Save the Date – Academic Staff Spring Assembly

Save the date for the Academic Staff Spring Assembly, Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Agenda to be sent/posted on SOFAS site in early May. Chancellor Alexander, Interim Provost Burns, Human Resources Representatives & SOFAS will be in attendance to give updates and will take questions. If you are not comfortable asking your question(s) in the group, feel free to email your question(s) ahead of time.

Link to TEAMS meeting for the Spring Assembly

Your 2020-2021 Academic Staff Committee:

Sherri Arendt, Director of Learning Center (Chair) arendts@uwgb.edu
Lynn Niemi, Director of Disability Services (Vice-Chair)  niemil@uwgb.edu
Pat Hicks, Senior Lecturer  hicksp@uwgb.edu
Lynn Rotter, Manager of University Ticketing & Information Center  rotterl@uwgb.edu
Kate Farley, Instructional Technologist, CATL  farleyk@uwgb.edu
Virginia Englebert, IS Business Analyst, CIT englebev@uwgb.edu

Academic Staff Meeting April 14

The next Academic Staff Committee Meeting is Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Agendas and previous minutes can be found on the SOFAs website. If you have any questions to be addressed during the ASC meetings, please contact anyone on the committee.

Join the TEAMS Meeting here.

 

Sherri Arendt, Director of Learning Center (Chair) arendts@uwgb.edu

Lynn Niemi, Director of Disability Services (Vice-Chair)  niemil@uwgb.edu

Pat Hicks, Senior Lecturer  hicksp@uwgb.edu

Lynn Rotter, Manager of University Ticketing & Information Center  rotterl@uwgb.edu

Kate Farley, Instructional Technologist, CATL  farleyk@uwgb.edu

Virginia Englebert, IS Business Analyst, CIT englebev@uwgb.edu

Academic Staff Committee meeting is at March 10, 1:30 p.m.

The next Academic Staff Committee meeting is March 10, 2021 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. It is a University Shared Governance open meeting. Join the meeting by TEAMs, here. Agendas and previous minutes can be found on the  SOFAs website.  If you have any questions to be addressed during our ASC meetings, please contact anyone on the committee:

 

Microsoft Teams Training: Session 1, March 17

The Academic Staff and University Staff Professional Development Programming Committees invite you to join in Microsoft Teams training over Spring Break led by Scott Berg and Kim Miller. Session 1 is March 17, 2021 from 1 to 2 p.m. All Academic and University Staff are encouraged to attend. Faculty are welcome as well. There is no fee for these trainings. We will be offering two training sessions. The goal of these sessions is to provide you with a space to learn more about Teams in a practical way for your work use and have an opportunity to have your questions about Teams answered.

Both sessions will have a significant dedicated Q&A time for you to bring your questions to the table. The first session will be tailored to users getting started with using Teams and going over the its basic functions. This session will be especially helpful for users who have been added to a Team but are not sure how to use it. How to Register? You are welcome to sign up and attend both sessions, but you can also pick the session you feel best fits your needs. If you are new to Teams, we recommend attending session 1. Both sessions will be recorded for you to view on your own time. If you are interested but cannot attend live, sign up to receive a recording of the event. To sign-up for session 1, please fill out the Qualtrics form.

After signing up, you will receive an Outlook calendar invitation with a link to attend the meeting.

If you have any questions, please the chair of the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming committee, Sarah Bakken at bakkens@uwgb.edu. *If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Sarah Bakken at 920-465-2666 or via email, bakkens@uwgb.edu All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.

Microsoft Teams Training: Session 2, March 18

The Academic Staff and University Staff Professional Development Programming Committees invite you to join in for Microsoft Teams training over Spring Break led by Scott Berg and Kim Miller. Session 2 will be March 18, 2021 from 1 to 2 p.m. All Academic and University Staff are encouraged to attend. Faculty are welcome as well. There is no fee for these trainings. We will be offering two training sessions. The goal of these sessions is to provide you with a space to learn more about Teams in a practical way for your work use and have an opportunity to have your questions about Teams answered. Both sessions will have a significant dedicated Q&A time for you to bring your questions to the table. Our second session will provide participants who are more familiar with Teams but would like to learn some tips and tricks to making Teams more efficient for your use.

