Video: UW-Green Bay students help with this classroom cleaning reminder

Students in Kathy McKee’s (Marketing) First-Year Seminar-Unboxing Marketing, helped University Marketing and Communication create a video reminder on best classroom-cleaning practices to prevent the spread and ‘Nix the ‘Vid. Facilities personnel have suggested a reminder to students to wipe down their work area each time they enter a classroom, as there are ample supplies for the academic year.

10 videos guide a university’s COVID response | University Business

A series of videos is guiding students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as it maintains the safest possible environment this semester. The series, created by professor of immunology Brian Merkel, covers a range of topics, including why young people should remain vigilant about the virus, the science of vaccines and the reasons for getting a flu shot. The videos, which are also meant to dispel myths and rumors about the pandemic, appear to be having an impact. The university’s COVID dashboard shows a positivity rate of 0.87%, out of about 5,400 tests since the beginning of September. About 7,600 students are enrolled at the university’s four locations.

Source: 10 videos guide a university’s COVID response | University Business

UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center will host Wards 1, 2 and 3 for the City of Green Bay

UW-Green Bay will safely welcome voters on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020, to the Kress Events Center, where the East/West gyms will host Wards 1, 2 and 3 for the City of Green Bay. In the past, UW-Green Bay’s University Union would be used as a host facility for elections. However, the Kress Events Center has both ample parking, and a greater ability to follow all social distancing guidelines. Find out more about the Polling locations at the City of Green Bay website. More information including how to vote absentee, how to register, and how to find your polling place is available at MyVote.wi.gov.

 

 

UW-Green Bay announces that December Commencement will be postponed until May 2021

UW-Green Bay announced last week that December Commencement would be moved to May 2021. In a letter to students, Commencement planners said that while it was “hoped we would be inviting you to participate in an in-person December Commencement Ceremony… campus leadership has made the difficult decision to push the December Commencement Ceremony to May 2021. The current global health crisis has made it impossible for us to safely gather at the end of this semester.”

 

CSOB sponsors Thompson Center webinars—The Ostrich Paradox: Overcoming Human Deficiencies in Emergency Preparedness

Howard Kunreuther is co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He will address decision-making biases in cognitive psychology and behavioral economics that impact emergency preparedness. UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is a co-sponsor of the event, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at Noon.  Cosponsors are the Lubar School of Business at UW-Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin School of Business Department of Risk & Insurance at UW-Madison. Anyone can register for the Zoom event.

Mark Your Calendar:

The Cofrin School of Business will co-sponsor a second event: Insuring Against Low Risk, High Cost Events (e.g. Pandemics); Friday, Nov. 6 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Join experts in industry and government for a virtual panel discussion on the current challenges and future possibilities of insuring low risk, high cost events. Panelists include attorney Arthur J. Park, former White House advisor and attorney David Rivkin, RAND economist Lloyd Dixon, and law professor Tom Baker. Moderator will be Ty Leverty, Gerald D. Stephens CPCU Distinguished Chair in Risk Management & Insurance at the UW School of Business. Cosponsors of this webinar are the UW Law School, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay, Lubar School of Business at UW-Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin School of Business Department of Risk & Insurance at UW-Madison. Register here.

What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in 2020 America – The New York Times – with Prof Jon Shelton

“Our public education system is a massive hidden child care subsidy,” said Jon Shelton, a historian of the teaching work force at the University of Wisconsin.

Source: What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in 2020 America – The New York Times

UW-Green Bay postpones December commencement to May 2021 | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

A local university has decided to push its December Commencement Ceremony to May 2021. According to a letter shared with WFRV Local 5, UW-Green Bay says the decision is in response to the “current global health crisis.”

Source: UW-Green Bay postpones December commencement to May 2021 | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Raising Each Other Up: Women’s Leadership Symposium is Nov. 4-5; Registration now open

GREEN BAY, Wis—Women leaders are often recognized for their inclusive, team-building leadership style of problem-solving and decision-making, a style increasingly appreciated in today’s changing global world.

For the second consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will help women learn from each other at the  virtual Women’s Leadership Symposium, the mornings of Nov. 4 and 5. Successful women leaders and executive coaches will help Wisconsin professional women come together and network, assess their strengths and learn how to create energetic alignment with their personal potential, power and possibilities. Executive coaching for wherever women are!

The symposium features known leaders who will share matters topical to the times:

  • Sheryl Van Gruensven, UW-Green Bay chief business officer/senior vice chancellor for Institutional Strategy will discuss “Leading in Times of Change and Uncertainty.”
  • Robyn Davis, CEO Green Bay United Way, will help explore “The View from the Other Side.”
  • Chris Kann, executive coach, will share “Four Secrets to Sustainable Success.”
  • Courtney Booth and Michelle Shutter, executive coaches, present, “Uncover Blocks and Live into Your Strengths: Empowered, Energized and Equipped During Adversity.”

The goal of the symposium is to empower women by building confidence in their essential characteristics of shared leadership, nurturance and forward values. The symposium creates a space for women to channel their power of collaboration to make a difference, especially in this moment of challenge and unknown future. And to have fun along the way. Individually women have power, but collectively they can have impact.

The symposium is being created and hosted by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. For more information on the Women’s Leadership Symposium, visit
http://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership or contact Linda Hornick at 615-504-3351 or hornickl@uwgb.edu or Melissa Betke at 920-663-7337 or 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.

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UW-Green Bay String Ensemble to perform virtually, Thursday, Oct. 15

Patrons can watch the concert for free on Weidner Center youtube channel

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program will hold a String Ensemble Concert on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The concert will take place at Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Due to public health restrictions on public gatherings, the concert will be held virtually and can be viewed on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/weidnercenter. There is no charge to log in and watch the concert and it is open to the public.

The Ensemble will perform Palladio by Karl Jenkins and St. Paul’s Suite in C Major (Op. 29, No. 2) by Gustav Holst. Performed by students in the music program at UW-Green Bay, the ensemble includes outstanding students such as: Concertmaster Shoua Xiong from Sheboygan, Principal Violinist Victor de Leon of Green Bay, Principal Violist Jenna Leigh Schemenauer of Chippewa Falls, and Principal Cellist Kaitlyn Brooke Tinberg from Jim Falls, WI.

For more information about this or other upcoming music events, please visit www.uwgb.edu/music/events or follow us on social media at UWGBMusic. For more information about UW-Green Bay’s Music program please visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

About the Weidner Center

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

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 nearly 8,000 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, 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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Some universities and colleges are seeing lower COVID-19 positivity rates than their communities are

NORTHEAST, WI (NBC 26) — COVID-19 cases across Wisconsin have steadily climbed for a month now. In the last 31 days, the average positivity rate for the virus according to DHS is at 14 percent. But local universities and colleges are doing much better than that, some with a positivity rate on campus of less than one percent. Some colleges and universities across Northeast Wisconsin are seeing much lower positivity rates of COVID-19 than the communities that surround them.

“They have a very good strategy in terms of testing frequently, identifying those who are positive and getting them isolated and out of exposure to other people,” says Amber Allen the Executive Director of Primary Care Quality and Innovation for Prevea Health.

And as communities, surrounding college campuses try to replicate a trend going on in many higher learning institutions, health care leaders are optimistic that communities can learn from the example set.

“I do think that there is going to have to be some additional mitigation strategies to continue to contain this virus,” says Allen.

Right now, UWO has a positivity rate amongst staff and students of eight percent, UWGB has a positivity rate of just over one percent, and Lawrence University in Appleton has students testing positive for COVID-19 at a rate of less than one percent over the past month.

Source: Some universities and colleges are seeing lower COVID-19 positivity rates than their communities are