UW-Green Bay to Serve as Host of 2021 WIAA State Softball Tournament, June 28-30 

GREEN BAY ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS | NEWS RELEASE |May 10, 2021

GREEN BAY, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host the 2021 WIAA State Softball Tournament at newly-constructed King Park, the University and WIAA announced on Monday. UW-Green Bay and Green Bay Athletics will host 15 total games on June 28-30, including all five state championship games.

The single elimination tournament features five divisions. Eight teams qualify in Division 1 and four each in Divisions 2, 3, 4 and 5. All teams are seeded in each of the divisional brackets.

“We are both thrilled and appreciative to be hosting the WIAA State Softball Tournament this summer,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander. “This event will welcome fans from throughout the state of Wisconsin, showcasing our beautiful campus and the brand-new King Park.”

The event will welcome fans and communities from across the state of Wisconsin to the UW-Green Bay campus. Each day is expected to draw over 500 fans. Ticketing information will be released later.

“The WIAA is so appreciative of the UW-Green Bay staff and leadership,” Assistant Director Stephanie Hauser said. “They have been welcoming and accommodating in helping us plan and host this event on campus.

“The beautiful, new collegiate venue will provide the perfect setting for the culmination of the 2021 WIAA softball season,” she continued. “Green Bay as a host city for the volleyball and girls basketball State Tournaments has welcomed our teams and communities, and we look forward to those same experiences with the State Softball Tournament this year.”

Completed in 2021, King Park includes a full synthetic turf field, LED lights, state of the art sound system, batting cages, bullpen and press box. It serves as the only full turf field in the Horizon League and with a state-of-the-art drainage system allows for quick resumption of play.

For more information on the WIAA State Softball Tournament and its history, click here.

Bay Port High School will also host four games on Monday, June 28.

2021 State Softball Tournament
Monday-Wednesday, June 28-30
UW-Green Bay & Bay Port High School

Monday, June 28 @ Bay Port High School
8 a.m      Division 1 Quarterfinal (Seed #2 vs. Seed #7) or (Seed #3 vs. Seed #6)*
10 a.m.   Division 1 Quarterfinal (Seed #2 vs. Seed #7) or (Seed #3 vs. Seed #6)*
Noon      Division 1 Quarterfinal (Seed #1 vs. Seed #8) or (Seed #4 vs. Seed #5)*
2 p.m.     Division 1 Quarterfinal (Seed #1 vs. Seed #8) or (Seed #4 vs. Seed #5)*

Monday, June 28 @ UW-Green Bay
9 a.m.     Division 5 Semi-final (Seed #1 vs. Seed #4) or (Seed #2 vs. Seed #3)*
11 a.m.   Division 5 Semi-final  (Seed #1 vs. Seed #4) or (Seed #2 vs. Seed #3)*
2 p.m.     Division 1 Semi-final – Winners 8 a.m./10 a.m.
4 p.m.     Division 5 Championship
7 p.m.     Division 1 Semi-final – Winners Noon./2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 29 – all games @ UW-Green Bay (Bay Port if needed)
8 a.m.         Division 4 Semi-final (Seed #1 vs. Seed #4) or (Seed #2 vs. Seed #3)*
10 a.m.      Division 4 Semi-final (Seed #1 vs. Seed #4) or (Seed #2 vs. Seed #3)*
Noon          Division 3 Semi-final (Seed #1 vs. Seed #4) or (Seed #2 vs. Seed #3)*
2 p.m.         Division 3 Semi-final (Seed #1 vs. Seed #4) or (Seed #2 vs. Seed #3)*
4:30 p.m.   Division 4 Championship
7 p.m.         Division 3 Championship

Wednesday, June 30 – all games @ UW-Green Bay (Bay Port H.S. if needed)
10 a.m.    Division 2 Semi-final  (Seed #1 vs. Seed #4) or (Seed #2 vs. Seed #3)*
Noon        Division 2 Semi-final (Seed #1 vs. Seed #4) or (Seed #2 vs. Seed #3)*
3 p.m.      Division 1 Championship
6 p.m.      Division 2 Championship

* Based upon geography and determined at State Seed Meeting on June 24, 2021

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About the WIAA
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, as defined by its Constitution, is a voluntary, unincorporated, and nonprofit organization. The Association membership has a diversified membership of public high schools, nonpublic high schools, public middle schools, and nonpublic middle schools.

