During the pandemic, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Brian Welsch (Physics), teaches inside the Physics Lab at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the Green Bay Campus. Physics students wear facemasks and sit six-feet apart as COVID-19 precautions. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.
– Photos by William Throndsen Photo/Video Intern, Marketing and University Communication.
During the pandemic, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music) teaches his Jazz Ensemble class on the main stage at the Weidner Center. Music students use specialized slotted masks, bell covers on brass instruments, sit six feet apart, and leave the stage every 30 minutes for the air to disperse. Gaines said he is “blown away” by his students resilience and has been impressed watching them persevere through these pandemic challenges. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.
– Photos by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication
Students in Advanced Microbiology class, GRAM stain soil samples on slides and exam soil to distinguish and classify bacterial species. Students and faculty are able to continue their work in the Biology Lab inside the Lab Sciences building on the Green Bay Campus by adhering to all safety and COVID-19 safety protocols. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.
UW-Green Bay’s Green Bay Campus shows off seasonal variety year-round and shines particularly bright with vivid colors during the fall semester. Those on campus can enjoy the elevated view of autumn reds, yellows, and oranges from the multilevel Cofrin Library. There are even more views to experience while exploring campus outside of the University Union and the miles of trails through the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.
– Photos and text by photo intern William Throndsen and drone photos by Sue Pischke
Students in Assistant Professor Kelly Deuerling’s Geochemistry of Natural Waters’ outdoor lab learn about the instrumentation at the stream gauging station and use a field instrument to see where the waters from the bay of Green Bay start to influence the composition of Mahon Creek in the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.
It’s a student-funded project that has been in the works for awhile—an Intermodal Earth Flow composting steel vessel was installed outside the University Union delivery area, recently. The composter will handle organic food waste from the University Dining, as well as food waste from plates, and dining operations on the UW-Green Bay Campus. The post-mix will be taken to a site on-campus to cure for between 2-4 months which will then yield compost that can be used. The composter has a minimum processing capacity of At least 2,000 pounds of raw organic waste per 7-day period or 660 gallons.
Assistant Professor Kelly Deuerling’s Soil Environment students use soil augers to dig up and describe the soils they extract from the Mesic Forest located in the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum on the UW-Green Bay campus.
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus CEO Cindy Bailey and NWTC-Marinette Dean Jennifer Flatt have been working tirelessly and collaboratively to provide higher education opportunities to the Marinette region through the Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition. A recent video shoot which will be directed at future virtual programming in the Marinette region, provided interaction between their mascots in the lobby at NWTC-Marinette.
What follows is their September Column submitted to local media:
Making a decision about college at any time is challenging, but we know that it is especially difficult now. On-campus events that might typically help guide someone’s choice may not occur this year. Envisioning your future may feel overwhelming. Even if you are able to visit a campus, college does not look this year the same as it has in the past or the way it will in the future.
So how do you make decisions about your college pathway? Colleges and universities across the country are rising to the challenge and offering information and experiences in innovative, virtual ways. Here in the state of Wisconsin and at NWTC Marinette and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, we are embarking on an adventure, creatively showcasing what our campuses have to offer in new ways.
The Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) is a resource for students that typically is held in person in September. This year’s Fair will be virtual, accessible on multiple dates, and open to parents as well as students at flexible times to meet your schedule. Access virtual campus tours for colleges across the Upper Midwest. Search for colleges by program, size, and location. Watch videos and download materials to help in your decision process. Learn about financial aid. Visit wefs.org and click on “Register for Fairs” to learn more.
NWTC Marinette and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus are open for in-person tours by appointment. Individual or family tours are excellent opportunities to engage in conversation about your specific interests and goals. Call or go online to our websites to schedule your personalized tour.
Our current students are also exploring what it means to be a student in their field during this time. Virtual events like Major Mondays at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, offer students an opportunity to explore majors, plan for their future, and connect with other students, faculty, and staff.
NWTC Marinette’s Virtual Tech Challenge allows Trades students on campus this year to create and compete with other students, showcasing products virtually to students, faculty, and staff.
The College of Business Network will be a virtual collaborative project across both local campuses, connecting students majoring in all business-related fields to discuss and learn about relevant topics like financial literacy, LinkedIn and networking, as well as social media tips for the business world.
Making a decision about college this year will lead to lots of questions—even more than in a normal year. Rather than feeling isolated and confused, reach out to us! We are here for all people who are trying to determine their college path, no matter where they plan to attend.
Mascot photo by Sue Pischke, Photographer/Videographer, UW-Green Bay
Classes at UW-Green Bay looked a bit different this year with students and faculty respecting the masking and social-distance requirements indoors. Many of the faculty also took to teaching outdoors last week, taking advantage of the warm temperatures and beautiful campus environment. Enjoy the gallery. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.
– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication.
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