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Youth can Create, Explore & Learn with UW-Green Bay Spring Youth Programs

Green Bay, Wis.—Creativity, learning and fun can now take place all year as UW-Green Bay Camps and Youth Programs expand their programming to Spring 2021, inviting middle school students, high school students and parents to participate in virtual camps offered in a variety of popular and topical subjects.

Peace, Equity & Social Justice
January 31-February 25, 2021
Three tracks
Designed in collaboration with the Privilege Institute to create inclusive leaders of tomorrow.
Enroll by January 27, 2021
Learn more & Register http://www.uwgb.edu/camps/peace,-equity-and-social-justice/

Queer by Design
February 2-23, 2021
Free
Developed to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community
Enroll by January 24, 2021
Learn more & Register http://www.uwgb.edu/camps/pride-camp/

Parent Spring PRIDE Discussion
February 2, 2021
Free
Created as a gathering of parents, guardians, grandparents and others in support of an LGBTQ+ youth.
Enroll by January 31, 2021
Learn More & Register http://www.uwgb.edu/camps/pride-camp/#parentpride     

Design Tech
February 1-April 16, 2021
Now available Levels 1 & 2
Offered in partnership with the Einstein Project to encourage design thinking
Enroll by February 2, 2021
Learn more & Register http://www.uwgb.edu/camps/design-tech/

Gift an Experience 

Great gift idea for the holidays. If you email UW-Green Bay Camps, your registration receipt, we’ll send you a certificate for the same program for gifting! For more information on Camps and Youth Programs http://www.uwgb.edu/camps or contact Jason Mathwig, Director, Education Outreach, mathwigj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2267.

Camps and Youth Programs is a part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

 About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility

 

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Check Out This TED Talk On Why Romance Books Are Feminist – Women.com

Most romance fans have heard people say that, as a genre, romance books are trashy, anti-feminist drivel. Of course, the vast majority of folks who say or think that have never even read a romance! Fans of the genre know nothing could be farther from the truth and this TED Talk on why romance novels are feminist backs us up!Said TED Talk was presented at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay by Associate Professor of English, Writing, and Women’s and Gender Studies, Jessica Van Slooten. The nearly-seventeen-minute video is an excellent dive into the way romance novels provide women a way to explore their desires and fantasies.

Source: Check Out This TED Talk On Why Romance Books Are Feminist – Women.com

Some local colleges adapt admissions standards due to pandemic | WLUK

BROWN COUNTY (WLUK) — UWGB admissions says COVID isn’t just impacting prospective students.”This has not been their fault. COVID has impacted them the same way it has impacted us as professionals. It’s been a challenge,” UWGB executive director of admissions Rachele Bakic said.The pandemic has pushed some college admissions departments to be flexible.Both St. Norbert College and all UW system schools waived their standardized testing requirements temporarily.

Source: Some local colleges adapt admissions standards due to pandemic | WLUK

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Youth drive virtual ‘Christmas by the Bay’ in Marinette

MARINETTE, Wis. (WFRV) – Young people get a chance to do their performance thing in a different format in the fourth annual “Christmas by the Bay.”The show by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, Children’s Theatre this year is a pay-to-view virtual presentation until Dec. 20 at this address: uwgb.edu/christmas-by-the-bay.The 45-minute show is filled with Christmas favorites sung by an age range as found in a one-room schoolhouse, with the teacher joining in, too.The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has created many hybrids on the performance scene in Northeastern Wisconsin, and this is another in league of its own.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Youth drive virtual ‘Christmas by the Bay’ in Marinette

Connectivity issues: Benefits questioned for South Bridge Connector – The Press Times

BROWN COUNTY – From conception to estimated completion, the South Bridge Connector project in De Pere will take upwards of 64 years to finish, and at this point in time there are questions still to be answered.A bridge in south De Pere was recommended in the 1968 Brown County Comprehensive Plan to connect De Pere, Lawrence and Ledgeview.In 1996, 28 years after conception, the Brown County Year 2020 Land Use and Transportation Plan named Rockland Road as its primary recommendation for crossing the Fox River.On Oct. 26 of this year, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) and Brown County announced the finalized route for the project, confirming the 1996 plan.The project will follow Southbridge and Red Maple roads from Interstate 41 east to the Fox River and, once across, follow Rockland Road and a new road to reach the intersection of County Highways X and GV in the Town of Ledgeview. UW-Green Bay Prof. Marcelo Cruz was interviewed.

Source: Connectivity issues: Benefits questioned for South Bridge Connector – The Press

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Grants recognize arts as part of Wisconsin economic engine

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Wisconsin has hundreds of performing arts groups, and the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has their many fans missing what they add to living in our state.The importance of the cultural attractions was especially noticed this year.The economic impact of the arts in Wisconsin has been recognized for decades by way of large studies. Overall, they say the impact is in the billions of dollars.In 2020, the awareness was ramped up to new levels in response to the damaging effect of the coronavirus on live performances. The government stepped in with special grants that were welcomed by recipients.Small companies like Play-by-Play Theatre of Green Bay received a bit more than $2,000. Large operations like Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton received the cap amount of $137,712.39. Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and the seven University of Wisconsin campuses in Northeastern Wisconsin don’t qualify because they are state-owned.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Grants recognize arts as part of Wisconsin economic engine

UWGB men team taking no chances during COVID-19 basketball season

GREEN BAY – Thirteen is the magic number for the Green Bay men’s basketball team.That’s the amount of games the Phoenix must play during this COVID-19 season, the minimum required to be eligible to compete in the NCAA tournament. “A few weeks ago, you are like, ‘Oh, I think that should be easy,’” UWGB coach Will Ryan said. “But now it’s like, all right, is this going to get worse before it gets better? And how many teams will end up getting shut down to where 13 might be a hard number to get to for some teams?” Fellow Horizon League schools Cleveland State and Robert Morris are scrambling this week after two games between the teams were canceled because of coronavirus protocols. Source: UWGB men team taking no chances during COVID-19 basketball season

Recording: Willie Davis Financial Trading and Investment Laboratory announcement

The Green Bay Packers shared the recording from the Willie Davis Financial Trading and Investment Laboratory announcement last week. You can see more about the announcement in this news release. Watch the announcement with Cofrin School of Dean Matt Dornbush, Chancellor Alexander, the Packers Mark Murphy and local media. Passcode: Ze1f5*VF

 

Packers donate $250,000 to UW Green Bay for Willie Davis business lab

GREEN BAY – Former Green Bay Packers defensive end Willie Davis was the epitome of what it meant to be a Vince Lombardi-era team member: a man of character,  successful on and off the field.The Packers said Wednesday they’ll give $250,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to fund the Willie Davis Financial Trading and Investment Laboratory at the Cofrin School of Business. The money will help students use technology to learn about and analyze stocks and other investments.Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member who played on all of coach Lombardi’s championship teams, died in April at age 85. Davis believed in the power of education, receiving a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago while still playing football.”It’s what he went on to do with the rest of his life that sets him apart,” said Mark Murphy, Packers president and CEO.

Source: Packers donate $250,000 to UW Green Bay for Willie Davis business lab

Sheboygan County COVID-19: Public health workers say pandemic takes toll

SHEBOYGAN – On a particularly bad day this summer, (UW-Green Bay alumna) Starrlene Grossman and Libby Jacobs commiserated before heading home from working at the Health and Human Services building, the heaviness of the day weighing on them.Help support quality local journalism like this.Click to subscribeIt was the day after the state’s safer-at-home order was repealed. That meant the state-level framework they’d been leaning on was suddenly gone.As health officer and lead health strategist, respectively, it was their job to come up with a plan to guide Sheboygan County through the pandemic. It was dark outside — they’d started around 5:45 that morning and spent the day pulling from the limited research available to put Sheboygan’s next steps together. Jacobs suggested taking some deep breaths.

Source: Sheboygan County COVID-19: Public health workers say pandemic takes toll