Video: 48th Annual Juried Student Virtual Exhibition

Can’t make it to the Green Bay Campus? At least you can see the incredible work of UW-Green Bay students at the 48th annual Juried Student Exhibition. Students from any and all of the four UW-Green Bay campuses were invited to submit their work . The juror is Kate Mothes, an independent curator, founder of Young Space, and co-founder/editor of Dovetail Magazine. Watch the video:

Location & Hours of the Lawton Gallery

Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
The Lawton Gallery is located in the Theatre Hall building (Room 230). The gallery is open during the fall and spring semesters, and closed during the summer months (June, July & August). For further information, please call the curator at 920-465-2916.

‘Nix the Vid Mask

‘Nix the Vid Mask Decorating Contest for Students

Video: ‘Nix the Vid Mask Decorating Contest

It’s time, Phoenix family, to show your creativity! The Healthy Choices Taskforce is sponsoring a mask-decorating contest for any UW-Green Bay student from any of our four campuses. UW-Green Bay Senior (Design Arts) Lecturer (and award-winning designer) Addie Sorbo has some advice. Watch the video:

To be eligible:

-You must be a current UW-Green Bay student at any of the four campuses

-You must pick-up kits from The Wellness Center, or from the Student Services area at the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses beginning Nov. 19, 2020. Only 50 kits are available (first-come, first-serve). Kits will be delivered to students who are quarantined on the Green Bay Campus, upon request.

-You must use only the materials supplied (kit with fabric markers, rhinestones, snowflake patches and blank patches) and adhesive as needed.

-Masks have to remain wearable and washable (no holes, for instance) and the design has to be appropriate for all ages to see.

-You must e-mail a photo of your completed mask to by 8 a.m. on Nov. 30.

-Photos will be posted on the Healthy Choices Facebook and Instagram page on Nov. 30 and voting will be open until midnight on Nov. 7. Each “like” on a photo will count as a vote. The three entries with the most “votes” will win a prize (Pass Points or gift cards for Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette participants). 

-Everyone who participates gets a new ‘Nix the Vid mask.


Annie Skorupa video still in thank you video

Video: UW-Green Bay students say ‘thank you’ to scholarship supporters

This fall, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends have navigated the challenges put forth by the coronavirus pandemic with resilience and grace, and the Phoenix family has much to be proud of this year! As students continue to be challenged with financial obstacles, UW-Green Bay’s scholarship recipients are ever-so-grateful for the support. For many talented and gifted people who dream of going to college, the financial resources may not be available to help them make that dream a reality. Watch the video.

Video Transcript:

My name is Mike Alexander and I have the honor of being the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. We are thrilled at the university to be able to offer over $880,000 a year to our students in the form of scholarships. These scholarships are vital to the university’s success and they’re vital to the ability of our students to move forward in their education, not only to get a great education but also to be able to go out and serve their communities when it’s complete.

I’ve been put in a position where I’ve been able to obtain and earn an athletic scholarship which has been very helpful. I’ve worked hard and dedicated a lot of my time in the classroom, put myself in a position to earn various academic scholarships. I’ve been able to focus more on my dream of becoming a dentist and it’s been just a great, great experience in my college career.

I wanted to get into dairy farming…that didn’t happen but now I’m going into Agronomy, which is the flip side to managing the crops end of things and I really enjoy it. I think that’s the right fit for me. I first dreamed of being a zookeeper and then I realized that that’s a very dirty job and I’m not cut out for that but then I started getting into computers and then I also developed a love for the arts and for dancing and singing. I’ve kind of blended those two together and I dreamed of being a computer science rock star.

I dream about learning about computers. I’m thinking of making something like an educational platform where kids can be able to access education freely so that they can be successful because I believe education is the key foundation to success.

Everyone ultimately wants the same goal and that is for people to chase their passion and the scholarship allowed me to do that.

