Current Young Professionals Workshop: How to Love the Job You’re In, March 17

Sometimes a job can leave you feeling fulfilled, but sometimes a job can feel just plain lousy. No matter which boat you’re in, understanding character development is the key to optimizing each stage of your career. During this 2-hour workshop, March 7 beginning at 7:30 a.m., Terri Jacke, MS will walk through the seven stages of character development, help you recognize what stage you are currently in, and identify ways to maximize your great (or lousy!) job.

NOTE: Current Young Professionals can purchase Terri Jacke’s book Is This a Lousy Job or Is It Me?, by visiting and entering code CYP2021 at checkout for 25% off. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Understand the seven stages of character development that we all go through over the course of our careers and what to expect during each stage. Recognize where you are in your character development journey today and how to move yourself forward for greater fulfillment from your work. Determine optimal strategies for addressing lousy elements of your current and future roles. UWGB employees and students who attended the Business Week Keynote Speaker event on February 23rd heard Terri Jacke speak much more briefly, and are welcome to join in this CYP event to unpack the topics more and apply them specifically to your roles.

Call for Participants: WiSys Quick Pitch registration deadline is March 12

Spread the word. Student researchers are invited to participate in the WiSys Quick Pitch—a research-focused, elevator-style pitch competition—for a chance to win $300.

WiSys Quick Pitch inspires students to consider the impact of their research and learn how to present it in terms the general public can understand. Participants have three minutes to impress a panel of judges with their ability to articulate their research’s importance to society.

The registration deadline for “pitchers” is March 12, while the event will take place on April 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. You can register at wisys.org/quickpitch.

The competition is open to students at all levels. Both basic and applied research projects are welcome. Also, students can present research at any stage of development (it does not need to be finished).

And it’s not just for STEM students. The event is inclusive of all students doing research. Students from all disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities, are encouraged to participate.

The top finisher from campus secures a spot in the WiSys Quick Pitch State Final against the top finishers from other UW System schools.

This year, all Quick Pitch events will be held virtually and take place in three showcase events featuring students from multiple schools. The April showcase will feature students from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside and UW-River Falls.

For more information about the WiSys Quick Pitch program, visit wisys.org/quickpitch.

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.

Faculty and staff note: Lecturer Praneet Tiwari workshops

UW-Green Bay lecturer Praneet Tiwari (Business Administration) was invited to conduct two workshops earlier this month Feb 9-10 for the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA) as part of the Data Analytics Trainings for NEWMA members. The workshops were focused on upskilling of manufacturing employees in data analytic skills across different roles, departments and industries.

20th annual Academic Excellence Symposium is approaching

The 20th Annual UW-Green Bay Academic Excellence Symposium, sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Chapter 279, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, will once again be held in conjunction with the CAHSS Virtual Conference. Projects will be on display May 3 – 14, 2021.

The symposium, which showcases the academic excellence of our undergraduate and graduate students, invites students to present their best projects.  We will again showcase our internships, so we encourage you to nominate your student/s who has/have completed an exceptional internship in the community.  Internship displays should explain the following:

1) A description of the internship site.

2) Requirements of the student to complete the internship.

3) The academic component and learning outcomes.

4) What did the student achieve by completing this internship?

All students nominated to present work at the symposium, must complete the Qualtrics proposal form at Academic Excellence Symposium 2021

 The deadline to submit a proposal is April 6, 2021 at midnight.  All proposals will be reviewed and final selections will be made by end-of-day April 9, 2021.  Students and faculty sponsor/s will be notified of acceptance, and provided additional preparation and setup guidelines for their research/creative work project via email at that time. A student can be a Lead Presenter for only one project. Students from all UW-Green Bay locations are encouraged to participate.  Direct questions to Teri Ternes at ternest@uwgb.edu.

Faculty note: Prof. Pangarkar talks insurance with Moneygeek

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Aniruddha Pangarkar (Marketing) provided expert commentary to Moneygeek new liability-only and full coverage insurance pieces:

https://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/auto/cheapest-liability-only-car-insurance/#expert=dr-aniruddha-pangarkar

https://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/auto/cheapest-full-coverage-car-insurance/#expert=dr-aniruddha-pangarkar

Pangarkar discusses the primary risks of liability-only insurance, who should consider liability-only vs. full coverage, recommended coverage amounts and more.

Living in Uncertain Times During COVID-19 virtual presentation, March 10

Join the virtual presentation, “Living in Uncertain Times During COVID-19” from Kepro, the Employee Assistance Program provider, and the UWGB Wellness Center, Wednesday, March 10 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Description: We are all living in unprecedented times, which fosters worry and anxiety. Heightened worry and fear can only make trigger events worse than they already are. Controlling the way that we process the events is the goal of this seminar. Sign-up to attend. A recording will be available. Questions? Please email wellness@uwgb.edu. 

Faculty note: Prof. Hossain paper

Resch School of Engineering Associate Professor Maruf Hossain has co-authored a paper entitledNon-Recursive True Open-Loop Approach for Robust Estimation of Three-Phase Grid Frequency,” which has been accepted for publication in the reputed Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Journal, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. This is an international collaborative work led by Prof. Hossain. The authors are grateful to Dean John Katers (College of Science, Engineering, and Technology) for his support in setting up the experimental lab, which was used to conduct this paper’s experiments. See the paper, here.

Board of Regents meeting is this week

The March meeting of the UW System Board of Regents will be held this week on Thursday (March 4).

Meeting Materials: See meeting materials and registration information for the Webex videoconference.

Follow the Meeting Online: After the meeting concludes, a news summary will be posted to the UW System News webpage. You can also receive occasional updates from the meeting on Twitter by following @uwsystem or using the hashtag #UWRegents or #AllinWI.

Reminder: Register by March 15 for UW-Green Bay Annual Scholarship Golf Outing (chance to win complimentary fees)

Join us for the 40th Annual UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing on Friday, June 11, 2021 to benefit today’s UW-Green Bay students. Let’s inspire these students with our compassionate, caring financial support. The need is real. The time is now. We are returning to Brown County and new this year, all golfers are entered into ALL big-ticket raffles on the course, the Hole-in-One contest for $1 million and, for a chance to win one of several cash prizes between $100 and $500 throughout the day.

Register by March 15 for a chance to win complimentary greens fees and standard caddie fees (caddie gratuities not included) for one foursome on the Whistling Straits course.

Register here!