Next Lawton Small Talks event is April 20

Have you had a moment to check out 2021 Senior Show at the Lawton Gallery yet? The show is available in person during gallery hours, otherwise you can check it out online. You also have one more opportunity to support the artists behind the 2021 Senior Show by attending the Lawton Small Talks happening online Tuesday, April 20.

Lawton Small Talks: 2021 Senior Show
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12:30 p.m.-1p.m. via Zoom Call

Meeting ID: 860 9255 7403 Passcode: 399982

Green Bay Conservation Partners Spring Roundtable, April 21

The Green Bay Conservation Partners will host their 7th Annual Spring Roundtable on Wednesday, April 21 from 8:50–11:30 a.m. on Zoom. Partners will share information about restoration, monitoring, and other conservation projects around the region in the bay of Green Bay, Lower Fox River watershed, Green Bay’s West Shore, and Door Peninsula. Registration is free but required by April 19th to receive the connection information (media welcome).

The morning will feature invited speakers providing updates on the National Estuarine Research Reserve designation process and a conservation legislative update, as well as a series of 5-minute lightning talks and virtual student posters. Lightning talk highlights include restoring habitat for fish, cover cropping with indigenous corn, mapping trends in agricultural land management, and involving classrooms in environmental stewardship. With over 100 conservation leaders and experts in attendance, the Spring Roundtable is a great opportunity to learn about projects and research happening in the region and network with others working on conservation. If you have questions about the event, contact Amy Carrozzino-Lyon, UW-Green Bay, at or 920-465-5029.

‘Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education’ live discussion, April 22

The next CATL “Tough Talk” will be around the book “Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education” by editors Heather J. Shotton, Shelly C. Lowe, and Stephanie J. Waterman. This book will help lead discussions about how to better support our First Nations students and support those who are trying to remove the asterisk as a signaling tool for First Nations peoples in research and practice.

Join in  Thursday, Apr. 22 from 1–2 p.m. via Microsoft Teams to discuss some actionable, tangible strategies or steps we can take to affect change at UW–Green Bay. Our discussion will be facilitated by Crystal Lepscier, UW–Green Bay’s First Nations Student Success Coordinator, and Adrienne Thunder and Steven Martin, co-authors of Chapter 2 of the book! Register on CATL’s blog, The Cowbell, for access to the reading materials and meeting link.

Dine n’ Develop: The Great Balancing Act, April 21

Current Young Professionals is hosting the Dine N’ Develop: The Great Balancing Act: Fitting Work and Education Into A Jam-Packed Life (Without Losing It! The session is Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. UW-Green Bay is a business partner with CYP, so faculty and staff may attend for free. Register here.

Guests and non-members may attend for a $20 registration fee. Speaker: Dr. Pieter deHart, Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies at UW-Green Bay Managing your family, personal, and professional goals may seem challenging enough, but adding the possibility of higher education onto that can seem at times to be a bridge too far. It’s never too early (or late) to take the next step in your career and get the requisite training for advancement. In this Dine n’ Develop session, we’ll discuss some realistic expectations in approaching further education, including a review of the benefits and opportunities available to you which can fit into unique life situations. Additionally, we’ll share with our peers some strategies for overall life and career balance, and chat about the best ways to support all your goals while still having time to breathe! By the end of this event, participants will: Understand the types of continuing education available Weigh the challenges and benefits of possible higher education pathways for career advancement Possess strategies for balancing their life and career.


Please spread the word, UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies Information Session, April 20

Students can take their place among the next class of future leaders and decision-makers by joining one of the fastest growing graduate schools in the state. UW-Green Bay provides 15 graduate programs covering every field. Join this live virtual information session with Morgan Theobald, Graduate Admissions Recruiter, to learn about the graduate programs available at UW-Green Bay. Tuesday, April 20, Noon. View details in Handshake.

2021 EMBI Earth Caretaker Award Ceremony, April 22 (Virtual Ceremony)

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) and Alumni Relations, in conjunction with the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, cordially invite you to a reception honoring the 11th Earth Caretaker Award recipient, Linda Parker ’85. This reception will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from noon to 1:00 p.m. via a Microsoft Teams Live event.

Linda Parker
Linda Parker ’85

The Earth Caretaker Award recognizes UW-Green Bay graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional field and are widely recognized for their career accomplishments in the areas of sustainability, environmental management, environmental policy or other closely related areas. Linda Parker received her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Biological Resource Management and Biology from UW-Green Bay in 1985. Linda is the Forest Ecologist on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, where she is responsible for several large programs including ecology, botany and climate change.

Serving in this position since 1991, Parker provides leadership and expertise on rare plants, non-native invasive plants, fire ecology, landscape ecology, natural areas, ecological restoration, pollinator management and climate change adaptation.

