Tonight! Michelle McQuade Dewhirst | The Next Big Thing

The Weidner Center is proud to present the next No Reservations speaker, Dr. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst | The Next Big Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything.

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst is a composer, horn player, and Professor of Music at UW-Green Bay and in this upcoming event will discuss how the pandemic has forced musicians to find new ways to connect in a time of crisis. Live Q&A to Follow.

Streaming Live 4/15/2021 | 6:30 PM
Weidner Center’s YouTube Channel


Next Lawton Small Talks event is April 20

Have you had a moment to check out 2021 Senior Show at the Lawton Gallery yet? The show is available in person during gallery hours, otherwise you can check it out online. You also have one more opportunity to support the artists behind the 2021 Senior Show by attending the Lawton Small Talks happening online Tuesday, April 20.

Lawton Small Talks: 2021 Senior Show
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12:30 p.m.-1p.m. via Zoom Call

Meeting ID: 860 9255 7403 Passcode: 399982

Reminder: Tonight (Thursday, April 15) is the NERR Kick-off Event

NERR Virtual Kickoff Events

Thursday, April 15, 2021
7 to 8 p.m.
Virtual Session via Zoom
Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Join the Webinar
Or One tap mobile :
US: +13017158592,,88377110844#  or +13126266799,,88377110844#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 883 7711 0844
International numbers available here

Monday, April 19, 2021
4 to 5 p.m.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Join the Webinar
Or One tap mobile :
US: +13017158592,,81732760203#  or +13126266799,,81732760203#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 817 3276 0203
International numbers available here

A recording of the event will also be available at the NERR Website.



Sheboygan Campus reminders

Here are some important reminders from Sheboygan Campus CEO Jamie Schramm:

On Monday, April 19th, University Avenue (past Lutheran High) will be closed so all students, staff and faculty will need to enter campus using our south entrance.  This entrance can be accessed at the intersection of Taylor Drive and Union Avenue near the new Aurora hospital construction site.

Our next round of COVID 19 Testing is this coming Wednesday, April 21st from 10:30am to 12:30pm in our Fine Arts Gallery.  Be sure to sign up for your appointment via the myPrevea app or

As a reminder, Chancellor Alexander will be visiting the Sheboygan Campus on Monday, April 19th from 10:30am-Noon and will be in our Welcome Area outside of Student Services.  Stop by, check in, reconnect and re-energize!  Coffee and bottled water will be provided.

The Campus Library will be closed during the summer months.  The last day of operation for Spring 2021 will be May 21st and the library will re-open on August 23rd.  Please take note of that as you plan for a successful Fall 2021 semester and any resource needs you might have (books, student ID’s).

UW-Green Bay’s Kelly House wins campus research communication prize in WiSys Quick Pitch

Press Release from WiSys, April 14, 202

UW-Green Bay’s Kelly House was recognized for excellence in research communication during the WiSys Quick Pitch on April 7.
The student “pitch” competition inspires UW System students to consider the impact of their research and effectively communicate it to the public via three-minute presentations.

Kelly House
Kelly House

House, a psychology and First Nations studies student, took first place and a $300 prize for the presentation “Origins of Imposter Syndrome in Indigenous Communities.”

“I would like to commend Kelly and the other students for their excellent presentations,” said WiSys President Arjun Sanga. “It is great to see the breadth of research activities at UW-Green Bay as communicated by their impressive students.”

House is now eligible to advance to the virtual WiSys Quick Pitch State Final on May 26 to compete against student researchers from across the UW System.

This year’s campus-level WiSys Quick Pitches are taking place virtually due to continued concerns about the pandemic. The UW-Green Bay competitors presented during the same showcase as students at three other UW System schools—UW-Eau Claire, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls. Winners were selected from each campus.

For more information about the WiSys Quick Pitch Program or to watch the student presentations, visit

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.




Craig Sauer

WiSys | Marketing & Communications Associate




Green Bay Conservation Partners Spring Roundtable, April 21

The Green Bay Conservation Partners will host their 7th Annual Spring Roundtable on Wednesday, April 21 from 8:50–11:30 a.m. on Zoom. Partners will share information about restoration, monitoring, and other conservation projects around the region in the bay of Green Bay, Lower Fox River watershed, Green Bay’s West Shore, and Door Peninsula. Registration is free but required by April 19th to receive the connection information (media welcome).

The morning will feature invited speakers providing updates on the National Estuarine Research Reserve designation process and a conservation legislative update, as well as a series of 5-minute lightning talks and virtual student posters. Lightning talk highlights include restoring habitat for fish, cover cropping with indigenous corn, mapping trends in agricultural land management, and involving classrooms in environmental stewardship. With over 100 conservation leaders and experts in attendance, the Spring Roundtable is a great opportunity to learn about projects and research happening in the region and network with others working on conservation. If you have questions about the event, contact Amy Carrozzino-Lyon, UW-Green Bay, at or 920-465-5029.

