Tag: FOCUS

Mark your calendars: Bash in the Stacks is Thursday, Sept. 13

Cofrin Library’s annual Bash in the Stacks event is set for Thursday, Sept. 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be food, games, Nerf tag, henna and balloon artists, a mini quiz bowl and crafts to bring in the fall semester! This event is sponsored by the Cofrin Library, Student Life, FOCUS and the Office […]

It’s a ‘Great Beginning’ when 500 new students volunteer

volunteers

Congratulations to the FOCUS and “Great Beginnings” planners on a super start to the school year. More than 500 student volunteers took to Bayshore County Park (about 10 miles from campus) to help beautify the area, followed by a tailgate celebration with games at Lambeau Field. Organizers hope to involve new students from all four […]

Wet Paint, Fresh Pride: That’s one big bird

Wet paint caution tape with freshmen painting the phoenix in the background

Class of 2020 incoming freshmen painted the first ever giant Phoenix between the University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus, Sept. 1, 2016. Organizers hope it is the start of a new orientation tradition. Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view or view the album on Flickr. – Photos […]

Photos: ‘Green shirts’ made Freshman Move-In Day 2016 a breeze

Freshmen Move-In Day 2016

The gratitude came in fast and furious — both in person and via social posts. Most sounded something like this: “We can’t thank you enough for the help moving our son (or daughter) in.” And it seems that campus volunteers now have a nickname, “green shirts.” Here is a post from Facebook, “The green shirts […]

Change in leadership of FOCUS Program

Leadership of FOCUS (First Year Opportunities and Connections for UW-Green Bay Students) is transitioning this fall, from the Dean of Students Office to the Office of Student Life. Student Life staff member Grant Winslow is taking over for Erin Van Daalwyk as FOCUS Director. Van Daalwyk remains with the program through Orientation in fall 2016. Winslow […]

Reminder: Freshman Move-in Day volunteers

Thank you to those who have already volunteered to assist with freshmen move-in day on Sunday, August 30th from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Traditionally, faculty and staff have assisted our newest students as they move to campus. In the past, our new Phoenix families have been very appreciative and relieved to arrive on campus to […]

Welcome class of 2019: Parents and students prepare for fall

UW-Green Bay is projecting strong enrollment numbers for fall of 2015, and preparation for welcoming the newest members of the campus has begun. The recent high school graduates are on campus the next few weeks for FOCUS — First-year Opportunities for Students — to register and build connections. Registering for classes, acquiring tools for achieving […]

Freshman FOCUS in news as students head back to school

WLUK, Fox 11 reporter Kelly Schlicht was on hand Thursday (Aug. 28) for freshman move-in day, talking to students, parents and others about the transition from high school to college. Her story highlights UW-Green Bay’s Freshman FOCUS program, which helps students adjust to life on campus with a variety of programs that provide tools for […]