The purpose of the Association is…
… to organize, develop and control an interscholastic athletic program that will promote the ideals of its membership and the opportunities for member schools’ participation.
…to emphasize interscholastic athletics as a partner with other school activities in the total education process, and to formulate and maintain policies that will cultivate the high ideals of good citizenship and sportsmanship.
…to promote uniformity of standards in interscholastic athletic competition, and prevent exploitation by special interest groups of the school program and the individual’s ability.

Celebrating 2021 UW-Green Bay Graduates

Bringing Pomp to Circumstance, UW-Green Bay Celebrates its Graduates

Students to be honored for resiliency and accomplishments, May 15

Green Bay, Wis.—This year, where there’s pomp, there’s also circumstance as universities look to bring some normalcy to the time-honored tradition of commencement. With the circumstance of the worldwide pandemic trending in a positive and safe direction in Wisconsin, universities like UW-Green Bay will honor the hard work and tenacity of their students over the last year in unconventional, yet memorable, ways.

More than 650 UW-Green Bay students and their families will transcend on the campus on Saturday, May 15, 2021 over an extended 12-hour timeframe. Graduates (from Fall/Winter 2020 and Spring/Summer 2021) and their families have pre-registered for time slots, where they will follow a special route through campus that includes a UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and alumni cheering section; hear the Class of 2021 playlist; be publicly introduced on stage by name, degree and honors; receive their diploma and share an elbow bump with Chancellor Michael Alexander.

“This will set a record as the longest commencement in UW-Green Bay history,” noted Chancellor Michael Alexander. “But based on the reaction to the modified celebration we held last year, it will also be one of the most memorable and most personal for our graduates and their families. And that makes Saturday a day we’re all really looking forward to. After the last year, we’re ready to celebrate.”

This is the University’s 103rd Commencement Ceremony since its first in June of 1970. Graduates from all four UW-Green Bay Campuses (Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan) are participating. In Fall/Winter 2020, 483 students were eligible to graduate, and in Spring/Summer 2021, 1,134 students are eligible (1,617 total).

“We are excited, that in the midst of a pandemic, we can continue to celebrate the many accomplishments of our graduating students,” said Vice Chancellor (University Inclusivity and Student Affairs) Corey King. “Keeping safety as our priority, this outdoor commencement is our version of ‘pomp redefined’ and allows families and friends to join us in marking a milestone in the lives of our graduates.”

Student Commencement Speaker Abby Tower Forges Her Path

Abby Tower
Abby Tower

The Spring 2021 Commencement Speaker is Abby Tower. Her speech will be released at www.uwgb.edu on Commencement Day, May 15. The La Crosse, Wis. native forged her own path in her own way, despite admittedly being “lost” her freshman year. “I really didn’t know what to expect coming into college, to be completely honest,” she says. “I wanted a fresh start. UWGB gave me the opportunity to be my own person and discover what I was passionate about without the weight of expectations of my peers from my hometown.”

Tower is graduating with a double major in Political Science and Democracy and Justice Studies with an emphasis in the U.S. and the World, plus a triple minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL Certificate) and World Cultures. She has completed her degree in four years and with a perfect 4.0 GPA. See more about Tower.

