Author Archives: Sue Bodilly

Tonight (Oct. 11) Prof. Leary shares The Story of Act 31

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. J P Leary (Humanities, First Nations Studies, and History) will share The Story of Act 31, at the Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush, Wis. tonight (Oct. 11, 2018) at 7 p.m. Since its passage in 1989, a state law known as Act 31 requires that all students in Wisconsin learn about the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin’s federally recognized tribes. The Story of Act 31 details the law’s inception-tracing its origins to a court decision in 1983 that affirmed American Indian hunting and fishing treaty rights in Wisconsin, and to the violent public outcry that followed the court’s decision. See more.

Project Coastal: The Community Collects, at the Lawton Gallery

Project Coastal: The Community Collects is an art exhibition featuring artwork that has been donated to UW-Green Bay’s Permanent Art Collection, including, for the first time, work from the three other campuses. The exhibition opens today, Oct. 11, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lawton Gallery, Green Bay Campus and will be on display until Nov. 1.

Concert Choir and University Singers perform Oct. 16

Check out this concert at 7:30 p.m. October 16, 2018… Conducted by Randall Meder, Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble of UW-Green Bay. The University Singers, conducted by Sarah Meredith Livingston, includes quality singers from all over campus. Both choirs perform repertoire drawn from a wide variety of periods and styles, from Bach to traditional folk tunes. The choirs will be joined by the UWGB Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Reminder: Register for wine and Girl Scout Cookie pairing

Hosted by UW-Green Bay and Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, a Girl Scout Wine & Cookie pairing event will be held at the Signature Lounge in the Weidner Center on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The short program begins at 5 p.m. This event provides the opportunity to learn more about the Girl Scouts organization. Kelli Strickland, executive and artistic director of the Weidner Center, will be speaking at the event. Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this event.

Stuart Howland; Last Works, Manitowoc Campus

The show, Stuart Howland; Last Works on the Manitowoc Campus (Founders Hall Gallery) runs through Nov. 2,  with a reception and gallery talk tonight. Here’s the description, “Stuart Howland, artist, father, husband, teacher, gardener, beekeeper, colleague and friend passed away last spring leaving behind family, friends and students who all felt, and still feel a profound sense of loss. Stuart also left behind a remarkable body of work done mostly in his last year. This work, a suite of twelve collages, are the core of this exhibition…” See more.


Nearly 900 have taken the sustainability pledge

UW-Green Bay cares about sustainability. Nicknamed “Eco U” from nearly its very inception, faculty, staff and students have taken their role in nurturing and protecting resources. That still holds true today. The Sustainability Committee created the pledge for individuals to thoughtfully consider how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Take the pledge.

Photos: UW-Green Bay honors most distinguished and outstanding


UW-Green Bay was honored by the return of six distinguished and outstanding alumni who returned to campus Oct. 2, 2018 to accept awards recognizing their contributions to campus, communities and workplace.

This year’s honorees were Daniel Keegan ’72, Sheila Kohl ’96 and ’05 and Doug Wirth ’89, each receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award; and Cordero Barkley ’09 and ’16, Lisa Fay Coutley ’04 and Joshua Kaurich ‘07, recipients of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.

Bios for each are available here. The ceremony took place on the Weidner Center stage, with a reception in the newly remodeled Weidner Grand Foyer. Each recipient was given a hand-made award crafted by artist and alumna Barbi Gossens ’03.

Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view or view the album on Flickr.

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay to host more than 1,600 fifth graders on Oct. 10-11, 2018

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host its 14th annual Phuture Phoenix Campus Visit, Oct. 10-11, 2018, welcoming more than 1,600 students from 15 Green Bay Area Public Elementary Schools, Bowler Elementary, Bonduel Elementary, Gillett Elementary, West De Pere Elementary Schools, Oneida Nation Turtle School, Keshena Primary, Oconto Middle School, Oconto Falls Elementary, Abrams Elementary, Sturgeon Bay Sunrise Elementary, and Suring Elementary School. Participants will visit the UW-Green Bay campus and dare to dream about going to college.

UW-Green Bay’s signature Phuture Phoenix program partners with schools that have high percentages of students from low-income families and encourages students to graduate from high school and pursue a college education.

The program has hosted a total of 19,017 fifth-grade students during the annual campus visits every October since it began in 2003. To help support the campus experience for fifth graders, there will be more than 300 UW-Green Bay students volunteering to serve as role models and group leaders for the day and 107 UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members participating in various activities and sharing their classrooms on campus.

Phuture Phoenix is a coordinated program to inspire academic success and alert children to educational opportunities that are available to them. College prep starts early, and the Phuture Phoenix campus experiences offer students a first-hand look at the necessary steps to pursue and attain higher education goals, as well as everything the a university education can offer. Phuture Phoenix programming helps prepare elementary school students for college early, said Jenny Woldt, fifth-grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School.

“You have to start in kindergarten, get it in their brain that they are college bound no matter where they come from, and that they just need to work hard in school and work hard in their community, and they can get there.”

Included in this fall’s campus experience are expanded partnerships with the Kress Events Center and UW-Green Bay’s Office of Residence Life, making it possible for fifth graders to experience two essential elements of college life: recreational opportunities and on-campus housing.

“The Office of Residence Life is happy to be able to participate in the Phuture Phoenix program, as it’s never too early to introduce the concept of attending college,” said UWGB Director of Residence Life, Gail Sims-Aubert. “It’s so important that today’s youth understand going to college means they will be a part of a vibrant educational experience both inside and outside the classroom. This program is an outstanding opportunity to provide a sneak peak of life on campus.”

All students who participate in the Phuture Phoenix Campus Visit days are eligible to apply for a Phuture Phoenix Scholarship if they choose to attend UW-Green Bay after graduating high school.

More information about Phuture Phoenix is available at