Welcome Brian Welsch!

welsch_hinode7_cropThe department of Natural and Applied Sciences welcomes Brian Welsch as an Assistant Professor in Physics!  Brian came here from the University of California at Berkeley, where he worked at the Space Sciences Laboratory for 13 years, studying solar flares.   He received his B.S. in physics from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, and his master’s and Ph.D. in physics from Montana State University in Bozeman.  When he’s not biking or going for a run, he’s usually chasing his 1- and 3-year old kids around the playground. He grew up in Butte, MT.  Welcome, Brian!


Welcome Ryan Holzem!

ryan holzemThe department of Natural and Applied Sciences welcomes Ryan Holzem as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Technology.  Ryan is a Wisconsin native, growing up in Cleveland, WI, a village of about 1,000 people about 45 minutes south of Green Bay. Ryan graduated with his B.S in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville in 2006. He then went on to earn his M.S. in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Following his M.S. Ryan worked for CH2M out of Milwaukee, WI as an environmental engineer for 2 years before going back to earn his Ph.D. at Duke University. There Ryan examined the impact of emerging contaminants found in wastewater biosolids on microorganisms in soil receiving the biosolids following land application. Or more broadly, poop, chemicals, and bugs. After Duke, Ryan and his family moved back to Wisconsin, where he worked for Donohue and Associates in the Sheboygan office as a wastewater engineer. Ryan is now an assistant professor in environmental engineering technology, here at UWGB. Ryan is interested in K-12 outreach because he thinks the only way to begin solving the complex problems facing the world is with more engineers from different backgrounds with different perspectives.  Welcome, Ryan!

Welcome Laura Rowell!

LINKEDINThe department of Human Biology welcomes Laura Rowell as a Lecturer for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Laura previously worked for Green Bay Area Public Schools as a Food Service manager for almost a decade and an Associate Lecturer for the last two years in the Human Biology Department.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Mount Mary College and her Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.  Laura also teaches at Xperience Fitness and for World Instructor Training Schools in the areas of fitness and nutrition.  She resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin with her husband and three young children.  Welcome, Laura!

Welcome Reed Robelot!

BIJRFNBZVLIIPAK_20150724150654The UWGB Phoenix Athletics Program welcomes Reed Robelot as the Head Swimming and Diving Coach!  Robelot joins the Phoenix following a five-year successful stint as an assistant coach with ACC member Virginia Tech, where he helped the Hokies to three-consecutive top-25 finishes for both the men’s and the women’s teams. From 2011-2015, Robelot helped in elevating Virginia Tech swimming and diving into both a conference and national contender. Reed holds a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Sport Pedagogy from Louisiana State University.  He is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is involved with swim camps and swim lessons.  Welcome, Reed!

Welcome Jay Horn!

JWHpicThe Center for BioDiversity welcomes Jay Horn as a Lecturer and Herbarium Curator!  Jay comes to UWGB after holding six years of postdoctoral and visiting scientist fellowships at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.  He is a botanist who studies evolutionary biology and flowering plant diversity.  After earning a bachelor degree in Plant Science from Cornell University, he went on to earn a masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. from Duke University.  Jay grew up in the greater Chicago area, and developed an early interest in plant diversity during family vacations to northern Wisconsin. Welcome, Jay!

Custodian Lead

The Operations Department at UW-Green Bay has a current vacancy for a second shift Custodian Lead position.  The Custodian Lead position in the Cofrin Library must be able to lead by example. This position works under the general supervision of the Custodial Services Supervisor and is responsible for maintaining the overall appearance of the Cofrin Library.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, August 31, 2015.

Custodian (50%) – Reannouncement

The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay has a current vacancy for a 50% Custodian. The Custodian position at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA) works under the general supervision of the Custodial Services Program Supervisor, and is responsible for maintaining the overall appearance of the WCPA. This position includes a rotating schedule, depending upon the needs of the WCPA, including a combination of 1st shift (6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.), 2nd shift (3:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.), weekdays and/or weekends.

