Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor Regan A. R. Gurung (Psychology, Human Development) was recently featured on a WPR segment that focuses on how to tackle holiday stress. Prof. Gurung gives tips on how to cope with stress and anxiety that might be felt around the holidays. Listen here.
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Congratulations to current UW-Green Bay student Renee DeGrand (Business Administration) who took first place in the 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest with her business plan for hobbyist e-commerce platform, “Fervid Life.” Jordan Lorenz ’12 (Hmanities) took second with his business plan for a better connector of college student job seekers to small businesses who have job openings, which he calls “JobKaddi.” Both DeGrand and Lorenz reside in Green Bay.
In third place was Dean Derksen of Sheboygan with his business plan for an employee-owned manufacturing company, which he calls EO.
These three entrepreneurs gave 10-minute business plan presentations at UW-Green Bay on Friday, November 30, 2018 and judges asked each entrepreneur questions about their business plans for 5 minutes. The finalists share in the $10,000 of in-kind services provided by contest sponsors.
The 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest sponsors include T2, Laurie Crawford Coaching, Winnebago Seed Fund, WiSys, KerberRose, Keller, and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business.
The Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest was brought back after a four-year hiatus to increase the number of finalists in the annual www.GovsBizPlanContest.com and www.WisconsinYES.com from Northeast Wisconsin, increase inclusive entrepreneurial endeavors in Northeast Wisconsin, point entrepreneurs toward local and regional no-cost resources for assistance and mentorship within their Northeast Wisconsin communities for business planning, and to educate “wantrepreneurs” toward actual entrepreneurship via coopetition and expert feedback.
Entrants in the Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest and those who were interested in entering the contest are encouraged to apply to the annual state business plan contest at www.GovsBizPlanContest.com, which is open now for entries. Middle school and high school students who entered or were considering entering the 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest should enter the www.GovBizPlanContest.com as well as apply to the www.WisconsinYES.com contest, which will open shortly.
For questions about being a cash or in-kind sponsor of the 2019 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest next year, or for questions about finding local resources, which are often at no cost, for business planning assistance to prepare for contests and other objectives, please contact the contest administrators via Ryan Kauth at the Cofrin School of Business at KauthR@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2004. The awards can be viewed at https://newbpc2018.startupcompete.co/competition-award. Photos are available on Flickr.
Photos by UW-Green Bay photographer Dan Moore
When the Phoenix Family left for winter break, it forgot one minor detail… Phlash.
UW-Green Bay reimagines a holiday classic in this must-see video greeting. It’s the holiday season and the Phoenix Family is busy finishing the semester and preparing for winter break. When UW-Green Bay mascot, Phlash, is forgotten and alone on campus, there is mischief to get into and fun to be had. But watch as the story unfolds and the beloved mascot learns the value of Phoenix Family.
UW-Green Bay alumnus Mike Safford ’10 (Communication), who started wrestling after graduating from UW-Green Bay, made his debut in September 2011. Safford discusses his wrestling career, which involved being selected by the WWE for a tryout. Read the full story.
Thank you to our readers for another great year. UW-Green Bay news editors are grateful to the UW-Green Bay community for reading and sharing UW-Green Bay news. Take a look back at top headlines of 2018 (based on web analytics).
1. Commencement Speaker Xiong tells graduates, ‘Create your own paj ntaub story’
Tears of pride and joy, for her family, her Hmong heritage, her UW-Green Bay family, flowed freely as graduate Bao Nhia Xiong ’18 spoke at the UW-Green Bay Spring Commencement ceremony at the Kress Events Center, Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was chosen to speak on behalf of her graduating class by UW-Green Bay faculty.
Comparing the student journey to a paj ntaub story — the Hmong art of adding intricate embroidery to traditional Hmong clothing — Xiong encouraged her fellow students to hold onto three distinct threads as they create their own paj ntaub: Family, university community and the spirit of giving back. See more.
2. UW-Green Bay offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing starting in 2020
The University received approval from the UW Board of Regents August 24, 2018 to move ahead in offering a prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, paving the way for students to begin in fall 2020. The program will expand UW-Green Bay’s ability to fulfill unmet student demand for a high-quality BSN degree at an affordable tuition cost. See more.
3. UW-Green Bay names leaders at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses
Provost Greg Davis announced Friday, July 20, 2018 the new leaders of the branch campuses — Cindy Bailey at Marinette, Rachele Bacik at Manitowoc and Jennifer Williamson-Mendez at Sheboygan. See more.
4. UW-Green Bay Mechanical Engineering gets the green light
UW-Green Bay’s efforts to establish an in-region resource for developing highly needed mechanical engineering talent in Northeast Wisconsin took a gigantic step forward Feb. 9, 2018 with the UW System Board of Regents approving the University’s request to offer the new program on its campus. UW-Green Bay began accepting freshmen into the program in Fall 2018. See more.
The Bad Plus will be the featured guest artist for UW-Green Bay’s historic Jazz Fest 49 and will be performing at the Weidner Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. With their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop and classical music, The Bad Plus has earned a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the University Ticketing and Information Center located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) has a new publication, an essay about Dan Kaufman’s important book, The Fall of Wisconsin for the nationally-recognized magazine Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. See more.
Prof. Rebecca Meacham (Humanities) will be the guest on the WPR’s The Morning Show with Kate Archer Kent, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 from 7:35 to 8 a.m. They will talk about UW-Green Bay’s new Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) announced recently. Why here? Why now?
The latest episode of “Serious Fun” by Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication, Information Science) is out now. In this episode, Associate Prof. Carr talks to UW-Green Bay Anime Club representatives Ntxhee Yee Thao and Jacob Huempfner about their favorites shows, the business and process of creating anime, as well as their fandom and the friends they have made along the way. Listen to the podcast.