Author Archives: Editorial Student

Alumnus Scannell is running for Green Bay City Council reelection

Three candidates are running for Green Bay City Council in District 7; which includes the area surrounding downtown, east and west of the Fox River. Candidate Randy Scannell (History) has been on the City Council since 2014. A Feb. 20 primary election will reduce the field to two candidates for the April 3 general election. The Green Bay Press-Gazette has the story.

Jane Elliott’s Blue-Eyed film discussion is Feb. 20

The UW-Green Bay student organization, Women of Color, will be present Jane Elliott’s 1996 film “Blue-Eyed” with a discussion to follow. It will take place on Feb. 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. The film introduces 40 teachers, police, school administrators and social workers in Kansas City, Kans. — all from different races who were made subjects of a social experiment. In the experiment, participants are subjected to pseudo-scientific explanations for their inferiority, culturally biased IQ tests and blatant discrimination. Free and open to the public.

A special Phoenix Friday! Krash the Kress and big sale

Every Friday is Phoenix Friday, but this Friday (Feb. 16) is Krash the Kress. Need some gear for the big game? The Phoenix Bookstore will be selling merchandise at the game, as well as offering 25% off store-wide all day (excluding textbooks). Chartwells is getting on board this semester with 15% off total purchases at both The Garden Cafe and Rosewood Cafe locations if you show your Phoenix Pride by wearing your Phoenix apparel on Fridays. Feeling spontaneous? Saturday night at 5:30 p.m., catch a ride on the Mystery Bus to take you to destinations unknown. Or if Valentine’s Day has gotten you down, come to RHAA’s Lonely Hearts Bingo on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. Cheapseats is featuring The Florida Project Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with show times at 6:30 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Tickets are only $2! Go Phoenix!

UW-Green Bay Summer Camp registration is now open

UW-Green Bay Summer Camp registration is now open and everyone knows a camper that would be a perfect fit. The 2018 summer camp season marks the 60th year that UW-Green Bay has offered summer youth camps. UW-Green Bay offers camps in art, music, healthcare, business and technology. These camps include both overnight and commuter options. Residential campers are supervised after instructional hours by trained camp staff and professional medical staff who are on duty around the clock. With a student/staff ratio of no more than 10:1, students enjoy professional instruction during the day from experts in the field and participate in an array of supervised fun evening activities. Camp classes meet in University classrooms, studios and professional performing and rehearsal spaces. For more information about each camp and to register, visit For registration questions, contact or call 920-465-2775. UW-Green Bay Summer Camps is licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services for Camps and Recreational Programs.

Celebrate the return of UntitledTown with kick-off events

The UntitledTown Book and Author Festival 2018 is coming soon, but if the anticipation gets to be too much, three kick-off parties will give attendees a taste of the great talent that will be showcased at the Festival. Each meet and greet will be an organic reception with a short presentation about what UntitledTown is, how to participate and what to expect during the weekend. Dates and times of the kick-off parties are:

  • Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Homemade Southern Cuisine. Featuring Melissa Westemeier and more authors to be announced.
  • March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at The Green Room. Featuring authors Mike Eserkaln, Vicky Meawasige Reed and Melissa Gorzelanczyk.
  • April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Titletown Taproom. Featuring Tara Da Pra, Robert Zeise and more authors to be announced.

Prof. Helpap comments on Green Bay baseball stadium loss

A $10 million summer league baseball stadium that was supposed to be a part of a downtown Green Bay development project is now being projected to be built in the village of Ashwaubenon. Prof. David Helpap (Public and Environmental Administration) weighed in on the loss, saying, “it’s not clear what kind of impact the team’s decision will have in terms of lost opportunity.” Wisconsin Public Radio had the story.

Free self-defense class for faculty and staff Feb. 28

Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense LLC will be presenting two Self Defense Workshops for UW-Green Bay employees on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Room 103 of the University Union. The first workshop is for women only and will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. The second workshop is for all participants and will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Each workshop is limited to 30 employees and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Email to sign up.

Well Wisconsin Webinar Feb. 21, including earning your $150 incentive

Make this the year of focusing on your health and well-being. Learn about about the 2018 Well Wisconsin Program and the resources available, including how to earn the $150 incentive, at the Well Wisconsin Webinar. The webinar is presented on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from Noon to 12:30 p.m. in Room 735 of the Cofrin Library. No need to RSVP, just mark your calendar and bring a lunch. The webinar is also available online at under Wellness Webinars.

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay alumni Golden Apple Award winners

Three outstanding UW-Green Bay alumni were declared Golden Apple Award winners this year. Larry Laraby, ’98 (English and ’07 graduate in MS Applied Leadership), is a 9-12 grade teacher at Preble High School. April Moran ’97 (Elementary Education) is a kindergarten teacher at Cormier Early Education Center. Nick Rusboldt, ’04 (Urban and Regional Studies) and ’09 (Elementary Education), is a member of the Kewaunee School District’s special education team. The Green Bay Press Gazette has the story.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Joan Groessl providing guidance in Suicide Prevention Training

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Joan Groessl (Social Work) is leading the effort in the Live Algoma Suicide Prevention Training using the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Curriculum. The QPR training is being used to educate citizens on the issues related to suicide. She will be proctoring and providing guidance to those who will do the training. More information on the training can be found here. Live Algoma, a local community coalition spanning the Algoma School District footprint, invites community members to engage in their personal wellbeing and the overall health of our community. In 2016, UW-Green Bay students teamed up with the Live Algoma teams to perform evidence-based research on the health, well-being and equity of members of the Algoma community.