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Health Fair sponsored by Professional Program in Nursing March 6th

Registered Nurses from the Professional Program in Nursing and Community Health Nursing Theory students will be conducting a Health Fair on March 6, 2012 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Kress Events Center on the UW-Green Bay campus. Topics to be covered by UW-Green Bay Community Health Nursing students include:

  • Skin Cancer Prevention – Staying Safe in the Sun
  • … 54218: Brown County’s Innovative Approach to increase the Health of its Youth (5 fruits & Veggies, 4 bottles of water, 2 hours of exercise, 1 hour of screen time per night, and 8 hours of sleep/day).
  • The Dangers of Binge Drinking
  • The Ugly Effects of Tobacco Use
  • Triglycerides and your Health
  • Danger: High voltage Energy Drinks may be hazardous to your health!
  • Stress
  • Headaches vs. Migraines: What is the difference and how to make best use of over the counter (OTC) pain medications.
  • Health effects of Marijuana use

The fair is open to the public and is especially timely as students are preparing for Spring Break travel.  Contact the Professional Program in Nursing at 465-2826 for more information.

Panel Discussion March 7th – MODERN FAMILY: Ethics and Biotechnologies

An exciting art exhibit and panel discussion will be held at the Lawton Gallery on the UW Green Bay campus!  The art exhibit entitled, TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century, features the work of nine female artists in relation to biotechnology and ethical issues. The art exhibit can be viewed online and in person from Thursday, March 1st through Thursday, March 29th at the Lawton Gallery, in the Theater Arts Building, Room 230.  

 An interdisciplinary panel discussion entitled, MODERN FAMILY: Ethics and Biotechnologies will occur on Wednesday, March 7th, in the Lawton Gallery foyer from 10:30 -11:30 AM.  Individual panelists are listed below alphabetically:

  1. Dr. Derryl Block, Chair of Professional Program in Nursing, UW Green Bay
  2. Ms. Joan Groessel, Professional Programs in Social Work, UW Green Bay
  3. Dr. Warren Johnson, Chair of Human Biology, UW Green Bay
  4. Dr. Hye-Kyung Kim, Chair of Philosophy, UW Green Bay
  5. Mr. Ben Kosewski, genetic counselor at Bellin Health
  6. Ms. Carmen Tust, fertility nurse, Women’s Specialty Care

 The panel discussion will be facilitated by Janet Reilly and Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Faculty with the Professional Program in Nursing.  For more information contact Dr. Reilly at or Dr. Gallagher-Lepak at

Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership Brown Bag Luncheon March 6th

UWGB Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) will be hosting a brown bag luncheon that will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Alumni Rooms A & B of the University Union. To help kick off Women’s History month, please plan to attend an informal panel discussion on the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and its history, events, and issues. Bring your own lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided. Panel members include Christine Smith, Kim Nielsen, Alison Gates and Nicole Meyer. This event is sponsored by the UWGB WWHEL chapter .

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Please watch UWGB Students to Provide Tax Prep Help.  UWGB Accounting students will soon be lending a helping hand to the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.  Through VITA, a program sponsored by the IRS, UWGB students will help lower income taxpayers and fellow students prepare their income tax returns. The students will be helping with taxes at one of several locations in the Green Bay area for a couple of hours each week between February 15 and April 5. As a VITA volunteer, students will be getting hands-on experience in dealing with clients and applying principles learned in the classroom to real life situations.  In addition, students will gain a great sense of satisfaction from having provided a valuable service to the community and the taxpayers they have assisted. For more information on the VITA program, contact UWGB School of Business’s, Jim Loebl at

25th Anniversary for UW-Green Bay Social Work Program

The Professional Program in Social Work will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this spring and is holding an anniversary event, Connect*Network*Mentor, on Friday, March 9, 2012.  The celebration will take place from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center.  The celebration will include a silent auction to benefit the three BSW student scholarships provided through the Social Work Program.  These scholarships are the Anne C. Kok Scholarship in Social Work/Social Justice, the Rolfe E. White Scholarship in Social Work, and the Jean B. Weidner Scholarship.  For more details about the event and/or to register to attend, please visit:    Congratulations to past and present Social Work students, faculty and staff!

UW-Green Bay Nursing Faculty Collaborative Authors

Several UW-Green Bay faculty members from the Professional Program in Nursing collaborated on a chapter in a text that was recently published in 2012.  The text is titled User Interface Design for Virtual Environments: Challenges and Advances. Faculty members including Brenda Tyczkowski, Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Christine Vandenhouten and Janet Reilly collaborated with Eric Bauman, an outside consultant to write the chapter entitled, An Interface Design Evaluation of Courses in a Nursing Program Using an E-Learning Framework: A Case Study.  The chapter examines the interface design of the internet based nursing courses in the BSN@Home program.  The program was started in 1995 in order to serve associate degree and diploma prepared nurses throughout the state of Wisconsin who desire a baccalaureate degree in nursing.  BSN@Home is a statewide program that is delivered collaboratively by five University of Wisconsin nursing programs (UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh)

Cofrin School of Business Offers Business Week 2012

Business Week 2012, Partnering for Success, presented by the Cofrin School of Business and UW- Green Bay’s Career Services will partner students, faculty and area business leaders for a week of events starting on February 27through March 8, 2012. The event line up will include everything from a business plan competition to the annual Job and Internship Fair to tips on job search skills, and will culminate on March 8th with a dinner with key note speaker, Mark King, President and CEO of TaylorMade-adidas Golf.   For more detailed information, go to  

Student Participants in Business Week 2011