MESA invites campus community to open forums for advisor position

The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) invites the UW-Green Bay community to the open forums for three invited candidates for its multicultural advisor position. Please email Mai J. Lo Lee to get a Microsoft Teams invitation for the following open forums:

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 – Steven Sharkey-Dye, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Resume
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Laura Jones, 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Resume
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – Cindy Lopez Johnson, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Resume

UW-Green Bay student McKenzie Rasmussen says online learning transition was ‘far smoother’ than she expected

Although UW-Green Bay is intending to be open in fall and welcoming faculty, staff and students back on campus, some classes originally scheduled for in-person instruction will be moving online or having online aspects to them for the safety of the UW-Green Bay community. Current UW-Green Bay students who transitioned to online learning in Spring 2020 demonstrated that they are resilient problem-solvers and describe their experiences while providing some advice to future students…

McKenzie Rasmussen is a senior double majoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies and Communication.

McKenzie Rasmussen

“My experience transitioning to online learning during the Spring semester was far smoother than I was expecting. My professors worked tirelessly to adapt their schedules and courses to the online learning environment, and were incredibly helpful with the entire process. It was also a great way for me to learn how to use different technologies and platforms. Online classes are also a great way to form new learning habits and expand the ways in which you learn.”

UW-Green Bay Prof. Phil Clampitt shares ‘lessons learned’ during COVID19

UW-Green Bay Prof. and the Blair Endowed Chair of Communication Phil Clampitt reflects on lessons learned from the pandemic. “Cataclysmic events world-wide like COVID-19 often prompt people to reflect in life-changing ways. Long-forgotten assumptions surface. New perspectives emerge about well-established habits. Forced behavioral changes may foster novel and healthier responses to everyday events. Consider the musings and life-style questions below that we might glean from this pandemic…”Many epidemiologists consider the speed with which COVID-19 spreads its most novel and deadly characteristic. Yet, we live in a world where speed trumps almost all…” See more.

Spread the word, WiSys is looking for student innovators

MADISON—WiSys invites UW System student researchers and innovators to present their research and innovations during a live virtual broadcast on July 22 at 4 p.m. Students from all academic disciplines can share their work, compete for cash prizes and engage in an interactive networking component led by UW campus leadership.

Prizes include:

  • First place: $750
  • Second place: $500
  • Third place: $250

Other prizes may also be awarded.

The deadline for registration is July 13. Space is limited. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by July 15.

Through the virtual event, students can gain visibility for their work, network with like-minded peers from across the state, and round out their resume–adding the event to their list of presentation experiences. The

The virtual “Student Research & Innovation Showcase,” sponsored by Boyle Fredrickson, replaces a similar in-person event that usually takes place at WiSys’ annual summer symposium. That event, the WiSys SPARK Symposium, was cancelled due to the coronavirus.

For more information on the event or to register to present, visit wisys.org/spark.

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.

According to media, Coach Will Ryan adds to his coaching staff

Coach Will Ryan has added former Badgers Brandon Pitzel and Freddie Owens to the UW-Green Bay men’s basketball coaching staff. State news has covered the hires.

Sources:

De Pere’s Brandon Pritzl, Wisconsin standout Freddie Owens among UWGB assistant hires | Green Bay Press Gazette

Milwaukee native and former Badgers standout Freddie Owens among UWGB assistant hires | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Former Redbird Pritzl to join UW-Green Bay coaching staff | NBC 26

CATL Advanced Training Opportunities mid-July through August

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering advanced training opportunities starting mid-July that will be co-facilitated with faculty partners. All eligible instructors will receive a $1,000 stipend for completing the training. Check out the cohort themes and two-week session dates to sign up or learn more.