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Category Archive: News and Notes

Veterans Awareness Training

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following message via e-mail to students and employees on Friday, April 1, 2016:

UW Green Bay’s continuous commitment to assist our veteran students with the transition from military service to the classroom has helped our campus attain the designation of Military Friendly for several years.  A big part of this transition is educating our faculty, staff and students about veteran issues.  In the past we have provided this training as part of the Inclusive Excellence program and new faculty training.

Veterans face numerous challenges in the transition to civilian life.  Veterans are almost 3 times as likely to commit suicide as civilians, and suicide rates among veterans that don’t enroll themselves in the Veteran Health Administration have increased by 60 percent over the last 4 years.  We cannot truly empathize unless we are veterans ourselves, but we can strive to understand the unique value that veterans bring to UW-Green Bay and the community, bring awareness to support services available to veterans, and continue to work to destigmatize the need for help.

UW System recently began the UW VETS certification, which is a designation given to veteran friendly campuses within UW System. One factor in the UW VETS certification process is faculty, staff and student training programs. To assist campuses with the certification process, UW System has recently adopted an online training program, Kognito: Veterans Awareness Training, aimed at teaching faculty, staff and students how to identify signs of distress, approach a student they are worried about, and refer them to services available on campus and within the community if needed. I encourage all faculty and staff to complete the Kognito training online. This training is available for students and can be used as a valuable tool within the classroom.

To take the course, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to:  https://uws.kognito.com/
  • Create a New Account
  • Follow the on-screen instructions
  • Choose your course and click “LAUNCH”
  • Training takes 20-30 minutes; if needed, you can stop the training and return to complete it later

If you would like to be more involved with veteran students on campus, visit the “At Ease” Veterans and Service Members Student Lounge located in MAC Hall 124.

If you have questions, contact Veterans Services Coordinators, Elaina Koltz (koltze@uwgb.edu) or Jamee Haslam (haslamj@uwgb.edu) at 920-465-2075.

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Bernie 2016 Campaign Rally Friday at UWGB

Thursday, March 31, 2016 the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor sent the following e-mail message from Chancellor Miller to students, faculty and staff.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been selected to host a rally for U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday, April 1st.  Details are as follows:

Green Bay Future to Believe In Rally
Kress Events Center, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
2358 Leon Bond Dr., Green Bay, WI
Doors Open at 4 p.m.
Rally begins: 7 p.m.

Register Here

This event, like the Town Hall held yesterday, is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served.

For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners on sticks will not be allowed through security. Limited parking is available in adjacent lots. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

This is proving to be an extraordinary week on campus. As a public institution of higher education, political discourse of this nature should be a part of the university experience. This is the place where important conversations regarding our country’s future are designed to take place. We encourage you to be a part of the process…and the conversation.

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

UPIC Appointments and Charge

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff regarding appointments and charge of the University Planning and Innovation Council (UPIC) in which he referenced the September 2014 UWGB University Planning Design document and a memo distributed in February.

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Memorandum
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: March 29, 2016
Subject: UPIC Appointments and Charge

Participation in the democratic process

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to students, faculty and staff regarding the University’s role participating in the democratic process.

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Memorandum
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: March 29, 2016
Subject: Participation in the democratic process

April 2016 Board of Regents Meeting

Monday, March 28, 2016 the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to students, faculty and staff. The message notifies the campus community that the University will be hosting the April 2016 UW System Board of Regents meeting.

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Memorandum
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: March 28, 2016
Subject: April Board of Regents meeting at UWGB

Thankful

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff.

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Memorandum
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: March 22, 2016
Subject: Thankful

Expenditure Reductions

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff regarding expenditure reductions in the coming fiscal year.

Memo: Expenditure Reductions

Memorandum
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: March 15, 2016
Subject: Expenditure Reductions

Memorandum: Future of the UPIC

Thursday, February 25, 2016 the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff outlining the future of the University Planning and Innovation Council (UPIC). UPIC was formed in Fall 2014 to increase participation among the campus community in a biennial-based strategic budgeting process for UWGB.

Memo: Future of UPIC

Memorandum
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: February 25, 2016
Subject: Future of the UPIC

Memorandum: The Opportunity Ahead

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff as an update to last July’s Budget Memorandum he distributed similarly last July.

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Memorandum
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: February 24, 2016
Subject: The Opportunity Ahead

Academic Achievement Night

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller e-mailed the following message to faculty and staff on Thursday, February 12, 2016.

Excellence in academics is at the core of what we do as a university, and we will be emphasizing that commitment at the women’s basketball game on Thursday, February 11 at the Kress Events Center.  We will be recognizing the many student-athletes who have earned a GPA of 3.5 or better in the spring or fall 2015 during a halftime ceremony.

To help honor these student-athletes and thank those who contribute to their academic success, I join Athletics Director Mary Ellen Gillespie and the entire Athletics Department in inviting you – UW-Green Bay faculty and staff – to attend the game as guests of the Athletics Department.

The Athletics Department will provide a ticket free of charge for you and a guest.  Additional tickets can also be purchased for $10.

Our student-athletes’ success is made possible because of what you do for all of our students.  That is why we will be recognizing all faculty and staff colleagues in attendance during a pre-game announcement prior to the national anthem.

Here are the details:

Green Bay Women’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State
Thursday, February 11, 2015
7:00 p.m. at the Kress Events Center

Tickets ordered by Tuesday, February 9th, will be mailed via campus mail. Orders received after that date will be held at will call.

Order the complimentary tickets

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor