Author Archives: Jena Richter Landers

Nearly 60 students abroad this summer

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UW-Green Bay students in Italy

This summer, nearly 60 UW-Green Bay students will study abroad in eight countries. Summer 2019 programs include six faculty-led courses in England, France, Italy, Ireland, Poland and Spain and three interim programs, allowing individual students to take classes in Germany, Scotland or Spain.

The program with the highest number of UW-Green Bay students abroad this summer will be the faculty-led program to England. Fourteen students will leave in July for Oxford University to experience “a whirlwind adventure of the literary culture [in] England’s oldest intellectual center and the world’s second oldest surviving university.”

Students wishing to learn more about future study abroad opportunities should contact Jemma Lund, lundj@uwgb.edu. Applications for January 2020 are open through early fall. Follow The Office of International Education on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates, and visit www.uwgb.edu/study-abroad/ for complete information.

Prof. Ryan Martin tops TED Talks homepage

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UW-Green Bay Professor and Associate Dean Ryan Martin’s (Psychology, CAHSS) TED Talk can now be found on the the TED homepage under “Newest Talks.” The talk, which originated as a TEDxFondduLac Talk was “upgraded” to a TED Talk status in March.

Watch the homepage-worthy talk, “Why we get mad — and why it’s healthy.”

Alumnus named Rotary Teacher of the Month

The Rotary Club of Beloit named Jeffrey Kropp ’98, ’07 (Business Administration and Master of Science in Management) Teacher of the Month for May. “Kropp’s philosophy is to get students talking in his classrooms and pull them out of their shells. He feels that strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships are key business skills which his students need to confidently develop. Another technique Kropp uses is to bring to life the content in his classrooms by having students demonstrate their knowledge with role plays and humor.” Read more from Beloit Daily News.

Digital thanks for Teachers Appreciation Week

In honor of Teachers Appreciation Day and Week, students and alumni shared shoutouts for UW-Green Bay faculty members on social media. The Marinette Campus post even turned into a caption contest! See all of the great things they had to say:

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UW-Green Bay Instagram

GPS students deliver toys to St. Vincent’s

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The students of American Government and Politics, a Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) class taught by Associate Professor Aaron Weinschenk (Public and Environmental Affairs), recently raised money and purchased toys for HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital as part of a service learning project. The students raised the funds through a bake sale.

Photo: @aaronweinschenk via Twitter 

Branch campuses transition from Rave to GB Alert

As of July 1, 2019, the branch campuses will no longer receive emergency notification from Rave, the emergency notification system of the former UW Colleges. If you had been a Rave subscriber (faculty, staff and students) at UW-Green Bay campuses at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan, you need to sign-up for GB Alert to ensure you continue to receive emergency notifications, including cancelled classes, drill information and safety communication during credible, on-going threats. You will not automatically be signed up. Rave alerts will continue to be sent through July 1, 2019.

If you are already a GB Alert subscriber that spends time at other campuses, you may sign-up for additional lists to receive emergency notification customized to you.

Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus staff, faculty and students, follow sign-up instructions. You will sign in with your UW-Green Bay single sign-on credentials. You must indicate at least one list.

Green Bay campus staff, faculty and students, you may edit or view your GB Alert account by logging in.

For more information, please see your UW-Green Bay email inbox. Questions may also be directed to publicsafety@uwgb.edu.