Comprehensive Program Review is this Wednesday, April 28

During the academic year 2020-2021, UW Green Bay was asked by UW System to conduct a comprehensive program review of its academic programs.  We are approaching the final phase of this review and ask you to provide your comments and feedback as we finalize the report for submission to UW System in May. Information on the program review process and the draft report can be found on the Provost’s Website.

An open virtual forum for discussion will be held on Wednesday, April 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. Join us here on Microsoft TEAMS! If you are unable to attend the open forum but would like to comment, there is a link to a feedback form on the website.

Congrats to the STARS Research Team for Achieving the ‘Triple Crown’ of undergraduate research

The STARS research team—comprised of both business and psychology students—has achieved another milestone, which could be labeled the Triple Crown. They got a presentation accepted at the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) conference in Chicago, the UWGB Academic Excellence Symposium, and the UW-wide URSCA.

A correlation matrix of their empirical findings so far is provided below. “The focus of their study is on assessing effectiveness in handling difficult / upset customers in jobs involving direct customer contact,” said  Associate Prof. Allen Huffcutt (Management).  To form their dependent variable (DV), they asked participants to describe a time when they handled one at their very best (MAX) and also one at their very worst (MIN–i.e., they totally blew it). The difference between them is the Range variable. The vertical rows are the independent variables, with the first five being personality [E=Extraversion, A=Agreeableness, C=Conscientiousness, ES=Emotional Stability, and O=Openness). After that, ‘CSC’ is the customer service culture where they work, ‘WE’ is their own personal level of work engagement, and ‘PS’ is their level of general stress they are under.

“Although there are a number of interesting findings, one of the most prominent is the role of emotional stability. ES, which is the positive equivalent of Neuroticism, correlates very strongly with both MAX and MIN. In other words, employees who are less anxious in general and more stress tolerant have higher ‘highs’ and higher ‘lows’ in dealing with difficult customers. Also interesting is Conscientiousness, which has the same pattern.

“What makes these findings unique is that nobody in the employment interview literature has ever focused on this DV before. Rather, the DV is typically ratings of performance by their immediate supervisor. Moreover, it is very easy to assess traits like Emotional Stability and Conscientiousness in the selection process for hiring new employees.”


Max-Min Faces Faces Faces
Range Max Min Q1 Q2 Q3
E 0.07 -0.20 -0.31 -0.16 0.04 -0.32
A -0.28 0.08 0.44 0.39 0.56 0.41
C 0.15 0.45 0.32 0.16 -0.05 -0.09
ES 0.11 0.61 0.56 0.14 0.36 0.17
O 0.18 0.27 0.08 0.16 0.24 0.20
CSC 0.35 0.47 0.09 -0.04 0.51 -0.23
WE 0.23 0.22 -0.04 -0.08 0.43 -0.09
PS 0.10 -0.36 -0.52 -0.18 -0.46 -0.09


Wisconsin college graduations: Many new approaches after year of COVID

Neighboring UW-Green Bay will opt once again for a drive-thru ceremony, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 15. Graduates can bring up to two cars of people on a route through campus, and will exit the car with their family to cross the stage and have a photo taken with Chancellor Michael Alexander.

Source: Wisconsin college graduations: Many new approaches after year of COVID

UW Green Bay’s 6:30 Series Wraps Up in Early May with a Virtual Evening of Miniatures | Seehafer News

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series will wrap up Spring 2021 with its annual presentation of a very small consortium: An Evening of Miniatures.The virtual concert will air on their YouTube Channel on May 6th. This concert is a prerecorded collection of compositions performed in Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Source: UW Green Bay’s 6:30 Series Wraps Up in Early May with a Virtual Evening of Miniatures | Seehafer News

Prevea Health Now Accepting Walk-Ins For COVID-19 Vaccination at Community Clinic | Seehafer News

n an effort to make receiving a COVID-19 vaccine even easier for our community, Prevea Health is now accepting walk-ins at four of its Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic locations throughout the state.In Eastern Wisconsin, these locations include their clinic at UW-Green Bay and its affiliated Sheboygan Campus.Walk-ins will be accepted at these locations at specific times of the day. This information can be found by visiting or calling 1 (833) 344-4373.Per the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, everyone in Wisconsin ages 16 and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.

Source: Prevea Health Now Accepting Walk-Ins For COVID-19 Vaccination at Community Clinic | Seehafer News

Grant awarded to study compassion fatigue in nursing

Graduate student Brittany LaCanne (Master of Science in Nursing) and Assistant Prof. Myunghee Jun (Nursing) were awarded a research grant from Kappa Pi Chapter at large, a local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. The grant is to study compassion fatigue in oncology nursing. The research project will explore the relationship of preventive/risk factors for compassion fatigue among oncology nurses. The result of the research will contribute to the development and implementation of a training module to address and reduce compassion fatigue among oncology nurses. LaCanne is a Registered Nurse working in oncology at the Aurora Cancer Center-Bay Area and Professor Jun has researched topics related to oncology nursing for much of her career.

LaCanne is a BSN and soon-to-be MSN alumna!

Professor Lutsky’s color intaglio print entitled ‘Magic Lake’ has been accepted to the 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition.

Professor Berel Lutsky’s color intaglio print entitled “Magic Lake” has been accepted to the 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition—the most competitive Parkside National Print Exhibition on record, with 946 entries total. The Fine Arts Gallery, is located at UW-Parkside Galleries, Rita Tallent Center, 900 Wood Rd. Kenosha, Wis.

The exhibition opens May 4, 2021  with a reception and announcement of best in show award, Sept 23., 4-6 p.m. The exhibition closes Oct 2, 2021. It marks the 27th presentation of the Parkside National Print Exhibition and over 30 years since the first show opened at UW-Parkside. For three decades, the PNPE has shown some of the finest examples of original prints from artists nationwide, and it is one of the longest-running competitive print exhibitions in the Midwest.

The virtual gallery will be available for viewing after May 4, 2021.


Rats make wonderful pets, really! Ask Prof. Hein who is putting them up for adoption

UW-Green Bay Prof. Richard Heim is once again running his Adopt-A-Rat program. The Anatomy and Physiology students at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus have been working with laboratory rats over the year, and 11 females are up for adoption that have been raised since they were a few weeks old. This year they are a particularly friendly bunch, although a bit shy until they get to know you.

This strain of rat makes wonderful pets; they are docile (will not bite), friendly, social, and very intelligent.  They are not the albino laboratory rats you may be familiar with, but have black and white markings and are quite cute (like mini Holstein cows, see picture below).  They make much better pets than either hamsters or gerbils due to their docile nature.  The only drawback is that they only have a lifespan of about 2-3 years.

Since they are social, they are best adopted in pairs or more (they are currently housed in groups of 2-3).  If you are interested in providing a good home to a pair (or more) of rats, please contact Hein at

Adoptions will be on a first-contact, first-adopt basis so let me know early so that I can get you on the list (they will be available beginning May 7).  Please also feel free to forward this message to anyone you think might be interested in providing a good home.  The rats, students, and I thank you!

Psychology and Stuff: Art, Ecology, and Psychology – A Celebration of Earth Week (w/Kristy Deetz)

In this episode, we talk with artist and UW-Green Bay faculty member Kristy Deetz about art, ecology, and psychology as we celebrate Earth Week. We delve into this year’s Earth Day theme “Restore Our Earth” to uncover how art can help motivate us to be more ecologically-minded, and how art might just be able to heal us and our planet. We were inspired by some of Kristy’s amazing eco-art including her series titled, Earth Texts. See her website for more of her work.

Students tap into their body in Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program’s workshop

Alan Kopischke was interviewed by channel five for a workshop he did for high school theatre students through the FCPAC Centre Stage program.

“Your physical presence can make an immediate impact on the audience before they even hear you say a word,” says UW-Green Bay lecturer Alan Kopischke.

Kopischke, who teaches Acting, Movement for the Actor, Shakespeare, and Arts Management at the university, led the one-hour Zoom workshop Tuesday night.

“We’ll talk about the weight, rate, rhythm and size of movement and how that can change the quality of the movement. We’ll go through some other exercises to explore interesting psychological things that might affect the way you move or stand. By the end of the class, we’ll hope to have built another physical character that’s different from the way they physically move,” says Kopischke.

Source: Students tap into their body in Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program’s workshop |