The UW-Green Bay Research Council is currently accepting proposals for Winter 2020 Grants in Aid of Research. Faculty having applied for GIAR funding in the past will want to note that revisions have been made to the GIAR call. The Research Council invites members of the UW-Green Bay faculty to submit proposals for Grants in Aid of Research. The funds must be used in support of faculty research. All GIAR proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 27, 2020. For more information, please visit. Please contact Research Council Chairperson Jason Cowell at with questions.
Wombats (mascot of UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus), are being hailed real-life animal heroes of the current, devastating wildfires impacting Australia’s wildlife. Wombats have reportedly been allowing other animals to seek refuge in their underground tunnels. Learn more about how wombats are helping their fellow wildlife here.
Don’t forget, every Friday is Phoenix Friday at UW-Green Bay (even over January Interim). Below are this week’s Phoenix Friday perks:
- Free coffee at the Garden Café for those showing their Phoenix spirit by wearing spirit wear.
- $5 Friday lunch at the Cloud Commons for faculty and staff
In addition, here are some weekend athletic events:
- Green Bay swim meet, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m., Kress Events Center
- Sheboygan Men’s Basketball vs. Richland, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2:45 p.m., Sheboygan Gym
- Green Bay Men’s Basketball vs. Milwaukee, Saturday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m., Resch Center.
It is time to start submitting nominations for the 2020 Founders Awards! The Awards & Recognition Committee encourages anyone from the UW-Green Bay community (especially students) to consider nominating a faculty member / instructor / lecturer or staff member they would like to see honored at next year’s Fall Convocation. A list of awards can be found on our website. The website also includes descriptions of award criteria and a list of previous award winners. The deadline to submit your nomination(s) is March 6, 2020.
The nomination form can be completed electronically by clicking on this link: Nomination Form.
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 Laura Riddle, Chair of the Awards & Recognition Committee, or any Committee member – (Iftekhar Anam, James Kabrhel, Emily Ransom, Katelyn Strzok, William Yazbec, Anna Merry, Ruth Pearson and Cindy Estrup). Awards & Recognition Committee members are not eligible for nomination.
Thank you for your consideration.
“West Side Story” opens on Friday, Jan.10 and runs through Jan 19. 2020 at the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. More via ‘West Side Story’ coming to UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus | Plymouth Review.
A program transfer agreement Lakeshore Technical College has made with UW-Green Bay was referenced as a flourishing aspect of Lakeshore’s 2019 year. More via 2019: A record-breaking year for Lakeshore Technical College | Herald times Reporter.
Melissa Schleicher from UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement (Manitowoc Campus and Sheboygan Campus) spoke with The Chamber of Manitowoc County about the opportunities their divisions provide for local residents and businesses. More via UW-Green Bay Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement | The Chamber of Manitowoc County Facebook.
DUO, a multi-factor authentication product, has been continuously added to aspects of UW-Green Bay systems. Employees will need to enroll in DUO by Jan. 31, 2020. DUO can be used on a smartphone or tablet, or on a UW-Green Bay-provided token/fob. It involves being sent a randomly generated numeric code when accessing UW-Green Bay systems.
To register, please contact the IT Help Desk before Jan. 31, 2020, or you will not have access to email or Office 365 applications. Registration requires both a University ID and state issued photo ID.
If you are on one of the additional campus locations, you may also see the ATS technician or student IT support specialist (formerly the case associates) at your location to register and verify your identity:
- Sheboygan – Nate Ruetten or Jane Donlon
- Manitowoc – Parker Nadeau or Nancy Balaban
- Marinette – Craig Young or Danielle Roberts
If you are unable to get to one of the campuses, please contact the IT Help Desk on the Green Bay campus (firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-465-2309) to set up an appointment to do video phone call to show your required forms of ID.
More information about DUO can be found here.
Take a look back on the top editorial content from UW-Green Bay in 2019. These pieces generated the most buzz.
Retired UW-Green Bay faculty member endows $1 million strings professorship
Founding UW-Green Bay Band Director, Robert J. Bauer and his wife Joanne, announced their $1 million gift to the University in January 2019. The gift is being used to create an endowed professorship fund designed to support and advance the academic activities of the strings music faculty and students at UW-Green Bay. Read more.
Marinette Campus professor researches possible link between environmental exposure to algae and Alzheimer’s
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus professor, Renee Richer, has conducted research on algae, and its possible link to Alzheimer’s. Richer’s work is part of a larger study being led by Paul Cox, a Harvard ethnobotanist. Read more.
No longer marked with an x, UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin’s talk is now TED official
UW-Green Bay Professor and Associate Dean Ryan Martin’s (Psychology, CAHSS) TEDx FondduLac Talk, “The Upside of Anger” was promoted to TED Talk status in March, meaning that Martin’s presentation was spread nationally, and globally through the TED.com website. See more.
