Psych Week 2020” sponsored by UW-Green Bay Psychology from March 2 to 6. More information can be found at https://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/news/02/17/psych-week-talk-on-happiness-and-health-is-at-brown-county-library-march-2/

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Anywhere, anytime path to a degree is cornerstone of UW-Green Bay’s new Accelerated Degree

Applications now being accepted; some prior experience may be eligible for credit

Green Bay, Wis.— Beginning in fall 2020, an Accelerated Degree will be available to students pursuing an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree. The program provides “anywhere, anytime” access—as students will be able to engage in courses when it is convenient for them, as all class content will be made available online and through video lectures.

In addition, the Accelerated Degree program will be the University’s first in which students will be able to complete all courses in six-week (or four-week summer) increments, providing increased flexibility for working adults and those who aren’t able to take classes on campus. Students will have an option to attend in-person lectures with instructors one Saturday per month.

Interested students are able to learn more and apply for admission to the program, immediately at www.uwgb.edu/accelerated-degree. The program is offered through UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

In addition to personalized coaching, the Accelerated Degree is a customized program with built-in flexibility, specifically designed to expedite personal growth, while making it possible for students to manage work, family, home and education. The Accelerated Degree is also designed to provide relevant knowledge and training to working adults seeking promotion or career change. During fall and spring semesters, students will be able to take two classes at a time in six-week sessions.

“We are attempting to remove the barriers that prevent people from pursuing their higher education goals and dreams,” said UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander. “Essentially we desire to help people from all walks of life to fast forward their future. UW-Green Bay is proud to provide educational opportunities for people at all stages of their professional and pre-professional careers. The Accelerated Degree is intended to be flexible for students that need options to balance their education with other demands on their time. We understand that students have many needs for education throughout their careers and want to ensure that UW-Green Bay is able to provide programs that allow access for all who want it at any point during their journey.”

As a part of the application and enrollment process, students will work with a dedicated student success coach from the University, who will help evaluate a student’s life goals and life journey as they design, together, a plan that will work for them. The student success coach will analyze students’ transfer college credits and learning experiences outside of formal education through work, military or other experiences and determine how they may apply towards the degree. Students will work with the student success coach during the entirety of their time in the program.

The Accelerated Degree meets the UW-Green Bay requirements for an Associate of Arts and Science Degree with an emphasis that prepares graduates for advancement in their jobs or a clearly-defined pathway towards bachelor degree programs. Students will be able to choose from four emphasis areas: Business Concepts, Foundations of Education, Organizational Development or Workforce Solutions.

Students will earn a digital badge for their chosen emphasis. Each emphasis has been developed to deliver workforce skills needed in a competitive job market. Digital badges are a quick and recognizable way to share verified knowledge and expertise with employers, colleagues and recruiters and will afford students a competitive edge and a way to differentiate themselves from co-workers or other candidates. Badges empower students with 24/7 digital access on resumes, websites, social media and email signatures.

Students can learn more about the program and their next steps at www.uwgb.edu/accelerated-degree.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility.

 About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


UW-Green Bay adds livestream opportunity to ‘meet’ the chancellor candidates

Interviews begin this week for the four finalists hoping to become the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The open forums for each candidate will be live-streamed and links can be accessed through the Chancellor Search webpage. Teresa M. Flannery is the first candidate, and will be visiting the Green Bay Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The public forum with Flannery begins at 11:30 a.m. in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Members of the campus community are invited to submit questions remotely to chancellor@uwgb.edu and offer feedback on each candidate. More here.

Homecoming Week kicks off with pep rally and declaration by the Mayor of Green Bay

Proclimation by the City of Green Bay for Homecoming WeekHomecoming Week 2020 is off to a great start, with Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich declarating this week as “UW-Green Bay Week” in front of approximately 80 students, faculty, staff and alumni present at the Homecoming Pep Rally, in the University Union, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.

Student Amber Perez (Human Biology and Spanish) and Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven opened the pep rally by welcoming Mayor Genrich to the stage, who stated that while he did not attend UW-Green Bay, he feels as if he is a “Phoenix by birth,” due to being born and raised in the area. As he declared this week “UW-Green Bay Week” he also said the downtown city bridges will be lit green this week in support of the University! Genrich was given an honorary “t to the campus,”—an official Homecoming t-shirt, designed by student Jenna Bares (Design Arts). 

