Fearless leaders, enroll now in a UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies program

Green Bay, Wis.—Students and experienced professionals can extend their learning in one of the fastest-growing graduate programs in the state at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Applications for spring and fall 2021 are open now! UW-Green Bay has a diverse array of graduate programs as the University responds to emerging fields and partners with industry leaders, even during this pandemic.  UW-Green Bay students gain the advantages of abundant learning experiences with partners in the community that include the Green Bay Packers, Titletown Tech, a number of regional local healthcare providers and leading businesses and organizations.

Students will take their place among the next class of future leaders and decision-makers by learning from professionals who are leading innovation and making changes in cutting-edge fields.

Now is a great time for students to rise to the challenge and advance their career at UW-Green Bay,” says Associate Vice Chancellor of Graduate Studies Pieter deHart. “We have graduate programs across a wide variety of fields, those which are important to our community during the pandemic and into the future. Graduate education is an important step for qualification in important areas such as health care, business, environmental science, and technology, and we offer everything from courses to certificates to masters and doctoral degrees in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats! Our faculty and staff have done an amazing job of making each of our graduate experiences accessible to students across all walks of life during these times, as the need for highly trained and bold leaders in our community is more important now than ever before.”

A list of graduate programs are as follows:

  • Applied biotechnology
  • Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning
  • Athletic Training
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • Health and Wellness Management
  • Impact MBA
  • Management
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Nutrition and Integrated Health
  • Social Work
  • Sports, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
  • Sustainable Management

Application materials and deadlines vary for each program, but students should aim to send applications in at least two weeks before the designated semester to allow time for review and advising. Earlier is better and some programs have priority deadlines. International students should send all needed application materials at least two months in advance.  For specific requirements, visit the Graduate Studies page, https://www.uwgb.edu/graduate/.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,500 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation, and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections, and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region, and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering, and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Announcing 2021 Academic Excellence Symposium

Mark your calendars! The 20th Annual UW-Green Bay Academic Excellence Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.   Projects will be displayed on virtual platforms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The symposium, which showcases the academic excellence of UW-Green Bay undergraduate and graduate students at all campus locations, invites students to present their best projects.  We will again showcase Internships of students who have completed an exceptional internship in the community.  Faculty are encouraged to nominate students to present work.

Further details and registration information to follow.  In the meantime, contact Teri Ternes at ternest@uwgb.edu if you have any questions. The Academic Excellence Symposium is hosted by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Phi Kappa Phi Board:
Scott Ashmann, President               Darrel Renier, President-Elect
Mike Draney, Past President           Elaina Koltz, Secretary
Md Maruf Hossain, Treasurer         Gaurav Bansal, Fellowship & Awards
Danielle Bina, Public Relations        Teri Ternes, Admin Assisstant
Lauren Felder, Student VP               Gabby Heier, Student VP               

UW-Green Bay Collaborates with Microsoft and LinkedIn

New initiative to provide improved connections and free professional development

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced a new collaboration with Microsoft’s TechSpark program and LinkedIn, which will provide free professional development opportunities for University faculty and staff, infuse career connections for UW-Green Bay students, and grow LinkedIn Learning across the four-campus community.

“We rise by partnering with others,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander. “As a University driving development in our region, we need to model the spirit of digital transformation to enhance learning, solve problems and provide the greatest array of professional development and networking courses possible to our faculty, staff and students. This partnership is an important and exciting step in that direction and has the potential to help our community in countless ways.”

The collaboration includes:

  • Expansion of the free use of LinkedIn Learning for UW-Green Bay faculty, staff, and students while providing professional development opportunities in areas such as technological literacy, customer service, public presentations, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Possibilities for the use of LinkedIn Learning by faculty as a co-curricular tool in courses or to map course content to LinkedIn courses as an affordable option for textbooks.
  • Long-term development of Microsoft Teams as an intranet site for the University, allowing for seamless communication within academic units, colleges and service areas.
  • Opportunities to develop long-term connections between Career Services and LinkedIn to include virtual career fairs, resources for alumni, and connect employers in the region to UW-Green Bay students and workforce talent.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to shine a spotlight on the need for foundational digital skills. The TechSpark program is proud to support UW-Green Bay to bring forth opportunities to participate in virtual work, virtual learning, and more,” says Michelle Schuler, regional manager, Microsoft TechSpark.

