Author Archives: Daniel Moore

Video: It’s time to Rock the Resch!

Green Bay men’s basketball coach Linc Darner and Chancellor Gary L. Miller invite you to Rock the Resch! This first-time event gathers students, alumni and friends to a pregame tailgate party for the entire family, followed by a Green Bay men’s basketball game, Friday, Feb. 24. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Bar on Holmgren Way, and tip-off for the game is 6 p.m. next door at the Resch Center. It promises to be fun, with a live band, food, and an “epic” long-sleeve T-shirt (it glows). Students are free, but should still register. Anyone else can register here.

Breaking through: UW-Green Bay cuts ribbon on new creative space

Breakthrough Studio

With a nod to vision, leadership, innovation and collaboration, the ribbon was cut for the new Breakthrough® Studio space on the third floor of the David A. Cofrin Library, at UW-Green Bay. Library Director Paula Ganyard said she is thrilled about the space which became popular with students as soon as it opened.

It features unique and colorful furniture and work spaces for small groups and independent studying. Artwork by four UW-Green Bay artists — Adam Fulwiler, Blair Wautlet, Brianna Fischer, and Paige Nordstorm — adorn the walls.

“We truly hope that this space will give students, faculty, staff and community members a place to come together to work collaboratively, to debate ideas, work through problems, and hopefully, be as innovative as the company that supported this project — Breakthrough® Fuel,” Ganyard said.

More than 80 supporters joined Ganyard, Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Breakthrough® Fuel founder and CEO Craig Dickman, Jan. 26, as they formally dedicated the space. Breakthrough® Fuel, a global transportation energy management firm located in downtown Green Bay, sponsored the space.

Miller commended the leadership of Ganyard and the vision she and other University leaders have for new ways of inspiring creativity and engaging and educating today’s students.

“I also want to express my gratitude to Craig Dickman and Breakthrough Fuel,” Miller said. “Craig is also a supporter of our veteran’s lounge and serves as a member of our Council of Trustees. His vision as a business leader is helping us expand our vision of what this University, this city and this region, can be.”

Breakthrough Fuel employs 10 UW-Green Bay alumni, spanning five generations of graduates dating back to the 70s.

“This has been a special project for our team, and a project we could really connect with because of the nature of the space,” Dickman said. “We hope the space will be used well and used often.”

As the plaque reads, “Let creativity and innovation fill this space.”

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Video: Sci-fi film ‘Metropolis’ will be screened with a live world premiere film score, April 28

One-Night performance is scheduled for Friday, Apr. 28, Weidner Center

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music will present a screening of the 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis along with a live performance of a world premiere film score by the UW-Green Bay Chorale, Wind Ensemble and Studio Orchestra. The one-night performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 28 in the Weidner Center. The new film score is written by UW-Green Bay Associate Professor of Music Michelle McQuade Dewhirst for Fritz Lang’s film which has been referenced as the “mother of all sci-fi films,” ever since its release.

Prof. McQuade Dewhirst says she is thrilled to collaborate with her music faculty colleagues and students to bring this project to life.

“I’ve been fascinated by the variety of approaches various musicians have taken to interpreting this material for a long time,” said Prof. McQuade Dewhirst. “The combination of the film with live music is a special thing. Live music contributes a palpable energy and, I believe the audience will enjoy a truly immersive experience.”

Photos: Celebrating the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

mlk-celebration

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay was happy to serve as a sponsor of the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration, Saturday, Jan. 14 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Enjoy the photos from the celebration.

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Photog’s Picks: Top UW-Green Bay photos of 2016

Top 10 photos of 2016 collage

The close of 2016 also marks the end of my first year as UW-Green Bay’s campus photographer.  It’s been a great year, and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at 10 of my favorite photos from the past year. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I have enjoyed taking them!

10 – Geoscience visit to Pictured Rocks

10 - Science Trip to Pictured Rocks

I have a major bias in favor of anything to do with our National Parks, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to photograph the science trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. I’ve selected this photo because the setting at Chapel Beach provides a wonderful backdrop, because it captures a moment as the students take in the views in that setting and because the t-shirts made it clear what Natural and Applied Sciences have to offer.

 

9 – Chorale backs Barry Manilow

9 - Chior Back Barry Manilow

Continuing the theme of students having incredible experiences in incredible places, our chorale students backed Barry Manilow as he sang “Copacabana” before a packed house at the Resch Center. Making photos of events like this has a lot to do with access, and our friends at PMI were able to help me capture this high-energy performance while our students were on stage.

 

8 – Phuture Phoenix

8 - Phuture Phoenix

Phuture Phoenix day brings a ton of energy to campus.  As you can see, the fifth graders are rarely camera-shy.

 

7 – Kumar carries the Mace one final time

7 - Kumar Carries the Mace for the FInal Time

In my opinion, never will there be a more distinguished UW-Green Bay faculty member than Kumar Kangayappan. It was an honor just to take this photo of him carrying the ceremonial mace out of commencement for his final time after 48 years of teaching at UW-Green Bay.

