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Video: We Miss You Phoenix Family!

We Miss You Phoenix Family! We are separated but not alone. We are tenacious. We are resilient. UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff, alumni, fans and friends, no matter where you are right now, YOU are a Phoenix, and WE will get through this AS ONE. Stay Home. Be Safe. Rise to the Challenge.

<em>– Video by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication</em> 

Falcon Cam Photo

Follow UW-Green Bay’s nesting Peregrines Mimi and Rupert via webcam

Thanks to the work of dedicated students (especially Jacob Woulf, Brandon Byrne, and Noah Nei), faculty mentors (Amy Wolf and Bob Howe), the UW-Green Bay IT staff (especially Ron Kottnitz and Monika Pynaker), Paul Pinkston and staff at Facilities Management, and support from the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and local bird enthusiasts Paul and Annie Mueller, the nest of UW-Green Bay’s Peregrine Falcons (Mimi and Rupert) is available for online viewing. The nest, located in a converted vent near the top of the Cofrin Library, can be followed at UW-Green Bay Peregrine Falcon Nest Box LiveStream video on YouTube.

See the Falcon Cam

Reports Wolf, “The first egg was laid last week, and Mimi and Rupert are now incubating four eggs! We expect the young to hatch around April 24-26. We all hope that these spectacular birds will provide some enjoyment for you and others, especially during these difficult times.”

Find more about the history of this endangered pair, see our 2017 article Campus Cliffhanger: A team of volunteers bands together for successful birth and banding of Peregrine falcons.

May, 14, 2019 photo of falcon nest.

UW-Green Bay's mascot Phlash dancing on center court at the Krash the Kress event during Homecoming 2020.

Video: Homecoming 2020

While the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 2020 Homecoming Week is in the books, it produced memories that will go down in history. Notably, the recipients of this year’s Alumni Awards, as well as two thrilling victories by the men’s and women’s basketball teams to as they enter into the Horizon League Tournament.

UW-Green Bay students, alumni, staff/faculty and fans/friends celebrate their Phoenix Pride by joining in the fun at Homecoming 2020. Following window decorating, a declaration by the Green Bay Mayor, and other activities, Krash the Kress ended the week and didn’t disappoint. The double header and tailgate between game was enjoyed by students, alumni, fans and members of the community, jamming in the Kress Events Center to cheer-on both Phoenix teams. See all the fun in the Homecoming 2020 video!

Video by Sue Pischke and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Video/photos take you back through 50 years of Jazz Fest

Looking forward to Jazz Fest 50 this Saturday, Jan. 25? Take a peek into the past through these photos capturing different Jazz Fests throughout the years, provided by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center.

Jazz Fest, the second oldest jazz festival in Wisconsin, invites middle and high school jazz bands from across the state to celebrate the joy of jazz music! In addition to workshops and classes, these bands also participate in an afternoon concert on the last day of the event. This year’s concert is on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts; this concert is free, and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. This year’s high school band guests include Ashwaubenon High School, Green Bay East High School, Pulaski Middle School, Pulaski High School, Two Rivers High School, Evansville High School, Preble High School, West DePere High School, Bay Port High School and Jefferson High School. The Jazz Fest celebration will be capped off with a concert by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Weidner Center on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Read more about Jazz Fest and its history here, or contact Adam Gaines at 920-465-2440 or gainesa@uwgb.edu with any questions.

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Jazz Fest Photos from Archives

– Photos provided by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center

Video: Gaines talks Jazz Fest 50 in preparing for Jan. 25 event

Jazz Fest is celebrating its 50th anniversary starting on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 on UW-Green Bay’s campus. Associate Prof. of Music Adam Gaines explains the history of Jazz Fest and what people can expect from this year’s lineup. Below is the list of events:

  • Thursday, January 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Join jazz alumni at the Blue Opus, 1390 Bellevue St, Green Bay, for music and socializing. Suggested donation of $10 at the door with funds going towards the UWGB Jazz Ensemble tour of Slovakia.
  • Saturday, January 25 at 4 p.m.: A half dozen area school Jazz bands will take part in a FREE public concert. The concert will be held in the Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m.: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band & The Squirrel Nut Zippers concert at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $20.50. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.weidnercenter.com/events.

