Success by design: A big year at the Addys for UW-Green Bay

A UW-Green Bay student is advancing to the national American Advertising Federation Addy Awards competition, having qualified at the district level earlier this year.

Senior Matt Vanden Boomen is one of two UW-Green Bay graphic design students — along with fellow senior Sarah Schrader — who were honored during the district awards ceremony, held in February at Lawrence University in Appleton. Two faculty members — Toni Damkoehler and Addie Sorbo — also took home Addy Awards during the event, which recognizes outstanding student and faculty work in advertising.

Vanden Boomen (pictured above) is a senior Design Arts major who received two Student Silver awards and one Student Gold award at the district competition. The Student Gold designation automatically qualifies his piece to be judged at the national level, with awards presented June 8 during the AAF’s national conference in Phoenix.

Receiving three trophies during the district-level Addy gala is notable because even professional designers rarely receive even two, organizers say. Vanden Boomen remains humble despite the success, he looks toward the future and how the designation may turn the heads of potential employers.

“The company I was interning for offered me a paid position soon after they found out about my work winning awards at the Addys,” Vanden Boomen said. “This accomplishment will definitely set me a part from others designers in the future, too.”

Vanden Boomen received Student Silver medals for his Design Studio III coffee shop “404” campaign and for his Design Studio III “Mustache Milk” men’s cologne package design. The Student Gold medal was awarded for his part in the graphic design of last fall’s issue of UW-Green Bay’s student produced magazine, the Sheepshead Review.

Designing the Sheepshead Review is a collaboration among many students and a faculty adviser, Vanden Boomen said. He was the creative editor on the project, while fellow student Jake Jenkins participated in the effort as the journal’s chief layout editor. The student editor-in-chief, Kelsey Duquaine, gave input into the final product, and faculty advisor Chuck Rybak, English and Humanistic Studies, was also key during the design process, Vanden Boomen said.

Schrader (pictured left), a senior Design Arts major, was recognized for her work in advertising design. No stranger to the Addys, Schrader received a district Student Silver Award for the second consecutive year. She noted that her time at UW-Green Bay has been filled with opportunities to pursue goals outside of academics, and she insists every student should do more than just class work. Earning recognition during the Addys was that something extra for Schrader.

“This is a recognizable award, it’s not just a local event, it’s possible to receive national attention,” Schrader said. “Everyone is striving for it.”

Schrader received Student Silver for her “Open MIC Night” poster for the University Union, where she is a graphic designer.

The image of the brooding artist doesn’t accurately describe Vanden Boomen or Schrader. Their creative process allows for constant change and adaptation, both say. Each year the Addys come around and the two students set out to find their best work from the previous year.

“I don’t design anything with the intention of entering it,” Schrader said. “I prefer to review my previous year’s work, and then decide which has been my strongest piece.”

UW-Green Bay students weren’t the only ones hauling in the hardware during the annual gala. Associate Prof. Toni Damkoehler received three awards during the Feb. 28 ceremony. Damkoehler, a UW-Green Bay alumna and current faculty member in the Design Arts department, earned a Gold Addy and two Silver Addys for designing a promotional poster for the UW-Green Bay Theatre program. Her creation of a poster illustration for the UW-Green Bay Theatre and Music production of Gone Missing was awarded with a Gold Addy. The same poster received a Silver Addy in the “advertising for the arts” category. Finally, Damkoehler’s work on UW-Green Bay Theatre’s bobrauchenbergamerica poster was awarded a Silver Addy.

Another UW-Green Bay alumna, lecturer Addie Sorbo, received a Silver Addy award for her design of the poster used during the advertising campaign for the 2012 production of UW-Green Bay Theatre and Music’s Cabaret.

