Do you listen for the birdsong as you walk through the campus? Mike does. In this week’s ‘Minute,’ Mike shares what he’s been reading from Simon Barker – in short, the idea of organizational change as compared to specific birds. Listen to his thoughts below.
Change and evolving traditions
In this week’s ‘Minute,’ Mike shares his thanks for a great year, and asks us to consider how one special tradition at UW-Green Bay has evolved. As we enjoy all that summer brings, consider how we can adapt to the profound and rapid change that is happening in higher education. Stay tuned this summer – thank you!
Cookout & Golf Minute
May holds extra excitement this year. In today’s ‘Minute with Mike,’ the Chancellor invites everyone to the end-of-year faculty/staff cookout and congratulates the Phoenix Women’s Golf team for winning the Horizon League championship for the first time in university history. This week, take time to celebrate together at the cookout on May 3rd, and wish the women’s golf team well as they play in the NCAA tournament in Spokane, Washington.
Studio Art’s Minute
In today’s ‘Minute,’ Mike takes a stroll down the stairwell in Studio Arts, where the walls are covered in murals that were created by UW-Green Bay students. These murals are just one example of the high impact practices that students receive with an education at UW-Green Bay. Mike encourages everyone to think about how we can use our incredible spaces around campus to continue learning and engaging with one another. Listen to Mike here, as he takes in the beauty of this stairwell.
Assessment of Additional Campus Locations
Dear UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff,
A few weeks ago, I was sent a letter from UW System President, Jay Rothman, regarding our locations. The same letter was sent to all universities in the System with multiple locations. It is likely that in the coming days the letter will be discussed in the press. The letter broadly required that we consider the future of our locations and report back to President Rothman with our plans, similar to the process the Provosts went through this past fall. In light of recent events, I know this sounds ominous, but to me it is just a continuation of what we have been doing for years. We will continue to find the right path for each of our locations understanding that when we think as a region and as one university, we make a powerful whole. Our four locations allow us to be close to our students across our 16-county footprint and live out the Wisconsin Idea in a way that reflects the needs of each community we serve.
I did not want you all to read about this in the press without hearing from me first. If you have questions, I am happy to answer them and I hope that everyone is doing well.
Nursing Minute (with guests)
Coming to you from the Aurora BayCare nursing lab, this week Mike shares a great example of how local businesses work with our university to give students a high impact experience. Watching faculty in action and the pace at which nursing students learn equals a more highly trained future nurse! Listen to Mike, and some of our students in this week’s Minute.
Learn more about the team that helps share UW-Green Bay’s mission and strategic priorities with the public. In today’s ‘Minute with Mike’, Chancellor Alexander discusses the important role that the Marketing and University Communication team plays in portraying the “…value of UW-Green Bay and what we’re trying to achieve as an institution.” Their work helps showcase the outstanding education that occurs here at UW-Green Bay, and the positive impact Phoenix make in the community.
In today’s Minute with Mike, Mike shares what he hears regularly from students; how a faculty or staff person has helped them succeed. He shares that whether it’s a kind word or a listening ear, it’s the little things that sometimes mean the most. Thank you, and make a point to keep showing support for not only students, but for each other!
Minute with energy!
Meet the new Green Bay Phoenix Men’s Basketball Coach, Sundance Wicks! In today’s Minute with Mike, Coach introduces himself and shares big, big energy and excitement for UW-Green Bay and men’s basketball. Let’s go Phoenix family!
The Chancellor shares his excitement about UW-Green Bay students who participated in the Research in the Rotunda event yesterday at the capital. Special guest Roger Wareham, also makes an appearance and speaks to the incredible work our students are doing. Special thanks to the faculty and staff who have supported student research projects!