Author Archives: Sue Bodilly

Green Bay women’s basketball’s Lindstrom is one to be feared

Jessica Lindstrom has displayed two distinct personalities: “the one UWGB coach Kevin Borseth describes as the nicest person you’d ever meet….Then there’s the Lindstrom on the court. The 6-foot-1 forward who fights and scratches and claws for every point and rebound. The one who figuratively wants to tear her opponent’s heart out.” Scott Venci from the Green Bay Press-Gazette has the story about the Green Bay women’s basketball senior.

UW-Green Bay Kwanzaa featured on Fox 11

The University of Wisconsin Green Bay hosted a Kwanzaa celebration Saturday, Dec. 9. The community and students were invited to learn about the cultural holiday while enjoying festive music and dance. Fox 11 was there. The event is sponsored by the American Intercultural Center, Black Student Union, Office of Student Life and Diversity Task Force.

Alumni Director’s daughter’s wish is that every child receives a gift

Here’s a heart-warming story that Log editors had to share. Brynna Moody, daughter of UW-Green Bay’s Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody, made a wish list for Santa. It included nothing for her, personally, but a request to make sure that every other boy and girl received a present this year. Watch the interview with WBAY.

Green Bay men fall in shootout at Mizzou

The Green Bay men’s basketball team hit 11 3-pointers on Saturday night (Dec. 9, 2017) at Mizzou Arena, but Missouri made 15 3s of its own as the Phoenix fell 100-77 in non-conference action. The Phoenix stays on the road for its next trip to Terre Haute, Ind., where it will visit Indiana State. Tip-off for that game will take place at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday (Dec. 12).

Green Bay women cruise past Loyola, improve to 8-1

The Green Bay women’s basketball team displayed a total team effort on Sunday (Dec. 10) locking down Loyola, 76-39, on the road to improve to 8-1 on the season. After allowing the first basket of the game, the Phoenix defense finished off the opening period with a 23-2 run. Green Bay will have nearly a full week off before returning to the court for official action, as the team welcomes Bradley to the Kress Center on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m.

Extended deadline: Summer Research Scholar applications due Jan. 17

The UW-Green Bay Research Council has extended the deadline for the Summer Research Scholar Program. Faculty having applied for the Research Scholar Program in the past will want to note that this program has undergone significant change in recent years. The Summer Research Scholar Program is designed to provide stipend support during the summer for the purpose for developing or continuing a significant research project that substantially exceeds the baseline expectation for faculty scholarship. All Summer Research Scholar Proposals are due on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. More here. Questions? Contact Research Council Chairperson Brian Welsch at with questions.

SBDC is offering ‘Inspiring Leaders to be Creative and Embrace Technology’

The SBDC is offering the workshop “Inspiring Leaders to be Creative and Embrace Technology” in its 2017-2018 Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. The professional development opportunity is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Bus. & Mfg. Ctr., 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. For more information on registration, visit, e-mail, or call 920-496-2117.

Just announced! “Decades Rewind” is coming to the Weidner Center, Feb. 11. Tickets on sale Dec. 11

Come and celebrate the music of your life at the Weidner Center on Feb. 11! “Decades Rewind” is a touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show that celebrates all the musical hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Tickets went on sale on Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-895-0071, or in person at all Ticket Star locations, including the Resch Center and the University Ticketing and Information Center (UTIC) in the University Union.


‘Outstanding Student’ Riley Garbe — Once a Phuture Phoenix, always a Phuture Phoenix


Riley Garbe came to UW-Green Bay as a fifth-grader on a Phuture Phoenix field trip, where a visit to the campus turned into a dream of one day graduating from college. In the fall of 2013, Garbe entered the University on a Phuture Phoenix scholarship, and now his dream will come true as he will receive a bachelor’s degree on Dec. 16, having majored in English with a minor in education.

The Alumni Association, which has been designating the Outstanding Student Award recipient for each graduating class since 1976, recognized Garbe for his undergraduate student success, his leadership on and off campus, and his volunteer service to others and the community. He was nominated and selected from all graduating seniors eligible to receive diplomas at the December commencement.

Garbe completed his course of studies in four years, placing himself on the honor roll all eight semesters, four of them with high honors. This semester, fall 2017, he maintained a 4.0 GPA. During his time at UW-Green Bay, Garbe has twice received the University Leadership Award, in 2016 and 2017, and received the Green Bay Phoenix Student Athlete Academic Achievement Award all four years of study. Additionally, he has been named as a Horizon League Honor Roll Athlete.

As a teacher and mentor, Garbe has impacted classrooms and students throughout the Green Bay area, including Franklin Middle School, Washington Middle School, West Green Bay High School and Jefferson Elementary School. Garbe said he was inspired by the Phuture Phoenix program to give back to his community and to the program that helped him realize his dream of becoming a teacher. Garbe said he feels compelled to help the students who are what he once was, and to give them hope that they too can succeed.

“The day I returned to the cracked streets, aroma of the local cone factory and sights of the neighborhood I grew up in to be a park program leader for local youth, my life was forever changed as kids uncovered the scars and bruises, both physical and emotional,” Garbe wrote. “I looked into the suffering eyes of these broken children and listened to their painful words, and in each of these young kids, I saw a piece of myself… I learned quickly that it was my societal duty and moral obligation to bring hope to these children.”

Garbe has also given his time and talents as a volunteer to many organizations in the community. Garbe served as a volunteer for the UW-Green Bay Campus Catholic Ministry, as well as a youth leader for Spanish-speaking middle and high school youth at St. Willebrord Church. Additionally, Garbe volunteered at a south side Chicago shelter for undocumented immigrant women and children who are victims of abuse and violence where he tutored school-aged students, watched over toddlers, gardened, cleaned and painted bedrooms.

An avid runner, Garbe not only ran for the UW-Green Bay cross country team, but also served as a running club coach at Howe Elementary School where he trained students preparing to run the Cellcom 5K, and taught them leadership skills through running.

The value of higher education is often questioned. The answer is always in the beholder of the degree. Garbe summarizes his time on campus this way: “At UW-Green Bay, I discovered myself, I found my place within society, I grew comfortable in my own skin after many years of hiding from myself and the world, and I learned to love myself for who I am.”