UW-Green Bay to host nearly 1,600 fifth graders Oct. 16-17

Green Bay, Wis. — UW-Green Bay will host its fifteenth annual Phuture Phoenix Campus Visit on Oct. 16-17, 2019, welcoming 1,595 students from 26 Northeast Wisconsin Schools to the Green Bay campus to inspire the students to “dare to dream about going to college.”

UW-Green Bay’s signature Phuture Phoenix program partners with schools that have high percentages of students from low-income families and encourages students to graduate from high school and pursue a college education.

The program has hosted nearly 22,000 fifth-grade students during the annual campus visits every October since it began in 2003. To help support the campus experience for fifth graders, there will be over 300 UW-Green Bay students volunteering to serve as role models and group leaders for the day and 107 faculty members participating in various activities and sharing their classrooms on campus.

Phuture Phoenix is a coordinated program to inspire academic success and alert children to educational opportunities that are available to them. College prep starts early, and the Phuture Phoenix campus experiences offer students a first-hand look at the necessary steps to pursue and attain higher education goals, as well as everything a university education can offer. Phuture Phoenix programming helps prepare elementary school students for college early, according to Jenny Woldt, fifth-grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School.

“You have to start in kindergarten, get it in their brain that they are college-bound no matter where they come from, and that they just need to work hard in school and work hard in their community, and they can get there,” Woldt said.

Included in this fall’s campus experience are expanded partnerships with the Kress Events Center and UW-Green Bay’s Office of Residence Life, making it possible for fifth graders to experience two essential elements of college life: recreational opportunities and on-campus housing.

“The Office of Residence Life is happy to be able to participate in the Phuture Phoenix program, as it’s never too early to introduce the concept of attending college,” said UWGB Director of Residence Life, Gail Sims-Aubert. “It’s so important that today’s youth understand going to college means they will be a part of a vibrant educational experience both inside and outside the classroom. This program is an outstanding opportunity to provide a sneak peak of life on campus.”

All students who participate in the Phuture Phoenix Campus Visit days are eligible to apply for a Phuture Phoenix Scholarship if they choose to attend UWGB after graduating high school.

More information about Phuture Phoenix is available at http://www.uwgb.edu/phuture-phoenix/.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies on-Campus interviews scheduled

The final candidates in the search for an Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies will be on campus next week. Each candidate will discuss their “Vision of Creating Vibrant and Sustainable Graduate Programs at UW-Green Bay” in an open forum. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 14 – Beth Meyerand
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Thursday, October 17 – Pieter DeHart
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Friday, October 18 – Vimala Pillari
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103)

Distance Education Coordinator Interview – First Open Forum Oct. 15

In-person interviews for the Distance Education Coordinator begin on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Interviews include an open forum presentation. The first candidate is Michael Schneider whose open forum will be held in IS1034 from 9:55 to 10:25 a.m.

The Distance Education Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings at each campus. The Coordinator encourages innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and promotes best practices in distance education to achieve high quality education. We have asked the candidate to prepare a presentation on the topic: “Describe your vision for Distance Education learning and how it applies to a four-campus, one University model, like UW-Green Bay.”

Additional candidates will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Additional notifications of these open forums will follow as the dates near.

UW-Green Bay alumna heading to tough Ironman contest | Community Focus | ahwatukee.com

Ashley Dellosa (Business Administration) ’08, professional educator, mom of two and dedicated triathlete, is headed to Hawaii later this week to compete in the Ironman World Championship.

The Ahwatukee woman is one of only 14 women among 726 competing on Oct. 12.

“I was on the swim team at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and had a full scholarship for swimming. I never was a star swimmer, but I’m good at it and now train by swimming two or three times a week,” she said. “The run is where I suffer.”

Via UW-Green Bay alumna heading to tough Ironman contest | Community Focus | ahwatukee.com

Brown County STEM Innovation Center opens its doors | wbay.com

“County and state leaders on Thursday celebrated the opening of the Brown County STEM Innovation Center.

The 63,000-square foot facility will be home to The Einstein Project, which helps local schools fund science projects, and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Richard J. Resch School of Engineering.

Officials hope it helps fill the skills gap in manufacturing jobs and increase entrepreneurship in the area.”

via Brown County STEM Innovation Center opens its doors | wbay.com.

STEM Innovation center officially ‘launched’ at UW-Green Bay – The Press

“Model rockets were used Thursday, Oct. 10, to officially ‘launch’ the opening of the STEM Innovation Center on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

The STEM Innovation Center will serve as the home of the UW-Green Bay’s Richard J. Resch School of Engineering to support manufacturing growth and entrepreneurship in Northeast Wisconsin.”

Via STEM Innovation center officially ‘launched’ at UW-Green Bay – The Press.

Brown County STEM Center opens for business | The Brillion News

“Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach, along with officials representing the Brown County STEM Innovation Center partners, officially celebrated the opening of the 63,730 square foot facility on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

The Brown County STEM Innovation Center will serve as the home of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Richard J. Resch School of Engineering, which will address Northeast Wisconsin’s educational training and skills gap of qualified employees to support manufacturing growth and entrepreneurship. Additionally, the space will enable the co-location of The Einstein Project, UW-Extension/Brown County and Brown County’s Land and Water Conservation department.”

via Brown County STEM Center opens for business | The Brillion News.

Brown County STEM Innovation Center officially open to the public | WLUK

“There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the new Brown County STEM Innovation Center in Green Bay.

‘I’ve seen this building at different stages, but when you see it done it gets the wow factor. I’ve looked at other people who hadn’t been here before and their face tells the story and this is very cool,’ said John Katers.

Katers is the dean of science, engineering and technology at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, which is one of the many departments being housed in this building. He said enrollment is up since construction and believes this is just the beginning.”

via Brown County STEM Innovation Center officially open to the public | WLUK.

Former Schreiber Foods CEO, son of founder, dies at age 93 | wbay.com

Bob Bush, former president and CEO of Green Bay-based Schreiber Foods, passed away Thursday at the age of 93.

The company posted on its Facebook page that Bush died in Green Bay early Thursday morning.

Bush and his wife, Carol, were philanthropists, benefiting the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Weidner Center, Kress Center and Bellin Hospital.

Via Former Schreiber Foods CEO, son of founder, dies at age 93 | wbay.com