Smaller Thanksgiving gatherings provide opportunities to increase our gratitude

“I think the reason … certain Thanksgiving rituals are important, is because they serve as memory primes, releasing associated positive feelings,” said Regan A. R. Gurung, former professor of human development and psychology at UW-Green Bay. Source: Smaller Thanksgiving gatherings provide opportunities to increase our gratitude, Marshfield News-Herald

Green Bay men’s basketball ‘ready for anything’ to start season

“Everybody has got to be ready at any given moment, especially when we play the back-to-backs in the Horizon League. You don’t want to run your top five, seven guys into the ground playing back-to-backs. It’s fair game for everyone,” said UWGB Men’s Basketball coach Will Ryan. Source: UWGB men’s basketball ‘ready for anything’ to start season, Green Bay Press Gazette

Kwanzaa

Reminder: Kwanzaa Celebration is Saturday, Dec. 5

Join online for UW-Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This year’s celebration theme is Ujima principle, which stands for collective work and responsibility. Keynote speaker is UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor for Inclusivity and Student Affairs, Corey King, Ph.D. This event is open to campus and the community. Register here, by Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. For more information, or if you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodations, please contact the Office of Student Life at 920-465-2720. UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff only can request a Kwanzaa meal and ‘Kwanzaa at Home’ packet to be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 prior to the virtual event. Students/staff/faculty who register after this date cannot request a meal. The event is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Black Student Union (BSU), the Office of Student Life (OSL) and Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA).

UW-Green Bay alumna creates fundraiser to benefit Dorothy Underwood Nursing Scholarship

UW-Green Bay alumna, Sherri Underwood Johnson and her mother created a Facebook craft sale with proceeds going to the Dorothy Underwood Nursing Scholarship to benefit UW-Green Bay’s nursing students. Sherri’s mother, Dorothy, who is 88, has created some of the items. This fundraiser will run until 2 p.m. Nov. 28, 2020. Find the fundraiser on facebook.

“If nothing else, the year 2020 has shown us the importance of medical personnel. There is an ongoing need to support the education of nurses and to ensure caregivers for generations to come,” Johnson wrote in the fundraiser description.

Dorothy Underwood

In 2006, Sherri Underwood Johnson, RN, established a nursing scholarship at UW-Green Bay in honor of her mother, Dorothy Underwood, RN. Dorothy worked as a nurse for 43 years and kept her nursing license until the age of 78. The scholarship also honors Ruby Sirk Wolverton, Dorothy’s aunt, who is part of the family legacy of nursing.

If you would like to support this scholarship, donations can be made directly to UW-Green Bay with an online gift, or by mailing a check to UW-Green Bay Foundation, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wis. 54311.

Those who wish to support the Facebook fundraiser may choose a handcrafted item made by Sherri Underwood Johnson or Dorothy Underwood with a minimum donation of $40. Look under the “Discussion” tab for photos of what is available.

For more information, visit the Facebook event here.

Teachers unions will have newfound influence in a Biden administration (Prof. Shelton quoted)

“There’s going to be a lot of competing priorities and any sort of big, transformative education law that would create longer-lasting funding increases is probably not going to be forthcoming right away because most of the attention is going to go to the coronavirus,” said Jon Shelton, an associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, who wrote a book about teachers unions. Source: Teachers unions will have newfound influence in a Biden administration. Here’s how they might use it, Chalkbeat

UWGB collaboration with Microsoft, LinkedIn to benefit staff, students

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced a new collaboration with Microsoft’s TechSpark program and LinkedIn, which will provide free professional development opportunities for university faculty and staff, infuse career connections for UW-Green Bay students and grow LinkedIn Learning across the four-campus community.

Source: UWGB collaboration with Microsoft, LinkedIn to benefit staff, students, Insight 

Story describes UW-Green Bay involvement in Door County invasive species fight

These innovative efforts would not have been possible without the Door County community, DCIST partners and amazing seasonal staff members. These include Sam Hoffman and Tina Lee of the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department; Andrew Bowker, Jacob Smither and Britney Hirsch of UW-Green Bay; and Ben Epley of The Ridges Sanctuary.

Source: Field Season Wrap-up from DC Invasive Species Team, Door County Pulse.

UW-Green Bay Announces New Collaboration with Microsoft & LinkedIn

“We rise by partnering with others,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander. ”As a University driving development in our region, we need to model the spirit of digital transformation to enhance learning, solve problems and provide the greatest array of professional development and networking courses possible to our faculty, staff and students. This partnership is an important and exciting step in that direction and has the potential to help our community in countless ways.” Source: UW-Green Bay Announces New Collaboration with Microsoft & LinkedIn, Green Bay News Network

COVID-19 testing sites accommodating for increased demand before holidays

The UWGB community site is testing upwards of 400 people a day. Rapid testing sites at UW system schools have contributed to an overall increase in testing across the state, which is a key step in fighting the pandemic. Source: COVID-19 testing sites accommodating for increased demand before holidays, FOX11

Announcing 2021 Academic Excellence Symposium

Mark your calendars! The 20th Annual UW-Green Bay Academic Excellence Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.   Projects will be displayed on virtual platforms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The symposium, which showcases the academic excellence of UW-Green Bay undergraduate and graduate students at all campus locations, invites students to present their best projects.  We will again showcase Internships of students who have completed an exceptional internship in the community.  Faculty are encouraged to nominate students to present work.

Further details and registration information to follow.  In the meantime, contact Teri Ternes at ternest@uwgb.edu if you have any questions. The Academic Excellence Symposium is hosted by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Phi Kappa Phi Board:
Scott Ashmann, President               Darrel Renier, President-Elect
Mike Draney, Past President           Elaina Koltz, Secretary
Md Maruf Hossain, Treasurer         Gaurav Bansal, Fellowship & Awards
Danielle Bina, Public Relations        Teri Ternes, Admin Assisstant
Lauren Felder, Student VP               Gabby Heier, Student VP