Video: Cofrin School of Business high-impact experiences

The Cofrin School of Business provides high-impact experiences and opportunities to students that the marketplace and the workplace demands… Check out this highlight video!

Hello, and welcome to UW-Green Bay. My name is Matt Dornbush, Dean of the Cofrin School of Business.

First, I want to thank you for choosing UW-Green Bay as your home for your higher education journey. Carrying the namesake of Wisconsin’s most recognizable and internationally branded city, and home to the state’s third largest economy.

With additional locations in the lakeside communities of Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan, few universities can compete with the rich opportunities for merging education and applied experiences available to our business students.

The Cofrin School of Business is committed to providing a transformative business education through the use of high impact practices to prepare learners to ethically and critically address the complex issues facing the world today.

Our instructors and staff are dedicated and eager to support, guide and challenge you during your time here at the University.

Whether you engage in a rewarding internship experience, solve a complex problem facing a local business, pitch your own innovative product idea or lead a student organization, the Cofrin School of Business has an opportunity for you. Please be sure to engage with us and let us help you get started on your journey towards both your degree and the career you’re dreaming of.

Thanks again for choosing UW-Green Bay, and I look forward to meeting you in the halls.


Video: Student Convocation Fall 2020

UW-Green Bay community formally welcomed the Class of 2024 to UW-Green Bay during First-Year Student Convocation in late August.

On the program:

-Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Campus Climate, Gail Sims-Aubert
-Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Kate Burns
-Keynote Speaker, Executive Director of the YWCA, Renita Robinson
-Chancellor Michael Alexander

Photo of The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Buccaneer mascot, left, poses with the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College-Marinette Eagle mascot at the Marinette Area Higher Ed Coalition table.

Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus CEO Cindy Bailey and NWTC-Marinette Dean Jennifer Flatt have been working tirelessly and collaboratively to provide higher education opportunities to the Marinette region through the Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition. A recent video shoot which will be directed at future virtual programming in the Marinette region, provided interaction between their mascots in the lobby at NWTC-Marinette.

What follows is their September Column submitted to local media:

Making a decision about college at any time is challenging, but we know that it is especially difficult now. On-campus events that might typically help guide someone’s choice may not occur this year. Envisioning your future may feel overwhelming. Even if you are able to visit a campus, college does not look this year the same as it has in the past or the way it will in the future.

Jennifer Flatt (left) and Cindy Bailey

So how do you make decisions about your college pathway? Colleges and universities across the country are rising to the challenge and offering information and experiences in innovative, virtual ways. Here in the state of Wisconsin and at NWTC Marinette and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, we are embarking on an adventure, creatively showcasing what our campuses have to offer in new ways.

The Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) is a resource for students that typically is held in person in September. This year’s Fair will be virtual, accessible on multiple dates, and open to parents as well as students at flexible times to meet your schedule. Access virtual campus tours for colleges across the Upper Midwest. Search for colleges by program, size, and location. Watch videos and download materials to help in your decision process. Learn about financial aid. Visit and click on “Register for Fairs” to learn more.

NWTC Marinette and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus are open for in-person tours by appointment. Individual or family tours are excellent opportunities to engage in conversation about your specific interests and goals. Call or go online to our websites to schedule your personalized tour.

Our current students are also exploring what it means to be a student in their field during this time. Virtual events like Major Mondays at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, offer students an opportunity to explore majors, plan for their future, and connect with other students, faculty, and staff.

NWTC Marinette’s Virtual Tech Challenge allows Trades students on campus this year to create and compete with other students, showcasing products virtually to students, faculty, and staff.

The College of Business Network will be a virtual collaborative project across both local campuses, connecting students majoring in all business-related fields to discuss and learn about relevant topics like financial literacy, LinkedIn and networking, as well as social media tips for the business world.

Making a decision about college this year will lead to lots of questions—even more than in a normal year. Rather than feeling isolated and confused, reach out to us! We are here for all people who are trying to determine their college path, no matter where they plan to attend.

Mascot photo by Sue Pischke, Photographer/Videographer, UW-Green Bay



A graphic showing a close up of the covid-19 virus with a text overlay "COVID-19 Why it Matters,Can pandemics be stopped?"

Video: COVID-19 Why it Matters, Part 6: Can pandemics be stopped before they start?

