Kim Metzger and Lynn Niemi in front of toilet paper

Disability Services wipes out competition in Toilet Paper Challenge

The 2018 Great Toilet Paper Challenge at UW-Green Bay ended with a small office of two — Disability Services — making big contributions and wiping out the competition.

"Because that's how we roll!"

TP on display in the window Counseling and Health Center
TP on display in the window
Counseling and Health Center

In early January, the Student Affairs and Campus Climate and Enrollment Services divisions met to better acquaint employees from both divisions and update all on what is new in each department. As part of those updates, Stacie Christian reported the Campus Cupboard was most in need of toilet paper. Thus began The Great 2018 TP Challenge.

The teams (Admissions, Financial Aid/Bursar, Registrar/GBOSS, Disability Services, Counseling and Health, and Academic Advising/Career Services) rose to the challenge and spent two weeks bringing in donations and taunting the competition. The motivation — serving UW-Green Bay students. The prize — a King Cake on Mardi Gras, recognition in the Log.

“Team Disability Services, insisted they were the little office with a big impact,” reported Academic Advisor Stephanie Murphy. “Counseling and Health drew attention to their efforts with an at-home port-a-potty outside its door, and Advising and Career Service’s pile grew steadily.”

On Feb.13 (2018), participants gathered to share food and celebrate. The Little Office that Could beat out Team Academic Advising/Career Services by a mere 12 rolls with a total of 451 rolls. Their reaction? “We knew we could wipe out the competition.”

Donated toilet paper packages
Bath tissue donation piled in CK One

A total of 1,486 rolls of toilet paper were collected for the Campus Cupboard, which is always in need of personal health items like toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and soap. Please consider a “fun” drive of your own to help out students in need.


Reminder: Novitski farewell

Our friends in Admissions remind you to join them in celebrating Maxine Novitski’s retirement from the Admissions Office at a gathering next Tuesday (June 25) from 3 to 5 p.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union. Maxine has worked in the Registrar and Bursars’ offices during her career at UW-Green Bay but, most recently, Maxine has served this university as the primary contact for prospective student’s campus visits. She has worked with many of you to schedule countless special appointments and ensure that we have facilities to show prospective students. “Most of all Maxine, will be missed for her heart for students. Please join us in thanking Maxine for her years of hard work and dedication to UW-Green Bay.”

Business and Finance area welcomes a new bursar, and risk/contract officer

Please join the Business and Finance area in welcoming two new employees to UW-Green Bay.

Laurie Rentmeester has been hired as the Bursar, and her first day of employment is Monday (April 22). Laurie comes to the University after 19 years at the Brown County Community Treatment Center, having been the admissions, billing and collections supervisor for the past 11 years.

Christopher Paquet has been hired as the Risk Manager and Contracting Officer in the Business and Finance Office.  His first day on the job will be May 1. He currently serves as the Circuit Court Commissioner for Brown County. His professional experience also includes serving for six years as assistant corporation counsel for Brown County. Christopher holds a law degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law.

New at UW-Green Bay: A Payment Agreement before registration

Registration for Fall Semester 2013 begins Monday, April 1, with a new policy is place. UW-Green Bay is joining a good many of its peer institutions in requiring all students to electronically agree to a Payment Agreement before being allowed to register for classes. The Payment Agreement confirms student understanding of the financial obligations they assume when registering for classes.  Each student has a registration hold on his or her account until completing this step.

How will the new practice take effect? The email sent out from the Registrar’s office regarding registration will also remind students to check their SIS account for any holds that may delay registration. Students will see the “Payment Agreement” hold in the “Holds” section of their SIS Student Center. Drilling into the hold will allow the student to see which term the hold applies to. To release the hold, students go to the “Finances” section of the SIS Student Center, click on “Payment Agreement” in the dropdown box and select the agreement for the applicable term. This will have to be done every term, so students will also see completed agreements from previous terms if applicable. When completing the Agreement, students are asked to agree to the Electronic Signature, then the Payment Agreement. The Agreement also asks for the student’s marital status, which is a requirement of the Wisconsin Marital Property Act. Once the student clicks on the button to Accept Term & Conditions, the hold is instantly lifted and they are able to register for classes.

A sample Payment Agreement is available along with a step by step tutorial on the Bursar website, click here.

Anderson gains promotion, new title as budget director

Richard (Dick) Anderson, UW-Green Bay’s bursar since 2001, will begin new duties Feb. 1 with his appointment to the position of university budget director. His hiring, announced today (Jan. 4) by Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Kelly Franz, caps a national search. Anderson will have responsibilities including the preparation, review and submission of the institutional operating budget; fiscal analysis and counsel; service as a liaison to the UW System budget office; and helping to coordinate long-term planning for capital and operational budgets. Anderson is a 1979 graduate of UW-Green Bay. Prior to joining the staff here as bursar, he spent a dozen years as vice president for business and finance with NEW Curative Rehabilitation, Green Bay. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the 1980s as a supply corps lieutenant, purchasing officer and materials and logistics specialist with the shipbuilding operation in Bath, Maine, among other assignments.

Bursar talks tuition with Fox 11 News

When our neighbors to the west on Monday officially signed off on a longstanding tuition reciprocity deal, continuing — with a few tweaks — the Minnesota-Wisconsin exchange that’s been in place since 1965, Fox 11 News came to campus. They talked with UW-Green Bay Bursar Dick Anderson about the arrangement (Wisconsin OK’d it earlier this year), which provides a significant financial benefit for Minnesota students who attend UWGB. Sixty-eight Minnesota residents are registered for fall semester here, according to the Registrar’s office. More.