UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health releases statement on campus response to the coronavirus

The following memorandum was sent to the UW-Green Bay community regarding a virus outbreak in China from Amy Henniges, Counseling and Health director:

“As you may be aware, there is an outbreak of a new virus in China, called “2019nCoV” or “Wuhan Coronavirus.” The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay expresses its deepest concerns and support to the people of Wuhan.

Please be advised that no students have arrived from Wuhan, China this semester and there are no reported cases of the Coronavirus on our campuses.  CDC has provided information to all travelers from Wuhan, China with information and what steps they should take if signs/symptoms develop. In addition, we have reached out to students who may have traveled to Wuhan, China over break and provided information related to the outbreak, symptoms and protocol to follow if they become ill.

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority. University officials are closely and continuously monitoring this situation and are taking every measure and action that is being directed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Brown County Public Health. 

If there is any information that would indicate an actual health emergency related to the Coronavirus, we will be sending an immediate emergency notification.

Please read the following link at the CDC for specific information:

CDC FAQ https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

If you recently traveled to Wuhan, China or have been in direct contact with someone who has, and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, within 14 days of travel, you should follow the CDC’s recommendations as attached:


  • If you are a student, you may call the Counseling and Health Center during regular business hours at 920-465-2380 for assistance if needed.

Please remember that it is also currently flu and respiratory season and it is recommended that you follow CDC’s everyday precautions to prevent the spread of germs:


Additionally, UW-Green Bay has also developed a FAQ with campus specific details that will soon be available at the Counseling and Health website.

Any questions should be directed to the Counseling and Health Center at 920-465-2380 or Brown County Public Health Department at 920-448-6400 or Wisconsin Department of Health Services at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

All media inquiries should be directed to the Marketing and University Communications Department at 920-465-2527. 

Further information will be updated as it becomes available.”


Spring International Film Series starts with ‘Salt of the Earth,’ Feb. 5, 2020

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites everyone to the International Film Series for spring 2020. All screenings begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum. All films are free and open to the public. Films are unrated, but intended for a mature audience. The first film of the season is “Salt of the Earth” on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. It will be presented by Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (History).

The film’s description: At New Mexico’s Empire Zinc mine, Mexican-American workers protest the unsafe work conditions and unequal wages compared to their Anglo counterparts. Ramon Quintero helps organize the strike, but he is shown to be a hypocrite by treating his pregnant wife, Esperanza, with a similar unfairness. When an injunction stops the men from protesting, however, the gender roles are reversed, and women find themselves on the picket lines while the men stay at home.

Office of International Education ready to talk to your students about studying abroad

This is a reminder that if you are interested in a classroom visit from the Office of International Education to talk about study abroad, please let the OIE know! Personnel are able to stop in classes for 5-10 minutes (or another length if interested) and cover any specific topics your students may be interested in. If you are interested in a presentation, please contact Jemma Lund, Assistant Director of Study Abroad, at lundj@uwgb.edu by Friday, Jan. 31 with your preferred dates, times and course names. Any messages received after that date will be added according to pending availability of OIE staff.

SAFE Ally Level 1 & 2 Training is Friday, March 13

The UW-Green Bay Pride Center is offering SAFE Ally Level 1 and Level 2 training on Friday, March 13, at UW-Green Bay in the University Union, Room World Unity B. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon; Level 2 is from 1 to 3 p.m. Level 1 focuses on vocabulary, the use of inclusive pronouns, LGBTQ+ community and workplace experiences and how to increase one’s ability to be an ally. Level 2 digs deeper into challenges LGBTQ+ experience due to discrimination in government and organizational policies, and what you can do to increase support of LGBTQ+.

Please RSVP for one or both of the SAFE Ally classes here or use the link: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b7pMD6uh1hQCU7z.

‘(M)iyamoto is Black Enough’ is coming to the Weidner Center, Feb. 20

(M)iyamoto is Black Enough” is coming to the Weidner Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The show is pulling audiences out of their seats with a combination of poems and complex musical compositions that, together, speak directly and forcefully to the issues of all our times with driving and hypnotic beats. For more information and tickets, see here.

First spring 2020 Global Studies event is Feb. 7, 2020

The first Global Studies event of the spring semester will be on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union. The event features an important and timely discussion about the country of Bolivia, which continues to be in the news in the wake of the ousting of President Morales. This event is presented by our guest Prof. Gratzia Villarroel (St. Norbert College, Political Science), an expert on Latin American politics. Prof. Villarroel will update us on the situation in Bolivia and take questions about the present and future of this Latin American country in turmoil. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the official Facebook page.

Save the Date: Historical Perspective Series continues March 31, 2020

Two lectures that are a part of the annual Historical Perspective Series are taking place on March 31, 2020, both in the Christie Theatre, Green Bay Campus. At 2 p.m., Richard Brookhiser will speak on his new book “Give Me Liberty: A History of America’s Exceptional Idea.” Brookhiser is a senior editor of “National Review,” and he is also married to the second speaker of the day, Jeanne Safer. Safer will be giving a lecture on her new book “I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics: How to Protect Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World” at 7 p.m. The lectures cover both conservative and liberal view points; Brookhiser is a conservative, while his wife, Safer, is a liberal. This annual series is sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Center for History and Social Change, which since 1986, has invited a wide variety of historians and social scientists to the UW-Green Bay campus. The talks are free and open to the public.

‘Christine Style Retrospective: A Passion for Prints and Drawings’ coming to the Lawton Gallery, Jan. 30

Christine Style Retrospective Show PosterThe Lawton Gallery would like to announce the opening of the exhibition “Christine Style Retrospective: A Passion for Prints and Drawings.” This retrospective will showcase select works of Prof. Emeritus Christine Style, spanning over her 30+ year career. Style, who got her MFA in Printmaking from UW-Milwaukee, works primarily in printmaking and drawing, and pieces will be selected and curated for this exhibition by Annemarie Sawkins.

The opening reception will take place Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Lawton Gallery (Theatre Hall, Room 230). The Exhibition will be open from January 30, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2020 during gallery hours (Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

The Lawton Gallery would also like to invite students, faculty and community members to attend an artist talk by Christine Style on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Studio Arts Room 411. Style will be talking about her work on display in the exhibition “Christine Style Retrospective: A Passion for Prints and Drawings.”

All Lawton Gallery events are free and open to the public. If you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodations, please contact the Curator of Arts, Emma Hitzman, at hitzmane@uwgb.edu. For more information, email Hitzman or visit the Lawton Gallery website.