UW-Green Bay names Noodles & Company Founder, Aaron Kennedy, TitletownTech Entrepreneur-in-Residence
The founder of Noodles & Company and former Chairman/CEO, Aaron Kennedy, was added to the TitltownTech leadership team in April 2019. Kennedy was named Entrepreneur-in-Residence by UW-Green Bay’s former Chancellor, Gary L. Miller. and is working in collaboration with the UW-Green Bay Cofrin School of Business to educate and provide guidance in business development and operational areas, as well as working with the UW System’s Economic Development Office to generate collaborations with all UW System institutions. Read more.
Coach-to-coach and coast-to-coast, Green Bay women’s basketball has generational impact
Green Bay women’s basketball secured its 42nd-consecutive winning season in 2019, this streak includes 20-straight conference titles and 18 NCAA Tournament appearances. Through it all, the program has only had three head coaches — Carol Hammerle (25 seasons), Matt Bollant (5) and current Head Coach Kevin Borseth (15). But maybe more impressive is the legacy left by the players in the program, who go on to spread the Phoenix philosophy to teams locally and nationwide. A quick look at past rosters and present coaches shows more than 35 former Phoenix who have gone on to leave their mark in the high school and college coaching ranks. See more.
UW-Green Bay names Michael Alexander as next Provost
In May, former Chancellor, Gary L. Miller named Michael Alexander UW-Green Bay’s next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Alexander began his role officially in July of 2019 and is the 13th provost at UW-Green Bay. Read more.
It’s official: Dornbush named dean of UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business
Former UW-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis appointed Mathew Dornbush, most recently interim dean, to the permanent dean for UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business in May 2019. Dornbush was named interim dean in August 14, 2018, after the retirement of Douglas Hensler. Prior to that role, he served as associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and director of Graduate Studies since 2015. Read more.
Iconic art depicts ‘Phoenix rising’ at UW-Green Bay
Metal artist Carl Vanderheyen created the new “Phoenix Rising” sculpture in 2019. “Our students have shared their desire for an iconic place on campus to gather and also for that signature ‘UW-Green Bay photo,’” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate, Eric E. Arneson. The piece was installed in the center of the Cofrin Library circle on the Green Bay Campus in August 2019. See more.
A dissection class was the impetus for alumna Samantha Kuba, now a medical examiner
UW-Green Bay Chair of Biology and Human Biology Prof. Dan Meinhardt, wrote about a rare opportunity to observe one of his former star students, alumna Samantha Kuba ’13 (Human Biology, Biology) in action, as she continues to develop her UW-Green Bay found-passion in dissection into a career as a medical examiner. UW-Green Bay graduate, Samantha Kuba. Sam, an Appleton native, says she “fell in love” with dissection while earning degrees in Human Biology and Biology (emphases in Health Science and Animal Biology, respectively) at the Green Bay campus. She describes my Comparative Anatomy class as her first real introduction to dissection, and credits two other UW-Green Bay experiences for getting her hired into her current career. Read more.
Sgt. Dave Jones Takes Over as UW-Green Bay’s Chief of Police
Sgt. Dave Jones, the former emergency manager and investigative supervisor for UW-Green Bay University Police, was appointed UWGB’s Chief of Police and began his new role Aug. 5, 2019. Jones replaced Tom Kujawa who retired in April 2019. Read more.
Top news stories of 2019 compiled by Shelby Smith, social media intern, UW-Green Bay Marketing and University Communication
Members of the University Staff Professional Development Committee and the Academic Staff Professional Development Program Committee in partnership with University Police are excited to announce a new three-part safety training. This series of training sessions are different than “Dealing with Disruptions” offered in the past, and have been tailored to meet the needs of UW–Green Bay staff. The workshops are standalone, but are designed to be utilized together. Attend all three sessions to receive a certificate of completion and a tactical self-defense item.
Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight
When seconds count, the police are minutes away. This 90-minute workshop is designed to give the campus community member essential skills to survive until help arrives. Location: IS 1034, Green Bay Campus.
Jan. 7, 2020; 10 to 11:30 a.m. or
Jan. 15, 2020; 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Crisis First Aid…What To Do Before Help Arrives
This 90-minute workshop will prepare the employee to provide “self-aid” and “basic lifesaving first aid” to others during a dynamic situation (mass casualty, plane crash, active shooter, etc.). This session is intended to inform the participant on basic treatments of traumatic trauma injuries. Location: IS 1034, Green Bay Campus.
Jan. 7, 2020; 1 to 2:30 p.m. or
Jan. 21, 2020; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Self Defense: Protecting Yourself In A Crisis Situation
This two-hour course is designed to provide the participant with basic self-defense techniques to apply in dynamic situations. Watch, learn and participate at your own level. Location: Studio One, Weidner Center.
Jan. 8, 2020; 10 a.m. to Noon or
Jan. 14, 2020; 1 to 3 p.m.
All Academic and University Staff are encouraged to attend. There is no fee.