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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Mishicot’s Savannah Siders earns Rural Opportunities award | Schools

Savannah Siders, of Mishicot, was awarded $1,000 toward her education as the Jim Caldwell/First Citizens State Bank Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc., Board Scholar. A news release said Siders was selected from more than 300 applicants from rural Wisconsin. A 2020 graduate of Mishicot High School, Siders is the daughter of Steven and Jennifer Siders. She is attending the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, pursuing a degree in biology and pre-veterinary.“The reason I want to major in biology and pre-veterinary is that I have always been passionate about helping animals and making them feel better,” Siders said in the news release.  Logging more than 400 hours of volunteering, Siders’ list of extracurriculars is extensive. Her activities include FFA, varsity dance team, forensics and high school musicals. She has earned numerous accolades, including being Summa Cum Laude, student of the month and various FFA awards.

Source: Mishicot’s Savannah Siders earns Rural Opportunities award | Schools

Story describes UW-Green Bay involvement in Door County invasive species fight

These innovative efforts would not have been possible without the Door County community, DCIST partners and amazing seasonal staff members. These include Sam Hoffman and Tina Lee of the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department; Andrew Bowker, Jacob Smither and Britney Hirsch of UW-Green Bay; and Ben Epley of The Ridges Sanctuary.

Source: Field Season Wrap-up from DC Invasive Species Team, Door County Pulse.

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               

WIT featured as panelists in Fox Cities Chamber event

Last week Emily Sawall, Amber Honnef, Annie Skorupa and Advisor, Director of Career Services Linda Peacock-Landrum, were featured as Q & A panelists for Fox Cities Chamber’s “Smart Girls Rock Mentoring Event.” They spoke about their experiences as women in technology and offered words of advice for younger girls going into the STEM/Tech field.

Wisconsin’s trees become a beautiful canvas of color in the fall | Woodland Dunes

As the colors of the leaves change from different shades of green to golden yellows, oranges, bright reds and even deep purples, you can’t help but marvel at how beautiful the forests have become. This past week, my field botany class went for a walk around UWGB’s arboretum where we were looking at how the same genus of trees, such as maples or oaks, display such a wide variety of colors. The author, Kennedy Zittel is an intern at Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve in Two Rivers.

Source: Wisconsin’s trees become a beautiful canvas of color in the fall | Woodland Dunes, Harold Times Reporter

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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UW-Green Bay’s Denny Christoff picked second at ‘Internship Draft Day’

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay’s Resch School of Engineering student, Denny Christoff (Mechanical Engineering). Christoff landed the #2 Draft Pick spot and received the $500 scholarship at Internship Draft Day 2020, hosted from Lambeau Field, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Christoff competed against  43 students—21 who completed 70 interviews with employers. In all, 33 employers—including KI, PCMC, WEC Energy Group, Werner Electric—participated. Students could earn points based on GPA, college club participation, relevant work experience, and 15-minute interviews at the event. To learn more about the Draft Day win, visit Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance’s Facebook page.

Since its 2015 inception, Internship Draft Day has been organized by the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) and the NEW Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA). Together, these entities recognized a unique way to work collaboratively on a unified cause: to expand manufacturing career pathways, in addition to building a talent pipeline through internships. Hundreds of college students from Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan participate in the annual Internship Draft Day at Lambeau Field in Green Bay every year. Students showcase talent, curiosity, hustle, and career interest, vying for scholarships, paid internships, and network connectio

‘The Color of Nature’ virtual presentation to shed light on the many colors of birds

Hey, bird fans! Check out and attend this “The Color of Nature” virtual presentation by associate professor and Richter Museum of Natural History Curator Dan Meinhardt on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. It’s free and open to the first 100 people who register. Meinhardt, with the Bay Area Bird Club, will compare the function of human eyes to that of a bird, as well as the differentiation of coloring and perception on different types of birds, including iridescence! For information, visit the Bay Area Bird Club Facebook page. Register here!

UW-Green Bay offers Sustainability Certificate Program

Program Aims to Meet the Needs of the Present Without Compromising Future Generations

GREEN BAY, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is launching a new noncredit Sustainability Certificate Program in January 2021. The goal of the certificate program is to educate business professionals to implement sustainable decisions into their everyday roles to make a positive impact on both their organization as well as the world around them.

The certificate program consists of four flexible and 100% online courses, which can be completed in less than seven months. On completion, participants will receive an exclusive UW-Green Bay digital badge. For optimal learning, participants should expect to commit 2-3 hours per week to the coursework.

Each course is six weeks long and focuses on a facet of sustainability, including environmental, organizational behavior, and economics and society. The final requirement is a capstone course, which incorporates course concepts and requires participants to address a sustainability issue or idea in their business, nonprofit, government or community setting by creating an action plan.

  • Environmental Sustainability January 11 – February 19, 2021
  • Sustainable Business March 1 – April 9, 2021
  • Economics in Society and Sustainability April 19 – May 28, 2021
  • Capstone – Sustainability and Business June 7 July 16, 2021

Sustainability instructors include John Arendt, Director of Environmental Management and Business Institute at UW-Green Bay, Tara Reed, Associate Professor, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at UW-Green Bay and Matthew Winden, Associate Professor of Economics and Assistant Director of the Fiscal & Economic Research Center at UW-Whitewater.

“Developing an understanding of the benefits and barriers is critical to advancing any sustainability project,” says Professor Arendt. “The capstone course will guide the student-designed sustainability project from inception to consideration to implementation over the six-week course length.”

The certificate program is being created and facilitated by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. For more information on the certificate program, please visit www.uwgb.edu/sustainability-certificate/ or contact Melissa Betke, Program Specialist, at betkem@uwgb.edu. 

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.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility

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