Author Archives: Daniel Moore

Presentation stops Coach Kline in his tracks


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

Possibilities for UW-Green Bay’s new Library Commons are endless

The second (or plaza) level of the UW-Green Bay David A. Cofrin Library has seen many changes over the past year. The most significant is the large meeting area now located at the top of the stairwell, called the Library Commons. The Learning Center (formerly Tutoring and Learning Center) is also on the plaza level.

With its modern, open-space design and plentiful amenities, the area has many different uses for students, faculty and staff alike.

According to Assistant Vice Chancellor of Information Technology and the Cofrin Library, Paula Ganyard, the Library Commons can be used as a place to study, meet classmates, work on group projects, meet with professors, hang out and more.

“The space is open to anyone who would like to use it,” she said. “The possibilities for the space are endless.”

The newly opened area has already drawn attention, with Public Safety eyeing it as a potential location for “Coffee with a Cop” and the CL 204 conference room a place that can be reserved and scheduled by anyone on campus for meetings.

Stop in, explore and see what all of the excitement is about!

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

– Written by Amanda Rice, Marketing and University Communication intern

Photos: UW-Green Bay Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day 2017

Many area non-profits and agencies cleared their immediate “to-do” lists when nearly 250 UW-Green Bay students, staff and faculty volunteered in the Greater Green Bay community and on campus Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

“Wonka Science was colorful, candy-filled fun this morning! A special thanks to UWGB for volunteering at our science stations as a part of “Make a Difference Day!” posted a representative from the Children’s Museum of Green Bay.

Here are a few “by the numbers” for the day:

  • 250 participants
  • 486 hours of service
  • 24 thank you cards for Einstein Project
  • 100-plus holiday cards for Veterans
  • 150 s’mores bagged
  • 7,674 lbs of product sorted and stocked, equaling 6,395 meals worth of food. (Without UW-Green Bay’s assistance, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin would have had to spend more than $621 of donated funds and worked 27 hours to complete the project).
  • 1 kitten saved. While picking up litter on campus, UW-Green Bay students Zach Abegglen, Chue Lo and Bake Whitney discovered a lone, disoriented kitten. Zach, a commuter student, has since adopted the now fed, warm and happy feline.

Off-campus locations grateful for the help were:

  • Paul’s Pantry – stocking
  • Feeding America – sorting and bulk food processing
  • Green Bay Botanical Garden – planting and clean up
  • House of Hope – cleaning
  • Freedom House
  • Bay Area Humane Society
  • Heritage Hill
  • YMCA
  • NEW Zoo – Zoo Boo
  • Children’s Museum – Willy Wonka Science Experiment

Some volunteers stayed on campus. Projects included:

  • The Einstein Project – Make Thank You Cards
  • TRIO – Make Holiday Cards for Veterans
  • Campus Clean Up – Litter
  • Landscaping Residence Life
  • Painting Corridors

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– Photos by Jena Richter Landers, Kimberly Vlies, Amanda Rice, Amanda Jo Danihel and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communications

Heroics? Training? UW-Green Bay police officer Kelly Jones calls on instincts to help others in Las Vegas


Credit instinct and certainly his training. Without some quick decisions (some might say heroics), UW-Green Bay Police Officer Kelly Jones, and those he was with, may have had a different ending to their story as they personally experienced what is now called the “Las Vegas Massacre,” Oct. 1. Jones said he is sharing his story because others can’t, and because valuable lessons come out of every difficult situation. He encourages his UW-Green Bay peers, friends and family to “always be aware of your surroundings” and to “do something” in the face of fear. Jones, a Technical Sargent for the 148th Fighter Wing, Security Forces, Air National Guard, will be deployed soon.

An evening celebrating Trebbia Award Winner Sharon Resch


An additional highlight to last week’s (Oct. 13-15) American International Czech/Slovak Voice Competition hosted by UW-Green Bay, was a privately-hosted recognition dinner for Sharon Resch. Resch was honored for her lifelong commitment to art, music, community philanthropy and worldwide humanitiarian efforts.

The evening included a tribute and performances by UW-Green Bay music faculty members, scholarship recipients, the Green Bay East High School string orchestra, and other international performers. The evening included remarks by Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Jan Kubista (Deputy Consul General), UW-Green Bay Profesor Sarah Meredith Livingston. The program and performers are as follows:

Music provided by Lucinda Roberts, Jazz Pianist

Randy Meder, Chair of Music, UW-Green Bay
Prelude from Te Deum by Charpentier
East High School String Orchestra
Song to the Moon from RUSALKA by Antonín Dvorák
Courtney Sherman, Soprano, Associate Professor of Music, UW-Green Bay
Timothy Cheek, Pianist, University of Michigan

Music provided by Tammy Naze, Harpist
Chancellor Gary L. Miller, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Jan Kubišta, Deputy Consul General
Sarah Meredith Livingston, Professor, UW-Green Bay
Sharon Resch, Guest of Honor
Video, compliments of Khrome

Charade from the movie Charade by Henry Mancini
John Salerno, Director of Jazz Studies, UW-Green Bay
Chris Salerno, Jazz Pianist and Vocalist
Rissel Peguero ‘17, Sharon Resch’s First Scholarship Student
Michael Hogan, Musician
Birds Sing in the Mountain by Tian Hua Liu, arranged by Jiebing Chen
Galloping Horse by Yaoxing Chen, arranged by Jiebing Chen
Jiebing Chen, Erhu
Songs My Mother Taught Me (Když mne stará matka) from ZIGEUNERMELODIEN, Opus 55 by Antonín Dvorák
Je veux vivre (Juliet’s Waltz) from ROMÉO ET JULIETTE by Charles-Francois Gounod
Lucie Kankova, Soprano, Czech Republic, Winner of the Sharon Resch Travel Award (May 2017) Timothy Cheek, Pianist, University of Michigan

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– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communication Intern

‘Viking house’ to be re-constructed at UW-Green Bay next week

Viking House

Believed to be the only such construction on a college campus in the world.

