University Staff 2016 Fall Conference now open for registration

Registration is now open for the University Staff 2016 Fall Conference —Improving Your Well-Being. Visit the new University Staff Governance website at http://www.uwgb.edu/univstaffgov/ and find conference details under the Professional Development tab or under the Calendar tab. The conference is Oct. 28, 2016, at Tundra Lodge in Green Bay. Early bird registration is $65 and runs through Friday, Sept. 16. After that, registration is $79 until it closes on Oct. 7, 2016. Refer any questions to USPDC chair Teri Ternes at ternest@uwgb.edu.

Faculty note: Shin, Bansal

Profs. Soo Il Shin and Gaurav Bansal of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, along with two professors from California State University at Monterey Bay, have been invited to co-chair a conference mini-track on Social Network Analytics in Big Data Environment for the 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems to be held in San Diego in August 2016.

Psychology program lands national conference 


UW-Green Bay’s Psychology program has received great news with the announcement UWGB has been selected to host the American Psychological Association’s Summit on National Assessment of Psychology (APA SNAP, for short) June 21-25, 2016. About 30 leading psychologists from across the nation will participate. Associate Prof. Ryan Martin, chair of Psychology and member of the Human Development faculty, notes that the APA has assigned Prof. Regan Gurung to co-chair the select event. The attendees, experts in evidence-based educational assessment, will be charged with building a collection of digital and/or print resources to assist college-level psychology departments assess student learning outcomes. An APA press release has more.

Faculty note: Russ presents in Istanbul

Management Prof. Meir Russ, from the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, presented last week at the 20th IAMB conference the paper “Writing an Academic Paper for Publication: How to Succeed?” Russ is the founding editor of The International Journal of Management and Business, IJMB (the journal of IAMB) which published its most recent issue (Vol 6, No. 1) in June 2015. The issue is available online. Other than being a member of the organizing committee of the IAMB (International Academy of Management and Business) conference, held in Istanbul, Turkey, he also chaired the judging panel awarding the Overall, Ph.D. student and Practiciaire, Best Papers awards.

Faculty note: Fermanich to present Friday at ‘State of Lake Michigan’


This Friday (Oct. 30) Prof. Kevin Fermanich of Natural and Applied Sciences, along with co-investigators from the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, UWEX and LimnoTech, LLC, will be presenting results from the multi-year project “Restoring the Health of Green Bay Ecosystem Under a Changing Climate” at a session they organized for the biennial State of Lake Michigan Conference in Traverse City Mich. Fermanich will present watershed modeling results conducted in concert with UW-Green Bay Assistant Scientist Paul Baumgart and student Alexis Heim. Their work was funded by grants from the NOAA Coastal Hypoxia Program and University of Michigan Water Center.

Grad student Heim presents on dairy/watershed management


Graduate student Alexis Heim, Environmental Science and Policy, attended the 2015 International Soil and Water Assessment Tool Conference and Workshops, held October 12-16 at Purdue University. The conference drew more than 140 attendees from 10 countries with 96 oral and 22 poster presentations. She presented part of her thesis work on “Assessing the Impact of Alternative Management Strategies in a Dairy-dominated Agricultural Watershed Vulnerable to High Sediment and P Runoff” with co-authors Paul Baumgart and Kevin Fermanich. As part of the watershed research lab at UWGB, it is expected the work will help watershed managers target implementation of alternative management strategies which improve water quality.

Recap and photo gallery: Excellence in Psychology Instruction

On Saturday (Oct. 10) the UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty hosted 40 educators from throughout the Midwest for the first-ever 2015 Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC). Serving on the planning committee were Profs. Regan Gurung, Ryan Martin and Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges from UWGB; Jeff Gumz, Green Bay West; Chris Hamp, West De Pere; and Amy Ramponi, Kimberly school districts. The day of sharing ideas, techniques and content went wonderfully, UWGB Psychology chair Martin said. “My favorite feedback came from a local teacher who said he was almost embarrassed to admit that he had no idea what an incredible group of teachers UWGB has and what an incredible resource we are.” Topics included Understanding the Brain, Innovative Uses of Teaching Technology, Integrating Research into Your Classroom, and more. Photos are online.

Psychology conference an EPIC success

On Saturday, October 10, the UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty hosted 40 educators from throughout the Midwest, for the first ever 2015 Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC). Serving on the planning committee were Professors Regan Gurung, Ryan Martin and Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges from UWGB; Jeff Gumz, Green Bay West; Chris Hamp, West DePere and Amy Ramponi, Kimberly school districts.

The day of sharing ideas, techniques and content went wonderfully,” said Prof. Ryan Martin, Chair of UWGB’s Psychology program. “My favorite feedback came from a local teacher who said he was almost embarrassed to admit that he had no idea what an incredible group of teachers UWGB has and what an incredible resource we are.”

Subject matter included Understanding the Brain, Innovative Uses of Teaching Technology, Integrating Research into Your Classroom, and more. See the photos.

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EPIC Conference, October 10, 2015, University Union

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