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PEA Fall 2013 Open House is on Monday, Sept. 9, 5-6:30pm

Our next semi-annual Open House where we share strategies for success in the program and beyond has been scheduled! During our Fall 2013 Open House gathering, you will get information about program requirements, double-majoring, internships, certificates, teaching and research opportunities, tips for applying to graduate school, including Law Schools, information about getting involved on campus, and much more.  You will meet most of the faculty members in the PEA Department and will have a chance to ask us any questions you might have. This event is for all students, but it is particularly helpful for those of you who just signed up for one of our majors or minors. There will be lots of informal conversations and friendly advice. And some light refreshments will be served.

Please join us on Monday, September 9, 5-6:30PM in the 1965 Room of the University Union.

Congratulations to all our Spring 2013 graduates

Wishing all EPP, Political Science and Public Administration graduates a smooth transition to a new phase of their lives! Congratulations from all of us!

Environmental Policy and Planning Graduates:

Jeff Armbruster, Melissa Kiela, Joseph Mueller, Cache Owens, Megan Parker, Danny Pogue, Lizzie Prather, Amanda Pyke, Kate Werner, Ryan Yelle, Hilary Zanoni

Political Science Graduates:

Derek Barber, Ryan Dunk, Dan Gillespie, Hannah Huettl, Ben Kaufman, Wes Kottke, Scott Marohl, Danny Mueller, Mackenzie Reed, Tim Seubert, Sergei Sutto

Public Administration Graduates:

Michael Bablick, Frank Baublit, Chiara Boss, Ashley Giguere, Anna Griesbach, Alex Hanna, Robert Henderson, Kerry Higgins, Lance Hill, Tawny Hill, Eric Hoffman, Jeff Huebner, Brittany Polze, Ashley Skalecki, Jeff Smith, Lana Whitehead

PEA Spring 2013 Celebrating Students Event is on Thursday, May 2

Our annual gathering celebrating student achievement is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 (4-6pm) in the elegant Lambeau Cottage (by the Bay). We will celebrate our award-winning students, students who participated in internships, honors projects and independent studies and, of course, our May graduates. We hope to have a good turnout!

Learn it @ Lunch

The Civics Club is hosting our upcoming Learn it @ Lunch forum – please join them in learning from recent UWGB alums about how two Find a Job After Graduation! Alumni from the Public & Environmental Affairs Department will be on campus to share with you their job-seeking experience and to answer all of your questions. Please join us for this important conversation – and enjoy FREE PIZZA! Click Finding a Job_flyer to see our flyer with all the details.

Learn it @ Lunch is a student forum series sponsored by The Center for Public Affairs and Public & Environmental Affairs Department. This new series offers students and other participants the chance to learn more about a specific issue in an informal setting directed by experts on the topic. Throughout this and subsequent semesters students will be invited to attend these forums (lunch included!) with topics centered on student interests. Have a suggestion for a Learn It @ Lunch student forum topic? Email us! cfpa@uwgb.edu.

Learn It @ Lunch

The Center for Public Affairs and Public & Environmental Affairs Department are excited to announce a brand new student forum series: Learn It @ Lunch. This new series offers students and other participants the chance to learn more about a specific issue in an informal setting directed by experts on the topic. Throughout this and subsequent semesters PEA students will be invited to attend these forums (lunch included!) with topics centered on student interests. Have a suggestion for a Learn It @ Lunch student forum topic? Email us! cfpa@uwgb.edu

Please join us for the first installment of the series on Friday, March 1st in the Heritage Room and will focus on Careers in Public Affairs and Graduate School (highlighting information on Masters in Public Administration programs – MPA). Come ready to listen to experts on the topic and to get all of your questions answered! Please click here to see our flyer with all the details.

N.E.W. Zero Waste Coalition Invites Environmentally Minded Individuals to Attend Its Meetings

Amy Spears, Oneida Nation Environmental Specialist, and Dean Hoegger, President, Clean Water Action Council, recap key concepts, principles, and practices that support Zero Waste.

“Waste Not ……. Want Not”
• What happens to your household waste once it goes into the garbage truck?
• Are there items in your garbage that could and should be re-cycled?
• Do you have a collection of whipped topping, sour cream, and yogurt containers in your cupboards?
• What happens to the cans and plastics you put on the curb?
• How “dangerous” are plastic bags?
• What about food waste — can we turn food waste into “gold?”
Come, learn more! Bring some household containers and plastics. Find out if they are recyclable.
When: Thursday, March 7, 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Central Branch Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay
Who: Mark Walter, Facility Manager for Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste, Brown County. “The Waste Not”. http://www.browncountyrecycling.org/about/newsletter
Contacts: Dean Hoegger, President, Clean Water Action Council contact@cleanwateractioncouncil.org (newsletters, Summer 2012: Moving Toward Zero Waste); Linda Patzke, 920-822-7047

Professor Dallas Blaney a VIP Media Guest at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

As a winner of the blogging contest “Engage: The Water-Energy Nexus” held by UAE’s Masdar organization, our own professor Blaney was invited to participate in the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2013. Selection committee noted that prof. Blaney’s “post demonstrated a thoughtful, well-researched response to the prompt, and stood out among the more than 70 submissions we received.” As a part of the recongnition, the organizers took care of all travel and accommodations expenses. Congratulations from all of us!

Professor Blaney will be giving a luncheon speech soon. Please be on a look-out for the email invitation to that event.

iPat Film Series of Spring 2013

We are excited to announce the spring lineup of the iPat Film Series (Impact = population * affluence * technology).

The second semester of our environmental documentary series kicks off on the evening of Tuesday, February 5th  with its feature showing: If A Tree Falls.

Each film showing will be followed by a short informational session with a local expert and time to q+a from the audience.  The series is free and open to the public.  Please join us!  If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Heath in the Center for Public Affairs, 465-2608 or heatha@uwgb.edu.

iPat Film Series – spring 2013 lineup:
If A Tree Falls, Tuesday, February 5th, 7:00 pm Christie Theatre
No Impact Man, Tuesday, March 5th, 7:00 pm, Christie Theatre
Vegucated, Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00 pm, Christie Theatre

Please see here for the flyer of the iPat Film Series.

And our academic honors for 2012-2013 year go to….

PEA Outstanding Student Award: Alex Moeller and Ashley Skalecki

PEA Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award: Tiffany Bowring, Michael Hengles and Heba Mohammad

PEA Outstanding Teaching Assistant Finalists: Melissa Childs and Portia Georgia

Congratulations from all of us in PEA!

Congratulations to our December 2012 graduates and Happy Holidays!

On behalf of everyone in Public and Environmental Affairs — happy holidays to all our colleagues, students, alumni and friends. Have a wonderful holiday season and a restful winter break!

This time of year, we are especially proud of all our December graduates. Best of luck for the next chapter of your lives!