UREC Outdoors Rental Center now open

The UREC Outdoors Equipment Rental Center is now open and ready to see to your outdoor needs! Whether it’s a tent, kayak, or just a backpack, the rental center has you covered. Operating out of the Kress Events Center, the rental center is ready to lend out most anything you need from their 100+ piece inventory of outdoor equipment. Rentals are available for students, university affiliates (faculty/staff/alumni) and community members. Stop by KEC 126 or check out the website for more information!

West Shore Chorale Spring Concert at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus on Saturday, May 18

The West Shore Chorale will present its spring concert, Ev’ry Voice in Concert Ring, on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The concert will be a multicultural celebration of songs from many different countries and will feature ethnic percussion instruments. Freewill offerings will be accepted. For more information, contact the director at 715-504-3303.

Manitowoc Campus celebrates with Scholarship & Student Leadership Award Reception

The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will hold a Scholarship & Student Leadership Award Reception the evening of May 15, 2019. This event is a special opportunity for the Manitowoc Campus community to celebrate student’s achievements. Eighteen UW-Manitowoc Foundation Scholarships, three Athletic Awards, three Achievement Awards and three Academic Awards will be presented to student recipients. Acknowledgements are listed below.


Presented by Laurie Crawford, President, UW-Manitowoc Foundation

Scholarship Recipient
Adam Steel Family Scholarship Chrystal Hansen, Tiana Johnson, Jason Lee, Makenna Pucker
Buck’s Green Light Scholarship Amanda Duerschmidt, Dylan Johnston, Larissa Zeddies
Catherine Helgeland Memorial Scholarship Aaron Krueger
E.T. Nachimuthu Scholarship Gwendolyn Olson
Eugene Wilda/Leroy Purchatzke Memorial Scholarship Ryan Rank
Faculty & Staff Scholarship Michael McGuire
Francis & Lillian Kadow History Award Kami Christianson
Helen P & Mark L Hooper Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Jace Ribley, Rosalindae Siegfried
Helen P & Mark L Hooper Women’s Studies Pajtshiab Yang
Historical Construction Equipment Association Kaytlin Harrison
Noon Rotary Club of Manitowoc Sara Soukup
Phi Theta Kappa Continuing Student Scholarship Eric Brey
Phi Theta Kappa Transferring Student Scholarship Kami Christiansen
Sunrise Rotary Club of Manitowoc Stephanie Watkins
Teresa Skrepenski Scholarship Andrea Linsmeier
UW-Madison Alumni Scholarship Ryan Rank
UW-Manitowoc Foundation Continuing Student Scholarship Jason Lee, Sara Soukup, Evelyn Tapia-Campuzano, Stephanie Watkins
UW-Manitowoc Foundation New Freshmen Scholarship Jacalyn Crom, Madelyn Krueger, Sunny Lee, Grace Risse, Brooke Schuler, Laken Schultz, Elizabeth Suchan, Brynn Tackett

Athletic Awards

Presented by Rachele Bakic, CEO, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus

Women’s Volleyball

Recognition Honoree
Second Team All WCC Nicole Parrish

Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Recognition Honoree
No. 1 Singles Tennis Overall Maria Bieberitz
No. 2 Singles Tennis Overall Hunter Lewis

Achievement Awards

Presented by Rachele Bakic, CEO, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus

Recognition Honoree
Arendt Family & UW-Manitowoc Foundation Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Talentships Dylan Johnston, Morgan Kronforst
Fine Arts in Visual Art Award Logan Maedke
Lakeshore Water Institute Undergraduate Research Grant Olivia Claybrook, Makenna Pucker

Academic Awards

Presented by Parker Nadeau, Chair, Academic Actions & Awards Committee

Recognition Honoree
Harold Belt Memorial Award Bree Forkins, Michael McGuire
Student Leadership Awards Alexandria Decker, Nicholas Geiger, Kelsey Karbowski, Lue Vang, Josiphyne Williams, Darvel Winfrey, Paul Suchan
Jim Hallet Memorial Award It’s a surprise!

Assistant Prof. Micheal Rector and Associate Lecturer Sylvia Hong featured in ‘The Korea Times’

Assistant Prof. Micheal Rector (Music) and Associate Lecturer Sylvia Hong (Music) were recently profiled by The Korea Times. The two pianists have toured the U.S., Korea and Europe extensively, and arrived in Korea for their concert at the Far East Art Hall. “Playing music with someone you love and respect is a joy. Not that we agree on everything all the time; that close connection forces me to be a better musician and a better person,” Rector said. Check out the full story.

UW-Green Bay students, members of Audubon student chapter get coverage for participating in Washington DC event

Members of the UW-Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter (which has the honor of being the first Audubon campus chapter in the nation) were featured by the Audubon website for their participation in a Washington DC fly-in event that geared towards raising awareness of the threats facing seabirds. “I think I could easily speak for everyone by saying it was such a wonderful learning experience,” said UW-Green Bay graduation student Tara Hohman (Environmental Science and Policy). Read the full story from Audubon

Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale gets WFRV coverage

WFRV covered the annual Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale that was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Hosted by Natural and Applied Sciences, the funds from the sale go towards helping the students in the program. More than 9,000 heirloom plants, vegetables, herbs and flowers were on sale at the successful event.

Reminder: ‘Into the Fray: A Journey Through Ambient Space’ on display at Lawton Gallery until Thursday (May 16)

“Into the Fray: A Journey Through Ambient Space,” the latest exhibit at the Lawton Gallery, will be on display until Thursday, May 16, 2019. The exhibition of paintings and drawings by current artist-in-residence Lydia Dildilian explores human perception of time and space through landscape. The Lawton Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Future UW-Green Bay student awarded Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Initiative Scholarship

Future UW-Green Bay student Arabella Adams, a senior at Luxemburg-Casco High School, was presented with a $10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2019 Initiative Scholarship. The Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship recognizes “Students who have demonstrated a high level of motivation, have shown strong promise for achieving success in college and beyond, and have overcome significant personal obstacles or adversity.” Adams plans to study mechanical engineering.


Faculty note: Associate Prof. Eric Morgan appointed new editor-in-chief of ‘Voyageur’

Associate Prof. Eric J. Morgan (Democracy and Justice Studies, History) has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review. Published by the Brown County Historical Society in cooperation with the UW-Green Bay, Voyageur is a non-profit magazine dedicated to exploring the history of a 26-county area of greater northeast Wisconsin and has published two issues per year since its beginning in 1984.  Before his appointment as editor-in-chief, Morgan served as the magazine’s review editor, associate editor and member of the editorial board. Morgan replaces Associate Prof. David Voelker (Humanities, History), who served as editor-in-chief for nearly five years, editing nine issues, from Summer/Fall 2015 through Summer/Fall 2019. Voelker’s final issue as editor is a special 35th-anniversary issue of the magazine, focusing on African Americans in northeast Wisconsin, which will be published in June.