UW-Green Bay alumna shares her story of faith and hard-work | The Compass

UW-Green Bay alumna Robyn Hallet (Urban & Regional Studies, Spanish) ’98 has gone on to do great things in the community. She is the current executive director of Literacy Green Bay, spending her time helping others get accustomed to the area and learning the English language. Her time at UW-Green Bay strengthened her faith and gave her opportunities to help others and get involved with the community; one of these opportunities was an internship with the Brown County Planning Commission.

Now, Hallet is working with Literacy Green Bay, and she is a member of the Homeowner Selection Committee for Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity. She spends much of her time in Downtown Green Bay, either working or worshipping, and she hopes to do more for the local Latino community. Read more about Hallet’s story via Faith influences all parts of her life | The Compass.

UW-Green Bay partner, The Farmory, is part of Give BIG Green Bay

The Farmory, a UW-Green Bay partnership, is one of the local nonprofits participating in this year’s Give BIG Green Bay Campaign. The Farmory is a campaign that wants to model sustainable ways of growing, eating and living to those around them through education and outreach. The Farmory wishes to create a model of agricultural innovation that reimagines the use of indoor urban spaces and provides our community with opportunities to cultivate healthy, sustainable livelihoods.

Give BIG Green Bay is a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. This year’s campaign will be the third year of having a 24-hour community philanthropy event. The event starts on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at noon and will end on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at noon. Donations can be made online through credit card payment, or in person through a check at the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation office.

There are 40 participating nonprofits in this year’s campaign. Other UW-Green Bay Partners include the Jack Nitschke Center, Paul’s Pantry and YMCA Greater Green Bay. More information regarding Give BIG Green Bay, including donation information, can be found on its website.

 

Pride Center Director Stacie Christian referenced in review on Green Bay’s score on LGBTQ rights | Green Bay Press Gazette

The city of Green Bay has greatly improved its score on LGBTQ rights within the last year. “The city doubled its score from 2018 to 2019 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, which scrutinizes how well city governments support their LGBTQ residents.” Stacie Christian, director of the UW-Green Bay Pride Center, was referenced as applauding city leaders for asking questions on making the city more equitable and safer. Read more via Green Bay’s score on LGBTQ rights doubled in one year, but officials say city still has work to do | Green Bay Press Gazette.

First spring 2020 Global Studies event is Feb. 7, 2020

The first Global Studies event of the spring semester will be on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union. The event features an important and timely discussion about the country of Bolivia, which continues to be in the news in the wake of the ousting of President Morales. This event is presented by our guest Prof. Gratzia Villarroel (St. Norbert College, Political Science), an expert on Latin American politics. Prof. Villarroel will update us on the situation in Bolivia and take questions about the present and future of this Latin American country in turmoil. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the official Facebook page.

UW-Green Bay student and former professor publish article

Current UW-Green Bay undergraduate Rosalyn Stoa (Psychology and Business Administration) and former UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan Gurung (Psychology) recently published an article in Teaching of Psychology titled, “A National Survey of Teaching and Learning Research Methods: Important Concepts and Faculty and Student Perspectives.” This study investigated both instructor course design and student attitudes and knowledge of the course across the nation. For Stoa, this is her second peer-reviewed published article as a UW-Green Bay undergraduate student.

Abstract: In this study, we assessed instructor and student attitudes and knowledge toward research methods (RM). Instructors (N = 62) answered questions about course format, topic importance and resources. Students (N = 166) of some of those instructors answered questions regarding attitudes toward research. Five major factors organize topics that instructors find most important. Only ratings of statistics importance varied by rank. Associate and full professors rated statistics as being more important than other instructors. There were significant relationships between attitudes toward and knowledge of RM together with the higher perceived utility of some course components. Requiring students to conduct their own research was not a significant predictor of attitudes or RM knowledge.

Associate Prof. Daniel Meinhardt’s photograph featured in group show by Humble Arts Foundation

Associate Prof. Daniel Meinhardt (Biology) has one of his photographs (from a series of photos he did as an attempt to integrate art with scientific issues in human biology) selected to appear in a group show of photos by the Humble Arts Foundation. See the “Love, Actually” images here, and view Meinhardt’s original series of photographs here. Below is the photograph selected for the group show.

Ear by Daniel Meinhardt

Faculty note: Assistant Profs. Mandeep Singh Bakshi and Georgette Moyle-Heyrman publish article

Assistant Profs. Mandeep Singh Bakshi (Chemistry, NAS) and Georgette Moyle-Heyrman (Human Biology) recently published an article in ACS journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. The article is titled, “Functionalized Iron Oxide–Metal Hybrid Nanoparticles for Protein Extraction from Complex Fluids.” This work demonstrates that the hybrid nanomaterials are much more efficient in extracting protein fractions from complex biological fluids in comparison to pure nanomaterials with applications in biotechnology. The article can be read here

UW-Green Bay alumna announced as new president and CEO of UNICEF USA | PR Newswire

UW-Green Bay alumnus Michael J. Nyenhuis (Urban and Regional Studies, Communication) ’83 was recently announced as UNICEF USA’s new president and CEO. Prior to this new appointment, Nyenhuis was president and CEO of Americares since 2014, and president and CEO of MAP International for 13 years prior. Read more via UNICEF USA Announces Michael J. Nyenhuis as New President and CEO| PR Newswire.