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.


Video: See ‘Transcend’ and Lawton Gallery schedule

The Lawton Gallery will be holding both physical and virtual exhibitions, the virtual exhibitions will open at the same time as the physical ones. In addition, for the time being there will be no receptions due to Covid-19.

Rae Senarighi
Sept. 3 – Oct. 1, 2020
Rae Senarighi is a transgender artist currently based in Madison, WI. His portrait series, TRANSCEND, celebrates transgender and non-binary individuals throughout the world who are living their lives openly, choosing integrity over safety.

Norbert Kox Retrospective
Oct. 8 – Nov. 5, 2020
Contemporary religious painter Norbert Kox was one of Wisconsin’s most important outsider artists. His work utilized powerful symbolic metaphors aiming to shake modern man from his spiritual malaise and clear away centuries worth of mistranslations of the Bible.

48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Nov. 19-Dec. 10, 2020
Exhibition features artwork by UW-Green Bay’s art and design students.

Students doing field labs on bees

Photos: In-person classes look a bit different at UW-Green Bay this year

Classes at UW-Green Bay looked a bit different this year with students and faculty respecting the masking and social-distance requirements indoors. Many of the faculty also took to teaching outdoors last week, taking advantage of the warm temperatures and beautiful campus environment. Enjoy the gallery. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Indoor and Outdoor Classes - September 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication.

Video: See what COVID testing will look like on the Green Bay Campus

Hi, I’m Jeremy Cleven, and today we’re going to walk through the testing process for those of you being tested on the Green Bay campus.

We’re outside the Kress Event Center right now, near the turf gym. This will be your entrance that you take to come in for the test.

Turf gym entrance

Once you make your testing appointment on the MyPrevea app, you will arrive to the Kress Center at your appointment time. You’ll enter at the first door of the turf gym, come on in wait in the socially distanced staging area, on the assigned spot.

From there you will be asked to proceed to one of the check-in stations. There you will show your ID, verify who you are, and provide us with your student ID number.

Once you appropriately check in you’ll be headed to the collection area. We have three collection areas. Just go to which one you’re called. The collection will involve you just verifying who you are and having a cotton tip swab inside your nostril. It doesn’t go very deep so it shouldn’t bother you too much.

Once your collection is taken you’ll be free to go. We will handle the testing on the back end and you should know your results through the MyPrevea app within a day.

Once we collect your sample you will follow the pathway to exit the building. It’s important to follow the path so we don’t have people running into each other and we can maintain socially distanced interactions. You will be required to leave the building through the door behind me, heading out towards the soccer stadium. You will not be able to re-enter the Kress Center unless you head around to the fitness center area.

This testing process is an important part of keeping you safe and keeping a healthy campus. Thank you for following instructions. Thank you for making the appointments.

Thank you for masking. Thank you for socially distancing.

This is meant to help you have a fun and safe experience while you’re on campus.

Information regarding My

Visit My or use the MyPrevea app. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Once an account is set-up, click on COVID-19 Test on the right side of your screen. Follow the process detailed below in Steps 1-7 to schedule a COVID-19 antigen test. Please allow yourself 20-30 minutes for testing. The test will be administered in the Kress Center Turf Gym.

If you have questions about antigen testing, please reach out to the Office of COVID-19 Response at or by calling 920-465-5060.