Special Recognition for Graduating Indigenous Students

stoles honoring indigenous graduates
Stoles honoring Indigenous graduates
Detail of indigenous graduate stoles
Detail of stole design

Indigenous students participating in the 2021 Spring Commencement Celebration will wear custom-made stoles. The stoles are made by Rezcreations, owned and operated by Carrie Chapman-Peters (a member of the Menominee tribe) and headquartered on the Menominee Nation’s land. Chapman-Peters made the stoles from a Pendleton blanket donated by Crystal Lepscier, UW-Green Bay’s First Nations student success coordinator. The blanket was once part of the inventory at the Konkapot Lodge, a former hotel owned and operated by her Stockbridge-Munsee mother’s family. This blanket, like many historical Pendleton blankets, holds meaning because it marks an honor and a story. The stoles will be edged with bias tape to enhance the colors on the blanket design, which are shades of green (UW-Green Bay’s school color) and brown. UW-Green Bay has approximately 212 self-identified Indigenous students in undergraduate and graduate programs, 26 of whom will be graduating.

UW-Green Bay’s culture of caring carried Frances Nazario in journey to become an educator

May ’21 graduate Frances Nazario
May ’21 graduate Frances Nazario

The journey to a bachelor’s degree was long but fulfilling for Frances Nazario, who will graduate from UW-Green Bay on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, but raised in Wisconsin, Nazario says she “feels blessed and fortunate to be bicultural. I am proud to be Puerto Rican and proud to be a Wisconsinite.” Her culture has also given her keen insight to the education system and those who struggle because of language or cultural barriers. For Nazario, an education major, that means rising up so that those she teaches will do the same.

“I love teaching,” she says. “My experience at current placement (Edison Middle School) in Green Bay, Wis. reaffirms it daily. The students I serve are wonderful, my host teachers have been so supportive, patient, and wonderful educators on this last semester.”

At one point, the mother of two was trying to negotiate school and a newborn. Nazario says she couldn’t have done it without incredible support from UW-Green Bay faculty and staff who went beyond the call to support her journey.
Read her story.

Message to Media Planning to Cover Event…

Members of the media are welcome to attend UW-Green Bay’s Spring Commencement 2021 Celebration from 8 a.m. to completion, Saturday, May 15. Please DO NOT try to enter campus via the Main Entrance. Graduates and families will be processing in their cars from the Main Entrance off Nicolet Drive to the Weidner Center Valet Parking and public entrance to the Phoenix Statue in front of the Cofrin Library, where they can be interviewed by media. B-roll along the route is appropriate. For traffic control and convenience, members of the media should enter campus through the Scottwood Drive Entrance off of Nicolet Drive and proceed to the backside of the Weidner Center for parking.

Please RSVP to Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu an approximate time you will attend the ceremonies.

 

Students invited to present research and innovative projects in WiSys statewide virtual showcase

Top presenters could win a $1,000 prize during the WiSys SPARK Symposium

(WySys release) UW System students are invited to present their research and innovative projects during the WiSys SPARK Symposium Virtual Series—a celebration of research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the UW System.

Students can present orally during one of three Student Research & Innovation Showcases—June 2, June 9 or Aug. 11.

The showcases in June are geared toward students who worked on their projects during the academic year and the August showcase is set up for students who may be conducting their work during the Summer. However, students can choose to present at any of the three events, based on what works best for them.

The presenter registration deadline for the June showcases is May 17. The deadline for the August showcase is July 26. Students can register at wisys.org/spark.

The events will allow students to:

  • Showcase projects to a statewide audience.
  • Improve presentation skills in a supportive environment.
  • Win cash prizes (up to $1,000) and recognition for their work.

WiSys seeks presentations on research projects from any discipline (social sciences, humanities, science, technology, etc.) and a broad range of innovative projects (product prototypes, video games, applications, business ideas, social efforts, etc.).

If you have a question about whether your project fits the showcase, contact WiSys’ Jennifer Souter at jennfer@wisys.org.

This is the second year that WiSys’ summer symposium was redesigned as a virtual series because of the pandemic. WiSys plans to return to an in-person event next summer.

Many of the events in virtual series were created specifically for students, including the following:

  • Secure Your STEM Internship, July 21
    Science and technology industry leaders share tips, tricks and advice with undergraduate students seeking STEM internships. Students will learn what to expect and where to look for these important developmental opportunities.
  • Graduate & Professional School Advice, Aug. 4
    Undergraduate students interested in seeking an advanced degree will engage with current or recent postgraduate degree-seekers in a supportive, peer-to-peer small-group conversation intended to answer questions about the application process and life as a student at the next level.
  • Grant Writing for Students, Aug. 5
    Students interested in adding the grant writing skill to their resume will learn the basics from WiSys grant writing experts in this starter session which may be especially useful for students on track to attend graduate school. Graduate students may find that they need grants to complete their work or may work with faculty who would benefit from a knowledgeable student.

For more information about the WiSys SPARK Symposium, visit wisys.org/spark.

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.

Craig Sauer
WiSys | Marketing & Communications Associate
608-316-4039
@WiSysCraig

UW-Green Bay Philanthropy Class announces $10,000 grant

Grant serves at-risk youth at the ‘Journey to Adult Success’ (JAS) House

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s “Philanthropy: Civic Engagement Through Giving Class” announced today (May 6, 2021) that a $10,000 grant will be given to the nonprofit organization, Journey to Adult Success in Green Bay. The organization provides a transitional home for youth aging out of foster care and other opportunity youth. The organization’s programming includes individualized coaching for job and transportation support and a range of life skills needed for at-risk youth as they enter adulthood.

Grant funding is available by the Learning by Giving Foundation.

The class chose to award this grant after conducting community research in the Green Bay area. This year, the class has studied the issue of youth who are not working nor in school—also known as “Opportunity Youth.” Without help, many of these youth go on to become homeless or drift into other difficult situations. Nonprofit organizations like our recipient help opportunity youth to gain some important life skills, get on a path to a career or pursue their education. Early in the semester, students investigated four community issues of concern: growing need for job skills and readiness, concerns about alcohol abuse, declining civic engagement, and too few arts opportunities for youth. Students conducted virtual interviews with non-profit finalists to learn about their proposed uses of the funding and held deliberations online.

Journey to Adult Success awarded Philanthropy Grant
Philanthropy Grant Awardee

“The student philanthropy course has definitely changed my life for the better,” said student Molly Gwitt. “Now, I find myself wanting to be more intentional in the way I donate my money and volunteer my time. I am very excited Journey to Adults Success is the recipient of our grant because foster youth are more at risk to suffer from homelessness. It feels good to be a part of an upstream solution to this growing problem.”

The course is a hands-on approach to help college students develop commitment to, and engagement in, the community. Classmates agree on a cause, and then go through a process of vetting nonprofit organizations that address that cause and selecting a recipient.

“Many of our students come into the class feeling as though philanthropy is for the rich,” says Associate Prof. Lora Warner who teaches the course. “I aim to empower them to be strategic in how they invest their money, but also their voices and their time to make a difference. This year it was rewarding to watch their awareness grow about the pressures that face opportunity youth. Now it seems that every student has developed insight and a commitment to do something to help.”

Warner says it’s the only Learning by Giving course in Wisconsin. It is being offered for the ninth time.

Rachel Cloud, Board member Barbara Hoffman, Board member and Tyronda Moutry, Staff
Left to right: Board members Rachel Cloud and Barbara Hoffman, and staff member Tyronda Moutry

This year’s teaching assistant, Amanda Loehrke, had previously taken the course in Spring of 2020 when the class quickly transferred to a virtual format in March. With the prior experience of finishing the class virtually last year, Amanda was able to help support the class’s online format this year.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Philanthropy class again. The course offers a unique hands-on approach to philanthropy and provides important insight into grantmaking that students don’t often receive,” Loehrke remarked. “I am very proud of the students for their hard work over the semester and being diligent philanthropists when researching community needs, learning how to evaluate proposals, and deciding to award Journey to Adult Success as this year’s grant recipient!”

