Applications are open for Children’s Business Fair, Sept. 19

The third annual Children’s Business Fair is a free, virtual event on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and it is now open for applications! This annual business fair is an opportunity to empower children by encouraging them to launch their very own business. The learning leading up to the final event presents a fun, interactive, and challenging opportunity to keep children reading, researching, thinking, writing, computing, and creating for the rest of the summer. Children will learn by the power of using mistakes for growth and be engaged through real-world, hands on experiences, discovering their passions. Each kid-preneur will develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at a one-day marketplace and online venue. An authentic pitch opportunity will be held at the 1 Million Cups monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 12, from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at Urban Hub in downtown Green Bay. The annual Children’s Business Fair and 1 Million Cups Green Bay are sponsored by the UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Case publishes article

Assistant Prof. Julialicia Case (English & Humanities) recently published the article, “Our Bodies, Our Incoherent Selves: Games and Shifting Concepts of Identity and Narrative in Contemporary Storytelling” in Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies, published by the University of Nebraska Press. This article examines digital games such as 80 Days and Disco Elysium in connection with contemporary literature by George Saunders and other writers to argue that multimedia experiences are spurring important, widespread cultural changes in what we expect from narrative and storytelling.

Reminders: Microsoft Teams is in your future, train here…

UW-Green Bay is transitioning from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams extends the capabilities of Skype for Business, bringing together chat, meetings, calling, collaboration, app integration, and file storage into a single interface. This new central hub for teamwork can help streamline the way you get things done, thereby accelerating outcomes.

The trainings take place through Microsoft Teams Live option. No registration is required – just join by clicking this link https://aka.ms/UWGBTeams at one or more of the dates and times below.

Teams 100 will be offered:

  • Thursday, July 16 @ 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, August 4 @ 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, August 6 @ 11:00 AM
  • Monday, August 24 @ 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, August 26 @ 1:00 PM

Teams 200 will be offered:

  • Tuesday, July 21 @ 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, July 23 @ 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, August 11 @ 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, August 13 @ 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, August 25 @ 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, August 27 @ 1:00 PM

Feel free to mix and match the trainings as you wish or even take them more than once. Simply click this link at the appropriate time (https://aka.ms/UWGBTeams) to start the training. Once in a training, participants will have a Q&A chat panel available to pose questions to the Microsoft Education training team. Questions will be answered in real-time.

Any questions can be directed to the Help Desk at (920) 465-2309 or helpdesk@uwgb.edu. We are here to support you during this transition, so please reach out!

Hansen (nephew of UW-Green Bay alumnus and retiring Senator Dave Hanson) will support workers, families and small businesses in Wisconsin’s 30th Senate District | The Cap Times

Retiring state Sen. Dave Hansen is a legend in Wisconsin politics who has earned his status by being a staunch, and sometimes fiery, advocate for the interests of workers, families and small businesses in the 30th Senate District. Sen. Hansen’s replacement is going to have big shoes to fill. The good news for those of us in the 30th District is that City of De Pere Ald. Jonathon Hansen, the senator’s nephew, is ready to step into the role and carry on Sen. Hansen’s legacy of fighting for his constituents in Madison.

Sen. Hansen understands the problems facing workers and their families in northeastern Wisconsin because he has deep working-class roots in Green Bay. He and his wife, Jane, raised their family here. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sen. Hansen taught and coached at Annunciation Catholic School in Green Bay, drove a truck for the City of Green Bay, and was a Teamsters union steward. He served on the Brown County Board from 1996 until 2002 and has served the citizens of the 30th District since 2000. During various terms, Sen. Hansen served as the assistant majority leader or the majority leader of the state Senate. He once made the national news by leaving the state with a group of his colleagues which frustrated the efforts of former Gov. Scott Walker to pass anti-worker legislation.

Source: Jarrett Brown: Hansen will support workers, families and small businesses in Wisconsin’s 30th Senate District | Column | madison.com

Averie Menger

UW-Green Bay student Averie Menger looks forward to being back on campus, whatever it may look like

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…

Averie Menger

Averie Menger is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration.

“When it comes to courses being moved from in-person to online, it can definitely can be a challenging change to adapt to. However, from my experience all of my professors were EXTREMELY understanding and willing to help at all times. For me personally, I am definitely a visual and hands-on learner, so I would be lying if I said I did not struggle having my classes moved online. However I managed to make a daily routine, laying out times to do homework and hold myself accountable, and they worked super well for me! Eventually it became much easier to do, and I know going into the fall semester there will be even more resources to help – being that online/hybrid courses will be very common. I am looking VERY forward to getting back to campus, whatever it may look like – change is good!”

Prof. Chu gives input on improving employee wellbeing during a pandemic | Virtual Vocations

“When we are stressed, anxious, or frustrated during these challenging times, the sympathetic nervous system is activated and our body releases chemicals such as cortisol, adrenaline, and other stress hormones,” explains Prof. Alan Chu (Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology).

To help the body recover and reduce negative thoughts, Professor Chu advocates mindfulness and relaxation techniques including yoga and meditation.

“Mindfulness helps us acknowledge that we are not our thoughts and emotions. This perspective helps us be self-compassionate and not overthink stress and anxiety in order to prevent downward spiral.”

Source: How Relaxation Can Improve Remote Employee Productivity

UW-Green Bay WBB alumna Marcy Dixon featured with Journal-Pilot

As the Journal-Pilot continues to look back on former area athletes who contributed to the great history of Hancock County sports, Marcy Dixon, the former three-sport athlete with the Southeastern Lady Suns, comes into focus this week.

After high school, Dixon continued her college career at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Her biggest adjustment was going from “… being the big fish in small pond to a small fish in a big pond.”

“Everyone on my team was an all-star on their team and in their state or regional; talent-wise everyone is bigger, faster, and stronger,” said Dixon of her college teammates. “Everybody is still out for the same goals. Everyone was on a full ride scholarship and everyone was there to respect and honor the privilege of earning that.”

“I would 100 percent make the same choices again,” she said definitively. “I fell in love with Green Bay and that is why I still live here today. Coach Kevin Borseth is an unbelievable human being and the friendships I made with teammates and the academic success achieved is completely a refelction of the program.”

Source: Dream achieved by playing college basketball | Journal-Pilot |

Former UW-Green Bay Chief Legal Affairs Officer Melissa Holloway honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys | The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Melissa J. Holloway, general counsel for legal affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in East Greensboro, has received the 2019-20 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). The award recognizes individuals who have given extraordinary service both to NACUA and institutions of higher learning over an extended period of time.

Holloway joined the staff at North Carolina A&T State Univerity in May 2019 after serving as deputy general counsel at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, from October 2015 through April 2019. Previously, she was general counsel at North Carolina Central University from February 2009 to October 2015 and was chief legal affairs officer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay from January 2001 to February 2009. She spent four years as an associate at the law firm of Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee before entering higher education.

Source: Melissa Holloway Honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys | The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education