Yearly Archives: 2009

12/29/2009 - Talking about Kwanzaa holiday

In the Dec. 23 issue of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reporter Patti Zarling took a look at non-Christian celebrations that take place this time of year – Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Islamic New Year, and the winter solstice. In the article UW-Green Bay multicultural advisor Shawn Robinson discussed the Kwanzaa celebration that was held at the […]

Posted Tue, Dec. 29, 2009 at 11:08am in Media Coverage by Christopher Sampson

12/29/2009 - TV reports on minority interest in law enforcement

UW-Green Bay political science major Gabriela Parra is considering a career in law enforcement after she completes her college studies. WFRV-TV reporter Hilary Golston reported Dec. 22 that the Green Bay Police Department is looking for more minority police officers as it begins it next round of testing in January. Parra, a Latina community service […]

Posted Tue, Dec. 29, 2009 at 11:04am in Media Coverage by Christopher Sampson

12/23/2009 - West Coast trumpeter headlines Jazz Fest XXXX at UW-Green Bay

Renowned jazz trumpeter Jeff Jarvis will be the headline performer and lecturer for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Jazz Fest XXXX. Jazz Fest, which includes a full day of performances and music education on campus, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30. A public concert begins at 4 p.m. in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

12/22/2009 - 2009 ‘Laffle’ winners and beneficiaries

The beneficiaries are the clients of Paul’s Pantry, a food bank in Green Bay. The winners? All the generous employees who contributed 23 boxes of food (403 items) to the drive… and also the lucky ticketholders in the accompanying raffle — oops, we mean “Laffle” — organized by the UW-Green Bay Registrar’s Office.

Posted Tue, Dec. 22, 2009 at 4:01pm in News by Christopher Sampson

12/22/2009 - Next Laffle: Pair and a spare

The Registrar’s Office tells us we can expect another Laffle in spring. This time, the good-natured prizes and community-service project will have as their focus “A Pair and a Spare.” They’ll be gathering donations of socks, underwear, t-shirts and personal care items for local middle and high school students whose families or guardians lack the […]

Posted Tue, Dec. 22, 2009 at 3:55pm in Announcements by Christopher Sampson

12/22/2009 - Sustainability Committee has ‘Common Theme’ gift ideas

Up to your neck in checkout lines for Christmas?  Puzzled about what to do for that last minute gift?  Or, just plain stumped on what to do with all that extra time between semesters that you’re not used to having? Well here are a few books to consider that relate to the campus’ common theme […]

Posted Tue, Dec. 22, 2009 at 3:30pm in Announcements by Christopher Sampson

12/22/2009 - Water will be off on Dec. 28

Paul Pinkston, interim director of Facilities Planning and Management, notes that water will be interrupted for a good part of campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday (Dec. 28). Water lines will be shut off for the University Union, Ecumenical Center and all of Residence Life, except Roy Downham, John Robishaw and Don […]

Posted Tue, Dec. 22, 2009 at 3:15pm in Announcements by Christopher Sampson

12/22/2009 - Next UW-Green Bay ‘furlough closing’ is Dec. 28

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be closed for general business activities on Monday, Dec. 28, the second of four campuswide furlough days identified by the University in response to state-ordered budget cuts.