UW-Green Bay statement of land acknowledgment

In a memo to the campus community, Chancellor Gary L. Miller shared UW-Green Bay’s statement of land acknowledgment: (Please do not paraphrase or change the wording as it was purposefully crafted.)

We at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay acknowledge the First Nations people who are the original inhabitants of the region. The HoChunk Nation and the Menominee Nation are the original First People of Wisconsin and both Nations have ancient historical and spiritual connections to the land that our institution now resides upon.

Today, Wisconsin is home to 12 First Nations communities including the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Potawatomi Nation, Ojibwe Nation communities, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation, and the Brothertown Indian Nation.

Speaker Series at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus continues on Tuesday, Nov. 13

The 2018-19 Speaker Series will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Wombat Room (Room 2114) on the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. The presentation is “Monsanto is a ‘Four Letter Word,'” by Sheboygan Campus Associate Prof. James  Kabrhel (Chemistry). The presentation will focus on examining Monsanto, a company responsible for creating Roundup, as well as other pesticides and herbicides.

College Goal Wisconsin event to take place at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 7

College Goal Wisconsin will be coming to UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. College Goal Wisconsin events give students the opportunity to get free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition to getting professional help completing the FAFSA, attendees will have the opportunity to enter a scholarship drawing. College Goal Wisconsin can be contacted by email at collegegoalwi@gmail.com.

Coming up: ‘Maurice Sendak and the Queering of Children’s Literature’

The 2018-19 Speaker Series on the Sheboygan Campus will continue on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Wombat Room (Room 2114). UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Sam Watson (Arts and Design) will be presenting “Maurice Sendak and the Queering of Children’s Literature.” The presentation will cover how, in the 1960s, some of the biggest names in children’s literature were closeted gay men and women. The series is presented by the Campus Events Committee. This event is free and open to the public.

Hoplite Day: Experiencing history first-hand

With spears and shields in hand, students in Prof. Greg Aldrete’s History of Ancient Greece class experienced history first-hand by recreating battle formations in the quad, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

On the day of the “battle” students took took the the campus quad (between the Cofrin Library and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall) to practice the formations, war chants, and techniques used by Ancient Greek Hoplites. Hoplites were citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek city-states and their primary armor were spears and shields. Hoplite soldiers would of been wearing about 70lbs of armor. The most important aspect of Hoplite warfare was the phalanx formation. Students learned the importance of coordination and moving as one unit when in the phalanx.

Prior to the event, students were asked to create to create and decorate three-foot round shields in preparation for the class. Photos show the variety of different designs on the shields ranging from Ancient Greek symbols to those reflecting the shield-holders personalities including peaceful painted flowers.

Prof. Aldrete supplied the classroom with imitation spears in order to show students different weapon positions within the formation. Throughout the day, students learned the “at ease” position, a marching position (spear over the shoulder), plus underhand and overhand attack positions.

The day ended in a battle between two phalanxes. Students shouted battle chants back and forth and utilized different techniques they had learned throughout the class period.

Prof. Aldrete has been leading Hoplite Day and other hands-on learning experiences in order to best teach an understanding of Ancient Greece for the past several years.

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Greg Aldrete History Class in Quad - Hoplite Battle

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
– Story by Rachel Scray, Humanities intern. Photo


Learn about UW System Applied Research Grant programs, Wednesday, Oct. 24

Join UW-Green Bay’s WiSys Regional Associate, Brian Walsh to learn about the UW System Applied Research grant programs. Find out what’s new for this year, guidelines to apply and how to write a successful proposal. The information session will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., as well as virtually in the form of a webinar. Register for a webinar place, and learn more.