Tag: Summer Camps

More ‘Phactoids’: Dick Lien, Music and Arts, Chili Cookoff, Prof. Moran

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log:
The April 1982 press conference at which UWGB administrators introduced respected, well-liked assistant Dick Lien as the new men’s basketball coach would have broken the internet had it occurred today.
• Prof. Trinidad Chavez had a Sound Idea for a show/jazz choir, and the University had itself a scholarship troupe of musical ambassadors.
Jazz Fest has nearly a 50-year history, and with top alumni including drummer Carl Allen returning to help out, it just keeps rolling along.
• It was Sheepshead Revue for Vol. 1, No. 1 in February 1975. Now Sheepshead Review, the UW-Green Bay literary publication is enjoying arguably its greatest success.
• Care to see a picture of Tim Sewall, who is today an interim administrator in student affairs, being a good sport by wearing a hot icy-silver costume for the 2003 Chili Cookoff? We’ve got it.
• UW-Green Bay has had an impressive recent run of UW System professor-of-the-year honorees. The recognition program began in 1992, and by 1993 UWGB had its first winner: Joseph Moran of Natural and Applied Sciences.
• Time was when UWGB Summer Music Camps held their closing camp concerts behind Theatre Hall (then known as the Creative Communication Building) and borrowed a “stage” in the form of the old Green Bay Parks department’s “Showmobile.” We have a photo.

TRIO Program in full swing

Just as UW-Green Bay TRIO staffers said farewell to more than 80 middle and junior high school students, the main thrust of their summer began with the arrival of almost 100 high school students.   Funded by a federal grant aimed at encouraging low-income and first-generation high school students to attend college, these students live on campus for six weeks, taking classes taught by UW-Green Bay professors and other teachers from throughout the area. TRIO at UW-Green Bay hosts two programs: Upward Bound, which serves high school students from the Green Bay schools of East, West, and Preble; and the Regional Center for Math and Science, serving students from 20 high schools throughout Wisconsin and from Minneapolis and Detroit. For the students, the month-and-a-half summer program is part of a year-long process of tutoring, mentoring and advising. The goal is to assist these students to succeed academically in achieving a degree from a four-year university. Upward Bound encourages you to please welcome these students if you see them on campus… they may very well be a UWGB Phoenix in the near future!



Camper sitings: Art, science and video camps in full swing

It’s never quiet on a college campus. Mid-July means summer campers overtake the walkways, the labs, cafeterias and the outdoor spaces. Students enjoyed the High School and Middle School Art Camps, Life’s a Lab–Reality Science Camp, and Video Game Programming recently.

High school art students could study among a variety of class offerings: photography trashion/fashion, acrylics, computer animation, selfie drawing, metals: jewelry and small sculpture, watercolor, screen printing and graffiti! Middle-school students chose between drawing, ceramics, comic book illustration, photography, fashion design, book-making, watercolor, acrylics, mixed media art and jewelry making. They proudly modeled and exhibited their work at the end of camp.

UW-Green Bay partnered with Bellin College to offer Life’s a Lab, where campers explored careers in the health sciences — specifically in physical therapy, sports medicine, emergency medical fields, radiology/oncology, mortuary, and research science.

The Video Game Programming Camp was for those interested in the applications and programming behind video games. Students learned how to write gaming programs and develop their own games. These camps are filled to capacity.

Dan Moore from UW-Green Bay’s Outreach and Adult Access area captured students learning, dreaming, creating, inspiring and enjoying. Enjoy the photos below and check out more about UWGB Summer Camps.

Real World Robotics and STEM Camps
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High School Summer Art Studio
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Middle School Summer Art Studio
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Life’s a Lab-Reality Science Camp
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Introduction to Video Game Programming Camp
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Register now for volleyball camps

Green Bay Volleyball Camps, led by Green Bay Volleyball coaches Sean Burdette and Jeanette Waldo begin July 6. Camps are designed for a wide variety of ages and skill levels. Fun, skills, agility, position and team camps are offered. The link for pricing, information, and online registration can be found at www.GreenBayVBCamps.com.

Special ‘Lil’ Phoenix Summer Fun Fest Camp
Of special note, boys and girls just being introduced to the sport of volleyball will enjoy the “Lil’ Phoenix Summer Fun Fest,” for youth ages 5-12, July 6-9 from 9 a.m. to noon. More here www.GreenBayVBCamps.com.

10th annual Camp Lloyd demonstrates success, growth of grief camp

What began with nine children in 2006 has close to 50 participants pre-registered this year. The 10th annual edition of Camp Lloyd, UW-Green Bay’s innovative summer camp helping children cope with the loss of a loved one, is set for Monday through Friday (June 22-26) headquartered at the Mauthe Center. Camp Lloyd’s founder, Human Development Prof. Illene Cupit, says the program offers children ages 7-14 the chance to engage in traditional summer camp activities such as games, swimming and crafts, while also providing specialized activities and trained staff (primarily UW-Green Bay student “buddies” and interns) to help campers work through their grief. From kayaking to swimming, compassionate canine visits to working out with the basketball team, making memory boxes, videos and tie-dye creations, it’s a full week culminating in Friday’s 3 p.m. closing ceremony.

TRIO and Precollege host DPI-funded summer programs

Along with a myriad of other summer camps across campus these days, the Office of TriO and Precollege is currently running three, two-week summer programs for middle schoolers. The state Department of Public Instruction annually provides grant funds for bright, low-income children to study in a college atmosphere, and the Precollege Office at UWGB has been awarded funds for this purpose for the past 20 years. The programs offered include the Young Writer’s Workshop, Learning With Legos, and Stars of the Future. The students are exposed to fun and exciting classes and other activities with the intent of planting an early seed of attaining a college education in these students’ minds. There are currently 83 students here from 17 schools across the state. They will remain here until June 26. Please help us welcome potential future UWGB students!

