NCTC president chosen | Thief River Times

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Sandra Kiddoo ’92 (Economics) to serve as the next president of Northland Community and Technical College. The appointment will become effective July 1, 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a master’s from Capella University, and a doctorate from UW-Madison.

Source: NCTC president chosen | Thief River Times

Chief Jones to be honored as speaker of Sheboygan Memorial Day Celebration

UW-Green Bay Chief of Police David Jones is the program keynote speaker for Sheboygan’s 2021 Memorial Day Celebration. Jones oversees all police operations and emergency management for the University and its four campuses (Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan).

Jones is a retired special agent with the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) who served in multiple leadership capacities to include Special Agent In Charge (SAIC), European Anti-Terrorism Specialty Team (E-AST) Superintendent, 4th Field Investigative Squadron Superintendent and USAF Special Investigations Academy (Det 1) Superintendent.

The parade is downtown Sheboygan, Monday, May 31 starting at 9 a.m., concludes around 9:45 a.m. with the program beginning at 10 a.m. Jones will speak about:

  • What it is like to be in a retired veteran living in Wisconsin
  • Lessons learned while in active duty and how those lessons shaped today’s life
  • How to help/mentor/support other veterans
  •  The importance of service (in general or military specific)


UWGB athletic director Charles Guthrie expected to take Akron opening

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay suddenly is looking for a new athletic director.According to sources, Charles Guthrie is expected to be named AD at Akron University, an NCAA Division I school in Ohio, as soon as Tuesday.

Source: UWGB athletic director Charles Guthrie expected to take Akron opening

Weidner Center Announces Events for May 2021 | Broadway World Appleton

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts presents digital and outdoor events for May 2021. Upcoming events include Weidner Philharmonic Live at the Green Bay Botanical Garden, as well as a mix of livestream and pre-recorded concerts presented by the Weidner Center in partnership with UW-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS).

Source: Weidner Center Announces Events for May 2021 | Broadway World Appleton

UW-Green Bay: Supercharging the future by growing our own | WisBusiness

“UW-Green Bay is meeting the demand for engineers due to the manufacturing growth in the Green Bay area and the NEW North region,” said UW-Green Bay’s Dean of Science, Engineering and Technology, John Katers. “As the economy continues to shift toward one of innovation and technology—even in historically important manufacturing sectors like the paper industry—electrical engineers are in high demand. Because we have such a strong employer base in the area who can offer internships and other hands-on experiences, we can grow that kind of talent right here. It’s very exciting to be able to meet this demand.”

Source: UW-Green Bay: Supercharging the future by growing our own | WisBusiness

Teacher Appreciation Week: Prof. Samantha Meister and Katie Summers | WFRV

UW-Green Bay and WFRV are honoring area teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Samantha Meister, an assistant professor at UW-Green Bay, teaching literacy studies. In her role, she works to prepare future educators and says it is her passion to develop teachers that work to empower our young people to advocate for positive change in our communities and schools.

She is known on campus for infusing humor and memes to her teaching.

Dr. Meister sent us this example, and her students know she’s a “cat lady” and loves the show “Park’s and Recreation”.

Source: Teacher Appreciation Week: Dr. Samantha Meister and Ms. Katie Summers | WFRV

Current Week (Current Young Professionals)

CurrentWeek is a week-long opportunity for young professionals to explore and engage with their community by sharing ideas, fostering collaboration, and making meaningful connections with other young professionals (YPs). This week provides a forum for educating and engaging people of all ages on the importance and impact of YPs on Greater Green Bay’s growth, development, and evolution as a place people want to live, work and play.

The CurrentWeek Kickoff is Thursday, May 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m at The Marq. Register by April 22 for the CurrentWeek Kickoff to receive your exclusive and FREE CurrentWeek t-shirt!


MAY 17 – MAY 23

Monday, May 17
5 – 8 p.m. | TitletownTech Rooftop
Mingle with a View

Tuesday, May 18
6 – 8 p.m. | Copper State Brewing Co.
Trivia Tuesday

Wednesday, May 19
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Virtual Event
Demonstrating your value in all aspects of the workplace
Speaker: Tanessa Klug

Thursday, May 20
5:30 – 8 p.m. | The Barrel Haus at Badger State Brewing

Friday, May 21
4 p.m. | Downtown Green Bay
Bike with the Mayor

Saturday, May 22
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 12:30 – 4 p.m. | Brown County Fairgrounds
CYP Serves: New Garden Blitz

Sunday, May 23
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Pamperin Park
Picnic in the Park

Video: Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies congratulates graduates

Associate Vice-Chancellor, Pieter A.P. DeHart congratulates graduating students on their upcoming commencement and final semester.

Watch the video here!

Video transcript: Greetings and congratulations to all our graduating graduate students! As we near the end of this semester, I want to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to the supportive faculty, staff, family, friends, and partners of our graduate students. Your flexibility and understanding have allowed for our students to persevere and succeed through a multitude of challenges. To our graduate students, I want to commend you for your work and commitment that has now led to this outstanding achievement. On behalf of myself and our team in the office of graduate studies, it has been a privilege and distinct pleasure to work so closely with each of you over the years, and we wish you a resounding success as you complete this milestone and move onto the next stages of your journey. Congratulations graduates, and go Phoenix!

Northern Lights Literary and Arts Launch Party

Join in Wednesday, May 12 to celebrate the launch of the 2021 Northern Lights Literary and Arts Journal . This launch party will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Zoom, where you can listen to the writers and artists in this year’s journal read from and discuss their works. The 2021 Northern Lights features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and art from students, faculty/staff, and alumni from the Marinette, Sheboygan, and Green Bay UWGB campuses. 

Print copies of the 2021 Northern Lights will be available from the Marinette campus library during finals week and next fall, and some copies will also be at the libraries of the other location campuses on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask your librarian for your free copy. The online edition will be up in time for the reception. 

To get the Zoom link for the reception, RSVP here!

Fireworks and a band highlight, the End of the Year Celebration this Friday, May 7

We know this year has been particularly hard on you, Phoenix family. Let’s send this semester off with a bang at our End of the Year Celebration! This Friday, May 7, 2021 will be jam-packed with fun free events leading up to Fireworks!

Schedule of events:

4:00 – 7:00 pm Picnic Dinner  (Meal swipe, pass points, dining points or credit card accepted)
Phoenix Park

7:00 – 8:30 pm Live performance with Grayson Dewolfe
Phoenix Park

8:45 pm Fireworks
Aldo Santaga Stadium