Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and stores participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too. On Saturday March 2, 2019, The Phoenix Bookstore is hosting a Dr. Seuss Day. All ages are welcome to participate in book readings and other activities. Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews and yourself. It’s time to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day the right way!
UW-Green Bay is hosting the Destination Imagination (DI) Wisconsin State Tournament on Saturday, April 13 of this year. (Volunteers are needed. See below) DI is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. Its purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, DI offers seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. Academic tournaments take place around the world where teams have the opportunity to present their solutions to trained appraisers. Students have fun and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge. In working to solve the Challenges, teams learn 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and courage) to build on their unique strengths. UW-Green Bay will be hosting the state tournament and organizers expect around 7,000 visitors on that Saturday (this includes kids K-12 and their families). You can learn more about DI here: www.wisconsindi.org.
With 7,000 visitors in one day, please consider volunteering to help them all gain a great experience and to feel welcome to our beautiful campus. Your help is needed to provide a top- notch event. This is a great opportunity to expose the Green Bay campus to many residents of Wisconsin who might be seeing the campus for the first time and especially to potential future students and their families. As a volunteer, you will be provided a staff t-shirt and a lunch ticket. Please sign-up for a volunteer shift here.
UW-Green Bay student-athlete Sadie Peterson has qualified for the NCAA Championships for Nordic skiing. Peterson averaged quick enough races and high enough finishes throughout the season to secure a qualifying position. Peterson will now advance to the NCAA Championships, taking place in Stowe, Vermont. She will represent Green Bay at the national meet, which runs from Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 through Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019. Read more.
The Green Bay women’s basketball team honored its senior trio of Laken James, Carly Mohns and Jen Wellnitz on Saturday afternoon at the Kress Center in front of 2,486 fans, after defeating Detroit Mercy, 82-37, and moving to 13-3 in Horizon League play. The Phoenix concludes the regular season on the road this week, visiting IUPUI on Thursday, Feb. 28, before heading to Chicago for a match-up with UIC on Saturday, March 2. The team returns next week to host a quarterfinal Horizon League game. See more.
The Green Bay men’s basketball team is in a tie with Oakland for the No. 3 seed heading into the Horizon League Tournament. GB is 9-7 in league play with two games left. The final two games of the regular season will take place at home at the Resch Center on Thursday (Feb. 28) and Saturday (Mar. 2), against Wright State and Northern Kentucky, respectively. Thursday will be (former head coach) Dave Buss bobblehead giveaway night, and Saturday will be senior day with the program honoring Sandy Cohen III.
The Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition will take place Friday, Mar.1, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Christie Theatre, located in the University Union. Students from all four colleges and all four UW-Green Bay campuses have been invited to compete. Teams are challenged to identify an aging issue and design an innovative solution. Innovations are broadly defined — a product, service, social approach, etc. Teams have the opportunity to the $500 first prize, as well as gain experience. Learn more.
UW-Green Bay student Dorothy Metz highlighted some of the great events that take place on campus with her article for College Magazine. Some of the featured events included Krash the Kress, GB Nites and Late Night Breakfast. Read more.
The 2019 National History Day competition for the Northeastern Wisconsin region will be taking on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 at UW-Green Bay. Deb Anderson of the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center coordinates the Northeastern Wisconsin region. This year’s theme is “Triumph & Tragedy in History.” Read more.
UW-Green Bay students will be able to major Water Science come Fall 2019. The first of its kind in the UW System, this major will focus on water’s role in the natural processes in earth’s systems. WFRV-TV has more.