 

6 – Dogs in the Cofrin Library

6 - Dogs in the Library

The staff of the Cofrin Library is always looking our for ways to help students out, and that’s never more evident than when they bring in therapy dogs to help students relax during a stressful week of finals. The expressions on the faces show that it is an event appreciated by human and canine alike.

 

5 – Trump Town Hall at the Weidner Center

5 - Trump Town Hall at Weidner

MSNBC held a town-hall meeting with now President-Elect Donald Trump at the Weidner Center ahead of the spring primary. As photographers, we were only allowed in briefly following the filming to grab a few images. I took some more posed images of Trump and Chris Matthews smiling for the camera, but this image shows a lot more personality.

 

4 – Move-in Day fun

4 - Move-In Day Fun

You see a wide range of emotions on Freshmen Move-In Day. I’d put this at the joyful end of the spectrum.

 

3 – National Anthem at Lambeau Field

3 - Wellens Sings Anthem at Lambeau

UW-Green Bay alumnus Kevin Wellens got to sing the National Anthem before a full house at Lambeau Field, and I got to go on field to take pictures!  Wellens’ rousing rendition was very well received, and it was easily as good of a photo opportunity as I’ll ever find.

 

2 – Snowy Day at UW-Green Bay

2 - Snowy Day on Campus

Isolating a tree in snow usually results in a good photo. I had seen this tree earlier, and noticed that in the right conditions it would look great with the Cofrin Library behind it. When we got the right snowstorm with the right sort of snow sticking to the trees, I headed out and made this image — now the cover photo for Inside magazine.

 

1 – Women’s basketball wins a thriller

1 - Jubilation at Women's Basketball

I was fortunate enough to be in a spot where I was able to capture the whole sequence as Green Bay’s Jen Wellnitz hit the shot to push the Phoenix past Northern Kentucky in double-overtime of their Horizon League semifinal game. Of all of the images, this one, the first in the sequence where enough time has passed for the crowd to react, is my favorite. In fact, it’s my favorite of my photos from 2016.

 

 

UW-Green Bay computer science graduates have jobs waiting for them

Computer Science Graduates

They are ready and eager for the working world. Only nine of UW-Green Bay Computer Science students were eligible to graduate in December 2016  — six made it to the ceremony — but each is in high demand in the workforce and most had jobs lined up before they graduated.

Pictured in the photo above, are the six students who both marched in December commencement ceremonies and secured employment before graduation. From left to right, Brennen Frisque (Georgia Pacific), Matthew Hart (Breakthrough Fuel), Jacob Labeots (Human Head Game Studios), Landon Rehn (Thrivent Financial), Corey Swanningson (Schreiber Foods) and Adam Ulman (Thrivent Financial). Missing: Mitchell Ostrenga (hired by Schneider), Chelsea Patek (headed to graduate school) and Ethan Potts (closing in on a job).

Some of the graduates like Corey Swanningson worked their way from interns into permanent employees.

“In the summer of 2014 I started a software development internship with Schreiber foods where I was able to develop awesome relationships and gain more hands on experience with my potential future career, said Swanningson. “I was recommended for this position by UWGB Career Services as I hadn’t applied for it, but this opportunity was definitely life changing. This internship is what confirmed my desire to work in the software development industry. I started working full time in February of 2016 at Schreiber Foods as a software developer. I completed my last semester at UWGB this fall with five classes online while working 40-50 hour weeks and I have graduated in 3.5 years.”

Jacob Labeots has the rare opportunity to start his career at a game studio — Human Head Games Studios. “This is extremely difficult to do,” said Labeots’ UWGB instructor Ben Geisler. “What’s more, the Chief Operating Officer from the company personally contacted me asking for more graduates based on how well Jacob is doing so far.”

“This is a great bunch of students and a very special group because of their focus and willingness to go the extra mile,” says Ankur Chattopadhyay, UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. of Information and Computing Sciences. “They all have done internships in their junior and senior years. Additionally, Brennen, Matthew, Adam, Chelsea, Mitchell and Jacob have worked on undergraduate research projects with their faculty members and presented their research in regional and state symposiums. A number of these students have served as teaching assistants and have shown leadership and role-model qualities!”

Frisque and Patek will be working with Chattopadhyay to present their capstone research at the top level computer science conference in the nation (in Seattle, WA) in March.

Phoenix Tales: Bryan Anker says he is reinvigorated by UW-Green Bay experience

UW-Green Bay alumnus (’12) and veteran Bryan Anker talks about his transformation — a reinvigoration — he credits to UW-Green Bay. Anker is a district manager for world-wide snack company Mondelēz International, Inc. and is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He enrolled at UW-Green Bay in hopes of completing his bachelor’s degree to give himself an edge as he advances in his career.

While explaining his excitement at earning a degree, Anker says, “It can never be taken away. Once you’ve earned that degree it is yours for a lifetime…”