Faculty note: Prof. Kaye is on the airwaves

In this video, UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey J. Kaye (Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies), points out how, starting with the revolution, the American tradition is a radical one. By comparing Thomas Paine to Edmund Burke he demonstrates how the American project was founded as a project of emancipation. Harvey J Kaye’s book Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical again is coming soon. Here’s more from Kaye:

Professor Harvey J. Kaye discusses industrial democracy and what it means for the future of the working class.

Kaye on the David Feldman Show.





Faculty/staff note: SBDC’s Carr and York meet with Senator Baldwin, Sheboygan County

Senator Baldwin visited the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 to talk with community leaders on workforce, INSPIRE, economic growth, local business successes and community needs. The Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay had representation by Director Tara Carr and Business Counselor Ray York.

Packers provide field soil to ‘Tiny Earth’ UW-Green Bay/global research project

The Green Bay Packers partnered with UW-Green Bay as part of a global research project looking to fight against the rise of drug-resistant diseases. Tiny Earth is an initiative using a global network of college students to identify new life-saving antibiotics produced by bacteria in soil.

“Soil is a very rich trove of places where microbes live, bacteria live, and in particular bacteria and other organisms that produce antibiotics,” said Sarah Miller, executive director of Tiny Earth. This year the Green Bay Packers offered up some soil from its practice field to be used in Tiny Earth’s research with students at UWGB.

via Packers provide field soil to ‘Tiny Earth’ UWGB global research project, WBAY.

Wisconsin schools get $35M federal grant for college readiness with help from UW-Green Bay

More than 7,000 economically disadvantaged students across Wisconsin will receive college readiness assistance this school year after the state Department of Instruction announced Thursday that it won a seven-year $35 million federal grant. UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement helped secure the grant. See more via Wisconsin schools get $35M federal grant for college readiness, Green Bay Press-Gazette.

A look back to the first (ever) day of classes

Fifty years ago UW-Green Bay held its first classes on the new Shorewood campus. Plans had been underway since 1965 when the new campus was authorized. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in March 1968 and, the first Chancellor, Ed Weidner, set an ambitious goal to have classes begin in fall 1969. University Archives and Area Research Center has photos.

Ganyard receives honor from UW System

Clif Ganyard

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay Associate Provost Clif Ganyard, who received the “Outstanding Contributor Award for Opportunity” from the UW System in August. The award was presented on the same day as UW-Green Bay Convocation.

Vice President for Administration Rob Cramer had this to say, “Opportunity Award honoree Clifton Ganyard, Associate Provost of UW-Green Bay, played a critical role in creating a smooth transition that turned UW-Green Bay’s four campuses — Green Bay, Marinette, Sheboygan and Manitowoc — into one institution. And he did so with great optimism and good humor.”

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by individuals who worked directly on the UW Colleges and UW-Extension Restructuring Project and whose work helped the project meet its goals of access, affordability and opportunity. Individuals who receive this award have consistently gone above and beyond to ensure successful plan implementation and smooth transitions for our students, faculty and staff at the 13 two-year branch campuses and UW-Extension. Ganyard is associate provost for Academic Affairs and associate professor of Humanities and History. More from the UW System, here.


6:30 Concert Series returns Sept. 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 (except the December swing concert) and are open to public. See more via 6:30 Concert Series Returns Sept. 16 With Pro Arte Quartet, Broadway World.

Packers’ practice field soil helping UW-Green Bay students discover life-saving antibiotics | WLUK

“Local students looking to identify new life-saving antibiotics are getting some help from the Green Bay Packers. UW-Green Bay science students are taking part in the worldwide ‘Tiny Earth’ initiative that uses a global network of college students in 15 countries and almost every state in the U.S., to identify new antibiotics produced by bacteria in soil environments. This year, UWGB students will study a soil sample from Clarke Hinkle Field, one of the two Packers outdoor practice fields.”

‘A soil sample from the Packers’ practice field is incredibly exciting to our Wisconsin Tiny Earth students,’ said UW-Green Bay Professor Brian Merkel (Biology). ‘The partnership is a testament to the good that happens when partnerships, including high schools, colleges, business and industry, including the Packers, come together for the common good.’

Students will present their findings at the Tiny Earth in Titletown Symposium at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Dec. 6.” See more via Packers’ practice field soil helping UWGB students discover life-saving antibiotics | WLUK.

UW-Green Bay, Packers support students seeking solutions to drug-resistant bacteria

The next medical breakthrough in drug-resistant diseases could be coming from college students. “There’s a real need,” said UW-Green Bay Professor Brian Merkel (biology). “This is only going to intensify, this pressure to find new antibiotics because, quite simply, there’s infections for which nothing on the shelf works anymore.” The race is on for the Tiny Earth initiative—which uses a network of college students from 15 countries and 45 states to find new life-saving antibiotics. The local Tiny Earth kick-off event was held yesterday at the STEM Innovation Center. See more via UWGB, Packers support students seeking solutions to drug-resistant bacteria, wearegreenbay.com.

Bank First names Manitowoc Campus alumnus vice president | BankBeat

Dennis Tienor was promoted to senior vice president of business banking. He joined Bank First in 2004 and has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry. In his new role, Tienor will be responsible for the continued growth and development of the bank’s central region, which includes Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Valders, Kiel and Mishicot, Wis. Tienor has an associate degree from UW-Manitowoc. See more via Bank First names CRO, SVPs | BankBeat.