Psychology, Adjunct

first_imgPosition Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty – provides a qualitylearning experience for students on a semester basis. Adjunctfaculty reports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-relatedduties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordancewith the mission, policies and procedures of the college. Therelationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one ofteacher and facilitator of learning.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Teaching undergraduate courses in General Psychology, Careers inPsychology, Writing for Psychology, Psychological Statistics,Advanced Statistics w/SPSS, Theories of Learning, AbnormalPsychology, and/or Motivation & Emotion.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Experience Preferred:Higher education teaching experience.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time, in-classroom teachingpositions.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.last_img read more

Matchmaker, make me a match

first_img Related Sure, your heart thumps, but let’s look at what’s happening physically and psychologically When love and science double date The dating scene can be overwhelming and unsettling, including for Ivy League men and women who have achieved success in their professional lives but not in their romantic lives.Yet they should fear not. Capitalism is on the case.Dating companies and matchmakers that cater mostly to highly educated and proficient singles have seized on this selective market. In advance of Valentine’s Day, the Gazette contacted three dating companies that run classified personals in Harvard Magazine and other alumni publications to get the lowdown on Ivy Leaguers’ romantic needs, and the efforts to serve them.Ryan Law, founder of BluesMatch, a company based in London that matches Oxford, Cambridge, and Ivy League graduates, said it makes sense that as people experience search fatigue from broad, impersonal online dating pools, they’re drawn to sites that narrow the field by matching users’ interests or backgrounds.“People get tired of using Tinder or Match because there are too many people,” said Law during a Skype chat from London. “And they often don’t have the level of conversation that someone from Oxford or the Ivy League gets excited by.”Himself an Oxford-educated geologist and managing director of a geothermal engineering firm, Law founded BluesMatch in 2001 to help himself and other Oxford or Cambridge alumni find their life partners among like-minded people. Although in the end he found his wife offline, he said companies like his meet a real need — one that has little to do with snobbery.“It’s not about elitism, it’s about commonality,” he said. “If you speak the same language, use the same points of reference, and share a similar understanding of politics and the world, it just makes a big difference.“It’s quite an aphrodisiac to go out and have a really good conversation, a really good laugh. If that’s missing …”center_img As the $2.1 billion online dating industry has grown, so have niche sites that match people according to specific needs and wants. There are sites for plus-size singles, vegetarians, Star Trek enthusiasts, pet lovers, farmers, tall people, “Ugly Schmucks,” and even for people who share an STD. Sites tailored for elite or Ivy League singles are just a small part of the trend.The Ivy League sites generally offer monthly memberships for $30 or $60, and some include six-month and yearly access to the exclusive database. Others sell customized and personalized packages that are more expensive, and, according to their owners, have a higher success rate than mainstream dating sites.Barbara Black Goldfarb and Nancy Gold, who run Elegant Introductions out of Miami, are matchmakers for a clientele based in Miami and Boston. Most of their clients, said Gold, are highly educated and professionally successful, are involved in their community, appreciate the arts, and have been screened to make sure they are who they say they are. Applicants have to show proof of an Ivy League degree.The matchmakers start by meeting the clients to learn about their likes, expectations, and deal breakers. Then they seek compatible matches, introduce people to one another, and wait to see if magic happens.“Instead of going online and putting yourself out there, and being your own advocate, we are their advocates,” said Goldfarb.Discretion and confidentiality are important to anyone in the dating scene, but when it comes to love seekers who hold high-status jobs and have prestigious careers, they’re paramount, said Sandy Sternbach, who started The Right Time Consultants in 2006. Scammers, sex offenders, cheaters, and exaggerated or fake profiles abound in the online dating world. Online daters need to be careful.“My clients are extremely successful and well-known,” said Sternbach, who has more than 20 years of experience in the matchmaking industry. “They may be connected to a university or a big institution, and they need to meet people in a way that protects their reputation and doesn’t compromise their careers and integrity.”Mostly, those people yearn to find the one thing missing from their lives. And sometimes, they do. A local academic, who asked to remain anonymous, tried several Ivy League online dating sites without luck, and then, on a friend’s recommendation, hired a personal matchmaker who found seven candidates with similar values, life experiences, and career accomplishments. She met all of them, but the sparks flew only when she met one Ivy League academic. “We immediately hit it off,” she said. “It was pretty instantaneous.”After five years of dating, they got married two years ago. And they’re happy. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth Want to Talk to Jessica Alba About ‘90210’

