‘Milwaukee 53206’ screenings to take place at UW-Green Bay and UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Green Bay and Sheboygan Campuses) will both be holding separate screenings for the film “Milwaukee 53206.”

UW-Green Bay will be showing a screening of the film as part of its slate of events for Black History Month. Presented by UW-Green Bay’s Social Justice Club, the screening will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, with discussion to follow. Light refreshments will be served. The screening at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus will be on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the University Theatre with discussion to follow. Both of these events are free and open to the public.

“Milwaukee 53206” chronicles the lives of those residing within the zip code with the highest percentage of incarcerated black men in the nation. Through personal stories of three residents living in the 53206 zip code, this film examines how people live with the daily effects of mass incarceration. Learn more about the documentary.

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 nearly 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, Marinette Campus to host Campus Preview Day on Wednesday, Mar. 6

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will hold a Campus Preview Day on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

During the Campus Preview Day, prospective students will have the chance to meet with faculty, staff and current students, learn more about the campus through a campus tour, find out more the affordable tuition and the opportunities for financial aid, explore student life and attend a college class.

Please register for this opportunity to enjoy a full campus tour and a chance to meet current students. On-campus parking is available and the campus is barrier free. For any questions in regards to applying, classes, campus life, housing and much more, please contact the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Admissions Advisors by email at marinette@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-2111.

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 nearly 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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Be part of something BIG

There are two reasons to Give BIG next week. UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Arboretum and UntitledTown — the literary festival close to the hearts of many UW-Green Bay faculty, staff, students and alumni — are each one of the named beneficiaries of next week’s Give BIG Green Bay campaign. Mark your calendars for February 20-21, 2019 and please consider giving generously. Give BIG Green Bay is a one-day, online, community giving event from noon to noon, February 20 to February 21. During this 24-hour period, you can donate online from anywhere in the world through and donations made will be matched. Watch this week’s Log Extra for more or see the give BIG Green Bay website.

Helping Professions Open House is Friday, Feb. 15

On Friday afternoon (Feb. 15, 2019), the University is hosting the Helping Professions Open House, a collaborative program between five helping professions academic programs and admissions. Nursing, Social Work, Education, Psychology and Human Biology will be featured. More than 135 Green Bay Area Public School students and more than 75 prospective students and guests will be on campus to learn about a variety of helping professions majors. Please help welcome these students!

Tim Hawkins is at the Weidner this weekend

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With over 300 million video views online and over 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions. He’s at the Weidner Center this weekend. More here.

Green Bay women inch closer to first place, see your Phoenix in action

With a huge win over league-leading Wright State on Saturday, the Green Bay women’s basketball team is only a half-game behind the Raiders in the race for first place as the season winds down. GB held the Raiders to a season-low 37 points and a 0-for-19 performance from beyond the arc on its way to a 56-37 win. The Green Bay women’s program also raised nearly $9,000 to benefit Ribbon of Hope in its search for a cure for breast cancer.

Playing four of its next six games at home, the Green Bay men will host Oakland (Thu.) and Detroit Mercy (Sat.) at the Resch Center this week. Thursday’s game against the Golden Grizzlies will be Bud Light Night and Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Night, while Saturday’s game against the Titans will be Scout Day. The men are 4-1 at home this year. Here are the remainder of home games for both Phoenix basketball teams:

  • Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. – MBB vs. Oakland | Resch Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 16 at Noon – MBB vs. Detroit Mercy | Resch Center
  • Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. PM – WBB vs. Oakland | Kress Events Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 23. at 1 p.m. – WBB vs. Detroit Mercy | Kress Events Center
  • Thursday, Feb. 28. at 7 p.m. – MBB vs Wright State | Resch Center
  • Saturday, Mar. 2. at Noon – MBB vs. Northern Kentucky | Resch Center
  • Tuesday, Mar. 5. at 7 p.m. – Potential Men’s Basketball Horizon League Quarterfinal
  • Wednesday, Mar. 6. at 7 p.m. – Potential Women’s Basketball Horizon League

Comm students want your vote for ‘Wisconsin’s Wackiest Word’

UW-Green Bay Communication students are on the hunt for Wisconsin’s Wackiest Word. The UWGB Comm Week team of students created a list of six new wacky words they think should become popular this year. They need your help to select the wackiest of the group. The winner will be announced at the Comm Week banquet, Thursday, Feb. 21. Vote here.

Dean Dornbush talks to WPR about graduate tuition increases and our growing program array

In the news last week, University of Wisconsin System regents approved of raising graduate tuition at nine schools and out-of-state undergraduate tuition at six schools. “Graduate programing is our faster growing area on campus, with annual enrollment increases of around 20% over the last several years,” said Matthew Dornbush, UW-Green Bay’s director of graduate studies and associate vice chancellor. “Clearly, it is always a difficult decision to increase tuition at any level, we recognize the implications of our pricing on our students, but tuition is the main source of funding for our institution and we have to invest in ourselves to maintain quality and to expand the opportunities available for the citizens of NE Wisconsin.” See the story.