Nursing Program Name Change

As of January 1, 2017, UW-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Nursing has updated its name to Nursing and Health Studies. “In the past, ‘Professional Program in Nursing’ accurately captured the department offerings. However, this name no longer reflects the current available programs and further suggests that there is only one program,” explains Christine Vandenhouten, Chairperson, Nursing and Health Studies. The department began in 1981 offering a campus based Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program for associate degree Registered Nurses (RN). It expanded over the years and currently delivers BSN education via three RN to BSN completion tracks: campus BSN, BSN@HOME (an online UW collaborative program for Wisconsin students), and BSN-LINC online for students outside of Wisconsin. Starting this last semester, a new four-year BSN program, NURSE 1-2-1 combines the resources of NWTC and UW-Green Bay. The department added a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with an emphasis in Leadership and Management in Health Systems three years ago. In addition to the nursing programs, the department is part of collaborative programs in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) and Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management (MSHWM).

Update: Brown County United Way campaign

The campaign to generate pledges to support the local United Way is coming to a close.  Please consider making a pledge at any level of support for this excellent support network right here in Brown County. This year’s campaign has generated 48 pledges totaling more than $9,500 in support of the United Way’s efforts to strengthen our local community. If you are interested in making a pledge, please see your email inbox messages from Tuesday, Jan. 10 where your unique link grants you access to the United Way’s secure E-Pledge server. Consider helping us reach the goal of 60 pledges and $12,000 in support for the Brown County United Way. Feel free to contact Rick Warpinski, Campaign Chair, at or ext. 2090, with your questions or to have your unique link resent to you. Thank you!

Green Bay Athletics is helping the United Way, too

Green Bay Athletics is once again supporting the United Way by providing an incentive for participation in the campaign. Tickets for women’s basketball games are being offered at the following levels:

  • Donate at least $25 and receive a “Buy One Ticket, Get One Ticket Free” offer
  • Donate at least $50 and receive two tickets for free

Free lunch (and breakfast) for early registrants of the Faculty Development Institute

Who says there is no free lunch, anymore? Registration for the Faculty Development Institute will remain open through the day of the Institute, Jan. 19, with breakfast and lunch provided to those who register by Jan. 16.  Register here. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning has organized a wide-range of development opportunities, including workshops that grapple with smart advising, collaborative learning, inclusivity, academic freedom, writing across the disciplines, and grant writing. Each workshop is designed to engage participants and provide clear, implementable “takeaways” by its end.  Check out the workshop descriptions here. Join us for a mixer to decompress and reconnect after the Institute. Faculty, staff, and administrators are most welcome.

Register here

Tonight: 2017 Philosophers Café kicks-off with Provost Greg Davis

Maybe one of your New Year resolutions was to get out more, or find opportunities to chat with folks about different and odd but stimulating topics. Heck, maybe it was to finally unearth the governing dynamics of this brilliant universe of ours. Or maybe it was just to drink more coffee or beer in local establishments where sometimes heated conversations ensue… For any of the above, consider attending the Thursday, Jan.12, 2017 Philosophers Café. Provost Greg Davis will help pose and consider some deeply puzzling and important questions about the reality of mathematics. Do numbers just describe relationships that appear in mathematical structures — the formalists’ view — or are they real, as Plato argued?  Davis will help attendees think about some different number systems, different conceptions of infinity, and the so-called “butterfly effect.” The Café meets Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hinterland’s Second Floor Lounge (313 Dousman St., Green Bay). All are invited.

Weather-related campus closings and communications

Just a reminder that campus personnel will likely not receive all campus communications regarding campus staying open. Campus closings or weather-related changes will be reported via local media and in an all-campus e-mail, either from the Log or Public Safety. Your safety is of upmost importance. Please adhere to campus winter storm policies if you cannot make it to campus

Deadlines approach for Space Grant Scholarships

Please forward this opportunity to your students… Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Scholarships opportunities close Feb. 6, including: $2,000 awards for students pursuing any space-related studies; $4,000 for undergrads to pursue space-relevant research projects of their own design (relevance is construed broadly!); and $1,000 renewable awards to outstanding sophomore undergraduate students identified as a member of a federally recognized minority group (African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, or Pacific Islander) enrolled in a STEM program of study. See more details. E-mail UWGB’s representative to WSGC, Brian Welsch, if you have any questions,

Men’s basketball stays perfect, another big one at the Resch, tonight

Green Bay men’s basketball (10-6, 4-0) hosts Wright State (11-6, 2-2) tonight (Thursday, Jan. 12). Tip-off is 7 p.m. at the Resch Center. Noteworthy:

  • Green Bay leads Wright State 30-25 all-time, dating back to the first meeting in 1987. The Phoenix has won six of the last seven games against the Raiders, with the biggest victory in that stretch coming in the Motor City Madness Championship Game last year. Green Bay won that game 78-69 to punch its ticket to the Big Dance.
  • Green Bay has started 4-0 in League play for just the fourth time in the last 20 years.
  • The Phoenix is tied for Oakland for first place in the Conference.
  • Green Bay is 42-9 at home over the last four seasons.

Thanks for those who sought professional portraits… More open times ahead

Thanks to those who took advantage of open studio times during winter interim to have a professional portrait taken. The Office of Marketing and University Communication hosted a steady flow of faculty and staff. Additional times will be announced for the spring semester. If you have a large group of faculty and staff who are already gathering elsewhere for departmental meetings, photographer Dan Moore is willing to take headshots onsite if his schedule allows. Please contact Moore to arrange.