Reminder: Annual planting of the UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden, May 5

All are welcome to the eighth annual planting of the UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 5 just outside the University Union. The garden was created for students, faculty, alumni, retirees and staff to plant a flower in remembrance of deceased loved ones. The garden is promoted by Psi Chi, the Psychology honor society. Brief remarks will be shared at 3 p.m. Come at your convenience; flowering annuals and planting tools are provided for free.

Plant a flower in memory, Tuesday

The UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden just outside the University Union, near the Weidner Carillon, will be the gathering place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (May 5) when the fifth annual “in memoriam” plantings take place. Brief remarks will be shared at 5 p.m. The garden was created for students, faculty, alumni, retirees and staff to plant a flower in remembrance of deceased loved ones. The garden is promoted by the students of AMF, a student-led grief support group and Psi Chi, the Psychology honor society. All are welcome; come at your convenience; flowering annuals and planting tools are provided.
 

Psych, Human Development projects beautify campus with purpose

top-story-photosUW-Green Bay’s Psychology and Human Development units were beautifying campus with a purpose May 8, unveiling a set of seasonal photographs and planting the University’s Memorial Garden.

The “Seasons of UWGB” project in Rose Hall features a series of submitted photos designed to reflect the beauty of the UW-Green Bay campus during summer, fall, winter and spring. Beyond just being beautiful, the pics promote the Environmental Psychology Theory of Attention Restoration, which states that viewing actual nature or images of nature restores the human mind from stress and from Directed Action Fatigue. Students and staff who spend long hours indoors suffer from decreased concentration and increased irritability and stress, and viewing nature photos has been empirically shown to refresh the mind and aid in retention of information. The project, a permanent addition to the hallway, was the Psi Chi Honor Society Presidential initiative for 2013-14. The Psi Chi president is Becky Senn, pictured right, above; and the vice president is Samantha Sweerink, pictured left, above.

Just after “Seasons of UWGB” was unveiled, campus members gathered for the fifth annual planting of the UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden. Coordinated by the Students of AMF grief group and Prof. Illene Cupit, an expert on death, dying and bereavement, the garden is a space for members of the campus community to memorialize colleagues and loved ones who have died. Cupit, student leaders, Chancellor Tom Harden and Veteran Services Adviser Elaina Koltz spoke during a brief ceremony, which included the playing of “Taps” by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines. Members of the campus community then were invited to come forward, state their loved one’s name and plant a flower in remembrance.

“Experience the Seasons of UWGB” project, Rose Hall
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Fifth annual planting of UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden
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Today’s Memorial Garden reminder

Here’s one final invitation to attend the annual planting of the Campus Memorial Garden from 3-5 p.m. Thursday (May 8) at the garden just outside the University Union. The garden was created for students, faculty, alumni and staff to plant a flower in remembrance of deceased loved ones. It is promoted by the Students of AMF, a student-led grief support group. All members of the campus community are invited to participate. Flowering annuals and planting tools are provided; no need to bring your own. The garden is located immediately adjacent to the Weidner Carillon. The event begins with brief remarks about the project, comments by Chancellor Harden and participation by campus Vets for Vets.

Memorial garden planting is Thursday

It will NOT rain on Thursday, May 8, Prof. Illene Cupit of Human Development assures us. The UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden just outside the University Union will be the gathering place that day from 3 to 5 p.m. for the annual “in memoriam” plantings. The garden was created for students, faculty, alumni and staff to plant a flower in remembrance of deceased loved ones. The garden is promoted by the Students of AMF, a student-led grief support group. All members of the campus community are invited to participate. Flowering annuals and planting tools are provided; no need to bring your own. The garden is located immediately adjacent to the Weidner Carillon. The event begins with brief remarks about the project, comments by Chancellor Harden and participation by campus Vets for Vets.

Memorial Garden planting is Tuesday

Now that it’s finally spring (we think), Prof. Illene Cupit and the Students of AMF grief group are announcing the fourth annual planting of the campus Memorial Garden. All members of the campus community are invited to participate in the event, slated for 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at the garden outside the University Union (rain location is Phoenix Room C). Students, faculty and staff can plant a flower in remembrance of a deceased loved one. Flowers and tools will be provided.
 

In the media: Campus comes together for Memorial Garden event  

Despite the threat of rain, UW-Green Bay green thumbs (and green thumb wannabes) were able to lend a hand in planting the campus Memorial Garden Wednesday (April 25), beautifying the grounds while remembering loved ones who have died. This third annual planting event, hosted by our campus chapter of grief support group, Students of AMF, drew some media attention as well — click the following links for some great photos, video footage and an interview with AMF member Erin Ehlers:
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Fox 11 News