The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has released a detailed document with information on its plans to reopen campuses for the fall semester. The document lays out requirements for those on campus, such as mask wearing and social distancing. It also details alternate work options for employees and procedures for those who become ill.
The Weidner Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay was just a few weeks away from announcing its 2020-21 season in April when the shutdown hit. The season would’ve launched in fall, but instead many of the performances — yet to be revealed — have been pushed back to next spring and some even to fall of 2021.
It started with a nearly sold-out Joe Bonamassa concert on March 12 that was canceled the morning of. Another 15 to 20 public spring performances were impacted, including a handful of shows rescheduled for fall that look increasingly more likely to have to be moved again into 2021. It became a giant puzzle of trying to make new dates fit.
Megan Hoff recently completed her graduate research assistantship in Green Bay, working for Sea Grant Staffer Julia Noordyk. This was the first time such an opportunity has been offered at one of the field offices. Hoff’s work for Noordyk and for her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay involved working with the community to develop a watershed management plan for Mahon and Wequiock creeks, which flow through the campus.
UW-Green Bay student Mason Jauquet (Business Administration) is a semifinalist for the 2020 Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) award.
Established in 1922, the Distinguished Junior Member recognition is the longest running Holstein youth program, according to Holstein Association USA. This award is the highest honor given to members of the National Junior Holstein Association, ages 17 to 21, in recognition of a commitment to the Holstein breed and involvement in a variety of agriculture related activities.
Blair Endowed Chair of Communication at UW-Green Bay and Prof. Phil Clampitt gave input on Wisconsin’s role in the 2020 Presidential Election.
“The electorate’s pretty evenly split,” Phil Clampitt, Blair Endowed Chair of Communication for UWGB told Local 5 Tuesday. “Sometimes we go Republican, sometimes we’ve gone Democrat, so the fact that it’s in play, that it could move one way or the other depending on the election, depending on the candidate, has a very powerful effect.”
Wisconsin will be a battleground state in the 2020 race, so Clampitt says to expect lots of political ads as November approaches.
“We are going to see a flood of ads,” he said. “We are going to see them on television, we’re going to get them in our mailbox, we’re going to get them on our Facebook accounts, we’re going to get them on Twitter.”
Wisconsin voters will be back at the polls in just 48 days for the partisan primary election and Green Bay believes it has enough locations lined up for people to vote at in person. UW-Green Bay will once again be a polling location in August and November.
UW-Green Bay student Zak Kulka had a unique golfing experience on Sunday, June 28.
“You’ve got a really nice swing,” Kulka’s playing partner told him after they turned in their scorecards.
That playing partner was none other than Tony Romo, the former All-Pro quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys who is currently CBS Sports’ lead NFL broadcast analyst.
“That’s pretty fun to hear,” said Kulka, who is coming off his freshman year on the UW-Green Bay men’s golf team. “But I just think of him as a regular guy — try to. Try not to get in my own head at all.
Bo Ryan’s favorite buzz word has always been “NEXT.”
Its genesis can be traced to a playground court with steel nets on 8th and Pennell Streets in his hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania. To the hardcore local ballers, it was known as “The Cage.”
If you were on the winning side during the pickup games, the losers walked, and you’d stay on the court and offer the challenge “Who’s got next?” Make the last shot and it was simply ‘Next.’
Will Ryan surely can relate to how his dad’s system worked as a player and assistant. That knowledge gleaned from first-hand experience — on the Platteville and UW-Milwaukee rosters and the Badger staff — should bode well for Ryan, 41, who was recently named the UW-Green Bay head coach.
The Weidner Center is laying off half of its full-time staff, as the performing arts center, like others around the country, waits out the indefinite halt to touring entertainment caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
For the 27-year-old Weidner Center, the layoffs are about maintaining the financial health of a world-class venue and best positioning it for the return of live performances, said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander.
“We have to do this to make sure the Weidner Center can go forward and be a really strong community resource in the future. It’s not because we’re pulling back at all on our commitment to the Weidner or its role in Green Bay or the region,” he said. “We recognize for sure what a community resource the Weidner is and the history of it. We don’t take that lightly.”
Green Bay entertainment venues are laying off staff as they remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Weidner Center.