Video: Message from Provost Michael Alexander

Video Transcript from Provost Michael Alexander

Hi UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff.

As we resume classes on this Monday, I thought it was important as Provost to greet you. It is innate to the human spirit to want to grow and to learn. Although we are in very difficult times right now we should take solace in the idea that we’re going to continue to behave in the most human way possible — which is to learn. Learn from each other, learn from our mentors and move forward in our aspirations with our education.

To our students… persist. Please persist. If you run into any obstacles, please let us know. Whether it be talking to a faculty or staff member, contacting with the University. Or, frankly, email or call me. We also urge you, if you have any financial difficulties or anything that can impede your ability to continue your education, to email us at GBOSS at gboss@uwgb.edu.

To our faculty… thank you. We’re incredibly grateful to have a faculty that can move an entire university to alternative delivery within 10 days. We know we have the faculty that can do this, and we know the incredible sacrifices our faculty have made to make today possible. We’re appreciative and want to remind everyone to remember the phrase that “perfect is the enemy of good.” Right now our goal is to learn. That learning may look and may feel different than it was intended to feel two weeks ago. We didn’t choose to be in the situation we’re in. All we can do is to choose how we’re going to handle the situation we’re in moving forward. And we’re very grateful to our faculty and the work they’ve done to make it possible for classes to resume today.

Finally, a message for our staff. Our staff have been heroic in every way over the last 10 days. At every obstacle they’ve chosen simply to overcome it. We’re so lucky to have a group of people who are dedicated to keeping the university functioning and moving forward at difficult times. Thank you.

I urge you all to lean on each other, to rely on each other, to communicate with each other and let’s get through this together as a Phoenix family. I also want to say that we should rely at this point on the legend of the Phoenix. The Phoenix will rise, and at some point we will be through a very difficult situation for the world, for the country and for our community. And we’ll be able to move forward and resume, continuing what we do best as a university which is to help our community to be better and to educate our students. Thank you for all you do. Let’s rise together as a phoenix nation.

Photo Gallery: Imperial Supplies named Recruitment Partner of the Year at Etiquette Luncheon

At the Dine Like a Professional Etiquette Lunch on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, UW-Green Bay Career Services announced that Imperial Supplies is its Recruitment Partner of the Year for 2019. Imperial Services has had an exceptional commitment and demonstrated comprehensive support of Career Service’s mission. Since 2011, Imperial Supplies has continued to support UW-Green Bay students in their journeys to success. Its team members have served as Mock Interview Day volunteers, participated in classroom panel discussions, made guest lecturer presentations, offered insight as featured program speakers and served on the alumni advisory board.

With headquarters in Green Bay since 1958 and only five miles from campus, local company representatives take pride in providing both time and financial support to UW-Green Bay. Imperial Supplies is an office sponsor for Career Services and a sponsor of Green Bay athletics. The organization has hosted students for job shadows, as well as welcomed students, faculty and staff onsite for informational corporate tours. Nearly 10% of all team members at Imperial’s corporate office in Green Bay are alumni of UW-Green Bay. In addition, 13 students have served as interns for Imperial since the organization launched a reputable internship program in 2018.

Linda Peacock-Landrum is in her 23rd year with UW-Green Bay Career Services, and her connection to Imperial Supplies began in her first year in Green Bay in 1997.

“That was the first year in Green Bay for both Jenny Lowe and me,” Peacock Landrum said. “We met at a local recruitment event that year, and when she transitioned to Imperial Supplies three years later, we reconnected to lay a solid foundation that our organizations could build upon.”

Lowe is the current Vice President of Human Resources for Imperial Supplies. Peacock-Landrum also sparked a connection with Sara Oettinger, a 2008 graduate of UW-Green Bay and current manager of Talent Acquisition for Imperial Supplies.

“One of my early interactions with Sara Oettinger of Imperial Supplies occurred in 2011 when she attended an event held in this very facility. She immediately offered her support and advice as an alumna to assist our students. Over the next nine years, the support, outreach and recruitment efforts by Imperial Supplies has grown,” said Peacock-Landrum. “Career Services and UW-Green Bay both are fortunate to have a partnership with Imperial Supplies. We look forward to many more engaging years in the future.”

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20-02-24- Business Week Etiquette Lunch

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney and text by Joshua Konecke, Marketing and University Communication student assistants.

Photo gallery: Communication Week Banquet, Feb. 24-27

UW-Green Bay Communication students celebrated past, present and future, Feb. 24-27, 2020 including a best projects showcase and film festival. The events, as well as a banquet Feb. 27, concluded Communication Week 2020. The “Competitive Spark Endowment,” funded by Dental City, provided $2,000 in awards to be divided among the winners of Comm Week events. Dental City is a Green Bay-based distributor of dental supplies, with deep connections to the University, including many UW-Green Bay alumni employees. Through Competitive Spark, Dental City aims to turn the traditional merit-based award process upside down by rewarding performance in structured competitions including Comm Week, Business Week and Innovation in Aging.

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COMM Week Dinner 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Battleship in the Kress Pool

Photos: It’s a war of water when Battleship takes over the Kress Center pool

Twenty-five teams of UW-Green Bay students battled to stay afloat while sinking their competitors during “Canoe Battleship” at the Kress Events Center pool, Thursday, Jan. 30. The winners of the aquatic competition got their names on the canoe paddle and a victory t-shirt.

“It’s super fun, it’s unique and different. It’s not something you get to do every day. And our turnout is great,” Casey Pivonka, Kress Event Center recreation coordinator, told members of the media.

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Battleship in Kress Pool 2020

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney, Marketing and University Communication

Photos: Brown County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

UW-Green Bay was a co-sponsor of the 2020 Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Jan. 18, 2020. “2020: Envision Change. Act Now” was the theme of this year’s celebration, now in its 25th year, locally. The free event was held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. A number of UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members are on the planning committee. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Brown County MLK Celebration 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Video/photos take you back through 50 years of Jazz Fest

Looking forward to Jazz Fest 50 this Saturday, Jan. 25? Take a peek into the past through these photos capturing different Jazz Fests throughout the years, provided by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center.

Jazz Fest, the second oldest jazz festival in Wisconsin, invites middle and high school jazz bands from across the state to celebrate the joy of jazz music! In addition to workshops and classes, these bands also participate in an afternoon concert on the last day of the event. This year’s concert is on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts; this concert is free, and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. This year’s high school band guests include Ashwaubenon High School, Green Bay East High School, Pulaski Middle School, Pulaski High School, Two Rivers High School, Evansville High School, Preble High School, West DePere High School, Bay Port High School and Jefferson High School. The Jazz Fest celebration will be capped off with a concert by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Weidner Center on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Read more about Jazz Fest and its history here, or contact Adam Gaines at 920-465-2440 or gainesa@uwgb.edu with any questions.

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Jazz Fest Photos from Archives

– Photos provided by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center

Video: Cheering on the Pack is fun for Phoenix Cheer Team

While it may be common for college cheerleaders to cheer on football teams, not many college cheerleaders can say they cheer for their local NFL football team. Green Bay Phoenix Cheer Team, along with St. Norbert College cheerleaders, are collegiate cheerleaders of the Green Bay Packers, of which UW-Green Bay is a Higher Education Partner. They showed their support for the Packers at a number of pep rallies, and of course, they were present at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Jan. 12 for the Packers play-off win against the Seattle Seahawks. Members of the Cheer Team call it an “amazing opportunity” to cheer for both the Phoenix and the Packers.

Video: Gaines talks Jazz Fest 50 in preparing for Jan. 25 event

Jazz Fest is celebrating its 50th anniversary starting on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 on UW-Green Bay’s campus. Associate Prof. of Music Adam Gaines explains the history of Jazz Fest and what people can expect from this year’s lineup. Below is the list of events:

  • Thursday, January 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Join jazz alumni at the Blue Opus, 1390 Bellevue St, Green Bay, for music and socializing. Suggested donation of $10 at the door with funds going towards the UWGB Jazz Ensemble tour of Slovakia.
  • Saturday, January 25 at 4 p.m.: A half dozen area school Jazz bands will take part in a FREE public concert. The concert will be held in the Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m.: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band & The Squirrel Nut Zippers concert at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $20.50. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.weidnercenter.com/events.

 

Photographer Dan Moore’s Top 10 Photos of 2019

Editor’s note: In his role as UW-Green Bay photographer/videographer Dan Moore writes one blog post a year, always a reflection back on his favorite photos of the year. See his take on 2019…

As both the new year (definitely) and a new decade (depending on your stance in the “there-was-no-year-zero debate”) begin, here are 10 of my favorite photos from last year:

Lunar Eclipse Over the Cofrin Library

Top 10 2019-1-1

This was right in my wheelhouse as a photographer. It was about zero degrees, which was neat, and the sky was clear, so all I had to figure out a way to frame things in an interesting way and be done before I lost feeling in my fingers.

Krash the Kress

Krash the Kress

Krash the Kress is such a fun event, and this crew looked to be having the most fun of all.

Joe Schoenebeck Feature

Joe Schoenebeck

If you’ve ever met Joe, you already know that his enthusiasm for science demonstrations is unsurpassed. The challenge with this shot was getting an image where the spark was arcing. It took a lot of frames but I got one.

Rehearsals for Julius Caesar

Top 10 2019-4

I can count on getting interesting expressions from the actors in the Theater program, but this shot form the rehearsals for Julius Caesar is my favorite.

Phoenix Sculpture in the Fall

Top 10 2019-5

Shortly after the Phoenix Rising sculpture was installed, I was walking from the Cofrin Library to Theatre Hall and noticed how the trees framed the sculpture, and thought, “That’s going to look pretty great with some fall colors.” It did.

Goat Yoga in the Quad

Top 10 2019-6

Hello there, goat!

Camp Lloyd Buddies

Top 10 2019-7

The connections built during Camp Lloyd are truly amazing, and I think this photo captures the bond between the campers and the UW-Green Bay student buddies.

GB Welcome Party at Lambeau

Top 10 2019-8

As part of GB Welcome, freshmen participated in a community service project followed by at party inside the Lambeau Field Atrium. This year’s freshmen were serious about having a good time.

Winter in Autumn

Top 10 2019-9

An early snowfall blanketed campus before all of the leaves had a chance to fall. I thought this maple was particularly stunning set against the whites of the sky, snow and science buildings.

Commencement

Top 10 2019-10

Many years ago, when I graduated from UW-Green Bay, I remember the feeling of looking around the Weidner Center for family and generally trying to soak in as much of the atmosphere as possible. It’s something you only get to do once, but I love seeing the looks on the faces of each semesters’ graduates and having a pretty good idea what they are feeling.

Marinette CEO Cindy Bailey joins with NWTC for ‘Our Town’ Broadcast

Hometown Radio (103.7) for the cities of Menominee, Michigan and Marinette, Wisconsin featured UW-Green Bay, Marinettte Campus CEO Cindy Bailey and Dean of NWTC, Marinette  Campus, Jennifer Flatt on its show called “Our Town.” They were discussing the relatively new Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition. The coalition is a partnership between the institutions, much like UW-Green Bay and NWTC (Green Bay’s) Crossing the Bridge. The coalition works to streamline duplication and provide and expand offering of degrees and credentials in the M & M area. You can listen to the full broadcast.