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Close-ups: Take in the sights, sounds and smells of summer at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay campus summer photo galleryCampers, future students and even a few felines are enjoying the early part of summer on arguably the most beautiful college campus in the Midwest. A personal stroll would be well worth your time. Enjoy.

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– Photos by Eric Miller, photographer, Office of Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay partners downtown with InitiativeOne

For the benefit of daily Log subscribers who don’t also receive the periodic Log Extra, we repeat Friday’s news about a partnership aimed at encouraging businesses to leverage the expertise and energy of UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students with the leadership consulting services of InitiativeOne. The partnership was launched at a signing ceremony Friday (April 24) at the newly developed InitiativeOne headquarters at 110 S. Adams St. Read more

Media coverage of Friday’s event

Fox 11 News said UW-Green Bay’s deal with InitiativeOne will offer opportunities for students and faculty to connect with the business community. Fred Johnson, InitiativeOne founder and CEO, explained, “For instance, if we go into a large corporate setting that needs some specific expertise, we are going to tap into that faculty and we’re going to be able to provide real life solutions from them that otherwise we would not have had.” He also talked about internship opportunities. The Fox 11 story noted that the InitiativeOne deal allows UW-Green Bay to reestablish a physical presence in downtown Green Bay.
Fox 11 News coverage

WFRV-TV 5 talked to marketing student Jackson Krauter for a student perspective on the UWGB-InitiativeOne partnership. “I think it’s a great thing,” offered Krauter. “It gives us the opportunity to get out there in the business world and possible start a career here in Green Bay right out of college.” InitiativeOne has already hired two paid interns from UW-Green Bay and firm hopes to add at least 10 more over the next year.
WFRV-TV 5 coverage

Green Bay Press-Gazette coverage by lead business reporter Jeff Bollier emphasized the potential for UWGB to be part of further, ongoing downtown revitalization efforts. Under the new agreement, UW-Green Bay will have access to class and office space downtown.
Green Bay Press-Gazette coverage

UW-Green Bay to host WSMA music festival (and cast of thousands) on Saturday

UW-Green Bay is once again a regional judging site for the annual Wisconsin School Music Association State Solo & Ensemble Festival. The campus expects to welcome several thousand students, their families and teachers this Saturday (May 2) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.”The WSMA State Music Festival is an enriching experience for all participants, both performers and their supporters,” says Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, director of bands and Festival manager. “It is also an opportunity for us to showcase our university, students, faculty, and staff, and emphasize how much we value regional school music programs.” This year, campus is offering “some fun extra things for students to do,” including an open Jazz Jam, an open mic for acoustic music and poetry, information for parents and students about UW-Green Bay, and more. Read more.
 

UW-Green Bay, Cofrin School to extend reach with InitiativeOne partnership

A new public-private partnership aimed at encouraging businesses to leverage the expertise and energy of UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students with the leadership transformation services of InitiativeOne was launched at a ceremony Friday (April 24) at the newly developed InitiativeOne headquarters at 110 S. Adams St., Green Bay

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The partnership — which has the additional benefit of giving the University a downtown presence — was formalized through a memorandum of understanding signed by Chancellor Gary L. Miller and InitiativeOne founder and CEO Fred Johnson.

The intent is for InitiativeOne’s team of professionals to work in conjunction with UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business faculty to explore and develop a series of projects and programs that will positively influence the greater Green Bay business community. The partnership could expand to include other academic units, as well.

Both organizations will seek synergistic opportunities to match UW-Green Bay faculty and the InitiativeOne staff with the specialized needs of companies and non-profits on the firm’s extensive national client list. Additionally, InitiativeOne will help place UW-Green Bay student interns on appropriate projects and provide office or meeting space to facilitate University office hours and interaction with clients.

Miller and Johnson addressed specifics and answered questions about the partnership at Friday’s gathering. Joining them to share brief remarks was local business leader Jim Wochinske, president of Pomp’s Tire Service, Inc. Wochinske is an alumnus and advocate for UW-Green Bay who has long been supportive of local economic development efforts.

Others in attendance included Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach, Downtown Green Bay Executive Director Jeff Mirkes, UW-Green Bay faculty and staff, and business and civic leaders who serve as members of the University’s Council of Trustees and various local business associations.

Signaling a growing presence in the area, InitiativeOne invested $2.5 million in the purchase and renovation of 10,500 square feet of space in the historic Adams Street Garage development. The building, originally a car dealership, was later remodeled into a restaurant and entertainment complex and, eventually, office and professional services space. InitiativeOne plans a public open house later this spring.

Last fall, InitiativeOne announced it was moving its headquarters to Green Bay from Scottsdale, Ariz., where it retains offices. The company’s roster of clients includes prominent names such as US Steel, McDonnell Douglas, Chase Bank, Honeywell Aerospace, the Seattle Seahawks, and Scottsdale Healthcare, as well as a long list of small, mid-size and family businesses.

Friday’s announcement comes within months after Chancellor Miller’s pledge, at his installation as UW-Green Bay chancellor in November, that the University was committed to “extending our physical presence in some way to a vibrant and growing downtown Green Bay.”

Downtown Green Bay to host announcement of UWGB, InitiativeOne deal

Look for news Friday (April 24) about a new collaboration involving UW-Green Bay and the consulting and leadership development firm InitiativeOne, aimed at further leveraging the value of faculty, staff and student expertise and energy to benefit the larger community. A late-morning news conference is being coordinated by Downtown Green Bay, Inc., a non-profit organization working to revitalize downtown Green Bay. We’ll have details Friday afternoon on this public-private partnership.

UW-Green Bay homepage gets new look

You may have noticed that the University home page has an updated layout today (April 6). Campus personnel in Admissions, Web Services and University Communication worked together on updates that provide for richer and more frequent content updates and a better browsing experience for users, particularly prospective students, while remaining as a useful portal for UW-Green Bay’s primary audiences.

Reminder: UW-Green Bay and its community

A panel discussion regarding connections between UW-Green Bay and its community is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday (April 2) in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall (Mac) 210. Speakers include Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt and his chief of Staff Andy Rosendahl, Karen Faulkner of Golden House, students Sarah Wanek and Lydia Schwertfeger and Profs Regan Gurung, Katia Levintova and Alison Staudinger. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association and UWGB’s campus Common Theme committee.

UW-Green Bay in top 20 of website’s Environmental Sciences Schools


Take it with a grain of salt — the website EnvironmentalScience.org is relatively new and lightly trafficked — but it’s always nice to see your name listed in any national ranking. UW-Green Bay appears at No. 15, right between the University of Vermont and the U.S. Military Academy on the site’s list of “Best Colleges Advocating Environmental Science.” The rating appears to be based on plausible criteria: The website took publically available data from The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and sorted primarily on the basis of highest percentage of total students graduating with an environmental science degree.

Rally recap, and snapshots

The need for continuing, bipartisan support of the UW System was the main message at a rally outside the University Union late Wednesday afternoon (March 4). A crowd of about 75 braved bitter cold — single-digit temperatures and 20-mph winds — to participate in the gathering organized by the campus chapter of the statewide group UW Students Against Education Cuts. The event’s primary speaker, State Sen. Dave Hansen, Class of 1971, described the difference college made in his own life. He spoke of difference-making UW research statewide, the System’s power as an economic engine, and the fact that, traditionally, the state’s universities have enjoyed broad public support and bipartisan legislative consensus. He noted that in previous years he has worked closely with Republican legislators including State Sen. Rob Cowles, another UW-Green Bay grad, and former Assembly Speaker John Gard to fund key initiatives for local campuses. See coverage.