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Faculty note: Prof. Vandenhouten is principle investigator of nursing program study

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Christine Vandenhouten (Nursing & Health Studies) along with colleagues from University of Tennessee and Duke presented the findings of a national study at the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) Annual Institute, June 8 in New Orleans. The study examined the types and extent that nursing programs substituted simulated clinical experiences in community/public health nursing for more traditional clinical. In addition to the findings, the team of researchers led participants in simulations of difficult conversations that nurses often have. Vandenhouten served as the principle investigator in this study.

Student-athletes achieve outstanding department-wide GPA

Sports aren’t the only thing UW-Green Bay student-athletes are great at. As spring semester ends, Green Bay athletics is celebrating its 37th-straight semester above 3.0 GPA. Combined, the department-wide GPA for spring 2018 was 3.38, contributing to Green Bay’s streak of seven semesters above 3.3 GPA. Read the full story on Green Bay Phoenix website.

UW-Manitowoc Prof. Emeritus Sontag has eyes like a hawk

UW-Manitowoc Prof. Emeritus Chuck Sontag (Biology) has kept an eagle eye on the birds along the Lake Michigan lakeshore. Sontag began birding more than 50 years ago, and has spotted more than 300 species since. His work has inspired bird-watchers from all over the country, and thus Lake Michigan has become a popular destination for birders. Watch he video and read the full story by the Post Crescent.

Peregrine lookout!

Faculty and staff are asked to keep an eye out for the young peregrine falcons as they attempt to fly during this time. If found on the ground, Public Safety 465-2300, #2 should be alerted, as they are trained to handle the birds and get them back to their nest. Please stay with the falcon until Public Safety arrives, as the birds will wander off and attempt short flights. Last year five trips were made to get the falcons back to the nest before they were truly ready to fly. Thank you for looking out for our young!

Associate Prof. Austin: ‘Police in schools does not make them safer’

Associate Prof. Andrew Austin (Sociology & Chair of Democracy and Justice Studies) argues that adding more armed officers to schools is not the way out of gun violence. In his column, “Police in the schools does not make them safer” in the Green Bay Press Gazette, Austin explains that the increase of armed police presence at schools over the years has not eliminated school shootings, but rather contributed to profiling of minority students on campuses. “Once embedded in schools, the law enforcement gaze is turned on the children, bringing biases from the outside inside the building,” he says. Austin also points out, that school shooting drills reinforce student fear, and allow dangerous individuals to plan around it.

Post-Crescent Academic All-Star nominees plan for UW-Green Bay

The Appleton Post-Crescent published the names of its 2018 All-Star Academic nominees. The students were nominated by their high schools for academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service, leadership, and character. Two of the nominees have plans to join UW-Green Bay after graduation. Paul St. Aubin, Hortonville High School, wants to study Mathematics and Education at UW-Green Bay, and Samantha Struzynski, Little Wolf High School, wants to study Human Biology at UW-Green Bay.

Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk speaks at Urban Policy Forum

Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk speaks at Urban Policy Forum

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Public Administration) was the keynote speaker at the League of Wisconsin Municipalities “Urban Policy Forum” at the Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Weinschenk spoke to an audience of 25 mayors and administrators from Wisconsin about the electoral politics and demographics in the state.


‘Introduction to Lifelong Learning’ at Neville Public Museum

Lifelong Learning Institute is holding its annual “Introduction to Lifelong Learning” at the Neville Public Museum on July 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. to Noon. UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute, under the supervision on the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, is a non-profit, peer-led volunteer program for adults who are interested in expanding their horizons, and keeping mentally, physically and socially active. It offers a wide variety of courses including history, travel, music, painting, computers, science, health, cooking, crafts, current events and more. Courses are held at multiple venues throughout the community. There are no test, no papers, no credits; just learning, socialization and fun. For more information or to RSVP (suggested) contact LLI by calling 920-465-2356 or by email The event is free.

UW-Green Bay and the Packers partner up for a history class

This fall, UW-Green Bay humanities and history students get to study the early Green Bay Packers history. Heidi Sherman, chair of the history department at UW-Green Bay, warned that the class is going to be challenging, and involve a lot more than just a regular classroom setting. The course allows approximately 70 students to research the first fifty years of the organization using primary sources for factual information and to present their research in digital exhibits. Full story available in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.