Caution: Road repairs on campus

This week, drive cautiously as some of the campus roads will be repaired. The areas include North Circle Drive by the Shorewood Golf Course parking lot entrance, Weidner Center parking lot (Section B), the west entrance of Studio Arts parking lot, some areas of Leon Bond Drive by the Kress Center and Leon Bond Drive leading up to Bay Settlement Entrance. If you travel these areas, please slow down and be aware of the asphalt truck and on-coming traffic.

Summer 2017 campus parking lot and road repairs

Summer 2017 campus parking lot and road repair work begins today (June 26). Due to a mild winter, a smaller amount of repairs are needed than past years. The schedule below is tentative and weather dependent.

Campus map (pdf)
Campus map (pdf)
  • June 26, 27, 28 – Weidner Center Administrative Office Parking lot and front canopy
  • June 29, 30; July 3, 5-7 – Kress Events Center Lot, Union Visitor Lot, Wood/University Union/Theatre Hall Dock and Instructional Services/Lab Science Dock
  • July 10-14 – East Housing Lot, Apartment Parking Lots and Residence Life Community Center Court
  • July 17-21 – Residence Life Courts (Downham, Thompson, Schaefer and Lenfesty)
  • July 24-28 – Shorewood Golf Course, Cofrin Main Entrance Circle and Lambeau Cottage Driveway
  • July 31-Aug 4 (or as filler throughout the summer) – Weidner Center B, C and D lots, depending on shows and space.

Additional closures, dependent on scheduling outside contractors, may be needed for road repairs on Lab Sciences Drive, Main Entrance Drive and the back parking area of the Kress Events Center. Parking lots with pylons, ropes and barricades blocking access are closed and it will be necessary to park in an alternative parking lot. Facilities Management and the Parking Office thank you for your flexibility during the construction season.

Construction alert

Excuse the dust. Campus improvement projects have started this week near Laboratory Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Instructional Services. Watch for heavy equipment and sidewalk barricades for safety. The work will consist of cutting all of the concrete panels along the bridges, along Instructional Services and Rose Hall. New handrails, cement coating and exterior pocket improvements will finish the project. The project will last through the summer and into September.

That’s a lot of air: Studio Arts gets new air-handling unit

When it is complete, the new air-handling unit lifted by crane on top of UW-Green Bay’s Studio Arts building will blow 5,900 cubic feet per minute, heat up to 221,000 btu’s and cool up to 177,000 btu’s. The unit itself weighs more than 5,200 pounds, says UWGB facilities Planner Jeff Schulz. Miron Construction is the general contractor and crane provider, Hurckman Mechanical is the HVAC subcontractor and is installing the unit. The entire project entails “gutting” the band and vocal labs and installing new acoustics, lighting and interior finishes, while providing a new sound recording lab on the second floor.


Open forum scheduled to present concept for soccer stadium complex

The consulting firm SEH will present a short slide show describing the plans for the new soccer stadium complex and its location on the UW-Green Bay campus. The intent of the open forum is to hear public comments about the Environmental Impact Assessment for the complex – Phase 1. The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 208. The Facilities Planning and Management website also has resources available at

Snow-removal crews get the job done

Main roads were plowed, parking lots were being cleared and most campus paths have been swept as of 7:15 a.m. today (Tuesday, Dec. 29) on the UW-Green Bay campus, although much work was still under way. Caution is advised for pedestrians: surfaces are very slick and not all surfaces have been sanded or salted yet. Main city streets to campus were plowed and passable this morning. (The National Weather Service at Austin Straubel in Green Bay registered 13 inches of snow as of this morning.) As always, UW-Green Bay’s winter storm policy directs individual students and employees to make their own decisions about travel, as conditions vary across the region. Employees should communicate with their supervisors and arrange to use vacation time if necessary.

Trail-rescue trio gets big ovation

life-savers-postFacilities Management employees Nathan Rusch and Lyle Uitenbroek were joined on stage by student worker Samantha Braaten at the University Union’s Phoenix Room during the annual faculty-staff Convocation on Aug. 26.

The three were invited forward by UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller to receive certificates of appreciation for their response to a potentially life-threatening accident earlier this month. They also received a standing ovation.

Braaten and a fourth staff member were on routine duty Aug. 18, clearing storm debris from one of the Arboretum trails. A good-sized tree had fallen, blocking the path and creating a hazard.

The tree shifted, pinning Braaten’s partner. It stretched across his neck and upper body, making it difficult for him to breathe. Braaten reacted immediately and, summoning her strength and using branches as levers, she managed to keep the full weight off of the victim. She also dialed for help.

Rusch and Uitenbroek were first to arrive. They found a chain saw and began cutting away sections while continuing to protect their pinned colleage.

By the time Public Safety and Green Bay Fire and Rescue arrived, the victim had been freed and was breathing normally, although experiencing pain. He was transported and released later that day.

The certificates read:

“In appreciation and recognition of heroic actions and outstanding performance on August 18th, 2015”…   awarded this day… signed, Gary L. Miller, Chancellor.