UW-Green Bay releases document on reopening plan | WLUK

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has released a detailed document with information on its plans to reopen campuses for the fall semester. The document lays out requirements for those on campus, such as mask wearing and social distancing. It also details alternate work options for employees and procedures for those who become ill.

Source: UWGB releases document on reopening plan | WLUK

Coronavirus and concerts: What no shows means for Weidner Center |  Herald Times Reporter

The Weidner Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay was just a few weeks away from announcing its 2020-21 season in April when the shutdown hit. The season would’ve launched in fall, but instead many of the performances — yet to be revealed — have been pushed back to next spring and some even to fall of 2021.

It started with a nearly sold-out Joe Bonamassa concert on March 12 that was canceled the morning of. Another 15 to 20 public spring performances were impacted, including a handful of shows rescheduled for fall that look increasingly more likely to have to be moved again into 2021. It became a giant puzzle of trying to make new dates fit.

Source: Coronavirus and concerts: What no shows means for Resch Center, Weidner Center, Meyer Theatre and Green Bay economy | Herald Times Reporter

Field office graduate research assistant from UW-Green Bay jumps from watershed planning to clams | Wisconsin Sea Grant

Megan Hoff recently completed her graduate research assistantship in Green Bay, working for Sea Grant Staffer Julia Noordyk. This was the first time such an opportunity has been offered at one of the field offices. Hoff’s work for Noordyk and for her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay involved working with the community to develop a watershed management plan for Mahon and Wequiock creeks, which flow through the campus.

Source: Field office graduate research assistant jumps from watershed planning to clams | Wisconsin Sea Grant

UW-Green Bay student among WHA Distinguished Jr. Member semifinalists | Wisconsin Farmer

UW-Green Bay student Mason Jauquet (Business Administration) is a semifinalist for the 2020 Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) award.

Established in 1922, the Distinguished Junior Member recognition is the longest running Holstein youth program, according to Holstein Association USA. This award is the highest honor given to members of the National Junior Holstein Association, ages 17 to 21, in recognition of a commitment to the Holstein breed and involvement in a variety of agriculture related activities.

Source: Four Wisconsin youth among WHA Distinguished Jr. Member semifinalists | Wisconsin Farmer

Prof. Phil Clampitt interviewed about 2020 Presidential Election in Wisconsin | WFRV 

Blair Endowed Chair of Communication at UW-Green Bay and Prof. Phil Clampitt gave input on Wisconsin’s role in the 2020 Presidential Election.

“The electorate’s pretty evenly split,” Phil Clampitt, Blair Endowed Chair of Communication for UWGB told Local 5 Tuesday. “Sometimes we go Republican, sometimes we’ve gone Democrat, so the fact that it’s in play, that it could move one way or the other depending on the election, depending on the candidate, has a very powerful effect.”

Wisconsin will be a battleground state in the 2020 race, so Clampitt says to expect lots of political ads as November approaches.

“We are going to see a flood of ads,” he said. “We are going to see them on television, we’re going to get them in our mailbox, we’re going to get them on our Facebook accounts, we’re going to get them on Twitter.”

Source: Stage set for Wisconsin to be a battleground in the 2020 Presidential Election | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

UW-Green Bay will be a polling location for August and November elections | WLUK

Wisconsin voters will be back at the polls in just 48 days for the partisan primary election and Green Bay believes it has enough locations lined up for people to vote at in person. UW-Green Bay will once again be a polling location in August and November.

Source: Green Bay plans to have 17 poll locations in August; still needs more poll workers | WLUK

Faculty note: Prof. Weinschenk publishes article in prestigious journal

Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) recently had an article accepted for publication at the British Journal of Political Science (BJPS). The BJPS is one of the top five political science journals in the world, with an acceptance rate of approximately five percent and an impact factor of 4.292. Weinschenk is the lead author on the paper (co-authored with Christopher Dawes, New York University), which is entitled “Civic Education in High School and Voter Turnout in Adulthood.”

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Van Slooten appeared on four recent podcast episodes

Assocaite Prof. Jessica Lyn Van Slooten (English, Writing Foundations, Women’s and Gender Studies) was a guest on four recent episodes of the Shelf Love podcast. Van Slooten joined host Andrea Martucci and several romance authors to discuss friendship (episode 48), fantasy (episode 43),  food (episode 37), and parenthood (episode 36) in romance novels.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz chairs ‘Advances in the Smart Cities Technologies’

Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz of the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering successfully chaired the special session on “Advances in the Smart Cities Technologies” at the 17th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON 2020), June 24-27, 2020, held virtually in Phuket, Thailand.

The special session presented a number of papers from around the world with the latest results in the field of the smart cities and their future. Many thanks to the local hosts in Phuket, Thailand, for all their support to make the special session successful. See details of the conference program including the list of papers presented in this special session