Author Archives: Daniel Moore

Looking back: Founding Chancellor thanks those who helped make the Weidner Center the envy of the Midwest

The Edward W. Weidner Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors in 1993 and marked the beginning of a new era of arts and entertainment for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. David Cofrin offered the seed gift to begin planning the state of the Weidner on two conditions: the Center must be located on the UW-Green Bay campus, and it should serve the entire community. The original 1968 master plan for the UW-Green Bay campus included a performing arts center, allowing for state funds to be allocated towards the project. It’s namesake, Edward W. Weidner, the University’s founding chancellor, championed the campaign and garnered community support and leadership. This video dates back 25 years, to Chancellor David Outcalt’s introduction and comments by Weidner at the dedication ceremony.

Wisconsin to Invest $20 Million in Education and Workforce Training

Governor Scott Walker Visit

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made a stop at UW-Green Bay on  January 17, 2018 to announce a new economic development initiative to improve educational and training opportunities for the state’s current and future workforce. The Wisconsin Career Creator program will provide $20 million to fund dual enrollment, scholarships for employees learning new skills and job training resources.

The reinvestment in education is welcome news. “The College Head Start program that’s part of the Career Creator program is very similar to the Turbocharge effort launched in Green Bay earlier this year by Green Bay Area Public Schools, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and UW-Green Bay,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller. “We’re thrilled to be a model for what this program can mean for students statewide; it’s a game changer for getting students through college faster and more affordably and into the workforce to meet the state’s growing talent needs.”

While on campus Walker toured the University’s Nursing Lab with Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Dean of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Gregory Davis, learning about the critical role the University plays in meeting the region’s ongoing need for registered nurses.

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

The Top 10 UW-Green Bay photos (plus two) from 2017

It’s been another great year at UW-Green Bay. Looking back on 2017, UW-Green Bay photographer/videographer Dan Moore ’00 (Communication) pulled 10 (plus two) of his favorite images from the year, presented in no particular order.

Cofrin Library Star-Trails

top10-1I’ve wanted to try out this effect for some time, and the cover shoot for the spring issue of Inside magazine provided me the opportunity. This is a composite of 30, 1-second exposures of the library and the stars overhead, which have been digitally “stacked” with the newer exposures gradually faded out.

Peregrine Falcon

top10-2This was a summer of falcons with the family of four falcon chicks nesting on top of the Cofrin Library.  This was my favorite image of one of them perched at the rooftop’s edge.

Daya at Weidner

top10-3Photographing concerts is not easy, but my capable intern Amanda Jo Danihel proves she is up to the task with this image from March of Daya performing on the Weidner Center stage.

Empty Bowls

top10-4I love the Art Agency’s annual Empty Bowl fundraiser and was pleased with how this promotional image came out.

Fish Monitoring in the Bay

top10-5I was able to tag along as Patrick Forsythe’s students helped monitor fish near the mouth of Green Bay. What an amazing classroom!

Jumping for Phuture Phoenix Joy

top10-6These Phuture Phoenix students were so excited for this photo. I wish I could take more credit, but the jumping was all their idea.

Students Walking Past Campus Memorial Garden

top10-7Warm autumn weather, colorful trees and the flowers of the campus Memorial Garden made for the perfect conditions for a campus beauty shot.

Keith White Prairie Burn

top10-8This photo was taken during a prescribed burn in the Cofrin Arboretum. The distortion caused by the fire just looks cool (figuratively) and hot (literally).

Marcelo Cruz Class

top10-9I was impressed with the work of Marcelo Cruz’s Urban and Regional Studies students in developing ideas for improvements to the Bay Beach area.  Every idea was challenged and refined to produce the best possible plan for the area.

Rock the Resch

top10-10Rock the Resch was a great event bringing together students, alumni and community members for a Phoenix Men’s Basketball Game.  This shot of students “Phlashing the Phoenix” was my favorite from the night.

