UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center will host Wards 1, 2 and 3 for the City of Green Bay

UW-Green Bay will safely welcome voters on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020, to the Kress Events Center, where the East/West gyms will host Wards 1, 2 and 3 for the City of Green Bay. In the past, UW-Green Bay’s University Union would be used as a host facility for elections. However, the Kress Events Center has both ample parking, and a greater ability to follow all social distancing guidelines. Find out more about the Polling locations at the City of Green Bay website. More information including how to vote absentee, how to register, and how to find your polling place is available at MyVote.wi.gov.

 

 

UW-Green Bay announces that December Commencement will be postponed until May 2021

UW-Green Bay announced last week that December Commencement would be moved to May 2021. In a letter to students, Commencement planners said that while it was “hoped we would be inviting you to participate in an in-person December Commencement Ceremony… campus leadership has made the difficult decision to push the December Commencement Ceremony to May 2021. The current global health crisis has made it impossible for us to safely gather at the end of this semester.”

 

CSOB sponsors Thompson Center webinars—The Ostrich Paradox: Overcoming Human Deficiencies in Emergency Preparedness

Howard Kunreuther is co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He will address decision-making biases in cognitive psychology and behavioral economics that impact emergency preparedness. UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is a co-sponsor of the event, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at Noon.  Cosponsors are the Lubar School of Business at UW-Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin School of Business Department of Risk & Insurance at UW-Madison. Anyone can register for the Zoom event.

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The Cofrin School of Business will co-sponsor a second event: Insuring Against Low Risk, High Cost Events (e.g. Pandemics); Friday, Nov. 6 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Join experts in industry and government for a virtual panel discussion on the current challenges and future possibilities of insuring low risk, high cost events. Panelists include attorney Arthur J. Park, former White House advisor and attorney David Rivkin, RAND economist Lloyd Dixon, and law professor Tom Baker. Moderator will be Ty Leverty, Gerald D. Stephens CPCU Distinguished Chair in Risk Management & Insurance at the UW School of Business. Cosponsors of this webinar are the UW Law School, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay, Lubar School of Business at UW-Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin School of Business Department of Risk & Insurance at UW-Madison. Register here.

How empty stadiums play a role in an athlete’s performance and mental health

Assistant Professor Alan Chu is the Chair of the Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Masters Program at UW-Green Bay, a new program with its first cohort this fall. Chu said a fan cheering on their favorite team plays a much bigger role than we might think. “When the players see the fans, they’re able to get those attentional cues and be able to celebrate or focus on certain tasks,” said Chu.

Source: How empty stadiums play a role in an athlete’s performance and mental health

What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in 2020 America – The New York Times – with Prof Jon Shelton

“Our public education system is a massive hidden child care subsidy,” said Jon Shelton, a historian of the teaching work force at the University of Wisconsin.

Source: What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in 2020 America – The New York Times

Campaign Signs Take A Turn To The Nasty | WTAQ News Talk | 97.5 FM · 1360 AM | Green Bay, WI

Nolan Bennett thinks it’s because of a few reasons. The UW-Green Bay assistant political science professor tells FOX 11 people who haven’t been able to voice their opinions are finding new ways to do so. He says it comes at a time of heightened inequalities and political polarization.

“A growing number of Americans are really frustrated with the character of political discourse and indeed there’s a lot of contributing factors to that.”

Source: Campaign Signs Take A Turn To The Nasty | WTAQ News Talk | 97.5 FM · 1360 AM | Green Bay, WI

Campaign sign in Allouez receives complaints from neighbors | WLUK

Nolan Bennett thinks it’s because of a few reasons. The UW-Green Bay assistant political science professor says people who haven’t been able to voice their opinions are finding new ways to do so. He says it comes at a time of heightened inequalities and political polarization.” A growing number of Americans are really frustrated with the character of political discourse and indeed there’s a lot of contributing factors to that,” said Bennett.

Source: Campaign sign in Allouez receives complaints from neighbors | WLUK

Green Bay voters hope for little arguing in vice-presidential debate | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

“It seemed just like two people having an argument that they didn’t care what the question was,” said Hypatia Fitzsimons, a student at UWGB.

“It was just like two people yelling over each other, trying to get their word in,” said student Kylie Schafer.

Political expert Dave Helpap expects the V-P debate will be a much different affair.

“I think this debate is going to be more important than vice presidential debates in the past,” said Helpap.

Helpap is an associate professor in political science at UW-Green Bay. He says Mike Pence and Kamala Harris will do what their running mates didn’t last week.

Source: Green Bay voters hope for little arguing in vice-presidential debate | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

UW-Green Bay postpones December commencement to May 2021 | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

A local university has decided to push its December Commencement Ceremony to May 2021. According to a letter shared with WFRV Local 5, UW-Green Bay says the decision is in response to the “current global health crisis.”

Source: UW-Green Bay postpones December commencement to May 2021 | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Manitowoc traffic: Closures set at Harbor Town Lane, Crawford Blvd.

The intersection of Crawford Boulevard and Harbor Town Lane in Manitowoc is scheduled to have lane closures beginning Oct. 12. The city said the lane closures are needed for the installation of new traffic signals at the intersection. The work is expected to be completed and all lanes reopened to traffic by around Nov. 6.

Jamie Jackson has been appointed as Two Rivers’ new city clerk and human resources director to fill a position that will be vacated by City Clerk Kim Graves, who is retiring at the end of January 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UW-Green Bay.

Source: Manitowoc traffic: Closures set at Harbor Town Lane, Crawford Blvd.