Green Bay women’s basketball Coach Kevin Borseth, who recently achieved his 500th Division 1 win as a head coach, and Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie also addressed the crowd. They expressed their excitement for the week, reminding people to come to “Krash the Kress” and support UW-Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball on Saturday, Feb. 29. The women play at 2 p.m., and the men play at 7 p.m. with the Krash the Kress tailgate in-between events.

See the full list of events that are happening this week as part of Homecoming Week.

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Homecoming 2020 Pep Rally

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication


Wombats win Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) Tournament Championship

Congratulations to the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus men’s basketball team. The Wombats defeated Wausau 110-91 to claim the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference tournament championship. The last time the Wombats were tournament champions dates back to the 1981-82 season. Jalen Brown-Morrow led the Wombats with 38 points and was named to the all tournament team. Delvin Barnstable had 32 points, 16 rebounds, two blocks and was also named to the all tournament team. Myreon Gant and Austin Rietbrock both dished out five assists.

Feb. 24-28 is ‘America Saves Week’ and the UW Credit Union is happy to answer your questions

Feb. 24-28, 2020 is “America Saves Week.” UW-Green Bay alumni Wayne Resch and Jill Norder are trusted advisors and work on the Green Bay Campus in the UW Credit Union. They are happy to respond to your questions. One suggestion from the pair: “consider a home equity line of credit (HELOC) from the UW Credit Union, which offers a better way to borrow for home improvement projects, consolidating debt, paying for emergency expenses and more.” E-mail Resch, wresch@uwcu.org or Norder, jnorder@uwcu.org, or stop in at the UW Credit Union from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equal Housing Opportunity.




Finalists Named In UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search | Wisconsin Public Radio

Four finalists have been named in the search for a new chancellor at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. UW System President Ray Cross announced Wednesday that a 12-member search and screen committee had narrowed the search to replace former UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller, who left his position at the end of September.  The finalists include Michael Alexander, UW-Green Bay provost; Mark L. Biermann, provost at Valparaiso University in Indiana; Teresa M. Flannery, policy fellow at American University in Washington, D.C.; and Lori Vermuelen, former provost of Stockton University in New Jersey. The search and screen committee is chaired by Bob Atwell, UW Board of Regents member, and Michael Draney, UW-Green Bay biology professor. Atwell spoke highly of the candidates. Source: Finalists Named In UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search | Wisconsin Public Radio

Correction: Marinette Campus Prof. Renee Richer wants to be Michigan’s ‘Voice of Science in Policy’ – Pride Source

Correction: Prof. Richer was mistakenly identified in a headline as a Manitowoc Campus professor, last week.
Renee Richer’s ties to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula run deep. So deep in fact that The Farmhouse, the building that today serves as Richer’s Gladstone-based bed-and-breakfast of the same name, has been in her family for more than a century. With connections to her community that run five generations strong, it makes sense that Richer would feel a sense of obligation to give back to her Upper Peninsula roots. In fact, she said that much of her interest in running for Michigan’s 108th House district stems from conversations with travelers right at The Farmhouse’s kitchen table.

And beyond connecting with constituents on a personal level, Richer says she wants her campaign to serve “as the voice of science in policy.” Richer earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Chicago and holds a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University. She has spent much of her career studying environmental science and climate change both in the U.S. and around the world, and over the last 12 years, Richer has focused on human exposures to environmental neurotoxins—like Michigan’s harmful algal blooms. She currently commutes regularly to her teaching job at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. She said that her scientific background coupled with her social connection to Michiganders has made her a well-rounded candidate.

Source: Lesbian House Candidate Renee Richer Wants to Be Michigan’s ‘Voice of Science in Policy’ – Pride Source

Assistant Prof. Chu and student Alexandra Oosting publish article on reducing racial bias in team sports

Undergraduate research assistant Alexandra (Sasha) Oosting (Pscyhology) recently worked with Assistant Prof. Alan Chu, (Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology) to publish an article in “Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.” Their work discusses strategies for coaches to reduce the subliminal bias they may have towards their players through increased contact with players, increased awareness and increased diversity and inclusion on their sports teams. The article can be found here.