Two Rivers will hold 2020 Cool City Classic Car Show amid coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic won’t stop the Cool City Classic Car Show, which is set for Aug. 14-15 in downtown Two Rivers. Cruise Night will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14. Assembly of cars begins at 4 p.m. at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, parking lot (staging area only). Cruise departs at 6 p.m. for downtown Two Rivers. A hang tang for downtown Two Rivers parking is $5. Live music that night at Central Park will include Bare Bones Blind from 4 to 6 p.m. and Dig Deep from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Food trucks and a beer tent will also be featured.

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August 2020 Tech Upload features new partnership and tech pathway

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is teaming up with Louisville-based tech company Interapt and global education provider General Assembly to launch a new tech training pathway for people in the Green Bay area. This program aims to reduce barriers to entry in tech and create new technology jobs.

Source: August 2020 Tech Upload

Kimberly mural: Local artist showcasing community with artwork

KIMBERLY – A local artist is leaving her mark around the village and the community is taking notice. (UW-Green Bay student) Hallie Dix, 19, recently finished painting a mural on the Lincoln Street pump house near Roosevelt Park that portrays the community’s name with vibrant colors, geometric shapes and surreal floral designs. It’s not her first piece around town, but it’s getting a lot of attention. “It’s wonderful to watch people get excited about something and rally around the positivity,” said Holly Femal, Kimberly community enrichment director. “The mural is simple and colorful and has brought many people exploring on an evening stroll or bike ride. ”Dix said she wanted the painting to bring more color to the community.“I came up with something really fun to make that I thought would stand out — something that I figured people would want to take pictures in front of,” she said. “I know that’s really popular now with all the murals that go up.”

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Berens and Beyond: Here’s What It Means to Be a Wisconsinite (interview with Prof. Lor)

Pao Lor, a longtime school administrator and coach in northeastern Wisconsin who’s now an education professor at UW-Green Bay, saw many of his fellow members of the state’s immigrant Hmong community feel welcomed to Wisconsin and adopt many facets of the Eurocentric Sconnie culture. They became deer hunters, Packers fans. “People were friendly to a great extent. Those are some of the things that we were defined by,” he says. There was a confidence that Wisconsin’s long-established progressive culture would carry the day over the challenges any immigrant community faces.But, Lor says, that began to change recently. “I think the political climate in the last 10 years revealed certain aspects of Wisconsin that were not as welcoming,” he says. “I think it’s hard for someone from a minority background to regain that trust.”

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Just like kids, seniors are heading back to class online

GREEN BAY, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) — As schools work to figure out what learning will look like this fall, programs geared toward older adults are working to make many of the same adjustments. UW Green Bay says its retiree-focused Lifelong Learning Institute will move forward this fall to a mostly virtual format. Staff says many people in the community rely on the classes as a form of social interaction. Program coordinator Susan Pike says most classes for the fall semester will be held live online, with others being prerecorded lectures. Several classes, including birdwatching, will still be held in-person outdoors, with social distancing in place. While some classes cannot be held virtually, Pike says she is glad so many can still be offered.

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UWGB Partners with Prevea Health to Provide Medical Services and Wellness Support – Green Bay News Network

Beginning this fall the Counseling and Health Center has been rebranded as the UW-Green Bay Wellness Center and will continue to be located in the Student Services building on the Green Bay campus. Counseling services will continue to be provided to UW-Green Bay through the course of the summer, however primary medical care will now be provided by Prevea Health. Prevea Health will also be providing medical care to students in the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities in their local Urgent Care centers.

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Insight Publications | Insight event honors Women of Influence, including Officer Cindy Estrup

Insight honored eight winners and 80 nominees on Wednesday during its first-ever Women of Influence Awards during a virtual event.The eight winners were: Lifetime Achievement — Susan Finco of Leonard & Finco; Business Owner — Lisa Cruz of Red Shoes Inc; Corporate Leader — Jill Wagner Kelly of Integrity Insurance; Young Influencer — Christina Singh of Boys and Girls Clubs of Sheboygan County; Trailblazer — Cynthia Estrup of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Police Department; Mentor — Glenda Woosley of Culver’s of Darboy, Little Chute and Grand Chute; Difference Maker — Business Community — Laurie Radke of the Greater Green Bay Chamber; and Difference Maker — Nonprofits — Harriet Redman of WisconSibs Inc.There are several ways you can still participate: You can watch the event video here; read our special section honoring the women here; and visit the Women of Influence webpage to learn more about the winners and the nominees.Nominations for the 2021 Women of Influence Awards will open in mid-October.

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UW Green Bay Teams Up with Interapt to Offer Tech Training for the Green Bay Area | Seehafer News

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is teaming up with Louisville-based tech company Interapt and global education provider General Assembly to launch a new tech training pathway for people in the Green Bay area. With unemployment at an all-time high in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the software engineering program will provide tuition-free technical training to a class of 25 individuals, giving them an opportunity to develop the technical skills needed to kickstart a new career in data science, software development, digital marketing, UX design, robotic process automation, information technology and other tech related fields.For more information on the program and corporate partnership opportunities visit: Website interapt.com/green-bay-training-program/or contact Ankur Gopal at: Ankur.gopal@interapt.com or 502-251-1511.

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UW System receives $2 million grant for Online Learning Initiative | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

(WFRV) – A $2 million grant from a confidential donor is aimed at helping the University of Wisconsin System and its 13 universities strengthen its online teaching and ensuring students have access to necessary technologies. According to a release from the UW-System, the Online Learning Initiative is funded through the $2 million gift, which was prompted by the rapid transition to remote instruction in March.

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