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.

Prof. Murphy to conduct a training camp about employee motivation and performance management, May 22

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Dianne Murphy (Management), from the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, will conduct a Training Camp about Employee Motivation and Performance Management for the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program at Lambeau Field on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. More here.

Video: 2018 Alumni Award recipient, Cordero Barkley, shares his Phoenix Story

It’s been quite a year for Cordero Barkley ’09 and ’16 (Business Administration, Management), who says he came to UW-Green Bay a boy and left the campus a man. Barkley was recently named director of finance and investments for TitletownTech, having previously served Associated Bank as the assistant vice president, trust relationship manager with Associated Private Client & Institutional Services. Also in the last few months, he has been honored by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association and chosen as a Future 15 Award recipient by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. Barkley says the University played a fundamental role in his self-discovery.

Alumnus Barkley takes the reins of Purple Aces AAU program

Former Green Bay men’s basketball guard Cordero Barkley ’09 and ’16 (Business Administration and Management) is taking over program director duties for the Purple Aces AAU team. Barkley just completed his seventh season with the Purple Aces. The Press-Gazette’s Scott Venci has the story. Barkley will be one of three graduates to receive an Outstanding Recent Alumni Award this year. He currently serves as assistant vice president, trust relationship manager with Associated (Bank) Private Client & Institutional Services. He is also a member of the UW-Green Bay Council of Trustees, the UW-Green Bay Alumni Advisory Board, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Educational Foundation and the Green Bay Police Foundation.

Faculty note: Stoll presentations

UW-Green Bay Prof. John Stoll (Management, Public and Environmental Affairs), gave two presentations at the Wisconsin Economics Association annual meeting Nov. 17-18. The first presentation titled “Teaching Microeconomics with Heart” focused upon changes being implemented as part of the Equity Gap project on our UW-Green Bay campus. The second presentation, “Sensitivity, Project Analysis, and the Cat Island Chain,” reported upon research conducted with alumnus Michael Hastreiter (Environmental Policy and Science) to assess the economic merits of reconstructing the Cat Island Chain in the Bay of Green Bay.

Faculty note: Prof. Russ presents in Biejing, China

Prof. Meir Russ (Cofrin School of Business) presented on August 9, 2017 during a faculty seminar at the School of Environmental and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China, Beijing, The seminar was titled “Knowledge Management and Sustainable Water Systems: Research Framework and Methodologies.” He also discussed current and future research collaboration with program faculty.

Safety first: GenCyber Camp teaches students about internet safety, career potential

Congratulations to the UW-Green Bay team that hosted the first-ever National Security Agency (NSA) GenCyber Camp in the state of Wisconsin, July 31 through August 4. Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay (Information and Computing Science) led the way with the curriculum, and UW-Green Bay alumnus Joel Williquette ’12 ’15 (Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters of Management), CIO of Capital Credit Union (a sponsor of the camp) served as an instructor.

Students entering grades seven through nine received practice and exposure to safe online practices, network security, privacy and got a feel for what a career in cybersecurity would entail. More than 100 students participated in the camp, administered by UW-Green Bay’s Jason Mathwig, Director of Camps and Conferences, Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

It is onto the Denver finals for UW-Green Bay’s ‘Wisco Ninja’ Luke Chambers

He made it! Revealed in the July 17 episode of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Luke Chambers made it past the Denver qualifier and into the Denver finals to be aired nationwide in late August. Chambers, a UW-Green Bay fifth-year senior (Business Administration) with a double major in marketing and management, didn’t complete the difficult course, but made it far enough to stay in the running.

The “Wisco Warrior” has been training for three years following a weight loss transformation that occurred in high school (Bay Port). He competes with Green Bay friends Drew and Dalton Knapp.

“It’s been such an eventful, yet very challenging journey to being accepted to compete on season nine of American Ninja Warrior,” he said. “Working full time, going to school full time (He is also working toward certification in Environmental Sustainability and Business.) and a full training schedule has definitely paid off. I tagged myself as the Wisco Warrior in hopes of putting a good name out in the ninja community for a place that I like to call home.”

Chambers hopes to combine his passions for coaching and ninja warrior to collaborate on the opening of a ninja warrior gym in Green Bay called Warrior Jungle.

“It will be the first ninja gym in Wisconsin and I cannot wait to apply my education to the gym and make it a great experience for everyone who comes to train,” he says. “Along with the opening of Warrior Jungle, this summer I had the privilege to coach at a camp in Tennessee called Ninjafest. It was six weeks long and couldn’t believe how amazing that experience was. I’m excited to help and do whatever I can to watch that program grow as well as it’s the first ninja camp offered to kids as of now.”

For those not familiar with the wildly popular show, its the ninth season of the action-packed competition where contestants tackle challenging obstacle courses in cities across the country. As the competition progresses, competitors continue toward the national finals in Las Vegas, where they take on a four-stage course modeled after Japan’s famed Mt. Midoriyama. The fastest timed contestant who can conquer Mt. Midoriyama wins $1 million.

Photo from America Ninja Warrior website

Faculty note: Prof. Russ delivers closing keynote

UW-Green Bay Prof. Meir Russ (Cofrin School of Business) delivered the closing keynote lecture at the at the KM Conference 2017, June 23, 2017. It was organized by The International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management (IIAKM), Novo Mesto, Slovenia. His lecture was titled “The Trifurcation of the Labor Markets in the Networked, Knowledge-Driven, Global Economy and the Probable Foundations of Sustainabilism.” He also discussed future collaboration with conference participants.