Fearless leaders, enroll now in a UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies program

Green Bay, Wis.—Students and experienced professionals can extend their learning in one of the fastest-growing graduate programs in the state at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Applications for spring and fall 2021 are open now! UW-Green Bay has a diverse array of graduate programs as the University responds to emerging fields and partners with industry leaders, even during this pandemic.  UW-Green Bay students gain the advantages of abundant learning experiences with partners in the community that include the Green Bay Packers, Titletown Tech, a number of regional local healthcare providers and leading businesses and organizations.

Students will take their place among the next class of future leaders and decision-makers by learning from professionals who are leading innovation and making changes in cutting-edge fields.

Now is a great time for students to rise to the challenge and advance their career at UW-Green Bay,” says Associate Vice Chancellor of Graduate Studies Pieter deHart. “We have graduate programs across a wide variety of fields, those which are important to our community during the pandemic and into the future. Graduate education is an important step for qualification in important areas such as health care, business, environmental science, and technology, and we offer everything from courses to certificates to masters and doctoral degrees in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats! Our faculty and staff have done an amazing job of making each of our graduate experiences accessible to students across all walks of life during these times, as the need for highly trained and bold leaders in our community is more important now than ever before.”

A list of graduate programs are as follows:

  • Applied biotechnology
  • Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning
  • Athletic Training
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • Health and Wellness Management
  • Impact MBA
  • Management
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Nutrition and Integrated Health
  • Social Work
  • Sports, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
  • Sustainable Management

Application materials and deadlines vary for each program, but students should aim to send applications in at least two weeks before the designated semester to allow time for review and advising. Earlier is better and some programs have priority deadlines. International students should send all needed application materials at least two months in advance.  For specific requirements, visit the Graduate Studies page, https://www.uwgb.edu/graduate/.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,500 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation, and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections, and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region, and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering, and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Announcing 2021 Academic Excellence Symposium

Mark your calendars! The 20th Annual UW-Green Bay Academic Excellence Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.   Projects will be displayed on virtual platforms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The symposium, which showcases the academic excellence of UW-Green Bay undergraduate and graduate students at all campus locations, invites students to present their best projects.  We will again showcase Internships of students who have completed an exceptional internship in the community.  Faculty are encouraged to nominate students to present work.

Further details and registration information to follow.  In the meantime, contact Teri Ternes at ternest@uwgb.edu if you have any questions. The Academic Excellence Symposium is hosted by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Phi Kappa Phi Board:
Scott Ashmann, President               Darrel Renier, President-Elect
Mike Draney, Past President           Elaina Koltz, Secretary
Md Maruf Hossain, Treasurer         Gaurav Bansal, Fellowship & Awards
Danielle Bina, Public Relations        Teri Ternes, Admin Assisstant
Lauren Felder, Student VP               Gabby Heier, Student VP               

Next Coffee Break Q&A is Monday, Nov. 23

Join Mike Alexander, Sheryl Van Gruensven and Kate Burns for the next Coffee Break Q&A, Monday. Nov. 23, 2020. Campus leaders will provide a brief update and allow the remaining time to take questions from UW-Green Bay faculty and staff via coffeebreak@uwgb.edu. Please note, at times there is a delay in the questions populating to the inbox. Please submit questions promptly or even ahead of time to be read during the Q&A. Colleagues from all campus locations are strongly encouraged to attend. Those who can’t attend should be able to use the registration link to watch the recording at a later time. Check your e-mail for a TEAMS invite.

UW-Green Bay Collaborates with Microsoft and LinkedIn

New initiative to provide improved connections and free professional development

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced a new collaboration with Microsoft’s TechSpark program and LinkedIn, which will provide free professional development opportunities for University faculty and staff, infuse career connections for UW-Green Bay students, and grow LinkedIn Learning across the four-campus community.

“We rise by partnering with others,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander. “As a University driving development in our region, we need to model the spirit of digital transformation to enhance learning, solve problems and provide the greatest array of professional development and networking courses possible to our faculty, staff and students. This partnership is an important and exciting step in that direction and has the potential to help our community in countless ways.”

The collaboration includes:

  • Expansion of the free use of LinkedIn Learning for UW-Green Bay faculty, staff, and students while providing professional development opportunities in areas such as technological literacy, customer service, public presentations, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Possibilities for the use of LinkedIn Learning by faculty as a co-curricular tool in courses or to map course content to LinkedIn courses as an affordable option for textbooks.
  • Long-term development of Microsoft Teams as an intranet site for the University, allowing for seamless communication within academic units, colleges and service areas.
  • Opportunities to develop long-term connections between Career Services and LinkedIn to include virtual career fairs, resources for alumni, and connect employers in the region to UW-Green Bay students and workforce talent.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to shine a spotlight on the need for foundational digital skills. The TechSpark program is proud to support UW-Green Bay to bring forth opportunities to participate in virtual work, virtual learning, and more,” says Michelle Schuler, regional manager, Microsoft TechSpark.

Regional leaders also see the benefit of this collaboration.

“We value the strong partnership we have with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Microsoft and the ability to leverage these relationships by providing new learning opportunities across our region,” says Barb LaMue, President & CEO of the New North, Inc. “The expansion of the LinkedIn Learning modules will provide professional development for faculty and staff and assist in upskilling our workforce in a variety of in-demand careers. New North is proud to continue supporting unique, effective talent development efforts with these great organizations.”

LinkedIn representative Kyle Obot says these collaborations are important to better position students.

