Tips for students on learning from home

UW-Green Bay Social Media Assistant, Shelby Smith (Senior, Communication), Marketing and University Communication, put together tips for students on learning remotely during alternative delivery due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The tips include guidance from suggestions from the Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) sent out via email last week and other considerations for students.

Video: Virus Without Borders

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Global Studies program presented “Virus Without Borders: The Global Threat and Response to COVID-19,” a free, multi-disciplinary look at the Coronavirus outbreak for the University community and the public. The panel consisted of UW-Green Bay professors Christine Vandenhouten (Nursing, Global Studies), Rebecca Hovarter (Nursing) and Brian Merkel (Human Biology and local organizer of the Tiny Earth event to discover new antibiotics.)

Panelists connected with local media, offered their expertise and answered audience questions. Watch the presentation below.

Video captured by: UW-Green Bay Academic Technology Services

Governor Evers visits Green Bay campus, visits with students on Friday, Feb. 21

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While in Green Bay on Friday, February 21, 2020, Governor Tony Evers made a quick stop at the UW-Green Bay campus, visiting with students and staff in the Multi-Ethic Student Affairs (MESA) Office and the Pride Center. State Senator Dave Hansen (History & Secondary Education) ’71 also joined for the visit.

Around the Corner: Get to learn about the Marinette community

See Marinette on the big screen! The free community premiere of “Around the Corner” with John McGivern: Marinette will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre (750 West Bay Shore Street, Marinette, Wis.). Doors open at 6 p.m., with the screening at 7 p.m. Free tickets are available at the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce or UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus.

The Marinette Menominee Young Professionals (MMYP) will be hosting a drive at the event for the campus’ resource room, “Our Closet.” This resource room provides food, supplies and clothing items for the campus community.To contribute, please bring food pantry items and/or cleaning/personal hygiene products. Can’t make the public showing? you can view the broadcast premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 on PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS. See more.

Dental City Tailgate House

The biggest Phoenix Friday of the year

You already know that every Friday is Phoenix Friday, but the upcoming Phoenix Friday on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, during Homecoming 2020, is arguably the most important Phoenix Friday of the year. The stakes are high! All students, alumni, staff, faculty, Phoenix fans and friends that post their Phoenix Pride on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 to social media using #UWGBPhoenixFriday will be entered to win a tailgate party for 36 at the Dental City Tailgate House in the shadow of Lambeau Field!

The winner will be able to tailgate at the house before any event in Green Bay (excluding home Packers game days and weekends, the Badgers game at Lambeau Field, and concerts at Lambeau Field). Dental City will provide one of the best views Green Bay has to offer, along with enough burgers, brats, wings, soda, water and sides to feed you and 35 of your friends. (If you would like to have alcohol and are of age, you will have to bring that yourself.) Watch a game from any of the 10 TVs in the house or sit around the fire pit and take in the amazing view at night. Feel like playing poker? Go right ahead while you sit in custom-made poker chairs and play with custom-made chips. Take a trip down memory lane, touring the house, filled with autographed memorabilia from the 60s to present day. Win an experience you won’t forget!

See more, including the official rules.

Homecoming t-shirt revealed

As if there wasn’t already enough great reasons to attend Krash the Kress, the big event of Homecoming 2020… Drum roll, please…

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The t-shirt that all registered attendees will receive is a soft cotton, long sleeve t-shirt designed by UW-Green Bay student Jenna Bares (Design Arts). Bares’s design was chosen from 18 submitted designs.

Register today to ensure your spot. This event consistently has sold out! Students attend for free. Registration includes the Homecoming t-shirt, two beverage tickets (Soda, Bud product or water), swag to cheer on the team, entrance to the tailgate and chances to win big prizes! Game tickets must be obtained separately.

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Volunteer for Krash the Kress and get free registration

Homecoming Week 2020 is around the corner—Feb. 24-29! Krash the Kress at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, the culminating event of the week, is a traditional, Wisconsin-style tailgate party for the UW-Green Bay community. The event, sandwiched between a double header with Green Bay women’s basketball at 2 p.m. and Green Bay men’s basketball at 7 p.m., features serious fun for everyone with yard games, an interactive DJ, great festival-style food, chances to win major prizes and more.

As you can imagine, it takes many volunteers to make Homecoming and Krash the Kress a success. Please consider volunteering! Event organizers appreciate you sharing your time and talent. All volunteers receive complimentary entry to the Krash the Kress Tailgate ($10 value and includes a Homecoming t-shirt, two beverage tickets good for soda, water or Bud products and chances to win incredible prizes).

To volunteer:

On-campus community, visit www.cuegb.com and use your uwgb.edu email

Off-campus community, visit https://volunteergb.galaxydigital.com or email Kari Moody directly at moodyk@uwgb.edu

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kari Moody (moodyk@uwgb.edu) for further information.

Top UW-Green Bay news of 2019

Take a look back on the top editorial content from UW-Green Bay in 2019. These pieces generated the most buzz.


