UW-Green Bay celebrates Black History Month beginning this week

GREEN BAY, Wis — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be celebrating Black History Month with a full schedule of activities including a Soul Food Luncheon, Saturday, Feb. 2. Some of the other events are highlighted, below. For more, see www.uwgb.edu/bhm.

Black History Month Poster
Black History Month Poster (pdf)

UW-Green Bay’s 2019 Black History Month Celebration Kick-Off Event will be taking place on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the 1965 Room, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Nationally known spoken word artist, writer, educator, organizer and motivational speaker Kwabena Antoine Nixon will give an interactive performance. Additionally, those in attendance will have the opportunity to hear from UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Eric Arneson, meet and network with multicultural college students, staff and faculty and local Green Bay community leaders. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. No RVSP is needed.

Black History Month activities will begin on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 with the annual UW-Green Bay Black Student Union Soul Food Luncheon, which will take place from noon to 3 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The event will educate and celebrate Black Womyn’s influence, leadership and contributions to history and feature Robyn Oguinye, news reporter, anchor and producer of WFRV TV Local 5 (Wearegreenbay.com) news.

On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, the Study Abroad Fair will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms and provide an opportunity to learn more about studying at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. The 4thAnnual Diversity Discovery Free Day will be on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton, WI from noon to 5 p.m. This free, family-oriented event is designed to increase awareness and understanding of diversity. Also offered on Sunday, Feb. 10 is the opportunity to explore Green Bay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by taking the Legendary Tour of Lambeau and visiting the Neville Museum for a guided tour of the exhibit “Delay of Game: Experience of African American Football Players in Titletown.”

The Inclusivity & Equity: Certificate Program will be held Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the World Unity B Room located in the University Union.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 will be WI Pre-Law Day, in which students are invited to attend the 7thAnnual Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School. This will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A screening of the film Milwaukee 53206 will be held in the Christie Theatre from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. A screening and discussion on the film BlacKkKlansman will take place in the Christie Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The film will be shown starting at 4 p.m. and the discussion will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay Cancelling Classes

UW-Green Bay Cancelling Classes
Tuesday evening, Jan. 29 through Thursday, Jan. 31

Green Bay Campus will cancel classes this evening beginning at 5 p.m.
Branch Campuses (Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan) will cancel classes this evening beginning at 4:30 p.m.

GREEN BAY — Due to the extreme temperatures and wind chills forecasted for Northeast Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is cancelling classes at all four of its campuses Tuesday evening, January 29 through Thursday, January 31, 2019 (Times for cancellation vary by campus, see above.) Classes and full university operations will resume Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. University offices will remain open while classes are cancelled. During this period, campus services (Green Bay Campus) are being adjusted as follows:

Dining:
Tuesday, January 29: Closing at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Regular hours resume Friday, Feb. 1.

Kress Events Center:
Tuesday, January 29: Closing at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Regular hours resume Friday, Feb. 1.

Cofrin Library:
Tuesday, January 29: Closing at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Regular hours resume Friday, Feb. 1.

Homecoming 2019 Events:
The Pep Rally and Alumni Employee Reception events scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 are cancelled. Thursday evening Homecoming 2019 events (Art at the Ardvark and Phoenix Music Night at Blue Opus) are cancelled. Homecoming events for Friday evening and beyond will continue as scheduled.

Emergencies:
UW-Green Bay Public Safety: 920-465-2300
UW-Green Bay Campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan: 911

Safety First:
The safety of UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff is the priority over the next few days. Wind-chill temperatures are expected to reach as low as -40 degrees. These are extremely dangerous temperatures and should be taken seriously. Students are asked to dress appropriately and travel with others when moving across campus to ensure safety. Faculty and staff are asked to use best judgement and caution when travelling to and from campus. Faculty and staff should consult the inclement weather policy (link) for guidance related to requesting time off and working from home if they do not feel safe or able to travel to campus.

The weather will continue to be monitored and the campus community will be updated as needed. Monitor campus email, texts, social media and website postings for any updates or changes to this schedule as weather forecasts can change quickly.

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Indian Dancers at 2019 MKL Celebration

Photos: Brown County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

As it has for years, UW-Green Bay played a fundamental role in the Jan. 19, 2019 Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The University is a major sponsor for the annual event. Several UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members serve on the MLK event planning committee, including Jolanda Sallmann and Francis Akakpo (Social Work), Gaurav Bansal and Mussie Teclezion (Business Administration) and Mai Lo Lee (Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs). Enjoy the photos.

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Brown County MLK Celebration 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Mark your Calendar: Black History Month Celebration Kickoff Event

Please consider attending UW-Green Bay’s 2019 Black History Month Celebration Kick-off Event, Monday, Feb. 4 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the 1965 Room, University Union (2430 Campus Court), Green Bay Campus. No RVSP is needed. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. During the event,  interactive performance by nationally known spoken word artist, writer, educator, organizer and motivational speaker Kwabena Antoine Nixon. In addition, there will be opportunities to hear from UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dr. Eric Arneson, meet and network with multicultural college students, staff and faculty and local Green Bay community leaders.

Black History Month activities begin on Saturday, Feb. 2 with the annual UW-Green Bay Black Student Union Soul Food Luncheon, Noon – 3pm in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. This year’s theme is the: Celebration of the Black Womyn with keynote speaker, Robyn Oguine, news reporter, anchor and producer of Local 5 News Channel.

Additional events to this month of teaching and learning can be found at: www.uwgb.edu/bh.

UW-Green Bay Fall 2018 Semester Honors at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has made public the names of students on the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses receiving semester honors for the fall 2018 semester. Students who earn a 4.0 grade point average, which represents all “A” grades, receive highest honors. High honors go to students earning 3.99 to 3.75 grade point averages. Honors are given to students earning 3.74 to 3.50 grade point averages. Students are listed by the city claimed as place of permanent residence. See also, UW-Green Bay main campus semester honors.

Marinette Campus

Highest Honors

Columbus, Wis. — Carmen Hidalgo
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — Khanh Dao
Marinette, Wis. — Alexis Denowski, Kendra Krouth
Peshtigo, Wis. — Kailyn Wiegman
Wallace, Mich. — Caitlin Christophersen

High Honors

Beijing, China — Yidan Weng
Coleman, Wis. — Cody Van Hoff, Autumn Washuleski
Crivitz, Wis. — Michael Retza
Guangdong, China — Haoyuan Luo
Hanoi, Vietnam — Minh Vo
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — Doan Bao Chau Thai
Marinette, Wis. — Christian Hornick, Taylor Loberger, Allison Wagner
Moscow, Russia — Vera Shurygina
Stephenson, Mich. — Sarah Williams

Honors

Chongqing, China — Miao Liu
Coleman, Wis. — Anna Dohl
Hanoi, Vietnam — Chau Pham
Lena, Wis. — Sierra Marquardt
Marinette, Wis. — Aj Corey, Jian Feng, Jason Hile, Zachary Maye, Jordan Miller, Connor Nelson
Peshtigo, Wis. — Brock Bero, Meghan Finger, Nicole Grom, Jonathan Hastings, Abigail Marquardt
Shantou, China — Wanqi Li
Shenzhen, China — Pengming Guo
Shijiazhuang, China —Qiancheng Wang
Wausaukee, Wis. — Abbie Lindbom

Manitowoc Campus

Highest Honors

Manitowoc, Wis. — Colleen Burke, Emma Forrest, Jennifer Franzen, Cory Henschel, Miranda LaCroix, Michael McGuire, Lauren Salutz, Danielle Visser
Rosendale, Wis. — Makenna Pucker
Two Rivers, Wis. — Brooke Behrendt, Bree Forkins, Tiana Johnson, Allison Rehrauer, Sara Soukup, Joshua Steckmesser, Sharon Yang

High Honors

Manitowoc, Wis. — Eric Brey, Tiffany Duzeski, Samual Evanoff, Nicholas Geiger, Aaron Hillmer, Darian Kaderabek, Hannah Meidl, Zackary Nickels, Ryan Rank, Kelsey Schindl, Evelyn Tapia-Campuzano, Stephanie Watkins
Reedsville, Wis. — Casey Fenlon
Valders, Wis. — Kami Christianson, Nova Olson

Honors

Green Bay, Wis. — Zachary Skubal
Manitowoc, Wis. — Daniel Chang, Jonathan Christensen, Shannon Floyd, Dylan Johnston, Alyssa Kliment, KaZoua Kue, Alexandra Mankovecky, Tyler Olson, Nicole Parrish, Benjamin Rozum, Marissa Sorge, Baleigh Stafford, Timmothy Steinmetz
Maribel, Wis. — Colton Swetlik
Mishicot, Wis. — Sierra Siders
Reedsville, Wis. — Luke Oltmanns
Saint Nazianz, Wis. — Jessica Archuleta
Two Rivers, Wis. — Max Fabian, Hunter Lewis, Raessa Miller, Madison Richards, Kasey Schultz, Mao Xiong
Whitelaw, Wis. — Jacob Gomm

