Absentee ballots continue to break records while campaign trail heats up in Wisconsin – FOX11

Even though record-breaking amounts of absentee ballots have been cast, UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Nolan Bennett says the upcoming campaign stops from both Trump and Biden remain relevant. “It’s important because until the decisions have been fully made whether it’s Nov. 3rd or 4th or a month later, every vote counts for these campaigns,” said Bennett.

Source: Absentee ballots continue to break records while campaign trail heats up in Wisconsin – FOX11

Marinette Coalition announces shared library resources

Students will now see these two friendly faces at both UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and NWTC Marinette! John Kuhlmann and Cheryl Charon now serve students in the libraries at both campuses. Like student activities and degree pathways, this is another way the two campuses are working together as the Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition. Students will have the opportunity to gain from the expertise of terrific library staff at both of our locations. The Eagle Herald Extra has more.

John Kuhlmann
John Kuhlmann
Cheryl Charon
Cheryl Charon


Perspectives on Antitrust & Big Tech: A moderated debate on antitrust policy in the digital age

The Tommy G. Thompson Center is pleased to present a virtual moderated discussion on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on antitrust policy in the digital age. Legal experts Timothy Wu and Daniel Crane will offer competing perspectives with reflections on the origins of anti-trust policy from the early 1900s through the competing lenses of Justice Brandeis and former Solicitor General Robert Bork. The discussion will be moderated by Fox News @ Night anchor Shannon Bream. Registration is required to attend. More details and registration here.

Aldrete lectures on Amazon Prime

Professor Emeritus Gregory Aldrete’s (History) recorded series of lectures, “The Rise of Rome,” can be found on Amazon Prime until 11/1. After Oct. 31, subscribers will have to pay extra to watch the show. Description from Amazon: “The Roman Republic was one of the most breathtaking civilizations in world history. This powerful civilization inspired America’s founding fathers, gifted us a blueprint for amazing engineering innovations, left a vital trove of myths, has inspired the human imagination for 2,000 years. The Rise fo Rome offers you the chance to find out what mas this state so powerful.”


Wisconsin Student-Run Businesses featured as part of Startup WI Week

The Student-Run Business Association brings you an opportunity on Nov. 12, 2020 from 3 to 4 p.m. to learn how college students in Wisconsin are gaining access to unique, experiential learning through their university’s student-run business programs. Student-run businesses (SRBs) shape the future of higher education and positively impact society by preparing the next generation of experientially practiced leaders. Wisconsin is home to three universities with full-fledged student-run business programs: Marquette University, Lakeland University,UW-Green Bay (opening in 2021). Learn how these three SRBs operate, innovate, prosper, and are part of a collaborative network at the cutting edge of education.

Register here.

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Video: UW-Green Bay students say ‘thank you’ to scholarship supporters

This fall, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends have navigated the challenges put forth by the coronavirus pandemic with resilience and grace, and the Phoenix family has much to be proud of this year! As students continue to be challenged with financial obstacles, UW-Green Bay’s scholarship recipients are ever-so-grateful for the support. For many talented and gifted people who dream of going to college, the financial resources may not be available to help them make that dream a reality. Watch the video.

Video Transcript:

My name is Mike Alexander and I have the honor of being the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. We are thrilled at the university to be able to offer over $880,000 a year to our students in the form of scholarships. These scholarships are vital to the university’s success and they’re vital to the ability of our students to move forward in their education, not only to get a great education but also to be able to go out and serve their communities when it’s complete.

I’ve been put in a position where I’ve been able to obtain and earn an athletic scholarship which has been very helpful. I’ve worked hard and dedicated a lot of my time in the classroom, put myself in a position to earn various academic scholarships. I’ve been able to focus more on my dream of becoming a dentist and it’s been just a great, great experience in my college career.

I wanted to get into dairy farming…that didn’t happen but now I’m going into Agronomy, which is the flip side to managing the crops end of things and I really enjoy it. I think that’s the right fit for me. I first dreamed of being a zookeeper and then I realized that that’s a very dirty job and I’m not cut out for that but then I started getting into computers and then I also developed a love for the arts and for dancing and singing. I’ve kind of blended those two together and I dreamed of being a computer science rock star.

I dream about learning about computers. I’m thinking of making something like an educational platform where kids can be able to access education freely so that they can be successful because I believe education is the key foundation to success.

Everyone ultimately wants the same goal and that is for people to chase their passion and the scholarship allowed me to do that.

If I had not received scholarships I’d be working more hours than I am right now and I probably would have to find different jobs because of the jobs that you need to start out with, internships are not always the best paid
and if they get your foot in the door and the career you want, you sometimes have to take a low paying job just to get your foot in the door.

Being a mother too, it was hard for me to just up and go and purchase a laptop as an easy fix. You know, I remember saving like 20 dollars a month just trying to get to it. That scholarship alone went towards that. I was very thankful.

If somebody gives you a scholarship, that means they believe in you, that means they believe in the bright future that I hold and they feel like I’m not just throwing my money, but I’m giving to somebody who I know if I give this money to they’ll be able to be successful and they will be able to have a good impact in life.

We appreciate your support. We cannot say that enough and on behalf of the close to 10,000 people that are in the University community here, we are incredibly grateful for the support that you give us.

