UW-Green Bay mourns passing of recent graduate, Prasanthika ‘Madu’ Fernando

UW-Green Bay mourns the loss of recent graduate Prasanthika Fernando, who passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 as the result of a traffic accident in Milwaukee. She attended UW-Green Bay and graduated in fall 2020 with Human Biology degree. She attended the Spring 2021 Commencement Celebration.

Prisanthaka, known as “Madu” was an excellent student with hopes of entering the medical field. She was was involved in Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) and participated in UW-Green Bay’s Jumpstart program.

“She was dedicated to her education,” said Mai Lo Lee, director of MESA. “She was very kind. She was impactful.”

Visitation is Friday, June 11 at the Harder Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. An Additional visitation will be held Saturday, June 12 at St. Monica Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.

Please see the full obituary.

 

UW-Green Bay Ranked No. 23 Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly School

UW Green Bay was named the No. 23 most affordable LGBTQ-friendly institution in the country for 2021 in a new ranking by online student debt platform Student Loan Hero. The report also recognized UW Green Bay as No. 3 in the state of Wisconsin.

Student Loan Hero researchers used the Campus Pride Index rating for its list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. Colleges needed an index rating of at least four out of five stars to be included in Student Loan Hero’s study.

Once researchers had a full list of LGBTQ-friendly schools, they compared 2019-20 data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System on in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees.

Academic Staff Committee meeting is June 16

The next Academic Staff Committee meeting is June 16, 2021 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. via this Teams link. Agenda is as follows:

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Determine minute taker

III. Approval of minutes – May 20th 2021 meeting

  1. New Business
  2. Introductions of newly elected Academic Staff Committee members for 21-22
  3. Chair introduction
  4. Recognize System Academic Staff Award nominees
  5. Telecommuting Policy Draft Discussion/Review Feedback
  6. SOFAS suggested item-discussions on CWC – Committee on Workload and Compensation
  7. Academic Staff Workload
  8. HR update – Megan Noltner
  9. Old Business
  10. Appointed committee members for 21-22

 

VII. Governance/AS Committee Reports

 

VIII. Other Business/items for next meeting TBD by 21-22 committee

 

VIIII. Adjourn

University ID Services upgrade is June 24-25

University ID Services will be going through a Transact (formerly Blackboard) upgrade Thursday, June 24 & Friday, June 25. Services will be modified as indicated below.

  • Pass Points deposits cannot be completed at the University Ticketing & Information Center (UTIC) or General Access PHIL machine.
  • The Online Card Office website will be down.
  • Credit cards cannot be used as payment.  This includes the UTIC, URec, Outdoor Adventure, Bursar (for University Police citations) and Dining Services registers.   All registers will be in an offline mode and can accept cash or Pass Points as payment.
  • The mobile ordering app will be down.  All Coffeehouse orders will need to be placed in person.  Mondos subs & sandwich orders can be placed in person or over the phone (to be paid for when picked up).  Pass Points, FAST Points or Dining Points can be used and Dining Services will accept cash payments on these two days.
  • Only cash can be used in the campus vending machines.
  • The copy machines, printing stations, Phoenix Bookstore and off-campus merchant locations will not be able to accept Pass Points.
  • The University Ticketing & Information Center will not be able to print ID cards.

Please plan accordingly and email universityid@uwgb.edu with any questions.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop with Rev. Lex Cade-White is June 21-22

The Academic Staff and University Staff joint Professional Development Programming Committee invite you to join in a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop, June 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and June 22 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. The workshop is being led by Rev. Lex Cade-White.

All Academic and University Staff are encouraged to attend. Faculty are welcome as well. Funding for the event is covered by the committee. There is no fee for these trainings. In the session we will be reviewing diversity, equity and inclusion in general and through racial lens of how socialization happens. We will also explore the impact of biases and aggressions. Lastly we will discuss how to interrupt oppression and privilege in power. The time will conclude with breakout sessions for small group discussion and large group discussion.

In the session we will be reviewing diversity, equity and inclusion in general and through racial lens of how socialization happens. We will also explore the impact of biases and aggressions. Lastly we will discuss how to interrupt oppression and privilege in power. The time will conclude with breakout sessions for small group discussion and large group discussion.

How to Register

Register for Monday, June 21 session.

Register for Tuesday, June 22 session.

The sessions will not be recorded and shared so sign up for a time you will be available to attend live.

***After signing up, you will receive an email with an Outlook calendar attachment with a zoom link to attend the meeting. ***

Questions and Accommodations

If you have any questions or need accommodations, please contact either Sarah Bakken, Chair of the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee bakkens@uwgb.edu or Sue Machuca, Chair of the University Staff Professional Development Programming Committee machucas@uwgb.edu or via phone (920) 459-6610. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.

University Staff General Assembly Meeting is June 17

The University Staff General Assembly meeting will take place via Teams June 17, from 10 a.m. to Noon. All University Staff are encouraged to attend and should have received the Outlook meeting invite. Yearly committee updates, campus leadership presentations and open discussions are all on the agenda. For the meeting link, please contact Sue Machuca, USC Chair machucas@uwgb.edu

Johnson receives Citizen of the Year award | News, Sports, Jobs – The Daily news

A native of Iron Mountain has been named 2021 Citizen of the Year in Shiawassee County in lower Michigan. Larry Johnson (’01, Environmental Science) is director of the Shiawassee County Health Department, where he has worked more than 20 years.

The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce partners with the Argus Press in Corunna, Mich., as the permanent sponsor of the award, which has been given out since 1982.

…After graduating from Iron Mountain High School in 1994, Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary-environmental studies from Michigan State University and a master of science degree in environmental science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.The Citizen of the Year will be honored during an awards night Thursday in Laingsburg, Mich.

Source: Johnson receives Citizen of the Year award | News, Sports, Jobs – The Daily news

King Park to host WIAA State Softball Tournament – The Press Times

GREEN BAY – King Park on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) campus will host the 2021 WIAA State Softball Tournament.UWGB will host 15 total games June 28-30, including all five state championship games.The single-elimination tournament features five divisions.Eight teams qualify in Division 1 and four each in divisions 2, 3, 4 and 5.“We are both thrilled and appreciative to be hosting the WIAA State Softball Tournament this summer,” UWGB Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander said. “This event will welcome fans from throughout the state, showcasing our campus and King Park.”Each day is expected to draw more than 500 fans.

Source: King Park to host WIAA State Softball Tournament – The Press

UWGB’s Cofrin Library project one step closer to reality, full legislature approval still needed

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – More than $96 million in funding to replace the Cofrin Library on the University of Wisconsin – Green bay campus with a new Cofrin Research Center has been approved by the state’s Joint Finance Committee.UWGB officials say this is the school’s first major academic capital project to get to this point in more than 20 years.

“It means a lot to us. First of all, I think it’s a great signal from the state that the University is headed in a positive direction. We have tremendous momentum with enrollment growth and all the amazing things happening on our campus right now,” said Chancellor, Michael Alexander.“I couldn’t be more excited, UW-Green Bay was historically on the bottom of the list as far as capital projects are concerned,” said Rep. John Macco, (R-Ledgeview).

Source: UWGB’s Cofrin Library project one step closer to reality, full legislature approval still needed, WBAY