 

Photographer Dan Moore’s Top 10 Photos of 2019

Editor’s note: In his role as UW-Green Bay photographer/videographer Dan Moore writes one blog post a year, always a reflection back on his favorite photos of the year. See his take on 2019…

As both the new year (definitely) and a new decade (depending on your stance in the “there-was-no-year-zero debate”) begin, here are 10 of my favorite photos from last year:

Lunar Eclipse Over the Cofrin Library

Top 10 2019-1-1

This was right in my wheelhouse as a photographer. It was about zero degrees, which was neat, and the sky was clear, so all I had to figure out a way to frame things in an interesting way and be done before I lost feeling in my fingers.

Krash the Kress

Krash the Kress

Krash the Kress is such a fun event, and this crew looked to be having the most fun of all.

Joe Schoenebeck Feature

Joe Schoenebeck

If you’ve ever met Joe, you already know that his enthusiasm for science demonstrations is unsurpassed. The challenge with this shot was getting an image where the spark was arcing. It took a lot of frames but I got one.

Rehearsals for Julius Caesar

Top 10 2019-4

I can count on getting interesting expressions from the actors in the Theater program, but this shot form the rehearsals for Julius Caesar is my favorite.

Phoenix Sculpture in the Fall

Top 10 2019-5

Shortly after the Phoenix Rising sculpture was installed, I was walking from the Cofrin Library to Theatre Hall and noticed how the trees framed the sculpture, and thought, “That’s going to look pretty great with some fall colors.” It did.

Goat Yoga in the Quad

Top 10 2019-6

Hello there, goat!

Camp Lloyd Buddies

Top 10 2019-7

The connections built during Camp Lloyd are truly amazing, and I think this photo captures the bond between the campers and the UW-Green Bay student buddies.

GB Welcome Party at Lambeau

Top 10 2019-8

As part of GB Welcome, freshmen participated in a community service project followed by at party inside the Lambeau Field Atrium. This year’s freshmen were serious about having a good time.

Winter in Autumn

Top 10 2019-9

An early snowfall blanketed campus before all of the leaves had a chance to fall. I thought this maple was particularly stunning set against the whites of the sky, snow and science buildings.

Commencement

Top 10 2019-10

Many years ago, when I graduated from UW-Green Bay, I remember the feeling of looking around the Weidner Center for family and generally trying to soak in as much of the atmosphere as possible. It’s something you only get to do once, but I love seeing the looks on the faces of each semesters’ graduates and having a pretty good idea what they are feeling.

Video, photos and podcast links: Common CAHSS 2019

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.”

The day began with welcoming remarks to kick things off and quickly moved into various presentations by faculty, staff and students. Some presentations included “With Murderous Intent: The Right to Violence in Ancient Greece” presented by Michael Holstead, “Contemporary Artists as Activists” presented by Sam Watson’s Contemporary Art 203 class, and “‘Living Deliberately:’ Discovering and Exceeding Thoreau” presented by Prof. Rebecca Nesvet’s English and Humanities Capstone students. In addition, there were four live podcast recordings during the afternoon sessions, details are below.

Podcasts

Four Phoenix Studios network podcast episodes were recorded live from at this event. Recordings are now available for listeners on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Photo Gallery

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Common CAHSS - 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
– Video by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication

Video: Platinum Shoe Toss

It’s a tradition of UW-Green Bay graduates to leave a bit of themselves behind as they depart campus. Many toss a pair of old sneakers into the “Shoe Tree.” Symbolic to UW-Green Bay’s 100th Commencement, student speaker Hannah Malmberg tossed her platinum-coated sneakers .

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Hannah Malmberg Throwing Platinum Shoes

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication