Cartoon contest: What did the sandhill crane say to the turkey?

Got a great line for this cartoon? Send it in and win!

A little bird (specifically a cliff swallow) has told us there’s still time to enter UW-Green Bay’s first-ever cartoon caption contest. Submit your caption idea to Michael Shaw at and three finalists will be chosen. Then you will  be able to vote for your favorite caption. The winner will receive the original drawing with their winning caption. The two runner-ups, a print of the cartoon with their captions. Put on those creative-thinking caps! The contest ends April 10, and judging the three captions will occur the week of April 13-17.

Reminder: Phoenix Bookstore T-Shirt Design Contest submissions due Nov. 22

The Phoenix Bookstore is having a T-Shirt Design Contest open to all faculty, staff and students. The theme of the design is: What makes UW-Green Bay unique? Any UW-Green Bay identity marks used cannot be modified in any way and designs can use up to two different colors. Designs can be submitted to Submissions are due by Nov. 22, 2019 and voting will be held during the week of Dec. 2.

College textbooks exchange idea wins Spring 2019 UW-Green Bay Student Business Idea Contest

Three business administration majors won the Spring 2019 UW-Green Bay Student Business Idea Contest with Bookbates, an idea for a better college textbook (and other books) exchange experience. Students Garriet Kanis, Wyatt Smet and Zach Zeutzius took the first place $500 prize on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Kanis, Smet, and Zeutzius will pitch Bookbates as one of the two UW-Green Bay teams at The Pitch on Thursday, April 11, 2019 where they will compete with teams from five other Northeast Wisconsin colleges and universities for a first prize of $10,000 in cash and $15,000 in in-kind services.

Marissa Dyess (Business Administration) took the $250 cash second prize with Quick Jobs, her idea for a student-centered job placement and resume service.James Schierl (Business Administration) and Carol Brehmer (Business Administration) pitched EIR Apparel, a belt that does not pinch for those active in sports such as skateboarding. The team also includes Matt Halbur (Business Administration) and Ebanie Schmidt (Design Arts). The team will represent UW-Green Bay at the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Johnny Gomez (Business Administration) pitched Easy Lease to a $50 fourth place finish. Easy Lease is a blockchain-based app that brings landlords and potential tenants together and includes services for both types of users such as lease signing and rent payments. The team developing Easy Lease also includes Chelsea Georgia (Business Administration) and Susan Xiong (Business Administration).

 Judges for the contest represented the following organizations: Bank First, City of Green Bay, gBETA Northeast Wisconsin, Greater Green Bay Chamber, Oneida Nation, and WWBIC.

For more information on UW-Green Bay’s Entrepreneurship program, please see the UW-Green Bay Business Week 2019 events at or contact Entrepreneurship lecturer Ryan Kauth at


UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus business idea workshop and contest featured

The business idea workshop and contest hosted by the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 has been featured in the Herald Times Reporter. The business idea workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., while the student business idea contest will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Read more.

Office of International Education photo contest winners

UW-Green Bay’s Office of International Education has announced the winners in each category for its annual Study Abroad Photo Contest:

People and Culture

Libbie Gerondale | Bailarines | Cuernavaca, Mexico

Buildings and Monuments (tie)

Hayden Boson | Chateau de Chenonceau | Chenonceaux, France

Jesse Rehn | Mont Saint Michel | Mont Saint Michel, France

Scenery and Landscapes

Jesse Rehn | Les Deux Alpes | Venosc, France

Animals and Wildlife

Allison Loderbauer | Original Grumpy Cat | Córdoba, Spain

International Food

Allison Loderbauer | Egg Waffle Delight | Bilbao, Spain


Jesse Rehn | On Top of the World | Salzburg, Austria

Student Business Idea Contest to be held at Marinette Campus on Tuesday, Apr. 2

A Student Business Idea Contest will be taking place at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. In order to participate, students should email by noon on Friday, Mar. 22, 2019. Students would then be instructed on how to create a YouTube video link of a draft of your 90-second business idea pitch which needs to be completed by noon on Friday, Mar. 29, 2019. Students chosen to be contestants in the pitch contest will earn an automatic $50 if they pitch. Contestants will pitch their business idea to judges who will award up to $500 for first prize, $250 for second prize, and $100 for third prize.

Students who pitch are also eligible for the following:

  • A partial scholarship to a 6-credit travel course, the European Innovation Academy in Portugal or Italy or the Asia Pacific Innovation Academy in China, summer 2019.
  • Represent UW-Green Bay at The Pitch on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019, from 4-6pm at Titletown Tech in Green Bay.
  • Represent UW-Green Bay at the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament on a Saturday in April in Madison.
  • Apply to represent UW-Green Bay at e-Fest in Minneapolis in April.

For questions, please contact Ryan Kauth, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, at UW-Green Bay at or 920-465-2004.

2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest to take place at UW-Green Bay, the Press-Gazette reports

The 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest has spent the last two months narrowing business ideas submitted from most corners of Northeast Wisconsin to the three finalists. They will now make their final presentation to judges at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at UW-Green Bay. Read more.

Photos Abroad: Office of International Education announces winners

The Office of International Education has a great way to tell the story of traveling abroad — a photo contest. Members of the campus had an opportunity to vote on their favorites. The winners are as follows:

People and portraits:

First: Marina Pavon
Second: Jesse Rehn

Nature and Landscapes:

First: Haley Stevenson
Second: Haley Falcon

Buildings and Monuments:

First: Joshua Vollmar
Second: Alyssa Bender

Animals and Wildlife

First: Jennifer Bahling
Second: Bailee Kraning

International food

First: Joshua Vollmar
Second: Catherine Hinkle


First: Haley Stevenson
Second: Marina Pavon

Click to advance slideshow or view the album in Flickr.
Office of International Education 2018 Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners

Save the Date: Business Idea Competition

Save the date Thursday, March 23 (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.) in Phoenix B, University Union for UW-Green Bay’s first Business Idea Competition. Students and faculty from all UWGB colleges are invited. Top entrants win cash prizes. This Competition is a potential stepping stone for top placers to represent UW-Green Bay at future opportunities including:

  • Big Pitch May 3 at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton
  • the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament end of April (signs for this event have been posted around campus by the WiSys ambassadors)