Lakeshore Leaders Breakfast Series, Attorney Michelle Birschbach

UW-Green Bay’s Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses host a monthly speaker series with distinguished leaders making a positive impact in our communities. Join them to hear an inspiring talk and to learn from area leaders. Attorney Michelle Birschbach will be speaking on February 10, 2021.  This is a virtual event.

Source: Lakeshore Leaders Breakfast Series, Attorney Michelle Birschbach, LexBlog

Vaccine clinics to launch in Green Bay, Sheboygan

Prevea Health is partnering with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay to launch two community COVID-19 vaccine clinics — one at the Kress Events Center on the UW-Green Bay campus in Green Bay and another in the gymnasium of the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus in Sheboygan, come late January and early February.

Source: Vaccine clinics to launch in Green Bay, Sheboygan, Review News


Eri’s Beauty Studio fulfills ownership dreams with help of SBDC

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay aspire to offer a wide array of services, resources and expertise designed to guide budding entrepreneurs down the pathway to prosperity. With the SCEDC and the SBDC at UW-Green Bay lending a steady helping hand, Zacatecas, Mexico native Juana Erica Silva opened Eri’s Beauty.

Source: Eri’s Beauty Studio fulfills ownership dreams, Review News

COVID-19 Vaccine

Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus to open Feb. 4

Sheboygan – The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, One University Drive, will open Thursday, Feb. 4.

The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all community members eligible for the vaccine under the vaccination prioritization guidelines set by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

Currently, frontline health care personnel, residents in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, police and fire personnel and adults ages 65 and over can make an appointment for vaccination through Prevea. For the latest on who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin, Prevea Health encourages everyone to regularly check the DHS website at:

 Appointments are required for the Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. Prevea encourages patients and members of the public to create a MyPrevea account at as this is where vaccine scheduling is available. You do not have to be a Prevea patient to sign up for a MyPrevea account or to receive a vaccine at Prevea community vaccination location. You can also visit for additional information or call 1 (833) 344 – HERE (4373) for assistance. Appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply that is provided by Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Please note: Prior to the opening of the Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on Feb. 4 –  those eligible for vaccination (frontline health care personnel, residents in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, police and fire personnel, and adults ages 65 and older) may receive a vaccine through Prevea Health at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, 3100 Superior Ave. in Sheboygan. Again, appointments are required through MyPrevea or by calling 1 (833) 344 – 4373. Appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply that is provided by Wisconsin Department of Health Services.


Video: UW-Green Bay Coffee Break, Jan. 20, 2021

Didn’t have a chance to take part in Coffee Break? We have it recorded.

Chanceller Alexander recommends these books:

Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education by Bryan Alexander (no relation)

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education by Nathan Grawe

Provost Kate Burns recommends:
Small Teaching Online, is an e-book the library purchased with an unlimited user license. Search the Library Catalog for the title.

STEM Center Engineering Equipment

WAF donates $100,000 to create new UWGB engineering scholarship fund to assist Manitowoc county high school graduates

Released Jan. 15, 2021 from Cole Buergi, Leonard & Finco Public Relations

Manitowoc, Wis.—Manitowoc county high school graduates planning to attendUW-Green Bay, may have an opportunity for financial support through a new scholarship fund created by Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF), with support of the Schwartz family who has owned and operated the company since its founding in 1909.

WAF has donated $100,000 to create the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship fund through the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Foundation.

“We’re thrilled to help the next generation realize the opportunities available in the manufacturing industry,” said Berel Lutsky, WAF board member and a Professor of Arts at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. “The foundry’s success is due to the hard work and dedication of its team members, the community and surrounding area. This is an opportunity for us to invest in the future of our region.”

“This fund is an incredible opportunity for the Manitowoc area students; providing a scholarship source to help them earn engineering degrees at the university,” stated UWGB Chancellor Michael Alexander. “We’re grateful to Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry and the Schwartz family’s support as the university continues to grow and meet our area’s need for engineers.”

Manufacturing is a leading industry in Northeast Wisconsin and, as many within the workforce approach retirement, there is a shortage of new engineers to meet manufacturers’ needs. “As we look to the future, it’s important to prepare the next generation with the skills needed for companies such as ours to continue to flourish,” explains WAF CEO Sachin Shivaram. “It’s also a way for us to invest in the community and to show that there are great career opportunities right here in this region.”

Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship eligibility requirements:

  1. Recipients must be a graduate of a high school in Manitowoc county. These include:
    • Kiel High School
    • Lincoln High School
    • Manitowoc Lutheran
    • McKinley Academy
    • Mishicot High School
    • Reedsville High School
    • Roncalli High School
    • Two Rivers High School
    • Valders High School
  2. Recipients must major in either Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  3. Must be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as a degree-seeking undergraduate student.
  4. Must demonstrate financial need.
  5. Must be pursuing a major in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology.
  6. Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years.

For more information, or to apply for a scholarship, please visit:

About Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry:

Founded in 1909, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry is an industry leader in aluminum and copper-based alloy castings for a variety of industries. Headquartered in Manitowoc, Wis., the family-owned company is known for its All-American line of cookware and for its support of the local community. For more information, visit

Media Contacts:

Cole Buergi, Leonard & Finco Public Relations
(920) 619-4400

Kohler Art Preserve

Be the first to preview the ‘Art Preserve’ Thursday, Feb. 11

On Thursday, Feb. 11 2021, you can be one of the first to preview the Art Preserve, the new home of the John Michael Arts Center’s world-renowned collection of artist-built environments. The Art Preserve’s grand opening won’t be until June, but the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement has coordinated an early virtual tour.

The Art Preserve offers a new kind of museum experience, allowing visitors to see thousands of works previously kept in closed storage. We’ll explore how artists from Wisconsin and beyond transformed their spaces into densely-packed creative environments filled with sculptures, paintings, signs, collections, and more. We’ll also see responses to those environments from contemporary artists who’ve been inspired by the collection.

There is a nominal fee, and a link will be sent via email a few days prior to the event.

Prof. Martin to help YMCA kick-off six-week transformation challenge

UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students can participate in a free, six-week transformation challenge. You don’t have to be a Y member, you don’t need to transform inside the Y, it can all be done virtually or on your own with a walk, or workout of the day.

Sign-up for the RESET Challenge and the YMCA will deliver emails, inspiring video content and help participants to support each other through social media. The end goal…  move at minimum of 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week. Each of the six weeks has a theme RESET, REFRESH, RECONNECT, REPLAY, REINVEST, RESTORE. It’s about more than physical fitness, but movement is the base component.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) is going to kick us off to launch the RESET COMMUNITY challenge with a video about emotions and anger, and refocusing your anger (politics, covid, general unrest) for good.

The end goal is to engage 2,000 people in the six-week challenge that begins Feb. 1, 2021. Across the country there will be 10s of thousands of people doing the same challenge during the same time.

See the reset-challenge website for more details, including: 


-link to RESET sign up form

-six week tracker calendar

-word of the day workout guide

UW-Green Bay joins in MLK Celebration, Monday, Jan. 18

Join us online Monday, January 18, 2021 for the annual Brown County MLK Celebration!

All are welcome at this free event for all ages and cultures. The community celebration will be held online this year at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

At this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, we welcome you to:

  • Enjoy music by local artists
  • Hear the inspiring words of Dr. King
  • Help us remember and honor people who have built our county and our country
  • See the work of area students who competed in the annual MLK poster, essay and poetry contest for the past several years

Vice Chancellor Corey King and Chancellor Mike Alexander are among the speakers.

See more including a link to the virtual presentation.

Call for nominations of Founders Awards

It is time to start submitting nominations for the 2021 Founders Awards! The Awards & Recognition Committee wants to encourage departments, units, offices and other working communities to consider which of their colleagues they would like to see honored at next year’s Fall Convocation.

The nomination form for the 2021 Founders Awards is available electronically at Nomination Form.

The Awards & Recognition Committee encourages anyone from the UW-Green Bay community (faculty, staff, students, and community members) to submit a nomination(s) prior to the March 5, 2021 deadline. The website includes the criteria and a Description of each Founders Award and a list of previous awards Founders Award Recipients.

Individuals and groups who have received the Founders Award for a given category within the last 15 years will not be eligible for that same category. Also, self-nominated individuals and groups will not receive consideration.

If the individual(s) you nominate is (are) selected as a finalists(s), you will be contacted to provide further information such as background information on your nominee, letters of support addressing the nominee’s qualifications for the award, etc. All awards will be presented at the campus-wide convocation in August.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your nomination(s), please feel free to contact Anna Merry, Chair of the Awards & Recognition Committee, or any Committee member – (James Kabrhel, Katelyn Strzok, William Yazbec, Joe Schoenebeck, Illene Cupit, Ryan Kauth, Barb Holschbach, Amanda Koperalski and Sarah Detweiler).  Awards & Recognition Committee members are not eligible for nomination.