Iconic art will depict ‘Phoenix rising’ at UW-Green Bay

Update: Dedication of the sculpture “Phoenix Rising” will be Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 3:30 p.m. at the Cofrin Library Circle. Chancellor Miller, Eric Arneson and artist Carl Vanderheyden are on the program to speak. 

Phoenix Sculpture
“Phoenix Rising” by Carl Vanderheyden

Come late summer, there will be a new location for visitors and members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay community to hang out, and a special Phoenix to hang with. It’s a new sculpture created by regional metal artist Carl Vanderheyden.

“Our students have shared their desire for an iconic place on campus to gather and also for that signature ‘UW-Green Bay photo,'” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate, Eric E. Arneson. “This incredible work of art will serve as a focal point and sense pride pulling together the entire campus community.”

The Phoenix, of course, is a creature from Greek mythology, which regenerates every 500 years, rising from the ashes of its predecessors. At UW-Green Bay, Phoenix is always singular, meaning collectively, those who associate with the Phoenix (students, alumni, faculty, staff, fans, community members, etc.) are a collective Phoenix—and, of course, a member of the Phoenix family.

The location for the piece will be in a newly landscaped area in the center of the Cofrin Library circle on the Green Bay Campus. Details of an installation and celebration will be forthcoming. In the meantime, this video gives a sneak peek of the 13-foot steel and stainless steel Phoenix, which will be able to stand hurricane-type winds, and what inspired the artist in its creation.



Summer Camps

Photo gallery: Happy Campers

They are artists, engineers, musicians and more, and they descend on the Green Bay campus every year for a week (or so) of learning and fun. They are the UW-Green Bay Summer Camp students.

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Summer Camps 2019

– Photos by Summer Camps Staff and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication


Nearly 60 students abroad this summer

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UW-Green Bay students in Italy

This summer, nearly 60 UW-Green Bay students will study abroad in eight countries. Summer 2019 programs include six faculty-led courses in England, France, Italy, Ireland, Poland and Spain and three interim programs, allowing individual students to take classes in Germany, Scotland or Spain.

The program with the highest number of UW-Green Bay students abroad this summer will be the faculty-led program to England. Fourteen students will leave in July for Oxford University to experience “a whirlwind adventure of the literary culture [in] England’s oldest intellectual center and the world’s second oldest surviving university.”

Students wishing to learn more about future study abroad opportunities should contact Jemma Lund, lundj@uwgb.edu. Applications for January 2020 are open through early fall. Follow The Office of International Education on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates, and visit www.uwgb.edu/study-abroad/ for complete information.

This week’s Veggie Sale, spinach, chamomile flowers and more

Available this week at the weekly Veggie Sale on the Green Bay campus:

Enjoy some large leaved spinach! This beautiful green spinach is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. It packs high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium. It is mild enough to toss in any smoothie to increase your daily vegetable intake! It is also great to incorporate in salads, pasta dishes, and more!

Mixed Greens-$4/bag
Enjoy this lovely mix of organic salad greens that have a dynamic range of leaf shapes and colors. The flavors are equally diverse: spicy to mild to slightly sweet. This mix includes red mustard, green mustard, arugula, Chinese cabbage, pac choi, and tatsoi. Varieties are subject to change depending upon availability.

Red Russian Kale- $4/bag
Add some variety to your greens life with this kale. Stems are purple; leaves are flat, toothed, and dark green with purple veins. This plants also has leaves that are more tender compared to other kales. Great for salads and light cooking!

Chamomile Flowers-$2/bundle
Looking for a way to relax on a breezy summer night? Look no further! Make your very own chamomile tea with these flower bundles. This is a great option for those of you who are looking to avoid the chemicals and additives that most store bought teas steep into your water. We will have the flowers bundles ready for you. All you have to do is pop the tops off, dry them for a few days, and that’s it! You’re ready to brew some fresh and organic chamomile tea.

Get a large bag of these chives which are a wonderful addition to many of your staple dishes. Chives are rich source of vitamin K, C, and folic acid. They are also high in minerals such as manganese, magnesium and iron. If you are worried about having too many you can always freeze some for a later date!

Potted Chive, Dill, or Cilantro-$8/pot
Get your very own little potted herb! This is a great choice for people who don’t have the space or time to garden but want the fresh taste that only hand-picked herbs have to offer. You can harvest whenever you need from the comfort of your own living space. We currently have a selection of dill, cilantro, and chives for sale. Please specify in your email which potted herb you would like.

Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, schmem01@uwgb.edu to place your order. If you do not send your request to this email, she will not receive your order. You will receive a confirmation email to ensure your request can be met.  Supplies are limited.

This Wednesday (6/26) from Noon to 1 p.m., plaza gardens, or at the University Union in between the Cofrin and Theater Hall. If it is raining, I will be outside the Union bookstore on the couches.

Manitowoc’s Hartman’s Bakery won’t close as new owners step forward

Fear not! The Hartman’s Bakery and Pastry shop tradition will continue. UW-Green Bay alumnus Austin Rehrauer ’19 (History) and his wife Luisa are buying the longtime bakery, 901 N. 11th St., from owners Steve and Joni Hartman, who are retiring. The sale is expected to be finalized in a few weeks. The store will close for the first two weeks in July and Austin Rehrauer said he expects to reopen the bakery as new owner around July 22. The Rehrauers were wearing aprons and learning the ropes at Hartman’s Wednesday afternoon.

via Patti Zarling, Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc’s Hartman’s Bakery won’t close as new owners step forward.

Pride Center represents at Levitt Amp Music Festival, tonight (Tuesday, June 25, 2019)

The UW-Green Bay Pride Center will represent near the music stage at the Levitt AMP Green Bay Music Series, Leicht Memorial Park, 128 E. Dousman St. Green Bay, tonight (Tuesday, June 25) at 7 p.m. Music by Knox Hamilton, Indie rock band, “delights audiences with an addictive blend of upbeat melodies and catchy lyrics suffused with a bright, dreamy energy.” Opening act is Kyle Megna at 5:30 p.m. More here.

Pride Month festival blooms in Door County, Pride Center offers resources

When Sturgeon Bay District 2 Alderman David Hayes stepped off the Open Door Pride Festival Stage Saturday, a 12-year-old girl approached him and said “I’m gay, too, and I’m proud of you.” Hayes, the city’s first openly gay council member, had taken the stage to share a mayoral proclamation officially recognizing the week leading up to the festival as Open Door Pride week.

Several other LGBTQ+ rights and social justice organizations offered educational resources at the festival. Adoption Choice, UW-Green Bay Pride Center, domestic abuse prevention group Help of Door County, Sexual Assault Center of Family Services, United Methodist Church and Door County’s PFLAG were among those present. Local food and art vendors sold goods, from Door County wine to handmade necklaces.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Sammy Gibbons has the story.

Alumnus Charlie Smith tells about his entrepreneurial goals

The Log highlighted alumnus Charlie Smith ’17 (Business Administration) in May, when he received an entrepreneurial award. The Green Bay Press-Gazette featured more about his career path and how UW-Green Bay and lecturer Ryan Kauth influenced him and helped his business, Pilotsmith, Inc., thrive. Here’s a few excerpts. The rest can be found in the print edition:

“Having the ability to know that you don’t know everything is a trait that defines most successful entrepreneurs. It is certainly one that can be attributed to Charlie Smith of Green Bay, owner of Pilotsmith, Inc. Smith started his first business at age 13, but even with that early experience was driven to learn more about entrepreneurship, and several decades later, to complete a business degree at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.”

“He credits the classes he took at UW-Green Bay with giving him the business knowledge he lacked in his earliest venture. “I couldn’t have accomplished all the things I did without those classes,” Smith said. “They taught me how to be a business person. Previously, I was an introvert; not very social. I learned how to talk to people and how to motivate them.”

He took an independent study class with Ryan Kauth, business educator and also a Green Bay SCORE volunteer, and Lucy Arendt in 2015, and said he learned how to develop his business model. He also benefited from a mentorship relationship with Dan Pamperin, president of Titletown Oil Corp. in Green Bay. Pamperin still meets with him regularly and Smith says he is a sounding board and always willing to share his expertise.”

Group of Somali women write book about journey to America

A group of Somali women (many of them students at UW-Green Bay) living in Green Bay are coming together to share their stories with the community through a book called “The First Winter.” It’s a collection of stories, poems and reflections about their culture and journey to America. “I didn’t feel like we were writing a book at first,” said Nasteho Abdi.

via Group of Somali women write book about journey to America, WBAY-TV.com.

Prof. Coen: ‘Changes in U.S. Immigration Discourse Signal Departure of Responsibilities’

“Amid ongoing reports about new immigration proposals from President Donald J. Trump’s administration, it can be challenging to track change and continuity. What might appear as unprecedented moves are often intensifications of trends begun under previous administrations. Yet important parameters of the U.S. immigration conversation are evolving, and it is worth considering how these transformations are part of a broader shift in the current administration’s foreign policy.” UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science) pens this opinion piece for The Globe Post via Changes in US Immigration Discourse Signal Departure of Responsibilities.