Buoys back in Bay of Green Bay will bring data to boaters, researchers | WOODTV.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — This week the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin and NEW Water partnered to put the Green Bay West and East buoys back on the water.They are fundamental tools used to measure current weather conditions like wind speed, air and water temperatures and wave height.

…In addition to monitoring the weather, the buoys play a role in tracking potential toxic algae blooms.

“In the lower bay here we have days when there are warnings when there are harmful algae blooms, and you shouldn’t go swimming,” stated Chris Houghton, who is with UW-Green Bay.

Source: Buoys back in Bay of Green Bay will bring data to boaters, researchers | WOODTV.com

Get in on the first-ever Alumni Online Auction for Scholarships, June 7-11

Join-in on the first-ever Alumni Online Auction for Scholarships. You can bid on items to benefit current UW-Green Bay students! This online auction is open to alumni and friends of the University and includes something for everyone. Auction items include:

– Green Bay Packers Autographed Items

– Getaway Packages

– Golf Packages

– Tech Items

– UW-Green Bay Branded Corn Hole Boards

– Grilling Packages

– and more!

All items were donated by UW-Green Bay alumni. Check it out, register to bid, and bid often between June 7 at 8 a.m. and June 11 at Noon to support UW-Green Bay students.

UW-Green Bay and Marinette School District launch summer course promoting ‘Spanish for Educators’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – As the population of Spanish-speaking students continues to increase, Marinette School District in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay has launched a six-week summer course for staff and faculty in efforts of increasing their cultural competence to better fit the needs of the Hispanic community.‘2 years’ worth of items’: GB Police to host annual bike/surplus auction on June 5 According to District officials, in early March, Marinette School District and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus met to determine the needs of a district-wide Spanish language program and how best to structure the course to ensure the majority who expressed interest in enhancing their Spanish skills, could.After further planning, the districts have developed the “Spanish for Educators” curriculum. This curriculum will be self-paced and offered this summer from June 28 through August 20 to better accommodate the schedules of teachers and staff.

Source: UW-Green Bay, Marinette School District launch summer course promoting cultural competency for educators

Congratulations to Prof. Gaurav Bansal, recipient of the Community Partnership Award in Business

Congratulations to Prof. Gaurav Bansal, recipient of the Community Partnership Award in Business. Bansal is the Frederick E. Baer Professor in Business and Full Professor of MIS/Statistics at UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business.

The Community Partnership Award in Business (CPAB) was created to support the mission of the Cofrin School of Business in advancing the economic prosperity and entrepreneurial spirit of Northeast Wisconsin through community partnership and engagement. Professor Gaurav Bansal joined the Cofrin School of Business faculty in 2008 and has been instrumental in community engagement ever since. For example, Bansal has been involved in a research project on AI ethical frameworks with a number of business / industries, including SECURA Insurance Companies, TIDI Products, Visteon Corporation, and State of Wisconsin. A resulting paper is currently under review.

Bansal was instrumental in organizing and moderating a Chief Information Officer (CIO) panel on cutting-edge issues in 2019, and submitted one again this year involving people from companies such as Nicolet National Bank, Consultancy Services, and Visteon Corporation. Dr. Bansal has been involved in organizing the Brown County Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Celebration Event since 2010, and activity for which he has previously won a UWGB Founder’s Award. Bansal graduated from The Leadership Green Bay program in 2011, and continues to volunteer doing things such as organizing the Inclusivity day program, in collaboration with the Greater Green Bay Chamber. This program is attended by 40-45 corporate executives from the Greater Green Bay area. He has been invited to present training on ethics regarding data computation and presentation in engineering.

“Gaurav has brightened up the world of engineering ethics education with his practical and helpful insight on how the choices we make in presenting information can influence people’s beliefs and decisions making, ” noted Jeff Mazanec, Sr., consultant at raSmith Inc. “Those insights give engineers a much stronger sense of the practical impact of ethics in engineering in a way that they can immediately incorporate in their ongoing practice.”

Bansal is also president of the India Association of North East Wisconsin and as a board member for IndUS of Fox Valley.

Borgenheimer, Redman (Green Bay Phoenix) to represent Chippewa Valley at US Olympic Swimming Trials | Sports | leadertelegram.com

It’s something Ben Redman (a swimmer for the Green Bay Phoenix) and Lily Borgenheimer have been picturing for years.They’ve stepped up to the starting block countless times before. But when they think about this particular step, it’s just different.How could it not be?When the two dive into the pool on Monday, it will be with the eyes of the nation upon them.Redman, of Eau Claire, and Borgenheimer, of Chippewa Falls, will take their swimming careers to their highest point yet when they compete at the United States Olympic Swimming Trials next week in Omaha, Nebraska. The area alumni will test themselves against the best swimmers in the country at one of the biggest swimming events on the planet.

Source: Borgenheimer, Redman to represent Chippewa Valley at US Olympic Swimming Trials | Sports | leadertelegram.com

Elevate Yoga: Rises in downtown Sheboygan with help from SBDC | WisBusiness

SHEBOYGAN, WI — The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay aim to provide a wide range of services, resources, and expertise to help encourage entrepreneurial opportunities in Sheboygan County, including start-up businesses that promote physical fitness, health, and wellness.

With the help of the SCEDC and SBDC, Jacqueline Wing founded Elevate Yoga. The mission of Wing’s business is to “elevate our community through yoga by strengthening the mind and body of each individual who chooses to be present.”

