UW-Green Bay named Top 40 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities

Green Bay, Wis.—Campus Pride commemorated LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day this week, with the release of its 2020 BEST OF THE BEST LGBTQ-Friendly listing of colleges and universities. UW-Green Bay was among the Top 40 and one of the best in the Midwest Region based on an index which includes institutional support and exemplary commitment to LGBTQ-inclusion in policy, program and practice.

“UW-Green Bay recognizes that student success occurs when students are provided experiences that support them both now, and in the future,” says Stacie Christian, director of inclusive excellence and UW-Green Bay’s Pride center. “Being selected as a one of the Campus Pride 2020 Best of the Best College & Universities is important because it provides recognition of the effort that many have put into making UWGB more inclusive of individuals who are LGBTQ+. Students can select the name and pronouns they wish to use, they can attend events that support their interests and values, they can talk to professors about how to make courses more inclusive, they can meet each other within safe and  inclusive living housing (SAIL), or in the Pride Center, or for now, in online chatrooms where they feel safe.”

For nearly two decades, Campus Pride has advocated and supported college and university campuses to improve LGBTQ campus life and change institutional policies, programs and practices,” according to the Campus Pride press release. The Campus Pride Index (CPI), located at www.CampusPrideIndex.org, provides a benchmarking tool to assess LGBTQ-inclusion efforts from academics, to student life, to housing, to recruitment and retention activities. The full listing may be found online: www.CampusPride.org/2020BESTOFTHEBEST.

Christian said that UW-Green Bay students, through the Pride Center, have had internship opportunities to advocate in the community for policy change, to lead in Pride youth leadership and history camps, and to educate about LGBTQ+ concerns in health care, academic arenas, municipalities, businesses, and non-profits.

“But more importantly, the campus recognizes the opportunity to continue to grow in its own learning and understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals, and where we will go from here to continue to serve LGBTQ+ and our communities,” Christian said.

This year Campus Pride highlighted colleges and universities by region. Campus Pride works with more than 1,400 colleges and universities annually to improve the quality of campus life for LGBTQ people and to create safer, more inclusive campus communities.

The 2020 BEST OF THE BEST College & University listing is based on the data provided annually through the CPI related to policies, programs and practice. The research is analyzed by the Campus Pride research team using the proven CPI LGBTQ-Friendly factors and knowledge of the LGBTQ higher education landscape.

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Famed Writer of Comics, Sci-Fi, and ‘Stranger Things’ Inspires UW-Green Bay Student Novelists

Green Bay, Wis.—A famed writer has signed-on to teach at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Author Michael Moreci is teaching the Novel Writing course for the fall 2020 semester.

Moreci is a dedicated writer and has a variety of works spanning from comic books to novels. He has been recognized by various magazines and newspapers including The Hollywood Reporter and USA Today, along with the website Comics Alliance. Some of his work includes the Science Fiction novels Black Star Renegades and We Are Mayhem, and comics Wasted Space, The Plot, Burning Fields, and Curse. He is also author of the comic feature “Stranger Things.”

Author and writer Michael Moreci

What can students expect from Moreci?

“I’m the type of person who likes to share, not hoard, knowledge,” he says. “If you want to know something about writing—creatively or professionally—you’re going to get a real and truthful answer from me. Always.”

Novel Writing will run through December and is a fall-only course. It gives students an opportunity to gain experience with writing and workshopping a 50,000-word novel as credit option for students majoring in English or Writing and Applied Arts.

Program Director Rebecca Meacham is thrilled. “Mike offers insights from his experience as a professional writer,” she says. “He knows both the craft and the business of writing, especially in the genres that many students love best—horror, supernatural, sci fi, comics.”

This semester, Moreci’s goal is to give students confidence and help expand their knowledge of the industry. “My approach is boots-on-the-ground; it’s about what it means to be a working writer and how to become one. I want my students leaving my class knowing that they can write a book and, more importantly, what to do after.”

