UW-Green Bay announces new Humanities Online minor emphasis

The Humanities program announced a 100 percent online broad studies Humanities minor emphasis, designed to pair with any major, and to assist students in developing the analytical and communication skills studies have shown employers desire. Drawing upon popular courses in literature, history, cultures, ethics and values, this new Humanities minor will acquaint students with new perspectives, expand  their worldview and enrich and deepen their understanding of the human experience.

This Humanities Online minor emphasis consists of seven courses, all conducted entirely online, some of which also fulfill General Education requirements. The program is designed for maximum flexibility and with all students, but especially the returning adult student, in mind. To that end, most of the courses are not in a required set sequence and the online environment allows students to create their own study schedules and more easily fit these great courses into their already busy lives.

For more information about Humanities Online or to enroll in the program, contact either Professor Jennifer Ham hamj@uwgb.edu or Professor Mark Karau (karaum@uwgb.edu.

Announcing Summer 2021 On-Campus Dining Options

This summer, Common Grounds in the University Union will be open for mobile and in-person dining. Open on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy coffee drinks, Frappuccinos, bakery treats, and your other favorite Common Grounds items. Bottled beverages, chips, snacks and a rotating selection of grab & go items are also available for purchase. Mondo’s Subs will also be open within Common Grounds throughout the summer. A variety of hot and cold sandwiches will be available Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Orders may be placed via the UWGB Dining App or at the Common Grounds counter. Pass Points, FAST Points, and Credit Cards are accepted. Please note that Common Grounds is a cashless location.

Get the Scoop is making a return on the Green Bay Campus this summer

Get the Scoop is making a comeback this year! Visit the Student Services patio every Wednesday this summer from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to enjoy a sweet treat. At only 50¢ per scoop*, choose from chocolate, vanilla, or a weekly specialty flavor. Be sure to follow the Office of Student Life on social media to be informed of an official start date and to vote on each week’s specialty flavor. *Accepting cash and Pass Points.

Humanities announces scholarship awards

UW-Green Bay’s Humanities program announced its scholarship recipients recently:

Harold and Edna Bickford Memorial Scholarship – Lydia Downey
Coryl Crandall Memorial Scholarship – Chance Kangas
Thomas E. Daniels Memorial Scholarship – Olivia Nichter
Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Scholarship – Bailee Nellis and Delaney Steger
Historical Studies Scholarship Fund – Kimberly Krueger
Eugene Cruz-Uribe Annual Memorial Scholarship for Historical Studies – Morgan Kronforst

More information about these scholarships is available at the Humanities website.

Six students receive CMA (Certified Management Accountant) scholarships

Awarded by IMA to Support Future Leaders in Management Accounting

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is pleased to announce that six students have been awarded CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) scholarships from IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants). The list of students honored with this award includes:

Garrett Crowe
Victoria Ertl
Cory Gruendemann
Kelley Prince
Madelyn Relien
Carly Reynders

As part of its mission to advance the management accounting profession, IMA offers the CMA Scholarship Program to top full-time accounting, finance, and business administration students who are nominated by their professors. Recipients receive a comprehensive package of benefits enabling them to study for and take the CMA exam at no cost while they’re still in school.

Designed specifically for finance and accounting professionals working in business, the CMA certification program is a relevant assessment of advanced accounting and financial management knowledge in critical areas such as financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support. The CMA exam includes two parts: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics; and Strategic Financial Management.

“The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is pleased to recognize these six outstanding students,” said Heather Kaminski, DBA, CMA assistant professor of accounting at UW-Green Bay. “The scholarships are a substantial benefit to our students, allowing them to prepare for and pass the CMA exam.”

“We congratulate this group of outstanding students for their accomplishments and dedication to the field of management accounting,” added Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, IMA professor-in-residence and vice president of research and policy. “Students who prepare for the CMA while in school will stand out in the workforce and will contribute to the performance of organizations throughout their careers.”

IMA accepts CMA Scholarship nominations on a rolling basis. Professors can submit an CMA Scholarship Form to nominate up to 10 students each year. Visit https://www.imanet.org/-/media/3ea8c478e4b54215819cc96950fc2ff5.ashx for details.

