Tag: Environmental Policy and Planning

Meet top NAS students benefitting from expanded scholarship program


The best-of-the-best students in Natural and Applied Sciences programs were honored at an annual scholarship reception held Jan. 30. Twenty-five students were awarded a total of $31,150 in scholarships that nearly doubled last year’s total of $15,200. The scholarships recognized student achievement in academics, research, and overall excellence. The new scholarships introduced this year include the Todd and Julie Bartels Scholarship, the Chad Moritz and Beth Meyer Scholarship, and the Faith Technologies, Inc. Scholarship for Engineering Technology. (Next year, NAS will introduce five additional scholarships.) Students selected to receive awards are:
 Kristine Berry, Environmental Science major; Krystal Clark, Environmental Science; Matthew Malcore, Environmental Science and Environmental Policy and Planning; Ashley Morin, Biology; Molly Dederich, Mathematics; Christa Kananen, Geoscience; Angela Smet, Environmental Science major; Jessica Finger, Biology; Brianna Messner, Mathematics and Spanish; Michael Pietraszek, Biology; Roberta Reif, Biology; Jeremiah Shrovnal, Environmental Science; Gabriel Michaels, Mathematics; Tiffany Marshall, Pre-Professional Engineering Program; Hanne Guthrie, Environmental Science, Pre-Professional Engineering Program, and Spanish; Reed Heintzkill, Pre-Professional Engineering and Chemistry; Matthew Nichols, Individual Major (related to environmental engineering) and Chemistry; Caroline Nakanwagi, Chemistry; Jordan Marty, Biology; Christi Branham, Chemistry; Samuel Frisbie, Engineering Technology (Environmental) and Geoscience; Shannon Mackey, Environmental Science; Amanda Nothem, Chemistry; Michael Xie, Mathematics major. For more on each student and the scholarship received.

Good to GRO: We’ve got more on student’s $50K fellowship

We told you here recently about UW-Green Bay senior Robyn Nielsen, who is the University’s first-ever student to earn a $50,000 Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As part of the award, the Environmental Policy and Planning and Environmental Science double-major receives $20,700 per year of academic support for two years, as well as $8,600 for an internship at an EPA facility. Our recent press release introduced Log readers to Nielsen, and our expanded feature story includes more about her background, motivations and plans for the future. Read story.
  

From farm to fellowship: Student earns $50K EPA award

nielsenWisconsin has quickly become No. 1 in the country for organic dairy and beef farms. Public demand has led to rapid development of organic farms across the state. While organic agriculture produces a quality product that consumers can feel good about, the fact remains that organic agriculture still produces waste. And that’s where UW-Green Bay’s Robyn Nielsen comes in.

Nielsen is a senior Environmental Policy and Planning and Environmental Science double major who just received final award notification for a $50,000 Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The GRO Fellowship is designed to enhance and support quality environmental education for undergraduate students enrolled in an environmentally related field. The overall objective of the GRO Fellowship Program is to encourage undergraduates in these areas to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level and pursue careers in fields that address environmental problems and issues. Nielsen is the first UW-Green Bay student to receive the GRO Fellowship.

Nielsen’s experiences growing up on a non-commercial dairy farm in Newton, Wis. have increased her awareness of some of the challenges organic dairy farmers face when dealing with nonpoint source pollution.

“I saw some of these concerns firsthand in my neighborhood,” Nielsen said, “and knowing what I know now, I want to work with conventional farms to improve their footprint.”

Nielsen’s interests still focus around zero waste, resource recovery and recycling, but she is also interested in alternative agriculture. Nielsen hopes to intern with Glacierland Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. in Green Bay in the spring.

“I’m hoping those two programs, plus my internship this summer with the Clean Water Action Council, will all come together into some kind of cohesive conceptual unit,” Nielsen said. “I got away from that when I became enchanted by new concepts in solid waste management (that sounds bizarre) but recently I came in contact with someone who has really helped me to remember why I came to school in the first place. Of course, all of these ideas are really part of a greater whole of just living more sustainably, but either way, here I am.”

