Video: Career Services: Your destination for internships and jobs

Hello students. My name is Linda Peacock-Landrum and I am director of UW-Green Bay Career Services. I hope that spring semester 2021 has gone well for you.

I want to take a moment to just remind you that Career Services is here to support you in your efforts as you search for an internship, you search for a postgraduate position, or if you are thinking about attending graduate and professional school after graduation.

I want to remind you to use Handshake. Handshake is our campus online system to post all opportunities for students. It does include graduate assistantship opportunities as well and you will find all of our events and programs listed there.

Just as a highlight for you for today I do want to share with you that there were over 3,100 internships and jobs posted that were in Wisconsin, and we’ve got about 4,000 jobs that were in Wisconsin. For a post-graduate opportunity, you can log into handshake using your UW-Green Bay email address.

It’s important for you to be on top of these things if you need any assistance in using Handshake. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our staff. We’ve been very effective meeting virtually with students using Teams.

Finally, I just want to give some tips to some students who might be a little anxious about doing virtual interviews. It really is a great experience to have. We actually are offering a virtual mock interview day in April on the 14th and 15th for all students, and then very specifically for student teachers on April 20th and April 22nd.

In preparation for a virtual interview, be sure to test the platform, make sure you’re comfortable with it. Give some thought to what is your background and your surroundings, if you need to sort of have a background inserted electronically, or if you want to create one in your space that’s fine. Make sure that it is an area that is removed from unusual sounds, possibly pets or other individuals that you might be in your household with will not be available during that time.

Then just do your normal preparation as you would for any type of interview that would be coming up. This would include anything in the terms of looking your best, having appropriate professional attire, doing some good preparation in advance, looking at some sample questions, knowing that job description, position description, knowing the organization that is going to offer the opportunity for you. Those are all things that are critical in preparing for any type of interview, whether it be face-to-face or it be virtual.

So just a reminder Career Services is here for you to offer that assistance as you navigate this transition from college to career in terms of securing and looking for an internship as well as for postgraduate employment.

Thanks again, have an enjoyable remainder of spring semester, and go Phoenix!

Photo of the COVID-19 virus, enlarged under a microscope with the text, "COVID-19 Why it Matters: I’m young, Why get vaccinated?"

Video: Covid-19 Series Part 21, ‘I’m young, why get vaccinated?’

This video series features UW-Green Bay’s Immunologist Brian Merkel on COVID-19 and Why it Matters. This series empowers viewers with knowledge to help them navigate through the pandemic. Merkel has a Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the Medical College of Virginia. He is an associate professor in UW-Green Bay’s Human Biology & Biology programs and has an appointment at the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He will be responding to a number of questions related to COVID-19 and try to get behind the “why” it’s important to be educated in your decision-making as we navigate the pandemic together.

Video Transcript – COVID-19 Why it Matters: Part 21, I’m young, why get vaccinated?

Hi Brian Merkel, great to be with you, Microbiology and Immunology UW-Green Bay and we are here to talk to you about COVID-19 and why it matters to you.

You’re a young adult, why should you bother with getting immunized and questioning that why should I bother with this?

We all want to get back to a life that we remember and so in order to do that requires high herd immunity. Given the fact that that’s a collected goal for all of us. Trust the science, it’s sound. These vaccines are safe, they’re efficacious. We are in the fourth quarter with all this, and we need all of you. So, help us all by getting vaccinated, so we can get back to where we want to be. Thank you.

COVID-19 Why it Matters: Video Series:

Introduction with Brian Merkel

Part 1: What are viruses and where did this one come from

Part 2: Two main types of viruses

Part 3: Why is this virus serious?

Part 4: Why wash hands/wear mask?

Part 5: I’m young! Why should I care?

Part 6: Can pandemics be stopped before they start?

Part 7: Pandemic is not local, why wear a mask?

Part 8: Why does everyone need a flu shot this year?

Part 9: What is the science behind a vaccine?

Part 10: Where can I find accurate information?

Part 11: What type of mask should I wear?

Part 12: Why HUGE COVID-19 spikes in Wisconsin?

Part 13: Fall break, protect yourself & others

Part 14: Why is COVID-19 Testing so Important?

Part 15: What are COVID-19 Antibodies?

Part 16: Will the vaccine protect against new COVID-19 variants?

Part 17: Vaccine myths vs reality

Part 18: What is long-hauler syndrome?

Part 19: Spring break, protect yourself against variants

Part 20: Vaccine Side Effects

Part 21: I’m young, why get vaccinated?

UW-Green Bay students create podcast highlighting members of the Latino community

See a problem. Solve the problem. See a need. Fill the need. That’s part of the Wisconsin Idea. It’s also what drove three compassionate, UW–Green Bay students to start a podcast highlighting members of Northeast Wisconsin’s Latino community. Kelly Lamas (Spanish, Social Work), Mario Huarota (Spanish Education) and Kory Brunette (Spanish) told an NBC26 reporter that they were allowed to “create what we thought would be best for our school and our goals and our mission for this project and spread awareness to the community.”

They say this podcast allows them to both practice their Spanish comprehension and showcase real people in their community that may be otherwise overlooked. To date, the students have interviewed members of the community who are bilingual therapists, DACA recipients, restaurant owners, and others.

Assistant Prof. Mario Jimenez Chacon (Humanities) is the faculty member who proposed the idea. As the project is not tied to a particular class, but the Spanish program, he hopes it will continue into the future as a long-term digital humanities project.

You can listen to the podcast, here.

Reminder: Virtual tornado drill is Thursday, April 15 at 1:45 p.m.

