GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — When it comes to news media these days many of us are suffering from information overload. So, how you know which stories are fact and which are fiction? Today kicks off the second annual National News Literacy Week. It is our goal to help make you a more informed, well-educated news viewer. And, share with you ways to help separate news from noise. UW-Green Bay’s Jena Richter Landers is interviewed.
UW-Green Bay learned today of the passing of Betty Brown, a long-tenured staff member who among many other accomplishments penned the book, “UW-Green Bay: From the Beginning,” which documented the history of UW-Green Bay, from 1969 through 1990.
According to an obituary, she joined the academic staff of UW-Green Bay Center as public information officer, and two years later became coordinator of news and publications for the new four-year University. She was named director of news services in 1970 and director of news and publications in 1977. Mrs. Brown retired in 1990 and soon afterward completed a memoir of the early years of the University.
She had many interests including music, travel and lifelong learning. She and her husband Donald were among the founding members of Learning in Retirement (now LLI).
Betty received the campus award for community outreach in 1982 with the following words of recognition: Her “….service to the University…has never been bounded by her job description or her office hours and that she generously shared her professional knowledge, personal time, and talents with numerous community agencies and in service to the whole community.”
And upon her 1990 retirement it was noted, “they don’t bestow the title ‘ambassador’ on state employees, but in its 25-year history, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has certainly had no better ambassador than Betty D. Brown.”
Brown won numerous awards for the print, graphic design, and media promotional materials she created to market UW-Green Bay to the community across the globe.
She died peacefully at her home Monday, July 27, 2020. A memorial service will be scheduled in the future. Memorial gifts may be sent to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation in support of the Donald and Betty Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 2014 for students pursuing liberal arts degrees.
Her daughter Martha Brown ’76 (Urban and Regional Analysis) is a UW-Green Bay alumna.
See the full obituary.
Etchings Press recently announced the winners of the most recent chapbook and novella contest, and among them is a poetry book by UW-Green Bay Marketing and University Communication marketing manager Tori Grant Welhouse. Her book, Vaginas Need Air, is available for presale now and available more widely on July 15.
A description is available at the publisher’s site: “Welhouse’s poetry chapbook, Vaginas Need Air, explores and celebrates the love, rapport, and affinity found between mothers and daughters throughout the many stages of life. Her poems capture the relationship between the two in private moments with an impeccable sense of clarity and insight.”
“It (the title of the book), is something my mom always used to say,” said the author, who works closely with Continuing Education and Community Engagement.
A member of the Phoenix family (we have intel it is area coordinator of UW-Green Bay Residence Life, Jeff Willems) created an artistic lawn art depicting large hearts anchoring the words “UWGB Phoenix” with lawn clippings. The lawn art is located on a hill in the east housing lot.
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– Video and photos by Sue Pischke
It appears the Phoenix is welcoming the UW-Green Bay family back to the nest. Photographer Dan Moore captured some of the splendor of spring at UW-Green Bay, recently. Check out these gorgeous photographs.
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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
Marketing and University Communication welcomes submissions of news and information to help keep the UW-Green Bay community informed. The office relies heavily on the participation and submission by the campus community. Please share stories, video and photo gallery ideas, alerts, announcements, news and events via the News Submission Form.
When times are difficult, UW-Green Bay creative ingenuity delivers a way to pass the time and spread some Phoenix pride. This series of beautifully drawn coloring pages was created especially for the Phoenix Family by hard-working and talented UW-Green Bay graphic design student Katie Stephenson for Phoenix of all ages to enjoy. Download and print these UW-Green Bay coloring pages.
Pages were created by graphic design student Katie Stephenson, May 2020.
Be sure to share photos of completed works of art with #VirtualUWGB!
A little bird (specifically a cliff swallow) has told us there’s still time to enter UW-Green Bay’s first-ever cartoon caption contest. Submit your caption idea to Michael Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org and three finalists will be chosen. Then you will 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.
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 email@example.com 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!
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.