UW-Green Bay’s Psychology and Human Development units were beautifying campus with a purpose May 8, unveiling a set of seasonal photographs and planting the University’s Memorial Garden.
The “Seasons of UWGB” project in Rose Hall features a series of submitted photos designed to reflect the beauty of the UW-Green Bay campus during summer, fall, winter and spring. Beyond just being beautiful, the pics promote the Environmental Psychology Theory of Attention Restoration, which states that viewing actual nature or images of nature restores the human mind from stress and from Directed Action Fatigue. Students and staff who spend long hours indoors suffer from decreased concentration and increased irritability and stress, and viewing nature photos has been empirically shown to refresh the mind and aid in retention of information. The project, a permanent addition to the hallway, was the Psi Chi Honor Society Presidential initiative for 2013-14. The Psi Chi president is Becky Senn, pictured right, above; and the vice president is Samantha Sweerink, pictured left, above.
Just after “Seasons of UWGB” was unveiled, campus members gathered for the fifth annual planting of the UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden. Coordinated by the Students of AMF grief group and Prof. Illene Cupit, an expert on death, dying and bereavement, the garden is a space for members of the campus community to memorialize colleagues and loved ones who have died. Cupit, student leaders, Chancellor Tom Harden and Veteran Services Adviser Elaina Koltz spoke during a brief ceremony, which included the playing of “Taps” by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines. Members of the campus community then were invited to come forward, state their loved one’s name and plant a flower in remembrance.
“Experience the Seasons of UWGB” project, Rose Hall
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Fifth annual planting of UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden
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The Rose Hall concourse to the Library will be the site, between 2:10 and 3:10 p.m. today, of an unveiling/dedication/discussion session of the “Experience the Seasons of UWGB” exhibit that will brighten the area.
At tonight’s Philosophers’ Café, historian Vince Lowery talks history and much more.
And Jerry Seinfeld is on campus.
We just received this note from student Becky Senn, president of the Psi Chi group and a leader of the initiative to install nature-scene art in the inclined hallway connecting the Cofrin Library to Rose Hall:
“We will be hosting an unveiling ceremony for the nature pictures being put up in Rose Hall Hallway… this Thursday (May 8th) from 2:10-3:10 in the hall (near the bus stop or Circle Entrance). We will have guest speakers discussing the “Experience the Seasons of UWGB” proposal… what theory it is based off, who helped make this happen, and then recognize the photographers whose photographs were selected. At this point we will unveil the pictures, and invite guests to look over the pictures while enjoying cookies and lemonade.”
Already broadcast campuswide but repeated here for the record: The student organization Psi Chi is opening up a competition for students, staff, and faculty to submit their own original digital photos of campus nature scenes. They’ll select the best for poster-sized prints to be displayed along the inclined corridor that connects Rose Hall to the Cofrin Library. Specific questions about the idea can be directed to Rebecca Senn.
Faculty and staff got back in the swing of things Wednesday (Jan. 23), preparing for a new semester with mid-year convocation. We’ve already brought you some of the details of the celebratory event, including accolades for newly minted Blair Chair Prof. Phillip Clampitt (read more) and highlights of Chancellor Harden’s mid-year remarks (read more). Now we’ve got a new photo gallery featuring the day in pictures, from candid shots to years of service and a delicious shared lunch. See gallery.
We shared this link yesterday in our photo-illustrated LOG Extra. In case you missed it, perhaps because you’re off-campus and don’t subscribe, check out our photo gallery from Saturday’s Community Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay and held at NWTC. In addition to the University’s extensive participation, we also were well represented in those covering the MLK event, with University Communication student interns Holly Williams and Veronica Wierer volunteering their time to photograph the celebration. The pair, who also helped with December Commencement coverage, captured some terrific images during Saturday’s event. See photo gallery.
Prof. Patricia Terry was the faculty presenter for the Feb. 24 installment of the Natural and Applied Sciences unit’s popular seminar series. Her topic was “Sustainable Europe: Lessons and Observations from Germany, Luxembourg and France.” View a photo gallery here.
UW-Green Bay senior Jason Houge (Design Arts) has put a series of photos online and on display showcasing children at recent rallies in Madison. Click on this link or stop by the 3rd floor display case in Studio Arts next to the darkroom to see the photos.