Reminder, the National Weather Service (NWS) will be conducting a virtual tornado drill this year on Thursday, April 15, 2021. There will not be a test tornado watch or warning that comes out of the NWS office in Wisconsin or Minnesota. So, no Emergency Alert System (EAS) message will be sent to TV/radio or alerting on NOAA Weather Radio. Also, WEA (Wireless Emergency Alerts) will not go off on cell phones.

Instead, the NWS asks everyone to take a few minutes (at 1:45 p.m. if possible), which was when the test tornado warning was supposed to go out, to practice your own tornado and severe weather safety plans with co-workers and family members.

Tornado Safety Tips:

  • Evacuate to an interior room or hallway, and on the lowest level if it is safe to do so.
  • Stay away from windows, glass, and large open areas.
  • Protect your head and face; get under a steady surface or structure if one is available.


Facilities notes summer construction projects on Green Bay Campus

Mary Ann Cofrin Hall:   May 17 – November 20
This summer, contractors will remove and replace failed wall sealants; repair of brick and limestone masonry and mortar; remove ornamental steel frame at north elevation; wet seal window glazing gaskets; replace damaged thru-wall flashings; improve deficient areas of thermal and air barriers at roof to wall transitions; replace approximately 39,700 sf of standing seam metal roofing and associated metal fascia and soffit; install gutters and snow retention systems at metal roofing; replace approximated 2,000 sf of below grade water proofing system, replace approximately 280 sf of EPDM roofing; rehabilitation of sloped glazing system; replacement of approximately 2030 sf of translucent panel skylight system; correction of site grading and drainage issues. This work will start after the conclusion of the Spring semester. It should be finished by the start of the Fall semester.

Wood Hall:   May 17 – November 20
This summer, contractors will remove approximately 16,000 sf of EIFS 43 and replacement with insulated metal wall panel system; rehabilitation of existing aluminum glazing 44 systems using existing window components and new sealants; repair of cracked and severely spalled 45 structural cast-in-place concrete; installation of snow guards at a building entry roof. This work will start after the conclusion of the Spring semester. It should be finished by the start of the Fall semester.

Cofrin Library:  May 24 – July 26
Contractors will install mechanical anchor systems into six locations of 228 square feet each on the exterior brick façade. Each area is located between the third and fourth floors of the building. Noise will be a major factor during this installation. Some minor vibration may be noticed by occupants on these floors of the building. Contractors will provide protection at each plaza entrance and/or will close entrances on an interim basis based on their work in that area.

Instructional Services:  Tentatively June – December
This summer, contractors will renovate approximately 16,583 GSF of the west third of the Instructional Services building (former WPNE spaces and loading dock area). The project will provide a new Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) and Physics Learning Center as well as a new Media Lab production center including audio and broadcast production and recording spaces, gaming streaming, radio studio, associated control rooms and support spaces, work area and an improved TV Studio. Access at the loading dock may be very limited or closed to all traffic during this construction period. This work will start in June 2021 and extend through the Fall semester. The goal is to be operational by the start of the Spring semester.

Spring Steam shut-downMay 17 – 19
The campus will undergo its annual maintenance process on the central steam system. This means there will not be any hot water or building heat during this outage. The dates for this outage will be May 17 – 19.

If dates change, campus will be notified via e-mail or Log.

Photo of two art pieces at the 2021 Senior Show exhibit. One piece is of a white porcelain bald head with green leaves and red wine flowers attached to the left side of the head and the other is a beautiful wood table with wood table settings. Text overlay on the photo, "2021 Senior Show Exhibit Lawton Gallery UW-Green Bay."

Video: UW-Green Bay 2021 Senior Show Exhibit

The 2021 Senior Show Exhibit is on display from April 3-May 13, 2021 at the Lawton Gallery on the Green Bay Campus. Exhibition of work by senior students Carissa Crawford, Molly Gwitt, Kieran Krueger, Elyse Lemke, Brittney Meyer, Samantha Olson, and Amanda Shepard. The Lawton Gallery is located in the Theatre Hall building (Room 230). The Gallery is open during the spring semester, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Green Bay Is Home To The World’s Largest Freshwater Estuary. It’s In The Running To Be A National Research Reserve. | Wisconsin Public Radio

Green Bay is the largest freshwater estuary in the world, and now the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is leading the search for a site between Marinette and Door County to become a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR.)This is the second step toward creating a NERR in Northeast Wisconsin. It would be the third on the Great Lakes and the 30th across the country.Reserves receive most of their funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with a local agency managing day-to-day operations. In this case that would be UW-Green Bay.The future site will be located on land that’s publicly owned. Unlike a proposed NOAA sanctuary that met pushback from residents of Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties, the reserve wouldn’t come with new federal regulations, according to Emily Tyner, director of freshwater strategy at UW-Green Bay.”The Natural Estuarine Research Reserve is completely non-regulatory so, no, absolutely no new regulations are imposed,” she said. “There’s no changes in how people can fish or hunt, or major boat traffic.”

Source: Green Bay Is Home To The World’s Largest Freshwater Estuary. It’s In The Running To Be A National Research Reserve. | Wisconsin Public Radio

UW-Green Bay Allows Students to Study Wherever Summer Takes Them | Seehafer News

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has announced a line-up of 200+ summer courses—the majority of those online—for Summer 2021.Registration opened April 5, 2021.Executive Director of Admissions Rachele Bakic said in a news release, “We want to help students to continue to pursue a degree wherever they are. Last year, even during the pandemic, we had the highest summer enrollment in the University’s history.”Last year more than 2,200 students, 1,800 of those current UW-Green Bay students, took summer courses at UW-Green Bay, which was the fastest-growing University in the UW System.

Source: UW-Green Bay Allows Students to Study Wherever Summer Takes Them | Seehafer News