Former UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan Gurung announces free course on the Psychology of Coping

Former UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan Gurung (Psychology, Human Development) wants the UW-Green Bay community to know about a free course. “In uncertain times like these, it’s normal to feel anxiety, stress, loneliness, and other feelings of isolation. Stress effects can be invisible and damaging even if we are not consciously aware of them. We are all concerned for the health and well-being of our families, friends, and the world.”

Experts in psychology will help you handle these feelings and learn ways to cope and communicate in “Punch through Pandemics with Psychological Science.”  Find out more and enroll.

 

Spanish students continue weekly Tertulia with Zoom. You are invited!

As the current situation has required all members of the University community to use creativity and ingenuity to continue with our lives, Spanish students, faculty and community members have switched their weekly Tertulia meetings to Zoom. If you are interested in practicing your Spanish, please send a message to Prof. Cristina Ortiz to join the group every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. for some Spanish conversation and laughs. Somos Phoenix!

Virtual tutoring is available through The Learning Center

The Learning Center reminds students that on-campus tutors have transitioned to virtual/phone tutoring this week. Students can contact TLC virtual front desk by navigating to the website, emailing sttutor1@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2958 and get connected with student tutors using many of the same platforms used in their courses. Setting up an account with Brainfuse, the 24/7 online live help tutoring vendor, is also suggested. Tutors are ready to help!

In the photo, Cheyenne Eastham, a Spanish tutor, working from home. Photo submitted.

Deadline Approaching: Winter 2021 faculty-led Travel Course proposals (changes & updates)

From the Office of International Education:

The Office of International Education (OIE) hopes that everyone is safe and healthy and is adapting to our new online reality. Our office is looking forward in both planning for future programs and working with faculty across our campuses to continue to bring international experiences to students once it is safe to do so.

We wanted to still encourage interested faculty leaders to submit a completed proposal to their academic chairs. Leading a course is a great way to connect with students and give them new and unforgettable experiences as well as a way to expand your horizons as well!  The OIE is here to answer your questions, provide resources, and connect you with veteran faculty leaders if you are interested.  Details and a link to the proposal form can be found on this website.

In light of these stressful time, the office can accept late proposals until April 15, 2020.  (in order to guarantee we can promote the program to students before the end of the semester).  We can also accept electronic approvals from academic chairs and deans. Please have approvals (with original proposal attachment) sent by email to Jemma Lund (assistant director of Study Abroad) at lundj@uwgb.edu. Any questions regarding faculty-led travel courses can be directed to her as well. Thank you and be well!

Faculty, here’s an extra-credit option… online programs through career services in place of event attendance

Each semester, faculty at UW-Green Bay encourage student attendance at campus events and programs as a way to earn extra credit. With events cancelled through the remainder of spring semester, Career Services has an online library of 30 recorded events and programs on a variety of career related topics and professional skills, including both panels and speakers. These recorded programs are housed in Handshake. Unfortunately there is no way to track individual student viewing of the recordings, but students could submit an overview or summary of content addressed in the recorded programs. View instructions on how to access the Resource Library in Handshake to view the recorded programs. Enrolled students have accounts in Handshake to access the recorded programs. If faculty would like to preview the programs in advance, please email Career Services at careers@uwgb.edu for information on how to access Handshake.  A single, generic account in Handshake exists for all faculty to use.

 

Fourth annual UW-Green Bay Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition, deadline April 6

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the fourth annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. This undergraduate essay competition aims to promote understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education. We invite eligible students from across campus to submit essays for the competition. Submission Deadline: April 6, 2020

Selection Process and Awards

All essays will be judged by a group of UW-Green Bay faculty. Student essays selected as winners of the UW-Green Bay competition will receive an annual continuing scholarship of $1,000 for up to three years or completion of a baccalaureate degree (whichever comes first) to cover educational expenses at UW-Green Bay.  Recipients will be notified in spring 2020.

Eligibility

This year’s competition is open to any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in academic good standing who plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2020-2021 academic year.

One scholarship will be granted to a current first-year student.

One scholarship will be granted to a current sophomore, junior, or senior.

This Year’s Topic:

What is the future of liberal education in the United States? Will it survive the political challenges it faces from its critics?  Will it be able to adapt to rapidly changing technology? Will it become so expensive as to become the exclusive domain of the elites in society? Will it simply fade away? What role will it play if it does survive?  Is it possible to imagine a vibrant and dynamic future for education in the United States?  What role do the liberal arts play in that future?

Strong student essays will invite reader engagement through description and reflection on personal experience, as well as demonstrate careful consideration of the prompt.  To learn more about the goals of a liberal education, you may wish to check the liberal education learning outcomes at https://www.aacu.org/leap/essential-learning-outcomes.

Submissions:

The submission deadline is April 6, 2020. Submissions must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Ganyard at ganyardc@uwgb.edu; all essays must be attached as a .pdf document.

All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000 to 1,250 words in length, typed, double-spaced.

Each essay must include a title page with the following information:

  • title of essay
  • student’s name
  • current school standing (first-year, sophomore, junior, or senior)
  • major (undecided is acceptable)
  •  home address
  • e-mail address
  • telephone number

The title page must also include the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”

Falcon Cam Photo

Follow UW-Green Bay’s nesting Peregrines Mimi and Rupert via webcam

Thanks to the work of dedicated students (especially Jacob Woulf, Brandon Byrne, and Noah Nei), faculty mentors (Amy Wolf and Bob Howe), the UW-Green Bay IT staff (especially Ron Kottnitz and Monika Pynaker), Paul Pinkston and staff at Facilities Management, and support from the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and local bird enthusiasts Paul and Annie Mueller, the nest of UW-Green Bay’s Peregrine Falcons (Mimi and Rupert) is available for online viewing. The nest, located in a converted vent near the top of the Cofrin Library, can be followed at UW-Green Bay Peregrine Falcon Nest Box LiveStream video on YouTube.

See the Falcon Cam

Reports Wolf, “The first egg was laid last week, and Mimi and Rupert are now incubating four eggs! We expect the young to hatch around April 24-26. We all hope that these spectacular birds will provide some enjoyment for you and others, especially during these difficult times.”

Find more about the history of this endangered pair, see our 2017 article Campus Cliffhanger: A team of volunteers bands together for successful birth and banding of Peregrine falcons.

May, 14, 2019 photo of falcon nest.