UW-Green Bay Theatre Closes Season of Social Awareness with The Laramie Project

GREEN BAY—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre program’s upcoming production, The Laramie Project, will close out the 2020-21 season of plays designed to create social awareness.

Written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Company, following an unimaginable crime—the murder of Matthew Shepard—The Laramie Project examines our ability to hate, love, and understand through the eyes of the citizens of Laramie, Wyoming.

The product of more than 200 interviews with the citizens of Laramie, the catalyst for The Laramie Project was the 1998 murder of college student Matthew Shepard. Severely beaten, tied to a fencepost and left for dead in the middle of the Wyoming prairie, Matthew survived for several days before succumbing to his injuries. The motivation behind such a heinous crime: Matthew Shepard was gay. The Laramie Project chronicles the months that followed Matthew’s murder, as the citizens of Laramie sought to understand how such a crime could happen in their town and the Tectonic Theater interviewers questioned if Laramie is so different than any other town in America.

Directed by Rebecca Stone Thornberry, UW-Green Bay Theatre’s production of The Laramie Project features a diverse cast with each actor playing multiple roles. A powerful production examining the prejudice and bias against the LGBTQ community, the play also offers hope by exploring our ability to rise above a tragedy, as well as inspiration that change and a more accepting culture can be achieved.

Because this production presents such a powerful and timely message, the Theatre department will stream the production, free of charge, to increase its accessibility. The Laramie Project will be available to stream on-demand April 29-May 2, 2021. Registration is required to receive the streaming link. Audiences should note that the production contains adult content and strong language, including profanity and hate speech and is recommended for mature audiences. Additional information about the production and instructions to register for access to the streaming link can be found at www.uwgb.edu/theatre.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Institute for Women’s Leadership Gains Momentum

Green Bay, Wis.—The Institute for Women’s Leadership is gaining momentum with a slate of programming planned for May and established leadership. The Institute is represented by a steering committee of university change-makers and an advisory board of influential business owners and leaders from the community, all focused on creating a community of women and allies, who share knowledge and stand together to reduce barriers for women rising to positions of leadership at every stage in their career.

Every month the Institute will plan and host two monthly series, available to members for free and the general public for a small fee:

  • Women Rising: Stories from Experience—a one-hour lunchtime session to hear from a female leader in Wisconsin about her leadership journey, facilitated by lead community partner Bridget O’Connor, O’Connor Connective. May’s “story from experience” will take place on Tuesday, May 11, Noon to 1 p.m., featuring Christine Jensema, a 25 year Chief Human Resource Officer at Hospital Sisters Health System of Eastern Wisconsin, now retired and appreciating an encore consultancy career. More details available online: http://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership/monthly-series
  • Rising Together: Caffeinated Conversations—a one-hour morning session focused on networking and sharing knowledge around a timely topic. May’s topic will be “Vulnerability: The Call to Courage” and will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 8 to 9 a.m. More details available online: http://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership/monthly-series
  • Sharing Knowledge Workshops —The Institute business members share their expertise in scheduled lunchtime sessions around leadership, business and entrepreneurial topics. May’s workshop will take place on Thursday, May 27, 12-1 p.m. and will explore share the expertise of Melissa Borowitz, CEO and Owner, The Utech Group, a consulting company helping companies build a foundation for organizational success. More details available online: http://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership/sharing-knowledge/

In addition, the Institute is also hosting a day-long Women’s Leadership Virtual Retreat on Thursday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., designed around the theme, “Educate, Enlighten and Empower.” The retreat will be an inspiring day of conversation, advice and shared experiences open to the general public and members on a sliding fee scale. Speakers will include Robyn Davis, President and CEO of Brown County United Way along with executive coaches Chris Kann and Courtney Booth – a great networking opportunity with women leaders and dynamic executive coaches.

