Bay College announces opening reception for art exhibition featuring UW-Green Bay alumna Terri Warpinski

Bay College announces the exhibition of UW-Green Bay alumna Terri Warpinski’s ’79 (Humantities) “Surface Tension,” which studies landscape as a trace of socio-cultural interaction in three geographical locations around the world. The exhibition runs from Sept. 3 to Sept. 18, 2019. Artist reception is 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 at the Besse Gallery. See more about Warpinski and the exhibit.

SBDC consultee, Door County Seasonal Solutions, named winner of Entrepreneur Training Program (ETP) Business Plan Contest

With consultation from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay and the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), Gregory and Jamie Schab created the winning business plan for the 2019 Door County Entrepreneur Training (ETP) Program Business Plan Contest.

The Schaubs’ business plan, Door County Seasonal Solutions, intends to solve the long-standing housing issue of seasonal J1 visa workers in a community-friendly way. “Gregory and Jamie wrote an incredible, well-articulated, thorough plan,” Dave Stauffacher of the SBDC commented. “Due to their extensive research, strong analysis, and professional presentation, Door County Seasonal Solutions plan received high scores from all three judges.

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ES & P candidate Arneson presents to Manitowoc Unit of County Fish & Game

On Thursday, August 1, 2019, Manitowoc Unit of the Manitowoc County Fish & Game Protective Association held its monthly meeting with guest speaker, Jade Arneson, Environmental Science and Policy candidate at UW-Green Bay. Arneson is a graduate of the Manitowoc Campus.

Arneson is studying wild rice on the Bay of Green Bay. Her task is to evaluate the success of wild rice restoration, improve understanding of the relative effects of environmental factors on wild rice success, and inform future management in Green Bay. Document and improve understanding of the rate by which wild rice restoration efforts benefit wildlife within Green Bay. See more via Jade Arneson presentation to Manitowoc Unit of County Fish & Game August 1 via VL Outdoor.

Chernobyl Liquidator Medal

Faculty note: Professors McIntire and Luczaj journal publication

UW-Green Bay’s Michael McIntire (Associate Professor, Chemistry) and John Luczaj (Professor, Geoscience) had an article published in the journal J (MDPI, Switzerland). The article, “Chernobyl’s Lesser Known Design Flaw: The Chernobyl Liquidator Medal—An Educational Essay” was published on August 9, 2019 and is available online.

Chernobyl Liquidator Medal design analyisis
Chernobyl Liquidator Medal design analysis.

The article presents a mathematical analysis of the famous Chernobyl Liquidator Medal, which was awarded to workers who cleaned up the region after the radiological disaster in 1986. The authors note how “This article documents the unfortunate misrepresentation of a famous scientific experiment on an honorary medal and illustrates the importance of better communication between artists and scientists.” Luczaj discovered the medal’s error while teaching the UWGB course “Radioactivity: Past, Present, and Future”, at which point he sought out the expertise of McIntire who conducted the mathematical modeling and analysis of the radiation pathways depicted on the medal.

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Veggies for sale this week on the Green Bay Campus

Available at the Campus Garden this week:

Italian Basil-$3/bag
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.

Fresh Herbs-$3/bag
We have a variety of fresh herbs ready for harvest in the gardens. Add some fresh flavor right away or dry these for later, either way you can’t go wrong! We have the following herbs available; parsley, sage, oregano, thyme, dill, and rosemary. Please specify which herb you would like so I know what to harvest for you.

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! If you haven’t tried a banana pepper before I highly recommend it.

Thai Lavender Frog Eggs-$4/bag
In central Thailand, the natives refer to these small lavender and cream eggplants as “frog eggs.” These eggplant are about the size and form of a cherry tomato. They are very beautiful and probably something you haven’t tried before!

Enjoy a bundle of these beautiful deep reddish/purple beets. These beets are perfect pickled, fresh, cooked, or in borscht. Enjoy the health benefits of fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, such as, improved blood flow and lower blood pressure over a period of time.

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.

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

Oakleaf Lettuce-$4/bag
This lettuce is some of my favorite! As the name suggests, this lettuce has the shape of an oak tree leaf. The leaves are an attractive, deep burgundy with a green interior to make for a stunning contrast. The flavor is mild enough to be used in just about everything.

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.

Motherwort is a plant in the mint family, although it does not taste minty. It is bitter and I recommend adding a natural sugar to it if you are consuming it in tea form. Motherwort is a highly praised plant in herbal medicine. It is said to help with heart conditions, anxiety, absence of menstrual periods, intestinal gas, and over-active thyroid. I encourage you to do some research and see if this plant is right for you!

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!

Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, @Courchaine, Libby – to place your order. If you do not send your request directly to this email I 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. First-come, first-served.

This Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from Noon to 1 p.m., please come to the plaza gardens outside of the University Union. We accept cash only at this point. The gardens are located outside of the doors closest to the Cloud Commons and The Phoenix Bookstore if you are coming from the University Union. The plaza beds are outside in between Cofrin Library and Theater Hall. If you request produce, please remember to pick it up so it does not go to waste. If these times do not work for you, please send me an email to Courchaine to make other arrangement.


Faculty Emeritus Prof. LaMalfa donates watercolor to Marinette Campus

James LaMalfa, art-emeriti faculty member and friend of UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, donated a watercolor to the campus, featuring all three of the main campus buildings. It can be viewed in the Student Center. LaMalfa was a member of the art faculty at Marinette from 1969  to 2013.

“Jim is a regular on campus, even in his retirement,” said Marinette Campus CEO, Cindy Bailey.   “He has sculpture art throughout the campus and the Marinette community. He is a model train enthusiast who often hold demonstrations at local libraries. He is the presiding officer of the Menominee Area Arts Council, a very active public arts group. He has four children, all of whom attended our campus.”

Office of International Education looking for Phoenix Friendship Families

The Office of International Education is seeking faculty and staff who are willing to serve as Phoenix Friendship Families for new international exchange students. The goal of this program is to help new students with their transition to life at UWGB and get to know more about our community.  Single person and multiple person families are welcome to apply! The OIE will provide a monthly event for students and families to meet together. If interested, please fill out the Friendship Family survey. If you have questions, please contact Kristy Aoki at 920-465-2190 or by email at