This video series features UW-Green Bay’s Immunologist Brian Merkel on COVID-19 and Why it Matters. This series empowers viewers with knowledge to help them navigate through the pandemic. Merkel has a Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the Medical College of Virginia. He is an associate professor in UW-Green Bay’s Human Biology & Biology programs and has an appointment at the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He will be responding to a number of questions related to COVID19 and try to get behind the “why” it’s important to be educated in your decision-making as we navigate the pandemic together.

Video Transcript – COVID-19 Why it Matters, Part 6: Can pandemics be stopped before they start?

Hi, I’m Brian Merkel, Immunologist at UW-Green Bay, and we’re here to talk about Why COVID-19 matters to you. I think an important question is, can pandemics be stopped before they start? And the answer to that is possible but very, very difficult. The evidence indicates that COVID-19 originated from China. At the end of the day we live in a global society and what that means realizing that when disease is anywhere it can be and is always diseases can be everywhere. It really becomes a matter of where we want to apply our resources. Because it’s very difficult to stop a pandemic in terms of preventing it from ever starting. But if we invest in health care and other measures that are going to put us in the best position possible to deal with these problems when they arise the better off we’re all going to be. Particularly with respiratory diseases like COVID-19 you can be asymptomatic and spread the disease. We can circle the globe within 24 hours by jet so, these things are very, very difficult to stop. But the question becomes what are we going to do when they start? And the more we invest in good public health measures the better off we’re going to be.

COVID-19 Why it Matters:


In honor of Cybersecurity Month (October); UW-Green Bay creates lunch-n-learn sessions

In recognition of Cybersecurity Month (October), UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement has created a program of four lunch-and-learn sessions, covering current risks and threats to network and personal email, online and social media accounts. Each week will address a new risk, threat or scam. Drop in for one or register for all four. Taught by security experts in business and education. Learn how to protect your data!

October 7:  Jeff Lemmermann — Ransomware and Other Threats to the Network
October 14: Ed Jalinske — Social Media, Phishing, Vishing, Smishing, Shoulder Surfing
October 21: Jeff Lemmermann — Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Spoofing Scams
October 28: Bob Turner — Threats for Telecommuters (Telecommuting Technology Troubles)

1st sports psychology class social distancing outside

Welcome Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology students!

UW-Green Bay welcomed 17 graduate students to the new Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology program last week. Seven attended UW-Green Bay as undergrads. These students will learn about professional ethics, sports science, psychopathology, and more! Welcome grad students and learn more about the program.

Students doing field labs on bees

Photos: In-person classes look a bit different at UW-Green Bay this year

Classes at UW-Green Bay looked a bit different this year with students and faculty respecting the masking and social-distance requirements indoors. Many of the faculty also took to teaching outdoors last week, taking advantage of the warm temperatures and beautiful campus environment. Enjoy the gallery. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Indoor and Outdoor Classes - September 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication.

UW-Green Bay Environmental Science student Jacob Derenne studying soil health and water quality.

UW-Green Bay students study water quality and soil health

UW-Green Bay Environmental Science student Jacob Derenne is part of a project team working on a study to link properties of soil health (a suite of biological, chemical and physical properties) to the quality of water that runs off the field during rain events. Last week (August 31-Sept. 1, 2020) the team was measuring the infiltration capacity of the soil and collected samples to determine the water holding capacity, the resistance of the soil clumps (aggregates) to destruction by rainfall and the degree of soil compaction, according to Prof. Kevin Fermanich.

The teams in Wisconsin are working on farms near Wrightstown and Greenleaf.

Photo was courtesy of Molly Meyers, project coordinator.

Photo gallery: Adjusting to campus life during the pandemic

Photos: Life Around Campus
A walk around any UW-Green Bay campus this week will look different from previous semesters! Students, staff and faculty will see signage regarding social distancing, wearing masks and frequent hand washing. See photos from life around the Green Bay campus, including a number of “GB Week” activities including an outdoor photo booth, kayaking, disc golf, s’mores and more.

Enjoy the gallery. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

First Week Student Life 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore and Jena Richter Landers, Marketing and University Communication.

Photo of Custodial Lead Heather Wade pushing her cleaning cart past a row of books as she cleans the Cofrin Library.

Video: Custodial staff work to keep campus safe

Custodial Lead Heather Wade cleans the Cofrin Library to help prepare for our fall 2020 opening.  Custodial staff across all four campuses have been following new cleaning guidelines provided by the CDC and other health experts. When you see custodial workers, please let them know that our Phoenix Family is thankful for all the work that they are doing to keep us safe on campus.