UW-Green Bay sponsors Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

As it has for years, UW-Green Bay is set to play a fundamental role in Saturday’s (Jan. 18, 2020) Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). See photos from last year. The University is a major sponsor for this highly-regarded annual event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon at NWTC’s Student Center. Interim Chancellor Cheryl Van Gruensven will present prizes for grades K-3 in the annual MLK poster, poetry and essay contest. A keynote speaker (Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.), local DJ, t-shirts, cereal drive, photo booth and community service projects will make the 25th annual Brown County MLK Celebration one to remember! A delicious luncheon is served at the program’s end. The event is free and open to the public.

More details are available at: http://browncomlk.org/index.html. Several UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members serve on the MLK event planning committee, including Associate Profs. Jolanda Sallmann and Francis Akakpo (Social Work), Prof. Gaurav Bansal (Business Administration) and Associate Prof. Mussie Teclezion (Business Administration) and Diversity Director Mai Lo Lee (Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs). For more information, please contact Prof. Sallmann (sallmanj@uwgb.edu).

Big weekend coming up for GB Phoenix

There is plenty of opportunity to watch Green Bay basketball in action this Hall-of-Fame Weekend. Men’s basketball will host Oakland on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Resch Center and Detroit Mercy, Saturday, Jan. 18 at Noon at the Resch. The Phoenix women host IUPUI at 7 p.m. Friday and UIC, Sunday at 1 p.m. for Alumni Day. Both of those games are at the Kress Center. See more at greenbayphoenix.com. Green Bay Athletics is set to induct seven former Phoenix greats to the Athletics Hall of Fame on January 18, 2020. This will be the 21st induction class in the Hall of Fame’s history. The announced 2020 class includes women’s soccer player Lisa Boeser ’96, softball player Katie Stauber (Cooney) ’10, men’s swimmer Zach Hansen ’04, former athletics administrator Marilyn McCarey, men’s Nordic skier Santiago Ocariz ’10, men’s soccer player Joshua Okoampa ’06 and women’s basketball standout Julie Wojta ’12. These seven inductees will be recognized for their athletics achievements, contributions and accomplishments during their successful time at Green Bay. More here. Your final chance to see the Swimming and Diving teams in action at home is this weekend with a Saturday, Jan. 18 meet at 1 p.m.

GB student athletes have 40th straight semester above a 3.0

UW-Green Bay student-athletes combined to achieve a department-wide grade point average of 3.35 in the fall of 2019, marking the 40th-consecutive semester above a 3.0 GPA. For the fall semester of 2019, 15 of the 16 sport programs at Green Bay achieved a semester grade point average of 3.0 or higher, while 12 of the 15 achieved higher than a 3.32.  Additionally, five of the 15 achieved higher than a 3.5 GPA. The mark of 3.35 extends Green Bay’s streak of semesters above a 3.3 GPA to 10 straight. The department was led by women’s golf with a 3.89 grade point average. In addition, women’s Nordic ski (3.81), volleyball (3.68), women’s basketball (3.66) and men’s swimming and diving (3.55) all posted GPAs above a 3.50.

A total of 174 student-athletes posted a 3.0 grade point average or higher, which accounted for more than 76 percent of all student-athletes. Forty student-athletes achieved a 4.0 GPA.

The percentage of student-athletes that received academic honors for the fall semester of 2019 (3.5 or higher) registered just over 53 percent, with a total of 121 student-athletes recognized for achieving Honors (3.5-3.749), High Honors (3.75-3.99) or the Highest Honors (4.0).

Reminder: ‘The Office’ comes to the Weidner Center, Jan. 31

Singing! Dancing! Paper! It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Don’t miss this hilarious, unauthorized parody of the hit TV show, The Office, on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The show features songs such as “Welcome to Scranton (The Electric City),” “That’s What She Said,” “The Dundies,” “Marry Me Beesly,” and more! See more and buy tickets.

Lakeshore Wind Ensemble readies for concert Saturday, Jan. 18

The majestic Capitol Civic Centre will resound with classical and big band music when the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus’ Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (LWE) present “Vienna by the Lake” and the Lakeshore Big Band (LBB) delight audiences with “Anything Goes” with tunes from the Big Band era with movie music and everything in-between on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The LWE portion is conducted by Marc Sackman, professor of music and director of bands at UWO-Fox Cities and conductor and music director of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble. The LBB portion is conducted by Chris Woller, guest music director and conductor.

Emily Kosloski
Emily Kosloski

Joining the LWE will be Manitowoc native and Broadway singer/Hollywood actress Emily Kosloski. The Manitowoc Lincoln High School graduate and holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Northwestern University. She is a television and stage actress who has performed in the Broadway Company and with the National Touring Company of Les Misérables. Other theatre credits include performing on London’s West End and at the Geffen Playhouse with Joan Rivers in Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress, and in regional theaters around the country. Her television credits include recurring roles in “Weird City,” “The Fosters,” “Dallas” and guest stars on “Shameless,” “Southland,” and “I Feel Bad.” She will be singing classical music from the operas Die Fledermaus and La Bohème. Sackman’s inspiration for the program is the New Year’s Eve concert in Vienna with music by Johann Strauss, II, you may just get up from your seat and start waltzing in the aisles!

Woller and the Lakeshore Big Band will showcase tunes from the Big Band era: Anything Goes!, Roy Eldridge’s Rockin’ Chairand more! The Big Band is dedicating Chuck Mangione’s Feels so Good to late LWE Founder and Conductor Emeritus Michael J. Arendt and late fellow LBB trumpeter Glen Harcus. This song was chosen since it was played at Mike’s final Lakeshore Big Band concert. Two additional vocalists, who are also very talented, will be joining the stage for the Big Band, local favorites David Bourgeois and Kim Hofmann.

Following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception in the Capitol Civic Centre’s Mertens Family Lobby to meet the conductors, musicians and vocalists.

Tickets for the LWE & LBB concert are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office and are $16 for adult seating, and $9 for students and all balcony seating. The quoted ticket prices do not include the CCC ticket fee or sales tax. For additional ticket information, you may call the CCC Box Office at 920-683-2184 or visit on the web at cccshows.org.

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Grant Winslow named associate director of operations for University Union

Grant Winslow was recently named the new associate director of operations for the University Union. Winslow spent the last 23 years as a program coordinator in Student Life, primarily supervising Good Times Programming. Winslow’s new responsibilities include overseeing daily operations, facility management, event support and student development.  He can be reached at 920-465-2247.

Reminder: SIS upgrade Jan. 17-Jan. 21, 2020

An upgrade to UW-Green Bay’s Student Information System (SIS) is planned for Jan. 17, 2020 starting at 4 p.m. until Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, 2020. SIS will be unavailable during this time. Other applications that interface with SIS will still be available during this time. After the upgrade, browser shortcuts will need to be updated to this link. Please contact Michael Bubolz (bubolzm@uwgb.edu) in the IT Division if you have any questions or concerns.

UW-Green Bay alumnus Senator Hansen retiring

UW-Green Bay alumni Senator Dave Hansen (History & Secondary Education) ’71 has announced he is retiring at the end of his current term after almost 20 years in office. Read more via Senator Hansen retiring: ‘It truly has been a privilege’ | wearegreenbay and Hansen retiring at end of Senate term | WHBY.