Prof. Coen to present on ‘The End of Globalization’ Feb. 8, 6 p.m.

On Monday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m, UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) will deliver a virtual presentation on “The End of Globalization?” as part of the Manitowoc Public Library’s Foreign Policy Great Decisions series.  This year, anyone with a thirst for knowledge and an internet connection will have the opportunity to discover, discuss and decide how to meet some of the world’s greatest challenges head-on, every Monday evening at 6 p.m. in February and March.

The talk is free and open to the public and will be streamed through Facebook.


Writing Workshop & Performance with Dasha Kelly Hamilton

Join Wisconsin’s New Poet Laureate, Dasha Kelly Hamilton, on Feb. 17 from 7 to 8 p.m for a creative writing workshop and spoken word performance centered around self-love, self-image, and Black History Month! Registration is required for this virtual event (TEAMS).

For more information, visit the Student Life Facebook event page.

UW-Green Bay alumna Banuelos is new Chamber marketing manager

UW-Green Bay alumna Lorissa Banuelos ’18 (Business Administration) has been named marketing manager and community DEI liaison at the Green Bay Chamber.

Bañuelos serves as the dedicated marketing manager for the Chamber’s

Lorissa R. Bañuelos

economic development arm, including the entrepreneurial-focused marketing of the Startup Hub, Urban Hub and other efforts; business retention and attraction work; and Greater Green Bay Economic Development Strategic Plan initiatives. She also holds a part-time role as the Chamber’s newly-created community DEI liaison, championing and implementing DEI strategy and initiatives in collaboration with the current task force manager.

The Farmory celebrates graduates of first aquaculture tech cohort

UW-Green Bay partner, The Farmory, will celebrate the graduation of the first cohort of its FarmoryWorks Aquaculture Technician Certification Program. The 12-week certification program began on November 1, combining virtual lessons with in-person training and skill building. The program covered topics such as biosecurity, water quality monitoring, aquaculture systems, fish health and husbandry practices, and fingerling production. Program participants have built professional and technical skills, learned about various aspects of aquaculture and aquaponics, and gained experience working in a commercial hatchery.

Recruitment is currently under way for the second cohort of aspiring Aquaculture Technicians. Interested individuals can learn more about the program and participation requirements, as well as apply for program participation, on The Farmory’s website:

Recruitment is also under way for the new FarmoryWorks Aquaculture Entrepreneur program, where participants will gain the valuable information and insight to start or expand their own sustainable aquaculture businesses. The FarmoryWorks programs are available thanks to generous funding from local donors including donations made by The Brown County United Way and Associated Bank, and a grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, which includes the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J. J. Keller Foundation and donors of the Community Foundation.

How Taco Bell Is Becoming the World’s Most Innovative Franchise

“Taco Bell, the Mexican-inspired fast-food chain, is quickly adapting for a new era of food culture. As trends shift in the ever-changing food market, Taco Bell has developed several innovative new services to maintain dominance in the quick-service space. Facing pressure from competing brands, the company has announced new restaurant concepts, convenient food delivery services and a unified digital experience to draw in consumers who are eager for grab-and-go convenience. Starting in 2004, Taco Bell struggled to compete with competitors, including similarly themed restaurants like Chipotle or Del Taco, as seen in how the chain suffered financial and public relations failures in the attempt to establish locations in Mexico and Dubai. Despite this, the chain saw same-store sales growth of 6% in the fourth quarter of 2019, likely related to the expansion of restaurant technology and innovative services.”

Taco Bell CEO is UW-Green Bay alumnus Mark King ’81 (Business Administration).

Source: How Taco Bell Is Becoming the World’s Most Innovative Franchise

European Union discussion is available; next forum is Feb. 12

Model European Union (EU) Club of UW-Green Bay invites everyone to its inaugural mini EU forum that concludes next Friday. First installment, is recorded and available. The next presentation is Friday, Feb. 12, 1 to 2 p.m., and will focus on the future of the EU as the questions about its future are posed by the growing nationalism and populism in several important member states and as Euroscepticism grows across the continent. Presented by renowned professor and author Jonathan Olsenof Texas Woman’s University, this exciting event will allow all of us to ponder the future of Europeanism and see Europe at a crossroads Link to zoom event Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 8495 5705
Passcode: kU8K2k

A Civil Liberties Lecture, Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.

Attorney Shabnam Lotfi is a University of Wisconsin Law School graduate who focuses on immigration law. She has worked with employers, families, students, exchange visitors, physicians, investors, and others on their immigration issues. She has also lobbied Congress for immigration reform, and previously ran for Wisconsin State Assembly. You can take part in this CAHSS and Effect presentation.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Wheat at or Nolan Bennett at

Supported by the Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovations

Ready to Work

Enroll Anytime in Ready to Work Modules

The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement continues to expand its offerings for employees and managers of small- to medium-sized businesses to expand their knowledge base with the latest workplace concepts. Modules are self-paced and run an hour or less. Group deals also available. Learn more and register.


Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Training that helps individuals understand the power of emotions and hw they play into team dynamics and productivity. Self-paced. Enroll anytime.

Telecommuting Best Practices
Acquire tools to make the telecommuting experience productive while finding work-life balance. Self-paced. Enroll anytime.

Tourism Summit

Get Ready for a Tourism Summit with Travel Wisconsin

On April 22, from 9 a.m to noon, in collaboration with Travel Wisconsin, the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement will be hosting a Tourism Summit, a virtual conference with three engaging presentations. Regional tourism specialists will share important insights on how to optimize the opportunities of tourism for your destination, attraction or community.

9-10 a.m.
Travel Wisconsin 101: Ten Ways to Engage with Travel Wisconsin to Advance Your Tourism BusinessTravel Wisconsin

10-11 a.m.
Wisconsin Hospitality & the Importance of Customer Service

11 a.m.-Noon
Wisconsin Tourism Partners: Best Strategies for a Successful 2021

Although COVID-19 has had a negative impact on tourism in Wisconsin, recent surveys show Americans are in a “ready-to-travel” state of mind. Get ready for when vaccines are widely available.