Vice Chancellor Corey King’s ‘action items’ from UW-Green Bay Coffee Break

Members of the UW-Green Bay community who participated in Friday’s (Feb. 12, 2021) Coffee Break, met Vice Chancellor for the Division of University Inclusivity and Student Affairs Corey King. King discussed the work of the entire campus community in regards to EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion).

Earlier this week, King sent a letter to the campus community announcing a new website, #whyUWGB to increase and enhance the recruitment and retention of a diverse employee population. See the website with testimony from members of the UW-Green Bay community.

At Coffee Break, King suggested that all members of the campus community can take action to ensure a more inclusive and diverse community:

  1. Self-Reflection. Take the opportunity to learn about where you are in terms of diversity and inclusion.  Participation in the UW-Green Bay Inclusive Excellence Program is a great resource for self-reflection.
  2. Learned Application. Once you go through self-reflection, find ways to apply what your learn into your professional and personal life.
  3. Continued Growth Opportunities:  Place yourself in diverse environments which promote your own professional and personal growth toward inclusivity.

King welcomes conversation. You can reach him at kingc@uwgb.edu.

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Prevea vaccine clinic to open in Marinette | News | ehextra.com

MARINETTE—Prevea Health and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced Wednesday a Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will soon open on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus at 750 W. Bay Shore St. in Marinette, in partnership with the Marinette County Public Health Department.The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all community members eligible for the vaccine under the vaccination prioritization guidelines set by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Currently, that includes frontline health care personnel, residents in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, police and fire personnel, and adults 65 and older. Appointments are required and appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply provided by DHS.

Source: Prevea vaccine clinic to open in Marinette | News | ehextra.com

Black History Month events held via Zoom have allowed local universities to ‘reach the world’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC26) — Calls for racial justice were heard far and wide this past year.Now, during this Black History Month, many of those calls are heard through Zoom.”Covid has allowed us the opportunity to reach the world,” UW-Oshkosh (UWO) African American Studies Director Dr. Alphonso Simpson said.The Northeast Wisconsin community is celebrating Black History Month with a twist this year. Nearly all of the events held at places like UW-Green Bay and UWO are on the computer.

“We stop to think about those contributions that have made our pathway better, and those contributions that have opened the door for us to have continued dialogue,” Vice Chancellor for UWGB Inclusivity Dr. Corey King said.

But that dialogue is a lot different online.

“The greatest opportunity for impact was when we gathered as a people, right?” King said. “[It was] through the marches [and] through the meaningful gatherings.”

Source: Black History Month events held via Zoom have allowed local universities to ‘reach the world’

Next Academic Staff meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 17

The next Academic Staff Committee Meeting is Feb. 17, 2021 at from 1:30 to 3 p.m. held via TEAMS. Join the meeting. Agendas and previous minutes can be found on the  SOFAs website.  If you have any questions to be addressed during our ASC meetings, please contact anyone on the committee:

 

 

Bay Settlement Entrance is now open

Thanks to the facilities crew which worked diligently to clean Green Bay Campus roads after the “perfect storm” of heavy snowfall followed by extreme cold which made salting ineffective. The hillside from the Bay Settlement Entrance was especially ice-covered and difficult because of shade and overnight freezing. The entrance is now open to campus and community traffic. Thank you for slowing down on campus roads and for your patience as we host those coming to campus for vaccinations and COVID-19 Rapid Testing.

 

 

American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive, Feb. 16, Weidner Center

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Weidner Center, Tuesday. Feb. 16, 2021 and is in need of more donors. Please enter through the back lobby (closest to Studio Arts) as not to interfere with Rapid Testing at the front of the building. Appointments are necessary at www.redcrossblood.org, by using the Blood Donor App or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.