UW-Green Bay alumni take over as new owners of Karvana Coffeehouse

UW-Green Bay alumni Kayla Viste ’13 (Public Administration) and Mike Hastreiter ’13 and ’17 (Economics and Masters of Environmental Science & Policy) are the new owners of Karvana Coffehouse in Green Bay. The new owners plan to run Karvana full time. Both have management and food service backgrounds. Read the full story.

Faculty note: Weinschenk publication in Politics and the Life Sciences

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) recently had a peer-reviewed article accepted for publication. The article is entitled “New Evidence on the Link Between Genes, Psychological Traits, and Political Engagement” and will appear in the journal Politics and the Life Sciences (published by Cambridge University Press). The article is co-authored with an international team of researchers from New York University, Brescia University College at Western University (Canada), the University of Bremen (Germany), and Bielefeld University (Germany). Weinschenk is the lead author on the article. 

Strong Women Strong Coffee event on Thursday, Feb. 14

There will be a Strong Women, Strong Coffee event on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the 1965 Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus. At this networking event, Lisa Cruz, President and Owner of Red Shoes Inc., will share her inspiring story. This event is free, but pre-registration is encouraged. Learn more on Facebook.

Legal Issues in WI panel to discuss shortage of public defenders, Friday, Feb. 22

The Legal Issues in WI panel, an important and timely discussion of the current shortage of public defenders in Wisconsin, related law school curriculum and admissions, will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room (Room 103) located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Panelists include UW-Green Bay alumni who are now practicing lawyers and/or work with the WI Office of Public Defender — Jessica Fehrenbach, Aaron Damrau, Jake Evans, and Wes Kottke — as well as Matthew Lindsay, associate professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more on Facebook.

Historical Perspectives Lectures Spring 2019

The Historical Perspective Series continues this Spring with two lectures. Jillian Jacklin, a Ph.D. student from UW-Madison, will speak on “Irresponsible Men and Incorrigible Women: Criminal Justice in Progressive-Era Wisconsin,” on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Christie Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Dan Kaufman, a journalist and writer from New York City, will speak on his book, “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics,” on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. All lectures are free and open to the public.


Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Maruf Hossain publication

Assistant Prof. Maruf Hossain (Electrical Engineering Technology) has co-authored a paper entitled “Open-Loop Approach for Robust Detection of Selective Harmonic in Single-Phase System,” which has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. This is a collaborative work with other two professors from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. All the authors are grateful to Dean John Katers (College of Science, Engineering and Technology) for his support to set up the experimental lab, which was used to conduct the experiments for this paper. View the paper.

Next SBDC workshop is Tuesday, Feb. 26

Professional development workshops are offered through the Small Business Development Center’s 2018-2019 Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. The workshop “Maintaining Professionalism While Under Pressure and Leading Without Authority” is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center at 2701 Larsen Road in Green Bay. Cost of this workshop includes instruction, material, DISC assessment, morning refreshments and lunch. For more information on registration, visit the website, email sbdc@uwgb.edu or call 920-496-2117.