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Podcast: Learn more about the free Common CAHSS Human Rights Conference

Learn more about the free, Dec. 10, 2019 Common CAHSS Human Rights conference by listening to this quick conversation between Professors Alise Coen and Ryan Martin. They discuss how the idea for the conference developed, why they decided to organize it, and what they are most excited for. You can listen here. Or learn more and register, here.

Green Bay men’s basketball plays Badgers, Thursday, Nov. 21 on the road, 8 p.m. tip

Playing in its second of four games in the Roman Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper, Green Bay will face a familiar foe on Thursday night in Madison, taking on Wisconsin at the Kohl Center for an 8 p.m. tip off. After taking a year off against each other last season, Green Bay and Wisconsin will play at the Kohl Center again this year, with the game being televised on the Big Ten Network. GB will also host the Legends Classic Subregional Round at the Kress Center on Nov. 24-26 against CSUN and Colgate. GB will play on Monday and Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

New Distance Education coordinator appointed

Nichole LaGrow has joined the Academic Affairs team at UW-Green Bay in a brand-new position as coordinator of Distance Education. Distance Education will play an increasingly larger role as the University seeks to increase access for students by extending curricular offerings to all four campuses, build partnerships with public high schools and technical colleges, develop programs to reach students throughout the 16-county region and recruit new students across the state, the nation and internationally. LaGrow’s appointment began Nov. 11, 2019.  She will report to Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Clifton Ganyard.

LaGrow’s responsibilities include the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings. She will work with the academic Nichole La Growdeans, the campus executive officers and the registrar to ensure that distance education needs are met at each campus. In addition, she will encourage innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and to promote best practices in distance education. The position is a highly collaborative one that will work closely with a number of divisions and offices, including Enrollment Services, Information Technology, Student Success and Engagement, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness.

LaGrow comes to UW-Green Bay from Ellucian, where she served as the executive director of Learning Design and Development. She has a wide variety of higher education experience and has served at numerous different institutions, including Rowan College at Burlington County, where she served as the dean of Liberal Arts, and Northampton County Community College, where she served as the director of the Learning Center. Her educational background includes a BA and a MA in English, a Ph.D. in Modern History and Literature, an MS in Adult Education, an MSM in Human Resources and an MBA.  LaGrow’s diverse education and experience will be beneficial as UW-Green Bay develops, expands and implements curricular programs in a variety of modalities.

ParkMobile to Bring Smarter Parking Options to UW-Green Bay

Green Bay, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is partnering with ParkMobile, to enable students and frequent visitors without permits, to easily pay for daily and overnight parking from their mobile devices once they have met their free visit limit. The ParkMobile app is available for use in approximately 600 spaces  in the Studio Arts lot located on campus.

ParkMobile is a free app available for iPhone and Android devices, and users can additionally register at New stickers and signage willprovide information to visitors on how to pay for parking using the app once they met their free visit limit. After setting up their account, users can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. The ParkMobile app lets users pay for parking on-the-go by viewing and updating or adding time to their parking session remotely.

ParkMobile is widely available at more than 125 universities across the country, including UW-La Crosse and UW-Madison, as well as other cities in the Midwest, such as Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis. Visitors will now have the added option of paying a daily rate or buying the standard semester or yearly permit depending on their needs.

ParkMobile Contact: Jeff Perkins, CMO,

UW-Green Bay Contact: Tony Decker, SGT,



Sci-fi cult classic brought to life by UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance and Music programs

Audience encouraged to dress up and participate

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance and Music programs will present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” Nov. 21, 22 and 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. with an additional special late-night performance at 11 p.m. on Nov. 22. Performances will be held in the University Theatre, Theatre Hall UW-Green Bay.

The production is directed by John Mariano with musical direction by Courtney Sherman and choreography by Denise Carlson-Gardner and performed by UW-Green Bay students.

“The Rocky Horror Show” debuted in London in 1973 but it is most widely known for its 1975 film adaption: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Over the years, the movie version has developed a cult following due, in large part, to midnight showings at movie theaters across the country. As the cult following grew, so did audience participation leading to audience members dressing up as their favorite characters to attend viewing and even bringing their own props to act out scenes. In addition to the cult following, the show has been praised by critics for its message of inclusivity, acceptance, and sexual liberation.

