Education Alum, Kerstin Westcott, is one of the 2014 Golden Apple Award honorees! Westcott is now a partner teacher for Professor Karen Bircher’s EDUC 290 classes at Washington Middle School. Westcott has asked Professor Bircher to be her presenter at the 21st annual Golden Apple Awards event. What an honor for both Kerstin and Professor Bircher!
The 21st annual Golden Apple Awards event on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. For ticket information, call Marilyn Heim at 920.593.3419.
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Dr. Tohoro (Francis) Akapo, Assistant Professor of Social Work, received notice that an article he co-authored, “Emergence of Nonsexual Crimes and Their Relationship to Sexual Crime Characteristics and the Deviant Arousal of Male Adolescent Sexual Offenders: An Exploratory Study”, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse in 2014. He co-wrote the study with Dr. David Burton of Smith College. Congratulations Dr. Akakpo on your research and publication!
The fourth annual Business Week, co-presented by the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business and Career Services is in the books and has left students, faculty, staff, and community business leaders feeling accomplished and inspired.
Business Week 2014 gave students the chance to shine and connect with business leaders. Events like “The Job & Internship Fair”, “Mock Interview Day”, and the “Elevator Pitch Competition” allow students to positively stand out to prospecting employers and business professionals. The networking possibilities and connecting opportunities help students explore the possibilities out there and grow as young professionals. Students had the opportunity to attend the “Dine Like a Professional Luncheon” and learn professional etiquette in a business setting. Business Week 2014 helped develop student’s interpersonal and professional skills that are expected from them when they enter the business world.
“The centerpiece of Business Week is the “Keynote Networking Dinner.” The dinner, held on the stage of the world-renowned Weidner Center, engaged business leaders and top students in an evening of conversation and learning. This year, we were fortunate to have Jim Sinegal, co-founder of Costco Wholesale Corporation as our keynote speaker. Jim is currently serving as a Director and Company Advisor since his retirement in January, 2012. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Costco Wholesale Corporation for 27 years. He was named one of Business Week’s “Best Managers” in 2013 and he was also named to Time Magazine’s 2006 list of the 100 most influential people.”
A very special thanks to our Business Week 2014 sponsors
–Original post from the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business webpage
Dean of the College of Professional Studies, Sue J. Mattison, has been elected for a 3-year term to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Board of Directors. Dean Mattison was elected as a representative of U.S. Non-Accrediated Institutions by an international membership representing 52 countries. Her term on the Board will begin July 1, 2014. AACSB International advances quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services.
UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is currently undergoing the accreditations process with AASCB. The AACSB Accreditation Standards are used as the basis to evaluate a business school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, programs, and other critical areas. AACSB accreditation ensures students and parents that the business school is providing a top-quality education. It also ensures employers that AACSB-accredited business school graduates are ready to perform on day one. Additionally, AACSB accreditation provides many benefits to the faculty and staff at its accredited schools by attracting top students, providing greater research opportunities, and allowing for global recognition.
Dean Mattison’s leadership will contribute to the many compelling AACSB International initiatives underway, and will help to recognize UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business.
Profesora Carla Ventura of the Universidade de São Paulo will present a guest lecture, “Mental Health and Human Rights in Brazil,” this Thursday (Feb. 20) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 206. The lecture is open to all faculty, staff and students. Hosted by Janet Reilly of the Professional Program in Nursing, Dr. Ventura is here to explore collaborative efforts between UW-Green Bay and the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, and will be meeting with a number of UW-Green Bay representatives during her stay. Reilly had visited the Ribeirão Preto college earlier this year.
Welcome Dr. Ventura!
Article originally run in the the UW-Green Bay LOG on 2/16/14.
Congratulations are in order for the UW-Green Bay Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) program. The Commission on Accreditation for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) voted to reaffirm UWGB’s baccalaurate program for eight years on Friday, February 8, 2014. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet them. In accordance with the requirements of CSWE’s recognition body, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation (OSWA) administers a multistep accreditation process that involves program self-studies, site visits, and COA reviews. Accredited programs like the UW-Green Bay BSW program ensure that social workers are prepared to enter the profession at the utmost level of readiness to serve their communities.
Congratulations to the Social Work faculty and staff, led by Chair, Jolanda Sallmann. They are truly inspiring students and transforming communities!
The UW system Board of Regents has unanimously approved a resolution for the development of UW Green Bay’s very own independent Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. This will formally end the Collaborative MSW Program with UW Oshkosh which is now authorized to develop its own independent MSW Program as well. This change was made possible by the longstanding collaboration of the MSW program faculty and staff since its inception in 2003. It is expected that both programs will be up and running independently by fall of 2015. UW Green Bay’s independent program will be able to double the number of MSW graduate students that it serves on the UW Green Bay campus.
Representing UW-Green Bay: Social Work Chair, Jolanda Sallmann;Dean of the College of Professional Studies, Sue Mattison; MSW Coordinator, Doreen Higgins
UWGB is one of five schools to receive a $5,000 grant sponsored by Sodexo Foundation to start their own Campus Kitchen Project by fall 2014! UWGB’s students, staff, faculty, and community supporters worked hard to spread the word for the past 10 days via social media, local news coverage, press releases, and word-of-mouth.
The UW-Green Bay project generated interest and support throughout the state of Wisconsin. This wide-spread support added to the project’s voting total. State Senator Dave Hansen voted and even Tweeted about voting for UWGB and encouraging others to do the same.
This grant will be used to buy utensils, containers to deliver the food in, and the delivery itself. UWGB is going to be saving the cafeteria food that is not sold and donate it to the community. Each Campus Kitchen has a few things in common, including a mission to recycle food, provide meals, educate and engage with the community, and provide leadership opportunities for students.
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UW-Green Bay students will be providing free income tax preparation assistance beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4 and continuing twice a week through Wednesday, April 2.
The VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) program offers free tax help to people who cannot afford professional assistance. Volunteers help prepare basic tax returns for low income taxpayers, the elderly, and students. This program has offered a service to those in need of assistance in our community for decades.
The VITA program continues to inspire students and transform communities.
Article appeared in the LOG on 1.27.14
Original post by Kelly Moore, University Communications
Congratulations to the faculty and staff within the College of Professional Studies who were recognized at the Mid-Year Convocation on Thursday, January 23rd with Years of Service Awards and Emeritus Status Awards!
Years of Service Recognition:
10 Years – Jan Malchow, Manager of Student Outreach, Professional Programs in Nursing
25 Years – Robert Nagy, Associate Professor, Cofrin School of Business
30 Years – Don McCartney, Senior Lecturer, Cofrin School of Business and Ann Selk, Senior Lecturer, Cofrin School of Business
Faculty and Staff Emeritus Recognition:
Brent Hussin, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Cofrin School of Business
Thank you for your years of valuable dedication and contributions to the university!