Local scientist (Prof. Draney) weighs in on Amazon forest fires – NBC 26

“Scientists at UW-Green Bay say you won’t be able to feel any direct affects from the Amazon fires, such as seeing smoke or feeling warmer temperatures. But they say the fires burning could have a long-term effect on the ecosystem.

Linda Peacock-Landrum receives Impact Award

The organization, Women in Technology Wisconsin (WIT), announced its Impact Award winners for the 2018-2019 season at an annual meeting, July 11, 2019. Receiving an award was UW-Green Bay Director of Career Services, Linda Peacock-Landrum, for her involvement with WITOnCampus at UW-Green Bay. The non-profit organization, founded in 2014, focuses on collaborating with the community of Northeast Wisconsin to help encourage girls and retain women in technology careers. Their involvement reaches more than 16 counties in Northeast Wisconsin and has impacted more than 11,000 students. An Impact Award recognized WIT member role models who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication.

 

 

UW-Green Bay’s Jump Start program aims to help multi-cultural students on campus

Jump Start is a seven-day preparatory program for first-year students from multicultural backgrounds interested in learning how to be successful at UW-Green Bay. Students explore resources available to them, deepen their campus connections and learn more about the Green Bay community.

2019 js3This year, 33 students are enrolled in the program. Rosa Serrano, a MESA multicultural advisor, says that students who go through the program are acclimated more quickly to the University and often take on leadership roles.

See more via UWGB Jump Start program aims to help multi-cultural students on campus | WLUK.

Photos submitted by the Multi Ethnic Student Affairs Office. Top photo: UW-Green Bay alumnus Cordero Barkley (bottom right) introduces the students to the Titletown District near Lambeau Field and Titletown Tech, where he serves as director of finance and investments.

Beloit Daily News – Alumnus gets promotion at Rock County Sheriff’s Office

JANESVILLE – Sheriff Troy Knudson recently announced the promotions and hirings of deputy sheriffs for the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. UW-Green Bay alumnus Luke DuCharme ’03 (Music) will be promoted to detective on Sept. 3. DuCharme currently serves as a deputy assigned to the patrol bureau. He is the leader of the honor guard. More via Beloit Daily News – Living, Rock County Sheriff’s Office announces new deputy sheriff hirings, promotions.

Faculty note: Prof. Alan Chu conducts coaching certification clinics

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Alan Chu (Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology), spread his knowledge of sport psychology and coaching throughout the summer. Beyond helping plan the University’s new Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Master’s Program, he traveled to Tallahassee, FL in July and Fort Worth, TX in August to conduct coaching certification courses for the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association. He also conducted the very first table tennis coaching clinic in Appleton on August 18.

Veggie sale will continue through September (or while supplies last)

Campus gardener, Libby Courchaine will continue to sell produce through September (and maybe beyond). Here’s what’s available this week for fresh and organic:

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 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!

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, dill, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Please specify which herb you would like so I know what to harvest for you. I can also do a combination.

Thai Lavender Frog Eggs-$4/bag
In central Thailand, the natives refer to these small 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!

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.

Medium Tomatoes -$4/bag
We have a wonderful selection of medium sized tomatoes this week. There will be a variety of tomatoes that will be great for sauces, salsas, and slicing.

Small/Cherry Tomatoes-$3/bag
We have an amazing variety of small/cherry tomatoes to enjoy this week! With colors ranging from the traditional red to oranges, purples, and greens. There are plenty of heirloom flavor profile to explore. These would be great in pasta dishes, salads, soups, and more.

Chioggia Beets-$3/bundle
Enjoy a bundle of these beautiful color variant 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 and Green Butterhead – Lettuce-$4/bag
This lettuce has the thick, crispy leaves that you’ve been looking for to make the perfect lettuce wraps! This week I will be doing a mixed bag of both a deep purple/red and traditional green butterhead lettuce. The green butterhead lettuce has slightly larger leaves than the red.

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.

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.

Motherwort-$2/bag
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!

TO ORDER:
Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, @Courchaine, Libby – courem01@uwgb.edu to place your order! You will receive a confirmation email prior to Wednesday to ensure your request can be met. At this time, she is accepting cash only.

PICKUP:
At the Campus Garden between the Cofrin Library and Theater Hall.

Pro Arte Quartet

6:30 Concert Series returns September 16 with Pro Arte Quartet

On Sept. 16, 2019, Pro Arte Quartet, one of the world’s most distinguished string quartets, kicks-off the first featured event of the 2019-2020 6:30 Concert Series. The 6:30 Concert Series at the Weidner Center is an exploration of music featuring composers, performers and special guests. All performances start at 6:30 p.m. and last between 60 to 90 minutes. Events are free (accept the December swing concert) and are open to public. Donations accepted.

Founded by conservatory students in Brussels in 1912, Pro Arte Quartet become one of the most celebrated ensembles in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. The quartet was performing in Madison, Wis. in May 1940 when Nazi forces invaded Belgium. The University of Wisconsin responded to the emergency by offering the quartet a permanent campus home, the first such arrangement at a major American university. Current PAQ members, together since 1995, are David Perry and Suzanne Beia, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; and Parry Karp, cello. See the full 6:30 Concert schedule. Additional performances in 2019:

  • October 28, 2019 Edges of Romanticism  | Michael Rector, piano
  • November 5, 2019 Juxtatonal, with Nick Zoulek  | Voice, Cello, Saxophone
  • December 12, 2019* Swing for the Holidays | Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite
    Tickets $18 • Weidner Center’s Cofrin Family Hall
    Proceeds from this ticketed event support the yearlong free 6:30 Concert Series

Ballet Folklórico brings Mexico to the Weidner Center, Friday, Sept. 6

Join students from the University of Nayarit as they perform “Ballet Folklórico” at the Weidner Center on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Ballet Folklórico’s repertoire originates from various states and regions all over Mexico. Dance is characterized by fast-paced footwork, large skirt work, and the use of machetes to showcase the cultural richness of Mexico through dance expression and innovation. See more.