Labor (Day) volunteers: Hundreds of UW-Green Bay freshmen make a difference

UW-Green Bay’s incoming freshmen impressed members of the community when 500 volunteered to clean up Bay Shore County Park on Monday. The give-back, planned to give the incoming class a sense of community — was followed by a favorite local activity — a trip to Lambeau Field. Fox 11’s Pafoua Yang did a great job with the story. Watch it, here.

Celebration of Life for Karen Dalke is Thursday, Sept. 13

All are invited to the Celebration of Life for UW-Green Bay Senior Lecturer Karen Dalke (Public and Environmental Affairs), whose life was taken unexpectedly in an accident in July 2018. Friends will meet at the Cofrin Library Commons (plaza level) on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A short program will begin at 4 p.m. More about Karen, here.

UW-Green Bay international students introduced to Door County

Last week’s international student orientation week culminated with a trip on Friday, August 31, 2018 to the Door County peninsula. Students from all over the world along with faculty from UW-Green Bay’s Office of International Education loaded on the bus at 9 a.m., with a first stop at Renard’s Cheese. The students got a chance to try Wisconsin cheese curds along with chocolate cheese. The next stop was Cave Point County Park, Sturgeon Bay, where students explored some of the finest landscapes in Wisconsin and had fun taking pictures on the beautiful cliffs. After that, the trip took students to Sister Bay, where they enjoyed lunch (and swimming for some) at a park. At Wilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream in Ephraim, students got to experience what a “small portion” in the United States truly is. The final stop was Fish Creek, and students enjoyed walking around and shopping in the small boutiques.

Say "Phoenix!"
Say “Phoenix!”
Lunch in Sister Bay.
Lunch in Sister Bay.
Director of International Education Brent Blahnik (right) and students
Director of International Education
Brent Blahnik (right) and students.

Text and photos by student Roosa Turunen

Mark your calendar for Oct. 23 — First of Historical Perspective Series

The first program of the academic year that is part of the annual Historical Perspective Series is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, UW-Green Bay (main campus). Elliott Gorn, the Joseph A. Gagliano Professor of American Urban History at Loyola University, Chicago, will speak about his new book Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till. The event is free and open to the public. First organized in 1985, the foremost activity of UW-Green Bay’s Center for History and Social Change has been the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series. This annual series of talks by a wide variety of historians and social scientists.

Human Resources personnel making stops at branch campuses this week

UW-Green Bay human resources staff will be traveling to Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses this week. Faculty and staff on those campuses can feel free to stop in and talk to an HR rep during the following times and at the listed locations:

-Marinette – Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room M133
-Sheboygan – Thursday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.  to 11 a.m. in room 1208
-Manitowoc – Thursday, Sept. 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room F225