Video: UW-Green Bay Coffee Break, Jan. 20, 2021

Didn’t have a chance to take part in Coffee Break? We have it recorded.

Chanceller Alexander recommends these books:

Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education by Bryan Alexander (no relation)

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education by Nathan Grawe

Provost Kate Burns recommends:
Small Teaching Online, is an e-book the library purchased with an unlimited user license. Search the Library Catalog for the title.

Video: In fall semester form, faculty and staff and peers from all four campuses congratulate UW-Green Bay graduates

In true, fall semester form, UW-Green Bay faculty and staff from all four campuses, worked together to send this virtual message to UW-Green Bay’s Fall/Winter 2020 Graduates. The campus community hopes to celebrate with you in spring of 2021. Congratulations! You did it!

Class of 2020, it’s been quite a year, but you did it!

Navigated college, completed internships, exams and term papers while juggling jobs, friends, family, and everything else. And You made it!

You also made this University and our community a better place through your contributions, research, and projects.

You grew during your time here at Green Bay to find your way forward to your next challenge.

But what’s most impressive about the Class of 2020 is that you figured it out. Not only how to attend college during a global pandemic, but also endure.

Watching hours of online lectures without falling asleep, becoming a Zoom master, by wearing your mask and keeping it all together, even six feet apart.

You’ve risen above and beyond, and that’s what makes the Phoenix class of 2020:



And admirable.

We want to say thank you in person this May.  

Because, class of 2020, you did it!

Video: Provost Kate Burns reminds students to reflect on your accomplishments this semester

Hi everyone, I’m Kate Burns, the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs here at UW-Green Bay. I’m here to talk about the end of the semester which is quickly upon us.

I know at the beginning of the semester we are all thinking… How would this happen? How would we engage in a socially distant semester? What would this look like with all of these online classes and hybrid courses? Now we’re almost at the end, we’re finally almost there!

I just want you to take a moment and really think about all you’ve accomplished this semester; how you’ve grown, how you’ve changed, how you’ve pushed yourself in ways that you didn’t think were possible. The good news is that we are so close to the end, so we are counting the moments, we are counting the days.

We might feel a bit overwhelmed at times. I urge you to think about what’s worked well for you this semester and I want to encourage you to reach out if you need help. Talk to your professors. Talk to GBOSS. If you have any questions or concerns we’re here to help you get through.

We’re just going to focus on these moments—these days together. Good luck with all the remaining work that you have to do. We’re here with you and we’re here to help you thrive.

Thank you for all that you’ve done this semester. You should be really proud of all that you’ve accomplished.

We are Phoenix. We are thriving, together.

Video: 48th Annual Juried Student Virtual Exhibition

Can’t make it to the Green Bay Campus? At least you can see the incredible work of UW-Green Bay students at the 48th annual Juried Student Exhibition. Students from any and all of the four UW-Green Bay campuses were invited to submit their work . The juror is Kate Mothes, an independent curator, founder of Young Space, and co-founder/editor of Dovetail Magazine. Watch the video:

Location & Hours of the Lawton Gallery

Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
The Lawton Gallery is located in the Theatre Hall building (Room 230). The gallery is open during the fall and spring semesters, and closed during the summer months (June, July & August). For further information, please call the curator at 920-465-2916.

Video: Chancellor Alexander to students… ‘You are doing an amazing job’

Hi UW-Green Bay students. I hope you’re all doing well.

We’re a few weeks before the Thanksgiving break and I want to let you know that we’ve done an amazing job to this point to keep the campus safe and be able to function as best we can throughout the pandemic.

I want to urge you over these last few weeks going into Thanksgiving to please stay vigilant. To please make sure you’re doing everything you can to make sure that not only are you safe in these last few weeks on campus, but that we’re able to have you all go home and be safe while you’re with your families, so that we can bring you all back and resume the last few weeks of the semester.

I urge you to please make sure if you’re on campus that you are taking responsibility for the testing that we have each week for you.

I want to thank you one more time for everything you’ve done this semester. The work and attention and detail that you have done is remarkable, and the rates that we have relative to our community shows just how responsible you’ve been. I am incredibly appreciative and I know everyone at the University is for the way you’ve handled what’s been a really difficult semester.

Thank you, and I want to wish you the best for the rest of your semester. I know that everyone did not have classes exactly as they wanted them, and appreciate your flexibility while we’re able to get this sorted out and make sure that you persist in your education. That’s the most important thing for us right now. We want you to continue to persist in your education. The pandemic will end as soon as possible and at that point we want to make sure that all of you are still on track to finish your educational goals.

Thanks again for your attention. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and we look forward to seeing you these next few weeks and when you return.


Mary Sue Lavin with Phuture Phoenix Tee

Video: Phuture Phoenix program still making a difference during COVID-19


It’s October and you know what that means! It’s Phuture Phoenix campus visit time! Only this year, campus visits will be virtual. Students will still receive their future phoenix t-shirt but they will also receive a virtual tour put on by the Education 208 students.

