Reminder: UW-Green Bay Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship deadline is Monday, Mar. 18

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the third annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. This undergraduate essay competition aims to promote understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education. The submission deadline is Monday, Mar. 18, 2019. Submissions must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Ganyard at; all essays must be attached as a PDF.

All essays will be judged by a group of UW-Green Bay faculty. Student essays selected as winners of the UW-Green Bay competition will receive a $500 scholarship to cover educational expenses at UW-Green Bay in 2019-2020. Recipients will be notified in spring 2019. This year’s competition is open to any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in academic good standing and who plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2018-2019 academic year.

This Year’s Topic: Universities have long been a venue where students and scholars seek to “sift and winnow” in pursuit of truth. Yet, recently the “death of facts” has been announced and the “age of post-truth” proclaimed. How does liberal arts education connect to the search for truth and how should it respond to how facts or truth are conceptualized in the broader culture, political and otherwise?

All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000-1,250 words in length, typed, double-spaced.  Each essay must include a title page with the following information:  title of essay, student’s name, major, home address, e-mail address, telephone number, and the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”

Professional development workshop set for Tuesday, Mar. 26

The Small Business Development Center is offering the next workshop for the 2018-2019 Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. The workshop “Making the Transition from Staff Member to Manager” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Bus. & Mfg. Ctr., 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. Cost of this workshop includes instruction, material, DISC assessment, morning refreshments and lunch. For more information on registration, visit the website, email or call 920-496-2117.

Congratulations to Prof. Ahmed, named round two winner in Smart Cities-Smart Futures Competition

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Md. Riaz Uddin Ahmed (Natural and Applied Sciences) has been selected as a round two winner for the Smart Cities-Smart Futures Competition sponsored by Foxconn. Ahmed will now move on to the third and final round of the competition. Evaluation of round three will occur in the month of April, with winners being announced in early May. Learn more.


Student Life partners with Handbags for Hope

The Office of Student Life is partnering with the local charity Handbags for Hope on a purse collection over spring break. Handbags for Hope collects gently used purses and fills them with personal supplies and donates them to women in need. Recipients have included Freedom House, St. Johns Shelter, Safe Haven, Golden House and NEW Community Shelter. Handbags for Hope has delivered over 2,000 purses to six states. Besides the purses, “Handbags” collects the following personal items to fill the bags for the recipients. Travel-sized and unused hotel items are perfect:

  • Lip Balm
  • Tissue Packs
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Feminine Products
  • Socks
  • Brushes/Combs/Picks
  • Washcloths
  • Toothbrush Holders
  • Lotion

Hand sanitizers will not be accepted.

There will be boxes located in the Student Life Suite to drop off items. To contact a member of Handbags for Hope team please email them below.

Kathy Kurowski –

Bernie Donovan –

Elona Winslow –

PLEASE NOTE: Blackboard Upgrade on March 16, 2019

University ID Services will be going through a software upgrade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Please note that all Blackboard equipment set to function in an offline mode will operate accordingly during this upgrade. Because of the upgrade, Pass and Dining Point account deposits will not be possible. Additionally, Pass Points will not be accepted as a form of payment in the campus vending machines, The Phoenix Bookstore or at off-campus merchant locations. Also, credit cards will not be accepted as a form of payment at campus retail outlets (with the exception of Shorewood Golf Course). Other services that use the University ID card may be modified as well. New and replacement University ID cards will not be possible on this day. Administrators apologize for any inconvenience.

UW-Green Bay Dietetics students featured at CSA Expo

UW-Green Bay Dietetics students Stephanie Taddy, Kirsten White and Carolynn Claussen were featured at the 7th Annual CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Expo on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 at Badger State Brewing. They prepared samples of healthy, tasty meals prepared from locally grown produce donated by Ledgeview Gardens. Photos from the CSA Expo can be viewed on Facebook.

Catch remaining ‘Lombardi’ performances this week

‘Lombardi’ will continue its run at the Weidner Center this week through Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019. The performances on Wednesday, Mar. 6 and Friday, Mar. 8 will also feature an after show talk-back with the cast. ‘Lombardi,’ the Weidner Center’s first fully-produced play, focuses on Vince Lombardi and captures the Green Bay Packers coach at a crucial time in Packers and league history. Learn more

More than 300 students attended National History Day at UW-Green Bay

More than 300 students from across four counties and representing 16 different schools made their way to UW-Green Bay on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 for the National History Day regional event. Almost 200 projects were presented at UW-Green Bay’s University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall for the all-day event. This year’s theme was “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Learn more and see the 2019 results.

Faculty note: Prof. David Coury to give talk on Thursday, Mar. 14

Prof. David Coury (Humanities) will present a talk at the Miller Art Museum (Door County) on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the museum’s main gallery. The talk, “East Meets West: Causes and Consequences of Middle Eastern Immigration,” is being presented in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, “Mitli Mitlak (Like You, Like Me).” The talk is free and open to the public. Door County Pulse has more.