Tag: connecting

Back to the land: Students dig in to help on organic journey

UW-Green Bay students used spring break 2011 to travel to the Blue Ridge Mountains town of Floyd, Va., to sample that region’s growing sustainable agriculture movement. The students are all members of SLO Food Alliance, the student organization committed to increasing access to healthy food from local sources.

UW-Green Bay to host National History Day competition

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host the 2011 Northeastern Wisconsin Region’s National History Day competition for the eighth consecutive year. The event will be held on Saturday, April 9, and will draw approximately 400 high school and middle school students from 21 schools in Northeast Wisconsin. This year’s competition will be the largest to date.

Students, researchers to gather at watershed symposium

Area high school students, teachers and university researchers will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Tuesday, March 15 for the eighth annual watershed symposium hosted by the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program and the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity.

Media coverage for Business Week

An article in last Thursday’s Green Bay Press-Gazette shined the spotlight on “Business Week 2011,” sponsored by the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay. The article highlights how the week connected students to local businesses. “We looked at it as building a bridge between the classroom and the professional world,” said UW-Green […]

Rinfret and Levintova classes raised money for carbon credits

Here’s a followup to stories last fall about UW-Green Bay students participating in Global Summit exercises and raising a little money in the process. The students, from Prof. Sara Rinfret’s American Government class and Prof. Katia Levintova’s Global Politics class, raised enough donations as a byproduct of the exercise to purchase carbon credits they say […]

Abe Clark, who ran across America, is now heading for Haiti

UW-Green Bay graduate and former Phoenix cross-country runner Abe Clark raised money for Haiti relief last year with his cross-country run across America. (He took 136 days, ran through five pairs of shoes, and generated donations for a charity called Running Water to repair earthquake-damaged wells and water systems.) Clark tells campus friends that his […]

Photo gallery: Hand-painted ‘Habitat’ ornaments on sale

The UW-Green Bay student chapter of Habitat for Humanity is selling hand-painted ornaments to raise money for a home-building week in Birmingham, Ala. Look for Habitat students selling holiday ornaments both Tuesday (Nov. 30) and Wednesday (Dec. 1) in two locations: on the second level of the University Union near the bookstore and in the […]

Snapshot: Handmade wool-rug piece is initial ‘Laffle’ prize

A handmade wool (not yarn) rug hooking is the initial contribution to the prize stash for this fall’s universitywide “Laffle.” The prizes are intended to generate interest as the Registrar’s Office collects donations for the “Pair and a Spare” charity drive which asks, as people do their own shopping for clothes and personal items this […]

Arjo Wiggins Appleton’s $740,000 gift extends watershed research

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced today (July 29) that a $740,000 gift from Arjo Wiggins Appleton Ltd. will extend and expand the highly successful Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program in which local high school students monitor water quality in area streams.