Disability Services is hosting a ‘meet and greet’ and learn more about ‘ACCESS’

The Disability Services staff invites faculty and staff to stop by the office (Student Services Building, Room 1700) during one of our “meet and greet” sessions. Please stop by to meet James Zarling, accommodations coordinator, who started in June. During this time, faculty and instructional staff will be able to refresh or learn more about ACCESS, the case management/disability notification system. If interested, you will be shown how to access the Faculty Portal to see the students and academic accommodations requested in each of your classes and address any questions you may have. Meet and greets are:

  • Wednesday, August 21, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 28 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 29 1:30 to 3 p.m.


Campus Cupboard accepting donations

Please consider picking up one or a few of the needed items below to provide for students through the Campus Cupboard. Donations may be dropped off at marked boxes located in Student Life, Dean of Students office in the University Union, seventh floor of Cofrin Library, Disability Services, Health and Counseling, third floor Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Suite C, GBOSS and Career Services. If you would like to make a donation to the Campus Cupboard Fund, please visit the online donation page to do so. Make sure to select Campus Cupboard from the drop down menu. You can also drop off a check to the Advancement Office, located in CL805.

Food items in need:

  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Pastas
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned meals/soups (vegetarian and meat)
  • Rice and brown beans
  • Pancake mix and syrup (including sugar-free)
  • Jams/jellies
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned low syrup fruits

 Hygiene items in need:

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap

Thank you to Trick or Treat Challenge supply drive participants

Here are the results from the Tick or Treat Challenge for the Campus Cupboard:

  • First place: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with 425 items collected
  • Second place: University Union with 344 items collected
  • Third place: UREC with 272 items collected

The Disability Services Offices thanks the following offices who participated in the Trick or Treat Challenge for the Campus Cupboard: College of Science, Engineering and Technology, College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University Union, URec,  Cofrin Library, Human Resources, Student Life, Career Services and the Pride Center. In total, 1,931 food and household items were collected!

Take part in the Trick or Treat Challenge for the Campus Cupboard

Disability Services challenges all departments to donate items to the Campus Cupboard. Departments, units and programs on the Green Bay Campus are challenged to gather items from the list and at noon, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, the items will be tallied by an impartial team. If you are interested in participating, please email Disability Services, dis@uwgb.edu with a contact name and where the donations will be located and you will receive a flyer for display. The winner of the challenge will house the Service Challenge Trophy until the next challenge! Stop by Disability Services to view the trophy. The Campus Cupboard is in need of the following: soup, peanut butter, jam/jelly, hot cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, tuna, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo and cleaning supplies. Questions about the Campus Cupboard? Contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Disability Services announces ACCESS availability

Disability Services is happy to announce that the final component of ACCESS is in place.  Starting this fall, the Faculty Portal will be available to all instructors.  It will give faculty and instructional staff the ability to find out which students, in which classes have accommodations. In this final phase Testing Agreements will be an important function to learn. Testing Agreements are between the student and instructor that will help ensure that the exact same procedure in the classroom will be upheld in the testing center. Disability Services will be holding a series of open clinics for faculty and instructional staff to stop by and learn how to use these components. Please stop by for one or all of the following clinics:
-Tuesday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
-Thursday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
-Wednesday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
-Friday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

If you are unavailable for any of these sessions, please contact Disability Services to schedule another time at dis@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2841.

Back to school supply challenge? You’re on!

Disability Services (the winner of the Toilet Paper Challenge on the Green Bay campus last semester) on behalf of The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate, has challenged Enrollment Services to “fill up the back to school store!” Donation boxes can be found in the Career Services suite!  The winner will be tabulated on Friday, August 3, 2018. Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday starts August 1. The Service League of Green Bay still needs the high priority items:  1-subject wide rule notebooks, non-washable markers, fun pencils, wide-rule loose-leaf paper, boys-themed folders, 8 x 5 pencil boxes and children’s books. See more about the event which will be hosted on campus this year.

Kim Metzger and Lynn Niemi in front of toilet paper

Disability Services wipes out competition in Toilet Paper Challenge

The 2018 Great Toilet Paper Challenge at UW-Green Bay ended with a small office of two — Disability Services — making big contributions and wiping out the competition.

"Because that's how we roll!"

TP on display in the window Counseling and Health Center
TP on display in the window
Counseling and Health Center

In early January, the Student Affairs and Campus Climate and Enrollment Services divisions met to better acquaint employees from both divisions and update all on what is new in each department. As part of those updates, Stacie Christian reported the Campus Cupboard was most in need of toilet paper. Thus began The Great 2018 TP Challenge.

The teams (Admissions, Financial Aid/Bursar, Registrar/GBOSS, Disability Services, Counseling and Health, and Academic Advising/Career Services) rose to the challenge and spent two weeks bringing in donations and taunting the competition. The motivation — serving UW-Green Bay students. The prize — a King Cake on Mardi Gras, recognition in the Log.

“Team Disability Services, insisted they were the little office with a big impact,” reported Academic Advisor Stephanie Murphy. “Counseling and Health drew attention to their efforts with an at-home port-a-potty outside its door, and Advising and Career Service’s pile grew steadily.”

On Feb.13 (2018), participants gathered to share food and celebrate. The Little Office that Could beat out Team Academic Advising/Career Services by a mere 12 rolls with a total of 451 rolls. Their reaction? “We knew we could wipe out the competition.”

Donated toilet paper packages
Bath tissue donation piled in CK One

A total of 1,486 rolls of toilet paper were collected for the Campus Cupboard, which is always in need of personal health items like toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and soap. Please consider a “fun” drive of your own to help out students in need.


Faculty, please note changes from Disability Services

The Disability Services Office has acquired a new software case management program (ACCESS) that will allow students to manager their disability accommodations online.  Starting the Spring 2018 semester, faculty and instructional staff will be receiving Accommodation Request (AR) forms through UW-Green Bay email instead of hand-delivered by the student. Returning students will be able to request their accommodations without waiting weeks for an appointment. New students will apply online through the Disability Services website and can upload documentation to the ACCESS site. As the semester progresses Disability Services will bring more features online, such as a note taking repository and test proctoring. DS is excited to move to this software system as several UW Institutions have been using this software to both aid in the delivery of services and provide important data and case notes for compliance.

‘Disabilities’ is topic for Inclusive Excellence series program Thursday

Lynn Niemi, UW-Green Bay coordinator for disability services, will lead a panel discussion from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 20) in the Union’s Christie Theatre for the next installment in the Inclusive Excellence and Equity Certificate Series of programs. The topic is “Disabilities.” Niemi says that approximately 20 percent of U.S adults can be classified as having a disability. A guest panel of students, employees and experts in disability issues will answer questions regarding their experiences and how to request disability-related accommodations. There will also be a brief overview of disability law as it relates to the University.