Executive-in-Residence at UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business launches AI learning company | Wisconsin Inno

Advancing Artificial Intelligence in Wisconsin, or AAIW, is changing its name to Advancing Digital according to CEO Oliver Buechse. Buechse is an executive in residence for digital transformation at UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business. More via Former associated bank exec launches AI-learning company | Wisconsin Inno. 

UW-Green Bay study abroad students impacted by coronavirus precautions | NBC 26

UW-Oshkosh has suspended its spring study abroad program in South Korea. While UW-Green Bay has not suspended any international programs so far, two students will be impacted by Oshkosh’s decision, as UW System Universities work together to send students abroad. UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison have also suspended programs in South Korea. The decision was made with a focus on student safety. Read more via UW-Oshkosh suspends spring study abroad program in South Korea | NBC 26.

Mai Lo Lee quoted in piece on Black History Month for Greater Green Bay Boys and Girls Club | Fox 11

On Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, the Greater Green Bay Boys and Girls Club celebrated Black History Month. UW-Green Bay MESA Director Mai Lo Lee is quoted in the article, stating how important it is to give children a physical space to allow them to celebrate their identity. More via Greater Green Bay Boys and Girls Club observes Black History Month | Fox 11.

Entrepreneurship student organizing benefit for child with Transverse Myelitis

UW-Green Bay student Molly Hurrish (Business Administration) is putting on an “Art Benefit” for three-year old Nolan, a child who suffers from Transverse Myelitis and is paralyzed from the neck down. This unique benefit is for adults and children of all ages and is being held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Artworks for Kids on 11880 Velp Avenue in Suamico. Wis. For more information on the event, and to say you are attending, please go to the Facebook page of the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/night-out-for-nolan-art-fundra/867310347025002/. Registration is not required, bit it is appreciated in order to prepare the correct amount of art supplies.

Create your very own make-and-take canvas project, make cards for children at St. Vincent’s hospital, get some bake sale goodies and have the opportunity to win raffle basket prizes and silent auction prizes at this event!

About Nolan: “Nolan is a brilliant (& adorable!) three-year-old whose little body is affected by Transverse Myelitis (TM). At just 8 months old, a regular cold triggered the onset of TM, which paralyzed him from the neck & down. Nolan’s weakened systems makes him very susceptible to catching illnesses and becoming very sick, which almost always requires a hospital stay. Nolan spent the first two weeks of 2020 in the St. Vincent’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit battling bacterial pneumonia and RSV. One thing is for certain—he’s tough as nails! Fortunately, most of Nolan’s medical bills are covered by insurance, but he will have lifetime of specialized therapies & equipment ahead of him. 100% of money earned from this event will go to Nolan’s mother to offset the cost of equipment needed to make his life as regular as possible. We are hoping Nolan will be well enough to be at the studio to see the support and love he has from family, friends, and strangers in the community. Please spread the word to help this be as successful as possible!”

University of Wisconsin Green Bay celebrates communication week with ‘3x3x3’ event | WFRV

UW-Green Bay Communication students participated in the “3x3x3” showcase event on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at the Weidner Center. The showcase challenged students to present a project from a previous semester in three minutes to different rounds of judges. More via University of Wisconsin-Green Bay celebrates communication week with ‘3x3x3’ event | WFRV.

Please share with students: Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition deadline is March 30

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the fourth annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. This undergraduate essay competition aims to promote understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education. We invite eligible students from across campus to submit essays for the competition.

Selection Process and Awards: All essays will be judged by a group of UW-Green Bay faculty. Student essays selected as winners of the UW-Green Bay competition will receive an annual continuing scholarship of $1,000 for up to three years or completion of a baccalaureate degree (whichever comes first) to cover educational expenses at UW-Green Bay. Recipients will be notified in spring 2020.

Eligibility: This year’s competition is open to any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in academic good standing who plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2020-2021 academic year. One scholarship will be granted to a current first-year student, and one scholarship will be granted to a current sophomore, junior, or senior.

This Year’s Topic: What is the future of liberal education in the United States?  Will it survive the political challenges it faces from its critics?  Will it be able to adapt to rapidly changing technology?  Will it become so expensive as to become the exclusive domain of the elites in society?  Will it simply fade away?  What role will it play if it does survive?  Is it possible to imagine a vibrant and dynamic future for education in the United States?  What role do the liberal arts play in that future?

Strong student essays will invite reader engagement through description and reflection on personal experience, as well as demonstrate careful consideration of the prompt. To learn more about the goals of a liberal education, you may wish to check these liberal education learning outcomes.

Submissions: The submission deadline is March 30, 2020. Submissions must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Ganyard at ganyardc@uwgb.edu; all essays must be attached as a .pdf document. All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000-1,250 words in length, typed, double-spaced.

Each essay must include a title page with the following information:

  • title of essay
  • student’s name
  • current school standing (first-year, sophomore, junior or senior)
  • major (undecided is acceptable)
  • home address
  • e-mail address
  • telephone number

The title page must also include the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”


Lisa Jackovich named budget director

Julie Hendrickson submitted her resignation last week as UW-Green Bay’s budget director, effective immediately. With her departure, Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven has named Lisa Jackovich to lead the University’s budget function.

Jackovich has worked for UW-Green Bay for more than 10 years, starting as a senior accountant in the Controller’s Office. In 2013, she advanced to the role of assistant controller. Through these roles, she has gained a broad view of finances on the campus, as well as how UW-Green Bay’s campus budget aligns with the broader System budget. Jackovich’s familiarity with the University’s financial systems and her solid relationships with UW System staff and campus divisions are great assets.

Jackovich has a strong understanding of higher education and the important role the budget director plays in consulting and advising with divisional leaders and departments to ensure budgets are thoroughly developed and adequately managed and tracked throughout the year. Jackovich will begin her role on March 11, 2020. Divisional budget staff may continue to contact Andy Bleier, budget analyst or Tracy Van Erem, university executive assistant, with questions related to the Compensation Administration Tool (CAT) and the Plan UW budget system.