Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has donated $5,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to help underwrite special events and activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the school’s founding in 1965. Karmen Lemke, manager of community relations for WPS, and Ron Antonneau, director of governmental affairs, visited campus earlier this week to make the presentation. Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and Integrys Energy have a longstanding history of support for UW-Green Bay. See a photo and more.
The UWGB Campus Cupboard provides food, personal items and clothing to all UW-Green Bay students who request assistance either in person via:
1) going to the Campus Cupboard website and filling out a request for items at: www.uwgb.edu/cupboard/; 2) stopping in at the Pride Center at UU 153 and talking with an intern or Stacie; 3) e-mailing Stacie Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org; or 4) asking for assistance from any Student Services Director or the Dean of Students.
In addition, employees within Student Life and the American Intercultural Center can assist with the Campus Cupboard if the Pride Center is not open due to limited summer hours. Students can stop by in front of the old Erberts and Gerberts location on the first floor of the University Union to pick up some food that is placed on a table with information on how to access the Campus Cupboard. The service is offered to help students in need to concentrate on their coursework, and worry less about seeking food or other items during the summer or annual academic school year if their finances are limited. If you are aware of any UWGB student who might be interested in using this Cupboard, place provide them with this information, or refer them to Stacie Christian at email@example.com.
Current needs listed – At this time, donations of toilet paper and fruit juices are needed. Donations may be dropped off at the Pride Center, or can be picked up at your work location if you contact Stacie via e-mail. Thank you for all of the support from so many employees and departments! Over 20 students were served last semester with food alone.
UW-Green Bay students donated about 6,000 pounds of material to local thrift shops and community partners as part of campus move-out this spring. Clothes, kitchen goods, furniture, books, stuffed animals, and unopened edibles found a new home and avoided the local landfill. Thanks to the cooperation of St. Vincent De Paul, students only had to walk to drop-off bins in their residence halls for bulk pick-up at the end of the semester.
“All donations are helpful but the ones we get in from college students usually are more in line of what we are in the most need of,” said Jeremy Bartels, warehouse manager at St. Vincent De Paul: Students have very limited space so the items they have tend to be more of a necessity and not just purely decoration.” Among the donated goods were about 35 cubic feet of non-perishable food packages donated to Paul’s Pantry, a community initiative founded in 1984 to help families in need fight hunger.
Dan Jacques from A’viands Food Service shares word that UW-Green Bay made the most out of the dining plan’s bulk sales drive in May. Through the staff assistance of A’viands and the University Union, students and their parents elected to donate $2,762 worth of food that is being made available to the hungry of Brown County. Five different charities — Campus Kitchen, Campus Pantry, Manna for Life, Paul’s Pantry and Freedom House — are benefiting from the year-end food plan contributions. Jacques and Tammy Swanson from A’viands say they “would like to personally thank everyone involved in collection, organizing and next week’s delivery… This would not have been possible without Sarah Johanski, lead retail supervisor, who handled the ordering, organizing and sorting of all the items collected.”
More than 300 individuals came to pick up free items during the February clothing and household swap on campus. Due to the great success and interest in this first event, the Pride Center is sponsoring another clothing and household swap on May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This swap will be outdoors on the University Union Plaza (or the Student Services plaza, on which it stands) outside of Cloud Commons. For your convenience, your donations of adult and children clothing, household goods, sporting goods, books and decorations can be brought to the University Union curb where volunteers will assist from 8 to 10 a.m. Any questions? Contact Stacie Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TriBeta, the student honor society in the biological sciences, is sponsoring a bone marrow drive to take place on the main level of the University Union (near the bookstore) this Thursday (March 26) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will be informing people about blood cancer and guiding anyone who is interested through the process of signing up for the bone marrow registry. Buy a Seroogy’s chocolate bar and the proceeds will go to the Delete Blood Cancer organization.
An item in yesterday’s Log newsletter about AmazonSmile should have included more detail about the program and what is and isn’t permissible. The following includes more information:
This is a reminder that the private, nonprofit UW-Green Bay Foundation Inc., has joined as a participant in the AmazonSmile program, which donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible personal purchases via Amazon to the charitable organization of your choice — in this case, of course, UW-Green Bay. Proceeds from the Amazon sales will go to the University’s annual fund in unrestricted support of academic enhancements, student scholarships and more. Those who would like to support the University in this fashion should begin their personal Amazon shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/. After signing in with their Amazon account information, they would search for, and select The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation Inc. under “Pick your own charitable organization.” The site will remember this designation, and future personal purchases from Amazon that start through smile.amazon.com will automatically benefit the University. The program is strictly anonymous, with the Foundation receiving no ID or purchase information — just periodic proceeds.
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Does not apply to institutional purchasing — Remember, the AmazonSmile arrangement outlined above cannot be used by UW-Green Bay employees for any University-related purchasing. It is for personal purchases, only. The use of institutional purchasing cards, credit cards or state resources for this sort of affinity program is prohibited.
Sarah Himmelheber, assistant professor of Social Work, shares word that Friday (Feb. 20) began a week-long fundraising contest for the Campus Kitchen project at UW-Green Bay. During the fall semester, the team amassed 223 volunteer hours, recovered 587 pounds of food, and created and distributed 279 meals to community members in need. This semester, Campus Kitchen-UWGB is working with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County to expand its meal programming with older adults. They’ll be raising money via online donations and competing with other Campus Kitchen branches. The top three earning schools, as well as the school with the most individual donors, will receive additional funds from the national office. Donation levels begin at $10. The link to donate is http://www.razoo.com/story/Raise-Dough-For-Ckuwgb.
Here’s a quick and friendly reminder that the Pride Center is currently collecting donations of dry food goods, personal care items, cleaning products and some clothing items for the newly established Campus Food and Share Cupboard open to any UW-Green Bay student. The University Union has provided start-up space for this service that will be lead by the Pride Center and supported by individuals and student groups on campus and the community. The goal is to help any student who needs a boost at times to keep their focus on their studies — not on locating food or supplies when finances are challenged. Please check out the Pride Center web page for a list of items that can be donated to fill the cupboard. At this point in time, student requests for items or questions about donations should be sent via e-mail to Stacie Christian. Tax-deductible donations can be made via University Advancement under the title of “Ways to Give.”
The UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz group and both Jazz Ensembles will be performing Tuesday night (Dec. 16) at The George Street Connection, 614 George St., in De Pere. The evening of music begins at 7 p.m. It’s a concert to benefit jazz scholarships — any donation is appreciated. Prof. John Salerno says the ensembles will be performing music from their last concert along with holiday music. Also, the vocal jazz group will be performing classic doowop/Motown tunes as well as contemporary jazz vocal music.