UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus presents athletic awards

Congratulations to the Buccaneers who received awards at the Marinette Campus Athletic Awards. The awards were selected by either the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference and the Buccaneer teams.

Team:  2018 WCC Tournament Runner-Up
Most Valuable Player: Faith Jorasz
Most Improved Player: Sarah Pettit
Offensive Player of the Year: Brianne Burnett
Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Gouin

2018 All-WCC Eastern Division
First Team: Brianne Burnett, Faith Jorasz
Second Team: Taylor Gouin

2018 WCC All-Tournament Team
Brianne Burnett
Taylor Gouin

Team:  2018 WCC Champion
WCC Co-Player of the Year: Bryce Jacobson

Women’s Basketball
Most Valuable Player: Sarah Pettit
Most Improved Player: Brianne Burnett
Defensive Player of the Year: Jordan Miller

2018-19 WCC All-Conference
First Team: Sarah Pettit
Second Team: Jordan Miller
Honorable Mention: Brianne Burnett, Paige Reiswitz, Morgan Roman

2019 WCC All-Tournament Team
Sarah Pettit

Men’s Basketball
Team: WCC Eastern Division Co-Champion

Most Valuable Player: Levi Kempka
Most Improved Player: Jordan Janofski
Defensive Player of the Year: Connor Nelson

2018-19 WCC – All Eastern Division
First Team: Levi Kempka
Second Team: Connor Nelson
Honorable Mention: Preston Lauscher

Student – Athlete Scholastic Honors
Scholastic Honor Roll (Completed a minimum of 24 credits, 3.0 GPA over past two semesters)

Jordan Miller
Connor Nelson
Jenna Thill
Michael Wagner

WCC Academic All-Conference (Completed at least 12 credits.  3.0 GPA over past semester)

Breanne Bedgood
Brianne Burnett
Jordan Janofski
Preston Lauscher
Paige Reiswitz
Maddie Schultz
Jenna Thill
Jakob Voss

WCC Distinguished Academic All-Conference (Completed at least 12 credits.  3.5 GPA over past semester)

Christian Hornick
Jordan Miller
Connor Nelson
Cody Van Hoff

WCC Scholar Athlete (One chosen from each member school)

Jordan Miller

Reminder: Concert Choir and University Singers performance on Tuesday (May 7)

The Concert Choir and University Singers will be performing at the Weidner Center on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The UW-Green Bay Concert Choir, conducted by Associate Prof. Randall Meder (Music), is the premier choral ensemble of UW-Green Bay. For this concert they will be performing several nature-themed pieces. The University Singers, conducted by Associate Lecturer Tomás Dominguez (Music), includes quality singers from all over campus and they will present a selection of Classical, Pop, Musical Theatre and Jazz works. Members of UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensembles and Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music) will also be featured. Purchase tickets.

Spring semester success in Social Work: International collaboration with University of Gothenburg in Sweden

The Social Work Professional Programs and the College of Health, Education & Social Welfare (CHESW) proudly hosted guests from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden’s Social Work Department to explore international student and faculty exchanges between UW-Green Bay and the University of Gothenburg’s International Master’s in Social Work and Human Rights. This effort builds upon the recent sabbatical research of Associate Prof. Doreen Higgins (Social Work) who spent several months at the University of Gothenburg in 2018.

Helena Johansson, Deputy Head of Social Work, Lena Andersson, International Coordinator and Social Work faculty member, who visited UW-Green Bay from February 23-March 2, 2019, joined several enthusiastic UW-Green Bay campus and community members in a Welcome Reception and Dinner hosted by the Provost’s office in the 1965 Room, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. While in Green Bay, Johansson and Andersson also met with UW-Green Bay administrators, numerous faculty and staff campus wide, local Swedish guests and a host of community providers to explore UW-Green Bay and the broader community. Plans are underway in the Social Work Professional Program in conjunction with the University of Gothenburg, CHESW, the Provost’s Office and the Office of International Education to fully develop the collaboration over the next academic year. Check out the photos.

Jason Mathwig awarded $13,822 from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Congratulations to Continuing Education and Community Engagement’s Jason Mathwig, Director of Camps and Conferences, on being awarded $13,822 from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the project titled “Youth Opportunities” last September. This grant provides scholarship funds for local middle and high schoolers to attend an extensive series of summer camps as commuters or residents at UW-Green Bay including: Art camp, Aviation Student training Experience, Camp Lloyd (for grieving children), Diversity Leadership Institute, Grandparents’ University, Life’s A Lab Medical Camp, Music Camps, Robotics and STEM, Rock Academy and Video Game Programming. Students qualifying for a scholarship must be a Wisconsin resident, qualify for free or reduced lunch at school and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in core academic subjects (english, math, science, social studies, reading and foreign languages). Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. These scholarships allow many children who would not otherwise have the means to attend the summer camp program. Learn more.

Reminder: UW-Green Bay Heirloom Veggie Pre-sale on Friday, May 10, Public Sale on Saturday, May 11

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff have an opportunity to shop at the heirloom veggie pre-sale from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019. If possible, bring containers to carry your plants. More than 150 varieties of transplant-sized heirloom peppers, tomatoes, amaranths, eggplants, cucumbers, flowers, greens and herbs will be for sale. All money raised supports student research in the sciences at UW-Green Bay. The public sale will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019 and numbers will be handed out beginning about 7:30 a.m. (possibly earlier). Most plants are priced between $1.75 (tax included). Cash or checks only. Also, Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (Natural and Applied Sciences) will have his salsa available for a donation both days! Come and taste-test the salsa, take a jar or two home as a thank you if you make a donation to the memorial scholarship established to honor the memory of student Katie Hemauer. Learn more about the sale.

UW-Green Bay Names Michael Alexander as Next Provost

Green Bay, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller has named Michael Alexander UW-Green Bay’s next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

“I am delighted Dr. Alexander will join the Phoenix community this summer as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs,” said Chancellor Gary L. Miller. “He brings extensive higher education experience and senior level leadership to the position. He is a collaborator and an innovator, both of which are critical to advancing the vision of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.”

Michael Alexander

The provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs is the University’s second highest administrative officer and senior academic officer. The provost oversees programming and leadership of the four academic colleges; the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, the Cofrin Library, the Office of Admissions, and leads the branch campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. The provost consults with the chancellor on all aspects of the University and speaks for the University in the chancellor’s absence. Alexander will serve on the Chancellor’s Cabinet and will become the institution’s 13th provost in its 53-year history.

The search for provost began after current Provost Gregory Davis notified the University community of his decision to return to the faculty beginning in the fall 2019 semester. Chancellor Miller named a committee of faculty, staff, students and community members to recommend candidates.

“The Search and Screen Committee reviewed a deep pool of candidates for UW-Green Bay’s top academic officer,” said Sheryl Van Gruensven, vice chancellor for business and finance and Search and Screen Committee Chair. “I want to thank committee members for their time and commitment during this process and thank Greg Davis who served in this important role over the past four years. I am excited to begin working with Michael to continue moving this great institution forward and on the rise.”

Alexander’s broad scope of administrative experience in higher education including leading over 100 faculty and staff, responsibility for enrollment and fiscal management, along with his record of community outreach and partnerships made him the top choice to serve as the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The new provost comes to Green Bay having served as director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado. He has also served as the interim director of the School of Music at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. The Grand Island, NY native lived in Wisconsin from 1995 to 2004. He earned his master’s degree at UW-Milwaukee and his doctorate at UW-Madison.

“UW-Green Bay is operating under a new mission and an exciting vision of the future,” continued Chancellor Miller. “The range of opportunities before us is vast. Dr. Alexander understands this moment in time and will provide the energy and creativity we need to advance the University.”

Alexander begins in his new role on July 1, 2019.

“I am honored to be joining the UW-Green Bay community,” Alexander said. “The chance to support and work for the incredible faculty, staff and students at UW-Green Bay is exciting and humbling. I look forward to working with Chancellor Miller to continue to advance the ambitious mission of the university. It was apparent from the moment I arrived on campus that the future for UW-Green Bay is bright and full of opportunity. I look forward to returning to the state of Wisconsin and serving the region through our work. I am eager to get started, and of course, Go Phoenix!”

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, D-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 www.uwgb.edu.


10th annual Memorial Garden planting is Friday, May 10

The memorial garden planting ceremony is an annual event where members of the UW-Green Bay community are invited to come and plant a flower for a loved one who has died. The memorial garden is located just outside of the University Union near the Weidner Carillon. Everyone is welcome to come and go as they please between 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All flowers and tools for planting will be provided.

Candidate Forums for the Dean of the Cofrin School of Business continue Monday, May 6

Three more candidates will be on campus May 6-9, 2019 to interview for the position of dean of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. Campus members are invited and encouraged to attend the open forums, all held in the Christie Theatre, University Union, Green Bay Campus. Below is the schedule for open forums for the remaining candidates.

Monday, May 6, 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Kevin Berry

Tuesday 7, 2019, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Gurupdesh Pandher

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Mathew Dornbush