Author Archives: Daniel Moore

The Ghosts of Commencements Past: UW-Green Bay graduation ceremonies through the years

It started humbly in UW Center’s Deckner Gymnasium in June of 1970. Seventy-eight members of the first graduating class received their diplomas from the fledgling University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Twice a year since, the University community has gathered to honor and congratulate graduates in a formal ceremony.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, 432 students—members of the University’s 100th graduating class—will participate in Commencement, boosting UW-Green Bay’s alumni total to nearly 39,500. The official ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more about this year’s graduating class  and take a look back, in the gallery.

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Photos provided by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center

Photo gallery: 47th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Student Art Exhibition

The 47th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Lawton Gallery runs through Dec. 12, 2019. This exhibition features artwork submitted by UW-Green Bay enrolled students and is juried by Professor Emeritus Carol Emmons. For the 47th year, the Lawton Gallery is showcasing the talented art and design students of UW-Green Bay and will provide $1,000 in awards. All Lawton Gallery events are free and open to the public.

Congratulations to these students on their awards:
Savannah Mikle, Kress Award for Excellence in 2D
Tommy Mlodzik, Kress Award for Excellence in 3D and Contemporary Ceramic’s Award
Libby Gill, Lawton Award for Excellence in 2D and Northeast Wisconsin Watercolor Society Award
Lindsey Beseler, Lawton Award for Excellence in 3D and The Provost’s Award
Katie Bauer, Chancellor’s Award, the Contemporary Painting Award, and the Business Entrepreneurship Award
Kassie Corroy, College of Science, Technology and Engineering Purchase Award, Excellence in Printmaking Award
Brittany Meyer, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Purchase Award
Andrea Cornett, College of Education, Health, and Social Welfare Purchase Award and Contemporary Textiles Award
Beth Schauffner, Business Entrepreneurship Award
Lydia Delikat Mitchell, Business Entrepreneurship Award
Asavir Nadeem, Contemporary Drawing Award and Union Purchase Award
Zeyu Yan, Contemporary Craft Award
Charity Meier, Northeast Wisconsin Watercolor Society Award
Molly Gwitt, Northeast Wisconsin Watercolor Society Award and Contemporary Woodworking Award
Ya-Ching Kuo, Art and Visual Design Purchase Award and Design Award for Excellence
Logan Maedke, Design Award for Excellence

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Photos by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication

Photos: Wintry mix leaves campus gorgeous, again

Snow at University Union

It’s not great for travelers, and the UW-Green Bay community had to negotiate slippery sidewalks and parking lots, but the brutal wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow, once again left UW-Green Bay campuses in a wintry splendor. Photographer Dan Moore snapped a few photos…

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Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Photos: ‘Las Cafeteras: Sounds of Resistance!’


UW-Green Bay welcomed music group Las Cafeteras on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Phoenix Room C for a workshop titled “Sounds of Resistance!” The event was co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay Spanish, MESA, Organizacion Latino Americano, Women of Color organization and the Office of Student Life.

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Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communications

Photos: Phuture Phoenix inspire, energize the Green Bay Campus

Phuture Phoenix

They came, they toured, they played, they ate, and they energized UW-Green Bay. Nearly 1,600 fifth-graders spend much of their day at UW-Green Bay, Oct. 16-17. It was the 15th annual Phuture Phoenix Phuture Phoenix Campus Visit. Students from 26 Northeast Wisconsin Schools were inspired to “dare to dream about going to college.”

UW-Green Bay’s signature Phuture Phoenix program partners with schools that have high percentages of students from low-income families and encourages students to graduate from high school and pursue a college education.

The program has hosted nearly 22,000 fifth-grade students during the annual campus visits every October since it began in 2003. More than 300 UW-Green Bay students volunteered to serve as role models and group leaders for the day and 107 faculty members participated in various activities and sharing their classrooms on campus.

See the press release.

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Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communications

Brown County STEM Center Virtual Tour

The Brown County STEM Innovation Center makes its debut to the public today, Thursday, Oct. 10. Join for an Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring tours, hands-on projects with the Einstein Project, demonstrations from Engineering faculty and more. For a sneak peek, watch Dean John Katers (College of Science Engineering and Technology) lead a virtual tour of the space highlighting common spaces, classrooms, labs and more.

History buffs and others enjoy ‘Viking of All Ages’ festival at Green Bay and Manitowoc Campuses


The Viking House on UW-Green Bay, Green Bay Campus and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences teamed up to provide fun for “Vikings of All Ages” last week, Thursday, Oct. 3. The free Viking Festival event featured three performances by Viking storyteller Adrian Spendlow (United Kingdom) and the Viking wrestling troupe Telge Glima (Sweden.)

“I just really love it when I see students who are really excited about the old traditions and learning how to do things with their hands and to problem-solve…,” Prof. Heidi Sherman (Humanities) shared with Fox 11. More from the Manitowoc Campus on Facebook.

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Photos by Dan Moore, Office of Marketing and University Communication

Video: Prof. Berel Lutsky explains ‘Really Big Prints’ and a street roller demonstration

In conjunction with a showcase selection of “Really Big Prints” now on display at UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is a street roller demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 (Weidner Center, rear canopy). Free and open to the public! In this video, Art Prof. Berel Lutzky explains the concept behind the prints, the new show and why a street roller is needed to transfer ink to paper.

Really Big Prints is a collaboration between art professors at three colleges and universities. It is planned and organized by Prof. Berel Lutsky (Art, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus), Assistant Prof. Katie Ries (Art, St. Norbert College) Associate Prof. Benjamin D. Rinehart (Art, Lawrence University, Wriston Art Center). The Really Big Prints team received the UW Colleges Chancellor’s Friends and Advocates Award in 2017.

Really Big Prints will be returning to the Manitowoc Campus, July 8-11, 2020. Applications open at the start of October 2019. There will also be a summer course offered on the Manitwooc Campus, Art 470-Oversize Relief Printing.

More information about Really Big Prints can be found on its website:, or Facebook page: For any questions or concerns, please contact Prof. Berel Lutsky at 920-435-4735, or

Photos: Students enjoy ‘GB Week’

GB Week student participants roasting marshmallows in Phoenix Park

Social media intern Shelby Smith has an eye for great photos, and for finding the fun. See “GB Week” from a student’s perspective.

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Photos by Shelby Smith, Marketing and University Communication Social Media Intern

Photos: Tiny Earth kicks-off with soil from the Green Bay Packers

Tiny Earth Kickoff Event

The next big win emerging from the Green Bay Packers’ practice fields could be life-saving bacteria. Student and faculty researchers from UW-Green Bay and area high schools will examine a soil sample from the Packers’ Clark Hinkle Field as part of the Tiny Earth project, which aims to identify bacteria in the earth strong enough to beat diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics.

According to UW-Green Bay Biology Professor Brian Merkel, about 70 percent of the antibiotics used today come from soil bacteria. But the discovery of new ones have drastically slowed. And a 2013 analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that at least two-million people contract an antibiotic-resistant infection each year.

After analyzing soil samples, including the one from the Packers’ Ray Nitschke, students and faculty will gather at the The Tiny Earth Symposium, held at the Lambeau Field Atrium, Dec. 6, 2019, to showcase their findings. At the same time, 10,000 students from across the globe are doing similar research, hoping for the next big discovery.

Merkel calls this a “student-sourcing” event. The larger the group of students, the more reasonable it is to expect a greater frequency of discoveries, he said. The kick-off event took place on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at Brown County’s STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus, with representation from UW-Green Bay, the Green Bay Packers and Tiny Earth.

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Photos by Dan Moore, Office of Marketing and University Communication