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To honor and to serve: Alumnus endows scholarship in name of Social Work’s Baer

To honor and to serve: Alumnus endows scholarship in name of Social Work’s Baer

When Doug Wirth began attending UW-Green Bay as a transfer student, he was struggling. Struggling with his father’s recent suicide. Struggling with his sexuality. And like so many college students, struggling to find his place in the world. It was the mid-1980s, and the Fond du Lac native had just transferred to UW-Green Bay. He’d […]

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Giving back: 30 pairs of hands, 30 hearts, build home over break

Giving back: 30 pairs of hands, 30 hearts, build home over break

Shelter is an interesting part of the history and culture of Taos, New Mexico. Just outside of town is the Taos Pueblo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in North America. A few miles north is Earthship, a community of self-sufficient, low-impact, environmentally sustainable homes. But at the end of a dead-end street in a quiet […]

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Philanthropy has Green Bay roots

Philanthropy has Green Bay roots

For UW-Green Bay Trustee Beth Gochnauer, giving back truly is a family affair. Her husband, Dick, spent every summer in Green Bay as a child, and both his father and grandfather hailed from the city. They instilled in their families the importance of giving back to the community with time and treasure, a legacy that […]

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Healthy appreciation: Sandmires donate $1m to pre-med scholarships

Healthy appreciation: Sandmires  donate $1m to pre-med scholarships

UW-Green Bay recognized its most faithful donors Dec. 9 with an on-campus reception honoring Dr. Herbert and Crystal Sandmire and their $1 million capstone gift endowing additional scholarships for students pursuing careers in medicine or related fields. The gathering in the Laboratory Sciences Building was hosted by Chancellor Gary L. Miller and his wife, Georgia.

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Community advocate Riopelle to receive honorary doctorate at UW-Green Bay

Community advocate Riopelle to receive honorary doctorate at UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will award an honorary doctoral degree to longtime community advocate Virginia (Ginny) Riopelle during the University’s commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Riopelle, a longtime UW-Green Bay Trustee, successful University fundraiser and the co-founder of the University’s signature Phuture Phoenix program, will receive […]

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Education students gain hands-on experience at Casa Alba

Education students gain hands-on experience at Casa Alba

For most college courses, the goal is to teach students the skills they will need to be successful in the future. But in Assistant Prof. Aurora Cortes’ new class, that aim is coupled with the desire to positively impact the lives of those in the Hispanic community — starting today.

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Grateful students honor Mueller in scholarship reception

Grateful students honor Mueller in scholarship reception

Marcia Mueller made her return trip from Seattle to UW-Green Bay last week to spend some time with the scholarship recipients who benefit from her brother’s incredible generosity and legacy. The Craig A. Mueller Scholarship reception was held Friday, Nov. 7 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

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Adult Degree military veterans featured in pre-game Lambeau Field tribute

Adult Degree military veterans featured in pre-game Lambeau Field tribute

UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Program student and alumni military veterans, along with their guests, got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate those who serve just prior to the Sunday, Nov. 9 Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field.

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Photos: Chancellor’s Scholarship Dinner 2014

Photos: Chancellor’s Scholarship Dinner 2014

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller addressed the importance of higher education to the community, and the importance of community support for the University, in remarks last Friday evening (Oct. 24) at the annual Chancellor’s Scholarship Dinner. More than 200 campus and community leaders attended the event — a fundraiser for the UW-Green Bay student […]

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Grad student has supporters in Rwanda, Lambeau Field

Grad student has supporters in Rwanda, Lambeau Field

How did new UW-Green Bay graduate student Marc Minani (center) find himself hanging out with new best friends Randall Cobb, Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson and Mason Crosby within a week of his arrival in Green Bay? And what got the Green Bay Packers stars to trade green-and-gold uniforms for all-black wait-staff outfits one evening earlier […]

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