For more information about the CMA certification program, visit IMA’s website: www.imanet.org/cma-certification.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA® is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA®(Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. Twice named Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, IMA has a global network of about 140,000 members in 150 countries and more than 350 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Middle East/India. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.


Prof. Chris Smith is the first guest on Why We Get Mad, a special series of the Psychology and Stuff podcast

In this first episode of Why We Get Mad, Prof.  Ryan Martin (Psychology) talks with Prof. Christine Smith (Social Psychology) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay about anger and gender. Smith is a social psychologist and former chair of the UW-Green Bay Women and Gender Studies program. Why We Get Mad is a special series of the Psychology and Stuff Podcast featuring Martin as he talks with experts on different aspects of the anger experience. From psychologists to historians to artists, the show will cover all the different reasons we get mad and how we can use that anger in positive ways.

Faculty note: Prof. Ortiz’s monograph has been nominated for a prestigious literary award

Professor Ortiz’s latest monograph, co-authored with María Pilar Rodriguez, Ph.D. from Universidad de Deusto, has been nominated for the prestigious literary award Premio Euskadi granted by the Basque Government. The study of representations of violence in the works of Basque female creators, Ellas cuentan: representaciones artísticas de la violencia en el País Vasco (Dykinson, 2020), has received high praise by reviewers. The English translation has recently appeared as Affective Landscapes: Representation of terrorism and violence by Basque female authors (2021) under the European branch of Peter Lang publishing house.

Affective Landscapes: Representation of Terrorism and Violence by Basque Female Authors draws from contemporary social and cultural theory of affect to analyze the Basque Country’s political violence since the birth of the terrorist organization E.T.A. The study focuses on how this violence has been represented in contemporary works of literature and cinema authored by women and examines the alternative means these authors use to examine political violence from a gendered perspective. The artistic works analyzed in this volume highlight the connection between violence and the production of specific affective states; these authors’ stories illustrate the pernicious effects that violence has for human relationality and social bonds. As such, the study provides new readings of seminal works authored by Basque women during this period of violence and, in doing so, it renders a much-needed contribution to the place that their artistic productions have in providing a novel understanding of the Basque political reality. The study presents a groundbreaking analysis to understand the centrality of affect as a unique prism to approach violent contexts, to present different affirmations of the “political,” and to bring to light social dynamics otherwise unnoticed.

Inclusive Reads & Conversations with UWGB Libraries announced summer read

In celebration of Pride Month in June, Philip Gambone’s Travels in a Gay Nation has been selected for the summer read for the “Inclusive Reads & Conversations with UWGB Libraries” series. You can access the eBook freely through UWGB Libraries. Each chapter features a different interview with people from the LGBTQ+ community. Read the entire book if you have the time, or pick the chapters that interest you. Visit the library guide to read a full description of the book and learn more about this month’s reading & author.

This discussion will be in a book club style. Write down questions about the reading bring them to the discussion. Please contact a librarian if you need assistance accessing the reading.

The summer discussion will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, August 11, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are interested in attending, please sign-up and receive an Outlook calendar invitation for the event with a link to the meeting.

*If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Sarah Bakken at bakkens@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2666. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event.

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Helping teachers and support staff gain cultural competence spurs ‘Spanish for Educators’

In response to a need in the Marinette area community, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus has created a course specifically for educators and support staff to gain cultural competence in Spanish. Designed for teachers and personnel who interact with Spanish-speaking students and their families, the six-week virtual course will provide familiarization with simple Spanish words for everyday things, including conversational phrases and sentences, expressions to use in the cafeteria and on the playground.

Participants will also learn words for enrolling new students and conversing in the classroom, especially talking about rules and expectations and basic vocabulary for academic subjects.

The course is currently open for enrollment, and the fee is affordable at $150.

Spanish for Educators
Monday, June 28-Friday, August 20, 2021 (6 Weeks)

The course was developed as part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. Learn more and register on their website.