Reminder: Office Hours & Institutional Closure – Friday, November 29, 2019

Consistent with HR 14-17-3 “Office Hours and Institutional Closure Policy”, Interim Chancellor Van Gruensven has authorized the closure of applicable offices on Friday, November 29, 2019 for all UW-Green Bay Campuses.  Area leaders will have the discretion to determine essential and non-essential functions and subsequent individual office closures for the day.  Areas which are identified as essential functions under the policy will be required to be staffed on November 29.  The provision of essential services on the Branch Campuses will be covered by the Green Bay Campus Offices (e.g. GBOSS will function as the office for all Branch Campuses).

Employees who choose to work on Nov. 29, 2019 must receive approval from their immediate supervisor and may be subject to reassignment based on institutional needs. Employees who elect to take this day off must submit the absence request through HRS and have sufficient vacation/personal days to be absent on Nov. 29. This closure does not represent an additional holiday.

Offices that close are asked to post notice on the departmental website and display a notice of office closure a week in advance, including notice of when normal business hours will resume.

Tree branch covered in snow.

Photos: Winter Wonderland

Snow sure looks good on UW-Green Bay. But beautiful photos, with bright sunshine, blue skies and warm enough temperatures for camera-equipment to work, are tough to come by. Thankfully Liesl Sigourney was intern on the spot. She grabbed her camera, and made her way across the Green Bay Campus, capturing gorgeous angles of one of the Midwest’s most beautiful universities. See more.

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Winter Scenes 2019

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney, Marketing and University Communication

Chancellor’s statement on tolerance, need for discussion

Already distributed campuswide, but repeated here for the record, is an email sent this morning to faculty, staff and students from UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller:

The recent events at the University of Missouri and elsewhere in the American Academy remind me of the importance of our commitment to diversity and tolerance, and our obligation to provide a welcoming and supportive campus for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.  I hope you will join me in reaffirming these values. I encourage you to engage each other and our students in discussions about the important issues of our time and to advance ideas and concerns that will help us improve our programs and our campus environment.  The free exchange of ideas and perspectives are founding principles of UWGB that will serve us well in this time. Thank you and Go Phoenix!

Admissions unveils ‘Visit Campus, Cheer the Pack’ promotion


To capitalize on, and reinforce awareness of UW-Green Bay’s partnership with the Green Bay Packers — and also just to have a little fun — a new recruitment initiative originating out of the Admissions Office will allow one lucky prospective student the chance to cheer on the Packers in person at Lambeau Field. Admissions is sponsoring a drawing for two tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas game on Dec.13. In order to qualify for the drawing, prospective students must have made a campus visit between Oct. 1 and Nov. 20. Know of any prospective students? They really need to visit campus to get the best feel for the University, its outstanding academic offerings, helpful people and wonderful atmosphere — and a chance to earn Packers tickets is just icing on the cake! Check out all campus visit options (and details about the drawing).

#gbtrees and a picture-perfect autumn

The view from the 8th floor of the Cofrin Library is breathtaking on a sunny day — the bay and autumn colors combined — and the maples lining drives and sidewalks near MAC Hall are putting on a show. Once again, social media specialist Jena Richter is inviting the campus community to share the beauty of our campus in autumn with #gbtrees on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. See what others have shared.

Psychologists to hold EPIC conference

epic-logo-web-3It started with a small group of high school psychology and college teachers getting together to discuss professional development opportunities. It has turned into something “EPIC.”

On Saturday, October 10, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Psychology faculty will host more than 40 educators from the Midwest, for the 2015 Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC).

Topics and breakout sessions include Understanding the Brain, Innovative Uses of Teaching Technology, Integrating Research into Your Classroom, and more. A full agenda can be found here.

UW-Green Bay Psychology Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung, past recipient of the Wisconsin Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will present the keynote, “Cultivating Learning: Capitalizing on the Science of Learning.”

“A small group of psychology teachers from around Northeastern Wisconsin have been working on bringing all the great psychology teachers from the region together for a day of sharing ideas, techniques, content, and more,” said Prof. Ryan Martin, Chair of UWGB’s Psychology program. “There are so many great psychology teachers throughout the area but we rarely get to talk to one another. We’re hoping this conference will help us forge these new relationships and this becomes a consortium of teachers who continue to work together, share ideas, and provide students with many opportunities.”

Serving on the planning committee: Gurung, Martin and Prof. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges from UWGB; Jeff Gumz, Green Bay West; Chris Hamp, West DePere and Amy Ramponi, Kimberly school districts.

The fee is only $20 and includes lunch. For more information or to register.

Reminder, travel reimbursement changes

A reminder that travel reimbursement policies and rates will be changing effective October 5, 2015. Anyone who travels on University business is encouraged to attend either of the two remaining training sessions on Thursday, October 8 from 2:00-3:00 or Friday, October 16 from 9:00 -10:00, both sessions will be held in IS1034. Please RSVP to Cheryl Pieper if you will be attending. Please note the session that was originally scheduled for Monday, September 28 has been cancelled.