Regional leaders also see the benefit of this collaboration.

“We value the strong partnership we have with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Microsoft and the ability to leverage these relationships by providing new learning opportunities across our region,” says Barb LaMue, President & CEO of the New North, Inc. “The expansion of the LinkedIn Learning modules will provide professional development for faculty and staff and assist in upskilling our workforce in a variety of in-demand careers. New North is proud to continue supporting unique, effective talent development efforts with these great organizations.”

LinkedIn representative Kyle Obot says these collaborations are important to better position students.

“A diverse set of relevant skills are required to land jobs in today’s increasingly competitive job market,” Obot said. “LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning are proud to partner with UW-Green Bay and Microsoft in providing high-impact learning opportunities to better position students to obtain the careers of tomorrow, while also advancing the skills of faculty, staff, and alumni.”

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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SBDC grads open third Aurora Apothecary location

SBDC’s at UW-Green Bay Entrepreneurial Training Program graduates, Melissa and Kevin Adlebush, are opening a third Aurora Apothecary location, this time in Green Bay. The grand opening is planned for Saturday Nov. 28, 2020 in celebration of Small Business Saturday. The new location is at 133 N. Broadway in Green Bay. The new store has homegrown bulk herbs, hand blended teas, handmade herbal items such as tinctures, salves, and body products. It features a blending bar where customers can scent their own body products. They also carry crystals, aroma jewelry, tarot decks, and a plethora of books. Aurora Apothecary locations: 1133 N, Broadway in Green Bay, 607 N. Richmond Street in Appleton, and a seasonal store at 9428 Cedar Street, Fish Creek in Door County.

Retailers large and small adapt to compete this holiday season

Businesses large and small are making changes or offering promotions to draw in holiday shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic. Large retailers have been promoting Black Friday sales early and extending opportunities for people to shop online, said Vallari Chandna, associate professor of management at UW-Green Bay. Source: Retailers Large And Small Adapt To Compete This Holiday Season, WPR

Car insurance advice from Prof. Kumar

Professor Sampath Kumar (Marketing) gives advice on finding cheap car insurance in an article on MoneyGeek.com He explains the cons of low-cost car insurance, lowering your car insurance, and how to fit auto insurance expenses into a monthly budget. In another article on the site, he urges Wisconsin drivers to look for key factors when searching for the best auto insurance coverage:

 

UW-Green Bay: Investment specialist Koenraad Driessens added to Foundation Board of Directors

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation Chair Matthew Mueller announced the recent addition of alumnus Koenraad Driessens ‘91 (Economics and Business Administration) to the UW-Green Bay Foundation Board of Directors.

Source: UW-Green Bay: Investment specialist Koenraad Driessens added to Foundation Board of Directors, WISbusiness

Alumnus Bill Kocha promoted at Werner Electric Supply

UW-Green Bay alumnus Bill Kocha ’02 (Accounting, Finance) is now VP of accounting and financial planning & analysis. Prior to his promotion, Kocha held positions at Werner Electric Supply as a controller and the director of finance. In his new role, Kocha will lead the finance organization and its strategic development of people, processes, and policies. Kocha is a certified public accountant and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.

Source: Kocha Promoted at Werner Electric Supply

UW-Green Bay students get a Top 100 ranking (of 2,935), again

A team from UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Vallari Chandna’s (Marketing & Management) “Capstone in Business Strategy” class, has made it to the Top 100 rank in the GloBus Simulation. The team of UW-Green Bay business students consisting of the C-Suite members Alyssa Bredfeld, Daysi Casillas, Dylan Masse, Kristen Paulus and Jacqueline Roseberry placed in a tie for 75th place out of 2935 teams across 140 colleges and universities across the world during the week of 26-Oct-20 through 1-Nov-20. Their top 3% worldwide ranking is especially commendable given that the class is an online section and the students have to coordinate their work virtually.

In the Capstone course’s strategy simulation, student teams run a company that is racing for global market leadership in the wearable video cameras and camera-equipped copter drones industry. Each decision round, students make 20+ types of decisions from all business domains including design and performance, assembly operations, shipping and delivery, workforce compensation, pricing and marketing, corporate social responsibility and citizenship, and the financing of company operations among others. Students from the Austin E. Cofrin’s Business School have placed in the top 100 of the GloBus Simulation multiple times in the past year.