Nielsen is excited to tackle new territory.

“My subject area was nonpoint source pollution,” she said, “and I hope to be posted somewhere that is doing something with agricultural runoff or something like that.”

Story by Daniele Frechette 

UW-Green Bay senior earns $50K EPA research fellowship

post-story-nielsenUW-Green Bay senior Robyn Nielsen is the University’s first-ever recipient of a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Nielsen, who is double-majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning and Environmental Science, recently received final notification of the $50,000 fellowship, which provides up to $20,700 per year of academic support for the student’s junior and senior years and $8,600 for an internship at an EPA facility in the summer between the student’s junior and senior years.

The GRO Fellowship is designed to enhance and support quality environmental education for undergraduate students enrolled in an environmentally related field. It is designed to encourage undergraduates in environmentally related fields to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level and pursue careers in fields that address environmental problems and issues.

Nielsen’s strong organic agricultural background has steered her toward a career working with agriculture and sustainability, she said. Growing up on a non-commercial dairy farm in Newton, Wis. has increased Nielsen’s awareness of some of the challenges farmers face when dealing with nonpoint source pollution.

Nielsen’s interests include zero waste, resource recovery and recycling, as well as alternative agriculture practices. Along with her fellowship, she will receive a paid internship with the EPA in the summer of 2015. The prospect of working with the EPA is exciting for Nielsen.

“I am not sure where I will be working, or what kind of work I will be doing,” Nielsen said, “but I can’t wait for this excellent opportunity.”

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UW-Green Bay announces recipients of ‘Distinguished,’ ‘Recent’ alumni awards

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will recognize five meritorious graduates of the institution at the 2014 Alumni Association Awards Night on Thursday evening, May 1.

This year’s honorees are Craig Dickman, Class of 1982, Constance Downs ’96, and Bob Pyle, ’83, each receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award; and JoAnn Miller ’01 and Crystal Osman ’08, recipients of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.

The annual program spotlights UW-Green Bay alumni who have made special contributions to the University, their communities and professions. The ceremony takes place in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay.
The event is open to the public. It begins with a 5 p.m. social and includes dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program. The cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office at (920) 465-2074 or alumni@uwgb.edu.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Craig Dickman Class of 1982

Craig Dickman
Class of 1982

Craig Dickman is a 1982 Business Administration graduate of UW-Green Bay. The founder, CEO and chief innovation officer for Breakthrough Fuel, Green Bay, he has won acclaim for his innovative approach to supply chain logistics and fuel cost management.

In less than a decade, Dickman’s Green Bay company has grown to become a partner to some of American industry’s leading brands. Prominent clients have included Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Heinz, Georgia-Pacific, John Deere, Polaris Industries, SCA Tissue and Shopko, among others. This year, Breakthrough Fuel received the prestigious Kraft Foods “Transportation Partnership Award” and the “External Business Partner of the Year” designation from Procter & Gamble, an award honoring 15 companies selected from among the 82,000 suppliers and agencies with which P&G does business. Breakthrough Fuel has won similar corporate honors bestowed by Unilever and the Whirlpool Corporation. The firm helps its clients analyze their fuel costs using advanced metrics and software, seeking ways to reduce shipping costs including the use of alternative fuels to cut both expenses and emissions. Dickman is the inventor responsible for two patents for energy management and has additional patents pending with the United States Patent Office.

Active in the greater Green Bay community, Dickman has served since 2012 as a member of UW-Green Bay’s Council of Trustees and Foundation Board. Last summer he was elected to the board of directors of the Green Bay Packers organization, and in December he delivered the commencement address at his alma mater.

Constance Downs Class of 1996

Constance Downs
Class of 1996

Constance Downs received her master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy in 1996. She is an administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., with experience across a range of environmental and public policy issues.

Downs joined the EPA in 1999 with the agency’s Center for Environmental Information and Statistics, where she supported research on U.S. public interest in environmental issues. She has served as branch chief for the EPA’s Records Content Management Branch and, since 2011, as associate director of the agency’s Toxics Release Inventory Program Division — a position that brings her into content with researchers including UW-Green Bay faculty members. Downs also led the EPA’s “E-Docket” initiative and Regulations.gov project which provide online access to all federal regulations and created the ability to review and submit comments on pending policies.

In her previous career, before enrolling in UW-Green Bay’s graduate program, Downs spent nearly 15 years in the private sector, working for a Japanese bank in New York and for a Tokyo-based consulting company, where she provided market research and analysis to companies in the United States, Japan, Australia and other Pacific Rim nations. She addressed a broad array of market areas including agriculture, food service, tourism, manufacturing and the financial sector. More recently, Downs has offered her service as an independent consultant to Japanese production companies developing television documentaries and museum exhibits.

Bob Pyle Class of 1983

Bob Pyle
Class of 1983

Bob Pyle, a 1983 Business Administration graduate and president and CEO of Pioneer Metal Finishing, is active in the Green Bay community in support of the University and local non-profits.

He joined Pioneer in 1998 as vice president of sales and marketing after previous experience with Fort Howard Corp. and KI. He was promoted to executive vice president in 2001 and president in 2002. Under his leadership, the company has grown from 450 employees to over 1,400 and, since 2006, has expanded from three locations in the Midwest to over 14 locations throughout the United States and Mexico. Pioneer bills itself as the North American leader in surface coating, with an extensive client list of manufacturers who use the firm’s corrosion and wear-resistant finishes and adhesive coatings. Pioneer’s services are used extensively in the automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial and electronics industries.

Pyle was a standout member of the Phoenix golf team during his undergraduate days, honored as team MVP in 1983. As a member of the Phoenix golf team, Bob was honored as the team MVP in 1983. He is an assistant coach for the Ashwaubenon High School girls golf team.

Pyle and his wife, Jean (a 1984 UW-Green Bay graduate) have been longtime supporters of the Phoenix Fund and the Green Bay golf and basketball programs. He is an active board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay and the Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA).

Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards

JoAnn Miller Class of 2001

JoAnn Miller
Class of 2001

JoAnn Miller, who graduated from UW-Green Bay 2001 with a major in Biology and minor in Environmental Science, was the 2013 Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year. A National Board Certified Teacher, she teaches college prep biology, Advanced Placement biology, and Intro to Human Biology (for college credit with UW-Green Bay) at Oconto Falls High School. She was named her district’s teacher of the year in 2012 and was recognized statewide with a prestigious Kohl Teacher Fellowship that same year. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Miller has been adviser to her school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Club and Science Club. In 2007, she founded the annual STEM Symposium, a showcase for students to present original scientific research and projects to classmates, community members, area business leaders and the general public. As a past recipient of the Wisconsin State Teachers of the Year Award, Miller joins other award winners in providing advice and counsel to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and other DPI officials.

Crystal Osman Class of 2008

Crystal Osman
Class of 2008

Crystal Osman, a 2008 graduate of UW-Green Bay’s undergraduate program in Environmental Policy and Planning, is a widely recognized ambassador for Green Bay revitalization as program manager for the non-profit business improvement districts Downtown Green Bay, Inc., and Olde Main Street, Inc. Osman, in addition to advocating for business development, has championed green space, sustainability and cultural initiatives to enhance urban life. She was a founding team member of the New Leaf Market Cooperative and a leading committee member for the East River Trail Task Force to connect the Fox and East River trails. As a student at UW-Green Bay, Osman was active in student government and a member of the team that implemented U-Pass, a program to subsidize free student ridership on Green Bay Metro buses. She continues to volunteer her time for environmental causes including Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, Sustainable Green Bay and the Earth Week Coalition, among others.