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

Photos by Brittney Meyer

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UW-Green Bay’s Guthrie Named Athletic Director at Akron University

National Search for Successor Underway

Green Bay, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander confirmed today that Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie has accepted the athletic director role at Akron University in Akron, Ohio and will be leaving his role with Green Bay Athletics. Deputy Director of Athletics Jermaine Rolle will serve as interim athletic director until Guthrie’s successor is named. A national search for Green Bay Athletics 10th athletic director begins immediately.

“Charles Guthrie is a true joy to work with and is gifted at bringing out the best in people,” said Alexander. “He always puts the student athlete first. Our athletes, coaches, donors and fans have the utmost respect for what Charles has done for Green Bay Athletics over the last four years. I am sorry to see him leave UW-Green Bay, but only wish him the best in this next exciting chapter of his career.”

Guthrie’s move to Akron puts him closer to family and his hometown of Albany, NY. His new contract with Akron begins July 1, 2021.

“I am beyond grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to partner and collaborate with Chancellor Alexander, the leadership team and the campus community,” said Guthrie. “Green Bay is steadfast in its commitment to academic and competitive excellence as evidenced by the department’s 42 consecutive semesters above a 3.0 GPA. I will miss this tremendous community of student-athletes, coaches, staff and faculty. I’d like to thank all of the Phoenix fans near and far for embracing our program and supporting our exceptional student-athletes—your support is the driving force behind Green Bay Athletics.”

Guthrie served as athletic director at UW-Green Bay since October of 2017 when he became the ninth person to hold supervisory responsibility for intercollegiate athletics in the history of the Green Bay program. He replaced Mary Ellen Gillespie who left the Green Bay program for a position at Hartford University in Connecticut.

According to Alexander, Guthrie is leaving the program on solid ground. “We will begin immediately to recruit a leader to build on his success and continue toward our goal of building the Athletic Department as a fundamental piece of how the region interacts with UW-Green Bay,” he said.

In his time as the leader of Green Bay Athletics, the athletics program has seen tremendous success in the classroom, in competition and in the community. Green Bay student-athletes achieved the highest-ever combined grade point average during any semester in Spring 2020, recording a department-wide GPA of 3.57. Competitively, Green Bay Athletics earned postseason berths on the Horizon League and NCAA tournament play for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, volleyball and Nordic ski during his tenure. Additionally, Guthrie helped raise over $1.2 million annually via the Phoenix Fund and special events. Guthrie oversaw enhancements to the Kress Events Center, completion of the University’s softball complex, King Park, which was completed in Spring 2020 and the opening of the new Aldo Santaga Soccer Stadium in 2019. Guthrie was instrumental in hiring men’s basketball coach Will Ryan in 2020 and helped the Division I athletics department navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Electrical Engineering campaign image - A woman of color interacts with a transparent digital interface

UW-Green Bay now enrolling in Electrical Engineering program

Supercharging the Future by Growing Our Own

GREEN BAY—There comes a time when you just need to grow your own. Such is the case with providing engineering talent in Northeast Wisconsin and UW-Green Bay’s efforts to meet the region’s needs. What started in 2015 with Engineering Technology degrees (mechanical, electrical and environmental) expanded to Mechanical Engineering in fall 2018. This fall, another piece of the puzzle falls into place when the University begins enrolling new freshman into its new Electrical Engineering program.

John Katers, Ph.D.
John Katers, Dean of Science, Engineering and Technology

“UW-Green Bay is meeting the demand for engineers due to the manufacturing growth in the Green Bay area and the NEW North region,” said UW-Green Bay’s Dean of Science, Engineering and Technology, John Katers. “As the economy continues to shift toward one of innovation and technology—even in historically important manufacturing sectors like the paper industry—electrical engineers are in high demand. Because we have such a strong employer base in the area who can offer internships and other hands-on experiences, we can grow that kind of talent right here. It’s very exciting to be able to meet this demand.”

