The Top 10 UW-Green Bay photos (plus two) from 2017

It’s been another great year at UW-Green Bay. Looking back on 2017, UW-Green Bay photographer/videographer Dan Moore ’00 (Communication) pulled 10 (plus two) of his favorite images from the year, presented in no particular order.

Cofrin Library Star-Trails

top10-1I’ve wanted to try out this effect for some time, and the cover shoot for the spring issue of Inside magazine provided me the opportunity. This is a composite of 30, 1-second exposures of the library and the stars overhead, which have been digitally “stacked” with the newer exposures gradually faded out.

Peregrine Falcon

top10-2This was a summer of falcons with the family of four falcon chicks nesting on top of the Cofrin Library.  This was my favorite image of one of them perched at the rooftop’s edge.

Daya at Weidner

top10-3Photographing concerts is not easy, but my capable intern Amanda Jo Danihel proves she is up to the task with this image from March of Daya performing on the Weidner Center stage.

Empty Bowls

top10-4I love the Art Agency’s annual Empty Bowl fundraiser and was pleased with how this promotional image came out.

Fish Monitoring in the Bay

top10-5I was able to tag along as Patrick Forsythe’s students helped monitor fish near the mouth of Green Bay. What an amazing classroom!

Jumping for Phuture Phoenix Joy

top10-6These Phuture Phoenix students were so excited for this photo. I wish I could take more credit, but the jumping was all their idea.

Students Walking Past Campus Memorial Garden

top10-7Warm autumn weather, colorful trees and the flowers of the campus Memorial Garden made for the perfect conditions for a campus beauty shot.

Keith White Prairie Burn

top10-8This photo was taken during a prescribed burn in the Cofrin Arboretum. The distortion caused by the fire just looks cool (figuratively) and hot (literally).

Marcelo Cruz Class

top10-9I was impressed with the work of Marcelo Cruz’s Urban and Regional Studies students in developing ideas for improvements to the Bay Beach area.  Every idea was challenged and refined to produce the best possible plan for the area.

Rock the Resch

top10-10Rock the Resch was a great event bringing together students, alumni and community members for a Phoenix Men’s Basketball Game.  This shot of students “Phlashing the Phoenix” was my favorite from the night.

Bonus Photo 1 – Total Solar Eclipse Over Grand Teton

top10-bonus-1I had the chance to take a vacation to Grand Teton National Park for August’s total solar eclipse. I hiked into Cascade Canyon and was able to capture this image of totality. It was an unforgettable scene.

Bonus Photo 2 – Ellie!

top10-bonus-2My wife and I welcomed our first baby in November. This is from when Ellie was just a couple of weeks old, and seriously… that face!

Narrative by UW-Green Bay photographer and videographer Dan Moore. Photos by Dan Moore and Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communications.

Top 10 UW-Green Bay moments of 2017

As the year comes to a close, take a look back on some of the greatest moments of 2017 at UW-Green Bay…

 New collaborative spaces in Cofrin Library

Library CommonsThe award-winning Cofrin Library team worked this year to expand offerings to students by opening two new collaborative spaces. The Library staff and supporters gathered in January to cut the ribbon on a new space on the third floor, Breakthrough® Studio, a project supported by Breakthrough® Fuel founder and CEO Craig Dickman ’82 and his team. Breakthrough® Fuel employees, including many UW-Green Bay alumni, worked with library staff to envision an innovative and collaborative space for students.

In November, the Library Commons (pictured above), a new meeting space on the second floor of the library, opened for use. With its modern, open-space design and plentiful amenities, the area has many different uses for students, faculty and staff alike.

Phoenix Studios launches

Rage Podcast-1This year, students, staff, faculty and community partners worked to launch Phoenix Studios, a podcast network, featuring podcasts by the University community. Current podcasts include: All the Rage, Psychology & Stuff, PhlashCast, Serious Fun and Indented. Learn more.

‘Metropolis’ performance

Metropolis Premier at Weidner Center In a premiere event, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music presented a screening of the 1927 “sci-fi” film “Metropolis” on Apr. 28, 2017. The film was accompanied by a world- premiere  film score, written by UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (Music) and performed by the UW-Green Bay Chorale (lead by Associate Professor Randall Meder), Wind Ensemble and Studio Orchestra (lead by Associate Professor Kevin Collins). Watch this video to learn more.