Student’s zero waste column featured in Sunday Press-Gazette

UW-Green Bay senior Robyn Nielsen, an Environmental Policy and Planning and Environmental Science student who recently completed an internship with Brown County’s Waste Stream Committee, wrote a column on the zero waste philosophy for Sunday’s (Sept. 22) Green Bay Press-Gazette. In it, Nielsen — an April Posters in the Rotunda participant — outlines the economic and environmental benefits of zero waste, detailing current procedures and future possibilities for how we dispose of organic materials. “The best way for all of us to keep items out of the landfill, though,” Nielsen writes, “is not to think about the items we throw away as ‘waste.’ Just because an item is no longer useful to one individual, it does not mean it is completely useless.” Good column, here.

UWGB undergrads demonstrate exceptional research

UW-Green Bay is a University well-known for providing undergraduate research experiences typically reserved for graduate school. These young researchers had two opportunities recently to demonstrate their exceptional work. Six UW-Green Bay undergrads shared their research on everything from nerdiness to cancer and online trust Wednesday (April 17), showing their stuff during the 10th annual Posters in the Rotunda event in Madison. This statewide research event lets UW System students share their work with leaders, legislators, school officials and each other — and UW-Green Bay again was well-represented. Our photo gallery (below) has some highlights of the day’s events — we also shot some video, which we hope to bring you soon.

Those students and more than 40 others displayed their outstanding scholarly and creative work for the campus community and general public on Wednesday April 10, at the University’s 12th annual Academic Excellence Symposium. Sixty-four students exhibited 48 projects including five vocal performances at the symposium, in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. It was a powerful demonstration of 360° of Learning (and teaching), in action. (See the photo gallery at the bottom of this post.) Congratulations to these students and their faculty leaders on their exceptional work.

The following UW-Green Bay students participated in Posters in the Rotunda. Here’s a bit more about them, their research and support:

Zhuxin “Zona” Fang, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China, Secondary Mathematics Education major, will present “An International Approach to Examining the International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Studies in the United States: Comparing a Topic in Statistics between IB and Chinese High School Mathematics Textbooks.” This research explores how IB programs may help U.S. students compete academically with students from other countries. Her faculty adviser is Assistant Prof. Susan Cooper.

Holly James, Green Bay, Human Biology and Biology major, will present “Luteolin Suppresses Daidzein Induced Cell Proliferation in Breast Cancer Cells,” which evaluates the referenced phytochemicals and has broader implications in regards to using dietary phytochemicals as chemotherapeutic agents. Her faculty adviser is Assistant Prof. Kimberly Baker.

Daniel Mueller, Kiel, Political Science and History major, will present “German Media and the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: How Ideology, Regionalism, and Issue Coverage Shape the German Public Attitude toward U.S. Politics,” a project that explores how political and ideological orientation, regional coverage and other factors affected issue coverage of U.S. elections between July and mid-November 2012. His faculty adviser is Associate Prof. Katia Levintova.

Robyn Nielsen, Manitowoc, Environmental Policy and Planning major, will present the findings of the Brown County Waste Stream Committee’s yearlong work to establish a business plan and long-term strategy for redirecting waste from landfills by turning it into marketable materials, as part of a more environmentally sustainable local economy. Her faculty adviser is Associate Prof. John Katers.

Mai Chee Vang, Green Bay, Business Administration major, will present “Role of Cultural Congruence and Trust in Online Charitable Giving,” a study that compares two newly created website homepages that put images in a different order to manipulate the cultural congruence. Her faculty adviser is Assistant Prof. Gaurav Bansal.

Emily Vogels, Wrightstown, Psychology major, will present “Hidden Intelligence: Downplaying Intelligence in Social Settings,” which aims, via survey and regression analysis, to understand and predict why people might downplay their intelligence. Her faculty adviser is Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung.

