Get ready for Common CAHSS

In addition to the week-long conference starting on Nov. 30, 2020, (that week you will see a number of synchronous and asynchronous presentations, videos, posters, and more), Common CAHSS has three featured speakers you don’t want to miss:

Nov. 18Chris Williams presenting, “This Land Was Never Some of Ours.”

Nov. 30: Conference Plenary with David Voelker presenting, “Beyond Sustainability: Imagining an Ecological Future.”

Dec. 2: Conference Keynote with Sarah Jaquette Ray, presenting, “Coming of Age at the End of the World.”

Common CAHSS is an annual event in which UW-Green Bay and its College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS, pronounced “cause”) strives to generate awareness and conversation on a thematic common cause—organized around interconnected local and global challenges that require collective solutions spanning disciplinary and geographic boundaries.

UW Extended Campus features UW-Green Bay student for ‘non-traditional student week’

A UW-Green Bay student in the Health & Wellness Management graduate program was featured on Instagram during non-traditional student week, Nov. 2-6, 2020.
“This program is allowing me to learn at a pace that works for my stay at home mom life. I have two small boys, a household to run and I’m a part time fitness instructor as well. Being able to complete the work on my own time is invaluable.” Amanda. See the post on Instagram.


Recording available of ‘Democracy in Crisis’ panel moderated by Prof. Weinschenk

You can now watch the panel discussion, “Democracy in Crisis: Challenges and Solutions,” a non-partisan panel with former Congressman Reid Ribble, former Senator Timothy Wirth, co-founder of Keep Our Republic, and constitutional lawyer Mary McCord of Georgetown Law School for an open discussion of the election challenges and solutions. The event was moderated by Prof. Aaron Weinschenk, Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor and chair of Political Science at UW-Green Bay. See the recorded discussion on Facebook.

Prof. Hillhouse and former students highlighted for research publications

Former Weber State University and now UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Todd Hillhouse (Psychology) led students in the research endeavors. One study looked at the addictive qualities of nicotine and led to the publication of “Repeated nicotine vapor inhalation induces behavioral sensitization in male and female C57BL/6 mice” in Behavioural Pharmacology in May 2020. The second peer-reviewed paper was an endeavor to find out if Dextramoraphem, a drug with properties similar to ketamine, is effective as a potential rapid-acting antidepressant. Hillhouse and the students involved in the research concluded it most likely isn’t. This research resulted in the publication of “Assessment of the rapid and sustained antidepressant-like effects of dextromethorphan in mice,” in Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior in August 2020. WSU students Ashley Peterson and Justin White participated in the research, along with WSU graduate Jesus Saavedra. Garrett and Honeycutt, who are authors on the other paper as well, were also involved in this study. See more at the Weber State website.

MESA Series: Exploring Intersectionality Within Blackness, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

Miriam Brabham of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) will virtually host a panel discussion, “Exploring Intersectionality Within Blackness.” The panel consists of Brabham and Professors Tohoro and Gichobi, Jonathan Allen and students Azi Onama and Rania Jones. This discussion is open to the public. The different perspectives offered by this panel should invoke a lively discussion on how different the lived Black experience can be. Please join via TEAMs for this open, honest and authentic conversation. It is free and open to the public.


Prof. Alison Staudinger quoted in National Geographic on prohibition

IN LATE OCTOBER of 1931, some 18,000 laborers, fraternal organization members, and veterans took to the streets of Newark, New Jersey. Their cause, stated simply on the signs they carried, was clear: “We want beer.” It’d been 11 years since Prohibition had begun—and since the protestors or their fellow Americans had enjoyed a (legal) drink at their neighborhood saloons.

Flag-waving men with their starched-collared shirts and irreverent signboards became the iconic image of the anti-Prohibition movement. Yet the people who led this march—and indeed much of the movement to repeal the 18th Amendment—were not men in ties and long coats. They were some of the very same women who had supported Prohibition in the first place—and who had won the right to vote the same year it was enacted.

…In 1929, New Yorker Pauline Morton Sabin, the daughter of a railroad executive, decided she had had enough. Like many wealthy, white mothers, she had initially supported Prohibition because she thought it would be good for her sons. But the opposite proved to be true: Unregulated speakeasies freely serving alcohol to young people. To combat the problem, Sabin formed the bipartisan Women’s Organization on National Prohibition Reform.

“She, and by extension her organization, argued that Prohibition was a failure and actually ended up worsening the situation of youth and children, who she thought were now more likely to be exposed to alcohol and crime,” says Alison Staudinger, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Democracy and Justice Studies). “It was essentially ‘home protection redux’—except this time in opposition to federal Prohibition.”

Source: National Geographic.


UW System announces Wisconsin Regents Opportunity Scholarship

Just announced, the new Wisconsin Regents Opportunity Scholarship will provide up to $10,000 to underrepresented and underserved undergraduate students who have overcome adversity, exhibited financial need, and demonstrated merit, Regent President Andrew S. Petersen announced today.

The scholarship program will take effect in the 2021-22 academic year and be offered to students who are admitted to or currently attending a UW System university. Awards will be given to students who are entering a university, progressing with their education, and near graduation.

Regents have committed to providing $1 million for the scholarship annually. See the announcement from UW System.

Turnout on UW campuses may be key in close legislative races

As Democrat Jonathon Hansen gears up for a tight election in northeastern Wisconsin’s 30th Senate District, student turnout at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay may play a pivotal role.

Hansen’s uncle won the now-open seat in the traditionally conservative area by just 2.6 percentage points in 2016. Four years later, while Republicans target the district as one of three potential pickup opportunities in the Senate, Hansen anticipates the college vote “could swing it one way or the other.”

“I think the degree to which young people vote could make a difference, especially in these races that are tight,” said the De Pere alder, who’s facing Republican attorney Eric Wimberger in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Dave Hansen after 19 years in the Legislature.

As Nov. 3 looms, student turnout in mid-sized cities across Wisconsin such as Green Bay and La Crosse could sway the outcomes of potentially competitive legislative districts. But with fewer students living on campuses and ongoing challenges stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more difficult than ever for campaigns and organizers to reach those potential voters.

Source: The Journal Times, Nov. 1

Reminder: Lawton Gallery is making a call for art for the 48th annual Juried Student Exhibition

The Lawton Gallery is very excited to announce its 48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition! This annual exhibition is open to all enrolled UW-Green Bay’s art and design students, including satellite campuses Manitowoc, Marinette, and Sheboygan. Juried by Kate Mothes, an independent curator, founder of Young Space, and co-founder/editor of Dovetail Magazine. Submissions are due by Nov. 10, 2020. For more information, check out the Lawton Gallery website.