Check out the upcoming events at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

There are many events happening on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus from now into the summer: More information via EHCommunity Calendar starting Feb. 15| Eagle Herald. 

Feb. 15 and 16: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Children’s Theatre will perform Anne of Green Gables on the Herbert L. Williams stage of UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Feb. 8, 9, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Cost of tickets are $9.50 for students and $13.50 for adults.

Feb. 18: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE. Offered by UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Office of Continuing Education. Begins Feb. 18 and runs for 10 weeks.

Feb. 29: 2020 SUMMER SOCCER. Walk in Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the UW-Green Bay-Marinette Campus Field House, 1125 University Drive.

March 9 : INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT: WOMEN’S WISDOM FORUM, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Cafeteria at 750 W. Bay Shore St., Marinette. Exhibit hall opens at 5:30 p.m. for networking and local business exhibits. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, door prizes and raffles offered. The speaker panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.

March 21: SPRING GARDEN CONFERENCE. The annual Spring Garden Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, 750 West Bay Shore St., Marinette.

April 9: THEATRE DAY TRIP. “Guys & Dolls” at the Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson for the 1:30 p.m. matinee performance.

May 7: THEATRE DAY TRIP, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at the Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells for the 1 p.m. matinee performance.

Manitowoc Lincoln and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus announce pilot program—Rising Phoenix

New program extends pathways to higher education for high school students

Manitowoc, Wis.—The Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program is a collaboration between the Manitowoc Public School District and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus to provide Manitowoc Lincoln High School students the opportunity to get a head start on earning college credits while academically and personally preparing for college.

A formal announcement about the program was made to the Manitowoc Campus faculty and Lincoln High School staff on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

L to R: Bakic, Thennes, Samantha Post and Meagan Strehlow

“UW-Green Bay is proud to partner with the Manitowoc Public School District on the Rising Phoenix Program,” said UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander. “We are committed to working with our educational partners to invest in the growth of our region and support an increase in the percentage of students in our community that have access to higher education.”

Students in the program will be concurrently enrolled in Manitowoc Lincoln High School and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. Courses are selected to meet Wisconsin high school graduation requirements and the UW-Green Bay Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree. It also allows students room to explore individualized interests. The goal for participating students is to earn both their high school diploma and an AAS degree by the time they graduate from Manitowoc Lincoln. Students who complete an AAS degree will have the first two years of a bachelor’s degree completed. The accomplishment will apply whether students decide to continue at UW-Green Bay, transfer to a different college or university, or enter the workforce upon graduation with an earned college credential.

“This new Rising Phoenix program is a powerful partnership,” said Manitowoc Campus CEO Rachele Bakic. “This is an example of how collaborative programs can spur educational opportunities for students today. We are excited to work closely with Lincoln High School to ensure tremendous success for this initial group of bright young minds.”

A group of twenty-five current sophomores at Lincoln High School will be admitted to the Rising Phoenix program and be enrolled during their junior and senior years (fall 2020-spring 2022). The intent is to have a diverse cohort consisting of students who have shown the academic readiness and “grit” needed to succeed in the program, but who may come from families without experience in higher education or without the economic support to further their education. Priority admission will be given to first-generation, economically disadvantaged students, and students who demonstrate a desire to continue their education after high school.

“We are here to get our students ready for what is next after high school, and we want to do so by creating effective communicators, creative problem solvers, and engaged community members,” says Lincoln High School Principal Lee Thennes. “We believe that the model for this partnership encapsulates the very core of our values.”

Student support and coaching are the main priorities and advantages of the program. Every student enrolled will work consistently with UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix student success coach, who will:

  • Assist students through the admissions process
  • Facilitate academic advising
  • Provide social and emotional support
  • Serve as a transition specialist upon graduation (college applications, scholarships, FAFSA and financial aid assistance).

Students will also learn and support each other together as a cohort through the entirety of the program. Students’ tuition and textbooks will be paid by the Manitowoc Public School District, which means there will be no cost to students or families.

The Rising Phoenix program is believed to be the first early-college high school program in Wisconsin partnered with a four-year institution—a pivotal opportunity for the Manitowoc community, Manitowoc Public School District, and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. Rising Phoenix has a goal of reducing the achievement gap and establishes a precedent in Wisconsin for more early college high school programs. In the Manitowoc community the hope is the program will be expanded to afford more students college access and enable talent retention.

The Manitowoc Public School District and UW-Green Bay are committed to evolving the program as it grows, eliminating barriers for students to participate and investing in the success of students involved. The Rising Phoenix program is innovative and evidence-based. Its goal is to work towards closing the achievement gap for the underserved and underrepresented students in Manitowoc, while providing a life-changing opportunity for those students and their families for generations to come.

