Faculty note: Prof. Draney publication

UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney (NAS) has published “A Revision of the spider genus Epiceraticelus (Araneae: Linyphiidae) with a description of a new species” in the journal Zootaxa, with three coauthors from the University of Indianapolis and the US Forest Service Southern Research Station (Athens, GA). They described a new species first discovered by Draney, and named it Epiceraticelus mandyae after their late friend and colleague Mandy Howe.

Get your organic produce at today’s Veggie Sale (and volunteer to help)

Via veggie list email: “Thank you to all who have been supporting the campus hoop house and outdoor gardens. The produce is locally grown, picked morning of, pesticide free, and all proceeds go directly towards supporting your campus gardens! If you would like to get your hands dirty and your face in the sun I would love to have some help! Even if you just have 15 minutes to volunteer on a lunch break, I would love to see some of your smiling faces out in the gardens. Feel free to email me if a certain day or time works best.”

Available this week with descriptions by campus gardener, Libby Courchaine:

Try this lovely Eleonora and Large Italian Leaf basil combo. This is a great option if you are looking to get into pesto making, to add on top of pizzas, or to incorporate in soups and salads. It can be used in both fresh and dried form. This basil has the rich, traditional basil flavor that we all know and love.

Lime Basil-$3/bag
Spice up your basil experience with this incredible lime basil. This heirloom seed originates from Thailand and has a true lime smell and flavor. You could add this to oils, salad dressings, pestos, or really any dish that could use a refreshing twist.

Cinnamon Basil Microgreen-$5/bag
Enjoy the light sweet flavor of cinnamon that comes through on this Microgreen. Switch up your normal pesto recipe by adding this for a fun, fresh twist. It would also be interesting to try with deserts, oatmeals, or anything that you usually put cinnamon on. This Microgreen is the perfect balance of flavor without being overpowering.

Sweet Banana Peppers-$4/bag
Try these organic and highly flavorful sweet banana peppers! These are a long, yellow pepper with a mild kick. They complement most dinner dishes. I love adding these to stir frys, sandwiches, and in curry!

Medium Tomatoes-$3/bag
3-5 inch, round firm slicers. These would be great in sandwiches  They have a meaty, bright red fruit that are rich in beefsteak flavor.

Butterhead Lettuce-$4/bag
This lettuce has the thick, crispy leaves that you’ve been looking for to make the perfect lettuce wraps!

Red Russian Kale- $4/bag
Add some variety to your greens life with this kale. Stems are purple; leaves are flat, toothed, and dark green with purple veins. This plants also has leaves that are more tender compared to other kales. Great for salads and light cooking!

Rainbow Swiss Chard-$3/bag
The glossy dark green leaves have crisp multicolored stalks. This fun Swiss chard is sure to add the pop of color your dishes need with its range of orange, yellow, pink, and red stalks. Swiss chard leaves can be eaten raw or cooked but are less bitter when cooked.

Chamomile Flowers-$2/bundle
Looking for a way to relax on a breezy summer night? Look no further! Make your very own chamomile tea with these flower bundles. This is a great option for those of you who are looking to avoid the chemicals and additives that most store bought teas steep into your water. We will have the flowers bundles ready for you. All you have to do is pop the tops off, dry them for a few days, and that’s it! You’re ready to brew some fresh and organic chamomile tea.

Borage Leaves/Flowers-$3/bag
With a taste comparable to that of cucumber, borage has various culinary applications. This herb can be used in soups, salads, borage-lemonade, strawberry-borage cocktails, preserves, borage jelly, various sauces, cooked as a stand-alone vegetable, or used in desserts in the form of fresh or candied flowers. I like to use the leaves for tea and dry them in a similar way to the chamomile flowers. Please specify if you would like the leaves or the flowers of the plant.

Fresh Chives-$2/bag
Get a large bag of these chives which are a wonderful addition to many of your staple dishes. Chives are rich source of vitamin K, C, and folic acid. They are also high in minerals such as manganese, magnesium and iron. If you are worried about having too many you can always freeze some for a later date!

Yellow Straightneck & Crookneck Squash-$1/squash
Also known as summer squash, yellow varieties of squash provide numerous health benefits. The vegetable is high in vitamins A, B6, and C, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium. That’s a serious nutritional power-packed veggie!!! Yellow squash is also rich in manganese.

