UW-Green Bay joins in MLK Celebration, Monday, Jan. 18

Join us online Monday, January 18, 2021 for the annual Brown County MLK Celebration!

All are welcome at this free event for all ages and cultures. The community celebration will be held online this year at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

At this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, we welcome you to:

  • Enjoy music by local artists
  • Hear the inspiring words of Dr. King
  • Help us remember and honor people who have built our county and our country
  • See the work of area students who competed in the annual MLK poster, essay and poetry contest for the past several years

Vice Chancellor Corey King and Chancellor Mike Alexander are among the speakers.

See more including a link to the virtual presentation.

Future nurse succeeds at both Marinette colleges | News | ehextra.com

MARINETTE—Sarah Pettit has wanted to be a nurse since she was 5 years old. This May, she will receive her Associates Degree in Nursing from UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus and has secured an externship with Aurora Medical Center—Bay Area. While many choose to leave the Marinette area to seek success, Pettit was able to go through school and enter her dream career from within the community that saw her grow up.Pettit went to UWGB Marinette Campus for two years after high school to earn her associates degree, and also as a way to save some money. “It was a lot cheaper route than going to a four-year college right off the bat,” she said.

Source: Future nurse succeeds at both Marinette colleges | News | ehextra.com

Photo of a red car turning into UW-Green Bay's main entrance past the digital marquee with the text "Covid-19 Rapid Test, free, by appointment doineedacovid19test.com."

Rapid (Drive-Up) Testing at UW-Green Bay to end Friday, Jan. 22

GREEN BAY, Wis.—The federal surge COVID-19 testing operation held on the UW-Green Bay Campus since early November will end next week. Final opportunity for public testing on campus will be Tuesday, January 19 through Friday, January 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Testing is available to anyone age 5-and-older at no cost, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment at DOINeedACovid19Test.com. Individuals do not have to be experiencing symptoms nor have close contact of someone with COVID-19 to get a test, nor do they need to live in Green Bay.

The partnership is a collaborative effort of the UW System’s 13 Universities and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center is the host facility in the region.

Testing agency E-True North has processed more than 14,000 tests at this rapid-testing site.

Individuals who want to be tested can register online, proceed to the testing site (Weidner Center), administer the test themselves under supervision, and label it for processing. All participants must register for a free test at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Participants will also retrieve results by logging into this portal after receiving an email that results are ready.

 

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New testing requirements for faculty, staff and students on all campuses

Announced this week by Human Resources and Student Affairs, all members of all four UW-Green Bay campuses will be required to undergo COVID-19 Testing every other week if they plan to be on campus at least weekly. The mandate was announced by UW System President Tommy Thompson. UW-Green Bay is expanding COVID-19 testing to Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses. Please watch your e-mail for details about testing times and locations.

On the Green Bay campus, rapid testing will end January 22, but all members of the Camus community can test at the Kress Center Testing Site quickly and easily by appointment through the Prevea App or Prevea.com. Students living in on-campus housing on the Green Bay Campus continue to be tested weekly.

Anyone visiting, working or studying at any of the campuses is required to fill out the daily assessment form found on the Phoenix Forward website.

 

Dr. Rai: UWGB site to start COVID vaccinations for eligible groups on Jan. 18

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Police, fire and dental workers will be able to get COVID-19 vaccinations Monday at the new site located on the campus of UW-Green Bay.“ As of Jan. 18, we’re allowed to immunize fire and police, so they’ll be coming in Monday throughout the week, as well as other people that are in that category 1A, health care, dental, dental hygienists, all can be able to book at UWGB next week,” says Dr. Ashok Rai, President & CEO of Prevea Health. Dr. Rai joined Action 2 News to talk about the next vaccine phase groups, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and that new variant in Wisconsin.

Source: Dr. Rai: UWGB site to start COVID vaccinations for eligible groups on Jan. 18

Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry creates $100,000 scholarship fund | WLUK

MANITOWOC (WLUK) — A new scholarship aims to help Manitowoc County students aspiring to become engineers.The Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF), with support of the Schwartz family, has donated $100,000 to create the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship fund through the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Foundation. “We’re thrilled to help the next generation realize the opportunities available in the manufacturing industry,” said Berel Lutsky, WAF board member and a Professor of Arts at the UWGB-Manitowoc campus. “The foundry’s success is due to the hard work and dedication of its team members, the community and surrounding area. This is an opportunity for us to invest in the future of our region. ”To be eligible for this scholarship, recipients must be a graduate of a high school in Manitowoc County, must major in either Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology, must be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as a degree-seeking undergraduate student and must demonstrate financial need.

Source: Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry creates $100,000 scholarship fund | WLUK

New WAF scholarship to help Manitowoc County aspiring engineers

A new scholarship aims to help Manitowoc County students aspiring to become engineers. The Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF), with support of the Schwartz family, has donated $100,000 to create the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship fund through the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Foundation. “We’re thrilled to help the next generation realize the opportunities available in the manufacturing industry,” said Berel Lutsky, WAF board member and a Professor of Arts at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus.

“The foundry’s success is due to the hard work and dedication of its team members, the community and surrounding area. This is an opportunity for us to invest in the future of our region. ”To be eligible for this scholarship, recipients must be a graduate of a high school in Manitowoc County, must major in either Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology, must be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as a degree-seeking undergraduate student and must demonstrate financial need.

Please use Kress Center Parking for Vaccine site and COVID-19 Testing

Prevea Health is partnering with UW-Green Bay to launch two community COVID-19 vaccine clinics—one at the Kress Events Center on the UW-Green Bay campus in Green Bay and another on the Sheboygan Campus. When the clinic on the Green Bay Campus begins operation Monday, Jan.  18you will see increased traffic in the area and the availability of parking will be reduced.

Starting on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, the Kress Events Center parking lot will be dedicated to supporting both the Prevea Health vaccination clinic and the campus student/faculty/staff testing. (Please be aware of separate entrances for each). If you are not participating in one of these activities, please plan to park in an alternate location. The nearby Baird Foundation parking lot, which had been previously closed for winter, will be open to general campus use for the remainder of the semester.

 

UW-Green Bay community mourns the loss of two members of the Phoenix Family

In the the past few days, UW-Green Bay learned of the passing of John Kuhlmann, longtime librarian for the Marinette Campus, and Sarah Schuetze, assistant professor of English and Humanities on the Green Bay campus. In a message to the campus community Sunday, Chancellor Mike Alexander noted, “This is a great loss to our university community and to their respective fields. Our students have lost respected mentors and we have lost not just colleagues, but friends.”

A visitation for John Kuhlmann, will be Thursday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cadieu Funeral Home, 549 10th Ave, Menominee. Campus friends and family are invited to attend.  Masks are required. Please see the full obituary.

Plans honoring Sarah Schuetze have not yet been announced.

Members of the faculty and staff needing support are encouraged to reach out in the following ways:

  • The Employee Assistance Program is a free, confidential service which can provide grief support to you during this time. You have access to confidential, completely private, 24-hour, 7-days-a-week counseling and online services through Kepro EAP. You may contact Kepro by calling 833-539-7285 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or visiting Kepro’s website. (Username: SOWI).  You will need to create an account to access the EAP resources online. 
  • Please also feel free to contact Human Resources at 920-65-2390 or hr@uwgb.edu if you would like additional information or have any questions about the Employee Assistance Program.