Clarification on Employee Appreciation Week details

Each spring, we set aside time in the form of Employee Appreciation Week to intentionally honor, recognize, and show appreciation for all of the wonderful work performed by faculty and staff across the four UW-Green Bay campuses. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way we gather as a community, the extraordinary efforts of our faculty and staff community will not go unrecognized this year.

Traditionally at the spring cookout, we celebrate faculty and staff who have retired or who have met years of service milestones. This year that event will look a little different. We will not be having the traditional cookout and lunch. This year’s event will be more of a “walk-thru” style, in-person event similar to the plans for Commencement. We’d like you to schedule your 10-minute time slot to “walk-thru” so we can share our appreciation for all you have done this year. Cookies and water will be served at the event.

If you are an honoree in one or more of the categories, you will receive your awards and have the opportunity to get your picture taken with Chancellor Alexander and/or Interim Provost Burns at the Green Bay events, CEO Cindy Bailey at the Marinette event, or CEO Jamie Schramm at the Sheboygan or Manitowoc events. You will receive an email notification if you are a recipient.

Green Bay Campus
Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Phoenix Room B, University Union
Click Here to RSVP

Marinette Campus
Tuesday, May 11
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Main Lobby
Click Here to RSVP

Sheboygan Campus
Thursday, May 13
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Room 2225, Student Involvement Center
Click Here to RSVP

Manitowoc Campus
Thursday, May 13
1:30 am – 2:30 pm
F130 Campus Services
Click Here to RSVP

Sports returning to UW-Green Bay campuses

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Sports are returning to more UW-Green Bay campuses as early as this fall.This means competitive play will return for their Sheboygan, Marinette, and Manitowoc campuses. Last week, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay, and UW-Stevens Point made a joint announcement to do so. This will effect UWO’s Fond du Lac and Fox Cities campuses and UWSP’s Marshfield and Wausau ones.Together, these schools make up the newly formed Wisconsin Competitive Sports League (WCSL). In a press release sent Tuesday, they explained this league membership means they will compete against each other in a conference format.

Source: Sports returning to UW-Green Bay campuses

Sports returning to UW-Green Bay’s Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses | WLUK

(WLUK) — Sports are returning to some area campuses after a pause due to the pandemic.In 2021 and 2022, UW-Green Bay’s Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses will see women’s volleyball, men’s basketball and men’s and women’s tennis.”The return of competitive sports to our Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses fulfills a commitment and trend that all of our UW-Green Bay campuses will emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever,” said Sheboygan and Manitowoc Campus’ Executive Officer (CEO) Jamie Schramm. “Our dedication to our students and connection with our communities is unwavering. Our competitive sports league and the opportunities it provides our students and communities to come together is an important piece of our shared success. I look forward to cheering on our sports teams as they compete in a program that is robust and focuses on the wholistic success of our student athletes.”

Source: Sports returning to UW-Green Bay’s Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses | WLUK

Hmong Day Celebration becomes official with help from former Manitowoc Campus student

On April 19 at 6:30 p.m, Mayor Justin Nickels signed a resolution making May 14 the official Hmong Day Celebration in Manitowoc. Pa Lee (alumna of Manitowoc Campus, AA ’20) was instrumental in bringing the resolution forward.

Manitowoc is the second city in Wisconsin to create a Hmong Day Celebration.  Appleton was first.  Minnesota has had a statewide Hmong Day for years.

For more information, visit the City of Manitowoc Facebook Page.

Sports set to return to UWGB-Marinette | Sports | ehextra.com

Green Bay—Turn on the lights, fire-up the loud speakers, polish the hardwood. Sports are coming back to UW-Green Bay’s Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses.UW-Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay and UW-Stevens Point made a joint announcement last week to provide opportunities for competitive play at Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette; Fond du Lac and Fox Cities (UW-Oshkosh) and Marshfield and Wausau (UW-Stevens Point).Together these schools make up the newly formed WCSL, the Wisconsin Competitive Sports League. The league membership schools will compete against each other in a conference format and also have flexibility to schedule contests against other comparable programs both in and out of state.