Retired UW-Green Bay faculty member endows $1 million strings professorship

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Founding UW-Green Bay Band Director, Robert J. Bauer and his wife Joanne, announced their $1 million gift to the University in January 2019. The gift is being used to create an endowed professorship fund designed to support and advance the academic activities of the strings music faculty and students at UW-Green Bay. Read more.


Marinette Campus professor researches possible link between environmental exposure to algae and Alzheimer’s

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UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus professor, Renee Richer, has conducted research on algae, and its possible link to Alzheimer’s. Richer’s work is part of a larger study being led by Paul Cox, a Harvard ethnobotanist. Read more.


No longer marked with an x, UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin’s talk is now TED official

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UW-Green Bay Professor and Associate Dean Ryan Martin’s (Psychology, CAHSS) TEDx FondduLac Talk, “The Upside of Anger” was promoted to TED Talk status in March, meaning that Martin’s presentation was spread nationally, and globally through the TED.com website. See more.


UW-Green Bay names Noodles & Company Founder, Aaron Kennedy, TitletownTech Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Aaron KennedyThe founder of Noodles & Company and former Chairman/CEO, Aaron Kennedy, was added to the TitltownTech leadership team in April 2019. Kennedy was named Entrepreneur-in-Residence by UW-Green Bay’s former Chancellor, Gary L. Miller. and is working in collaboration with the UW-Green Bay Cofrin School of Business to educate and provide guidance in business development and operational areas, as well as working with the UW System’s Economic Development Office to generate collaborations with all UW System institutions. Read more.


Coach-to-coach and coast-to-coast, Green Bay women’s basketball has generational impact

Pictured, left to right, Sam Terry, Kayla Tetschlag, Amanda (Leonhard) Perry, Sue (Klaubauf) Bodilly, Lavessa (Glover) Verhagen, Erin (Templin) Barkley and Nancy (Cieslewicz) Strong.

Green Bay women’s basketball secured its 42nd-consecutive winning season in 2019, this streak includes 20-straight conference titles and 18 NCAA Tournament appearances. Through it all, the program has only had three head coaches — Carol Hammerle (25 seasons), Matt Bollant (5) and current Head Coach Kevin Borseth (15). But maybe more impressive is the legacy left by the players in the program, who go on to spread the Phoenix philosophy to teams locally and nationwide. A quick look at past rosters and present coaches shows more than 35 former Phoenix who have gone on to leave their mark in the high school and college coaching ranks. See more.


UW-Green Bay names Michael Alexander as next Provost

Michael AlexanderIn May, former Chancellor, Gary L. Miller named Michael Alexander UW-Green Bay’s next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Alexander began his role officially in July of 2019 and is the 13th provost at UW-Green Bay. Read more.


It’s official: Dornbush named dean of UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business

Matt DornbushFormer UW-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis appointed Mathew Dornbush, most recently interim dean, to the permanent dean for UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business in May 2019. Dornbush was named interim dean in August 14, 2018, after the retirement of Douglas Hensler. Prior to that role, he served as associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and director of Graduate Studies since 2015. Read more.


Iconic art depicts ‘Phoenix rising’ at UW-Green Bay

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Metal artist Carl Vanderheyen created the new “Phoenix Rising” sculpture in 2019. “Our students have shared their desire for an iconic place on campus to gather and also for that signature ‘UW-Green Bay photo,’” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate, Eric E. Arneson. The piece was installed in the center of the Cofrin Library circle on the Green Bay Campus in August 2019. See more.


A dissection class was the impetus for alumna Samantha Kuba, now a medical examiner

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UW-Green Bay Chair of Biology and Human Biology Prof. Dan Meinhardt, wrote about a rare opportunity to observe one of his former star students, alumna Samantha Kuba ’13 (Human Biology, Biology) in action, as she continues to develop her UW-Green Bay found-passion in dissection into a career as a medical examiner. UW-Green Bay graduate, Samantha Kuba. Sam, an Appleton native, says she “fell in love” with dissection while earning degrees in Human Biology and Biology (emphases in Health Science and Animal Biology, respectively) at the Green Bay campus. She describes my Comparative Anatomy class as her first real introduction to dissection, and credits two other UW-Green Bay experiences for getting her hired into her current career. Read more.


Sgt. Dave Jones Takes Over as UW-Green Bay’s Chief of Police

Sgt. Dave JonesSgt. Dave Jones, the former emergency manager and investigative supervisor for UW-Green Bay University Police, was appointed UWGB’s Chief of Police and began his new role Aug. 5, 2019. Jones replaced Tom Kujawa who retired in April 2019. Read more.


Top news stories of 2019 compiled by Shelby Smith, social media intern, UW-Green Bay Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay: Top Moments of 2019

As we close out a decade, take a scroll through 15 standout moments and accomplishments of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2019!

Retired UW-Green Bay faculty member Robert J. Bauer endows $1 million strings professorship

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In January, a generous donation of $1 million from retired faculty member Robert J. Bauer and his wife and UW-Green Bay alumna Joanne ’78 (Master’s Degree in Environmental Arts and Sciences) was announced. This gift was used to create an endowed professorship fund designated to support and advance the academic activities of the strings music faculty and students at the University. Read more.

