UW-Green Bay prepares for 50th Jazz Fest | Green Bay News Network

“Jazz Fest, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and held on the UW-Green Bay campus will celebrate its 50th anniversary this January, with activities that begin Thursday, January 23, 2020.” Read more about the history of Jazz Fest and this year’s planned activities via UW-Green Bay prepares for 50th Jazz Fest! | Green Bay News Network.

All faculty and staff! Set up DUO before Jan. 31, 2020

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 (helpdesk@uwgb.edu 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.

UW System Presidential Search input and listening sessions (Dec. 19)

An online comment webpage has been created in order to allow UW System faculty and staff to give input on the Presidential Search for the next UW System president. In addition, there will be two video listening sessions on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please register here if you wish to listen in. For more information, read the memo from Regent Vice President Michael M. Grebe.

Phoenix Cares emergency grants available

For two years, UW-Green Bay participated in an Ascendium DASH grant that was able to award emergency funds to students in need to help cover non-academic expenses and allow them to continue with their education. The grant was very successful, but it unfortunately came to an end this summer.

Campus has been working to develop an emergency grant for UWGB. The logistics of managing the grant have taken some time to figure out, but that process is now in place, and the Provost was able to provide some money to support the grant. For more information on the Emergency Grant, please visit the Phoenix Cares Emergency Grant web page.

If you know of a student who may benefit from the emergency grant, now or in the future, please encourage them to apply for the grant. Please note that there are different procedures depending on the student’s home campus. Students on the Green Bay campus may submit inquiries about the grant to emergencygrant@uwgb.edu.  Students on the Marinette, Manitowoc, or Sheboygan campuses (which still have access to the Ascendium grant) should submit applications through the link on the Phoenix Cares Emergency Grant web page.

 

Phoenix Friday online sale at The Phoenix Bookstore

The Phoenix Bookstore (all campuses) is hosting a Phoenix Friday online sale on Dec. 13, 2019. The sale includes 20% off one item, 25% off 2 items, and 30% off three or more items in clothing and accessories and gifts/collectibles. To take advantage of this sale, the promo code LUCKY must be entered in the online cart. The discount will display after inserting this code. The offer is valid until 11:59 P.M. on Friday, Dec. 13.

Disclaimer: Offer applies to clothing and accessories, collectible and gift items only. Excludes Hydro Flask, textbooks, supplies, graduation regalia, electronics, computer hardware, clearance and gift cards. Other exclusions may apply.

Academic Staff Fall Assembly, Tuesday, Dec. 3

The Academic Staff Fall Assembly will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre in the University Union on the Green Bay Campus. The agenda is posted on the SOFAS website. Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven, Provost Michael Alexander and Police Chief Dave Jones are just a few of the invited guests. If you are unable to physically attend, you can SKYPE in at Join Skype Meeting.

At the Sheboygan Campus location, please meet in Conference Room 2206. At the Manitowoc Campus location, academic staff are welcome to view it on their own or with others in F128 (Student Services Conference Room) for light snacks, drinks and extra camaraderie. Questions can be directed to the Academic Staff Committee Chair Lynn Niemi at niemil@uwgb.edu.

Associate Lecturer Noah Simon starring in ‘A Tuna Christmas’ | Door County Pulse

“A Tuna Christmas” will be performed from Dec. 12 to 31, 2019 at the Third Avenue Playhouse on 239 N 3rd Ave in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The show will feature a performance by UW-Green Bay Associate Lecturer Noah Simon (Theatre and Dance). More information via ‘A Tuna Christmas’ Sure to Be a Delight at TAP | Door County Pulse.

Food drive: Battle between UW-Green Bay campuses

Let the food battle commence! The UW-Green Bay bookstores at Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan campuses will be holding a food drive from Dec. 2 to 6, 2019. The campus that has the highest percentage per student donated will win free snacks the following week. Drop your donations off at any of the campus bookstores. All donations will stay at that campus’ food pantry. Each campus will also be collecting cash donations, as well. If you have any questions, please stop by any of the bookstores on the campuses.

All aboard the Phoenix Express: UW-Green Bay holiday parade float is a winner for the fifth time

The UW-Green Bay Holiday Parade float won an award for the fifth time at the 36th Annual Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade. This year’s award recognition was the Grand Marshal’s Award for most original float.

While the theme for this year’s parade was Holiday Magic, UW-Green Bay’s parade float committee took inspiration from the popular book and movie, “Polar Express,” and named the float, “The Phoenix Express: Powered by Higher Education.” The concept of the forward moving train represents the forward momentum UW-Green Bay has been experiencing. Staff members spent many hours over their lunch breaks working on the float to represent UW-Green Bay in the parade.

This was the eighth time UW-Green Bay has participated in the Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade. Staff and members of their families, students, student athletes, alumni, dance team members and the Hip Hop team participated. The UW-Green Bay team handed out 500 pounds of candy to parade watchers. UW Credit Union and the Weidner Center are the sponsors.

See NBC26 television footage of the parade and watch for the UW-Green Bay float at the 1:05:00 timestamp.

Holiday Light Collection

Holiday Lights RecyclingIn addition to the float, UW-Green Bay incorporates a service project in their parade activities. This year’s project is collecting old holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Don’t forget to donate old holiday lights at the designated boxes around campus. These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library second floor plaza level
  • Cofrin Library first floor alcove level
  • Laboratory Sciences lounge area
  • Outside the GAC Lab
  • Rosewood Cafe
  • Office of Student Life
  • Near the Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

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Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication