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Social Media 101: Strategies & Tactics

If you use social media (personally, or if you manage a departmental account), this is for you!

Jena Richter, the University’s Social Media Specialist will be providing two identical sessions called “Social Media 101: Strategies & Tactics” to teach campus social media users tips & tricks and best practices for various social media. Special attention will be given to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Jena and her intern, Rory Mileham, will also cover: other platforms, hashtags, Facebook EdgeRank, and Social Media Analytics and will answer any questions that attendees have.

Session one will occur Monday, October 27 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in IS1129 J, and the second session, covering the same material, will occur on Wednesday, October 29 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in IS1129A.

ALL are welcome (university staff, academic staff, faculty, student employees responsible for social media, etc.), but please RSVP via this link: Due to room capacity, the October 27 session will be capped at 25 participants, and the October 29 session will be capped at 44 participants. RSVP ASAP to guarantee a spot!

This event is sponsored by: Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and University Staff Professional Development Programming Committee



March 8 – Discussion with Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

Join us for an informal discussion with Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling…
Thursday, March 8 at 10am in the 1965 Room

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is a leading expert on the development of sexual identity as well as the biology of gender. Her latest research analyzes the emergence of behavioral differences between the sexes in early childhood.  Using a groundbreaking new approach to understanding gender differences, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is shifting old assumptions about how humans develop particular traits. Dynamic systems theory permits one to understand how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. By applying a dynamic systems approach to the study of human development, Dr. Fausto-Sterling’s work exposes the flawed premise of the nature versus nurture debate.

During this informal discussion, Dr. Fausto-Sterling will provide a brief overview of her studies, and allow the attendees to ask questions.  Bring your coffee, and enjoy the discussion.

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
10 a.m.
Location: 1965 Room, University Union

More info about the speaker:
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling on twitter @Fausto_Sterling

This event is free to attend. It is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Academic Staff Professional Development Committee.

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is also featured for the following Women’s History Month events: “How do Naked Newborns Become Boys or Girls?” 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Rose Hall 250 and the International Women’s Day Luncheon keynote speaker Noon-1:30pm, March 8, 2012.  Women’s History Month events are sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the Office of International Education, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Contact Student Life 465-2720 for more information.


Feb 15: ‘Freedom Riders’ Documentary and Discussion

Guest Speaker: Freedom Rider, Hank Thomas
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Rooms, University Union University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Join us for a screening of documentary film Freedom Riders followed by a discussion with guest speaker, Hank Thomas, one of the original Freedom Riders.

‘Freedom Riders’ Film Trailer

About Hank Thomas

Hank Thomas

Nineteen-year-old Hank Thomas joined the 1961 Congress of Racial Equality Freedom Ride at the last minute after his roommate John Moody dropped out with a bad case of the flu. “When folks ask me what incident led me to ride,” he said years later. “I can’t say it was one. When you grow up and face this humiliation every day, there is no one thing. You always felt that way.” Thomas overcame an impoverished childhood in southern Georgia and St. Augustine, FL to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee affiliated Nonviolent Action Group. Read a complete biography here.

This event is part of the a Black History Month series presented by the American Intercultural Center sponsored by supporters across campus. This particular speaker is funded in part by the Academic Staff Professional Development Fund.

Video: Mr. Leif Goes to Madison

Leif Nelson, Instructional Designer and Distance Education Coordinator in the UW-Green Bay Learning Technology Center embarked on a trip to Madison to attend the 2011 New Media Consortium Summer Conference (and stopped by the Games and Learning Society Conference) as a part of his professional development. While in Madison Leif recorded the video above and asked that we share it with academic staff since his travel was funded by professional development funds from UW-Green Bay Academic Staff and the Learning Technology Development Council.

Leif works closely with faculty and staff, and provides them with the pedagogical consultation, instructional design support, software instruction, and individual support needed to develop successful and effective courses.

Understanding Students Through Student Development Theory

1-1:50 Breakout Session 1, Academic Staff Conference Jan. 21, 2010
Room: 1965 Room

Download this presentation (pdf)
Download handouts (pdf)

Students come to college young, undeveloped leaders and grow developmentally through their college career.  Knowing how that change happens is important for those who work with college students as we can help them along their path of self-actualization.  This program will also help you understand the stages of growth a traditional college student goes through so you know what is to be expected from them.  Come and find out about a few different student development theories and how to use them with students you work for and work with.

Rebecca Landenberger
UW-Green Bay Residence Life Area Coordinator

Nov. 11 – Collective Bargaining Discussion

Thursday, November 11, Noon-1 p.m.

Are you ready to vote on joining a collective bargaining unit? Prepare yourself to make an informed decision if you get asked to unionize.

Parins Law Firm will bring their expertise to campus for a convenient lunch-hour presentation. Their experience includes labor organization representation and labor and employment law. They also represent employers in labor law matters. In the past, they have presented to municipal units such as teachers and police on the topic of collective bargaining.

Prior to attending: Each participant is encouraged to read the UW System FAQ’s on Faculty and Academic Staff Collective Bargaining [pdf] to familiarize themselves with some basic terminology and concepts.

Presenter: Attorney Thomas J. Parins
Location: University Union, Alumni Room AB (Located in the back of the Cloud Commons)

Also Useful:
Collective Bargaining – Flowchart of Process [pdf]
(Downloaded from the UW Systems site)

Oct.12 Create you own YouTube Channel – Tech-o Tuesday

Create you own YouTube Channel - Tech-o Tuesday
Tuesday, October 12 1-2 p.m.
Location: IS 1129, General Access Computer Lab A

YouTube logoWhether your an aspiring indie filmmaker or just want to record your lectures and get them online, learn about creating and designing your own YouTube Channel from Instructional Designer and Technologist, Leif Nelson in a 44-station computer lab conveniently located just down the hall from your weekly taco stop.

Presenter: Leif Nelson, Learning Technology Center