For a tour of Michael Moreci’s workspace, check out his link: https://youtu.be/oT6kY8Ev0h4.

Press release written and submitted by Elizabeth Asmus, creative intern, English program, UW-Green Bay

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‘The Civil Rights Movement meets the Environmental Movement: How We Can Advocate for Environmental Justice’

Green Bay, Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Associate Prof. Elizabeth Wheat will discuss environmental justice and its relationship to civil rights in a presentation, Thursday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public and can be accessed at https://cahsseffect.org/events/.

According to the event description, Wheat will be diving into the environmental justice movement in the United States that began in 1982 when residents of Warren County, North Carolina, used non-violent tactics to oppose the siting of a toxic PCB landfill in their mainly African American community. Decades later, Sheila Holt described her family’s health struggles after the government of Dickson, Tennessee, protected white families from polluted drinking water but told her and other Black families that the water was safe. She inspired countless of other people to think of environmental issues as human rights issues that must be addressed through confronting systemic racism.

“As I see protests in 2020 bringing many of the environmental justice crises into a bigger public discussion, I hope we can think beyond traditional environmental and sustainability challenges and really start addressing the core issues of racism that magnify existing environmental problems,” Wheat says.

Wheat is the second in a speaker series brought to both campus and community as part of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 2020-21 theme, “Beyond Sustainability.” Professor David J. Voelker (Humanities, History), co-chair and program director said this theme is especially timely…

“The Covid-19 pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, which have cast intense light on the challenges that we face as a society, provide especially poignant contexts to address the theme of ‘Beyond Sustainability: Imagining an Ecological Future,’” Voelker says. “We need a more robust framework than “environmental sustainability” to address the interrelated environmental and social crises that we now face. The word ‘environment’ draws a line of separation between humans and the rest of the community of life. We have been talking about sustainability for decades, but we’ve made little progress on addressing unsustainability,” Voelker said. “I hope that the conference theme helps us as a community to imagine something beyond ‘environmental sustainability’—an ecologically sound and just society.”

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science will also host a virtual week around the theme, Nov. 30, 2020 through December 4, 2020.

Cofrin Library Archives to host virtual event: Stories from the Archives: Green Bay’s Favorite Team in the 1930’s

Green Bay, Wis.—Tony Walter’s new book The Packers, My Dad, and Me, will be the focus of the next program in a series provided to the community by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives. Walter was a long time sports writer and editor for the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

The free virtual program, Green Bay’s Favorite Team in the 1930s, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 from 7 to 8 p.m. and is a popular continuing series called “Stories from the Archives.” No downloads are required to participate in the program via Microsoft Teams. Viewers can access the virtual program link by visiting the Facebook event.

UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center located in UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Library, provides research assistance to scholars on a wide variety of topics and is witness to many unique projects that stem from its vast array of historical collections. To showcase these research efforts the Archives continues the speaker series Stories from the Archives, which Archives Director Deb Anderson describes as “a wonderful opportunity to share with others these amazing research efforts and projects.”

In his book, retired journalist Tony Walter provides an up close and personal view of the team and the Green Bay community in the 1930s. The author and his father, John Walter, were both sports editors for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. This newest offering for fans of Green Bay Packers history, is primarily drawn from the diaries and newspaper columns of John Walter, as well as original documents and the author’s own personal experiences.

Through his research, Tony Walter uncovered rich Green Bay Packers history. In the program, Walter will share stories about the 1930s Green Bay Packers, discuss his writing process, and talk about his research experiences. One of the highlights will be the intriguing court documents he found at the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center. Anderson noted, “although the court documents play a central role in the history of the Green Bay Packers they have received minimal research attention.”

The live event will include a Q&A session, of which audience members will have the opportunity to ask Walter about his book and his research experiences.

The Packers, My Dad, and Me is his second book on Green Bay Packers history; his first being Baptism by Football.

“The UWGB Archives was one of the institutions that opened doors to help locate important documents…to make his book possible,” Walter said.

