Author Archives: Jena Richter Landers

Garden Cafe Menu for next week: Asian Cuisine (and soup/salad bar)

Next week’s (5/21-5/25) Garden Cafe lunch theme is Asian Cuisine. Here’s the menu:
Monday: Orange Chicken, Fried Rice, Egg Roll
Tuesday: Szechuan Beef, Soba Noodle Lo Mein, Egg Roll
Wednesday: Teriyaki Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Egg Roll
Thursday: Korean BBQ Sliders, Fried Rice
Friday: Bibimbap Bowl

Build-your-own Salad and Soup is also available.
Soup schedule:

Monday: Cheesy Cauliflower & Tuscan Kielbasa
Tuesday: Chicken Tortilla & Roasted Red Pepper
Wednesday: Creamy Mushroom & Hot and Soup
Thursday: Corn and Bacon Chowder & Tomato Vegetable
Friday: Curry Carrot & Beer Cheese

Phoenix Photography

The Employee Appreciation Week Work Group stationed Marketing and University Communication Photography Intern, Amanda Jo Danihel ’18 (Communication) at the newly redesigned concourse between Cofrin Library and Student Services to take photos of staff, faculty and others passing through with the Phoenix wings photo opp.

Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view or view the album on Flickr.

If you share the images on social media, be sure to use #uwgbwings in your post!

– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communications

Fun facts for Earth Day

Yesterday, the world celebrated Earth Day. We have a few fun facts for you about Eco U and how UW-Green Bay works to sustain this beautiful planet:

Did you know that in the last five years, by refilling at hydration stations across campus, the UW-Green Bay community has avoided 782,023 plastic water bottles!

Did you know that the UW-Green Bay community has recycled 435,000 plastic grocery bags since 2014?

Did you know that University Staff has been recycling toner and have kept approximately 3,000 toner cartridges out of landfills since 2011?

Find out more about recycling, here, or contact a member of the Sustainability Committee.

Know a student ‘hired before graduation?’

Do you know student graduating this May who has secured post-grad employment or has been accepted into a graduate program? Share the news! Send students names to social media coordinator Jena Richter Landers, who will spotlight the students on University social media. Students will be contacted, photographed and asked to share brief information about themselves and their post-UW-Green Bay plans. This content will be used to populate a hired-before-graduation features on Facebook and Twitter. See last semester’s Hired Before Graduation Facebook album. Landers will accept names via email ( through May 2.

Photo gallery: Krash the Kress

Krash the Kress

With food, drink, cool shirts and plenty to cheer about, UW-Green Bay season ticket holders, students, alumni, prospective students and friends, gathered for Krash the Kress last Friday (Feb. 16, 2018). The official sellout was a warm welcome for the Green Bay men’s basketball team playing its first-ever Horizon League game at the Kress Center. It was also the last home game of the season for the Phoenix men, as they recognized their senior players (and parents). In the photos… members of Greek life on campus, the Green Bandana Brigade, the always spirited Pep Band, a view from above, and more.

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– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Snag a Krash the Kress t-shirt


If you or someone you know missed Krash the Kress and is looking to purchase one of the t-shirts, the shirts are available for purchase for $10 (or $15 if shipped). The shirts come in white or lime green, have metallic screen printing on the front and feature the “Fight Song” on the sleeve. To purchase email Alumni Relations Director Kari Moody ’00 at Please indicate color and sizing preference when you email.

UW-Green Bay Announces Lead Gifts for Region’s STEM Vision


Richard J. Resch Foundation and Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Contributions Will Expedite Development of STEM Resources and Mechanical Engineering Degree

GREEN BAY – On the heels of Friday’s unanimous UW System Board of Regents approval of a Mechanical Engineering program and other critical components of a University-Community shared vision for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at UW-Green Bay, the University and two community partners today shared additional details on how they plan to quickly move the program from concept to reality, expediting the University’s ability to meet the region’s rising demand for engineering talent.

Richard Resch

Richard Resch

Richard Resch, CEO of international office furniture manufacturer KI, announced his support of UW-Green Bay’s visionary engineering plan with a $5 million gift. The University will name the new school the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering in honor of Resch’s transformational gift.

