Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament in need of volunteers, April 18

The 2020 Wisconsin Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament is fast approaching. On Saturday, April 18, 2020, UW-Green Bay will host the Wisconsin DI Affiliate Tournament, of which up to 7,000 people from around the state will visit campus in one day to compete for a chance to make it to the global finals in Kansas City. Once again, the event needs volunteers (parking attendants to help direct traffic outside during the morning of the event. Each volunteer will be given a location outdoors in one of the parking lots or outside a building. There, you will help parents and participants with questions and direct them to where they need to go. We will provide you with maps and locations of the activities for the day. In addition, you will receive a t-shirt and one meal voucher worth $8 at all campus dining locations. We recommend bringing a lawn chair to sit in during your shift. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. If interested in helping out, please register as a volunteer here. If you have any questions or if your department is interested in helping out in any way, please contact Jason Mathwig, Director of Education Outreach Continuing Education & Community Engagement, at or 920-465-2267.

UW-Green Bay alumnus Joel Hansen joins Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Economic Development Board of Directors

The Greater Green Bay Chamber welcomes Joel Hansen ’01 (Accounting and Business Administration), MBA, CPA and chief financial officer of Pomp’s Tire Service, to its economic development board of directors.  Hansen oversees all support service functions for Pomp’s Tire Service in both Green Bay and Kansas City, including accounting, human resources and information technology. He also serves as the corporate treasurer and secretary on the Pomp’s board of directors. Hansen is a Green Bay native who attended Green Bay Southwest High School and UW-Green Bay. He later pursued his master’s degree in business administration from UW Oshkosh. His community involvement is broad and includes serving as a past member of the City of Green Bay’s Economic Development Authority; various roles with Leadership Green Bay, former Small Business Council and the Business Recognition Luncheon with the Greater Green Bay Chamber; with his local alma mater’s alumni association and Cofrin School of Business alumni advisory committee; and many other community contributions.


Short power outage planned for Green Bay Campus buildings only, March 18

UW-Green Bay Facilities Planning and Management staff members need to perform a short electrical transfer within the campus substation in order to be running on the main electrical relay. Their tentative plan is to do this work on March 18, 2020 from 5:30 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. The power outage would affect all academic buildings, Weidner Center, the Kress Events Center, Wisconsin Public Radio and cellular antenna providers. It would not affect the Residence Life buildings. The outage would require that you turn off any sensitive electronic equipment prior to this event. Contact Paul Pinkston, director of Facilities Planning and Management, at if you anticipate a critical conflict.

UW-Green Bay Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition | NBC26

Nine teams took part in the Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Each team was tasked with finding creative and innovative ways to solve a problem related with aging. View the video from 5:35:50-5:36:40. Source: UW-Green Bay Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition | NBC 26

2020 EMBI Earth Caretaker Award Ceremony, April 21

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) and the Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity’s 20th anniversary year long celebration, cordially invite you to a reception honoring the 11th Earth Caretaker Award recipient, Linda Parker ’85. This reception will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus. To RSVP, please respond by Monday, April 13 to John Arendt at 920-465-2953, or email

The Earth Caretaker Award recognizes UW-Green Bay graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional field and are widely recognized for their career accomplishments in the areas of sustainability, environmental management, environmental policy or other closely related areas. Linda Parker received her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Biological Resource Management and Biology from UW-Green Bay in 1985. Linda is the Forest Ecologist on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, where she is responsible for several large programs including ecology, botany and climate change. Serving in this position since 1991, Linda provides leadership and expertise on rare plants, non-native invasive plants, fire ecology, landscape ecology, natural areas, ecological restoration, pollinator management and climate change adaptation.

UW-Green Bay partners with Entrepreneurial Training Program – Door County Pulse

Whether your business is growing or new, a business plan is critical to building a profitable venture and attracting financing from lenders or investors. The Entrepreneurial Training Program, conducted by the Small Business Development Center and hosted by the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation, offers eight efficient sessions to help you develop a plan for a thriving, profitable business. Learn to identify customers, determine their needs and synthesize that information into a realistic plan for starting or growing your business. The cost is $250 if you complete an accepted business plan. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation provides the remaining $750 in tuition assistance. Call 920.366.9065 to obtain an application. You must register through both UW-Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin System to be fully registered for this course. To find out more and get links for registration, email or Source: Enroll in the Entrepreneurial Training Program – Door County Pulse

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: ‘This Random World’ explores meanings of being in Green Bay

Action moves as an interlocking puzzle in “This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity).” The trickiness is typical of playwright Steven Dietz, whose “Becky’s New Car” has been popular in this area. This time, Steven Dietz’s characters are weighing in on mortality. UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance has an excellent production of “This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity)” running for three more performances in Jean Weidner Theatre on campus. Director John Mariano has his cast honed in on the many angles of the pieces of the interlocking puzzle. Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘This Random World’ explores meanings of being in Green Bay

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Chu and student Bailey Sommerfeld publish article on youth sports

UW-Green Bay undergraduate research assistant Bailey Sommerfeld (Psychology) recently worked with Assistant Prof. Alan Chu (Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology) to publish an article in “Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.” Their work discusses strategies for coaches to work with parents who have tremendous influence over the youth athletes to help provide the best environment in which youth athletes can thrive.