UW-Green Bay alumnus receives Free Enterprise Award, story by the Press-Gazette

UW-Green Bay alumnus Craig Dickman ’82 (Business Administration) has been selected to receive this year’s Free Enterprise Award. “Craig’s community involvement has helped build a strong business that has not only changed the landscape of the Green Bay community, but has also changed the landscape of his industry,” says Miranda Bonde, Rotary Club of Green Bay FEA Committee co-chair. Dickman has created Breakthrough Fuel, a Green Bay company that helps companies cut shipping costs, and has worked as an “executive, innovator, investor and entrepreneur inside companies like Schneider and Paper Transport Inc.” Currently, Dickman is the managing director of TitletownTech. Read the full story by the Press-Gazette to learn about Dickman’s journey.

Construction on campus taking place this summer

To the UW-Green Bay Campus Community,

There will be a few more exterior construction projects this summer that will affect your daily travels. See the attached files for more detail.

  1. Instructional Services roof plaza:  Beginning May 28, the entire roof plaza will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians while the roof deck is replaced. Traffic will be entering the site from the fire lane that is east of the building. The project will be completed by August 19.
  2. North Circle Drive repairs:  The section of road from the Main Entrance Boulevard to the intersection of Theatre Hall will be repaired. The work will occur in July or August. We will try to keep one lane open at a time, but during some of the demolition, the road will be closed to traffic. Another email will be sent out when dates and details are confirmed.
  3. Concourse roof repairs:  The section of concourse between Rose Hall and the Cofrin Library will be excavated in order to repair the roof membrane system. The work will occur in July or August. During excavation, the concourse will be closed to all pedestrian traffic and signage will be placed at both points of entry. Once the excavation is complete, the area will be open for circulation. Another email will be sent out when dates and details are confirmed.

Thank you for your cooperation.

UW-Green Bay alumnus hard at work as DATCP secretary

UW-Green Bay alumnus Brad Pfaff (Public and Environmental Affairs), who took office as the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in January, has been busy listening and learning from farmers across the state. “I think it’s extremely important that everyone recognizes how important agriculture and our farmers are to this state,” Pfaff says. Wisconsin Agriculturist has the full story.

Intro to ceramics students raku firing.

Ceramic students have fun and fiery end to the semester

Students in Introduction to Ceramics (Art 230) ended the semester with a raku firing on Thursday (May 9, 2019). Raku is a glazing technique in which pieces are removed still-glowing hot from the kiln and shut in combustible material to create unpredictable glaze effects from the temperature shock, smoke and oxygen deprivation.  Each student chose two of their pieces from the pottery wheel coursework to be fired. The previously bisque fired and glazed vases were brought to temperature in the outdoor gas kiln, specially designated for raku. Under the supervision of Associate Prof. Minkyu Lee, students used tongs to move glowing hot pieces from the kiln into a pit of sawdust to be smothered. After smothering, pieces were brought out again and cooled with water.

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5/9/2019 - Raku Fire

– Photos by students Madeline Brey and Gabi Scheuren and auditor Kimberly Vlies

Sheboygan Campus celebrates with Honors Convocation

The UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus held an Honors Convocation the evening of May 9, 2019. The event began with an award presentation program followed by a reception in celebration of the success and achievements of the Honors Convocation recipients. The program included Faculty/Staff and Student Recognition Awards, Athletic Awards, Presentation of Scholarships, and Introduction of new Phi Theta Kappa members. Acknowledgements are listed below.

Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards

Presented by: CEO Jennifer Williamson-Mendez

Recognition Honoree
Teacher of the Year James Kabrhel
Faculty Service Award Valerie Murrenus-Pilmaier
IAS Teaching Award Synde Kraus
Staff Service Award Mark Krell
Spirit of UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Award William Dirienzo

Student Recognition Awards

English recognition presented by Valerie Murrenus-Pilmaier
Philosophy recognition presented by David Louzecky
Valedictorian presented by Jennifer Williamson-Mendez, CEO

Recognition Honoree
English Student Recognition Haile Thuene
English Student Recognition TJ Schmidt
English Student Recognition Alyssa Krieg
English Student Recognition Megan Rammer
Philosophy Student Recognition Trevor Anttila
Philosophy Student Recognition Charlie Bruss
Philosophy Student Recognition Elijah Carlson
Philosophy Student Recognition Levi Kohlmann
Philosophy Student Recognition Dorothy McElroy
Philosophy Student Recognition Davon Mayer
Philosophy Student Recognition Noah Paquette
Valedictorian Joshua Becker
Graduate of the Year Announced at Ceremony

Continuing Student Scholarships

Announced by: Ms. Allyson Olivier, executive director, UW-Sheboygan County Foundation
Presented by: Ms. Lydia Luebke, executive assistant, UW-Foundation County Foundation   

Recipient Scholarship Award
Adam McCabe Alliant Energy Scholars Award
Paige Morgan Alliant Energy Scholars Award
Adam McCabe Bailey Scholars Memorial Award
Amanda Hartlaub Alan B. Breirather Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Valdez Frank G. & Frieda K. Brotz Science Scholarship
Jossiel Delgado George & Jane Cleary Memorial Scholarship
Tiffany Chang James Heidt Earth Science Scholarship
Kaitlin Wieberdink Emily Hughes Memorial Scholarship
Anastasia Gordziej JACMJ Scholarship
Casey Hoerth JACMJ Scholarship
Morgan Walcott JACMJ Scholarship
Ivan Pulido Kohler Company Engineering Scholarship
Zach Schroeder Kohler Company Engineering Scholarship
John TenPas N.E.W. Manufacturing Alliance Scholarship
Paige Morgan Hugh & Ruth V. Ross Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Roger Fischer The Ben & Ann Salzmann Award
Anastasia Gordziej Barrett Scherff Life Sciences Award
Casey Hoerth Barrett Scherff Life Sciences Award
Madalyn Clarke Sheboygan Service Foundation Scholarship
Rebecca Hilbelink Sheboygan Service Foundation Scholarship
John TenPas Sheboygan Service Foundation Scholarship
Rebecca Hilbelink UW-Sheboygan Foundation Arts Scholarship
Bailey Harrington UW-Sheboygan Foundation Community Award
Joseph Antilla UW-Sheboygan Foundation Continuing Scholarship
Roger Fischer UW-Sheboygan Foundation Continuing Scholarship
Baily Harrington UW-Sheboygan Foundation Continuing Scholarship
Alexis Kerr UW-Sheboygan Foundation Continuing Scholarship
Rebecca Urbina UW-Sheboygan Foundation Continuing Scholarship
Natalie Vorpahl UW-Sheboygan Foundation Continuing Scholarship
Jacob Eernisse Wagner Foundation Scholars Program
Hailey Lanser Wagner Foundation Scholars Program
Keith D’Amato Wagner Foundation Scholars Program
Jossiel Delgado Wagner Foundation Scholars Program
Sabrina Maric Andrew S. Zieve Memorial Scholarship

Athletic Awards

Announced by: Penny Maletzke, Athletic Director
Presented by: William Greenwood III, Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Men’s Golf

Recognition Honoree
Second team All-Conference Keegan Reinhart
Second team All-Conference Ashton Elmendorf

Women’s Volleyball

Recognition Honoree
Distinguished Academic All-Conference Jackie Stielow
Academic All-Conference and WCC Second team All-Conference Paige Gabrielse
Max Sparger Scholar Athlete Award
WCC First team All-Conference
WCC All-Tournament Team
Distinguished Academic All-Conference
Erika Monson

Men’s Basketball

Recognition Honoree
Academic All-Conference Trevor Anttila
Academic All-Conference Oscar Morales
Academic All-Conference
WCC First Team All-Conference
WCC Player of the Year
WCC All-Tournament Team
Dylan Martens
WCC Second Team All-Conference Quentin Beaudoin
WCC Second Team All-Conference Steve Sokolowski

Women’s Tennis

Recognition Honoree
Distinguished Academic All-Conference Catherine Sutherland
Distinguished Academic All-Conference Julia Zahn

Phi Theta Kappa: New Members

Announced and Presented by: Alise Coen

  • Axel Crossley/Brandt
  • Autumn Pitz
  • Lydia Luebke
  • Jennifer Preskar
  • Emily Catena
  • Erika Monson

Center for Biodiversity’s Julia Noordyk received grant

The Log is posting some of the grants that given to UW-Green Bay units in the past year/ Here is another:

Congratulations to Cofrin Center of Biodiversity’s Julia Noordyk on being awarded $58,833 from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for the project titled, “Increasing the Impact of the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program for Sustainable Water Resources” last November. This grant aided in hiring Program Coordinator Theresa Quall. She provides guidance, training, and technical assistance for the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program, a state-wide voluntary certification program which supports marinas to adopt the best management practices reducing marina and boat pollution and protecting water quality. Participants in the program receive a five-year certification after being scored on a checklist of good practices including implementing proper signage, providing staff training, hazardous waste clean-up, spill clean-up, creating emergency plans, and washing the bottoms of boats. The Clean Marina Program is supported by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, Wisconsin Marine Association, and funded by Fund for Lake Michigan.

Public Safety: Click It or Ticket Seat Belt safety mobilization taking place May 20 through June 2

Message from UW-Green Bay Public Safety:

To prevent traffic deaths and injuries, UW-Green Bay Police and Wisconsin law enforcement will giving “final exams” (or substitute educating) to anyone not wearing a seat belt during the annual Click It or Ticket Seat Belt safety mobilization from May 20 through June 2, 2019. Daily use of seat belts is the most effective way to protect people from injuries and we want all our Phoenix to stay safe and get 100% on this exam. Please encourage anyone in your vehicle to buckle up to pass the safety exam with a perfect score.

In another matter: Congratulations to UW-Green Bay Police, awarded $12,000 in equipment grants for past participation in three national highway traffic safety campaigns and will purchase officer body cameras, squad mounted cameras, and portable breath testing devices to continue their safety focus and to keep UW-Green Bay an excellent play to learn, live and work. Good Luck with finals and have a safe summer.

Go Phoenix!

UW-Green Bay Police

Associate Lecturer Alan Kopischke to perform in TAP production

UW-Green Bay Associate Lecturer Alan Kopischke (Theatre), who recently directed Julius Caesar for UW-Green Bay, is performing in Third Avenue Playhouse’s The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. “Kopischke, the sole actor in the show, brings to life the inhabitants of a colorful seaside town as they awaken to the beauty of being different,” reads the Door County Pulse article.