Fall sports not to begin before Oct. 1 at Horizon League schools

In case you missed it, the Horizon League postponed the start date for all fall sports. Here is the announcement:

“Guided by its core value of student-athlete well-being, the Horizon League Council decided on Thursday, July 16 to delay the start of fall competition for all sports (championship and non-championship) with the understanding that if competition occurs, it will not begin before October 1.

The decision allows each campus to further focus on ensuring return to competition protocols uphold the Council’s principle of safety and can be reasonably implemented. The delay in competition includes all exhibition, League and non-League contests in all sports (championship and non-championship).

Decisions related to training and practice will be left to members’ discretion. Rescheduling of non-conference contests impacted by the postponed start of the fall seasons will be determined by each school. The Horizon League’s Council will continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19, and will evaluate fall schedules and competitions with the understanding that there may be future changes.

The Council will continue to be guided by our top priority: the health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff. The Horizon League Council consists of the 12 member institutions’ athletic directors, chairpersons of the Senior Woman’s Administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives and a student-athlete.”

UW-Green Bay Nutrition student named Most Outstanding in Wisconsin

Garcia with her award

Spring 2020 graduate Elena Garcia (Human Biology, Nutrition Science emphasis) was named this year’s Outstanding Dietetics Student in an accredited undergraduate program by the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The award recognizes an emerging student leader for their achievements as a nutrition and dietetics student. Garcia will begin a dietetic internship this fall at UW-Green Bay with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. This is the sixth time in eight years that a UW-Green Bay nutrition student has been selected for this state-wide award.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Chu quoted on a podcast episode about small acts of kindness and the ripple effect of sending gratitude letters

Assistant Prof. of Psychology and Chair of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Alan Chu’s idea about the ripple effect of sending gratitude letters and small acts of kindness was quoted in the most recent episode of the Calm and Connected Podcast hosted by Janine Halloran, a licensed mental health counselor, where she shares a visual activity to help kids see how kind acts can spread and make a positive impact.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Chu shared his insights on teaching online courses as instructors and “test driving” them as students

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. and Chair of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Alan Chu (Psychology) shared his insights with EduMed, a higher education resources website, on teaching online courses as instructors and “test driving” them as students. Read it here.

UW-Green Bay student found herself ‘way more organized’ after online learning transition

Although UW-Green Bay is intending to be open in fall and welcoming faculty, staff and students back on campus, some classes originally scheduled for in-person instruction will be moving online or having online aspects to them for the safety of the UW-Green Bay community. Current UW-Green Bay students who transitioned to online learning in Spring 2020 demonstrated that they are resilient problem-solvers and describe their experiences while providing some advice to future students…

Janie Hodny

Janie Hodny is a sophomore majoring in Communication with emphasis in Public Relations, Social Media Strategies and Health Communication.

“Online and hybrid learning can sound scary, especially for college courses. I am here to tell you that it is not as scary as you think. Last year when I got the email that all courses will now switch to online, I was terrified. I am a very visual and in person learner and when I was told I wouldn’t have any in-person teaching I didn’t know if I could get a hold of professors or I would forget to do assignments, but that wasn’t the case at all. Professors want to help and see you succeed. Anytime I emailed a professor a question or if I was having trouble with assignments, they would get back to me within the day and help me. I also found myself way more organized than I ever was. I kept schedules in my planner and calendar of when assignments, quizzes, and tests were due. Again, Professors want to help they are always a Zoom call away! If yo ever need more in depth they will be more than happy to help you! If you ever need advice with online learning, keeping yourself organized, of anything there are always people around to help you.”

Prof. Michael Draney discusses mosquito population | WLUK

University of Wisconsin Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences professor Michael Draney says there are about 50 different mosquito species in the state.

“There’s a reasonable number of mosquitoes, especially this mosquito called the Northern House mosquito,” Draney said. “[It] is kind of a small mosquito that flies and bites in the daytime, and it seems to be pretty abundant in this neighborhood.”

Draney says this year seems to be worse than average, because we’ve had a wet spring.

“They sometimes are attracted to your car, if your engine is running, because it’s warm and it’s giving off carbon dioxide,” Draney said.

Source: Mosquito population in Wisconsin increases after a wet spring | WLUK

All are welcome to join Associate Prof. Nesvet and a workshop on publication and teaching on July 25

On Saturday, July 25, Associate Prof. Nesvet (English) will present as part of the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) online workshop “Making use of COVE & BRANCH for Teaching and Research.”

This workshop will showcase the use of COVE tools for publication and teaching. Anyone is welcome to register for this workshop; up to 300 participants can be accommodated; however, only a few spaces remain. To register, click here by 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 23.

Registrants should look out for an email reminder the day before the event and Zoom log-in details the day of the event from coveeditions@gmail.com. Please send any questions to Associate Prof. Nesvet at nesvetr@uwgb.edu.

Some of the questions we will address in the workshop include:

  • How can I teach asynchronously?
  • How can I help students read better?
  • How can I get all my course texts for $10?
  • How can I build annotated timelines and maps?
  • How can I facilitate student research?
  • How can I build exhibits with students?
  • How can I keep track of student activity?
  • How can I link up courses across the world?
  • How can I upload my own course texts?
  • How can I support open-access scholarship?

Media reports on Drive-Thru Commencement announcement

Local media is reporting on the recent announcement that the 101st UW-Green Bay Commencement will be a Drive-Thru event.

Sources:

UW-Green Bay cancels commencement ceremony, creates “drive-through” graduation event | WBAY

UW-Green Bay changes plans for in-person graduation due to increase in COVID-19 cases | WFRV

UW-Green Bay to hold ‘drive-through’ graduation | Fox 11

UW-Green Bay Class Of 2020 Commencement Drive-Thru Experience Set For Aug. 22 | Green Bay Patch

UW-Green Bay to Hold Drive-Thru Commencement | B93 Radio 

UW-Green Bay Announces Changes to Commencement Plans | Seehafer News

UWGB won’t start fall sports on time | Green Bay Press Gazette

There won’t be any sports played at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay until at least October.

The Horizon League announced Thursday it will delay the start of fall competition for all sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. It includes all exhibition, conference and nonconference games.

The sports impacted at UWGB include cross country, soccer, volleyball, golf and softball.

Golf and softball have fall competition but do not have a Horizon League championship season until the spring.

The Horizon League Council said it will continue to be guided by the health, safety and well-being of student-athletes, coaches and staff.

“A delay to no earlier than Oct. 1 allows Green Bay to focus on ensuring return to competition protocols uphold the league’s principle of safety and can be reasonably implemented based on evolving information relative to testing, contact tracing, health care capacity and city and state guidelines,” UWGB athletic director Charles Guthrie said.

Source: UWGB won’t start fall sports on time; SNC cancels nonconference games | Green Bay Press Gazette

Fall sports delayed at UW-Green Bay after Horizon League announces decision | Milwaukee Business Journal

Fall sports at UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay will be delayed when school resumes in the fall following a decision by the Horizon League, of which both universities are members.

Source: Fall sports delayed at UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay after Horizon League announces decision | Milwaukee Business Journal