Elevate Yoga was holding virtual classes until in-person classes began on May 22. Elevate Yoga is located at 617 N. 8th St. in Sheboygan, WI. Wing has lived in Sheboygan for nearly 14 years where she has built a diverse background of experience; she has worked in accounting and finance for several Sheboygan County businesses, and spent four years as a yoga instructor. Wing began teaching full-time as a yoga instructor in the spring of 2020 shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and after reflecting on her place in the yoga community.

“I have wanted to open a yoga studio for years, but I never had the time in my schedule to truly dedicate to building a business plan until the COVID-19 pandemic,” Wing said. “During the pandemic, my personal schedule completely changed. I wasn’t traveling for work or fun, and I had a lot more free time to spend on writing a business plan and realizing what I truly wanted to do and how I wanted to spend my time and energy.”

Source: Elevate Yoga: Rises in downtown Sheboygan | WisBusiness

Extra! Extra! ‘Reed’ all about it! | Coeur d’Alene Press

Bruce Reed is now the deputy chief of staff for President Joe Biden. But in another life — 50 years ago — he was an aspiring business manager and reporter for his family’s newspaper. All right, maybe “family newspaper” is misleading. Bruce was 11. His sister, Tara, was 14 and editor-in-chief of the Xeroxed, biweekly Fernan Hill Times. Another youth, Chris Cheeley, helped gather the news.

“I had a blast doing that,” former state Sen. Mary Lou Reed told Huckleberries on Wednesday.Mary Lou earned the title of publisher because she typed the articles and helped lay out the paper. Scott, a longtime Coeur d’Alene attorney and Mary Lou’s late husband, was the printer.

“You see,” Tara explained to Press reporter Corinne Thompson in June 1971, “we find the news, mom types it and dad has a copy machine in his office. ”Bruce was quick to point out for The Press, “We pay dad for each copy of the paper we run off.” The Times had begun as a summer project four years before. The 14 subscribers on Fernan and Blackwell hills got their money’s worth from the three-pager.Included in each issue were feature articles, hill-top sports, “Words from the Mouth of Fernan Hill Mayor Bill Giesa,” “Blackwell Hill Chit-Chat,” and Dog Beat, a column spotlighting the local canine population. The Reeds also covered hard news, like a Fernan Hill water installation. And they sold front-page and classified ads.Oddly, Mary Lou mused, Bruce dreamed of becoming a professional writer. But he was derailed by a political path that led ever upward. His sister became the family writer.

By profession, Tara Reed Woolpy is an aquatic scientist who teaches biology online for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. By avocation, she has written and published fiction for more than 30 years, including poetry, short stories, and three books about Lacland, an imaginary, upper midwestern town. Mary Lou refers to the series as “beach reads.” The books have gotten good reviews. And it all began in the Reed sibs’ childhood home at Fernan Lake Village.

Tara Reed is an associate lecturer at UW-Green Bay in the Natural and Applied Sciences unit.

Source: Extra! Extra! Reed all about it! | Coeur d’Alene Press

Weidner Philharmonic Concert at Green Bay Botanical Garden rescheduled for June 20

Green Bay, Wis.—The Weidner Philharmonic’s performance of “Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment” live in the Billie Kress Amphitheatre at the Green Bay Botanical Garden has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Due to weather concerns, the concert scheduled for Sunday, May 23, 2021 was moved to the previously determined rain date of June 20, Father’s Day. All tickets for the original date will be honored; patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets to attend the event. This concert will mark the Weidner Center’s first in-person live performance in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student tickets on the Grand Lawn are now available for purchase for $10. All-Age Tickets on the Grand Lawn and Cowles Terrace also remain on sale. All Cowles Terrace seating is general admission with folding padded chairs provided. Seating on Grand Lawn is first come first serve with patron’s own lawn chairs and blankets. Tickets can be purchased at ticketstaronline.com.

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. View more on the Green Bay Botanical Garden’s COVID-19 policies at gbbg.org/coronavirus/.

Beverage concessions will be available for purchase. The Green Bay Botanical Garden invites concert goers to pack a picnic to enjoy in the gardens. Beverage carry-ins are not allowed. Please refer to the Green Bay Botanical Garden’s website for more information on visitor policies.

“Walton’s Façade: 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.

Featured Weidner Philharmonic performers include: Kortney James (Flute), Rich Tengowski (Clarinet), Sam Stranz (Saxophone), Adam Gaines (Trumpet), Michael Dewhirst (Cello) and Bill Sallak (Percussion). With narration from Courtney Sherman and direction by Randall Meder.

Tickets for Weidner Philharmonic “Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment” live at Green Bay Botanical Garden are on sale now at ticketstaronline.com or by calling Ticket Star at 1-800-895-0071.

About the Weidner Philharmonic

Buoyed by the strong community response to the orchestral concert that opened its 25th anniversary season in 2018, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music faculty and UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, announced the establishment of the Weidner Philharmonic. The Weidner Philharmonic will showcase the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, as well as other accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in the region, in the outstanding acoustical environment of Cofrin Family Hall.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Weidner Center is home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.



Student-recognized awards for faculty and staff on UW-Green Bay’s four campuses announced

The 2020-2021 Student Nominated Teaching Recognition and Student Nominated Staff Recognition recipients have been announced. This accolade recognizes and rewards excellence from the perspective of students. Students were encouraged to nominate an instructor or staff member who has made a significant impact on their learning. See the full list.