Source: Sports set to return to UWGB-Marinette | Sports | ehextra.com

UW-Green Bay Nursing student, Precious Yang draws up the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to immunize a patient at the Lakeshore Community Health Center in Manitowoc on Friday, March 26, 2021. Observing the nursing student, left, Christine Vandenhouten, chair of Nursing & Health Studies at UW-Green Bay.

100,000+ Doses of Vaccine Distributed on UW-Green Bay Campuses

University continues to help region move forward from pandemic

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s four campuses are making a significant difference in the battle against COVID-19. With Prevea Health community vaccination clinics at all four campuses (Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan), Prevea has administered nearly 105,000 doses of vaccine to date at these sites alone.

“We are grateful for the collective effort of our students, faculty, staff, and our partners at Prevea Health to fight the pandemic,” says UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander. “Reaching the milestones of 100,000 vaccination shots and 30,000 rapid tests is helping our region to move past the pandemic. Not only have we shown how resilient we are in continuing to educate and keep students safe during this time, we’ve also served, as we should, as an important community partner in being a part of the solution. We will continue to try to solve problems for the region we serve.”

“COVID-19 vaccination is key as we move forward in this pandemic to determine what will happen next. We are extremely thankful to our UW-Green Bay partners and the way that they have wanted to help steer this pandemic in the right direction,” says President and CEO, Dr. Ashok Rai. “Their partnership has allowed us the space we’ve needed to vaccinate the masses in four of our communities. I can’t say enough how important this has been as we make every effort to vaccinate Northeast Wisconsin.”

COVID-19 vaccines are available at all four UW-Green Bay campuses with many available appointments. To schedule an appointment, visit: prevea.com/vaccine.

UW-Green Bay Nursing Students Step to Front Lines

To date, UW-Green Bay nursing students have provided more than 700 hours vaccinating and educating at COVID vaccination sites in February and March alone. Additionally, nursing faculty have contributed 77 hours toward vaccination efforts during this period. Nursing students are eager to be involved in this important public health initiative. Nursing students and supervising nursing faculty have assisted at 13 vaccination sites including at the Marinette School District, Watertown City Health Department, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services, Kewaunee County Health Department, Green Bay Correctional Institution, Lawrence University, and National Guard/Menasha City Health Department. Additional sites include Lakeshore Community Health Center, Veterans Administration Clinic and Aurora BayCare.

This effort has been supported by a Wisconsin Partnership Program Grant and UW System tuition credit program for nursing students involved in assisting with COVID response activities.

Rapid Testing will Continue through May

In response to the region’s ongoing need for Covid-19 testing, UW-Green Bay will be extending the community surge drive-thru testing at the Weidner Center through May 2021. To date, 30,765 rapid antigen and confirmatory PCR tests have been given at the site. To schedule an appointment please visit doineedacovid19test.com.

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Marinette Campus Field House basketball gym

UW-Green Bay Campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan bring back sports in 2021

Green Bay, Wis.—Turn on the lights, fire-up the loud speakers, polish the hardwood. Sports are coming back to UW-Green Bay’s Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses.

UW-Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay and UW-Stevens Point made a joint announcement last week to provide opportunities for competitive play at Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette; Fond du Lac and Fox Cities (UW-Oshkosh) and Marshfield and Wausau (UW-Stevens Point).

(Note to media: UW-Green Bay DOES NOT refer to its campuses as “two-year” as there are four-year bachelor’s degree programs on all of UW-Green Bay’s campuses.)

Together these schools make up the newly formed WCSL, the Wisconsin Competitive Sports League. The league membership schools will compete against each other in a conference format and also have flexibility to schedule contests against other comparable programs both in and out of state.

“The return of competitive sports to our Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses fulfills a commitment and trend that all of our UW-Green Bay campuses will emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever,” said Sheboygan and Manitowoc Campus’ Executive Officer (CEO) Jamie Schramm. “Our dedication to our students and connection with our communities is unwavering.  Our competitive sports league and the opportunities it provides our students and communities to come together is an important piece of our shared success.  I look forward to cheering on our sports teams as they compete in a program that is robust and focuses on the wholistic success of our student athletes.”

