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Category Archive: Speeches and Communications

Land Acknowledgement Syllabi and Other Usage

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed a memorandum from Chancellor Miller and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Eric Arnenson to the University community on Thursday, October 4, 2018. In a continuing effort to create a more inclusive community, UW-Green Bay has adopted a formal land acknowledgment to honor our native peoples. The land acknowledgement was developed by UW-Green Bay First Nations faculty to be incorporated into signature University events. Faculty and staff are encouraged to incorporate the land acknowledgment into syllabi, publications and programs as appropriate.

UW-Green Bay Land Acknowledgement

The UW-Green Bay statement of land acknowledgment is as follows. Please do not paraphrase or change the wording as it was purposefully crafted.

We at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay acknowledge the First Nations people who are the original inhabitants of the region. The HoChunk Nation and the Menominee Nation are the original First People of Wisconsin and both Nations have ancient historical and spiritual connections to the land that our institution now resides upon.

Today, Wisconsin is home to 12 First Nations communities including the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Potawatomi Nation, Ojibwe Nation communities, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation, and the Brothertown Indian Nation.

Memorandum

2018.10.04.Land-Acknowledgement

Memorandum: Land Acknowledgement Syllabi and Other Usage
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller, Chancellor
Eric E. Arneson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate
Date: October 4, 2018

Performance-Based Funding Distribution – Phase 2

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum and guidelines documents on Monday, October 1, 2018 notifying UW-Green Bay employees of phase two of ongoing performance-based funding from the State of Wisconsin in 2018-19. This funding was identified in a Performance Based Distribution memo dated May 31, 2018.

Memo: Performance-Based Funding Distribution – Phase 2

Memo: Performance-Based Funding Distribution – Phase 2
To: UW-Green Bay Employees
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: October 1, 2018
Attachment: Performance-Based Funding Distribution Guidelines

University Mission: Next Revision

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 with the next draft of the University’s select mission which has been further revised based on input from the Faculty Senate and the Academic Staff Committee. Chancellor Miller and Provost Davis will be available on Tuesday, October 2 at noon in the University Union 1965 Room for public discussion about the latest revision.

http://blog.uwgb.edu/chancellor/files/2018/09/2018.09.25-University-Mission-Next-Revision.pdf

Memo: University Mission: Next Revision
To: Academic Staff Committee, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association, University Committee, University Staff Committee
From: Gary L. Miller, Greg Davis
Date: September 25, 2018

UW-Green Bay Academic Performance Solutions Implementation

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 notifying the University Community of a strategic decision to adopt the Academic Performance Solutions (APS) online analytics platform.

2018.09.05-UWGB-APS-Implementation-Memo

Memo: Academic Performance Solutions Implementation
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: September 5, 2018

University Mission

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 notifying faculty and staff from all campuses of a draft of the University’s select mission. The draft is to be submitted to shared governance for first consideration in their meetings next month.

Memo: University Mission

Memo: University Mission
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: August 21, 2018

Performance-Based Funding Distribution

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Thursday, May 31, 2018 notifying UW-Green Bay employees of an anticipated allocation of approximately $630,000 in ongoing performance-based funding from the State of Wisconsin in 2018-19.

Memo: Performance-Based Funding Distribution

Memo: Performance-Based Funding Distribution
To: UW-Green Bay Employees
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: May 31, 2018

Employee Appreciation Week 2018


UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sends the following message to faculty and staff:

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

I hope you are enjoying Employee Appreciation Week, a special time set aside to enjoy the camaraderie of those we work with and to say thank you. Your dedicated service and commitment to UW-Green Bay, our students, and the State of Wisconsin is remarkable.

In ways large and small, your work touches the lives of many people every day. Watch our video to see how much we need you and your talents at UW-Green Bay.

As we celebrate you this week, I am especially excited to announce the return of the Phoenix Friday Every Day Initiative this summer. It was fantastic to see your Phoenix pride on full display last summer, and I invite you to do the same this year! You’ll see that the full calendar of events for this week includes Bookstore specials that will help you replenish your supply of green gear. Other events include:

  • Tuesday – Hitch a Ride with Leadership Golf Cart Rides
  • Wednesday – “I’m a Phoenix Photo” and Faculty and Staff Cookout
  • Thursday – Team Building Fun on the Plaza and After Hours Happy Hour
  • Friday – Phoenix Friday and Plant Sale

The challenges we encounter in higher education we face together. I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a talented workforce of people dedicated to delivering on our mission and am proud of what we’ve accomplished together this year. Our future at UW-Green Bay is bright.

Simply put, there’s no UWGB without U. I hope you are enjoying the activities taking place this week and a semester end filled with great accomplishments.

Thank you again for your exceptional service and commitment to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. I hope to see you at the cookout.

Go Phoenix!

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Your input is critical: Please attend May 4 forum on proposed new UW-Green Bay Mission

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Thursday, April 26, 2018 inviting the University community to attend a forum on May 4 regarding proposed new UW-Green Bay Mission.

Mission Fora

Friday, May 4, 2018
9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Christie Theatre, University Union

2018.04.26-May-4-Mission-Fora-Memo-1

Memorandum: University Communities Invited to Comment on New Proposed University Mission
To:  University Communities at UW-Marinette, UW-Green Bay, UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: April 26, 2018

UW-Green Bay Support for DACA

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Eric Arnenson to the University community on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Memo: UW-Green Bay Support for DACA
Memorandum: UW-Green Bay Support for DACA
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller, Chancellor and Eric E. Arneson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate
Date: April 4, 2018

Mission Revision

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to the UW-Green Bay community on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

2018.03.27-Mission-Revision

Memorandum: Mission Revision
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: March 27, 2018