For more information about the program contact University Archives 920-465-2539 or archives@uwgb.edu.

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Raising Each Other Up: Women’s Leadership Symposium is Nov. 4-5; Registration now open

GREEN BAY, Wis—Women leaders are often recognized for their inclusive, team-building leadership style of problem-solving and decision-making, a style increasingly appreciated in today’s changing global world.

For the second consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will help women learn from each other at the  virtual Women’s Leadership Symposium, the mornings of Nov. 4 and 5. Successful women leaders and executive coaches will help Wisconsin professional women come together and network, assess their strengths and learn how to create energetic alignment with their personal potential, power and possibilities. Executive coaching for wherever women are!

The symposium features known leaders who will share matters topical to the times:

  • Sheryl Van Gruensven, UW-Green Bay chief business officer/senior vice chancellor for Institutional Strategy will discuss “Leading in Times of Change and Uncertainty.”
  • Robyn Davis, CEO Green Bay United Way, will help explore “The View from the Other Side.”
  • Chris Kann, executive coach, will share “Four Secrets to Sustainable Success.”
  • Courtney Booth and Michelle Shutter, executive coaches, present, “Uncover Blocks and Live into Your Strengths: Empowered, Energized and Equipped During Adversity.”

The goal of the symposium is to empower women by building confidence in their essential characteristics of shared leadership, nurturance and forward values. The symposium creates a space for women to channel their power of collaboration to make a difference, especially in this moment of challenge and unknown future. And to have fun along the way. Individually women have power, but collectively they can have impact.

The symposium is being created and hosted by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. For more information on the Women’s Leadership Symposium, visit
http://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership or contact Linda Hornick at 615-504-3351 or hornickl@uwgb.edu or Melissa Betke at 920-663-7337 or betkem@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay String Ensemble to perform virtually, Thursday, Oct. 15

Patrons can watch the concert for free on Weidner Center youtube channel

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program will hold a String Ensemble Concert on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The concert will take place at Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Due to public health restrictions on public gatherings, the concert will be held virtually and can be viewed on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/weidnercenter. There is no charge to log in and watch the concert and it is open to the public.

The Ensemble will perform Palladio by Karl Jenkins and St. Paul’s Suite in C Major (Op. 29, No. 2) by Gustav Holst. Performed by students in the music program at UW-Green Bay, the ensemble includes outstanding students such as: Concertmaster Shoua Xiong from Sheboygan, Principal Violinist Victor de Leon of Green Bay, Principal Violist Jenna Leigh Schemenauer of Chippewa Falls, and Principal Cellist Kaitlyn Brooke Tinberg from Jim Falls, WI.

For more information about this or other upcoming music events, please visit www.uwgb.edu/music/events or follow us on social media at UWGBMusic. For more information about UW-Green Bay’s Music program please visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

About the Weidner Center

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 Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. 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. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay Continues to Seek Ways to Better Serve the Region

University Creates New Alumni Advisory Board

Green Bay, Wis.—As an institution on the rise, both in enrollment and responding to the educational attainment needs of the region, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has turned to its alumni for advice. The University recently established an alumni board of graduates who have gone out into the world and made an impact as citizens, parents and career minded professionals.

Responsibilities will include offering advice and counsel to the Office of the Chancellor and the Alumni Office on strategic issues of importance to the University. These alumni will contribute to the University’s success, impact public education in a meaningful way, expand their network, and meet people with interests like their own.

“One of our strongest assets as a University is our alumni,” said Chancellor Michael Alexander. “UW-Green Bay graduates make a difference every day in communities across our region, state, nation, and the world. We need their insights and experience to help UW-Green Bay continue to grow and influence the next generation of graduates. As a regional public university, inviting community input is a vital component to UW-Green Bay’s mission of serving as a resource to the region.”

