Evolution not revolution: Updated UW-Green Bay business cards, name badges, letterhead available in early October

Marketing and University Communication is overwhelmed with the response to the new four campus, one university model. Thank you for your eagerness to be brand ambassadors and for your requests for updated business cards, name badges and more. New templates for all of these materials are currently under development and will be available for order beginning in early October. Until then, please continue to use your existing business cards and name badges (this is the evolution not revolution part that comes with updating a logo).

Any business card requests received within the last 30 days have been placed on hold or processed using the old template (for those with pressing needs). If you have questions about the status of your particular order, please contact Tammy Papineau at papineat@uwgb.edu


Comedian Ron White is attracting media attention

One of the comedians featured in “Blue Collar Comedy” will be in Green Bay. Ron “Tater Salad” White, will return to the Weidner Center with his new stand-up show, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. White has three Gammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history and a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List. Fox 11 had more and Broadway World had coverage, as well.

Phoenix Friday and Five-Dollar Fridays for faculty and staff

Back by popular demand is a celebration of all things Phoenix on the Green Bay campus. Every Friday, Chartwells is supplying free coffee in the Garden Cafe for anyone wearing their Phoenix or UW-Green Bay gear. In addition, all faculty and staff are invited for $5 lunch at the Marketplace inside Leona Cloud Commons (valid 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). This includes faculty and staff visiting from other campuses.


gBETA has a free accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots

The gBETA free accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots is open for applications for their Fall 2018 Northeast Wisconsin cohort. The program is capped at five teams and requires no fees and no equity. Email Leslie Weissburg at Leslie@gener8tor.com for further details and her upcoming office hours on campus. Participating companies receive:

·  Access to a community of entrepreneurs including their fellow cohort members, as well as gener8tor and gBETA alumni.

·  A formal relationship with at least 2-3 mentors with relevant expertise.

·  Introductions to the gener8tor network of successful entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and technologists.

·  Individualized coaching and mentorship from the experienced gener8tor team.

·  Office space.

·  $1M+ in deals and perks from vendors like SoftLayer, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk and Microsoft.

The Cofrin School of Business is a sponsor.

Eagle Herald Extra mentions UW-Green Bay in fate of former hospital building

Some developers have looked at the former Bay Area Medical Center on Shore Drive, Marinette, but its future has not been determined, the Marinette County Board of Supervisors was told Tuesday. Hospital administrator Ed Harding said when the City of Marinette agreed to annex the 90 acres for the new facility, “they said ‘sure, but what we don’t want is the prior facility to sit vacant.’ So we agreed that if after five years it’s vacant, we’ll tear it down,” he explained. “The main part of that facility was built in 1939 and we all know that we’ve added onto that building.” Options are being explored. “Harding said he’d love to see the adjacent UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, decide to use a portion of the building for student housing.” Read the story by the Eagle Herald Extra.

Women’s basketball gets an experienced Big Ten graduate transfer

The Green Bay women’s basketball program has announced the addition of graduate-transfer Carly Mohns, who will be eligible to play immediately in 2018-19. Mohns graduated from Iowa in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in sport and recreation management and has begun working on her master’s degree (Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning) at UW-Green Bay this fall. A native of Brodhead, Wis., Mohns spent her undergraduate career at the University of Iowa. She had her best season in 2017-18 and helped the Hawkeyes to a 24-8 record as well as an appearance in the NCAA Tournament while taking the court in 30 games. In one of her best performances last season, Mohns grabbed nine points on a perfect 4-for-4 effort from the field and collected six rebounds in Iowa’s win over No.19 Michigan. “Initially I wasn’t sure I was going to use my fifth year of eligibility, but after meeting with the team and coaches at Green Bay it seemed like the perfect place to finish my collegiate career,” Mohns said. “I’m excited to return to my home state of Wisconsin and get back on the court for my final season.” See more.

Reminder: Nominations being taken for honorary doctorates

The UW-Green Bay Awards and Recognition Committee is charged with the task of finding appropriate nominees for honorary doctorates. The Board of Regents will award the following:

-LL.D (Doctor of Laws) – customarily awarded to a person distinguished in service to learning, the state, and the common good of society;

-SC.D (Doctor of Science) – customarily awarded to a person distinguished in the disciplines of the physical, biological, or certain of the social sciences, or their interrelationships;

-L.H.D (Doctor of Humane Letters) – customarily awarded to a person distinguished of the fine and performing arts, humanities, or of certain of the social sciences, or their interrelationships; and

-D.Lit. (Doctor of Literature) – customarily awarded to a person distinguished by outstanding depth of contribution to a single academic discipline.

Limitations (exclusions) apply: public officials and political appointees, Regents and University of Wisconsin System employees. See your email for more.

High-definition video board coming to Kress Center

Already serving as one of the premiere venues in the Horizon League and in the state of Wisconsin, the Kress Center will be getting a dramatic digital upgrade in the coming weeks with a high-definition video board and digital scorer’s table debuting this season. Fans of Green Bay basketball and volleyball, along with future graduates and UW-Green Bay students, will have an exciting new digital experience starting in 2018-19. A Daktronics state-of-the-art digital video board, measuring approximately 40 feet wide and 20 feet tall, will be featured on the east side wall in place of the previous scoreboard. Also adding to the new digital infrastructure will be 40 feet of digital LED tables, which will be located in place of the previous scorer’s table between the team benches. The displays can show any combination of live video, instant replays, game statistics and information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship message. See the news release.