Wello releases a webinar ‘Connecting for Well-Being with Wello’ featuring former UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan Gurung

Wello, a local nonprofit focused on improving health and well-being in Brown County, released today, an episode of our webinar seriesConnecting for Well-Being with Wello” featuring former UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan Gurung discussing how to use psychological science to cope with the stress of the current times including an upcoming, free series he is leading.

Former UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan Gurung announces free course on the Psychology of Coping

Former UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan Gurung (Psychology, Human Development) wants the UW-Green Bay community to know about a free course. “In uncertain times like these, it’s normal to feel anxiety, stress, loneliness, and other feelings of isolation. Stress effects can be invisible and damaging even if we are not consciously aware of them. We are all concerned for the health and well-being of our families, friends, and the world.”

Experts in psychology will help you handle these feelings and learn ways to cope and communicate in “Punch through Pandemics with Psychological Science.”  Find out more and enroll.

 

Spanish students continue weekly Tertulia with Zoom. You are invited!

As the current situation has required all members of the University community to use creativity and ingenuity to continue with our lives, Spanish students, faculty and community members have switched their weekly Tertulia meetings to Zoom. If you are interested in practicing your Spanish, please send a message to Prof. Cristina Ortiz to join the group every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. for some Spanish conversation and laughs. Somos Phoenix!

Canonball Episode 11: Michelangelo’s David with Sam Watson

In this episode of Canonball, Ryan Martin and Chuck Rybak talk with Sam Watson about Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. Canonball is a podcast out of Phoenix Studios at UW-Green Bay that covers the great works from a variety of disciplines. From movies to film to literature to video games, hosts Chuck Rybak and Ryan Martin discusses all things canonical. Watch here.

Trenton Ebel announced as 2020 Newman Civic Fellow

UW-Green Bay student Trenton Ebel was recently announced as one of the 2020 Newman Civic Fellows. There are 290 students from across the United States and Mexico who have achieved this honor. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship is named in honor of Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, and is supported by the KPMG Foundation.

CAHSS and Effect… Happy Hearts: Can these marriages be saved?

In this second installment of a new CAHSS and Effect regular, Jessica Van Slooten recommends romance novels. “One critique of the romance genre is that the happy endings hide everything that comes after—the often less than-happy reality of loving and building a life together. For folks who want to know what happens after the happily ever after, I have several suggestions for you. In Romancelandia, we love to categorize books by trope—common, recurring plots, character type, or other literary devices. This month’s novels fit the tropes of second chance love and/or marriage in crisis. These novels feature characters who previously had their happily ever after or happily for now, and have parted ways (second chance romance) and/or are fighting to stay together (marriage in crisis). Two recent novels deliver insightful commentary on the gender dynamics at play in heterosexual marriages.” See it, here.

UW-Green Bay extends alternative class delivery through spring semester

Green Bay, Wis.—As a part of ongoing University efforts to keep students, faculty and staff healthy and safe, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay today announced that it is extending alternative class delivery through the spring semester.

Students who are able to return to their primary residence following spring break are strongly urged to do so. University housing will remain open to anyone who needs residence. Communication will be sent shortly to housing residents concerning the move-out process. Plans regarding refunds are in progress and will be communicated when processing procedures are established. Information will be shared as soon as reasonably possible. Patience is requested as the University works through this process.

“We must do our part to contain the spread of the coronavirus, including community spread. We do not want to look back in months or years and see that we could have done more to protect our people and our communities. This is essential and in the best interest of the UW-Green Bay family,” said Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven.

“Students are encouraged to continue their academic path and stay on course this semester. We can’t stress this enough,” said Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Michael Alexander. “During trying times, people take comfort in routine and in learning. Even though education will look different, it is continuing, and that’s a good thing.”

The decisions to continue education in alternative modes will not affect students’ ability to graduate or progress in their academic careers. Students will get credit for completing coursework. Decisions regarding the May 2020 commencement ceremonies will not be finalized until the full impact of COVID-19 is known. Alexander noted that degrees can be conferred if all academic requirements are met regardless of holding an on-campus ceremony.

“UW-Green Bay is an institution that rises to the occasion and the challenges and opportunities in front of us. I have no doubt that our faculty and staff will do just that in the weeks and months ahead,” shared Alexander.

Additionally, all University events are canceled through the end of the semester.

The University is continuing to offer, develop and share resources to support student and faculty success. For more information on resources and the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, visit https://www.uwgb.edu/coronavirus/. Frequently asked questions are available here.

If you have immediate questions regarding COVID-19, please utilize the question feature at https://www.uwgb.edu/coronavirus/.

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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