No longer will UW-Green Bay students and faculty have to make the trek from Green Bay to Marshfield, Wis. to relive Viking-age Norway. They will simply have to walk outside the doors of Wood Hall, cross the parking lot, and step into the 11th century.

That’s in thanks to donors Owen and Elspeth Christianson, who have studied Viking-age Norway for 40 years, and have donated their replica of a Viking-age gryndbygg (a Norwegian timber-frame house) to UW-Green Bay. In mid-September, students from Prof. Heidi Sherman’s Public Humanities class spent three days with Owen carefully disassembling and numbering each piece of the house. The foundation has been excavated and poured (see the video), the concrete has been texturized (see the video) and reconstruction, piece-by-numbered-piece begins next Monday (Oct. 23, 2017). The house was delivered last week.

History students just published a website about the project and there is a facebook page with hundreds of photos.

Manager of the project, UW-Green Bay Chair of History, Heidi Sherman, said the reconstruction will go quickly, and should be near completion, except for a slate roof, by late Friday, Oct. 27. An open house is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. There will be games for children and demonstration of Viking-age crafts from 3 to 5 p.m.

“We will be the only college campus in the world to have a replica of a Viking house,” Sherman says. “This will offer students hands-on learning experiences that they cannot gain in a traditional college classroom setting.”

The Christiansons will give a presentation about the house and their reasons for donating Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center. The event is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay History Club and the campus community and public is welcome to attend.

In the past, the Viking house has afforded students hands-on opportunities including medieval weaving, including with metal and blacksmithing — creating their own s-hooks used for hanging pots over the fire. They also prepared all of the food: apple-onion-bacon stew, porridge and flat bread (recipes from the Viking Age with ingredients available to medieval Scandinavians).

Sherman sees similar opportunities for students at UW-Green Bay as well as new and exciting partnerships with K-12 schools, other colleges and Universities and places such as the Neville Public Museum and community organizations such as the Sons of Norway and Society for Creative Anachronisms.  Plans are also in the work for Viking-themed summer camps.

“The possibilities are endless,“ Sherman says. “Students often describe themselves as hands-on learners and that they love acquiring applied skills in their college classes. Through Owen and Elspeth’s donation, we will be able to offer pre-industrial heritage skills to all students and community members who sign up for classes on campus. Having the house brings new opportunities to campus.  For example, we already plan to co-sponsor the visit of a Viking culinary archaeologist, Daniel Serra, next fall who will teach public workshops on Viking-age food using our medieval kitchen at the Viking house. The house will attract new people and organizations to our campus, and that’s really exciting!”

Contributions are still being accepted. E-mail Sherman at for details regarding donations.

Videos by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jeff Benzow (Design).

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Photos: Freshmen Move-in Day 2017


It took more than 100 volunteers along with the Residence Life personnel, maintenance, and many others, to move in nearly 800 new UW-Green Bay freshmen today (August 31, 2017). Director of Residence Life Gail Sims-Aubert said the move-in went flawlessly with a number of parents personally stopping by to express their gratitude. As packed cars pulled to the curb, volunteers grabbed their items and hustled them to their room, giving families more time for organizing and way-finding.

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication and Amanda Nelson, College of Science and Technology

Photo gallery: Packers players Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb join PreveaLIVE team at UW-Green Bay’s Kress Center


One would have thought it was 1265 Lombardi Ave., instead of 2420 Nicolet Drive last week when Green Bay Packers players Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb joined Prevea Health for a family-friendly event with a health-conscious focus at UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center. Fans large and small had access to a variety of activities including basketball, volleyball, soccer, tumbling and inflatables for little ones — for an afternoon of fun led by Green Bay athletes and coaches. The first 100 youth (ages 17 and under) had an opportunity for an autograph with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, while Randall Cobb signed copies of his new cookbook.

Prevea Get After It LIVE concluded with a special Q and A presentation with Rodgers and Cobb led by Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO of Prevea Health.

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Safety first: GenCyber Camp teaches students about internet safety, career potential


Congratulations to the UW-Green Bay team that hosted the first-ever National Security Agency (NSA) GenCyber Camp in the state of Wisconsin, July 31 through August 4. Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay (Information and Computing Science) led the way with the curriculum, and UW-Green Bay alumnus Joel Williquette ’12 ’15 (Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters of Management), CIO of Capital Credit Union (a sponsor of the camp) served as an instructor.

Students entering grades seven through nine received practice and exposure to safe online practices, network security, privacy and got a feel for what a career in cybersecurity would entail. More than 100 students participated in the camp, administered by UW-Green Bay’s Jason Mathwig, Director of Camps and Conferences, Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.