Video: Garden partners

Campus Garden Intern Libby Schmit and faculty member Debra Pearson (Human Biology, Nutrition Science/Dietetics) take us behind the scenes to the campus gardens. The gardens and hoop house provide more than an opportunity to consume fresh, pesticide free produce. It’s also an applied learning opportunity for students. UW-Green Bay’s Sustainability Committee financially supports the intern each year along with profits made from summer’s veggie sales. Libby helps with harvesting, planting, watering and weeding along with the Wednesday sales. “The goal is just to promote some healthy produce,” Libby says. Watch the video on YouTube.

LimeBike Launch Downtown

LimeBike comes to Green Bay and UW-Green Bay

The Green Bandana Brigade’s bandanas aren’t the only flash of lime green on the UW-Green Bay campus. Lime is bringing its bright green LimeBikes to Green Bay, including about 20 bikes to the UW-Green Bay campus.

Riders download the “Lime” app, find the nearest bike, scan the bike to unlock it and pay $1 for 30 minutes of riding, with discounts available for students. When the ride is finished, the rider can park the bike anywhere public — as long as it is not in way of traffic or pedestrians — and lock it to end the ride.

“We are excited to partner with the City of Green Bay and LimeBike to provide another great amenity to our students, faculty and staff,” said Gary L. Miller, Chancellor. “Green Bay, with its many trails and accessible storefronts, is a perfect city for folks to utilize bicycles more, and this partnership allows that.”

Greater Green Bay’s Director of Partnerships and Community Relations, Jessica Diedrerich, predicts that LimeBike will be used by locals running errands and visitors who want to tour around the city.

“It’s also the type of healthy component so many people will look for when they’re considering moving to a community like Green Bay,” she adds. The city posted a map for bicycle pick-up and drop-off locations on its website. Most of the locations are downtown, but will expand within a few weeks.

Matt Buchanan, City of Green Bay economic development specialist, says LimeBike is convenient for the city, because the company owns the system, manages it and maintains it. Little involvement from the city is needed.

What distinguishes LimeBike from other rental bike companies? Technology. LimeBike has automatic locks and alarms on its bikes. And is easy to pay through an app system.

See more on the LimeBike program.

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LimeBike Launch

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication; story by Business Administration student Roosa Turunen.



Donors receive recognition for Viking House addition to UW-Green Bay

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, friends of the University gathered to thank the generous donors who helped bring the Viking House to UW-Green Bay. Among them, Owen and Elspeth Christianson, who built and donated the Viking House, rebuilding it on the UW-Green Bay campus in fall of 2017; and Tom Olson, who provided funding to help with the Viking House relocation in honor of his father, Harry Olson.

The dedication plaques will remain on the exterior of the building:

The Viking House
Donated by Owen and Elspeth Christianson
This “grindbygg” or Norwegian trestle-framed house, was given to UW-Green Bay by Owen and Elspeth Christianson in 2017 in recognition of the History faculty’s dedication to applied learning and experiential archaeology. The house is similar to those houses in Norway more than a thousand years ago during the Viking Age and is a testament to the Christiansons’ love of learning while sharing their passion with the UW-Green Bay community.

The Viking House is sponsored by Tom Olson in honor of his father, a proud Norseman.
Harry O. Olson
May 23, 1921 – May 9, 2006
Born in to a Norwegian-American family, Harry was raised on a farm near Postville, Iowa. Proud of his Norwegian heritage, he spoke the language fluently and was a member of the Sons of Norway and Numedal Lag. He was a World War II Army veteran and a respected Green Bay attorney. He lived a life of service to his family, church, clients and community.

“Takk, Far. mange tusen takk.” (Translation: “Thank you, father. Many thousand thanks.”

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Viking House Reception 8-1-2018

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication