In order to keep high school students on their toes and prepared for the now mandatory pre-graduation civics test a few Wisconsin organizations are banding together to organize a little competition. UW-Green Bay professors and students are working on preparing questions this fall for students to study. UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. David Helpap (Political Science) talks with Wisconsin Public Radio. Listen here.
“Earlier this year, the United States saw statewide teacher strikes in Oklahoma and Arizona. And in recent news, members of the Los Angeles teachers’ union have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. To understand the context of these events, (WORT) in Madison spoke with UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) about his new book Teacher Strike! and his research in public education and labor history.”
All are invited to the Celebration of Life for UW-Green Bay Senior Lecturer Karen Dalke (Public and Environmental Affairs), whose life was taken unexpectedly in an accident in July 2018. Friends will meet at the Cofrin Library Commons (plaza level) on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. A short program begins at 4 p.m. More about Karen. Please consider a gift in her name.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, UW-Green Bay presents Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists. Two programs next Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 are free and open to the public:
Session #1: 11a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Session #2: 6 to 8:30 p.m. with a book signing reception
Location: Phoenix Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus
Here’s more: Twenty-five Latina agents of change share their inspirational stories in Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists, co-edited by Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, and Eloisa Gómez, who will speak at the event.
Somos Latinas shares the powerful narratives of 25 activists — from outspoken demonstrators to collaborative community-builders to determined individuals working for change behind the scenes — providing proof of the long-standing legacy of Latina activism throughout Wisconsin. Somos Latinas draws on activist interviews conducted as part of the Somos Latinas Digital History Project, housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Books will be available for sale at The Phoenix Bookstore on campus and at the 6 p.m. session, which includes a book signing by the authors.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Inclusive Excellence, The Phoenix Bookstore and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate. For more information, contact Claudia Guzmán: firstname.lastname@example.org / 920-465-2464.
Making statewide news this week is a story about UW-Green Bay now announcing prospective students’ acceptance into one of the four UW-Green Bay campuses by Instagram, as well as traditional methods. Fox 11 was the first to report on the story.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on the UW campus reorganization this week and the JS photographer spent some time in UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. Read it here.
Echinacea is a popular supplement used to reduce the severity and/or duration of respiratory infections, including the common cold. Despite its popularity, the effects of Echinacea on the immune system remain poorly understood. Volunteers in this study will take either Echinacea or placebo-control capsules three-times daily for seven days. Pre-treatment and post-treatment health surveys and blood samples (4-6 teaspoons) are required. There is no monetary compensation for study participation. Your identity will remain confidential. Volunteers may discontinue participation at any time. All are welcome to participate, including prior participants. Please contact Associate Prof. Brian Merkel (Human Biology) for questions and to participate, email@example.com.
The eighth annual UW-Green Bay Retirees Golf Outing was held August 16, 2018. It was another beautiful day for 36 golfers to enjoy the Shorewood Golf Course, with an additional eight people joining the group for a buffet lunch at the clubhouse. Prizes were plenty for low- and high-gross, event hole, and individual name drawing prizes. The annual UW-Green Bay Retiree Association Endowed Scholarship fundraiser event yielded $1,027.
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– Photos submitted by the UW-Green Bay Retiree Association