Green Bay, Wis.—The Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded the UW-Green Bay Foundation-Student Emergency Grant Fund $25,000 to respond to the immediate needs of the students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The one-time grant will be distributed to those students in dire emergency brought on by the pandemic. Currently, emergency grants are being allocated to students who incurred expenses during Spring or Summer 2020. Funds are awarded for:
Expenses for technology (internet, hotspot, printer, computer)
Fees paid to end leases or pay rent for housing that you are not currently living in
Food expenses due to campus dining or Campus Cupboard closures
Overdue utility bills
Purchase of additional course materials due to the moving online
Childcare or health care costs due to COVID-19
Other financial needs arising from individual and/or special circumstances to be determined on a case-by-case basis
“This has been an unprecedented year on multiple levels, and the impact on nonprofit organizations has been substantial,” said Bobbi Jo Eisenreich, secretary of the Green Bay Packers Foundation, in a letter to the University. “The Green Bay Packers Foundation would like to say thank you for the work UW-Green Bay Foundation-Student Emergency Grant Fund has been doing to respond to the immediate needs of the people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The University has had more than 1,000 requests for emergency funding since COVID-19 began to impact education at UW-Green Bay, according to Jennifer Jones, the University’s assistant vice chancellor for enrollment services.
“The gift from the Green Bay Packers Foundation will allow us to help students who are requesting assistance to meet needs like housing, food, basic household essentials and technology to complete school work,” she says. “There are many families who will be impacted by the consequences of this virus, and we are fortunate to have a community partner in the Packers that reaches out to help our students when they need it most.”
Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) was featured in an article about how the recent Green Bay Packers loss can impact the mental health of fans. “I noticed that right away when I first moved here 15 years ago—a kind of collective disappointment, a collective joy on Monday mornings after a game weekend, depending on the outcome,” Martin said. “I’ve also seen it elsewhere. I was in Germany for a World Cup a long time ago … when Germany lost, I think, a semifinal match. The next day, you really had a sense of the whole community being pretty depressed, despite a really great performance that season.” The story is a fun read by writer Paul Srubas, it begins, “A long, long stretch of cold, bleak days lies ahead, empty and cheerless, dull and gray … and no, that’s not a weather forecast. It’s the end of the Green Bay Packers’ fairy-tale year, from their questionable prospects in the preseason to their post-season Cinderella carriage ride to the playoffs, to the bitter disappointment of being thoroughly schooled, then dropped unceremoniously into the dustbin of sports history with the rest of the losers.” More, including the interview with Martin and others via Sound advice from experts on coping with Packers loss Sunday: Suck it up, buttercup | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
While it may be common for college cheerleaders to cheer on football teams, not many college cheerleaders can say they cheer for their local NFL football team. Green Bay Phoenix Cheer Team, along with St. Norbert College cheerleaders, are collegiate cheerleaders of the Green Bay Packers, of which UW-Green Bay is a Higher Education Partner. They showed their support for the Packers at a number of pep rallies, and of course, they were present at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Jan. 12 for the Packers play-off win against the Seattle Seahawks. Members of the Cheer Team call it an “amazing opportunity” to cheer for both the Phoenix and the Packers.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. Tiny Earth is a global network of educators who teach a research course aimed at discovering new antibiotics. The course provides students with the opportunity for original thinking and scientific discovery, thereby capturing the very aspects of science that inspire students to pursue STEM careers. Students are inspired not just by the chance to do authentic research, but to be a part of a global effort addressing a looming public health crisis.
On Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, students from across the state, including UW-Green Bay, will present their research findings about antibiotic resistance at the Tiny Earth Symposium at Lambeau Field from 5 to 8 p.m. The keynote speaker, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) and founder of Tiny Earth, Jo Handelsman, will discuss the related crisis of soil erosion. MCW-Green Bay and area businesses, including Cherney microbiological, will be participating in the event as well.
Tiny Earth inspires and retains students in the sciences while addressing one of the most pressing global health challenges of our century, being the diminishing supply of effective antibiotics. This year’s event will feature research of soil provided by the Green Bay Packers practice field in September that was analyzed by UW-Green Bay students, with their findings being presented on Dec. 6.
Registration is free and includes a free tour of Lambeau Field and hors d’oeuvres.
Students applying to attend any University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus for any 2020 term can complete and submit their UW System online application by Sunday, Nov. 4, 2019 for a chance to win tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina football game at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Nov. 10. Four eligible winners will be randomly selected to each receive a pair of tickets to the football game. Find out more about how to apply, or contact the advisors at UW-Green Bay by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 920-465-2111. More via UW-Green Bay’s Early Bird Blitz Gives Incoming Students a Chance to Win Packers Tickets | Seehafer News.
“Students applying to attend any University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus—Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc or Sheboygan—for any 2020 term (winter, spring, summer and fall 2020) can complete and submit their UW System online application by Sunday, No. 4, for a chance to win tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina football game at Lambeau Field on Sunday, November 10, at Noon.” More via UWGB luring new students with free Packers tickets | The Brillion News.
Calling fans of the green and gold! UW-Green Bay students are seeking Green Bay Packers fans to interview and record experiences about game memories, family traditions, tailgating, divided households and how they celebrate the Green Bay Packers in their daily lives. This semester, students in Digital and Public Humanities courses taught by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Heidi Sherman (History) and Brent Hensel, the curator for the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, are working on projects focused on the history of the Green Bay Packers. One of the projects involves sharing the stories of Green Bay Packers fans through oral history interviews. Deb Anderson, campus archivist, is working with the class to collect the stories and preserve them in the UW-Green Bay oral history collection.
“Books and films tell the story of the players, coaches, teams and games of the Green Bay Packers,” noted Anderson. “Little is written about the unique experience of being a super-fan, and we want to change that by capturing the voices of fans.”
Nominate a faculty/staff friend, or if you are willing to participate in the next few weeks in a brief interview of approximately 30 to 45 minutes, please contact Deb Anderson at email@example.com.
The UW-Green Bay Early Bird Blitz is a recruitment promotion in which those who apply early can score two tickets to the Packers vs. Carolina game on Nov. 10. This Packers ticket prize drawing is designed to reward students who tackle their UW-Green Bay college applications early.
Eligible participants must complete and submit the UW System online application to Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc or Sheboygan for any UW-Green Bay 2020 term by Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 to be entered into the drawing. Four will be randomly selected to each win a pair of tickets to the game.