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UWGB Day at Lambeau a Soaring Success

On November 15, 2014, the first UWGB Day was written in the history books, and it was everything you could expect and more. From the inflatables and face-painting for kids, to autograph signing by former Packer Bill Schroeder, there were plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors also got to learn more about the programs and opportunities that UWGB offers while meandering through informational booths, and at the same time enjoyed music and a spirit event by the Phoenix Pep Band and dance team. After all of the events in the atrium, the crowds moved to the Resch center, where the men’s basketball team was victorious over Illinois-Springfield in their season opener. This event was a huge success, and continued to strengthen the rich history between the Green Bay Packers and the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay.

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A birds-eye view of the Lambeau Field Atrium where several booths and inflatables were set up for visitors to enjoy.

Education Program’s Ashmann Awarded by WAEE

UW-Green Bay graduate and associate professor of education was recognized by the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education as Environmental Education Administrator of the Year at the November 8th awards banquet in Madison. Ashmann has excelled in several leadership roles which encourage educating the community on the environment, like working with Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, serving as chairperson for the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (2009-2014), and also for his extensive research of environmental education. Congratulations!

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Scott Ashmann receives the Administrator of the Year Award at the November 8th banquet in Madison.

Faculty Receive Summer 2015 Fellowship Awards

Sue Mattison, Dean of the College of Professional Studies, has announced the recipients of the Summer 2015 Fellowship Awards. The awards were given out for the first time to the following recipients for their research:

  • Christin DePouw, assistant professor of Education, “Role of Critical Race Consciousness in Strengthening Students’ of Color Academic and Cultural Identities.”’
  •  Pao Lor, associate professor of Education, and Ray Hutchison, professor of Urban and Regional Studies, “Academic Profile of Hmong-American Students’ Matriculation, Retention, and Graduation at UW-Green Bay.
  •  Mary Gichobi, assistant professor, and Scott Ashmann, associate professor, both of Education, “What Influence Does Regularly Using Einstein Project Materials Have on State Standardized Fourth and Eighth Grade Science Test Scores?”

Congratulations to all recipients!

Social Work Students Research Food Insecurity

Students in the social work program at UW-Green Bay have the opportunity to research the effects of food insecurity for those in at-risk households across Northeast Wisconsin. The survey will be distributed to over 700 participants at local food pantries, and will look for answers about the frequency of food insecurity and special dietary needs, among other subjects.

The program kicks off this week, and over the years, students have continued to bring awareness to food pantries and food assistance programs across the region. The results of the survey will be shared in Associate Professor Gail Trimberger’s class in March.

The Press Gazette is inviting donors to take part in their annual Stock the Shelves Campaign to help support local food pantries. Anyone interested in donating is encouraged to visit greenbaypressgazette.com/donate to find more information.

Read the feature article here: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/2014/11/01/survey-traces-growing-hunger-issues-brown-county/18320551/

Phuture Phoenix Students Envision Higher Education

Over 1,400 local fifth-graders took part in the 11th annual Phuture Phoenix Day on October 14th. Participants were given the opportunity to tour campus, check out a college class, and much more with student and faculty volunteers. This program was designed to encourage students from low-income families to pursue a college degree after graduating from high school. One of the benefits of this program is that it allows students to see where they can be in the future by working hard in the classes they are in now and by taking the necessary steps to be a college student.

This year, the College of Professional Studies hosted interactive boards which were created by UW-Green Bay student Courtney Maye. Fifth-graders were asked to complete the phrase “I want to go to college so that I can…” Students eagerly filled out the space with their dreams for the future, where answers ranged anywhere from being a doctor to a professional soccer player. This visualization activity helped students to make the connection that they can achieve their goals by pursuing higher education.

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Online MSN Course Engages Students

Students in the online MSN Leadership and Management in Health Systems did synchronous presentations on April 30th and May 7th 2014 using Blackboard Collaborate as part of the 745 Economics and Policy Health Systems Course. Dr. Christine Vandenhouten (instructor) and the students enjoyed connecting via this method to see/hear each other from the comfort of their homes and offices. The MSN program is primarily asynchronous using the Desire to Learn (D2L) platform.

This is not an average online course. The new online MSN course has taken the way students learn to a whole new level. Blackboard Collaborate (BBC), a web-conferencing program built into the D2L course platform, allowed students and faculty to have a more connected experience. The Economics and Policy in Health Systems students selected a health policy topic with economic impact to present to their peers and instructor followed by a lively discussion.  Now, more than ever, healthcare professionals must be aware of the impact that health policy, like the Affordable Care Act, has on health systems generally and nursing specifically.  Students were able to use technology to effectively present in-depth topics of information to their classmates and Dr. Vandenhouten.

Some of the topics were:

  • The impact of Farm Subsidies and health,
  • Department of Corrections Policy on Hunger Strikes,
  • The economics of Nurse Anesthetist reimbursement on health systems,
  • The US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Mammography Screening,
  • Accountable Care Organizations- A Change Model in the Delivery of Healthcare
  • The Pharmaceutical Industry, Policy, and Implications for Healthcare

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UWGB Campus Kitchens Project Official Launch

The time has come for the official launch of the UW-Green Bay Campus Kitchens project! UW-Green Bay students, staff, faculty, and community leaders came together earlier in the semester to win a $5,000 grant for the Campus Kitchens start-up. It is now time to see that dedicated and hard work go towards helping those with food insecurity.

The official launch is this Saturday, May 3rd, where the project will turn leftover service food into healthy meals for those in need. The UW-Green Bay Social Work program and the Hungry and Reducing Waste student organization have worked together to plan out Saturday’s launch. The project will launch during the lunch hour at Fort Howard Apartments on Green Bay’s west side.

Congratulations to all involved with the Campus Kitchens Project and thank you for helping those in need in your local community!

For more information and the full story follow link:

http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/releases/04/28/students-to-launch-campus-kitchen-1488/

 

WiSys Technology Foundation Executive Director Arjun Sanga Visits UWGB

Arjun Sanga is the new Executive Director of WiSys Technology Foundation as of January of 2014. WiSys is the technology transfer resource office for UW comprehensive campuses. Arjun is visiting campuses and making connections with researchers who have ongoing and past projects through WiSys. Associate Professor and Chair of Nursing Susan Gallagher-Lepak is currently working on a project with funding from WiSys. In addition, Franklin Chen, Associate professor to Natural and Applied Sciences, and Susan Gallagher-Lepak received Applied Research Grants through the UW System.

During the visit, Arjun met the following UWGB researchers: Franklin Chen, Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Mike Zorn, John Katers, John Stoll. Additionally, Arjun met with Sue Mattison, Kelly Franz, Christopher Paquet, Lidia Nonn, Dan McCollum, Greg Davis.

Arjun will likely be back to UWGB in late fall for another visit.

 

 

 

Arjun Sanga visits UW-Green Bay (April 2014) From left to right:  Sue Mattison, Dean of Professional Studies; Arjun Sanga, Executive Director of WiSys Technology Foundation; Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Associate Professor of Nursing; Franklin Chen, Associate Professor of Natural & Applied Sciences

Education Professor, Karen Bircher, to present at Golden Apple Awards

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.

Congratulations!

 

For more information about the Golden Apple Awards follow link:

http://www.titletown.org/programs/workforce-development-and-education/golden-apple-awards

The fourth annual Business Week was yet another success!

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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

 

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