‘Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education’ live discussion, April 22

The next CATL “Tough Talk” will be around the book “Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education” by editors Heather J. Shotton, Shelly C. Lowe, and Stephanie J. Waterman. This book will help lead discussions about how to better support our First Nations students and support those who are trying to remove the asterisk as a signaling tool for First Nations peoples in research and practice.

Join in  Thursday, Apr. 22 from 1–2 p.m. via Microsoft Teams to discuss some actionable, tangible strategies or steps we can take to affect change at UW–Green Bay. Our discussion will be facilitated by Crystal Lepscier, UW–Green Bay’s First Nations Student Success Coordinator, and Adrienne Thunder and Steven Martin, co-authors of Chapter 2 of the book! Register on CATL’s blog, The Cowbell, for access to the reading materials and meeting link.

Dine n’ Develop: The Great Balancing Act, April 21

Current Young Professionals is hosting the Dine N’ Develop: The Great Balancing Act: Fitting Work and Education Into A Jam-Packed Life (Without Losing It! The session is Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. UW-Green Bay is a business partner with CYP, so faculty and staff may attend for free. Register here.

Guests and non-members may attend for a $20 registration fee. Speaker: Dr. Pieter deHart, Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies at UW-Green Bay Managing your family, personal, and professional goals may seem challenging enough, but adding the possibility of higher education onto that can seem at times to be a bridge too far. It’s never too early (or late) to take the next step in your career and get the requisite training for advancement. In this Dine n’ Develop session, we’ll discuss some realistic expectations in approaching further education, including a review of the benefits and opportunities available to you which can fit into unique life situations. Additionally, we’ll share with our peers some strategies for overall life and career balance, and chat about the best ways to support all your goals while still having time to breathe! By the end of this event, participants will: Understand the types of continuing education available Weigh the challenges and benefits of possible higher education pathways for career advancement Possess strategies for balancing their life and career.


Please spread the word, UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies Information Session, April 20

Students can take their place among the next class of future leaders and decision-makers by joining one of the fastest growing graduate schools in the state. UW-Green Bay provides 15 graduate programs covering every field. Join this live virtual information session with Morgan Theobald, Graduate Admissions Recruiter, to learn about the graduate programs available at UW-Green Bay. Tuesday, April 20, Noon. View details in Handshake.

The Heirloom Plant Sale is back

UW-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences will be holding its annual Heirloom Plant Sale again this year in support of student research.

Steve Meyer’s salsa (mild, medium, and hot) will also be available at the “checkout stand” if you wish to pick some up and make a donation to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship.

The process will look a little different than in the past to ensure social distancing and the safety of the community due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, but the impressive selection of plants grown at the Green Bay Campus hasn’t changed.

The new website ( has an online shop for you to place an order that you will pick up later. At checkout, we will collect some contact information from you and you will select your pick up time. Pick up times will be available on Thursday, May 13, Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15; and your plants will be ready to go for you. Be sure and print out your order (there is a handy print button) to keep a record for yourself. Payment will be at pick up (cash or check only).

The shop will be open only to those with a UWGB login for the first week, so act early, especially if you are looking for something specific! You will be prompted to login when you click on the shop link. If you have any questions about the ordering process please contact the sale committee directly at There will still be an (outdoor) sale for browsing on Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Lab Sciences greenhouse, but only those plants that haven’t been pre-ordered will be available at that time.

Unlike other vegetable sales, the UW-Green Bay sale features unique and rare heirloom varieties. One of our goals is to introduce local gardeners to new varieties and protect agricultural biodiversity. Whether you just picked up gardening last year or you are a master gardener, we have something for you!

This year the sale features 59 different varieties of tomatoes and 41 varieties of peppers from sweet to scorching hot. We also have a variety of vegetables, herbs, several different basils, and a collection of flowers. This year, we are offering some native flowering plants that will benefit pollinators and other beneficial insects. Overall, we have 202 different heirloom and open-pollinated cultivars and varieties for you to try in your garden. You can read descriptions of the varieties in the shop (just click on Details for each one).

The annual sale, sponsored by the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit, began in 1997 with 300 plants for sale. Students benefit from the proceeds that are used to bring in scientists and other speakers that students otherwise would not be able to meet, and to support student research projects as well as travel to conferences where they can present results of their research and meet scientists in their fields. Over the past 2-3 years this fund has supported research on the genetics of wild rice and invasive Phragmites, a study of local aquifer composition and water quality, a survey of the emerald ash borer on the Cofrin Arboretum, collection and analysis of microplastics in the Bay of Green Bay, migration ecology of Lake Whitefish, and development of a website to understand fish diversity in relation to aquatic invasive species. The funds also allow students to travel to scientific meetings and brought internationally recognized scholars to UW-Green Bay for our seminar series.