Reminder: Sustainability Teaching Grant applications due Feb. 15

Applications are due Feb. 15, 2020 for The Sustainability Teaching Development Grant. The grant provides monetary support for professional development activities or projects that lead to the infusion of sustainability into any aspect of teaching, including classes, labs, field work and/or undergraduate independent research/study. The Sustainability Committee sponsors this grant. Please contact David Helpap, chair of the Sustainability Committee, at helpapd@uwgb.edu with any questions.

Reminder: 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 (bubolzm@uwgb.edu) in the IT Division if you have any questions or concerns.

Former UW-Green Bay faculty member interviewed as an important woman in STEM and Technology

Former UW-Green Bay faculty member Prof. Angela Bauer (Biology) was recently interviewed as an important woman in STEM and Technology for Authority Magazine. When at UW-Green Bay, Prof. Bauer was awarded the University of Wisconsin System’s Diversity Award for inclusive classroom practices. Now, Bauer is the founding dean of the Wanek School of Natural Sciences at High Point University. Read her interview here.

Weidner Center Philharmonic, Casablanca Feb. 22, 2020

Weidner Philharmonic: Casablanca, Feb. 22

The Weidner Philharmonic is back and ready to impress audiences. On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, Casablanca will be performed at the Weidner Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Visit the event page for tickets and information.

Casablanca features an Oscar-nominated Score by Max Steiner. The Weidner Philharmonic will play the lush score as Hollywood legends Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid play out the battle of love and virtue.

The Weidner Philharmonic showcases the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, the accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in our region, and the outstanding acoustics of Cofrin Family Hall. The Weidner Philharmonic is committed to professional presentations of engaging and creative musical programming.

Assistant Prof. Md Maruf Hossain applies for patent design for a new turbine system from the Resch School of Engineering

UW-Green Bay Resch School of Engineering is aiming to improve “the efficiency of wind power generation” through a new turbine design. Assistant Prof. Md Maruf Hossain (Engineering) recently applied for a patent for the design. The design utilizes vertical axis systems rather than horizontal axis wind turbines. “By slimming down the system, Hossain aims to develop a turbine that requires less wind to operate and generates more power per tower.” More via Wind turbine design aims to improve efficiency | WisBusiness.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Jessica Van Slooten publishes co-authored article

Associate Prof. Jessica Lyn Van Slooten (HUS, English, Women’s and Gender’s Studies, Composition, and Writing and Applied Arts) recently published a co-authored article, “Better Living through Policy: Feminist Shared Governance and Equitable Evaluation,” in Academic Labor Beyond the College Classroom: Working for Our Values, a collection of articles on institutional and professional service and administrative work published by Routledge in December 2019.

Here is the abstract for Slooten and her co-authors’ work: “The authors advocate for the value of transparent, well-researched, and faculty-driven policy work to enhance the effectiveness of shared governance. Drawing from work in their institutional governance body, the authors provide a road map for collaborative and engaged service work in the interest of transforming faculty and teaching evaluations processes. The authors draw from feminist theory work and the lens of ‘feminist praxis’ in order to demonstrate how attention to asymmetrical power and material contexts of governance work can enhance the overall functioning and institution-building capacity of faculty service efforts.”

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Gurtu and EMBI Director, Arendt, co-author paper

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Chair, Business Administration, and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management) and the Director of the Environmental Management and Business Institute, John Arendt, co-authored a paper, “Packaging, business, and society.” This has been published in the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. 

The objective of this paper is to present the impact of packaging material on sustainability. The article analyzes the size of the problem that arises from the use of packaging and the effect of various types of packaging material on waste management. The data on solid waste from the United States and the European Union reinforces that the problem is not only huge, but also requires immediate attention. The research found that paying attention to packaging has the potential to improve economic, environmental and social sustainability.

Associate Lecturer Noah Simon starring in ‘A Tuna Christmas’ | Door County Pulse

“A Tuna Christmas” will be performed from Dec. 12 to 31, 2019 at the Third Avenue Playhouse on 239 N 3rd Ave in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The show will feature a performance by UW-Green Bay Associate Lecturer Noah Simon (Theatre and Dance). More information via ‘A Tuna Christmas’ Sure to Be a Delight at TAP | Door County Pulse.

Faculty note: Associate Professor Vallari Chandna shares Black Friday shopping strategies with WalletHub

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. and chair of Marketing & Management, Vallari Chandna (Business Administration) recently spoke to WalletHub about Black Friday shopping strategies from a consumer standpoint. She offers insights and practical advice: “Read the deals carefully – is the final price after a mail-in-rebate? Is it the previous model of a game console or a model with less storage space? Does that big screen TV’s price make sense even after the delivery and installation cost? Additionally, if you see the same price across stores, then compare return policies, see where you may get more reward points, see which store is offering additional gifts on a purchase or even consider which one will have the shorter checkout line.” Read more here.