The previous publication date for this vacancy was July 7, 2015 with a deadline of July 19, 2015.  If you applied for this vacancy during the initial posting period, it is not necessary to reapply.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, September 7, 2015.

Student Billing Coordinator

The Bursar’s Office at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay is looking for a Student Billing Coordinator.  The Student Billing Coordinator (Financial Specialist – Senior) reports to the Bursar, and maintains the operation of the Student Billing Office.  This position acts as the liaison for matters pertaining to student financial accounts.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, August 27, 2015.

CURRENT: Breaking Eggs, Making Omelets, Leading Change


Breaking Eggs, Making Omelets, Leading Change

Change is coming. Let’s be honest. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with change. When change is afoot, it feels like we’re walking on eggshells, but you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. It is not only inevitable, it is required.

There is no growth without change. Effective leaders learn to lead change. There are things we need to break in our lives, namely, the fear of change, habits that hinder, ways of thinking that limit us. There are things we need to make in our lives – commitment, trust, healthy relationships. We make our legacy by our choices.

Leading deep change requires courage, discipline and an intentional plan to initiate, invite others, and inspire them to action. Otherwise, you leave your legacy to chance.

You will learn three essentials for becoming an exceptional agent of change:

•    What do I need to Break?
•    What do I need to Make?
•    How do I need to Lead?

Dr. Metler will communicate these steps by sharing some significant changes and crisis points in his own life that will help you unleash your potential as an agent of change.

Metler_Paul150Paul Metler, Ph.D.
Vice President of Content Development

Dr. Metler is passionate about helping others discover that positive transformation is possible. His work at InitiativeOne spans more than a decade. Dr. Metler’s responsibilities as Vice President of Content Development incorporate his vast experience in leadership that stretches across several countries and multiple venues. His experience includes executive coaching, facilitation, speaking, leadership development, college curriculum development and teaching, writing and pastoral ministry.

Dr. Metler’s personal leadership journey began early in his career through mentorship from his father and brother in their family-owned trucking business, A.J. Metler Hauling and Rigging, Inc. (MHR). MHR developed a reputation as an innovative industry leader in transporting specialized glass.

In addition to his experience in the trucking industry, Dr. Metler is an ordained minister. As a minister, Dr. Metler has refined his understanding of servant leadership and the importance of a holistic approach to leadership development that includes knowing, doing and being. He is co-author of the book “Is Everyone On the Boat?” and has worked extensively as a strategic leadership consultant with executive teams in large and small organizations.

His academic experience includes development and instruction of numerous leadership courses as an adjunct professor. Dr. Metler has enjoyed opportunities to speak and teach in a number of countries outside the U.S. including Canada, Guatemala, Ecuador, Brazil and Russia.

About InitiativeOne

We help leaders gain mastery in decision making and problem solving. Our signature processes and leadership academies equip leaders to rise above the noise and lead by principle.  Initiative-One helps leaders break through the barriers that hold them back to accelerate positive transformations throughout their organizations.

Menu- Assorted one-topping pizzas, tossed lettuce salad, assorted salad toppings and dressings, breadsticks with dipping sauce, cookies, assorted canned soda and ice water.

Event Registration - $15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current

Thursday, August 20, 2015

11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion

Location- The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Welcome Kimberly Brandao!

Phoenix Athletics is pleased to welcome Kimberly Brandao, who started as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach on January 21, 2015. Kimberly received her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Rutgers University, and previously served for 5 years at the University at Buffalo as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach. Kimberly also coaches for FC Green Bay club soccer, and is involved in co-ed soccer leagues in Appleton and Oshkosh. She enjoys attending events around the Green Bay community such as the Farmer’s Market, Fridays on the Fox, and UWGB Athletic Events.  She is originally from Rahway, New Jersey.  Welcome, Kimberly!