If I had not received scholarships I’d be working more hours than I am right now and I probably would have to find different jobs because of the jobs that you need to start out with, internships are not always the best paid
and if they get your foot in the door and the career you want, you sometimes have to take a low paying job just to get your foot in the door.

Being a mother too, it was hard for me to just up and go and purchase a laptop as an easy fix. You know, I remember saving like 20 dollars a month just trying to get to it. That scholarship alone went towards that. I was very thankful.

If somebody gives you a scholarship, that means they believe in you, that means they believe in the bright future that I hold and they feel like I’m not just throwing my money, but I’m giving to somebody who I know if I give this money to they’ll be able to be successful and they will be able to have a good impact in life.

We appreciate your support. We cannot say that enough and on behalf of the close to 10,000 people that are in the University community here, we are incredibly grateful for the support that you give us.

This part I want to get correct, I want to say thank you.
Thank you guys.
Thank you for your kind generosity, I wish I could thank you all in person.

ZINE (Rhymes with Quarantine) poster art

Video preview: ‘ZINE’ at Lawton Gallery

The Lawton Gallery is proud to present “ZINE (Rhymes with Quarantine)” an exhibit of zines from the University’s collection. The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 8 through Nov. 5, 2020. Associate Prof. Sarah Detweiler will give a presentation about the collection on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. The gallery is still open with social distancing in place including a restricted number of people in the space at once. The Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A close up photo of a student using their smartphone to take a photo of the bacteria scene in their microscope in Advanced Microbiology class, as they exam soil to distinguish and classify bacterial species in the Biology Lab inside Lab Sciences Building at the UW-Green Bay campus on October 21, 2020.

Photos: Advanced Microbiology Lab at the Green Bay Campus

Students in Advanced Microbiology class, GRAM stain soil samples on slides and exam soil to distinguish and classify bacterial species. Students and faculty are able to continue their work in the Biology Lab inside the Lab Sciences building on the Green Bay Campus by adhering to all safety and COVID-19 safety protocols. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Advanced Microbiology Lab UW-Green Bay Campus

– Photos by Sue Pischke

Photo of a Phoenix icon on an outdoor sign with fall color trees and the Cofrin Library in the background at the UW-Green Bay campus.

Photos: Peak Autumn Color at the Green Bay Campus

UW-Green Bay’s Green Bay Campus shows off seasonal variety year-round and shines particularly bright with vivid colors during the fall semester. Those on campus can enjoy the elevated view of autumn reds, yellows, and oranges from the multilevel Cofrin Library. There are even more views to experience while exploring campus outside of the University Union and the miles of trails through the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Peak Autumn Color UW-Green Bay Campus

– Photos and text by photo intern William Throndsen and drone photos by Sue Pischke

UREC Kayaks and Paddle Boards

Safe sports: UREC has paddleboards and kayaks for rent

Looking for safe outdoor activities? How about paddleboarding and kayaking, or camping?! UREC has sanitized equipment for rent including paddle boards, kayaks, canoes and everything you need for a weekend camping experience. Members of the UW-Green Bay campus and greater community are welcome to rent at this time, and you can learn safely in the “Intro to Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) and Kayak course. “Learn how to set up and use your SUP by practicing fin placement, basic paddle strokes, and how to enter/exit the water effectively. Become a better kayaker by learning how to pack your kayaking equipment effectively and by practicing kayak-specific paddle strokes.” Everything you need to know including how to rent is on the UREC website or e-mail Ethan Harvey,


Students in Assistant Professor Kelly Deuerling's Geochemistry of Natural Waters' outdoor lab use a field instrument to test the water at the mouth of the Mahon Creek in the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

Photos: Geochemistry of Natural Waters Outdoor Lab

Students in Assistant Professor Kelly Deuerling’s Geochemistry of Natural Waters’ outdoor lab learn about the instrumentation at the stream gauging station and use a field instrument to see where the waters from the bay of Green Bay start to influence the composition of Mahon Creek in the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Geochemistry of Natural Waters Outdoor Lab

– Photos by University Marketing & Communication Intern, William S. Throndsen.