Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement was made Thursday morning (March 12, 2020) at the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center in Madison. See more.
Emma Toft left a special mark on UW-Green Bay. Baileys Harbor was not only Emma Toft’s birthplace in 1891, but also the area she remained dedicated to for most of her life. Her father owned over 300 acres of forest, which is now considered Toft Point, according to Wisconsin Women Making History. Following his death, Toft opted to share the natural wonders of the forest and opened a summer resort called Toft Point Resort with the rest of her family. Over the next several years, many industrial eyes turned to Toft Point, eager to see the forest destroyed in favor of a more lavish establishment, but Toft was adamant in protecting and preserving her father’s land. As a result, the forest is largely unchanged from even before Toft’s father bought it. Among her efforts to preserve Toft Point, Toft also protected Ridges Sanctuary and Ellison Bay, side by side with landscape architect Jens Jensen. Toft eventually trusted the forest to the Wisconsin Nature Conservancy, before it changed hands again. Now, Toft Point, still a nature preserve, is often cared for and used by University of Wisconsin- Green Bay students for research. Source: Wisconsin history’s memorable women to celebrate in March | greenbaypressgazette.com
In recognition of behavioral risk mitigation strategies in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and in light of decisions made by the NCAA, the NBA and other large event hosting organizations as it relates to potential exposure to COVID-19, this evening’s performance of Joe Bonamassa is canceled. No date has been rescheduled as of yet. Refunds will begin processing today and may take up to a week for final processing. Ticket holders will automatically be credited back to the original credit card of purchase through Ticket Star. Purchases made by cash or check through Ticket Star will be refunded via check by Ticket Star. Please contact Ticket Star at 800-895-0071 or the Weidner Center with any questions.
Beginning Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 28, 2020, all classes run by UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute at all locations both on and off campuses will be cancelled. This includes all locations in the Manitowoc and Sheboygan area. This decision has been made with guidance from the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW System and the Brown County Health Department. Updates will be posted here.
One professor and researcher at UW-Green Bay is studying traumatic brain injuries. He’s hoping the findings will have implications for athletes who suffer from concussions or CTE. But he’s not studying actual athletes, the subjects of his experiments are much smaller. Assistant Prof. Doug Brusich (Human Biology) studies how flies recover from their brain injures or if they recover at all. “Several successive injuries at a mild to moderate level result in the same sort of dysfunction as one severe injury suggesting that these more mild injuries, when coupled closely in time, is probably impactful toward outcomes,” says Brusich. Source: UW-Green Bay professor, researcher uses flies to study brain injuries in athletes | #wearegreenbay.com#
On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in honor of International Women’s Day this past Sunday, Associate Prof. Rebecca Abler (Water Science), Associate Prof. Amy Kabrhel (Natural and Applied Sciences), Assistant Prof. Breeyawn Lybbert (Natural and Applied Sciences) and Associate Prof. Megumi Onoda (Mathematics and Statistics) held a panel discussion on Women in STEM. If you couldn’t make it in person, you can watch online now.
UW-Green Bay cancelling in-person classes through March 29 . See the story from NBC26 at 18:01:02-18:02:30. Source: UW-Green Bay cancelling in-person classes through March 29 | NBC15
This communication was sent to UW-Green Bay students on March 13, 2020.
Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 Residence Life operations will shift to “break hours” and will continue break hours until at least Saturday, March 28. Please refer to the e-mail from Interim Chancellor Van Gruensven for more on how the rest of the university is moving forward in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). You can also visit https://www.uwgb.edu/coronavirus/ for the most up to date information.
Below are the hours of operations for the Residence Life front desk and mail effective March 13.
Friday, March 13-Sunday, March 15: 24 hours
Sunday, March 15: desk closes at 10:00pm and break hours begin
Monday – Friday: 8:00am-10:00pm
Saturday- Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 10:00am-1:00pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms please contact the Counseling and Health Center by phone prior to going into the office. They can be reached at 920-465-2380 during normal business hours. Counseling services will also be available to students throughout the break and while classes are being taught in an alternative format.
Over break dining services are available at the Common Grounds Coffee House and Garden Café. The Cloud Commons will reopen Monday, March 23. Watch for updates on when other locations will reopen.
University Police they can be contacted at 920-465-2300 24 hours/7 days a week. Questions can be referred to the Office of Residence Life, email@example.com (920) 465-2040.