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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– Photos by Kimberly Vlies and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
The Green Bay Packers have announced the new additions to TitletownTech. Aaron Kennedy will be joining the TitletownTech team as the UW-Green Bay entrepreneur-in-residence. Kennedy is the founder of Noodles and Company, and will work to advance early-stage ventures and entrepreneurial opportunities in the region as well as connect UW campuses to TitletownTech. UW-Green Bay alumnus Cordero Barkley ’09 ’16 (Business Administration, Master’s in Management) will join TitletownTech as director, Finance & Investments. Barkley has a background in wealth management and banking with prior experience at Associated Bank and Wells Fargo. Read more.
Aaron Kennedy, founder of Noodles & Company, has been named the new entrepreneur-in-residence for TitletownTech, a unique partnership with UW-Green Bay, the UW System, the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft. Read more from the Press-Gazette, Biz Journals, WBAY and We are Green Bay.
‘Lombardi’ will continue its run at the Weidner Center this week through Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019. The performances on Wednesday, Mar. 6 and Friday, Mar. 8 will also feature an after show talk-back with the cast. ‘Lombardi,’ the Weidner Center’s first fully-produced play, focuses on Vince Lombardi and captures the Green Bay Packers coach at a crucial time in Packers and league history. Learn more.
Both Fox 11 and WBAY were at the Weidner Center this week, capturing preparations for “Lombardi” at the Weidner Center from Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 through Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019. As the Weidner Center’s first fully-produced show, the play offers a tribute to the 100th season of the Green Bay Packers. Though football’s Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Vince Lombardi, the man — his inspirations, his passions and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible. Learn more and purchase tickets.
The UW-Green Bay Arboretum will be part of the 24-hour Give BIG Green Bay event. The community-wide giving day, hosted by the Green Bay Packers Foundation and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, supports 40 organizations that serve the community representing different sectors. From noon on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 through noon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, you can give online to support the community’s nonprofits. Read the Green Bay Press-Gazette article.
“Lombardi” will be performed at the Weidner Center from Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 through Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019. As the Weidner Center’s first fully-produced show, the play offers a tribute to the 100th Season of the Green Bay Packers. Though football’s Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Lombardi the man — his inspirations, his passions and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible. Learn more and purchase tickets.
The UW-Green Bay Arboretum will be part of the 24-hour Give BIG Green Bay event. The community-wide giving day, hosted by the Green Bay Packers Foundation and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, is Wednesday, Feb. 20 at noon to noon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. During Give BIG Green Bay, people everywhere can have their gift matched as they support any of the 40 local organizations which have been selected. The Arboretum is a campus and community treasure. UntitledTown, an event with campus ties, is another of the local organizations supported by Give BIG. Learn more. The Green Bay Press Gazette, NBC 26, WBAY and WFRV have more.
Bring back the beach. Neighbor Bay Beach will be getting a hand in funds needed to restore a beach to the amusement park not seen by generations of residents. The Green Bay Packers announced a contribution of $250,000 to the project. Read more.
This semester, UW-Green Bay History, Democracy and Justice Studies, and Humanities students and faculty, collaborated on an exciting project to document the history of the Green Bay Packers as the franchise celebrates 100 years. The students presented their findings at a public presentation at the Lambeau Field Atrium, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Student projects covered a wide terrain of Packers history. One project created by Grant Fischer, Kilian Carlson, Jamie Stankevitz, Rich Rehberg and Fisher Stathes, for example, explains how the Packers revolutionized professional football by deepening the use of the forward pass. Another, developed by Madeline Cichoki, Gwen Drumheller, Joseph Karrmann, Rachel Scray and Emily Bork, draw on the Lyle Lahey cartoon collection to show how the Packers were integral in how Green Bay residents understood national politics.
“I am very proud of our students who gave 10 articulately delivered presentations of their Green Bay Packers projects,” said Prof. Heidi Sherman. “Can you imagine being a first-semester freshman and having to present for 10 minutes at Lambeau field to 75 people and several local reporters and TV stations? Amazing!”
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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication