The Green Bay Monday Noon Optimist Club is hosting a fundraising summer concert event this Saturday, June 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Four Season’s Tennis Club, Doug’s Take 5 Restaurant in Green Bay to benefit Camp Lloyd and other youth of Brown County. This free event will have music by the band Crunch Time along with food and beverages available for purchase. Please support UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd.
New mom Crystal Dubey ’13 (Human Development), is looking forward to a new bill being presented to Congress. It’s called the “Mamas First Act,” and it’s a way Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) hopes to improve access to health care for mothers and their babies.
UW-Green Bay Professor and Associate Dean Ryan Martin’s (Psychology, CAHSS) TED Talk can now be found on the the TED homepage under “Newest Talks.” The talk, which originated as a TEDxFondduLac Talk was “upgraded” to a TED Talk status in March.
“Humans have a tricky relationship with stuff: shirts, books, cars, so on. We all have stuff; we want more stuff; we get jealous of other peoples’ stuff. We talk to a psychologist about where this drive comes from, and take a broad look at what impacts our complex relationship with material goods.” WPR talks to former Phoenix faculty member Regan Gurung.
“It was a dream.” Along with some scenes from Commencement, undergraduates Johnny Gomez (Business Administration) and Taylor Gulbrand (Psychology, Human Development), and Brianna Jenkins (Master’s in Nursing Leadership and Management in Health Systems), reflect on their time at UW-Green Bay, and the family and faculty who got them to degree completion.
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Shayla Warren studies the long-term neural impact of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) with the Neuroscience Lab and its faculty members at UW-Green Bay. It’s a massive undertaking for an undergraduate student that could have significant implications on everything from youth sports to accidents on the playground.
What made it even more interesting, though, is the journey Shayla’s taken from a relatively shy, first-generation college student from a small town in northern (Ashland, Wis.) Wisconsin to a confident soon-to-be psychology graduate with doctoral aspirations. Warren plans to continue her research and then apply to graduate school for programs related to psychology or neuroscience.
“This is an opportunity that most undergraduates don’t have, at least not quite as hands-on as my experience was working with EEG, to the best of my knowledge,” she said. “I am very thankful to have been apart of the Neuroscience Lab.”
Earlier this year, she was one of six speakers at the PSI Talks, a venue for outstanding psychology students and psychology alumni to present their research, their internships or jobs, or just discuss about how a psychological concept relates to something from their life. See her talk on Traumatic Brain Injury.
Taylor Gulbrand (Psychology and Human Development) experienced the heartbreak of losing her mother while a freshman at UW-Green Bay. But that loss wasn’t lost. When Gulbrand heard about Camp Lloyd, a grief camp for kids unique to UW-Green Bay, she asked where she could sign up. Last summer she served as a head buddy — one of the most impactful and healing experiences of her life.
“During my first year of camp as a buddy, I knew that I wanted to work with kids,” she said. “I loved seeing how much the kids could grow just in one week. It was so unbelievable rewarding to work with children and help them recognize their grief, but also to remind them that they can have fun and be kids!”
This summer, the Luxemburg, Wis. native is a “student head buddy,” planning Camp Lloyd and training the student buddies to get ready for camp.
Gulbrand is enrolled in UW-Oshkosh’s Master’s Program for Professional Counseling (School Counseling Emphasis), with hopes of becoming a school counselor for elementary school-aged children.
“I know that I would not have gotten this experience elsewhere,” she said. “Getting involved in Camp Lloyd my sophomore year opened up the door for so many more opportunities. UW-Green Bay has helped me grow in a multitude of ways and I and so grateful to have attended. I will always have the Camp Lloyd spirit deep in my heart, even after my time as a buddy is over.”
The Student Nominated Teacher Award is an effort of the Instructional Development Council and Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning that recognizes excellent teaching from a student perspective. This year, the committee changed the administration of the award to reflect the breadth and diversity of outstanding teaching that is taking place on this campus. The IDC will no longer limit the award to one early career and one experienced teacher. Instead, any instructor who receives three or more nominations demonstrating real impact on the student experience is recognized as a recipient. The IDC’s goal in making this change is to celebrate a larger group of instructors, and endow students with greater agency over the process. The campus community thanks the following 16 instructors for their dedication to teaching and to their students:
Franklin Chen – Natural and Applied Sciences
Heather Clarke – Business Administration
David Coury – Humanities
Jason Cowell – Human Development
Lydia Dildilian – Art and Design
Peter Fields – Humanities (English Composition/Writing Center)
Patrick Forsythe – Natural and Applied Sciences
Kevin Kain – Humanities
Carly Kibbe – Human Biology
Alan Kopischke – Theatre and Dance
Katia Levintova – Democracy & Justice Studies
Rebecca Meacham – Humanities
Uwe Pott – Human Biology
Sarah Schuetze – Humanities
Aaron Weinschenk – Public Environmental Affairs
Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges – Human Development
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Dean Ryan Martin, builds off his love for the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with a list of seven other works about mental illness for CAHSSeffect.org: A Painfully Incomplete List of Great Works About Mental Illness.
The next Philosopher’s Cafe (as well as Death Cafe) will be taking place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Inn in Green Bay. The seventeenth-century philosopher La Rouchefoucauld claimed that one can no more look steadily at death than he can the sun. And yet, people do die, and people grieve. Join organizers for a discussion with UW-Green Bay Prof. Illene Cupit (Human Development, Psychology) and a scholar in the emerging filed of “Thanatology,” the study of death and dying. Is grief a universal phenomenon? Is it necessary to grieve, and if so, is it preferable to get psycho pharmaceutical or psychotherapeutic help? These are some of the issues to be discussed in this Philosophers’ Cafe (or “Death Cafe”).