UW-Green Bay Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Political Science) recently had a peer-reviewed article accepted for publication at the Journal of Political Marketing. The article is entitled “Democratic Norms, Social Projection, and False Consensus in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election” and is co-authored with Costas Panagopoulos, Prof. of Political Science at Northeastern University, and Sander van der Linden, Prof. of Social Psychology at the University of Cambridge.
Every Wednesday this summer (from June 16-August 18), stop by the Student Services Rooftop Plaza (between the University Union and Theatre Hall) between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each week there will be a combination of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and two speciality flavors. Follow @uwgbstudentlife on Instagram to vote each Wednesday via the Instagram Story for the upcoming specialty flavors. It is 50 cents per scoop and you can choose between a compostable bowl or a waffle bowl along with a compostable spoon. Cash, Pass Points, and credit cards will be accepted. Rain Location: University Union
MARINETTE, Wis. (WBAY) – Marinette teachers and staff are spending their summer learning Spanish.Kayla Furton, English language consultant for the Marinette School District, says the English-learning population has grown especially in the last few years, and many students come from Spanish-speaking homes.The Marinette School District is partnering with University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Marinette campus for a Spanish course designed specifically for educators. This goes beyond learning uno and dos. The course is designed specifically to communicate with the growing number of Spanish-speaking families in their community and their classrooms with a focus on talking about homework, grades and academics.Furton acknowledges you can’t be fluent in a language with one six-week course. She talks with our Chris Roth about how this program works, who’s taking part, and what might be next for Marinette and other school districts.
The Information Technology Division will be transitioning VOIP phones from the UW-Colleges network to the UWGB network on Friday, June 11th, beginning at 8am and lasting the entire day. During this time, all phones on the Manitowoc Campus will be down intermittently for 10 minutes or less. Not all phones will be down at the same time. The main campus phone lines will be the first to transition to limit interruption to incoming calls. If you are calling the Manitowoc campus during this time and the call fails, please try again later.
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) – 172 apartment units, a grocery store, and UW Green Bay are all part of a $22 million development proposal for downtown Green Bay.A grocery store and a college presence in downtown Green Bay have both been talked about for years. Both are still in negotiations for joining the project, but officials from each entity confirmed their interest at a virtual meeting of the city’s Redevelopment Authority Tuesday afternoon.The project is proposed for the former Associated Bank parking lot that is bordered by Monroe Avenue and Quincy, Cherry, and Pine Streets. It is just southeast of the Brown County Central Library.Eight townhomes and a restaurant with outdoor dining are also proposed for the site.
…UW-Green Bay is negotiating for 7,000 to 10,000 square feet of space. Chancellor Michael Alexander says the school would end up using it for either a new center for civic engagement, a resource center, or flexible space for programming.
“It’s exactly the kind of space we’re looking for to move possibly. For years, the university has been requested to move downtown, have a presence downtown. This is the kind of space we definitely need to be successful in doing so.”
As for the housing, the 172 apartment units would be market rate. The developer says the cost of a studio would start at about $1,000 per month.
The bay of Green Bay is massive. In fact, it carries the distinction of being the largest freshwater estuary in the world. The bay is also a Petri dish of challenges, from agricultural runoff to toxic algal bloom. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has long been studying these issues and is now on the cusp of a major boost in its research capacity.The university is in the process of becoming a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR). Largely funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Green Bay will become the third NERR on the Great Lakes and the 30th across the country. The multiyear process will result in a facility somewhere on the estuary that will be both a visitor center and research hub.Marissa Jablonski, with the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, and Emily Tyner, the director of freshwater strategy at UW-Green Bay, say that the NERR site will serve a large number of communities and function as a meeting place for education and research.“This preserve as it’s currently designated, will be designated, will represent the Lake Michigan / Lake Huron biogeographic region, which is a huge region. So that means that although the research will be in the waters of Green Bay, programmatically, the education focus will be quite broad — opportunities for training, for participating in programs will have a larger footprint and reach,” Tyner explains.
Republicans approved $1.5 billion for state building projects over the next two years, removing about $810 million in projects that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers requested.A little less than half of the GOP proposal, or nearly $629 million, is earmarked for the University of Wisconsin System. Evers had asked for about $1 billion for UW campuses.
Republican lawmakers on the state Legislature’s budget committee voted Tuesday evening to approve $1.5 billion of Gov. Tony Evers’ $2.4 billion plan for state construction projects, including roughly $629 million of the governor’s $1 billion plan for the University of Wisconsin System. The plan passed the committee on a party-line vote of 11-4, with Republicans voting in favor and Democrats against. Republicans who control the committee called the governor’s proposal “irresponsible,” arguing their plan goes far enough. Democrats contended the state should use unprecedented state revenue estimates to fund more sorely-needed projects across the state. “The governor put forward another irresponsible level of spending in the capital budget for the second consecutive budget, but Joint Finance Committee Republicans are putting together a responsible capital budget,” said committee co-chair Rep. Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam.The UW System projects included in Evers’ $1 billion plan included $117 million for a new Science and Technology Innovation Center at UW-River Falls, $96 million to replace Albertson Hall at the UW-Stevens Point, and $94 million on the Cofrin Technology and Education Center at the UW-Green Bay.