Reminder: UW-Green Bay to host Kwanzaa Celebration this Saturday (Dec. 8)

Kwanzaa 2018: A Celebration of Unity will be held in the University Union Phoenix Rooms on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Diversity Task Force, Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU), this free and public event will provide free food and entertainment for all. The guest keynote speaker is Eddie Moore, Jr. Ph.D, who will share his story of unity. Learn more.

Event submission deadline for Human Mosaic is Monday, Nov. 19

The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office is accepting event submissions for the Spring 2019 Human Mosaic, a publication intended to capture all UW-Green Bay programs that relate to diversity. All four UW-Green Bay campuses are invited to submit events. The Human Mosaic is traditionally distributed to students, staff and faculty at the beginning of the semester. The deadline to submit is Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Any questions can be directed to Multicultural Advisor Bao Sengkhammee by phone at 920-465-2022 or by email sengkhab@uwgb.edu. Submit here.

UW-Green Bay National Conference on Race and Ethnicity to offer webinars

The UW-Green Bay National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) cohort invites you to attend the following webinars. Each will be held the last Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. CST and will be hosted in IS 1034 (Distance Ed Room) at UW-Green Bay.

  •  Sept. 26, 2018: The Intersection of Strengths and Social Identity: Using the Clifton Strengths to Engage Conversation about Difference. Presenter: Daniel Almeida, Ph.D.,  California Polytechnic State University
  • Oct. 31, 2018: Introduction to Social Justice Models of Disability. Presenter: Julie Alexander, MA, Purdue University

Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Open House, Tuesday, Sept. 18

The folks at Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) invite you to attend their Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the MESA office in Suite 112, University Union, Green Bay Campus. This informal reception is for new and returning students, staff and faculty. This will be a great opportunity to meet the MESA staff and others and to learn about their services. Light snacks will be provided while supplies last.

UW-Green Bay NCORE invites your attendance to upcoming webinars

The UW-Green Bay National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) cohort invites you to attend any of the following webinars. Each will be held the last Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. CST and will be hosted in IS 1034 (Distance Ed Room), UW-Green Bay (Green Bay campus):

-August 29, 2018 Kaleidoscope: Improving Campus Culture using a Program with a Diversity Lens. Presenters: Crystal Jushka, M.Ed., Adrienne German, MS, University of Wisconsin

-September 26, 2018 The Intersection of Strengths and Social Identity: Using the Clifton Strengths to Engage Conversation about Difference. Presenter: Daniel Almeida, Ph.D.,  California Polytechnic State University

-October 31, 2018 Introduction to Social Justice Models of Disability. Presenter: Julie Alexander, MA, Purdue University

Diversity Discovery Free Day at the Appleton Children’s Museum

On Sunday, Feb. 11 from noon to 5 p.m. UW-Green Bay will be co-hosting Diversity Discovery Free Day in partnership with local diversity, nonprofit and community organizations at The Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton, WI. During the event, each organization will have an interactive activity designed to increase awareness and understanding of diversity. The event is free and open to the public.

Upward Bound and RCMS receive $3.3 million in funding

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s TRIO programs — Upward Bound (UB) and the Regional Center for Math and Science (RCMS) — have been renewed and will receive $1.7 million in funding for the Upward Bound and $1.6 million in funding for the RCMS program from the Department of Education Office of Federal TRIO Programs. This grant assures the two programs’ continuation for the next five years, UB through 2022 and RCMS through 2023. The Green Bay Press-Gazette had coverage.