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Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Chandna publishes article in A-level journal

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Vallari Chandna (Business Administration) published an article in an A-level journal, the Journal of Business Research, titled “Peer-to-peer selling in online platforms: A salient business model for virtual entrepreneurship” (publisher: Elsevier). The article examines peer-to-peer selling through different business models. Read it in Science Direct.

Faculty note: new spider species found in Indiana, Prof. Draney comments

An Indiana spider specialist, Marc Milne, found an entirely new spider species when searching for a male Islandiana cavealis, a sheet web spider species, in Stygian River Cave in Indiana. The new species is the size of a crayon tip and is currently only found in Indiana. Milne named the species Islandiana lewisi. UW-Green Bay professor and spider expert Michael Draney (Biology) said the species can be found on every corn- and soybean field in Indiana. “They’re tiny, so they only eat certain kinds of pests, like aphids, but they are out there. Pretty much every acre of Indiana has got sheet web spiders,” Draney says. Read the full story on IndyStar

Alumna pursues career in agriculture, fights stereotype

Katie Werner ’13 (Public Administration and Environmental Planning and Policy), is not your stereotypical nutrient management planner. She has no farm background, and she is in a field typically dominated by males. However, that hasn’t stopped her in her role with the Country Visions Cooperative, a company in Reedsville that provides services to 14 counties in eastern Wisconsin. Read the full story in The Country Today

Leadership Camp coming to Marinette campus

The Continuing Education on the Marinette campus will be hosting a leadership camp for students in grades 5 through 9. The camp is targeted toward individuals who hope to improve their leadership skills and develop character. The camp runs July 30 to August 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located on the Marinette campus. The cost is $140 and includes breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt. For more information, read the full story at by EagleHerald.


UW-Green Bay biology student earns research grant

UW-Green Bay student Rebecca Malcore (Human Biology & Biology) received the Friends of Peninsula State Park grant for her effort in orchid research. Her research intends to characterize the fungal symbionts of certain orchid species at Peninsula State Park with the goal of finding out habitat requirements that may help conservation efforts. Malcore’s research findings are expected to be merged into the national database within the Smithsonian’s fungal orchid culture collection. Congratulations, Rebecca! Read the full story in the Door County Pulse.

‘Urinetown’ comes to Marinette

“Urinetown: The Musical” is coming to the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the Marinette campus. Officer Lockstock is surrounded by rebels as the citizens of Urinetown start revolting against a company called “Urine Good Company.” Performances run from Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performance at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at or at the theatre box office one hour before every performance at a cost of $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (65 and older) and $14 for students with an ID.

Passing of alumna Jen Pfannerstill

Campus learned about the death of an alumna, Jen Pfannerstill ’96 (Biology), who died on July 2 after a battle with cancer at 45 years old. Pfannerstill coached Tomahawk Hatches varsity volleyball team for 12 years and taught biology there before leaving in 2014 to join North Shore County Day School in Winnetka, Illinois as a faculty member. Pfannerstill was married to Noel, and the couple had three daughters. More information and link to obituary can be found on Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

This week: The Phoenix Bookstore (free) office supply giveaway

With the change in management of The Phoenix Bookstore, there are numerous consumable office supplies that were used or being used by the staff of the bookstore. All of those items are set up in the Phoenix Club much like a “rummage sale,” except there are no prices. If your work area or department needs some office supplies, stop down and take a look and take what you need. Boxes will be available and all items must be for department/University use only (not for personal use outside of the work environment). The rummage sale hours are Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The area will be lightly monitored during this time. Curious as to what is available? Stop over and take a look.

Tactical laser tag brought to De Pere, with help from SBDC

If you need small business consultation, UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has got your back. Dave Stauffacher, SBDC consultant, helped yet another small Wisconsin business thrive. Craig and Deidre Knapp got into tactical laser tag with their sons a while back, and wanted to share their passion with Green Bay, where they reside. Battle House, which is located in De Pere, is the Knapp’s tactical laser tag facility suitable for all ages. It has been open for five weeks, and the Knapps say they already have “regulars.”

They were featured recently by the SBDC.

“We felt qualifed, but in terms of starting a business, where do you even begin?” said Deidre. Craig sought out Wisconsin’s Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay and Stauffacher helped Craig customize the narrative and financial projections and prepare to approach lenders.”

UW-Green Bay alumna helps Syrian refugees in Greece

Diana Delbecchi ’10 (Human Development and Psychology) volunteered in a Syrian refugee camp in Ritsona, Greece for four months in 2016. Her job was to do research on the refugees’ educational opportunities for a Sweden-based company called I Am You, and was then asked to implement programs based on her findings. During her time in Greece, she met young refugees that she connected with on a personal level. After serving her time in Ritsona, Delbechhi visited the children in the countries they were placed in, including the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland. She returned to Greece to support pre-school education, and to create curriculums for pre-school programs. Read the full story in St. Norbert College Magazine.