By the numbers: Food insecurity in Northeast Wisconsin | WLUK

Food insecurity means you don’t have access to enough healthy food in order to have a healthy, active life. Children are affected the most. “When children grow up in a food insecure environment, the consequences last for a lifetime. It affects cognitive development, achievement and health outcomes,” said Karen Early, FoodWise coordinator for the University of Wisconsin-Extension in Brown County. She also represents the the Center for Food in Community and Culture at UW-Green Bay. “If we look at Brown County about 10.5% of people would be considered food insecure. If you look at children, it’s higher than that at 16.4%,” she said. Source: By the numbers: Food insecurity in Northeast Wisconsin | WLUK

UW-Green Bay professor says State of the Union shows “highly partisan political climate” | WLUK

Many people are talking about behavior at the recent state of the union address. UW-Green Bay Political Science Professor David Helpap says while the State of the Union speech is usually very partisan, this was not your typical speech. “It tends to be very formal, it tends to be very procedural and some of those things we just didn’t see last night,” said Helpap. Source: UW-Green Bay professor says State of the Union shows “highly partisan political climate” | WLUK

Input needed for UW-Green Bay Ramadan Iftar dinner event

Members of the Diversity Task Force are planning to hold an Iftar meal on the first night of Ramadan (April 23) and are looking for people from the campus community to provide ideas for the menu, suggest speakers or activities during the dinner and ways to promote this event. There will be a Diversity Task Force meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the Alumni Room (Union 103). If you are unable to make this time, please send your ideas by that date to the Diversity Task Force email,, and those ideas will be shared at the meeting.

UW-Green Bay to host ‘The Future of Manure Digesters in Wisconsin,’ Feb. 25

On Feb. 25, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union, there will be a public discussion on the future of manure digesters in Wisconsin. This event is open to the public and lunch is included provided the registration form is completed prior to the event. This will be the second event of a three part series “What is Wisconsin’s Energy Strategy?” looking at renewable energy production in Wisconsin. Questions addressed at this conference will examine what challenges and opportunities are facing increased digester development in Wisconsin and how developers and regulators can plan for the future by optimizing economic, environmental and energy benefits of this technology. UW-Green Bay Dean of Science and Technology John Katers will moderate the event.

This event is sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) and the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. Event co-sponsors include: UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability & the Global Environment, Wisconsin Energy Institute and the Wisconsin Biogas Council.


The CBRF Registry expands mission with name change

The CBRF Registry has updated its name to encompass more capability while remaining dedicated to the assisted living industry. The new name is The Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry. The name change has been made at the request of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as it seeks to use the registry’s high-quality training with more provider groups. The registry has been acknowledged by the National Association of Regulatory Administration with an Award of Excellence. The registry staff are excited to broaden their services to the individuals they serve throughout the State of Wisconsin. The registry will continue to operate as currently structured, and there will be no change to staff, location or management. The web address will change to and the email will change to

Membership in lifelong learning for spring semester at an all-time high

This spring, UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) reached an all-time high of 1,073 members encompassing locations in Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. LLI is a peer-lead volunteer organization shepherded by one full-time UW-Green Bay employee. LLI offers more than 200 classes each semester taught by volunteer instructors on topics ranging from Mystics of the Middle Ages to Weather Science. Individuals join LLI for a year for a fee and are eligible to take 30 or more classes per semester. LLI is a non-profit program and is part of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

I am Psyched! National Tour at UW-Green Bay, Feb. 10-20

From Feb. 10 to 22, 2020, I am Psyched! will explore the history and contemporary contributions of women in color in psychology as they engage in psychological science, practice and social justice. In addition to the events, there will be an exhibit, created by the American Psychological Association’s Women’s Programs Office, highlighting achievements of women of color in psychology.

The events include:

  • Opening reception, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4 to 6 p.m. Cofrin Library, fourth floor. This reception will launch the exhibit and will include guest speakers, a photo booth, food and information on notable women of color in psychology.
  • Speaker Sheng Lee, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m. Cofrin Library, fourth floor. Sheng Lee will speak about the local need for access to multicultural therapy. She runs Us 2 Behavioral Health Care in Appleton, which addresses current disparities in mental health services for minorities, and teaches the Masters of Social Work Program at UW-Green Bay.
  • Photo Booth…This is what a psychologist looks like!, Feb. 17 to 22, University Union. Stop by the table at the University Union and envision yourself as a future psychologist!
  • I Am Psyched Talks, Monday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. Cofrin Library, Fourth Floor. These are four short minute talks by students on four amazing women of color in psychology.

This program is co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, MultiEthnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force and Feminists for Action. For more information, please contact Christine Smith at

Lakeshore Wind Ensemble at Manitowoc Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will be performing “The Winds of March” on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Civic Center in Manitowoc. There will be music by Mozart and the winners of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association’s 28th Young Artist Competition will be featured. First place scholarship winner Becky Swanson from Lawrence University will play Saxophoonconcert  by Henk Badings on alto saxophone and second place winner Adam Nelson from UW-Milwaukee will play Concerto for Horn No. 1 by Richard Strauss.

UW-Green Bay celebrates biodiversity with ‘One Tree, One Planet’ Interactive Exhibit

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, the UW-Green Bay campus community and public experienced a special viewing of the One Tree, One Planet exhibit at the Weidner Center on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. The interactive computerized projection depicts the Tree of Life and maps the relationship of every living species on our planet. The exhibit was brought to UW-Green Bay with support from the 1923 Fund. Nearly 150 people spent time at the artist talk and exhibit throughout the day.

– Video by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication