The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus virtual performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest” and UW-Green Bay’s virtual production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” were featured as virtual performances for the community to see.
Everyone should care about mental health because everyone faces challenges to their mental at one time or another. According to Mental Health America (MHA), one out of five individuals will experience some kind of mental health in their lifetime, including depression or anxiety, and there’s a growing prevalence among youth. MHA offers a free assessment tool.
If you are struggling to manage your emotions or anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis, UW-Green Bay has created a course, designed specifically for you. Taking care of your mental health is crucial during this time! Taught by Nationally Certified Counselor Angela Wessels, LPC, NCC. Nominal Charge: $25. It requires your registration.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, government business must go on. And despite the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision overturning the “Safer At Home” orders issued by Gov. Tony Evers, the monthly Marinette County Board meeting on Tuesday, May 26 will be held in the Theater on the Bay on the UW-Green Bay’s Marinette Campus to allow for social distancing.
Students enrolled in a summer course can now receive emergency funding. To meet the minimum requirements for any emergency funding, students must be enrolled at UW-Green Bay as a degree-seeking, full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student for the Spring or Summer 2020 Semester. The student must also be experiencing unexpected financial hardship. See more about the grant and how students can quickly apply.
A reminder: If you have any materials checked out from one of the UWGB Libraries (Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette, or Sheboygan), all the due dates have been extended until July 1. We want to ensure that no one feels the need to return library materials during this time of the campus closure. However, we recognize that some people may be leaving the area as the semester ends. Therefore, the UWGB Libraries have put together the following process for returning materials if you need to do so.
Green Bay Campus
- BOOKS – Books from any UW, not just a UWGB Library, may be dropped off in the outdoor book drop outside the second floor (plaza level) entrance that faces the Weidner Center.
- NON-BOOKS – All other materials (laptops, keys, and other electronic equipment) may be dropped off at the Check-In Desk in MAC Hall (second floor, across from Union) Monday – Friday 10AM – 2PM. There will be a library cart located near the desk to place your item(s). You will need to sign your name and indicate what is being returned on the sign in sheet with the cart.
- All returned items will be checked in after a quarantine period.
- No returns accepted until campus reopens. You may return materials to the Green Bay campus if you wish. Any items returned to the Green Bay campus will checked in and eventually returned to the Manitowoc Campus.
- Books may be returned by utilizing the exterior book drop slot on the library building.
- Non-book materials will need to wait until the campus reopens or returned to the Green Bay campus MAC Hall check-in desk.
- No returns accepted until campus reopens. You may return materials to the Green Bay campus if you wish. Any items returned to the Green Bay campus will checked in and eventually returned to the Sheboygan Campus.
Other UW Libraries
- You may return books from other UW Libraries to the Green Bay campus.
- If the item was checked out at a different UW school, it may take much longer to be checked in. Rest assured, we have the item and will check it in as soon possible.
In addition to library materials, if you were loaned a laptop, hot spot, or other piece of technology from the Division of Information Technology (Help Desk), you may also return those items to the Green Bay Campus, following the non-book procedure listed above.
To state again, ALL library materials have had due dates extended to July 1. You DO NOT need to return materials currently. We are only making this information available for those that need or wish to return materials now.
The last couple of months have been challenging for students of all ages, parents, and families as they adjust to learning in new environments. Many people might assume that younger students had fewer adjustment issues because of their familiarity with technology. But we know that is not always the case. Different levels of education use different technologies — and of course the kinds of technology used for socializing are different from those used in education.
The University of Wisconsin System, in a press release, said that it is offering an 11-day free application period for anyone applying to one of its branch campuses for fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters. The free application period will run June 5–15, 2020—for UW-Green Bay, that would be for students applying to Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses.
Students who attend these campuses praise the individualized attention from faculty, the ease of getting involved in groups and activities, and the lower cost to attend.
“I am so grateful that my community offers a place to start out my college career,” said Meghan Finger, a UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus graduate now studying at the Green Bay campus. “UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus made the transition from high school to college so smooth. The faculty and staff are wonderful and the classes they offer made it possible for me to receive my general education requirements. The transition from the two-year branch campus to the main campus is easily accessible for students.”
Faculty say they can involve students in research in their first year.
