Prof. Fermanich talks run-off and dead zones

Green Bay’s dead zones — areas with virtually no oxygen or aquatic life — are in a constant state of flux, and probably not improving. They swell, shrink and shift from one year to the next — their fortunes dictated by rain, snow, temperature, wind, water currents and, significantly, too much runoff carried in from the third-largest watershed in the Great Lakes basin. UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (Natural and Applied Sciences) was interviewed for a story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

NBC26 features Back-to-School Store at new UW-Green Bay location

The 26th annual Back-to-School Store is right around the corner and has an exciting new location after a recent partnership announcement with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The Service League of Green Bay is a non-profit group with a rich history of working to better the Green Bay area community and youth. The organization raises funds throughout the year to fund multiple programs including Basic Necessity Programs and the Back-to-School store. See the NBC26 feature.

Faculty note: Reilly publishes on nursing student travel & clinical experience in Brazil

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Janet Reilly (Nursing) and her colleagues from the Universidad of Sau Paulo, Drs. Deborah  Falleiros de Mello, Maria Helena Larcher Caliri, and Fabiana Villela Mamede, along with Eliana Maria Fernandes de Aguair Tonetto, from the Ministry of Health in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil,  published an article titled, “An Innovative Exchange Model for Global and Community Health Nursing Education.” The team of faculty developed a hybrid course (online course coupled with face-to-face practicum experiences), which enrolls nursing students from opposite hemispheres. A  video by Reilly and article describe the innovative approach to nursing education and understanding of diverse cultures.

Understanding different cultures is important in educating nursing students who will become the health care workforce of our interdependent and globalized societies. International practicum courses help student nurses understand different cultures.

The video is now posted on the Nurse Educator home page.

Faculty note: Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston special guest at Czech Centennial Gala

UW-Green Bay Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston (Music) and her husband Jay were special guests at the Czech Centennial Gala held at the Oshkosh Country Club, Oshkosh, honoring Mr. Radek Vondracek (front in red tie), the Speaker of the Parliament, Prague, Czech Republic, on Monday, July 23, 2018. Acacia Angelo, UW-Green Bay senior in music education, was there as the newly crowned Wisconsin Czech Slovak Queen for 2018-19. Angelo is a voice student of Meredith’s and won the talent division for the competition singing a Dvorak song in Czech.

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UW-Green Bay student entrepreneur is ready to pitch wedding planning app

“Maria Arunkumar (Business Administration) is getting ready to take her business idea to Two Rivers on Thursday, August 2, 2018 to participate in the first Light Up the Lakeshore Business Idea Competition. She will be competing for a top prize of $1,000 as she goes against a group of other aspiring entrepreneurs; many of them students at UW-Green Bay where Green Bay SCORE mentor Ryan Kauth, lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Cofrin School of Business, has been inspiring students to turn their ideas into reality.” The Green Bay Press-Gazette has the story about her idea for a wedding planning app.

Academic Staff Committee 2018-19 meeting

The 2018-19 Academic Staff Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Cofrin Library 735. The meeting is open for anyone to attend, and the agenda can be found here.  Questions can be directed to any member of the 2018-19 committee — Jamee Haslam (Chair), Eric Craver, Lynn Niemi, Jan Malchow, Bao Sengkhammee, Sherri Arendt, Parker Nadeau, Mark Krell or Bethany Welch.

Wetland restoration on the agenda for Cofrin Center for Biodiversity’s Erin Giese

Erin Giese of UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity shared a letter to the editor titled “Prioritize wetland restoration in the next Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan.” In her letter, Giese points out that healthy wetlands are a sustainable ecosystem for wildlife and people. Read the full letter posted by The Cap Times.