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Participate in Public Events

Research in the Rotunda

Every Spring, you have the opportunity to travel to Madison and present your research to legislators, state leaders, and other attendees in the Capitol Rotunda. To sign up in Fall for this event, contact the Office of Grants & Research at ogr@uwgb.edu or call 920-465-2565 or 920-465-2648.


       

Attend conferences

Attend professional conferences like this one. Students attended the 11th annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference on Dec. 13th, 2018 in Madison, sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP).  This conference demonstrated innovative, new business practices put into effect in response to changing societal demands. Campus students were able to interact with business leaders and participate in a business centered program. 

Our own TEDx Talks!

Professor Aaron Weinschenk is one of the creators and co-organizers for this event that takes place on the UWGB campus in our own Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Inaugurated in 2018, "TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUW-Green Bay, where x = independently organized TED event.”  Website   Facebook   Twitter

Academic Excellence Symposium

"Students and their faculty mentors interested in presenting their research, creative or scholarly activity are invited and encouraged to register for the 17th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, . This annual symposium rotates between the UW System campuses and joins together undergraduates from all campuses to share research projects with a statewide audience. Students from all academic disciplines present on a wide variety of topics through research poster presentations, oral presentations, gallery exhibits and artistic performances." For more information, please visit the symposium website here.  

Strategic Philanthropy Awards Event

Our Strategic Philanthropy class awarded $10,000 on May 1, 2019 to Casa ALBA Melanie, a support resource and referral center for the Hispanic population in the greater Green Bay area. Over the past six years, the class has awarded $65,000 to local organizations dedicated to an important need in the Brown County area. Each year, these funds are made possible by a grant from the Learning by Giving Foundation founded by Doris Buffet. Some articles on past events are here, here and here.

Phoenix Talks

Modeled after the popular TEDx Talks series, UWGB hosted a series of Phoenix Talks November 3-6. During each talk, 3 engaging community leaders discussed their careers and why they chose to devote their lives to public service. Each talk focused on a different area. Check out the PEA YouTube channel by clicking the links below to go directly to the desired video.

Public Education

Monday, Nov. 3

Speakers:

Nick Nesvacil '07, special education teacher, Green Bay Preble High School

Jo Weibel '97, principal, Edison Middle School (Green Bay)

Jenny Wassenberg '98 and '03, teacher, Phantom Knight School of Opportunity (West De Pere)

Nonprofits

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Speakers:

Sara Bruesewitz '12, development, American Red Cross

Nicole Hoffman '99, vice president of development, ASPIRO

Sarah Inman '92, vice president of community impact, United Way

Environmental Issues and Causes

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Speakers:

Crystal Osman '08, Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and Olde Main Street, Inc.

John Katers, UWGB Natural and Applied Sciences

City Government and Politics

Thursday, Nov. 6

Speakers:

Jim Schmitt, mayor, City of Green Bay

Dan Lindstrom '07, Green Bay City Planning Department

Cheryl Renier-Wigg, Neighborhood Development Supervisor, City of Green Bay