Next ‘After Thoughts’ event to feature UW-Green Bay’s Warner on quality of life

Lora Warner

Lora Warner

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Lora Warner will speak about her research into the quality of life in Brown County during the University’s next After Thoughts event Tuesday, March 3.

Warner, director of UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs, teaches in UW-Green Bay’s Public Administration program and leads the Nonprofit Management emphasis, working with her students in area public and nonprofit organizations on internships and service learning projects. For almost 25 years through her consulting business, Planning & Evaluation Associates, Inc., Warner has served a wide array of public service organizations throughout Wisconsin.

Warner has led a number of community-wide studies related to quality of life, including serving as principal investigator for the Leading Indicators for Excellence, or LIFE Study, a large-scale, 1 ½-year effort that concluded in 2011. This wide-ranging study of the quality of life in Northeastern Wisconsin looked at 10 key indicators for quality of life in three different communities. Warner has continued to explore these issues with the Center for Public Affairs, which connects students and faculty with the community through research, internships, service projects and various courses. Students take on high-impact experiences while the community benefits from the expertise of student and faculty, resulting in more engaged citizens and better community strategies for enhancing quality of life. More information about the Center is available at

The March 3 After Thoughts event will begin with a 5 p.m. reception, followed by Warner’s talk at 5:45 p.m. in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. All attendees will be eligible to receive the evening’s door prize, two tickets to the March 31 Slovakia Dinner Lecture featuring Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston.

Now in its fourth full season, After Thoughts seeks to connect women in the community with UW-Green Bay. The gatherings showcase University faculty, staff and guests, and convene women — and often, “a few good men” — after their workdays for learning, enrichment and fun. The sessions are so named because they provide “After Thoughts” for participants to take with them when they leave.

Each After Thoughts event takes place from 5-7 p.m. in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The events begin with time to network, mingle and enjoy hors d’oeuvres before the featured guest speaker begins.

Seating for After Thoughts is limited, so advance registration is recommended. The cost of each program is $14. To reserve your spot, send a check (payable to “UW-Green Bay Foundation”) to: UW-Green Bay Foundation, CL 805, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311; or register online at Walk-up registration also is an option. Call (920) 465-2074 for more information. You can find After Thoughts on Facebook at Visit for more information about the series.


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