May Commencement sets records for academics honors and masters degrees awarded and features first Engineering Technology graduate

34635785105_9b394774f5_bThe Class of 2017 boasted a record number of academic honor recipients (277) and a record number of master’s degree candidates (120) and also included the University’s first graduate from the Engineering Technology program, Dessi Koss. Koss was also the first graduate in the Mechanical Engineering Technology track, paving the way for a new era of academic programming at the University in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Read more.

Falcons nest on the Cofrin Library

young-peregrines-by-greg-septonAfter seven years of encouraging endangered Peregrine Falcon to nest on campus, local supporters were exited when four male eyasses hatched atop the Cofrin Library! Name submissions were collected and voted on by the campus community. A naming ceremony revealed the names Austin, David, Douglass and Peter, respectfully honoring the four deceased male members of the Cofrin family who, through philanthropic support, helped build and sustain the University. Read more.

UWGB community experiences eclipse on campus

UWGB experiences eclipseDespite a cloudy forecast, the UW-Green Bay community gathered outdoors to witness and celebrate the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. (Wisconsinites in the Northeast saw about 80% coverage of the sun.) With safety in mind, faculty, staff, students and Phoenix family members shared eclipse safety glasses and homemade pinhole projector boxes to observe the solar phenomena. See photos.

Viking House constructed on campus

viking-house-adjIn October, UW-Green Bay became the new permanent home for a reconstructed Viking House. The new addition, located near Wood Hall, was donated to the University by Owen and Elspeth Christianson through a connection with Associate Professor Heidi Sherman, who had previously taken students to visit the house for immersive, hands-on experiences. The Viking House will provide great learning experiences for UW-Green Bay students and beyond. Read more.

Legally Blonde is a sellout

Adam Rosenow plays Arner Huntington III and Emily Ahrens plays Elle Woods in Legally Blonde: The MusicalUW-Green Bay Theatre and Music and Dance presented the international award-winning production, Legally Blonde The Musical, in the University Theatre Nov. 16-18 to sellout crowds— 1,248 attendees at three shows.

Phlash debuts a new look

Phlash's new lookThe University’s mascot Phlash debuted a new look at The 34th Annual Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade, and has since represented Green Bay Athletics at many University events.

Former Phuture Phoenix graduates as most-outstanding and class speaker

Riley Garbe's commencement addressRiley Garbe ’17 came to UW-Green Bay as a fifth-grader on a Phuture Phoenix field trip, where a visit to the campus turned into a dream of one day graduating from college. In the fall of 2013, Garbe entered the University on a Phuture Phoenix scholarship, and now his dream came true as he holds a bachelor’s degree for UW-Green Bay. Garbe was designated the Outstanding Student of the graduating class by the Aumni Association for his undergraduate student success, his leadership on and off campus and his volunteer service to others and the community. He was also nominated and selected as the student commencement speaker. Garbe is of 51 students to have gone through the Phuture Phoenix program and graduate from UW-Green Bay. Read more.

– Photos by: Dan Moore; Kimberly Vlies and Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communications and Greg Septon

Happy Holidays from Marketing and University Communication

The Log staff will be taking a break over the holidays. Unless there is an extreme need, the next Log will be in your inbox Jan. 2 or 3. Expect a similar schedule for 2018… Log publication twice a week and a Log Extra with photo and video features about once a week. Please submit your Log items a week or two in advance to, with headline, content and important links. This provides time to send notices and reminders of events and activities. No need to fill out a form. Happy New Year!


Martin featured on podcast regarding online anger

“Recent local and world events seem to have triggered, or perhaps have reflected and amplified increasingly polarized views. These views can be expressed online in ways that come across as angry.” UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) is interviewed about his paper exploring the ways that anger is expressed and experienced online and how this might apply to social media, emotional development and processing. Listen here.

New freshmen and continuing students may apply for 2018-2019 scholarships

Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals at UW-Green Bay. A wide variety of funding opportunities exist thanks to the generosity of donors.  Qualified incoming freshmen and continuing students may fill out a general application through the Office of Financial Aid to be considered for a large pool of awards, including one for children of University employees with at least half-time appointments.  The deadline to apply for these funds is Feb. 15, 2018.  Review the Scholarships website for information about additional departmental and private scholarships! For more information, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at or 920/465-2556.

UW-Green Bay featured in ‘Into the Outdoors’ this weekend

A 30-minute repackaging of several “Searching for Sustainability” video segments will be airing as an Into the Outdoors broadcast Dec. 23-24 on Wisconsin Public Television. The broadcast features a segment with UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Deb Pearson speaking about the connections between food production, food quality and human health. Issues in the Green Bay area are featured as well, with UWGB Prof. Kevin Fermanich interviewed. The longer WPT preview version of the video is now available for viewing (a UW-Green Bay sponsor logo shows up at about 1:52). Individual segments can be found here. The show will blanket Wisconsin and reach seven states and 22-stations.


Reminder: Femmes of Rock playing Prince, AC/DC and more, Jan. 13

An internationally-acclaimed, female violin ensemble is coming to Green Bay to bring their high energy, hard rock show to the heartland. Femmes of Rock stars members of Bella Electric Strings and features the music of AC/DC, ELO, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Metallica, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and others. They’ll be led in by a member of female rock royalty, with Lita Ford joining the Weidner Center line-up, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 2017. See more.

Green Bay men almost pull off OT victory in Cohen’s debut game

Green Bay had a chance to win the game with the final possession in regulation on Thursday night (Dec. 21), but it couldn’t get a shot off and eventually fell in overtime to Bowling Green 81-78 at the Resch Center. It was the debut of Sandy Cohen III as a member of the Phoenix, who finished with 16 points on the night with the adrenaline running high. Bowling Green (8-4) opened the overtime period, scoring 11 of the first 14 points in the period, taking a 73-65 lead with 2:18 to go in OT. GB fought back to force a two-point game with 24 seconds remaining, but BGSU would end up making 8-straight free throws to secure the road victory. The Phoenix will play its final non-conference game of the season on Saturday, when it travels to Madison to face Wisconsin. Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center with the game being televised on the Big Ten Network.

Watch for column by lecturer Tara DaPra this Sunday (Dec. 24)

“A week ago I saw a boy nearly hit by a car across from my son’s school, said UW-Green Bay lecturer Tara DaPra (Englsih, Humanities). “It was terrifying. So I took that fear and anxiety turned it into action. I wrote to the mayor, the alderman representing the district, the principal, and the paper. An op-ed will be printed in Sunday’s Green Bay Press-Gazette paper and is online today.

Applications now being accepted for the prestigious ‘Weyenberg Prize for Business Excellence’

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is accepting nominations for the 2018 Weyenberg Prize for Business Excellence. In recognition of Tim Weyenberg’s personal, business, and community impact, the Cofrin School of Business will present two prizes for business excellence that are being named the “Weyenberg Prize” in his honor.

One prize will be given to an organization in the small- to medium-sized category and a second prize will be awarded to a large-sized organization. Prize winners will have demonstrated excellence in areas of leadership transformation, strategy and execution. Critical dates:

Application due date: Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Notification of finalists and site visits: Between Feb. 15 and March 9, 2018
Winners Announced: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Business Week Dinner

The winning organizations receive an award (nonfinancial) honoring their commitment to business excellence. Additionally, two $ 2,500 scholarships will be awarded in the names of the winning organizations to UW-Green Bay business students who best exemplify the spirit of the Weyenberg Prize. The funding for the scholarship is being co-sponsored by InitiativeOne and the Cofrin School of Business.

The application for the award can be downloaded at

The inaugural winner in 2017 was Wipfli LLP, one of the top 25 CPA and consulting firms in the United States. Wipfli distinguished itself through its efforts to build an intentional culture that nurtures excellence in leadership, its approach to listening to the voice of its clients and associates, and its clear vision to grow the company following “the Wipfli Way.”

About Tim Weyenberg
The award was created to honor Tim Weyenberg and his personal, business and community impact. Weyenberg spent 28 years with Foth Companies, 16 years as CEO, during which time Foth Companies grew from a business with $27 million in revenue, four offices, 270 members, and 40 owners, to a business with $125 million in revenue, 18 offices, over 600 members and 140 owners. Throughout his career, Weyenberg has been active in the community and with the University, serving as its inaugural Executive in Residence since February of 2015. In that role, he works to promote the critical connections between the University and community. The award was named after Weyenberg for his many career accomplishments and his exemplary leadership. His unrelenting focus on building an intentional culture at Foth through core strategies of investing in leadership development, ensuring customer value and driving profitable growth, have resulted in business excellence.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit

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