We have beautiful dark green zucchini in all different sizes! From large to small babies, you can use this zucchini for pickling, dips, soups, salads, lasagnas, casseroles, and more! It is great battered, fried, and fresh. As a bonus, it also freezes really well!

Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, courem01@uwgb.edu to place your order. If you do not send your request directly to this email she will not receive your order. You will receive a confirmation email prior to Wednesday pickup to ensure your request can be met. Supplies are limited.

This Wednesday, July 31, 2019, froom Noon to 1 p.m. at the plaza gardens outside of the University Union. The gardens are located outside of the doors closest to the Cloud Commons and Phoenix Bookstore if you are coming from the University Union. The plaza beds are in between Cofrin Library and Theater Hall. Rain location: University Union, outside The Phoenix Bookstore on the couches.


Sheboygan Campus receives funding for ash tree removal

Alliant Energy has provided a $5,000 grant to the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan County Campus to assist with the removal of dying ash trees. This was made possible by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and their collaborative relationships within the community. The Extension Master Gardeners have also provided a memorial gift of $1,700 to help purchase replacement trees. Falling branches from dying ash trees can become a hazard to students and others on campus. Ash trees, killed by emerald ash borer, become extremely brittle and can easily break as they decline. Replacing dead ash trees will also result in a healthier ecosystem. Ash trees with little die back or still appearing healthy can be treated with insecticides to provide emerald ash borer control.


Women’s Leadership Retreat is Oct. 21-23

The Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement Division of Continuing Professional Education is offering a Women’s Leadership Retreat October 21-23, 2019. Join them for three inspiring days in scenic Door County. Key Note speakers include Joan Malcheski of the Green Bay Packers and Karmen Lemke the CEO of Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. Workshops will include StengthsFinders led by Kristin O’Dell and Team Building led by Door County Adventures. Additional sessions will include presentations by Valerie Murreneus Pilmaier, Ph.D., Jennifer Dirks, President and CEO of TEMPO Milwaukee, and Laurie Crawford of Laurie Crawford Coaching LLC. Full details, here. Registration includes conference materials, all meals, and two-nights lodging at the beautiful Landmark Resort.

Prof. Bansal shares editorial

The Frederick E. Baer Professor in Business Gaurav Bansal (Management Information Systems, Statistics) shares his editorial, Time to Revisit Sumantra Ghoshal’s Legacy: One AI Algorithm at a Time, recently published in Taylor and Francis’s Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Volume 22 Issue 3. Read it, here.

Looking At Polarization In Wisconsin’s Legislature | Wisconsin Public Radio

You can’t read the news without hearing about how polarized politics are today. But exactly how polarized are they? WPR interviewed political scientist (UW-Green Bay’s Aaron Weinschenk), who recently measured polarization in Wisconsin. Listen via Looking At Polarization In Wisconsin’s Legislature | Wisconsin Public Radio.

GB Welcome needs your help, asks to borrow pruners/loppers

GB Welcome needs your help!  On Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, 800 first year UW-Green Bay students will descend on Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve to do trail maintenance, invasive species removal and general park clean up. The need is great for sets of tree pruners/loppers. If you have a set you can lend, please bring them to the Student Life Office (UU150) with your name written on them with permanent marker. Questions? Call Grant Winslow at ext. 5676.

‘Smart Cities-Smart Futures’ contest kicks off for 2019-20

Have a winning idea to create smart cities in the future? Here’s your chance to earn a financial reward. The “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition kicked-off Monday, July 22, 2019.  This marks the second year for this innovative program, where students, staff and faculty from Wisconsin’s higher education intuitions are eligible submit innovative concepts and plans for creating smart cities of the future. Like last year, cash awards, in-kind contributions and public recognition will be made to winners. For now, please feel free to check the website for updates and information regarding timing, criteria and structure changes.

Green Bay: UW-Green Bay’s Kevin Borseth to be inducted into WBCA Hall of Fame

Each time Kevin Borseth achieves a milestone in his legendary career, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay women’s basketball coach gives credit to the people and players who have been with him for the ride. It won’t be a surprise if he thanks them all again on Sep. 28, 2019 when he will be inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the Glacier Canyon Lodge of the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. See more via Green Bay: UWGB’s Kevin Borseth to be inducted into WBCA Hall of Fame, Green Bay Press-Gazette.