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Freshman Move-in Day – Volunteers Needed

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It’s never too early to start planning for how you can be a part of welcoming our freshmen to UWGB this coming fall! First-year students will move in to campus housing on Sunday, September 2, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Volunteers should arrive to the Community Center/Office of Residence Life by 8:00 a.m. This year we will also have the assistance of student leaders on move-in day.

Traditionally, faculty, staff and alumni have been on site to assist our new students as they move to campus and take one of their first steps towards completing their education. As you know, this is can be a stressful time for both the student and family/friends who may be assisting them. In the past, our Phoenix families have been very appreciative and relieved to arrive on campus to find conveniently located information tables, staff directing traffic and others awaiting to help tote boxes and bags into the buildings.

The Office of Residence Life is asking that you be one of the volunteers who will both welcome and assist our students with their physical move into student housing. This small gift of your time and energy could have a significant impact on our students’ engagement and retention. If interested, please complete this short Qualtrics form by June 4, 2018.

On the contact page where it asks for UWGB email address, please list your email address and under the University Address, please list Alumni Relations.

http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0U3rhVnYBiY1hjf

Thank you, in advance, for putting Phoenix first!

Legacy Scholarships

Did you graduate with a four year degree from UW-Green Bay and your son or daughter is a new freshman or transfer student for the 2018-2019 school year?

Each year, the Alumni Association awards a $2,000 scholarship for a new legacy freshman or transfer student. Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, the Alumni Association will also award 15 – $500 scholarships to this group of students. See the application criteria for specific details and how to apply.

Submit application and question responses to alumni@uwgb.edu no later than 4 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at (920) 465-2226 or alumni@uwgb.edu.

Alumni Link: Career Fair, Networking Social and Conversation

Join UW System alumni at a Career Fair and Networking Event promoting fantastic job opportunities in Brown County and the NEW North. The day starts with a career fair featuring up to 50 great companies and organizations looking for the best and brightest. There will then be a networking social allowing you an opportunity to connect with fellow alumni from your University or a chance to meet UW System alumni with similar work experiences in your field. The event concludes with a panel on Big Data and how it affects all of us in and out of our workplaces. The following Big Data panelists will share their experiences:

Kartik Ravel, Fujitsu Consulting
Randy Kostichka, Express Scripts
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Elaine Stephens, Breakthrough Fuel
Eric Christenson, Schneider
Daniel VandenBrink, Thyssen Krupp
Gaurav Bansal, UW-Green Bay

This is a relevant conversation you do not want to miss!

Tuesday, May 22
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Career Fair
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Networking Social
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Big Data Panel

Cost: $10 for UW System alumni and $20 plus fees for non UW System alumni

These companies are attending the Career Fair:

Aerotek
Aflac
Ameriprise
Associated Bank
Belmark, inc
Caravel Autism Health
Clarity Care
CP
Dental City
Diocese of Green Bay
EMT International
H.J. Martin & Son
Homes for Independent Living
Imperial Supplies
ISG
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Marine Travelift
Modern Woodmen of America
Nestle
Nicolet National Bank
Plexus
Prevea Health
Rohde Brothers, Inc.
Schneider
TEKsystems
The Tribute Companies
TotalMed Staffing
WEC Energy Group
West Corporation
Wipfli
Wis. Dept. of Corrections
Wisconsin Early Autism Project

For questions, contact UWGB Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2226.

Golf Outing-Filled to Capacity

golfWe have some awesome news to share with you! Our 38th Annual Golf Outing is filled with 38 foursomes! We are so excited that everyone is coming. If you still want to participate or help in different way, we still have opportunities for you to donate, sponsor and/or volunteer.

Contact Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2226 by May 31st if interested in donating, sponsoring or volunteering.

UW Unification

Have you heard the news? The UW System Board of Regents approved the proposal by President Cross to realign the UW Colleges with UW System four-year universities. Under this plan, UW-Marinette, UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan will join UW-Green Bay effective July 1, 2018. To learn more, check out the initiative’s webpage.

Also, check out these events where you can learn more and connect with Chancellor Miller, alumni and friends. There is no cost to attend.

Marinette – Register here
Mon., April 30: UW-Marinette, Marinette, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Manitowoc – Register here
Tues., May 8: UW-Manitowoc, Manitowoc, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

‘Timing is Everything’ insists UW-Green Bay Psychology graduate Lorenzo Lones

“Timing is everything.”

You may call that phrase cliché. Lorzeno Lones calls it truth. The 2016 Universiity of Wisconsin-Green Bay Psychology graduate is currently a Neuroscience Ph.D. student at Washing University in St. Louis were he’s on a lab rotation, including the lab of Erik Herzog, Ph.D. studying “how cells in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) communicate to each other to generate circadian rhythms.”

Here’s the thing… it wasn’t that long ago when the 16-year old Lozeno Lones hit a “rebellious” stage, left his grandparents in Chicago in hopes of a “less-0dsicplined” lifestyle. He moved to Green Bay to live with his brother. And instead of a life on easy street, he new road led to unforeseen roadblocks’ culture shock, isolation and depression.

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So how did he get from there to here? From few friends and failing grades to an honor student and the pride of UW-Green Bay Psychology?

Timing. “It’s everything,” he argues. in fact, the current research he and his mentor are conducting in the lab, can prove it!

Lones can tell you his tory better than it can be told. And he tells it really, really well in his PSITalk of a few weeks ago. PSI Talks are 8- to 10- minute engaging and thought-provoking presentations that link psychology concepts to life. His presentation is on YouTube. Watch it here.