The Fourth Estate website has an article about a rally planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday (March 4) outside the University Union. Paul Ahrens, chair of the Student Government Association’s Academic Affairs Committee and a senior Democracy and Justice Studies major, is campus spokesman for the group UW Students Against Education Cuts. “Our story is we want to oppose the cuts, preserve the Wisconsin Idea and preserve the Wisconsin state statute of shared governance,” Ahrens told the 4E. The group also started an online fundraising effort to try to raise $1,971 to help cover a postcard campaign and, the student newspaper reported, to purchase hand warmers and coffee for students attending their rally. Read the story.
The Fourth Estate on Friday won the first-place award for “General Excellence” among the state’s college weeklies at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s annual convention. Also taking a first was the Fourth Estate entry in the best advertisement category (photographers). A second place went to Brandon Langer and staff in the General Web Excellence category, and the photographers took a third place for coverage of the Phoenix appearance in last spring’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Current editor-in-chief is Megan Hanna. Faculty adviser is lecturer Hannah O’Brien of Communication.
Staff members with the student Fourth Estate are looking for alumni to answer a few questions for the Oct. 31 edition of the weekly newspaper, in advance of Alumni Reunion Days. Those who respond will have their name entered in a Phoenix Bookstore gift card drawing. The 4E also welcomes submissions of vintage photos. If you’re a grad, send your responses to Cheyenne Makinia at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, Oct. 26. The questions: - What year did you graduate? - What were your major(s) or minor(s)? - What do you do now? (Job, family, location, etc.) - What is your favorite memory of UW-Green Bay? - What has changed most, if anything, from when you attended UWGB?
The good vibe from Sunday’s (Sept. 29) Color Run 5K has lasted all week at UW-Green Bay, where our own Fourth Estate student newspaper devoted a very colorful Thursday (Oct. 2) center spread to the event. With 7,000 participants, plenty of students and alumni and ample social media buzz, the fun just couldn’t be contained to a single day. See more.
Though the snow outside is making things white, UW-Green Bay is busy being green these days, taking part in Recyclemania, an eight-week competition with other schools where sustainability is the name of the game. Our very own Fourth Estate student newspaper has a story online – click here to read.
Student journalist Michael Duenkel did a nice job for the Fourth Estatee in offering a comprehensive overview of the safety factors that figure into cancelling classes. He also looks at the ways the University communicates this news, including (and here’s another plug for an important service) the GB Alert text-messaging system. Read more.
Fresh off a nice haul at the Associated Collegiate Press’ Best of the Midwest competition earlier this month, staff members of the UW-Green Bay Fourth Estate are garnering some more awards. The Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s annual convention and trade show in Madison saw collegiate-division awards for several articles from last spring. Allie Reinikainen placed third for sports reporting for her article, “Phoenix women’s basketball breaks school record as 12/13 in nation.” Erika Bonnell, Sadie Wilson, Lea Spude, Lindsey Puls and Kerrie Balcaitis won third in investigative reporting for their piece, “Tough Times for UW-Green Bay faculty.” The latter article won second place at the Associated Collegiate Press last weekend.
UW-Green Bay’s weekly student newspaper, the Fourth Estate, won six awards, including second place for best four-year college tabloid newspaper, at the Associated Collegiate Press’ Best of the Midwest competition Feb. 12 in Minneapolis. Co-editors-in-chief Erika Bonnell and Jordan Tilkens accepted the second-place Best of Show award for the newspaper.
Tilkens, who is also the Fourth Estate’s web director, won fourth place for his work. Bonnell won second place for her investigative piece in the news story category. Other Fourth Estate staffers who won awards include Cheyenne Makinia, second place, news photo; Justin Grones and Matt Vanden Boomen, fourth place, single-page design; and Steve Paulus; fifth place, sports story.
Student journalists from 14 Midwestern states competed in this annual event. Thirteen 4E staffers and adviser Victoria Goff attended the conference.
Three students from the Fourth Estate won awards at the annual Best of the Midwest competition sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press. On Feb. 13, Kaitlin Phillips won fourth place for best feature story, Whitney Robertson won fourth place for best news photograph, and Tina Blahnik won second place for best news photograph. Fourteen Fourth Estate staffers attended the ACP conference, which draws participants from 14 Midwestern states.
The Fourth Estate won two collegiate contest awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation. The weekly newspaper won Second Award, General Web Excellence, and Second Award, Best Advertisement. Staff members will be recognized at the WNA Awards Luncheon at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton Feb. 11.