Author Archives: Jena Richter Landers

Snapchat Tour garners impressive results

UW-Green Bay student tour guides Ben Berndt, Elizabeth Howard and Dani LaPorte took friends of the “uwgreenbay” Snapchat account on a tour of campus via “Snapchat story” Wednesday, July 5. The Snapchat story, viewable in the app for 24 hours, included photos, video clips and text. The students worked with Jena Richter Landers (Marketing and University Communication) and Katelyn Santy (Admissions) to execute the tour. The Snapchat story tour received more than 1,000 views, with 85% of users viewing the entire story, Landers reports. Highlights included concourse system, the view from the Cofrin Library eighth floor, a call to visit campus in person and more. You can view the video of the Snapchat story.

Safe Ally Training Thursday, July 27

The Pride Center is offering SAFE Ally training on Thursday, July 27. SAFE Ally training provides insights to allies on current topics concerning inclusivity and equity for LGBTQ+ individuals. The level 1 course is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Level 2 is from 3 to4:30 p.m. The classes will be held in the University Union, World Unity B. To RSVP, please contact Stacie Christian, Director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center at SAFE Ally training can be used as credit towards the Inclusive Excellence Inclusivity Certificate Program.

Draney weighs in on large mosquito and tick population

Entomologist and Professor, Michael Draney (Natural and Applied Science), spoke with Fox 11 in a piece about the large mosquito and tick populations this season on Sunday, June 25. “The mild winter, there was a lot of survivorship for the parents of these mosquitoes. All you really need is warm wet weather; we’ll probably have a severe mosquito season this summer.” Watch the video.

Phoenix Bookstore closing, pre-orders coming soon

The Phoenix Bookstore will close Wednesday, June 28 for summer inventory and will remain closed through Tuesday, July 4  for the holiday. Summer hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), will resume on Wednesday, July 5. See the bookstore calendar.

Text book pre-orders coming soon!

EZ BOOK pre-orders begin online July 5 via Order early so bookstore staff can have your books ready to pick up. For those who would rather peruse the shelves themselves, text books are available for in-store purchase August 21.

Peregrine falcon name reveal and celebration Wednesday

The ballots are in! Gather at noon on Wednesday, June 28, during Get the Scoop on the Student Services Plaza, behind the University Union (2430 Campus Court, Green Bay, Wis.) for a name reveal and celebration of the University’s resident Peregrine falcons. This is the first successful hatch on campus of the Wisconsin endangered species. Enjoy falcon-themed flavored ice cream for purchase, Peregrine falcon trivia for a prize, a short presentation and the reveal of the winning names for the Peregrine youth. The rain location will be in the University Union, in front of The Phoenix Bookstore.

Get the Scoop, sponsored by the University Union, runs from 11 a.m. to 1p.m., offering two scoops for $2. Enjoy these flavors inspired by our feathered friends:

Hatchday Cake (Birthday Cake)

Territorial Turtle (Sea turtle)

Peregrine Pellets (Elephant Tracks)

Falcon Droppings (Mint Chocolate Chip)

Chocolate Cofrin Cliff (Chocolate)

Downy Vanilla (Vanilla)


LifeatUWGB hosts snapshot

LifeatUWGB is a volunteer-hosted Instagram account run by Phoenix. This week (Sunday, June 18 to Saturday, June 24), the account has been under the control of staff member Hannah Fameree (Green Bay One Stop Shop) as she shows students and others the services that Student Services has to offer. Next week, Napho Xiong, a student selected to attend a prestigious public health summer program, will run the account during her visit to Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) through Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Follow the Instagram account to see more.

Vote now for your favorite Falcon names

One of four young male falcons keeps a watchful eye on the campus courtyard…and the approaching photographer.                                                                                                                                                   Photo credit: Tom Erdman, The Richter Museum for Natural History

Voting has closed

It’s time to name those falcons! The University community and members of the public are invited to take part in naming the historical, first successful Peregrine falcon hatch on the UW-Green Bay campus.

Thank you to everyone who provided potential names for campus’s fierce falcon foursome. More than 120 groups of names were submitted by students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members! The small working group responsible for review of the nominations found the suggestions amusing and creative and had difficulty paring down options for the official ballot. Some of the creative “honorable mentions” not included on the ballot:

Falcy McFalcon Face

U, W, R, F – (A nice try by UW-River Falls, home of the Falcons)

Guardians of the Galaxy characters

Lord of the Rings characters

You, Double You, Gee and Bee

What made it on the ballot? You will have to vote to find out! Voting is open through Thursday, June 22 at noon. A celebration and name reveal will occur Wednesday, June 28 at noon in conjunction with Get the Scoop on the Student Services Plaza.

Falcons endure feather-ruffling week


Photo by: Erica Grunseth, Cofrin Library

The UW-Green Bay Peregrine falcons are doing well after a feather-ruffling week. The foursome and their parents have been seen (and heard) perching on the Cofrin Library and elsewhere on campus as they learn to hunt and take flight. Last week Tuesday (June 13), one young falcon faltered during flight lessons, and was trapped on the third floor entrance overhang of Cofrin Library (or maybe he was attempting to check out a book on learning to fly?). He was quickly rescued thanks to Tom Erdman (Richter Museum of Natural History) and Officer Jones (Public Safety).

All four young peregrines (endangered in Wisconsin) weathered the severe storms last week, including strong winds and heavy rain. After the Wednesday, storm and tornado warnings, “all were perched on the roof (north side) at sunset drying themselves,” Erdman shared. “This has been a steep learning curve for them and us!  Only with the help from members of facilities and security was this nesting attempt a success. Their help is greatly appreciated.”

UW-Green Bay storm damage


Photo credit: Lynn Rotter

Photo credit: Lynn Rotter

Severe storms passed through Northeast Wisconsin Wednesday (June 14) afternoon. According to reports, 11 tornadoes have been documented from this severe weather event. Campus damage was minimal, but some trees (and shoes) were downed. Campus staff documented and shared the sights during and after the storm. Photos in this post are via Lynn Rotter, University Union, and the screenshot below links to a time-lapse video posted on Twitter by Craig Sandlin, Athletics.


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Photo credit: Lynn Rotter


Photo credit: Lynn Rotter

Photo credit: Lynn Rotter