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College of Professional Studies

Food Drive Supported by UWGB Nursing, Social Work, and Biology

Over a dozen students and faculty from UWGB and St. Norbert’s College joined  in a multi-disciplinary community service and research data project on Saturday, October 20, 2012 during the Boy Scout food drive collection held at Packer Stadium parking lot. Helping the Brown County Community Health Improvement Process and Plan (CHIPPs): Adequate, Appropriate, Safe Food and Nutrition subcommittee, the amounts of fat, sodium, sugar, and fiber, and the expiration dates  of almost 1000 food items that were donated were recorded. Food donations were then distributed to the local Green Bay area food pantries.

 Faculty participants (Drs. Le Zhu, Human Biology and Dietetics; Sarah Himmelheber, Professional Programs in Social Work; and Janet Reilly, Professional Program in Nursing) acknowledge that assessing the quality, safety and pattern of food donations is critical to assure access to healthy foods for low-income families. Foods that are high in sugar and fat, for example, are called high-energy dense foods. In other words, these foods provide large amounts of dietary energy at a low cost, but provide minimal nutritional value and an increase the risk of developing serious lifelong health issues, like obesity, diabetes type II and heart disease. Public education sessions are planned for area Green Bay citizens to explain the results of these data and to encourage appropriate and safe donations of high nutritional quality.

Social Work Sponsors No-Waste Community Breakfast – October 24th

October 24th
7:30am to 9:30am
Mauthe Center

Come enjoy a tasty breakfast and learn more about the food rescue and redistribution movement! Members of the Social Work Club and the UWGB community will be gathering surplus bakery and other breakfast items from local businesses in celebration of Food Day.

There will also be information available on food waste as well as local and national food recovery efforts.

Open to everyone— while the breakfast goodies last!

Any questions may be directed to Social Work faculty, Sarah Himmelheber,email: himmelhs@uwgb.edu.

12-13 Graduate Fellow, Vafa Huseyinli, to Present October 23

A presentation and reception will be held in Wood Hall 216 on Tuesday, October 23rd at 3:30 p.m. for Muskie Graduate Fellow, Vafa Huseyinli.   Ms. Huseyinli, a graduate student in UWGB’s Management program, is a 12-13 participant in the Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship Program which builds the capacity of emerging leaders from Eastern Europe and Central Asia through graduate studies and hands on training with universities and communities in the United States.   It is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U. S. State Department and IREX.   She is advised by Don Mc Cartney, Cofrin School of Business. 

The program will include a short presentation about the Muskie Fellowship program by Brent Blahnik, International Education, followed by Vafa sharing a presentation about her home country of Azerbaijan.    All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Nagy’s E-Textbook Initiative Saves Money and Resources

Since Bob Nagy, Associate Professor in the Cofrin School of Business, introduced a new e-textbook format for his Risk Management & Insurance course, his students have saved approximately $3400.  According to provider, Flat World Knowledge , this new textbook format helps to reduce the high cost of textbooks, and allow faculty and students to choose the format to uniquely match the content and learning styles.   Great job, Bob!