Author Archives: Jena Richter Landers

Touching faculty story: new folder, new perspective

The UW-Green Bay social media team discovered a touching story from Instagram. Read this post from Instagram user emmmmaakatie highlighting a great example of how personable UW-Green Bay faculty can be as they help students Learn. Do. Be. More.

emmmaakatie instagram post

“I was meeting with my stats teacher during her office hours and explaining how bad I am at math and how I’ve taught myself to hate numbers and how my math folders are always red because they’re the closest color option that represents hell. And she took my folder away and gave me this new UWGB green one and said “please use this folder for my class because green is for growth and math doesn’t have to be hell anymore” and I may or may not have cried. God bless all the teachers out there who genuinely believe their students can succeed regardless of their circumstance. You’re the real heroes.”

A post shared by emma kaufman (@emmmaakatie) on Sep 13, 2017 at 9:07am PDT

Video: (Not a) Summer Vacation for UW-Green Bay employees

In a fun twist on “What I did over summer vacation,” the Office of Marketing and University Communication put together a video to show the important work that continues over the summer, even when most students are gone.


Thumbs up: UWGB Facebook page cruising to 20K

UW-Green Bay’s Facebook page is approaching 20,000 likes, and University social media coordinator Jena Richter Landers invites you to join in the fun and help the University reach the milestone quickly by giving the page a thumbs up if you haven’t already. The page shares photos, news, features, information and more to a wide community of students, alumni and supporters.

Some fun facts about the Facebook page? It was created February 21, 2008 when the University was 42 years old. If the Facebook page were a child, it would be entering the fourth grade this fall. Additionally, fans of the Facebook page reside in over 45 countries.

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)