360° of Learning Video

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay unveiled its institutional brand, 360° of Learning, with a celebration Nov. 14 that included the premiere of a new, 60-second internet and broadcast spot capturing the essence of a UW-Green Bay education.

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Transcript

“Look around you. The world’s spinning faster. And finding your place in it is tougher than ever.

You have to look at things from different angles. Be open to differing viewpoints and challenge yourself to get past the usual assumptions.

Only then, can you gain perspective, discover new truths, and see what you’re truly capable of becoming.

Welcome to 360° of learning from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where our unique approach enables students to explore problems from a much broader perspective— seeing all the angles and dimensions, and ultimately all the possibilities.

It’s an all around different way of learning, and all around right for you.”

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360° Brand Launch Celebration Day is Nov. 14

360 Brand Launch Celebration Day, Nov. 14

Brand Launch Celebration Day!
Wednesday (Nov. 14) we celebrate our new brand and slogan, but mostly, we celebrate the things that make this University and a degree from UW-Green Bay special. Among them: problem solving from multiple perspectives, student connections to exceptional faculty and internationally recognized scholars, and an ideal learning environment with rich and engaging co-curricular experiences. We call it “360° of Learning.” Join in the celebration.

Wear your Phoenix green
Dress down day. You have official permission (from the LOG e-news) to wear your green t-shirt and sweatshirt tomorrow. Show your UW-Green Bay spirit by participating in the 360° photo and related activities. We’ve got spirit, yes we do… Here is more:

The schedule: Ping Pong Drop, the 360° photo, and Grand Prizes
Noon — 360° photo in quad
12:15 pm — Ping Pong Drop in the Quad (Everyone wins, but grand prizes are textbooks for a semester or a T-shirt a month)
12:20 pm — Video premiere, 360° of Learning, Cloud Commons Atrium
Noon-1 pm — Free food, while it lasts in the Union
10-1:30 pm — Photo booth, “360 of us”

For the entire 360° calendar…
See www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/360/

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A 360° art perspective
The project is called Monument to an Insignificant Activity. Students were asked to observe the activities of UWGB students in certain locations throughout campus and consider the very subtle ways in which the space affected the way people behaved. In groups, members of Prof. Alison Stehlik’s Art 106 (Design Methods) course created large-scale, representational, monuments to the seemingly insignificant activities that they observed. The purpose of this project is to consider the relationship between the design of a space and the human activities (and interactivities) that occur as a result of that design. See news post and photos.

Reminder: What’s your 360° perspective? Adult Degree wants to know
Check out the “360° of Perspective” gallery, located in the plaza level of the Cofrin Library. Based on the premise that problems are best viewed from multiple perspectives … each piece can be viewed and interpreted differently, based on the perspective of the viewer. Visitors will be encouraged to take a photo of their favorite image and tweet it — plus a few words about how the image reflects “360° of Learning” — to @UWGBOutreach. A drawing will be held at the end of the week. Winners will take home their favorite image with a grand prize of a $50 Gift Certificate from the Phoenix Bookstore! The gallery will be open Monday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 16.

360° of Learning, an example:

Seven students, one hospital, and a productive collaboration
Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a local healthcare provider in Green Bay, WI, sought the services of the UWGB Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) to find sustainable solutions to some of its pressing environmental problems: energy and water consumption, waste disposal, recycling, etc. John Arendt, associate director of EMBI shared his 360° story.

See how 360° is revealing itself in the social realm
Join the nearly 100 people who have said they are attending Wednesday’s kickoff event via Facebook. See #360uwgb tagged tweets: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23360uwgb

Reminder: Seeking your favorites: 360° of Books
As part of the 360° Brand Launch Celebration, the Cofrin Library wants to know: What’s your favorite book? The goal: to get 360 UWGB students, faculty, staff and alumni to tell their favorite. It could be something from your childhood, your most influential book, or something you’re reading now. Results will be shared publicly. (UW-Green Bay’s own “Oprah” moment, perhaps?) Go to the schedule of events (www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/360/schedule.asp) to see how to share your favorite or stop by the library and write it down at the fifth-floor display.

Residence Life promoting two 360° events
Earlier today, Residence Life hosted “Hollywood Circles” in the Phoenix Club. Students could answer questions about 360° of learning at UWGB. Tonight (Tues. Nov. 13) Residence Life is planning a Fall Festival at Ed Thompson Hall Lounge from 7 to 9 p.m. “Minute to Win It” type games, prize drawings and more. See more here.

A 360° art perspective

The project is called Monument to an Insignificant Activity. Students in Art 106 Design Methods were asked to observe the activities of UWGB students in certain locations throughout campus and consider the very subtle ways in which the space affected the way people behaved. In groups, Design Method students created large scale, representational, monuments to the seemingly insignificant activities that they observed. The purpose of this project is to consider the relationship between the design of a space and the human activities (and interactivities) that occur as a result of that design. Professor Alison Stehlik leads the class.

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Art 106 Design Methods, class project, Nov. 2012 Art 106 Design Methods, class project, Nov. 2012 Art 106 Design Methods, class project, Nov. 2012

— Photos by Lindsey Przybylski, student photographer, Office of Marketing and University Communication

Submit your 360° stories and ideas

We’ve asked you to submit 360° stories and ideas. Here’s how John Arendt, associate director of the Environmental Management Business Institute (EMBI) sees it. Solving problems from multiple perspectives… interdisciplinary learning… key collaboration with faculty… it’s all here.

Let us help you tell your 360° experience. E-mail Sue Bodilly at bodillys@uwgb.edu with your idea for a note, feature, photo, video, etc.

360° of Learning:
Seven students, one hospital, and a productive collaboration

360 Learning Story - Aurora BayCare Medical Center
Left to right: Shaun Raganyi, Matthew Peter, John Arendt
360 Learning Story - Aurora BayCare Medical Center
Left to right: Jake Eggert, Hilary Zanoni, Mike Hastreiter (not shown, Alek Majeski)
Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a local healthcare provider in Green Bay, WI, sought the services of the UWGB Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) to find sustainable solutions to some of its pressing environmental problems: energy and water consumption, waste disposal, recycling, etc.

Over three years, seven UWGB graduate and undergraduate students worked as interns on this project. The students came from various backgrounds — environmental science, environmental policy and planning, biology, and business.

They conducted research, formulated options, and managed teams that included hospital employees and outside experts from the community. They produced and presented monthly and annual reports, developed educational tools and documents for internal use, and proposed green solution recommendations for everything from reducing printing and paper costs to cutting energy consumption.

Was it successful? The work led to the implementation of several projects that resulted in annual cost-savings to Aurora BayCare of approximately $90,000. Both Aurora BayCare and the students learned the power of applying multidisciplinary perspectives to solve challenging, real-world problems.

Ping Pong Drop, the 360° photo, and Grand Prizes

The Phoenix Bookstore is having some fun with the 360° launch, and you are the beneficiary. Anyone who participates in the 360° photo in the quad at noon this Wednesday (Nov. 14) can take part in the Ping Pong Drop. Everyone gets a ball, and everyone (faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends) can claim a prize at the Bookstore. Just show up in the quad (between the union and the library) at noon to take part in the fun. The Grand Prize? If a student wins the grand prize, he or she will receive free textbook rental for a semester. If a faculty, staff or community member wins, he or she will receive a free T-shirt a month for six months! Other prizes include t-shirts, hats, water bottles, caps, Frisbees, etc… Phoenix Bookstore Manager Patrick Sorelle says it will be well worth your time.

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360° video premiere
Immediately following the Ping Pong Ball Drop, Mr. and Mrs. Phoenix will escort people to the University Union where Chancellor Tom Harden will introduce the one-minute video produced by marketing firm BVK. The video highlights the UW-Green Bay experience, with a cast of dozens (hundreds?) of faculty, staff and students in starring roles. Estimated start time: about 12:20 in the Cloud Commons atrium area.

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Free food, refreshments and photo booth
Everyone is welcome in the Cloud Commons area between noon and 1 p.m. for free food and refreshments and a few give-a-ways. You can also participate in a photo booth — bring your friends, peers and staff for “360° of us.” You keep a photo strip and the photogs keep one for a sphere of photos that will be built as photos are taken.

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Fitness 360°
Student Tayler Zajac is leading a 360° fitness effort at the Kress Events Center for faculty, staff and students. Beginning Monday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 18, walk or run as many times as you can around the Kress indoor track and log your laps at the front desk. The drawing winner will receive an individual or group personal training session. Consolation prizes for the top placers include t-shirts and water bottles.

LIR gives 360° perspective

Learning in Retirement has a take on 360°. Emeritus faculty member Mike Murphy (Humanistic Studies) said one of the many noteworthy aspects of UWGB’s LIR program is how well it fits in with UWGB’s current “360-degrees of Learning” initiative. “That initiative is intended to emphasize the all-encompassing multi-dimensional nature of the educational opportunities that UWGB students have, including (1) an extensive variety of courses to choose from, (2) a dedicated faculty with broad-ranging experience and expertise, and (3) a wide array of social and outside-class opportunities to allow students to develop and use their personal interests, talents and skills to become both more well-rounded individuals and productive members of the university community. Our LIR program shares all 3 of those…” Mike wrote this for the LIR newsletter. Read more from the October 2012 newsletter. You will find Murphy’s story at the bottom of page 7.

