The COVID-19 pandemic has changed plenty in the sports world. In an era with no fans in the stands it’s the public address announcers that bring a sense of normalcy and energy to otherwise empty gyms. Phoenix public announcer Trevor Ramseier helps brings more energy to GB basketball games, even without any fans.
UW-Extension Dietetic Intern Lauren Geistkemper was recently featured in Door County Daily News article about a growing need at food pantries. Since the beginning of the pandemic, demand has risen in Door and Kewanee counties for needed household and food items. The article lists common food pantry items needed.
Read the article on the Door County Daily News website.
Lora Warner, director of UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs, says research showed 56 percent of regional respondents were “greatly concerned” about the decline in donations, compared to 52 percent statewide. In addition, about half of nonprofits reduced their service delivery due to the pandemic, while the other half adapted their services or increased their service delivery. Source: Study: Pandemic hitting nonprofits hard, Insight Publications
“I think the reason … certain Thanksgiving rituals are important, is because they serve as memory primes, releasing associated positive feelings,” said Regan A. R. Gurung, former professor of human development and psychology at UW-Green Bay. Source: Smaller Thanksgiving gatherings provide opportunities to increase our gratitude, Marshfield News-Herald
The UWGB community site is testing upwards of 400 people a day. Rapid testing sites at UW system schools have contributed to an overall increase in testing across the state, which is a key step in fighting the pandemic. Source: COVID-19 testing sites accommodating for increased demand before holidays, FOX11
Prof. Brian Merkel joined other experts in this story regarding testing for COVID-19. Even if you tested negative, be careful, they advise… “Because testing is a snapshot from the time of testing, public health experts say it’s not advisable to use a negative test as a justification for spending time with family during the holidays. Brian Merkel, associate professor of biology at UW-Green Bay, said a better option before seeing others is to quarantine for 14 days first.” Source: Tested Negative For COVID-19? Here’s What You Need To Know | Wisconsin Public Radio
“Given the change of course that has happened in the world, we wanted to provide expert opinions on what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate. We wanted to know what skills will be more important, where the economy is doing relatively well, and if there will be any lasting effects on the job market. UW-Green Bay’s Prof. John Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) was among those interviewed. Read the full article on Zippia’s website.
“This is truly incredible, especially in light of the pandemic,” said UW-Green Bay Provost Kate Burns. Our mission is to teach all who want to learn,” Burns said. “This focus on student success permeates all that we do. Our students have shown incredible resilience in pursuing their education during this time. I am so proud of our faculty and staff in how they have rallied around our students to support them and their educational goals.”
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay, both members of the Horizon League athletic conference, will not host fans during games in December due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the league announced Wednesday. Source: UWM, UW-Green Bay basketball won’t host fans in December, Milwaukee Business Journal
The only other campuses with enrollment increases were UW- Green Bay and Parkside, with Green Bay having the highest enrollment increase. Preliminary data showed total enrollment to be 164,494, down by 1.9% from last year. Enrollment for incoming freshmen was 6%. Source: University of Wisconsin enrollment drops nearly 2% – FOX11