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Dietetics students shine at statewide nutrition conference

UW-Green Bay Dietetics programs (undergraduate and internship) were well
represented at the recent Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual
conference in Stevens Point. Jessica Davidson, a current dietetic intern and
UW-Green Bay Human Biology graduate, was recognized as Dietetic Intern of the
Year. Caitlin Baker, a Human Biology major with a Nutrition Science emphasis,
was recognized as Student of the Year; and Denise Halbach, a Human Biology major
with a Nutrition Science emphasis, was awarded the Bernice Mateika Scholarship.
What’s more, the UW-Green Bay student and internship delegation (more than two
dozen in all) came up with an idea on the spot for a feed-the-needy exercise as
part of the conference.

 

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Cofrin Center for Biodiversity/Research Grants

An amazing resource for student and researchers. Includes the Arboretum, Richer Museum, Herbarium, and natural areas on and off campus. http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity

Students can apply for Research Grants, typically $500 to $1,000 to fund research projects.  On March 4, 2014, previous recipients will present their projects at the annual Cofrin Student Symposium. http://news.uwgb.edu/featured/giving-back/02/25/celebrating-25-years-of-student-research/

 

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What is Environmental Science?

The program of study in the Environmental Science major is interdisciplinary, emphasizing an integrated approach to knowledge in the field. Because the study of environmental problems requires a sound understanding of scientific principles, the Environmental Science major is grounded in the natural sciences and mathematics. The curriculum includes a social science component, enabling students to gain an understanding of environmental economic and policy issues. Field experiences, internships and practicums are emphasized.

UW-Green Bay has nearly 40 years of teaching and research experience in the field. Its program was one of the first in the nation. The interdisciplinary focus allows students to have a diverse education. They receive hands-on and practical learning experiences in both laboratory and field. A significant number of graduates of this major gain entry-level positions in the environmental science field. About one-third of these positions are in the public sector, and two-thirds are in the private sector in industries, business, and engineering consulting firms. Numerous graduates have successfully completed master’s and doctoral degrees.

http://www.uwgb.edu/environmental-science/program/overview.asp

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What is Environmental Policy and Planning?

The major in Environmental Policy and Planning, is an environmental studies program based in the social sciences. It is designed to prepare students for a variety of challenging professions involving the planning, analysis, design, and administration of policies and programs dealing with the natural and human-made environment. This interdisciplinary major is also suitable preparation for further study in a wide range of graduate programs, including environmental studies, public policy, public administration, law, urban and regional planning, and related fields. Through this major, students develop knowledge and skills in planning and decision making, public policy, political and economic systems, and the environmental sciences, and acquire the analytic capacities for participation in those processes which will shape environmental quality in the future.
Courses include Economics, Political Science, Statistics, Environmental Science, and Public and Environmental Affairs courses concering Law, Policy Analysis, and Management. http://catalog.uwgb.edu/undergrad/environmental-policy-and-planning/major/

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Internships and other opportunities for EPP students

Internships, special topics courses, and/or applied research projects are available for every student. Internships are especially encouraged. These are generally short-term positions with local governments or agencies (usually non-paid) where students carry out projects related to their academic interests and skills. In addition to obtaining valuable experience, students enhance their opportunities for future employment and graduate school.

http://www.uwgb.edu/pea/program/environmental/

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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

Biology Faculty Merkel and Students Published

February 2013: “Prof. Brian Merkel of Human Biology reports the recent publication of a paper in the refereed journal for undergraduate biological research, BIOS. This paper enlisted the help of two former UW-Green Bay students, Kristy Nelson (Human Biology major) and Lynn Sternhagen, (Adult Degree). Also contributing was Prof. John of St. Norbert College. The study examined the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on the immune system of mice. The title, author and citation: The Effects of Aroclor 1260 on Antigen Presentation and Superoxide Anion Production in CD2F1 mice. Brian Merkel, Kristy Nelson, Lynn Sternhagen, and John Phythyon BIOS 83(4) 121-126, 2012”

From UWGB Inside Newsroom: http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/faculty-staff/02/05/faculty-merkel-publication/

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