More from LIR…
“As a member of LIR I have had the opportunity to stretch my mind in a number of ways. I have been able to pursue interests, bridge and piano, that I had neither the time nor opportunity to pursue while I was working. Similarly, I have been exposed to some of the greater lights of British and American Literature and different mathematical concepts through LIR courses I have attended. This has truly been 360 degrees of learning.”
— LIR member Bob Cook

“I have been a member of LIR for 10 years, I can attest to the variety of courses that offer opportunities to learn new things. It was an eye-opening experience for me to meet so many people of varied backgrounds that shared their time and knowledge. There were many courses that I said ‘I never thought of it that way’ as subjects were presented in a different light that I had been accustomed to. The social aspects were wonderful too, including trips, Fall Kick-Off and Spring Fling, and being able to sing in an ad hoc chorus.”
— LIR member Donna Heimerl

Seeking your favorites: 360° of Books

As part of the 360° Brand Launch Celebration, the Cofrin Library wants to know: What’s your favorite book? The goal: to get 360 UWGB students, faculty, staff and alumni to tell their favorite. It could be something from your childhood, your most influential book, or something you’re reading now. Results will be shared publicly. (UW-Green Bay’s own “Oprah” moment, perhaps?) Go to the schedule of events (www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/360/schedule.asp) to see how to share your favorite or stop by the library and write it down at the fifth-floor display.

What’s your 360° perspective? Adult Degree wants to know

The “360° of Perspective” gallery, located in the plaza level of the Cofrin Library, will be comprised of images that can be viewed and interpreted differently, based on the perspective of the viewer. Visitors will be encouraged to take a photo of their favorite image and tweet it — plus a few words about how the image reflects “360° of Learning” — to @UWGBOutreach. A drawing will be held at the end of the week. Winners will take home their favorite image with a grand prize of a $50 Gift Certificate from the Phoenix Bookstore! The gallery will be open Monday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 16.

Chancellor Harden invites one and all to Brand Celebration

Faculty, staff and students received an invite from Chancellor Tom Harden inviting all to the 360° of Learning Brand Celebration Wednesday, Nov. 14. 360° is defined as those attributes distinctive to a UW-Green Bay education, and identified by earlier research. Among them: Problem solving from multiple perspectives, student connections to exceptional faculty and internationally recognized scholars, and an ideal learning environment with rich and engaging co-curricular experiences.

So what’s in it for you? Here’s an initial, short list of 360° events
There is a long list of fun events and activities set for Wednesday, Nov. 14 including the first public showing of the one-minute 360° of Learning video, set for 12:20 p.m. in the Cloud Commons (the radio commercial has been airing for some time. Hear it here: news.uwgb.edu/multimedia/audio/10/30/360-radio-ad)

Other events for Wednesday, Nov. 14…
• 360° photo in the quad led by Student Services (Wear green and join in the photo!) — Noon-12:15 p.m.
• Ping Pong drop with prizes for everyone who participates in the photo, sponsored by the Phoenix Bookstore — 12:15 p.m.
• Food and refreshments in the Union atrium, overlooking the new SS rooftop construction — 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Until then, see how 360° is revealing itself in the social realm…
Join the #360uwgb event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/255990281190194
See #360uwgb tagged tweets: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23360uwgb
See Instagram photos tagged #360uwgb: statigr.am/tag/360uwgb

The long list of events is here and growing…
Check ’em out at www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/360

Tomorrow, we’ll have details on events featuring the Kress Events Center, Cofrin Library, Adult Degree and more … stay tuned!

Hear it here: 360° of Learning on radio

Taking our brand to the streets, the new 360° of Learning radio ads have been playing on stations throughout Wisconsin since October. They are part of a larger plan to increase enrollment and highlight the UW-Green Bay experience.

360° of Learning


Duration: 1 minute | MP3

Radio Ad Transcript

Say you wanted a degree in business. Or pre-medicine.
Or social work. There’s no shortage of colleges to help you get one.

But say you wanted more than a degree. What if you really wanted a school that offered 360 degrees – of learning?

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Where 360° of learning is what happens when you’re exposed to people with different mindsets. It’s a broader perspective with unexpected viewpoints, challenging new ideas, and more ways to look at a problem.

Imagine real give-and-take between students and faculty.
With a feeling of community, and collaboration. Where every day, you’re more prepared for your career and what lies ahead. Making the degree you earn at UW-Green Bay all-around more valuable.

Take a look at what makes our 360° approach so different at uwgb.edu.