UW-Green Bay establishes chapter of social work honor society Phi Alpha

The UW-Green Bay Social Work program and its students recently agreed to join Phi Alpha Honor Society, the only honor society exclusive to social work students. The chapter name is Phi Delta. They will be holding their first induction ceremony Thursday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Rose Hall 315, inducting 24 BSW students, 14 MSW students, and three faculty members. Organizers extend thanks to Tiffany Bowring, Phi Delta President Kaitlyn Bouvette, Phi Delta Vice President Michelle Charles, Secretary Gail Trimberger, Interim Chair and Phi Delta Advisor. For more information about the honor society, visit the website at: www.phialpha.org.
 

Bone Marrow signup scheduled for Thursday

TriBeta, the student honor society in the biological sciences, is sponsoring a bone marrow drive to take place on the main level of the University Union (near the bookstore) this Thursday (March 26) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will be informing people about blood cancer and guiding anyone who is interested through the process of signing up for the bone marrow registry. Buy a Seroogy’s chocolate bar and the proceeds will go to the Delete Blood Cancer organization.

Psych, Human Development projects beautify campus with purpose

top-story-photosUW-Green Bay’s Psychology and Human Development units were beautifying campus with a purpose May 8, unveiling a set of seasonal photographs and planting the University’s Memorial Garden.

The “Seasons of UWGB” project in Rose Hall features a series of submitted photos designed to reflect the beauty of the UW-Green Bay campus during summer, fall, winter and spring. Beyond just being beautiful, the pics promote the Environmental Psychology Theory of Attention Restoration, which states that viewing actual nature or images of nature restores the human mind from stress and from Directed Action Fatigue. Students and staff who spend long hours indoors suffer from decreased concentration and increased irritability and stress, and viewing nature photos has been empirically shown to refresh the mind and aid in retention of information. The project, a permanent addition to the hallway, was the Psi Chi Honor Society Presidential initiative for 2013-14. The Psi Chi president is Becky Senn, pictured right, above; and the vice president is Samantha Sweerink, pictured left, above.

Just after “Seasons of UWGB” was unveiled, campus members gathered for the fifth annual planting of the UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden. Coordinated by the Students of AMF grief group and Prof. Illene Cupit, an expert on death, dying and bereavement, the garden is a space for members of the campus community to memorialize colleagues and loved ones who have died. Cupit, student leaders, Chancellor Tom Harden and Veteran Services Adviser Elaina Koltz spoke during a brief ceremony, which included the playing of “Taps” by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines. Members of the campus community then were invited to come forward, state their loved one’s name and plant a flower in remembrance.

“Experience the Seasons of UWGB” project, Rose Hall
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Fifth annual planting of UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden
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Another tip of the kappa to campus Phi Kappa Phi chapter


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — recently recognized the UW-Green Bay chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Merit. There are about 300 Phi Kappa Phi chapters nationwide, and Chapter of Merit distinction for 2013 was awarded to just 50. The recognition goes to thriving chapters that meet frequently, hold annual initiations and apply frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants and fellowships. Said Associate Prof. Ryan C. Martin of Human Development, chapter president, “We’re proud and honored to receive this award, as it will allow us to continue to provide outstanding opportunities to our membership and to grow our chapter.”

Adult Degree hosts induction for Alpha Sigma Lambda academic honor society

The Gamma Beta Phi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda Academic Honor Society is proud to announce the recent induction of 50 new members into the Society on May 1. Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society which celebrates the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education. Though this society is housed within the Adult Degree Program, membership is open to adult learners across all academic disciplines at UW-Green Bay. View photos from the May 1 ceremony.