Cartoon contest: What did the sandhill crane say to the turkey?

Cartoon caption contest: ‘What did the sandhill crane say to the turkey?’

One can only imagine what’s happening on UW-Green Bay’s campuses while so many of us are away. This cartoon, by staff writer and cartoonist Michael Shaw, suggests one possibility. The only question is—what did the sandhill crane say to the turkey?

That’s up to you tell us in our first-ever cartoon caption contest. Submit your caption idea to Michael Shaw at and three finalists will be chosen. Then you’ll be able to vote for your favorite caption. The winner will receive the original drawing with their winning caption. The two runner-ups, a print of the cartoon with their captions. Put on those creative-thinking caps! The contest ends April 10, and judging the three captions will occur the week of April 13-17.

A brief reprieve from our current situation is good for the heart and soul. Let your creativity and sense of humor take wing!

Phoenix Friday cartoon

UW-Green Bay’s Michael Shaw draws Phoenix Friday (and other) cartoons

Michael Shaw
Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw toils as a marketing content writer for UW-Green Bay’s Office of Marketing and University Communication by day, and doodles at night. His cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker Book of Literary Cartoons, The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker, The Rejection Collection I and II, plus various anthologies. His original cartoons are widely collected throughout the free world. (With fans ranging from Alec Baldwin to Alan Greenspan.) His drawings have also appeared in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Harvard Business Review, Prospect magazine in the UK, plus ABC News, 60 Minutes and MSNBC. (Feel free to give him a Google!) You can hear him with Weidner Center Executive Kelli Strickland in Bird in the Wings podcasts.

Other cartoons by Shaw

Illustration by Michael Shaw
Illustration by Michael Shaw
Illustration by Michael Shaw
Illustration by Michael Shaw

New submission form for ‘Log e-news’ items

Editors in the Office of Marketing and University Communication invite your submissions for Log e-News email newsletters. A new News Submission Form streamlines the way news content is submitted to the Log inbox to help staff meet institutional communication needs, despite the increasing volume of requests from four campuses. Please keep the UW-Green Bay community informed by continuing to submit faculty and staff publications and accolades, alerts, announcements, news and events to the Log. Staff will be sending periodic reminders over the next few weeks requesting the use of the new submission form for news items.

Marketing and University Communication seeks updates for online Experts Guide

The Office of Marketing and University Communication seeks your areas of expertise for the UW-Green Bay Experts Guide. The guide helps the Office field media requests and pitch story ideas to national, state and regional media based on campus expertise. The guide is not limited to faculty. Update your information here using a quick, easy form or e-mail Sue Bodilly, Deadline is end-of-day Friday, January 31, 2020. The entire guide will be edited. Feel free to contact Bodily about changes in your academic unit and/or department.

Server migration postponed

The previously communicated server migration that had been planned for over the weekend (Dec. 6-8, 2019) has been postponed due to complications. The scope of this project is large, encompassing the site and all UW-Green Bay network blogs. Plans to re-attempt the migration will be forthcoming. The Marketing and University Communication Office and the Information Technology Web Development, Server and Network Administrator teams apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

UW-Green Bay news will freeze temporarily for server migration

The UW-Green Bay Inside News site ( will not be publishing new content from Friday, Dec. 5 through the weekend. This hold is due to a UW-Green Bay server update that will occur over the weekend. When this process is complete, the Inside News site will have a new look, improved security and improved functionality. This update impacts all UW-Green Bay network blog sites.

The migration schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Dec 6 – Content will be exported from current blog sites
  • Saturday – Sunday, Dec 7-8 – Teams will work to transfer all of the blog content over to the new environment. This will include updating network information (so that the URLs will point to the new blog locations) and more testing.
  • Monday, Dec 9 – The transition should be complete sometime on Monday. It is possible that the process may take until Tuesday, at the latest.

The Marketing and University Communication office and the Information Technology Web Development, Server and Network Administrator teams thank you for your patience.

Note: Web Alert testing Friday afternoon

The UW-Green Bay Web Development and Marketing and University Communication teams are planning to conduct a test of the web alert messages on the website at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. The test, planned for a low-traffic time, should only take a few moments. The alert will appear above the navigation at the top of all pages within the main UW-Green Bay web template.

The web alerts are designed to supplement emergency communications, directing people to the official emergency site found at Other emergency communication channels include GB Alert and NetNotify systems as well as campus-wide email and notices posted on the institutional flagship social media accounts.

UW-Green Bay Main Entrance sign with digital maruqee board

Marketing and University Communication releases guidelines for outdoor marquees

UW-Green Bay highway 57 sign with digital maruqee board
WI-57 Sign

Messaging for the new outdoor marquees (or digital display boards) is open to the UW-Green Bay campus community, but will be governed by guidelines which are now available on the Marketing and University Communication website. The signs are located at the following locations on the Green Bay Campus:

  1. Main Entrance Drive and Nicolet Drive
  2. Leon Bond Drive and Bay Settlement Road
  3. WI-57 westbound

In general, the display boards will be used to promote major institutional events defined by:

  • Broad appeal to the general public
  • 150+ expected attendance
  • Cross-campus involvement
  • University sponsored

Guidelines, considerations and message parameters can be found on the Campus Marquee page.

UW-Green Bay to host College Draft Day at Lambeau Field, Friday, April 26

Fun-paced, college-preparation event is at Lambeau Field Atrium and features Mason Crosby

Green Bay, Wis. — High school juniors from the Green Bay area will be participating in an interactive college learning event, “College Draft Day: Powered by UW-Green Bay,” at Lambeau Field on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The afternoon features a chance to interact with Green Bay Packers kicker, Mason Crosby.

Attending schools: Green Bay East, Green Bay West, Green Bay Southwest, Green Bay Preble and Green Bay John Dewey, as well as De Pere, Marinette, NEW Lutheran, Bonduel and Denmark High School.

College Draft Day provides a fun, fast-paced experience that keeps participants active and engaged. Students will leave this event with detailed information on the application process, financial aid/scholarships, two- and four-year options for starting college and campus life, including student organizations, activities, intramurals and housing/dining.


8:15 to 9 a.m. – Student Arrival/Registration
9 to 9:10 a.m. – Meeting and Welcome
9:15 to 10:45 a.m. – Booths and Drills (breakout groups)
10:45 to 10:55 a.m. – Halftime with Student Coaches
10:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. – Booths and Drills (breakout groups)
12:30 to 12:40 p.m. – Featured Speaker Mason Crosby (Green Bay Packers) and Lunch
12:45 to 1:30 p.m. – Signing and Photos with Mason Crosby
1:30 p.m. – Student Departure

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit