In-person job fair is Wednesday, April 14 on Green Bay Campus

If you are looking to employ students this summer or next school year the University is holding an in-person job fair. Any department that needs to hire student employees can register for a booth. The job fair will be held in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union on Wednesday, April 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. Organizers ask that the table be staffed so that attendees can get more information about the open positions. Masks and social distancing will be mandated.

If interested in having your department represented please fill out this registration form. Any questions can be directed to Stephanie Kaponya in the Office of Student Life at kaponyas@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2938.

UW-Green Bay Nursing alum spotlight in Menominee County Journal

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus ’01 alum Amber (Baker) Olsen recently highlighted in the second alumni spotlight of the Menominee County Journal.

In her job as a Public Health Nurse for Delta and Menominee Counties, Amber (Baker) Olsen uses her knowledge of nursing, her passion for education, and her knowledge of her home community to help young people learn about their own health.

The 1999 Menominee High School graduate found her path to public health nursing through both NWTC Marinette and UW-Marinette (now UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus). Olsen graduated from UW-Marinette with an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in 2001. She earned both a Medical Assistant (MA) Technical Diploma (2003) and an associate degree in nursing (2010) from NWTC.

Olsen says her path to her current role was not always certain, but she used resources inside and outside of the two campuses to guide her. She started at UW-Marinette because she wasn’t sure what she wanted to study and so she opted to stay at home, save money, play basketball, and figure out her future plans.

Vaccine clinic opens on UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus | WFRV

Monday afternoon, a new vaccination site opened on the UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus.

“We want to make sure everybody gets vaccinated and doesn’t have to travel too far, so just having a Green Bay campus and asking people to travel wouldn’t be fair, so really are trying to make sure we get the mass vaccination sites as close to where people live as possible,” Dr. Ashok Rai, President & CEO of Prevea said.

Source: Vaccine clinic opens on UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus | WFRV

Businesses on the move | Insight

The UW-Green Bay Cofrin School of Business received approval from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to begin offering a financial planning program for the fall semester. The school also announced the expansion of its Campus Pride Center — located at the Green Bay campus and the Community LGBT Center at Marinette, to both its Manitowoc and Sheboygan campus locations. UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program will expand to the Two Rivers School District and a cohort of juniors at Manitowoc Lincoln High School this fall.

Source: Businesses on the move | Insight

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Students answer the call of challenges in ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’ | WFRV

The production comes with all kinds of disclaimers about perspectives, philosophies and profanities. “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992”(review) is about the infamous police beating of Rodney King and the deadly riots that erupted following an acquittal.

Right afterward, playwright Anna Deavere Smith interviewed hundreds of people and shaped a play based on responses by everyone from a congresswoman to perpetrators. UWGB Theatre’s online production is extraordinary for its scale and complexities.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Students answer the call of challenges in ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’ | WFRV

Asian Americans in Wisconsin share the discrimination against them during the pandemic | Green Bay Press Gazette

Mai J. Lo Lee, diversity director at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Office, noted people might make a social media post or correct a stranger’s hateful or rude comment on the internet, but the hard part is holding conversations daily about hate against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Source: Asian Americans in Wisconsin share the discrimination against them during the pandemic | Green Bay Press Gazette 

Taxing Toll: Pandemic disproportionately affects working women | Insight

Helping women remain—and thrive—in the workforce is vital, says Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, executive director of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s newly created Institute for Women’s Leadership. That will be part of the institute’s mission, through both credit and non-credit learning opportunities designed to help women at all levels advance in their careers.

Source: Taxing toll PANDEMIC DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTS WORKING WOMEN | Insight