As part of the Fall 2019 Continuing Education Program, the UW-Green Bay Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses are hosting various once-a-week classes to promote diversifying individual skill sets. Classes vary from three-week sessions to longer eight-or 10-week sessions. For more information on specific class offerings, dates, times and ticket registration, please visit the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Facebook Page.
UW-Green Bay alumna, Gina Vlach (’16, Environmental Policy and Planning) recently authored a report for the city of Milwaukee entitled, “On the Right Track? The Use of TIF for Milwaukee’s Streetcar”.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is bringing its independently organized TEDx series titled to the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Howard Hall on Oct. 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 16, 2018 at 11a.m. and are available at WeidnerCenter.com and by phone at 800-895-0071. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Ticket Star Box Office at the Resch Center or at University Ticketing and Information Center, UW-Green Bay. See more via Speakers Announced for TEDxUW-GreenBay | Seehafer News.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Rebecca Nesvet (English, Humanities) will give a pre-show talk at Evergreen Productions’ “Little Women,” on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. See more about the show and Nesvet via UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Nesvet to Give Preshow Talk Before “Little Women” | #wearegreenbay.com#
The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 28, 2019 in Wisconsin Dells. Included on the list of inductees is UW-Green Bay women’s basketball Head Coach Kevin Borseth. See more via Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association announces full list of Hall of Fame inductees | High School Basketball | madison.com.
A 13-member search and screen committee has been named to select the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The position is open following the departure of Gary Miller, who left to become president of the University of Akron in Ohio. See more via Search & screen committee appointed to find new UWGB chancellor | WLUK.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) will be delivering a public lecture on “Refugees and Global Migration” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. This lecture will take place at the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan. Coen’s lecture is part of the 2019 Great Decisions series.
As part of his “The Joke’s On Us Tour,” comedian Lewis Black will be performing at the Weidner Center, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall. For tickets, go to Ticket Star or call 800-895-0071.
The women’s soccer team produced two shutout performances on the road last weekend, a 4-0 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday and a 8-0 victory over Alcorn State on Sunday, to close non-conference play with a 6-3 record. The team plays at home Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. against Cleveland State to begin conference play.
The women’s volleyball team split its weekend slate of games, defeating Buffalo 3-0 on Friday before falling to North Dakota State 3-0 on Saturday. With a 7-2 record, the Phoenix heads to Milwaukee on Friday, Sept. 20 to play the #7 nationally ranked Marquette Golden Eagles at 7 p.m.
The men’s soccer team played at the University of Illinois-Chicago Saturday night, losing 2-0. With a 1-2-2 record, the team heads to Fort Wayne, Indiana on Tuesday to play Purdue Fort Wayne before returning home to play Oakland on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
Dick and Tony Bennett are first named to ‘Most Influencial’ list
The year 2015 marked the 50-year anniversary of UW-Green Bay. Four years later, campus and community is celebrating 50 years of Green Bay Athletics. The Athletics program was first established in 1969 competing at the NAIA and Division II levels before joining Division I collegiate athletics in 1980.
To celebrate and recognize the prominent figures that have helped shape the program into what it is today—a competitive Division I program producing exceptional students and athletes—Athletics is releasing a list of the “Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Green Bay Athletics History.” This list was comprised with input from past and present administrators, staff, coaches, student-athletes, University communications staff and community members.
In order to be selected, the individual must have, in some way, helped change the trajectory of Athletics, shaped the brand of the program, set a standard for excellence, or provided a key investment that positively changed the program. Influential leaders will be released each week throughout the academic year in a non-ranked alphabetical order.
On Sept. 5, the first member of this group was announced, former Green Bay men’s basketball Head Coach Dick Bennett. Bennett was foundational in cementing UW-Green Bay as one of the premier Division I programs in the country. He coached the team from 1985-1999 while leading the Phoenix to three NCAA Division I tournament appearances, including the University’s only trip to the second round in 1994.
Coach Dick Bennett’s son, Tony Bennett, was the second individual announced on Sept. 13. Tony Bennett was a player for the University from 1989-1992 before becoming a second-round NBA draft pick. Currently, UW-Green Bay remains in the national spotlight every year thanks to Tony Bennett’s success coaching the Virginia Cavaliers, who won the Division I Men’s College Basketball National Championship in 2019.
In addition to the Top 50 list, there are a number of significant events planned throughout the year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UW-Green Bay Athletics:
The 50th Fall Kickoff Barbecue, takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Aldo Santaga Stadium, when men’s soccer hosts Cleveland State at 7 p.m. Prior to the game, there will be a tailgate with live music, food, and beer beginning at 5:30 p.m, followed by a brief address from Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie at 6:30 p.m. All former athletes, coaches and staff will be invited, including the 50th anniversary team from the 1969-1970 inaugural season, who will be recognized during halftime of the game.