young peregrine falcons

Photos: Young Peregrines ‘Holly’ and ‘Wolf’ receive their official names and bands

Two of UW-Green Bay’s young Peregrine falcons received their bands for future identification and their names. One was named “Holly” after enthusiast Holly Keener (Provost’s Assistant) and the other was named “Wolf” after Prof. Amy Wolf who is often the faculty supervisor for the student researchers working with the falcons, and Jacob Woulf, the graduate student who led the effort to set up the web cams for the livestream to watch the falcons from nesting to flight each year.

Greg Septon, leader of Wisconsin’s Peregrine recovery efforts during the past 30 years, once again led the banding effort. The endangered falcons have been nesting on the Cofrin Library for a number of years.

Holly Keener and Holly (Peregrine)
Holly Keener and Holly
Greg Septon and Brandon Byrne, Banding falcons
Greg Septon and Brandon Byrne
Greg Septon and Max Stafford banding falcons
Greg Septon and Max Stafford

UREC has all your rental needs covered for Memorial Day Weekend! (Kayaks, camping equipment and more)

Extra Day of Rental for Free (Open to the Public)

Looking to get out and enjoy the nice holiday weather on the water or at camp? UREC Outdoors has your equipment needs covered! Over Memorial Day weekend, rent at the weekend rate and keep your rental through the holiday at no extra charge! Pickup your camp equipment, canoe, kayak, or paddleboard on Friday and keep it until Tuesday. You can access the UREC Outdoors online rental form. Call us at 920-465-2931 or visit our website for more rental information.

Women in Government

Women in Government Scholarship Available; Application deadline is June 15

The Wisconsin Women in Government Undergraduate Scholarship program has been designed to provide financial support for women who wish to pursue careers in public service, public administration, or government affairs. The scholarship is available to current college or university students who likely would have difficulty continuing their education without financial assistance.

Students from a wide variety of majors are encouraged to apply by June 15, 2021, including, but not limited to political science, government, legal studies, criminal justice, public safety, etc. Students must demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in public service, public administration, or government affairs.

Scholarship guidelines and application are available on the Institute for Women’s Leadership website.

Cool Chemistry

UW-Green Bay Manitowoc faculty and students bring ‘Cool Chemistry’ show to the masses with a video version

For years, faculty members at UW-Green Bay’s Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses (formerly UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan) have been putting the “cool” in chemistry with Cool Chemistry shows each year to get kids (and their parents) excited about science.

The shows have been wildly popular since Prof. Kate Bichler first initiated them in 2003 at UW-Manitowoc. Later, Prof. Amy Kabrhel took over at Manitowoc and her husband, Prof. James Kabrhel has led shows on the Sheboygan Campus. Amy Kabrhel said it is not unusual to have 500 people attend two shows.

Because of the pandemic, the 2020 shows came to a standstill, but Amy Kabrhel and her students decided the show must go on.

“My CHEM 214 students and I couldn’t put on our annual Cool Chemistry shows this year, so we made a video of the demos up close so viewers can see some beautiful chemistry in the comfort of their homes. The video is geared toward children in elementary and middle school,” she said.

Anyone who has the technology can watch the video on YouTube.

Kabrhel hopes that it will continue to inspire students, their teachers and their parents to be interested and awed by science.

See the flyer:

Cool Chemistry Video 2021

 

Faculty/Staff note: Instructor Langenberg attended 2021 Institutional Investor Day

Finance Instructor Brian Langenberg, CFA (Business Administration, Cofrin School of Business) attended the 2021 Institutional Investor Day with Raytheon Technologies in Hartford, CT,  hosted by CEO Greg Hayes and his senior leadership team. Raytheon generates $65 billion in sales from commercial and military avionics, Pratt & Whitney engines, Intelligence & Space programs along with missiles and defense systems for the U.S. Department of Defense as well as defense customers around the world.  Professor Langenberg, a practicing Wall Street analyst who recently upgraded Raytheon to a Buy, was updated along with 25 other analysts on company strategies, the global commercial outlook and was also able to discuss geopolitical challenges and opportunities.

 

 

 

Blind Justice statue

UW-Green Bay Announces Minor in Criminal Justice

Green Bay, Wis.—There’s never been a more appropriate time to understand civic challenges. The world needs more effective offender rehabilitation, policing policies, and operations surrounding justice and equity. Students who want to be a part of the solution, should consider University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s new Criminal Justice minor (in the Public and Environmental Affairs program). From crime prevention to corrections, the program explores and critically analyzes issues from multiple perspectives.

Students can enroll immediately in the 24-credit minor. The minor will be supported by high-impact practices with a focus on guest speakers and student interactions with community organizations related to criminal justice. Overall, students will have the opportunity to explore and analyze important community issues that will help enhance their civic responsibility and their ability to improve the current criminal justice system.

Dana Atwood
Associate Prof. Dana Atwood

“Now is a great time for students to explore this field because public interrogation has shifted the system toward greater inclusivity and self-reflection,” says UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Dana Atwood. “There is a long list of potential careers outside of ones we normally think (police, parole, judge, attorney, etc.). Students could major in biology or chemistry and be a blood analyst; or major in sociology and be a victim advocate; or major in psychology and become an intelligence analyst for the FBI. The program also provides excellent graduate program- and pre-law preparation.”

By the end of the program, students will:

  1. Identify, analyze, and communicate criminal justice policies and practices.
  2. Analyze and evaluate the ways that deviance and crime are social constructed.
  3. Understand the pursuits of justice and creations of legal systems across history and cultures.
  4. Critically analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative criminological data.
  5. Understand, explore, analyze, and employ crime concepts, theories, and processes of justice as they relate to practical applications of policy.
  6. Recognize and define the various categories of criminal offenses.
  7. Identify the demographic and social structural characteristics common among groups of criminal offenders and victims.
  8. Identify and understand ethical considerations in policy construction and implementation.
  9. Critically evaluate bias in policy and interaction involved in the criminal justice process.
  10. Identify how the criminal justice system is differentially experienced on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, age and other social statuses relevant in the current system.

More information is available on the Criminal Justice Minor website. Questions can we directed to Atwood at atwoodd@uwgb.edu or Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryan Martin, martind@uwgb.edu.

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.

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Suring valedictorian to study Social Work at UW-Green Bay

Valedictorian: Grace Fischer, daughter of Philip and Tricia Fischer. She’s been involved in volleyball, track, band, choir, FBLA, FFA, forensics, Hi-Q, National Honor Society, student council, math league, and the Environmental Club, and has served as class vice president all four years. Grace also volunteered for Ruby’s Pantry and plays the organ for St. Michael’s Church. She plans to attend UW-Green Bay to study social work.

Source: Oconto County schools vary on virus safety at upcoming graduations

UW Green Bay/Manitowoc Lincoln Program Gains Statewide Cohort | Seehafer News

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program, which Manitowoc Lincoln is a part of, is growing through continued partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s GEAR UP program.GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federal grant program focused on low-income and first-generation students obtaining a high school diploma and preparing them for success in postsecondary education.

Source: UW Green Bay/Manitowoc Lincoln Program Gains Statewide Cohort | Seehafer News

Green Bay Police department get LGBTQ training for second year in a row

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – The Green Bay Police Department and city employees are learning how to be sensitive to the needs of those in the LGBTQ community.“When I started 19 years ago, this was not talked about, this was not even on the training plan for departments,” said Commander Kevin Warych of the police department.This marks the second year the police department has partnered with UW-Green Bay’s Pride Center to learn about issues facing the LGBTQ community in an effort to better serve them.“For the first time in a couple of years, students have been interested in staying here and working here. and that has made a major difference based on what’s happening in this community,” said Dr. Stacie Christian, director of inclusive excellence at the UW-GB Pride Center.

Source: Green Bay Police department get LGBTQ training for second year in a row

Wequiock Creek Natural Area

Public is welcome to Wequiock Creek Natural Area, dedicated recently

On Monday, May 10, 2021, staff from UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity attended a dedication of the new Wequiock Creek Natural Area. The public is invited to enjoy the area. To get there, head north on Nicolet Drive from the Green Bay Campus, about three miles, to Circle Ridge Road. Turn right on Circle Ridge Rd, the road will dead end with a parking area on the left. See more about the event.