Retiree Dinner is Sept. 25, registration deadline is Friday

The 20th Annual UW-Green Bay Retiree Dinner will be held Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2019.  Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. Make the $24 payment through University Advancement. This gathering is always a great time to visit with colleagues and friends. The Board of Directors of the UWGB Retirees Association would like to extend a special invitation to newly retired individuals. This event will give you an opportunity to mix with many of the retirees that started this fine University. If you are unable to attend the evening’s festivities but would like to support the UW-Green Bay Retirees Endowed Scholarship by making a donation, you can also do that on the printed form or online.


UW-Green Bay is just a 30-minute drive from ‘best fall foliage in nation’

Door County, just a short car ride from UW-Green Bay Manitowoc and Green Bay campuses, was recently named the best travel destination for fall foliage. The top 10 winners in the category Best Destination for Fall Foliage are as follows:

  1. Door County – Wisconsin
  2. White Mountains – New Hampshire
  3. Finger Lakes – New York
  4. Pocono Mountains – Pennsylvania
  5. Upper Peninsula – Michigan
  6. Okanagan Valley – British Columbia
  7. Catskills – New York
  8. Hocking Hills – Ohio
  9. Green Mountains – Vermont
  10. Jackson County – North Carolina

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

WiSys announces grant writing webinar series

WiSys encourages UW System grantseekers to “Sharpen Your Grant Writing Skills” through the nonprofit’s 10-part grant writing webinar series. The live webinars, hosted by grant writing experts Jeremy Miner, WiSys regional research administrator, and Deborah Lundin, WiSys’ pre-award manager of sponsored programs, include:

  • Funding Opportunities for Your Teaching, Research and Scholarship,
    Oct. 3 , 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Funding Focus: The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program, Oct. 9, 12-12:45 p.m.
  • Budget Building Fundamentals, Nov. 7, 2-2:45 p.m.
  • The Timeline From Great Idea to Project Execution, Nov. 13 , 12-12:45 p.m.
  • Analyzing RFPs for Sponsor Hot Buttons, Dec. 5, 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Searching for Non-Federal Grant Funding, Feb. 6, 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Funding Focus: The National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), Feb. 12 , 12-12:45 p.m.
  • Improving Your Odds for Success, Even Before Writing Your Application
    March 5, 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Common Grant Writing Pitfalls, March 11, 12-12:45 p.m.
  • Goals, Objectives & Outcomes: The “GOO” that Holds a Proposal Together, April 2, 2-2:45 p.m.

The webinar series is a product of WiSys’ Pre-Award Program (PreP). The program aims to educate and coach faculty grantseekers, strengthen campus research culture and grow research administrator capacities. To register and read full descriptions of the webinars, visit

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.


Smart Cities-Smart Futures Contest is Back

The 2019 Smart Cities-Smart Futures Competition, presented by Foxconn, and supported by the University of Wisconsin System, launched this week. The competition rewards innovative solutions from Wiscosin’s faculty, staff and students. FoxConn has committed over $1 million to the competition over the next three years. See the competition’s website for additional details. Lat year a couple of UW-Green Bay student and faculty projects advanced in the competition.

Veggie Sales this week on Green Bay Campus

Thank you to all who have been supporting the campus hoop house and outdoor gardens. The produce is locally grown, picked morning of, pesticide free and all proceeds go directly towards supporting your campus gardens. Sales will end in October.

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.

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
There are 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!The following herbs are 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 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!

Green & Red Snap Beans-$3/bag
Try our delicious snap beans! We have a green and red variety of snap beans just waiting to be eaten by you. These beans are perfect for munching on or to be added into stirfrys. If you would like just one variety (red vs green) or a combination please specify in your order.

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. You may enjoy adding these to stir frys, sandwiches, and in curry!

Medium Tomatoes -$4/bag
There are 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
There’s 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.

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 a mixed bag of both a deep purple/red and traditional green butterhead lettuce will be available. The green butterhead lettuce has slightly larger leaves than the red.

Oakleaf Lettuce-$4/bag
This lettuce is a 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.

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.

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. You could 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.

To order: Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, You will receive a confirmation email prior to Wednesday pickup to ensure your request can be met. Cash only. Supplies are limited.

Pick-up: Wednesday (Sept. 11, 2019) from Noon to 1 p.m. please come to the plaza gardens outside of the University Union. The gardens are located outside of the doors closest to the Cloud Commons and Phoenix Bookstore if you are coming from inside the University Union. The plaza beds are in between Cofrin Library and Theater Hall. If it is raining, Courchaine will be sitting outside the Union bookstore on the couches.

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 Courchaine an email in advance with your order and she will accommodate.

Faculty note: Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain has two publications in print

UW-Green Bay Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain (Humanities, History) has two new publications in print: “Sacri Monti: New Golgothas in Seventeenth Century Muscovy” in Иеротопия Святой Горы в христианской культуре/The Hierotopy of Holy Mountains in Christian Culture. Ed. Alexei Lidov (Moscow: Russian Academy of Arts, 2019), 326-351, and an abstract of a longer conference paper: “Saint-Emperor Constantine’s Vision of the Cross in the Heavens and Hierotopy in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Muscovy” in ВОЗДУХ И НЕБЕСА В ИЕРОТОПИИ И ИКОНОГРАФИИ ХРИСТИАНСКОГО МИРА Материалы международного симпозиума / AIR AND HEAVENS IN THE HIEROTOPY AND ICONOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD. Material from the International Symposium. Ed. Alexei Lidov (Moscow: Russian Academy of Arts, 2019), 91-93.

See the cover: 0_СOVER_AIR-and-HEAVENS.

UW-Green Bay is hosting a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Cofrin Library

Join local protective services representatives, students, faculty and staff in climbing the Cofrin Library stairwell, in memory of the brave souls who lost their lives the day of the 9/11 attacks. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and injured more than 6,000 others. The event is Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.IMG_3631 in the Cofrin Library — second to eighth floor stairwell.

Vets 4 Vets, ROTC and University Police representatives will be on hand, and there will be military, firefighter, and police related items/memorabilia on display at the plaza area of the library’s second floor. Flag pins will be handed out to the first 50 people who climb to the eighth floor, and there will be snacks and refreshments available in the second floor plaza area.

The event is presented by UW-Green Bay Vets 4 Vets student club, ROTC, University Police and the Wellness Committee.

Human Mosaic has gone digital

The Human Mosaic has gone digital. Human Mosaic events can be found on the UW-Green Bay master calendar or by using its website. Fall 2019 Human Mosaic events can be filtered by selecting Human Mosaic events on the right hand navigation panel. Human Musaic is a comprehensive list of events celebrating diversity. Any further questions, can be addressed to Bao Sengkhamee at 920-465-2522.