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Marcelo Cruz, Ph.D. – Urban Planning: Students Act Local, Think Global

Recreating Green Bay River-front for pedestrian recreational use.

Recreating Green Bay River-front for pedestrian recreational use.

Dr. Cruz’s UW-Green Bay students have interned in local planning and community development agencies and organizations. He strongly believes in getting students to act local while thinking global. As part of this global link Dr. Cruz leads students on travel courses to Ecuador and Switzerland.

UW-Green Bay faculty, students, city and state government, citizens, and developers collaborate to reveal and respond to the demographic shifts in local community.  In the Green Bay Press-Gazette (June 9, 2013), Dr. Cruz reported that residential living increasingly are in demand in downtown Green Bay, the story says, and it’s a local trend that mirrors what’s happening elsewhere in the country. Empty nesters, young, upwardly mobile professionals and dual-income married couples without children are driving the trend, Cruz said. “They want to be able to work and play and live nearby, where they don’t have to use their automobiles,” said Cruz, who lives downtown and doesn’t own a car. He added that urban planners like the popularity of downtown living because increased residential density requires fewer resources and is more environmentally friendly. But whether it’s sustainable long-term remains a concern, Cruz said.

Dr. Marcelo Cruz – cruzm@uwgb.edu (http://goo.gl/nW5wLf)

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Assoc. Professor, Daniel Meinhardt, served as associate editor for Sustain Alaska magazine.

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Daniel Meinhardt, Human Biology, recently served as associate editor for the magazine Sustain Alaska, a new publication by a sustainable development company in Anchorage, Alaska. The magazine contains an article by Meinhardt reporting on his 2011 trip to the native village of Shishmaref, Alaska, where dramatic changes in sea ice coverage and water levels are threatening the local way of life.
Dr. Daniel Meinhardt – meinhada@uwgb.edu (http://goo.gl/LQI3Lo)

Sustain Alaska Magazine

Sustain Alaska Magazine

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Callie Bartel-UW-Green Bay Graduate Returns As Training

Callie Bartel; UW-Green Bay Graduate

Callie Bartel, worked with U.S. Paralympic Throwing Team in Chula Vista, Calif., May 20-26, 2013.

Bartel was earned this opportunity because of a connection at  The College of St. Scholastica, where Bartel received her master’s degree (2011) in Athletic Training. Her supervisor during her two years at the Duluth, Minn. campus was originally scheduled to attend the camp, but was forced to cancel and find a replacement. Bartel’s name was thrown in the mix of potential replacements, and just weeks later she found herself in southern California with one of the most fulfilling experiences of her young career.

While at the camp Bartel learned just how in-tune Paralympic athletes are with their bodies, and how skilled they are at their respective sports. She talked with a blind high-jumper and watched a women’s rugby contest, and also saw firsthand just how much work goes into being a thrower from a wheelchair or seated position.

“Their skills at their respective sports and the overall knowledge they have of each sport and their body was incredible—most athletes come to an athletic trainer and say their knee hurts or their ankle is sore. These athletes would come to me and tell me their Gastrocnemius muscle in their knee needed to be stretched,” Bartel said.

A 2009 graduate of UW-Green Bay and a 2011 graduate of The College of St. Scholastica, Bartel began working with Phoenix student-athletes last fall. During her short time with the program, she’s impressed UW-Green Bay’s Director of Sports Medicine and Performance Jeremy Cleven, who also serves as the department’s head athletic trainer.

“I was very excited that we were able to add Callie to our staff earlier this year because of her knowledge and work ethic,” Cleven said. “She’s made the right business connections and received this amazing opportunity as a result, and did a fantastic job with it as I expected her to.”

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by | February 13, 2014 · 5:09 pm

Dornbush, Faculty Mentor

Adam Von Haden transferred into UW-Green Bay his sophomore year unsure of what he wanted to study. After taking a few classes with Prof. Matthew Dornbush, he knew he wanted to get a degree in Environmental Science. Von Haden and Dornbush studied plant diversity and reproduction in his undergraduate career.

Full article available in: Inside – May 2013

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Game On! Video Game Career Started Here

Ben Kvalo, a 2010 UW-Green-Bay graduate, works in THE video game paradise. He works at 2K, which is part of the Take-Two Interactive corporation which was ranked as the world’s No. 1 video game publisher in 2012. Kvalo describes it as his dream job and states that Faculty Mentor Lucy Arendt, Professor Tim Meyer, and Jennifer Jones helped him step out of his comfort zone and follow his dreams.

Full article available in: Inside – May 2013

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Weinschenk quoted in ‘Washington Post’

In early September, Assistant Prof. Aaron Weinschenk, Public and Environmental Affairs, wrote a blog post for the London School of Economics’ American Politics and Policy blog, which was based on his research on voter turnout in local elections. Portions of Weinschenk’s commentary were featured in a Nov. 15 article in The Washington Post. You can read the full story here.

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360° of Panama

UW-Green Bay students and faculty traveled to a small village in Panama, with the task of studying exotic spiders. Their experience involved much more than just the task at hand, such as experiencing the culture in San Antonio, Panama, learning the Wounaan culture’s way of life, and eating their food.

Full article available in: Inside – May 2013

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Student earns Red Cross award after getting start on campus

http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/news/07/17/student-red-cross-award/

A UW-Green Bay student who got involved with the American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin by joining our campus club has been named the organization’s “rookie of the year,” earning kudos for her enthusiastic volunteerism. Jennifer Pederson recently was honored “for her exceptional work and dedication” after she “hit the ground running after being recruited by some of her friends to get involved with the UW-Green Bay Red Cross club,” according to a blog post announcing the award. The Red Cross, of course, also employs one of our terrific alums — Jody Weyers ’96, recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. Weyers, Volunteer and Communications director for the chapter, is pictured with Pederson in the post: click here.

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