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Phoenix Bookstore earns national organization’s spotlight

The Phoenix Bookstore was recently the lead story in “Campus Marketplace,” the official newsletter of the National Association of College Stores. It recognized the EZ Book pickup program and the welcoming environment the Bookstore maintains on move-in day for freshmen and families (including refreshments and a give-a-way item). Read more.

Meyer Theatre concert a fundraiser for UWGB watershed monitoring

On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., the Meyer Theatre will host Rock Our Water, a first-ever concert fundraiser featuring fun, music and proceeds benefitting the UW-Green Bay watershed monitoring partnership with local high schools as well as other water-resources work in the Green Bay area. The Rock Our Water event will feature music by Bill Staines, Dead Horses, and special guest and host Cory Chisel. Organizers invite you to spread the word with all your family, friends, and peers that support the goals of healthy community and clean water. Feel free to contact Whitney Passint, the outreach coordinator for the UWGB watershed partnership, for more information or questions about tickets to the Rock Our Water Event. To purchase tickets. Visit the Facebook page.

Countdown continues with more Phoenix Phactoids

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log:
• The amazing UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program had its two greatest seasons earlier this decade, with a trip to the Sweet 16 one year and an AP Top 10 finish the next. For a vintage photo and more.
• Did you know early UWGB had its own marching band? Yes, and the hometown Green Bay Packers supported the effort.
UW-Green Bay on the West Side? An early frontrunner at the time of site selection in the mid-1960s was land near Highway 41 and West Mason Street.
Childcare on campus: For a quarter century a facility existed on campus to provide daytime childcare for faculty, staff and students. (Patricia Schoenbeck, director of the center, shares recollections of those days.)
• Students at the new UW-Green Bay reacted with a peaceful march, candelight vigil and a series of meetings and teach-ins to the May 1970 shootings at Kent State.
• UW-Green Bay plays soccer (and not football) as its primary fall sport upon the recommendation of legendary NFL Coach Vince Lombardi, an adviser to Founding Chancellor Edward Weidner in the late 1960s.
The Legend of the Face Pot, and how some creative Creative Communication faculty started a new legend for the groundbreaking of their new academic building in the 1970s, is recalled.

Positive indicators on the enrollment front

There is uplifting news out of admissions and enrollment today. Summer Preview Days are so popular they have been capped. On July 31, 289 guests (98 of those are potential UW-Green Bay students), and on Aug. 7, 302 guests (109 potential UWGB students) will attend Summer Campus Preview Days. (Both dates have wait lists). It is the first time that Admissions has closed Summer Campus Preview Days so far in advance. Jen Jones, Assistant Director for Admissions Marketing, Media and Recruitment, credits increased visibility through digital advertising and increased and more targeted invites to students and families. This year’s invite list also included ACT name purchases from local, Illinois and Michigan residents, who based on specific criteria, are considered “good fits” for UWGB. Jones says it seems a good indicator of interest in those applying for admission for fall 2016. Students can still take advantage of daily visits and Fall Campus Preview Days. The admissions’ staff sends “a huge thank you to all the staff, students and faculty who work together to show off all that our amazing campus offers.”

Open sessions for internal candidates to succeed Davis, McCollum in CL 835

The Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is inviting members of the campus community to meet the candidates for a pair of administrative positions in the Provost’s suite. Open interview sessions take place the week of July 28. Four faculty members are under consideration for two separate positions left vacant by the promotion of Greg Davis to Interim Provost and the retirement of Assistant Vice Chancellor Dan McCollum. The schedule of sessions:
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Professional Development and Grants / Director of Graduate Studies
• Mathew Dornbush — Tuesday, July 28, 2:30-3 p.m. in CL 735 (the Human Resources conference room)
• Scott Ashmann — Wednesday, July 29, 2:30-3 p.m., CL 735
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
• John Lyon — Tuesday, July 28, 3-3:30 p.m., CL 830 (the Business and Finance conference room)
• Clifton Ganyard — Wednesday, July 29, 3-3:30 p.m., CL 830

Tetschlag leaves European ball behind, returns to U.S. for coaching

Former Phoenix standout Kayla Tetschlag has been named an assistant coach for D-II Sioux Falls women’s basketball. The coSIDA Academic All-American (and Horizon League MVP who led the Phoenix to a Sweet 16 berth) spent the past four years playing professionally in Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Located in Sioux Falls, S.D., the University of Sioux Falls competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. For a news release.

More Phoenix history factoids

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log:
Origins of the student newspaper name “The Fourth Estate”
UW-Green Bay was an early innovator in public television and over-the-air instruction
• In the late 1960s and early 1970s, older Americans had great reservations about college campuses, the younger generation and threats to law and order. A UWGB-commissioned survey found those fears here, too.

Stangel accepts new appointment with Notre Dame Academy

Jeanne Stangel, a longtime UW-Green Bay administrator, will be leaving the University to accept a newly created position with Notre Dame de La Baie Academy in Green Bay. Stangel starts Aug. 3 as Notre Dame’s vice president for institutional advancement. She will direct fundraising, strategic initiatives and communication, and serve additionally as the Roman Catholic high school’s director of athletics. “I am thrilled and excited by this opportunity,” Stangel said. “NDA is very well respected in this community and exemplifies the highest standards in helping its students excel in faith, academics, athletics and extracurricular development.” At UW-Green Bay, Stangel serves as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and President of the UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc. A member of the institution’s executive team, she oversees the University’s fundraising, alumni, marketing and communication functions. “Jeanne Stangel has been a wonderful ambassador for UWGB,” commented Chancellor Gary L. Miller. “What she has accomplished — in terms of rallying community and alumni support for student scholarships, academic enhancements and campus facilities — has made a tangible difference in the lives of our students. We extend our great appreciation to her for all she has done, and wish her the best as she accepts this new challenge. It has been a great honor to work with her. She is a great professional.” A native of the Algoma area and a 1987 graduate of UW-Green Bay’s Business Administration program, Stangel has held a variety of positions with the University over 25 years as a student, administrator and advocate. For more.