Senior Resource Fair Coming Up

The Spring Senior Resource Fair is set for Wednesday, April 9 from 3:00-5:30 in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. All Seniors are encouraged to come to the fair to take advantage of several services:
 
Purchase you cap and gown
Order a class ring
Pick up Commencement tickets
Pick up honors cords and stoles
Free cap and gown portrait sittings
Discounts on announcements
Discounts on diploma frames
 
To learn more, call the Office of Student Life at (920) 465-2720 or check it out online at: www.uwgb.edu/commencement

Alpha Sigma Lambda Induction April 30

UW-Green Bay is proud to support a chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda – a national academic honor society created especially for returning adult learners. The UWGB chapter will induct its newest members at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in the Phoenix Rooms of the UWGB Student Union.

For more information on Alpha Sigma Lambda, eligibility for membership, or on the upcoming induction ceremony, call (920) 465-2423.

Girl Scouts Announces Essay and Video Contest Spotlighting Kindness

Lee Snodgrass
Communications Director
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) in partnership with Leadership Green Bay are offering a video and essay contest. As a continuation of the March Finding Kind documentary screening, girls and young women are asked to show through images and words how self-responsibility and a commitment to standing up to bullying behaviors can lead to a kinder, more vibrant community for all.

The essay contest is open to girls ages 10-12, and the video contest is open to girls and women ages 13 and above. Judges will select first, second and third place winners from each age bracket who will receive prizes and be honored at a Kindness Celebration Gala on May 21 at St. Norbert College. Honorees and gala attendees will watch the winning videos and hear the essay contest winners. Keynote speaker Ann Czarnik-Neimeyer, Assistant Director of St. Norbert College’s Cassandra Voss Center will address issues of female relational aggression, confidence, female empowerment, and how kindness factors into it all.

Contest and gala information can be found on the GSNWGL website at: http://www.gsnwgl.org/things-to-do/events/finding-kind.

You are my Heroes…

Dr. Catherine Henze

Dr. Catherine Henze

Every time I teach an Adult Degree class, I am impressed by one thing: you, the Adult Degree students.  You deal with full-time work, which is sometimes impossibly challenging, but always time-consuming.  With children, who sometimes need extra care, but always a lot of care.  With homes, that sometimes fall apart and catch on fire and flood.  With your own health, that sometimes isn’t the greatest, and always takes time and energy to maintain.   And with community service, parents, extended families, second jobs…  and school.  Somehow, and I’m not always sure how, you manage to engage with your classes and your peers and your teachers.  You don’t complain (and sometimes you also don’t sleep), but you keep moving forward toward your degrees.  For that, you are my heroes.

I know it takes hard work.  Personally, the most difficult thing I ever did was finish school after a sixteen-year absence  (My mom, who finished school at age 54, was my role model.)  Worries about the impact on my family evaporated when my daughter, who was nine when I returned, wrote on her college application, “Because my Mom went back to school, I know that anything I really want to do, I can achieve.”  That was priceless to hear.

Congratulations to the graduates (and I look forward to shaking your hands, as well as seeing you at breakfast with your families).  But I also offer congratulations to all of you for being in school one more day.  You truly are my heroes.

Psi Chi Campus Photo Contest – DEADLINE is April 4!

 

Campus from the eighth floor of the Cofrin Library

Campus from the eighth floor of the Cofrin Library

The student organization, Psi Chi, is hosting a competition for students, staff, and faculty of UW-Green Bay. The competition invites you to submit digital photos of campus nature scenes. Selected submissions will be converted into poster-sized prints and displayed in the corridor that connects Rose Hall and the Cofrin Library.

Follow this link to submit your pictures to our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/1445031892400636/

Deadline to submit is April 4th at 12:00 p.m.

Any questions, please contact Becky Senn at sennrr05@uwgb.edu.

 

ADP Student Wins Alumni Association Grand Prize

Bob Provost

Bob Provost

We are happy to share that Adult Degree student Bob Provost x’14 was the winner of a $2,000 grand prize offered in a raffle by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association.

Bob started with the Adult Degree Program as a displaced worker. With an expected graduation date of Fall 2014, Bob is earning his Bachelor of Applied Studies degree with an emphasis in Leadership in Public Service. Bob also holds an associate degree in Accounting from Fox Valley Technical College.

Time to Reflect…

Christina Trombley

Christina Trombley

Who knew that winter could last so long?  I’m sure that by now, like all students everywhere, dreams of spring break are beginning to take on more importance!  With record-breaking cold, certainly we need our thoughts of sun, sand, and warm breezes! 

We are coming up on our mid-way point in the semester.  If you are new to our program, this is a good time to stop and take a moment to reflect on how your classes are going, make sure that your time management skills are working, and celebrate that you have made it to the half-way mark.  If you have been in the program for a while, then you know it’s a great time to just grab a few days to relax. 

And, if you are graduating this semester, then this is a great time to review that you have done everything needed to prepare for graduation.  If you are unsure, check in with your advisor and review the checklist.  And if you are graduating, I hope that you are planning to participate in commencement.  There is nothing like walking across the stage to accept your diploma – I guarantee it.

In the meantime, I have to believe that spring is near and that the length of this winter will be nothing but a distant memory!

Happy Spring Break!

Important Tax Information!

The University of Wisconsin System has contracted with a third-party vendor, UAS, to provide the 1098T tax document through the website: www.getmydocument.comUAS sent several reminder emails during the month of January which were sent to your UWGB campus email address from 1098@eforms.uwsa.edu and contained a link to the “Get My Document” website. Click on the link in the email to view and print your 2013 1098T document.  The 1098T contains important tax information regarding qualified tuition and related educational expenses which may be needed to complete your tax return. UW-Green Bay reports amounts billed in Box 2 of the form. The amount shown in Box 2 may represent an amount other than the amount actually paid during the tax year. Your 2013 1098T will contain charges (less waivers) and scholarships/grants applied to your student account between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Keep in mind that Spring 2013 charges were applied in December 2012 and were included on last year’s 1098T. 

For additional information regarding this process, click on the following link: http://www.uwgb.edu/bursar/TaxInfo/index.html.

For help accessing or printing your 1098T online, contact UAS at (800) 756-4311.

Hoppe Scholarship Awarded to Angela Black

Angela Black

Angela Black

The Adult Degree Program is proud to announce that senior, Angela Black, x’15, is the recipient of the Spring, 2014 Patricia L. Hoppe Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded in the fall and the spring on behalf of the family and friends of Patricia Hoppe, who was a student in the Adult Degree (then called “Extended Degree”) Program. Trish Hoppe was a vivacious and wonderful woman who was a tremendously good student in the program. Cancer took Trish’s life before she could complete her degree. But, before she passed away, she expressed her desire to help other students in the Adult Degree Program achieve their educational and career goals. This scholarship honors Trish’s memory and represents our effort to carry out her wish to support deserving students as they reach for their goals.

Angela is a resident of Menominee, MI and is raising three children, ages 17, 10, and 5. Angela and her family moved to the area in the summer of 2013 from California, where she had been attending school at Cal State-Fullerton. Angela is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Area of Emphasis in Human Development.

“I chose UW-Green Bay and the Adult Degree Program because it is more affordable than other schools I researched. Also, the availability of online classes makes the program much more convenient for me to complete at home,” Angela said.

“I would like to thank the family and friends of Patricia Hoppe for offering this scholarship and for selecting me as this semester’s recipient. These funds will help me to curtail the cost of going to school and will ease my stress as I balance the finances that I need for my family and for my education. The generosity of the Hoppe family is felt in my family and I appreciate this scholarship from the bottom of my heart!”