Author Archives: Jena Richter Landers

Wanted: students ‘Hired Before Graduation’

Once again Social media specialist Jena Richter Landers asks that members of the campus community help her spotlight May graduates who have jobs lined up for after graduation. If you are aware of, or are a student with post-grad employment already secured, please contact Jena with those students’ names. Students will be contacted and (if they are willing) photographed and asked to share brief information on themselves and their post-UWGB plans. This content will be used to populate a hired-before-graduation features on University social media. Jena will accept names via email ( through May 8.

Breakthrough® Fuel employees share tips with alma mater

Left to right: Alex Tilton ’14, Business Administration; Jared Spude, ’15 Political Science and Public Administration; Matthew Hart ’16 Computer Science; Kelly Williams, ’94 Organizational Communication; Carlene Frisque, ’13 Finance and History; David Zey ’99, Computer Science

Left to right: Alex Tilton ’14 Business Administration; Jared Spude ’15 Political Science and Public Administration; Matthew Hart ’16 Computer Science; Kelly Williams ’94 Organizational Communication; Carlene Frisque ’13 Finance and History and David Zey ’99 Computer Science


UW-Green Bay alumni employed by Breakthrough® Fuel served on a panel Tuesday morning in the Christie Theatre. They shared with current UW-Green Bay students the path that led them to work at Breakthrough® Fuel — a fast-growing, global transportation energy management firm located in downtown Green Bay. Currently 10 UW-Green Bay alumni work for the company, including founder and CEO Craig Dickman, a 1982 business administration graduate who serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Council of Trustees. Advice for the students in the crowd included “seize opportunities” and “embrace innovation.” Members of the panel spoke highly of their time at UW-Green Bay. Alumnus Jared Spud, ’15 Political Science and Public Administration referred to the University as a “big time school in a small town setting,” applauding the access to professors and great opportunities for students.

Camp Lloyd needs your votes for possible grants

UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd is participating in USA TODAY NETWORK’s “A Community Thrives” voting competition. Site visitors may vote for their favorite community improvement idea. The videos receiving the highest votes per category will receive grants from the Gannett Foundation. Camp Lloyd is a summer day camp for students who have lost loved ones. It provides a safe space to explore their experiences of grief. The camp is staffed by grief therapists and UW-Green Bay students who prepare an entire semester to work with the children. See more and vote for Camp Lloyd’s video. You may vote once per day through May 12, 2017.

Internship Tuesday continues: KenyaHELP Intern

The new weekly social media initiative, “Internship Tuesday” continues with this week’s feature on Nathan Condon, a junior history and political science student currently interning with KenyaHELP, a local, volunteer-run organization that provides scholarships for Kenyan students. Read more about Condon and his internship.


Do you know a UW-Green Bay student with an interesting internship? Please submit a response to this Qualtrics survey. Questions may be directed to Jena Richter Landers at

International anger expert, Prof. Ryan Martin, speaks on BBC

On Monday (April 10) afternoon at 4:30 p.m. (Monday morning for those of us on this side of the “pond”), international anger expert, UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) was featured on the series The Digital Human. Martin shared about the nature of anger, how it flourishes online and what particular situations are most likely to spark rage. Listen to the episode here.

Presenting… first-ever ‘Internship Tuesday’

A new weekly social media initiative, “Internship Tuesday,” featuring UW-Green Bay students with interesting internships has been kicked off by Social Media Specialist Jena Richter Landers and intern Anna Katner. The inaugural feature is on Danielle “Dani” LaPorte, a senior communication student, and her former position with NorthCoast Productions, which allowed her to “bump biceps” with Clay Matthews at a commercial shoot. Do you know a UW-Green Bay student with an interesting internship? Please submit a response to this Qualtrics survey. Questions may be directed to Jena Richter Landers at

Human Biology student shares nutrition tips

Abigail Wege

Abigail Wege, Junior, Human Biology


March is National Nutrition Month! UW-Green Bay junior Abigail Wege, a Human Biology student studying nutrition/dietetics, crafted a piece for social media providing tips for college students to improve their nutrition. The list, which encourages a plant-based diet, can be seen posted on the University Facebook page and Twitter feed.

UW-Green Bay Human Development students host ‘Death Cafes’

Students of Death, Dying and Loss, a course taught by Prof. Illene Cupit (Human Development) will be hosting Death Cafes during the month of April. Each event will be led by a group of students as fulfillment of a group project assignment.

Curious what a Death Cafe is? From “At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.’ A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.”

No preregistration is required to attend a student-led Death Cafe. Questions may be directed to Illene Cupit, To learn more about Death Cafes, visit here.

Death Cafes will be held at the following dates, times, and Green Bay-area locations:
Group 1: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – Monzu Cake Shoppe
Group 2: Wednesday, April 5, 12:45 p.m. – Bellevue Starbucks
Group 3: Wednesday, April 5, 11 a.m. –  Kavarna
Group 4: Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m. – The Attic
Group 5: Friday, April 7, 10 a.m. – De Pere Starbucks,
Group 6: Wednesday, April 5, 5 pm – The Attic
Group 7: Wednesday, April 5, 11 am – Jitterbean
Group 8: Wednesday, April 5, 12:45 p.m. – Kavarna
Group 9: Sunday, April 2, 4:30 p.m. – Jitterbean


Cheesy wager between Purdue and UWGB research teams

The Green Bay women’s basketball team meets the Purdue Boilermakers on the court tonight at Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. As it turns out, there is more than moving on in the tournament at stake.

UW-Green Bay and Purdue University research teams and other partners are working together on a four-year project to determine relationships that link soil health and water quality within the U.S. Great Lakes Watershed. One of the UW-Green Bay research leaders Prof. Kevin Fermanich (Natural and Applied Sciences) shared that research teams at the two universities have made a friendly wager of fine cheese.

Alumna Marty Stanley paying it forward with internship funding

UW-Green Bay alumna Marty Stanley’s innovative spirit has a way of inspiring beyond words.

TheScreen Shot 2017-03-09 at 11.25.12 AM speaker, author and organizational coach and consultant ( attributes her monumental success to the years she spent at her alma mater. In return, the 1977 graduate, who now lives in La Jolla, Calif., has developed a pay it forward giving system that will change the lives of numerous UW-Green Bay students.

Stanley returned to UW-Green Bay at age 25 after spending time at another university and in the workforce. The decision, she says, changed her life. The confidence-building work-study job opportunities provided to her, and the individualized attention from professors she received at UW-Green Bay, prompted her years later to become the first UW-Green Bay alumna to financially support an on-campus internship. Stanley is supporting UW-Green Bay senior Amy Bauer in an editorial internship in the Office of Marketing and University Communication.

Three words have guided Stanley over the years: Empowering, regenerating and sustainable.

“These words are what I bring to the organizations that I coach, as well as guide my giving choices,” said Stanley. “My contribution to UW-Green Bay meets that criteria as it empowers students by providing them with the tools to become successful and prompts them to pay it forward — regeneratingthe process in a sustainable manner.”

With University budget cuts and competition for off-campus internships rising, it is difficult for students to receive rewarding opportunities that allow them to build their confidence and skills going into the workplace. The internships UW-Green Bay offers provide genuine, portfolio-building experiences that help students grow as people and professionals. It also allows the University to retain student talent, rather than lose students to off-campus businesses and organizations.

For more information on unique alumni giving, contact Kari Moody, Director of Alumni Relations at