Coffee & Convos hosted by Current Young Professionals

Current Young Professionals is hosting two Coffee & Convos events for the Green Bay area to get to know the District 8 Congressional Candidates.

With a critical election on the horizon, seize the opportunity to join an exclusive conversation with Brown County’s two congressional candidates: incumbent Congressman Mike Gallagher (Oct. 12th) and challenging candidate Amanda Stuck (Oct. 16th)! We will provide non-partisan discussion topics relevant to young professionals, and then the floor is open to attendees to ask questions that matter most to YOU.

Submit your questions and hear their responses in real-time so that you can head to the polls (or mail your ballot in) with confidence on November 3rd.

This public event is free for CYP members (all UWGB Green Bay Campus employees can become a member for free).

October 12 at 11:00 am via Zoom

October 16 at 4:30pm via Zoom

Register to attend.

 

Are hybrid courses our future? The Comm Voice has the coverage

A new article posted to The Comm Voice, shows how the college experience this year is different than others. Communication Law professor Shauna Froelich uses the hybrid method, having half of the students come on Tuesdays, while the others come on Thursdays. This delivery model helps keep communication and participation alive, but has students and faculty questioning the future of higher education in a post-COVID world.

The article was written by Mackenzie Brown, Ben Newhouse, Matthew Knoke, and Alexis Beck.

Photo credit to Travis Boulanger and infographic designed by Wynna Bonde.

Faculty note: Prof. Clampitt (with lots of UWGB perspective) releases e-book

Phillip G. Clampitt (Blair Endowed Chair of Communication) just released his first e-book, Clear Thinking in Age of Hype, Nonsense, and Anxiety. He worked with a great team of UW-Green Bay graduates and staff to produce the book and website (Amy Bauer, Lexi Bretl, Jeff Benzow, Alida Al-Saadi, Terri Resop, Danielle Shea, Betsy Bassett-Piehl, Meg Lehman, Mailee Her, Roxanne Simonnet, Theresa Tebon, Bryce Carlson) The book’s premise: We need more clear thinkers in the boardroom, the classroom and around the kitchen table. Clear Thinking takes on the challenge by proposing a simple but dynamic tool to spark better thinking in a world filled with hype, nonsense, and anxiety. (see clearthinkingtoday.com)

Seven lessons learned from COVID-19 – The Press

GREEN BAY – Cataclysmic worldwide events like COVID-19 often prompt people to reflect in life-changing ways.Long-forgotten assumptions surface. New perspectives emerge about well-established habits. Forced behavioral changes may foster novel and healthier responses to everyday events.Consider the musings and lifestyle questions listed here that we might glean from this pandemic. Source: Seven lessons learned from COVID-19 – The Press

Former UW-Green Bay student featured for passion for printing | Print+Promo

Jill Kerske has the foresight to predict potential issues before they leak out of the pipeline. But, the 21-year industry veteran isn’t just an anticipator; she’s a reactor, when appropriate, always ready with solutions. It’s not a question of “Can she do it?” Rather, it all comes down to the how.

I aim to anticipate customer needs, as well as the needs of my internal constituents and teammates,” Kerske said. “The best way I can describe my philosophy of customer care is to be water. Put anything in a jar and add water to fill in all around, plugging all the gaps.”

Kerske’s print roots date back to high school. She always had an interest in art, so when it was time to choose an elective, graphics felt like a good fit. She recalls learning the whole process, including art setup, shooting negatives and making plates—even running small AB Dicks. During her studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Kerske focused more on the art/computer graphics side; however, her first job out of college was in the local newspaper prepress.

Source: 2020 CSR All-Stars: Jill Kerske, Independent Printing Inc. – Print+Promo

UW-Green Bay alumna Amani Latimer Burris campaigns for Wisconsin State Senate | Madison365

Amani Latimer Burris says that she is running for State Senate to celebrate the diversity of Madison and Wisconsin and because she is passionate about uniting us in our differences. Economics, she says, is the subject that she hears her constituents talk about the most and has been a huge focal point of her campaign.

Latimer Burris was born in Madison and raised in both Madison and Green Bay. She graduated from Green Bay East High School and went on to earn her bachelor of arts degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Source: “I will unite us in our differences.” Amani Latimer Burris campaigns for Wisconsin State Senate | Madison365

UW-Green Bay student found herself ‘way more organized’ after online learning transition

Although UW-Green Bay is intending to be open in fall and welcoming faculty, staff and students back on campus, some classes originally scheduled for in-person instruction will be moving online or having online aspects to them for the safety of the UW-Green Bay community. Current UW-Green Bay students who transitioned to online learning in Spring 2020 demonstrated that they are resilient problem-solvers and describe their experiences while providing some advice to future students…

Janie Hodny

Janie Hodny is a sophomore majoring in Communication with emphasis in Public Relations, Social Media Strategies and Health Communication.

“Online and hybrid learning can sound scary, especially for college courses. I am here to tell you that it is not as scary as you think. Last year when I got the email that all courses will now switch to online, I was terrified. I am a very visual and in person learner and when I was told I wouldn’t have any in-person teaching I didn’t know if I could get a hold of professors or I would forget to do assignments, but that wasn’t the case at all. Professors want to help and see you succeed. Anytime I emailed a professor a question or if I was having trouble with assignments, they would get back to me within the day and help me. I also found myself way more organized than I ever was. I kept schedules in my planner and calendar of when assignments, quizzes, and tests were due. Again, Professors want to help they are always a Zoom call away! If yo ever need more in depth they will be more than happy to help you! If you ever need advice with online learning, keeping yourself organized, of anything there are always people around to help you.”

UW-Green Bay student McKenzie Rasmussen says online learning transition was ‘far smoother’ than she expected

Although UW-Green Bay is intending to be open in fall and welcoming faculty, staff and students back on campus, some classes originally scheduled for in-person instruction will be moving online or having online aspects to them for the safety of the UW-Green Bay community. Current UW-Green Bay students who transitioned to online learning in Spring 2020 demonstrated that they are resilient problem-solvers and describe their experiences while providing some advice to future students…

McKenzie Rasmussen is a senior double majoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies and Communication.

McKenzie Rasmussen

“My experience transitioning to online learning during the Spring semester was far smoother than I was expecting. My professors worked tirelessly to adapt their schedules and courses to the online learning environment, and were incredibly helpful with the entire process. It was also a great way for me to learn how to use different technologies and platforms. Online classes are also a great way to form new learning habits and expand the ways in which you learn.”