The region’s need for more engineers has been well documented. According to the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, the need for the next generation of engineers is not being met by the current schools and programs in the UW System. That report indicates the need for electrical engineers in Wisconsin and in the New North in particular, where electrical engineers are imported from other states. (1)  The New North region in particular demonstrates need for several types of engineers, especially electrical engineers, while lacking the educational programs to develop them locally. The Greater Green Bay Chamber Economic Development Strategic Plan (2) also emphasized the need for more engineers in the region and called for the expansion of engineering education programs, specifically at UW-Green Bay.  National projections for growth in electrical engineering also remain strong at 8.6% through 2026. (3)  In Wisconsin, growth in electrical engineering is projected to be 24%. (4)

According to Katers, the high demand for engineering talent presents a great opportunity for both high school graduates and adults considering a degree in electrical engineering. “Our engineering technology graduates see almost 100% job placement after graduation. The jobs are definitely out there in manufacturing, utility companies, research and development, and communication technologies.”

UW-Green Bay engineering students are able to test their skills in the 63,00 square foot, $15-million, state-of-the-art Brown County STEM Innovation Center at UW-Green Bay which houses the Resch School of Engineering, The Einstein Project, Brown County Extension and Brown County Land & Water Conservation. In addition, lab designs have been approved for a $5.7 million renovation of space to meet specific needs of Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology. Completion of this hands-on instructional space is expected by January 2022. For more, see the electrical engineering facilities page.

Bill Lynch, vice president of Engineering at Faith Technologies, a growing, nationally recognized electrical design-build construction firm, believes in growing the talent the region needs right here. “We believe the program at UW-Green Bay will enable prospective students who are unwilling or unable to attend universities outside of the area to obtain an engineering degree that would otherwise be unavailable to them,” Lynch shared. “We also believe enabling students to obtain advanced degrees from a University close in proximity encourages them to remain in the local communities of Northeast Wisconsin.” Faith employs in excess of 100 electrical engineers to support design-build electrical projects.

New freshman can enroll immediately in the four-year Electrical Engineering degree starting this fall.  The program includes required courses on electrical circuits, electronic devices, signals and systems, and energy conversion. Elective courses can include subject areas on advanced programmable logic controllers and automation, electrical power systems, and communications. For more information: www.uwgb.edu/electrical-engineering/

Resch School of Engineering

The Resch School of Engineering is the fastest growing school at UW-Green Bay, enrolling students across the following programs: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology (electrical, environmental, mechanical), Mathematics and Science, and Mechanical Engineering. UW-Green Bay named its expanded School of Engineering after Richard J. Resch, following his $5 million lead gift in 2018 to help build the Brown County STEM Innovation Center at UW-Green Bay.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

References

  1. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), “Baccalaureate and Master’s Engineering Degree Supply and Demand in Wisconsin” submitted to the University of Wisconsin System (2015).
  2. Greater Green Bay Chamber, “Economic Development Strategic Plan” (May 2017).
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections.
  4. U.S. Department of Labor, Career Onestop, Projected Employment for Electrical Engineers in Wisconsin.

Weidner Center events for May 2021

Line Up Includes a Live Concert at the Green Bay Botanical Garden

For Immediate Release —The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts presents digital and outdoor events for May 2021. Upcoming events include Weidner Philharmonic Live at the Green Bay Botanical Garden, as well as a mix of livestream and pre-recorded concerts presented by the Weidner Center in partnership with UW-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS).

Out of concern for public health, all virtual programs will be presented with no in-person attendance.

List of Upcoming Weidner Center Events:

No Reservations: This speaker series presented by UW-Green Bay’s CAHSS continues with Kimberley Reilly presenting: Politics and Mass Consumer Culture: Lessons from the 1920s, followed by a live Q&A. Kimberley Reilly is a UW-Green Bay associate professor and co-chair of Women’s and Gender Studies program. This event will be livestreamed on the Weidner Center’s YouTube Channel on May 4, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

6:30 Concert Series: UW-Green Bay Music’s concert series continues with its annual a very small consortium – An Evening of Miniatures. Featuring an ensemble of UW-Green Bay Music faculty & friends performing short pieces from all over the world, consisting less than 100 notes or run one minute or less. Streaming on UW-Green Bay Music’s YouTube Channel on May 6, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

Weidner Philharmonic performing Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment live in the Billie Kress Amphitheatre at Green Bay Botanical Garden on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Walton’s Façade is an essential tongue in cheek classic featuring an exciting series of poems by Edith Sitwell, with instrumentals composed by William Walton. Tickets are on sale now at WeidnerCenter.com, TicketStarOnline.com or by calling Ticket Star at 1-800-895-0071.