UW-Green Bay offers Spanish Immersion for Professionals summer course

Necesita usted aprender Español?

Do you need to learn Spanish? The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Spanish Immersion for Professionals program can help.

Scheduled for Monday through Friday, Aug. 3-7, at UW-Green Bay, the program will provide an intensive language-learning experience for all levels of Spanish language learners. Registration is due by Monday, July 27.

The Spanish Immersion for Professionals program is designed for professionals such as customer service representatives, call center employees, hospitality workers, social workers, bankers, teachers and health care workers. Along with instruction in language and grammar, courses tailored to health care, education, business, law and travel and leisure will be offered. A substantial online resource component will be part of this program. Students will learn in UW-Green Bay’s high-tech classrooms and will enjoy meals in the University Union facilities.

This program is designed for every level. Students will participate in an online pretest that will determine your skill level. A lineup of experienced instructors will teach to every skill level represented by the class. Beginner level students will have an ‘intensive’ experience — some English will be spoken to facilitate the teaching. For the intermediate and advanced students, no English will be spoken in the classes.

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015!! Morning sessions will cover reading, writing and grammar. The morning sessions are either face to face on the UWGB campus or online. If a person’s job or schedule doesn’t allow for a full day to be away, students can complete the grammar sessions independently by submitting homework in the evenings for the next day.

Afternoon sessions will include engaging international discussions with Spanish professionals in Cuernavaca, Mexico, an international film, and a final exam on the last day. The program will cover ‘career vocabulary’ plus travel and leisure, including sessions by career category. The afternoon session of the program is mandatory face to face.

• A homework tutor and language table will be available to all at the end of the day.

Each class day will end with a session on culture and current affairs in the Spanish-speaking world. In late afternoon and evening, participants can choose to join conversation tables hosted by native Spanish speakers, and practice with each other over dinner.

Curricular Director and instructor, Prof. Cristina Ortiz, along with community instructors Amelia Canilho of Sturgeon Bay and Karla Weibel of Green Bay will provide instruction at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Fees for the program are $425 for noncredit instruction; $685 which includes two undergraduate credits in Spanish; or $1,050 which includes two graduate credits in Education. The fees for all three include beverage breaks and lunch each day.

For out-of-town participants, an array of hotel venues is available in close proximity to campus. (See the program’s website for more details.)

Information and registration are available online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/sip/summer/index.asp or by calling (920) 465-2775. Email: summercamps@uwgb.edu.


Rock Academy! At UW-Green Bay

No, we don’t think Jack Black will be there, but students entering grades 8 through 12 in fall 2015 will be invited to explore musical styles including rock, jazz, blues, singer/songwriter, and classic at the UW-Green Bay Rock Academy Camp July 26-30. Students of bass, acoustic, electric guitar, drum set and keyboard with at least one year of experience are encouraged to attend. They will study with lead teachers and guest artists who are professional musicians. The camp director is Michael Tahlier, a Berklee College of Music graduate, who attended UW-Green Bay’s Guitar Camp as a teen. Read more.

UW-Green Bay Rock Academy Summer Camp to feature popular, traditional styles

Students entering grades 8 through 12 in fall 2015 will explore musical styles including rock, jazz, blues, singer/songwriter, and classical at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Rock Academy Camp July 26-30, on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Students of bass, acoustic, electric guitar, drum set and keyboard with at least one year of experience are encouraged to attend. They will study with lead teachers and guest artists who are professional musicians.

The camp director is Michael Tahlier, a Berklee College of Music graduate. Studying under acclaimed musicians Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi and Jon Damian, to name a few, Tahlier has learned a wide range of teaching styles. Aside from teaching, Tahlier is an active performing artist playing lead guitar for the Tim Stopulos Trio, which released its third album in late 2010. The group has traveled throughout the Midwest playing shows off their newest album, “The Long Drive Home.” Currently living in Chicago, Tahlier works for the American Music Institute as the Guitar Studies Program Director and a private studio teacher. He attended UW-Green Bay’s Guitar Camp as a teen.

Guest instructors for this camp include:
• Chris Clemente, bass instructor (Chicago)
• Rich Stitzel, percussion (Chicago)
• Jimmy Crimmins, guitar (Green Bay)

Rock Academy students can attend the camp as commuters or as residents living in University student housing.

Residents will check in on Sunday, July 26, and have dinner and evening activities on campus. The camp gets under way for all campers with auditions and an all-camp meeting Sunday afternoon following auditions.

Daily sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students will end the camp by performing in a final public concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30, in UW-Green Bay’s University Theatre. A faculty/staff concert is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, in the University Theatre.

The camp fee is $295 for commuters, which includes lunch, and $569 for housing students. In addition to instruction, the resident fee includes room and board, a t-shirt, counselor supervision and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgb.edu/camps/music/rockAcademy. Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2775. Email: summercamps@uwgb.edu.


UW-Green Bay Outreach offers Robotics and STEM Camps

Students entering grades 6 through 9 in fall 2015 can enroll now for Robotics and STEM Camp, to be held Sunday-Wednesday, July 19-22 and 26-29, at UW-Green Bay. The camps challenge students to learn the basics of the engineering design process using hands-on learning with the Lego Mindstorms platform. Camp information and registration are available online.