Jefreid Lotti Artist Talk is at Lawton Gallery, March 12

Come to Studio Arts Room 411 on Thursday, March 12. 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an Artist Talk with Jefreid Lotti. Lotti’s work from his exhibition “Knees Deep” is on display in the Lawton Gallery until March 26, 2020. Learn more about the concepts and process behind the work on display at this Artist Talk. Lotti received his MFA from the University of Florida-Gainesville in 2016. In 2019, he was awarded the artist in residency position at UW-Green Bay. He has participated in numerous solo, series-based and group exhibitions over the years. Lotti was born in Guanabacoa, Cuba and creates paintings reacting to personal experiences and reflecting on what it is like living in a tropical paradise like Florida.

Reminder: UW-Green Bay 6:30 Concert Series: ‘Future/Primitive: Percussion & Technology’ is March 10

The next 6:30 Concert Series is on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Weidner Center. It is titled “Future/Primitive: Percussion & Technology,” and will feature UW-Green Bay Music’s Bill Salak as he explores intersections between the very old and very new, including Pulitzer-Prize-winner John Luther Adams’ “Wail” (with video by London-based video artist Natalia Jaeger), Eric Richards’ immersive “Finalbells,” and Alvin Lucier’s “Nothing is Real,” a visionary deconstruction of the Beatles for piano and amplified teapot. The concert and free and open to the public. More here.

Vice chancellor for University Inclusivity and Student Affairs position open to applicants

The position of vice chancellor for university inclusivity and student affairs is now open for candidates. The position was previously held by Eric Arneson, now vice president for student affairs at Kennesaw University in Georgia. Applications and nominations for the position will begin to be reviewed on March 31, 2020. To apply for this position, please visit https://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/vice-chancellor-for-university-inclusivity-and-student-affairs/, click apply, complete the brief application process and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at lpb@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

The Position
The vice chancellor serves as both the head of university inclusivity and as the senior student affairs officer and reports directly to the chancellor. As a member of the chancellor’s cabinet, this position will provide leadership in developing collaborative, intentional strategies to support an institutional commitment to diversity, inclusion and educational opportunity at all levels. The vice chancellor will provide strategic vision and leadership for a comprehensive student affairs portfolio including the dean of students office, residence life, the student life office, counseling and health services, university recreation, multi-ethnic student affairs, the Pride Center and the university union.

The vice chancellor manages a comprehensive institutional approach to enhanced learning outside of the classroom, providing vision, coordination and a collaborative style in leading change. This position is responsible for supporting the success of all students by leading university initiatives to create and sustain an organizational culture and climate that fully welcomes and advocates for diversity and inclusiveness for all members of the UW-Green Bay community (including the four campus locations). Through strategic policy development, practice, advocacy and mentoring, the vice chancellor will champion institutional efforts to support recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

This position also oversees strategic planning driven by research analysis, data management and student input. The vice chancellor will be responsible for personnel supervision and evaluation, budget planning and oversight, assessment, service excellence and crisis management. The position oversees an overall budget of $13.9 million and provides leadership to over 75 staff.

Qualifications
A master’s degree in a related field and five years of increasingly responsible management experience in a leadership position in one or more areas of student affairs and/or diversity and inclusion in a higher education setting, with demonstrated success and proven leadership abilities is required. A terminal degree and ten or more years of related university experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will also possess a demonstrated commitment and experience working on campus climate issues, including equity, diversity and inclusivity within a higher education environment; proven management experience in a leadership position in one or more areas of student affairs in a higher education setting, with demonstrated success and proven leadership abilities; progressive leadership experience that includes personnel management, budget planning, outcomes assessments, events/programming, and strategic planning; experience with collaborative programs and initiatives; excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills in working within a diverse community; and the ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team environment on collaborative efforts. In addition, the ideal candidate will be a demonstrated innovative, strategic, and resourceful leader who builds a positive relationship with students, builds consensus among constituents, and is an agent for organizational change.

Human Biology Seminar on bias and inclusivity in the sciences, March 6

Prior to her speaking for the NAS Seminar at 4 p.m., Prof. Andrea Romero from UW-Whitewater will be giving a Human Biology Seminar talk at 2 p.m. in Room 301 in the Environmental Sciences Building. She will explore the participation of women and people of color in the sciences, discuss what biases continue to prevent an inclusive environment and, using historical and intersectional lenses, provide recommendations for creating a more equitable culture in these fields. This talk is free and open to the public.

Next NAS Seminar is on March 6

There will be a NAS Seminar on the ecology and conservation of mammals in Costa Rica’s Caribbean rainforests on Friday, March 6 in the Environmental Sciences Building, Room 301. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m., and the talk will begin at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar speaker Prof. Andrea Romero from UW-Whitewater will discuss her research on how the human activities of isolating and degrading forests affect mammal communities in Costa Rica’s Caribbean lowlands, and whether these ecosystems are recovering. Prior to the seminar, Romero will also be speaking about bias and inclusivity in the sciences at 2 p.m. in ES 301.

