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.
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
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!
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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 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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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
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!
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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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!
UW-Green Bay Assistant Professor of Social Work Sarah Himmelheber is the presenter/moderator on the topic “Food Waste and Food Insecurity” for the Philospher’s Cafe at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14th at Kavarna coffesshouse in Green Bay. Participants will consider the fact that while food pantries continue to report increasing demand, the level of “acceptable waste” in the larger American food production, distribution and consumption chain seems to be static or growing. The Philosophers’ Café, a monthly gathering organized by the philosophy programs at UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College, is free and open to anyone interested in a laid-back, fun and friendly conversation about issues of the day. (Bring a canned good and/or friend and join in the conversation.)