Fireworks and a band highlight, the End of the Year Celebration this Friday, May 7

We know this year has been particularly hard on you, Phoenix family. Let’s send this semester off with a bang at our End of the Year Celebration! This Friday, May 7, 2021 will be jam-packed with fun free events leading up to Fireworks!

Schedule of events:

4:00 – 7:00 pm Picnic Dinner  (Meal swipe, pass points, dining points or credit card accepted)
Phoenix Park

7:00 – 8:30 pm Live performance with Grayson Dewolfe
Phoenix Park

8:45 pm Fireworks
Aldo Santaga Stadium

UW-Green Bay’s Guthrie Named Athletic Director at Akron University

National Search for Successor Underway

Green Bay, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander confirmed today that Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie has accepted the athletic director role at Akron University in Akron, Ohio and will be leaving his role with Green Bay Athletics. Deputy Director of Athletics Jermaine Rolle will serve as interim athletic director until Guthrie’s successor is named. A national search for Green Bay Athletics 10th athletic director begins immediately.

“Charles Guthrie is a true joy to work with and is gifted at bringing out the best in people,” said Alexander. “He always puts the student athlete first. Our athletes, coaches, donors and fans have the utmost respect for what Charles has done for Green Bay Athletics over the last four years. I am sorry to see him leave UW-Green Bay, but only wish him the best in this next exciting chapter of his career.”

Guthrie’s move to Akron puts him closer to family and his hometown of Albany, NY. His new contract with Akron begins July 1, 2021.

“I am beyond grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to partner and collaborate with Chancellor Alexander, the leadership team and the campus community,” said Guthrie. “Green Bay is steadfast in its commitment to academic and competitive excellence as evidenced by the department’s 42 consecutive semesters above a 3.0 GPA. I will miss this tremendous community of student-athletes, coaches, staff and faculty. I’d like to thank all of the Phoenix fans near and far for embracing our program and supporting our exceptional student-athletes—your support is the driving force behind Green Bay Athletics.”

Guthrie served as athletic director at UW-Green Bay since October of 2017 when he became the ninth person to hold supervisory responsibility for intercollegiate athletics in the history of the Green Bay program. He replaced Mary Ellen Gillespie who left the Green Bay program for a position at Hartford University in Connecticut.

According to Alexander, Guthrie is leaving the program on solid ground. “We will begin immediately to recruit a leader to build on his success and continue toward our goal of building the Athletic Department as a fundamental piece of how the region interacts with UW-Green Bay,” he said.

In his time as the leader of Green Bay Athletics, the athletics program has seen tremendous success in the classroom, in competition and in the community. Green Bay student-athletes achieved the highest-ever combined grade point average during any semester in Spring 2020, recording a department-wide GPA of 3.57. Competitively, Green Bay Athletics earned postseason berths on the Horizon League and NCAA tournament play for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, volleyball and Nordic ski during his tenure. Additionally, Guthrie helped raise over $1.2 million annually via the Phoenix Fund and special events. Guthrie oversaw enhancements to the Kress Events Center, completion of the University’s softball complex, King Park, which was completed in Spring 2020 and the opening of the new Aldo Santaga Soccer Stadium in 2019. Guthrie was instrumental in hiring men’s basketball coach Will Ryan in 2020 and helped the Division I athletics department navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit



Environmental research student Richard Sanderson pour testing agent from a beaker into a container as he performs research analysis for the Environmental Science Capstone Class.

Photos: Environmental Research students perform analysis for the Freshwater Collaborative

Assistant Professor Mike Holly’s environmental research students Richard Sanderson and Emma Loucks perform research analysis for a project funded through the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin with additional student experience through the Environmental Science Capstone Class on Friday, April 23, 2021, inside the Laboratory Sciences building’s Environmental Research Lab. The capstone project is investigating the treatment potential of/ reactive media developed from waste materials (mussel shells, steel turnings) to sequester phosphorus in agricultural runoff.

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UW-Green Bay Environmental Research Student

– Photos by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication.

CAHSS Virtual is an online showcase of student work

For these final two weeks of the semester, CAHSS has turned into an online conference venue, complete with video presentations, gallery displays, written works, and more.  So far, there are more than 30 works reflecting class projects, honors projects, independent studies, internships, and research assistantships (with more on the way).

You can also see the 2021 Academic Excellence Symposium submissions and this year’s GPS Showcase.

Be sure to check back, as there will be more submissions over the next week.

Buzzworthy News: UW-Green Bay Designated ‘Bee Campus USA’ | Wisconsin Public Radio

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been designated a campus affiliate of the Bee City USA program, a recognition given to schools and cities that make efforts to support bee populations.Awarded by the international nonprofit Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the designation underscores UW-Green Bay’s work to conserve native pollinators and healthy ecosystems, said Amy Wolf, a professor of natural and applied sciences at UW-Green Bay and an expert on the state’s native pollinators.In Wisconsin, UW-Green Bay joins Northland College in Ashland, Lawrence University in Appleton and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as Bee City USA campus affiliates.

Source: Buzzworthy News: UW-Green Bay Designated ‘Bee Campus USA’ | Wisconsin Public Radio

UWGB Offering a New Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management | Seehafer News

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has announced a new certificate program for experienced nurses that will give them the confidence and skills to lead and manage most any situation.The Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management will allow nurses to have a bigger impact in healthcare and in their careers.There is a 23% growth prediction for the job outlook of nursing leadership and management positions across the United States, according to an article posted in January on

Source: UWGB Offering a New Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management | Seehafer News

Molly Gwitt has been awarded Outstanding Senior Show Award

The Art Discipline is pleased to announce that Molly Gwitt has been awarded the Outstanding Senior Show Award. The exhibition is located in the Lawton Gallery Room 230 runs until May 13. See the virtual version.

Artist Statement

I am a multimedia artist designing and creating functional forms. The intention behind my work is to recreate the captured moment of my experience with nature through utilitarian handmade forms. Using my multimedia approaches, I’ve created an interior space that is inspired by the natural world. Here, the items that are a reflection of my experiences become a part of our living environment.

My work is in homage to the traditional Japanese garden. Japanese gardens are a space intended to capture the essence and natural beauties of nature. These gardens enhance our quality of life by bringing serenity and nature into our crowded lives. Just like the Japanese, I am attempting to guide nature into the home to create a beautiful yet tranquil environment through my art.

Growing up in Wisconsin, I have explored many forests, caves and swamps. I find when I am immersed within nature I feel the most at peace. Hiking and mushroom hunting are what helps me recharge and find inspiration for my art. I wanted to bring the peaceful feeling that nature brings me into the home. Thus, creating this space.

Wild Things: Natural Resources Board Approves Whitefish Emergency Rule – Door County Pulse

seven-year effort led by Northern Door commercial fisherman Charlie Henriksen is finally coming to fruition on Green Bay.Wisconsin’s seven-citizen Natural Resources Board (NRB) unanimously approved an emergency rule allowing an increased quota for whitefish this season in commercial fishing Zone 1 (Lower Green Bay) during an online meeting April 14. Henriksen, president of the Wisconsin Commercial Fisheries Association, said Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff changes, funding issues and COVID-19 issues have delayed something that should have happened years ago.“This increase is long overdue,” Henriksen told board members via Zoom on April 14. “There’s plenty of fish for everybody, and the lake is big enough for everybody.”Brad Eggold, DNR Great Lakes District fisheries supervisor, said the rule takes a very conservative approach and requires the use of an electronic fish-reporting system – something Henriksen and other large producers have been using for several years.

Source: Wild Things: Natural Resources Board Approves Whitefish Emergency Rule – Door County Pulse