Tag: Arboretum

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 […]

Les Raduenz Woods dedicated in campus arboretum

Editor’s note:  For an enlarged version  — which shows  a current day aerial of campus and the Les Raduenz Woods (outlined in green) with inset images from 1960 (pre-campus and mostly farm fields) and 1992 (transitional stage of arboretum development) — click on image above. A ceremony was held Friday (May 15) to dedicate “Les […]

Snapshots: The junk they find in the Arboretum

The Round River Alliance student organization just completed its third annual Campus Cleanup event, focused on the Arboretum surrounding the campus. Not surprisingly, it seems those areas bordering major roads can be hot spots for litter and dumping — with plenty of debris found along Bay Settlement Road near the tower and Niagara Escarpment. For […]

Dry weather frustrates prairie fire, for now


If it’s April, it must be time for the seasonal controlled burn to reinvigorate the Keith White Prairie in the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, adjacent to South Circle Drive. Originally scheduled for last Wednesday, the burn was postponed because of the windy, tinder-dry conditions that have led to burn bans (and plenty of grass […]

Senior earns Sager award for work on Marinette County aquifer


The winner of this year’s Sager Scholarship is Christa Kananen, a senior majoring in Geoscience with a minor in Environmental Science. Her paper “Drawdown of the Potentiometric Surface of the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer in Marinette County” was based on her undergraduate research project under the guidance of NAS Associate Prof. John Luczaj. The Sager Scholarship for […]