UW-Green Bay students to provide free income tax assistance through April 10, 2020

Green Bay, Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students are again providing free income tax assistance for low-income individuals and families, the elderly and students through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Return preparation begins the week of February 4 and will run through Wednesday, April 10, 2020. However, no service will be provided the week of March 18 because of the University’s spring break.

Scheduled times and Green Bay locations for tax assistance are:

  • Tuesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., The Salvation Army, 626 Union Court, Green Bay
  • Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Brown County Public Library, 515 Pine St, Green Bay

Appointments are necessary for both sites and can be made by calling (920) 465-2575. The service, including filing Federal and Wisconsin income tax returns electronically, is provided at no cost to taxpayers.

To assist volunteers, taxpayers should bring:

  • Photo ID (required)
  • Original Social Security cards for each member of the family (required)
  • Federal and Wisconsin income tax returns for previous tax filing if available
  • Current year information, including W-2 forms showing wages earned and 1099 forms reporting interest, dividends, pensions or Social Security benefits received
  • Proof of health insurance coverage (form 1098 – A, B, or C)
  • Tuition payment statements (form 1098-T)
  • Receipts for property taxes paid
  • Rent certificates and/or a copy of their property tax bill if they might be able to claim the Wisconsin Homestead Credit
  • Information regarding other receipts such as per capita income distribution and SSI payments
  • A record of any estimated tax payments made last year
  • A void check from a checking account or deposit slip from a savings account to allow for direct deposit of a refund.

For more information, visit the VITA website at www.uwgb.edu/vita or e-mail Heather Kaminski, kaminskh@uwgb.edu.


Reminder: Say farewell and wish Eric Arneson good luck on his new journey, Jan. 30

Wish Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Eric Arneson good luck as he embarks on a new journey! On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., visit the 1965 Room in the University Union to say farewell. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. It was announced in December that Arneson would be leaving UW-Green Bay for a new role as vice president for Student Affairs at Kennesaw University in Georgia.

Downtown Sheboygan’s pop-up shops are staying for another three months

SHEBOYGAN – The pop-up shops along Eighth Street were supposed to close on Dec. 31, but it’s hard to say goodbye to a good thing.”The response of the community has been overwhelmingly positive and I am encouraged,” said Robyn Schneider, owner of the pop-up Hometown Barkery, in a news release. Two of the three businesses — Cultivate Taste—owned by UW-Green Bay alumna Jennifer Nowicki ’19 (Business Administration) and Hometown Barkery — will remain in the space until March 30 or until they find permanent homes.

Source: Downtown Sheboygan’s pop-up shops are staying for another three months

The Farmory Ribbon Cutting, Feb. 10: You’re invited

UW-Green Bay has been working closely with The Farmory to launch an aquaponics farm and fish hatchery designed to serve the people of Northeast Wisconsin. On Monday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m., the campus community is invited to a ribbon cutting at NeighborWorks Green Bay, 437 S. Jackson St., Green Bay.

The yellow perch hatchery is a step toward helping revive this one-time staple of the Great Lakes and helping the region become an industry leader in fresh-water aquaculture. The Farmory is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of its building which was originally opened as the Allouez Mineral Springs water bottling plant in March of 1920, and later to become the Armory, which housed the Army National Guard. After 40 years of vacancy, a group of visionary community leaders gathered financial and in-kind support to bring the concept of an urban farm to reality.

The Farmory is a 501(c)3 nonprofit indoor urban farm with a social mission. The farm focuses on aquaponics and aquaculture and provides the fuel for our programming objectives which provide learning opportunities in sustainable agriculture that build economic self-sufficiency, improve health, well-being and the environment. The hatchery has been launched with assistance from our educational partners at UW-Green Bay. Community members are welcomed to join in celebration.

Reminder: Monday Evening Quarterbacking: Reviewing the Big Game Ads

The only thing bigger than the “Big Game” are the big commercials! On Monday, Feb. 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, join Austin E. Cofrin School of Business Associate Prof. Sampath Ranganathan (Marketing) and Associate Lecturer Kathy McKee, as well as Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication and Information Science) for a fun, informative and interactive multimedia discussion of the best and worst commercials of the 2020 Super Bowl and the economic and media motives behind them! Bring your questions and be ready to vote for the ad you think was the year’s best. This event is free and open to the public.

Wombat men’s basketball on winning streak

The UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus men’s basketball team won its seventh game in a row January 27, 2020 defeating UW-Platteville Richland 121-70 at Jack Snyder Court on the Sheboygan Campus. The Wombats are 14-5 overall and 11-0 in the WCC (Wisconsin Collegiate Conference). Wombat Jalen Brown-Morrow recorded a rare triple-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. 

Career Services workshops for February

UW-Green Bay Career Services has plenty of workshops scheduled for February 2020. Workshops are free and do not require registration. Below is the schedule. All students are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Feb. 5: LinkedIn – The Basics to Get Started, 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 6: Creating a Resume 101, Alumni Room, 2 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13: Interviewing Basics: Make a Great Impression, Alumni Room, 2 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Interviewing Basics: Make a Great Impression, Alumni Room, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m



Mock Interview Days for Spring 2020

UW-Green Bay Career Services wants to help students practice their interview skills before it impacts a hiring decision! Students have the opportunity to sign up for Mock Interview Days though Handshake. A resume is required to participate, and the workshop consists of a 30-minute interview with an employer. Below are the scheduled days. All mock interview days are in the Career Services office, Room SS1600, Green Bay Campus. All students from all four campuses are encouraged to participate.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

You are invited to Philosopher’s Cafe, Feb. 12, 7 to 9 p.m.

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites you to the Philosopher’s Café Series. The series begins on Feb. 12, 2020 from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Inn (Downtown Green Bay) with a discussion on Racial Ethics. A student of philosophy, critical race theory and black theology, Domonique Turnipseed, recently moved from the deep south to the most segregated city in America to pursue his Ph.D. at Marquette University. Join us as he leads a conversation about the philosophy of race and ethnicity. Philosopher’s Cafés are public forums held at local coffee shops and pubs in which community members engage in open, friendly and respectful dialogue in a relaxed and informal setting. It’s free and open to the public.