UW-Green Bay welcomed music group Las Cafeteras on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Phoenix Room C for a workshop titled “Sounds of Resistance!” The event was co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay Spanish, MESA, Organizacion Latino Americano, Women of Color organization and the Office of Student Life.
They came, they toured, they played, they ate, and they energized UW-Green Bay. Nearly 1,600 fifth-graders spend much of their day at UW-Green Bay, Oct. 16-17. It was the 15th annual Phuture Phoenix Phuture Phoenix Campus Visit. Students from 26 Northeast Wisconsin Schools were inspired to “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 nearly 22,000 fifth-grade students during the annual campus visits every October since it began in 2003. More than 300 UW-Green Bay students volunteered to serve as role models and group leaders for the day and 107 faculty members participated in various activities and sharing their classrooms on campus.
The Brown County STEM Innovation Center makes its debut to the public today, Thursday, Oct. 10. Join for an Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring tours, hands-on projects with the Einstein Project, demonstrations from Engineering faculty and more. For a sneak peek, watch Dean John Katers (College of Science Engineering and Technology) lead a virtual tour of the space highlighting common spaces, classrooms, labs and more.
The Viking House on UW-Green Bay, Green Bay Campus and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences teamed up to provide fun for “Vikings of All Ages” last week, Thursday, Oct. 3. The free Viking Festival event featured three performances by Viking storyteller Adrian Spendlow (United Kingdom) and the Viking wrestling troupe Telge Glima (Sweden.)
“I just really love it when I see students who are really excited about the old traditions and learning how to do things with their hands and to problem-solve…,” Prof. Heidi Sherman (Humanities) shared with Fox 11. More from the Manitowoc Campus on Facebook.
In conjunction with a showcase selection of “Really Big Prints” now on display at UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is a street roller demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 (Weidner Center, rear canopy). Free and open to the public! In this video, Art Prof. Berel Lutzky explains the concept behind the prints, the new show and why a street roller is needed to transfer ink to paper.
Really Big Prints is a collaboration between art professors at three colleges and universities. It is planned and organized by Prof. Berel Lutsky (Art, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus), Assistant Prof. Katie Ries (Art, St. Norbert College) Associate Prof. Benjamin D. Rinehart (Art, Lawrence University, Wriston Art Center). The Really Big Prints team received the UW Colleges Chancellor’s Friends and Advocates Award in 2017.
Really Big Prints will be returning to the Manitowoc Campus, July 8-11, 2020. Applications open at the start of October 2019. There will also be a summer course offered on the Manitwooc Campus, Art 470-Oversize Relief Printing.
The next big win emerging from the Green Bay Packers’ practice fields could be life-saving bacteria. Student and faculty researchers from UW-Green Bay and area high schools will examine a soil sample from the Packers’ Clark Hinkle Field as part of the Tiny Earth project, which aims to identify bacteria in the earth strong enough to beat diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics.
According to UW-Green Bay Biology Professor Brian Merkel, about 70 percent of the antibiotics used today come from soil bacteria. But the discovery of new ones have drastically slowed. And a 2013 analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that at least two-million people contract an antibiotic-resistant infection each year.
After analyzing soil samples, including the one from the Packers’ Ray Nitschke, students and faculty will gather at the The Tiny Earth Symposium, held at the Lambeau Field Atrium, Dec. 6, 2019, to showcase their findings. At the same time, 10,000 students from across the globe are doing similar research, hoping for the next big discovery.
Merkel calls this a “student-sourcing” event. The larger the group of students, the more reasonable it is to expect a greater frequency of discoveries, he said. The kick-off event took place on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at Brown County’s STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus, with representation from UW-Green Bay, the Green Bay Packers and Tiny Earth.
It starts with Move-in Day and is followed with a week’s worth of activities to help students find their way around campus, develop new friendships, and perhaps find a few mentors. See the video that captures a whirlwind first few days of the 2019-20 academic year for first-year students who are excited to begin their college journey, and the sentiment of a parent who is ready to let go.
It seems to be harder on the parents than the first-year students, but the Residence Life crew, along with faculty, staff, alumni and student volunteers (about 150 of them), made UW-Green Bay’s Move-in Day a little lighter. Later, students painted the Phoenix and about 780 students got together for the Welcome Rally in Phoenix Park.
More than 550 UW-Green Bay first-year students, mentors, student ambassadors and staff made a big difference for Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in Suamico, Wis. on Sept. 2, 2019. Can you imagine what 1,000 hours of volunteerism can do for a small, local community organization? Thanks to members of the Manitowoc and Marinette campuses for joining students and staff from the Green Bay Campus on the day. The service project was followed by a tailgate at Lambeau Field. No need to tell these freshmen to “Get Loud, Lambeau.”