Watch for a story this evening (Friday, May 7, 2021) with Michael Casbourne, director of TRiO and pre-college programs (Upward Bound and RCMS) at UW-Green Bay. Enrollment is open for these programs that are vital for local students to become familiar with college and aspire to higher education opportunities, here at UW-Green Bay or elsewhere. Because it is grant-funded, students at the four Green Bay high schools not only get this incredible experience at no charge, they also get paid monthly to participate.
Faculty and instructors are invited to apply for the new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Teaching Consultants Program. Selected participants will develop and evaluate projects designed to increase the use of equity-minded and inclusive pedagogies or practices by others within their college. They will earn a $5,000 stipend over the course of a calendar year and have the support of CATL and the Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center. To learn more about the program and to apply, please copy and paste this site into your browser. Please direct questions to Caroline Boswell, Stacie Christian, or Kris Vespia.
(WFRV) – It’s teacher appreciation week and thanks to a partnership with UW-Green Bay, Local 5 Live is honoring local educators. These teachers were nominated by the community and randomly selected to be featured on the show: Christopher Choudoir teaches at Little Chute Career Pathways Academy for grades 9-12. He teaches Chemistry, Biology, and three different projects lead the way-Biomedical Science classes. He coordinates career experiences for students with healthcare professionals.Christopher became a teacher because he had great teachers. He gets to work with many students for their entire high school career and sees limitless potential in his students and works with them to tap into that resource and encourages them to achieve their personal best.
Christopher tells Local 5 Live he’d like to be known for his humor but that his students might not find him funny. He says from day one – students are treated like his own kids – at times, honest, hard conversations but also moments of joyous celebrations.His students have worked to organize community events – including CPR training and blood drives.
We show our appreciation for teacher Allison Sudol. Allison is a Kindergarten teacher at Cormier School and Early Learning Center in Ashwaubenon. Allison loves to see the growth her young students make – in just nine months. She says getting to know students’ likes and dislikes help her figure out how to motivate them to learn. Allison is passionate about teaching the “whole” child, she wants students to be challenged and feel successful. Allison became a teacher because she wanted to make a difference in the world and to help kids develop a love of learning to shape future generations.
GREEN BAY (WLUK) — Local at-risk youth are getting a helping hand, thanks to UW-Green Bay students.UW-Green Bay’s Philanthropy: Civic Engagement Through Giving class announced that a $10,000 grant will be given to Journey to Adult Success (JAS) House.The Green Bay nonprofit provides a transitional home for youth aging out of foster care and other opportunity youth. The organization’s programming includes individualized coaching for job and transportation support and a range of life skills needed for at-risk youth as they enter adulthood.
UW-Green Bay Plans for a Summer of CampsGREEN BAY—UW-Green Bay will keep young minds engaged this summer with more than 30 in-person and virtual youth programs, designed to inspire creativity, exploration and learning for students going into grades 2 through 12. Programs include STEM, Art, Writing, Music, Camp Lloyd and More!“We are excited to finally have kids back on campus this summer,” said Jason Mathwig, director, Education Outreach. “We have a variety of commuter and virtual programs to choose from.”Orientation for Camp Lloyd will take place July 1 with camp running July 6th-10th. Camp Lloyd has been offered at UW-Green Bay every summer for the past 16 years. It is a week-long camp for grieving children to explore their feelings and benefit from the support of their peers, professional grief counselors, and trained student interns from UW-Green Bay.Camps are now open for registration and fill up fast. For more information on Camps and Youth Programs http://www.uwgb.edu/camps or contact Jason Mathwig, Director, Education Outreach, firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-465-2267.
GREEN BAY (WLUK) – Buy plants, fund research!The annual heirloom plant sale is back at UW-Green Bay. The sale was canceled last year, due to the pandemic.FOX 11’s Emily Deem spoke with Karen Stahlheber, with UWGB, via Skype to talk about what people can expect this year.Click the video to watch the segmentNew this year – you can order online. Karen says online preorders will end on Tuesday, May 11.
An upcoming virtual event will shine a spotlight on women-owned businesses in the Sheboygan area.Developed by Belladonna Film Project, with assistance from the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. and Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, “Rising Tides” includes short film segments of women-owned businesses, a live question-and-answer session and a panel discussion, which will feature women leading social change movements in Sheboygan County.“Specifically, these are smaller businesses that did not get a full two years under their belt before the COVID-19 pandemic hit,” said Beah Travis, the film project’s writer and director.The “Rising Tides” event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 20. The event is free. Click here to register.
In a statement, interim UW System President Tommy Thompson said he is already working to centralize certain administrative programs that would save the system money in the long run. He opposed Roth’s call for regional consolidation, saying “our universities are strong when they are accessible and connected to their communities.”
“A proposal to regionalize them threatens these critical connections by adding bureaucracy that will impede their ability to respond to community needs and depress local fundraising and business support facilitated by campus leadership,” Thompson said. “I believe the regional approach would be a step in the wrong direction.”
Jon Shelton, AFT-Wisconsin’s vice president for higher education and a professor at UW-Green Bay, expressed concern over Roth’s idea to further consolidate campuses, arguing the data on projected enrollment declines is unclear at best.
“We are in a moment where faculty and staff on every campus are working hard to ensure greater access to higher education in our state, but this report calls for the Board of Regents to restrict that access by consolidating campuses regionally,” Shelton said.
The report directs the Board of Regents to “continue the successful 2017 consolidation” of the state’s two-year colleges by “further consolidating the campuses of the UW System into four geographic regions, plus UW-Madison.” The regions, and subsequent campuses, would include:Northwest region: UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and UW-Superior.Northeast region: UW-Green Bay, UW–Oshkosh and UW-Stevens Point.Southwest region: UW-La Crosse and UW-Platteville.Milwaukee region: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater.The report states that members of the Board of Regents should consolidate administrative and budget functions along with academic programs within a particular region.
Jon Shelton, a professor at UW-Green Bay and a member of the Board of Regents faculty representatives, said the report is unclear about exactly how campuses other than UW-Madison would become regional entities. Shelton said UW-Green Bay has been growing its enrollment in recent years, particularly by reaching out to growing Latino and Somali populations in the area.
“And if you were to regionalize it in this way, what you would see is, I think, the loss of the ability for campuses to truly serve their local community,” said Shelton.
1. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences Heirloom Plant Sale: Offers 59 varieties of tomatoes and 41 varieties of peppers as well as vegetables, herbs, greens, melons, squash, sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds and some native pollinator-friendly plants. View the full list of 202 plants and descriptions at uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale. Due to COVID-19, plants are ordered online and then picked up during scheduled times May 13-15. Payment will be at time of pickup; cash or check only. Masks will be required during pickup.Any plants that haven’t been pre-ordered will be sold at a sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 outside the Laboratory Sciences greenhouse.