Reminder: say ‘Farewell’ to Bill Hubbard

After a career spanning 29 years with the University of Wisconsin System, and the last 10 at UW-Green Bay, Bill Hubbard will be retiring this month. The celebration will be held in IS1010 (ATS) on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Members of the IT Division invite you to join them as they celebrate Hubbard’s career and wish him well in retirement. Cake and refreshments will be served.

Sheboygan Campus names winners of entrepreneurial contests

On Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, UW-Green Bay’s first Absurd Innovation Challenge kicked off Startup Wisconsin Week in Green Bay and on Thursday, Nov. 8, UW-Green Bay kicked off Startup Wisconsin Week at the Sheboygan Campus. That campus hosted a Business Idea Workshop, the first UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Student Business Idea Contest, and Sheboygan’s first Business Idea Contest for the community.

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McElroy (left) and UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan CEO Jennifer Williamson-Mendez (right).

The winner of $500 and first place in the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Student Business Idea Contest was Dorothy McElroy. Her idea is focused on providing education about death and grieving in different grades in school as different ages of children grieve in different ways. McElroy, a grief support specialist, has been involved with UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd and is a level 2 USA archery instructor. She is also the founder of The Dancing Arrow Club, a grief therapy through archery program. McElroy will be receiving her associates degree from UW-Green Bay with an emphasis on grief therapy for children. McElroy and her son Wyatt recently gave a Tedx Talk (scroll ahead to 2:57:30) and are the founders of World Dragon Shooting Day.

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CEO Williamson-Mendez (left) and Luisa Morales (right).

The winner of $100 and first place in the Community Business Idea Contest was Luisa Morales. Morales is a mental health and career counselor at UW-Green Bay|Sheboygan Campus. Her idea is a café that focuses on mental health without that “therapy” feeling. See the attached first picture of Morales (right) and Williamson-Mendez (left).

The Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay and WiSys are sponsors of both events, and UW-Green Bay|Sheboygan Campus is a sponsor of Startup Sheboygan Week. Startup Wisconsin Week events in several communities in Wisconsin ran through Nov. 11 and can be found here.

Photos and text submitted by UW-Green Bay entrepreneurial lecturer, Ryan Kauth.

Endgame’s Endgame: A pre-show discussion, Thursday, Nov. 15

ENDGAME, a one-act play written by Samuel Becket, will be performed on Nov. 14-17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre, 1 University Drive, Sheboygan, on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. Tickets are now on sale. Director and Assistant Prof. Thomas Campbell (Theatre) and Associate Prof. Ann Mattis (English) will lead a pre-show discusssion, “Endgame’s Endgame,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Fine Arts Theatre. The discussion is free and open to the public. Purchase tickets for Endgame, here.

Discovering new antibiotics is focus of Dec. 7 event at Lambeau Field

There are more than 200 registered and 67 posters ready for presentation for the Tiny Earth event at Lambeau Field on Dec. 7, 2018. “Tiny Earth undergraduate students from across Green Bay and Wisconsin bent on a mission to discovery new antibiotics are convening at Lambeau Field on Friday to present their research,” said UW-Green Bay (and Medical College of Wisconsin instructor) Prof. Brian Merkel (Human Biology). The event is sponsored by Medical College of Wisconsin Green Bay and Cherney labs.

Tiny Earth is an innovative program spanning 44 states and 15 countries that inspires and retains students in the sciences while addressing one of the most pressing global health challenges of our century: the diminishing supply of effective antibiotics. Tiny Earth centers around an introductory biology course in which students perform hands-on field and laboratory research on soil in the hunt for new antibiotics.

The Tiny Earth in Titletown event was conceived by biology instructors and administrators at UW-Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) to showcase the innovative science, research, and teaching taking place in northeast Wisconsin. Participating institutions include UW-Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, College of the Menominee Nation, Marian University, UW-Fond du Lac, Milwaukee Area Technical College, UW-Parkside, UW-Waukesha County, UW-Whitewater, UW-Rock County, Madison College, UW-Madison, Northcentral Technical College, and UW-River Falls.

The evening will include a student poster competition and a conversation discussing efforts by Wisconsin’s students to harness the full potential of the state’s soil to tackle the looming public health crisis, antibiotic resistance. Area scientists will judge student submissions and awards and prizes will be presented to winning students.

Please feel free to contact Brian Merkel ( for more information.



Reminder: Eurydice continues through Nov. 18

Theatre on the Bay  continues this week, with Eurydice. The play, created by Sarah Ruhl, is a contemporary take on the Orpheus myth from Eurydice’s perspective. Local UW students are involved in nearly every show and are gaining valuable workplace and real-world skills. Eurydice continues through Nov. 18. Tickets for the show cost $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. You can get tickets online through the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus website or at the box office one hour before show time. More here.

Actors (from left to right): Kendra Krouth, Cassidy MacArthur, Bryan Lynn, Kenan Pulver, Tyrus Cretens and Sammi Batterson in a scene from Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice.

Philosopher’s Cafe to take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14

The next Philosopher’s Cafe will be featuring the topic “Negotiating Human Animals and Non-Human Animals” presented by Assistant Prof. Sarah Schuetze (English) and UW-Green Bay student Joey Prestley on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at Aardvark Wine Lounge in Green Bay. The discussion will explore the ways human animals negotiate and define the limits between themselves and nonhuman animals. Learn more.

Nominate a student for the 2019-20 Newman Civic Fellowship by Tuesday, Nov. 20

Faculty at all four campuses are reminded to nominate a student from now until Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 for the 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellowship. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long fellowship through Campus Compact, and provides training and resources that nurture and develop students’ assets and passions to help them develop innovative and collaborative strategies to bring about social change. The one-year experience also allows fellows to have access to in-person and virtual learning opportunities, networking events and local mentors. Learn more about the fellowship. To nominate a student, please send their name and email address to Pang Yang at by no later than Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Reminder: Free STEAM Engine VII at the Neville Museum this Wednesday, Nov. 14

The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) Engine VII event at the Neville Museum will be taking on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The STEAM Engine is an interactive event held at the Neville Museum that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting edge research. The STEAM Engine showcases individuals and organizations in the region who are seeking new horizons in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. The events kick off at 6 p.m. with a short live music performance followed by presentations, including one from UW-Green Bay lecturer Benjamin Geisler (Computer Science), and Q & A. The social networking hour with soda, Titletown beer and popcorn rounds out the night. Learn more.