POSTERS IN THE ROTUNDA

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 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013 UW-Green Bay students participate in Posters in the Rotunda, State Capitol building, Madison April 2013
Photos by Kelly McBride, Marketing and University Communication

12TH ANNUAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SYMPOSIUM

Listed here are each project’s title, the student involved, accompanist (if applicable) and faculty advisers and their academic units.

01: Effects of Religious Priming on Attitudes Towards Alcohol Use
Paul Ahrens, Nicole Schultz
Dean Von Dras, Human Development
02: Applications in Mathematics Education
Courtney Nolan
Kim Desotell, Phuture Phoenix
03: Brown County Zero Waste
Jennifer Gumz, Robyn Nielsen
John Katers, Natural and Applied Sciences
04: Internship with Lakeside Foods
Tieraney Planasch
Le Zhu, Human Biology
05: Boys and Girls Club: After School Program
Nicole Helsel
Jenell Holstead, Human Development
06: Wild Blue Technologies Internship
Matt VandenBoomen
Jeff Benzow, Art and Design
07: Student Marketing and Promotions Coordinator
Logan Hendricks
Phil Clampitt, Information and Computing Science
08: Renewable Energy Internship, Wisconsin Public Service
Evan Van Lanen
Amy Wolf, Natural and Applied Sciences
09: Voyageur Magazine
Kayla Filen, Mitchell Henkelman, Nicole Lasee, Codie Richards, Reed G Schneider
Victoria Goff, Information and Computing Science
10: Eco-Reps
Melissa Kiela, Amanda Pyke
John Arendt, Environmental Management and Business Institute
11: Internship at Family Services Residential
Lauren Vieaux
Deirdre Radosevich, Human Development
12: Inhibition of Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation by Indole-3-Carbinol and Benzyl
Gabrielle Gaura, Danielle Goodrich
Kimberly Baker, Human Biology
13: Effects of Chronic Exercise on Resting Plasma Corticosterone Response
Chloe Krueger, Julia Rose Shariff
Amanda Nelson, Human Biology
14: Stigmatization of Eating Disorders: Gender and Athlete vs Non-Athlete
Anna Girdauskas
Kristin Vespia, Human Development
15: Human Trafficking
Nathan VerVelde
Katia Levintova, Public and Environmental Affairs
16: Academic Participation and Expression of Knowledge
Emily Vogels
Regan A.R. Gurung, Human Development
17: Personality, Perception of Faces, Rejection and Satisfaction in Online Dating
Jimmie Willing
Regan A.R. Gurung, Human Development
18: An Analysis of Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Alternatives
Hilary Zanoni
David Helpap, Public and Environmental Affairs
19: Luteolin Suppresses Daidzein Induced Cell Proliferation in Breast Cancer Cells
Holly James, Jessica Pudelko
Kimberly Baker, Human Biology
20: The Art of Science
Spencer Karls
Sarah Detweiler, Art and Design
21: German Media and the 2012 US Presidential Election
Daniel Mueller
Katia Levintova, Public And Environmental Affairs
22: Bullying and Academics: Is There a Relationship?
Kaelee Heideman
Kristin Vespia, Human Development
23: Role of Cultural Congruence and Trust in
Online Charitable Giving
Kelton Dopp, Mai Chee Vang
Gaurav Bansal, Business Administration
24: Mental Illness Stigma as Function of Client Gender and Diagnosis
Kaitlyn Multhauf
Kristin Vespia, Human Development
25: Personality Influence on Irrational Beliefs and Organizational Commitment
Areanna Lakowske
David Radosevich, Human Development
26: Cross Cultural Content Analysis of Sexual Education
Rachel Gardner
Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, Human Development
27: Phuture Phoenix – By the Numbers!
Marena Erickson, Stephanie Sielaff
Kimberly Desotell, Phuture Phoenix
28: An International Approach to Examining the International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Studies in the United States: Comparing a Topic in Statistics between IB and Chinese High School Mathematics Textbooks
Zhuxin “Zona” Fang
Susan Cooper, Education
29: First Impressions: Do Glasses Matter?
Miranda DeMars, Amanda Novak, Amy Vaughn
Jennifer Lanter, Human Development
30: Story of the Wounaan People of San
Antonio, Panama: An Evolving Way of Life
Jake Eggert
Mike Draney, Alma Rodriguez-Estrada, Natural and Applied Sciences
31: Moll Flanders Text Adventure
Kelsey DuQuaine
Aeron Haynie, Humanistic Studies
32: Bound/Unbound: A Series of Nude Self Portraits in Encaustic and Mixed Media
Kerie Throw
Kristy Deetz, Art and Design
33: Edificational [A Series of Surreal Narrative Portraits]
Kerstin Torgersen
Kristy Deetz, Art and Design
34: Jane Eyre: An Illustrated Interlude
Patrick Mares
Aeron Haynie, Humanistic Studies
35: Playing God
Andrea Oldenburg
Sarah Detweiler, Art and Design
36: Leadership Styles and Expectations
Jena Richter
Phil Clampitt, Information and Computing Science
37: Self-Portraiture
Jessica Schmidt
Sarah Detweiler, Art and Design
38: The Physiologic Effects of Music on the Sympathetic Nervous System
Desiri Jantz, Cassandra Welch
Craig Hanke, Human Biology
39: How Lost in Austen are You?
Sammantha Gibson
Aeron Haynie, Humanistic Studies
40: A Comparison of Basal Area on the Mahon Tree Plot
Austin Carter, Sara Smith
Robert Howe, Amy Wolf, Natural and Applied Sciences
41: Mammal Assemblages at the Wabikon Forest Dynamics Plot
Jesse Weinzinger
Robert Howe, Amy Wolf, Natural and Applied Sciences
42: The Effects of Echinacea on Superoxide Anion Production by HL-60 cells, a Neutrophil Cell Line
Lauren Caruso, Jessica Stolfi
Brian Merkel, Human Biology
43: The Body as a Landscape
Megan Mueller
Sarah Detweiler, Art and Design
44: Biostratigraphy of Scolecondonts
Clarissa Justmann
John Luczaj, Natural and Applied Sciences
45: Student Honors Recital 2013 Performance
Ryan Braatz
Sarah Meredith, Music
46: Student Honors Recital 2013 Performance
Lindsay Cummings
Sarah Meredith, Music
47: Student Honors Recital 2013 Performance
Nicole Duhaime
Sarah Meredith, Music
48: Student Honors Recital 2013 Performance
Kevin St John
Sarah Meredith, Music
49: Student Honors Recital 2013 Performance
Kevin Wellens
Sarah Meredith, Music

Mary Slavek, accompanist for Ryan Braatz (45), Lindsay Cummings (46), Nicole Duhaime (47) and Kevin St. John (48)
Grant Colburn, accompanist for Kevin Wellens (49)

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Photos by Holly Williams, photo intern, Marketing and University Communication

Another dancing star

We’ve had several LOG items recently about UW-Green Bay students and alumni participating in the local Red Cross version of “Dancing with Our Stars.” There’s another one we should have mentioned: Taryn Oleson, who is in her second year serving as a “pro dancer.” She’s a junior from Delafield, majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning with minors in Environmental Science and Public Administration. She’s also president of the Ballroom Dance Club on campus and active with SGA and PEAC. See our original post.

New from Admissions: a ‘preview day’ for environmental programs

This Friday (Oct. 15) marks something new for the UW-Green Bay Admissions Office. They’re partnering with the academic programs in Environmental Sciences as well as Environmental Policy and Planning to host a campus preview day with a twist: the first-ever Environmental Programs Preview Day. Visitors will be greeted mid-morning Friday with a session in the University Union followed by lunch, campus tours and sessions focused on academic options. Admissions adviser Andrew Meyer is coordinating the project. We’ll report back with more info in a future issue.