Prof. Bugaj retires after distinguished career on Marinette Campus | Community |

Albert Bugaj, Professor of Psychology, at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus retired May 18, 2020, from the University of Wisconsin System. His career spanned 36 years. He began teaching in the fall of 1984 at the UW Center-Richland, and then transferred to UW-Marinette in 1989. In the late 1990s, Bugaj began offering some of his classes each semester via distance education (two-way video). Ten years later, he transitioned some of his classes to internet delivery, all the while continuing to offer some classes face-to-face. For some families in the area, he taught multiple generations.

Source: Bugaj to retire from UWGB-Marinette Campus | Community |

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SBDC hosts U.S. SBA’s administrator

On Friday, July 31st, the U.S. SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, along with Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness toured three businesses in the Green Bay area that received Paycheck Protection Program loans. UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center consultant, David Stauffacher, joined Administrator Carranza for the tour at Reynolds Packing. Stauffacher has been advising Reynold Packaging, a woman-owned business, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reynolds Packaging pivoted their business to manufacture personal protective equipment. Reynolds quickly started mass producing two types of PPE: a face mask specifically for those in healthcare and a filter that sticks to reusable masks. The non-woven material has been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration under an Emergency Use Authorization. The filtration level is at least 95 percent and helps keep particles from entering or exiting the mask.

Prof. Weinschenk talks elections with U.S. News and World Report

As they do every four years, the conventions will last for four days with the Democratic National Convention starting on August 17 and the Republican National Convention following a week later. As usual, they’ll feature political addresses, including acceptance speeches by President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. And the coverage will still saturate prime-time television.But in other ways, the pandemic-era conventions will be unprecedented, at least in living memory. See what Prof. Weinschenk (Political Science) has to say.

Source: How Virtual Conventions Will, or Won’t, Change the 2020 Campaign | America 2020 | US News

Seven lessons learned from COVID-19 – The Press

GREEN BAY – Cataclysmic worldwide events like COVID-19 often prompt people to reflect in life-changing ways.Long-forgotten assumptions surface. New perspectives emerge about well-established habits. Forced behavioral changes may foster novel and healthier responses to everyday events.Consider the musings and lifestyle questions listed here that we might glean from this pandemic. Source: Seven lessons learned from COVID-19 – The Press

College basketball: Locals rolling with punches as COVID-19 shapes Division I transition – news – WOW!

Making the transition to college life can be tough.Making the jump from high school to Division I basketball? Perhaps even tougher.Trying to do all of that in the midst of a global pandemic? Unheard of. Source: College basketball: Locals rolling with punches as COVID-19 shapes Division I transition – news – WOW!

Some Wisconsin Universities Require Students, Staff To Sign COVID-19 Pledges | Wisconsin Public Radio

Some Wisconsin universities are requiring students and employees to sign pledges acknowledging they’ll do their part to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks on campus.Some of the pledges come with catchy names, like the “Fly Right Pledge” or the “Pioneer Promise.” They all essentially seek the same assurances that students — and in some cases employees — will commit to wearing face masks, maintaining safe distances and thoroughly washing their hands while on campus.

Source: Some Wisconsin Universities Require Students, Staff To Sign COVID-19 Pledges | Wisconsin Public Radio

UW-Green Bay alumna makes semifinals at Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

While COVID-19 halted the Draper Competition for a few months until a virtual competition could be held, it didn’t stop UWGB’s Marissa Dyess ’20 (Business Administration) from being a semifinalist in the Draper Competition’s product track. The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is a prestigious invitation-only pitch and mentoring event for women entrepreneurs. Dyess was the second UWGB student to have been invited after trailblazer Jennifer Nowicki ’19 pitched her Cultivate Taste business at Draper in 2019. Nowicki is also a gBETA Northeast Wisconsin alumna and winner of both the Two Rivers and Sheboygan Pop Up Shop contests. Dyess pitched Hempire, her startup that provides Hempire Style-branded herbal remedies which aid those who suffer from eczema and psoriasis. Hempire Style clientele customize their own hemp-based body butters, lotions, and bathbombs from various aromatherapy scents and add ins. Find more on her Facebook page or email her at Dyess was to compete in the Draper Competition on site at Smith College in Massachusetts in spring, her last semester of undergraduate work at UWGB. While she graduated in May, all those who qualified for the student competition were still able to compete after graduating.