‘Come on down!’: Price is Right Live coming to the Weidner Center | wearegreenbay.com

The Price is Right Live stage show will be making its way to the Weidner Center on Dec. 10. According to officials, tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at the Weidner Center’s website. Tickets can also be purchased at the Weidner Center’s box officer.

Source: ‘Come on down!’: Price is Right Live coming to the Weidner Center | wearegreenbay.com


UW-Green Bay women finish program-best third in Horizon League with 913 total that smashes previous best | Wisconsin Golf

If there was pressure on the UW-Green Bay women’s golf team Tuesday, Katie Warpinski and her Phoenix teammates tried not to show it.

“We went into the round to just play golf and enjoy it, and I’d say we had a lot of fun,” the UWGB senior wrote in a text message to Wisconsin.Golf of the final round of the Horizon League Championship where COVID-19 protocols required that each of the nine teams play together in groups of five golfers on the Ackerman-Allen Course at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Source: UW-Green Bay women finish program-best third in Horizon League with 913 total that smashes previous best | Wisconsin Golf

Sheboygan Campus faculty member Thomas Campbell recognized among ‘Best Under 40’ | News Break

The top ten Sheboygan County Best Under 40 nominees will be recognized for their 2020 accomplishments on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Three awards will be given to the Top Young Professional of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Young Professional Community Volunteer of the Year. Among them being recognized is Associate Prof. Thomas Campbell (Theatre and Dance).

Source: Sheboygan Campus faculty member Thomas Campbell recognized among ‘Best Under 40’ | News Break

UWGB’s annual Heirloom Plant Sale underway, outdoor sale on May 15 | WFRV TV

April 22, was the first day for public ordering. This year there will be a variety of plants to choose from, including:

  • 59 different varieties of tomatoes
  • 41 varieties of peppers
  • Native flowering plants that benefit pollinators
  • Varieties of vegetables, herbs several different basils and a collection of flowers
  • 2020 different heirloom and open-pollinated cultivars and varieties for gardeners

Source: UWGB’s annual Heirloom Plant Sale underway, outdoor sale on May 15 | WFRV TV

Photo of Covid-19 virus magnified with the text, "COVID-19 Why it Matters, Variants and eased restrictions concern."

Video: COVID-19 Why it Matters: Part 22, Variants and eased restrictions concern

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 22, Variants and eased restrictions concern

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.

The variants, this is something that is very important when it comes to COVID-19. We are coming down off of the curve at this time, however, there are a couple things pushing up on the curve to make things worse. That has to do with the loosening of restrictions. That has to do with some of the travel patterns of individuals that we are concerned with because all of these things represent opportunities for more infections. And how that all ties into the variants.

The more opportunities this unstable virus has to infect people. And when it does infect people, we are giving more of it an opportunity to become something else. We are also giving the variants that currently exist an opportunity to become even more dangerous. There are three categories of them. There are variants of interest. Those are the least concerning but still a concern. There’s variants of concern and there’s variants of high consequence, according to the Center for Disease Control.

As of now, we do not have any variants that are variants of high consequence. We don’t want that to change. Variants of high consequence do not respond to vaccines. They do not respond to therapeutics. We don’t want to start all this all over again. Which means we have to continue to immunize. So, there’s a bit of a race.

We want to immunize as many people as possible, so we create high herd immunity to the variants that are here. Where these things still work and the original strain that causes COVID-19. And we want to continue in this fourth-quarter phase of where we are with this pandemic. To continue maintaining our distance, washing our hands, and wearing masks.

We’re all in this together and we’re so close, let’s just continue and finish it.

COVID-19 Why it Matters Video Series:

Introduction with Brian Merkel https://youtu.be/M-yYPSPk30Q

Part 1: What are viruses and where did this one come from https://youtu.be/DYbiIv8ICgs

Part 2: Two main types of viruses https://youtu.be/O-OVk3rx96s

Part 3: Why is this virus serious? https://youtu.be/EDFyNN8i5G4

Part 4: Why wash hands/wear mask? https://youtu.be/FlcAvlt876Y

Part 5: I’m young! Why should I care? https://youtu.be/TDrEV_beY1U

Part 6: Can pandemics be stopped before they start? https://youtu.be/lgWnJZNYbFI

Part 7: Pandemic is not local, why wear a mask? https://youtu.be/IG3Sl3q-xH8

Part 8: Why does everyone need a flu shot this year? https://youtu.be/DGpBFj0fJkA

Part 9: What is the science behind a vaccine? https://youtu.be/eQ3FclkYaQo

Part 10: Where can I find accurate information? https://youtu.be/pLMlU5Xnkgo

Part 11: What type of mask should I wear? https://youtu.be/gCFHxQvkVYE

Part 12: Why HUGE COVID-19 spikes in Wisconsin? https://youtu.be/OuqmXvrDApY

Part 13: Fall break, protect yourself & others https://youtu.be/h21Ed_bBTE4

Part 14: Why is COVID-19 Testing so Important? https://youtu.be/Fr9VJZZrTE0

Part 15: What are COVID-19 Antibodies? https://youtu.be/J2lfJzoUEHI

Part 16: Will the vaccine protect against new COVID-19 variants? https://youtu.be/5l58jEZv3NQ

Part 17: Vaccine myths vs reality https://youtu.be/bGqLsRRbzVk

Part 18: What is long-hauler syndrome? https://youtu.be/f11b8nFpJiE

Part 19: Spring break, protect yourself against variants https://youtu.be/15ifuIosz2c

Part 20: Vaccine Side Effects https://youtu.be/7n3touy2PUY

Part 21: I’m young, why get vaccinated? https://youtu.be/F3KaBpSUpGo

Part 22: Variants and eased restrictions concern https://youtu.be/Xlt0VsxO-UA


Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Online ‘The Laramie Project’ set in Green Bay | WFRV TV

Directed by Rebecca Stone Thornberry, UWGB Theatre’s production features a diverse cast with each actor playing multiple roles. The play contains more than 60 characters.

