Upcoming UWGB Adult Degree Information Sessions

Do you know someone who might be interested in earning their degree online at UW-Green Bay? We love when our students, staff and friends refer our program to others. If you know someone who would like more information on the Integrative Leadership Studies major, our degrees, or online education opportunities in general at UW-Green Bay, please let them know about our upcoming information sessions. They can meet with someone face-to-face or attend the an online session. The following dates are scheduled for November and you can register here.

  • MILWAUKEE – Tuesday, November 11th at 6:00pm
    Milwaukee Public Library (Central Library Location) – 1st Floor Meeting Room
    814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • WAUSAU – Wednesday, November 12th at 6:00pm
    Marathon County Public Library– Wausau Room (2nd Floor Meeting Room)
    300 N First St, Wausau, WI 54403
  • APPLETON – Tuesday, November 18th at 6:00pm
    Appleton Public Library– Meeting Room A (Lower Level)
    225 N Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54911
  • ONLINE – Wednesday, November 19th at 6:00pm
    Log on instructions to follow after registration
  • DE PERE – Tuesday, November 25th at 6:00pm
    Brown County Library (Kress Family Branch) – Emil and Gail Fischer Room A
    333 N Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115

Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members; Several ADP

PKP LogoWe are proud to announce that eight Adult Degree Program students and staff were inducted into UW-Green Bay’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society in ceremonies taking place on Wed., Nov. 5 on the UW-Green Bay Campus.

Adult Degree inductees include:

Mark Benish               BA Interdisciplinary Studies; Bonduel
Brooke Coe                BAS Interdisciplinary Studies; Milwaukee
Lauren Niedermann   BAS Interdisciplinary Studies; Oconomowoc
Kristin Racine             BAS Interdisciplinary Studies/BUS ADM Minor; Antigo
Anne Schneider          BA Interdisciplinary Studies; Green Bay
Judy Treml                  BAS Interdisciplinary Studies/HUM DEV Minor; Green Bay
David Wanie               BAS Interdisciplinary Studies; Green Bay
Robert Tracy               ADP Advisor in Appleton

Learn more about Phi Kappa Phi and the UW-Green Bay Chapter.

Recognizing our Non-Traditional Students!

Christina Trombley

Christina Trombley

Welcome to November! Did you know that we celebrate National Non-Traditional Student week in November?  Non-Traditional Student Week is from November 3 through November 9.  While we like to think we celebrate our students all year long, we certainly love the fact that you get some well-deserved recognition from everyone else too!

We understand that there are unique challenges non-traditional students face, usually in the forms of distinct responsibilities such as full-time jobs, full-time parenting, and community and civic activities. There is also plenty of data that your learning experience is shaped by this stage of your life.  Our program takes all of this into consideration and strives to provide you with the educational experience you want as a non-traditional student.

So, Happy Non-Trad Student Week! Let’s also thank whoever scheduled your special week when they decided to make it after mid-terms!

Have a great month!

Outreach celebrates the Pack with “Terracegate” parties

 

Packer Terracegate 12You have heard of “tailgating” for Packers games? Well, the staff of Outreach and Adult Access is taking that idea out onto our terrace and cheering on the Packers – UWGB style!

Aside from just having fun, our hope is to show our Packers pride to the rest of the University and to encourage and invite others to celebrate our partnership with the Packers in new and creative ways.

Packer Terracegate 8The “Terracegate” concept shares the same elements as traditional tailgate parties – good food, friends, games and plenty of Packers spirit.

Our first Terracegate party took place last Friday as we cheered the Pack on to victory over divisional rival Chicago. Our next party is on Thursday, Oct. 2, when we hope to make it 2-for-2 with a Packers win over the Minnesota Vikings!

Check out the fun pics below!

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We have a new name: Integrative Leadership Studies!

Dr. Wilson-Doenges

Dr. Wilson-Doenges

Dr. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, Chair
Integrative Leadership Studies Program

During the 2013 – 2014 academic year, the Interdisciplinary Studies Executive Committee (Faculty Members: Catherine Henze [Chair], Phil Clampitt, Greg Davis, Sara Detweiler, Warren Johnson, William Lepley, Chuck Rybak, and Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges) held a number of intense meetings about the current name of the program. One major reason for the discussion was feedback from current students and our graduates about the marketability of the current name. After numerous discussions it became clear that the “Interdisciplinary Studies” name did not express the wonderful degree that we are offering.

By the end of year, the committee decided that the name, Integrative Leadership Studies, was one that better resonated with employers and reflected our programmatic aims. The term “integrative” reflects our interdisciplinary focus while “leadership” mirrors the aspirations of most of our students. And the word “studies” resonates with our academic traditions.

