DigiCOPY will demo the UW-Green Bay DigiXpress Online Ordering System for new and existing users on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in IS Videoconference Room (IS1034). Each hour session will also include discussion for all current types of projects available and how to properly place these orders. Users are encouraged to bring suggestions for items not currently available on the site as well as feedback regarding challenges or ease of use. Refreshments will be provided.
For the 26th year in a row, the Service League of Green Bay’s Back to School Store provided hundreds of Brown County children with essential school supplies and clothing. This year, the event was hosted by UW-Green Bay. The children got to pick out an outfit and a backpack with supplies of their choice. Fox 11 has the story.
Five million dollars in state funding was approved by the State Building Commission to the building of the Brown County STEM center on UW-Green Bay campus. See Wearegreenbay.com.
The State Building Commission of Wisconsin has approved $5 million in funds to the building of the STEM Innovation Center on UW-Green Bay campus. WBAY has the story.
On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, UW-Green Bay hosted the 26th annual Back to School Store, presented by the Service League of Green Bay. The event provided elementary school students of Brown County living in poverty with new clothing, sneakers, socks, underwear and school supplies. See the full story on WBAY.
Samuel Langenfeld attended Wisconsin Connections Academy for seven years and graduated in June. Based on his scholastic achievements and proven leadership skills, Langenfeld was awarded a scholarship by the Fox Valley Community Foundation, founded in 1952. This fall Langenfeld will attend UW-Green Bay to pursue a degree in Environmental Design. Congratulations! Read the full story on Waushara Argus.
Have you ever been seriously concerned for a student, co-worker, friend or family member? Have you been unclear on a course of action? Have you thought of your personal safety and those around you in times of workplace disruption? Recognize when to be concerned, what to do or what not to do, and who you can call for help. Encourage discussion between you and your co-workers to develop a plan of action for personal safety. The workshop, Dealing with Disruptions: Safety and Intervention, presented by staff from Public Safety, Counseling & Health, and the Dean of Students Office, is sponsored by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and the University Staff Professional Development. The workshop is held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Christie Theatre. UW-Green Bay faculty, staff are encouraged to attend. Register here.
Just like Green Bay women’s basketball, the Phoenix volleyball team was, once again, recognized for its academic excellence. For the fourth season in a row, the team earned the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association’s (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2017-2018 season. The team’s GPA totaled up to 3.48, with 7 students on the Horizon League Honor Roll for spring semester. Congratulations! Read the full story on the Green Bay Phoenix website.
The rusty patched bumble bee population has declined dramatically over the years, but there’s an effort to turn the numbers around. Keith White Prairie is a place on UW-Green Bay campus, where bumble bees swarm flowers known as bee balm. There are around 20 bee species that are native to the state of Wisconsin, but the decline of the rusty-patched is a concern to scientists.
“I think all bee ecologists are worried about the rusty patched. Again, this was a species that was once very common,” UW-Green Bay Biology Chair Amy Wolf explains to Fox 11. Experts say the causes of decline in population are extreme weather, loss of habitat and pesticides. Alumnus and DNR Conservation Biologist Jay Watson ’09 believes a disease is to blame for the crash. “It’s pretty alarming because the rusty patched bumble bee, I don’t think it’s alone. It’s not an isolated incident,” said alumna and U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Biologist Reena Bowman ’17.
The State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved a proposal to release $5 million to help fund construction of the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus. Read the press release.