Human Development students hop into YMCA partnership

When the YMCA Youth Development Heidi Marquardt (also a UW-Green Bay Human Development alumna) spoke in Prof. Joel Muraco’s (Human Development) Middle Childhood and Adolescence course, she couldn’t have guessed that she would walk away with eight UWGB students who would sign on for volunteer opportunities at the YMCA.

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Rachel Cammack (left), Human Development major, Hannah Lilly (right), Human Development minor.

Out of the eight, three signed on for the “Girl’s Night Outprogram and another student started working at a “21st Century Community Learning Center (21C)” at-risk after school site.

“The student-community connection is pivotal for all students today,” said Muraco. “Increasingly, it is not enough to just have a degree. Students also need real world experience in their field. The best way to get this experience is through volunteer and intern opportunities. Connecting our students with the community ultimately benefits all.”

Girl’s Night Out is an eight-week program designed to specifically offer advice for fifth-grade girls as they get closer to attending middle school.

“These kinds of programs are important because the kids are in the transition phase into middle and high-school,” said Skyler Toyne, a UWGB student volunteer for Girl’s Night Out. “As they transition, it helps provide a role model for them to identify with, and that college isn’t as hard or unattainable like it’s often perceived. They need some sort of support system as they go through this transition phase.”

Story by Marketing and Communication intern Angel Kingsley. Photo by University photographer Dan Moore.

Feature published on May 9, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Palette and Pub event at the Shorewood Golf Course

Good Times Programming will host a Palette and Pub event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at the Shorewood Golf Course. All art supplies will be provided for free, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be half off at Shorewood that evening. Register at UTIC by 5 p.m. Monday, April 18. Registration is limited.

Log published on April 4, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Save the Date—Academic Staff Spring Assembly

The Academic Staff Spring Assembly will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 2 in the Christie Theatre. More details will be available closer to the date. For questions, or ideas for the agenda, contact Joshua Goldman at goldmanj@uwgb.edu

Log published on April 4, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green bay website here.

 

Online Veterans Awareness Training open to faculty, staff and students

The UW System 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. Learn More.

Log published on April 4, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

March Book Madness in the Cofrin Library

There are 64 books competing in the first annual Cofrin Library March Book Madness. The entire University community is invited to vote for their favorite books to advance through six rounds. Go to http://www.uwgb.edu/library/mbm and click the VOTE NOW button.  Full schedule, the bracket, and a list of VIP Bracketologists can be found on the website as well.

Log Extra posted on March 14, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website.

Reminder: share thoughts on time capsule items

There is less than a week left for the campus community to share thoughts on what items should be placed in the UWGB time capsule in celebration of the 50th year. The time capsule will be opened in 2065. Chime in to help tell the story of campus to those in the Phoenix future! For inspiration, view this video created by The UWGB History Club. Take the survey: bit.ly/FiftyandForward (survey ends March 20).

Log Extra published on March 14, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website.