Sept. 10 program is ‘Wounded Warriors: Their Last Battle’

Elaina Koltz, veterans services coordinator, reminds us of plans for a program titled “Wounded Warriors: Their Last Battle,” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in MAC Hall 103. Guest speaker Deborah Grassman speaks on how military experience can impact peaceful dying for veterans even decades later. Grassman will talk about end-of-life issues unique to veterans, and tools for effective ways to respond to veterans’ needs. Koltz describes Grassman as a mental health nurse practitioner recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in caring for veterans nearing the end of life.

Prevea to host ‘Careers in Sports Medicine’ program at Kress

Prevea Sports Medicine, a partner with Phoenix Athletics, is inviting UW-Green Bay students to attend the seminar “Careers in Sports Medicine” next Wednesday (April 29) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Kress Events Center’s Special Events Room. Students will have the chance to speak with sports medicine experts to learn about various career opportunities, a typical day including pros and cons, and recommended education. To register.

Reminder on French anti-Semitism lecture

“The Jewish Question in Post-Revolutionary France: Reflections on Jews, Jewishness and Anti-Semitism (1789-present)” is the title of a free program at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 29) in the University Union’s Christie Theatre. Author and researcher Gayle Zachmann, a University of Florida professor, is the guest speaker. She will discuss France’s history as the first European country to emancipate the Jews of its territory, and the contrast of the nation being plagued by anti-Semitism at various times in its history. The interdisciplinary talk is co-sponsored by le Cercle Francais student organization, the French program, and the Office of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For full details, see our previous post.

‘Secrets of Online Rooms’ will be D2L workshop next week

The good people in Academic Technology Services have organized a series of D2L “Lunch and Learns” to help instructors navigate common problems as they gear up for the end of the semester. The first program will be “Revealing the Secrets of Online Rooms,” which will be offered twice next week, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday (March 25) and noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday (March 26). The session promises faculty they will “discover a hidden treasure of D2L and find out how to use online rooms in Blackboard Collaborate to open up a new world of office hours, presentations, or review sessions.” To see all the upcoming D2L lunch and learns, please visit the ATS website.

The ABCs of crowdfunding

The Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay is among the partners that will present a crowdfunding breakfast event Wednesday, March 26 at NWTC. Geared toward entrepreneurs, attorneys, financial advisors and potential investors, “Crowdfunding Rules and Regulations” will feature three expert panelists speaking on a variety of aspects of the practice, which allows a company to raise capital by selling small ownership shares to many investors. The cost for the event is $10 per person, which includes a continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., prior to the panel discussion from 8-9 a.m. at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center at NWTC. Check out our news release for more.

Also with the SBDC: Lean marketing series to be offered locally
The SBDC at UW-Green Bay also is partnering to present “Marketing Made Lean,” a four-part series with two local sessions beginning in April. Designed to help micro and small businesses gather customer insights, define their business purposes, develop marketing channels and more, the series developed by the Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center Team will be presented at the Green Bay E-Hub, 443 S. Jackson St., Ste., 102. Local sessions will be offered from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 2-23, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, April 25-May 16. Cost is $249, with participants able to apply for a $50 grant and secure their seat for $199. To find out more, see our news release.

Spots still available for SBDC’s July 10 “Opportunities in Franchising” workshop

Spots remain open and additional details now are available for “Opportunities in Franchising,” the Wednesday, July 10 workshop being offered by our own Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the city of Green Bay. The daylong event is designed for individuals who want to own or expand their own business, as well as those who have a general interest in learning how a franchise works. Workshop participants will learn from franchisors, franchisees, a franchise coach and a franchise attorney during the daylong event. They also will be introduced to financial and tech-savvy individuals who can help them pursue their goal of business ownership — all for just $25. For further details, including how to register, visit SBDC , or click the link to check out our news release.

SBDC co-sponsors ‘Entrepreneurship through Acquisition’

UW-Green Bay’s Small Business Development Center and various partners are collaborating to state quarterly “Innovation Series” morning programs. The next session, “Entrepreneurship through Acquisition,” takes place Friday morning, May 31, at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center on Larsen Road. The cost is $10 and includes continental breakfast. Register by calling 496-9010. 

Snapshots from holiday extravaganza at the University Union

Our friends at the University Union have put up a photo gallery, with plenty of fun pictures of Santa with staff, students, faculty, and children and grandchildren at the annual “Tis the Season’ Saturday. The event was a big hit even if, per usual, a few of the youngest toddlers were a little bit skeptical of this Santa character (see gallery). The program was put on by students and coordinated by Lynn Rotter of the University Ticketing and Information Center. If you didn’t make it this year, plan to catch it next December.

Kudos to Jim ‘Santa’ Fonder

Jim Fonder, the custodial supervisor for the University Union, made his annual guest appearance in costume last weekend at the University Union “Tis the Season” program. Jim’s wife, Nancy, had to make an emergency wig at the last minute, as somehow his old wig had been loaned out and was nowhere to be found. Lucky for Jim, Nancy’s improvised solution worked so well that his young grandchildren attending the program sat on his lap, as all good little girls and boys do at Christmas time, and didn’t even recognize him. Photo gallery here.

Busy week for Black History Month events

Also in store for the week of Feb. 13-17 at UW-Green Bay:
Lecture: “Crossing Bok Chitto: A Story of Love and Freedom Across Cultures:” 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, Alumni Room, University Union. Lisa Poupart, associate professor of Humanistic Studies and chair of First Nations Studies, speaks about a time when Native Americans and African Americans worked together to achieve freedom and independence.
Documentary: “Freedom Riders:” 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, Phoenix Room. (Details in previous item.)
Panel Discussion: African Americans and Sports 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Christie Theatre, University Union. Current and former athletes, sports administrators and managers, along with writers, historians and members of the public will discuss views on playing, leaving and watching sports.
Soul Food Dinner: 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, Mauthe Center. Catered by Art and Soul Café and featuring guest speaker and UW-Green Bay men’s basketball Coach Brian Wardle, this event will feature traditional soul food selections. Tickets are $5 for UW-Green Bay students and $10 for faculty, staff and community members.