GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Across the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s four campuses, over 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot COVID-19 vaccines are available at all four of UW-Green Bay campuses including:Green BayMarinetteManitowocSheboygan“We are grateful for the collective effort of our students, faculty, staff, and our partners at Prevea Health to fight the pandemic,” says UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander.Prevea Health community vaccination clinics are at all four of UW-Green Bay campuses.According to officials, UW-Green Bay nursing students have provided more than 700 hours vaccinating and educating at COVID vaccination sites in February and March.
Thanks to her FFA connections and job-shadowing experiences, Kayla Reed gained an internship in 2019 and 2020 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Laboratory. During summer 2020, Reed was also an American Fisheries Society Hutton scholar.
By MEGAN HART – Associated Press – Monday, April 19, 2021MADISON, Wis. (AP) – 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 Women’s Congressional Staff Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for women interested in interning (in-person or virtual) on Capitol Hill. The scholarship program is designed to ensure that women from diverse backgrounds are able to bring their voice, knowledge, and experience to the legislative process. High priority will be placed on applicants with strong financial need. The CGA is encouraged to share this opportunity with your networks. The deadline to apply is April 25.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Prevea Health is now taking walk ins at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the UW-Green Bay campus and some other locations. Prevea President and CEO Dr. Ashok Rai made the announcement first on Action 2 News This Morning.Patients do not need to pre-schedule an appointment during specific times of the day. Here are the locations:Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Kress Events Center, 2358 Leon Bond Dr., Green Bay Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, 855 S. Main St., Oconto FallsPrevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, One University Dr., SheboyganPrevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Jacob’s Well Church, 3211 N. 50th Ave., Chippewa Falls
To date, and behind the leadership of UW-Green Bay Professor and Chair Chris Vandenhouten and nursing faculty, nursing students have provided more than 700 hours vaccinating and educating at COVID vaccination sites in February and March alone. Additionally, nursing faculty have contributed 77 hours toward vaccination efforts during this period. Nursing students are eager to be involved in this important public health initiative. Nursing students and supervising nursing faculty have assisted at 13 vaccination sites including at the Marinette School District, Watertown City Health Department, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services, Kewaunee County Health Department, Green Bay Correctional Institution, Lawrence University, and National Guard/Menasha City Health Department. Additional sites include Lakeshore Community Health Center, Veterans Administration Clinic and Aurora BayCare.
“I was excited when I found out we would have the opportunity to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the public,” says UW-Green Bay nursing student Jordan Barnes. “It was an exciting time because every vaccine I administered was one step closer to life going back to normal. I was able to learn the science behind the vaccine and how it works in our body, so I was able to ease the nerves of some patients and make them feel more comfortable with their choice to get the vaccine.”
See the full feature on the Nursing program’s effort, including perspective from the Nursing students.
Green Bay—Turn on the lights, fire-up the loud speakers, polish the hardwood. Sports are coming back to UW-Green Bay’s Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses.UW-Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay and UW-Stevens Point made a joint announcement last week to provide opportunities for competitive play at Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette; Fond du Lac and Fox Cities (UW-Oshkosh) and Marshfield and Wausau (UW-Stevens Point).Together these schools make up the newly formed WCSL, the Wisconsin Competitive Sports League. The league membership schools will compete against each other in a conference format and also have flexibility to schedule contests against other comparable programs both in and out of state.
Hannah Beauchamp-Pope is just a sophomore at UW-Green Bay, but she has already tallied experiences of a lifetime. For her many efforts, the Black Student Union vice president has been named a 2021 Newman Civic Fellow—one of 213 student leaders nationwide recognized this year by Campus Compact. She will be UW-Green Bay’s fourth Newman Civic Fellow.
Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. The yearlong program includes virtual learning opportunities and networking as part of a national network of engaged student leaders and an optional in-person convening.
Beauchamp-Pope, a Human Biology and Democracy & Justice Studies major, was nominated for this distinct honor by UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander.
“Through her own personal life experiences, she has developed a passion for advocating for empathy in mental health, prison systems and other human service entities,” Alexander wrote. “She has a strong belief that our country needs to focus on love of humanity to heal our divisions and achieve long-term social change in American institutions. Ms. Beauchamp-Pope is active both on campus and the community.”
As Beauchamp-Pope grew up in Green Bay, she said she struggled with depression for most of her adolescent years. Through sharing her experience with others, she learned it was far too common and was not properly addressed.
“After the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, empowerment of being my authentic self-filled me with an energy like no other,” she said. “My dedication to social justice resides in the fact that crimes against humanity are being placed upon the American people every day, no matter the race, gender, class, sexual orientation, or other marginalizing factors that divide us, we all experience at some point in our life the same injustices that break us down in American society.”
Beauchamp-Pope says that for the country to represent people fairly and inclusively, it needs long-term social change in institutions like prisons and Eurocentric school systems where marginalized groups are suffering financially, socially, and culturally. Currently, she is starting a non-profit organization called “Think,” where her team will work to mobilize and provide solutions to crimes against humanity in America.
See former UW-Green Bay recipients of the Newman Civic Fellowship.
About the Newman Civic Fellowship
The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need in order to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities. The fellowship is a one-year experience for students in which fellows have access to in-person and virtual learning opportunities, networking events, and mentoring. While the fellowship experience is limited to one year, participants in the Newman Civic Fellowship are invited to join a national network of community-committed peers and to enter into a long-term community of Newman Civic Fellows.
About the University Wisconsin Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The return of the TEDxUW-Green Bay series was announced after the previous event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to officials, the event will be held at the Weidner Center on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. Applications are being accepted for those who want to be speakers. Applications are being accepted now and are due by May 10 at midnight.
“TEDx events are intended to showcase the unique ideas and expertise relevant to a local community. Our Green Bay community encompasses diverse cultural and intellectual resources, and we’re thrilled that we have the opportunity to hold this event to celebrate that.” says Jennie Young, director for TedxUW-Green Bay 2021.
Those who want to be considered a speaker need to go online and fill out an applicant survey.TEDxUW-Green Bay is a self-organized program founded in 2018 in the spirit of ideas worth spreading. This program allows for the chosen speakers to work with Content and Presentation Coaches before their presentations. These presentations are a combination of TED Talk videos, live speakers, deep discussions, and small group connections.
The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is heading to the Green Bay Botanical Garden to bring Weidner Philharmonic back to the stage as its members perform “Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment” on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 3 p.m. in the Billie Kress Amphitheatre. In order to comply with safety policies, the concert will implement staggered admissions and socially distanced seating. Masks will be mandatory for concert attendees when moving from one location to another outside or inside any buildings. “Walton’s Facade: An Entertainment” is an exciting series of poems by Edith Sitwell (1887-1964), accompanied by instrumentals composed by William Walton (1902-1983). Despite being highly controversial for its absurdist avant-garde nature upon its debut in 1922, Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment survived its notoriety to become an essential tongue in cheek classic.