Spring 2021 Grants in Aid of Research Proposals due May 3, 2021

The UW-Green Bay Research Council is currently accepting proposals for Spring 2021 Grants in Aid of Research. Faculty having applied for GIAR funding in the past will want to note that revisions have been made to the GIAR call, all applications must be electronic and submitted via Qualtrics survey—as outlined in the call and cover page. The Research Council invites members of the UW-Green Bay faculty to submit proposals for Grants in Aid of Research. The funds must be used in support of faculty research. All GIAR proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2021. The Cover Page and Call can be found on the Research Council website. If you have any concerns or issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Research Council at

Facilities notes summer construction projects on Green Bay Campus

Mary Ann Cofrin Hall:   May 17 – November 20
This summer, contractors will remove and replace failed wall sealants; repair of brick and limestone masonry and mortar; remove ornamental steel frame at north elevation; wet seal window glazing gaskets; replace damaged thru-wall flashings; improve deficient areas of thermal and air barriers at roof to wall transitions; replace approximately 39,700 sf of standing seam metal roofing and associated metal fascia and soffit; install gutters and snow retention systems at metal roofing; replace approximated 2,000 sf of below grade water proofing system, replace approximately 280 sf of EPDM roofing; rehabilitation of sloped glazing system; replacement of approximately 2030 sf of translucent panel skylight system; correction of site grading and drainage issues. This work will start after the conclusion of the Spring semester. It should be finished by the start of the Fall semester.

Wood Hall:   May 17 – November 20
This summer, contractors will remove approximately 16,000 sf of EIFS 43 and replacement with insulated metal wall panel system; rehabilitation of existing aluminum glazing 44 systems using existing window components and new sealants; repair of cracked and severely spalled 45 structural cast-in-place concrete; installation of snow guards at a building entry roof. This work will start after the conclusion of the Spring semester. It should be finished by the start of the Fall semester.

Cofrin Library:  May 24 – July 26
Contractors will install mechanical anchor systems into six locations of 228 square feet each on the exterior brick façade. Each area is located between the third and fourth floors of the building. Noise will be a major factor during this installation. Some minor vibration may be noticed by occupants on these floors of the building. Contractors will provide protection at each plaza entrance and/or will close entrances on an interim basis based on their work in that area.

Instructional Services:  Tentatively June – December
This summer, contractors will renovate approximately 16,583 GSF of the west third of the Instructional Services building (former WPNE spaces and loading dock area). The project will provide a new Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) and Physics Learning Center as well as a new Media Lab production center including audio and broadcast production and recording spaces, gaming streaming, radio studio, associated control rooms and support spaces, work area and an improved TV Studio. Access at the loading dock may be very limited or closed to all traffic during this construction period. This work will start in June 2021 and extend through the Fall semester. The goal is to be operational by the start of the Spring semester.

Spring Steam shut-downMay 17 – 19
The campus will undergo its annual maintenance process on the central steam system. This means there will not be any hot water or building heat during this outage. The dates for this outage will be May 17 – 19.

If dates change, campus will be notified via e-mail or Log.

Reminder: Green Bay Athletics hosting Steak Fry in June

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Green Bay Athletics and the Green Bay Packers will partner again to host the 2021 Phoenix Packers Steak Fry presented by Prevea Health at the Lambeau Field Atrium beginning at 5 p.m.

The annual joint venture between Green Bay’s most legendary teams – the Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Phoenix – supports the Phoenix Fund, the principal fund for student-athlete scholarships and program support at UW-Green Bay. Our 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however the annual event has generated over $1.8 million in support of Phoenix student-athletes over the past 20 years!

The doors will open at 5 p.m. with the traditional steak fry buffet at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program celebrating the success of our nearly 250 student-athletes. Attendees will enjoy highlight videos, a live auction and many Green Bay Phoenix game-day experiences such as the parachute toss, t-shirt giveaways and much more. Live auction item descriptions will be released prior to the event, so stay tuned for details!

Individual tickets are on sale for $100 per person. Reserved corporate tables are available for $1,500 as well as other sponsorship opportunities (PDF). Tickets are also available for purchase online here or via phone at 920.465.2053 or by visiting the Green Bay Athletics offices from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

*event is subject to change based on CDC, State and Local guidelines regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Coffee Break Q & A: April 16

Join Chancellor Alexander, Sheryl Van Gruensven, and Kate Burns for the next Coffee Break. Campus leaders will provide a brief update and allow the remaining time to take questions from faculty and staff. Colleagues from all campus locations are strongly encouraged to attend.

Join the Microsoft Teams Meeting on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m


Brief Updates
Michael Alexander, Sheryl Van Gruensven, and Kate Burns

Question and Answer Session
Email questions to