Volleyball team to take on No. 6 Wisconsin for NCAA Tournament, Nov. 29

The Green Bay volleyball team will make the short trip to Madison for its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003, drawing the No. 6 seed national seed Wisconsin Badgers in the First Round. The Phoenix (20-10) will face the Badgers on their home floor at the UW Fieldhouse Thursday (Nov. 29) night at 7:30 p.m. GB punched its ticket to the dance with a 3-0 victory over NKU in the 2018 Horizon League Championship last Sunday, capturing both the regular season and tournament titles. Information on tickets and a fan bus will be available soon. To reserve your spot on the fan bus, contact Molly Christel.

UW-Green Bay students partner with Sartori (cheese) to solve real-world problems

Hamza Umar & Tomer Zloczower foreground with Misty Wolff & Victoria Henderson background
Hamza Umar and Tomer Zloczower, foreground with Misty Wolff and Victoria Henderson background
Misty Wolff, second from right
Misty Wolff, second from right

Seven UW-Green Bay students recently spent a Saturday solving real corporate innovation challenges at Jake’s Café in Sheboygan for Sartori, a family owned company in Plymouth “dedicated to making the world’s finest artisan cheese made from premium milk supplied by local Wisconsin farmers.” While several students applied to the program, these students were invited to participate. The students were placed on competitive problem solving teams with college students from other Eastern Wisconsin universities. Students formed one team to ideate then present their solutions to one corporate innovation challenge provided by Sartori, then formed a second team to solve another of Sartori’s corporate innovation challenges.

Misty Wolff
Misty Wolff
Jilliana Quinones, left
Jilliana Quinones, left

Students were mentored along the way in The Commons’ innovation process by representatives from Sartori. Top three teams were selected from each corporate innovation challenge then a top three overall were selected. One UW-Green Bay student, Misty Wolff (Accounting), was on two top-three teams and the team that placed first overall. The UW-Green Bay students who participated were Carol Brehmer (Business Administration), Victoria Henderson (Business Administration), James Pockrandt (Computer Science), Jilliana Quinones (Business Administration), Hamza Umar (Business Administration), Misty Wolff (Accounting), and Tomer Zloczower (Computer Science).

Photos courtesy of The Commons, Robert Colletta Photography

Student Life leads ‘Ornaments 4 Orphans’ activity

The Office of Student Life is selling ornaments for the organization Ornaments 4 Orphans. The ornaments range from $5 to $15 and are displayed in the suite so come on down and take a look for yourself. Cash only please! Ornaments 4 Orphans is a fair trade social enterprise dedicated to providing critical support for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa. 100% of profits are invested back into the communities. The fair trade items sold are handcrafted by local artisans that are employed by Ornaments 4 Orphans. They receive a reliable income that provides them with food, housing, clothing and the medications they need, continually improving their standard of living, their education and their future.

Prof. Entwistle’s set design is a highlight of local ‘Nutcracker’ presentation

“Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization is marking the 13th year of its ‘Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet.’ Drawn by a dressed-up aura — and tradition infused in the music and story — throngs are seeing performances to Sunday, Nov. 25, in the Meyer Theatre. Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization’s production features a massive custom-made show curtain and vividly colored drops for street, interior mansion, snowscape and fantasyland views. The look was designed by UW-Green Bay Prof. Jeffrey Paul Entwistle. The visual elements have become the identity of the ‘Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet.'” See more.

Sheboygan Campus celebrates the season with a Dec. 6 concert

A concert filled with talent, fun, community engagement and a bit of holiday cheer will be held on the Sheboygan Campus, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The 7 p.m. concert features the Sheboygan Campus Vocal Jazz Ensemble, University Chorus and Jazz Ensemble at the Fine Arts Theatre. It is  free to students with a Ucard and $10/adult.

Green Bay men’s basketball returns, Alumni Day and Jeff Nordgaard celebration is Saturday

The high-scoring Green Bay men’s basketball team (3-3) returns to play at the Resch Center this week with games vs. Northern Illinois on Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Belmont on Saturday, Dec. 1. Saturday’s game against Belmont will serve as Alumni Day and will be highlighted by the retiring of Jeff Nordgaard’s #33 jersey. Nordgaard will be honored at halftime.

For the Phoenix, Sandy Cohen III leads the team in scoring (14.0 PPG), rebounding (6.5 RPG) and assists (6.0 APG). GB leads the Horizon League in scoring as a team, averaging 84.5 PPG.

Full day of homecoming activities planned for Saturday, Feb. 2

UW-Green Bay’s Homecoming 2019 is in the works with a full slate of fun events for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. See the list of activities and register. Some events include:

  • Pre-Game Party and Reunions: Whether you want to come out to party before the Green Bay women’s basketball team takes on rival Milwaukee or want to meet alumni who share similar interests, this party is going to be a blast! There will be a DJ playing your favorite music, lots of selfie stations, swag to cheer on your Phoenix and free pizza, soda and water while supplies last.
  • Green Bay Women’s Basketball Game: Come out to cheer on your Phoenix at 1 p.m. at the Kress Center as they take on rival Milwaukee. All attendees can play “Basketball Bingo by the Bay” for prizes and three book scholarships will be given to students throughout the game.
  • Tubing and Ice Skating at Ariens Hill: Titletown offers a multi-acre stretch of park space open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy an ice skating rink and tubing hill in the winter. There are endless opportunities for fun at Titletown, with games and activities available any time the park is open. Learn more.

Marinette’s West Shore Chorale has first concert, Dec. 9

The West Shore Chorale of UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, invites the public to experience an “American Mosaic” at its first concert of the year, Dec. 9, 2018. This concert will exclusively feature music composed and arranged by American artists. “The concert is titled ‘An American Mosaic’ because it will cover a variety of genres, all composed or arranged by Americans,” Director Jane Wells said. Some of the artists that will be featured include Irving Berlin, William Billings and Morton Lauridson. “The music ranges from folk to spiritual,” she added. “There will even be a few holiday pieces at the end.” The Eagle Herald Extra has more.