Thanks to those who hosted Covenant Day

UW-Green Bay pulled out all the stops for nearly 200 area middle school students who toured campus April 28 for Wisconsin Covenant Day hosted by Gov. Jim Doyle.

The Phoenix Pep Band and Phlash Phoenix got things rolling for the 9:30 a.m. program in the Union’s Phoenix Room. Following remarks and a short ceremony, the eighth-grade students and their UW-Green Bay tour guides (students, staff and community volunteers) fanned out across campus. Among the stops:

• The Ecology Lab in the Laboratory Sciences Building, with biology Prof. Amy Wolf and spider specialist Prof. Michael Draney;

•  A Social Work presentation on “Why It is Important to go to College”;

*  A tour of the David A. Cofrin Library;

•  The Academic Advising Office in Student Services, to learn how student registration works on a college campus;

•  Residence Life, to see how university students live;

•  The Kress Events Center, to tour the facility and shoot a few baskets with players from the Phoenix NCAA tournament team;

•  A scientific presentation on “making root beer” wth Prof. Julie Lukesh and her chemistry students.

The morning’s activities were organized by staff of the Phuture Phoenix Program and the Institute for Learning Partnership.

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