Innovation in Aging

Reminder: Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition is Feb. 25

You are invited to join the fifth year of the upcoming Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 from 4 to 6 p.m. This year it will be a virtual event for the first time. The competition is a collaboration between UW-Green Bay and WiSys Technology Foundation ( Anyone interested is encouraged and welcome to use the livestream link below to attend the event.

Students and student teams from across UW-Green Bay have been preparing to compete with their innovative solutions to challenges faced by older adults. A panel of judges from the community will be part of the competition to determine winning solutions. During the short period of judge deliberation after student and team presentations, Devon Christianson, Director of the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County, will provide brief remarks on innovation in aging services during this time of COVID.

Additional information is available at WiSys.

In case you missed it… 100th episode of Psychology and Stuff with its ‘all-stars’

For its 100th episode, Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges and Ryan Martin talk with five Psychology and Stuff All-Stars about the one thing they want the world to know about psychology. Guests are faculty members Bryan Carr, Jason Cowell, Regan Gurung, Chris Smith and Kris Vespia. Access the podcast on Soundcloud.

UREC grooms six miles of cross country ski trails on the Green Bay Campus

Classic Cross Country Ski grooming has resumed on the UW-Green Bay Arboretum Trails! UREC Outdoors staff has groomed six miles of trail this week for classic skiing and plans to maintain them for the rest of the season. Trails are groomed in several tracts of the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum and parts of the Shorewood Golf Course. See attached trail map for distances and elevation change. Trails open for use free of charge to all comers. Hikers, snowshoers, and cyclists please remain to the side of groomed tracks whenever possible. Waxless XC Skis are available for rental from UREC Outdoors to UW-Green Bay students, faculty/staff, and the greater community.

View the trail map.



UW-Green Bay student awarded honorable mention for research collected for the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program

At this week’s Wisconsin Wetlands Association Conference (Feb. 16-19), Cofrin Center for Biodiversity student, Britney Hirsch (’20), presented a poster entitled “Anuran occurrences in high and low water within the Lower Green Bay and Fox River AOC.” Her research poster won the Honorable Mention Award in the Student Poster Presentation competition at the conference. She presented results on anuran (frog/toad) data collected for the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program, a project that Cofrin Center’s Robert Howe and Erin Giese have co-led with other institutions for the past decade. Hirsch was one of four students from the Cofrin Center who conducted anuran and bird surveys during the spring and summer of 2020.

Britney Hirsch
Britney Hirsch

Admissions referral promotion for current students

Admissions is hosting a promotion for each UW-Green Bay campus encouraging current students to make referrals of others who they believe may want to join the Phoenix family. Students who provide a referral from Feb 22 to March 26, 2021, will be entered to win a UW-Green Bay prize pack, featuring a signed Packers mini-helmet. Help spread the word to current students to encourage referrals. Learn more and make a referral at Referrals from faculty and staff are welcome, too! While you won’t be entered in a drawing you can use this form to share the UW-Green Bay spirit.


New ‘Serious Fun’ explores video game localization

We are living in a golden age for globalized pop culture—we have access to television, film, music, video games, books and comics from all over the world on a scale never before seen. Have you ever thought about what it takes to bring pop culture from one culture to another, though? Scott Strichart has, and as the senior localization producer for the Yakuza series at Sega, he has had a hand in bringing some of the most daunting, complex, and beloved Japanese video games to Western audiences. In this episode, Associate Professor Bryan Carr (Communication & Information Science) talks with Scott about the challenges and joys of localizing video games, from juggling unique spoken dialects to maintaining the cultural integrity of the original script to casting English voice actors to managing puns and humor. It’s a must-listen for Yakuza fans, video game fans, or anyone interested in managing creative works across cultures. And Dr. Carr manages to keep the fanboying to…well, “a minimum” isn’t quite right, but he tries. You can download the new episode via SoundCloud or via your favorite podcast providers like Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Psychology and Stuff Live: High School Psychology

Join on Facebook or Zoom for a live discussion with two fabulous high school psychology teachers. Jason Baudhuin and Adam Wiskerchen join Psychology and Stuff live to talk about what they like about teaching psychology to high school students, their favorite topics, and what they are most proud of. One of their alumni, Paige Anderson—now a UW-Green Bay Psychology major—joins in to talk about how her high school psychology experience shaped her current interests.

Common CAHSS: ‘No Justice, No Sustainability’ Is Feb. 23, 6 p.m.

The year 2020 was tumultuous in many ways. Heading into 2021, many people eagerly anticipate a return to what we often call “normal.” But the pre-2020 status quo was highly unsustainable in many ways, including in the area of racial equity and justice in the United States. This panel discussion, held during Black History Month, will explore the critical need to continue working toward racial justice as a key aspect of addressing the problem of unsustainability, both on campus and in society at large. The ‘No Justice, No Sustainability’ Panel is the February installment of Common CAHSS. The virtual event is Feb. 23 from 6 to 7 p.m.. It is free and open to the public.


Spring Research Grant Call

The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that the Spring Research Grant call is now open. Please share this with graduate students you are aware of who may be interested in this opportunity. Research Grants are available to degree-seeking graduate students working on projects or thesis. The application deadline is April 16, 2021. Please note that only completed applications will be reviewed. A complete application includes your proposal, budget form, and letter of support from your graduate advisor. Individual Awards of up to $1000 are available. (One award per academic year). Awards can be used to travel to and from research sites, for research supplies and equipment and project funding is available for use over a 12-month period. If you are interested in applying, please review all the following for the application process for each grant. For questions, please email