Fish tales: UW-Green Bay’s Prof. Patrick Forsythe has long loved one of Wisconsin’s most revered fish species | News Break

UW-Green Bay Scientist studies prehistoric sturgeon. Studying one of Wisconsin’s most revered fish species has been a love of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Patrick Forsythe since childhood, but now he gets to study whether or not efforts to save the fish are working.

Source: Fish tales: UW-Green Bay’s Prof. Patrick Forsythe has long loved one of Wisconsin’s most revered fish species | News Break

Faculty/staff note: Mai Lo Lee to moderate Asian American affinity panel at Wisconsin Leadership Summit | Madison365

The Wisconsin Leadership Summit schedule has 25 panel discussions on a range of topics, and will include one day of panels on government and business, one day on education, a day on social justice, a day on health and wellness, and finally, on October 9, a day of panels focused on specific affinity groups: Black, Latino, Indigenous and Asian American, followed by a wrap-up panel on ally ship moderated by our CEO Henry Sanders. Mai J Lo Lee will moderate the Asian American panel on that day .Mai is a Hmong American educator and for the past 14 years she has worked within diversity and inclusion training.

Source: Mai Lo Lee to moderate Asian American affinity panel at Wisconsin Leadership Summit | Madison365

Elevator Helping Sturgeon Bypass Dams, Grow Their Numbers In Menominee River | Wisconsin Public Radio

Sturgeon numbers in the Great Lakes have dwindled heavily over the years, due in part to dams blocking their spawning patterns. For the last several years, a fish elevator on the Menominee River has helped sturgeon find their way. We talk with two biologists about how it works and how they’re tracking their progress. Biology Prof. Patrick Forsythe is interviewed.

Source: Elevator Helping Sturgeon Bypass Dams, Grow Their Numbers In Menominee River | Wisconsin Public Radio

Reminder: Stress, Burnout and Self-Care webinar is Wednesdays, 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’s 48 Most Influential Asian American Leaders, include Mai Lo Lee | Madison365

Mai J Lo Lee is director of the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) at UW–Green Bay. She’s a proud product of the UW system — she earned her bachelor’s degree in English and mass communications from UW-Eau Claire and master’s degree in education at UW-La Crosse.  Her research interests include leadership, cultural competency, women’s studies and student development. Mai was awarded the 2018 University Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement for her work in the Brown County MLK Jr. Day Celebration, the 2016 Institution Staff Member of the Year, the 2009 UW System Woman of Color in Education award and was recently nominated for the 2017 Future 15 Young Professional of the Year award. She has also been a panelist and moderator on topics in higher education at the Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

Source: Wisconsin’s 48 Most Influential Asian American Leaders | Madison365

A great time to refinance your home mortgage says Prof. Cherry

You can achieve what you call a break even period. The cost that you put forth to refinance that mortgage can be recouped by a lower payment the longer you live in your house,” said Preston Cherry, an assistant professor of Personal Financial Planning at UW-Green Bay. “That monthly savings every month, at some point, nullifies the cost you had at year 3, 4 or 5. “Your home mortgage is another way to have ready-cash for your household during the pandemic.”

Source: A great time to refinance your home mortgage

Former Bucs reunite for first time | Sports | ehextra.com

MARINETTE — Athletics shape players as individuals from an early age and play a large role in who these athletes grow into as adults. Participation in athletics creates long-lasting memories and greatly impacts lives. For some, it is a passion that never leaves their hearts, and these former Buccaneer men’s basketball team players proved just that as they came together for a first-ever reunion this summer.This group of former Buccaneer athletes was led by Coach Daren Sommerfeldt from 1993 through 2000. He led the teams to six back-to-back titles during his time with the now UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. Coach Sommerfeldt and his athletes hold two strong traits in common: passion and grit. These traits they developed then in basketball and academics, are now continued in their professional lives.

Source: Former Bucs reunite for first time | Sports | ehextra.com

Fox River Cleanup Project celebrated at annual Clean Bay Backers meeting, Prof. Fermanich quoted | WLUK

Runoff from agriculture and other sources is another concern. UW-Green Bay professor Kevin Fermanich says after two very wet years, 2020 looks relatively dry.”It’s a very different year this year, in respect to the corn harvest. It happened much earlier than last year, and therefore it will allow the farmers to put on a cover crop much earlier,” said Kevin Fermanich, UW-Green Bay Geoscience Professor.

Source: Fox River Cleanup Project celebrated at annual Clean Bay Backers meeting | WLUK

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Coronavirus: UWGB ‘6:30 Concert Series’ starts Sept. 30 virtually

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s wide-ranging “6:30 Concert Series” is going virtual this academic year.In past seasons, the public-outreach concerts have included everything from the premiere of a faculty-composed film score with a large ensemble to intimate presentations – and much exploring.According to a press release: The 2020-2021 season will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. with “Luis Fernandez in Recital” featuring the violinist from the UWGB faculty.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Coronavirus: UWGB ‘6:30 Concert Series’ starts Sept. 30 virtually