Category: Featured Stories

UW-Green Bay plays a big role in survival of the little (and endangered) Piping Plover

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The tiny bird with a large “footprint” is in the news again, thanks to the work of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty, staff and former students, along with the Department of Natural Resources and the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. Four pairs of the endangered Great Lakes piping plovers nested in Lower Green […]

More than 200 UW-Green Bay students navigating with GPS

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has seen a dramatic expansion of its Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program over the last two years. The program now enrolls 234 students across 10 different GPS sections. This is an increase of more than 100 students since 2015. The only program of its kind in Wisconsin, GPS is […]

Houston hero now a Phoenix

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UW-Green Bay freshman and Houston native James Finley moved onto campus this morning (Aug. 31, 2017) with quite a story to tell. Finley, a member of the Green Bay swimming and diving team, along with his family members, have been actively rescuing friends and neighbors stranded in the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Before making the […]

Photos: Freshmen Move-in Day 2017

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It took more than 100 volunteers along with the Residence Life personnel, maintenance, and many others, to move in nearly 800 new UW-Green Bay freshmen today (August 31, 2017). Director of Residence Life Gail Sims-Aubert said the move-in went flawlessly with a number of parents personally stopping by to express their gratitude. As packed cars […]

Photos: UW-Green Bay 2017 Fall Convocation

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The annual Fall Convocation for UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and friends, was held Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The convocation program included enthusiastic introductions of about 60 new faculty and staff,  introduction of three named professors, heartfelt ovations for each of the Founders Award winners and upbeat remarks from Chancellor Gary Miller. Emcee Secretary of the […]

Solar Eclipse at UW-Green Bay

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Undaunted by a cloudy forecast, the UW-Green Bay community gathered outdoors to witness and celebrate the total solar eclipse (Wisconsinites in the Northeast saw about 80%). With safety in mind, faculty, staff, students and Phoenix family members shared eclipse safety glasses and homemade pinhole projector boxes to observe the solar phenomena. We even heard there […]

Safety first: GenCyber Camp teaches students about internet safety, career potential

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Congratulations to the UW-Green Bay team that hosted the first-ever National Security Agency (NSA) GenCyber Camp in the state of Wisconsin, July 31 through August 4. Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay (Information and Computing Science) led the way with the curriculum, and UW-Green Bay alumnus Joel Williquette ’12 ’15 (Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters of Management), CIO of […]

Graduate student Greg Holder tends to the integrity of Wisconsin plants

Work gloves in hand, graduate student Greg Holder (Environmental Science and Policy), with funding provided by Prof. Patricia Terry (Natural and Applied Sciences), is maintaining the Instructional Services rooftop this summer, focusing on the biodiversity of plants found naturally around the Great Lakes.

UW-Green Bay graduate students counted on to study habitat and plan for restoration

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Green Bay and its local tributaries offer some of the best outdoor lab facilities imaginable for future biologists. And the research students perform can inform decisions in restoration and bay health for years to come. This summer members of UW-Green Bay’s Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Lab have been active in local streams, using an electrofishing […]

Widow Watcher: UW-Green Bay’s entomologist is first call for the black widow… and ticks, and mosquitoes, and more

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UW-Green Bay’s spiderman, biologist Michael Draney, has always been known for his expertise by colleagues across the nation and the world. But recent sightings of the elusive black widow spider in Wisconsin, talk of Zika Virus-carrying mosquitoes and an uptick of tick sightings, is throwing the entomologist in the public spotlight, as well. In this […]