Marinette campuses partner to expand opportunities

For current and future students of NWTC Marinette and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, a new partnership means expanded services, more student activities and seamless learning opportunities.

Read about the Marinette Higher Education Coalition in an article by Jennifer Flatt, NWTC Marinette dean, and Cindy Bailey, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, campus executive officer:

Over the last six months, we have been meeting with school districts, business and industry leaders, and community members to talk about the Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition.

As with any coalition, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and NWTC Marinette are joining efforts because we share common goals. We both fulfill educational needs beyond high school. We both provide workforce training, whether serving individuals or groups from local employers. We are both committed to lifelong learning through credit and non-credit opportunities. We both exist to help foster economic development in our region and meet people’s needs.

Jennifer Flatt (left) and Cindy Bailey are leading the new Marinette Higher Education Coalition

One purpose of the Coalition is to ensure that we are not duplicating the services needed by the region. In reducing any duplication, we can use our resources to expand what is available and bring greater opportunities to the area.

Why now? With the recent restructure of the UW System, Marinette now boasts a four-year institution in UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. Our region can now benefit from the availability of several four-year baccalaureate degrees right here in Marinette. Students who complete certain programs at NWTC Marinette will be able to continue their college education right in town.

For our current and future students, the Coalition means coordinated student activities, expanded services, and more opportunities for clubs and events. It means seamless transitions between the two campuses. It means cross-trained staff who can direct students on the best path. It means being able to obtain your desired degree without having to leave the community and while saving a lot of money.

While we are working together, both campuses will maintain their individual identities. Each campus has always offered certain programs that the other did not. We will continue to do so.

But together, we can add even more to the educational and economic vitality of the area. We are excited to serve you. We hope you will visit both our campuses to see how we can help you with facilities rental, career services, individual courses, degree programs, and much more. We are your community resource.

Want to know more? Read more about the coalition here.

Phli Clampit at the podium for Comm Week

Communication Week 3x3x3 showcase, film festival & Wackiest Word winners announced

On Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, UW-Green Bay Communication students participated in the 3x3x3 showcase and film festival with a chance to win scholarship money. The events, as well as a banquet afterwards, concluded Communication Week 2020.

The “Competitive Spark Endowment,” funded by Dental City, provided $2,000 in awards to be divided among the winners of Comm Week events. Dental City is a Green Bay-based distributor of dental supplies, with deep connections to the University, including many UW-Green Bay alumni employees. Through Competitive Spark, Dental City aims to turn the traditional merit-based award process upside down by rewarding performance in structured competitions including Comm Week, Business Week and Innovation in Aging.

Congratulations to the winners of the 3x3x3 showcase: Lindsay Fanning, Meg Lehman, Rebecca Schwerman, Alison Denecke and Marissa Lung for their presentation on a social media court case analysis, originally presented in Communication Law in fall 2019. The first place winner for the film festival is Jenna Bares, who submitted a women’s basketball travel vlog. Below are the second and third place winners:

3x3x3 Showcase
2nd place: Megan Coenen, Mariah Lorfeld, Emily Gerlikovski and Jan-Marie Matthysse; Implementing a Change in a Paper Production Plant
3rd place: Jada Davis and Mikay Martens; Green Bay Booyah

Film Festival
2nd place: Kyle Malzhan; Troy Black Baseball News Package
3rd Place: Mckenzie Rasmussen; UWGB Housing Crisis News Package

The 2020 Wisconsin Wackiest Word Winner was also announced at the banquet as “brewski,” which simply signifies the way Wisconsinites sometimes refer to beer.

 

 

Don’t forget it’s Psych Week!

Psych Week continues on the UW-Green Bay campus until Friday, March 6. Upcoming events include Volunteer Night on Thursday, March 5, 2020 and One Love Training on Friday, March 6. This engaging 1.5 hour film workshop is transforming the way students view and discuss relationship abuse. The workshop was designed by the One Love Foundation in memory of Yeardly Love, a senior at UVA who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. Psych Week started on Monday, March 2 with a photo booth and community lecture by UW-Madison Prof. Carol Ryff (Psychology). The photo booth will also be at events all week long for students to share their love of #UWGBpsychweek. Pictured above are students and faculty expressing their passion for the UW-Green Bay Psychology.

Peregrine parents Mimi and Rupert are back!

Mimi and Rupert, Peregrine Falcon parents, are back at UW-Green Bay after coming here to lay eggs for the last few years. Mimi spent time on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 adjusting the nesting box on the top of the Cofrin Library to her liking. More on the importance and the history of the nesting site, here. The Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter and Cofrin Center for Biodiversity are hoping for another successful season for Mimi and Rupert. Watch Mimi take a look around her nesting box.