“Most freshman science students entering college don’t think about research assistantships or internships until their junior or senior year,” said Rick Hein, biology professor at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. “At UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, biology students have that opportunity when they first step on campus as freshmen. “
In a statement to the campus community this week, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander said University leaders hope to open the green spaces and golf courses on July 1:
Dear Campus Community,
Over the past several weeks, we have been asked by many members of the internal and external community when we would begin allowing access to the outdoor public spaces on our Green Bay Campus. Campus leadership has been debating this for some time. We are often asked why are the trails and arboretum not open when Gov. Evers lifted restrictions on outdoor recreation areas. The arboretum trails are part of the campus, they are funded by student fees, grants and sponsorships and gifts. Different than a municipal, county or state park, the trails are not created for the purpose of public recreation. They are part of the University and serve the mission of providing educational and research opportunities for our students and faculty. Of course, during normal times the University is happy to have the public and the campus community use these trails for recreation, but these are not normal times.
A number of things will factor into our decisions to open these spaces. The top priority is the safety of our employees and visitors. That said, we are anxious to open our trails, natural areas and golf courses to the public. It is our intention to work toward opening these areas on July 1, but please be aware that our plans may have to be flexible based on conditions on July 1. Due to recent flooding and rain, large portions of our arboretum trails on the Green Bay Campus are in disrepair. Our staff is working as quickly as possible to prepare for the safe use of all of these areas in the coming weeks. We have many staff members on furlough due to COVID-19 and it is slowing our normal progress to prepare the spaces. We are also closely monitoring the advice of local health experts on when and how to open.
Thank you for your patience and we look forward to opening these spaces as soon as we can do so in a manner that is safe to the public and our faculty, staff, and students.
CEO of Manitowoc Campus Rachele Bakic named new Executive Director of Admissions; Jamie Schramm to be CEO at both Sheboygan and Manitowoc Campuses
Green Bay, Wis.—Look no further, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has found its executive director of Admissions 40 miles to the south of the Green Bay Campus. Rachele Bakic, who has served as campus executive officer (CEO) at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus the past two years, will begin as UW-Green Bay’s executive director of Admissions beginning May 11, 2020.
Jamie Schramm, currently CEO of the Sheboygan Campus will be CEO for both Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses moving forward.
“We are very fortunate to have great leadership at our Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses,” said Chancellor Michael Alexander. “In order to fully utilize their skills, we have expanded the roles of Rachele Bakic and Jamie Schramm. While Rachele is leading our full University recruitment efforts, Jamie will be able to create a cohesive vision for how the Sheboygan and Manitowoc campuses can serve their communities. Jamie’s incredible energy and history working in the region will bring both campuses to new heights.”
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Jennifer Jones said University leaders had an opportunity to think innovatively about how to best fill the Admissions position.
“Fortunately, the best candidate for the job already works at UW-Green Bay, which will give us a distinct advantage to move quickly towards enrollment growth because Rachele already has strong working relationships and is passionate about seeing all the UW-Green Bay campuses grow to their fullest potential.”
Bakic, named to “Manitowoc’s Future 15” by the Young Professionals of Manitowoc County in 2019, will be responsible for the vision and overall leadership of the Admissions Office including recruitment, marketing, application processing and admission decisions, international admission, supervision, budget oversight and development, admissions policy development and implementation, and both long-term and short-term planning for the purposes of meeting University enrollment goals.
“Since joining UW-Green Bay two years ago, I have been energized by the passion and dedication of faculty and staff colleagues, and by the student body across the entire University,” Bakic said. “I’m proud of the strong momentum the Manitowoc Campus has built during my time as CEO, our many achievements are a direct result of the team’s hard work day-in and day-out. Although I am sad to leave behind a campus and a community that became home, the opportunity to lead the Admissions Office enables me to focus on partnerships and drive enrollment growth at all four of our campuses. As we navigate these unprecedented times, I look forward to collaborating with internal and external partners to diversify and grow our student body while fostering UW-Green Bay’s commitment to access and student success.”
Schramm was named CEO of the Sheboygan Campus in December of 2019. He is an active member of the Sheboygan community, serving as a Junior Achievement classroom volunteer, Acuity Business Challenge coach, INCubatorEDU Entrepreneurship Program community champion, and advisory board member and volunteer in many areas of business development and higher education.
“I am grateful and honored for the continued opportunities UW-Green Bay has afforded me since starting as the campus executive officer (CEO) of our Sheboygan Campus,” he said. “In the four months since joining the University, I have been surrounded by a collaborative, innovative and future-focused group of professionals. As we have navigated the COVID-19 crises, the level of teamwork and diversity of thought has positioned us to successfully serve our students. I would like to congratulate Rachele Bakic as she moves into her role at our main Green Bay campus and look forward to strengthening relationships across both the Sheboygan and Manitowoc region in order to connect both campuses to their respective communities. I am a firm believer that what happens at our campuses is only a beginning—and that success for a modern university is measured by its collaboration with, and contribution to, the communities in which they reside.”