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Yooper Night featured as Green Bay women’s basketball opens season, Thursday, Oct. 24

Green Bay women’s basketball will be hosting the first-ever Yooper Night at the Kress Center on Thursday, Oct. 24, while welcoming Michigan Tech for a 7 p.m. tipoff. The Horizon League preseason poll and preseason all-league teams were recently announced with Green Bay named preseason co-favorites along with defending champion Wright State. It is the 12th-straight season Green Bay has been named the conference favorite by the preseason poll. Guard Frankie Wurtz was also the lone member of the Phoenix recognized by the all-league teams, receiving a first-team nod from the conference head coaches. Coach Kevin Borseth laughs it up to promote the game on Facebook.

Salsa proceeds (not just profits) benefit scholarships

Salsa Lovers, you don’t have to wait until the next Heirloom Plant Sale in May to get your fix of Associate Prof. Prof. Steve Meyer’s (NAS) salsa. Meyer always has a few cases of salsa (mild, medium, hot and hot+) in his office (446 LS), and for a donation to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship he says he is more than happy to satisfy your salsa addiction. With the holidays coming up and the parties and family gatherings that go with the holidays, just contact Meyer at if you would like to set up a secret rendezvous to exchange a scholarship donation for some salsa. Note that all proceeds (not just profits) go the scholarship fund.

Prof. Harvey Kaye’s book, ‘Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again’ is available

Professor Harvey Kaye’s (Democracy and Justice Studies) newest book is now available on Amazon. “The eighteen essays and speeches in Take Hold of Our History render a manifesto—a call to remember, redeem, and embrace the American radical story and tradition in favor of cultivating American historical memory and imagination and making America radical once again.” See more.

Academic Staff updates, meeting times and request for feedback

Members of the Academic Staff Committee (ASC) remind you that the next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 23  at 1:30 p.m. in Cofrin Library 735, Green Bay Campus. Skype is available. Find the agenda, here.

Winter Assembly: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2018  3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, University Union, Green Bay Campus (Skype will be available). The agenda will include updates from Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven, Provost Alexander as well as Human Resources and AS Committee updates

The Academic Staff Committee has been asked to give any feedback to Provost Alexander on the Academic Affairs Strategic Priorities on Please share feedback to Lynn Niemi, chair of Academic Staff Committee by Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

If you have any questions that you are not comfortable asking Human Resources or University leadership directly, please feel free to contact any member of the 2019-20 Academic Staff Committee:

Lynn Niemi, director of Disability Services (Chair)
Sherri Arendt, director of Learning Center (Vice Chair)
Jamee Haslam, senior advisor, Financial Aid
Bao Sengkhammee, multicultural advisor, MESA
Pat Hicks, senior lecturer
Lynn Rotter, manager of University Ticketing
Anthony Sigismondi, academic librarian, Manitowoc Campus


SBDC client, Metal Art of Wisconsin, is celebrating expansion

Small Business Development Center client, Metal Art of Wisconsin, has a lot to celebrate! Building a garage business to a 15,000 square foot factory, owner Shane Henderson has grown his business exponentially in the past few years. Shane participated in the SBDC’s Entrepreneurial Training Program in Sheboygan, facilitated by Director Tara Carr.  Following the class, Shane has worked with Senior Business Consultant David Stauffacher addressing production inefficiencies and financial projections.  In 2019, Shanewon the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award for Manitowoc County for his business success and starting the veteran program Flags for Fortitude program.  Read more about Shane Henderson and the cool products Metal Art of Wisconsin offers.


SASU is hosting an eggroll fundraiser

The Southeast Asian Student Union is holding a Fall 2019 Eggroll Fundraiser. Order here. Every year the fundraiser helps pay for conferences and the hosting of other SASU events. If you have any questions about the fundraiser please feel free to email

SASU Fall 2019 Eggroll Fundraiser
Eggroll Order Dates: Now till Thursday, Oct 31, 2019
Eggroll Order Cost: $15/dozen
Eggroll Order Payment:

Payments can be made on these dates in the Garden Café booth through a SASU member:

Wednesday, Oct.  23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.




Eggroll Pickup Dates:


Eggrolls will be available to pick up on these dates. FRESH pickup will be held in the Union by Chartswell Kitchen and FROZEN pickup will be held in the University Union Rm 125.


Saturday, November 2nd (FRESH) 6pm-7pm
Monday, November 4th (FROZEN) 9:30am-2pm in UU Rm 125
Tuesday, November 5th (FROZEN) 11am-4pm in UU Rm 125


Wednesday, November 6th (FROZEN) 2:30pm-5pm in MESA


(If you are unable to make these payments or pickup dates, please email us back at to arrange the date and time.)


