Gurung: Why Cleaning Helps Some Feel Less Anxious

“Why does coming home to a clean home help some people feel calm? Or feeling anxiety or stress vanish after scrubbing the kitchen floor? There’s a few possible explanations for why cleanliness translates to lower levels of stress and anxiety for some. UW-Green Bay Professor Regan Gurung (Psychology, Human Development) explains on this WPR broadcast.

Another EPIC Saturday for psychology teachers

Around 50 psychology teachers spent Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 on the Green Bay Campus for the fourth annual Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC). The conference in included talks on teaching neuroscience, hosting a psychology fair and utilizing sport psychology principles in the classroom. There was also a nature walk on environmental psychology and a keynote from Jane Halonen on “Defending the Psychology Major.” EPIC is organized by a steering committee made up of UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty and high school teachers from around the county.


46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features work from four campuses

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery is proud to present the 46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, an art exhibition feature work of a variety of mediums and styles from UW-Green Bay students including, for the first time, students from our branch campuses: UW-Green Bay campuses at Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan. This year we are honored to have curator Frank Juarez of Frank Juarez Gallery in Milwaukee, WI as our juror. The opening reception will be Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with an award ceremony at 5 p.m. The exhibition will be open from Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 through Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 and can be viewed during gallery hours of operation, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Emma Hitzman at or Kayla Bauer at

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

Luncheon in honor of National Native American Heritage Month to be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Cloud Commons

In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) will be hosting author and poet, Heid E. Erdrich on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cloud Commons located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Chef Corey will be doing a cooking demo with her, using the Global Kitchen station in the Marketplace to feature items from her cookbook, “Original Local, Ingenious Foods, Stories and Recipes.” This luncheon is open to the public and is available for the regular cost of dining in the Marketplace for $6.75, plus tax.

Menu will include:
  • Pumpkin Bangs (Pumpkin Frybread)
  • Butternut Chowder
  • Small Game Bird in Wild Berry Pepper Sauce
  • Rita Erdrich’s Manoomin (Wild Rice)
  • REZ Water Pickles
  • Sunseed Cornmeal Cookies
  • Crimson Clover Iced Tea


2019 Research in the Rotunda registration is now open

On Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019, the UW System will be celebrating the 16th annual Research in the Rotunda: Showcasing the Work of UW undergraduates event at the State Capitol in Madison. The event focuses on students, faculty advisers and the breadth of undergraduate research taking place on UW System campuses. Registration is currently open, and student researchers and faculty advisers must register by Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Learn more.

Faculty note: Prof. Gurung talks teaching and learning, and becoming productive scholars

Faculty often trade off between spending time on teaching and on research activities. In this episode, UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan Gurung (Psychology, Human Development) is interviewed by the Faculty Development Center at the State University of New York at Lake Oswego to explore how engaging in research on teaching and learning can help us become more productive as scholars and as educators while also improving student learning outcomes. Gurung is UW-Green Bay’s Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development and Psychology; President-Elect of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology; co-editor of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology; co-chair of the American Psychological Association Introductory Psychology Initiative and the Director of the Hub for Intro Psych and Pedagogical Research.

Absurd Innovation Challenge Participants

Students celebrate Startup Week Wisconsin with ‘Absurd Innovation Challenge’

More competitions coming to a college near you

UW-Green Bay students participated in an “Absurd Innovation Challenge” that kicked-off Startup Week Green Bay on Monday Nov. 5. Following remarks from Jill Enos of Titletown Tech, students worked in teams to complete an absurd challenge. Students also learned about the upcoming third annual “Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition,” on March 1, 2019 open to students from all four UW-Green Bay campuses. The event was sponsored by UW-Green Bay, WiSys, CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization) and Collegiate DECA.

Startup Wisconsin Week runs Nov. 5-11 and aims to help entrepreneurs discover resources in their communities and highlights the importance of startups to the growth of Wisconsin’s economy. For more on Startup Wisconsin Week, go to

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Absurd Innovation Challenge

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication