Under the direction of Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz (Urban and Regional Studies) UW-Green Bay students proposed new ideas for Green Bay waterfront property from Bay Beach to the Marina, including Renard Island. Fox 11 had the original story. Associated Press picked up the story, and it was distributed with a reach in the millions. Coverage included US News & World Report and The Washington Times.
With less students around during academic breaks, fueling the volunteer-hosted “LifeatUWGB” Instagram account can be difficult. All sorts of people from the UW-Green Bay community are welcome to host the account, but Social Media Specialist Jena Richter Landers is specifically looking for the following Phoenix to help fill summer gaps:
-students with internships over the summer
-students studying abroad over summer
-students taking online classes over summer
-students living, working, interning, or learning on campus over summer break
-staff, faculty, and administration working on campus over summer
At the recent Research Methods in Psychology Poster Session, Psychology students and faculty launched the newest wing of the Virtual Museum of Psychology — the Environmental Psychology wing. Content contributors to the new wing included students Allee Schramm and Annemarie Schwery and Professors Ryan Martin and Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges (Psychology). Staff members Kate Farley and Luke Konkol (Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning) played an integral role in the technical work behind the museum. Since the museum launch in December 2016, it has served more than 4,000 visitors and hosted fun events such as the psychology-themed March Madness tournament. The virtual museum can be viewed here. Sign up here to receive weekly text updates from the virtual museum.
At UW-Green Bay, we know that Green Bay is “not just the Packers.” Press-Gazette columnist Alan Kopischke agrees, sharing recent signs that the Green Bay arts scene is on the right path in a recent column. The column include mentions of the Weidner Center and UW-Green Bay’s art program. Read more.
Professor Ryan Martin (Psychology, Human Development) discussed social media and its effect on self-esteem, and two Communication students, senior Sandra Graybill and junior Anna Katner shared their thoughts. Watch the NBC 26 video.
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.
Last week (April 20-22) about 35 UW-Green Bay Psychology students and five faculty members attended the Midwest Psychological Association (MPA) Conference in Chicago, lll. The students presented more than 35 research projects on topics related to attitudes toward online classes, to culture and language development, to mental health stigma.
Former Seymour High School basketball standout Sandy Cohen transferred from Marquette to UW-Green Bay and will play for Green Bay in the upcoming season. Fox 11’s John Doran interviewed Cohen for this week’s Sunday Sit Down.
In anticipation of Friday’s screening of “Metropolis,” critic-at-large Warren Gerds interviewed composer Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (Music). The interview goes behind-the-scenes and notes what to expect at this weekend’s performance — Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center. Buy tickets online or at University Ticketing and Information Center.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) through May 8.