UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus hosts 2020 Career Expo for local high school students

The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus hosted its 2020 Career Expo on Jan. 8 for local high school students. Four hundred students were in attendance; 350 were freshmen from Manitowoc Lincoln High School and 50 were sophomores from Reedsville High School.

Faculty and staff led career-focused learning sessions. The Expo gave students the opportunity to learn about STEM opportunities and how to use high school classes and extracurricular experiences to prepare for college.

Associate Profs. Amy Kabrhel and James Kabrhel (chemistry) participated in a Cool Chemistry show. Prof. Rick Hein (biology) held a session on blood testing, and Associate Prof. Becky Abler (Biology) discussed bacteria. Lecturer Brian McLean and Assistant Prof. Bill Dirienzo (Physics) talked to the students about the fascinating study of physics, and Admissions Counselor Jennie Strohm held a session titled “High School Matters: Choosing Courses Wisely.” See below for photos of the event.

UW-Green Bay’s Major Cooper makes Wisconsin’s 49 Most Influential Black Leaders| Madison365

Major Cooper is an assistant director of Recruitment and Admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, working in regional recruitment. Prior to assuming his current role, he spent time working as an assistant director of intercultural engagement for African American Student Services. There, he developed and coordinated student programming efforts designed to increase students’ awareness of their own ethnic and cultural heritages. Cooper has been working in Student Affairs since 2001. See more via Black Power 2019: Wisconsin’s 49 Most Influential Black Leaders, Part 4 | Madison365.

Jennifer Jones promoted to executive director of Admissions

Jennifer Jones has been promoted to executive director of Admissions. “Jennifer Jones has done heroic work for the last 18 months by serving as the interim assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services, while still maintaining her role as director of Admissions,” according to Provost Michael Alexander. “During her time in these roles, enrollment has increased and her energy, skill and dedication to the mission of UW-Green Bay has been a driving force in our growth. Jen will work directly with Stephen McKellips, the newly appointed assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services, in continuing to modernize enrollment services practices to help attract and retain a vibrant student population.”

McKellips is new assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services

Stephen McKellips has agreed to be the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s new assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services. McKellips has a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Memphis and is currently the senior director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. McKellips has experience working in the Wisconsin System prior to his time in North Carolina and brings a wealth of experience in building admissions and retention systems that will help UW-Green Bay achieve its access mission.  McKellips first day will be on Jan. 21, 2020. Please welcome him to UW-Green Bay.

UW-Green Bay hosting three fall Campus Preview Days

Green Bay, Wis. — UW-Green Bay will hold three Campus Preview Days over the fall 2019 semester. The days will be Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 and Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

Campus Preview Days involve meeting professors, advisors and current students, taking a campus tour, learning about the college’s tuition and financial aid and exploring student life and the various possibilities for future students to get involved. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The tentative agenda for a Campus Preview is as follows:

12:30 p.m. – Welcome

1:00 p.m. – Academic Breakout Session

2:00 p.m. – Campus Tour

3:15 p.m. – Phoenix Fest

Please register for this opportunity to enjoy a full campus tour and a chance to meet current students. For any questions in regards to applying, classes, campus life, housing and much more, please contact the Green Bay Campus Admissions Advisors by phone at 920-465-2111.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay’s Early Bird Blitz gives incoming students a chance to win Packers tickets

GREEN BAY, Wis.—Students applying to attend any University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus (Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc or Sheboygan) for any 2020 term (winter, spring, summer and fall 2020) can complete and submit their UW System online application by Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 for a chance to win tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina football game at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at Noon.

Four eligible winners will be randomly selected to each receive a pair of tickets to the football game. For the complete list of rules, please visit UW-Green Bay Early Bird Blitz.

As part of its recruitment efforts, the university is expanding programs at its Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses by providing options to earn a bachelor’s degree without transferring to a different campus. Students on all three outlying campuses will be able to earn bachelor’s degrees from UW-Green Bay in Business Administration, Health and Information Technology, Psychology and Bachelor of Fine Arts (writing). The Manitowoc Campus will also offer a four-year degree in Environmental Science. Students can begin almost any bachelor’s degree at any of the campuses.

UW-Green Bay continues to align its program array with regional needs for talent in areas like engineering, health sciences, information technology, business/supply chain, psychology, cybersecurity and communication.

The Early Bird Blitz promotion is in conjunction with the Green Bay Packers, of which UW-Green Bay is a Higher Education Partner.

Find out more about how to apply, or contact the advisors at UW-Green Bay by email at uwgb@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-2111.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

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The Blitz is on!

The UW-Green Bay Early Bird Blitz is a recruitment promotion in which those who apply early can score two tickets to the Packers vs. Carolina game on Nov. 10. This Packers ticket prize drawing is designed to reward students who tackle their UW-Green Bay college applications early.

Eligible participants must complete and submit the UW System online application to Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc or Sheboygan for any UW-Green Bay 2020 term by Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 to be entered into the drawing. Four will be randomly selected to each win a pair of tickets to the game.

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College Draft Day

Mason Crosby and UW-Green Bay inspire local high school junior to commit to the college search process

Nearly 200 high school juniors from 10 local high schools came together for College Draft Day Powered by UW-Green Bay on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Lambeau Field. This fun and fast-paced day included a variety of college prep activities. Students rotated through booths and drills on topics such as student life, studying abroad, academic options, financial aid and scholarships; chatted with volunteer UW-Green Bay student coaches; spoke one-one-one with an admissions counselor; heard from, and had a photo with, Green Bay Packers player Mason Crosby, who talked about the importance of higher education. Each participant left with a letter of intent signed by the student and Crosby, promising the student would commit to exploring higher education options.

Here are comments from an educator: “Thank you so much for inviting Denmark High School to attend College Draft Day. We were so impressed by the organization and the information you shared with students… So thank you again for everything! We would love to be included again next year!”

Evaluations were extremely positive. Here are a few answers to “What was the most helpful part of your day?”

  • Learning about what each major and schools is
  • Going into more depth with certain majors
  • Learning more about college and having really nice and helpful coaches
  • Learning about majors at GB
  • Learning about the college professors
  • Learning more about college life
  • Learning more about GB
  • Having good coaches J (this comment was made a few times)
  • Learning about planning your day
  • Knowing my options
  • Pace, leaders/mentors
  • When FAFSA was talked about
  • Learning more about UWGB (there were lots of these)
  • The talk with college students
  • Talking one on one with counselors
  • Talking to the girl that helped people figure out what they’re doing in life
  • Meeting one on one with people from college
  • Talking one on one with a lady at the admission station
  • Speaking to individual college staff for advice
  • Meeting up with the admissions people
  • Talking to people at tables
  • One on one chat
  • One on one
  • The one on one meetings with administration
  • I think that the most helpful part was being able to ask questions and just talk with our advisors
  • Asking the staff questions
  • The personal speaker assigned to you at one booth
  • The one on one conversation with the person (at the table)
  • Speaking with the administration

The organizers wish to thank staff and faculty from across campus for their help. This day wouldn’t be possible without everyone who assisted!

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College Draft Day Powered by UW-Green Bay 2019

– Photos by Kimberly Vlies and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Green Bay East High School Arts Open House at UWGB, on the set of Julius Caesar - April 29, 2019

Nearly 200 Green Bay East High School students experience the arts at UW-Green Bay

Nearly 200 students from the Fine Arts Institute at Green Bay East High School joined UW-Green Bay for an Arts Open House — a day of interactive breakout sessions and a special performance of the play Julius Caesar, April 29, 2019.

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Green Bay East High Arts Institute Open House (4/29)

– Photos by UWGB College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences