Camp Lloyd, a week-long day camp for children ages 7 to 14 who are grieving the loss of loved ones, returned to UW-Green Bay, June 24-29, 2018. Camp Lloyd provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn they’re not alone in dealing with grief. It gives campers time to explore their own experiences of grief, realize their feelings are normal and find support from one another.
Popular activities that have been a part of camp include daily healing circles, arts and crafts, singing songs and playing music, tie-dying, quiddich, swimming, Bay Beach, kayaking, drum circles, archery and many more.
The Camp Lloyd staff included 30 UW-Green Bay student “buddies” who form special bonds with the campers. This year 4/5 grief therapists were former Camp Lloyd Buddies who have gone on to graduate school in clinical psychology, school psychology or counseling.
Camp Lloyd started as a dream of UW-Greeen Bay Professor Illene Cupit (Human Development). The camp is funded by the generosity of UW-Green Bay, community donors and the Green Bay Packers.
Not sure how those Badgers and Panthers slipped into the UW-Green Bay booth, but still, it was nice to see UW-Green Bay friends trying on their Phoenix wings at Summerfest last Friday, June 29, 2018. UW-Green Bay was one of the sponsors of “Show Your College Pride Day.”
It’s a new transformation for higher education in Northeast Wisconsin. UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller welcomes the campuses and community members of Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan to the new UW-Green Bay.
Summer camps are underway! UW-Green Bay is offering a wide range of summer camps for middle- and high-school students in June and July. From art to science, our beautiful campus hosts 14 different camps for students to enjoy this summer! Campers can commute, or stay overnight in campus residence housing. The summer 2018 fun has kicked off with Life’s a Lab Medical Camp, and Video Game Programming 1. In mid-June it was Junior Achievement and Middle School Art Camp.
The Accounting Student Association held its annual year-end celebration on May 4, 2018 at the Weidner Center, Mark Brandt ’85 (Accounting), former founder and owner of Pinnacle Consulting and managing partner of American East, Green Bay, was the invited keynote speaker. During the celebration, students honored long-time faculty member and advisor Steve Muzatko (who is posed with this son, Maxwell, in the photos).
On Friday, May 4, the 2017-2018 Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) cohort of faculty and peer mentors and first-year students joined with members of the campus community to celebrate participants’ successes throughout the year. The GPS program seeks to support students in their transition during their first year at the university as they adapt to new academic and social environments and begin to explore the opportunities the university holds for them.
The closing celebration provided an opportunity for students to reflect on their first-year experience. The centerpiece of the event was a poster presentation, during which students across ten sections showcased their spring service projects. These projects exhibited participants’ commitment to bettering their campus and wider Green Bay communities as they became stakeholders in both. Projects supported area nonprofits and public schools and sought to raise awareness about a variety of issues about GPS students were passionate about. Their work signaled the progression of a cohort from which the university’s student leaders of tomorrow will surely be drawn.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students in Assistant Prof. Alison Staudinger’s (Democracy and Justice Studies) American Political Thought class hosted a political cartoon exhibit featuring the “scandalous” work of local artist and cartoonist Lyle Lahey. The event kicked off on Monday, May 7, 2018 in the 407 Gallery, Studio Arts.
The display was curated from cartoonist Lyle Lahey’s work, originally published online and in the Green Bay News Chronicle from 1968-2013 and now held in UW-Green Bay’s Archives and Research Center collection.
The panel discussion focuses on the topic of “political scandals” and how they have influenced American politics. From Watergate to Iran Contra, viewers can learn more about the scandals that defined American political thought. The exhibit also featured an area for viewers to use their own political voice and create a cartoon about a modern political scandal.
“I made it!” That was the sentiment of many of the graduates of UW-Green Bay’s 2018 Spring Commencement. Those that were interviewed were excited about the day, but also filled with gratitude for the faculty and staff that helped them along the way. Congratulations graduates and congratulations UW-Green Bay!
It looks like 2018 Commencement Speaker Bao Nhia Xiong was right when she noted that “…as we walk this stage today we are not the only one graduating; when we walk the stage today our family too graduates with us.”
Members of campus and community joined together to host 150 seventh-grade students from Riverview Middle School, Plymouth, Wis., on May 3, 2018. Four community groups joined UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Heidi Sherman (Humanities) at the Viking House, to teach history through fun, hands-on learning activities. Among them: Women from the Sons of Norway joined History faculty members to teach Norwegian culture; Mark Hawkins from Hands On Deck taught the kids basic wood working; members of the Society for Creative Anachronisms helped prepare medieval flat cakes; and Ric Furrer, known worldwide among blacksmiths for his sword-making craft, also helped mentor the students.
That same day, the Riverview Middle School students took part in a number of science labs, with Associate Dean Amanda Nelson (College of Science, Engineering and Technology) leading that portion of the visit. Assistant Profs Maruf Hossain, Jagadeep Thota, Mohammad Mahfuz, and Riaz Uddin Ahmed assisted students in building and programming LEGO Mindstorm Robots. Associate Profs. Dan Meinhardt and Amanda Nelson led anatomical dissections. Joe Schoenebeck provided physics demos and led a brief tour of Lab Sciences.