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CATL Advanced Training Opportunities mid-July through August

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering advanced training opportunities starting mid-July that will be co-facilitated with faculty partners. All eligible instructors will receive a $1,000 stipend for completing the training. Check out the cohort themes and two-week session dates to sign up or learn more.


Faculty note: Prof. Draney moderates at annual meeting of the American Arachnological Society

Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Prof. of Natural Sciences Mike Draney participated in the America Arachnological Society’s virtual Forum on Effects of Racism on Arachnology at the (virtual) Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, and was invited to moderate one of the breakout groups on “Addressing feelings of social isolation among POC in academia.” Ideas and suggestions resulting from these breakout sessions will be forwarded to the AAS Advisory Board for consideration and implementation.

The Emmy goes to… Coastal Wetland Monitoring documentary takes home an award

Prof. Robert Howe (NAS) and Erin Giese ’12 from the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity have been participating in the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program for the past 10 years. A documentary recently made for this program, titled “Linking Land and Lakes: Protecting the Great Lakes’ Coastal Wetlands,” has just won an Emmy in the Photographer Non-News category. The documentary features how coastal wetlands help in keeping the Great Lakes healthy. You can watch the documentary online on PBS.

Prof. Howe is one of the principal investigators for the Great Lakes Coastal Monitoring Program, and Giese coordinates the field work for Prof. Howe’s crew. They have recently published an article in the Journal of Great Lakes Research on how Great Lakes coastal wetland bird and anuran communities vary across ever-changing water levels and geography in the bay of Green Bay using this project’s data set.


Prof. Kevin Fermanich studying nutrient, storm water runoff in Green Bay | WBAY

Researchers say two consecutive years of record rainfall in Northeast Wisconsin have shed light on the impact to both rural and urban landscapes.

Water monitoring stations on local creeks are playing an important role in gathering data.

Considering the Green Bay area receives, on average, around 30 inches of rain a year, the last two years have been eye-opening for researchers like University of Wisconsin-Green Bay environmental science professor Kevin Fermanich.

“From July 1st of 2018 to right now, June 29th of 2020, so basically two years, we’ve had 89 inches of rain, so typically that would be 60 inches of rain or 59 inches of rain, so we’ve basically received three years worth of rainfall in a two year period,” says Fermanich.

Source: Researchers studying nutrient, storm water runoff in Green Bay | WBAY

Congratulations to these faculty members on their promotions!

Congratulations to faculty receiving promotions. Approved at the UW System Board of Regents June 4, 2020 meeting, were the promotions of a number of faculty members. Listed below are the names, promotion and respective department of each of the 19 UW-Green Bay faculty members receiving promotion this year.


Name Promotion Department
Mike Alexander Professor Music
Mandeep Bakshi Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Kate Burns Professor Psychology
Jason Cowell Associate Professor Psychology
Sarah Detweiler Professor Art and Design
William Dirienzo Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Mary Gichobi Associate Professor Education
Maruf Hossain Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Allen Huffcut Professor Marketing and Management
Jeremy Intemann Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Sampath Kumar Professor Marketing and Management
Breeyawn Lybbert Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Upal Mahfuz Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Tetyana Malysheva Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Bill Sallak Associate Professor Music
Jagadeep Thota Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Christine Vandenhouten Professor Nursing & Health Studies
Aaron Weinschenk Professor Public and Environmental Affairs
Brian Welsch Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Jennie Young Associate Professor Humanities

Register today for ‘SpeakOut’s Summer Institute’

The UW-Green Bay Council on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence and the Office of the Provost, wish to share an opportunity to attend SpeakOut’s Summer Institute, a virtual institute on building equity and social justice education to create inclusive learning environments on campus and online. As people nationwide demand systemic change, and as campuses adapt to the impact of the pandemic, UW-Green Bay asks how those of us working in the arena of higher education can transform our institutions and learning environments.


Monday, July 13, 2020, Noon to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 16, 2020, Noon to 2:30 p.m.

What you will learn:

  • Pedagogy/Theory: Education for wholeness, social justice, and liberation
  • Capacity-Building: Faculty and staff development that strengthens leadership and sustainability
  • Equity in a Digital Age: Tools for inclusive and accessible online learning
  • Institutional Strategies: How to implement equitable education and social change
  • Intercultural Frameworks: Culturally-responsive models and ideas that foster rich, meaningful dialogue and collaboration
  • Student Development: Provide student access to knowledge that transforms their sense of self and what they can do in the world

Open to all faculty and staff

This opportunity is open to all UW-Green Bay faculty and staff in support a broad representation of all areas within the University. To learn more visit: SpeakOut Summer Institute.

UW-Green Bay Council on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence and the Office of the Provost wish to send a large, representative group of staff and faculty to the institute. We will follow up with all interested employees shortly after the survey closes. If you would like to be considered, please fill out the following Qualtrics survey.

Be sure to complete the sign-up form by 06-22-2020Apply to attend SpeakOut’s Summer Institute

For additional questions, please contact the Provost Office at ProvostOff@uwgb.edu.


UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Professor became a quiet champion for a creature that’s the soul of science | Inverse

For two decades, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Prof. Richard Hein (Biology) has committed to finding a permanent home for every rat his students study—way ahead of 2019 federal regulations that allow for lab animal adoption. He’s even continued to carry on adoptions through the Covid-19 pandemic via socially-distanced hand-offs.

Source: One biologist became a quiet champion for a creature that’s the soul of science | Inverse

UW-Green Bay Prof. Hein talks ‘rats’ on The Lisa Show, BYU Radio

The Lisa Show is heard nationwide on Sirius XM channel 143. She invited UW-Green Bay Prof. Richard Hein (Biology) on her ROCKSTAR segment to talk about how he has been helping lab rats find homes after their tenure in anatomy classes. The two-hour talk show focuses on helping others find hope, optimism, and a healthy life perspective and covers a wide variety of topics such as breaking news, science, technology, business, family, relationships, self-help, art, and creativity. Listen to the segment.