Featuring a score of rock-n-roll, “The Rocky Horror Show” pays tribute to the science fiction and B horror movies of the 1930s-50s. The show tells the story of Brad and Janet, clean-cut, wholesome couple who get stranded at a castle when their car breaks down during a rainstorm. There they meet Riff Raff, the butler, Magenta, his sister, a groupie named Columbia, and Dr. Frank N Furter, a scientist. But Brad and Janet are in for a night like no other when Dr. Frank N Furter introduces them to his latest creation.

UW-Green Bay’s production encourages audience participation. Prop bags complete with instructions will be available for purchase in the lobby prior to the performance. Audience members are encouraged to dress up when attending the production and an online costume contest will be held with the cast and crew from the production picking winners who will receive tickets to upcoming productions. The production is rated R for adult content.

Tickets may be purchased online at and, by calling Ticket Star (1-800-895-0071) or the University Ticketing & Information Center (920-465-2400), or visiting the Ticket Star Box Office at the Resch Center or the University Ticketing & Information Center, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Tickets are $30 for adults in advance and $33 at the door, $25 for senior citizens and students in advance and $28 at the door. UW-Green Bay students $18. The venue box office opens 90 minutes prior to the performance.

For additional information on this event, please visit For a full listing of UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance events for the 2019-20 season, please visit

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 nearly 8,800 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, an award-winning nine-hole golf course, D-I athletics 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


EPIC is an epic success, again

EPIC Breakout group pic

This past weekend (Nov. 9-10, 2019) , a collaborative steering committee comprised of UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty (Jenell Holstead, Jason Cowell, Ryan Martin, Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges) and local high school teachers (Amy Ramponi, Jason Baudhuin, Adam Wiskerchen) hosted the annual Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC) at Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Fifty high school and university psychology instructors from Wisconsin and the upper Midwest attended the event covering a multitude of innovative teaching presentations and workshops. In fall 2019, the EPIC team received the Founders Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement.

Keynote speaker Garth Neufeld teaches at Cascadia College in Washington State. He is the founder of Teaching Introductory Psychology Northwest and the co-founder of the PsychSessions: Conversations About Teaching N’ Stuff podcast. Garth is the Director of Regional Conference Programming for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and the co-chair of APA’s Introductory Psychology Initiative.

Fogaca lecture pic

Jana Fogaca lecture

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Keynote, Garth Neufeld

Holstead lecture pic

Jenell Holstead lecture



Rocky Horror Show, ‘It’s going to be electric’

Cast members say it’s going to be an electric show. Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is a cult classic.

“Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” “A socko wacko weirdo rock concert.”

You can see Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show on the Green Bay Campus, Nov. 21-23, 2019 7:30 p.m. and a special late-night show, Friday, Nov. 22 at 11 p.m. Tickets on sale now.

Design the 2020 Homecoming T-shirt

You could be the designer behind the UW-Green Bay Homecoming 2020 t-shirt, worn by more than 3,000 people! Be a part of the tradition by submitting a design by Friday, Nov. 22. This contest is open to UW-Green Bay alumni, students, employees and Phoenix fans and the winner will receive four tickets to any and all 2020 UW-Green Bay Homecoming events, $100 cash and plenty of recognition as the 2020 Homecoming t-shirt graphic designer! See more.

Faculty note: Prof. Gurtu publication

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (chair, Business Administration, and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management), recently had an article, “Potential of blockchain technology in supply chain management: a literature review,” published online in the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. The purpose of this paper is to review the existing literature on blockchain technology, present some trends and consider its potential value in supply chain management (SCM). The blockchain technology is rapidly making inroads in many industries and there is tremendous potential to eliminate intermediaries and to make SCM more efficient. This paper highlights the imperative role of blockchain technology that has created a discourse in the world of innovation and technology. This work will help academics to further the understanding of blockchain technology. Blockchain technology will provide transparency to consumers. See more.