Active shooter training is Oct. 4

UW-Green Bay Police will be hosting an active shooter presentation on Oct. 4, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Instructional Services, Room 1034. This course titled “Run-Hide-Fight” will not only inform you of the many resources the University has in place to mitigate-respond-recover from a high risk incident, but it will also teach you the tools you can use to enhance your personal safety until law enforcement arrives. This event is free and open to the public.

Reminder: Seasonal safety message from Public Safety

With winter in full swing, UW-Green Bay Public Safety urges the campus community to take extra precautions when navigating walkways and roadways. For pedestrians: please wear appropriate footwear since walkways can be slick. Be sure to stop/look/listen when crossing roadways. When walking between parked cars, be mindful of bulkier winter clothing (avoid scratching cars as you pass). Please be aware of your surroundings while walking.

For drivers: please slow down and watch for pedestrians. Drive slow in parking lots and use additional caution near crosswalks. Watch for snow plows, and give them ample room and do not pass them. Maintain an emergency kit in your vehicle. Leave early and let someone know when to expect you.

Reminder: Please dispose of batteries properly

Instruction for the disposal of different kind of batteries is as follows: Alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals — steel, zinc and manganese — and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal. Proven cost-effective and environmentally safe recycling processes are not yet universally available for alkaline batteries. Battery types include AAA, AA, A, C, D and 9 volt. Disposal: May be placed in normal trash for disposal. Do not dispose of large amounts (more than 3 or 4 handfuls) of alkaline batteries in the trash. Contact Jill Fermanich at 2273 or fermanij@uwgb.edu if you have large amounts of alkaline batteries for disposal.

Button batteries still contain small amounts of mercury and should be recycled through the state’s hazardous waste disposal contractor. Disposal: Place button batteries between two layers of clear packing tape. Place in campus mail to Jill Fermanich, Business & Finance. Rechargeable batteries: The most common types of rechargeable batteries are nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd); nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH);and lithium (Li-ion). Disposal: Tape all battery terminals. Contact Jill Fermanich at 2273 or fermanij@uwgb.edu for disposal. Lead acid batteries: These are not regulated as hazardous waste as long as they are recycled. Used lead acid batteries may be returned to vendor where purchased at no cost for recycling. Battery vendors are required to accept the spent batteries when a new battery is purchased. Disposal: Contact Mike VanLanen (vanlanem@uwgb.edu) in Facilities Management for disposal.

For disposal of other batteries or for disposal of any material for which you have questions, please call or email Jill Fermanich at 2273 or fermanij@uwgb.edu.

Annual Security and Fire Reports available

UW-Green Bay’s Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Report are now available for the 2017-18 academic year. The reports contain information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, Public Safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The Annual Security Report also provides statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes. Copies of the reports are available by contacting the Office of Public Safety, IS 1024, by calling 920-465-2300 ext. #2.

Save the date: Disruptions in the Workplace

Save the date for the Dealing with Disruptions presentation, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 28, or 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6. Have you ever been seriously concerned for a student, co-worker, friend or family member?  Have you been unclear on a course of action? Have you thought of your personal safety and those around you in times of workplace disruption?  Recognize when to be concerned, what to do, and who to call for help. Encourage discussion between you and your colleagues to determine a plan of action for personal safety. Registration details coming soon! Questions can be directed to ASPDPC chair Bekky Vrabel, at vrabelr@uwgb.edu, or USPDC chair Teri Ternes, at ternest@uwgb.edu. The University Staff Professional Development Committee and the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee are the sponsors. The workshop is presented by UWGB offices of Public Safety, Counseling and Health, and the Dean of Students.

Dogs and squad cars? They’re here for training


Sorry, we meant to get this announcement out earlier but… if you’ve been wondering why so many law enforcement officers and police dogs have been entering the Weidner Center at various times Monday and today… the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Association has been holding training sessions. As many as 120 officer-canine teams are taking part. (If you need to visit the Weidner Center yet today (Tuesday), be sure to heed the signage and avoid the cordoned-off areas — they don’t want anyone disrupting their training scenarios, plus safety reasons and all.) Also in use as a training site is the former Language House in the woods above Nicolet Drive.

UW-Green Bay Police aid ‘Keep Kids Alive Drive’ on Nicolet

The Green Bay Police Department attracted some media attention for its Keep Kids Alive Drive safety campaign to address a worrisome speeding problem on Nicolet Drive north of campus. Police are trying to raise driver consciousness in the Nicolet neighborhood by placing yellow warning decals on garbage cans, and using yard signs and speed boards. They are also employing increased enforcement to slow down vehicles that sometimes approach highway speed despite a 35-mph limit. UWGB’s Lt. Jeff Gross reports that during a news conference, the GBPD and city officials thanked UW-Green Bay Public Safety officers for their contributions to police radar enforcement on Nicolet and for sharing their campus radar speed board (which is now in front of the Sisters of St. Francis complex at 3000 N. Nicolet) to help with the educational awareness. Typical of the online stories is one by TV-2.

Chancellor’s Safety Walk set for Tuesday

Already sent campuswide but repeated here for the record: Join Chancellor Gary L. Miller on the annual Chancellor’s Security Walk next Tuesday (Nov. 11) from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage in open dialog and a walk with the Chancellor and University Leadership for the purpose of identifying areas of concern that may affect security and safety on campus (e.g., areas of inadequate lighting, overgrown shrubs, concern over traffic or pedestrian safety). The initial meeting place is in the Public Safety Conference room located in the Instructional Services Building Room 1024. Suggestions on locations to visit should be e-mailed to Public Safety Director, Tomas J. Kujawa kujawat@uwgb.edu no later than Friday (Nov. 7).

360 Degrees of Safety event is Thursday near the Union

The Student Affairs Healthy Choices Task Force is sponsoring a “360 Degrees of Safety Event” this Thursday (Sept. 18) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the University Union patio and adjacent areas of Phoenix Park. Task force co-facilitators Amy Henniges and Mark Olkowski invite students, faculty, staff and the general public to stop by and take part. The event will feature a DUI/texting simulator, the “drunk goggles” Frisbee challenge, information on local ride services, and local law enforcement’s cab/squad car display.