Insight lists UW-Green Bay entrepreneurs in ‘Feel Good Friday’ post

Check out item #3 from Insight publications’ “Feel Good Friday”

#3 You can’t stop the spirit of entrepreneurship. A team of four business administration majors from the UW-Green Bay New Venture Acceleration studio accelerator class won the Business Idea Pitch Contest with their idea, “Caps Off.” The student team pitched a better way to recycle plastic by using a smart vending machine and rewards system. Many more students placed in the contest with their creative, innovative ideas. Congrats, teams!



Karen Lacey recognized as Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Karen Lacey, senior lecturer emerita in Human Biology and former director of the Dietetic Programs was recently recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). Lacey has been an active member of the Academy for more than 50 years.

The Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) recognizes Academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition. Fellows are why the public trusts and chooses Academy members as food, nutrition, and health experts. They provide outreach in their communities, within their work settings, and have a greater commitment to continuing professional development, leadership, writing, speaking, policy and advocacy or research.

Multiple teams of UW-Green Bay business students place in the top 5 percent, globally

All sections of the business capstone class (Strategic Management) recently had teams that made it to the Top 100 rank in the GloBus Simulation in the last round of the Capstone simulation worldwide. Three teams from each of Associate Prof. Vallari Chandna’s (Marketing & Management) three sections and one team from Prof. Ryan Kauth’s (Business Administration) section, placed in the top 5% of teams competing globally. Each week, the best-performing companies are measured on performance variables such as overall score, earnings per share, return on equity and stock price.

For the week of 28- May 3, across 1,549 teams from 84 colleges and universities globally, the four  teams that placed in the top 100 were:

Ranked 21st: UW-Green Bay business students consisting of the C-Suite members: Ethan Ahnen, Kristal Hill, Junliang Li, Alyssa Plemel and Chris Pritzl

Ranked 44th: UW-Green Bay business students consisting of the C-Suite members: Grace Caldie, Andrew Combs, Rachel Fletcher, Carmen Hidalgo, Marissa Miller, and Heaven Winter

Ranked 61st: UW-Green Bay business students consisting of the C-Suite members: Laura Van Remortel, Brandon Wagner, Megan Walters, Ryan Weber, and Sam Weyer.

Ranked 79th: UW-Green Bay business students consisting of the C-Suite members: Jessica Arriaga, Marissa Dyess, Justin Krizenesky, Tyler Kruepke, and Brody Wiest

Students from the Austin E. Cofrin’s Business School have placed in the top 100 of the GloBus Simulation multiple times previously, but this is the first time that every Capstone section has a team in the top 100 simultaneously.


UW-Green Bay Humanities announces scholarship awards

UW-Green Bay Humanities announces scholarship awards:

Harold and Edna Bickford Memorial Scholarhip-Elizabeth Wulff
Coryl Crandall Memorial Scholarship-Lydia Downey and Jared Ramirez
Thomas E. Daniels Memorial Scholarship-Savannah Schemenauer
Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Scholarship-Daniel Buckley
Arnold Lelis Scholarship-Makayla Nelson
Eugene Cruz-Uribe Annual Memorial Scholarship for Historical Studies-Preston Fischer
Honorary Recognition – Faith Klick

UW-Green Bay summer camps go virtual

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be offering its summer camp programs online this year due to coronavirus. Leaders with the programs say they made the decision mid-April to create online programming for the summer. There are 14 brand new courses to explore and there will be plenty of ways to apply the online fun to interactive learning at home.

Source: UW-Green Bay summer camps go virtual, NBC 26

LeClaire begins coaching career at SNC – The Press

DE PERE – After a successful career playing basketball at Notre Dame Academy, UW-Green Bay (UWGB) and overseas, Allie LeClaire is back home. The 2014 Notre Dame graduate recently accepted an assistant coaching position with the women’s program at St. Norbert College under head coach Amanda Leonhard-Perry, who is a former player and assistant at UWGB. After graduating from Notre Dame – where she is the Tritons’ all-time leading scorer with 1,536 points – LeClaire played at UWGB from 2014-18. Her 1,489 career points at the school rank seventh all-time.

Source: LeClaire begins coaching career at SNC – The Press

In wake of Holy Family College closing, students plan to transfer; UWGB has agreements to help

As she neared the end of high school, Clare Kelnhofer’s future had its share of uncertainties. But where she’d go to college wasn’t one — at least at first.Kelnhofer, of Brandon, had decided she’d go to Holy Family College — the only college she’d applied to. The fit was perfect: the right size, the right values, passionate professors, close proximity to family in Manitowoc.The school recruited her to play basketball. She won a prestigious, full tuition scholarship to pursue a degree in actuarial science. Then, without warning, Holy Family announced May 4 that the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity had decided to close the college at the end of the summer term.”It was just very heartbreaking and a loss of words,” Kelnhofer said. “What am I going to do now?”

Source: In wake of Holy Family College closing, students plan to transfer

Wisconsin congressional race, current Ed.D. student interviewed

Bawaajigekwe Andrea Boulley, Bad River Ojibwe, told Indian Country Today she voted in person Tuesday and monitored the lines of the polling location from her home office because she lives across the street. Safety is important to her because she has a daughter who is immunocompromised.Boulley is one of Wiconsin’s 2020 Teachers of the Year. She is also a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Source: Indian Country Today

Peter Jackel: Horlick’s Jamil Wilson was king of 2000s | alumnus Barkley featured

UW-Green Bay alumnus Cordero Barkley, St. Catherine’s, 2005St. Catherine’s dynasty in the 2000s started with the 6-5 Barkley serving as the focal point on the ‘05 team. He earned second-team AP All-State honors that year and was the county’s player of the year, but there was a twist with Barkley: He only averaged 11.3 points per game as a senior.So respected was Barkley as a leader, defensive specialist and a presence on the floor that he earned those honors despite not having gaudy statistics. As Barkley said in 2005, “I could shoot any time I wanted to, but that’s not what it was going to take to win. I saw that.”

Source: Peter Jackel: Horlick’s Jamil Wilson was king of 2000s | Prep Sports |

Marinette Campus leaders ask students urged to reflect on changes in learning – EH Extra

The last couple of months have been challenging for students of all ages, parents, and families as they adjust to learning in new environments. Many people might assume that younger students had fewer adjustment issues because of their familiarity with technology. But we know that is not always the case. Different levels of education use different technologies — and of course the kinds of technology used for socializing are different from those used in education.

Source: Students urged to reflect on changes in learning – EH Extra