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Department of Public and Environmental Affairs

Please check out Phoenix Talks, Part of the 2014-2015 Common Theme of Being Involved in Public Life

Organized by Aaron Weinschenk (PEA and Political Science) and Kim Desotell (Director of Development), these talks brought former alumni, who are now passionate practitioners working in the fields of education, non-profit management, local government and environmental protection.

For Phoenix Talks on Education, please click here

For Phoenix Talks on Non-Profits, please click here.

For Phoenix Talks on Environmental Protection, please click here.

For Phoenix talks on City Government, please click here.

Jared Spude, Political Science and Public Administration Major, is profiled in Campus News

On the eve of the Veterans Day, LOG Extra ran an article spotlighting the achievements and contributions of Jared Spude, one of our majors, to the campus, his local community, and the nation. To read the full story, please click here.

EPP student, Robyn Nielsen is the first ever UWGB student to win EPA’s $50,000 GRO Fellowship

Congratulations are in order for Robyn who received funding for her efforts on the projects involving zero waste, resource recovery and recycling, as well as alternative agriculture practices. For more details, please read the full article here

Professor Weinschenk is working on two book publications

Aaron Weinschenk, an assistant professor of political science in the Public and Environmental Affairs academic unit, has signed a book contract with Routledge Press. The book will focus on electoral politics in the United States and will be published next year. But this is not the only book project prof. Weinschenk is working on. He will also have a chapter on electoral politics in Wisconsin included in Swing State Politics and Presidential Elections, which will be published by Lexington Books in 2015.

You’re Invited – iPat Film Series is back for Fall

We are happy to announce the return of our iPat film series for Fall 2014 (Impact=population*alluence*technology)

The fall semester of our environmental documentary series kicks off on Tuesday, October 7th with a showing of Waterlife.  

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 2014 lineup:

  • Waterlife, Tuesday, October 7th,  7pm, Christie Theatre
  • Terra Blight, Tuesday, November 4th, 7pm,  Christie Theatre
  • Dirt: The Movie, Tuesday, December 2nd, 7pm,  Christie Theatre

Click here to view a full schedule of our spring lineup.  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

Congratulations to PEA’s Spring 2014 University Leadership and Chancellor Medallion recipients

Chancellor Medallions: Heba Mohammad, Melissa Zabkowicz, Ben O’Heran, Taryn Oleson
University Leadership Awards: Vanya Koepke, Jared Spude, Chloe Hansen, and Steffi Schoeder

Very proud of all the honorees!

Congratulations to all our Spring and Summer graduates

This time we celebrate accomplishments of those wonderful students, as they prepare to walk across the stage during the upcoming Commencement Ceremony:

Michael Arce, Emily Fischer, Sam Francour, Erin Hoff, Jake Ledvina, Taryn Oleson, Ben O’Heran, Eric Rintamaki, Caitlin Schenck, Madeline Werley, Melissa Zabkowicz, Tessa Koegler, Portia Skanandore-Wheelock, Megan Juliot, Katy Blazek, Sara Castro, Chad Caron, Jody Endries, Heba Mohammed, Jason Carviou, Matt Deguelle, Daniel Englebert, Morgan Hansen, Emily Soderlund, Randy Tranowski, Teresa Wroblewski, Ricardo Barbosa, Rebecca Erdmann, Kim Kaitchuck, Ryan Rothenbach, Brendan Sigler, Noel Snyder, Erin Steffen

Congratulations from all of us at PEA! Please stay in touch and tell us about new adventures.

You’re Invited: Strategic Philanthropy Awards Reception

strat awards

Please join us for refreshments as UWGB’s Strategic Philanthropy class awards its $10,000 grant to well-deserving Brown County area non-profit(s).

Date: May 8th, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Christie Theater

Hope to see you there!

Join us to Celebrate YOU!


Please join us to celebrate our graduates, interns, TAs and students who have participated in learning experiences outside of the class room (honors projects, independent studies, research assistantships, etc.).

Celebrating Students invite 2014

We have invited Alumnis, Campus and Community Partners to join us in celebrating everything that we have accomplished together this year.  Please stop by and enjoy some good company and snacks!

Click here for more information on our guest speaker.


Political Science student Taylor Schmidt presents at MPSA Conference


Taylor Schmidt


Political Science student Taylor Schmidt, under the guidance of Assistant Professor Dallas Blaney, presented her poster entitled “Foreign Aid: Solving Gender Inequality and Empowering Women” at the Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago April 3-6, 2014.