UW-Green Bay mourns loss of longtime public safety officer, Richard ‘Jay’ Jameson

Richard “Jay” Jameson, a security officer and former director of Security and Safety at UW-Green Bay, passed away. He worked at UW-Green Bay from 1969 until his retirement in 1993. Visitation and service will be Saturday, Feb. 8 at Blaney Funeral Home on Shawano Ave. See the full obituary.

Richard Jameson
Richard Jameson

Gear up for another Phoenix Friday

Every Friday is Phoenix Friday at UW-Green Bay. Here are some fun events happening around campus!

  • Free coffee at the Garden Café for those showing their Phoenix spirit by wearing spirit wear.
  • $5 Friday lunch at the Cloud Commons for faculty and staff
  • Check out AJ Smith at Groovin’ Grounds, Joker at CheapSeats and the Christine Style Retrospective in the Lawton Gallery.

Innovation in Aging event is March 4

On March 4, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m., the STEM Innovation Center will be hosting a student idea competition called Innovation in Aging. This competition challenges UW-Green Bay students to create solutions to combat hardships and improve overall quality of life for an aging public. The team with the best solution will receive a cash prize. Prizes include $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place, $100 for the people’s choice selection, and a $100 prize for the top five student organization teams.

The competing teams will be in groups of three to five participants. Teams will be practicing with mentors from Feb. 17 to 21 in preparation for the competition on March 4.

UW-Green Bay is partnering with WiSys to organize this event. WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to faciliate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state. For further questions or more information, please contact WiSys Regional Associate Brian Walsh at bwalsh@wisys.org.

Homecoming Feb 24-29

UW-Green Bay Homecoming Week packed full of events for students, friends, fans and alumni

Green Bay, Wis.—Whether you are a member of the UW-Green Bay community, a friend, a fan or an alumnus, the University has an activity that you will enjoy during Homecoming Week, Monday, Feb. 24 to Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Most activities feature an open invite to anyone who wishes to attend, but they all require registration. For more information or to register, go to https://www.uwgb.edu/homecomingBelow is the full list of events. Some events require registration.

Monday, February 24
Noon: Pep Rally, Cloud Commons, Green Bay Campus
7 p.m.: Spirit Bingo (students only), Phoenix Rooms, UW-Green Bay Campus

Tuesday, February 25
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Phoenix Gathering, Hagemeister Park

Wednesday, February 26
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Phoenix Backstage, Backstage at the Meyer Theatre
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: GB History Trivia (students only), Phoenix Club, UW-Green Bay Campus

Thursday, February 27
11 a.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Cleveland State, Kress Events Center
5 p.m.: Communication Week Dinner and Alumni Reunion featuring Alumna Laura Hollingsworth, Weidner Center
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Preshow Theatre Gathering before “This Random World,” Studio One
7 p.m.: Men’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, Resch Center
7:30 p.m.: “This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity)”, Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO
8 p.m.: Dueling Pianos, Phoenix Rooms A&B

Friday, February 28
All day: #UWGBPhoenixFriday, anywhere and everywhere, post your Phoenix Pride to be entered to win a tailgate party
1 to 3 p.m.: Phoenix Tie Dye (students only), University Union Room 125
3 to 6 p.m.” 3v3 Co-Rec Basketball Tournament, Dick Bennett Gym (KEC), Register on IMLeagues/UREC app (students only)
5 p.m.: Alumni Awards Dinner, Phoenix Rooms
7:30 p.m.: “This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity)”, Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO
7: 30 p.m.: Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Cofrin Family Hall
8 p.m.: Homecoming Dance (students only), Phoenix Club

Saturday, February 29
2 p.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, Kress Events Center
4 p.m.: Krash the Kress Tailgate Party, Kress Events Center
7 p.m.: Men’s Basketball vs. Cleveland State, Kress Events Center
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO

All week

Christine Style Art Exhibition, Lawton Gallery
Office decorating contest, all campuses


Join the ‘Waking Up White’ book discussion

Join UW-Green Bay Libraries and MESA for a book discussion series of Debby Irving’s Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. This book was chosen as the selection for the Greater Green Bay Community Book Read. Join in for remaining discussions, Thursday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, Mar. 26 from 4to 5 p.m. on the Cofrin Library fourth floor. If you are interested in attending remotely, contact Mai Lo Lee. See the library guide for more information on how to get a copy of the book, book discussion resources and the meet the author event in April at St. Norbert College. All are welcome!

UW-Green Bay faculty lead ‘Door County Talks’

This month, there will be three presentations given by UW-Green Bay faculty and staff in Door County. The first is on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 10 a.m. with Vince Lowery (History), the director of Student Success and Engagement at UW-Green Bay, called “How Many Reconstructions Does it Take to Be Free? A Meditation on the Long Civil Rights Movement.” The second presentation is Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. with Associate Prof. Kimberley Reilly (Democracy and Justice Studies) called “Woman Suffrage 100 Years Later: Assessing Its Triumphs and Limits”. On Saturday, Feb. 29 at 10 a.m., Assistant Prof. Nolan Bennett  (Democracy and Justice Studies) presents “The Radical Vision of the American Abolitionists). These presentations are in partnership with The Door County Civility Project. All events are free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged.

UW-Green Bay alumna and entrepreneur, Marianna DeMyer featured in Insight on Business

Alumna Marianna “Yana” DeMyer ’84 (Communications and the Arts), was recently featured in a question and answer style article in Insight on Business. DeMyer, the founder and CEO of Roving Blue Inc., was interviewed about the process of beginning her portable water purification company in 2012 and how she and the company have grown since.

Opera inspired by Prof. Harvey Kaye’s book

A new Four Freedoms opera by composer Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. was inspired by FDR’s January 1941 Four Freedoms speech and UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye’s (Democracy and Justice Studies) book “The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great.” The opera will premier at the University of Maryland on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.