“I am proud to support UW-Green Bay, one of the pillars of our community, with this gift,” Resch shared. “Everyone at KI, from our product designers and engineers to our sales staff and manufacturing technicians, takes great pride in helping colleges and universities create learning environments that will produce the next generation of leaders and innovators. It’s my sincere hope that this gift will allow UW-Green Bay to do just that.”

The Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation announced a $1 million contribution to support STEM education — the largest single donation made by the charitable organization in its 54-year history, according to foundation board member and WPS president Kevin Fletcher.

Kevin Fletcher

Kevin Fletcher

“We are very pleased and honored to make this commitment to UW-Green Bay and all of Northeast Wisconsin, and congratulate the university on its establishment of an engineering program as a key component of this initiative,” Fletcher said. “Our company relies heavily on STEM skills to help us serve our communities with safe, reliable energy and outstanding customer service. We are confident our donation will greatly enhance education, foster future investment in the community and lead to economic growth throughout our region.”

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s efforts to establish an in-region resource for developing highly needed mechanical engineering talent took a gigantic step forward on February 9, 2018 when the UW System Board of Regents unanimously approved the University’s request to offer the new program on its campus. The plan also includes establishing a School of Engineering and paves the way for development of Phoenix Innovation Park, a County-developed innovation park on University land, to attract STEM entities to the region. The STEM Center will be the inaugural tenant in the Park.

Brown County STEM Innovation Center Rendering

Brown County STEM Innovation Center Rendering

The STEM Center, the first bricks and mortar building to be built at UW-Green Bay since 2008, will be owned by Brown County and located on the UW-Green Bay campus as part of Phoenix Innovation Park. In addition to the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering, the building will also be home to UW Extension, Brown County Land & Water Conservation and Einstein Project. Brown County and the State of Wisconsin are each contributing $5 million to the construction of the STEM Center.

“We are deeply appreciative to both Dick Resch and the WPS Foundation for supporting this project,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller. “Both gifts represent something special to UW-Green Bay. Dick Resch’s gift is transformational for our university and is one of the largest donations in our history. The WPS Foundation was the first donor to step forward and pledge their support to take this initiative from concept to reality. These two organizations and their donations are a significant gift to the University and the region. Our shared vision and support for STEM is a game changer for Northeast Wisconsin and will create a great legacy for future generations.”

According to Miller, the University has already secured donations totaling more than
$7.1 million to support the project. The campaign for Phoenix Innovation Park has been in a “quiet phase” since Summer of 2017. Approval by the Board of Regents allows the University, Brown County and Einstein Project to continue fundraising toward its goal of $13 million for all aspects of the project.

Miller said UW-Green Bay hopes to begin accepting freshman into its Mechanical Engineering program for the Fall 2018 semester. The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program will be UW-Green Bay’s first four-year engineering program and brings the total of engineering programs offered at the campus to four. Since 2014, the University has collaborated with NWTC to deliver Environmental, Electrical and Mechanical Technology programs.

About the Richard J. Resch Foundation

Founded in 1990, the Richard J. Resch Foundation provides critical financial support for community projects across Green Bay, Brown County and Northeastern Wisconsin. Over the years, the Foundation has pledged millions in support of education, health and wellness, arts and culture, environmental initiatives, animal welfare and more.

About Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is funded by the shareholders of WEC Energy Group, not by the customers of its utility subsidiaries, and is in its 54th year. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $33 million in contributions to programs that support work in the areas of arts and culture, community and neighborhood development, education, human services and health, and care for the environment. Learn more at
WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation’s premier energy companies, serving 4.4 million customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota. Visit

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit



Weidner Center invites patrons to a preshow Royal Tea Party

Patrons attending the Weidner Center’s Saturday, March 31 2 p.m. matinee of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” are invited to attend a preshow Royal Tea Party at 12:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center. The one-of-a-kind event will include crown decorating, princess etiquette lessons from special guests and catered pastries from Cheesecake Heaven, lemonade, tea and coffee. Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion.

Tickets are $15 for the Royal Tea Party. Guests must also have tickets to the 2 p.m. performance of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Tickets to the Royal Tea Party and “Cinderella” are on sale now at, 800-895-0071 and all Ticket Star locations. Event tickets are sold separately.