Our hope is that the name change will increase the value of your degree, enhance your job prospects, and help you advance in your career. In the section below, we’ve tried to answer the most frequent questions you might have about the change. If you have other concerns, please talk to your academic advisor.

Why was the decision made?

We received a great deal of feedback from current students and graduates that the current name (Interdisciplinary Studies) did not accurately and fully reflect the nature of this degree. We also wanted a name that would better resonate with current and prospective employers.

How was the decision made?

The discussions of this issue within the IST Faculty Executive Committee started in September of 2013 and extended throughout the academic year. The decision process involved the following steps:

  1. Identification of key attributes of any potential names (e.g. resonates and is reflective)
  2. Development of a list of possible names (12 plus variants on the names)
  3. Analysis of pros/cons of the alternatives
  4. Selection of the name (e.g. voting by Executive Committee members)

What will not change?

About 95% of the classes will stay essentially the same. Over time we expect subtle shifts to create links to the Integrative Leadership Studies orientation. The instructors will stay the same.

What will change?

  • The marketing of the program. This has already started and early reports suggest that new name does indeed resonate more quickly with prospective students.
  • The first-year seminar (IST 106) and the capstone course (IST 400). These will more fully reflect the leadership studies orientation and will be renamed ILS 198 and ILS 499.
  • The number of students. The new marketing approach should increase the attractiveness of the program.

How will this change benefit the university?

  • It should attract more students.
  • It will enhance the program’s reputation in the community.
  • There will be more financial security for the program and university.

Will this change my area of emphasis?

No. 

What will it say on my transcript?

All students who enroll starting in the Fall of 2014 will have the title Integrative Leadership Studies as their major.

I signed up under the “Interdisciplinary Studies” name. Will my degree change?

Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2014 will have the title Interdisciplinary Studies as their major.  If a student would like to change to the Integrative Leadership Studies title, they should consult with their academic advisor to make that change.

When will the change go into effect?

Fall 2014.

Who do I contact if I have further questions?

Contact your academic advisor or you can always contact me, Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, Chairperson of the Integrative Leadership Studies Executive Committee, at (920) 465-2479. I can also be reached via e-mail at wilsong@uwgb.edu.

Important Fall Dates

Don’t forget to pay attention and mark your calendars for these important fall dates!

NOVEMBER
  5 Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony
 9 Packers vs. Bears (Look for ADP students/alumni vets holding the American flag!)
10 Priority Registration begins for Spring 2015 Semester
11 Veteran’s Day
14 Chancellor Installation – Weidner Center; 2:00 p.m.
15 “UW-Green Bay Day” at Lambeau Field; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
22 31st Annual Green Bay Holiday Parade
26 Thanksgiving Break begins at 5:30 p.m. (No evening classes)
27 Thanksgiving Day (Eat lots!)
28 Thanksgiving Recess – No Classes. Campus offices are open.

DECEMBER
  1 Classes Resume
10 Last Day of Classes
11 FINAL EXAMS BEGIN
13 Adult Degree Graduation Breakfast
13 COMMENCEMENT
17 Last day of Final Exams
18 Holiday recess begins

Click here for more information on Fall start and end dates, as well as important information regarding course Add, Drop, and Withdrawal deadlines.

Meet your New Reference Librarian!

Bekky Vrabel

Bekky Vrabel


Bekky Vrabel

Instruction and Reference Librarian

There’s a saying I like to tell people when talking about libraries, “the library is at the heart of a community.” In fact UW-Green Bay’s first Chancellor, Dr. Edward Weidner, situated the Cofrin Library at the center of campus. No other building on campus is as tall as the library (which makes it rather convenient to find – just look up). Libraries have changed over the years, no doubt, but I think this saying holds true; especially for members of a learning community.

Cofrin Library is your guide to accessing the information you need to be successful in your educational pursuits. We can help you navigate the resources available to you, which include more than 250,000 books in our library, millions of books at other libraries, and more than 100 databases with millions of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles. That’s a lot of information at your fingertips, even more so if you include what’s available through the internet. Librarians can help you sift through all of that information to find what you need effectively and efficiently (read – save you time).

All of the librarians at Cofrin Library are available to help you, but did you know that I’m your personal librarian? I’m dedicated to supporting Adult Degree students, faculty and staff in their information and research needs. We can email, talk on the phone, chat or video chat via Blackboard Collaborate, Skype, or Google Hangouts if you have questions about the library or need research help. If you happen to be on campus, come visit me on the 3rd floor of the library. Tell me about your goals and what you’re researching and learning about!

I look forward to working with all of you and, as always, the Cofrin Library is Your Guide to Answers.

