UW-Green Bay and partners prepare for wild rice seeding restoration project on bay of Green Bay, Nov. 5-9

Media members welcome to join boats, or view seeding from an observation point on land, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

GREEN BAY – A team of conservation professionals and volunteers from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, along with the UW-Extension, Ducks Unlimited, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and others, will seed 2,000 lbs. of wild rice at various sites in the bay of Green Bay from Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 through Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. This year marks the third year of the seeding effort as part of the restoration project, informed by the UW-Green Bay aquatic vegetation research in lower Green Bay.

Wild rice benefits waterfowl as an important food source during fall migration and contributes to fish nursery habitat anSeeding 2016d ecological diversity in coastal wetlands. Wild rice also holds important human traditional and cultural value, particularly for some Native American tribes. Historical records suggest the wetland plant occurred widely throughout Green Bay, but has been uncommon to rare in the bay in recent decades. Rice re-establishment is one of a series of restoration projects in lower Green Bay and along the Green Bay west shore to enhance coastal wetland habitat for fish and wildlife and improve the health of the bay.

Participants will hand-seed the rice at six sites in lower Green Bay and along the Green Bay west shore on the following dates:

  • Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 – Seagull Bar State Natural Area and Peshtigo River (Marinette Co.)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 – Longtail Point and Dead Horse Bay
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018- Lower Green Bay- Duck Creek and Peters Marsh
  • Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 – Oconto Sportsmen’s Club (Oconto Co.)
  • Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 – Point au Sable, UW-Green Bay

Media members are welcome to join on the boats, or view seeding from an observation point on land on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. To reserve a space or get more information about the project, contact Green Bay Restoration Project Coordinator Amy Carrozzino-Lyon by email at carrozza@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-5029.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus to host prospective college students for Campus Preview Day, Wednesday, Oct. 31

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will hold a Campus Preview Day on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 from 9 a.m. to Noon in the Theatre. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

During the Campus Preview Day, prospective students will have the chance to meet with faculty, staff and current students, learn more about the campus through a campus tour, find out more the affordable tuition and the opportunities for financial aid, explore student life and attend a college class.

Please register for this opportunity to enjoy a full campus tour and a chance to meet current students. On-campus parking is available and the campus is barrier free. For any questions in regards to applying, classes, campus life, housing and much more, please contact the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Admissions Advisors by email at marinette@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-2111. Questions can also be directed through an online form.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

 

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UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus to help students with FAFSA forms, Wednesday, Nov. 7

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will host a College Goal Wisconsin event on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room M-117, with a financial aid presentation scheduled for 6 p.m.

College Goal Wisconsin provides students with free help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition to getting professional help completing the FAFSA, attendees who complete the FAFSA and survey at the event will be entered into a drawing for the chance to receive a $1000 scholarship.

Students will need to bring materials with them in order to complete the FAFSA, such as 2017 federal tax return and W2s, information on savings and investments (if applicable), a cell phone, driver’s license, Social Security Number/Alien Registration Card/Permanent Resident Card, birth date of parent(s), month and year of parents’ marriage, divorce or separation, and a FSA ID, if obtained. The website fsaid.ed.gov can be visited in order to create a FSA ID. It is highly recommended that a dependent student attend the event with a parent or guardian. College Goal Wisconsin can be contacted by email at collegegoalwi@gmail.com.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

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Business Idea Workshop and Student Business Idea Contest held at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, Thursday, Nov. 8

GREEN BAY — As part of Sheboygan’s Startup Wisconsin Week, UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus will be hosting a Business Idea Workshop and Student Business Idea Contest on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Wombat Room.

The Business Idea Workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the community. In less than half an hour, learn how to structure a business idea into a communicative format. There will also be the opportunity to pitch your business idea, and you could be awarded up to $100 in cash for pitching an idea.

The first annual UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Student Business Idea contest will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sheboygan Campus students can apply to the contest by sending an email to KauthR@uwgb.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Students will be instructed on how to create a YouTube link of a draft of their 90-second business idea pitch by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

Students chosen to be contestants in the pitch contest will earn an automatic $50 if they pitch. Contestants will pitch their business idea to judges who will award up to $500 for first prize, $250 for second prize and $100 for third prize.

