Campus mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Tian You Hu

UW-Green Bay mourns the loss of UW-Green Bay Professor Emeritus Tian You Hu. He passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 after a battle with COVID-19. He was a Mathematics professor and served as former chair of the program. He retired from Natural and Applied Sciences in 2016 after 25 years of dedication and service to UW-Green Bay.

His daughter, Lori Hu, sent an update regarding his passing, memorial service and scholarship fund in his name:

“Dr. Tian You Hu, a loving father and husband, passed peacefully from this world on May 22, 2020 after a brave, month-long battle with COVID-19.  He was 71.

Prof. Emeritus Tian You Hu

Tian was born on Jan 23, 1949 in Enping, China. Following the Cultural Revolution in China, he studied at Zhongshan University and then completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. Tian was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for over 25 years, from 1990 to his retirement in 2016. He was a lifelong scholar, read widely and was actively writing research papers up until his illness.

Tian was a simple man, and embodied gratitude and wisdom. He did not care for things like money or power, but treated everyone with respect regardless of their status in life and gave without expecting anything in return. He let things go, forgave easily and looked outward at life. He found great joy and honor in fatherhood, and made every sacrifice to give his children a better life. Like all immigrants, he survived grueling physical and mental challenges to come to the U.S. and provide for his family, and achieved a life beyond his wildest dreams.

He is reunited with his father, Hu Jie Yu; mother, Zheng Feng Chun; and elder brother, Hu Tian Xi. He is survived and missed by his wife of 37 years, Bao Qin He; eldest daughter, Lori Hu; and youngest son, Alex Hu.

In his memory, the Dr. Tian You Hu Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been established to support aspiring students at UW-Green Bay.”

Online donations can be made to the GoFundMe account, Tax-deductible donations can be made with a check payable to:

UW-Green Bay Foundation
2420 Nicolet Drive
Cofrin Library Suite 805
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001

Please note the Dr. Tian You Hu Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Send online condolences through Facebook.

A memorial service will be held over Zoom on Thursday May 28, 2020 for family, friends and colleagues to share their memories. Immediate family will be present at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54302.

Meeting ID: 858 1910 8325

Password: 7UR38K

  • Chinese portion: 10 a.m. Central Time / 11 p.m. China Time
  • English portion: 1 p.m. Central Time


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Richard Jameson
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UW-Green Bay campus community mourns the loss of Prof. Emeritus Robert Pum

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay mourns the loss of Prof. Emeritus Robert “Pummer” Pum, who passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at the age of 83. He retired in 1998 from teaching Art at UW-Green Bay but remained close to campus through Phoenix athletics, the University golf league, building bird houses for Shorewood Golf Course, and more.

Here is an excerpt from his obituary:

“While he was finishing his doctorate, he accepted a professorship and was one of the founding members of the UWGB art department in 1969, serving as art department chairman for two terms. He led university courses including drawing, two-dimensional design, art metals/jewelry, aesthetic foundations, arts in society, art education methods and independent art studies. He devoted much of his teaching to assisting the state’s next generation of art teachers, supervising the student-teaching assignments of UWGB students in the northeast Wisconsin public and private schools. Pum has exhibited his work nationally, regionally and locally in more than 150 juried art exhibits in 22 states. Known for his jewelry, drawing and mixed-media art, he was the recipient of numerous art awards, merit awards and purchase awards.”

Pum is survived by his wife, Jan (a long-tenured member of Green Bay Athletics, mainly as the University’s women’s tennis coach), and children. Friends may call on the family Friday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Proko Wall Funeral Home on 1630 East Mason St. in Green Bay, WI, 54302. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church on 501 Howe St. in Green Bay, WI, 54301, with the funeral service at 11 a.m. His full obituary is available.

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Former faculty member, Bob Lanz passes away

Retired UW-Green Bay faculty member, Robert “Bob” W. Lanz, 82, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. After receiving his doctorate, the family moved to Green Bay in 1969 where Lanz accepted a position as a professor at the newly-built UW-Green Bay. In addition to teaching, he started his own consulting engineering firm. He retired from UW-Green Bay in the early 1990s. Visitation is at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird Street, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m. Please visit to share a condolence with the family and to view the full obituary.


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beautiful landscapes. Don enjoyed outdoor activities in every season, and was a great nature lover. He looked forward to family gatherings and was a proud husband and father.”  Read the full obituary. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. with Deacon Mike Vander Bloomen presiding. Memorial donations made in his honor may be sent to Happily Ever After ( or the Human Biology Program Fund, UW-Green Bay Foundation, UW-Green Bay, Cofrin Library Suite 805, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001.

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Campus mourns the passing of Charles “Chuck” Wiseman, who passed away on August 30, 2019 at his home. Wiseman served as controller at UW-Green Bay for nearly 30 years, which, according to the obituary, “led him to having a second family in his colleagues and to being an avid Green Bay Phoenix sports fan.” He began his career on campus in 1971 as an account specialist and assumed the position as controller in 1977, retiring in January of 2006. In his role as controller, he provided professional support to administrators in the areas of accounting, budget preparation and monitoring, development of campus and UW-System policies and interpretation of state, federal and System policies. Wiseman was a longtime member of the University Golf League, serving as its treasurer for nearly four decades, and in 1986, was a founding member of the UW-Green Bay Women’s Basketball Cage Club—one of only a handful of women’s basketball booster clubs in the country at the time. He stayed on as the Club’s treasurer for 25 years.

He had this to say in his retirement letter. “I consider myself fortunate to have worked with and for some very considerate people in the 34 years I spent here. The campus has grown physically into one of the most beautiful campuses in the UW System. Our student population has grown to match the campus in size and quality… I will miss the people that make this University a great place to work and a valuable asset to Northeast Wisconsin.”

He is survived by his wife Roberta and his son Evan (Jessica) Wiseman. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Newcomer Funeral Home (340 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay, Wis., 54301) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. Read the full obituary.

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