UWGB collaboration with Microsoft, LinkedIn to benefit staff, students

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced a new collaboration with Microsoft’s TechSpark program and LinkedIn, which will provide free professional development opportunities for university faculty and staff, infuse career connections for UW-Green Bay students and grow LinkedIn Learning across the four-campus community.

Source: UWGB collaboration with Microsoft, LinkedIn to benefit staff, students, Insight 

UW-Green Bay Announces New Collaboration with Microsoft & LinkedIn

“We rise by partnering with others,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander. ”As a University driving development in our region, we need to model the spirit of digital transformation to enhance learning, solve problems and provide the greatest array of professional development and networking courses possible to our faculty, staff and students. This partnership is an important and exciting step in that direction and has the potential to help our community in countless ways.” Source: UW-Green Bay Announces New Collaboration with Microsoft & LinkedIn, Green Bay News Network

UW-Green Bay mourns the passing of retired Professor Peter Smith

UW-Green Bay mourns the passing of retired professor, Peter Smith, who passed away on Oct. 13, 2020. His teaching career started at Louisiana State University as an assistant professor of Marketing and he retired from UW-Green Bay as an associate professor of Marketing. He inspired many through his lectures, clever anecdotes, mentoring, and scholarly contributions.

“Peter died a loved, brilliant man with conviction, integrity, and honor. A gentleman in every sense of the word. He had a heart of gold that few had the privilege of seeing. Many would describe him as charming, entertaining, witty with a fantastic sense of humor, that could make anyone smile,” according to his obituary.

A small, private memorial service will be held in Green Bay before Peter goes home to West Lafayette, Indiana.  See his obituary, here.

Reminder: next academic staff meeting is Oct. 21

Reminder: The next academic staff meeting is Oct. 21, 2020, via Microsoft Teams. Agendas and previous minutes can be found on the  SOFAs website.  If you have any questions to be addressed during the ASC meetings, please contact any members of the committee:

ASC Agenda 10 21 2020

Jermaine Rolle – Higher Education

Jermaine Rolle has been appointed deputy director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Most recently associate director of athletics for compliance and student life at Minot State University in North Dakota, Rolle holds a bachelor’sin psychology from the University of South Florida and a master’s in sports psychology from Barry University in Miami.

Source: JERMAINE ROLLE – Higher Education

Prof. Coen presents, ‘Echo Chambers and Information Credibility’ Wed., Oct. 7

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) will deliver a presentation on “Echo Chambers and Information Credibility” on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11:45 a.m. The presentation is open to all university students, staff, and faculty via Blackboard Collaborate. More information is available via the Facebook Event.

Fish Hatching Photo

UW-Green Bay receives $300,000 for lake sturgeon research

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Patrick Forsythe (Biology) and the Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Laboratory received $300K from the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act and WE Energies Mitigation and Enhancement fund to research lake sturgeon on the Upper Menominee River. The main goal of this project is to provide data needed to help evaluate the benefits of passing adult lake sturgeon around the lower two dams and within the Park Mill to Grand Rapids section of the river. This proposed research represents the next critical step in a series of projects designed to evaluate use of an elevator as a means of providing upstream passage of lake sturgeon to facilitate recovery of the Menominee River lake sturgeon population. The project is slated to begin later this spring.

Fish Hatching Photos

Menominee River

Photos of the upper Menominee River from May 20, 2020. See map.

Photos submitted by UW-Green Bay Fisheries Technician Stefan Tucker.

Nolan Bennett to present at conference celebrating Frederick Douglass’s legacy

Nolan Bennett

On Friday, September 25, 2020, UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Nolan Bennett (Democracy and Justice Studies) will present at a conference celebrating Frederick Douglass’s legacy. Hosted online through the University of Richmond, the conference features a keynote by noted historian David Blight and presentations by well-known scholars on the important abolitionist thinker. The conference is open to the public.