The Board is not a legally governing body and does not set policies, manage fiduciary activities, or make personnel decisions. The main purpose is to work together with University leadership on strategic issues. A wide range of voices and perspectives were recruited. Members are limited to serving one full three-year term. Accepting this important role is:

  • Sherry Aaholm ‘14 & ’16, Business, Masters in Management – Cummins, Inc., Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Brian Charlier ’81 & ’97, Business Administration, Masters of Science in Administrative Science – CEO/President of HSHS St. Vincent and St. Mary’s Hospital and COO and Senior VP of Prevea Health
  • Juan Corpus ’03, Public Administration – Humana Inc., Consumer Experience Manager
  • Robert Davis ’13, Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching & Learning – Dallas Cowboys, Assistant Head Coach
  • Lori Frerk ’92, Math – East High School, Principal
  • Brian Gold ’99, Business Administration – Port Washington State Bank, Vice President of Business Banking
  • Terri Jacke ’06, Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching & Learning – Inspired Training Institute, President
  • Randy Knaflic ’95, Music – Company Advisor
  • Ben Kvalo ’10, Business Administration – Netflix, Campaign Manager, Film, Marketing Operations
  • Lorenzo Lones ’16, Psychology – Washington University, Pursuing his Ph.D. in Neuroscience
  • Deb Rose ’07, Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching & Learning – Retired Teacher / Volunteer
  • Darin Schumacher ’96, Communication Processes – Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, Marketing Manager
  • Paul Willems ’75, Urban Analysis – Willems Marketing, Retired as Co-Owner/Partner
  • Doug Wirth ’89, Social Work – AmidaCare, President and CEO
  • Joan Woldt ’89, Business Administration – Bank First, Regional President

For more information, please visit www.uwgb.edu/alumni or by email moodyk@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8.700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series Goes Virtual for 2020-2021 Season

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music Program’s 6:30 Concert Series is going virtual this season. The 2020-2021 season will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. with Luis Fernandez in Recital.

In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, all 6:30 Concert Series events will be livestreamed from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts with no in-person attendance for the 2020-2021 Season. All 6:30 Concerts will remain free and open to the public.

Luis Fernandez
Luis Fernandez

Concert violinist Luis Fernandez will kick off the virtual 6:30 Concert Series performing violin solos spanning more than 300 years of creative works from Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) to Emily Joy Sullivan (b. 1987). He will also be providing commentary and insight into repertoire in both English and Spanish.

The 6:30 Concert will stream live for free on Sept. 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel. Fernandez will be answering questions from the livestream audience immediately following the performance. Questions may be submitted in the comments of the YouTube livestream, or via email at 630concertseries@uwgb.edu.

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Fernandez earned his MA from the University of Florida and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Miami. Fernandez has performed across the globe as part of the Nuevo Mundo Quartet. In addition, he Fernandez has also performed with orchestras across the globe including the Florida Grand Opera, Amarillo Symphony, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and many others. As an instructor, Fernandez has been invited to teach in Bolivia, Cuba, Columbia, Mexico and across the United States. He joined the faculty of UW-Green Bay in the Fall of 2019 and serves as the Robert and Joanne Bauer Endowed Professor of Strings and Music Education.

Fall 2020 6:30 Concert Series Events will be announced during the September concert stream. The Pierrot lunaire performance previously scheduled for September 30, 2020 will be rescheduled for Fall 2021.

About the 6:30 Concert Series

The 6:30 Concert Series is designed to connect the campus with the community through the exploration of music. Performances feature insightful presentations by performers, composers and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. All performances take place at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, begin at 6:30 PM, and last between 60 and 90 minutes.

About the Weidner Center

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 productions, 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 the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8.700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Fall in Love with Learning - Fall Youth Programs

Fall in Love with Learning… UW-Green Bay offers Fall (virtual) Youth Programs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 9, 2020) — Fall in love with learning with UW-Green Bay Camps and Youth Programs. Camps and Youth Programs invite middle school students, high school students and parents to participate this fall in virtual camps, developed to grow confidence and independence, challenge imagination and encourage empathy and open-mindedness.

