Free self-defense class with University Police, Feb. 25

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, from 6 to 9 p.m., UW-Green Bay Police will be providing training in self-defense awareness strategies and hands on instruction in several protective techniques. Space is limited to the first 16 participants. Please send an email to Cpl. Chris Roeske at if you would like to attend this training session. The class includes physical activity and participants are encouraged to wear workout type of clothing. Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in simulated training exercises to utilize the new skills they have learned. Participants must sign up by email prior to the event and sign a waiver provided at the time of training to participate. Additionally, participants must be 18 years or older and a current UW-Green bay student, faculty or staff member.

Weidner Philharmonic at UW-Green Bay: Casablanca – Green Bay News Network

Symphonic Night at the Movies: Casablanca This American Classic with Live Orchestra Featuring the Oscar Nomination score by Max Steiner Conductor: Scott Terrell Dig In Event! Come early for pre-show knowledge sharing at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall with the director of the Green Bay Film Society and UW-Green Bay Humanistic Studies Professor David Coury. Source: Weidner Philharmonic at UW-Green Bay: Casablanca – Green Bay News Network

Taking a look at the UW- Green Bay STEM Innovation Center | WLUK

The community is invited to attend a celebration and demonstration of $1.5 million in equipment delivered to the Brown County STEM Innovation Center. The new equipment will help prepare the next generation of engineers and others headed into STEM careers. There are currently more than 100 pieces of laboratory equipment to fill four labs and a machine shop in the STEM Center. The celebration will include a few comments from LAB Midwest CEO Renee Kirchner and UW-Green Bay College of Science, Engineering and Technology Dean John Katers. The event will be held on February 20th from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Source: Taking a look at the UW- Green Bay STEM Innovation Center | WLUK

UW-Green Bay celebrates new equipment for STEM Innovation Center |

UW-Green Bay celebrated $1.5 million in new equipment at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center with a demonstration Thursday afternoon. “The process started two-and-a-half years ago,” explains Assistant Professor Jagadeep Thota of Mechanical Engineering. “When trying to get the Mechanical Engineering program approved, we needed to first show a plan and budget for the equipment.” Source: UW-Green Bay celebrates new equipment for STEM Innovation Center |

‘So much learning that’s going to happen’: New engineering labs open at UW-Green Bay | WLUK

Testing tensile strength of metals, 3D printing, examining laminar flow of fluids in a fixed channel… all just a few of the things students—and faculty—can now do with the labs and new equipment at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus. College of Science, Engineering, and Technology Dean John Katers says it’s a huge step in getting the mechanical engineering programs off the ground. Source: ‘So much learning that’s going to happen.’: New engineering labs open at UW-Green Bay | WLUK

Finalists selected for UW-Green Bay chancellor position |

Four finalists have been selected for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay chancellor position. University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced the finalists on Wednesday. The finalists will now continue in the selection process. Source: Finalists selected for UW-Green Bay chancellor position |

UW-Green Bay Theatre explores the world of ‘what ifs’ with production of ‘This Random World’

Green Bay, Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre will present This Random World by Steven Dietz Feb. 27-29 and March 4-7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The production is directed by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. John Mariano (Theatre and Dance) and performed by UW-Green Bay students.

Aisa Rogers and Sean Stalvey

In a world that seems to be filled with chaos, Dietz asks the audience to question the chaos and randomness of our lives and how they intersect with some people while missing connections with others. He looks at the lives of his characters and asks, “How much is chance and how much is choice?” We’ve all had the “what ifs” in our lives: What if I had left the house five minutes earlier, would I have been in that accident? What if I had asked her to marry me? What if I had gotten that job that I thought I wanted? Dietz looks at some of the “what ifs” in life and lets the audience see the lives of his characters from an almost omniscient perspective.

Brandon Otten and Isabelle Austgen

Director John Mariano describes the play as, “a wistful comedy about missed opportunities and connections. A group of interconnected characters move through a series of scenes unaware of the lives that are happening just outside of their perception.” This Random World follows a mother determined to maintain her independence, two sisters seeking common ground, a daughter longing for adventure and a son falling prey to an internet prank gone awry. Dietz’s characters demonstrate what it is to love, to lose and to be touched by the serendipity of life.

Tickets may be purchased online at and, by calling Ticket Star (1-800-895-0071) or the University Ticketing & Information Center (920-465-2400), or visiting the Ticket Star Box Office at the Resch Center or the University Ticketing & Information Center, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Tickets are $22 for adults in advance and $24 at the door, $17 for senior citizens and students in advance and $19 at the door. Tickets are $12 for UW-Green Bay students. The venue box office opens 90 minutes prior to the performance. The play is recommended for ages 12 and older.

For additional information on this event, please visit For a full listing of UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance events for the 2019-20 season, please visit

Photos submitted. Top photo is Sean Stalvey and Ashley Gardner.

UW-Green Bay names members of a new Student Success Council

Through collaboration with the Provost’s Office, a new Student Success Council has been created to improve and coordinate efforts in student success across the University. A group of people from Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and additional locations are coming together to listen to students, faculty and staff and recommend ways to remove impediments to student success. The Student Success Council will help solve problems, disseminate information, prevent duplication of efforts across the university structure and highlight a commitment to student success as an institution. Members will be:

-Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services (co-chair)
-Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (co-chair)
-Director of Student Success & Engagement
-Director of Advising & Retention
-Director of Financial Aid
-Director of The Learning Center
-Director of CATL
-Director of Career Services
-Director of Disability Services
-Director of Student Life
-Diversity Director
-Director of Inclusive Excellence
-Library Director (or designee)
-Distance Education Coordinator
-Dean, CAHSS (or designee)
-Dean, CSET (or designee)
-Dean, CHESW (or designee)
-Dean, AECSB (or designee)
-CEO, Manitowoc (or designee)
-CEO, Marinette (or designee)
-CEO, Sheboygan (or designee)

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay alumni educators receiving Golden Apple Awards

From hundreds of educators nominated for the Golden Apple Awards across Northeast Wisconsin, 12 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay alumni will be receiving awards at the 27th Annual Golden Apple Awards on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. From the eight recipients of the 2020 Golden Apple Awards, two are UW-Green Bay graduates.

Alumni receiving a Golden Apple Award:

  • Joan Brylski, ’98 History, Pulaski High School
  • Nicole Diemel, ’07 Elementary Education, Glenbrook Elementary School

Alumni receiving a Teachers of Distinction Award:

  • Jody Bergner, ’06 Elementary Education, Westwood Elementary School
  • Molly Gatske, ’07 Human Development, Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Amy Heusterberg-Richards, ’15 MSL, Bay Port High School
  • Karen Iken, ’86 Communication in Arts, ’04 MSL, Green Bay East High School
  • Jenna Mixer, ’14 Interdisciplinary Studies, John Dewey Academy of Learning
  • Jaimie Robinson, ’92 Human Development, Algoma Elementary School
  • Alyssa Udean, ’17 Elementary Education, Rock Ledge Primary Center
  • Rose Wenzel, ’00 Human Development, Lineville Intermediate School

Alumni receiving a Golden Apple as a member of a team:

  • Rachel Madala, ’11 Elementary Education, Hemlock Creek Elementary School
  • Becky Ruechel, ’10 Interdisciplinary Studies, Pulaski High School