Cummins announces new appointments | The Republic

Cummins Inc. announced Sherry Aaholm, chief information officer, will assume a newly-created role as chief digital officer, and Earl Newsome will join Cummins as chief information officer.

Aaholm earned a masters of science in sustainability from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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Weidner Philharmonic plans outdoor concert | News, Sports, Jobs – The Daily news

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is heading to the Green Bay Botanical Garden to bring Weidner Philharmonic back to the stage as its members perform “Walton’s Facade: An Entertainment” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, in the Billie Kress Amphitheatre.This concert will mark the Weidner Center’s first in-person live performance in more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Weidner Philharmonic plans outdoor concert | News, Sports, Jobs – The Daily news

UW-Green Bay Official Sees Great Potential in Proposed NERR – Door County Pulse

Matt Dornbush has an acronym that sums up the benefits of a proposed National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) for the waters of Green Bay.It’s REST, which stands for Research, Education, Stewardship and Training. Although research is the primary focus of the 29 established NERRs across the country, Dornbush – who’s an associate vice chancellor and interim dean of the Cofrin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay – sees this is an opportunity to reconnect people with the water (education), address pollution challenges (stewardship) and introduce citizen science-based programs to the region (training).“This is a great example of when the university is connected with the community, the types of things that can happen,” he said of UW-GB leading the effort to establish a NERR in the region.Last week the Pulse reported that both the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Board of Supervisors had approved resolutions in support of establishing a NERR in this region. NERRs are a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and coastal states to study and protect coastal and estuarine resources.

Source: UW-GB Official Sees Great Potential in Proposed NERR – Door County Pulse

UW Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Points and UW-Green Bay announce athletics’ return on access campuses

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WSAW) – Some () campuses in the University of Wisconsin system will see the return of athletics this fall. After taking a break from sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, UW-Stevens Point’s Wausau and Marshfield campuses will be offering women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and men’s and women’s tennis in the fall of 2021. Other two-year UW campuses bringing back athletics include UW-Green Bay (Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses) and UW Oshkosh – Fond du Lac and Fox Cities. Together these schools will make up the newly formed Wisconsin Competitive Sports League.

League membership schools will compete against each other in a conference format and have the flexibility to schedule contests against other comparable programs both in and out of state.“The opportunity to continue to provide a pathway for students to engage in competitive sports is exciting,” said Corey King, vice chancellor for University Inclusivity and Student Affairs for UW-Green Bay. “This partnership between the three universities is a definitive example of our collective desire to create the best student experience possible.”

Source: Athletics return to UW two-year campuses

Green Bay Is Home To The World’s Largest Freshwater Estuary. It’s In The Running To Be A National Research Reserve. | Wisconsin Public Radio

Green Bay is the largest freshwater estuary in the world, and now the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is leading the search for a site between Marinette and Door County to become a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR.)This is the second step toward creating a NERR in Northeast Wisconsin. It would be the third on the Great Lakes and the 30th across the country.Reserves receive most of their funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with a local agency managing day-to-day operations. In this case that would be UW-Green Bay.The future site will be located on land that’s publicly owned. Unlike a proposed NOAA sanctuary that met pushback from residents of Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties, the reserve wouldn’t come with new federal regulations, according to Emily Tyner, director of freshwater strategy at UW-Green Bay.”The Natural Estuarine Research Reserve is completely non-regulatory so, no, absolutely no new regulations are imposed,” she said. “There’s no changes in how people can fish or hunt, or major boat traffic.”

Source: Green Bay Is Home To The World’s Largest Freshwater Estuary. It’s In The Running To Be A National Research Reserve. | Wisconsin Public Radio

UW-Green Bay Allows Students to Study Wherever Summer Takes Them | Seehafer News

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has announced a line-up of 200+ summer courses—the majority of those online—for Summer 2021.Registration opened April 5, 2021.Executive Director of Admissions Rachele Bakic said in a news release, “We want to help students to continue to pursue a degree wherever they are. Last year, even during the pandemic, we had the highest summer enrollment in the University’s history.”Last year more than 2,200 students, 1,800 of those current UW-Green Bay students, took summer courses at UW-Green Bay, which was the fastest-growing University in the UW System.

Source: UW-Green Bay Allows Students to Study Wherever Summer Takes Them | Seehafer News

UW-Green Bay Professor Shares His Story as a Hmong Refugee

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Growing up in the lush, isolated jungles of Southeast Asia, Pao Lor said it was hard to imagine a world beyond his village.“When you’re a little kid, everything is big. The trees are big. The mountains are big,” Lor said. “That’s all that you knew, and that’s all that you saw. You didn’t know what goes beyond the mountain that’s in front of you.”Thinking back on that time — tucked away from the people, cities, even wars beyond the mountains — feels “surreal,” said Lor, who now lives in Kimberly, Wis., and works as a professor at UW-Green Bay. But he’s spent a lot of time reflecting on those memories recently. Over the past few years, Lor has been working on a memoir about his childhood journey, which was published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. The memoir, “Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee’s Childhood Story of Survival,” recounts the first 14 years of Lor’s life, when he fled from his home in Laos to refugee camps in Thailand before eventually making his way to the U.S. Lor said he wanted to share insight into the Hmong American experience, one shared by nearly 50,000 people in Wisconsin, and capture some of the powerful memories from his youth.(Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press)“These memories have been playing in my head for a very long time,” Lor said.

Source: UW-Green Bay Professor Shares His Story as a Hmong Refugee

Fewer high school seniors in Wisconsin are applying for federal student aid for college | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) The pandemic has impacted many things and now some worry a college education might be the next casualty. Fewer students are applying for federal student aid and experts want to change that.High school seniors preparing for college use the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid form to apply for financial aid. But this year the head of Achieve Brown County says FAFSA completion rates are down 10 percent and that has him worried.

“Our high school students have been through a lot this last year,” said Jennifer Jones.

Jones is the vice chancellor for enrollment at UW-Green Bay and on the FAFSA team.

“Ask for help. We have offices at all of these institutions just ready and waiting for somebody to come and say I need help finishing this little task, so I can take that next step towards enrollment,” Jones said.

Source: Fewer high school seniors in Wisconsin are applying for federal student aid for college | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay library could be demolition target – Construction & Demolition Recycling

The eight-story David A. Cofrin Library on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) campus may be headed toward the demolition process, if a planned budget item is passed in the Badger State.The proposed Wisconsin 2021-2023 budget item involves a $96 million expenditure to demolish and replace the campus library, according to an early April news item on the Green Bay-based Press Times website.The existing library opened in 1972, and planners have concluded that renovations would be more costly and less efficient than replacing the nearly 50-year-old structure, according to the report.The demolition and rebuilding process will require approval from both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature as well as a joint finance committee, says the Press Times.

Source: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay library could be demolition target – Construction & Demolition Recycling