Tag: Arboretum

Student research contributes to conservation efforts at UWGB, symposium is March 1st

GREEN BAY – Five University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students will report on research conducted in three UW-Green Bay natural areas at the 27th annual Cofrin Student Symposium from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 1st in the Christie Theatre of the University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wis. Since 1987, more than 150 students have […]

Squad call Wednesday was for diabetic issue


Employees leaving campus after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday might have seen emergency response units on South Circle Drive in the vicinity of the Arboretum trails near the Facilities Management Building. We’ve learned the crews were responding to a call of a student reporting health issues while walking the exterior wood-chip trail closest to Highway 54/57. The […]

Trail-rescue trio gets big ovation

Facilities Management employees Nathan Rusch and Lyle Uitenbroek were joined on stage by student worker Samantha Braaten at the University Union’s Phoenix Room during the annual faculty-staff Convocation on Aug. 26. The three were invited forward by UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller to receive certificates of appreciation for their response to a potentially life-threatening […]

Student credited with life-saving action in tree mishap


A student employee is being praised for helping save a UWGB staff member pinned beneath a tree last Tuesday morning (Aug. 18) as the two were cleaning storm debris from an arboretum trail. The student, Samantha R. Braaten, was out with co-worker Dan Koetz, an arboretum specialist with the Facilities Management division, at about 9:30 […]

Student credited with life-saving action in tree mishap

A student employee is being praised for helping save a UWGB staff member pinned beneath a tree last Tuesday morning (Aug. 18) as the two were cleaning storm debris from an arboretum trail. The student, Samantha R. Braaten, was out with co-worker Dan Koetz, an arboretum specialist with the Facilities Management division, at about 9:30 […]

‘BestColleges’ article includes shout-out to Cofrin Arboretum

As always, take online articles and “Best of” lists with multiple large grains of salt, but we will nevertheless note here that the website BestCollegesOnline.org has published an article headlined “The 50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.” UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Memorial Arboretum made the list. It’s actually a decent and […]

Raduenz returns for dedication of Cofrin Arboretum woods in his name

A ceremony was held this morning (Friday, May 15) to dedicate “Les Raduenz Woods,” a 22-acre forest/woodland south of Circle Drive across from the Office of Facilities Management. Raduenz was a central figure in development of the Cofrin Arboretum and UW-Green Bay campus for 35 years until his retirement in 2006 as director of Facilities […]