Teacher Appreciation Week

UW-Green Bay and WFRV team up to appreciate teachers

UW-Green Bay and WFRV are honoring local teachers that inspire, lead and impact area students in honor of Teacher appreciation Week! Submit a brief nomination description, which may include a supporting picture/image/drawing (optional) from local students.

Ten randomly selected teachers will be contacted and featured during Local 5 Live during National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7), (2 per day). In addition to on-air recognition, LaJava Roasting House will be providing our 10 randomly selected teachers with a giftbox of coffee/tea/snacks to thank them for a job well done!

Discover Wisconsin highlights UW-Green Bay Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Lab

On Monday, March 15, 2021, a Discover Wisconsin crew visited campus and followed UW-Green Bay students and staff in the field. Discover Wisconsin is highlighting the impacts of the University of Wisconsin System on people and regions throughout Wisconsin. The segment featuring UWGB is on the University’s Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Lab ideally situated on the world’s largest freshwater estuary. Crews interviewed Interim UW System President Tommy Thompson and student researches and faculty members Christopher Houghton and Patrick Forsythe as well as gathering footage of student researchers and faculty in the field, as they worked on their Northern Pike research.

LifeatUWGB Instagram takeover account update

This week’s host on the UW-Green Bay Instagram takeover account, LifeatUWGB, is one of our very own UW-Green Bay News editors, junior Charlotte Berg (Communication), editorial intern, Marketing and University Communication. Follow along on the account this spring to see life from the perspective of a new Phoenix each week, including the first-ever admitted student host and a LifeatUWGB alumni week, featuring past host from the last five years of the account. Past hosts have included students, faculty, staff and alumni from all four campuses.

Upcoming hosts:

Sunday, March 21 – Saturday, March 26: Cody Kleinschmidt (Business Administration)

Sunday, March 27 – Saturday, April 3: Alumnus Tim Kowols ’08 (Communication)

Sunday, April 4 – Saturday, April 10: Admitted and committed Future Phoenix (Class of 2025) Madeline Schultz

Sunday, April 11 – Saturday, April 17: Maria Arunkumar (Business Administration)

Sunday, April 18 – Saturday, April 24: Bridgett Lowery’s Com Sci 146 class, a GPS (Gateways to Phoenix Success) capstone course focusing on kindness

Sunday, April 25 – Saturday, May 1: Cory O’Donnell (Theatre)


If you or someone you know are intersted hosting the account, apply at bit.ly/LifeAtUWGB.


University police urge cold weather caution

Via email from UW-Green Bay Police:

Campus Community,

University Police, Facilities Operations, and the Office of Risk Management would like to again remind all members of our campus community that the extreme cold weather we are experiencing now and for the next several days presents numerous safety concerns. Walking and driving areas may be affected by packed down snow or ice that is minimally responsive to the surfaces treatments applied to them. It’s simple science, when the ground and air temperatures are as low as they are, salt does not work. The hard ice also presents challenges to the removal equipment used, which is generally designed to remove loose and packed snow.

Crews are working hard to eliminate all areas of concern, but we would like to urge everyone to use good judgement when navigating the campus. Some tips are as follows:

  • Dress warm enough to endure the cold conditions. Even if you are just running a quick outside errand, ask yourself if you could survive outside in the cold for an hour.
  • Use entrances to campus and buildings that have been cleared, even if they’re not the most convenient.
  • When walking, keep your hands out of your pockets to allow for better balancing.
  • Wear footwear appropriate for the slippery conditions you will walk in and change your footwear once inside if necessary.
  • When driving, anticipate the need for extra stopping distance and reduce your speed early and provide extra distance once stopped.
  • If an area is closed, such as a roadway or path, don’t use it. Please know that it was closed for a reason.
  • Don’t use cruise control or sharp wheel corrections when driving, they can cause of loss of traction in slippery areas.
  • Always make sure you have good visibility before you drive, clear all your windows off.
  • Keep your vehicle maintained and with at least half a tank of gas. You never know when you might get stuck.

Respectfully sent,

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Police Department

Media Opportunities

Consumers’ patterns are rapidly changing over the course of the pandemic. Talk to our expert!

Consumers are becoming far more minimalistic according to UW-Green Bay faculty expert Assistant Prof. of Marketing, Aniruddha Pangarkar, who recently had his research published in Journal of Business Research, a top-ranked academic business journal. He found that consumer patterns are changing and consumers are not engaging nearly as often in indiscriminate or impulse purchases. Through practicing minimalism and decluttering their homes, consumers are able to discover happiness, reduce stress levels, improve the quality of their lives, and experience well-being.

