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Spring planning for Black History Month and Asian Heritage Month

Spring planning is fast approaching! If you are hosting any events, programming, guest speakers, film showings, book discussions or anything that is related to Black History Month for February 2020 and/or Asian Heritage Month for April 2020, please inform Multicultural Advisor Bao Sengkhammee. In addition, if you have any questions or would like to be a part of the planning committee for those months, please contact Sengkhammee at 920-465-2022 or email

Get ready for Phoenix Friday! with ‘Faculty and Staff Appreciation at The Phoenix Bookstore’ Nov. 7

Let’s continue to celebrate Phoenix Fridays… Here’s a good start: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 will be Faculty and Staff Appreciation at The Phoenix Bookstore. Faculty and Staff will receive 30% off one item when they come to The Phoenix Bookstore. Email or call 920-391-6600 if you have questions.

Theater Thursday day trips planned for spring from all four campuses

The UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement Department is rolling out the Theater Thursday program for spring 2020, titled Four for the Footlights. The planned spring trips are “The Lion King” at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee, “Wicked” at the Overture in Madison, “Guys & Dolls” at the Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at the Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells. There is no limit to the amount of shows people can attend, and there will be pickups for transportation at UW-Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses. Prices vary depending on the show, but all fees include a breakfast snack, lunch and dinner. For more information and to register, please visit their website. Questions can be sent to

Reminder: National Anthem Auditions, Nov. 1 and 2

Green Bay Athletics seeks singers (students, alumni and community) to perform the National Anthem at one of the sporting events during the 2019-2020 season. Auditions will be held in Studio Arts 214 on the UW-Green Bay campus on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 from 4 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. If you are interested in auditioning, please be prepared to sing the anthem memorized and without accompaniment. For more information, please contact Kasiah Vetter at

UW-Green Bay graduate student receives honors achievement of LGBTQ+ advocates and their allies

UW-Green Bay graduate student Isaac Kabacinski (Social Work) is one of 13 honorees of the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people. The award celebrates the memory and legacy of Dr. Paula B. Poorman, a highly regarded faculty member at UW-Whitewater dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Recipients will be honored on Nov. 7, 2019. The ceremony will be hosted by UW System President Ray Cross, and will be done in conjunction with the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award ceremony. More information about the award can be found here.

Prof. Cristina Ortiz to be honored as a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award

Cristina Ortiz

Cristina Ortiz

Prof. Cristina Ortiz (Spanish and Humanities) will be honored as one of 13 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award on Nov. 7, 2019. The award ceremony takes place in Madison and will be done in conjunction with the Dr. P.B. Poorman Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People ceremony. The award is an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System, as well as communities across the state. More information can be found at the UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards.


UW-Green Bay faculty participating in STEAM Engine event, Nov. 13

Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) and Assistant Prof. Luis Fernandez (Music) will be participating in the STEAM Engine event at the Neville Public Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, starting at 6 p.m. Prof. Martin will be speaking at the event, while Assistant Prof. Fernandez will be performing. STEAM Engine is an interactive event held at the Neville Museum that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting edge research. The event is free and open to the public. Music and networking starts at 6 p.m., followed by presentations at 6:15 p.m. The event is scheduled to go until 8 p.m.