Tag: UWGB history

Passing of Len Seidl, UW-Green Bay’s real-estate champion

On graduation day in May 2008, UW-Green Bay presented the Chancellor’s Award — for exemplary service to the University — to Len Seidl, the well-known local real estate executive who in the late 1960s was instrumental in securing the bayshore site that would become the University’s campus. Seidl, who always professed pride in helping broker […]

Chancellor Miller to address LIR class on UWGB history (and future)

Learning in Retirement is throwing open the doors to one of its classes that will feature a presentation by Chancellor Gary L. Miller and discussion of the institution’s 50th Anniversary. Faculty, staff and friends are invited to this Wednesday’s installment of the LIR course “Celebrating 50 Years and the Power of the Phoenix.” The session […]

Press-Gazette: ‘UW-Green Bay a vital part of our community’

The Green Bay Press-Gazette published an editorial Sunday (Sept. 6) congratulating UW-Green Bay on its 50th anniversary. “A four-year public university can have a positive impact on the surrounding community,” the editorial noted, offering a few examples. “With its student body of about 7,000, it gives area high school students who want to go to […]

First graduate, DePrey, shares memories of early UWGB

Sunday’s Press-Gazette also published a first-person piece by Nancy (Ably) DePrey, the first person ever to receive a UWGB bachelor’s degree. “I remember feeling very proud to be a member of UW-Green Bay’s first graduating class, in June 1970,” DePrey wrote. Before UWGB was founded, she said, “You’d have to do your two years in […]

Slideshow: GPS students tackle ‘UWGB Trivia’

Students in the Phoenix GPS program — that’s the first-year retention initiative led by Prof. Denise Bartell of Human Development — enjoyed themselves in a  UWGB Trivia Challenge Nov. 5 at the Union’s Phoenix B. Students worked in teams with each other and a University “celebrity” including Brenda Amenson-Hill, Stefan Hall, Deanne Kusserow, and Mark […]

Students will tackle “UWGB Trivia” Tuesday night at the Union

Students in the Phoenix GPS program — that’s the first-year retention initiative led by Prof. Denise Bartell of Human Development — will be taking part Tuesday (Nov. 5) in a UWGB Trivia Challenge from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Union’s Phoenix B. Students will work in teams with each other and a University “celebrity” […]

From the archives: photo gallery of 1970s activism at Eco U

With universities near and far jumping on the sustainability bandwagon, UW-Green Bay rates special mention as one of the places the movement first got rolling. Four years ago, on Earth Day’s 39th anniversary in 2009, we linked to a vintage photo gallery. That link still makes for interesting viewing, click here.  

‘Throwback Thursdays’ debuts at Library Archives Facebook page

Today we launched a new facebook feature for the Archives. We will have “Throwback Thursdays.” (Today’s post is about something new in 1972: The Lucy Stone Center.) Each Thursday will feature a post of photos, trivia and tidbits of campus history. Visit www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives.  

GTP turns 40, next 40 appear bright

For the past four decades, campus life at UW-Green Bay has been regularly enhanced with performances by musicians, inspirational speakers, comedians — even hypnotists. The students and advisers of Good Times Programming have tirelessly brought high-quality entertainment to UW-Green Bay to enrich student life and create a greater sense of community throughout the campus.

Signs of (other) times

As we told you here recently, the University’s Student Services entrance has a fetching new awning that features the 360° of Learning logo on prominent display. Facebook fans of the Archives and Area Research Center may also have seen that office’s look back at campus signs through the decades, a fun retrospective that will have […]