To keep all informed of University decisions as we continue to work on specific details for fall, a Coffee Break listening session will be held on Monday, June 29 at 8:30 a.m. Chancellor Alexander, Sheryl Van Gruensven and Kate Burns will give a brief update and allow the remaining time to take questions from faculty and staff. Colleagues from all campus locations are strongly encouraged to attend. See your inbox for details.
The presentation will be recorded for those who cannot attend.
Former UW-Green Bay employee Shawn Robinson (a.k.a Doctor Dyslexia Dude) has made his life’s work about literacy and learning with dyslexia. He shares an especially timely new blog post, “Unpacking Systematic Barriers for Black Boys with a Learning Disability in Special Education.”
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) was quoted several times in the Green Bay Press-Gazette story about Black Lives Matter march a week ago. The context for his connection was an article he and several students co-wrote for Voyageur magazine about the history of open housing in Green Bay.
UW-Green Bay student Maria Arunkumar (Business Administration) was one of four startup founders who recently pitched at the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s TechConnect event. But, she wasn’t pitching for cash or investor meetings. She was pitching for talent to help her work on her startup, Build-a-Wedding. The second TechConnect connected startup founders with developers and designers in a reverse pitch format. Founders pitched on Zoom their “ask” in eight minutes from a technical perspective, so they asked for a co-founder, a strategic advisor, or an employee, for example. Then, the audience had five minutes for Q&A. At the end of the event, a post-event survey helped attendees select the companies that they’d like to meet and be introduced to for potential collaboration. The event was hosted by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce, partnering with Digital Fertilizer and the Big Data, Advanced Analytics, and Machine Learning (“BAM”) Meetups.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science) will be interviewed on WPR’s Central Time this afternoon around 4:30 p.m. for a segment about the Trump administration’s latest immigration policy suspending temporary visas and how U.S. asylum policy has been impacted by the pandemic.
The Green Bay volleyball team shared a video for Juneteenth on Friday, June 19. The video includes acknowledgment of Juneteenth as a holiday, and a reflection on the necessity of doing what is right. The dialogue is originally from Seth Godin, titled “Too Long Delayed.”
Watch the video.
Please join the Cofrin School of Business for a Digital Transformation Summer Series to learn about new and emerging technologies that will shape the future of business as we know it. “COVID-19 and summer break can’t stop us from learning in the Cofrin School of Business! We’re determined to keep innovating and connecting with our UW-Green Bay community. Sessions have been offered each week of the summer, starting on May 22, and new dates for July were just added! Whether you can attend them all or just a few, all UWGB students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join the upcoming Zoom sessions—June 26, July 10 & 17, 11a.m. to Noon. It’s free.
UW-Green Bay released plans last week to open slowly and safely beginning with faculty and staff and the outdoor spaces on July 1. If you haven’t reviewed it, please refer to the “Phoenix Forward: Return to Campus Plan.” Members of the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses should watch their e-mails, and can contact their CEOs about specifics such as entry and exit doors and cleaning supplies.
The UW-Green Bay Retiree Association Board of Directors has decided to cancel this year’s golf outing and the Retiree Dinner in the fall. “We made this decision reluctantly but felt it was in the best interests of the health and safety of our members and others,” the announcement said.
Wisconsin nonprofits could be in dire financial straits in the months, and possibly years, ahead as they continue to cancel or scale back vital fundraising events due to the coronavirus pandemic.
One in five nonprofits that responded to a University of Wisconsin System survey said they worry about meeting payroll for the next eight weeks. Almost 50% have laid off staff already and 93% said they’re considering future layoffs. More than 10% stopped providing services altogether.
Prof. Lora Warner of the UW-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs, who co-authored the northeast region report with associate professor Michael Ford of UW-Oshkosh, said the financial pinch has one in three nonprofits in northeastern Wisconsin concerned they could run out of money within the next eight weeks.
“It’s definitely a looming issue that will get bigger, just like everything else,” Warner said. “Their donations are definitely at risk. We don’t know where they will be in a few weeks. Two-thirds said they could continue programming for eight weeks, but that means one-third is not sure they could.”
Source: Coronavirus in Wisconsin: Nonprofits face long-term impacts from pandemic | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel