Faculty note: Prof. Nesvet has two articles accepted for publication

This month, Prof. Rebecca Nesvet (English) has had two research articles accepted for publication. “The Mystery of Sweeney Todd: G.A. Sala’s Desperate Solution” will appear in the Victorian Institute Journal. “1837: Death of ‘Miss Whitehead, “the Bank Nun,'” in the Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History (BRANCH) Collective’s peer-reviewed, open-access hypertext timeline.

The BRANCH Collective is a project supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVSA) and other Victorianist societies. Both articles will appear in late summer or early fall 2020 and concern the works of penny fiction author James Malcolm Rymer (1814-84), creator of the urban myth of Sweeney Todd and an author deeply invested in working-class political self-determination. Neither article would have been completed this past term without the invaluable assistance of the amazing librarians at Cofrin Library and elsewhere in the UW system.

Thank you, librarians, for making it possible for research of some kind to continue at UWGB in spite of the necessary closure of our physical campus.

Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz chaired virtual symposium

Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz of the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering successfully chaired the special session on “Recent Advances in Wireless Body Area Networks” at the IEEE Region 10 Symposium (IEEE TENSYMP 2020), June 5-7, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The special session presented a number of papers from around the world with the latest results in the related fields of wireless body area networks.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the conference was virtual. However, the level of engagement among the participants was great. Many thanks to the local hosts in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for their outstanding level of support that made the special session successful.

Future 15 and Young Professional Awards event goes virtual, July 23

Current Young Professionals, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, is shifting its Future 15 & Young Professional Awards, presented by The Donald J. Schneider MBA program at St. Norbert College, on Thursday, July 23, to a virtual-only event—and you’re invited to attend!

The event will include a live Zoom celebration showcasing all the Future 15 & Young Professional Award finalists including honoree videos, sponsor vignettes and award recipient announcements. In additional, finalists will receive an in-person visit from a safe social distance at their home from volunteers during the live celebration.

Some members of the UW-Green Bay community have been nominated: Kassie Batchelor, senior associate athletic director for compliance and student welfare/senior woman administrator, Ben Joniaux, chief of staff, Claudia Guzman, director of student life, as well as alumna Briana Peters (Accounting and Business) ’13.

“While we may be physically distant, we’re making efforts to feel as if we are all together,” said Mallory Nash, Current Young Professionals program manager. “We are working hard behind the scenes to ensure this is a Future 15 & Young Professional Awards to remember.”

The event will honor the Future 15 Young Professionals, from which one Young Professional of the Year (sponsored by KBX Logistics, LLC) will be selected. In addition, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Nicolet National Bank) and Next Generation Best Place to Work (sponsored by PAi Retirement Services) recipients will be announced from among the nominees.

The event’s gold investors include Green Bay Country Club, Northcoast Productions, UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business and Pieper Electric.

Registration is open and free to the first 500 attendees; learn more at http://www.GreaterGBC.org/Future15.

 

Photo of Facilities Management crew member using a chainsaw to clear a downed tree from the Cofrin Arboretum trail

Video: UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Memorial Arboretum Trails and outdoor spaces reopen July 1

On July 1, 2020, the six miles of Cofrin Memorial Arboretum trails encircling the Green Bay campus will reopen to the public for hiking, biking and bird-watching. The trails and all public spaces (including Shorewood Golf Course, Communiversity Park and the disk golf course) were closed in March due to the pandemic and the furloughs related to it. Thank you to Facilities Management staff for clearing trees and debris allowing for a safe reopening.

About the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum:

The Cofrin Memorial Arboretum forms a natural boundary of 290 acres encircling the UW-Green Bay campus and providing valuable habitat and ecosystems as well as access for research, field trips, wildlife viewing and recreation. The purpose of the Arboretum is to restore and preserve some of Wisconsin’s native ecological communities and to provide a place where people can enjoy and appreciate nature. Emphasis is placed on the protection, enrichment, and development of native Wisconsin plant communities and areas of special ecological significance. Forests, prairies, ponds, and creeks represent some of the major communities thriving in the Arboretum.

The Arboretum also contributes significantly to the UW-Green Bay environment, making it one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States.

Video by Sue Pischke, University Marketing & Communication

Photo of the letters GB and a large heart with a phoenix carved in the lawn at the UW-Green Bay campus.

Video/Photos: UW-Green Bay staff member creates lawn art

A member of the Phoenix family (we have intel it is area coordinator of UW-Green Bay Residence Life, Jeff Willems) created an artistic lawn art depicting large hearts anchoring the words “UWGB Phoenix” with lawn clippings. The lawn art is located on a hill in the east housing lot.

 

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

UWGB Phoenix Lawn Art

– Video and photos by Sue Pischke

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UW-Green Bay receives grant from Green Bay Packers Foundation for Student Emergency Grant Fund

Green Bay, Wis.—The Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded the UW-Green Bay Foundation-Student Emergency Grant Fund $25,000 to respond to the immediate needs of the students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The one-time grant will be distributed to those students in dire emergency brought on by the pandemic. Currently, emergency grants are being allocated to students who incurred expenses during Spring or Summer 2020. Funds are awarded for:

  • Expenses for technology (internet, hotspot, printer, computer)
  • Fees paid to end leases or pay rent for housing that you are not currently living in
  • Food expenses due to campus dining or Campus Cupboard closures
  • Overdue utility bills
  • Purchase of additional course materials due to the moving online
  • Childcare or health care costs due to COVID-19
  • Other financial needs arising from individual and/or special circumstances to be determined on a case-by-case basis

“This has been an unprecedented year on multiple levels, and the impact on nonprofit organizations has been substantial,” said Bobbi Jo Eisenreich, secretary of the Green Bay Packers Foundation, in a letter to the University. “The Green Bay Packers Foundation would like to say thank you for the work UW-Green Bay Foundation-Student Emergency Grant Fund has been doing to respond to the immediate needs of the people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The University has had more than 1,000 requests for emergency funding since COVID-19 began to impact education at UW-Green Bay, according to Jennifer Jones, the University’s assistant vice chancellor for enrollment services.

“The gift from the Green Bay Packers Foundation will allow us to help students who are requesting assistance to meet needs like housing, food, basic household essentials and technology to complete school work,” she says. “There are many families who will be impacted by the consequences of this virus, and we are fortunate to have a community partner in the Packers that reaches out to help our students when they need it most.”

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