Prevea Health Nurse Triage available free to all UW-Green Bay students

The health of UW-Green Bay students is a priority. During this uncertain time and with the rapid spread of COVID-19, it is important that all UW-Green Bay students have access to healthcare providers and expertise to answer questions and provide medical advice regarding an upper respiratory infection or COVID-19 related concern.

If you have an upper respiratory infection or COVID-19 related concern, you can utilize Prevea Virtual Care ($0 for COVID-19 related concerns) or call Prevea Health Nurse Triage free of charge 24 hours a day/7 days a week. You will be connected with a registered nurse who will listen to your concerns, ask questions, consult with a physician if needed and recommend appropriate next steps based on your symptoms.

All students can continue to contact UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health regarding other concerns at 920-465-2380 or by email at counselhealth@uwgb.edu.

Free Broadband/WiFi and software resources for students

Several major corporations recognize the impact that COVID-19 is having on students, and are providing free access to their resources for a period of time. We realize that some of you may already be aware of them, but for those that are not we want to make sure to get you this information, as we become aware of these resources we will communicate them to you. We will also post this online on our Coronavirus website.

Charter Communications to offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days for new K-12 and College Student Households  – more information can be found athttps://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

Xfinity Wi-Fi Free For Everyone: Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi [xfinity.com]. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

Adobe is offering free at home use for their Adobe Creative Suite for Students – Adobe is providing this free service to universities who have their product installed in computer labs. UW-Green Bay IT has already filled a request to be able to offer this to our students. As soon as we hear back from Adobe we will give the access to this software to all of you.

While there will be several reputable companies offering their services during this time, it will also be a time for those not so reputable people who will try to take advantage of you. We highly recommend that you remain vigilant about what you download, email attachments you open from unknown senders, and of course to never give out your personal account information.

As we learn about other technology resources that are being made available to you from UW-Green Bay or other companies we will pass them along to you.

Please share with students: Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition deadline is March 30

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the fourth annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. This undergraduate essay competition aims to promote understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education. We invite eligible students from across campus to submit essays for the competition.

Selection Process and Awards: All essays will be judged by a group of UW-Green Bay faculty. Student essays selected as winners of the UW-Green Bay competition will receive an annual continuing scholarship of $1,000 for up to three years or completion of a baccalaureate degree (whichever comes first) to cover educational expenses at UW-Green Bay. Recipients will be notified in spring 2020.

Eligibility: This year’s competition is open to any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in academic good standing who plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2020-2021 academic year. One scholarship will be granted to a current first-year student, and one scholarship will be granted to a current sophomore, junior, or senior.

This Year’s Topic: What is the future of liberal education in the United States?  Will it survive the political challenges it faces from its critics?  Will it be able to adapt to rapidly changing technology?  Will it become so expensive as to become the exclusive domain of the elites in society?  Will it simply fade away?  What role will it play if it does survive?  Is it possible to imagine a vibrant and dynamic future for education in the United States?  What role do the liberal arts play in that future?

Strong student essays will invite reader engagement through description and reflection on personal experience, as well as demonstrate careful consideration of the prompt. To learn more about the goals of a liberal education, you may wish to check these liberal education learning outcomes.

Submissions: The submission deadline is March 30, 2020. Submissions must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Ganyard at ganyardc@uwgb.edu; all essays must be attached as a .pdf document. All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000-1,250 words in length, typed, double-spaced.

Each essay must include a title page with the following information:

  • title of essay
  • student’s name
  • current school standing (first-year, sophomore, junior or senior)
  • major (undecided is acceptable)
  • home address
  • e-mail address
  • telephone number

The title page must also include the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”

 

Reminder: Wednesday’ s (Feb. 26) Carnegie Dartlet presentation is moved to Weidner Center

Over the last five years, UW-Green Bay has partnered with Carnegie Dartlet, a reputation research and marketing company, for digital advertising. In the last few months, the University extended the partnership with a research project to clarify and define UW-Green Bay’s voice and marketplace positioning. Carnegie Dartlet’s consensus-building method is built around the input of the people who know UW-Green Bay best: faculty and staff, alumni, community members and other campus stakeholders, as well as prospects. The results are important to the University’s future. The campus community is invited to the University reveal (results of the research) on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center (the event was previously going to be held in the University Theatre). The reveal will share results and recommendations that will shape the way UW-Green Bay communicates its story to future Phoenix and beyond. The event will be live streamed for convenient remote viewing. The link can be found here.

Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition, March 4

On March 4, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Brown County STEM Innovation Center will be hosting an Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition in rooms 137-139. This event is free and open to the public. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend. Innovation in Aging challenges UW-Green Bay students to create innovative solutions to combat hardships and improve quality of life for an aging public. The team with the best solution will receive a cash prize. The competition gives students an opportunity to grow idea development, collaboration and presentation skills. Eight different teams of three to five students will present their ideas in brief presentations to a panel of three judges from the community. Prizes (first through third) and a People’s Choice award, will be presented at the closing of the event. This event is hosted by WiSys, CHESW, CSET and the Cofrin School of Business.

Earn a Mental Health First Aid Certification

A two-part Mental Health First Aid Certification training course will be available on Friday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 6, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mauthe Center. This event is free and open to UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff. Attendance on both days for the full duration, eight hours, is required to receive a certificate of completion. Register here.

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus provides life planning | Eagle Herald

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, along with NWTC Marinette, are increasing efforts to help students of all ages transition to college life. Some opportunities include shadowing a class or program, career assessments, talking with advisors and help obtaining internships. Read more via Local campuses provide life planning | Eagle Herald.

Location change: Carnegie Dartlet reveal presentation is now at the Weidner Center

The Carnegie Dartlet presentation has moved to Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center, rather than the University Theatre. The entire UW-Green Bay community has been invited to the University reveal (results of the research by the higher education marketing firm). The reveal will share results and recommendations that will shape the way UW-Green Bay communicates its story to future Phoenix and beyond. The event will be live streamed for convenient remote viewing. The link can be found here.

Over the last five years, UW-Green Bay has partnered with Carnegie Dartlet, a reputation research and marketing company, for digital advertising. In the last few months, the University extended the partnership with a research project to clarify and define UW-Green Bay’s voice and marketplace positioning. Carnegie Dartlet’s consensus-building method is built around the input of the people who know UW-Green Bay best: faculty and staff, alumni, community members and other campus stakeholders, as well as prospects. The results are important to the University’s future.

UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert students offer free tax preparation services for low-income, elderly and people with disabilities | Village of Bellevue

UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert students are offering free tax preparation services for low-income, elderly and individuals with disabilities. Read more via Free tax preparation services for low-income, elderly, and disabled | Village of Bellevue. 

Cash, prizes can be earned at Quick Pitch event, April 1

Faculty and staff, please encourage participation in Quick Pitch on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the STEM Innovation Center, Rooms 136-139. WiSys Quick Pitch is a “pitch” competition that inspires UW-Green Bay undergraduate and graduate students to consider the impact of their research. Students are welcome to present research from any discipline, including science, technology, social sciences, humanities, arts, education, business and other studies. Students may present research at any stage of development, meaning the project does not need to be finished in order for students to participate. Participants have three minutes to impress a panel of judges with their research and their ability to articulate its larger importance to society. The best of the best win cash prizes and secure a spot in the Quick Pitch State Final. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more information or to register, visit the WiSys website.