Give BIG Green Bay arboretum bridge

Give BIG to the Cofrin Arboretum, Feb. 20-21

UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Memorial Arboretum was chosen as one of 40 non-profits to participate in a matching gift opportunity called Give BIG Green Bay 2019. The arboretum — a community treasure — is in need of upgrades, including improved signage and bridge repair and replacement. University and students use the arboretum as an outdoor classroom and maintain it to preserve plant and wildlife species. Center for Biodiversity Director Bob Howe explains the importance of your gift in this video.

UW-Green Bay’s arboretum is part of something BIG.

Give BIG Green Bay is a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. The 2019 campaign is the second year of this 24-hour community philanthropy event. Follow UW-Green Bay Arboretum’s Give Big Green Bay Journey on Facebook.

The campaign will support the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum:

  • reconstruction of five bridges on trails
  • update trail signage
  • trail maintenance and natural preservation

Would you consider a gift Feb. 20-21?

Give BIG Green Bay runs from noon, Feb. 20 through noon, Feb. 21 with online fundraising through UW-Green Bay Cofrin Arboretum Give Big profile.

UW-Green Bay Cofrin Arboretum Give BIG profile

UntitledTown reveals festival line-up

UW-Green Bay’s Meacham and Lee with Fox 11’s Rachel Manek.

UntitledTown, a book and author festival that takes place in Green Bay, has revealed the literary stars being featured at this year’s festival. Prof. Rebecca Meacham (English), co-president for the festival, and Mai J. Lo Lee, Director of UW-Green Bay’s Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office and UntitledTown board member, were on Good Day Wisconsin to make the big announcement. Fox 11 has the story.

Jamie Ford, Walter Mosley and Susan Orlean are just a few of the featured best selling authors coming to Green Bay. UW-Green Bay plays a huge role in pulling off this amazing festival. Aside from Meacham and Lee, three UW-Green Bay students are interns, and faculty member Cristina Ortiz and alumni, Ami Irmen, Audrey Schultz Arnold and Tom Sielaff, also serve on the board.


Alumnus Abe Morris featured on CBS Sunday Morning for work with homeless

Abe Morris (’13, Human Development, Psychology) was among a number of young adults interviewed for a CBS Sunday Morning (Jan. 20, 2019) segment “Homelessness on campus: The toughest test faced by tens of thousands of college students in America.” Morris is the director of Dax, a homeless housing program designed just for students in Chicago funded by DePaul USA, a national homeless charity. Watch the powerful segment.

Love Your Melon chapter hosting ‘Be The Match’ registry, Feb. 11-12

UW-Green Bay’s Love Your Melon chapter will be hosting a Be The Match registry drive on Feb. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Union, Green Bay Campus. Be The Match is the National Marrow Donor Program. We help patients battling life-threatening blood cancer and blood diseases like leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell anemia get a second chance at life through a marrow or stem cell transplant.

Sheboygan Campus to host University Day (A Day of Learning Just for Adults), Feb. 16

The UW-Green Bay Sheboygan Campus and the UWS Foundation is hosting “University Day: A Day of Learning Just for Adults,” Saturday, Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for a full day of classes, materials, lunch and snacks. Register here. Contact Allyson Meredith Oliver at 920-459-6612 or for more information. Here’s a sample of events:

Check-in and Light Breakfast
7:45–8:15 a.m., Fine Arts Building, Lobby

8:30–8:50 a.m., Fine Arts Building, Theatre

Session 1, 9–10 a.m.Human Trafficking:
We can’t ignore it, but we can fight it

Session 2, 10:15–11:15 a.m.|
Astronomy at Home
William Dirienzo, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Session 3, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Facts, Fallacies and Fakes
David Louzecky, Professor of Philosophy

Lunch Grab and Go
12:35–12:50 p.m.
Subs, cookies and water/soft drinks will be provided.

Session 4, 1–2:30 p.m.
True Colors
Sheboygan Campus CEO Jennifer Williamson-Mendez
Jennifer will lead the group though the True Colors® model. True Colors® is a model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality.

‘Think! Talk! Act!’ (end-of-life) series discussion is at Sheboygan Campus

The Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, along with some key community partners, brings you a three-part series to inspire honest and meaningful conversations about caregiving, legacy, and the lessons we can learn from the experiences of people with limited time. How can we best prepare for and create end-of-life opportunities? How can we reduce the fear surrounding end-of-life and increase well-being and clarity? Inspiring the Conversation: Think! Talk! Act! is a free series offered on the Sheboygan Campus:

  • Feb. 21 –  I am Enough…My Caregiving Journey, UW Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, Wombat Room
  • March 14 –  Everyone has a Legacy…What do you want Yours to Be? UW Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, Room 2223
  • April 25 –  Living Every Day as if it Were Your Last, Presented by national speaker, Kathleen Taylor at UW Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, University Theater.



Record number of UW System students graduate in 2017-18

A record number of students graduated from the University of Wisconsin System in the 2017-18 academic year, according to figures released Wednesday on the System’s innovative Accountability Dashboard and in a press release by the UW System.

“The 36,825 graduates at all levels represent an increase of 13.4 percent over 10 years earlier (2007-08, when 32,475 degrees were conferred). Degrees at the bachelor’s (27,623) and doctorate professional-practice (862) levels were conferred in record numbers. Moreover, the number of students of color who graduated at all levels, 4,919, is also a record. Underrepresented students of color earned 3,770 degrees at all levels in 2017-18 – more than twice the number of degrees conferred to underrepresented students in 2007-08 (1,839). Degrees earned by underrepresented students made up 10.2 percent of all degrees awarded in 2017-18 and 5.7 percent in 2007-08.”

See the full release.


Manitowoc Campus to host ‘Thinking of Starting a Business?’ Feb. 19

Do you have a business idea in mind? Attend this no cost session and discover whether becoming an entrepreneur is for you! During this course you will learn how to assess and research your business idea. At the Manitowoc Campus, Tuesday, Feb, 19 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Room F166, 705 Viebahn St. To register, please go to, call 920-944-2700 or email

The workshop kicks off a high school student business idea contest series in Manitowoc County, but anyone interested in the topic can register to attend. Registrations will be taken up to the time of the workshop, and walk-ins are welcome.The finals of the high school student business idea contest series in Manitowoc County, the Light Up the Lakeshore Manitowoc County High School Student Business Idea Contest series, will feature the winner of each Manitowoc County high school’s student business idea contest.

The finals will be held at UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus at a later date. UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus is the lead sponsor of the Light Up the Lakeshore Manitowoc County High School Student Business Idea Contest along with Rawley Point Economic Advising in Manitowoc. Manitowoc County High School student can register their idea at until March 1. The registration site features a sample pitch by UW-Green Bay alumnus Luke Chambers (’18). The high school contest series is a result of the Light Up the Lakeshore Business Idea Contest in Two Rivers this past August.