Category: Giving Back

The sky is the limit for Sydne Johnson

Sydne Johnson and Prof. Amanda Nelson

The Kenosha, Wis. native dreams of anthropological research in Asia or curating a museum exhibit on East Asian history. Don’t doubt her. In four years she has immersed herself in travel (South Korea), school (double major in history and biology), clubs and organizations and work (as a phone-a-thon caller). As she nears the end of […]

‘Wrecked’ at the Weidner packs emotional punch

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“Wrecked” at the Weidner Center for a group of 3,000 high school sophomores and juniors left quite an impact, today (Nov. 3). The Leadership Green Bay event was geared toward helping students learn about the impact distracted driving has on our community. The 90-minute reality-based presentation follows the course of an injury that results from […]

‘Revise the Room’ fundraiser supports UW-Green Bay students, future authors

Students in need of updated chairs, facilities

Imagine trying to compose a 50,000-word novel on deadline. Pecking away on a keyboard for hours on end, while competing with 17 other students in a cramped classroom for power outlets and a few comfortable chairs. Obviously not the ideal conditions for concentration and creativity. However, for every trial is a resolution. Providing an educational […]

UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd: sharing grief and finding joy

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Nearly 50 children found solace in UW-Green Bay’s 11th Annual Camp Lloyd last week (June 20-24) — the summer camp that helps kids cope with the loss of a loved one. Packed in between somber moments was the fun and excitement of a typical camp experience (including arts and crafts, music, games, swimming, hiking and […]

Human Development students hop into YMCA partnership

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When the YMCA Youth Development Heidi Marquardt (also a UW-Green Bay Human Development alumna) spoke in Prof. Joel Muraco’s (Human Development) Middle Childhood and Adolescence course, she couldn’t have guessed that she would walk away with eight UWGB students who would sign on for volunteer opportunities at the YMCA. Out of the eight, three signed […]

Campus Cupboard, a hidden treasure

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Tucked away in a corner near the Phoenix Club in UW-Green Bay’s University Union is an often-overlooked room filled with non-perishable items that are free for UWGB students and community members in need. What is this hidden treasure? It’s known as the Campus Cupboard. Originally sponsored through UWGB’s Pride Center, Campus Cupboard is a student […]

Gift allows Leonard’s story to be shared for generations to come 

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Not long after friends had begun to mourn the death of longtime community advocate, mentor and friend, Charlie Leonard, the Green Bay Press-Gazette captured the essence of his professional life with a headline that read, “Charlie Leonard had a good story to tell.” Thanks to his friends and co-workers, Leonard’s passion for precise words, sound […]

Lavender spritzer a refreshing approach to raising scholarships for UWGB nursing students

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is taking a refreshing approach to fundraising for nursing scholarships. Proceeds from sales of a new product — Lavender Lullaby Spritzer — now retailing at local stores, are being contributed to the Mimi and Ken Kubsch Endowed Scholarship Fund at UWGB. Kubsch is an award-winning faculty member who started the […]

Weidner temporary ‘home’ for frogs, butterflies and friends

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UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts will be the host venue of a special 25th Anniversary Gallery for The Einstein Project, May 5, 2016. And in the meantime, the Weidner also has the privilege of providing “gallery space” for the beautiful creations known as “Butterflies and Friends.” Annually, the butterflies, frogs, turtles, and […]

Poster projects lead to new opportunities

Non-profit poster symposium

How do non-profit organizations contribute to local communities? How does one manage the challenging and dynamic nature of a public-serving organization? Students in Prof. Lora Warner’s Public and Nonprofit Management Class spent the semester researching and expanding their knowledge of best approaches to managing public and nonprofit organizations before presenting what they have learned in […]