It was a sweet sound to our ears in July, when UW-Green Bay hosted the Summer Music Camps, including piano, band, orchestra, choral and the Rock Academy. High School students were able to customize their experience with a wide range of choices, from music theory to pop strings and fiddling. UW-Green Bay also hosted Art Camp, Robotics and STEM Camp and Video Game Programming in recent weeks.
The camp where grieving kids can be kids for a week returned to the UW-Green Bay campus this summer. All of the Camp Lloyd therapists are former Camp Lloyd Buddies and UW-Green Bay students. The camp schedule is filled with fun activities such as arts and crafts, music, games, swimming and hiking. It is also a time for campers to explore their own experiences of grief, find support from each other and realize that their feelings are normal.
Arguably one of the most scenic campuses in the Midwest, UW-Green Bay does it again. Each spring, the Green Bay Campus becomes a fairytale scene of blossoms, flowers and flora. Dan Moore, UW-Green Bay photographer/videographer, captures the splendor in this video.
“It was a dream.” Along with some scenes from Commencement, undergraduates Johnny Gomez (Business Administration) and Taylor Gulbrand (Psychology, Human Development), and Brianna Jenkins (Master’s in Nursing Leadership and Management in Health Systems), reflect on their time at UW-Green Bay, and the family and faculty who got them to degree completion.
Video by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
Parents, friends, peer groups, children, suite mates, grandparents, faculty members… the list is long of those who support their special graduate at commencement. In some cases, the 2019 UW-Green Bay graduates are the first in their families to earn a college degree. It’s a BIG day and a joyful occasion. We captured a few of those post-commencement moments.
Student posters, students, community members and faculty/staff filled the Weidner Center foyer on Friday May 10, 2019 to celebrate Master of Social Work (MSW) capstone projects, induction into the Phi Alpha Honor Society, and completion of the Social Work program for 32 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and 55 MSW students. More than 60 posters were on display illustrating the community issues and Social Work practice models that students have researched and will bring to their agencies when they enter the workforce. Project topics included evidence-based interventions, emerging programming, policy issues impacting inclusivity, funding and access to care.
Nearly 200 high school juniors from 10 local high schools came together for College Draft Day Powered by UW-Green Bay on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Lambeau Field. This fun and fast-paced day included a variety of college prep activities. Students rotated through booths and drills on topics such as student life, studying abroad, academic options, financial aid and scholarships; chatted with volunteer UW-Green Bay student coaches; spoke one-one-one with an admissions counselor; heard from, and had a photo with, Green Bay Packers player Mason Crosby, who talked about the importance of higher education. Each participant left with a letter of intent signed by the student and Crosby, promising the student would commit to exploring higher education options.
Here are comments from an educator: “Thank you so much for inviting Denmark High School to attend College Draft Day. We were so impressed by the organization and the information you shared with students… So thank you again for everything! We would love to be included again next year!”
Evaluations were extremely positive. Here are a few answers to “What was the most helpful part of your day?”
Learning about what each major and schools is
Going into more depth with certain majors
Learning more about college and having really nice and helpful coaches
Learning about majors at GB
Learning about the college professors
Learning more about college life
Learning more about GB
Having good coaches J (this comment was made a few times)
Learning about planning your day
Knowing my options
When FAFSA was talked about
Learning more about UWGB (there were lots of these)
The talk with college students
Talking one on one with counselors
Talking to the girl that helped people figure out what they’re doing in life
Meeting one on one with people from college
Talking one on one with a lady at the admission station
Speaking to individual college staff for advice
Meeting up with the admissions people
Talking to people at tables
One on one chat
One on one
The one on one meetings with administration
I think that the most helpful part was being able to ask questions and just talk with our advisors
Asking the staff questions
The personal speaker assigned to you at one booth
The one on one conversation with the person (at the table)
Speaking with the administration
The organizers wish to thank staff and faculty from across campus for their help. This day wouldn’t be possible without everyone who assisted!
UW-Green Bay photographers managed to hit some of the hot spots for last weekend’s UntitledTown Book and Author Festival. Headliner Michael Moreci had this to say in a tweet: “…this needs to be shouted from the rooftops: You couldn’t ask for a better book fest. The organizers, the events, the programming—everything is beyond excellent. I’m so grateful to be part of this!” In the featured photo, left to right, Prof. Dagni Bredesen (editor of Ruth the Betrayer, from Valancourt Books, Keshena Hanson and Associate Prof. Rebecca Nesvet at the UntitledTown panel event, “Hard Boiled Heroines: Women Characters in Mystery and Crime Fiction.”
For the second consecutive year, UW-Green Bay hosted the 18th annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) on Friday, April 26, 2019. This event, which rotates between the UW System campuses, had more than 400 students in attendance from across the UW System. The attendance of UW-Green Bay community members, family members of the researchers, faculty from other UW campuses and UW System officials added to the exciting atmosphere of the event. There was 263 presentations of research including poster presentations, gallery exhibits, visuals, and artistic and oral performances in all disciplines from natural science, biology, and technology, to social science and history.
Organizers wish to thank all the volunteers who contributed to the well-run event including the UW-Green Bay Ambassadors, faculty and staff. Much appreciation to the Kress Events Center and University Union staff. A very special thank you to Teri Ternes, Claire Carviou and Emily Wolf for assisting in the organization of this event. The next UW Undergraduate Research Symposiums will be hosted by UW-Whitewater in 2020 and 2021.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) awarded the 10th annual Earth Caretaker Award to UW-Green Bay alumnus Yue Rong, ’86 (Master of Environmental Science). The annual event and awards presentation was on Earth Day, April 22, 2019.
Rong (aka, YR), a Ph.D., is the environmental program manager at the California Environmental Protection Agency, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. He has also served as the acting assistant executive officer of the Regional Water Quality Control Board, in the groundwater division. Rong is in charge of site assessment and remediation of leaking underground storage tank (UST) sites, and the program of water quality control in oil and gas production fields.
The UST program contains a large number of leaking UST sites to be remediated in Los Angeles area, which was ranked in top 10 in terms of total numbers of the impacted sites. He has 29 years of experience with the Agency in dealing with groundwater contamination problems in the Los Angeles area. His expertise includes organic pollutants fate and transport in the subsurface soil and groundwater, environmental analytical chemistry and quality assurance and quality control, environmental statistics, risk assessment, and soil and groundwater pollution assessment and remediation. The projects he is involved with include collaboration with USEPA at Superfund sites in Los Angeles area, Santa Monica methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) drinking water pollution cleanup, I-710 corridor regional cleanup and water quality control at oil and gas production fields in Los Angeles area.