Thank you from the Southeast Asian Student Union!

Who is the ‘Costumed Caroler’ ?

Get ready for a new community holiday event called “Costumed Caroler” (in the spirit of the new hit show “The Masked Singer”) Nov. 12 at the Riverside Ballroom, Main St., Green Bay. Although the singers remain anonymous, the Log has been tipped that one of the masked singers has deep roots with UW-Green Bay. You can enjoy the evening and the suspense for $30. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. and proceeds benefit The Salvation Army. All tickets can be ordered online.

UW-Green Bay reports largest enrollment in institutional history

More than 8,800 students are now part of the Phoenix Family; Green Bay Campus saw 9.7% growth in one year

Green Bay, Wis.—If you get the feeling that there are more Phoenix in the flock this year, you’re right. Unofficial enrollment figures released today show the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has realized its largest headcount in institutional history, with 8,098 students enrolled on the Green Bay Campus for the Fall 2019 semester. The total enrollment of the University’s four locations, including campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan, is 8,873—a 3.4 percent increase from last year (9.7 percent increase on the Green Bay Campus, alone).

See the UW System data, here.

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Michael Alexander says the news is reflective of the growing support by the region for its public university and is also great news for the region.

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UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander

“We are on a mission to serve the needs of this region with distinct programs that support the economy in areas such as engineering, education, nursing and business, while we continue to invest in the cultural resources that make our 16-county footprint one that is desirable for graduates to live and work. We are immensely proud of the students who are pursuing their dreams at UW-Green Bay and excited about the talent we are developing for employers and quality of life across the region.”

In the year ahead, UW-Green Bay plans to invest in more programs to meet regional demand including environmental studies, teacher preparation, STEM education and workforce development. Alexander also said that program development and an investment in resources for the Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan campuses continues and are expected to bear fruit in the years ahead. Currently there are 359 students enrolled at Sheboygan, 198 students at Marinette and 218 at Manitowoc.

Graduate enrollment has held steady year-over-year, as expected, according to Alexander. UW-Green Bay currently serves 417 (421 last year) graduate students. “We introduced a number of programs a couple of years ago, which is why we saw great growth in the grad studies segment last year. We expect that those numbers will rise again next year with the introduction of six new programs (Cybersecurity, Laboratory Technology, Exercise and Performance Psychology, Athletic Training, Applied Biotechnology and the Executive Impact MBA) to our graduate program array.”

Alexander noted that the University’s College Credit in High School program has realized explosive growth in the last several years as well and is making college more accessible and affordable for students in the region. College Credit in High School is a dual credit program where students earn both high school and college credit for a class. Currently, the program is serving 1,797 students at more than 60 high schools across Wisconsin.

UW-Green Bay reported a doubling in underrepresented populations, indicating the University is becoming more inclusive and reflects the population diversification taking place across Northeast Wisconsin. The 2018 Fact Book compiled by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce showed Brown County’s population to be 16.3% racially diverse.

“Our University needs to be reflective of the needs and potential of the state’s third largest city,” Alexander said. “We have an essential and expanding role in making our residents happier, healthier, and better prepared for the future. We’re committed to making that happen across the region.”

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit


Nicole Kurth presents ‘Stonewall 1969: Where Pride Began’

Nicole Kurth, area coordinator for UW-Green Bay Residence Life, is presenting “Stonewall 1969: Where Pride Began” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, Green Bay Campus. Kurth provides interesting insights and visuals on how the events of Stonewall 50 years ago generated changes LGBT advocacy in the United States. Kurth is providing this presentation on behalf of the Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program and the Pride Center Coming Out events. It is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to the conference champion Marinette volleyball team


A week after claiming the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference’s Eastern Division crown, the  Marinette women’s volleyball team won the WCC state tournament on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 defeating UW-Milwaukee/Washington County 25-17 and 25-17. The team finished with a 12-0 tournament sweep. Subscribers can find the full story in the Eagle Herald. Congratulations to Coach Dan Porath, and assistants Scott Ries and Sarah Pettit. Way to go Bucs!:

  • Sierra Adams (All-WCC Eastern Division 2nd Team)
  • Breanne Bedgood (All-WCC Eastern Division 2nd Team)
  • Kiana Bulin
  • Bri Burnett (All-WCC Eastern Division 2nd Team)
  • Athena Cross
  • *Faith Jorasz (All-WCC Eastern Division 1st Team; WCC All-Tournament Team)
  • *Ashlee Mayer (All-WCC Eastern Division 1st Team; WCC All-Tournament Team)
  • Maddie Mosher
  • Abby Wingender* Named WCC All-Tournament