Initial sport offerings according to Penny Maletzke, program manager for competitive sports at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses, will be women’s volleyball in fall of 2021; men’s basketball in winter 21-22 and men’s and women’s tennis in spring of 2022. The athletics programs took a pause during the pandemic. Maletzke said the campuses are starting out with fewer offerings as they return from the pandemic, but with anticipation of adding more offerings in the future.

“Athletics has played a tremendous role by enhancing student life and involvement, but it also brings opportunity to the greater Marinette/Menominee Community to come out and see a terrific game,” said Marinette Campus CEO Cindy Bailey. “For years the Marinette Campus has produced quality athletic programs where our athletes have learned valuable and practical skills on and off of the court, enriching their entire collegiate experience. Our Fall 2019 our women’s volleyball team won the WCC State Championship and our men’s basketball team earned the state title in 2015 and has produced all-conference honors for many of the players over the years. We are excited to return with Dan Porath as our women’s volleyball coach and Bryan Wickstrom will head up our men’s basketball team. Having the two veteran coaches leading us into our new league will help poise our campus for success in the coming year.”

According to a press release issued last week, a special committee tasked with creating the WCSL anticipates sport offerings increasing in the future, including league expansion to other UW institutions. The success of the league requires extensive planning to provide for the health, safety, and well-being of the student-athletes and coaches, which remains a top priority.

The WCSL is built on well-established relationships between the named campuses.  Administration and student leadership support will provide meaningful and vibrant campus environments. Hosting sporting events will showcase their outstanding county-owned facilities.

“The opportunity to continue to provide a pathway for students to engage in competitive sports is exciting,” noted UW-Green Bay’s Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity and Student Affairs Corey King. “This partnership between the three universities is a definitive example of our collective desire to create the best student experience possible!”

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Athletics return to Wisconsin’s access campuses – Wausau Pilot & Review

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Stevens Point have announced the return of athletics at their (access) campuses for 2021-2022. The smaller campuses had set aside athletics during the COVID-19 pandemic.Two-year campuses include: UW-Green Bay – Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan; UW Oshkosh – Fond du Lac and Fox Cities; and UW-Stevens Point – Marshfield and Wausau.

Source: Athletics return to Wisconsin’s two-year campuses – Wausau Pilot & Review

Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus to open Monday, March 29

Appointments now available at myprevea.com

Manitowoc, Wis.—A Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is opening in Manitowoc at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, 705 Viebahn St., inside Hillside Hall on Monday, March 29.

The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all community members eligible for the vaccine under the vaccination prioritization guidelines set by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Appointments are required and appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply provided by DHS.

How to make an appointment

The fastest way to get an appointment scheduled is with MyPrevea. Visit www.myprevea.com to set up an account at no cost. You do not have to be a Prevea patient to sign up for a MyPrevea account or to make an appointment for a vaccination.  MyPrevea is also available as an app on any smartphone or other device. If you do not have access or are unable to use the internet, Prevea has a toll-free number dedicated to COVID-19 vaccination questions and information: 1 (833) 344 – 4373.

Having trouble, or still have questions?

Visit www.prevea.com/vaccine for information on Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic locations, vaccination eligibility, how to create a MyPrevea account, how to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination and more.

Prevea Health also currently operates community COVID-19 vaccination clinics at UW-Green Bay campuses in Green Bay, Sheboygan and Marinette; at Jacob’s Well Church in Chippewa Falls; and at other sites throughout Wisconsin pending vaccine supply. Again, appointments are required at all locations and appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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Media Contacts:

Angela Deja

Public Relations Manager

Prevea Health

(715) 271-7707

angela.deja@prevea.com

 

Sue Bodilly

Asst. Dir., Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay

(920) 465-5502

bodillys@uwgb.edu

About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.