Tonight! Green Bay women’s basketball hosts Cleveland State in quarterfinals

No. 2 seed Green Bay women’s basketball opens the Horizon League Tournament at home on Wednesday evening (March 6, 2018), welcoming No. 7 seed Cleveland State during a quarterfinal game at 7 p.m. The Phoenix (20-8, 15-3 HL) finished second in the Horizon League, which allows a home game in the Horizon League Tournament’s new format in which the top four seeds host. The quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit next Monday (Mar. 11) with the Championship on Tuesday (Mar. 12). See more.

Prof. Martin featured in NBC News story

UW-Green Bay Psychology Prof. and Associate Dean (CAHSS), Ryan Martin, is becoming the “go-to” for national media when it comes to anger expression. “A certain amount of anger is normal and healthy,” he tells NBC News BETTER.

“Anger can be helpful in that it energizes us to confront injustice or solve problems,” Martin explains — so long as we channel that anger in a healthy way. (His research has focused on healthy versus unhealthy expressions of anger, including how we express anger online.)

See the full story.

Point/Counterpoint featuring political strategists Axelrod and Rove.

UW-Green Bay hosts former presidential advisors Axelrod and Rove in free Point/Counterpoint Conversation

Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership sponsors free event

Green Bay, Wis. — National political strategists and former senior advisors to Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, David Axelrod and Karl Rove, will be on the UW-Green Bay campus for a Point/Counterpoint Conversation on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. at the Weidner Center.

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The event, sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, is free and open to the public and designed to provide and promote civil, non-partisan and thought-provoking conversation about election polling and strategy, politicians and presidents, red and blue culture, the state of our democracy, the media and more. Registration for the event is required and is available at and

David Axelrod is a senior political commentator, CNN and host, the Axe Files; director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics and senior advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011). Karl Rove is a Fox News contributor and Wall Street Journal columnist, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush and a best-selling author. Award-winning journalist and distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School, Mike Gousha, will moderate the one-hour discussion, which will include an audience Q&A session.

According to Thompson Center Director and Political Science Professor Ryan J. Owens, the UW-Green Bay event exemplifies the Center’s mission to bring important conversations and highlight successful public leaders to communities across Wisconsin. “We are excited to hold our first on-campus event in a community that is bustling with innovation, growth and emerging public leaders.

“Universities are places of discovery and conversation around important topics that foster the development of leaders,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller. “We are proud to welcome these distinguished thought leaders to our campus to be a part of the public discourse at this critical time in our nation’s history.”

David Axelrod is a preeminent American political strategist and commentator and the former chief strategist and senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Axelrod currently serves as the founding director of the University of Chicago’s non-partisan Institute of Politics and as a senior political commentator for CNN. He is the host of The Axe Files, a top-rated podcast featuring in depth conversations with public figures across the political spectrum. A televised version of the show airs monthly on CNN. A former political writer for the Chicago Tribune, Axelrod produced media strategy and advertising for 150 campaigns across the U.S., culminating in President Obama’s historic elections. Axelrod is also the author of The New York Times best-selling memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.

With more than four decades of experience in the political arena, including serving as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove is an iconic strategist whose provocative and robust knowledge of the major issues of the day have made him one of the most sought-after commentators of our time. Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone as “unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon” and by Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard as “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”

Mike Gousha serves as a distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School. An award-winning journalist, Gousha explores important public policy issues through his work at the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education. He is the host of the Law School’s “On the Issues” conversation series, and has been the sole moderator of numerous political debates held at the Law School, including the final debate of Wisconsin’s historic 2012 recall election for Governor.  In addition to his work at Marquette, Gousha recently completed an 11-year stint as a contributing anchor and political analyst at WISN-TV in Milwaukee, where he hosted the statewide political program, “UpFront with Mike Gousha.”

About The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership

The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership was established to provide a multi-disciplinary, non-partisan environment to study, discuss, and improve leadership.  Students, faculty members, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders come together to share knowledge and learn about successful public leadership.  We pledge to pursue leadership, to foster collegiality, and to be problem-solvers. For more information visit

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, Division I athletics, 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


Reminder: Sabbatical call for 2020-2021 academic year deadline is Friday, Mar. 29

The Office of the Provost is soliciting sabbatical proposals for the academic year 2020-2021. The number of sabbaticals awarded will depend on the quality of proposals submitted and the ability to cover the curriculum.  All eligible faculty are invited to submit proposals for these awards by Friday, March 29, 2019.  Please direct any questions to Clifton Ganyard, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, at x2033 or via email at

Academic Staff member requested to serve on Strategic Budgeting Committee

The Academic Staff Committee would like to invite all members of the UW-Green Bay Academic Staff/Instructional Academic Staff to consider serving as the Academic Staff representative on the Strategic Budgeting Committee. The individual representing the Academic Staff on this committee is expected to provide regular updates at future Academic Staff Committee meetings. If you are interested in serving, please respond directly to Jamee Haslam at no later than noon on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019.

Please include a brief statement of what skills you can bring to the committee. Once the names of all those interested are gathered, the Academic Staff Committee will forward our recommendations to SOFAS. Sheryl Van Gruensven is the chair of the committee and will follow up with the selected individual regarding the schedule of future meetings. Any questions regarding the committee can be directed to Sheryl.

Further information can be found in your UWGB inbox.

UW-Green Bay Mission Change Public Hearing on Thursday, Mar. 14

UW-Green Bay will be holding a public hearing on its Mission Change on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center. UW-Green Bay is seeking a substantive change to the select mission in order to adopt a mission that matches established programs and partnerships; demonstrates commitment to new branch campuses and communities; and better aligns with the vision of the institution.

Reminder: Concert Choir & University Singers to perform on Friday (Mar. 8)

Presented by UW-Green Bay Music, the Concert Choir & University Singers will be performing on Friday, Mar. 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center. Conducted by Associate Prof. Randall Meder (Music), Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble of UW-Green Bay. The University Singers, conducted by Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston (Music), includes quality singers from all over campus. Learn more and get tickets.

Join in: It’s March Book Madness at the Cofrin Library

Books go head-to-head during Cofrin Library’s March Book Madness bracket. Brackets are available Wednesday, Mar. 6. 2019 through Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 and voting begins on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019. Stop by the third floor desk in the Cofrin Library to pick up a bracket or print one off here. Faculty and Staff aren’t eligible for prizes, but do receive bragging rights for the whole year! After completing and returning your bracket, don’t forget to vote for your favorites to win. Learn more.

GB Orientation: Call for faculty advisors by Friday, Mar. 15

New Student Programs (formerly known as FOCUS) is seeking members of the faculty to serve as advisors for the freshmen advising registration program GB Orientation (formerly FOCUS Registration and Resources). This year’s GB Orientation will take place on Wednesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 11 through Friday, June 14, 2019. Faculty will have the opportunity to earn up to $800 while advising new freshman. The application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019. Questions can be directed to Prof. Steve Meyer, GB Orientation faculty liaison, at