Concerned citizens attempt to rescue injured pelicans in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A handful of pelicans, injured and stranded at the mouth of the Fox River in Green Bay, face near certain death over the winter months. Today a group of concerned citizens attempted to rescue them so they can be rehabilitated. Two weeks ago, Anastasia Lee Johnson came across the sad discovery near the Green Bay Metro Boat Launch. “I’m a pretty big nature junkie, go for walks a lot and my mother and I were here and basically we looked out over the water and we saw a bunch of injured birds,” says Johnson.

Source: Concerned citizens attempt to rescue injured pelicans in Green Bay

COVID-19 Vaccine

Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus to open Feb. 4

Sheboygan – The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, One University Drive, will open Thursday, Feb. 4.

The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all community members eligible for the vaccine under the vaccination prioritization guidelines set by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

Currently, frontline health care personnel, residents in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, police and fire personnel and adults ages 65 and over can make an appointment for vaccination through Prevea. For the latest on who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin, Prevea Health encourages everyone to regularly check the DHS website at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm

 Appointments are required for the Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. Prevea encourages patients and members of the public to create a MyPrevea account at myprevea.com as this is where vaccine scheduling is available. You do not have to be a Prevea patient to sign up for a MyPrevea account or to receive a vaccine at Prevea community vaccination location. You can also visit www.prevea.com/vaccine for additional information or call 1 (833) 344 – HERE (4373) for assistance. Appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply that is provided by Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Please note: Prior to the opening of the Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on Feb. 4 –  those eligible for vaccination (frontline health care personnel, residents in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, police and fire personnel, and adults ages 65 and older) may receive a vaccine through Prevea Health at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, 3100 Superior Ave. in Sheboygan. Again, appointments are required through MyPrevea or by calling 1 (833) 344 – 4373. Appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply that is provided by Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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Prevea Health to open vaccine clinic at UW-Green Bay Sheboygan campus

SHEBOYGAN – Prevea Health will open its vaccine clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus in Sheboygan on Thursday, Feb. 4. According to a news release from Prevea, the clinic will provide vaccines to all community members who are eligible under the guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, but appointments will be required.As of Wednesday, those eligible to receive the vaccine included frontline health care personnel, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, EMS and fire and police personnel. Starting Monday, Jan. 25, residents 65 and older will also be eligible as the first part of Phase 1B.

Source: Prevea Health to open vaccine clinic at UW-Green Bay Sheboygan campus

COVID-19 in Wisconsin: Tony Evers praises Prevea vaccination clinic

GREEN BAY – Gov. Tony Evers and University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson praised the work of Prevea Health at the opening of its COVID-19 vaccination clinic Monday on the UW-Green Bay campus. “What Prevea has put together is quite amazing in a very, very, very short period of time,” Evers said at a press conference outside the clinic, housed at the Kress Events Center.”It’s a thing of beauty,” Thompson said. “It takes tremendous cooperation, great leadership and sort of a vision for the future.”The clinic opened Monday for law enforcement and firefighter personnel, as well as those in Phase 1a of the vaccine rollout.

Source: COVID-19 in Wisconsin: Tony Evers praises Prevea vaccination clinic, Press Gazette

Green Bay Gym Transformed to Mass Vaccination Center in Days

GREEN BAY, Wis. —  Just a week ago one of the gyms in the Kress Events Center at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay was just that — a gym. After several days of work, the space is now a COVID-19 community vaccination center, one of many going up across the state and nation. “There’s nothing in the history of healthcare like this where we would have to set up a mass clinic in that short amount of time,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, the president and CEO of Prevea Health.The facility is expected to help vaccinate 10,500 people a week when it reaches full capacity. Combined with other, similar, Prevea facilities around the state the number is expected to push closer to 20,000 vaccinations a week in total.

Source: Green Bay Gym Transformed to Mass Vaccination Center in Days, Spectrum

COVID-19 vaccination site opens at UWGB

GREEN BAY, Wis (NBC 26) — Today Governor Tony Evers visited Green Bay to tour what’s now one of the largest COVID-19 vaccination sites in the state. The clinic at UWGB opened on Monday as firefighters and police started receiving COVID-19 vaccinations for the first time.For months at UWGB, local healthcare workers have been testing the general public for COVID-19. But within the next few weeks, the hope is to shift much of their efforts to vaccinations.

Source: NBC 26

PHOTOS, VIDEO: First shots administered at Prevea/UWGB clinic | WLUK

GREEN BAY (WLUK) — Officers from several local law enforcement agencies were among the first people to receive coronavirus vaccinations at Prevea Health’s clinic on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus. Prevea Health says it gave first doses to 100 people on Monday. That was the clinic’s first day of operation, and also the first day police and firefighters could be vaccinated under Wisconsin state guidelines.Included in the first group of people were officers from the Wisconsin State Patrol, Green Bay Police Dept., Hobart/Lawrence Police Dept., Brown County Sheriff’s Office and UW-Green Bay Police Dept. The clinic at the Kress Events Center will continue to operate as more people become eligible for vaccinations. Those 65 and older will become eligible next Monday, the state Department of Health Services has announced.

Source: PHOTOS, VIDEO: First shots administered at Prevea/UWGB clinic | WLUK

More on UW-Green Bay involvement in Big Read in Door County

Mentioned earlier is the involvement of UW-Green Bay faculty and staff in an event called Big Read in Door County. You can see more below or the complete list of events and participants.

Saturday, Jan. 30
KICK-OFF PANEL: 
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS TO SUSTAIN US   1:00 pm 
(Zoom & Facebook Live)  |  Additional details including panelist bios

An inspirational panel discussion about how music, literature, art, philosophy and theater contribute to wellbeing from experts in Door County and the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay with a musical performance by the Griffon String Quartet, playing Jacob Gordon’s Six Shakespearean Sketches.

Panelists include: Rebecca Meacham author of two award-winning fiction collections as well as professor of English and Humanities and founding member of UntitledTown Book and Author Festival. Kelli Strickland the Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Alan Kopischke a university lecturer in both Theater and Arts Management and founding member of the Big Read Door County among other organizations and festivals. And Dr. Bryan J. Carr an Associate Professor in the Communication, Information Science, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies programs at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay specializing in Mass Media and Game Studies and is one of the co-directors of the University’s Center for Games and Interactive Media.

This event will be broadcast live on the Door County Library’s Facebook page. Zoom codes will be available closer to the event.

Sunday, January 31
DYSTOPIAN VIDEO GAME DISCUSSION  2:00 pm
(Zoom & Facebook Live)  |  Additional details including panelists bios

Popular games like Fallout, Warhammer 40K and others will be discussed along with information about the community of gamers, economics, and more. Moderated by local teens Bjorn Lokken and Brant Grahl and UW-Green Bay professors, Bryan J. CarrJuli Case, and Chris Williams.

Broadcast live on the Door County Library’s Facebook page. Zoom codes will be available closer to the date.

Thursday, February 11
AUTHOR KEYNOTE    7:00 pm

(Zoom & Facebook Live)

Submit your question for the Author Talk  | Additional details about the Author and Moderator

Featuring a Keynote discussion with Emily St. John Mandel, author of “Station Eleven” and Rebecca Meacham author and UWGB professor. This event will be broadcast live on the Door County Library’s Facebook page. Zoom codes will be available closer to the event. Recording will be available through the end of February.

 

Video: UW-Green Bay Coffee Break, Jan. 20, 2021

Didn’t have a chance to take part in Coffee Break? We have it recorded.

Chanceller Alexander recommends these books:

Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education by Bryan Alexander (no relation)

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education by Nathan Grawe

Provost Kate Burns recommends:
Small Teaching Online, is an e-book the library purchased with an unlimited user license. Search the Library Catalog for the title.