The Green Bay Garden Blitz, an initiative involving various partners and more than 100 community volunteers in encouraging the benefits of urban agriculture and gardening education, gets under way Friday, with UWGB serving as a primary host on Day 1. Through installing raised bed gardens and providing continuous mentoring and support, the Blitz inspires local gardeners — whether experienced or first-timers — to grow their own produce, support sustainability, and discover a new hobby. The opening salvo of the blitz is “May Day Madness” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday (May 1) at the hoop house gardens outside the Laboratory Sciences Building right here on campus. Volunteers will be installing six new garden boxes to be used for a variety of campus projects. The event will also feature resource tables about the Blitz, gardening, and make-your-own recipe cards, as well as pudding and gummy-worm “dirt cup” treats and coloring activities. Stop by if you’re interested.
Students in UW-Green Bay Prof. Alison Stehlik’s “Intermediate Sculpture” class were asked to create a site-specific installation in the spirit of a contemporary installation artist.
The students researched various artists to use as a “mentor” artist — someone they would emulate for the purpose of this project, either in terms of artistic process and/or aesthetic or cultural/social motivations. Stehlik says most of the pieces will be up until the end of the semester (but forewarns that that bubble-wrapped elevator could be running out of pop potential soon!)
The students and the locations of the art are:
Gena Selby, Flag, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall
Mike Arendt, Political Dissonance, airlock of Environmental Science building
Natalie Vann, Untitled Book Heads, Rosewood Cafe, Wood Hall
Amanda Urmanski, Untitled Installation with VHS tape, Studio Arts Cafeteria
Olivia McDonald, Bubblevator, Studio Arts Elevator
The proposed UW System budget cut and its potential impact at UW-Green Bay was the lead story Monday night, Feb. 9, on WFRV-TV Local 5 News. Reporter Cole Higgens quoted Gary Miller from his budget overview and question-and-answer responses, and featured brief comments afterward from professor-of-the-year Clif Ganyard. For a video look at the town hall session.
Backpacks are bulging, lines are a bit longer, but a beautiful site it is to have students back on campus for Spring Semester 2015. Student photographer Sam Zingsheim captured both the chaotic and calm moments of the first few days of school.
Interested in what leaders of UW-Green Bay’s Student Government Association consider “The State of the Campus” to be? Well, video has been uploaded of their Dec. 3 evening at the University Union. After an intro by Senator Robert Sewell Jr., look for presentations by Megan Leonard, president of the Residence Hall and Apartment Association (at 3:00); Reed Heintzkill, chair of the Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee (10:21); Jacob Immel, Student Resource Committee chair (17:45); Hannah Stepp, University Governance chair (24:50); and Vanya Koepke, “State of the Campus,” at the 29:30 mark.
From ground level, or bird’s eye view, UW-Green Bay is blanketed in beauty. Although we can almost bet that there is more snow (and incredible images) to come, campus student photographers Sam Zingsheim and Lauren Hlavka take us back to the first significant snowfall of November 2014 with these campus snapshots.
Just after sunrise, early arrivals to the UW-Green Bay campus on Wednesday, Oct. 22, were treated to the ethereal but ephemeral sight of scattered pockets of fog resting lightly upon a landscape bright with fall colors. This view is from the eighth floor of the Cofrin Library, looking out toward the Weidner Center (and the bay of Green Bay, hidden behind a fog bank.) The scene above was captured via smart phone by University Advancement Office staff member Liz Teubert.
The campus committee planning the official installation of Gary L. Miller as the sixth chancellor in UW-Green Bay history shares word of date, place and time: Mark your calendars for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Detailed information will be shared closer to the date. Open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the University, the roughly hour-long program will mark UW-Green Bay’s leadership transition with a celebration of institutional history, time-honored academic ceremony, music, the participation of UW System President Ray Cross and other state and national friends and dignitaries, and major remarks by Chancellor Miller. Followed, of course, by cake and punch. We’ll keep you posted.
NBC 26 news localized a story about UW-Stevens Point’s new campus smoking ban during a Tuesday (Aug. 27) evening newscast, talking with spokespeople here and at UW Oshkosh about policies in place. Neither campus bans smoking outright, but instead requires smokers to stand at least 30 feet away from all buildings and facilities when lighting up. “Given the nature of our campus — we are almost 700 acres — it would be difficult to enforce,” said UW-Green Bay’s Kelly Moore. She added that the University recently updated its smoking policy to include e-cigarettes, a change that took place last semester. Full story.
We believe the quote is about spring, it just happened a little later at UW-Green Bay this year. William Shakespeare said, “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” Whatever the month, or the season, enjoy the beauty this University affords you…