Set up an interview with Prof. Pangarkar at pangarka@uwgb.edu.

Actor Tony Shahloub gets a history lesson (and PBS Special) with help from University Archives

Next week award-winning actor and Green Bay native Tony Shalhoub will receive a family history lesson, from Henry Louis Gates Jr. on the nationally broadcast program, “Finding Your Roots.” The feature airs at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 on PBS. Celebrities on this popular genealogy show learn for the first time about powerful and personal stories of their ancestors. This time there is a UW-Green Bay tie.

Deb Anderson, UW-Green Bay archivist, was contacted in 2019 to help with a research question and provide copies of original documents on the Shalhoub and Seroogy families. At first this seemed like a run-of-the-mill request for the Archives team. Anderson, a fan of the program, quickly connected that the researcher was actually a member of the production team for the PBS show.

For an archives department, Anderson explained, “this is the holy grail for those who help families with their family history! Helping with research discoveries for ‘Finding Your Roots’ is akin to feelings you might have when meeting a favorite celebrity…or a Green Bay Packers player!”

See more and contact Anderson for an interview at andersod@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay Winter Scene

Winter Weather reminders from University Police

According to the National Weather Service, the total snow fall is expected to be from 5-8” in the Green Bay area; with around 3” falling during the day and another 3” during the evening hours. In addition to the snow fall, the temperatures will significantly drop Thursday night moving to single digit highs for the weekend.

When snow falls during normal hours of operation, the removal of snow is challenging in occupied parking lots and requires us to prioritize removal. First priority is given to the major roadways and our primary use parking lots. The Kress Events Center, Laboratory Sciences, Studio Arts, and Wood Hall parking lots will be given first priority. If you use a different parking lot please consider shifting and using one of these lots. The Kress Events Center lot remains dedicated to the fight against COVID 19 and those actively getting vaccinations or bi-weekly testing with Prevea Health. All other parking areas, including those in Residence Life areas, will be managed as soon as practical but as a secondary priority.

Now is also a good time to make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for the arriving snow and cold temperatures.  In addition to being prepared, here are some Winter Weather Tips that you should keep in mind.

  • If you don’t have to go anywhere, don’t go. There is no reason to risk an accident.
  • Before the cold comes, get your battery checked. Many auto parts store offer free testing to see if your battery needs replacing.
  • Always clear off your vehicle before operating it.
    • Remove snow from headlights and brake lights.
    • Remove snow from ALL windows and make sure they are adequately defrosted.
  • Always maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles and slow down well before an anticipated stop.
  • All Wheel Drive or Four Wheel Drive, is not four wheel stop. Don’t let your vehicles capabilities make you over confident.
  • Try to maintain 1/4 tank of gas at all times. If you run out of gas, you run out heat in your car.
  • Put a blanket or warm clothes in your car and leave them there. If you become stranded, a blanket could save your life… literally.
  • Have a shovel and a small bag of ice melt at your disposal. A shovel and ice can bail you out of slippery situations.
  • Don’t use the cruise control in wintry conditions.
  • And always buckle up!

Respectfully sent,

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay police Department

UW-Green Bay grad holding shoes in front of The Shoe Tree

Senior Theatre major Faith Klick Gives Those Well-Worn Shoes a Toss

Despite the changes Shoes decorated with permanent markerthat came with senior year amidst a pandemic, including a cancelled Commencement, UW-Green Bay fall 2020 grad Faith Klick (Theater and English) still made sure to participate in the tradition of tossing her shoes into the shoe tree. “These shoes have seen me through move ins, tours, camp counseling, strikes, late nights, and even my first professional job. No better place for them to be,” she shared on Instagram.

Green Bay Packers Honor Legacy of Willie Davis with $250,000 Impact Grant to UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business

Green Bay, Wis.— The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced today that the Green Bay Packers are honoring Packers great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Davis with a $250,000 impact grant toward the establishment of the Willie Davis Financial Trading and Investment Laboratory within the University’s rapidly growing Cofrin School of Business. The donation is an important next step in the University’s efforts to support the region’s robust financial services sector with a focus on financial literacy.

