Tonight: Panel Discussion, Museum of Natural Inspiration

The Lawton Gallery Discussion Panel for the current exhibition Museum of Natural Inspiration: Artist’s Explore the Richter Collection is today, Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, University Union. For more information, contact Emma Hitzman at or visit our website at


United Auto Workers On Strike Across The Country | Wisconsin Public Radio talks to Prof. Jon Shelton

The United Auto Workers Union began a nationwide strike after failed contract negotiations with General Motors. This Sunday, nearly 55,000 auto workers across nine states walked off the job and headed for the picket lines. A Wisconsin labor expert joins us to discuss the details of the strike and the state of the auto industry. UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) talks with WPR. See more via United Auto Workers On Strike Across The Country | Wisconsin Public Radio.

Virginia coach, GB alumnus, Tony Bennett turns down hefty raise at Virginia

Tony Bennett’s reputation is about as pristine as possible as college basketball coaches go, and that was before his Virginia team turned in a whale of a comeback story, winning the 2019 national championship after a historic first-round loss one year earlier.

This news certainly doesn’t detract from the type of person he appears to be. Bennett, the former UW-Green Bay star and son of Wisconsin basketball godfather Dick Bennett, turned down a $500,000 raise from his employer, asking that the university instead focus on additional compensation for his staff and other program improvements.

“That just does not happen in our industry,” Virginia athletics director Carla Williams said in an article by Jeff White that appeared on the University of Virginia web site.

It doesn’t stop there. Bennett, who will coach in his 11th season this winter, also pledged $500,000 to a career-development program launched for former and current UVA men’s basketball players. Mind you, he’s not redirecting half a million from Virginia in lieu of a salary increase; that’s an EXTRA half a million already in his pocket.

“I have more than I need,” Bennett said in the article. “I’m blessed beyond what I deserve.”

See the story via Virginia coach Tony Bennett turns down hefty raise at Virginia, MSN Sports,
Green Bay Press-Gazette and any major sports publication.


Search and Screen Committee named for chancellor search

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen have finalized a 13-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. The information was released Friday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2019 in a press release.

Serving on the Search and Screen Committee as voting members are:

  • Chair: Robert Atwell, Regent
  • Vice Chair: Michael Draney, Professor of Biology, UW-Green Bay (faculty)
  • Scott Beightol, Regent
  • Zoe Betancourt (student)
  • Craig Dickman, Managing Director, Titletown Tech (community/alumni member)
  • Sgt. Cindy Estrup, Emergency Manager and Special Project Sergeant, UW-Green Bay PoliceDepartment (staff)
  • Jenell Holstead, Associate Professor of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology and Chair ofPsychology (faculty)
  • Becky Levzow, Regent
  • Karen Walsh, Regent
  • Gerald Whitburn, RegentServing as non-voting members are:
  • Dana Atwood, Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, UW-Green Bay, SheboyganCampus
  • Daniel Kallgren, Associate Professor of History, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus
  • Berel Lutsky, Professor of Art, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc CampusThe committee will consider candidates to replace Chancellor Gary L. Miller, who announced he will step down. Sheryl L. Van Gruensven, vice chancellor for Business and Finance, has agreed to serve as interim chancellor effective Sept. 30, 2019. UW-Green Bay serves more than 8,000 students.

Next week is ‘prairie week’ and continued celebration of Center for Biodiversity’s 20 years!

The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity is continuing its celebration of 20 years of service to the campus with several events on the Cofrin Arboretum Sept. 23-26, 2019. Much of the Arboretum and campus was originally a combination of prairie and oak savanna, a woodland habitat that included some trees and open prairie grasslands. The prairies were cleared for agriculture long before the university was built, but shortly after the university opened, restoration work began to recreate these are celebrating the prairie restoration work of UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students that started in the early 1970s with the creation of the Keith White Prairie and in early 2000s with the restoration of two oak savanna plots. Work continues with a new oak savanna restoration in the Arboretum Gateway and continued conservation work in older prairie areas.

Thanks for celebrating with the Center for Biodiversity staff:

Monday, Sept. 23, 4 to 5 p.m., join land manager and ecologist Bobbie Webster for an afternoon walk that will take you to visit two of the current restoration areas on campus. Meet at the circle outside of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall and then walk to the Arboretum Gateway area where an old field is being restored to oak savanna. Then walk along the Arboretum trail to the Keith White Prairie to see the improvements being made through additional plantings.

Sept. 24 to Oct. 10: Take a stroll and see the Biodiversity Yarn Bomb in the Cofrin Arboretum. A yarn bomb is a form of street art where yarn creations are added to objects in the public environment. We asked local artists to consider biodiversity as the prompt for their work and Art Professor Alison Gates graciously volunteered to curate the exhibit.

Sept. 24, Restoration Workday: Noon to 3 p.m., volunteer with Biodiversity Center students and staff to help improve the Arboretum and Keith White Prairie. Activities will include invasive plant removal and planting native seedlings.  Bring work gloves and water with you. Park at the South Circle Drive Arboretum kiosk near the South Nicolet Drive entrance.

Sept. 26: Bird Hike from 8 to 10 a.m. Fall Migration is in full swing and the Cofrin Arboretum is a common stopover location for migrating birds. Experts Erin Giese and Noah Nei from the Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter will lead the hike on the Arboretum trails. Bring binoculars. Location TBA: Please check back on 9/19 for location details.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with ‘Panadanza!’ Friday, Sept. 20, Noon

Welcome Panadanza to UW-Green Bay! Panadanza is an all female dance ensemble that utilizes live music, singing, acting and colorful folkloric costumes to bring alive the identities of the Caribbean, Central and South America! Watch the live performance from Noon to 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union. Optional dance lesson is from 1 to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Women’s Leadership Retreat now offering single-day registration

The Women’s Leadership Retreat at scenic Egg Harbor in beautiful Door County is now offering single day registration for Monday or Tuesday only $199. Visit the website for information and a detailed agenda. UW-Green Bay’s Continuing Professional Education has created this dynamic inaugural event, featuring keynote speakers Joan Malcheski, Green Bay Packers Director of Brand & Marketing, discussing “Banding” on Monday, and Karmen Lemke, CEO Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, talking about “Inspiring and Mentoring,” along with other valuable workshops and networking opportunities.

UW-Green Bay’s Early Bird Blitz Gives Incoming Students a Chance to Win Packers Tickets | Seehafer News

Students applying to attend any University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus for any 2020 term can complete and submit their UW System online application by Sunday, Nov. 4, 2019 for a chance to win tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina football game at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Nov. 10. Four eligible winners will be randomly selected to each receive a pair of tickets to the football game. Find out more about how to apply, or contact the advisors at UW-Green Bay by email at or by phone at 920-465-2111. More via UW-Green Bay’s Early Bird Blitz Gives Incoming Students a Chance to Win Packers Tickets | Seehafer News.



Women’s leadership retreat offered |

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement will host a three-day women’s leadership retreat at Landmark Resort in Door County Oct. 21-23. Keynote speakers Joan Malcheski, Green Bay Packers director of brand and marketing, and Karmen Lemke, CEO of Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, will speak on various topics such as the importance of serving communities in roles that build positive relationships as well as ones network. See  more via Women’s leadership retreat offered |