Category: Leading & Learning

UW-Green Bay is the first in Wisconsin to host a ‘Google IgniteCS’ program

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Funds will be used to teach computing to underrepresented youth UW-Green Bay (UWGB) Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay, Information and Computing Sciences (ICS), and his team of highly motivated students, in partnership with Phuture Phoenix, received the IgniteCS award by Google. Through this award, this team is partnering with Google to start a community outreach program […]

UW-Green Bay and partners work on restoring lower Green Bay by seeding 20 acres of wild rice

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“We left this bay [Green Bay] to enter the river [Fox River] that discharges into it; it is very beautiful at its Mouth, and flows gently; it is full of bustards, ducks, teal and other birds, attracted thither by the wild oats of which they are very fond.” Midwest missionary and explorer Father Marquette describes […]

UW-Green Bay helps girl scouts with Wonders of Water

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UW-Green Bay, in collaboration with NEW Water, helped more than 75 girl scouts earn their water badges in highly-interactive activities on Saturday, Nov. 6. The event was called “Wonders of Water” Badge Day. Most activities took place between 12:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. in UWGB’s Laboratory Sciences building and the Mauthe Center. UW-Green Bay Profs. […]

UW-Green Bay GPS program helps freshmen navigate college, improve retention

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GPS. They are three simple letters, but they mean so much to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and to the 160 new freshmen who started their college journey as part of the GPS program in September. The only program of its kind in Wisconsin, GPS – or Gateways to Phoenix Success — is a free, high-impact, […]

Minority students get a ‘Jump Start’ at UW-Green Bay

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Director of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s American Intercultural Center Justin Mallett, Ph.D., knows the statistics, and he has lived them. Students — especially minority students — who have dedicated resources and relational opportunities as they transition into college, have a much better chance at college success. For this reason, UW-Green Bay’s American Intercultural Center […]

UW-Green Bay dietetics group shares secrets for Fit Kids

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Dietetics interns present to Green Bay Park and Rec Fit Kits program University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Dietetics Interns volunteered recently with the Green Bay Park and Recreation’s Fit Kids program. The budding dieticians demonstrated “Secret Berry Smoothies” (with hidden spinach and pumpkin) and fresh vegetables and dip (made with Greek Yogurt) for the children in […]

Bright lights, big city: UW‑Green Bay’s Schommer gets to train with Broadway’s stars

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Out of the thousands of people who applied, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay senior Nick Schommer was one of only 60 aspiring actors to be selected to a prestigious opportunity — the Open Jar Institute summer session, in New York, July 31-August 6. The Open Jar is a program which provides aspiring actors with intensive, one-on-one training […]

Tapping into tree mapping — graduating senior Vlach tracked and coded UWGB trees for senior project

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Gina Vlach left a lasting legacy before graduating in spring of 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The UW‑Green Bay triple major mapped and geocoded every tree in the Residence Life (student housing) area of campus. “Quite simply, I love trees,” said Vlach who did the mapping as part of a senior honors project. “Last […]

UW-Green Bay experts on anger and birds discuss Angry Birds

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UW-Green Bay professors Ryan Martin, Ph.D. (Psychology and Human Development) and Bob Howe, Ph.D. (Natural and Applied Sciences, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity) give their take on Angry Birds based on their respective areas of expertise — anger and birds. The Sony film Angry Birds soared to the number one spot at the box office on […]

48 and Done. What a Run. Kumar Kangayappan leads his last commencement

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UW-Green Bay faculty economist and Professor of Urban and Regional Studies, Kumar Kangayappan, participated in his final commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14. He will be retiring after a 48-year career with the University. Kangayappan joined the UWGB faculty in 1968, the University’s first year offering upper-level courses. The University’s senior-most faculty member, Kangayappan, played a […]