New bachelor’s and masters degree offerings

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In 2019, UW-Green Bay’s academic offerings continued to expand, mirroring the needs of the local and national workforce. New degrees approved and/or implemented in 2019 include: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing and Applied ArtsExecutive Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Science in Water Science, and Master of Science in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology.

Noodles & Company Founder Aaron Kennedy named as TitletownTech entrepreneur-in-residence

Excitement is building for TitletownTech in the shadow of Lambeau Field.

In April 2019, UW-Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin System announced that Noodles & Company founder and former Chairman/CEO, Aaron Kennedy would join the TitletownTech leadership team as UW-Green Bay’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Read more.

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity celebrates 20 years

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This year marked the beginning of the celebration of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity’s 20th anniversary. Events included Lawton Gallery Exhibit “Museum of Natural Inspiration: Artists Explore the Richter Collection,” a gallery of artwork inspired by the collection of the Richter Museum of Natural History; Prarie Week, which included a “Yarn Bomb” in the Cofrin Arboretum and more! See more.

Marinette Campus ‘Mamma Mia’ is a sellout

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UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Theatre on the Bay kicked off its 53rd season this year with sellout performances of Mamma Mia. And rollling with the punches, the cast and crew embodied the adage the “show must go on,” performing through a power outage opening night, finishing the show a-cappella by the light of cell phones.

Phoenix sculpture installed

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A new photo opportunity and iconic piece of art, “Phoenix Rising” was added to the Green Bay Campus in late summer. The 13-foot steel and stainless steel Phoenix, now located in the library circle, was created by regional metal Artist Carl Vanderheyden and dedicated in September. See more.

Green Bay Athletics celebrates 50 years

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The 2019-2020 season marks 50 years for Green Bay athletics. The fall of 1969 marked the first official competition and team with men’s soccer followed by men’s basketball, wrestling and tennis. Green Bay Athletics kicked off the yearlong celebration on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at a men’s and women’s soccer double header at Aldo Santaga Stadium. In addition to other special events all season long, Athletics has been naming the Top 50 Most Influential Leaders.

University names first female chancellor

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After Chancellor Gary L. Miller announced his departure, UW System President Ray Cross named Sheryl L. Van Gruensven as the interim Chancellor of UW-Green Bay. Van Gruensven was UW-Green Bay’s vice chancellor for business and finance and will return to that role after her time as interim chancellor.

UW-Green Bay reports largest-ever enrollment

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This year was a record year for enrollment. As of fall 2019, more than 8,800 students are a part of the Phoenix family and the Green Bay campus saw 9.7% growth in one year. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Michael Alexander says the news is reflective of the growing support by the region for its public university and is also great news for the region. Read more.

Weidner Philharmonic is impressive (as expected) in debut

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Buoyed by the strong community response to the orchestral concert that opened its 25th anniversary season in 2018, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music faculty and UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts debuted a Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019. The first performance was Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 and the orchestra was comprised of music faculty from multiple UW-Green Bay campuses and other local musicians. See more.

Brown County STEM Innovation Center opens its doors

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The newly-minted Brown County STEM Innovation Center opened its doors on Thursday, October 10, 2019. The 63,730-square-foot facility, located on the UW-Green Bay campus is home to many facets of UW-Green Bay’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, including the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering; Extension Brown County; Brown County’s Land and Water Conservation Department and The Einstein Project!

Manitowoc Campus CEO named Manitowoc Future 15 Winner

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Rachele Bakic, campus executive officer for UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, was recently named a Manitowoc County Future 15 winner. “The ‘Future 15′ are young professionals, ages 21-40, ‘who have given back to the community, showed leadership, and helped in many ways to make the area a great place to live and work.'” Read more.

Sheboygan Campus Assoc. Professor James Kabrhel receives Underkofler Award for Teaching

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The Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award is an endowed award from Alliant Energy and is awarded to three teachers each year within the University of Wisconsin System from the Madison, Platteville, Baraboo, Fond du Lac, Richland, Rock or Sheboygan campuses who personify dedication. The award committee looks for teachers who not only communicate their subject matter effectively, but also inspire in their students an enthusiasm for learning. This year, one of the recipients was Associate Prof. James Kabrhel, a teacher of General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry classes at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. Kabrhel is known for using current events and items in the news to make classroom content more interesting and appealing to students. See more.

Common CAHSS honors the 71st anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

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In recognition of world Human Rights Day on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences hosted the inaugural Common CAHSS 2019: Human Rights event at the Weidner Center. This year marked the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Throughout the day, there was a total of 30 scheduled activities, capped off with keynote speaker Rais Bhuiyan, founder of the non-profit “World Without Hate.” See more.

 UW-Green Bay celebrates 100th Commencement

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Dec. 14, 2019 was a monumental day for UW-Green Bay. The University community celebrated its 100th Commencement. More than 400 graduates were eligible to graduate, boosting the total count of alumni to nearly 40,000. Read more.