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Thank you guys.
Thank you for your kind generosity, I wish I could thank you all in person.

Join the conversation with Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky, Monday, Nov. 2

Please join the conversation with Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. (CST). You can access the live talk here: Attendee Link.

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Jill Karofsky

Justice Jill Karofsky was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on April 7, 2020. Leading up to her election, Justice Karofsky has been a dedicated advocate for victims and the rights of all residents of Wisconsin. She previously served as executive director of the Wisconsin Office of Crime Victim Services, worked as an Assistant Attorney General, serving as the state’s Violence Against Women resource prosecutor, and as deputy district attorney in Dane County, prosecuting felonies and misdemeanors. She also worked as general counsel for the National Conference of Bar Examiners, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, teaching about victims in the criminal justice system and trial advocacy.

Justice Karofsky received the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s “Voices of Courage Award” and was named the Wisconsin Victim/Witness Professional Association’s “Professional of the Year.” She currently serves on the Wisconsin Judicial Education Committee and chairs the Violence Against Women STOP Grant committee. She previously co-chaired the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Response Team and served on the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse, the WI Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council, and the Dane County Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors.

Brought to you by UW-Green Bay Public and Environmental Affairs.

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Video: COVID-19 Why it Matters: Part 12, Why huge COVID-19 spikes in Wisconsin?

This video series features UW-Green Bay’s Immunologist Brian Merkel on COVID-19 and Why it Matters. This series empowers viewers with knowledge to help them navigate through the pandemic. Merkel has a Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the Medical College of Virginia. He is an associate professor in UW-Green Bay’s Human Biology & Biology programs and has an appointment at the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He will be responding to a number of questions related to COVID-19 and try to get behind the “why” it’s important to be educated in your decision-making as we navigate the pandemic together.

Video Transcript – COVID-19 Why it Matters, Part 12: Why HUGE COVID-19 spikes in Wisconsin?

Hello, Brian Merkel, Microbiology and Immunology UW-Green Bay and we are here today to talk about why COVID-19 matters to you.

Specifically, we want to address the current spike that we’re having in COVID-19 in Wisconsin. I think one of the best examples of why we should be so concerned about the spikes that we’re currently dealing with in Wisconsin, has to do with the reality that we just opened up a field hospital in Milwaukee.

Now that’s something as an educator at UW-Green Bay, that I used to talk about just in history books with the pandemic problem of 1918. Never in my life would I ever thought for a minute that we would be doing something like that now.

So, here we are. We have this terrible spike in Wisconsin now. In terms of explanations, it has to do with large gatherings and people not following the prescribed safeguards. The challenge is compliance and so we strongly encourage people to realize and there’s empowerment to this because the more each of us does our part to comply with the prescribed safeguards, the better off we’re going to be, and the more likely we’re going to get a good handle on this virus.

We strongly encourage you to wear masks, wash your hands, and keep your distance, and avoid large gatherings and please stay at home when you’re sick.

COVID-19 Why it Matters Video Series:

Introduction with Brian Merkel https://youtu.be/M-yYPSPk30Q

Part 1: What are viruses and where did this one come from https://youtu.be/DYbiIv8ICgs

Part 2: Two main types of viruses https://youtu.be/O-OVk3rx96s Part 3: Why is this virus serious? https://youtu.be/EDFyNN8i5G4

Part 4: Why wash hands/wear mask? https://youtu.be/FlcAvlt876Y

Part 5: I’m young! Why should I care? https://youtu.be/TDrEV_beY1U

Part 6: Can pandemics be stopped before they start? https://youtu.be/lgWnJZNYbFI

Part 7: Pandemic is not local, why wear a mask? https://youtu.be/IG3Sl3q-xH8

Part 8: Why does everyone need a flu shot this year? https://youtu.be/DGpBFj0fJkA

Part 9: What is the science behind a vaccine? https://youtu.be/eQ3FclkYaQo

Part 10: Where can I find accurate information? https://youtu.be/pLMlU5Xnkgo

Part 11: What type of mask should I wear? https://youtu.be/gCFHxQvkVYE

Part 12: Why HUGE COVID-19 spikes in Wisconsin? https://youtu.be/OuqmXvrDApY

Video: UW-Green Bay professor (Brian Merkel) answers coronavirus vaccine questions – FOX11

UW-Green Bay Professor of Human Biology Brian Merkel talks about why it takes time to develop a vaccine, how health professionals will know it works and if the general public should feel safe taking it once it becomes available. Source: UW-Green Bay professor answers coronavirus vaccine questions – FOX11

Innovation in Aging Kickoff Event is Wednesday, Nov. 4

On Nov. 4, 2020, from 4 to 5 p.m., UW-Green Bay and WiSys invite UW-Green Bay students, faculty, and community members to join a discussion about key issues affecting older people and their communities, including combating ageism, healthy aging, age-friendly environments. No need to prepare! The event is designed to inform and educate anyone interested in these topics. Learn about the WiSys Innovation in Aging student competition (February 2021), competition team ideas, and networking opportunities to create teams for the competition. Any questions can be answered by Brad Ricker, WiSys, bricker@wisys.org, 608-316-4126  or Ryan Kauth, UWGB, kauthr@uwgb.edu, 920-465-2004. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you after you register, here.