The annual Fall Convocation for UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and friends, was held Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The convocation program included enthusiastic introductions of about 60 new faculty and staff, introduction of three named professors, heartfelt ovations for each of the Founders Award winners and upbeat remarks from Chancellor Gary Miller. Emcee Secretary of the Office of Faculty and Staff (SOFAS) Steve Meyer was clad in both the traditional bow tie, and once again, his apron which debuted last fall, as he reminded the room that his office is “here to serve.” The morning opened with presentation of Inclusivity and Equity Certificates for faculty and staff. An ice cream social took place in the afternoon followed by “Becoming a Student-Ready University” keynote presentation and seminar with Tia Brown McNair, VP, Office of Diversity, Equity and Student Success, AAC&U.
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2017 Fall Convocation, Wednesday, August 23
Beginning at 9 a.m. in the 1965 Room, Presentation of Inclusive Excellence Certificates:
Kate Burns, Ph.D.
Rebecca Nesvet, Ph.D.
Sarah Schuetze, Ph.D.
Courtney Sherman, Ph.D.
Jun Myunghee, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Wheat, Ph.D.
10 a.m. 2017 Fall Convocation, Phoenix Room
Presentation of Founders Awards and Named Professorships, and welcome to new employees, reflections by Chancellor Miller
1 p.m. Ice Cream Social, Cloud Commons
1:30 p.m. Becoming a Student-Ready University keynote and workshop with Tia Brown McNair, Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The event is open to the entire UWGB campus. Click here to register for this exciting professional development opportunity.
Convocation Open (Golf Outing), August 24
Organizers are still looking for a couple of last-minute additions to the sixth annual Convocation Open at Shorewood Gold Course. The format for this social outing is a three-or-four person scramble that allows golfers of all abilities to participate and meet others in an informal setting. The event is open to faculty, staff and retirees, with the teams being selected by the planning committee, chaired by Steve Meyer along with Joe Schoenebeck and John Katers. Only $10 for the event or $15 if taking a cart. Please contact Joe Schoenebeck by Friday, Aug. 18 to reserve your spot in the outing. Non-golfers are encouraged to stop after work for refreshments and conversation.
Chancellor Miller sent out a message last week via e-mail. Here is a reminder… Years of Service Recognition and Faculty and Staff Emeriti Recognition is moving to the All-Campus Cookout in May. The change is to “best honor and thank the campus community,” allowing all faculty and staff to take part in the celebration. Fall Convocation, in August of each year, will continue to be the time to welcome new employees, honor named professorships, announce Founders Awards and honor endowed chairs. To see the memo to the campus community, go to http://blog.uwgb.edu/chancellor/2017/01/20/2310/.
The annual Fall Convocation for UW-Green Bay faculty and staff was held Wednesday, August 24. The event highlighted the new four-college model with introductions of the new deans; introductions of more than 70 new faculty and staff, dedication of the 50th Anniversary Mural with remarks from artist Beau Thomas, presentation of inclusivity and equity certificates, upbeat remarks from Chancellor Gary Miller, and standing ovations for each of the Founders Award winners. Emcee Secretary of the Office of Faculty and Staff (SOFAS) Steve Meyer was not only clad in traditional bow-tie, but in a new apron (he’s known for his delicious salsa) presented to him by the Student Ambassadors.
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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
It was meant to be a spirited afternoon event, with the dedication of the beautiful new 50th Anniversary Mural, completed last spring by alumnus Beau Thomas, followed by an ice cream social. With an 80 percent chance of rain showers, organizers are moving tomorrow’s (August 24) mural dedication (with comments by Beau and others) to the end of Convocation (about noon) in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union. Ice cream is still scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Union. Because of the Cloud Commons remodel there is no lunch provided this year as part of Convocation.
10 a.m. Convocation, Phoenix Rooms
Just a reminder that Fall 2016 Convocation begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Please RSVP so that organizers can plan for the 1 p.m. ice cream social (now moved to the Union).
This year’s Convocation Open is next Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Shorewood Golf Course, with Chancellor Miller striking the ceremonial first ball off the first tee at 1 p.m. The event is informal, providing golfers of all abilities with a relaxed setting to play a three- or four-person scramble, or just enjoy the refreshments and meet other faculty, staff and retirees. It’s only $10 to golf ($15 w/cart). Contact Joe Schoenebeck to register for the event by Friday, August 19.
On Wednesday, August 24 (Convocation Day), UW-Green Bay will be holding an art mural dedication and ice cream social to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Alumnus Beau Thomas, the mural artist, will speak about the project, along with Kari Moody, UWGB Director of Alumni Relations, and Chancellor Gary Miller. The event will take place from 1 to 1:30 p.m., immediately followed by a traditional ice cream social on the Studio Arts lawn.
What better way to prepare for the upcoming semester by taking a half day of vacation and cavorting with others while enjoying a round of golf for $10 ($15 w/cart)? To register for the Convocation Open, contact Joe Schoenebeck email@example.com by Friday, Aug. 19. Non-golfers are encouraged to stop after work for refreshments and conversation.
It is billed as the “5th Annual UWGB Convocation Open” (some call it Divotfest) to be held the day after UWGB Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Shorewood Golf Course. The format is a three-or-four-person scramble that allows golfers of all abilities to participate and meet others in an informal setting. (Those entering this golf event for the express purpose of winning are missing the point of the event, organizers say). The Convocation Open is open to faculty, staff, and retirees, with teams being selected by the planning committee — Steve Meyer (chair) Joe Schoenebeck and John Katers. Chancellor Miller has been invited to hit the ceremonial first ball at 1 p.m., with tee times to follow. What better way to prepare for the upcoming semester by taking a half day of vacation and cavorting with others while enjoying a round of golf for $10 ($15 w/cart). Contact Joe Schoenebeck firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Aug. 19 to reserve your spot in the outing. Non-golfers are encouraged to stop after work for refreshments and conversation.