Ben Joniaux

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay Future 15 finalists

UW-Green Bay staff and an alumna were recently announced as Current Young Professionals Future 15 Award Finalists. Staff being recognized are Kassie Batchelor, the senior associate athletic director for compliance and student welfare/senior woman administrator, Ben Joniaux (pictured above), chief of staff, and Claudia Guzman, director of Student Life. UW-Green Bay alumna Briana Peters (Accounting and Business) ’13, a manager at Hawkins Ash CPAs, is also identified as a finalist. In addition, Kristina Shelton, YMCA program director, Green Bay Area Public Schools board trustee and wife of UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (History), is recognized as a finalist.

Kassie Batchelor Future 15 Surprise
Kassie Batchelor (Athletics) receives Future 15 nomination
Claudia Guzman Future 15 Surprise
Claudia Guzman (Student Life) receives Future 15 nomination
Ben Joniaux
Ben Joniaux (Chancellor’s Office) receives Future 15 nomination
Briana Peters Future 15 Surprise
Briana Peters ’13 receives Future 15 nomination

About Current

Current recognizes individuals who are making contributions to their community, and overall make the quality of life greater in the Green Bay Area. Future 15 recipients will be honored at the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards on April 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. One of the 15 finalists will be named as the Young Professional of the Year at this event. More information can be found on the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards page.

All aboard the Phoenix Express: UW-Green Bay holiday parade float is a winner for the fifth time

The UW-Green Bay Holiday Parade float won an award for the fifth time at the 36th Annual Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade. This year’s award recognition was the Grand Marshal’s Award for most original float.

While the theme for this year’s parade was Holiday Magic, UW-Green Bay’s parade float committee took inspiration from the popular book and movie, “Polar Express,” and named the float, “The Phoenix Express: Powered by Higher Education.” The concept of the forward moving train represents the forward momentum UW-Green Bay has been experiencing. Staff members spent many hours over their lunch breaks working on the float to represent UW-Green Bay in the parade.

This was the eighth time UW-Green Bay has participated in the Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade. Staff and members of their families, students, student athletes, alumni, dance team members and the Hip Hop team participated. The UW-Green Bay team handed out 500 pounds of candy to parade watchers. UW Credit Union and the Weidner Center are the sponsors.

See NBC26 television footage of the parade and watch for the UW-Green Bay float at the 1:05:00 timestamp.

Holiday Light Collection

Holiday Lights RecyclingIn addition to the float, UW-Green Bay incorporates a service project in their parade activities. This year’s project is collecting old holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Don’t forget to donate old holiday lights at the designated boxes around campus. These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library second floor plaza level
  • Cofrin Library first floor alcove level
  • Laboratory Sciences lounge area
  • Outside the GAC Lab
  • Rosewood Cafe
  • Office of Student Life
  • Near the Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

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Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Green Bay is 9th happiest city in America | NBC 26

Green Bay has been ranked the ninth happiest city in America, according to SeniorLiving. Factors taken into consideration when ranking the cities were income, housing affordability, life expectancy, commute length, suicide rate, crime rate, unemployment, and household size. More via New study shows Green Bay is 9th happiest city in America |NBC26.

Aaron Kennedy, TitletownTech plan to put Green Bay on map in terms of startups, AP News article says

Aaron Kennedy, TitletownTech/UW-Green Bay’s new entrepreneur-in-residence, is planning on putting the city of Green Bay on the map when it comes to “startups and scale-ups,” according to a recent AP News piece. TitletownTech comprises of a partnership between the Green Bay Packers, Microsoft, UW-Green Bay and others. Kennedy’s role includes thinking big about what Green Bay can offer to investors and entrepreneurs. Read more.

Final reminder: Administrative Professionals Conference set for Wednesday, April 24

Celebrate the vital role Administrative Professionals play in our organizations. UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are partnering to offer an Administrative Professionals Conference on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The conference will be held at a choice of three different locations and curriculums: the KI Convention Center/Hyatt Regency in Green Bay, the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. The fee is $59 and includes a continental breakfast, instruction and materials. Learn more. Questions can be directed towards Kassie Van Remortel at 920-465-2468.

Administrative Professionals Conference set for Wednesday, April 24

Celebrate the vital role Administrative Professionals play in our organizations. UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are partnering to offer an Administrative Professionals Conference on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The conference will be held at a choice of three different locations and curriculums: the KI Convention Center/Hyatt Regency in Green Bay, the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. The fee is $59 and includes a continental breakfast, instruction and materials. Learn more. Questions can be directed towards Kassie Van Remortel at 920-465-2468.

Join the Green Bay Conservation Partners Spring Roundtable, Wednesday, April 24

Please join us for an exciting event to share information and foster collaboration among conservation practitioners, researchers and stakeholders working in the bay of Green Bay, Lower Fox River Watershed, Green Bay’s west shore and Door Peninsula. The Green Bay Conservation Partners Spring Roundtable will be taking place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center. The morning will kick-off with a series of lightning talks from partners involved in restoration, monitoring and other conservation projects around the region. An interactive roundtable session will follow with discussions on relevant conservation tools and topics. Be sure to check out the student poster session! The event will end with a networking lunch that begins at 12:45 p.m. There is a $20 registration fee to help cover event costs. Coffee, tea, snacks and lunch will be provided. Student fee is $10. Register by Friday, April 19, 2019. If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy Carrozzino-Lyon at carrozza@uwgb.edu or 920-465-5029.

Mayoral candidate forum this Thursday (Mar. 7)

Public and Environmental Affairs and Democracy and Justice Studies invite faculty, staff, students and others in the campus community to attend a mayoral candidate forum on Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Christie Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Students will have the opportunity to ask both candidates—Patrick Buckley and Eric Genrich—questions about their vision for Green Bay as a mayor. Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Public and Environmental Affairs) will moderate.

UW-Green Bay alumni take over as new owners of Karvana Coffeehouse

UW-Green Bay alumni Kayla Viste ’13 (Public Administration) and Mike Hastreiter ’13 and ’17 (Economics and Masters of Environmental Science & Policy) are the new owners of Karvana Coffehouse in Green Bay. The new owners plan to run Karvana full time. Both have management and food service backgrounds. Read the full story.