Academic Staff representation needed for dean of the Cofrin School of Business search

The Academic Staff Committee would like to invite all members of the UW-Green Bay Academic Staff/Instructional Academic Staff to volunteer for a very important search committee. Provost Davis has charged all campus governance groups to provide names of representatives to serve on the search and screen committee for the dean of the Cofrin School of Business position.

If you are interested in serving, please respond directly to Jamee Haslam at  no later than noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Please include a brief statement of what you can bring to the search committee. Once the names of all those interested are gathered, the Academic Staff Committee will forward recommendations to Davis. Successful volunteers will be notified by the Provost’s office. Specific questions about the committee itself (e.g. committee makeup, timeline, responsibilities, etc.), can be directed to Davis.

Reminder: Farewell to Deans Mattison and Amenson-Hill

A celebration is planned in honor of the departing Deans Brenda Amenson-Hill (Dean of Students) and Sue Mattison (Dean of Professional Studies), from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, in the Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Winter Garden. Amenson-Hill is departing after an 18-year career at UW-Green Bay for a role as VP of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Mattison is leaving after five years at UWGB for the Provost position at Drake University. Please join us in celebrating their dedication and commitment to UW-Green Bay.

Faculty note: Dean Furlong featured on Podcast

Scott Furlong, the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science, was recently a guest on the Newsmakers Podcast Network’s Political Radar. Furlong discussed topics such as the upcoming Presidential election, gun control and personal security. Listen to it here:

Information on dean reorganization posted to Chancellor’s webpage

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller has shared with faculty and staff a revised plan for reorganizing the University from two to four colleges. The plan — developed in consultation with the extended University Committee and made public earlier this fall — has been adjusted following subsequent consultation with faculty, academic units and others. In his Oct. 26 email, Miller distributed a budget model documenting the feasibility of a four-dean structure, and a list of FAQs. The information is archived online.

Rudd gets Manitowoc, Menasha, while Montgomery gets Marinette

The UW Colleges and UW-Extension have
named new regional deans for the administratively restructured two-year campus system. Martin Rudd, currently dean of UW-Fox Valley in Menasha, will also oversee UW-Manitowoc and UW-Fond du Lac. Additionally, Keith Montgomery, already dean of UW-Marathon County and UW-Marshfield/Wood County, will serve as regional executive officer for the north region of UW Colleges and oversee UW-Barron County in Rice Lake and UW-Marinette.

UW-Green Bay’s Mokren appointed dean at SUNY New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz announced Tuesday the appointment of Jennifer Mokren as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts. Mokren is currently an associate professor and chair of UW-Green Bay’s Art and Design program and worked formerly as a special assistant to the provost. She has been a member of the UW-Green Bay faculty since 1998. New Paltz, a university of about 7,800, is located about sixty miles north of New York City in the Hudson River Valley, in a resort area known for the renowned Mohonk Mountain House castle. Mokren will begin her new duties Aug. 3. For the news release.

Top UW-Green Bay students to display work at Tuesday’s symposium

The 14th annual Academic Excellence Symposium, showcasing the talent and research ability of some of UW-Green Bay’s best students, is scheduled to take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 7) in Phoenix Rooms A and B of the University Union. The event is hosted by the campus chapters of the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Studies, and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. As always, faculty, staff, fellow students and others are invited to browse the displays and chat up the proud student exhibitors. A musical performance is scheduled for 1 p.m. About 60 students are responsible for the 35 exhibits.

Gurung, Furlong weigh in for story on ‘more work’ comments

Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung and Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scott Furlong responded Friday (Jan. 30) to Gov. Walker’s suggestion last week that UW System faculty members should work more, speaking with reporter Alexa Santos for a story on NBC 26. “There’s only a certain extent to which we can do more,” Gurung said. “Many may not realize that in order to teach really well, we have to do a bunch of things. Faculty don’t only just teach; many of us serve in the community.” Added Furlong: “You’re working all the time. … and many faculty (feel) guilty if they’re not working, they always feel like they’ve got to do something else.” Full story.

In the news: Medical College celebrates new satellite campus

Representatives from UW-Green Bay were on hand Thursday (Oct. 23) when the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay unveiled its new digs during a media event at St. Norbert College. The debut of the satellite campus included a look at its classroom space, high-tech equipment and more. “We are very excited to be a community and university partner for MCW-Green Bay,” said UW-Green Bay Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scott Furlong, who attended the event. “Our faculty members are looking forward to the opportunities to teach within the program and share these interactions with our undergraduate student population.” Furthermore, Furlong said, the partnership will allow UW-Green Bay students to obtain a medical education right here in Northeastern Wisconsin, preparing them locally for successful careers. MCW-Green Bay will welcome its first cohort of 20 to 25 students beginning in July 2015. For more information and a few photos, check out our UW-Green Bay News post and a sampling of local news coverage:
UW-Green Bay News
Green Bay Press-Gazette