Students in Assistant Professor Kelly Deuerling's Geochemistry of Natural Waters' outdoor lab use a field instrument to test the water at the mouth of the Mahon Creek in the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

Photos: Geochemistry of Natural Waters Outdoor Lab

Students in Assistant Professor Kelly Deuerling’s Geochemistry of Natural Waters’ outdoor lab learn about the instrumentation at the stream gauging station and use a field instrument to see where the waters from the bay of Green Bay start to influence the composition of Mahon Creek in the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

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Geochemistry of Natural Waters Outdoor Lab

– Photos by University Marketing & Communication Intern, William S. Throndsen.

Sheepshead Review deadline extended; UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students can submit

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s journal of art and literature, Sheepshead Review has extended its deadline for submissions to Sunday, Oct. 11 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The journal is accepting submissions for fiction, nonfiction, visual arts and poetry. For the first time ever, they are also accepting digital media! You may use programs such as Twine, YouTube, or Google maps as ways to tell your story in an immersive way. Students, faculty, and staff from all four UW-Green Bay campuses can submit, as well as the general public and high school students. For more information and to submit, please visit



A large crane installs An Intermodal Earth Flow composting steel vessel outside the University Union delivery area.

Photos: Earth Flow Composter Installed

It’s a student-funded project that has been in the works for awhile—an Intermodal Earth Flow composting steel vessel was installed outside the University Union delivery area, recently. The composter will handle organic food waste from the University Dining, as well as food waste from plates, and dining operations on the UW-Green Bay Campus. The post-mix will be taken to a site on-campus to cure for between 2-4 months which will then yield compost that can be used. The composter has a minimum processing capacity of At least 2,000 pounds of raw organic waste per 7-day period or 660 gallons.

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Earth Flow Composter Installed

– Photos by Grant Winslow


Women's Leadership Symposium

Register now for the Women’s Leadership Symposium, Nov. 4-5

UW-Green Bay’s Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven is one of five notable presenters for a Nov.4 and 5 Women’s Leadership Symposium, organized by the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. Other presenters include Robyn Davis, CEO of United Way Green Bay, Chris Kann, Courtney Booth and Michelle Shutter, Executive Coaches. The event promises to be two inspiring mornings of conversation, advice and shared experiences. A great virtual networking opportunity with successful women leaders and dynamic executive coaches. Get an assessment of your leadership strengths and learn how to create energetic alignment with your own personal potential, power and possibilities. Executive coaching for wherever you are! Let’s rise together.

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New certificate program encourages social evolution

A preview webinar will be offered on Oct. 29 and Nov. 10, which will build to a new noncredit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program offered by the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, which will launch in early 2021. Realize the true promise of diversity, equity and inclusion—in yourself, in your organization, in your community—by developing a deeper understanding of the language and legacy of race and ethnicity. According to a McKinsey and Company Study, organizations with an diverse and inclusive workforce are 35% more effective as measured by above-average profit margin. Together, we will create a shared understanding based on terminology, general cultural context, as well as determining how and what communities and workplaces can do to be more inclusive, equitable and multicultural. Rise up with us.

First to fill a First Nations Graduate Assistant position – Wisconsin Sea Grant

Note: This story is reprinted with permission from author Marie Zhuikov and Wisconsin Sea Grant

Stephanie King of Oneida, Wisconsin, is breaking new ground. Not only is she first to fill a position with Wisconsin Sea Grant designed to strengthen relationships with First Nation tribes in the Green Bay area, she is in the first cohort of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s First Nations Education Doctoral Program.

Stephanie King, photo submitted

Although her position, which also involves the UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, is just beginning, King said her role will be to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and traditional ecological knowledge as part of a team that’s restoring wetlands north of the Green Bay campus on Wequiock Creek.

“That area is ancestral lands for the Ho-Chunk Nation, Menominee Nation and I believe the Potawatomi, as well,” King said.

The assistantship opened at just at the right time. King, who is enrolled in the Oneida Nation but was raised on the Menominee Reservation, was laid off from her cultural wellness work for the Oneida Nation due to COVID-19 factors.

“I was excited when I saw the position. When I was reading through the announcement, the requirements brought my higher educational experience and passions full circle. I thought it would be a unique opportunity to share my experiences and knowledge with others and the team. I decided to throw my name in the hat and see what happened,” King said.

One of the reasons King’s name was plucked from that proverbial hat was her academic background. King has an associate degree in sustainable development from the College of Menominee Nation, a bachelor’s degree in family, consumer and community education from UW-Madison and a master’s degree in educational leadership with a focus on adult education from UW-Oshkosh.

Julia Noordyk, Wisconsin Sea Grant water quality and coastal communities outreach specialist, is King’s mentor. “Stephanie’s knowledge and experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds is a good fit for Wisconsin Sea Grant,” Noordyk said. “I am always focused on how we can most successfully engage with our audiences, so her expertise in education and outreach lends perfectly to this.”

King had the chance to visit the Wequiock Creek sites and “got an idea of some of the potential goals that all the different people involved have. There are still conversations to be had about what the First Nations communities would like to see as well, so that will come next,” King said.

King also said this position fits well with her life goals. “My foundation for my education, my work and my research has been with a passion to give back to my community and to my people. In any opportunity I take, I always look at how is this going to benefit others and benefit the community as well as my family in a good way, in a positive way.”

While on paper Noordyk is King’s supervisor and mentor, Noordyk acknowledges there is already more to their relationship. “Stephanie comes to this assistantship with a deep understanding of education, outreach and communication with First Nations people. It would be foolish of me not to learn as much as possible from her, too.”

Source: First to fill a First Nations Graduate Assistant position – Wisconsin Sea Grant

Political experts weigh in on election impacts due to the President contracting COVID-19

Political rallies have been a staple of the Trump campaign, but some political analysts from northeast Wisconsin say for now it appears as if they likely won’t happen again before the election. Surprisingly the experts shared that the setback likely won’t impact the outcome of the election.”After all the people who go to the rallies are already inclined to vote for him. I think at this point very few people are undecided about how they will vote,” says Michael Kraft an emeritus professor of Political Science at UW-Green Bay.

Source: Political experts weigh in on election impacts due to the President contracting COVID-19

Several UW campuses reducing student fees, but not UW-Madison | Higher education |

UW-Madison, does not plan to offer fee refunds even as thousands of students wage a campaign calling on administrators to cut some or all of the $734 they paid in fees this fall. The fees pay for services, such as bus transportation, University Health Services and access to the Wisconsin Union.

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Kox Retrospective postponed: ZINE collection coming to Lawton Gallery

This week the Lawton Gallery was scheduled to open its Norb Kox Retrospective. Unfortunately, the gallery must postpone this show for a later date. While this show is postponed, the gallery will be hosting an exhibition titled “ZINE (Rhymes With Quarantine)”. This exhibition will showcase the University’s very own zine collection that is currently displayed in the Cofrin Library. More information will be available in the following days, and until then you can still view Rae Senarighi’s work on the Lawton Gallery website.