To learn more about the Institute for Women’s Leadership, please contact Executive Director Teri Zuege-Halvorsen at zueget@uwgb.edu or visit the website www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership

About the Institute for Women’s Leadership Institute
The Institute for Women’s Leadership was established in 2021. Located at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Institute provides participants the opportunity to expand transformational leadership skills, building a leadership a pipeline for Northeast Wisconsin. The Institute both embraces the Wisconsin Idea and serves the core and select missions of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in its commitment to inclusion, civic engagement, educational opportunity at all levels, and community-based partnerships. The Institute of Women’s Leadership exists as part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. The Institute seeks to fulfill critical needs throughout Wisconsin and contribute to a robust, more broadly engaged and representative professional workforce and leadership. For more information visit the website http://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership/  

 About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

 

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The ‘How To’ Series Featuring Gloria Galicia talks about Applying to Graduate School, April 9

GREEN BAY, Wis.— On Friday, April 9, 2021 from 4 to 5 p.m. the UWGB Creatives will present “How to Navigate Graduate School Applications,” featuring alumna Gloria Galicia (BA, ‘20).

This event is the second of a three-part “How To” series during March and April, 2021. Organized by the English department Creatives intern team, the series offers students a forum to discuss publishing internships, networking, graduate school, and job search strategies.

Galicia graduated from UWGB in Spring 2020 with a BA in Creative Writing and English Literature and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is now in her second semester of the Library Science and Information Graduate School program at UW-Madison. She will share her experiences in applying and getting accepted into a top-tier graduate program.

To attend this session, please RSVP here:  How to Navigate Grad School Applications with Gloria Galicia

Governor Evers Visits UW-Green Bay to Tour Library and Discuss Replacement of Deteriorating Building

Green Bay, Wis.—Governor Tony Evers visited UW-Green Bay today, getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Cofrin Library and need for replacement of the 50-year-old building. He joined UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander, UW-Green Bay’s Council of Trustees Chairman and Managing Director of Titletown Tech Craig Dickman and Student Government Association President Guillermo Gomez.

“The UW Campuses are the economic drivers of the state,” Evers said. “As we come out of the pandemic, we need to Build Back Better with a major investment in technology and higher education.”

“Investing in both is critically important and will help us bounce back faster and better.”

Chancellor Alexander spoke specifically to the need for a new facility.

“Not only is the aging Cofrin Library in major disrepair, it does not reflect the current view of how our future students will receive higher education. With a cost to renovate nearly as much as the cost to replace, the time is right to look to the future and provide the experience we need to serve a growing University.”

According to University leaders, the age of the facility has undermined the effectiveness of the programs housed within and the cumulative effects of time and use, as well as changes in pedagogy, information services, technology, and mission have resulted in a building that is at or past its utility.  Consider:

  • Primary mechanical and electrical systems are failing.
  • The exterior cladding, glazing, sealants and roof are in need of extensive repair and in many instances, replacement.
  • Overall energy consumption is high, maintenance is frequent and expensive.
  • There are numerous safety concerns in the building including no fire suppression system, asbestos in features and a failing brick façade that has risk of pieces of the façade falling off the building.
  • There are significant ADA compliance issues.
  • The University anticipates that a new building will have a smaller footprint on campus, less administrative space and more space for student, faculty and community collaboration.

Evers noted that his budget proposal contains the largest investment in the UW System in 20 years, including funding the tuition freeze and expanding the Bucky’s promise program for students.

“In addition to our students, our campuses need a whole lot of support, too.”

The building was included in Governor Evers 2021-23 Capital Budget presented to the Wisconsin State Legislature. The Wisconsin State Legislature is considering the building as part of the final 2021-23 Biennial Budget. If approved, the University anticipates that final design will begin immediately.

Dickman said the community is supportive of this “transformational journey” and it’s an important step in “repositioning for the future.” “A few years ago, as a community we told this University that ‘we expect more.’ The University has exceeded our expectations.”

On behalf of the students, Gomez implored State Legislators and Representatives to fully fund this project.

“Student needs and community needs have evolved, and it is crucial that we develop and create a new Cofrin Research Center that can meet the student needs, community needs, and more importantly, the educational needs of the modern world,” he said. “The reality is, our current building cannot do that.”

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

 

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Weidner Philharmonic Heads to Green Bay Botanical Garden for Outdoor Concert

Weidner Center Invites Audiences to First In-Person Event in More Than a Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [April 5, 2021]

 GREEN BAY – The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is heading to Green Bay Botanical Gardento bring Weidner Philharmonic back to the stage as they perform “Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment” on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 3:00pm in the Billie Kress Amphitheatre.

This concert will mark the Weidner Center’s first in-person live performance in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We greatly look forward to gathering together in the beautiful surroundings of the Green Bay Botanical Garden for a spring concert. We have been unable to welcome audiences into our facility since March 12, 2020 so this will be a gift for our musicians and our audiences. We are especially excited for the Weidner Philharmonic to play Walton’s Façade, full of so much humor, whimsy and surprise,” said the Weidner Center’s Executive and Artistic Director Kelli Strickland.

In order to comply with safety policies, the concert will implement staggered admissions and socially distanced seating.  Masks will be mandatory for concert attendees when moving from one location to another outside or inside any buildings. View more on the Green Bay Botanical Garden’s COVID-19 policies at gbbg.org/coronavirus/.

Beverage concessions will be available for purchase. The Green Bay Botanical Garden invites concert goers to pack a picnic to enjoy in the gardens. Beverage carry-ins are not allowed. Please refer to the Green Bay Botanical Garden’s website for more information on visitor policies.

“Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment” is an exciting series of poems by Edith Sitwell (1887-1964), accompanied by instrumentals composed by William Walton (1902-1983). Despite being highly controversial for its absurdist avant-garde nature upon its debut in 1922, Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment survived its notoriety to become an essential tongue in cheek classic.

Featured Weidner Philharmonic performers include: Kortney James (Flute), Rich Tengowski (Clarinet), Sam Stranz (Saxophone), Adam Gaines (Trumpet), Michael Dewhirst (Cello) and Bill Sallak (Percussion). With narration by Courtney Sherman joined by a surprise guest narrator, under the direction of Randy Meder.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at ticketstaronline.com or by calling Ticket Star at 1-800-895-0071. 

About the Weidner Philharmonic

Buoyed by the strong community response to the orchestral concert that opened its 25th anniversary season in 2018, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music faculty and UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, announced the establishment of the Weidner Philharmonic. The Weidner Philharmonic will showcase the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, as well as other accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in the region, in the outstanding acoustical environment of Cofrin Family Hall.

 

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center f

Wisconsin Teaching Award Winners

UW-Green Bay Faculty Recognized with Regents Top Teaching Awards

Ekaterina Levintova and Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics Honored

Green Bay, Wis.— The UW System Board of Regents today (April 5, 2021) announced the recipients of its 29th annual Teaching Excellence Awards. UW-Green Bay received two of the three top honors, and awardees will be honored at the next Regents meeting, April 9 via videoconference, along with the 28th annual recipients.

Receiving the honor at UW-Green Bay will be Ekaterina Levintova (Political Science and Global Studies) and the Nutrition Sciences/Dietetics program and its members: Professors Deb Pearson and Leanne Zhu, Lecturer Sara Wagner and Program Internship Director Heather Masters.

Last year’s award ceremony was postponed due to COVID-19. The awards recognize outstanding teaching and are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and instructional academic staff. Each recipient is awarded $7,500intended to recognize and reward an academic department or program that demonstrates an exceptional commitment to teaching and learning. It pays tribute to the impressive dedication of the department and the ability of its members to inspire enthusiasm in students for learning in general, and for making interdisciplinary connections in the classroom and beyond.

Each award recipient demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching and learning, uses effective teaching strategies to enhance student learning, and makes a significant impact on students’ intellectual development. More about the recipients:

Ekaterina (Katia) Levintova (Pronounced KAH-tia Lev-IN-toh-vah)
Professor of Political Science and Global Studies (Democracy and Justice Studies)

Prof. Levintova joined UW-Green Bay’s faculty in 2007 and teaches first-year seminars to upper-level political science courses. Her innovative, student-focused teaching blends discussion and lecture with simulations, such as asking students in upper- and lower-level courses to stage public opinion polls and a mock political campaign. Levintova co-edited a book, Gender in the Political Science Classroom, published by Indiana University Press in 2018. She is co-editor of Syllabus Journal, a peer-reviewed publication showcasing course syllabi, syllabi best practices, and assignment design. A recipient of several research grants, she is a former Wisconsin Teaching Fellow and has authored several articles and book chapters on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as well as the political sociology of post-communist transitions. She is faculty adviser for UW-Green Bay’s Model European Union student organization. In addition to her regular teaching duties, Levintova supervises independent research projects, directs honors projects, and supervises internships. She earned the UW-Green Bay Founders Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2019, the same year she earned an alumni achievement award from her Ph.D. institution.

“When I see Dr. Levintova, she is usually right in the mix of her students—meeting with them individually or talking to small groups working on activities. As demonstrated in the tagline of one of her publications, Global Citizens are Made, Not Born, Dr. Levintova centers her pedagogy around development—both intellectual and intercultural,” said Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Kate Burns in her nomination letter. “Katia takes risks and believes in students when no one else has, who were previously at the margins of our institution, and the results are apparent. She has transformed students’ lives by giving them the skills and confidence to pursue graduate programs, when they did not even believe that they would successfully complete a bachelor’s degree. Countless current and former students cite her as their mentor. Former students explain that her inspiration and support are the reasons for their career trajectory and love of learning. Dr. Levintova is a passionate advocate for her students.”

Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics Program, UW-Green Bay

The Nutrition Sciences/Dietetics program is an emphasis within the Human Biology major and currently enrolls 73 students. Three faculty members contribute to the teaching of this program—Professors Deb Pearson and Leanne Zhu and Lecturer Sara Wagner; with Program Internship Director Heather Masters. The instructors teach first-year seminars, general education courses, and courses for the nutrition science emphasis.

The program’s mission is to provide high-quality interdisciplinary courses and learning opportunities that focus on biological, physiological, and behavioral aspects of humans with an emphasis on the role that food and nutrition have in maintaining and improving health. The program received a competitive university grant in 2019, allowing its faculty to leverage best practices for online and hybrid instruction. For example, the program used a state-of-the-art Food & Nutrition lab in the Brown County’s STEM Innovation Center on campus to continue community outreach during the pandemic, offering virtual interactive Culinary Adventure healthy cooking demonstrations to local Girl Scout troops, and teaching virtual food and nutrition courses to socially distanced students. The program has an 85 percent placement rate of its students employed in food, nutrition, and dietetic-related professions within six months of graduation. Its students have a 98.3 percent pass rate on the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist exam. The program is launching a Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health in fall 2021.

Interim Provost Burns recommended the Nutrition Sciences/Dietetics Program to the Regents Teaching Excellence Award Committee.

“This small, but mighty program has been recognized across the campus, state, and country for their teaching efforts,” Burns said in her recommendation. “Their faculty have won several teaching awards, including the outstanding Dietetics Educator of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Pearson; 2017), and the Margene Wagstaff Fellowship for Innovation in Dietetics Education (Wagner; 2019). The program uses high-impact practices to engage students in deep learning, while simultaneously serving our communities, from 4K student to our campus-run farmer’s market,” Burns added.

The mission of the Nutrition/ Dietetics emphasis is to provide high quality interdisciplinary courses and learning opportunities that focus on the biological, physiological, and behavioral aspects of the human organism with an emphasis on the role that food and nutrition have in maintaining and improving health. This program integrates evidence-based scientific principles and critical thinking skills needed to prepare students for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, graduate studies, and employment in food and nutrition-related fields.

Also receiving an award was Renee Redman, senior lecturer, Department of Biology, UW-La Crosse.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Student research extravaganza WiSys Quick Pitch set for April 7

The research communication contest will feature three-minute presentations by UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside and UW-River Falls students.

Student researchers from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside and UW-River Falls are set to compete in the WiSys Quick Pitch, a statewide research communication competition, on April 7 at 4 p.m.

The event will be virtual and livestreamed via YouTube. You can find the link and more information about the competition at wisys.org/quickpitch.

“Undergraduate students across the UW System undertake impressive research projects in every discipline. Through the WiSys Quick Pitch Program students develop the critical skill of talking about a complex subject to general audiences,” said WiSys President Arjun Sanga.

During the WiSys Quick Pitch, student participants have three minutes to impress a panel of judges with their research and their ability to articulate its larger importance to society. Leading up to the event, students receive training and support to craft their presentations.

The top presenters from each campus will receive cash prizes and advance to the WiSys Quick Pitch State Final on May 26.

Students from four other UW System schools competed in the WiSys Quick Pitch in March. Students from three more UW System schools will participate in May. For more information about those events and the program, visit wisys.org/quickpitch.

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries, and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.

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Craig Sauer

WiSys | Marketing & Communications Associate

608-316-4039

@WiSysCraig

Institute for Women’s Leadership Plans to Educate, Enlighten and Empower During Women’s Virtual Retreat May 6

Green Bay, Wis.— Women of Wisconsin, get ready to be inspired! UW-Green Bay’s Institute for Women’s Leadership is hosting an all-day virtual Women’s Retreat on Thursday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.—an inspiring day of conversation, advice and shared experiences for women and others in Northeast Wisconsin.

Sessions are planned to educate, enlighten and empower women, featuring established women leaders and executive coaches from the community and the state.

To register for the retreat, please visit our webpage: https://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership/retreat/

Robyn Davis, CEO of Brown County United Way, will discuss the topic of “Social Change and Leadership.” Davis is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the program development industry. She is skilled in nonprofit organizations, coaching, conflict resolution, event management and team building. Prior to joining Green Bay United Way, Davis was president of Freedom House Ministries, Inc, a not-for-profit serving homeless families and children. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology and a doctorate in law.

Chris Kann, owner and president of Chris Kann Coaching will share “Four Secrets to Sustainable Success” during the second session. Kahn has over 30 years of business experience, including time in corporate marketing positions and as an entrepreneur. She has always felt called to the world of business, loving every minute of her time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business. After spending more than a decade in public and private companies, Kann started her first business, and connected with her true calling as an entrepreneur. As a Registered Corporate Coach™, Kann brings her knowledge of the ups and downs of corporate environments, career transitions and work/life challenges to her sessions with clients. She believes that the best way to be an exceptional leader, business owner or manager is to know yourself.

Courtney Booth, owner and president of Booth Leadership, will lead the third and last session called “Uncover Blocks and Live into Your Strengths: Empowered, Energized and equipped During Adversity.” Booth is a gifted leader and dynamic believer in people who can help strengthen teams and develop new leaders. The goal of her company is to ignite the power of people using an interactive and engaging coach approach to leadership development through workshops and coaching. Booth Leadership offers a proven strategy for developing leaders who LIVE more passionately, LEAD with more clarity and WORK with greater skill and focus. Booth has a bachelor’s in agricultural journalism.

The retreat will deliver executive coaching for wherever women and others are in their careers. Cost for the retreat is discounted if you are a member of the Institute.

To learn more about the Institute for Women’s Leadership, please contact Executive Director Teri Zuege-Halvorsen at zueget@uwgb.edu or visit the website www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership

To register for the retreat, please visit our webpage: https://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership/retreat/

About the Institute for Women’s Leadership Institute
The Institute for Women’s Leadership was established in 2021. Located at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Institute provides participants the opportunity to expand transformational leadership skills, building a leadership a pipeline for Northeast Wisconsin. The Institute both embraces the Wisconsin Idea and serves the core and select missions of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in its commitment to inclusion, civic engagement, educational opportunity at all levels, and community-based partnerships. The Institute seeks to fulfill critical needs in the region and contribute to a robust, more broadly engaged and representative professional workforce and leadership. For more information visit the website http://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership/

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus to open Monday, March 29

Appointments now available at myprevea.com

Manitowoc, Wis.—A Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is opening in Manitowoc at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, 705 Viebahn St., inside Hillside Hall on Monday, March 29.

The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all community members eligible for the vaccine under the vaccination prioritization guidelines set by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Appointments are required and appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply provided by DHS.

How to make an appointment

The fastest way to get an appointment scheduled is with MyPrevea. Visit www.myprevea.com to set up an account at no cost. You do not have to be a Prevea patient to sign up for a MyPrevea account or to make an appointment for a vaccination.  MyPrevea is also available as an app on any smartphone or other device. If you do not have access or are unable to use the internet, Prevea has a toll-free number dedicated to COVID-19 vaccination questions and information: 1 (833) 344 – 4373.

Having trouble, or still have questions?

Visit www.prevea.com/vaccine for information on Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic locations, vaccination eligibility, how to create a MyPrevea account, how to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination and more.

Prevea Health also currently operates community COVID-19 vaccination clinics at UW-Green Bay campuses in Green Bay, Sheboygan and Marinette; at Jacob’s Well Church in Chippewa Falls; and at other sites throughout Wisconsin pending vaccine supply. Again, appointments are required at all locations and appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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Media Contacts:

Angela Deja

Public Relations Manager

Prevea Health

(715) 271-7707

angela.deja@prevea.com

 

Sue Bodilly

Asst. Dir., Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay

(920) 465-5502

bodillys@uwgb.edu

About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

 

UW-Green Bay Leading Regional Efforts to Locate National Estuarine Research Reserve on Green Bay

Public kick-off event is April 12 (and again April 15)

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, in partnership with local and national agencies, is leading efforts to recognize local waters as a national reserve—an important next step in the region’s 30-plus-year effort to protect one of the largest surface freshwater systems on earth.

Upon site selection within the Green Bay estuary, the NERR designation (National Estuarine Research Reserve) will use locally relevant and nationally significant research to address local coastal management issues and help protect the world’s largest freshwater estuary.

The University, along with local officials and representatives of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), invite interested organizations and members of the public, to join with them to learn more about the NERR designation and what it will mean to the region. A virtual event will be held April 12, 2021 at 4 p.m. and it will be repeated April 15 at 7 p.m. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Congressman Mike Gallagher will take part in the event. There will be a live question and answer opportunity at each event. Each event will have live captioning.

Registration for the event and more information is available at this website or https://www.uwgb.edu/national-estuarine-research-reserves/.

The importance of Great Lakes estuaries cannot be overstated. These are semi-enclosed areas where the Great Lakes waters mix with waters from rivers, streams and bays. Estuaries are distinctly responsible for filtering sediments and pollutants from rivers and streams, providing cleaner water for humans and wildlife. Estuaries have tremendous economic and cultural impact on a region; providing transportation, recreation, commerce and food. The water issues surrounding Northeast Wisconsin in recent years make a project like the NERR even more significant for area waterways.

“Ducks Unlimited (DU) is excited to be part of the partnership to bring a NERR to Green Bay and even more excited to add the resources associated with the Reserve to an already very effective conservation community,” says Brian Glenzinski, regional biologist for Ducks Unlimited. “Green Bay is an incredibly important area for migratory birds and a priority for DU and we have, therefore, established a conservation delivery program with partners in the area. One of the most useful partnerships is with UW-Green Bay, in which we can immediately study and evaluate the conservation practices installed to gain a better understanding of restoration efforts in the Bay and apply findings to future projects. The GB-NERR has great potential to elevate and expand this cycle for benefit of Green Bay, the Great Lakes and beyond.”

The NERR designation will help UW-Green Bay and its partners bring in funding—more than $1 million per year—for water-focused scientific research, education, stewardship and training, and will include a visitor center for hands-on and place-based education, lab space, conference area, and a boat launch.

The goal of the Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is to be the most technologically-advanced NERR in a network of 29 reserves covering more than 1.3 million acres throughout the U.S. The reserve would be non-regulatory, state-owned and managed entity, with program guidance and technical assistance from NOAA.

“In June of 1971, Newsweek was the first national publication to coin UW-Green Bay as Ecology U. For decades, this University has been committed to its ‘Eco U’ roots—studying, preserving and protecting this region that includes the largest freshwater estuary in the world,” said Chancellor Michael Alexander. “The opportunity to bring this type of national attention and support to the region and help solve some of the challenges facing our great waterways is an effort we are proud to lead.”

See more at the UW-Green Bay NERR website. Media calls should be directed to Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu.

Requests for more information about the NERR or the event should be directed to Emily Tyner at tynere@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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