Anger researcher, UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin begins promotion of new book

UW-Green Bay Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor of Psychology Ryan Martin will launch his new book, “Why We Get Mad: How to Use Your Anger for Positive Change.” The two, free, live, virtual events will be via Facebook:

Jan 12, 7 p.m. (CST)

Jan 14, Noon (CST)

He will also be featured with host Lisa Malak on Local 5, WFRV-TV, Live at about 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2021.

Both provide the same content and format but the noon launch is to accommodate a UK audience. Look for Martin on WPR’s Central Time at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. Find out more about the book on a previous post.


Insight Publications | Port of Green Bay receives $500K expansion grant

Brown County will receive a $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. to assist in purchasing the former WPS Pulliam Plant property as part of the effort to relocate coal piles away from downtown and expand the economic activity of the Port of Green Bay.

“Over a decade ago, the city, county and UW-Green Bay partnered to identify strategic objectives to advance the Port of Green Bay not only for our area, but the economy of northeastern Wisconsin,” said Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach. “

“The Pulliam site is critical for that long-term strategy to come to fruition. We are very thankful for Gov. (Tony) Evers’ and Secretary (Missy) Hughes’ support by helping us close the gap for acquiring this strategic asset for future generations to come.”

WEDC will provide Brown County with an Idle Sites Redevelopment grant to partially fund the purchase of the 40-acre parcel at the mouth of the Fox River. The property is considered key to efforts by the county and the City of Green Bay to redevelop not only the port, turning the Pulliam Plant site into a port-related industrial property, but portions of downtown Green Bay.The Pulliam Plant property has been identified as the most critical parcel for the port expansion project. The port is a designated Foreign Trade Zone and this strategy includes expanding the port activities, which will result in increased economic activity and jobs in Green Bay and the northeast region. The former WPS Pulliam Power Plant property was decommissioned in 2016 after years of retiring operational units.

Source: Insight Publications | Port of Green Bay receives $500K expansion grant

Fox 11 and WTAQ also published the story.

Reminder: Registration is open for Innovation in Aging Competition

The fifth annual WiSys Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition, Feb. 25, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. challenges UW-Green Bay students to create innovative solutions to combat hardships and improve quality of life for an aging public. The competition gives students an opportunity to grow idea development, collaboration, and public presentation skills. Innovations are broadly defined—a product, service, social approach, etc. A competition packet and list of mentors is sent to those who register. Questions? Reach out to Brad Ricker or Ryan Kauth for more information. Register now for the Feb. 25 virtual competition! Register as an individual or as part of a team. Individuals interested in forming a team will be connected with other interested individuals that sign up to compete. See additional Information and event registration. Cash prizes.

Quick Facts about the Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition:

  • Started in 2017, this year will be the 5th year of the competition.
  • The competition this year is on Feb. 25, 2021 and will be held virtually for the first time
  • Typically, about nine student teams (25-40 students) compete each year
  • The competition is a collaboration between UW-Green Bay and WiSys Technology Foundation (

Student Competition Drives Innovation To Help Older Adults | Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed UW-Green Bay Dean Susan Gallagher-Lepak (CHESW) regarding the Innovation in Aging virtual student competition aimed at developing new ideas—products, services, systems—to help more elderly people and age-specific problems they’re facing. Source: Student Competition Drives Innovation To Help Older Adults | Wisconsin Public Radio.

Rapid (surge) Testing is open at UW-Green Bay through mid-January 2021

Green Bay, Wis.—Free, rapid drive-up testing continues on the UW-Green Bay campus at the Weidner Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Testing will continue while supplies last, with an expectation of ending in mid-January.

The testing site has been popular, with 350-400 tests administered each day.

Individuals seeking to be tested need to register online; enter the Green Bay Campus off of Nicolet Drive at the main entrance; watch for signage leading them to the testing site (located at the Weidner Center). An eTrueNorth employee will help registrants administer the test themselves, under supervision.

All participants must register before arrival at

Testing is offered in partnership between University of Wisconsin System and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered by eTrueNorth. Passengers do not leave their vehicles and wait times have been very short (about 5-10 minutes for the test and about 30 minutes for results by e-mail).

For any questions regarding Rapid Testing please call 1-800-635-8611.



UWGB Nursing Students in simulation lab

UW-Green Bay nursing students prepare to help COVID-19 vaccine rollout

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY)-Nursing students at UW-Green Bay are getting ready to help with the state’s vaccination effort. “As we understand it, the local health departments are in a position where they don’t have the capacity to launch a massive vaccination clinic throughout the whole state,” said Christine Vandenhouten, chair of Nursing and Health Studies at UW-Green Bay. In an effort to increase the vaccine rollout the state enlisted the help of the National Guard and local nursing and pharmacy programs. “They are requesting us to provide a list of students and our volunteers to be part of the vaccination arm of that program and so we are prepared as nurses and nursing faculty to supervise the students, while they are vaccinating students at these COVID clinics,” said Vandenhouten.

Source: UW-Green Bay nursing students prepare to help COVID-19 vaccine rollout