UW-Green Bay alumna playing a Disney princess, Duluth News Tribune reports

UW-Green Bay alumna Emily Ahrens ’18 (English and Theatre) is currently playing the role of Belle in the Duluth Playhouse’s production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast. Director Joe Chvala said of her, “What was special about Emily, though, she brought an individuality. She brought spunkiness and a little different take on it that was charming and fun and will pique people’s curiosity.” Read more.

UW-Green Bay golf recruit chose school for welcoming atmosphere

UW-Green Bay golf recruit Clair Phakamad chose to attend college at UW-Green Bay because it allows her to stay close to her host family in the Fox Valley. Originally from Thailand, Phakamad came to Wisconsin in 2016 as an exchange student at Xavier High School in Appleton. Intending to major in Communication, she is looking forward to starting at UW-Green Bay, calling the school “very warm and welcoming.” Read more.

Future UW-Green Bay student opens own business

Future UW-Green Bay student Kyle Gau, a senior at Algoma High School, has opened his own business in downtown Algoma. His business, Waterfront Creations, primarily features goat-based products such as cheese, yogurt, lotion and other body products. Gau plans on attending UW-Green Bay next fall to pursue a degree in Environmental Science. Read more.

New “All the Rage” podcast episode focuses on road rage

The latest episode of “All the Rage” is out now. In this episode, Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) and co-host guest UW-Green Bay student Taylor Gulbrand discuss road rage, their experience as the victim or perpetrator and what research has to say about it. We then hear an interview with Prof. Brad J. Bushman (Communication, Psychology), the Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication at Ohio State University as he talks us through who is most likely to experience road rage and what some potential causes of aggressive driving are. Listen to the episode.

UW-Green Bay alumnus stellar basketball career almost never happened

UW-Green Bay alumnus Jeff Nordgaard’s stellar basketball career almost didn’t happen, the Press-Gazette reports. As a freshman, Nordgaard determined he wasn’t good enough to be an impact basketball player and considered going to another school to play football instead. However, he stayed with the UW-Green Bay basketball team and is now the second player in team history to have his number retired. The retiring ceremony will take place during halftime at the men’s basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. Read more.

Phoenix Snowflake downloadable pattern

It is beginning to look a lot like winter! Embrace the season and your Phoenix pride with this printable paper craft download brought to you by UW-Green Bay Marketing and University Communication.

Download Phoenix Snowflake [PDF]

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Download and print the Phoenix Snowflake template.
  2. Fold along the gray lines.
    • Fold first in quarters, then in thirds, keeping the phoenix pattern facing up.
    • Burnish the edges of each crease.
  3. Cut away the gray areas.
    • Use a sharp scissors.
    • Don’t bother to cut out the circle. The extra paper will give you something to hold onto.
    • Cut the detailed areas at the center first. The facets of the snowflake become increasingly less secure with each cut. It will be easiest to do the tiny detailed areas first.
    • Pinch the folded paper tightly, to prevent it from moving. It may help to use a clamp-style paperclip to hold it securely.
  4. Proudly display your Phoenix allegiance and snowflake-cutting prowess for all to enjoy! If you snap a photo, share it on social media with #uwgb!

Go Phoenix!

Next Academic Staff Committee (ASC) meeting is on Wednesday (Dec. 5)

The 2018-19 Academic Staff Committee (ASC) will be meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Cofrin Library Room 735. Committee meetings are open governance group meetings. Questions can be directed to any member of the 2018-19 committee: Jamee Haslam (Chair), Sherri Arendt (Vice Chair), Lynn Niemi, Eric Craver, Jan Malchow, Bao Sengkhammee, Parker Nadeau, Bethany Welch and Mark Krell.

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.