The Diverse Face of Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

On Thursday, October 22, Continuing Education is collaborating with UW Oshkosh and the Center for Suicide Awareness to take virtual their second annual Northeast Suicide Prevention Summit. The summit offers a full day of presentations, relevant to anyone affected by suicide. This year’s theme is “The Language of Suicide.” The latest blog from Continuing Education reflects on the diverse face of suicide.

Reconnecting Your People to a Sense of Purpose

Reconnecting your people to their sense of purpose

On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, chaplain and resiliency post-traumatic growth trainer Greg Young will lead Reconnecting Your People to Their Sense of Purpose. In order to foster resiliency, it is necessary to help your staff see the “why” in what they do. Available virtually from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This program is brought to you by Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

Financial Strategies for a Successful Retirement

‘Financial Strategies for a Successful Retirement’ coming up in October

If you are over 55, signup for three virtual Tuesdays in October 13, 20 & 27 to attend Financial Strategies for a Successful Retirement and learn how you can ensure a comfortable retirement. Classes have been coordinated and organized by Continuing Education and are available with a family registration.

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Chu presents ‘Keeping Remote Workers Mentally Fit’ in next Expert Spotlight

Alan Chu is the Expert Spotlight for October. The Chair and Assistant Professor of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology at UW–Green Bay, will be discussing ways remote workers can keep mentally fit in a time of COVID-19 causing lockdowns, anxiety, and deaths. His presentation is Thursday, Oct. 8 at 11:30. COVID-19 has changed the nature of work. While remote work may enhance flexibility, it may also cause remote workers to lose valuable connections and contribute to stress. Chu will share how spoAlan Churt and performance psychology principles can help. He will also provide resources and tools as takeaways.

Alan Chu, Ph. D.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Starting at 11:30 a.m.
45 Minutes Presentation
15 Minutes Q&A

 

UW-Green Bay is creating a series of “Expert Spotlights” that shine a light on local expertise, benefiting area leaders, business managers and owners with cutting edge research and knowledge that can empower decision making and culture building.

 

High School Fall Pride

High School Fall Pride Camp

New youth programs being offered for fall include free High School Fall Pride Camp, designed to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community through history, art, music and media. Students will focus on how to become positive leaders. There will also be a Parent Fall Pride Discussion on Tuesday, October 6. Fall in love with learning.

High School Fall Pride Camp
Oct. 8-29
4 Weekly Sessions | New Content Every Week
Free
Grades 9-12

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Reminder: Michael Alexander inaugural speaker at Lakeshore Leaders Breakfast Series

Chancellor Michael Alexander will be the first speaker in a new Lakeshore Leaders Breakfast Series, taking place virtually, starting in October. The monthly series is designed to spark ideas and innovation and will feature a distinguished leader making a positive impact in our communities. Join us to hear an inspiring talk and to learn from area leaders.

The Chancellor will address the future of higher education, how the call for social change, diversity and inclusion plays into the university landscape and shaping the next generation’s workforce.

Wednesday, October 14
8-8:45 a.m. Lakeshore Leader Talk
8:45- 9 a.m. Wrap-Up/Q&A
Michael Alexander

Cybersecurity

In honor of Cybersecurity Month (October); UW-Green Bay creates lunch-n-learn sessions

In recognition of Cybersecurity Month (October), UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement has created a program of four lunch-and-learn sessions, covering current risks and threats to network and personal email, online and social media accounts. Each week will address a new risk, threat or scam. Drop in for one or register for all four. Taught by security experts in business and education. Learn how to protect your data!

October 7:  Jeff Lemmermann — Ransomware and Other Threats to the Network
October 14: Ed Jalinske — Social Media, Phishing, Vishing, Smishing, Shoulder Surfing
October 21: Jeff Lemmermann — Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Spoofing Scams
October 28: Bob Turner — Threats for Telecommuters (Telecommuting Technology Troubles)

New fall youth camps – Middle School Fall Pride Camp

Fall in Love with Learning. New youth programs being offered for fall include free Middle School Fall Pride Camp, designed to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community through history, art, music and media. Students will make new connections and enhance their advocacy and leadership skills. Developed by Stacie Christian, Ph.D. a pioneer in inclusivity, and taught by UW-Green Bay instructors.

Middle School Fall Pride Camp
Oct. 6-27
4 Weekly Sessions | New Content Every Week
Free
Grades 6-9

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Prof. Coury is September’s ‘Expert Spotlight’

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September
Prof. David N. Coury

Prof. David Coury will be this month’s “Expert Spotlight.” In this webinar, Intercultural Communications in a Global Workplace, Thursday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Coury will explore important differences in communication, cultural norms and business practices that can complicate negotiations or even employee relations. Words and gestures can have very different meanings from one culture to the next. Moreover, cultural differences and expectations can impact your ability to communicate effectively and build relationships in different cultural contexts. While every culture is different, Prof. Coury will look at select examples from across the globe and provide you with the resources to inform yourself and your colleagues about what to look for and consider before embarking on an international venture. It’s a 45-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q and A. Learn more about Expert Spotlight.

 

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Record attendance at the World Language Workshop

A new record number of participants took part in the annual UW-Green Bay Professional Development Workshop for the College Credit in High School (CCIHS) world language educators. Held virtually, the workshop was organized by Crystal Williams, CCIHS Program Specialist, and Modern Language faculty David Coury and Cristina Ortiz, and was attended by 35 high school teachers from around the state.

The theme of this year’s workshop was “Implementing best practices in the virtual World Language classroom.” The workshop featured three engaging presentations by Amelia Canilho (Sturgeon Bay High School, Spanish), Julia Price (Westosha High School, French) and Jackie Johnson (Reedsburg High School, Spanish). The presenters shared ideas and strategies about how to deliver dynamic, communicative world language instruction in a remote classroom.

Under the Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, the College Credit in High School program provides dual enrollment for high school students with participating high schools, enabling students to earn high school and college credit for the same class. Collectively, the opportunity saves Wisconsin high school students millions of dollars in reduced tuition. High school teachers who meet UW-Green Bay faculty approval are able to offer UW-Green Bay CCIHS courses in their high schools.