Bonus Photo 1 – Total Solar Eclipse Over Grand Teton

top10-bonus-1I had the chance to take a vacation to Grand Teton National Park for August’s total solar eclipse. I hiked into Cascade Canyon and was able to capture this image of totality. It was an unforgettable scene.

Bonus Photo 2 – Ellie!

top10-bonus-2My wife and I welcomed our first baby in November. This is from when Ellie was just a couple of weeks old, and seriously… that face!

Narrative by UW-Green Bay photographer and videographer Dan Moore. Photos by Dan Moore and Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communications.

Video: Graduates look forward, and appreciate the recent past

Here’s a quick video review of UW-Green Bay’s 2017 December Commencement and interviews with recent graduates Riley Garbe, Kathryn Donovan and Cody Becker.

Photos: Music’s busy season

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It’s been a busy season for UW-Green Bay music. End-of-semester performances included Jazz Ensembles I and II on Nov. 21; the 630 Concert Series — Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool — on Nov. 29; Vocal Jazz Ensemble singing Doo-Wop on Nov. 30; Wind Ensemble/Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band on Dec. 01 and the Concert Choir and University Singers on Dec. 05.

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– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communications

Photos: Jingle Bell Run

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Every year in early December, hundreds of runners in ugly sweaters, elf ears and Santa hats descend upon the UW-Green Bay campus to raise awareness for arthritis by participate in the Jingle Bell Run, starting in the Kress Center. We have the fun photos.

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– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communications

Photos: Green Bay women’s basketball vs. Marquette

Coach and teammates on the sideline

The Green Bay women’s basketball team following a hot start to the season. By beating ranked Marquette, the team moved into the AP Top 25 (No. 23) and the USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 25). The Phoenix also earned team of the week honors from the NCAA after notching its second win over a ranked opponent in a stretch three games. The Phoenix followed up with a win against Dayton this week to improve to 7-1.

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– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communications

Photos: Green Bay Fire Twitter Reenactment

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On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, students from Jon Shelton’s “Craft of History” class performed a Twitter “reenactment” of the Great Green Bay Fire of 1880, which tore through what today is Green Bay’s east side and ultimately destroyed 100 buildings and led to one death. The goals of the course were to introduce students to primary and secondary source methods of historical research, and this year, each student accomplished these goals by researching the life and times of one person who was alive at the time of the fire. Students then scripted a series of tweets based on their research, and put them all together in a live performance. Students “reenacted” characters such as F.W. Spafford, the captain of the coal-powered boat Oconto; John Schumaker, a local resident whose mother died of “fright” during the fire; the fire-fighter Louis Mohr and the prominent local relief activist Elizabeth Baird.

The project represented a collaboration with local history professionals: Brooke Uhl of Brown County Historical Society, Green Bay firefighter and historian David Siegel and UWGB archivist Deb Anderson. The Neville Public Museum of Brown County also provided historical images and research services at no cost to the students.

The twitter reenactment was followed by a well-attended public lecture by Siegel in the Christie Theater on his book, Forces of Change: Events That Led to the Development of the Green Bay Fire Department.

Fox 11 was in the classroom covering the event.

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– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communications

Presentation stops Coach Kline in his tracks

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Here’s a feel-good story. When the time came to replace a stop sign in the Kress Events Center parking lot, members of UW-Green Bay Public Safety had an idea — present the old sign to the person who it would provide some sentimental value — Green Bay Cross Country Coach, Mike Kline. It’s been a tradition for 30-plus years for Kline’s runners to slap the sign when they are done with their training runs. Enjoy the photos of the brief presentation.

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Video: Viking House ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony

A replica Viking House, the product of years of travel and research by a Wisconsin couple, has a new home at UW-Green Bay. About 100 people who are thrilled about the possibilities and future collaborations of the Viking House — now a steps from UW-Green Bay’s Wood Hall parking lot — participated in the ribbon-cutting, Saturday, October 28, 2017. Thanks to Prof. Jeff Benzow, the spirit of the event was recorded for all to see.

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– Photos by Dan Moore and Sue Bodilly, Marketing and University Communication
– Video by Prof. Jeff Benzow, Design Arts