On Tuesday, October 6 at around 6:45 p.m. University Police received a call reporting a confrontation involving a male with a gun on an Arboretum Trail in an area known as the Niagara Escarpment. This is the wooded area East of East Circle Drive. The unknown male subject confronted two individuals about walking their dog within the arboretum, which is prohibited. During this interaction, the male produced a handgun before leaving the area. The male subject did NOT threaten the individuals or point the handgun at them, and produced it after the dog growled at him. At this time, it is possible this was a defensive reaction.
The armed subject is described as a white male in his 50s, with slightly longer hair, and of average size, wearing a grey sweater and jeans. If you have seen or know who this individual is, please contact University Police at 920-465-2300 ext 2.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences along with St. Norbert College is hosting an online event tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, End Gerymandering & Introduction to the National Popular Vote, sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Had President Trump not contracted the coronavirus, he would have been rallying supporters on Saturday just outside Green Bay, Wis., a red part of a swing state — and a “red zone” with one of the fastest-growing coronavirus infection rates in America.
“The fact that the president downplays the virus has gives his supporters permission to say ‘Well, it’s overblown. It’s no big deal,’” said Aaron Weinschenk, chair of Political Science at UW-Green Bay. “It’s become a thoroughly political issue.”
Weinschenk said he doubted that would change even with Trump’s diagnosis, which came after the president repeatedly modeled behavior his own scientific advisers had warned Americans against.
UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) will deliver a presentation on “Echo Chambers and Information Credibility” on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11:45 a.m. The presentation is open to all university students, staff, and faculty via Blackboard Collaborate. More information is available via the Facebook Event.
Brian Merkel is an associate professor in UW-Green Bay’s Human Biology & Biology programs. He joined Rachel Manek on Good Day Wisconsin to discuss why it’s important to educate oneself about the coronavirus and influenza and understand the science behind the viruses.
UW-Green Bay reported enrollment increases at three of its four campuses to begin the 2020-21 academic year: Green Bay campus, 3.3 percent; Manitowoc campus, 23.6 percent; and Sheboygan campus, 31 percent. The school also announced students who apply to UW-Green Bay by Oct. 31 for any 2021 term (January, Spring, Summer or Fall 2021) will have their application fee covered by private funds.
The rising number of cases has hit colleges statewide, with some having to go into quarantine and virtual learning. But despite that, administrators at UW Green Bay are experiencing lower numbers of positive tests.
The Manitowoc Campus is now offering bachelor’s degrees from start to finish in Environmental Science, Business, Health Information Management & Technology, Psychology, and Writing and Applied Arts (BFA).
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“Last year, I had the opportunity to bring eight college students to the Summit and they were highly impacted by the visibility of Wisconsin professionals with diverse backgrounds and also encouraged by how different groups were working together. This year, I am bringing 35 students and though the impact will be different because it is virtual, I know the impact will be just as great because of the authentic voices that will be represented and also heard at each panel,” said Mai Lo Lee, diversity director at UW-Green Bay, who is moderating a panel of Asian Americans.
As we approach Fire Safety Month here is a reminder of things to help keep you safe in the event of a fire emergency:
When a fire alarm sounds, immediately evacuate the building using the nearest available exit. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS. Close doors and windows as you leave.
In the event of an emergency evacuation please remember you should use the nearest exits and be aware of any specific meeting locations you should report to (a distance of at least 100 feet from the building).
Identify two ways out of every room.
If an exit is blocked during an emergency, use another exit.
If a fire occurs, feel the door; if the door is hot, don’t open it. Use your alternate exit.
Mobility impaired or people unable to exit using the stairs should enter an enclosed stairwell, close the door and call 911.
Report suspicious fires or signs of burning, regardless of the size, to school officials.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Never leave cooking unattended.
Top Causes of fires:
Cooking / Cooking equipment
Heating, such as space heaters
Electrical (Overloaded power strips)
Be the Hero on the Outside by providing information to police and firefighters about what / who may be inside.
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