Innovation in Aging Kickoff Event is Wednesday, Nov. 4

On Nov. 4, 2020, from 4 to 5 p.m., UW-Green Bay and WiSys invite UW-Green Bay students, faculty, and community members to join a discussion about key issues affecting older people and their communities, including combating ageism, healthy aging, age-friendly environments. No need to prepare! The event is designed to inform and educate anyone interested in these topics. Learn about the WiSys Innovation in Aging student competition (February 2021), competition team ideas, and networking opportunities to create teams for the competition. Any questions can be answered by Brad Ricker, WiSys,, 608-316-4126  or Ryan Kauth, UWGB,, 920-465-2004. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you after you register, here.

The final presidential debate of the 2020 campaign season with UW-Green Bay’s Phil Clampitt

The final presidential debate of the 2020 campaign season gets underway tonight in Nashville. And local political experts told our Kris Schuller, both candidates are well aware this is their final shot to reach a national audience.

In a few hours President Trump and Joe Biden will debate the issues one final time before election day here at Belmont University. And local experts expect it will be spirited, but not chaotic, like the first matchup in Cleveland

“Former Vice President Biden will in fact try to act presidential and I think Donald Trump will be Donald Trump,” said Phil Clampitt. “I think he’ll be more restrained, he’s a passionate person.” UW-Green Bay Professor Phil Clampitt says polls show President Trump is behind in the race and the coronavirus is dragging him down. “How it should be handled, who should be handling it and the effectiveness of the current measures,” Clampitt said.


Current Connect for UW-Green Bay employees is Friday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Current Young Professionals (CYP) provides an opportunity for individuals to participate in professional development, social networking, and community engagement opportunities within Greater Green Bay. All UW-Green Bay employees at the Green Bay campus are eligible for a free membership to CYP (normally a $125 cost for an individual membership)! You’re invited to learn more about CYP and how you can benefit by signing up for a membership at a virtual Current Connect event on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. on Teams. During this event, you will hear from current ambassadors Kelsey Lutzow and Katie Burke, UW-Green Bay faculty members in Accounting. Learn more about Current Young Professionals here.

Wisconsinites (including Prof. Phil Clampitt) react to Supreme Court justice confirmation hearings | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) In less than 23 days we’ll elect a president, and in less than 24 hours confirmation hearings will begin for our next supreme court justice.On Monday, confirmation hearings are set to begin for Amy Barrett, nominated by President Trump to fill the vacancy created by Justice Ruth Ginsberg’s death and Wisconsinites speak out as to whether or not this confirmation hearing should be held so close to the presidential election. …Phil Clampitt, Ph.D. and Chair of Communications at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay says, “President Trump absolutely does have the right constitutionally to fill it and we’ve had a long history of that.”

Source: Wisconsinites react to Supreme Court justice confirmation hearings | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Coffee & Convos hosted by Current Young Professionals

Current Young Professionals is hosting two Coffee & Convos events for the Green Bay area to get to know the District 8 Congressional Candidates.

With a critical election on the horizon, seize the opportunity to join an exclusive conversation with Brown County’s two congressional candidates: incumbent Congressman Mike Gallagher (Oct. 12th) and challenging candidate Amanda Stuck (Oct. 16th)! We will provide non-partisan discussion topics relevant to young professionals, and then the floor is open to attendees to ask questions that matter most to YOU.

Submit your questions and hear their responses in real-time so that you can head to the polls (or mail your ballot in) with confidence on November 3rd.

This public event is free for CYP members (all UWGB Green Bay Campus employees can become a member for free).

October 12 at 11:00 am via Zoom

October 16 at 4:30pm via Zoom

Register to attend.


Are hybrid courses our future? The Comm Voice has the coverage

A new article posted to The Comm Voice, shows how the college experience this year is different than others. Communication Law professor Shauna Froelich uses the hybrid method, having half of the students come on Tuesdays, while the others come on Thursdays. This delivery model helps keep communication and participation alive, but has students and faculty questioning the future of higher education in a post-COVID world.

The article was written by Mackenzie Brown, Ben Newhouse, Matthew Knoke, and Alexis Beck.

Photo credit to Travis Boulanger and infographic designed by Wynna Bonde.

Faculty note: Prof. Clampitt (with lots of UWGB perspective) releases e-book

Phillip G. Clampitt (Blair Endowed Chair of Communication) just released his first e-book, Clear Thinking in Age of Hype, Nonsense, and Anxiety. He worked with a great team of UW-Green Bay graduates and staff to produce the book and website (Amy Bauer, Lexi Bretl, Jeff Benzow, Alida Al-Saadi, Terri Resop, Danielle Shea, Betsy Bassett-Piehl, Meg Lehman, Mailee Her, Roxanne Simonnet, Theresa Tebon, Bryce Carlson) The book’s premise: We need more clear thinkers in the boardroom, the classroom and around the kitchen table. Clear Thinking takes on the challenge by proposing a simple but dynamic tool to spark better thinking in a world filled with hype, nonsense, and anxiety. (see

Seven lessons learned from COVID-19 – The Press

GREEN BAY – Cataclysmic worldwide events like COVID-19 often prompt people to reflect in life-changing ways.Long-forgotten assumptions surface. New perspectives emerge about well-established habits. Forced behavioral changes may foster novel and healthier responses to everyday events.Consider the musings and lifestyle questions listed here that we might glean from this pandemic. Source: Seven lessons learned from COVID-19 – The Press