Video: UW-Green Bay Coffee Break, Jan. 20, 2021

Didn’t have a chance to take part in Coffee Break? We have it recorded.

Chanceller Alexander recommends these books:

Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education by Bryan Alexander (no relation)

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education by Nathan Grawe

Provost Kate Burns recommends:
Small Teaching Online, is an e-book the library purchased with an unlimited user license. Search the Library Catalog for the title.

Kohler Art Preserve

Be the first to preview the ‘Art Preserve’ Thursday, Feb. 11

On Thursday, Feb. 11 2021, you can be one of the first to preview the Art Preserve, the new home of the John Michael Arts Center’s world-renowned collection of artist-built environments. The Art Preserve’s grand opening won’t be until June, but the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement has coordinated an early virtual tour.

The Art Preserve offers a new kind of museum experience, allowing visitors to see thousands of works previously kept in closed storage. We’ll explore how artists from Wisconsin and beyond transformed their spaces into densely-packed creative environments filled with sculptures, paintings, signs, collections, and more. We’ll also see responses to those environments from contemporary artists who’ve been inspired by the collection.

There is a nominal fee, and a link will be sent via email a few days prior to the event.

Prof. Martin to help YMCA kick-off six-week transformation challenge

UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students can participate in a free, six-week transformation challenge. You don’t have to be a Y member, you don’t need to transform inside the Y, it can all be done virtually or on your own with a walk, or workout of the day.

Sign-up for the RESET Challenge and the YMCA will deliver emails, inspiring video content and help participants to support each other through social media. The end goal…  move at minimum of 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week. Each of the six weeks has a theme RESET, REFRESH, RECONNECT, REPLAY, REINVEST, RESTORE. It’s about more than physical fitness, but movement is the base component.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) is going to kick us off to launch the RESET COMMUNITY challenge with a video about emotions and anger, and refocusing your anger (politics, covid, general unrest) for good.

The end goal is to engage 2,000 people in the six-week challenge that begins Feb. 1, 2021. Across the country there will be 10s of thousands of people doing the same challenge during the same time.

See the reset-challenge website for more details, including: 


-link to RESET sign up form

-six week tracker calendar

-word of the day workout guide

UW-Green Bay joins in MLK Celebration, Monday, Jan. 18

Join us online Monday, January 18, 2021 for the annual Brown County MLK Celebration!

All are welcome at this free event for all ages and cultures. The community celebration will be held online this year at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

At this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, we welcome you to:

  • Enjoy music by local artists
  • Hear the inspiring words of Dr. King
  • Help us remember and honor people who have built our county and our country
  • See the work of area students who competed in the annual MLK poster, essay and poetry contest for the past several years

Vice Chancellor Corey King and Chancellor Mike Alexander are among the speakers.

See more including a link to the virtual presentation.

Future nurse succeeds at both Marinette colleges | News |

MARINETTE—Sarah Pettit has wanted to be a nurse since she was 5 years old. This May, she will receive her Associates Degree in Nursing from UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus and has secured an externship with Aurora Medical Center—Bay Area. While many choose to leave the Marinette area to seek success, Pettit was able to go through school and enter her dream career from within the community that saw her grow up.Pettit went to UWGB Marinette Campus for two years after high school to earn her associates degree, and also as a way to save some money. “It was a lot cheaper route than going to a four-year college right off the bat,” she said.

Source: Future nurse succeeds at both Marinette colleges | News |

UW-Green Bay community mourns the loss of two members of the Phoenix Family

In the the past few days, UW-Green Bay learned of the passing of John Kuhlmann, longtime librarian for the Marinette Campus, and Sarah Schuetze, assistant professor of English and Humanities on the Green Bay campus. In a message to the campus community Sunday, Chancellor Mike Alexander noted, “This is a great loss to our university community and to their respective fields. Our students have lost respected mentors and we have lost not just colleagues, but friends.”

A visitation for John Kuhlmann, will be Thursday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cadieu Funeral Home, 549 10th Ave, Menominee. Campus friends and family are invited to attend.  Masks are required. Please see the full obituary.

