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.

Prof. Martin hosting anger in the workplace workshop, Jan. 22, 2020

Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) will be hosting a workshop titled, “Working Through Anger: How to Deal with Rage at the Office” on Jan. 22, 2020 from 7 to 9 a.m. through the Greater Green Bay Chamber. The event will take place at The Urban Hub. For more information or to register, please visit here.

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




Jamie Schramm named Campus Executive Officer of UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

Green Bay, Wis.—James “Jamie” Schramm, a lifelong resident of the Sheboygan, Wis. community, has been named Campus Executive Officer (CEO) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus.

“His experience in the community, understanding of the picture of higher education in the region, and energy and devotion to the Sheboygan Campus will be a tremendous asset for us to move forward,” said UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander, in announcing the hire to the Sheboygan Campus community, Thursday, Dec. 19. “I want to thank (Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Alumni Relations) Tony Warner and the search committee for their tremendous work to complete the search this quickly and successfully. Given the recent increase in applications to the Sheboygan Campus and this hire, I feel like we are gaining some momentum in Sheboygan.”

Jamie Schramm, Sheboygan Campus CEO
Jamie Schramm, Sheboygan Campus CEO

In addition, Alexander noted the work of Rachele Bakic, CEO of the Manitowoc Campus, for her leadership during the transition. Former CEO Jennifer Williamson-Mendez stepped away from the position in fall and Bakic served as CEO for both campuses in the interim.

Schramm comes to UW-Green Bay from Kohler Credit Union where he has served from 2012 to 2017 as employee development manager and since 2017 as its community outreach manager. Schramm has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Lakeland College in Sheboygan since 2010.

“I am excited and thrilled to be joining the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus team as many years ago, I myself was a student at UW-Sheboygan,” Schramm said. “The opportunity to share my leadership and experiences with today’s learners is both challenging and rewarding. Together we will connect the campus and community, through innovative partnerships and a never-ending dialogue of how our campus serves to build a better and stronger Sheboygan community. I look forward to building a campus culture around engagement, diversity, collaboration and achievement. The origins of this campus dates back to 1933 and as a life-long resident of the Sheboygan community, I fully understand the impact it has had and the potential future impact we will have.”

Schramm is an active member of the Sheboygan community, serving as a Junior Achievement classroom volunteer, Acuity Business Challenge coach, INCubatorEDU Entrepreneurship Program community champion, and advisory board member and volunteer in many areas of business development and higher education.

He received both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree (2010) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (1997) from Lakeland College and an Associated of Arts and Sciences Degree from UW-Sheboygan (now UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus) in 1992.

He begins his tenure as leader of UW-Green Bay’s Sheboygan Campus on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965, and bordering the bay of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus rests in the heart of a rapidly growing region, fueled by cutting-edge scientific and technology services, manufacturing, education, healthcare and more. This community, hugging the shore of Lake Michigan, hosts a campus that reflects this growth in its programs and facilities. Outstanding professors provide hands-on personalized attention, with experience and accomplishments which stack up anywhere, but whose caring is second-to-none. Students at this 70-acre hilltop campus enjoy state-of-the-art technology and facilities, such as the ACUITY Technology Center and the Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Science Building.