The concert will implement staggered admissions and socially distanced seating. Masks will be mandatory for attendees when moving from one location to another outside or inside any buildings. View more on the Green Bay Botanical Garden’s COVID-19 Policies.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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New Nursing Leadership Certificate

Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management Empowers Nurses to Take Expertise to Next Level

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced a new certificate program—Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management—for experienced nurses that will give them the confidence and skills to lead and manage most any situation. The certificate will allow nurses to have a bigger impact in healthcare and in their careers. The job outlook is excellent.

There is a 23% growth prediction for the job outlook of nursing leadership and management positions across the United States, according to nursejournal.org (January, 2021).

Key online courses from UW-Green Bay’s renowned Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management curriculum have been combined to create the Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management. This four-course certificate program, designed for BSN-prepared nurses, instills business savvy and leadership acuity, including:

  • Skills and habits of effective healthcare leaders
  • The business of healthcare, including how to ​create and manage budgets
  • Healthcare informatics and technology
  • Healthcare policy and change management
  • Human resources management and insights
  • Enhanced critical communications and relationship-building skills

Once completed, students can pursue the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management program, as all 12 credits transfer to the 34-credit MSN program, or students can apply their new confidence and leadership abilities directly into their daily work environment.

All courses are online, allowing nurses to participate in classes and homework as their busy schedule allows. Students take one course per semester, in fall and spring. The Certificate program can be started in any fall or spring semester, and is completed over two years.

“The recent pandemic and healthcare reform are two drivers of continual change in healthcare,” according to Janet Reilly, D.N.P., Certificate and MSN Chair at UW-Green Bay. “BSN-prepared nurses need advanced skills in communication, human relations, business, and leadership to navigate such ongoing change, which this Certificate provides. Across the healthcare spectrum, from prevention to acute care to end-of-life care, there is a growing need for nursing expertise in leadership and management. This Certificate provides opportunity for a BSN nurse to enhance his or her skills and knowledge, while gaining leverage to move up or stand out in pursuit of a new leadership position or additional responsibilities.”

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About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Spring Sheepshead Review offers a menagerie in honor of a beloved professor

GREEN BAY, WI—As the students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay were finally getting into the swing of virtual classrooms, the English department suffered a heavy loss that sent everything spiraling.

Professor Sarah Schuetze’s January death came as a shock to the students and the faculty that knew her best. But despite the hardship of losing a beloved professor, the Sheepshead Review staff is dedicating its Spring 2021 issue in her honor.

“When we sat down to plan this Spring issue, we were bereft,” says English Co-Chair and Sheepshead Review advisor Rebecca Meacham. “But then our Editor-in-Chief hit on the perfect theme to honor Sarah’s top passion: animals.”

Editor-in-Chief August Wiegman set the tone for the semester with a Day One icebreaker activity where each student posted pictures of their pets.

“August’s compassionate leadership made space for our grief,” Meacham notes. “And what better way to honor an English professor than a book full of beautiful art and writing?”

Along with UW-Green Bay students, the Spring issue features beautifully heartbreaking, visually aesthetic, joyfully healing, and deeply meaningful pieces from all over world, many of which will be read live at the issue’s launch on May 3, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

“I’m extremely excited to share the work of our talented contributors,” Weigman says. “As with every spring, this semester we hosted the Rising Phoenix contest for UW-Green Bay students, and the pieces that won are phenomenal.”

The launch event will take place on May 3, 2021 from 1 to 2 p.m. CST via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. RSVP here: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41PfZDiWqhxVIjk.

Press Release submitted by UW-Green Bay student Carlyn Lowe.

About the Sheepshead Review
The Sheepshead Review was first put into publication in 1975 and featured works of creative writing as well as visual arts. Staffed, designed and edited entirely by undergraduates, the journal produces two international, full-color issues each year.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UWGB 2021 Summer Camps - Create Explore Learn

UW-Green Bay Plans for a Summer of Camps at All Campus Locations

Create, Explore and Learn

GREEN BAY—UW-Green Bay will keep young minds engaged this summer with more than 30 in-person and virtual youth programs, designed to inspire creativity, exploration and learning for students going into grades 2 through 12.

“We are excited to finally have kids back on campus this summer,” said Jason Mathwig, director, Education Outreach. “We have a variety of commuter and virtual programs to choose from in the areas of STEM, art, music, along with Camp Lloyd, PRIDE and Summer Scholars.”

Orientation for Camp Lloyd will take place July 1 with camp running July 6-10. Camp Lloyd has been offered at UW-Green Bay every summer for the past 16 years. It is a week-long camp for grieving children to explore their feelings and benefit from the support of their peers, professional grief counselors and trained student interns from UW-Green Bay.

UW-Green Bay’s Pride Center helps run Pride Camps for middle-school (July 26-30) and high-school students (August 2-6). Both camps are offered free to students through the generosity of The LaForce Family Foundation. Students will meet LGBTQ+ peers and allies and work toward expanding their personal awareness of the LGBTQ+ community.

STEM Camps

UW-Green Bay has collaborated with Project Einstein to create a series of camps that encourage problem-solving, hands-on learning and “tinkering.”

Virtual:

Modern Mobile Web Application Bootcamp: June 15-July 8
Rise to the Equation – Interactive Algebra: July 26-August 6

In-Person:

Design Tech Level 1 (Elementary): July 12-16
Design Tech Level 1 (Middle School): July 19-23
Design Tech Level 2: August 9-13
Aquatic Robotics: August 2-6
Video Game Programming Level 1: July 19-21
Video Game Programming Level 2: July 26-30
Rise to the Equation – Interactive Algebra: July 26-August 6

Art, Writing & Music Camps

Students can experience self-expression and stress relief in an art, writing or music camp, designed to unleash their creative potential.

Ceramics (Middle School): July 12-16
Ceramics (High School): July 19-23
Jazz on the Bay: July 12-16
From Thought to Page – Elements of Creative Writing: July 22-23
Screen Printing: July 26-30
Mixed Media (Middle School): July 26-29
Mixed Media (High School): August 2-5
Strings (Middle School): August 2-6
Strings (High School): August 9-13

Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus Locations

Day camps are available at UW-Green Bay’s branch locations – each taking advantage of the unique characteristics of their university communities.

Manitowoc & Marinette

Washed Ashore: Art to Save Our Waterways: July 15 & 20

Marinette

Theatre Dance Workshop: July 19
Theatre Dance Workshop Teen: July 26
Improv/Acting Workshop: July 20
Improve/Acting Workshop Teen: July 27
Musical Theatre/Voice Workshop: July 21
Musical Theatre/Voice Workshop Teen: July 28
Wizarding Academy I: August 3
Wizarding Academy II: August 5

Sheboygan

Discover U: July 22

Summer Scholars

High school juniors and seniors can get a head start on their college education with Summer Scholars, a four-week online college course, designed to save time and money—up to 40%. Students can choose from three engaging courses.

“For in-person programs, protecting students from COVID-19 is of utmost importance to us,” Mathwig said. “We are taking guidance from UW System, which has developed all their policies from the American Camp Association, YMCA and CDC, involving masks, social distancing, daily health assessments and daily cleaning. Also, there might be testing for longer camps.”

Camps are now open for registration and fill up fast. For more information on Camps and Youth Programs http://www.uwgb.edu/camps or contact Jason Mathwig, Director, Education Outreach, mathwigj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2267.

Camps and Youth Programs are part of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement

The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility. For more information, visit: http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-education/

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.