Director of Admissions open forums are next week, please participate

You are invited to participate in the open forums for the next director of Admissions for UW-Green Bay.

Andrew Wright—Monday, April 6, 2020 from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Cynthia Stong—Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 2:20 to 3:20 p.m.

John McGreal—Friday, April 10, 2020 from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

These interviews will be virtual via blackboard, so you will need to be invited to participate via outlook appointment. Interested in attending? Simply email Jen Jones jonesj@uwgb.edu  with the dates you would like to attend.

The University Union will no longer be a polling location for the April 7 primary

As campus is closed to the public per COVID-19 state emergency order, the University Union will not be a polling place in the Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary on April 7, 2020. Students residing in the City of Green Bay or the surrounding communities should go to myvote.wi.gov and use Find My Polling Place for a specific voting location. Using this form requires that the voter is registered and has submitted their current address.

Small Business Development Center – Local Resource for Businesses in NE Wisconsin

The Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay is hard at work helping small businesses throughout Northeast Wisconsin with counseling, answering questions, providing resources of grants and loans, as well as scheduling one-on-one telephone conferences. Our assistance is free to all small businesses in the region. If you or someone you know has a small business and needs help at this time, please have them reach out to the SBDC at the website www.uwgb.edu/sbdc and click on the Request for Counseling action button. Someone will return the request within 24 hours. Email: sbdc@uwgb.edu

Sheboygan County board supervisor candidates, including UWGB alumnus, share priorities

There are seven contested races for county board supervisor seats in the April 7 election. Candidates are facing off in hopes of representing Districts 3, 5, 15, 16, 18, 20 and 24. We asked candidates to share a little bit more about themselves and what they hope to accomplish if elected. Candidate Chuck Butler (Integrative Leadership) is an alumnus.

Source: Sheboygan County board supervisor candidates share priorities

UW-Green Bay Health Information Management & Technology program named #19 on list of ‘most affordable’

Congratulations to staff and instructors in UW-Green Bay’s  Health Information Management & Technology program named #19 on list of Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Healthcare Informatics Degrees.

Online degrees present an opportunity for career advancement and increased financial stability, but they can also result in piles of debt. Knowing the return on investment of a specific degree and major before making a decision is key to evading insurmountable debt. To help people make this decision, Optimal (formerly SR Education Group), published its 2020 Best Value Colleges rankings on Guide to Online Schools for 121 programs. The rankings are based on degree-level and program-specific tuition rates and PayScale salary data. The methodology for the rankings incorporates a return on investment formula to show accredited programs with the best value. Since the cost and return of a college can significantly vary by the degree, tuition rates and salary numbers are specific to degree-level and major. All tuition rates were manually researched on official school websites in order to ensure accuracy. Salary figures were reported by PayScale and reflect earnings of students 10 or more years after graduation. In order to select the best options for value in each major, Optimal researched over 78,000 online programs. “Our goal is to show data that is difficult to find elsewhere,” said CEO Sung Rhee. “With this launch, Guide to Online Schools shows students what they can reasonably expect to make in salary 10 years after graduating from a particular program. We want people to know how their education choices can measurably impact their financial futures.” For students who would like to find online accredited degrees with the lowest cost, Optimal is also releasing its 2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges on OnlineU. These 152 program rankings highlight schools making an effort to provide an economical option for prospective students. Some of the programs with the best return on investment include information technology, engineering, and marketing. The top-ranked school for information technology is SUNY at Albany, boasting a median mid-career salary of $184,700 with a low tuition rate of $10,590. About Optimal™ Optimal helps prospective students make informed, data-driven decisions to improve their collegiate experience and their post-college careers. The company provides over 85,000 in-depth student reviews and college rankings for every major based on alumni salaries and manually researched tuitions. Optimal’s tools and services provide accessible and transparent financial data regarding cost and earning potential that give students educational paths that lead them to success, without burdening them with insurmountable debt. More at the websiteLink to list for Healthcare Informatics.

Submit your questions for TeAch Tuesday LIVE!

CATL wants to help answer your teaching-related questions in light of this unprecedented time. Submit your questions anonymously here and CATL personnel will do their best to answer them (or find someone who can!) during the TeAch Tuesday LIVE! broadcast Tuesday, April 7 at 10 a.m. (the live stream event will also be recorded for you to watch—or re-watch—at your convenience later).