Photo of the back of a student's graduation cap as students watch other graduates receive their diploma at the UW-Green Bay Commencement ceremony.

Video: Not goodbye, but thank you…

Today (May, 16, 2020) was meant to be a grand celebration of UW-Green Bay graduates and their families at the Kress Events Center. Instead, we want all of you to know we are thinking about you, especially our graduating seniors. Congratulations to all of you who made it through this difficult time. We can’t wait to celebrate with you at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 22, 2020. And don’t forget to bring a pair of shoes to toss in the tree!

Video by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication

Video transcript

Not goodbye, but thank you.

It goes without saying
we miss seeing students, faculty and staff on campus.
But this message is specifically for our graduating seniors
And what you’re missing right now—
Buying graduation gowns,
Decorating caps,
Planning parties
Hanging out with friends
Attending a last in-person class
Thanking professors
Getting ready to move on
Saying goodbye to friends—
Even saying “see you later” to the turkeys and geese.

But despite it all—
You will rise again.
And take your place
In the proud tradition
Of resilient problem-solvers
Fearless dreamers
Fun-seekers and forward-looking achievers

We hope to see you at commencement in August,
and don’t forget to bring a pair of shoes to toss in the tree!
And know in your hearts, even as you go forward
finding success in the years to come

You will always be the class of 2020
That made history even when we couldn’t be together.
You are leaving an enduring legacy
rising above all the challenges.
In the true spirit of the Phoenix.

Thank you.

 

Mini Heirloom Plant Sale, May 20

We know how much you are missing the plant sale, and we have a surprise! Volunteer Dorothy Summers grew over 500 tomato and pepper plants in her brand new greenhouse and will be selling them at Stone Silo Prairie Nursery on Wednesday, May 20 from 12 to 5 p.m., or until they sell-out.

There are lots of favorites available for our hard-core fans. Please come out and visit Vicki and Dorothy from a socially safe distance, of course.

We will be outside and will be selling contact-free. CASH ONLY and BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS. All money goes into the NAS Heirloom Plant Sale Fund.

We usually raise enough money to support 8-12 research projects and internships each year. This year we hope to raise $1,000 to support at least one scholarship.

While we will not have flowers, you can select from a wide selection of beautiful native perennials for your flower gardens from Stone Silo while you are there.
But that’s not all! Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (NAS) will be there with his world famous Heirloom Salsas. All salsa sales support the Scholarship.
Stone Silo Prairie Nursery is located in De Pere, Wis. at 2325 Oak Ridge Circle. For info on their plants, please visit http://www.stonesiloprairi.