Sheboygan Campus

Highest Honors

Belgium, Wis. — Samantha Weiland
Cascade, Wis. — Megan Sitzberger
Cedar Grove, Wis. — Morgan Becker
Glenbeulah, Wis. — Andrew Kehm
Newton, Wis. — Sandra Quinones, Nicole Temme
Plymouth, Wis. — Kristina Johanning
Sheboygan Falls, Wis. — Autumn Pitz, Andrew Willadsen
Sheboygan, Wis. — Madison Braun, Amanda Crossley, Kelsi Engelhardt, Kristopher Jochman, Jeffrey Konrad, Tanya Riemer, Matthew Ruiz, John TenPas, Hallie Theune

High Honors

Belgium, Wis. — Jessica Lybek
Cedar Grove, Wis. — Alexandria Deruyter, Amanda Strand
Kiel, Wis. — Amanda Hartlaub
Kohler, Wis. — Ashley Dedering, Catherine Sutherland
Milwaukee, Wis. — Christopher Flick
Oostburg, Wis. — Jayden Navis, Gregory Scholten
Plymouth, Wis. — Laura Arbuckle, Nicholas Garni, Dylan Hertel, Julia Zahn
Port Washington, Wis. — Emily Catena
Sheboygan Falls, Wis. — Joshua Becker, Arden DeRuyter, Emma Luedtke
Sheboygan, Wis. — Adam Heitzmann, Rebecca Hilbelink, Mackenzie Hinz, Breg Lee, Sabrina Maric, Erika Monson, Zachari Schroeder, Breanna Stelson, Owen Vihos-Hoover

Honors

Belgium, Wis. — Charlie Bruss, Elizabeth Duschene, Hailey Lanser
Cedar Grove, Wis. — Haley Felsinger, Jamie Prinsen, Ashton Wegner
Cleveland, Wis. — Johnathan Grunwald
Kiel, Wis. — Lydia Luebke, Andrew Winkel
Newton, Wis. — Micah Hesketh
Oostburg, Wis. — Jacob Eernisse, Paige Gabrielse, Peter Gross, Haley Marman, Mitchell Ver Velde
Plymouth, Wis. — Jared Hubbard, Hope Landgraf, Morgan Walcott
Port Washington, Wis. — Ian Tyree
Random Lake, Wis. — Jared Larson, Jacob Schmidt
Sheboygan Falls, Wis. — Zachary Royston, Tracey Weyer
Sheboygan, Wis. — Zana Ameti, Jossiel Delgado, Katherine Drews, Noah Graff, Bailey Harrington, Levi Kohlmann, Jon Martin, Mitchell Nussberger, Sidnee Perry, Nathan Post, Jaclyn Stielow, Luis Torres, Elizabeth Valdez, Julia Vojtech, Blia Vue, Ryan Wilke, Tiffany Xiong
Waldo, Wis. — Megan Rammer

Black History Month

Black History Month Poster
Black History Month Poster (pdf)

UW-Green Bay will launch Black History Month with a Celebration Kick-off Event, Monday, Feb. 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Expect an interactive performance by nationally known spoken word artist, writer, educator, organizer and motivational speaker Kwabena Antoine Nixon.

Saturday, February 2
Soul Food Celebration: Celebration of the Black Womyn
Noon – 3 p.m. | Phoenix Room

Monday, February 4
Black History Month: Kick-Off Event
4 – 5:30 p.m. | 1965 Room

Thursday, February 7
Study Abroad Fair: HBCU Opportunities
10 a.m. – 2p.m. | 4 – 6 p.m. | Phoenix Room

Sunday, February 10
4th Annual Diversity Discovery Free Day
Noon – 5 p.m. | Building for Kids Children’s Museum (Appleton, WI)

Sunday, February 10
Explore GB: 19 to 19: 100 Years of Packers
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Depart from UTIC
$10 – UWGB Students and $20 – non-UWGB Students.
Sign up at the UTIC.

Friday, February 15
Inclusivity & Equity:
Certificate Program (Foundations 1)
10Am-Noon | World Unity B
Certificate Program (Foundations 2)
1 – 3 p.m. | World Unity B
RSVP with Stacie Christian, Ph.D. at christis@uwgb.edu.

Friday, February 22
WI Pre-Law Diversity Day
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Depart from UTIC

Tuesday, February 26
Milwaukee 53206 Film
4 – 7 p.m. | Christie Theater

Wednesday, February 27
BlacKkKlansman Film Screening & Discussion
4 p.m. – Film | 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discussion | Christie Theatre

See poster for details.

Window displays set the stage for a spirited Homecoming 2019

Welcome back and welcome home. See how UW-Green Bay has begun the celebration for Homecoming 2019! Personnel across campus are showing their Phoenix spirit with an office window decorating contest. The last day to register for the many activities related to Homecoming 2019, including Krash the Kress, is Friday, Jan. 25. For information about 2019 Homecoming, visit www.uwgb.edu/homecoming.

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Homecoming Displays 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication