Nominations open for 39th Annual University Leadership Awards

The online nomination process for the 39th Annual University Leadership Awards program (Chancellor’s Medallion and University Leadership Award) is now open! The process is secure and will have the most current information available. The University Leadership Awards honor students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership on campus and in the community, in addition to academic excellence. Currently, only students enrolled at the Green Bay campus are eligible for these awards. Each of our branch campuses administers a unique awards process and ceremony; for more information, contact your Solution Center staff. Below you will see the nomination instructions. These instructions are also on the nomination webpage to review when you are ready to nominate.

Firstly, review the award nomination criteria on the University Leadership Awards Website. Then follow these steps:

Step 1: Click on “nominations” and log in using your campus log in credentials. Find a student to nominate by searching for his/her name or by viewing a list of potential graduates; add the student and award nomination to your nomination list.

Step 2: Review your nomination list.

Step 3: Submit your nomination list. You will receive an email confirmation upon completion.

Important: Your nominations will not be submitted or saved until you complete step 3.

You will be timed-out after several hours of inactivity, and your unsaved nomination list will be emptied. Please complete all your nominations in a single session. Nominations can only be submitted one time.

After you complete your nominations, any additional nominations will need to be sent via email to To access the nomination site, you can find it on the Student Life website, click on Events, then University Leadership Awards then click on Nominations, or by clicking on the direct link: The nomination deadline is Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at 11:59pm. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Tackmier at

Reminder: Don’t miss some of the professional development opportunities of 2020

There are still opportunities to sign up for some of the safety trainings being offered by members of the University Staff Professional Development Committee and the Academic Staff Professional Development Program Committee in partnership with University Police! This series of training sessions are different than “Dealing with Disruptions” offered in the past, and have been tailored to meet the needs of UW–Green Bay staff. The workshops are standalone, but are designed to be utilized together. Although sessions for “Self Defense: Protecting Yourself In A Crisis Situation” have concluded, there are still opportunities to participate in “Active Shooter” and “Crisis First Aid” training. Information on these sessions is below:

Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight
When seconds count, the police are minutes away. This 90-minute workshop is designed to give the campus community member essential skills to survive until help arrives.

Jan. 15, 2020; 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: IS 1034, Green Bay Campus.

Crisis First Aid…What To Do Before Help Arrives
This 90-minute workshop will prepare the employee to provide “self-aid” and “basic lifesaving first aid” to others during a dynamic situation (mass casualty, plane crash, active shooter, etc.). This session is intended to inform the participant on basic treatments of traumatic trauma injuries.

Jan. 21, 2020; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Christie Theatre, Green Bay Campus.

All Academic and University Staff are encouraged to attend.  There is no fee.

Registration – Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight
Registration – Crisis First Aid…What To Do Before Help Arrives

Prof. Kaye discusses politics and new book

Elections are heating up and so are interviews with UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies) talking across the nation about the political scene and his new book. Here is an opportunities to listen and watch: Harvey J. Kaye: How Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang’s policies are inspired by America’s radical tradition.

Nominate a faculty or staff member for the 2020 Founders Awards

It is time to start submitting nominations for the 2020 Founders Awards! The Awards & Recognition Committee encourages anyone from the UW-Green Bay community (especially students) to consider nominating a faculty member / instructor / lecturer or staff member they would like to see honored at next year’s Fall Convocation.  A list of awards can be found on our website. The website also includes descriptions of award criteria and a list of previous award winners. The deadline to submit your nomination(s) is March 6, 2020.

The nomination form can be completed electronically by clicking on this link:  Nomination Form.

Individuals and groups who have received the Founders Award for a given category within the last 15 years will not be eligible for that same category. Also, self-nominated individuals and groups will not receive consideration.

If the individual(s) you nominate is (are) selected as a finalists(s), you will be contacted to provide further information such as background information on your nominee, letters of support addressing the nominee’s qualifications for the award, etc. All awards will be presented at the campus-wide convocation in August.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your nomination(s), please feel free to contact Laura Riddle, Chair of the Awards & Recognition Committee, or any Committee member – (Iftekhar Anam, James Kabrhel, Emily Ransom, Katelyn Strzok, William Yazbec, Anna Merry, Ruth Pearson and Cindy Estrup).  Awards & Recognition Committee members are not eligible for nomination.

Thank you for your consideration.

