Students studying abroad meet Nobel Peace Prize winner

Students on a faculty-led travel course in Poland, lead by Associate Prof. Heidi Sherman (Humanities) and Asst. Director for Study Abroad Jemma Lund, had the opportunity to meet Lech Wałęsa. Wałęsa is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and he co-founded and headed the Soviet bloc’s first independent trade union, Solidarity. He was also the president of Poland from 1990-95.


UW-Green Bay alumna is CEO of top team at the 2019 European Innovation Academy in Hong Kong

Warsaw School of Economics graduate student Paulina Godlewska ’18 (Business Administration) was the CEO of the top team at the 2019 European Innovation Academy in Hong Kong. Her team’s startup, BotAid, helps university students navigate campus resources. The startup uses AI (artificial intelligence).

Godlewska is studying global business, finance and governance while working at Accenture as a finance controller. This year her study plan is to focus more on consulting. It’s a return trip for Godlewska, who attended the European Innovation Academy in 2018 in Portugal with Courtney Gersek ’19 (Business Administration), Leah Zorn ’18 (Business Administration), and entrepreneurship lecturer Ryan Kauth, who served as a chief mentor.

The European Innovation Academy is the largest tech accelerator for college students in the world, developed by Google, Stanford, and Berkeley. Students from all over the world gain real-life experience in building their startup and being an entrepreneur.

Godlewska (bottom, center) is pictured holding the award with two hands.

Floor care week is August 11-16, 2019 on the Green Bay campus

Sunday, August 11 through Friday,  August 16 (2019) UW-Green Bay Operations will be performing its annual floor care during the afternoon and evening hours again 4 p.m. to midnight). Please honor all signs and postings in conjunction with these projects so the floors are ready for another academic year. During floor care week, Operations will not be able to honor office moves, event set-ups, or other potential events.

‘Always…Patsy Cline’ is cancelled

“Always…Patsy Cline,” scheduled to play in May 2020 at the Weidner Center has been cancelled. Current ticket holders will automatically be credited back to the original credit card of purchase. Purchases made by cash or check will be refunded via check by Ticket Star. Please contact Ticket Star at 800-895-0071 with questions. For more information visit the website.


Interdisciplinary UW-Green Bay team places second in WiSys Innovation Showcase

UW-Green Bay students Carol Brehmer (Human Development and Business Administration) and Ebanie Schmidt ’19 (Design Arts) took second place in the WiSys Innovation Showcase on July 22, 2019 with their innovation “PIVOTAL.” The student competition was held at UW-Stout during WiSys’ annual celebration of research and innovation, known as WSTS.

PIVOTAL is a hypoallergenic, easy-to-use and comfortable belt designed for outdoor hobbyists and enthusiasts along with blue-collar workers. The concept for PIVOTAL was also presented as part of WiSys’ Innovation in Aging competition at UW-Green Bay earlier this year. The Innovation Showcase highlights innovative, hands-on projects in any academic discipline. Students are invited to display their projects among their statewide colleagues in parallel with a student poster symposium. Just as innovation can take on many forms, students’ final, tangible projects may be demonstrated as a prototype, computer display, application storyboard, etc.

New ‘Bird in the Wings’ podcast

Bird in the Wings Podcast
Bird in the Wings Podcast

In this episode, Kelli Strickland, executive and artistic director of the Weidner Center, sits down with UW-Green Bay students Yasmin Nur and Nadifo Kasim to discuss their new book, The First Winter: Stories of Survival by Experienced Hearts. The “United ReSisters” are from Somalia and they aspire to create a positive change. Listen to learn more about the group and their new book!

UW-Green Bay student chapter honored at national Audubon convention

Grad student Jacob Woulf, undergrad Brandon Byrne and UW-Green Bay Senior Research Specialist Erin Giese (Cofrin Center for Biodiversity), were surprised to be recognized at the National Audubon Convention in Milwaukee, for starting the very first Audubon Student Campus Chapter in the country—the Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter. Only three awards were given during this plenary session with more than 600 in attendance, and UW-Green Bay received one of them. According to Giese, during the plenary session, organizers also showed a photograph of recent graduate student Tara Hohman ’19 (Environmental Science & Policy) to recognize her as being the first Audubon Campus Chapter student hired by Audubon. (She started her job in early July of this year.)


UW-Green Bay student Alexander Alberts selected as a Study Abroad Ambassador for the German government

UW-Green Bay student Alexander Alberts (Accounting, Business Administration and German), has been selected as one of the German Academic Exchange Service Young Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Green Bay-area native (Ashwaubenon) is currently attending a workshop in New York to prepare, working on public speaking and methods to motivate students to study abroad in Germany.

Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students and master’s students from North America who recently studied abroad in Germany and promote study in Germany at their home universities. They help to inspire their fellow students by giving them useful tips on how to enjoy and make use of their own stay in Germany. Alberts is in his fifth and final year at UW-Green Bay and has career aspirations to work at an international company and spend some time working and living abroad in Germany. His specific interests include international sales, business systems and international accounting, and he hopes to spend time teaching English abroad in Germany.

Campus mourns loss of alumna and First Nations teacher, Susan Daniels

UW-Green Bay alumna, and teacher in UW-Green Bay’s First Nations Studies program, Susan Daniels, passed away August 2, 2019. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1994 in Social Change and Development (now Democracy and Justice Studies) and her Master’s in Applied Leadership in Teaching and Learning in 2014, both from UW-Green Bay. She was a member of the Oneida Nation, Bear Clan and held numerous positions working for the Tribe. She was an oral scholar for UW-Green Bay’s First Nations Studies program and taught a course on storytelling traditions. Daniels was preceded in death by her parents and husband and is survived by three daughters and their families. Services are this evening, Monday, August 5, 2019 and tomorrow, August 6, at the Oneida Nation Longhouse. See more.

‎Nobody Told Me!: …anger is good, healthy, and we should experience it often (on Apple Podcasts)

“Do you often get angry? Do you think people in general are more angry these days than they used to be? How can we best cope with our own anger and that of those around us? To help answer those questions, we turn to our guest on this episode, anger expert Ryan Martin, who is a psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Among other things, he researches and writes on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger. He blogs about anger for Psychology Today and he just did a TED talk on why we get mad and why it’s healthy.”

See more via ‎Nobody Told Me!: Ryan Martin: …anger is good, healthy, and we should experience it often on Apple Podcasts.