While bouncing back from a few hard knocks, Kelly Ellis realized that the power to have a great life had been with her all along. In her talk, Ellis defines moxie as the intersection of grit, gumption and self-awareness and shares a real life example of what happens when she stopped listening to others and lived her own authentic life. She encourages the audience to trust in their own instincts, express themselves and perhaps even go back to the person they were before life gave them a little too much advice about who to be when they grew up. Kelly Ellis is the Founder & Fearless Leader of the Greater Green Bay STEM Network, an organization created in 2013 to connect STEM education resources in the region. She is passionate about working closely with community nonprofits. Ellis graduated with a Business Administration degree (emphasis in Marketing) and high honors from UW-Green Bay in 2008. She minored in Studio Arts. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
We all have a story. It’s the one thing that binds us all together. Far too often, we brush people off for what you perceive about them rather than getting to see their true self, or their ‘human beingness’ in this case. In this talk, Dan Terrio shares the importance of embracing your human beingness and sharing your stories so others can see who you really are. Dan Terrio has inspired countless youth and adults from all walks of life with his story of perseverance, strength and determination. Terrio began his motivational speaking career while recovering from injuries sustained in a car/train accident that left him temporarily confined to a wheelchair. To date, he has traveled to all 50 states presenting his inspiring story from growing up on an Indian Reservation to working in Washington D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies ’12 and a master’s degree in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning ’14 from UW-Green Bay. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
This talk outlines a method of radically re-imagining the American high school. It shows how high-security, prison-like schools are actually creating more danger than they’re preventing. The speaker suggests an unusual conceptual approach to fix this and argues that we need to stop tweaking an old system and instead work to create entirely new high school environments. Jennie Young is an assistant professor of English and the director of the first-year writing program at UW-Green Bay. She has a Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research interests include rhetorical theory and the rhetoric of education, specifically as it applies to high school students. She is also interested in creative nonfiction and its place in English composition programs and has published articles in both academic and creative journals. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
The latest episode of “All the Rage” is ready for your listening pleasure. Featuring Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) and Dean Chuck Rybak (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences), this third installment of the podcast’s “Losing Control” series starts with a live segment on mob violence. Then the hosts interviewed Associate Prof. Kate Burns (Psychology) and Lasell College Associate Prof. Lori Rosenthal (Psychology). Listen to the podcast.
NEW Water and UW-Green Bay teamed up to help more than 60 Girl Scouts from around Wisconsin earn their “Wonders of Water” badge on Nov. 10. Activities included learning about the infamous water bear microorganism and watching them swim under microscopes; learning about cleaning water by making water filters; learning about aquatic life in “Who’s in your stream?” simulating runoff in a community through an Enviroscape activity; and creating bracelets representative of the water cycle.
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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. 2019 Research in the Rotunda student abstract submission forms deadline has changed. Registration is currently open, and students interested in participating in this event must complete the abstract submission form by Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Learn more.
In honor of the centennial of the WWI Armistice, the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus hosted the presentation of “World War I: Wisconsin, Michigan and the 32nd Red Arrow Division,” which was led by Associate Prof. Dan Kallgren (History) and Associate Prof. Keith West (Geoscience). The Eagle Herald featured the program as its lead story.