UW-Green Bay adds livestream opportunity to ‘meet’ the chancellor candidates

Interviews begin this week for the four finalists hoping to become the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The open forums for each candidate will be live-streamed and links can be accessed through the Chancellor Search webpage. Teresa M. Flannery is the first candidate, and will be visiting the Green Bay Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The public forum with Flannery begins at 11:30 a.m. in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Members of the campus community are invited to submit questions remotely to chancellor@uwgb.edu and offer feedback on each candidate. More here.

Homecoming Week kicks off with pep rally and declaration by the Mayor of Green Bay

Proclimation by the City of Green Bay for Homecoming WeekHomecoming Week 2020 is off to a great start, with Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich declarating this week as “UW-Green Bay Week” in front of approximately 80 students, faculty, staff and alumni present at the Homecoming Pep Rally, in the University Union, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.

Student Amber Perez (Human Biology and Spanish) and Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven opened the pep rally by welcoming Mayor Genrich to the stage, who stated that while he did not attend UW-Green Bay, he feels as if he is a “Phoenix by birth,” due to being born and raised in the area. As he declared this week “UW-Green Bay Week” he also said the downtown city bridges will be lit green this week in support of the University! Genrich was given an honorary “t to the campus,”—an official Homecoming t-shirt, designed by student Jenna Bares (Design Arts). 

Green Bay women’s basketball Coach Kevin Borseth, who recently achieved his 500th Division 1 win as a head coach, and Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie also addressed the crowd. They expressed their excitement for the week, reminding people to come to “Krash the Kress” and support UW-Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball on Saturday, Feb. 29. The women play at 2 p.m., and the men play at 7 p.m. with the Krash the Kress tailgate in-between events.

See the full list of events that are happening this week as part of Homecoming Week.

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Homecoming 2020 Pep Rally

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication


Wombats win Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) Tournament Championship

Congratulations to the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus men’s basketball team. The Wombats defeated Wausau 110-91 to claim the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference tournament championship. The last time the Wombats were tournament champions dates back to the 1981-82 season. Jalen Brown-Morrow led the Wombats with 38 points and was named to the all tournament team. Delvin Barnstable had 32 points, 16 rebounds, two blocks and was also named to the all tournament team. Myreon Gant and Austin Rietbrock both dished out five assists.

Feb. 24-28 is ‘America Saves Week’ and the UW Credit Union is happy to answer your questions

Feb. 24-28, 2020 is “America Saves Week.” UW-Green Bay alumni Wayne Resch and Jill Norder are trusted advisors and work on the Green Bay Campus in the UW Credit Union. They are happy to respond to your questions. One suggestion from the pair: “consider a home equity line of credit (HELOC) from the UW Credit Union, which offers a better way to borrow for home improvement projects, consolidating debt, paying for emergency expenses and more.” E-mail Resch, wresch@uwcu.org or Norder, jnorder@uwcu.org, or stop in at the UW Credit Union from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equal Housing Opportunity.




Finalists Named In UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search | Wisconsin Public Radio

Four finalists have been named in the search for a new chancellor at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. UW System President Ray Cross announced Wednesday that a 12-member search and screen committee had narrowed the search to replace former UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller, who left his position at the end of September.  The finalists include Michael Alexander, UW-Green Bay provost; Mark L. Biermann, provost at Valparaiso University in Indiana; Teresa M. Flannery, policy fellow at American University in Washington, D.C.; and Lori Vermuelen, former provost of Stockton University in New Jersey. The search and screen committee is chaired by Bob Atwell, UW Board of Regents member, and Michael Draney, UW-Green Bay biology professor. Atwell spoke highly of the candidates. Source: Finalists Named In UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search | Wisconsin Public Radio

Correction: Marinette Campus Prof. Renee Richer wants to be Michigan’s ‘Voice of Science in Policy’ – Pride Source

Correction: Prof. Richer was mistakenly identified in a headline as a Manitowoc Campus professor, last week.
Renee Richer’s ties to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula run deep. So deep in fact that The Farmhouse, the building that today serves as Richer’s Gladstone-based bed-and-breakfast of the same name, has been in her family for more than a century. With connections to her community that run five generations strong, it makes sense that Richer would feel a sense of obligation to give back to her Upper Peninsula roots. In fact, she said that much of her interest in running for Michigan’s 108th House district stems from conversations with travelers right at The Farmhouse’s kitchen table.

