The 2019 Green Bay Campus Cupboard Challenge, “A Chest of Treasures,” is currently underway. Participants are broken into teams based on their departments. The winning team will get to display the trophy until next year, as well as earn the right to host the next challenge. Non-perishable food items, personal care products and other beneficial items for students will be collected during the challenge. This flyer lists specific items the cupboard is in need of. Donation bins can be found all throughout campus. The challenge goes through Oct. 4, 2019. Questions or concerns can be directed to Teri Ternes at email@example.com.
Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk’s (Political Science) research on the link between genes, psychological traits and political engagement was referenced in Psychology Today on Sept. 8, 2019. The post focuses on how genes and psychological traits can actually be connected to politics. The full post can be found here.
The Counseling and Health Center, located in Student Services 1400, is offering the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (quadrivalent) to all faculty, staff and students by appointment only, on the Green Bay Campus. To set up an appointment, have your campus ID number or faculty/staff ID number available and call the Counseling and Health Center at 920-465-2380. The cost is $20 for students and $25 for faculty/staff. Payment can be made with cash, check or pass points. Credit and debit cards are not accepted, but students are allowed to charge their fee to their SIS account.
You may have seen it — the new UW-Green Bay Faculty & Staff ID card is here! The ID card has a new look, but offers the same benefits and features. Stop by the University Ticketing & Information Center in the University Union to pick up your card at no cost to you. More information about your UW-Green Bay Faculty & Staff ID card can be found at www.uwgb.edu/union/id-services/overview. Details on FAST (FAculty and STaff) meal plans will be coming soon.
The Disability Services staff invites faculty and staff to stop by the office (Student Services Building, Room 1700) during one of our “meet and greet” sessions. Please stop by to meet James Zarling, accommodations coordinator, who started in June. During this time, faculty and instructional staff will be able to refresh or learn more about ACCESS, the case management/disability notification system. If interested, you will be shown how to access the Faculty Portal to see the students and academic accommodations requested in each of your classes and address any questions you may have. Meet and greets are:
- Wednesday, August 21, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 28 10 to 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, August 29 1:30 to 3 p.m.
The University Mace — a ceremonial staff signifying authority — is carried to the stage by one of the most accomplished faculty members just ahead of the Chancellor during the commencement procession. The centuries-old academic tradition is believed to be based on medieval practice when a member of the king’s court would carry an ornate club as a symbolic protection for the monarch. Carrying the mace for the May 2019 commencement ceremony is UW-Green Bay Professor Phillip G. Clampitt.
Clampitt received his Ph.D. in organizational communication from the University of Kansas. He holds the Blair Endowed Chair of Communication and was previously the Hendrickson Professor of Business. Clampitt is the chair of Communication and Information Science. Sage Publications recently published the sixth edition of his best selling book, Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness. He also has co-authored two books with Robert J. DeKoch, President/COO of the Boldt Company: Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership and Transforming Leaders into Progress Makers. His newest book, Social Media Strategies for Professionals, was published in May 2017.
Clampitt’s work on “Decision Downloading” was featured in the MIT Sloan Management Review and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he has been published in numerous journals, including The Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Communication Management, Journal of Business Communication and Management Communication Quarterly. He is also on the editorial board of many professional journals. Over the past 30 years he has worked on communication and leadership issues with many organizations including Nokia, PepsiCo, Schneider National, The Boldt Company, Dental City and Menasha Corporation.
Clampitt has been a guest speaker at the U.S. Army War College where his books were used in Strategic Leadership class. In addition to many guest speaking opportunities in the U.S., he has also been invited to speak internationally at places such as The University of Pisa, The University of Aberdeen, The University of Ulster, as well as to numerous multi-national businesses and professional organizations. His students have heard him say, “So what?” so often that they started calling him “Dr. So What.” Subsequently, he developed an associated website (www.drsowhat.com) that highlights his passionate commitment to critical thinking and thoughtful inquiry.
In honor of Employee Appreciation Week, employees can receive a free chair massage on the Green Bay Campus on Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Employees can sign up for a time slot here. Learn more about all the activities taking place for Employee Appreciation Week.
To honor, recognize and show appreciation for all the wonderful work performed across all campuses, the Employee Appreciation Week work group has put together a week filled with recognition and fun! All employees are encouraged to take part. Check out all the activities.
Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) has been selected as a 2019 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. The fellowship award of $70,000 is intended to assist with the fellow’s salary replacement and research expenses for the fellowship period. This year, 30 fellows were selected from a competitive pool of 221 applications from scholars of education. The fellowships are administered by the National Academy of Education, an honorary educational society, and they are funded by a grant to the Academy from the Spencer Foundation. The fellowship program has more than 800 alumni who include many of the strongest education researchers in the field today. Learn more about NAEd.
Associate Prof. Eric J. Morgan (Democracy and Justice Studies, History) has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review. Published by the Brown County Historical Society in cooperation with the UW-Green Bay, Voyageur is a non-profit magazine dedicated to exploring the history of a 26-county area of greater northeast Wisconsin and has published two issues per year since its beginning in 1984. Before his appointment as editor-in-chief, Morgan served as the magazine’s review editor, associate editor and member of the editorial board. Morgan replaces Associate Prof. David Voelker (Humanities, History), who served as editor-in-chief for nearly five years, editing nine issues, from Summer/Fall 2015 through Summer/Fall 2019. Voelker’s final issue as editor is a special 35th-anniversary issue of the magazine, focusing on African Americans in northeast Wisconsin, which will be published in June.