Links

Guide: http://libguides.uwgb.edu/adult_degree

Email: vrabelr@uwgb.edu

Chat: http://libguides.uwgb.edu/content.php?pid=222928&sid=2256981

The Phoenix Bookstore and Your Fall 2014 Textbooks

The staff at The Phoenix Bookstore is available to assist in the purchase of your fall textbooks using one of four options.

Option 1- Purchase your textbooks in person at The Phoenix Bookstore beginning August 18, 2014.

Payment options: Cash, Check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Pass Points and SIS

Simply bring your schedule to the store and the staff will help you find the correct books. NOTE: SIS payment option REQUIRES your student ID. If you are in need of an ID, you may purchase one at the University Ticketing and Information booth before you come to the store.

Option 2 – Order on-line (see directions below) July 7 or later and pick up your books at the store August 25-30, September 1-5. This is a FREE service.

Payment options: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, SIS

Directions to access The Phoenix Bookstore website via your SIS account. Log on to your SIS account. Click on “order books” located under the student links section found on the left hand side of the page. Highlight the term. Click “Order Books”. This will take you to The Phoenix Bookstore website. The required and recommended books for the classes in which you are enrolled will be displayed. Select the preferred book choice (new, used, rental, eBook) for each class and add to your cart. Continue through the checkout. Under the delivery method, click the “Pick Up at the Store” box located to the far right.

Once the process is complete and you have successfully placed the order, you will see an order number and receive an email confirmation. For your reference, the last day to return textbooks is September 9, 2014. An additional week will be granted for dropped classes. A receipt is required and all items must be in original purchase condition. SIS payments are due by 4:30 pm September 9, 2014. If you have any questions, contact The Phoenix Bookstore customer care at 1-800-321-UWGB or (920) 465-2323. Thank you for choosing YOUR campus store.

Directions to directly access The Phoenix Bookstore website: www.THEphoenixbookstore.com

Once you enter the website, www.THEphoenixbookstore.com click “Textbook Ordering” on the top left. Select the correct term, department and SECTION of your class. The section is very important! Click “Add Course”. Repeat these steps until all the classes from your schedule are entered. Once your current course list in the right hand box is complete, click “Get Course Materials”. The required and recommended books for the requested classes will be displayed. Select the preferred book choice (new, used, rental, eBook) for each class and add to your cart. Continue through the checkout. Under the delivery method, select “Pick up at the Store”.

Once the process is complete and you have successfully placed the order, you will see an order number and receive an email confirmation. For your reference, the last day to return textbooks is September 9, 2014. An additional week will be granted for dropped classes. A receipt is required and all items must be in original purchase condition. SIS payments are due by 4:30 pm September 9, 2014.   If you have any questions, contact The Phoenix Bookstore customer care at 1-800-321-UWGB or (920) 465-2323. Thank you for choosing YOUR campus store.

Option 3 – Order on-line (see directions below) July 7 or later, have the books charged to a credit card and shipped to you. Shipping fees of $6.99 for the first item and $1.00 for each additional item will apply.

Payment options: VISA, MasterCard and Discover

Directions to access The Phoenix Bookstore website via your SIS account. Log on to your SIS account.   Click on “order books” located under the student links section found on the left hand side of the page. Highlight the term. Click “Order Books”. This will take you to The Phoenix Bookstore website. The required and recommended books for the classes in which you are enrolled will be displayed. Select the preferred book choice (new, used, rental, eBook) for each class and add to your cart. Continue through the checkout. Under the delivery method, use the drop down box and select “parcel freight”.

Once the process is complete and you have successfully placed the order, you will see an order number and receive an email confirmation. For your reference, the last day to return textbooks is September 9, 2014. An additional week will be granted for dropped classes. A receipt is required and all items must be in original purchase condition. If you have any questions, contact The Phoenix Bookstore customer care at 1-800-321-UWGB or (920) 465-2323. Thank you for choosing YOUR campus store.

Directions to directly access The Phoenix Bookstore website: www.THEphoenixbookstore.com

Once you enter the website, www.THEphoenixbookstore.com click “Textbook Ordering” on the top left. Select the correct term, department and SECTION of your class. The section is very important! Click “Add Course”. Repeat these steps until all the classes from your schedule are entered. Once your current course list is complete in the right hand box, click “Get Course Materials”. The required and recommended books for the requested classes will be displayed. Select the preferred book choice (new, used, rental, eBook) and add to your cart. Continue through the checkout. Under the delivery method, use the drop down box and select “parcel freight”.

Once the process is complete and you have successfully placed the order, you will see an order number and receive an email confirmation. For your reference, the last day to return textbooks is September 9, 2014. An additional week will be granted for dropped classes. A receipt is required and all items must be in original purchase condition. If you have any questions, contact The Phoenix Bookstore customer care at 1-800-321-UWGB or (920) 465-2323. Thank you for choosing YOUR campus store.

