Back to School Store is next week!

It’s coming up quickly. The Green Bay Campus will host, for the second time, the Service League of Green Bay’s Back to School Store, Wednesday, August 7. This year’s event is at the Kress Events Center. Last year, UW-Green Bay hosted 4,200 shoppers and families, members and community volunteers. Your help is needed. Please consider volunteering for the event. This link will show you need and availability. There is an increased need for bilingual speakers (especially Spanish).

You can also volunteer on set-up dates before the Back to School Store and/or donate school supplies for this event. If you have any questions, please direct them to Diversity Director Mai J. Lo Lee. She can be reached at 920-465-2522 or

STEM Innovation Center set to open early September | WLUK

As construction continues on the new Brown County STEM Innovation Center on UW-Green Bay’s campus, those behind the initiative offered an update last Wednesday. “As part of this last phase we’re in, we’re $1.8 million from completing our full on fundraising efforts,” said Troy Streckenbach, Brown County Executive. More via STEM Innovation Center set to open early September | WLUK.

WTAQ also had coverage.

Title & Total Compensation Project Open Forums – August 7-8 and 13, 2019

The University of Wisconsin System has embarked on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The goal of the Title & Total Compensation Project is to modernize the existing title and compensation programs which will, in turn, attract and retain the best talent for the organization. The project is underway and quickly moving towards implementation (anticipated for March, 2020).

Increased activity and communication will be occurring related to this project in fall/winter of 2019. If you are interested in learning about the background and history of the project, current status, and upcoming fall/winter activities, please consider attending one of the August open forums, scheduled for:

-Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Christie Theatre

-Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the Christie Theatre
Skype is available for the Thursday, August 8 session

-Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Christie Theatre

Each forum will include the same information. Skype is available for the August 8 forum. Please utilize the following link to join the skype meeting.

No need to RSVP, just mark your calendar to attend!  Please contact Human Resources at or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

CATL call: 2019-20 Teaching and Learning Community of Practice

This year’s Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (CoP) will provide support and a sense of collective empowerment for those who engage or wish to engage in promoting equity-minded institutional change.

General expectations for the CoP:

  • Participate in and support a community of practice that would meet six times during the 2019-20 academic year. We intend to schedule these three meetings a semester on Friday mornings: 10/4, 11/1, 11/29, (1/23 – IDI), 2/7, 3/6, and 4/17.
  • Attend the Instructional Development Institute on January 23rd, 2020.
  • Engage in discussions of a series of readings related to equity-minded institutional change.
  • Help articulate shared goals and outcomes for the learning community.
  • Engage in project-work in Spring 2020 that works towards our collective goals.
  • Share three reflections a semester on Canvas.
  • Share your work with the university community during a fall 2020 event.

How to apply

Please send your application via e-mail to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning ( anytime before August 23, 2019. The short application only includes:

  • A brief letter of interest that discusses how you wish to explore the theme of “equity-minded institutional change” within the Teaching and Learning Community. If you already have a potential project in mind, please feel free to articulate this in your letter.
  • A brief e-mail memo of support from your unit chair (one sentence is fine).



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, 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.