Virtual COVID-19 update with Dr. Rai of Prevea Health, June 10

Join Dr. Ashok Rai, MD with Prevea Health, on Wednesday, June 10 at 1 p.m. for an update regarding the health concerns with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and for him to potentially answer your questions. Space is limited and will be on first come first served basis. Register to attend.

On Monday, June 8, 2020, UW-Green Bay and Prevea made a joint announcement detailing their new partnership.

UW-Green Bay alumnus Eric Vanden Heuvel takes new Greater Green Bay Chamber position

The Greater Green Bay Chamber is pleased to welcome Eric Vanden Heuvel as vice president of talent and education for the organization.

Eric Vanden Heuvel

Vanden Heuvel most recently served as the chief academic officer and chief operating officer for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay. In his new role, he will provide leadership for the day-to-day operations of the talent and education department of the Chamber including Partners in Education, Current Young Professionals and Leadership Green Bay. He also will oversee and provide staff support to the Partners in Education board of directors, provide leadership and support for the work-based learning, career exploration and community support segments and maintain a high activity level with Partners in Education programming in the promotion and school-based learning segments, among other duties.

“We are excited to welcome Eric and his strong educational background as well as  ability to not only build off existing relationships and new relationships,” said Laurie Radke, president and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. “We have an amazing opportunity because he can hit the ground running. We’re fortunate to welcome someone with such a high degree of professionalism and integrity and who leads from the heart.”

Minocqua student who is headed to UW-Green Bay wins 2020 Wisconsin YES! youth business plan contest

Ayla Mollen, a graduating senior at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua who will attend UW-Green Bay in the fall, is the first-place winner in Wisconsin YES!, a statewide youth business plan contest for students in middle and high school.

Ayla’s company, Seninaturals, is dog treat line that provides neurological health benefits to dogs. She is an aspiring veterinarian who has worked in kennels and clinics, is a National Honors Society student and has taken part in the UW-Madison’s Information Technology Academy for three years.

A recorded presentation of Ayla’s business plan was shared at the June 4 virtual Entrepreneurs’ Conference during the awards portion of the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

Students submitted their ideas in a 250-word online summary to compete in Phase 1 of the contest. Professionals from across the state served as judges, provided feedback and scored the ideas. Nearly 20 entries were selected to move on to Phase 2, where they submitted 1,000-word executive summaries covering company overview; product or service description; customer definition; market description, size and sales strategy; competition; management team; financials; and capital needs.

UW employees welcome to join the virtual status update for the ‘Administrative Transformation Program’

Join the Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 for a virtual Status Update, 10 to 11 a.m. ATP Program Director Nick Tincher and Program Executive Steve Kish will highlight the program’s recent accomplishments, revised strategy and timeline in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and current and upcoming work.

The Administrative Transformation Program is the University of Wisconsin’s response to the rapidly evolving higher education landscape. The overall objective is to right-size the administrative complexity to support the UW System’s missions of education, research, and outreach. Doing ATP correctly will involve a transformation with people and on policies and processes supported by technology.

“We are starting by streamlining administrative processes and implementing a single cloud-based Human Resources System (HRS) and Shared Financial System (SFS)—also known as enterprise resource planning (ERP) software—across the entire UW System. In doing this, we are improving the quality and availability of data and financial controls, as well as enhancing information security. Ultimately, ATP’s goal is to better the working experience at the University of Wisconsin.” (definition in an earlier communication)

Tune in to the live event via the ATP website or YouTube. Submit your questions to Unable to participate? The recorded presentation will be posted to the ATP website; interested viewers can share their comments via the ATP feedback form.

The live presentation and recording will be captioned. To request additional accommodations, please email

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Buccaneer’s receive athletic awards online | Peshtigo Times

The 2019-20 Buccaneer’s Athletic Awards Banquet for the UW-Green Bay-Marinette Campus moved to an online presentation this year due to the events of Covid-19. “Our campus is extremely proud of our student athletes on and off the court. They are dedicated individuals who understand what it truly means to be a student and also an athlete,” stated CEO, Cindy Bailey. “We are fortunate to have outstanding coaches who demonstrate and encourage dedication and balance to our student athletes in and out of the classroom.”

Source: Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper | Peshtigo Times

UW-Green Bay Director of MESA part of virtual conversation about race, equality | WBAY

Community leaders hope to inspire change by addressing racial injustice in Green Bay through a series of town hall discussions. UW-Green Bay director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Mai Lo Lee, is a part of these discussions.

Source: Green Bay leaders come together for virtual conversation about race, equality | WBAY

UW-Green Bay Psychology professor contributes to new book on COVID-19

UW-Green Bay Assistant Professor Elif Ikizer (Psychology) is a contributor to the new and timely book “Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19.” The authors argue in the introduction that human behavior (and hence, psychology) are the keys to controlling the spread of infection right now. The chapters in the book consider what elements of psychology and behavioral science could promote actions that work toward the common good. Prof. Ikizer is co-author of the chapter “Common Identity and Humanity.” Given the critical nature of the information and the importance of quick dissemination, Sage Publishing has made the book available for free download.

UW System Sponsoring ‘Free Application Week’ for Marinette, Manitowoc, & Sheboygan Campuses | Green Bay News Network

The UW System is sponsoring a Free Application Week for the UW-Green Bay Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, June 5th-15th, 2020. When completing the application, students who select the Marinette, Manitowoc or Sheboygan Campuses will not be prompted to pay the fee.

Source: UW System Sponsoring ‘Free Application Week’ for Marinette, Manitowoc, & Sheboygan Campuses | Green Bay News Network

Simple steps can fight mosquito population boom | Door County Daily News

Those looking to get outside and away from COVID-19 restrictions as temperatures warm up will likely find conditions a little more buggy. That’s because a combination of warmer, humid weather and recent heavy rains are expected to generate a mosquito population boom. While there are propane-fueled mosquito traps and insect zappers, Prof. Mike Draney, a UW-Green Bay biology instructor, says some simple steps can help you better contend with the bugs.

Source: Simple steps can fight mosquito population boom | Door County Daily News