Students who pitch are also eligible for the following:

For questions, please contact Ryan Kauth, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, at UW-Green Bay by email at KauthR@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-2004.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Status update: Course alignments

For the past year, the Project Coastal Course Alignment Committee has been at work on two major tasks: 1) alignment of courses across all campuses, and 2) development of an Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree proposal for all campuses. An AAS proposal has been developed and is currently under review by Clif Ganyard, Project Coastal Director, and curriculum chairs on the branch campuses, and will ultimately move through a governance process.

Department chairs and associate deans have been reviewing and sorting courses in the following ways:

  • Courses that align in the Transfer Wizard but need course number or title adjustments, courses that have lectures/discussions/labs combined and may need to be split, or courses that do not match on the number of credits.
  • Courses that currently transfer to UW-Green Bay as electives and require decisions about how to offer the courses in the future.
  • Courses that are complicated (don’t align well) and need to be individually addressed.

Course decisions have been mostly completed and recommendations for course alignment are moving through the approval process. Questions about course alignment should be directed to UW-Green Bay department chairs and deans or curriculum chairs on the branch campuses.

 

 

UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center to receive 2018 Governor’s Archives Award

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center (ARC) will be presented with the 2018 Governor’s Archives Award for Archival Innovation. An award presentation will be held Wednesday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the Archives of David A. Cofrin Library, Room 705, UW-Green Bay. The Wisconsin Historical Society will present the award.

“The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center is receiving this award for expanding the audiences served at the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center, specifically, broadening the use and study of archival collections across the undergraduate curriculum,” said Matt Blessing, State Archivist for the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Along with the formal award presentation, which lands during “Archives Month,” the program will include brief remarks by UW-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis and faculty members Alison Staudinger and Caroline Boswell.

The ARC demonstrated how it has effectively expanded experiential learning across the undergraduate curriculum, moving beyond established partnerships with humanities disciplines to reach new and diverse audiences. Archivist Deb Anderson is cited for “effectively building flexible instructional programs involving disciplines within the social sciences, first year seminars, public policy, nutrition, education, and human development.”

Expanding archival learning opportunities across the university curriculum required careful planning, engagement, and significant collaborations by the UW-Green Bay Archives: Examples

  • In a freshmen-level course, Everybody Dies!, students were introduced to coroner’s reports, condolence letters and diaries of the terminally ill. More than 100 first-year undergraduates considered the concepts of death and dying by exploring historical records.
  • For a course on prison voices, the archivist identified prisoner case files, warden records and prison inspection reports.
  • Collections of cartoons were used by political science students to curate a gallery exhibit.

These innovative research experiences required extensive use of the Wisconsin Area Research Center Network transfer system, including the transfer of state government records from Madison to the UW-Green Bay ARC.

“It is an honor to receive the “2018 Governor’s Award for Archival Innovation,” Archivist Anderson says.  “We value the opportunities we have to connect university students to the stories of the past through archival records. It is truly gratifying to witness students and faculty embracing historical materials in original and pioneering ways.”

This is not the first time the UW-Green Bay Archives has been recognized for its work. In 2005, Anderson won the Governor’s Archives Award for Advocacy.

“The Archives Instruction and Outreach program has taken years to develop and grow, and because of its success, we are now seeing an ever-increasing interest by faculty to give their students the opportunities to work with primary materials by collaborating with the Archives,” notes Paula Ganyard, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Library Services. “This ever-growing interest also has resulted in an increase in non-traditional presentations of historical research by students. While the traditional term paper still exists, we now see projects such as Twitter reenactments of historical events, the creation of oral histories, and even art exhibits developed by students as ways students are sharing their research.”

The Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board (WHRAB) and the Wisconsin Historical Society award the Governor’s Archives Award to individuals, programs or organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving or increasing the availability of original historical documents in any format. For more information visit wisconsinhistory.org.

Story by UW-Green Bay Marketing and University Communication and Wisconsin Historical Society.