Assistant Prof. Chandna has forthcoming book chapter

In light of this year’s centennial anniversary of The New State: Group Organization, the Solution of Popular Government, Mary Follett’s ideas are explored in a forthcoming centennial celebration book titled The Future of Progressivism: Applying Follettian Thinking to Contemporary Issues. Asst. Prof. Vallari Chandna (Cofrin School of Business) is a contributing author to this special edited volume and her chapter titled “Dynamic Holism in Enterprise: Follettian Integration as a Method for Achieving Sustainability” has been accepted for publication and is currently in-print.

Alumna Nowicki is winner of Two Rivers Pop-Up Shop Contest

UW-Green Bay alumna Jennifer Nowicki ’18 (Business Administration) has been named the winner of the Two Rivers Main Street Pop Up Shop contest. She recently posted about it on her blog. Her pop-up tea shop will be located at 1623 Washington St, Two Rivers, from Nov. 5 to Dec. 31, 2018. Nowicki has been featured in local news about how her expertise helps leverage knowledge for her customers.

Campus Clothing and Household Swap is next week

The semiannual Campus Clothing and Household Swap is Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 8 to 4 p. m. in the Phoenix Room, University Union. This event is free and open to UW-Green Bay students, employees and alumni. You can select new and gently used items including small furniture, books, clothing for all, sporting goods, kitchen and household, and anything else that is donated to this fun event! Donations of men’s clothing, kitchen and household are still in need, and can be dropped off at the Pride Center in UU 153. If you can volunteer to help set up on Tuesday, Oct .23, we can use your assistance from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Stacie Christian, Ph.D. with questions at


Registration for the Spring 2019 Piano Academy is now open

Registration for the Spring 2019 Piano Academy is now open. The UW-Green Bay Piano Academy provides group piano instruction to beginning piano students age 10 to 17. Classes meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Students spend one hour in UW-Green Bay’s state-of-the-art piano lab with piano professor Michael Rector, then practice what they’ve learned in guided sessions with assistant teachers. The 13-week session provides a solid foundation for further study, with lessons in technique, theory and performance. Learn more and register.

Professors Gaines and Salerno to play in Noodles and Jazz Concert

Two Rivers High School Band and Band Boosters will present the 13th annual Noodles and Jazz Concert Monday at the school, 4519 Lincoln Ave., Two Rivers, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Pasta dinner, provided by Matenaer Catering, will be served 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will cost $10. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. and features guest artists UW-Green Bay faculty and alumni, Professors John Salerno and Adam Gaines and Danny Lueck. All proceeds go toward an upcoming band and choir trip to Orlando, Atlanta and Nashville, Tennessee. More details: 920-793-4022.

Sandy Cohen gets Horizon League preseason honors

“A full season with Sandy Cohen III should help the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball team this season. That’s the way members of the Horizon League view it after the conference released its preseason poll Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 senior guard was among five players selected to the league’s preseason first team, while teammate Kam Hankerson was selected to the second team.” Scott Venci has the story for the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Message from Public Safety: Travel safely

Much like the rest of the state UW-Green Bay Public Safety officers have observed an increase of community members texting and focusing on their phone while traveling campus (walking and driving). This obviously creates a safety hazard, especially in locations where pedestrians and vehicles come into contact (cross walks, parking lots, etc.).

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. Distracted driving is dangerous and claimed 3,450 lives in the United States in 2016 alone. 1 out of 5 traffic accidents is caused by inattentive drivers.

Distracted walking is also a growing safety hazard. More and more people are bumping into walls, falling down stairs and stepping into traffic because they are focused on their cell phones rather than their surroundings.  

State law requires motorists to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk — including crosswalks on campus. Pedestrians, please use marked crosswalks. Pun down your cell phone and look left, right, and left again before crossing a street. Watch for turning vehicles. Walk facing traffic when there is no sidewalk. Don’t assume vehicles will stop — make eye contact with the driver. Don’t wear headphones or text/talk on the cell phone while crossing the street. At night wear bright/light colored clothing or reflective material and carry a flashlight.

You will see UW-Green Bay Police addressing traffic violations on and around campus. We will be enforcing crosswalks safety and distracted driving.  Please be attentive when you get behind the wheel so we can work together to achieve zero traffic injuries or deaths in Wisconsin. Have a safe and productive semester.