Education professors receive inclusive excellence grant

Associate Prof. Christin DePouw (Education) and Assistant Prof. Miranda Schornack (Education) have been awarded $32,000 through a UW System grant for inclusive excellence. The grant supports professional development for educators at UW-Green Bay and Green Bay Area Public Schools (GBAPS) around culturally responsive pedagogy and equity-minded educators. The professional development seminars will take place during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Level 2 is March 4

The Level 2 training for the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program is taking place on March 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon in the World Unity B Room in the University Union, Green Bay Campus. Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Level 2 is a focused training and discussion with employees who wish to complete a Level 2 certificate to demonstrate the ability to identify, take responsibility and follow through with their ideas for change that foster inclusivity at UWGB. Participants need to have received the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Level 1 award to participate. Please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu for more information.

Inclusive Excellence speaker panel regarding care giving for Alzheimer’s, Nov. 15

Inclusive Excellence is hosting a guest panel addressing “Caregiving for Alzheimer’s.” Tammy Olp (University Union), Rob Sutherland, Theresa Weise (Health and Counseling), Sara Chaloupka (University Union) and Vicki Chaloupka will share caregiving experiences, book reviews and information about hippotherapy as it pertains to Alzheimer’s caregiving. The event is free and open to the public on Friday, Nov. 15, noon to 1 p.m., in the Christie Theatre. If you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodation, please contact Stacie Christian at 920-465-2167.

Summer Professionals of Color Family Day is Friday, August 23

St. Norbert, UW-Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the Green Bay Area Public School District (SING) is hosting a Summer Professionals of Color Family Day, Friday, August 23, 2019 at Bay Beach Amusement Park (Main Pavilion) from 2 to 5 p.m. Employees of color and family members from the four educational institutions, are invited to enjoy the fun with outdoor games, attractions, food and drink, and a live DJ. Please RSVP with Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Pride Month festival blooms in Door County, Pride Center offers resources

When Sturgeon Bay District 2 Alderman David Hayes stepped off the Open Door Pride Festival Stage Saturday, a 12-year-old girl approached him and said “I’m gay, too, and I’m proud of you.” Hayes, the city’s first openly gay council member, had taken the stage to share a mayoral proclamation officially recognizing the week leading up to the festival as Open Door Pride week.

Several other LGBTQ+ rights and social justice organizations offered educational resources at the festival. Adoption Choice, UW-Green Bay Pride Center, domestic abuse prevention group Help of Door County, Sexual Assault Center of Family Services, United Methodist Church and Door County’s PFLAG were among those present. Local food and art vendors sold goods, from Door County wine to handmade necklaces.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Sammy Gibbons has the story.

Some UW campuses raising pride flags, but not UW-Madison | State and Regional | journaltimes.com

Several University of Wisconsin campuses have raised pride flags in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, including UW-Green Bay. “At least five campuses have taken a cue from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who ordered on June 7 that a rainbow flag fly above the state Capitol through the end of the month as a sign of support and solidarity for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. His order also allowed other state buildings to fly a pride flag this month.” See more via Some UW campuses raising pride flags, but not UW-Madison | State and Regional | journaltimes.com.

Collection of diversity-related activities desired for Fall 2019 Human Mosaic publication

Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office is taking event submissions for Fall 2019 Human Mosaic. The Human Mosaic is intended to collect and publicize UW-Green Bay programs that relate to diversity. Submissions are welcome from all four campuses. The Human Mosaic is traditionally distributed to UW-Green Bay students, staff, and faculty at the beginning of the semester. Please complete an online submission for each event. The deadline submission date is Tuesday, July 9 at 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Bao Sengkhammee at 920-465-2022 or email sengkhab@uwgb.edu.

Inclusive Excellence: International Student Panel on Friday, April 19

Please join Inclusive Excellence for a panel and small group discussion with some UW-Green Bay international students. The event is this Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in CL 102 (by the Cofrin Library elevators). Meet students, ask questions about their experience here, and make connections!  If you have any questions please contact the event facilitator, Jemma Lund, at lundj@uwgb.edu.