Patricia Finder-Stone participating in oral history project, 2015

Campus mourns loss of distinguished alumna Patricia Finder-Stone

Patricia Finder-Stone
Patricia Finder-Stone

UW-Green Bay learned today of the loss of Patricia Finder-Stone ’73 (Human Biology). She passed on Tuesday, June 10, after a brief illness. She was 90. She was named one of the University’s most Distinguished Alumni in 2010, an honor she cherished, and could often be found attending UW-Green Bay events. She was briefly employed as a psychiatric nurse at Cook County Hospital in Chicago but subsequently decided, with the Korean War in progress, to join the United States Air Force. She returned to school to become an honors graduate of both UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison (Master’s degree in Education/Bioethics). She received a National Endowment for the Humanities award for Interdisciplinary Ethics Study at Marquette University and contributed chapters to its ethics publications. She worked tirelessly on behalf of a number of local organizations. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 15 at Xavier Catholic in De Pere. Full military honors will conclude the service.  She will be buried at a later date Veterans Cemetery in King, Wis. Her obituary reads, “In memory of Pat, get active in the community, vote regularly, smile often, listen to your kids, work toward compromise, protect our environment, forgive mistakes, hug each other, and love a lot.”

Patricia Finder-Stone
Finder-Stone participating in a veterans oral history project, fall 2015.

Congratulations to faculty receiving promotions

Approved at the Board of Regents meetings last week were the promotions of a number of faculty members. Congratulations!

From Associate to Full Professor
Scott Ashmann, Green Bay Campus
Gaurav Bansal, Green Bay Campus
Woo Jeon, Green Bay Campus
Ekaterina, Levintova, Green Bay Campus
David Voelker, Green Bay Campus

From Assistant to Associate Professor
Thomas Campbell, Sheboygan Campus
Vallari Chandna, Green Bay Campus
Alise Coen, Sheboygan Campus
Joan Groessl, Green Bay Campus
Lisa Grubisha, Green Bay Campus
Amulya Gurtu, Green Bay Campus
Melvin Johnson, Manitowoc Campus
Megan Olson Hunt, Green Bay Campus
Michael Rector, Green Bay Campus
Kimberly Reilly, Green Bay Campus


Wisconsin Congresswoman introduces bill to reimburse doulas and midwives

New mom Crystal Dubey ’13 (Human Development), is looking forward to a new bill being presented to Congress. It’s called the “Mamas First Act,” and it’s a way Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) hopes to improve access to health care for mothers and their babies.

via Wisconsin Congresswoman introduces bill to reimburse doulas and midwives, WBAY-TV.

Become a Scientist for a Day – Door County Pulse

Conservation organizations invite the public to participate in a day of scientific discovery and research at the BioBlitz event June 21 at the Three Springs Nature Preserve. Join the staff, scientists and volunteers of the Door County Land Trust, UW-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, Friends of Toft Point, The Ridges Sanctuary and Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center in discovering and collecting species to document the health of our land. Community members are invited to become scientists for a day free of charge. Details and registration are available at

Door County conservation partners are working together to study the Door Peninsula coastal wetlands. Community participants will assist researchers using mammal traps, cameras, bird-mist nets, acoustic bat detectors, snake boards, insect sweep nets and aquatic sampling nets to discover and document species. Results of the BioBlitz measure the health of the Door Peninsula’s coastal wetlands’ ecology and provide data on populations of particular species.

via Become a Scientist for a Day – Door County Pulse.

Wisconsin is the sixth best state to live in, according to WalletHub

“Deciding on a place to call home can be a tough process. You’ll need to balance things like the cost of living with job opportunities, quality of education and safety. Personal preference also comes into the equation, as you’ll want to live somewhere with the types of attractions, recreational opportunities and weather that suit you. Luckily, there’s 50 states to choose from, from frigid Alaska to sunny Florida.” Wisconsin is sixth on the list. Methodology and more, here.

Season 2 of ‘Bird in the Wings’ podcast kicks-off with alumnus, artist Beau Thomas

Season 2 of Bird in the Wings kicks-off with Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center, Kelli Strickland, sitting down to chat with local artist and UW-Green Bay alumnus, Beau Thomas ’16. Listen as they take us through his journey from train graffiti and brushes with the law, to degrees in Art and Design, and founding his own company, Trackside Design LLC.