UWGB names Alexander next chancellor | WLUK

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has selected a current campus leader to be its next chancellor.The UW System Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Michael Alexander to the chancellor’s position. Alexander has been provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs since last July.”During Michael’s tenure at Green Bay, he has demonstrated keen listening and engagement skills,” UW System President Ray Cross said in a news release. “His experience as a conductor has clearly enriched and influenced his ability to lead individual experts and professionals.” Source: UWGB names Alexander next chancellor | WLUK

Director of Admissions open forums are this week, please participate

You are invited to participate in the open forums for the next director of Admissions for UW-Green Bay. The next two:

Cynthia Stong—Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 2:20 to 3:20 p.m.

John McGreal—Friday, April 10, 2020 from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

These interviews will be virtual via blackboard, so you will need to be invited to participate via outlook appointment. Interested in attending? Simply email Jen Jones jonesj@uwgb.edu  with the dates you would like to attend.

Wisconsin regents OK new Green Bay chancellor – StarTribune.com

The University of Wisconsin System regents on Thursday approved hiring Michael Alexander as UW-Green Bay’s new chancellor. Alexander has served as UW-Green Bay’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs since July 2019. He’ll replace Gary Miller, who resigned in October to become president of the University of Akron in Ohio. Alexander will start in his new position on May 1. He’ll make $250,000 a year.

Wisconsin regents OK new Green Bay chancellor | State and Regional | journaltimes.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents on Thursday approved hiring Michael Alexander as UW-Green Bay’s new chancellor. Alexander has served as UW-Green Bay’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs since July 2019. He’ll replace Gary Miller, who resigned in October to become president of the University of Akron in Ohio. Source: Wisconsin regents OK new Green Bay chancellor | State and Regional | journaltimes.com

The University Union will no longer be a polling location for the April 7 primary

As campus is closed to the public per COVID-19 state emergency order, the University Union will not be a polling place in the Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary on April 7, 2020. Students residing in the City of Green Bay or the surrounding communities should go to myvote.wi.gov and use Find My Polling Place for a specific voting location. Using this form requires that the voter is registered and has submitted their current address.

Taking caring of a colony of cockroaches while schools remain closed | WLUK

Schools and colleges remain closed across the state due to a state order issued by Gov. Tony Evers.But most teachers and professors continue to work from home. UW-Green Bay Professor Michael Draney (NAS) is part of the environmental science department at UWGB, he still heads to school, once a week to care for his Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. It takes about 10 minutes to feed them. He doesn’t want to bring them home. Source: Taking caring of a colony of cockroaches while schools remain closed | WLUK

Speakers/performers for virtual Earth Day 50 event wanted

Events in celebration of the 50th Earth Day here at Eco U have been moved virtual. The Earth Day 50 at UW-Green Bay planning committee is looking for interested faculty and staff to record brief (10-15 minute) videos for this virtual event speaking to some aspect of Earth Day from their own academic perspective. Videos will live on the virtual event’s website, along with other opportunities to engage and celebrate the 50th Earth Day. If you are interested in creating a brief video that touches on sustainability, Earth Day, the environment, etc., including readings, music, cultural stories, science, policy, reflections, experiences, calls to action, etc. or speaking/performing virtually and live on Wednesday, April 22, please reach out to John Arendt, Director of EMBI (Environmental Management & Business Institute), arendtjo@uwgb.edu.

Provost Alexander named new UW-Green Bay chancellor | WHBY

An administrator at UW-Green Bay will be the school’s next chancellor.Provost and Vice Chancellor Michael Alexander will start his new job on May 1st. He came to UW-Green Bay in July of last year.Alexander will succeed former Chancellor Gary Miller. Miller left to become the president of the University of Akron.The UW-System’s Board of Regents approved Alexander’s promotion, after a nationwide search. Source: UW-GB Provost Alexander to be new chancellor | WHBY

Consider participating in the statewide tornado drill, Thursday, April 16

The National Weather Service (NWS) will be conducting a virtual tornado drill this year on Thursday, April 16. There will not be a test tornado watch or warning that comes out of the NWS office in Wisconsin or Minnesota. So, no Emergency Alert System (EAS) message will be sent to TV/radio or alerting on NOAA Weather Radio. Also, WEA (Wireless Emergency Alerts) will not go off on cell phones.

Instead, the NWS asks everyone to take 15 minutes (at 1:45 p.m. if possible), which was when the test tornado warning was supposed to go out) to practice their own tornado and severe weather safety plans with co-workers and family members.