Video: UW-Green Bay Chancellor Alexander discusses the ‘wash, watch, wear’ responsibility of the entire campus community

Hello UW-Green Bay students.

I hope you’re all doing well. I’m here today to give you another campus update, and to let you know that we have given campus guidelines out to area and divisional leaders for how we’ll be able to operate in the fall. Over the next week individual leaders will work to respond to those guidelines and make sure that each area of campus can open responsibly.

We want to make sure that you know that there are going to be three core things to do for us to be able to open successfully: One is to wear a mask. Second, wash your hands. Make sure you’re always practicing good hygiene. And third, watch your distance. Make sure you’re staying apart as much as possible. Make sure that you’re observing that distance so that we can all stay safe when we’re here together.

I also want to encourage you as a campus to please understand that we are working through literally thousands and thousands of details to be able to open up successfully in in the fall. If you have concerns over any of those details, please do not hesitate to reach out. The first place you could start with is by emailing gboss@uwgb.edu. Any concerns that you have about the opening of fall please you can start with them, and they’ll be able to route your question to the appropriate place and make sure you get an appropriate answer.

We want to make sure we continue to communicate with you in the lead up to the fall and you can expect a lot more communication in the coming weeks. I hope you’re doing well and that you have a great rest of your week, and thanks for listening today.

Video: Welcome Prevea Health and changes to Counseling and Health

Hello UWGB, my name is Gail Sims-Aubert, and I’m proud to serve as your interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate. I’m joining you today to announce UWGB’s partnership with Prevea Health to provide medical services and wellness support to all of our students at our four campuses.

Beginning this fall the Counseling and Health Center has been rebranded as the UW-Green Bay Wellness Center and will continue to be located here in the Student Services building on the Green Bay campus. Counseling services will continue to be provided to UW-Green Bay through the course of the summer, however primary medical care will now be provided by Prevea Health.

As I said, counseling services will remain open to our students this summer telephonically and soon virtually and Prevea Health’s medical services and UWGB’s counseling services are scheduled to be open for in-person services beginning August 17th here on the Green Bay campus. Prevea Health will also be providing medical care to students in the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities in their local Urgent Care centers.

Additionally, all enrolled students will have access to Prevea Urgent Care locations throughout the region, care online for common conditions through Prevea virtual care and Prevea care after-hours, which allows students to reach a nurse by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Be sure to check our Wellness Center website (https://www.uwgb.edu/wellness-center) for details or call the Wellness Center directly (920-465-2380) to schedule a session with a counselor, to schedule a medical appointment with Prevea Health or to inquire about general questions or resources.

Our Wellness Center staff welcomes the opportunity to begin working with you so please help me in welcoming Prevea Health to our UW-Green Bay team.

Until next time, stay safe, stay well and go Phoenix!

Video: UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander welcomes the Phoenix family back to the University

In this video, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander expresses his gratitude to faculty and staff on all four campuses who have worked toward a responsible reopening. Thank you also to medical partner Prevea Health.

“Good morning UW-Green Bay faculty and staff. It is July 1st and we’ve begun to slowly open up our campus. I’m here this morning to help remind you of some things we can all do to make sure we keep each other safe.

As I drove in this morning it was encouraging to see a few cars parked in our public spaces, using our trails socially distanced, and enjoying the outdoor spaces we have on our beautiful campus.

I want to remind you to please park in your normal spot, but as you walk to your office make sure you stay outside. It’s also important that you go outside as much as you can whenever you’re having to walk anywhere on campus. Try not to use the tunnels, and hopefully every day for the rest of the summer looks just like today.

As much as I’d like to see all of you on campus it’s really important that as many of you as possible please continue to work from home. Please continue to use the electronic platforms that you’ve been using to be able to have meetings since march… it’s been working for us. If you need to come in, obviously it’s okay to come onto campus at this point during the hours that we’re open, but if you’re able to work from home please do so it helps for all of us to stay socially distanced and prevent an outbreak from occurring on our campus.

I want to thank all of our staff at facilities that have worked so hard to be able to allow us to open up our campus safely. I also want to encourage all of our faculty and staff to please make sure that you’re keeping your areas clean and sanitized at all times. Please be sure to read all the guidelines we sent out about how to safely open campus.

Remember that masks are required whenever you’re in public spaces walking through halls or around other people. It’s very important, and required, that we all do this for everyone else’s safety.

