Watch your step, annual floor care is Aug. 9-14

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 14, Operations personnel will be performing their annual floor care during the daytime and evening hours. Please honor all signs and postings in conjunction with these projects so the floors are ready for another school year. During floor care week, Operations will not be able to honor office moves, event set-ups or other potential events.

Admissions recruitment coordinator Alexandra Ritchie shares her story on WBAY tonight

UW-Green Bay’s Alexandra Ritchie’s first experience with racism was in first grade. At 12, she was diagnosed with clinical depression. Now, she’s shaping a powerful campus conversation. Alexandra expanded her story outside of campus, in an interview with Cami Rapson on Action 2 News at 10, tonight (July 30, 2020).

Registration is open for Lifelong Learning Institute

At UW-Green Bay, learning is a lifelong pursuit, and the member-led Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) isn’t going to let coronavirus get in the way of delivering enriching and engaging classes in a safety-conscious way for members. LLI is a 20+-year strong membership program developed by retirees for retirees. Susan Pike, Program Specialist, and volunteers on the curriculum committee, worked diligently and creatively with a network of instructors developing courses in formats best suited to the subject matter. Instructors include existing and retired faculty, local experts and enthusiasts. Class formats encompass online live, online recorded and outdoors. Topics cover art, fitness, government, health, history, reading, writing, science, nature, religion, special interest and travel. Over 120 interactive and fascinating subjects! Registration is completely online. A gorgeous 20+-page catalog of classes is available at Monday, July 27, and at 10 a.m. registration will also open. Registration closes August 14 at 4 p.m. Join today, because TOGETHER, WE LEARN.

Wear your mask with Willow!

Assistant Prof. Jennie Young shared this photo of therapy dog Willow, ready and waiting to help students de-stress in the fall semester! Willow’s office hours will be released soon. Mask-ready, she is looking forward to her duty to protect the Phoenix community!

Willow with her mask

Photo Credit: Assistant Prof. Jennie Young

Reminder to sign up for the Mental Health Trainings being offered by Kris Vespia!

The Office of Academic Affairs invites UW-Green Bay staff members to participate in professional development sessions on Mental Health.

Wednesday, August 5, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Diversity and Mental Health: Exploring the Role of Culture, Gender, and More

How does culture influence the symptoms, stigmas, and preferred treatments for mental health concerns? What role does gender play in help-seeking? What specific needs might certain groups, such as members of the LGBTQ+ community, refugees, and military veterans have? This 90-minute interactive professional development session will explore these questions and more. Participants will also learn about mental health resources available for members of specific groups.

If interested, please sign up here. You do not need to take the first one in July to participate in the August training. If you have further questions, please email Mary Kate Ontaneda or Kris Vespia.


UW-Green Bay alumnus writes new book about authentic confidence

UW-Green Bay alumnus Ben Fauske (Business) recently wrote a new book on his journey to authentic confidence. The book is titled, Authentic Confidence: The Secret to Loving your Work and Leading and Unstoppable Career.” Fauske is currently a confidence researcher and faculty member of St. Norbert College’s Center for Exceptional Leadership. He is also the President of RISE Leadership, based in Sherwood, Wis. Learn more about Ben Fauske.

He recently participated in a Q&A with St. Norbert about his new book. Read the interview here.

UW-Green Bay’s CATL welcomes new, but familiar, faces

The CATL herd is growing! The Center is welcoming some familiar faces as new team members. Many of you already know Scott Berg from his role as electronics technician for IT, Client Services; Berg will be joining CATL as its new LMS (Canvas) Administrator. Nichole LaGrow, UWGB’s distance education coordinator, has joined the CATL team. Nathan Kraftcheck, already a member of the CATL team, will be transitioning to the role of an instructional designer.

All are welcome to join Associate Prof. Nesvet and a workshop on publication and teaching on July 25

On Saturday, July 25, Associate Prof. Nesvet (English) will present as part of the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) online workshop “Making use of COVE & BRANCH for Teaching and Research.”

This workshop will showcase the use of COVE tools for publication and teaching. Anyone is welcome to register for this workshop; up to 300 participants can be accommodated; however, only a few spaces remain. To register, click here by 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 23.

Registrants should look out for an email reminder the day before the event and Zoom log-in details the day of the event from Please send any questions to Associate Prof. Nesvet at

Some of the questions we will address in the workshop include:

  • How can I teach asynchronously?
  • How can I help students read better?
  • How can I get all my course texts for $10?
  • How can I build annotated timelines and maps?
  • How can I facilitate student research?
  • How can I build exhibits with students?
  • How can I keep track of student activity?
  • How can I link up courses across the world?
  • How can I upload my own course texts?
  • How can I support open-access scholarship?

Reminders: Microsoft Teams is in your future, train here…

UW-Green Bay is transitioning from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams extends the capabilities of Skype for Business, bringing together chat, meetings, calling, collaboration, app integration, and file storage into a single interface. This new central hub for teamwork can help streamline the way you get things done, thereby accelerating outcomes.

The trainings take place through Microsoft Teams Live option. No registration is required – just join by clicking this link at one or more of the dates and times below.

Teams 100 will be offered:

  • Thursday, July 16 @ 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, August 4 @ 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, August 6 @ 11:00 AM
  • Monday, August 24 @ 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, August 26 @ 1:00 PM

Teams 200 will be offered:

  • Tuesday, July 21 @ 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, July 23 @ 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, August 11 @ 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, August 13 @ 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, August 25 @ 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, August 27 @ 1:00 PM

Feel free to mix and match the trainings as you wish or even take them more than once. Simply click this link at the appropriate time ( to start the training. Once in a training, participants will have a Q&A chat panel available to pose questions to the Microsoft Education training team. Questions will be answered in real-time.

Any questions can be directed to the Help Desk at (920) 465-2309 or We are here to support you during this transition, so please reach out!

Lab Science to Environmental Science concourse, closed July 14 – 16

Reminder: asbestos abatement removal is taking place in the corridor between Laboratory Sciences and Environmental Sciences at the concourse level. The abatement contractor will be closing the corridor on Tuesday, July 14 and reopening the corridor the morning of Friday, July 17. Please access Laboratory Sciences from the second floor level during this event.