UW-Green Bay student receives multiple awards at Fox River Ad Club 2020 Addy event

UW-Green Bay student Dane Schumacher (Design Arts and Art) received a Silver Student Addy Award, a Gold Student Addy Award and the Best of Show Addy Award in the annual contest sponsored by the Fox River Ad Club. His Student Silver and Student Best of Show Addy Awards were for his “Rubberneck Converse Collection” multiple-piece campaign designs (below), a fall 2019 Design 431, Graphic Design Studio III project.

Dane Schumacher
Dane Schumacher 

His Gold Student Addy Award was for his “Children’s Defense Fund” (above) multiple-piece campaign design, a fall 2019 Design 431, Graphic Design Studio III project. The event was February 21, 2020 at the 2020 American Advertising Federation Fox River Ad Club Addy Awards Event, hosted by St. Norbert College. Photo submitted.

 

Rubberneck Converse Collection
Rubberneck Converse Collection

Campus Coronavirus updates, March 10, 2020

UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander sent e-mails today to faculty and staff, and to students, regarding flexibility for illnesses, especially in regards to COVID 19 Virus.

Faculty and staff members received the following notification:

  1. Effective immediately, all students should be held harmless in any UW-Green Bay class if they report being sick or have a compromised immune system.  This means you should be flexible from here moving forward with attendance policies.  I will also email the students to let them know that we must trust them in this situation to not abuse this decision.  In the event of absences, students should be given every possible opportunity to make-up any work they are missing remotely.  We do not want students to come to school while sick because they are concerned about a grade.  If you have questions about an individual case, please work with your Chair, Dean, and the Provost’s Office for guidance.
  2. The Emergency Operations Committee will provide as much notice as possible to faculty if it appears that we need to cancel any events.
  3. All travel sponsored by the University continues to be monitored by the International Travel Safety Committee and the Emergency Operations Committee.
  4. Each Dean has been tasked with updating Continuation of Operations Plans.  All instructors, working with their departmental colleagues, should think creatively of ways to deliver curriculum in alternative modalities should the need arise.  For example, can your course be moved online, are there alternative assignments you can use in place of things like labs, etc., or in the case where this is not possible, can we determine how to work with students to complete the semester in the event of an interruption?  We hope this will not be the case and have no indication currently that we will need to do this, but we should be prepared.
  5. CATL has prepared collections of resources in regards to moving courses online and ensuring that we are teaching with tolerance.  These resources are available at:  https://www.uwgb.edu/coronavirus/

 

UW-Green Bay students received the following notification

While we continue to take guidance from the CDC, DHS, and the UW System, it has become apparent that we need to clarify a few issues regarding the COVID-19 virus. UW-Green Bay faculty have been informed, effective immediately, that all students should be held harmless moving forward in any UW-Green Bay class if they report being sick or have a compromised immune system. In the event of absences, students should be given every possible opportunity to make-up any work they are missing remotely.  We do not want students to come to school while sick because they are concerned about a grade. If you have questions about an individual case, please work with your instructor and the Dean of Students Office. Thank you for being responsible and acting like the great students that we know you are.

Smart hearing aid idea wins WiSys Innovation in Aging student competition

An idea for a hearing aid that can sense your pulse and call 911 if you have a health emergency won the WiSys Innovation in Aging student competition on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The annual student idea competition challenges University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students to create innovative solutions to combat hardships and improve quality of life for aging populations.

UW-Green Bay students Denny Christoff, Logan Holbrook, James Kaat, Joshua Mendez and Katelyn Desrochers presented the winning solution that the team named “G-Pods.” The students will split a $1,000 prize.

Team “KeepNTouch,” made up of Jada Taylor, Hannah Bunde, Maria Piotrowski, Maria Arunkumar and Katelyn Wiegel, won second place for a solution to combat loneliness and social isolation.

The team’s “KeepNTouch” idea is a simple social media application that allows the aging population to connect and “keep in touch” with their family and friends.

The group will split a $500 prize.

“Get-a-Grip,” an idea for a small hand-held device that allows those with diminished hand strength to grip everyday items such as brooms and cooking utensils more comfortably, took third place in the competition.

Jenna Bares, Isabel Taubel, Montana Fallin and Kenzie Carlson presented the idea and will split a $250 prize.

Overall, nine student teams competed. In the weeks leading up to the event, each team  received mentoring from UW-Green Bay faculty and community members.

Innovation in Aging is a partnership between WiSys, the UW-Green Bay College of Health, Education and Social Welfare and the UW-Green Bay Gerontology Center.

This story is provided by WiSys—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.

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Innovation in Aging Competition 2020

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney, Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich named 2020 NEW Watershed Champion

UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (Water Science, Geoscience and Environmental Science) has been named the 2020 NEW Watershed Champion. He formally received this recognition on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from NEW Water and the Green Bay Water Utility during the 2020 World Water Day event.

Prof. Fermanich is a lead co-principal investigator on a collaborative project studying the links between edge-of-field water quality, soil health and field management at sites in Great Lakes priority watersheds. Additionally, he is a soil and water resources specialist with Wisconsin Extension.

Fermanich was recognized at the seventh annual World Water Day event hosted by NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, and the Green Bay Water Utility at the Jack Day Environmental Education Center. World Water Day (www.worldwaterday.org) is a commemorative event launched by the United Nations in 1993 to bring awareness to global water issues. The two water entities honor World Water Day to call attention to local water issues, including aging infrastructure and impairments, and to celebrate the efforts of a local champion in caring for the watersheds of Wisconsin.

The theme of this year’s World Water Day is “Water and Climate Change.” Globally, this means an increasing demand for water as populations increase, which can drain natural resources and cause environmental damage.

“The Green Bay Water Utility is adapting to address the water effects of climate change to continue to protect health and safety to our customers,” said Nancy Quirk, general manager of the Green Bay Water Utility.

The World Water Day held in Green Bay also serves to celebrate local efforts to strive toward solutions. Learn more about past Champions here.

Fermanich has worked at UW-Green Bay since 1998. Along with many partners, Fermanich and his students study water quality, watershed management, soil health, Green Bay restoration, and agricultural management issues. He is a lead co-principal investigator on a collaborative project studying the links between edge-of-field water quality, soil health, and field management at sites in Great Lakes priority watersheds. Additionally, Fermanich is a soil and water resources specialist with Wisconsin Extension.

“Our era faces a number of water challenges, not only globally, but here in Wisconsin as well.  Dr. Fermanich exemplifies the spirit of working together to find solutions to the many vexing water challenges we’re facing today,” said Tom Sigmund, Executive Director of NEW Water.

Learn more about Green Bay Water Utility: www.gbwater.org
Learn more about NEW Water: www.newwater.us

This post is written in cooperation with NEW Water. Photo submitted by Tricia Garrison, NEW Water. In the photo, from left to right, Tom Sigmund, executive director, NEW Water; Prof. Kevin Fermanich and Nancy Quirk, general manager, Green Bay Water Utility

Photo Gallery: Imperial Supplies named Recruitment Partner of the Year at Etiquette Luncheon

At the Dine Like a Professional Etiquette Lunch on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, UW-Green Bay Career Services announced that Imperial Supplies is its Recruitment Partner of the Year for 2019. Imperial Services has had an exceptional commitment and demonstrated comprehensive support of Career Service’s mission. Since 2011, Imperial Supplies has continued to support UW-Green Bay students in their journeys to success. Its team members have served as Mock Interview Day volunteers, participated in classroom panel discussions, made guest lecturer presentations, offered insight as featured program speakers and served on the alumni advisory board.

With headquarters in Green Bay since 1958 and only five miles from campus, local company representatives take pride in providing both time and financial support to UW-Green Bay. Imperial Supplies is an office sponsor for Career Services and a sponsor of Green Bay athletics. The organization has hosted students for job shadows, as well as welcomed students, faculty and staff onsite for informational corporate tours. Nearly 10% of all team members at Imperial’s corporate office in Green Bay are alumni of UW-Green Bay. In addition, 13 students have served as interns for Imperial since the organization launched a reputable internship program in 2018.

Linda Peacock-Landrum is in her 23rd year with UW-Green Bay Career Services, and her connection to Imperial Supplies began in her first year in Green Bay in 1997.

“That was the first year in Green Bay for both Jenny Lowe and me,” Peacock Landrum said. “We met at a local recruitment event that year, and when she transitioned to Imperial Supplies three years later, we reconnected to lay a solid foundation that our organizations could build upon.”

Lowe is the current Vice President of Human Resources for Imperial Supplies. Peacock-Landrum also sparked a connection with Sara Oettinger, a 2008 graduate of UW-Green Bay and current manager of Talent Acquisition for Imperial Supplies.

“One of my early interactions with Sara Oettinger of Imperial Supplies occurred in 2011 when she attended an event held in this very facility. She immediately offered her support and advice as an alumna to assist our students. Over the next nine years, the support, outreach and recruitment efforts by Imperial Supplies has grown,” said Peacock-Landrum. “Career Services and UW-Green Bay both are fortunate to have a partnership with Imperial Supplies. We look forward to many more engaging years in the future.”

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20-02-24- Business Week Etiquette Lunch

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney and text by Joshua Konecke, Marketing and University Communication student assistants.