UW-Green Bay alumna Laurie Gerner (Social Work) ’03 was recently featured with the Waunakee Tribune for her commitment to helping people in the community. More via Tribune Profile: Laurie Gerner: She enjoys helping others | Waunakee Tribune.
UW-Green Bay alumna Shawn Fisher (Communication Processes) ’03 was recognized as a Future 5 recipient in Fond Du Lac due to her involvement with the community and professional success. She was recently promoted to executive director of Agnesian HealthCare. She is also a member of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Scholarship Taskforce.
UW-Green Bay alumnus Brian Kohlmeier (Integrated Leadership Studies) ’17 is to be the next chief of police for Two Rivers, Wis. following Chief Joe Collins retirement. More via Two Rivers Police Chief Joe Collins to retire, Brian Kohlmeier to be next chief | Herald Times Reporter.
As it has for years, UW-Green Bay is set to play a fundamental role in Saturday’s (Jan. 18, 2020) Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). See photos from last year. The University is a major sponsor for this highly-regarded annual event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon at NWTC’s Student Center. Interim Chancellor Cheryl Van Gruensven will present prizes for grades K-3 in the annual MLK poster, poetry and essay contest. A keynote speaker (Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.), local DJ, t-shirts, cereal drive, photo booth and community service projects will make the 25th annual Brown County MLK Celebration one to remember! A delicious luncheon is served at the program’s end. The event is free and open to the public.
More details are available at: http://browncomlk.org/index.html. Several UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members serve on the MLK event planning committee, including Associate Profs. Jolanda Sallmann and Francis Akakpo (Social Work), Prof. Gaurav Bansal (Business Administration) and Associate Prof. Mussie Teclezion (Business Administration) and Diversity Director Mai Lo Lee (Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs). For more information, please contact Prof. Sallmann (email@example.com).
Singing! Dancing! Paper! It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Don’t miss this hilarious, unauthorized parody of the hit TV show, The Office, on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The show features songs such as “Welcome to Scranton (The Electric City),” “That’s What She Said,” “The Dundies,” “Marry Me Beesly,” and more! See more and buy tickets.
Assistant Prof. Mandeep Singh Bakshi (Chemistry, NAS) published his recent article “Impact of nanomaterials on ecosystems: Mechanistic aspects in vivo” in Environmental Research. This work highlights the implications of nanotechnology on ecosystems. The article can be read here.
Grant Winslow was recently named the new associate director of operations for the University Union. Winslow spent the last 23 years as a program coordinator in Student Life, primarily supervising Good Times Programming. Winslow’s new responsibilities include overseeing daily operations, facility management, event support and student development. He can be reached at 920-465-2247.
An upgrade to UW-Green Bay’s Student Information System (SIS) is planned for Jan. 17, 2020 starting at 4 p.m. until Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, 2020. SIS will be unavailable during this time. Other applications that interface with SIS will still be available during this time. After the upgrade, browser shortcuts will need to be updated to this link. Please contact Michael Bubolz (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the IT Division if you have any questions or concerns.
UW-Green Bay alumni Senator Dave Hansen (History & Secondary Education) ’71 has announced he is retiring at the end of his current term after almost 20 years in office. Read more via Senator Hansen retiring: ‘It truly has been a privilege’ | wearegreenbay and Hansen retiring at end of Senate term | WHBY.