This session will include information on setting up a team and its channels and showcase helpful tools within the application. You are welcome to sign up and attend both sessions, but you can also pick the session you feel best fits your needs. If you are new to Teams, we recommend attending session 1. Both sessions will be recorded for you to view on your own time. If you are interested but cannot attend live, sign up to receive a recording of the event. To sign up for session 2, please fill out the Qualtrics form. If you have any questions, please the chair of the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming committee, Sarah Bakken at bakkens@uwgb.edu. *If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Sarah Bakken at 920-465-2666 or via email, bakkens@uwgb.edu All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.

Next Academic Staff meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 17

The next Academic Staff Committee Meeting is Feb. 17, 2021 at from 1:30 to 3 p.m. held via TEAMS. Join the meeting. Agendas and previous minutes can be found on the  SOFAs website.  If you have any questions to be addressed during our ASC meetings, please contact anyone on the committee:

 

 

Next Academic Staff meeting is Jan. 27

The next Academic Staff meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m. via TEAMS. Join the meeting. See an agenda on the SOFAS website. If you have any questions to be addressed during our ASC meetings, please contact anyone on the committee:

Sherri Arendt, Director of Learning Center (Chair) arendts@uwgb.edu

Lynn Niemi, Director of Disability Services (Vice-Chair)  niemil@uwgb.edu

Pat Hicks, Senior Lecturer  hicksp@uwgb.edu

Lynn Rotter, Manager of University Ticketing & Information Center  rotterl@uwgb.edu

Kate Farley, Instructional Technologist, CATL  farleyk@uwgb.edu

Virginia Englebert, IS Business Analyst, CIT englebev@uwgb.edu

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity’s Erin Giese earns recognition for Snowy Owl Airport Rescue

Since the winter of 2017-2018, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity’s Erin Giese has helped co-lead Project SOAR (Snowy Owl Airport Rescue) whose mission is to capture and relocate Snowy Owls and other raptors from local airports where they pose as hazards. Giese co-leads the project with Janet Wissink (Winnebago Audubon) and Frank Ujazdowski (Wisconsin Falconers Association). In 2020 they earned the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology’s (WSO) Special Recognition Award, which recognizes the collective efforts of a far-reaching project or partnership that increases the public’s awareness and appreciation for birds, their habitats, or the need for conservation.

WSO Awards Chair Wendy Schultz met up with Project SOAR and gave them their awards at an outdoor pavilion while social distancing (in a non-pandemic year, awards would have been given at the WSO Convention). Erin and her collaborators Janet and Frank each gave acceptance speeches, which can be viewed at the very bottom of this page.

You can follow Project SOAR’s efforts on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Wendy Schultz. Left to right: Erin Giese, Janet Wissink and Frank Ujazdowski.

 

Reminder: All Academic Staff Winter Assembly is Dec. 7

Academic Staff Winter Assembly date is Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. via TEAMS. Chancellor Alexander, Interim Provost Burns, Human Resources Representatives & SOFAS will be in attendance to give updates and will take questions. If you are not comfortable asking your question(s) in the group, feel free to email your question(s) to Virginia Englebert at englebev@uwgb.edu

Staff members, register today for professional development with ‘Nurse Jesse’

Register today for ‘It Makes Me Happy’ with Nurse Jesse, a two-hour workshop designed to allow attendees to reconnect with their authentic selves and a simple formula to find joy in everyday living. The workshop is a mix of storytelling, self-assessments and interactive “play” to get started on the “It Makes Me Happy!” journey.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore 12 key areas for happiness and a simple process to discover joy in everyday living
  2. Cultivate self-awareness and appreciation
  3. Deepen relationships amongst participants

Learn more about Nurse Jesse.

Location:  Virtual, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Session 1: Nov. 12, 2020, 9 to 11 a.m.
Session 2: Nov. 18, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m.

All Academic and University Staff are encouraged to attend.  There is no fee. Register at this link.