Category: Featured Stories

Phoenix Tales: Coach Mike Kline

Cross country coach and academic coordinator for Green Bay Athletics Mike Kline says he has never worked a day in his life. “That’s because I have the best job in the world… When my alarm goes off at 4:26 every morning, I look forward to going to work, and when you look forward to going […]

‘Revise the Room’ fundraiser supports UW-Green Bay students, future authors

Students in need of updated chairs, facilities

Imagine trying to compose a 50,000-word novel on deadline. Pecking away on a keyboard for hours on end, while competing with 17 other students in a cramped classroom for power outlets and a few comfortable chairs. Obviously not the ideal conditions for concentration and creativity. However, for every trial is a resolution. Providing an educational […]

Photos: Summer Camps 2016

UW-Green Bay Summer Camps 2016

Music, art, science, fashion, healthcare, robotics… the list goes on and on. Middle and high school students from the region, state and beyond, flooded UW-Green Bay again this summer for incredible opportunities to try new activities, sharpen their skills and expand their talent. Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view or view the album on Flickr. […]

Maple leaf moment: Former Phoenix Megan Lukan and her Canadian Rugby team win bronze

Megan Lukan playing rugby with Canadian Olympic Team

From college basketball star to Canadian rugby medalist. Wait. What? Former Green Bay women’s basketball standout Megan Lukan did the improbable. Following a stellar basketball career at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Lukan jumped at an offer to return to Canada and play for the national Canadian rugby developmental team (a sport she had given […]

Pokémon GO at UW-Green Bay

To schedule a visit to UW-Green Bay go to: http://www.uwgb.edu/admissions/visit/ We stopped by some on-campus PokéStops and Pokémon GO Gyms to learn about the Pokémon GO phenomenon, and how students can learn to make apps like Pokémon GO as part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s new game design emphasis in its Information Science major.

It’s a family affair at ‘Phoenix Friday(s)’ on the Fox

Phoenix Friday on the Fox

UW-Green Bay faculty, staff, alumni, fans and their family members joined forces for a Phoenix takeover of Associated Bank’s Friday’s on the Fox last week. Chancellor Gary Miller and Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt shared the stage for a few minutes, citing the strong relationship between University and community. Among the attendees were students from […]

Day trip to Toft Point: Millers join student and faculty researchers for a day in one of UW-Green Bay’s natural areas

Toft Point

In Northern Door County is a one-mile peninsula along the Lake Michigan coast with outstanding native plant communities and endangered species. This beautiful piece of property was gifted and entrusted to the care of UW-Green Bay by conservationist Emma Toft in 1968, and it continues as a rich research space and treasured natural area. UW-Green […]

Student inventor and ‘tinkerer’ facilitates drone research at UWGB

Cody Becker flying drone camera

With a combination of his own inventiveness and ingenuity, and support from UW‑Green Bay faculty, sophomore Cody Becker is using high-impact experiences to uniquely tackle a local problem (invasive plants) while preparing himself for the evolving demands of the contemporary workplace. UW‑Green Bay sophomore Cody Becker is a self-proclaimed tinkerer and inventor with an entrepreneurial spirit. […]

Bright lights, big city: UW‑Green Bay’s Schommer gets to train with Broadway’s stars

Nicholas Schommer in the Weidner Center

Out of the thousands of people who applied, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay senior Nick Schommer was one of only 60 aspiring actors to be selected to a prestigious opportunity — the Open Jar Institute summer session, in New York, July 31-August 6. The Open Jar is a program which provides aspiring actors with intensive, one-on-one training […]