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iPat Showing: Trashed on Nov. 5th

 

iPat Environmental Film Series (impact=population*affluence*technology)

Join us for a showing of “Trashed” – an award winning film that takes the audience on a provocative investigation of one of the fasted growing industries – the garbage business.  This is a thought-provoking film that anyone intersted in the future of sustainability should see!

  • What: Trashed
  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 5th – 7pm
  • Where: Christie Theatre, located in the lower level of the University Union

Dr. John Katers will give us a local perspective on the issue and offer a Q&A session following the film.  Join us for this important conversation – and FREE POPCORN!

Click here to download the promotional flyer. Questions? Contact Ashley Heath, (920) 465-2608. iPat Film Series is sponsored by: UW Green Bay PEAC, Center for Public Affairs and The Department of Public and Environmental Affairs

Calling all PA, EPP, Pol Sci Majors!

Join us for an opportunity to meet new faculty, learn about our programs, and connect with other students! 

PEA Student/Faculty Meet & Greet: October 21, 4-5:30pm, University Union 1965 Room

Attend to learn more about program requirements, opportunities for double-majors, certificates, etc.    You will also learn valuable ways to earn academic credit outside of the classroom (internships, honors projects, teaching and research assistanships).  Along with ways to get involved on campus and in the community. 

Dont miss this opportunity to meet and network with your professors and fellow students!  There will be lots of informal conversation and friendly advice — refreshments will be served!

This event is part of our new series: Learn it @ Lunch.  Check out our Learn it @ Lunch flyer to see more about this and other upcoming events!  Questions?  Contact Ashley Heath

iPat Film Series returns with a new lineup for Fall

We are happy to announce the return of our iPat Film Series (Impact=population*alluence*technology)

The second year of our environmental documentary series kicks off on Tuesday, October 1st with a showing of Pandoras Promise  Dr. Michael Kraft will join us for commentary and q&a from the audience following the film. 

Each film is held at the UW Green Bay Christie Theatre (located in the lower level of the University Union).  Screenings in the series are followed by local commentary from an expert in the community or on campus.  The series is FREE and OPEN to the public.  Please join us for this important conversation (& free popcorn too!). 

iPat Film Series – Fall 2013 lineup:

  • Pandora’s Promise, Tuesday, October 1st, 7pm, Christie Theatre
  • Trashed, Tuesday, November 5th, Christie Theatre
  • More Than Honey, Tuesday, December 3th,  Christie Theatre

Click here to download the promotional flyer.  Questions? Contact Ashley Heath, (920) 465-2608.  iPat Film Series is sponsored by: UW Green Bay PEAC, Center for Public Affairs and The Department of Public and Environmental Affairs

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.