Tag: Make a Difference Day

Littig, volunteers, stood out as ‘2015 Person of the Year’

Each year the Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial boards honors a “person of the year.” The board took a different approach this year, honoring “The Volunteer” as its 2015 selection, but not without specific mention of both the 300-some students, staff and faculty who turned out for Make a Difference Day in October, and to UWGB […]

‘Difference’ destinations include Sanctuary, Baird Creek, neighborhoods

View selected photos from Friday afternoon’s Make a Difference Day activities on Flickr. As part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary celebration, more than 300 students, faculty and staff will participate in Make a Difference Day activities, October 23 and 24. The UWGB contingent will volunteer 1,000 hours of service Friday, October 23 […]

Volunteer Center director mentions UWGB in TV interview

Michael Schwartz-Oscar, executive director of the Brown County Volunteer Center, went on WFRV TV-5’s afternoon program recently to talk about “Make a Difference Day” activities with host Kris Schuler. He offers background on the Volunteer Center and mentions how several hundred UW-Green Bay students have signed up for this Friday to help recruit even more […]

Early signups strong for Make a Difference weekend


As part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary celebration, more than 300 students, faculty and staff will participate in Make a Difference Day activities Friday and Saturday (Oct. 23 and 24). Friday afternoon work sites include Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Baird Creek, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Green Bay Botanical Garden. Also, […]

More than 300 UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff joining Make a Difference Day efforts

As part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary celebration, more than 300 students, faculty and staff will participate in Make a Difference Day activities, Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24. The UWGB contingent will volunteer hundreds of hours of service Friday, October 23 at a number of sites in the community between […]

Make a Difference work day


Distributed campuswide but repeated here for the record: As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration and Common Theme-Engaging in Public Life, the University is participating in a coordinated UWGB-Make a Difference Day event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. Employees interested in participating are encouraged to work with their supervisor for approval. […]

Annual Steps to Make a Difference Walk has a $2,000 match this year

There aren’t many student-run charity walks that can boast raising more than $45,000 in five years. But the UW-Green Bay Steps to Make a Difference Walk can claim just that. This year’s annual walk will be held on Saturday, April 11 beginning at 10 a.m. and starting at the Mauthe Center. The walk, organized by […]

Students, Ruzek featured in Make a Difference Day story

A group of UW-Green Bay students and director of continuing education Joy Ruzek were featured Sunday (Oct. 26) in a Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter story about this weekend’s annual Make a Difference Day. The students were among 50 to 75 volunteers who turned out to assist with landscaping improvements at the low-income Southfield Townhouses in […]

Making a Difference: Fox 11 segment highlights Learning in Retirement

At nearly 1,000 members strong, UW-Green Bay’s Learning in Retirement program is one of the largest in the country. As Log readers may know (some from personal experience), LIR offers myriad course opportunities for area retirees, allowing participants to enrich their knowledge, learn new skills, stay active and have fun. WLUK, Fox 11’s Michelle Melby […]

Making a difference: Annual ‘Steps’ walk raises funds for nonprofits

Nearly 100 participants laced up their walking shoes Saturday, Oct. 19, taking to the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum trails for the eighth annual UW-Green Bay Steps to Make a Difference Walk. Held to celebrate national Make a Difference Day, this year’s event raised more than $3,000 for four local nonprofit organizations that were chosen by student […]