Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduates (and alumna Julia Shariff) join state’s growing medical field

Graduates of the first class from the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay program are now practicing Wisconsin doctors. UW-Green Bay alumna, Julia Shariff ’15 (Human Biology, Spanish) is among these graduates joining the growing medical field and open to staying in the state, which would help to meet Wisconsin’s strong need for new doctors. Read more from Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Shawn Anthony Robinson returns to campus as ‘Dr. Dyslexia Dude’

The Phoenix Bookstore and Office of Student Life will be hosting a reading and book signing by former UW-Green Bay employee Shawn Robinson, Ph.D., for his book “Dr. Dyslexia Dude” at 6 p.m. April 2, 2019 in The Phoenix Bookstore. Robinson worked at UW-Green Bay for a number of years and mentored many students in the Green Bay Area Public Schools.

Shawn Robinson
Shawn Robinson, Dr. Dyslexia Dude

“‘Doctor Dyslexia Dude’ is a compelling story of an African-American boy who is also a colorful superhero with dyslexia. The capped character is autobiographically based on the painful, early life experiences of Robinson. Robinson and his co-author, Inshirah Robinson R.N., are parents who say their goal is to empower students in special education to stay encouraged and know they too can achieve greatness! These stories are designed to open the mind of young students with dyslexia to the possibilities life offers – all while living worthwhile, productive and successful live. Overall, ‘Dr. Dyslexia Dude’ is and exciting, colorful, often humorous and relevant source of hope and inspiration for kids, parents, and teachers.”

Robinson is a senior research associate in the Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at UW-Madison. The author and dyslexia consultant, serves on the board of directors with the International Dyslexia Association. He has been invited to collaborate with some of the most respected scholars in the field of reading at the Integrative Learning Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in June 2019.

Reminder, Jazz Ensembles is tonight (March 14)

Jazz is alive and well in Green Bay and you are sure to find some of the area’s most exciting jazz performances right here at UW-Green Bay. Jazz Ensembles is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019. Led by directors Adam Gaines and John Salerno, UW-Green Bay has a long enjoyed a tradition of excellence in jazz and hosts UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest, one of the oldest of its kind in Wisconsin. Jazz Ensembles I & II will be joined for this performance by the UWGB Jazz Combo and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble to perform traditional swing, original arrangements and many other contemporary styles. Get tickets and see more.

‘We Are GB’ artistic representation accepting photo submissions until Friday, March 29

Submissions for the “We Are GB” project are due by Friday, March 29, 2019. The project aims to create an artistic representation of the collective cultures of UW-Green Bay for a tunnel in the Instructional Services (IS) building. UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff are invited to submit a picture or two that represents their culture, along with a sentence or two explaining the picture related to the culture. All the submissions will be presented to an artist, who will then design the art piece. Your actual picture may or may not be used, but your submission will allow the artist to use your image, versions of it or words in the final piece. Submit your photos.

Campus mourns passing of longtime staff member, Pam Bramschreiber

Members of the Green Bay Campus mourn the loss of Pam Bramschreiber who worked at UW-Green Bay for 30 years, retiring from Admissions in 2014. She passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Visitation and a service will be Saturday, March 16 at Suamico United Methodist. According to the obituary, “Pam took much pride and joy in the work she did mentoring many students throughout the years. It was her hard work and determination that earned her the name ‘The Braminator.'” One could often find her outdoors reading on her lunch hour in the Cofrin Library circle or another sunny spot.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Suamico United Methodist Church, 3266 Lakeview Drive, Suamico, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with service to follow at 11:30 a.m. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with Pam’s family on her tribute page at In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established in Pam’s honor. See the full obituary.

Renier discusses new online program to improve school success

Fox 11 spent time with UW-Green Bay’s Director of Academic Advising, Darrel Renier, to discuss new technology that is being launched across the UW System to help improve graduation rates and retain more students. “The new system is called EAB Navigate. It’s relatively new but has components like early alert so we can identify students that are at risk early, it helps advisers with notes, and helps keep everyone on campus in the loop,” said Darrel Renier, the Director of Academic Advising at the University of Green Bay. See the story.

Psych Week taking place Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29

Psych Week will be taking place from Monday, March 25, 2019 through Friday, March 29, 2019. Various special events are planned, from daily online trivia to photo booths, podcasts and volunteering. There will also be online activities taking place all week long. Every day at 3 p.m. there will be a Facebook Live video on college development and preparing for grad school posted. There will also be a three-part podcast series on Psychology and Stuff discussing the research and hardships of Canadian psychologist Albert Bandura. Mark your calendar for these events, and be sure to RSVP to the Spark Sessions and PSI Talks. Check out the full schedule.

Follow along on the UWGBpsych Smartphone App, available via iTunes and Google Play. There will be daily “scratch offs” and event reminders.


Graduate student Jade Arneson wins award and scholarship

UW-Green Bay graduate student Jade Arneson (Environmental Science and Policy) was awarded the Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunter’s Conference scholarship at its annual conference in  Wisconsin Rapids, recently. She is the first UW-Green Bay recipient of the award. According to Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS), Arneson is “an integral member of a team of partners working to restore wild rice and coastal wetland habitats in Green Bay and is responsible for leading critical field monitoring and data interpretation activities.” In a thank-you letter to the organizers, Fermanich said, “…In addition to being a dedicated student with a passion for ecosystem restoration and wildlife management, Jade is passionate about a variety of outdoor pursuits including hunting and fishing. Her studies and research project have direct applications to improvement of wildlife habitat and to enhancement of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. I have really been impressed with her willingness and enthusiasm for sharing her work with hunting groups, community leaders, fish and wildlife managers and the general public.”

Empathic Explorations: An evening of new short plays at the Manitowoc Campus

Join the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Theatre program in exploring four new short plays written by Wisconsin playwrights. Plays will be presented in a staged-reading format and actors will break for a short time to get audience feedback and insights and the potential of each play. Performances are Friday, March 29 and Friday, April 5 at 7:30. Tickets are $10 at the door.