The Stephenson National Bank & Trust recently awarded scholarships totaling more than $15,500 to local high school, college, and university students. These scholarships recognize the achievements of outstanding area students including a few heading to UW-Green Bay.
Several University of Wisconsin campuses have raised pride flags in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, including UW-Green Bay. “At least five campuses have taken a cue from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who ordered on June 7 that a rainbow flag fly above the state Capitol through the end of the month as a sign of support and solidarity for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. His order also allowed other state buildings to fly a pride flag this month.” See more via Some UW campuses raising pride flags, but not UW-Madison | State and Regional | journaltimes.com.
As his re-election campaign kicks off, President Donald Trump has announced that “millions” of immigrants living in the country illegally will be deported. WPR turns to UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science, Sheboygan and Manitowoc Campuses) to consider what may be ahead. Air time is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June, 20.
Personnel in the Office of Student Life would like to thank all campus partners who made GB Orientation 2019 a success. More than 150 staff and faculty contributed to the eight days, in which the Green Bay Campus hosted more than 900 students and approximately 1,400 guests. The 916 total students attending was the most since 2009 and included an increase of 88 students more than last year.
UW-Green Bay campus community learned of the passing of Janis Day, spouse of NAS Professor Emeritus, Harold “Jack” Day. Services are planned for July 11. More on her life, here.
Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection secretary designee and UW-Green Bay alumnus, Brad Pfaff ’90 (Public and Environmental Affairs) says college allowed him to expand his horizons beyond his rural community and work with people who were not farmers. “I needed to meet and work with people that didn’t know the difference between a cow and a steer,” Pfaff said in a story by Wisconsin State Farmer. “I needed to challenge myself in a different way. I didn’t know where to go or what to do. But I know I needed to go somewhere.
That “somewhere” was UW-Green Bay—205 miles away from the farm—where he studied business and public administration. As a freshman far from home, Pfaff said the new beginning pushed him out of his comfort zone and allowed him to learn how other people approached issues and led him to better understand what issues were important to him.
“I got to better understand and appreciate what agriculture and rural communities really meant to me. And I started to think about what I wanted to do with my life,” he said. “How I can better connect the dots between agriculture, rural communities, rural people and those that live in cities and suburbs and have no idea what agriculture is all about?”
In time Pfaff became a better listener and communicator and was able to put himself in others’ shoes. Read more via Pfaff: We need leaders that can build connections, move people forward.
Is UW System President Ray Cross accurate in his statement that UW lags behind its peers in salary and compensation. PolitiFact says, “yes.”
UW-Green Bay’s Director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center, Stacie Christian, writes about the creation of the UW-Green Bay Pride Center for CAHSS and Effect. Read it, here.
UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Dinesh Yadav (Theatre and Dance) served as the curator for Indian Theatre Art represented at the Prague Quadrennial See below for a description). This year, recent graduate Matthew Beecher ’19 served with him as an assistant at the international festival. Additionally, Yadav was named chair of the lighting design sub-commission for the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OSITAT), which extends his association for another four years. Dinesh and Beecher interacted with leading lighting designers from around the world including Broadway designers, etc.
The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space was established in 1967 to bring the best of design for performance, scenography, and theatre architecture to the front line of cultural activities to be experienced by professional and emerging artists as well as the general public. The quadrennial exhibitions, festivals, and educational programs act as a global catalyst of creative progress by encouraging experimentation, networking, innovation, and future collaborations. PQ aims to honor, empower and celebrate the work of designers, artists and architects while inspiring and educating audiences, who are the most essential element of any live performance.
Doug Wirth ’89 (Social Work) entered UW-Green Bay feeling good about who he was, but unsure about who he would become. According to Wirth, a degree from UW-Green Bay prepares you well for the world of work. Wirth is the president and CEO of Amida Care, a Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan in New York City. More on Wirth.