first_imgTori Spelling and Jennie Garth haven’t heard from Jessica Alba since her claims about the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 made headlines — but the former costars invited the actress to join their “9021OMG” rewatch podcast during an exclusive interview with Us Weekly.“I have been friendly with her at, like, events and stuff over the years. She’s super great. I don’t know what happened with that whole thing,” the 47-year-old True Tori alum told Us during a joint interview with Garth, 48, on Thursday, November 5. “But, you know, we kind of joked and it was kind of everywhere that I was like, heartbroken that she said that because her Honest Wipes are what I use on my babies’ butt daily. They’re my favorite ones. And at this point, like, I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get sent any free wipes. I’m just saying. I’m happy to support them, her company, and keep buying them.”- Advertisement – Alba, 39, made headlines last month when she claimed she couldn’t “make eye contact” with any of the actors during her two-episode arc on 90210 in 1998. “It was like, ‘You’re not allowed to make eye contact with any one of the cast members or you’ll be thrown off the set,’” Alba claimed on Hot Ones.Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastTori Spelling and Jennie Garth Frank Micelotta/Fox/Picturegroup/ShutterstockGarth, who noted she doesn’t know Alba well, said she and Spelling “have” to have the Dark Angel star on their podcast, which debuts on Monday, November 9.“Oh my God, yeah. Because I want to like go through her memory of how it all played out. Because I’m curious!” Spelling told Us. “I’m sure there’s a valid story there. We don’t believe it’s something she made up. She was a young girl. And probably someone in passing said this to her, which is heartbreaking to us. So, we would love to talk to her about it.”- Advertisement – “I think maybe she would be on our own by now,” the What I Like About You alum said. “She would definitely choose herself again.”Spelling, meanwhile, was more confident about Donna’s happily ever after with David (Brian Austin Green).“I’m gonna go with yes. And they have a gaggle of kids. Oh, that’s my real life,” she quipped. “I mean between the two of us, Brian and I have a lot of kids so yeah, I think Donna and David would have a lot of kids and be happily married.”Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastJessica Alba PIERRE VILLARD/SIPA/ShutterstockGarth went on to admit she remembers less than “90 percent” of the series.“It’ll be fun to start from the very beginning, the pilot episode,” she told Us. “And you know, we’ve got like 10 years’ worth of episodes to work through, that’s gonna be a while.”Spelling added, “We have everything that happened off camera as well that we’ll get into fun details. That’s the cool perspective, people got to see us on camera, but we were actually, you know, friends in real life behind-the-scenes. So, it’ll be cool to kind of merge those worlds and let [our fans] in on it.”Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Garth and Spelling, who played Kelly Taylor and Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, respectively, for all 10 seasons, told Us that there’s an open invite to the show’s guest stars to appear on “9021OMG.”Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastiHeartRadio“There’s so many people that have gone on to be like uber-famous that you know, we’re on this show, so we would love to kind of get them back on,” the sTORI Telling author said. “Jen and I had so many boyfriends on that show over the years. We want to have all our boyfriends on.”Garth agreed, but when asked if Kelly ended up with Brandon Walsh (Jason Priestley) or Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), she told Us she thinks her character is flying solo in 2020.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

