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.

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.


Vaccination Clinic In Sheboygan By Early February | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

(WHBL) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has designated the gymnasium of the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, as the site of a community COVID-19 clinic that is expected to be operational “come late January and early February”.  Prevea Health will be a partner with the UW-Green Bay in the effort, which will also operate a clinic at the Kress Center on the Green Bay campus.The Wisconsin DHS regulates distribution of the vaccine in the state, and at this time has only authorized treatment of those in the “Phase 1A” category which includes health care providers and skilled nursing facility staff and residents.  The DHS is now working on who will be included in the next group to receive the vaccine, designated “Phase 1B”, and all others that will follow.  It is the Phase 1B population that will first receive the vaccine at the UW campuses.

Source: Vaccination Clinic In Sheboygan By Early February | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

Prevea announces community COVID vaccine clinics at UWGB, Sheboygan

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Prevea Health is anticipating direction from the state on who will fall into the next vaccine group any day now. It’s partnering with UW-Green Bay and UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus to set up community COVID-19 vaccine clinics.One of the clinics will be located at the Kress Events Center at the campus of UWGB. The second clinic will be located in the gym of the Sheboygan campus.These clinics are expected to open in late January or early February.“We want to be ready, and we know it’s not a matter of months, it’s a matter of days to maybe a few weeks before we start vaccinating outside of health care,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, president and CEO of Prevea Health.

Source: Prevea announces community COVID vaccine clinics at UWGB, Sheboygan

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

Announcing: Phoenix Forum Virtual Speaker Series

Learning never stops—even when it’s not in person. One silver lining of the pandemic is our ability to stay connected through technology to continually support alumni success. The Alumni Office is announcing the Phoenix Forum Virtual Speaker Series. Learn from UW-Green Bay’s expert faculty and staff. Each speaker event will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. with an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.

1/21/2021 – ECO-U: The Next 50 Years: Speakers are Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, John Katers and CSET faculty Mike Draney, Bob Howe, Emily Tyner, Kevin Fermanich and John Arendt

3/18/2021 – The Silver Lining:  Unexpected Pandemic Outcomes on our Perceptions of Coaching, Teaching and Learning: Speaker is Associate Professor of Education Tim Kaufman

5/20/2021 – Mind on Money & Money on Mind: The Behavior & Psychology of Money: Speaker is Assistant Professor of Finance, Preston Cherry

7/15/2021 – How to Foster a True Love of Lifelong Learning: Speakers are Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Ryan Martin, Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center, Kelli Strickland, and an English faculty member

9/16/2021 – Exercise is Medicine for Physical and Mental Health: Speakers are Psychology faculty Joanna Morrissey and Alan Chu

11/18/2021 – Get After It…Reaching Those Lofty Career Goals: Speaker is Director of Career Services, Linda Peacock-Landrum

Winter 2021: Research Council Grants in Aid of Research call now open

The UW-Green Bay Research Council is currently accepting proposals for Winter 2021 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 25th, 2021 The Cover Page and Call can be found on the Research Council website, www.uwgb.edu/research-council. If you have any concerns or issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Research Council at rcgrants@uwgb.edu.

Video: Commencement speaker Georgie ‘Dolly’ Potts uses her storytelling gift to inspire the 2020 Fall/Winter UW-Green Bay graduating class

Note: Georgie “Dolly” Potts was selected from a number of nominations to be this semester’s Commencement Speaker. As COVID-19 postponed the University’s plans to celebrate with the Fall/ Winter 2020 graduates until Spring 2021, Potts’ speech was recorded and is released today, Fall/Winter Commencement Day, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. See her biography.

Video Transcript

Bear Story

Ani, Nazwin nadisnaquas Mishodanikwe-Prairie Band, Totem Kikos.

Hello, my name is Dolly Potts, I introduced myself in my language (Potawatomi). I have been named Student Speaker for the 2020 Fall/Winter graduates. This is quite an honor, for those who do know me, know that I am a storyteller. I am sharing with you a story that I believe will carry with you into your future:

Eagle Clan decided one day to host a lodge. Eagle built an enormous lodge. Plenty of space for all the clans to comfortably sit. Eagle placed cedar boughs along the sides of the lodge for the clans to sit. The smell of cedar filled the air. After completing the lodge Eagle went out into the forest to invite all of the animal clans to his lodge.

On the day of the lodge all the animal clans entered the lodge. Coyote was first in as they would be the clan at the door. Coyote would announce all the other clans. Being Coyote they entered the lodge yipping and yapping nodding to Eagle clan. Sniffing the air, they could not help but smell the cooking fires nearby.

Fish Clan was next quiet and serene. Looking sternly at Coyote clan immediately quieting them with calming nature. Fish Clan reverently sat down in their places.

Hoof Clan was next, they danced into the lodge gracefully. Their wide eyes open and ears perked for any noise to alert the others to. They nodded to Eagle Clan with their long necks.

Bear Clan was last to enter. Huffing and puffing with massive breaths all the other clans scooted a little closer to the lodge wall giving Bear Clan all the space they needed. Bear Clan sat down on the soft cedar boughs and stared at Eagle Clan to begin.

Each clan representative gave Eagle clan a report on their responsibility in the forest. Coyote reported all of the sounds mentioning if any were different or unusual. Fish Clan talked about the waters of the forest how much or how little there was. Hoof Clan talked about the sights and sounds of the forest. If they had seen or heard anything to report to all of the clans.

Bear Clan was last. Bear stood and all of the animal clans fell silent. Bear stood to his massive height from his cedar bough seat. In a voice rumbling from deep in his chest. Bear told the animal clan that he was the leader of all the clans. There was no one stronger than Bear and he had no enemies who could defeat Bear.

All the clans looked up at Bear nodding in agreement. Yet Bear added if there is danger in the forest, come to me and I will protect you. For his testimony all the animal clans loved and respected Bear.

What a great feast it was. Coyote munched noisily on his chicken soup at dinnertime. Hoof Clan savored their maple sugar. Bear Clan gulped and chomped on the most delicious berries. Eagle looked at all of the clans satisfied for they had hosted a good lodge. All the animal clans were happy and safe in the forest.

My story is a story of Power, as we go into our future many of you will have Power. Our college education will afford us positions that are supervisory or as directors. It may lead us down other paths too, like more Education or building our families and communities.

As we go into the world, go in as the Bear—strong, respected, and caring. Be proud as testimony to the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay. Meet your future in a good way.

Thank you.

Updated: Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus holiday hours

Manitowoc Campus Hours:

  • Monday, December 21 – Wednesday, December 23, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3, Campus Closed (main phone line will be monitored from 8 am – 4:30pm Dec. 28-30)
  • Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 22, 7am-4:30pm (Campus Closed, Monday, January 18 – holiday)
  • Monday, January 25 – Classes Resume Note: Faculty, staff and students will not have access to the first floor Hillside building from December 22, 2020 – January 4, 2021 due to floor being replaced.

Sheboygan Campus Hours:

Monday, January 25 – Classes Resume