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! 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.
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.
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.
What a summer it’s been for former Superior Spartan basketball standout (and former Phoenix) Jessica Lindstrom (Elementary Education) ’18. In the span of two weeks she helped the Wisconsin Glo clinch the Global Women’s Basketball Association regular-season title, was named the GWBA Player of the Week, and announced she has accepted an offer to play for Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen in Belgium. The Kangoeroes are a member of the Pro Basketball League, the top tier division in Belgium since 2013.
UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center (SBDC) client Kick Ash Products (granola, coffee) moved to a new location in Ellison Bay in Door County (12001 Mink River Road in Ellison Bay). Kick Ash has been an SBDC client since 2014. Owner Carol Ash is a graduate of the SBDC Entrepreneurial Training Program in 2016 and the Food Finance Boot Camp in 2019. A new year-round facility will provide a bakery, coffee shop, and in the near future, co-working space for local residents and visitors. Read more about Kick Ash Products, here.
Fall Convocation, a gathering of faculty and staff from the four campuses is Wednesday, August 21, 2019 beginning at 10 a.m. Watch your inbox for details. More to come.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Einstein Project Executive Director Kelly Ellis and Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach, gathered at the Einstein Project offices to celebrate (Wednesday, July 24, 2019), the near completion of the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus and introduce a public campaign phase. The Center is the first phase of the Phoenix Innovation Park
“I’ve personally toured the progress recently and am thrilled to see our vision taking shape,” said Streckenbach. “I’d like to thank the design team, especially Brown County representatives Chuck Lamine and Doug Marsh, for their roles in getting us to this point. We are in the closing moments and we need to finish strong with fundraising. It’s crucial for us to come together as a benevolent community to get us where we need to be for both the Einstein Project and UW-Green Bay to foster the big impact this project will have on our region for the future.”
The Brown County STEM Innovation Center will serve as the home of UW-Green Bay’s Richard J. Resch School of Engineering, which will help address Northeast Wisconsin’s educational training and skills gap of qualified employees to support manufacturing growth and entrepreneurship. The first day of classes will be Sept. 3 (2019).
“We have a direct link to one of the finest and most innovative programs (Einstein Project) to get young people interested in STEM fields and careers,” says Chancellor Miller. “We want the community to know that (together) we’re pushing to finish this campaign.
“In order to create the best and most robust pipeline to fill Brown County’s employee engineering gap, we need to scale up the number of students we serve,” said Ellis.
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) is asking for white, 8 ½ x 11 DigiCOPY boxes. MESA is using these boxes for its Jump Start program at the end of August. If you have any boxes, please feel free to drop them off in the MESA office located in Suite 112, University Union, Green Bay Campus. If you are unable to drop them off please contact Rosa Serrano at email@example.com to arrange for pick-up.
“The musical “Mama Mia!” tends perk up people’s attention. It’s probably the blend of ABBA’s catchy songs in a story set in an exotic, romantic place and the expectation of something festive. That the story is a tad earthy – dot, dot, dot – helps, too. And so it is that Theatre on the Bay is starting its 53rd season with a production of “Mama Mia!” that already has a history. Opening night Friday experienced a power outage from a storm, and (I overheard this) the cast finished off the final numbers with the help of the audience’s cell phone flashlights. No such hitch happened Saturday, and the performance breathed freely of fun, especially in the pumped-up finale.” See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Mama Mia!’ enthusiastically played and received in Marinette, wearegreenbay.com.