End of a dynasty? Joe Kennedy defeated in Senate primary

first_imgWith votes still being counted, Markey was leading around 55 percent to 44 percent.The race pitted two well-liked progressives against each another, but it was Markey’s organizational energy and appeal to the ascendant left that won out over Kennedy.”Tonight is more than just a celebration of an election, it is a celebration of a movement,” Markey wrote on Twitter.Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a figurehead of the party’s progressive wing, congratulated Markey on the win. “Yours is a victory for the progressive movement, for 21st century policy, and for the Green New Deal,” she wrote on Twitter.The Green New Deal, an economic plan to tackle climate change, was co-authored by Markey and Ocasio-Cortez.Since he is not allowed to be on the ballot as a candidate for both the House and Senate, Kennedy is not running for re-election to his House seat. Come January, there will be no one from the Kennedy clan in elected office.The grandson of slain attorney general Robert F. Kennedy is part of the family’s fourth generation to carry the political torch, entering the House of Representatives in 2013.”Every race I’ve ever run, I’ve made it clear it’s me on the ballot,” Kennedy told AFP as he stumped for 11th-hour votes Tuesday in Boston.After his loss he told supporters that together they “built a campaign for working folks of every color and creed, who carry the economic injustice of this country on their backs.”At 74, his rival Markey is a generation apart, a progressive political workhorse who spent 37 years in the House before rising to the Senate in 2013.He led Kennedy in recent polling and was able to seal the deal with strong support in Boston and college towns such as Amherst.Royalty upended For the Kennedy clan, there was much on the line. For all but two years since 1947 — nearly a third of the history of the United States — a Kennedy has served in elected office.They are the quintessential American dynasty, one of the closest things the country has to royalty.Like his presidential great-uncle, the lanky, red-haired Kennedy ran on the promise of a new generation.And he had received the rare endorsement of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who in 2018 appointed him to deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.Markey, who framed his candidacy on a liberal, anti-establishment platform, has powerful supporters apart from Ocasio-Cortez, including Senator Elizabeth Warren.He is virtually assured victory in November’s general election; only two Republicans have won US Senate seats from Massachusetts in the last half-century.The Democratic National Convention last month hinted that the Kennedy clan may still have a political future when it aired a video message from JFK’s daughter Caroline Kennedy and her 27-year-old son Jack Kennedy Schlossberg.”We can reach these new frontiers, but only with a president who asks what he can do for our country,” Schlossberg said, echoing his grandfather’s 1961 acceptance speech when he famously said: “Ask not what your country can do for you.”Topics : Congressman Joe Kennedy, long seen as a rising star, crashed to defeat Tuesday in his bid for a US Senate seat, the first time the storied American political dynasty lost a state election in Massachusetts.Incumbent Senator Ed Markey, a political veteran who re-cast himself as the fiery liberal in the race, harnessed the state’s progressive energy to handily turn back a primary challenge from Joseph Kennedy III, the grandnephew of assassinated president John F. Kennedy.The 39-year-old Kennedy said he called Markey “to congratulate him and to pledge my support” in the months ahead.”last_img read more

Forum Wraps Up eROV Trials

first_imgForum Subsea Technologies’ latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the XLe Spirit, has completed sea trials in Norway.The vehicle is the first of a new generation of electric observation class ROVs.It is the smallest in the new range, and powerful enough to perform subsea maintenance and repair work.It is suited to the aquaculture market and capable of tasks such as net and tank inspection.Working with its Norwegian partner Innova, Forum tested the XLe Spirit at a fjord with a 500 meters water depth. The standard equipment function testing was confirmed utilising all ancillary equipment, including cameras, lights, altimeters and sonars.The trials follow a twelve-week assessment, which took place at Forum’s test tank in Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire, UK.The vehicle is the first observation class ROV to utilise Forum’s Integrated Control Engine (ICE) to bring greater functionality commonly only found in larger work-class vehicles.Kevin Taylor, vice president of Forum Subsea Technologies, said: “The XLe Spirit’s successful sea trials mark a significant milestone as we continue to bring the latest technology to the industry. The vehicle’s capabilities make it ideally suited to a wide range of operations in the oil and gas and aquaculture markets.“Our long history in the subsea sector enables us to understand the demands of our clients. Following the comprehensive sea trials, we are already garnering interest in the XLe Spirit and we look forward to delivering these vehicles to the market.”last_img read more

