“Timing is everything.”
You may call that phrase cliché. Lorzeno Lones calls it truth. The 2016 Universiity of Wisconsin-Green Bay Psychology graduate is currently a Neuroscience Ph.D. student at Washing University in St. Louis were he’s on a lab rotation, including the lab of Erik Herzog, Ph.D. studying “how cells in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) communicate to each other to generate circadian rhythms.”
Here’s the thing… it wasn’t that long ago when the 16-year old Lozeno Lones hit a “rebellious” stage, left his grandparents in Chicago in hopes of a “less-0dsicplined” lifestyle. He moved to Green Bay to live with his brother. And instead of a life on easy street, he new road led to unforeseen roadblocks’ culture shock, isolation and depression.
So how did he get from there to here? From few friends and failing grades to an honor student and the pride of UW-Green Bay Psychology?
Timing. “It’s everything,” he argues. in fact, the current research he and his mentor are conducting in the lab, can prove it!
Lones can tell you his tory better than it can be told. And he tells it really, really well in his PSITalk of a few weeks ago. PSI Talks are 8- to 10- minute engaging and thought-provoking presentations that link psychology concepts to life. His presentation is on YouTube. Watch it here.
Imagine relaxing in a comfortable chair after a long day. Sipping a delicious beverage and taking in the calm atmosphere around you as you nuzzle a warm, furry feline purring on your lap. The Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary and Cat Cafe, owned by UW-Green Bay alumna Elizabeth Feldhausen ’15, gives the Green Bay community the opportunity to experience it all.
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Your Alumni Association Board of Directors is seeking four members for the 2017-2020 term, beginning July 2017. The Board meets every other month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday. The Board is involved with shaping the direction of the Association, works to raise money for student scholarships, and plans and executes alumni events. If interested in being considered, email Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at email@example.com by Friday, March 31.
Sitting down to talk with Dan Terrio, ’12 and ‘14, UW-Green Bay Adult Degree graduate and local community powerhouse, I immediately wondered how I would keep up with him during the interview. Ten minutes later I wondered how on earth I could hope to keep up with him at all.
Dan, who currently serves as a Learning Facilitator for new employees with Humana in Green Bay, has spent his entire professional career – and indeed, his life – in service of others. Among other duties with Humana, he is responsible for educating Humana Employees about Humana Vitality, the company’s corporate wellness program. Prior to joining the Humana family, he served as the Youth Development Manager with the Greater Green Bay Chamber and served in various other professional and volunteer roles, all primarily within the greater Green Bay area.
To read more about Dan, visit alumni spotlight.
Get together with fellow alumni and cheer on the Green Bay Bullfrogs as they take on the Madison Mallards on Saturday, July 26 at 6:05 p.m. in Madison. Package pricing has been set up for UWGB alumni:
$16 Pepsi Tailgate Tickets: includes all-you-can-eat and unlimited soda and water from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as a reserved stadium seat.
$20 Pepsi Tailgate Tickets: includes all-you-can-eat and unlimited beer, soda and water from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as a reserved stadium seat.
Tickets can be purchased at www.mallardsgroups.com. Enter “greenbay” for the special pricing listed above. If you have any questions regarding tickets, please contact Rick Brostowitz at 608-246-4277 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For many alumni, a Habitat for Humanity service learning trip over winter or spring break was one of the most memorable experiences of their college career. Perhaps there are some alums who would now like to help other students have that life-changing experience. Ten UWGB students have been invited to participate in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip to Bicol, Philippines in August 2014 to build homes and hope for families there. Adviser and Dean of Enrollment Services Mike Stearney will accompany the students. The UWGB team will be joined by teams of college students from Japan and the Philippines on this special multi-national project. Sixty student volunteers will work near Naga City to build a community of homes for rural families impacted by poverty and Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon last November damaged or destroyed more than a million homes in the Philippines. Rebuilding lives will continue well into the coming years, but the path forward for families starts with a home. The students need partners to make this happen. Each student needs to raise approximately $1,700 to cover their trip expenses. If you can help, please consider making a donation to https://share.habitat.org/gv15340.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will recognize five meritorious graduates of the institution at the 2014 Alumni Association Awards Night on Thursday evening, May 1.
This year’s honorees are Craig Dickman, Class of 1982, Constance Downs ’96, and Bob Pyle, ’83, each receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award; and JoAnn Miller ’01 and Crystal Osman ’08, recipients of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. For more information on each of the 2014 recipients, click here.
The annual program spotlights UW-Green Bay alumni who have made special contributions to the University, their communities and professions. The ceremony takes place in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. The event is open to the public. It begins with a 5 p.m. social and includes dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program. The cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office at (920) 465-2074 or email@example.com.