“We determined that creativity, learning and fun shouldn’t end with summer based on feedback from campers, parents and instructors, said Jason Mathwig, director, Education Outreach. “Also, the times call for camps that promote creative thinking, respect and inclusivity.”

The popular PRIDE camps kickoff Fall programming with three FREE sessions. Middle School Fall PRIDE Camp takes place Oct. 6-Oct. 27. 2020, High School Fall PRIDE Camp takes place Oct. 8-Oct. 29 and a Parent Discussion is scheduled to take place virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 6. October is LGBTQ+ History Month, and the camps are focused to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community in history, art, music and media, along with networking and advocacy.

STEAM Creativity Scrimmages and Design Tech also begin in October, two camps designed to promote “what-if-thinking.” STEAM Creativity Scrimmages will take place from Oct. 6-Dec. 17, 2020 and Design Tech Oct. 12-Dec. 9. Both will take a break during Thanksgiving week and are collaborations with the Einstein Project. The cost for these camps includes project supplies.

“I’m especially excited about our Peace, Equity and Social Justice Camp because it represents a new collaboration with dynamic diversity consultant and public speaker, Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.,” Mathwig said.

The camp will encourage #realtalk with kids and parents resolved to construct a more diverse, equal and inclusive community and nation, fostering the SNAP philosophy — see and be fully aware, name the privilege or oppression, act by taking creative measures and proceed as activists and leaders. Peace, Equity and Social Justice will take place Oct. 25-Nov. 19, 2020 with three age-appropriate tracks available at a family rate. The camp ends with a live virtual discussion, and there are optional Q&A sessions available at key points throughout.

On Nov. 7, Camps and Youth Programs also adapts its Grandparents’ University® to a virtual environment with planned subjects including STEM, cooking, art and creative writing. Grandparents’ University® is designed for children ages 7-14 to learn a new skill and create a deeper connection with a grandparent. Two sessions are available, and there’s an opportunity for child-grandparent collaborators to share their final project with the rest of camp.

Day-camps, 4-week, 8-week and 10-week camps are available with new and engaging content available every week, along with exercises and virtual interaction.

For more information on Camps and Youth Programs http://www.uwgb.edu/camps or contact Jason Mathwig, director, Education Outreach, mathwigj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2267.

Camps and Youth Programs is a part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility.

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UW-Green Bay’s Training Registry Commemorates National Assisted Living Week®

Green Bay, Wis.—UW-Green Bay’s Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry commemorates National Assisted Living Week®, which kicks off Sunday, Sept. 13 and continues through Saturday, Sept. 19. This year’s theme is “Caring is Essential.”

“COVID has been an enormous, unforeseen challenge to caregivers and providers that has resulted in every person working in long term care to step up and go above and beyond expectations,” said Margie Reichwald, director, Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry. “National Assisted Living Week highlights the incredible care provided by essential caregivers in assisted living communities. It is a way to celebrate the dedication of staff, the individuality of residents and the deep connections formed in these settings.”

The Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry is a web-based, publicly accessible registry that stores and maintains data records for caregiver and instructor training requirements. The registry supports and strengthens caregivers and providers by:

  • Supporting the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
  • Creating standardized curriculum based on best practices and state regulations.
  • Evaluating and approving instructor qualifications and renewals.
  • Verifying and documenting employee training completion.
  • Tracking training criteria.
  • Providing administrator training and registry services.
  • Providing quick customer service.

The Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry earned an Award of Excellence from National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA). The registry ensures that Wisconsin residents receive the essential caring commitment from caregivers and administrators.

Reichwald also serves on Assisted Living Panel Forums with the state of Wisconsin, seeking solutions to the challenges faced by Wisconsin’s care providers.

Earlier this year, the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry launched the Caregiver Network in response to the caregiver crisis in Wisconsin. The Caregiver Network is an online job board, enabling providers and newly trained caregivers to connect.

The Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry is a part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

For more information on the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Registry http://www.uwgb.edu/registry or contact Margie Reichwald at 920-465-2321 or reichwam@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility

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