Anger researcher Ryan Martin speaks to media about protests that turn violent

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Action 2 News looked beyond the scope of a protest, learning why or even how it can sometimes go from peaceful to violent. UW-Green Bay psychology professor Ryan Martin researches and writes on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger. “When you think about the model and why people become angry, it’s always because of a provocation, coupled with our mood at the time of that provocation, along with our interpretation of that provocation,” said Professor Martin who is also associate dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UWGB.

Source: Anger researcher speaks on protests that turn violent

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Miranda Schornack has article published in international linguistics journal

Miranda Schornack

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Miranda Schornack (Education), was recently published in the international journal, Current Issues in Language Planning. Schornack co-authored the manuscript with University of Minnesota doctoral candidate Ashley Karlsson. The article is titled “(In)visibilization of English learners in Minnesota’s state-approved alternative programs” and reveals the disproportionate enrollment of multilingual students in alternative schools compared to traditional high schools. The researchers/authors juxtapose enrollment data with interview data that reveal school administrator beliefs regarding low enrollment of multilingual learners in alternative programs.

Faculty note: Prof. Weinschenk article accepted for publication 

Several weeks ago, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) published a peer-reviewed article in the Justice System Journal with the undergraduate students in his research lab. He recently learned that a second article related to the lab was accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Political Science Education. The article is entitled “Creating and Implementing an Undergraduate Research Lab in Political Science” and will appear in the journal’s “Political Science Instruction” section. The goal of the article is to guide other faculty through the process of creating a research lab. It focuses on creating research labs at small to mid-sized institutions with limited resources.

There’s still time to register for some of UW-Green Bay’s Summer Camps!

UW-Green Bay has re-imagined Summer Camp experiences. Campers won’t just be sitting at their computers but will be active outside of scheduled virtual sessions.

Video transcript:

Hey all…….I’m Jason Mathwig…… and I am the Director of Education Outreach and Summer Camps here at UW-Green Bay.

As I am sure you all know, due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we have unfortunately cancelled our physical in-person camps this summer.

But that doesn’t mean we still can’t have some fun!

While there is no way we can replace the experience of a camp on campus, we are RE-IMAGINING SUMMER and are excited to offer families alternative virtual camps here at UW-Green Bay. 

We are offering camps in the areas of Art, LGBTQ, Health, Music and STEM.

Most of our camps range from grades 3 – 12 with a few for families and all ages.

What’s different about these virtual camps?

Our instructors have focused on making these camps interactive and hands on with activities for campers to do on their own time outside of a few scheduled virtual sessions.

We don’t want the kids to continue sitting in front of a screen all day, rather we want them to explore their passions away from the screen. While still having camp instructors and plenty of camp peers to make it a fun summer experience…..

For high school kids going into grades 10 to 12, perhaps gaining some college credit at a discounted price is more your thing. Our Summer Scholars program offers a 4-week online course through UW-Green Bay. Here you can save hundreds on tuition dollars, get a head start on college and your credits will transfer to all UW-Schools and most private or out-of-state schools.

We are still accepting registrations for all of these camps and programs.

You can learn more about all of these programs at

Go find what inspires you and join us this summer!

Ruchita Patel and Brooke Breitrick are co-recipients of the Sager Award for Excellence in Scientific Scholarship

On behalf of Emeritus Professors Paul and Thea Sager and the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, Prof. Bob Howe is pleased to announce the co-recipients of this year’s Sager Award for Excellence in Scientific Scholarship: Ruchita Patel and Brooke Breitrick, for their poster presentation entitled Evaluating Synergism Between Vitamin D and ω-3 Fatty Acids in Ovarian Cancer Cells. Their work, which was presented at the annual Wisconsin Posters in the Rotunda event, was supervised by Human Biology faculty Paul Mueller, Debra Pearson and Georgette Heyrman. The Sager award, officially named The Paul and Thea Sager Award for Excellence in Scientific Scholarship, is in memory of Edward W. Weidner. It provides a $1,000 award and recognition as the 12th recipient of this honor, which aims to promote undergraduate research in the sciences at UW-Green Bay.

Honorable mention for this year’s competition are LeeAnn Bellow and Jacob Harper (Chemistry), Natasha Clark (Biology), Natalie Gawron (Human Biology), Akanksha Gurtu (Environmental Science), Makenna Pucker, Olivia Claybrook, Kyle Deacy, and Jacalyn Crom (Biology), Claire Stuart (Biology/Environmental Science) and Norah Swenson (Biology).

Congratulations to all participants in undergraduate science research at UW-Green Bay during 2019-20, including CSET faculty judges for the Sager Award, faculty advisors, and campus leaders who continue to cultivate a rich environment for high-impact learning experiences like that recognized here.


2020 Clerks and Treasurers Institute enters virtual world

The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled many events, but it wasn’t going to stop the delivery of UW-Green Bay’s 2020 Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute held in July.

When science-based evidence pointed to a long term disruption, the Continuing Education and Community Engagement Government team went into action, working feverishly converting 75 courses into a virtual format. One hundred percent of the instructors said “YES” to the call to convert their curriculum to the virtual Zoom platform.

When the announcement was made to go virtual, there was only 20 cancellations of the 250 registrants. However, new registrations came in faster than the cancellations. The changed format delivered a very unexpected surprise of 332 registrations and is still growing with the possibility of breaking last year’s attendance record of 350 registrants.

The Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute is the only place in the State of Wisconsin that specializes in training municipal clerks and treasurers for their jobs. Partnering organizations, WMCA and MTAW, have awarded more than $19,000 in scholarships to their members from communities that lack the resources to support attendance to the Institute. Local communities depend on the Institute.

UW-Green Bay’s Clerks and Treasurers Institute has a direct impact in local government throughout the State of Wisconsin. This year the International Institute of Municipal Clerks awarded Kassie VanRemortel the Institute Directors Award of Excellence. This is the second time she has received this prestigious recognition. Only twice in the history of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks has an Institute Director received this honor.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management talks about online classes | WFRV Local 5

As everyone is aware, in-person college course studies have been suspended due to guidelines in place to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Students who want to continue their education, have an online-only option, which really has been around for a long time. Jennifer Jones of UW- Green Bay says, “We have always had online courses available for our students. The difference is now, all of our courses have to be completed online.”

Source: Online class enrollment elevates to a new way of teaching and learning | WFRV Local 5

All 10 UW-Green Bay Collegiate DECA competitors qualify for international competition

All ten UW-Green Bay Collegiate DECA students who competed at the 2020 Midwest Case Study Competition qualified for the International Career Development Conference.

To qualify, teams and individuals had to place in the top of their competition category. College students from nearly twenty Wisconsin and Iowa Collegiate DECA chapters competed at the Midwest Conference, and no other university had all members qualify for international competition. The team of Olivia Ryan (Communications) and Carli Shamion (Business Administration) and the team of Matt Gruetzmacher (Business Administration) and Maxwell Meyer (Business Administration) both competed in the team Business Ethics case study competition category and qualified for internationals. Both teams also medaled for their top performances in the category.

The team of Michael Ninham (Business Administration) and Matthew Schellinger (Business Administration) competed in the team Sports and Entertainment Marketing case study competition category and qualified for internationals. The pair also medaled for their top performance in the category. The team of Connor Hamann (Business Administration) and Nathan Post (Business Administration) competed in the Marketing Communications case study category and qualified for internationals. The team previously medaled in the category at the Fall 2019 Wisconsin Case Study Challenge and Leadership Conference in November.

Kody Kohnke (Business Administration) competed individually in the Entrepreneurship Operations case study competition category and qualified for internationals. Kohnke also medaled due to his top performance in the category. Nick Blasczyk (Business Administration) competed individually in the prepared presentation category of Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business in which he had to pitch his start up. Blasczyk qualified for internationals and medaled in the category due to his top performance.

The International Conference that each student qualified for was cancelled due to COVID-19. Collegiate DECA is open to all UWGB students who aspire to careers in hospitality and tourism; finance and accounting; marketing and communications; business management and administration; and entrepreneurship. Conferences involve individual students preparing presentations to a different judge each of two days, or teams or individuals can compete in case study categories in which students are given thirty minutes to prepare answers for judges based upon a given scenario that they do not know about ahead of time. The case study category competitors also are given a different scenario each of two days and present to a different judge or pair of judges each day. Some individual events also involve taking an online subject matter test prior to the competition and is used as part of the overall score.


UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Professor has been helping intelligent lab rats find good homes for the last 20 years | Good News Network

Dozens of lab rats have been given happy retirements thanks to a professor of physiology and biology in Wisconsin.

Prof. Richard Hein of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus has been helping his lab rats find forever homes after his first and second-year students complete their introduction to anatomy courses.

Source: For the Last 20 Years, College Professor Has Been Helping Intelligent Lab Rats Find Good Homes | Good News Network