As a Phoenix family we’re best when we do things together. It’s vitally important right now that we all work together to make sure that we keep everything that we’re doing safe for everyone on our campus. Thank you for your attention to all these details it’s great to be able to slowly open up campus. It’ll be even better to make sure we keep everybody safe while we’re doing so.”

See the Phoenix Forward: Return to Workplace Plan.

See the Interim Building Hours and Access Policy

 

Photo of Facilities Management crew member using a chainsaw to clear a downed tree from the Cofrin Arboretum trail

Video: UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Memorial Arboretum Trails and outdoor spaces reopen July 1

On July 1, 2020, the six miles of Cofrin Memorial Arboretum trails encircling the Green Bay campus will reopen to the public for hiking, biking and bird-watching. The trails and all public spaces (including Shorewood Golf Course, Communiversity Park and the disk golf course) were closed in March due to the pandemic and the furloughs related to it. Thank you to Facilities Management staff for clearing trees and debris allowing for a safe reopening.

About the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum:

The Cofrin Memorial Arboretum forms a natural boundary of 290 acres encircling the UW-Green Bay campus and providing valuable habitat and ecosystems as well as access for research, field trips, wildlife viewing and recreation. The purpose of the Arboretum is to restore and preserve some of Wisconsin’s native ecological communities and to provide a place where people can enjoy and appreciate nature. Emphasis is placed on the protection, enrichment, and development of native Wisconsin plant communities and areas of special ecological significance. Forests, prairies, ponds, and creeks represent some of the major communities thriving in the Arboretum.

The Arboretum also contributes significantly to the UW-Green Bay environment, making it one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States.

Video by Sue Pischke, University Marketing & Communication

Photo of the letters GB and a large heart with a phoenix carved in the lawn at the UW-Green Bay campus.

Video/Photos: UW-Green Bay staff member creates lawn art

A member of the Phoenix family (we have intel it is area coordinator of UW-Green Bay Residence Life, Jeff Willems) created an artistic lawn art depicting large hearts anchoring the words “UWGB Phoenix” with lawn clippings. The lawn art is located on a hill in the east housing lot.

 

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UWGB Phoenix Lawn Art

– Video and photos by Sue Pischke

Photo of the UW-Green Bay Pep Band playing music during a Women's Basketball game in the Kress Center.

Video: UW-Green Bay is a place where music students take it to the next level

Throughout middle and high school, Kameron Jennings knew he wanted to help kids learn and thrive in music. The junior Music Education major plays trumpet and says he has had amazing opportunities at UW-Green Bay including learning from master musicians and performing in Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Pep Band. And stepping on stage to play his trumpet at one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers—the Weidner Center for Performing Arts—just a few paces away from his classrooms and music rooms? A priceless opportunity.

Video by Sue Pischke, University Marketing and Communication

Music Program Video Transcript:

In high school, my band class was the biggest motivation for me to become a music major. I loved my band director in high school and middle school and both of them just really helped me see that I wanted to do that later in my life and they inspired me to become a music major. I chose UW-Green Bay for my education because I knew how exceptional the music program was.

There’s two-degree options so students can either get a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Arts in Music which means that you can go on to be a music teacher, have a career in musical performance, or pursue a graduate study program in music.

There are many aspects I enjoy the music program one of my favorites is being able to perform complex music with high-level musicians including the professors here and since UW-Green Bay is connected to the Weidner Center a lot of times the traveling musicians will give us master classes and teach us about their art and performances. Being able to perform in the Weidner Center is such a cool experience it’s a great space and it can really help change some people’s perspective on their music that they’re performing.

In the Music Program, almost everything is hands-on learning and in Ensemble classes were always playing our instruments and rehearsing the music and then in other classroom settings such as Music Theory we’re always writing new parts and learning about new ideas and music.

I absolutely love the Music Program here at UW-Green Bay it’s provided me so many great experiences and opportunities and I’m forever grateful to be here and I just love performing my trumpet in the Weidner Center and being able to work with all the amazing professors in all the great classes. It’s all just fantastic. I’m proud to be a Phoenix because of the countless opportunities it’s presented me it’s really kick-started my musical career in education and I have so many great experiences here I know I’ll make so many more.

Phoenix Rising sculpture with trees in blossom in the background

Photo Gallery: Spring campus beauty

It appears the Phoenix is welcoming the UW-Green Bay family back to the nest. Photographer Dan Moore captured some of the splendor of spring at UW-Green Bay, recently. Check out these gorgeous photographs.

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Spring 2020 Campus Beauty

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication