Mark your calendars for the Academic Excellence Sysmposium, April 14, 2020

Mark your calendars for the 19th annual UW-Green Bay Academic Excellence Symposium, Tuesday April 14, 2020. Projects will be on display in the Phoenix Room of the University Union, Green Bay Campus, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The symposium which showcases the academic excellence of our undergraduate and graduate students, invites students to present their best projects.  Faculty are encouraged  to nominate students to present work. Further details and registration information to follow.  In the meantime contact Teri Ternes at if you have any questions.


Reminder: Top headliners for UntitledTown named Dec. 18

UntitledTown will reveal 10 of its 2020 Festival headliners on Dec. 18, 2019 at Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, 401 N Washington St Ste 107, Green Bay, WI 54301. The announcement is expected to include bestselling novelists, award-winning slam poets, a beloved children’s series author, an NPR science podcaster—and the Festival’s youngest-ever headliner, a middle-schooler who has achieved viral and international fame.

The Top Ten Talents announcement event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will be able to make donations to the Festival’s fundraising campaign and purchase headliner books on site.

About UntitledTown 2020.

UntitledTown’s fourth Festival takes place on April 23-26, 2020 in downtown Green Bay. For updates on the full schedule, click here.

Staff note: Officer Jason Van Boxtel receives Tactical Patrol Officer Badge

The UW-Green Bay Police Tactical Patrol Officer is a new (voluntary) program, bridging the gap between Patrol and SWAT. Tactical Patrol Officer (TPO) is a training and recognition initiative to train officers in a core group of tactical skill sets that will better prepare them when confronted with unexpected, on-going violent criminal events. Officer Jason Van Boxtel is the first to successfully complete all required tasks to be awarded the TPO Badge. Congratulations!

The Ghosts of Commencements Past: UW-Green Bay graduation ceremonies through the years

It started humbly in UW Center’s Deckner Gymnasium in June of 1970. Seventy-eight members of the first graduating class received their diplomas from the fledgling University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Twice a year since, the University community has gathered to honor and congratulate graduates in a formal ceremony.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, 432 students—members of the University’s 100th graduating class—will participate in Commencement, boosting UW-Green Bay’s alumni total to nearly 39,500. The official ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more about this year’s graduating class  and take a look back, in the gallery.

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A Look through Commencements Past

– Photos provided by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center