Denmark OKs legal gender change on demand

first_imgLifeSiteNews 25 June 2014Europe’s largest homosexual activist organization, ILGA Europe, has praised Denmark’s Parliament for allowing citizens to change their sex on identification documents on request.Last week, Danish parliamentarians passed a measure allowing a legal sex change without, as previously required, a diagnosis of gender identity disorder and sterilization. The new law will take effect September 1 and will allow any citizen over the age of 18 to legally change their gender following a six-month waiting period.“Today we have dropped the requirement of sterilization when transgendered people need a new personal identification number as part of a legal sex change,” Minister for Economics and the Interior Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.“It will make life easier and more dignified for the individual, for example when you are asked for ID in shops,” she added. read more

July 16, 2018 Police Blotter

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The Latest: Joshua-Pulev heavyweight title fight is off

first_imgColombian rider Egan Bernal won in Switzerland last year ahead of his first Tour de France title.Organizers in Switzerland say its “the first time since the Second World War that the traditional event will not take place.”They say “the risk of additional strain on the Swiss health system due to possible crashes during racing is high.”___The Russian anti-doping agency is preparing to freeze all testing until May to comply with new government measures shutting down work deemed non-essential. More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The league also says it has consulted players over a pay deduction or deferral of 30%.It also voted to advance funds of 125 million pounds ($150 million) to clubs in the English Football League and fifth-tier National League.___German soccer club Borussia Dortmund is converting part of its stadium into a treatment center amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Bundesliga club says a space inside Germany’s largest soccer stadium has been made available for medical staff to examine people with virus symptoms. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The world heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev on June 20 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. RUSADA deputy CEO Margarita Pakhnotskaya tells The Associated Press that her agency is looking for possible exemptions to instructions from President Vladimir Putin for all Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home through April 30.Pakhnotskaya says in a text message that she “will check on Monday the possibility to receive special permission” from government bodies for staff to collect samples from athletes. There will be no testing this month if that isn’t granted.Testing has been suspended since March 27 under a previous round of measures.Isolation measures around the world have led to a sharp drop in anti-doping tests. That’s led to warnings that some athletes could take advantage of the situation. The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is trying to track gaps in testing.___ The fight was scheduled to take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and will be Joshua’s first defense of his IBF, WBA, WBO belts since he regained them from Andy Ruiz Jr.Joshua’s promoter, Matchroom Boxing, says a new date for the fight is being worked on.___More than a dozen U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes received reassurance this week when Toyota North America announced it would extend their endorsement contracts through the rescheduled Tokyo Games in 2021.The auto company and major Olympic sponsor has 17 U.S. athletes under contract. They include swimmer David Boudia, gymnast Laurie Hernandez, Paralympian Oksana Masters and sprinter Michael Norman. The status of endorsement contracts is a major concern to athletes because most signed deals that were set to expire after this year’s scheduled Olympics. They have been rescheduled for 2021 and that has forced corporations to reset and rethink the structure of their deals.Visa is another major sponsor and has also told its global roster of nearly 100 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls that it will extend sponsorships through 2021.___World Triathlon has extended its suspension of all events from the end of April to the end of June because of the coronavirus outbreak.The latest events to be called off include the Yokohama leg of the world series, three African Cups, three American events, four Asian Cups, one event in Oceania and eight in Europe. April 3, 2020center_img Associated Press The move comes after an influx of suspected coronavirus cases put existing facilities in the city of Dortmund under strain.The center will open on Saturday.___The Tour de Suisse has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, removing one of the few cycling events left on the calendar before the Tour de France is due to start.The nine-day Swiss race was scheduled to run from June 6-14 and is designed to give riders a chance to prepare for the three-week Tour de France. The French race is still scheduled to start on June 27. The Latest: Joshua-Pulev heavyweight title fight is off The WNBA, which was set to begin its 24th season, is the longest running professional women’s sports league.___The Premier League has pushed back its restart date and says play will not resume at the beginning of May.The league had given a return date of April 30 amid the coronavirus outbreak but now says the season “will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”It says there remained a “combined objective” for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played to maintain the integrity of each competition. Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang was among 20 people arrested in Kenya for locking themselves in a bar and drinking alcohol in breach of a curfew imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Police say the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist was among those detained at a police station in Iten, one of Kenya’s famous high-altitude towns where distance runners train. They were in breach of a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. The group included a local politician.Kipsang, who is also a police officer, was provisionally suspended this year from track and field and charged with doping offenses that include tampering with doping samples. He has also won the New York, London and Berlin marathons.Twelve athletes were arrested in Iten earlier this week for breaching Kenyan government regulations on social gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis. The runners were arrested for training in a group, which has been banned in Kenya. Training camps have been shut down and athletes must train alone.___ World Triathlon president Marisol Casado says “the suspension of all activities doesn’t mean at all that we stop working” on finding alternative dates.___The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league was set to open training camps on April 26 and the regular season was to begin on May 15. The WNBA will still hold a “virtual” draft on April 17.Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement. “While the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning regarding new start dates and innovative formats, our guiding principle will continue to be the health and safety of the players, fans and employees.” last_img read more

Regal Masters retain Republic Cup honours

first_img…Cop Trophy Stall-sponsored trophyAFTER enduring a somewhat lean start to the 2020 season, albeit by their lofty standards, defending Republic Cup champions, Regal Masters, reserved their best showing for the annual tournament to emerge emphatic winners when the four-team competition was staged on Sunday at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground, Queenstown.First, they knocked out nemesis, Wellman Masters, in the semi-final then made light work of Fisherman in the Trophy Stall-sponsored 20-over affair. The experienced Fisherman side turned back the challenge of newcomers, East Coast Masters.Set a challenging 140 for victory, after limiting Fisherman to 139 for six in their allotted 20 overs, Regal Masters reached the required target in 17.3 overs, much to the delight of their supporters.The eventual winners were rocked back in the second over, being reduced to six for two, losing the wickets of skipper Mahendra Hardyal (one) and the experienced Ramesh Deonarine (0), both being bowled by D. Khanan.The consistent Uniss Yusuf (52) and former national player, David Harper (23), however, steadied the innings with a third-wicket stand of 59 as Regal Masters battled back into contention. The no-nonsense Yusuf blasted eight fours and two sixes in his fine knock while Harper’s innings included a solitary four. Khemchand Deonarine also contributed a valuable 23 (3x4s).At 106 for six in the 12th over, Fisherman were still in with an outside chance but this was snuffed out by an unbeaten seventh-wicket partnership of 34 between Mohendra Arjune (17) and Rudolph Baker (15) as Regal Masters eased to a comfortable victory. R. Rohan and S. Mohabir finished with two for 22 each while Khanan, who did the early damage, claimed two for 29.Man-of-the-match in the final, Tyrone Sanasie receives his prize from Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan.Earlier, Fisherman were led to their respectable total through a courageous unbeaten seventh-wicket partnership of 78 from Mohabir (33) and D. Mangru (31) after they were tottering on 61 for six in the ninth over. Both batsmen struck a four and two sixes each as man-of-the-match, Tyrone Sanasie, grabbed three for 23 and Laurie Singh two for 37.In the opening high-scoring encounter, a swashbuckling 84 from Deonarine, which included four fours and nine towering sixes, led Regal Masters to a commanding 240 for six in their allotted 20 overs with Wellman Masters replying with 187 for seven, going down by 53 runs.Deonarine and Hardyal (33) shared a second-wicket partnership of 101 following the early loss of Mahesh Chunilall (03); with Hardyal stroking two four and two sixes in his supporting role.Baker, who spanked a quick-fire unbeaten 37 with five sixes and a four and Yusuf with 36 (three fours and three sixes) shored up the middle-order as their team reached the imposing target.  Imtiaz Mohamed took two for 30 and skipper Wayne Jones two for 50.Wellman Masters made a spirited reply but a middle-order collapse saw their run rate plummeting. Opener Hardat Heranandan led the way with a brilliant 58 (five fours and five sixes) while dominating an opening stand of 67 with Suresh Ramdeen whose contribution was nine.Useful knocks were also recorded by Troy Lewis (26 with one four and three sixes) and Lloyd Ruplall (24 with one four and one six) as Eric Thomas took two for 18.At the presentation ceremony which followed, Yusuf copped the trophy for the batsman with the most runs (88) while Fisherman’s Robert Mohan got the prize for claiming the most wickets (five).President of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Incorporated, Ian John, who was joined at the presentation ceremony by Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, pointed out that the weather was extremely kind to the players since the start of the 2020 season and with the ongoing preparation for next month’s Orlando Cup, this was very pleasing.John reminded that the day’s event was especially significant since it was held as part of Guyana’s Golden Jubilee Republic anniversary celebrations. He also expressed sincere thanks to Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall for his generous contribution in sponsoring all the trophies at stake, referring to his continued role in sports in general and his Medal of Service award which was fully justified.John extended kudos to all the participating teams while thanking DCC for the uses of its facilities.John also used the occasion to remind the spectators about the feature softball clash between Regal All Stars and Speedboat which forms part of the Government/Guyana Cricket Board Golden Republic T20 Bash set for Friday at the Guyana National Stadium.last_img read more

Badgers hit road for challenging in-state matchup

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)In most sports, a game between Wisconsin and UW-Green Bay would be considered an easy win for the Badgers, but that’s not the story for the women’s basketball team.Facing a squad in Green Bay that reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, this is not a cupcake non-conference game for the Badgers.When UW travels to the Kress Events Center to take on the Phoenix, their opponent will pose a different challenge than most teams in that they rely on their guards and perimeter play to win games.“Essentially they have five guards on the court,” said assistant coach Oties Epps. “Their post players are like six-foot, but they’re really guards. So that’s unique, and that’s going to be a really good challenge for our post players to defend a little bit on the perimeter.”A veteran squad that returns all of their starters from last year’s 27-5 team, UW-Green Bay is not much of an underdog in this game. Picking up a two-point victory in last year’s matchup with Wisconsin at the Kohl Center, this is certainly not a matchup the Badgers can afford to overlook.Despite all the challenges the Phoenix present, coaches and players both noted the Badgers are more concerned with themselves and what they do well in the game than their opposition.“When we go into games, we think about us, and not so much our opponent,” sophomore guard Taylor Wurtz said. “I think we’re just going to focus on going to what we are, and that’s a defensive team. So we’re really going to work hard on defense and guarding.”Focusing on their own play rather than the opponent’s has been an emphasis for Wisconsin all season, and it is something the women’s basketball team will keep in mind throughout the year.“They work really well as a team together, and I just feel like we have to match that,” junior guard Jade Davis said. “It’s primarily about us, which that’s how we go into every game, and I feel like that’s going to still hold true in this game.”Coming off an impressive road victory over Big Ten opponent Minnesota, the reigning Horizon League champions stand at 2-0 this season.Led by senior guard/forward Kayla Tetschlag, who led the team with more than 15 points per game last year, the Phoenix have plenty of dynamic players who are a scoring threat anywhere on the court. Junior guard/forward Julie Wojta and senior guard Celeste Hoewisch, who both averaged double figures in scoring last year, present some secondary scoring threats.“They’re a very good passing team, and they shoot the ball pretty well, so because of those two aspects it allows them to have pretty good offensive opportunities because all five players are really good passers and shooters,” Epps said. “And they play well together.”Shooting is undoubtedly an area where UW-Green Bay excels, as they carry an impressive 50 percent field goal shooting percentage this season compared to the Badgers’ 44 percent.“Green Bay comes out with a lot of energy,” Wurtz said. “They are very good at moving without the ball, and I think that’s going to be something that we need to really work on, is keeping vision of a player, and jumping into the gaps and stuff like that.”As the Badgers try to continue to improve on the defensive side – something they have done well in their first two games by keeping their opponents under 40 points – this game should be a true test for the defense.Without question the most talented team Wisconsin has faced so far this year, this game against Green Bay will be crucial in building momentum for the squad going into a very tough non-conference stretch of the season.“I think just to grow and just to get better,” Davis said of the team’s goals for this game. “I think that this is going to be a huge game for us, and I feel like we definitely have the potential and, you know, the drive to get it done.”last_img read more