Author Archives: Jena Richter Landers

National Coverage for Cruz’s waterfront project

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.

Wanted: ‘LifeatUWGB’ Instagram account hosts

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

To apply to run the account yourself, click the link in the Instagram bio here, or email Jena Richter Landers with suggestions/nominations of Phoenix who may be a good fit:


UW-Green Bay’s Virtual Museum of Psychology continues to expand


Content contributors Allee Schramm, Annemarie Schwery and Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, demonstrate the Virtual Museum of Psychology

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.


Reminder: 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.

Psychology students and faculty impress at MPA conference


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.

Warren Gerds interviews Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

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.

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.