UW-Green Bay Green Bay Campus in Fall Colors

Total enrollment is 8,970

UW-Green Bay is reporting 8,970 students enrolled across its four locations for Fall 2020. Gains included a 12-percent increase in Graduate Studies and gains in enrollment at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses. The gain marks six straight years of enrollment growth for the University.

How many students attend UW-Green Bay?

An updated factsheet for Fall 2020 is pending approval of a central data report to UW System and will be available soon. According to UW-Green Bay’s Office of Institutional Research Fall 2019 enrollment Fact Sheet (pdf), total enrollment of 8,803 was made up of 8,405 undergraduates (Green Bay Campus 7,586; Manitowoc Campus 237; Marinette Campus 203; and Sheboygan 381) and 396 graduate students. Other facts and figures worth highlighting:

  • 63% of students are women
  • 1,214 students (13.7% percent of total enrollment) are underrepresented minorities. Another 200 (about 2%) are from other minority backgrounds
  • Wisconsin residents are 89.6% of total enrollment; 58.2% are from UW-Green Bay’s 16-county footprint.
  • UWGB enrolled 1,347 new freshmen, 667 new transfer students, 118 new master’s students
  • Average ACT composite for new freshmen was 21

For more facts and figures from UW-Green Bay, see Institutional Strategy & Effectiveness Factbooks.

Also see the November 11, 2020 news release, UW-Green Bay sees highest enrollment gain in the UW System

Tonight, Monday, Nov. 16! Brass Musicians of the Weidner Philharmonic

This concert highlights the power and versatility of the brass quintet musicians of the Weidner Philharmonic. The core of the program features two imaginative works by living composers: Luminosity by New York-based composer Jessica Meyer and Lux Aeterna from Lawrence University graduate, Evan Williams. Principal Weidner Philharmonic performers include two UW-Green Bay Music faculty members: Adam Gaines on trumpet, and horn player Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. They are joined by Philharmonic members Jamie Waroff on trumpet, Andrew Zipperer on trombone and Steve Wilda on tuba. The performers will share insights about the music during their performance. The 6:30 Concert will stream live for free on November 16 beginning at 6:30pm on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel.

Prof. Weinschenk interviewed in the Washington Post on pandemic and partisanship

Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) was quoted in the Washington Post today, discussing the Republican party and the ongoing pandemic. “To many Republican voters, ‘masks have become a symbol of assaults on freedom,’ said Aaron Weinschenk, chair of the political science department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. ‘I’ve heard so many times, You know what’s best for your family, so you should decide.’” See the story.

UW-Green Bay business students place in the top one percent globally

A team from UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Vallari Chandna’s (Marketing & Management) “Capstone in Business Strategy” Class, has made it to the Top 100 rank in the GloBus Simulation. The team of UW-Green Bay Business Administration students consisting of the C-Suite members Stephanie Goetz, Chase Grabowski, Cameron Prailes, Hannah Stroede, Anthony Zettlemoyer placed in a tie for 38th place out of 3,293 teams across 150 colleges and universities across the world during the week of Nov 2-8, 2020. The ranking places them in the top 1% worldwide.

In the Capstone course’s strategy simulation, student teams run a company that is racing for global market leadership in the wearable video cameras and camera-equipped copter drones industry. Each decision round, students make 20+ types of decisions from all business domains including design and performance, assembly operations, shipping and delivery, workforce compensation, pricing and marketing, corporate social responsibility and citizenship, and the financing of company operations among others. Students from the Austin E. Cofrin’s Business School have placed in the top 100 of the GloBus Simulation multiple times in the past year.

SBDC grads open third Aurora Apothecary location

SBDC’s at UW-Green Bay Entrepreneurial Training Program graduates, Melissa and Kevin Adlebush, are opening a third Aurora Apothecary location, this time in Green Bay. The grand opening is planned for Saturday Nov. 28, 2020 in celebration of Small Business Saturday. The new location is at 133 N. Broadway in Green Bay. The new store has homegrown bulk herbs, hand blended teas, handmade herbal items such as tinctures, salves, and body products. It features a blending bar where customers can scent their own body products. They also carry crystals, aroma jewelry, tarot decks, and a plethora of books. Aurora Apothecary locations: 1133 N, Broadway in Green Bay, 607 N. Richmond Street in Appleton, and a seasonal store at 9428 Cedar Street, Fish Creek in Door County.

UW System highlights story about virtual field trips

The UW System chose the story written by Marketing and University Communication intern to be featured on their “All in Wisconsin” website. UW-Green Bay professors and instructors, including John Luczaj (Geoscience, Water Science) are accommodating field trips this season for Natural and Applied Sciences, transforming existing and new trips into virtual interactive experiences because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Spring and Summer 2020, virtual field trips were offered in at least four classes two new excursions are planned for this fall. Students can virtually visit De Pere Lock and Dam, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Baraboo Hills and the Metro Boat Launch, to name a few.

illustration of an athlete imagining success in the stars

Prof Chu speaks with Nike.com about the power of visualization for unlocking athletic and personal success

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. (Chair of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology) Alan Chu spoke with Nike about the power of visualization for unlocking athletic and personal success and was quoted in the article, “See It Happen to Make It Happen.” When you imagine every detail, scenario and emotion involved in achieving your goal, you’re actually practicing how to succeed with concrete actions rather than just casually thinking about achieving it…By leaving nothing—OK, everything—to the imagination, your image can feel more real,” says Chu. See it at Nike.com.

Prof. Chu published an article on using positive psychology to foster student engagement during the pandemic

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Alan Chu (Chair of the M.S. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology), published an article titled “Applying positive psychology to foster student engagement and classroom community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond” in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. The article discusses implementation of three positive psychology teaching strategies—strengths identification and application, growth mindset, and gratitude exercises—during the pandemic. Find activity and assignment examples, here.

Tommy G. Thompson Leadership Scholarship

The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership is offering a scholarship of $2,300 to one undergraduate student at each university in the UW System. Scholarships are intended for undergraduates who have shown public leadership in their lives in a way that reflects the general legacy of Governor Tommy G. Thompson. Applications are due Nov. 29, 2020. Additional details about the award (and other outside scholarships) are available on the Private Scholarships webpage.