Tag: commencement

TV success preempts college degree… until now


As a junior in high school nearly 50 years ago, Tom McCarey couldn’t have known that getting a part-time, entry-level position in the production department at WBAY-TV would be the start of a long and distinguished broadcasting career. By the time he retired from WBAY two years ago, he had been a television news journalist […]

UW-Green Bay’s Kaye will deliver commencement address

A faculty member with a national reputation as an author, historian, essayist and political analyst will deliver the commencement address at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s winter graduation ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 19. Prof. Harvey J. Kaye has chosen the theme “This Generation has a Rendezvous with Destiny” for his remarks to graduates and guests […]

Business grad will receive Outstanding Student Award at UW-Green Bay

Emily Blaha of Sturgeon Bay has been chosen the December 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Student Award presented by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association. The Business Administration senior with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in design arts will receive her diploma at UW-Green Bay’s mid-year commencement ceremony scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. […]

Graduation Resource Fair and Reception is Wednesday

The annual Graduation Resource Fair and Reception for December and January graduates will take place in two separate windows (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 6 p.m.) this Wednesday (Nov. 4) in the Union’s Phoenix Room. Graduating seniors may purchase their caps and gowns, order rings, pick up ceremony tickets, honor cords and […]

More Phactoids: Buried forest, teaching awards, Spielmann on ‘Noon Ball’

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log: • About 12,000 years ago, the UWGB campus was a cool-weather boreal forest, advancing north as the glaciers retreated. Then, the glaciers came back, burying that forest a few dozen feet below the paths, trees, lawns and roads that occupy […]

Fox-11 profiles Outstanding Student honoree Spude

Fox-11 did a nice job in capturing Saturday’s commencement for Jared Spude, the political science and Public Administration major selected Outstanding Student of UW-Green Bay’s May 2015 graduating class. They interviewed both Spude, a National Guard staff sergeant who enrolled at UWGB after a tour of duty in Afghanistan, and veterans services coordinator Elaina Koltz. […]

May 2015 Commencement: Photos, Part II

We posted about five dozen photos immediately following UW-Green Bay Commencement Saturday (May 16, 2015) at the Kress Events Center. That barely scratched the surface — and didn’t include all that many from the post-ceremony celebrations (see above) — so we’re back with another five dozen or so celebratory images today. To see our initial […]

Master’s grad ready for train trip, return to Iraq

Saja Al-Quzweeni beamed with pride on the day she received her master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She joined more than 700 fellow students in taking part in the ceremony May 16 at the Kress Events Center, but not another newly minted graduate in the record graduating class […]

Van Straten ’91 delivers championship message at ‘coolest alma mater possible’

Julie Van Straten, a 1991 UW-Green Bay graduate and attorney whose corporate career included roles as vice president and general counsel for UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest single health carrier, delivered the commencement address Saturday, May 16, at her alma mater. Van Straten addressed the audience of nearly 5,000 by introducing herself as a Green Bay […]