Inclusive Reads & Conversations with UWGB Libraries announced summer read

In celebration of Pride Month in June, Philip Gambone’s Travels in a Gay Nation has been selected for the summer read for the “Inclusive Reads & Conversations with UWGB Libraries” series. You can access the eBook freely through UWGB Libraries. Each chapter features a different interview with people from the LGBTQ+ community. Read the entire book if you have the time, or pick the chapters that interest you. Visit the library guide to read a full description of the book and learn more about this month’s reading & author.

This discussion will be in a book club style. Write down questions about the reading bring them to the discussion. Please contact a librarian if you need assistance accessing the reading.

The summer discussion will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, August 11, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are interested in attending, please sign-up and receive an Outlook calendar invitation for the event with a link to the meeting.

*If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Sarah Bakken at or 920-465-2666. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event.

Cultivate Taste Tea, owned by UW-Green Bay alumna, announces open house, June 3

You are invited to the open house/ribbon cutting from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Cultivate Taste Tea, owned by UW-Green Bay alumna and entrepreneur Jennifer Nowicki ’19 (Business Administration). Nowicki’s new location is in downtown Green Bay at 520 N. Broadway St, Suite 120. The new spot is located in a building owned by UW-Green Bay alumnus Paul Belschner ’95 (Accounting) of Base Companies. For more information, see the event on Facebook.

Sheepshead Review announces first-ever summer edition, submissions due June 13

Brooke Poarch, editor-in-chief of Sheepshead Review, literary and arts journal, announced  creation of the first-ever summer edition. Staff is now accepting pieces for our fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual arts, and digital media genres. For this issue, they are additionally interested in work that pertains to “wanderlust” or the intense urge and desire to travel. This theme is open to interpretation and can focus on a variety of topics, including the exploration of emotions that may be tied to travel (such as joy or fear) or how traveling affects our relationship with the world. See more information and submissions form. Submissions are open until June 13, 2021.

Mental Health Awareness Month and BHTP

May is Mental Health Awareness month—an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health, advocate to reduce stigma, and educate and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. UW-Green Bay’s Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) in the College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare, aims to collaboratively inform, encourage, and assure regional best practices in behavioral health services across Wisconsin.  The BHTP is a unique partnership between the University, county and tribal human service departments, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, with training efforts that focus on preparation of crisis intervention responders, education and support of evidence-based therapeutic practices, inclusion of persons with lived experience to better support individuals struggling with mental illness, and collaboration among community providers to reduce trauma and increase access to care for individuals across the lifespan.

The BHTP website offers a variety of training resources, as well as resources for coping during the COVID pandemic at Behavioral Health Training Partnership – UW-Green Bay (


Academic Success Workshop: The Weekly Goal Setting System, May 28

This virtual workshop, May 28, 2021 at 10 a.m. is the first in a series presented by the Academic Success Coaching team from The Learning Center. In this session, Kristin Espinar will share her Goal Setting System that helps students manage their time and assignments so they can maximize efficiency and reduce stress and overwhelm. This short talk will take about 30 minutes and include a presentation, a practical demonstration and time for Q&A.

Green Bay Campus construction updates

Mary Ann Cofrin Hall: May 17 – November 20

Update: Tentatively, roofing will begin on June 7, 2021 at the southeast corner of the building and will proceed in a counter-clockwise direction. The contractor will remove and reinstall only the amount of roofing that can completed in one day.

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. Building occupants will experience noise interruptions during this work. When possible, we will try to coordinate larger noise events with occupants ahead of time.

Wood Hall: May 17 – November 20

Update: The EIFS panels are being removed along the west side of the building and will continue in a counter-clockwise direction. They are planned to be finished removing the panels by June 7.

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

Update: The anchoring system will start on the north side of the building. We will be inspecting the interior spaces of the third floor for access to the outside wall in rooms 303b, 304, 305a, 305b, 305d, 305e, 307, 306a, & 306b.

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.

Bellin Run is virtual; Your corporate captain has updates

A few updates with the upcoming Bellin Run:

  • The Bellin Run will be a virtual event from June 12 – 21, 2021.
  • There is still time to register! More information here.
  • Packet Information:
    • If you signed up by May 15th and chose to have your packet delivered to the Green Bay Main Campus, it will be available to pick-up before the run at the HR Office, located in the Cofrin Library, 7th floor, room 710.  (We will email you when it is ready.)
    • If you chose to have your packet delivered to your home, you will receive notice of when they intend to ship to the email you provided at registration.

Items to Note:

    • 10K Training Guide
    • Bellin Run Virtual Event FAQs
    • Submit results manually or download the timing app, RTRT.mefor results to be automatically submitted.
    • Group Photo! Unfortunately, with a virtual event, we are unable to get a group photo.  Please email a photo of you on your run or pre/post-run with your bib to by June 21st, 2021.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Corporate Team Captain, Kaitlyn O’Claire,, 715-735-4331.

Welcome Luxemberg-Casco High School Graduates

Noted in a press release by the Luxemburg-Casco School District, 76 students out of 157 graduating seniors plan to continue their education at a four-year, post secondary institution, and UW-Green Bay is the top choice among those students with nearly one-third (24), saying they are going to join the Phoenix family. Forty-four will begin their college careers at NWTC.


Reminder: Chief information officer candidates present this week; please leave feedback

Five final candidates for UW-Green Bay’s chief information officer position are on campus this week.  Each will be doing TEAMS Live presentations open to the campus from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. each day. See more about the candidates and links to the presentations.

Please note the link for feedback on the CIO Candidate presentations.