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Shark Tank participant and owner of The Oilerie®, Curt Campbell, speaks to a full room


The room was full for The Oilerie® owner Curt Campbell, who appeared both on Shark Tank and on Beyond the Tank. Campbell spoke to the UW-Green Bay’sCollegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (C.E.O.) student organization on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Like his appearance on Beyond the Tank, Campbell’s talk 5ECD2128-60B0-42D0-9A5E-70B69C771921_1_105_creflected on how he grew his business anyway when he did not get a deal onShark Tank. The Oilerie®  now has six locations in four states. For more information on C.E.O. at UW-Green Bay, please visit their Facebook page at




Alumni Dickman and Barkley inspire entrepreneurial finance students


UW-Green Bay alumni Craig Dickman and Cordero Barkley gave a talk to and tour to the UW-Green Bay Entrepreneurial Finance Class On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, despite the snowy commute. The class learned about Titletown Tech’s venture capital fund and what types of businesses they are looking to invest in. Dickman and Barkley are two of the five partners in charge of the fund.

Photo submitted by Craig Dickman


What’s a doula? Learn more Friday, Nov. 22

The First Nations Studies will be hosting business owner/doula, Nakita J. Tepolt, in the Education Center for First Nations Studies, Wood Hall 410 on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to all faculty, students and members of the public. Among the topics Tepolt will discuss: pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding. Light refreshments and snacks provided.


Business Administration earn prestigious and Global Top 100 ranking through GLO-BUS

Two teams from UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Vallari Chandna’s (Business Administration) Strategic Management Capstone Classes, have made it to the Top 100 rank in the GloBus Simulation.

The first team of UW-Green Bay business students consisting of the C-Suite members Morgan Birkenholz, Tyler Brandon, Graham Hasse and Anna Ruedinger placed in a tie for 13th place out of 2693 teams across 131 colleges and universities across the world during the week of 28-Oct-19 through 3-Nov-19. Their top 1% worldwide ranking is especially commendable given that the class is an online section and the students have to coordinate their work virtually.

The second team of UW-Green Bay students consisting of the C-Suite members Mike Kiernan, Tyler Koster, Karla Lones and Jose Reyes placed in a tie for 46th place out of 2693 teams across 131 colleges and universities across the world during the week of 28-Oct-19 through 3-Nov-19. Their top 2% worldwide ranking was based on their overall game-to-date score. This is the second time a team from this section has placed in the Global Top 100 ranking.

In the Capstone course’s strategy simulation, student teams run a company that is racing for global market leadership in the wearable video cameras and camera-equipped copter drones industry. Each decision round, students make 20+ types of decisions from all business domains including design and performance, assembly operations, shipping and delivery, workforce compensation, pricing and marketing, corporate social responsibility and citizenship, and the financing of company operations among others.

One of Northeast Wisconsin’s youngest venture capitalists visits campus


One of the youngest serial entrepreneurs in Northeast Wisconsin, Zack Pawlosky, was recently on campus giving a talk to the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (C.E.O.) student organization. Pawlosky talked about what he’s learned from building the digital marketing firm Candeo Creative, selling his business, and launching venture capital fund Atlene. With that launch, Pawlosky became one of the youngest venture capitalists in Northeast Wisconsin. Atlene will focus on making seed investments into companies focused on artificial intelligence (A.I.) platforms and other A.I. products. Pawlosky is based in Oshkosh. See the facebook page for more information on C.E.O. and upcoming speakers.


Bert Kreischer comes to the Weidner Center Spring 2020

Bert Kreischer brings his Berty Boy Tour presented by Outback Presents to the Weidner Center April 4, 2020 at 7 p.m. Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host who performs to sellout crowds across the country. His standup specials “Secret Time” and “The Machine” are currently streaming globally on Netflix. The successful debut of the Body Shots Tour has sold out theaters for 2019. See more, here.


UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble presents ‘Festival of Christmas’

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The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, UW-Green Bay, Manitiwoc Campus with conductor Marc Sackman and the Lakeshore Bid Band, presents the annual Festival of Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, Wis. Enjoy holiday favorites including David Bourgeois’ dramatic reading of T’was the Night Before Christmas, program narration by TV host Tom Zalaski, the popular audience Christmas carol sing-a-long and the Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir. Featured songs: The Saints’ Hallelujah, Carol of the Drum (Little Drummer Boy), and Minor Alterations – Christmas Through the Looking Glass by David Lovrien. See more.

UW-Green Bay celebrates International Human Rights Day with line-up of events at Weidner Center, Dec. 10

Common CAHSS 2019: Human Rights

“All Human Beings are Born Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights”
— Article 1- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Green Bay, Wis.—On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—a document born in the aftermath of the second world war, but just as relevant today.

To mark the 71st anniversary of that historic occasion, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS, pronounced cause) announces its inaugural Common CAHSS event, “2019: Human Rights.” All events are free and open to the public.

Common CAHSS Flier

Common CAHSS Flier

“This year’s Common CAHSS is the first of what we hope is an annual event,” says Chuck Rybak, dean of the College. “The goal is to showcase our students’ work in various programs and mediums, whether it be a psychology research talk or a jazz piano recital. We intend to invite not only our campus community, but also students and community members from across the region. In looking for our first cause, the event’s co-organizers, Associate Dean Ryan Martin and Associate Prof. Alise Coen—decided to build the event around human rights.”

Daytime conference activities take place on International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2019. The conference begins at 9 a.m. at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus, and will feature opportunities for creative engagement with human rights issues through art exhibits, musical performances and improv performances.

Scheduled events also include a day-long conference showcasing faculty expertise and student research with presentations and panel discussions of current human rights issues including discrimination, refugees, climate change, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, solitary confinement, mental health stigmas and more.

Rais Bhuiyan

Keynote Speaker Rais Bhuiyan

The conference concludes with keynote speaker Rais Bhuiyan at 6 p.m. in the Weidner Center. As the survivor of a white supremacist hate crime attack, Rais encountered the violence of discrimination all too vividly. His experiences shaped his dedication to human rights activism and the pursuit of empathy, understanding and forgiveness. After founding the non-profit “World Without Hate” in 2011, Rais has visited and worked with more than 200,000 people around the world.

For more information, visit the Common CAHSS page, or contact Martin, or 920-465-2322 or Coen,

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 nearly 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, 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