“A powerful production examining the prejudice and bias against the LGBTQ community, the play also offers hope by exploring our ability to rise above a tragedy, as well as inspiration that change and a more accepting culture can be achieved,” the press release says.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Online ‘The Laramie Project’ set in Green Bay | WFRV TV

Familiar winners of the 2021 WPS Volunteer of the Year program

On April 22, 2021, the Volunteer Center of Brown County hosted the 33rd Annual WPS Volunteer Awards. This year’s event was again held virtually, but, as always, the focus was on recognizing volunteers and the good work they do to support our community. UW-Green Bay is proud to announce two winners in particular, Tricia Adams and Cheryl Grosso.

Tricia Adams, performing arts coordinator for UW-Green Bay’s Theatre and Dance program, received the Arts and Culture Award. Her award description follows:

A well-balanced community will thrive because of a strong foundation and representation in the arts. Evergreen Productions helps to fill this need in the Greater Green Bay area by providing entertaining and educational theater opportunities, all while being volunteer-driven. For the past eight years, Tricia Adams has dedicated herself to bringing the arts to life in our community through her involvement with Evergreen. In her role as the president of the board of directors for the last several years, Tricia provides guidance and motivation to fellow board members and volunteers. Not only has she volunteered in all roles relating directly to theater performances, but Tricia also manages the organization’s website and serves as the head of the development committee, where she works to secure sponsorships, partnerships, and crucial funding for the organization.

Tricia is always willing to take on additional roles, while also encouraging and teaching others to take the reins and find their own passion and spot within the organization. Not only have her efforts helped double the number of volunteers, but programming initiatives and outreach efforts have soared as well. In 2019, she designed and secured funding for a new STEM program for females to learn the technical side of theater. Because of Tricia’s leadership and expertise, Evergreen Productions has a better focus, more direction, and a more creative approach to programming, and we thank her for bringing arts and culture to life in our area.

Faculty Emeritus (Retired) and UW-Green Bay alumna, Cheryl Grosso, received the Adult Volunteer Award. Her award description follows:

For more than 130 years, American Red Cross volunteers have been changing the world through their compassionate service. The Green Bay community relies on these volunteers to help those in need and fulfill the mission to serve those affected by disasters, support military members and their families, collect life-saving blood, and conduct health and safety education and training. For the past three and a half years, Cheryl Grosso has served as the Lead Screener for volunteers for the American Red Cross and manages a team of 12 other volunteers to ensure this mission is brought to life. While reports show that she has clocked more than 1,800 hours in her tenure, this number is not an accurate reflection. Cheryl’s volunteer work is so ingrained in her that she works throughout the day and night, and instead of accurately recording these hours, she incorporates them into her daily life. The Red Cross jokes that screening volunteers is as programmed as brushing her teeth.

Cheryl developed the entire Wisconsin region screening process, which has been recognized around the country and is now used as the national model for screening. She has even traveled to help train teams in other states, bringing the Green Bay community’s expertise and generosity to other regions. She has also stepped in to assist in other roles during this challenging time, taking on additional tasks to help the organization remain proactive and successful. Cheryl’s time and dedication are truly a gift. Red Cross staffers often find themselves asking where they would be today if it weren’t for her. She is a thoughtful leader whose skills and talents help make the Green Bay community and region a huge success. We thank Cheryl for her continued commitment to the American Red Cross and the people they serve.

New Nursing Leadership Certificate

Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management Empowers Nurses to Take Expertise to Next Level

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced a new certificate program—Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management—for experienced nurses that will give them the confidence and skills to lead and manage most any situation. The certificate will allow nurses to have a bigger impact in healthcare and in their careers. The job outlook is excellent.

There is a 23% growth prediction for the job outlook of nursing leadership and management positions across the United States, according to nursejournal.org (January, 2021).

Key online courses from UW-Green Bay’s renowned Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management curriculum have been combined to create the Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management. This four-course certificate program, designed for BSN-prepared nurses, instills business savvy and leadership acuity, including:

  • Skills and habits of effective healthcare leaders
  • The business of healthcare, including how to ​create and manage budgets
  • Healthcare informatics and technology
  • Healthcare policy and change management
  • Human resources management and insights
  • Enhanced critical communications and relationship-building skills

Once completed, students can pursue the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management program, as all 12 credits transfer to the 34-credit MSN program, or students can apply their new confidence and leadership abilities directly into their daily work environment.

All courses are online, allowing nurses to participate in classes and homework as their busy schedule allows. Students take one course per semester, in fall and spring. The Certificate program can be started in any fall or spring semester, and is completed over two years.

“The recent pandemic and healthcare reform are two drivers of continual change in healthcare,” according to Janet Reilly, D.N.P., Certificate and MSN Chair at UW-Green Bay. “BSN-prepared nurses need advanced skills in communication, human relations, business, and leadership to navigate such ongoing change, which this Certificate provides. Across the healthcare spectrum, from prevention to acute care to end-of-life care, there is a growing need for nursing expertise in leadership and management. This Certificate provides opportunity for a BSN nurse to enhance his or her skills and knowledge, while gaining leverage to move up or stand out in pursuit of a new leadership position or additional responsibilities.”

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About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.