Social Work Symposium

Photos: Celebrating Social Work in 2018-19

Student posters, students, community members and faculty/staff filled the Weidner Center foyer on Friday May 10, 2019 to celebrate Master of Social Work (MSW) capstone projects, induction into the Phi Alpha Honor Society, and completion of the Social Work program for 32 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and 55 MSW students. More than 60 posters were on display illustrating the community issues and Social Work practice models that students have researched and will bring to their agencies when they enter the workforce. Project topics included evidence-based interventions, emerging programming, policy issues impacting inclusivity, funding and access to care.

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Social Work Symposium 2019

– Photos by Daniel Moore, Marketing and University Communications

Rainbow Trout in Mahon Creek

juvenile rainbow trout

Graduate student Mia McReynolds and a crew of students had a significant discovery while doing research at Mahon Creek, on the Green Bay campus this week — a juvenile rainbow trout! McReynolds is researching fish communities in small streams. “This is an unusual species to see in a small creek that gets so warm during the summer,” she said. “Usually I’d expect to find these trout in colder streams further north, towards Door & Marinette Counties. This fish is also interesting because it was likely not stocked by the Wisconsin DNR, but came from natural reproduction. The adipose fin, which is on the fish’s back just above the tail, was present on this fish, while it is removed from fish that are stocked. I would guess that this trout moved into the stream recently, though it is not impossible that it hatched in Mahon. It is definitely a surprise and a new record of trout in the arboretum!”

Commencement Coverage

Commencement season begins Saturday on the Green Bay Campus, followed by ceremonies at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan, next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. It’s easy to find commencement coverage at For the latest, check out our commencement news tag.

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus hosts Social Media Strategies Conference, August 21, 2019

Green Bay, Wis. — Registration is now open for the Social Media Strategies Conference by UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Continuing Education, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Manitowoc. This conference brings top-notch social media expertise, applicable tips, tricks and tactics to business and organizations wishing to excel in social media.

This Social Media Strategies Conference is ideal for social media coordinators/specialists, brand/social managers, content strategists, digital communication specialists, engagement coordinators/managers, community managers, media managers, marketing coordinators/managers, social media producers, social media consultants and public relations coordinators/managers. Attendees will leave with fresh, new ideas to implement into existing social programs, a plan to create a successful strategy for social success, understand the importance of a social crisis communication plan and how to start creating one and new connections from those who want to help you succeed.

Social media strategists who will lead the sessions Jason Prigge, co-founder/CEO of Vagabond Creative; Lisa Cruz, president and owner of Red Shoes and Lindsay Kalsow, social media strategist for Red Shoes; and Noelle Marr, social media strategist for Leonard & Finco. UW-Green Bay Professor Phil Clampitt will lead the final session, “Master the Art of Social Media Strategy.” See the full schedule.

The fee for this conference is $119, which includes a full day of instruction as well as breakfast and lunch. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The registration deadline for this conference is August 9, 2019. Learn more about this event and get tickets:


Process Art Pur Sang: Artwork by Chrisje Sanders comes to Sheboygan Campus in June

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery, invites the community to see its latest art exhibit, Process Art Pur Sang: Artwork by Chrisje Sanders. There will be a special artist reception on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 6 p.m. from 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through June 28.

Sanders migrated from Helmond, The Netherlands to the United States in 2006 and became an USA Citizen in March 2016. Sanders is a full-time artist using assembling, sculpture and paint as her chosen mediums. She received a cum laude bachelor’s degree in communication at Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 1982 and bachelor’s degree in journalism at Tilburg, The Netherlands, in 1998.

“My artworks unearth our connection with the natural environment and our artificial interference with it,” she says. “I create art that critically looks at societal structures and systems of injustice. This process is motivated by intentionality to create works that are cognizant of the reality we live in, and driven by my passion to bring awareness to my community and change to society.

“My personal experiences, my love for humanity and nature, and my hope for world peace is reflected in my art practice. We should all take action in contributing to a more equal and just world and celebrate its already existing natural beauty.”

Everything you see in this show is part of Chrisje; combine them and you find a person as diverse as her art is, engaged, colorful, intriguing, raw with a cultivated edge; but above all, honest without filters.

The Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the show or the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery, please contact Gallery Director Dan Smith at