And beyond connecting with constituents on a personal level, Richer says she wants her campaign to serve “as the voice of science in policy.” Richer earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Chicago and holds a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University. She has spent much of her career studying environmental science and climate change both in the U.S. and around the world, and over the last 12 years, Richer has focused on human exposures to environmental neurotoxins—like Michigan’s harmful algal blooms. She currently commutes regularly to her teaching job at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. She said that her scientific background coupled with her social connection to Michiganders has made her a well-rounded candidate.

Source: Lesbian House Candidate Renee Richer Wants to Be Michigan’s ‘Voice of Science in Policy’ – Pride Source

Assistant Prof. Chu and student Alexandra Oosting publish article on reducing racial bias in team sports

Undergraduate research assistant Alexandra (Sasha) Oosting (Pscyhology) recently worked with Assistant Prof. Alan Chu, (Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology) to publish an article in “Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.” Their work discusses strategies for coaches to reduce the subliminal bias they may have towards their players through increased contact with players, increased awareness and increased diversity and inclusion on their sports teams. The article can be found here.

Reminder: Phi Kappa Phi collecting donations for Happily Ever After

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UW-Green Bay chapter, is now collecting donations for Happily Ever After (HEA) as its community service project. Happily Ever After is a No-Kill Animal Sanctuary with locations in Green Bay and Marion, Wis. The founder of HEA, Amanda Reitz (Elementary Education) ’08, is a UW-Green Bay alumna and will be honored with an Outstanding Recent Alumni Award on Friday, Feb, 28, 2020. Donations to be accepted include food, toys and more for the dogs and cats. These are the items HEA and PKP are collecting:


  • Purina Puppy Chow – Natural
  • The Loops 2 Leashes (Fleet Farm)
  • The Almost Indestructible Ball
  • Kong, JW Pet & Tuffy brand toys


  • Blue Buffalo Grain Free Cat Food – Salmon
  • Friskies Pate (canned)
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow – Original

General Care

  • Bath towels, blankets and sheets (new and used)
  • Absorbent paper towels
  • Heavy-duty tall kitchen trash bags
  • Heavy-duty contractor bags
  • Clorox regular bleach

**While HEA appreciates the thought, please do not donate anything not included on this list.

Donation locations include:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Office, TH 335
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology Office, ES 317
  • GBOSS/Financial Aid, SS 1203
  • Psychology Department Office, MAC C310
  • Cofrin Library Hallway, First Floor
  • Cofrin Library Plaza, Second Floor
  • Environmental Sciences Building Hallway, First Floor
  • Instructional Services Building, GAC Lab Entrance
  • Laboratory Sciences Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Rose Hall Hallway, First Floor
  • Studio Arts Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Wood Hall, Rosewood Café

Donations will be collected from now until the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Phi Kappa Phi Office, TH 335, at (920) 465-2336 or email phikappaphi@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay students to host Death Cafe on March 12, 2020

A Death Cafe will be hosted by UW-Green Bay students Karissa Anderson, Elizabeth Diels, Emily Doran, Craig Frea and Courtney Waters on Thursday, March 12 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at The Attic Corner on 730 Bodart Street, Green Bay, Wis. Students hosting the event are from Prof. Illene Cupit’s (Psychology, Women and Gender Studies) Dying, Death and Loss class. The event is free and open to the public. The Death Cafe prompts the discussion of organic thoughts and feelings regarding death. Beverages and food will be available. This event is a great opportunity to learn about people’s perspectives of death, while potentially developing a stronger appreciation for life.