Register by Jan. 17, 2020 for this year’s Instructional Development Institute

There’s still time to register for the Jan. 23, 2020 Instructional Development Institute! CATL and the Instructional Development Council invite faculty and staff to attend this year’s event, which will explore Cia Verschelden’s metaphor of Bandwidth Recovery. Students who face poverty, food insecurity, systemic racism and mental wellness issues are unable to commit their entire “cognitive bandwidth” to academic and personal growth. What can we do to enable students to engage in university life with the cognitive, social and environmental resources they need to be successful? Keynote Cyndi Kernahan (UW-River Falls) will lead us through Helping our Students Think Better and Succeed More: Small Tweaks and Wise Interventions. Throughout the day we will focus on the small tweaks and wise interventions that instructors can make to help students channel their energy toward being successful learners. Please be sure to register by Jan. 17, 2020.

All faculty and staff! Set up DUO before Jan. 31, 2020

DUO, a multi-factor authentication product, has been continuously added to aspects of UW-Green Bay systems. Employees will need to enroll in DUO by Jan. 31, 2020. DUO can be used on a smartphone or tablet, or on a UW-Green Bay-provided token/fob. It involves being sent a randomly generated numeric code when accessing UW-Green Bay systems.

To register, please contact the IT Help Desk before Jan. 31, 2020, or you will not have access to email or Office 365 applications. Registration requires both a University ID and state issued photo ID.

If you are on one of the additional campus locations, you may also see the ATS technician or student IT support specialist (formerly the case associates) at your location to register and verify your identity:

  • Sheboygan – Nate Ruetten or Jane Donlon
  • Manitowoc – Parker Nadeau or Nancy Balaban
  • Marinette – Craig Young or Danielle Roberts

If you are unable to get to one of the campuses, please contact the IT Help Desk on the Green Bay campus ( or 920-465-2309) to set up an appointment to do video phone call to show your required forms of ID.

More information about DUO can be found here.

Transact (formerly Blackboard) upgrade, scheduled for Jan. 21-22

University ID Services will be going through a software upgrade on Jan. 21-22, 2020. Because of the upgrade, Pass, Dining and FAST Point account deposits will not be possible. Additionally, Pass Points will not be accepted as a form of payment in the campus vending machines, at The Phoenix Bookstore or at off-campus merchant locations. Credit cards will not be accepted as a form of payment at campus retail outlets. Other services that use the University ID card may be modified as well. New and replacement University ID cards will not be possible on these days. We apologize for any inconvenience.

SIS upgrade Jan. 17-Jan. 21, 2020

An upgrade to UW-Green Bay’s Student Information System (SIS) is planned for Jan. 17, 2020 starting at 4 p.m. until Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, 2020. SIS will be unavailable during this time. Other applications that interface with SIS will still be available during this time. After the upgrade, browser shortcuts will need to be updated to this link. Please contact Michael Bubolz ( in the IT Division if you have any questions or concerns.

See the packed Homecoming Week line-up of events

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 2020 Homecoming Week is set to be the biggest one yet! Events are scheduled from Monday, Feb. 24 to Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. All members of the four UW-Green Bay campuses are welcome to participate, as well as the community. Learn more about Homecoming here.

Monday, February 24
Noon: Pep Rally, Cloud Commons
7 p.m.: Spirit Bingo (students only), Phoenix Rooms

Tuesday, February 25
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Phoenix Gathering, Hagemeister Park

Wednesday, February 26
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Phoenix Backstage, Backstage (formerly Meyer Backstage)
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: GB History Trivia (students only), Phoenix Club

Thursday, February 27
10 a.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Cleveland State, Kress Events Center
5 p.m.: Communication Week Dinner and Alumni Reunion featuring Alumna Laura Hollingsworth, Weidner Center
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Preshow Theatre Gathering before This Random World, Studio One
7 p.m.: Men’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, Resch Center
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO
8 p.m.: Dueling Pianos, Phoenix Rooms A&B

Friday, February 28
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Phoenix Tie Dye (students only), University Union Room 125
5 p.m.: Alumni Awards Dinner, Phoenix Rooms
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO
7: 30 p.m.: Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Cofrin Family Hall
8 p.m.: Homecoming Dance (students only), Phoenix Club

Saturday, February 29
2 p.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, Kress Events Center
4 p.m.: Krash the Kress Tailgate Party, Kress Events Center
7 p.m.: Men’s Basketball vs. Cleveland State, Kress Events Center
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO