Join UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Green Bay Athletics Director Charles Guthrie for the dedication of the new Aldo Santaga Stadium at the Kress Family Outdoor Recreation Complex, Friday, August 24, 2018. Schedule of events:
1 to 3 p.m. — Panel presentation of the history of Green Bay Phoenix Men’s Soccer, Kress Center Special Events Room
*5:45 p.m. — Stadium Opening Ceremony and first kick by Phoenix Hall of Fame Coach Aldo Santaga, mid-field. Aldo Santaga Stadium
7 p.m. — Phoenix men’s soccer game and halftime welcome back to the 1978 men’s soccer players and all soccer alumni
9 p.m. — Fireworks
*Parking is available next to the indoor turf facility be entering off Leon Bond Drive, North of the Kress Events Center.
Tomorrow is 2018 Fall Faculty and Staff Convocation with a chance to look ahead to the new four-campus, one-university model, meet new employees, find out the recipients of the Founders Awards and celebrate the accomplishments of the past academic year. The program begins at 10 a.m. in the Phoenix Room, University Union, Green Bay campus. Ice Cream Social to follow. Didn’t RSVP? There will be room for you.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller and his leadership team including new Manitowoc Campus Executive Officer Rachele Bakic, met with faculty, staff and community members at the Manitowoc campus on Monday, August 20, 2018. It was the third branch campus visit this month with an opportunity for faculty and staff to meet the new campus CEOs followed by an informal question and answer session. Legislators, government officials, members of the foundations at the campuses, business leaders and others attended. The Chancellor discussed an inspired hope and optimism for the new UW-Green Bay and the importance of each region to the four college, one University model.
“As I shared at my open forum, I believe my vision for this campus and community is no different from why most of you in the room have chosen to take part in higher education in some capacity… the ultimate goal is student success,” CEO Bakic said. “This has been a passion of mine since I’ve gone through my own educational experience. I believe our collective goal is to reposition the core question ‘Are students college-ready?’ and instead center our mission on being a ‘student-ready’ institution.”
UW-Green Bay and Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China, share 34 years of history.
This week (August 21-24, 2018), nine undergraduate and graduate students from Normal University’s School of the Environment (SOE) led by faculty member Ouyang Wei are exploring UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee on a cultural and environmental sciences exchange tour.
It started with a graduate student from China, Yue Rong, who arrived on campus in 1984 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science. Rong, a graduate of Beijing Normal University (BNU), was interested in UW-Green Bay’s environmental science program led him to (now retired) Prof. Emeritus Robert Wenger’s office. After several meetings and conversations, Wenger agreed to be Rong’s major professor. Rong graduated with a M.S. degree in May of 1986. He continued his path to University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to earn a Ph.D. degree in Public Health, and after that landed a job at the California Water Authority.
In 1985, while still a student at UW-Green Bay, Rong’s former professors from China paid him a visit. Wenger hosted the three professors who were starting a master’s program in environmental science at BNU. Wenger was invited back to serve as a visiting professor at BNU and spent a year teaching a graduate class at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES) at BNU from 1987 to 1988. During his time at BNU, he also helped to organize the International Symposium on Environmental Impact Assessment sponsored by IES, held in October 1987 in Beijing.
The exchange of knowledge, research and personnel has continued through all these years between the two universities. The first UW-Green Bay student was accepted to SOE’s Master’s Program was Anthony Sirianni. He graduated with a M.S. in July of 2017 and stayed at BNU to learn the Chinese language. This sparked an interest in a formal relationship between the two schools to promote student exchanges and other activities. In October 2017, UW-Green Bay’s Brent Blahnik (Office of International Education) and professors Kevin Fermanich, Le Zhu, Mathew Dornbush and Wenger traveled to Beijing to discuss with faculty at SOE about a proposed formal exchange agreement.
Which brings us to this week’s visit… and a warm welcome to UW-Green Bay!
Story by student Roosa Turenen. Photo by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication.
Republican Leah Vukmir is hoping to become the junior U.S. senator to represent Wisconsin. To do that, Vukmir will have to defeat incumbent Senator Tammy Baldwin. Fox 11 talked with UW-Green Bay Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) about the battle. “Money is the key. It’s hard for challengers to keep pace with incumbents in terms of spending but if they can get a lot of money and spend it, they can really make an impact,” Weinschenk said. See more.
A few notes of clarification on the new O2GO containers announced this week: At The Marketplace inside Leona Cloud Commons, you can fill your O2GO container with a to-go meal. However, you may not sit and dine prior to filling your O2GO container. Also, please DO NOT use campus restroom sinks to rinse your O2GO container, as they are not designed to handle food waste.
An earlier post: You may have noticed a new machine in the University Union outside of the Leona Cloud Commons. This is a O2GO machine. Beginning Tuesday, September 5, the University Union is launching use of O2GO by OZZI, a reusable food container program that allows UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff to get a to-go meal from dining locations, including the Cloud Commons. To begin using this program, pick up a complimentary token with your University ID at the UTIC (University Ticketing & Information Center). Tokens will be available beginning Wednesday, August 22. Tokens will be redeemable at the following dining locations for an O2GO dining container beginning September 5: -The Marketplace inside Leona Cloud Commons, for a to-go meal -Rustic Range -Phoenix Club -Garden Cafe -Shorewood Golf Course Once you are done with the to-go container, remove all food waste and rinse the container. (The O2GO by OZZI machine is not designed to handle food waste.) Return the used O2GO container to to the O2GO machine outside of the Cloud Commons and receive a token that is again redeemable for a container. Dining staff will not be able to exchange dirty containers for clean, only a token will get you a clean container. If you misplace your token at anytime, you may pick up a second complimentary token at UTIC. After two tokens, tokens may be purchased for $5 from the UTIC. Questions may be directed to Tammy Olp, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s still time to register for the inaugural UW-Green Bay Piano Academy session starting in September! For beginning piano students, ages 10-and-up. Classes meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Students spend one hour in UW-Green Bay’s state-of-the-art piano lab with piano Prof. Michael Rector (Music), then practice what they’ve learned in guided sessions with assistant teachers.
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