“A diverse set of relevant skills are required to land jobs in today’s increasingly competitive job market,” Obot said. “LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning are proud to partner with UW-Green Bay and Microsoft in providing high-impact learning opportunities to better position students to obtain the careers of tomorrow, while also advancing the skills of faculty, staff, and alumni.”

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Photo of a red car turning into UW-Green Bay's main entrance past the digital marquee with the text "Covid-19 Rapid Test, free, by appointment doineedacovid19test.com."

Video: Community leaders join UW-Green Bay in promoting a COVID-19 Rapid Testing Center

Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich and Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach joined Chancellor Mike Alexander in promoting Rapid COVID-19 Testing at UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The University is serving as a drive-up testing site for the community. The “surge testing” is a partnership between the UW System and the U.S, Department of Health and is available to anyone age 5-and-older at no cost, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment at https://doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals do not have to be experiencing symptoms nor have close contact of someone with COVID-19 to get a test, nor do they need to live in Green Bay. ETrueNorth is under contract to administer the tests. 

Video Transcript for COVID-19 Rapid Testing Center: President Thompson from the UW System and the federal government for providing us the tests today to be able to provide for the community. We have over 12,000 tests that we’ll be able to give out. And we appreciate being able to host this on our campus and hopefully help our community to help stop the spread.

Thank you to the chancellor and his team for really bringing forward this rapid test opportunity to our area. Fifteen minutes you know you’ll have your results. This is the first time that we can actually have real-time testing taking place for the general community. And as we want to get our economy back, it’s really important for us to be able to have the ability to test and then know the results more immediately. To have that rapid testing ability, it’s not something that we’ve had previously in this community. I think it’s a good way to get a sense for what community spread actually looks like in the Green Bay area.

We need people to continue to be vigilant. We need people to continue to social distance, wear masks. Thanksgiving around the corner here to celebrate in a much different way. With just members of your own household, with your immediate family rather than those large gatherings around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Because we’re at a really critical point here. This is what we need not just in Green Bay, Brown County, State of Wisconsin, this is what we need all across the country. We have positivity rates in this community and this state, that are really through the roof. Which indicates that we need more testing. We need more contact tracing and this is a huge step in the right direction.

More at https://www.uwgb.edu/phoenix-forward.

UWGB leads system schools in enrollment growth

UW-Green Bay reported 8,970 students enrolled across its four locations with gains in graduate studies (a 12-point increase) and enrollment gains at the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses. The gain marks six straight years of enrollment growth for the university.

Source: UWGB leads system schools in enrollment growth – Insight Publications

University of Wisconsin enrollment drops nearly 2%, UW-Green Bay has 2 percent gain

The only other campuses with enrollment increases were UW- Green Bay and Parkside, with Green Bay having the highest enrollment increase. Preliminary data showed total enrollment to be 164,494, down by 1.9% from last year. Enrollment for incoming freshmen was 6%. Source: University of Wisconsin enrollment drops nearly 2% – FOX11

UW System reports enrollment decline amid pandemic (UW-Green Bay up two percent)

Only branch campuses of UW-Green Bay saw enrollment increases, which were also significant. UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc reported an additional 50 students this fall, which works out to an increase of more than 21 percent. UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan reported an increase of 7.6 percent, and enrollment at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus increased by nearly 6 percent.

Source: UW System Reports 2 Percent Fall Enrollment Decline Amid Pandemic, WPR

Campus Roundtable for Nov. 9 is cancelled

The Nov. 9 event has been cancelled:

Three campus Roundtable Discussion events will take place in November that focus on safety and inclusive campus experience. You are invited to attend the one that correlates to your work location or campus enrollment. Individuals in more than one location can participate in each of their locations so the answers are tabulated for the correct location. Your answers in this participation are collected by notetakers and submitted collectively so the answers are anonymous.

The first discussion is Monday, Nov. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. on this TEAMS link. This invitation is for Green Bay campus employees, and for the students from the four campuses of Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan.

Marinette employees will have 30 minutes to complete their roundtable Tuesday, Nov. 10, as a part of their campus-wide collegium meeting. Manitowoc and Sheboygan employees will participate in the roundtable on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from noon-1p. m., during the Student Services meeting.

Please review the following information to further understand the goal of these events:

The Four Campus Annual Roundtable Discussion is being offered online this year! During this one hour Q & A discussion event on Microsoft Teams on Monday, Nov. 9, you will be randomly assigned to a breakout room in which you will answer two questions. One person in each room needs to type notes from the discussion and send them right after the event is complete to christis@uwgb.edu so immediate action can be made for change.

The questions will be answered within this structure:

  1. Each group needs someone to type notes and email them to christis@uwgb.edu.
  2. Please read the questions out loud before answering to ensure better understanding
  3. Focus on both positive experiences and need for change-complaining limits constructive discussion
  4. Respect each participant for where they are in their understanding of inclusive vocabulary and their perspective if it differs from yours
  5. Each participant needs time to speak their thoughts-please make sure people have spoken at least once before someone speaks again
  6. Each participant can pass on speaking when it is their turn
  7. NOTE: the Green Bay Chancellor, Provost, Vice-Chancellor’s and Council membership will not attend, but a summary of the anonymous answers will be provided to each of them

During the Roundtable events, please take 30 minutes to answer each of the two segments of questions:

  1. What are your experiences with safety on campus and how can we increase your safety? Please share both positive experiences and need for change.
  1. What are your experiences with feeling included on campus and how can we increase an inclusive environment for you? Please share both positive experiences and need for change.

 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Stacie Christian, Ph.D., Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center at christis@uwgb.edu. Thank you!