Plans honoring Sarah Schuetze have not yet been announced.

Members of the faculty and staff needing support are encouraged to reach out in the following ways:

  • The Employee Assistance Program is a free, confidential service which can provide grief support to you during this time. You have access to confidential, completely private, 24-hour, 7-days-a-week counseling and online services through Kepro EAP. You may contact Kepro by calling 833-539-7285 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or visiting Kepro’s website. (Username: SOWI).  You will need to create an account to access the EAP resources online. 
  • Please also feel free to contact Human Resources at 920-65-2390 or if you would like additional information or have any questions about the Employee Assistance Program.


Call for nominations of Founders Awards

It is time to start submitting nominations for the 2021 Founders Awards! The Awards & Recognition Committee wants to encourage departments, units, offices and other working communities to consider which of their colleagues they would like to see honored at next year’s Fall Convocation.

The nomination form for the 2021 Founders Awards is available electronically at Nomination Form.

The Awards & Recognition Committee encourages anyone from the UW-Green Bay community (faculty, staff, students, and community members) to submit a nomination(s) prior to the March 5, 2021 deadline. The website includes the criteria and a Description of each Founders Award and a list of previous awards Founders Award Recipients.

Individuals and groups who have received the Founders Award for a given category within the last 15 years will not be eligible for that same category. Also, self-nominated individuals and groups will not receive consideration.

If the individual(s) you nominate is (are) selected as a finalists(s), you will be contacted to provide further information such as background information on your nominee, letters of support addressing the nominee’s qualifications for the award, etc. All awards will be presented at the campus-wide convocation in August.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your nomination(s), please feel free to contact Anna Merry, Chair of the Awards & Recognition Committee, or any Committee member – (James Kabrhel, Katelyn Strzok, William Yazbec, Joe Schoenebeck, Illene Cupit, Ryan Kauth, Barb Holschbach, Amanda Koperalski and Sarah Detweiler).  Awards & Recognition Committee members are not eligible for nomination.


Melissa Nash named director of HR

Announced by Senior Vice Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, Melissa Nash was promoted to the position of director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action Officer, effective Jan. 4, 2021. Nash joined UW-Green Bay in January of 2012 in the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity. Since that time, she has progressively advanced in her career, most recently holding the title of assistant director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action Officer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from St. Olaf College, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (emphasis in human resources) from UW-Platteville, and a master’s degree in Organizational Change Leadership (emphasis in strategic human resources) from UW-Platteville.

Christopher Paquet, assistant vice chancellor for Policy and Compliance, led the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity for the past three years. He will continue to serve as campus contract officer, risk manager, Title IX Officer and provide oversight for University compliance.  His role will expand to serve on the Chancellor’s Cabinet to provide advice and counsel to Cabinet members and the University community.

Cofrin School of Business hosts ‘Tech Trends of the Future’ Jan. 29

The Cofrin School of Business will host ‘Tech Trends of the Future’ Jan. 29, 2021 at 1 p.m. It is free and open to the public through Zoom.

“Each year, the world of technology comes together at CES Las Vegas. Industry professionals in the Consumer Technology space gather from around the world to showcase innovations and exchange ideas. This year’s conference is all virtual. UW-Green Bay’s Executive in Residence for Digital Transformation, Oliver Buechse, is attending the conference and will be providing a summary of the biggest tech trends you need to know about. Topics may include:

• Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and other transformational technologies

• The future of connectivity and remote work

• Smart homes & Smart cities including the future of transportation.

Register at Eventbrite.

Tech Trends of the Future

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Youth drive virtual ‘Christmas by the Bay’ in Marinette

MARINETTE, Wis. (WFRV) – Young people get a chance to do their performance thing in a different format in the fourth annual “Christmas by the Bay.”The show by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, Children’s Theatre this year is a pay-to-view virtual presentation until Dec. 20 at this address: 45-minute show is filled with Christmas favorites sung by an age range as found in a one-room schoolhouse, with the teacher joining in, too.The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has created many hybrids on the performance scene in Northeastern Wisconsin, and this is another in league of its own.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Youth drive virtual ‘Christmas by the Bay’ in Marinette