May is mental health month; check out this class and free assessment tool

Everyone should care about mental health because everyone faces challenges to their mental at one time or another. According to Mental Health America (MHA), one out of five individuals will experience some kind of mental health in their lifetime, including depression or anxiety, and there’s a growing prevalence among youth. MHA offers a free assessment tool.

If you are struggling to manage your emotions or anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis, UW-Green Bay has created a course, designed specifically for you. Taking care of your mental health is crucial during this time! Taught by Nationally Certified Counselor Angela Wessels, LPC, NCC. Nominal Charge: $25. It requires your registration.


Emily Miller and Mackenzie Ringer take first place in the UW-Green Bay Liberal Arts Essay Contest

Twenty-five students submitted essays and two students claimed the top prizes and a scholarship for the annual Liberal Arts Scholarship Essay contest. The Selection Committee was composed of Rebecca Abler, Vicki Medland, Chris Williams and Xan Bozzo. The essays will be published in the Sheepshead Review.

The first-year award went to Emily Miller (Psychology/Spanish). The committee had this to say about the essay:

“Miller’s essay was particularly strong to the committee as she was able to weave a broad understanding of the liberal arts, starting with the Yale Report of 1828, into her own personal experiences at UW-Green Bay. Her reflection as a reluctant gen-ed student who learned to appreciate how the liberal arts was enhancing her education and goals was particularly impressive. The quote, “In macroeconomics, I learned psychology; after all, the basis of economics is the human behavior which drives us to make purchases” was one that stood out.”

The second award, presented to a second- through fourth-year student, went to sophomore Mackenzie Ringer (History). The Committee wrote this:

“Ringer’s essay deftly makes the case for a liberal arts education as crucial to preparation of society for fluid, ever-changing circumstances. It analyzes the criticisms of liberal arts education and refutes those criticisms, making the case that while job and career trends can rise and fall, liberal arts provides the fundamental background needed to respond to a dynamic world. She includes the quick response of universities, specifically UW-Green Bay, to the COVID-19 pandemic as an illustrative example of how those with liberal arts values can respond quickly to changes.  Ringer acknowledges the challenges inherent in the rising cost of a college education and makes the case for addressing those in order to continue to provide equitable education for all.”


Congratulations to the 2021 Design and Arts Management Scholarship Recipients

UW-Green Bay Design announces and congratulates this year’s Design Scholarship recipients and all UW-Green Bay students for completing the 2020-21 school year.Scholarship awards were determined and selected by the UW-Green Bay Design faculty or at the Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette campuses based on the student’s portfolio of images submitted to this call using criteria similar to those used to evaluate student work in Design Studio courses: visual communication and marketing that emphasizes creative problem-solving practice, research and two-dimensional design decisions that demonstrate creative and rational typography, image-making, underlying grid layout and information design.

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Design Merit Scholarship Recipients

Craig A. Mueller Scholarships (2 in Design)
Diane Le
Lauren Blumenthal

Edna Walter Damkoehler Endowed Scholarship
Joy St. Pierre

Russell Spears Memorial Scholarship
Briana Vandermaus

Sidney and Ruth Morris Scholarship
Kayla Underhill

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Art Management Merit Scholarship Recipient
The Arts Management Scholarship award was determined and selected by the Design faculty at all four campuses based on Arts Management accomplishments using criteria similar to those used to evaluate student work in UW-Green Bay’s Arts Management courses: those who have demonstrated arts management service leadership qualities, and actively participated in arts management activities on campus and community service.

Craig A. Mueller Scholarship (in Arts Management)
Amanda Shepard



Updated Dates: Digital Transformation Summer Series is May 22, June 4 and 8

Please join the Cofrin School of Business for a Digital Transformation Summer Series on May 22, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Zoom, to learn about new and emerging technologies that will shape the future of business as we know it. “COVID-19 and summer break can’t stop us from learning in the Cofrin School of Business! We’re determined to keep innovating and connecting with our UWGB community.”

Two one-hour sessions will be offered each week of the summer, starting on May 22. Whether you can attend them all or just a few, all UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff are welcome to join.

UPDATE: It came to our attention recently that some UW-Green Bay staff have been assigned furlough days on June 5th and 19th, which were originally scheduled dates for this event. We want as many people to be able to attend as possible, so the Digital Transformation Summer Series sessions will be moved to Thursdays that week, making them on June 4 and 18. The times will remain the same. See the full details and register for sessions here.

How to access mailroom during construction

The tunnel corridor between the Environmental Sciences and Lab Sciences buildings is closed for maintenance until further notice. If you need to access the Mailroom, please drive-up to the Shipping/Receiving dock on the west side of Lab Sciences building and use the exterior Mailroom door. Here’s a map to help navigate to the dock:

The Mailroom continues to be open for you from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have large mailings, please contact the Mailroom (x2215) in advance.

If you have questions, please contact Tory Ortscheid at

Marinette County Board meeting to take place on UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus | Peshtigo Times

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, government business must go on. And despite the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision overturning the “Safer At Home” orders issued by Gov. Tony Evers, the monthly Marinette County Board meeting on Tuesday, May 26 will be held in the Theater on the Bay on the UW-Green Bay’s Marinette Campus to allow for social distancing.

Source: County Board to meet on Tuesday May 26 at UW Theatre on the Bay | Peshtigo Times

Yellow perch fingerlings ready for sale at the Farmory (UW-Green Bay is partner) | WLUK

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLUK) — An area nonprofit has reached a milestone in its quest to supply Northeast Wisconsin with a popular species of fish.The Farmory in Green Bay has seen its first hatch of yellow perch fingerlings in its indoor fish hatchery. The Farmory hopes to sell the fingerlings to help entrepreneurs start aquaculture businesses, as well as to backyard growers.The Farmory also plans to host a series of educational webinars featuring experts in aquaculture and aquaponics.

Source: Yellow perch fingerlings ready for sale at the Farmory | WLUK