Davis passed away in April 2020 following a brief illness. During his 10 seasons with the Lombardi-era Packers, Davis was considered an anchor on the Packers’ defensive line, playing 138 consecutive regular-season games. Davis was a member of all five of Vince Lombardi’s NFL title-winning teams and played in
Super Bowls I and II.

“This is a wonderful tribute to Willie.  He was a Hall of Fame player who became a great businessman and entrepreneur,” noted Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy. “Willie will always be tied to one of the greatest football dynasties, the Vince Lombardi era.  Willie learned valuable, life long lessons from Coach Lombardi, and applied these lessons to all aspects of his life.  Willie would be very proud to know that his legacy will promote financial literacy and help good students become great.

Davis was known beyond football for his belief in the power of education and his business and financial acumen. In 1968 and while still a Packers player, Davis completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He parlayed that knowledge in his post-football career to become a successful entrepreneur and a coveted and trusted business mentor and advisor to many. In 1989, he was a finalist for consideration as the NFL Commissioner.

According to Cofrin School of Business Dean Matt Dornbush, the Willie Davis Financial Trading and Investment Laboratory will provide students with financial and research data feeds, analytics and simulation platforms for financial trading portfolio management, stock tracking, trading and more. “This is more than a computer lab, it’s a sophisticated environment where students not only learn about, but actively engage in, conventional and socially responsible investment strategies,” Dornbush said. “Students will experience the world of investment in real time, with real money, and real accountability. We will leverage the lab, the talent of the Cofrin School of Business, and community partnership to strengthen financial literacy within NE Wisconsin. Ultimately, we will be accelerating professional development, social responsibility, and forging skills that will benefit learners for a lifetime.”

“Our father’s career as a professional athlete was made legendary during his time with the Green Bay Packers, but few people are as aware of his later accomplishments in the world of Business,” said Lori Davis, Willie’s daughter, on behalf of herself and her brother, Duane. “He valued education, and he attributed his post NFL success as much to his strong educational foundation as to the character honing years in Green Bay under Coach  Lombardi. He believed strongly in the power of having a seat at the table where the decisions are made to best serve the community. We are so excited to have the Packers organization and the UW-Green Bay Cofrin School of Business come together to honor his legacy in a way that reflects so many of his core beliefs in the value of higher education, financial intelligence and service to the community.”

Up until his passing, Davis shared his financial knowledge as a board member for an array of companies. He was an active and engaged board member and the first African American board member for many of the Fortune 500 companies on which he served. His board leadership included Alliance Bank, Dow Chemical (1988–2006), Johnson Controls (1991–2006), K-MartL.A. GearManpower (2001–2020), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1999–2020), MGM MirageRally’s Inc., Sara Lee (1983–2020), Schlitz Brewing, and WICOR Inc. Davis was a member of the Packers’ board of directors from 1994 to 2005, and an emeritus member until his passing. He was the second African-American member of the board.

“Willie Davis understood well that financial literacy is a great equalizer, and so do the Green Bay Packers,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander. “We are grateful for their impact grant to this new initiative, which will be a game-changer for our students, the Cofrin School of Business, and the region we serve.”

The impact grant is a component of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the Packers’ all-encompassing community outreach initiative, which include the Green Bay Packers Foundation’s annual and impact grants, appearances by players, alumni, coaches and staff, cash and in-kind donations, community events, Make-A-Wish visits, football outreach and much more.  Since the Foundation was established in 1986, it has distributed more than $12.68 million for charitable purposes.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate,
graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.



Phoenix snowflake

Embrace winter with a Phoenix Snowflake craft

Winter solstice on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 officially kicks off winter. Prepare and display your Phoenix Pride with a printable paper craft download from your friendly UW-Green Bay marketing and communication team.

Download Phoenix Snowflake [PDF]

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Download and print the Phoenix Snowflake template.
  2. Fold along the gray lines.
    • Fold first in quarters, then in thirds, keeping the phoenix pattern facing up.
    • Burnish the edges of each crease.
  3. Cut away the gray areas.
    • Use a sharp scissors.
    • Don’t bother to cut out the circle. The extra paper will give you something to hold onto.
    • Cut the detailed areas at the center first. The facets of the snowflake become increasingly less secure with each cut. It will be easiest to do the tiny detailed areas first.
    • Pinch the folded paper tightly, to prevent it from moving. It may help to use a clamp-style paperclip to hold it securely.
  4. Proudly display your Phoenix allegiance and snowflake-cutting prowess for all to enjoy!

Go Phoenix!