Those students are putting together as close to a campus visit as they can. Students who are viewing the campus visit project will still visit the Weidner Center, the Kress Events Center, the union, the Cofrin Library, housing, and all of the great things we have here on the UWGB campus. They are also charged with trying to create a relationship with some students who will be watching their projects virtually.

Students have begun working on their project and will have everything compiled by the beginning of November and we will then roll out these projects to all of the teachers who would have brought their fifth-grade students to campus this year. Hopefully, they will have their t-shirts, they will have their virtual campus visit and they’ll have a college experience day where they can learn about the possibilities of post-secondary education, namely our great campus UWGB!

ZINE (Rhymes with Quarantine) poster art

Video preview: ‘ZINE’ at Lawton Gallery

The Lawton Gallery is proud to present “ZINE (Rhymes with Quarantine)” an exhibit of zines from the University’s collection. The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 8 through Nov. 5, 2020. Associate Prof. Sarah Detweiler will give a presentation about the collection on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. The gallery is still open with social distancing in place including a restricted number of people in the space at once. The Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UW-Green Bay student shares hospital frontline experience; pride in the Phoenix family

UW-Green Bay senior Carolyn LaTour (Human Biology) shares her observations as a surgical technician in a local hospital. Concerning for her are PPE and staff shortages, and what increased COVID-19 cases can mean to local healthcare. She also shares her pride in her classmates and Phoenix family members for working to keep COVID-19 infection rates low on the four UW-Green Bay campuses.

My name is Carolyn LaTour. I am a senior at UWGB, and I’ve been working in healthcare for the past nine years as a surgical tech and a surgical first assist. I am majoring in human biology here at UWGB in hopes of becoming a physician assistant in the future.

As a surgical tech we get the operating room ready in the morning and throughout the day for surgeries and as a surgical first assist I assist the surgeons in the operating room as well.

My observations throughout the pandemic, at the hospital specifically, have been that we are low on our PPE and other supplies that are needed in the operating room and throughout the hospital. We’ve been short on staff throughout the pandemic the shortages in PPE and supplies is very stressful. We have to be very mindful of how much PPE we’re using and to preserve it throughout our day and shifts.

As COVID progresses, I do believe that we’re going to have to cancel more of our scheduled cases, unfortunately, due to the increased volume and the limited number of beds that are in the hospitals.

As part of the campus community and being a Phoenix, I’m very proud of the numbers and the low infection rate that we have at UWGB right now on campus. It just shows that we as students are taking this very seriously to ensure that our education in our classes and our in-person labs are still going to be going on.

To my fellow classmates and students, I just keep saying to wear your mask. Keep wearing your mask because you don’t know how it’s going to affect you, your family, your friends or our fellow classmates. We just want to keep everyone safe and to ensure that our education is still going to be present here, that in-person campus lectures are still going to go on.

As students we should feel very responsible as our contribution to the community with keeping the infection rates low. If we’re wearing our masks and keeping social distancing, at least you know you’re doing the part in the community and keeping the hospital infection rates lower.

Video: UW-Green Bay senior Faith Klick says ‘thank you’ and ‘keep it up’

Hello, everyone! My name is Faith Klick. I’m a senior here studying Musical Theater and English Literature, and I am so proud to be a Phoenix.

Thank you all for caring for each other’s safety and for following the guidelines. We’ve been able to keep the (COVID-19) virus at bay! Because of this we’ve been able to attend in-person classes and feel free to live safely on campus.

But that does not mean our hard work should stop. We still need to follow the guidelines in order to keep the virus at bay. Please remember the three W’s: wash your hands, wear your mask and watch your distance. These rules also apply when you go off campus, so please be careful when you leave campus.

This is not the semester that any of us imagined, but we’ve done the best we can with the circumstances given.

Thank you again, and as always, go Phoenix!


Video: Cofrin School of Business high-impact experiences

The Cofrin School of Business provides high-impact experiences and opportunities to students that the marketplace and the workplace demands… Check out this highlight video!

Hello, and welcome to UW-Green Bay. My name is Matt Dornbush, Dean of the Cofrin School of Business.

First, I want to thank you for choosing UW-Green Bay as your home for your higher education journey. Carrying the namesake of Wisconsin’s most recognizable and internationally branded city, and home to the state’s third largest economy.

With additional locations in the lakeside communities of Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan, few universities can compete with the rich opportunities for merging education and applied experiences available to our business students.

The Cofrin School of Business is committed to providing a transformative business education through the use of high impact practices to prepare learners to ethically and critically address the complex issues facing the world today.

Our instructors and staff are dedicated and eager to support, guide and challenge you during your time here at the University.

Whether you engage in a rewarding internship experience, solve a complex problem facing a local business, pitch your own innovative product idea or lead a student organization, the Cofrin School of Business has an opportunity for you. Please be sure to engage with us and let us help you get started on your journey towards both your degree and the career you’re dreaming of.

Thanks again for choosing UW-Green Bay, and I look forward to meeting you in the halls.