(WFRV) – School’s in for the fall semester, but how are college students adjusting to the changes that are in effect around campus? Local 5 talked to a NWTC nursing student, UW-Green Bay Prof. David Voelker and other college officials to get a better picture of what students are facing when heading to campus this fall. Check out the full segment…
Live Interview with UWGB Professor on Virtual learning
Chelly Boutott talked with UWGB Professor David Voelker, who specializes in humanities and history at the University. He talked about how virtual teaching has been going for him and his students since the beginning of the semester.
He also highlighted some of the things that he has done for his students to make the online environment a little more tolerable and easier to understand the information.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — Taking over a new program is difficult. For new UWGB head coach Will Ryan, taking over in the middle of a global pandemic is even harder.”We’re doing the best we can,” Ryan, the son of former Badgers coach Bo Ryan, said Wednesday in an exclusive interview with NBC 26. “I’m having a blast with these guys. It is a little difficult trying to get to know them face to face or mask to mask.”The masks, along with regular COVID-19 testing, are just a few of the aspects UWGB has put in place to help make sure its men’s basketball team is following proper protocols. But they’re not exactly player friendly.”I can’t wait until the day we can take these off and it is difficult to do through the masks but we’re working through it,” Ryan said.
Like most places, Wisconsin’s performing arts has been an uncertainty. Green Bay Community Theatre plans to open an off-stage season starting with a scenic design webinar. Kelli Strickland, executive and artistic director for the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts announced a new website launch, livestreamed events, and mini performances.
“I’m sure you all know, the ecosystem around live performing arts has been very unpredictable for the last few months due to COVID-19 concerns. The Weidner Center is among many venues that have paused live events at least through the end of 2020. So it remains unclear when we’ll be able to welcome our audiences back. We continue to work preparing for the future and adapting some of our offerings for the near term. The Weidner Center will be launching a new website that is dedicated to hosting livestreamed events and some digital bite-size performances with opportunities for the viewers to interact directly with the artists.”
Some businesses are continuing to struggle amid COVID-19, but one that is in good shape is the UW-Green Bay school system, who is reporting that many of their schools are seeing an increase in enrollment.The Main Campus in Green Bay saw a 3.3% rise in studentship, however the big numbers came at the Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, who reported a 23.6% and 31% rise respectively.This increase is not universal across the UW system where, as a whole, there was a 1% drop in student enrollment.The UWGB increase marks the fifth consecutive year of growth for the University.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — The pandemic has changed the way we handle our finances. This includes repaying our student loans.Due to the CARES Act, all interest and payments have been suspended through the end of the year on federal student loans.A financial expert from UW-Green Bay said there are two ways you can handle this scenario.
We shared last week the passing of longtime employee Gary Mach. Here’s more: The longtime broadcast engineer was 78, according to an obituary in the newsletter of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.Mach worked for many years on the WBA’s Broadcasters Clinic Committee. Last year’s clinic was dedicated to him.“During his career, Mach worked every level of support from staff engineer to corporate engineer,” WBA wrote.
GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball teams began practicing this summer without knowing when, or if, a season would happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Both now have a target date after the NCAA Division I Council announced that the men’s and women’s seasons can start Nov. 25.
U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher said a new bill he is pushing will not only revitalize industries, but transform them.The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by the Green Bay Republican, calls for $100 billion to build resources in advancing science and technology research and development nationwide.
“The more we can lead in advanced manufacturing in different sectors and integrate technology to be able to customize products, to be able to do the last mile assembly, to be able to do the type of precision manufacturing that other countries can’t,” he said.
Gallagher added the bill would require the Department of Commerce to coordinate manufacturing extension partnerships when designation regional technology hubs in order to keep different perspectives in mind. He also said that in Wisconsin, the dollars invested in UW-Madison, for example, would be seen also by the smaller universities, such as UW-Green Bay.
An operation at a dam on the Menominee River that relocates sturgeon upriver has helped biologists in their efforts to improve sturgeon populations and has given researchers a new way to track whether those sturgeon are spawning.
About 400 sturgeon were relocated farther upstream between 2015 and 2019 thanks to an elevator installation at the Menominee Dam, located about two miles upriver from the mouth of Lake Michigan at Green Bay. Bypassing the dams means the sturgeon are able to access their historical spawning sites—an important achievement for the sturgeon whose numbers dropped to the hundreds in the past few centuries.
Lake sturgeon number about one percent of their historical abundance, said Patrick Forsythe, an associate professor of biology at UW-Green Bay who focuses on aquatic ecosystems and fish populations in the Great Lakes. Overharvesting and pollution have been particularly devastating to the populations, as well as dams that have blocked the sturgeon from getting to their spawning sites. Adult sturgeon exhibit homing behavior, which means that they return to spawn in the streams where they were born. See more via WPR.
A student from Racine is adjusting to college life at UW-Green Bay. Kejuan Goldsmith, a sophomore majoring in Environmental Policy, Planning and Theater studies and minoring in Democracy and Justice Studies is an active member of the Black Lives Matter protests. Having organized some of the many events, he wants to spend his life helping people and make the world a better place to live. Source: Journal Times.