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.
UW-Madison has transitioned to virtual classes for two weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. All in-person instruction for undergraduates and graduates will be paused Sept. 10 through 25. UW-Green Bay reports low numbers of positive results. Source: Wearegreenbay.com.
The most important coastal wetlands to preserve marsh birds in the Great Lakes have been identified from a recent study. Researchers from the National Audubon Society, UW-Green Bay, and the National Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. These Wetlands are critical ecosystems that provide flood protection and filtering out pollutants. Source: WPR.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series is virtual for the 2020-21 season. The first concert is at 6:30 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 with Luis Fernandez. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 the series will be livestreamed from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center. All concerts will remain free to the public. Source: Broadway World. The story is also in the Iron Mountain Daily News.
Heavy Coronavirus testing has been underway on campus at UW-Green Bay. Every two weeks students who live in the Residence Halls get tested and campus officials are prepared for those that receive positive results. Any student testing positive is put into isolation housing, receives meals and has academic accommodations. Source: WFRV.
A Sun Prairie assistant volleyball coach and Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School science teacher was named one of most influential leaders of UW-Green Bay history. Janelle Richard was honored to celebrate UW-Green Bay’s 50 year anniversary. Source: Sun Times.
Sampath Kumar, a Professor of Marketing at UW-Green Bay, spoke to MoneyGeek.com about car insurance. Car insurance differs from other types of coverage since it covers damage from theft and third-party accidents. Drivers should balance risk management and what is affordable to them. Professor Kumar recommends that people talk to an insurance agent to better educate themselves on car insurance policies. Also, maintain a clean driving record to keep auto insurance premiums as low as possible.