Option 4 – Order on-line (see directions below) between July 9, 2014 and August 22, 2014, have the books charged to your SIS account and shipped to you. Shipping fees of $6.99 for the first item and $1.00 for each additional item will apply. This is a special option the bookstore offers exclusively to Adult Degree Program students.

Payment option: SIS

Directions to access The Phoenix Bookstore website via your SIS account: Log on to your SIS account. Click on “order books” located under the student links section found on the left hand side of the page. Highlight the term. Click “Order Books”. This will take you to The Phoenix Bookstore website. The required and recommended books for the classes in which you are enrolled will be displayed. Select the preferred book choice (new, used, rental, eBook) for each book and add to your cart. Continue through the checkout. In the delivery method section, click the “Pick up at the Store” box located at the far right. Do this even though you would like the books shipped. This is the only way to access the SIS payment option and have the books shipped. Under the payment option, select SIS.  Enter the last nine digits of your student ID as the SIS number. In the comments box type, “I am an Adult Degree student. Please charge my SIS account and ship this order”. The Phoenix Bookstore will confirm you are part of the program, charge your SIS account for the cost of the books plus the shipping, and ship your books.

Once the process is complete and you have successfully placed the order, you will see an order number and receive an email confirmation. For your reference, the last day to return textbooks is September 9, 2014. An additional week will be granted for dropped classes. A receipt is required and all items must be in original purchase condition. SIS payments are due by 4:30 pm September 9, 2014.   If you have any questions, contact The Phoenix Bookstore customer care at 1-800-321-UWGB or (920) 465-2323. Thank you for choosing YOUR campus store.

Directions to directly access The Phoenix Bookstore website: www.THEphoenixbookstore.com

Once you enter the website, www.THEphoenixbookstore.com click “Textbook Ordering” on the top left. Select the correct term, department and SECTION of your class. The section is very important! Click “Add Course”. Repeat these steps until all the classes from your schedule are entered. Once your current course list in the right hand box is complete, click “Get Course Materials”. The required and recommended books for the requested classes will be displayed. Make the required choices (new, used, rental, eBook) and add to your cart. Continue through the checkout. In the delivery method section, click the “Pick up at the Store” box located at the far right. Do this even though you would like the books shipped. This is the only way to access the SIS payment option and have the books shipped. Under the payment option, select SIS.  Enter the last nine digits of your student ID as the SIS number. In the comments box type, “I am an Adult Degree student. Please charge my SIS account and ship this order”. The Phoenix Bookstore will confirm you are part of the program, charge your SIS account for the cost of the books plus the shipping, and ship your books.

Once the process is complete and you have successfully placed the order, you will see an order number and receive an email confirmation.  For your reference, the last day to return textbooks is September 9, 2014.  An additional week will be granted for dropped classes.  A receipt is required and all items must be in original purchase condition.  SIS payments are due by 4:30 pm September 9, 2014.    If you have any questions, contact The Phoenix Bookstore customer care at 1-800-321-UWGB or (920) 465-2323.  Thank you for choosing YOUR campus store.

“UW-Green Bay Day” set for November 15: SAVE THE DATE!!!!

Packers Small GUW-Green Bay will be celebrating our long relationship with the Green Bay community on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Lambeau Field Atrium from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mark your calendars and don’t miss this exciting event for everyone in Green Bay and in the surrounding areas.

Admission is free and there will be fun for the kids, music, food, and giveaways of cool UWGB and Packer Prizes, Then stick around for the Phoenix Men’s Basketball home opener at the Resch Center. Celebrate your Phoenix Pride!

New Student Convocation & Family Welcome a huge success!

Convocation 2014One of our favorite and most successful events of the year is our New Student Convocation and Family Welcome – and this year’s event was no exception! This event, which took place Aug. 23, welcomed almost 100 participants and served as an introduction to students who are new to the Adult Degree Program and to their families who support them on the journey. The program consisted of valuable workshops for students and families, followed by a luncheon and convocation ceremony that formally welcomed new students into the UW-Green Bay family. There were even coloring books for the kids to help them understand that mom or dad will be going back to school! View some fun photos for the day online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/87888974@N03/sets/72157646582506469/.

While descriptions of the event are nice, nothing communicates the value of Convocation better than comments from the students themselves. Said one student, “Thank you, I enjoyed It!  I was so appreciative for the opportunity to close the gap of disconnection and to connect with other students like me. The workshops were very informative.” Another student said, “As a transfer student I was pleased at how pleasant and educational the New Student Convocation was. The speakers were the best I have heard and shared useful information to make adjustment to the program requirements less stressful.”