Claudia Guzman interviewed on Telemundo

Claudia Guzman featured by Telemundo Wisconsin

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, UW-Green Bay Director of Student Life Claudia Guzman was recently interviewed by Telemundo Wisconsin. The story ran Monday (Sept. 24, 2018) and features a video interview with Guzman and lots of shots around the UW-Green Bay campus. See the original piece in Spanish or one passed through an English translation engine (below). Earlier this semester, Madison 365 published a list of Wisconsin’s 32 most powerful Latinos, including Guzman. You can also find it on Channel 3000.

GREEN BAY (TELEMUNDO WI) – As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Telemundo Wisconsin is sharing the stories of Hispanics that stand out in our community. Claudia Guzman is a Latina who works for (UW-Green Bay). Her position is vital to involve Latino students on campus.

Originally from Milwaukee, Claudia says that her passion for education is what motivates her in her work, but above all, her family.

“The city has changed a lot in recent years,” says Guzman. “There is a lot of development downtown and also the community is changing. There are more Latinos.”

Guzman is the director of Student Life at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Although she has only been in her position for seven months, she is already part of something bigger on campus.

“It’s a goal of a university to bring more Latinos,” says Guzman. “We have a large community in Brown County. The University has goals of increasing diverse populations. ”

Guzman describes her position as a guide and model for students, especially those who are underrepresented.

“It’s very important for me because there are not many Latinas in positions like this,” Guzman explains. “There are not many Latinas in leadership within education in Wisconsin. For me it is an honor and a privilege. ”

Originally from Milwaukee, Guzman says her passion for education began at an early age when she knew she wanted to be more in her community and at the same time help people find their identity.

“We are here to offer opportunities for students outside of class,” says Guzman. “We have events, activities, and do community service.”

But above all, Guzman says that her passion for education began at an early age when she knew she wanted to be more in her community and at the same time help people find their identity and passion.

As the daughter of immigrants, she uses this dreamer mentality with her students.

“My inspiration is my grandmother,” says Guzman. “She is an immigrant who speaks Spanish and had to learn English at work. She has always had a spirit of defying the odds.”

It is inspirations like these that Guzman says she hopes to share with her students regardless of their trials and what they would like to become in the future.

“I know that what I do is not only for me but for my family, and also for the community,” says Guzman.

Deadline to register for the annual Retiree Banquet is Friday

The deadline to register for the 19th annual Retiree Banquet is Friday, Sept. 28.  Festivities begin with a 5 p.m. social hour and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Invitations have been mailed and you can complete the form and pay by check or register and pay online. If you cannot attend the evening’s festivities but would like to support the UW-Green Bay Retirees Endowed Scholarship by making a donation, you can also do that on the printed form or online.


Groessl to lead ethics and boundaries workshop

Rainbow Hospice Care will host its second annual Ethics and Boundaries Workshop Oct. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Comfort Suites Johnson Creek Conference Center. UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Joan Groessl, PhD, MSW, LCSW, (Social Work) at the and former president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, will be facilitating the workshop. Her research interests include ethics, inter-professional relationships and leadership. More in the Watertown Daily News.

Reminder: Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute Lunch and Learn

If you missed the Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute this year and or would like to learn more about it, please join Bao Sengkhammee from Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) and she will share her experience and some of her take-a-ways from the Institute. The lunch and learn will be on Thursday, Oct. 11, from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Room, University Union (formerly Room 103) at the Green Bay Campus.

Wayne Lin is conducting a master class today

Wayne Lin, Green Bay native, internationally rcognized violin virtuoso, and soloist for this past weekend’s Silver Celebration concert will be conducting a master class and lecture today (Thursday) at 4:45 p.m. in the instrumental rehearsal room (SA B103). It is free and open to the university community and the general public.

Below is a brief biography of Lin.

Chinese-American violinist Wayne Lin, currently associate concertmaster of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, has received international recognition for his performances as a soloist, and as a chamber and orchestral musician. Prior to his arrival in Seoul, he served as concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony and was also a member of the Sejong Soloists. He has also served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and the Yale Philharmonia. As a chamber musician, he has performed in the Taos and Kneisel Hall Chamber music festivals, Tanglewood, Music Academy of the West, and the Aspen Music Festival. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School as a student of Glenn Dicterow, he went on to complete his master’s degree and artist diploma at the Yale School of Music, under the tutelage of Peter Oundjian. He plays a 1779 J.B. Guadagnini violin.

Faculty note: Prof. Marcelo Cruz co-presents paper at international conference

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz (Public and Environmental Administration) presented a paper with Javier Marti on comparing policies of World Heritage Sites in Quito, Ecuador and Old Havana at the ninth International Conference of Latin American Geography held in Toledo, Spain September 12-14, 2018.


UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus is offering an Italian language course

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Marinette Campus is now offering a “Let’s Speak Italian” class for those looking to expand their language skills. Classes will be held Thursdays, beginning October 4, 2018 and run to December 13, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. Language classes provide an opportunity to grow, build a resume, network and gain more jobs opportunities. Classes will take place at the Main Building Room M-109. Cost is $159. Enroll now by calling 920-465-2642 or register online.

About the instructor: Cristina Papadia is a native of Italy. She obtained her teaching degree in 2004 and has worked since 1998 in primary and secondary schools teaching the Italian language. Classes will provide:

  • Basic grammar practices
  • Simulations of daily life situations
  • Reading and oral communication
  • 1:1 conversations

Questions regarding the class can be directed to Linda F. Hornick, Continuing Education Specialist, Marinette Campus, at 715-504-3351 or

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus offers students in the region and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a start on more than 200 academic programs within the UW System. Small class sizes ensure personalized attention and help to smooth the transition to college. Scholarships, in combination with one of the lowest tuition   rates in the state — including in-state tuition for qualified students coming from Michigan’s U.P., make a UW education accessible to all. Situated on 36 acres along the historic shoreline of the bay of Green Bay, the Marinette Campus is a beautiful place to learn and grow. Here, students engage with award-winning faculty, cheer on state-champion athletes, attend amazing theater productions, live at home or on campus and prepare for completion of their bachelor’s degree. The Marinette Campus is part of the four-campus University of Wisconsin-Green Bay community, with campuses in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.


UW-Green Bay alumna honored with Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Daniel Whitney Award

Mary Jane Herber ’03 (Humanistic Studies) was honored as the 2018 recipient of the Daniel Whitney Award, presented by the Greater Green Bay Chamber. The annual award is given to the Chamber’s volunteer of the year. She has volunteered in several capacities for the Leadership Green Bay program, and is known for her long-time role with the local history and genealogy department at the Brown County Library. She has also served on numerous boards of directors including the Brown County Historical Society, De Pere Historical Society, National Railroad Museum and Wisconsin State Genealogical Society. Learn more about the award.