CATL will find new home in the Cofrin Library

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) will be moving to the fourth floor of the Cofrin Library this semester. With this move comes some construction on the fourth floor, so loud noises may occur occasionally throughout the library. Library staff apologizes for any inconvenience. The construction is expected to be completed by mid-semester of Spring 2020.

March Book Madness returns to the Cofrin Library, all four campuses are welcome to join

Be on the lookout for the upcoming March Book Madness in spring 2020! It’s like the famous basketball tournament, but for books! Students from all campuses can participate and win prizes. Top prizes last year included Chartwells gift certificates, free golf at Shorewood Golf Course, and book store gift cards. Brackets will be available beginning Monday, March 2, 2020 and can be submitted through Tuesday, March 10. Keep an eye on the social media pages for updates & information on brackets, prizes, and voting. Questions? Ask a librarian!

Office of Grants and Research hosting Open House on Feb. 5

The Office of Grants and Research will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Cofrin Library CL 825. Faculty, staff and students from all UW-Green Bay campuses are welcome to attend and meet the new staff! Important information about the services the office provides and how the UW-Green Bay community can stay in the loop with funding opportunities will be available as well.

I Am Psyched! National Tour will be at the Cofrin Library from Feb. 11-22, 2020

“I am Psyched!” is a multimedia initiative that explores the history and contemporary contributions of women of color in psychology as they engage in psychological science, practice and social justice. Created by the American Psychological Association‘s Women’s Programs Office, the exhibit highlights achievements of women of color in psychology. Learn about the inspiring lives of many women who accomplished “the firsts” in psychological science, to benefit society and people’s lives. In addition to the exhibit, events will be held to highlight the experiences of women of color in psychology in our area. All events will be held on the fourth floor of the Cofrin Library unless otherwise noted and are open to the public:

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4 to 6 p.m., Opening Reception
Join us as we launch this important exhibit celebrating women of color in psychology. We will have speakers, a photo booth and information on WOC sheroes in psychology!

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m., Speaker Sheng Lee
Sheng Lee runs Us 2 Behavioral Health Care in Appleton, which addresses current disparities in mental health services for minorities.

Monday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m., I Am Psyched Talks
Four 10-minute talks by students on four amazing women of color in psychology. Support students, be inspired.

Feb. 17 to 22, Student Union, Photo Booth…This is what a psychologist looks like!
Future (and current) psychologists…Stop by your table at the University Union and show the world your future self!

For more information, contact Associate Prof. Christine Smith (Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies) at

Video: (Pet) Therapy in the happiest form

Every college student (and some faculty and staff) need a bit of stress relief near final exams. Members of the Packerland Kennel Club and their outreach dogs paired-up with the Cofrin Library to provide pure happiness.

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Dogs in Library December 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Pride Center to host October events

The UW-Green Bay Pride Center has many events planned for the month of October. Please consider attending:

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019: Dick Wagner, author of two groundbreaking volumes on gay history in Wisconsin, will be in the Christie Theatre from noon until 1 p.m. He will follow his talk with a meet the author event from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Pride Center. Wagner’s book “We’ve Been Here All Along” provides an illuminating and nuanced picture of Wisconsin’s gay history from the reporting on the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 to the landmark Stonewall Riots of 1969. Wagner’s book will be for sale outside the Christie Theatre. This event was made possible by the Pride Center and The Phoenix Bookstore.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019: Free showing of “Moonlight” (2016), the first film with an all black cast and with the main character as a person coming to terms with being LGBT, in the Christie Theatre from 4 to 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow the film until 7:15 p.m. Sponsored by Black Student Union (BSU), Pride Center and Student Life. Snacks will also be provided.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019: Come hear Pride Center students Sapphire Shimmer and Boston Cream Pie read their two favorite children’s books, followed by eating cookies and doing crafts, for this event titled, “King and Queen Reading Books with Crafts and Cookies” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Cofrin Library. There will be an ASL interpreter present, and this event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Cofrin Library, Pride Center and The Phoenix Bookstore.

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019: National Coming Out Day. The Pride Center will provide educational information at the vendor table at the second floor of the Union, located by the stairway.

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019: SAFE Ally Level 1 and 2 training. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by Level 2 training from 1 to 3 p.m. Safe Ally training provides insights on LGBTQ+ topics and how to be a better ally. To RSVP, contact Stacie Christian at

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019: UW-Green Bay Clothing and Household Swap is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Union Phoenix Rooms. Your clean, gently used clothing for all ages, kitchen and household items, books and media, crafts and holiday decor is needed. This event is for all students, staff and alumni to come select items they can use that others are sharing. Donations can be dropped off at the Campus Cupboard in RH 140, the Pride Center or contact Stacie Christian for a curbside drop off at Please, no computers, televisions or furniture that does not fit in a small station wagon. Volunteers to help set up are needed on Tuesday, October 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 pm.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019: Nationally known artist, Rae Senarighi, along with two paintings will be featured at a meet the artist event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. next to the University Union Common Grounds. You can learn more about Rae’s work on Netflix. Refreshments provided by the Lawton Gallery. Rae is sponsored by the Pride Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019: Hallowqueen 2 Drag Show is scheduled for 8 to 10 p.m. in the University Union Phoenix Rooms. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Pride Center and Good Times Programming.

Any questions about Pride Center events can be directed to Stacie Christian at

New 100 anniversary archives display in Cofrin Library 705

The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of local and national events. University Archives and Area Research Center Assistant, Hannah Hacker, has created a display of items from the archival collections to celebrate the anniversaries. The displays highlight the founding of the Green Bay Packers and Fort Howard Paper Company as well as passage of constitutional acts approving prohibition and women’s suffrage. Items pulled from the collections include product samples, photos from Fort Howard Paper Company, court cases pertaining to moonshine stills in Shawano County, letters from Door County resident Elizabeth Dreutzer regarding suffrage and publications regarding the Green Bay Packers.

The display is located in Cofrin Library, Room 705 and can be viewed during the department’s open hours: Tuesdays from 12:30 to 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Author Thomas Davis Releases ‘In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams’ – Door County Pulse

Author Thomas Davis released a new book after spending time researching at the Door County Library’s archives in Sturgeon Bay, the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center, the archives in Madison and the Washington Island Archives. See more via Thomas Davis Releases ‘In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams’ – Door County Pulse.