School’s In: How college students are adapting to changes in their lives | WFRV talks to Prof. Voelker

(WFRV) – School’s in for the fall semester, but how are college students adjusting to the changes that are in effect around campus? Local 5 talked to a NWTC nursing student, UW-Green Bay Prof. David Voelker and other college officials to get a better picture of what students are facing when heading to campus this fall. Check out the full segment…

Live Interview with UWGB Professor on Virtual learning

Chelly Boutott talked with UWGB Professor David Voelker, who specializes in humanities and history at the University. He talked about how virtual teaching has been going for him and his students since the beginning of the semester.

He also highlighted some of the things that he has done for his students to make the online environment a little more tolerable and easier to understand the information.

Source: School’s In: How college students are adapting to changes in their lives | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Prof. Hillhouse notes publication and call for research assistants

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Todd Hillhouse (Psychology) recently published an article with his students that evaluated the antidepressant effects of a novel compound for treatment resistant depression. Hillhouse plans to continue this and other research projects in his behavioral pharmacology lab. He is currently accepting undergraduate research assistants. Know a student who might be interested? Please email

UW-Green Bay mourns the loss of alumna, local German teacher

UW-Green Bay learned yesterday of the passing of Heidi Hussli, a 1997 graduate of UW-Green Bay. The announcement about her passing came from administrators at Bay Port High School, where she taught German:

“The purpose of this communication is to inform you of sad news involving one of our staff members. We are deeply saddened to share with you that this morning at 10:30 a.m. we were notified that Heidi Hussli, a teacher at Bay Port High School, passed away today following a brief hospitalization related to COVID-19.”

UW-Green Bay German Profs. David Coury and Jennifer Ham said that Hussli was more than a former student, but a colleague, mentor and friend to many.

“Heidi was a 1997 graduate of UW-Green Bay and a long-time and beloved German teacher at Bay Port. She was a German major who went on a Study Abroad trip with Jennifer and me and then as a teacher, took her students to Germany and hosted many German students here. We have and have had many students in our program who learned from her as well and greatly impacted by her enthusiasm and love of Germany and the German language.”

Like her peers at Bay Port, Coury said faculty and alumni are deeply saddened by the news.

Coury was quoted extensively about her in this Fox 11 story.



Applications to Education Program are due Oct. 2

Please spread the word. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 for students applying to be a Spring 2021 candidate in the Professional Program in Education. To apply, please submit the Application for Candidate Status Form. If you have questions regarding the Education Program or our application requirements, please contact us at 920-465-2137 or for more information or to schedule an advising appointment.

With college basketball season set to begin in late November, UWGB gearing up

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — Taking over a new program is difficult. For new UWGB head coach Will Ryan, taking over in the middle of a global pandemic is even harder.”We’re doing the best we can,” Ryan, the son of former Badgers coach Bo Ryan, said Wednesday in an exclusive interview with NBC 26. “I’m having a blast with these guys. It is a little difficult trying to get to know them face to face or mask to mask.”The masks, along with regular COVID-19 testing, are just a few of the aspects UWGB has put in place to help make sure its men’s basketball team is following proper protocols. But they’re not exactly player friendly.”I can’t wait until the day we can take these off and it is difficult to do through the masks but we’re working through it,” Ryan said.

Source: With college basketball season set to begin in late November, UWGB gearing up

Where Did Theatre Go? Strickland talks with Gerds

Like most places, Wisconsin’s performing arts has been an uncertainty. Green Bay Community Theatre plans to open an off-stage season starting with a scenic design webinar. Kelli Strickland, executive and artistic director for the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts announced a new website launch, livestreamed events, and mini performances.

“I’m sure you all know, the ecosystem around live performing arts has been very unpredictable for the last few months due to COVID-19 concerns. The Weidner Center is among many venues that have paused live events at least through the end of 2020. So it remains unclear when we’ll be able to welcome our audiences back. We continue to work preparing for the future and adapting some of our offerings for the near term. The Weidner Center will be launching a new website that is dedicated to hosting livestreamed events and some digital bite-size performances with opportunities for the viewers to interact directly with the artists.”


UW-Green Bay Schools Seeing Rise in Enrollment | Seehafer News

Some businesses are continuing to struggle amid COVID-19, but one that is in good shape is the UW-Green Bay school system, who is reporting that many of their schools are seeing an increase in enrollment.The Main Campus in Green Bay saw a 3.3% rise in studentship, however the big numbers came at the Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, who reported a 23.6% and 31% rise respectively.This increase is not universal across the UW system where, as a whole, there was a 1% drop in student enrollment.The UWGB increase marks the fifth consecutive year of growth for the University.

Source: UW-Green Bay Schools Seeing Rise in Enrollment | Seehafer News

How to handle student loan repayment during the pandemic

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — The pandemic has changed the way we handle our finances. This includes repaying our student loans.Due to the CARES Act, all interest and payments have been suspended through the end of the year on federal student loans.A financial expert from UW-Green Bay said there are two ways you can handle this scenario.

Source: How to handle student loan repayment during the pandemic

Save the date: Stress, Burnout and Self-Care webinar is Wed., Oct. 7 and 21

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Joan Groessl (Social Work) will be hosting a virtual webinar on Stress, Burnout and Self-Care, Wednesday Oct. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. and again on Wednesday Oct. 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. This webinar is designed to give a brief overview of stress and burnout and its impacts on wellbeing. Discussion includes the concept of self-care and highlight effective strategies for stress management and promotion of personal wellbeing. Register and see more.


Wisconsin Broadcasters Remember Gary Mach, Engineer – Radio World

We shared last week the passing of longtime employee Gary Mach. Here’s more: The longtime broadcast engineer was 78, according to an obituary in the newsletter of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.Mach worked for many years on the WBA’s Broadcasters Clinic Committee. Last year’s clinic was dedicated to him.“During his career, Mach worked every level of support from staff engineer to corporate engineer,” WBA wrote.

Source: Wisconsin Broadcasters Remember Gary Mach, Engineer – Radio World