Presidential Election Academy

Wisconsin’s first-ever Presidential Election Academy brings more than 230 attendees

UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement–Government Affairs developed Wisconsin’s first Presidential Election Academy, which was held at the KI Convention Center, Nov. 20-22. This unique training drew more than 230 municipal and county clerks from around the State. The Academy covered the cycle of an election beginning with the January pre-election preparations; day of the election best practices, and Election Day wrap up. Clerks learned the State and Federal election statutes and how to apply these laws through practical hands-on courses and exercises.

The Presidential Election is the largest, most intense and scrutinized election a clerk will run. Election fraud is always a big issue with large numbers of exit poll persons and observers making their way to the polling places. Both large and small municipalities deal with many difficult situations. If there are questionable practices or violations of the statutes or administrative processes, the municipality, county, and/or State of Wisconsin could hit the statewide or national news.

Overall, the attendees felt the Academy was a success with evaluation comments including: “Elections are so dynamic that any training and opportunity to ask questions in a non-judgmental learning environment is not only valuable, but empowering.” and “Wonderful program to offer before such a crucial election. Great for new and long-time clerks. Thanks for creating this valuable experience!”  The most satisfying comment was:  “Thanks-I’m no longer terrified of the Election!”

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Presidential Election Academy

UW-Green Bay and CAVU Flight Academy offer students the chance to learn to fly

Green Bay, Wis.— Are you or someone you know interested in learning to fly for recreation or as a career? Students ages 16 and older can expand their horizon through the realm of flight and aerodynamics with “Aviation and Aerodynamics for Private Pilots,” a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement offering through the CAVU Flight School.

CAVU’s Flight School premier training program is designed to help participants understand the aerodynamic principles and physics of powered flight, as well as to evaluate the exciting field of aviation as a career or hobby. This course prepares students for successfully passing the FAA Private Pilot written exam. Upon completion of the 10-week course, participants will receive an endorsement to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test.

Participants interested in taking the course and learning to fly can choose from two different locations:

  • Green Bay – Mondays – Jan. 27, 2020 through April 6, 2020 – 6 to 9 p.m. CAVU Flight Academy, Executive Air Building at Austin Straubel Airport, 2131 Airport Dr.
  • Appleton – Wednesdays – Jan. 29, 2020 through April 8, 2020 – 6 to 9 p.m. CAVU Flight Academy, Appleton Platinum Flight Center, N259 Ares Dr.

The course fee is $375 and includes course materials. The course fee does not include taking the FAA Knowledge Test or any associated materials.

“Aviation and Aerodynamics for Private Pilots” is taught by Sherwood (Woody) Williams, flight instructor and owner of CAVU Flight Academy in Green Bay, along with other certified instructors. This program is made available by CAVU Flight Academy in cooperation with Executive Air and UW-Green Bay.

For more information or to register, go online or contact Crystal Williams in the UW-Green Bay Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement at 920-465-2480; office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline to register is January 24, 2020, or until all spots are filled. For questions about this training, please contact Dr. Sherwood Williams at (920) 850-0263 or

Theater Thursday day trips planned for spring from all four campuses

The UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement Department is rolling out the Theater Thursday program for spring 2020, titled Four for the Footlights. The planned spring trips are “The Lion King” at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee, “Wicked” at the Overture in Madison, “Guys & Dolls” at the Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at the Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells. There is no limit to the amount of shows people can attend, and there will be pickups for transportation at UW-Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses. Prices vary depending on the show, but all fees include a breakfast snack, lunch and dinner. For more information and to register, please visit their website. Questions can be sent to

Lifelong Learning Institute opens registration in Manitowoc and Sheboygan

Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) is a non-profit, peer-led volunteer program for adults interested in keeping active and involved. Each spring and fall, LLI offers a wide variety of courses including history, travel, music, painting, computers, science, health, cooking, crafts, current events and more. Courses are held at the Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, along with other Northeast Wisconsin venues. There are no tests, no papers, no credits—just learning, socialization and fun! LLI is part of UW-Green Bay’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement Division.

-Spring 2020 Registration Will Open: Nov. 15, 2019
-Deadline for Initial Class Roster Assignment for Spring Classes: Dec. 6, 2019
Info & registration:

Contact Susan Pike, 920-465-2391 or with questions.


Workplace violence safety classes at Sheboygan, Green Bay and Marinette campuses

UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement hosts Todd Priebe, a former Sheriff of Sheboygan County, as he conducts three workplace violence classes with training in four key areas: management policy training, workplace violence, responding to an active shooter and facility security and employee safety assessment. The classes are available on three UW-Green Bay dates and locations. The first is Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at the Green Bay campus, the second is Friday, Oct. 4 at the Marinette Campus, and the final is on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Sheboygan Campus. For more information, including times and cost see the website.

Oct. 9 webinar on Danube River Cruise, October 12-23, 2020

River cruising is a hugely growing trend in world travel.The Danube River is one of the most popular European destinations, with its historic and majestic capital cities, including Prague, Vienna and Budapest. UW-Green Bay Continuing Education has worked with Globus, an expert in world travel with a 90 year legacy of amazing vacations, to plan a wonderful and comprehensive itinerary, and we’re hoping you’ll join us on the journey. Tune into the informational webinar for the Danube River Cruise trip! The webinar will take place at 3 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2019. You can view the webinar on the campuses or you can stay at home and listen on your own computer. More information and the webinar link is here.

Women’s Leadership Retreat now offering single-day registration

The Women’s Leadership Retreat at scenic Egg Harbor in beautiful Door County is now offering single day registration for Monday or Tuesday only $199. Visit the website for information and a detailed agenda. UW-Green Bay’s Continuing Professional Education has created this dynamic inaugural event, featuring keynote speakers Joan Malcheski, Green Bay Packers Director of Brand & Marketing, discussing “Banding” on Monday, and Karmen Lemke, CEO Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, talking about “Inspiring and Mentoring,” along with other valuable workshops and networking opportunities.

Women’s leadership retreat offered |

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement will host a three-day women’s leadership retreat at Landmark Resort in Door County Oct. 21-23. Keynote speakers Joan Malcheski, Green Bay Packers director of brand and marketing, and Karmen Lemke, CEO of Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, will speak on various topics such as the importance of serving communities in roles that build positive relationships as well as ones network. See  more via Women’s leadership retreat offered |

UW-Green Bay Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses host Continuing Education classes

As part of the Fall 2019 Continuing Education Program, the UW-Green Bay Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses are hosting various once-a-week classes to promote diversifying individual skill sets. Classes vary from three-week sessions to longer eight-or 10-week sessions. For more information on specific class offerings, dates, times and ticket registration, please visit the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Facebook Page.