“The Rising Phoenix program supports two of our strategic academic goals,” shares Mark Holzman, Manitowoc Public School District Superintendent. “Increased participation in college-level classes and co-curricular opportunities.”

To learn more about the program, visit the Rising Phoenix website at

In the photo, left to right, Manitowoc Campus CEO Rachele Bakic, Manitowoc Lincoln Principal Lee Thennes, UW-Green Bay Student Success Coach Samantha Post and Meagan Strehlow, executive director, K-12 & Community Relations, UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

Photo by Jena Richter Landers.

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 8,700 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, D-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



Membership in lifelong learning for spring semester at an all-time high

This spring, UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) reached an all-time high of 1,073 members encompassing locations in Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. LLI is a peer-lead volunteer organization shepherded by one full-time UW-Green Bay employee. LLI offers more than 200 classes each semester taught by volunteer instructors on topics ranging from Mystics of the Middle Ages to Weather Science. Individuals join LLI for a year for a fee and are eligible to take 30 or more classes per semester. LLI is a non-profit program and is part of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

Administrative Professionals’ Day, April 22

Administrative Professionals’ Day is Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 8 a.m. to noon. Three UW-Green Bay campus locations (Green Bay, Marinette and Sheboygan) will be participating with conference opportunities by the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. Administrative professionals are the unsung heroes of almost every organization or department; treat them to a day of development! The day is designed for assistants, receptionists, executive assistants and other support staff. Topics include workplace culture, project management, cyber security, career planning and leadership skills. See the website for more information and to register. The cost of registration is $69.

Sessions cover:

Green Bay
– Career planning
– Leadership
– Project management

– Cyber security
– Workplace safety

– Workplace culture
– Project management


UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Office of Continuing Education announces upcoming programs | Eagle Herald

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement has announced several opportunities and events for the community to participate in. Seeing shows such as “The Lion King” and “Anne of Green Gables,” as well as taking American Sign Language are a few of the opportunities the Marinette CECE office is providing. Read more via UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, announces upcoming programs | Eagle Herald.

UW-Green Bay Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement highlight opportunities | The Chamber of Manitowoc County

Melissa Schleicher from UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement (Manitowoc Campus and Sheboygan Campus) spoke with The Chamber of Manitowoc County about the opportunities their divisions provide for local residents and businesses. More via UW-Green Bay Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement | The Chamber of Manitowoc County Facebook.


Last-minute gift? How about flight lessons?

Are you or someone you know interested in learning to fly for recreation or as a career? Students ages 16 and older can expand their horizon through the realm of flight and aerodynamics with “Aviation and Aerodynamics for Private Pilots,” a UW-Green Bay Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement offering through the CAVU Flight School.

CAVU’s Flight School premier training program is designed to help participants understand the aerodynamic principles and physics of powered flight, as well as to evaluate the exciting field of aviation as a career or hobby. This course prepares students for successfully passing the FAA Private Pilot written exam. Upon completion of the 10-week course, participants will receive an endorsement to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test.

Participants interested in taking the course and learning to fly can choose from two different locations:

  • Green Bay – Mondays – Jan. 27, 2020 through April 6, 2020 – 6 to 9 p.m. CAVU Flight Academy, Executive Air Building at Austin Straubel Airport, 2131 Airport Dr.
  • Appleton – Wednesdays – Jan. 29, 2020 through April 8, 2020 – 6 to 9 p.m. CAVU Flight Academy, Appleton Platinum Flight Center, N259 Ares Dr.

The course fee is $375 and includes course materials. The course fee does not include taking the FAA Knowledge Test or any associated materials.

“Aviation and Aerodynamics for Private Pilots” is taught by Sherwood (Woody) Williams, flight instructor and owner of CAVU Flight Academy in Green Bay, along with other certified instructors. This program is made available by CAVU Flight Academy in cooperation with Executive Air and UW-Green Bay.

For more information or to register, go online or contact Crystal Williams in the UW-Green Bay Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement at 920-465-2480; office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline to register is January 24, 2020, or until all spots are filled. For questions about this training, please contact Dr. Sherwood Williams at (920) 850-0263 or

‘Crossing the Bridge’ offers emotional intelligence training

UW-Green Bay and NWTC are collaborating for another in a series of “Crossing the Bridge” trainings. Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace is offered in two convenient locations:

-Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 – UW-Green Bay Campus
-Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020 – NWTC, Marinette Campus

The training was developed in response to area employers looking to bring more engaged and committed employees to the workforce. Learn more.


Manitowoc celebrates history of aluminum Christmas trees | Wisconsin |

Barb Bundy-Jost spent 33 years as an art teacher at Manitowoc Lincoln High School. But on this day she was schooling Baby Boomers from the Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus on the finer points of aluminum Christmas trees. See more via Manitowoc celebrates history of aluminum Christmas trees | Wisconsin |