UW-Green Bay and CAVU Flight Academy offer students the chance to fly

Students ages 16 and older can expand their horizons through the realm of flight and aerodynamic with “Aviation and Aerodynamics for Private and Sports Pilots,” a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Education Outreach offering. The Shawano Leader has more:

Participants can choose from three different locations and schedules:

  • Green Bay – Mondays – Jan. 28, 2019 through Apr. 1, 2019 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    CAVU Flight Academy, Executive Air Building at Austin Straubel Airport, 2131 Airport Dr.
  • Manitowoc – Tuesdays – Jan. 29, 2019 through Apr. 2, 2019 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    CAVU Flight Academy, Manitowoc County Airport, 1815 Freedom Way
  • Appleton – Wednesdays – Jan. 30, 2019 through Apr. 3, 2019 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    CAVU Flight Academy, Appleton Platinum Flight Center, N259 Ares Dr.

2018 Middle School Summer Art Camp

Photos: 2018 Summer Camps

Summer camps are underway! UW-Green Bay is offering a wide range of summer camps for middle- and high-school students in June and July. From art to science, our beautiful campus hosts 14 different camps for students to enjoy this summer! Campers can commute, or stay overnight in campus residence housing. The summer 2018 fun has kicked off with Life’s a Lab Medical Camp, and Video Game Programming 1. In mid-June it was Junior Achievement and Middle School Art Camp.

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Summer Camps 2018

– Photos by Dan Moore and Donna Mleziva, Marketing and University Communication

College Credit in High School program sees record enrollment

The UW-Green Bay College Credit in High School (CCIHS) program has another year of record enrollment with more than 1,500 students enrolling in UW-Green Bay credit classes through the concurrent enrollment program. Final enrollment numbers for the 2017-18 academic year show a 13% enrollment increase from last year. The CCIHS program partners with 40 Wisconsin high schools to offer college credit courses for high school students. These courses are taught by UW-Green Bay faculty approved high school teachers and allow students to get a head start on their college education. During the 2017-18 academic year, students saved more than $1 million in tuition by taking advantage of reduced tuition through the program. The largest areas of enrollment are modern languages followed by psychology, communications, human biology and English. UW-Green Bay faculty serve as faculty liaisons to provide high school teachers with a curricular connection to campus. The CCIHS program is directed by Meagan Strehlow from the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

Monday Noon Optimists donate large gift to Camp Lloyd

A donation of $3,000 from the Monday Noon Optimist Club of Green Bay was made in the support of UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd. The Optimist Club held a fundraiser concert this past August to raise money to help out children in the Green Bay area. Optimist Clubs demonstrate their caring attitude by carrying out the mission of the organization, “By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.” Camp Lloyd is a week-long day camp for grieving children, ages 7-14, held at UW-Green Bay. The camp is filled with fun activities such as arts and crafts, music, games, swimming and hiking. It is also a time for campers to explore their own experiences of grief, find support from each other and realize that their feelings are normal. To learn more about Camp Lloyd and how you can help make a difference both with time and money, visit its website. Camp Lloyd 2018 will be held on June 24-29.

USA Volleyball Regional Camp is at Kress Center next week

UW-Green Bay is hosting a camp for about 60 volleyball players, July 5 to 7, from the Badger Region Volleyball Association — a non-profit membership organization dedicated to providing a high-quality volleyball experience to their members. The region is one of the 40 regions of USA Volleyball, recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body of volleyball in the United States. Jason Mathwig, Director of Camps and Conferences, is coordinating lodging and food for the campers, who will spend the majority of their day at the Kress Events Center.

 

Grandparents' University 2017

Photos: Grandparents’ University 2017

Youth and those young at heart ventured to the University June 26 and 27, 2017 for Grandparents’ University — an experience for children ages 7-14 and their grandparents. Offerings for the 175 participants included ecology, cartooning, cooking, aquatic ecology and much more! A favorite among the participants were trips to the Fox River, Bayshore County Park and shooting off rockets.

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Grandparents' University 2017

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Capital Credit Union donated $5,000 for GenCyber Camp

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From left to right: Tom Young (President of Capital Credit Union); Ron Pfeifer (Associate Chancellor for External Affairs); Andrea Felmer (University Services Program Associate, Camps & Conferences); Meagan Strehlow (Director of Education Outreach and College Credit in High School); Jason Mathwig (Director of Camps & Conferences); Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Information & Computing Sciences); Joy Ruzek (Executive Director of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement); Joel Williquette (Vice President/CIO, Capital Credit Union)

Capital Credit Union donated $5,000 to UW-Green Bay’s GenCyber Camp (July 31 through August 4) at UW-Green Bay. The only one of its kind in Wisconsin this summer, the no-cost camp targets Northeast Wisconsin students in grades 7-9 traditionally underrepresented in computer science fields of study and careers. The mission of the program is to attract, educate and inspire a new generation of college bound students to the critical field of cybersecurity. UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement was also awarded a grant from the GenCyber program to host the camp with funding provided from the National Security Agency. The funds will be used for additional camper opportunities and educational technology.

Double-diploma day for the Troesters

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Mother and son Gloria and Nathan Troester

They had vastly different reasons for beginning their adventure at UW-Green Bay, but mother and son, Gloria and Nathan Troester, completed their journey together.

The Troesters both graduated on Saturday, May 13, 2017 with degrees in Integrative Leadership Studies through UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement (formerly Adult Degree).

Nathan, who is a deputy treasurer for a local municipality, heard about the Integrative Leadership Studies degree and decided it was the best path for increasing his knowledge and giving him the best opportunity to succeed. “My focus in Leadership in Public Service fit me perfectly,” he said. “With the support of my fiance’ I was able to take 45 credits in 14 months and completed my last class in July.”

For Gloria, the degree path was a fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

“All of my adult life I have been working and knew that education is the key to providing a better life for my family,” she said. “My mother had always wanted me to attend college and one of our last conversations was her asking me to promise that I would finish my degree.”

She started with an associates degree followed by accounting classes at UW-River Falls, and finally, while participating in the Clerks and Treasurer’s Institute in Green Bay, heard a presentation about degree completion by UW-Green Bay’s Eric Craver, and envisioned the path that could help her meet her goal of a bachelor’s degree.

“My overall experience at UWGB was wonderful,” Gloria said. “If I were ask which professor had the most influence on my learning experience or made a difference, I would not be able to say because each and everyone of them added to my learning by doing a great job making it easy to follow the curriculum and staying engaged.”

Although they didn’t live in the same residence, Nathan was able to help Gloria negotiate the math requirement. And then it was a race to the finish. “I was working on my general education requirements, and Nathan was working on his area of emphasis,” Gloria said. “There has been plenty of discussion regarding who would finish first. My husband would kid around about starting a wager board.”

Campus officials are calling it a tie.

UW-Green Bay to host first-ever GenCyber student camp in Wisconsin

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Photo caption: UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay chats with Wisconsin Senator Rob Cowles recently, about the GenCyber Camp.

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host the first-ever GenCyber student camp in the state of Wisconsin — July 31 to August 4, 2017. The camp will immerse a diverse group of up to 100 students in an intensive, one-week cybersecurity educational camp experience.

The no-cost camp targets Northeast Wisconsin students in grades 7-9 traditionally underrepresented in computer science fields of study and careers. The mission of the program is to attract, educate and inspire a new generation of college bound students to the critical field of cybersecurity.

Guided by Cyber First Principles, the GenCyber camp will provide opportunities for participants to increase their knowledge of cybersecurity concepts, ethics and principles, increase student interest in pursuing a career in cybersecurity and educate students about correct and safe on-line behavior.

The UW-Green Bay Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement was awarded a grant from the GenCyber program. The National Security Agency is providing the funds for the camp. Leading the effort will be the Division of Continuing Education’s Executive Director Joy Ruzek and Director of Camps and Conferences Jason Mathwig, along with Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay (Information and Computing Science) and Joel Williquette, CIO of Capital Credit Union.

The camp is designed and will be instructed by the UW-Green Bay Information and Computing Science program in collaboration with cybersecurity industry experts, the National Security Agency and the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

Registration is now open at www.uwgb.edu/camps/technology/gencyber. Contact Jason Mathwig with additional questions at mathwigj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2267.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,030 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay to host first-ever GenCyber student camp in Wisconsin

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UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay speaks with Sen. Cowles, recently in Madison about grant and GenCyber Camp.

A GenCyber student camp, designed to immerse a diverse group of up to 100 students in grades 7-9, in an intensive, one-week cybersecurity educational camp experience, is in the works. The no-cost camp targets Northeast Wisconsin students traditionally underrepresented in computer science fields of study and careers. UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement was awarded a grant from the GenCyber program. The National Security Agency is providing the funds for the first-ever GenCyber student camp in the state of Wisconsin. Leading the effort will be the Division of Continuing Education’s Executive Director Joy Ruzek and Director of Camps and Conferences Jason Mathwig, along with Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay (Information and Computing Science, ICS) and Joel Williquette, CIO of Capital Credit Union. The mission of the program is to attract, educate and inspire a new generation of college bound students to the critical field of cybersecurity. Guided by Cyber First Principles, the UW-Green Bay GenCyber camp provides opportunities for participants to increase their knowledge of cybersecurity concepts, ethics and principles, increase student interest in pursuing a career in cybersecurity and to educate students about correct and safe on-line behavior. The camp is designed and will be instructed by the UW-Green Bay ICS in collaboration with cybersecurity industry experts and the National Security Agency. Camp logistics will implemented by the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. Visit the UW-Green Bay GenCyber website to register. Contact Jason Mathwig with additional questions: mathwigj@uwgb.edu or 920.465.2267