UW-Green Bay alumni featured in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall

The Alumni Wall in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall was initially installed more than 10 years ago and it was time to make a change, according to Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody.

MAC Hall is part of prospective student tours and is a major thoroughfare for current students as well. “It’s a great location to showcase the success of our alumni and help current and future students see alumni who are similar to them, doing great things,” says Moody. “We want student to know that UW-Green Bay is a pathway to success.”

An internal group of campus personnel made the decision about each of the alumni featured, and how their successes resonate with students and prospective students. They plan to change the 24 graphics out annually to highlight more alumni moving forward. Because of the pandemic and less traffic on campus this year, this group of alumni will be on display for two years.

Popular ‘Museum of Natural Inspiration’ moves to Door County Gallery

Due to the popularity of the Lawton Gallery’s first exhibition of the year, “Museum of Natural Inspiration: Artists Explore the Richter Collection,” a selection of the artwork will now be hosted at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor from Nov. 5, 2019 to Feb. 29, 2020. An opening reception will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and it includes refreshments.

The Lawton exhibition was originally organized to raise awareness of the Richter Museum of Natural History, which is located on the first floor of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall.

Poster Artists Explore the Richter Collection
Poster for event

Associate Prof. Daniel Meinhardt (Human Biology and Women’s and Gender Studies), and curator of the Richter Museum, will be giving introductory remarks on the exhibit at 5:45 p.m at the opening reception. In addition, The Open Door Bird Sanctuary will have live raptors from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a program at 6 p.m.


Philanthropy class $10,000 grant award announcement on Wednesday, May 1

UW-Green Bay’s 2019 Strategic Philanthropy class will award $10,000 to an organization of their choice. The grant award announcement will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Winter Garden in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall (MAC). Under the direction of Associate Prof. Lora Warner (Public and Environmental Affairs), the class conducted site visits and interviews with finalist nonprofit organizations. They hope to make a donation to an organization that has a holistic focus on the well-being of young children who experience adverse circumstances. This event is free and open to the public.

Next installment of ‘Tough Talks’ set for Wednesday (April 3)

“Tough Talks: Student Evaluations of Teaching” will be presented by UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Associate Prof. Jessica Van Slooten (English, Women’s and Gender Studies) on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall (MAC) Room 201. Streaming will also be made available. The “Tough Talks” event looking at current research on student evaluations, models from different institutions, and discussions of the future of student evaluations at UW-Green Bay. Register here.

WiSys Quick Pitch set for Wednesday, April 3, Green Bay Campus

The WiSys Quick Pitch will be taking place in UW-Green Bay’s Mary Ann Cofrin Hall (MAC) Room 224 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees will be able to listen to seven three-minute innovative and entrepreneurial pitches from students and learn how their research will impact the community and may one day benefit the local economy and/or society.

The students and presentations:

  • Nahida Akhtar (Chemistry) and Ben Fredeen (Chemistry) presenting on: “Magnetic Nanoparticles”
  • Alison Bahena (Psychology) presenting on: “Executive Function in a Normative Population with Psychosis-like Symptoms using ERP”
  • Halee Behrens (Biology) and Katlyn Tappy (Natural and Applied Sciences) presenting on: “Discovery of Antibiotic-Producing Soil Bacteria with Broad-Spectrum Activity”
  • Daijana Carrasco (Psychology, Human Development) presenting on: “Senior Center Cruise”
  • Akanshka Gurtu (Chemistry) presenting on: “Potable Water”
  • Charity Joy (Business Administration) presenting on: “Team Building Yoga”
  • Noah Redfearn (Business Administration) presenting on: “Do you Seriously Care About the Environment?”
  • Zach Zeutzius (Business Administration) presenting on: “Bookbates”


  • Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication, Information Science)
  • Assistant Prof. Vallari Chandna (Management)
  • Dean John Katers (College of Science, Engineering and Technology)

Winners of the Quick Pitch competition will receive a cash prize ($250 for first place and $125 for second place), with the first place winner qualifying to present their pitch and compete in the state final at the 11th annual WSTS Symposium at UW-Stout from July 22-23, 2019.

Cofrin School of Business Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, April 2

Co-sponsored by the Cofrin School of Business student organizations, the Spring 2019 Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall (MAC) Room 210.  The presentation will be “What Every College Student Should Know” by speaker Michelle Witbro, personal insurance sales executive at Johnson Financial Group.

More than 300 students attended National History Day at UW-Green Bay

More than 300 students from across four counties and representing 16 different schools made their way to UW-Green Bay on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 for the National History Day regional event. Almost 200 projects were presented at UW-Green Bay’s University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall for the all-day event. This year’s theme was “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Learn more and see the 2019 results.

Cofrin School of Business Spring Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, Mar. 12

The next installment of the Cofrin School of Business Spring Speaker Series will be taking place on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 109 in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The talk is entitled, “What Every College Student Should Know: How Artificial Intelligence will Affect your Future Job.” The Cofrin School of Business student organizations are co-sponsors. Students in all majors are welcomed to attend.

Next installment of ‘Tough Talks’ set for Wednesday (Mar. 6)

“Tough Talks: Teaching to the Transition from High School to College” with Associate Prof. Vince Lowery (History, Humanities), interim director of the GPS Program, will be taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 201 or virtually via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Sign up.

More about the talk:

“We often assume that when students enter our classrooms they’re prepared to engage in conversations and work on our terms, but have you ever stopped to think about what they understand education to be based on in relation to their high school experiences? Or, perhaps more importantly, what they’re going through outside the classroom as they adapt to a new environment? If you have, to what extent does your course reflect and effort to support students through that transition? We’ll tackle this tough talk and the ways we might best support a successful transition for first-year students.”

Visiting astronomy professor to give three talks this week

Albion College’s Prof. Nicolle Zellner, one of the American Astronomical Society’s Shapley Lecturers, will give three astronomy and geology talks in Green Bay next week:

  • “50 Years Since Apollo: What We Learned About the Moon and Why We Should Go Back,” Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society meeting, Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 122/123. Free and open to the public.
  • “Space Rocks: To the Moon – and Beyond!”, UW-Green Bay Geology Club Meeting, Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Mary Ann Cofrin (MAC) Hall, Room 208. Free and open to the public.
  • Natural & Applied Sciences Seminar, “Impacts in the Earth-Moon System: What, When and Why Should We Care?”, Friday, Mar. 8, 2019 at 3:10 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Sciences (ES) building, Room 30. Free and open to the public.