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UW-Green Bay granted prestigious ‘Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture Certification’

UW-Green Bay has been granted status by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a “Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture Certification.” This designation provides the University faculty and staff access to grants and opportunities associated with non-open calls and provides competitive advantage when submitting to select programs.

Reminder: Steve Meyer Salsa (for scholarships) on sale at annual UWGB Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale

UW-Green Bay’s Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) program is holding the annual UW-Green Bay Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Lab Sciences Greenhouse located on campus at 2350 Lab Sciences Drive (off Nicolet Drive, Green Bay). UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are able to get first pick from the sale on Friday, May 11 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lab Sciences Greenhouse. Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (Natural & Applied Sciences) will be selling his homemade salsas on Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. and during the plant sale on Saturday. The salsas are made with tomatoes and peppers from plants in his garden that came from the sale. All proceeds from these salsas will go to the Katie Hemauer scholarship fund. Doors open at 9 a.m. Saturday, with numbers passed out starting at 7 a.m. for those who don’t want to stand in line. The sale ends at 3 p.m.



Gypsy Trip live recording a ‘great time’

On Thursday, April 26, Gypsy Trip completed UW-Green Bay Music’s 2017-2018 6:30 Concert Series season with a live recording in front of a nearly full house at the Weidner Center. Band members were thrilled with the outcome and said they had a great time and were able to get good-quality audio for their second album. “The crowd was fantastic — very enthusiastic and supportive. The band had a great time!” said Associate Prof. (Music) and band member Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. For updates on the new album and more, follow Gypsy Trip on Facebook.

UWGB Retirees Association hosting arboretum walk, May 15

The UWGB Retiree Association is sponsoring the eighth annual arboretum/bird walk on Tuesday, May 15 at 10:45 a.m. A Cofrin Center for Biodiversity employee will lead the walk. Interested participants should meet at the Lambeau Cottage parking lot at 10:30 a.m. The walk will be slow and easy as the group looks to identify spring plants and wildlife. Bring your binoculars, bird/plant book or camera. Meet at the Shorewood Club for lunch if you so wish.

Follow-up Cofrin Arboretum planning session on May 11

The April 13 strategic planning session for UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Memorial Arboretum provided valuable new information and ideas, leading to a second meeting scheduled for Friday, May 11 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the MAC 212 (Cofrin Center for Biodiversity) conference room. The objective of this meeting will be to discuss priorities for action based on the many potential projects and needs that have been identified.

The planning session will focus on five geographic areas — all with significant challenges and opportunities: 1) Mahon Creek and the SW Arboretum trail linkages; 2) Bayshore Woods, including the Lambeau Cottage and parking area; 3) Oak Savanna and Shorewood Golf Course area; 4) Upahki Pond, including bike trail linkage at Bay Settlement Road/Leon Bond Drive intersection; and 5) Arboretum Gateway, between the Kress Event Center and Lab Science Building. Along with general issues like signage and trails.

Your input is both welcome and vital in setting short and long-term priorities. If you plan to attend, please contact Kim McKeefry at

Two educators with campus ties receive Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education awards

The Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE) presented awards to 59 outstanding educators from across Wisconsin in April, in Madison. The awards are an effort by WACTE to celebrate great teaching. Two of the award winners are strong UW-Green Bay supporters.

2018-02-12 Cynthia SanchezUW-Green Bay alumna Cynthia Sanchez (Spanish and Psychology), currently a bilingual teacher at Anne Sullivan Elementary School in Green Bay, was awarded the WACTE Early Career Educator Award. This award is presented to an outstanding educator within the first three years of her/his professional career. The award recipient is selected based on any combination of the following:  positive impact individual has on schools or communities; innovation in designing learning experiences, and advocacy for students.


2018-02-12 Kathy VanPay
Kathy VanPay, principal of Heritage Elementary School in De Pere and mentor for UW-Green Bay pre-service teachers for over a decade, was awarded the WACTE Pre-Service Educator Award. This award is presented to an outstanding educator who has demonstrated a sustained pattern of mentoring pre-service educators for at least five years.The award recipient is selected based on attributes such as:  the ability to model professional responsibility, evidentiary assessment, effective classroom management, the ability to mentor pre-service teacher candidates in developing their capacity to be a leader; and the ability to nurture candidates as they face a wide range of issues.