Green Bay Campus mourns the passing of Lynn Renard

Lynn Renard, a custodian at the Green Bay Campus for more than 10 years, passed away March 16 in her home. Most recently, and until her last day of work on September 20, 2019, she worked in Wood Hall, but also spent significant time at the Kress Events Center during her career and was widely known and a fond member of the operations team.

According to the obituary, Lynn was the first woman in Wisconsin to obtain her charter captain license, and worked until the day she no longer was able to at UWGB. “UWGB family, mom loved you and talked about you all the time.”

“In respect to her wishes, a private wake is planned for the immediate family, followed by a celebration of life (chicken dinner with a cold Natty Light) for the extended family to share memories and stories of this amazing woman.”

See the full obituary.

 

Floor care week is August 11-16, 2019 on the Green Bay campus

Sunday, August 11 through Friday,  August 16 (2019) UW-Green Bay Operations will be performing its annual floor care during the afternoon and evening hours again 4 p.m. to midnight). Please honor all signs and postings in conjunction with these projects so the floors are ready for another academic year. During floor care week, Operations will not be able to honor office moves, event set-ups, or other potential events.

August 12-17 is floor care week

Sunday, August 12 through Friday, August 17, 2018, the main campus Operations Department will be performing its annual floor care during the afternoon and evening hours. Please honor all signs and postings in conjunction with these projects so the floors are ready for another school year. During floor care week, Operations will not be able to honor office moves, event set-ups or other potential events.

 

Reminder: Campus floor-care week

A campus reminder that beginning Sunday, August 13 through Friday, August 18, Operations will all be on second shift for the annual floor care week. During this time they will be refinishing all main hallway floors and other various projects. Please adhere to all signs, closures and potentially wet spaces. Any and all questions may be directed to Operations at ex. 2241.

Operations announces Floor Care Week

Beginning this Sunday (Aug. 16) and running through Friday (Aug. 24), the Operation Department again will be in full swing performing their annual floor care during the afternoon and evening hours. Please honor all signs and postings in conjunction with these projects so the floors are ready for another school year. During floor care week, Operations will not be able to honor office moves, event set-ups, or other potential events.

Snapshot: The great flood of January 2015

Hats off to the custodians, HVAC specialists and staff of Facilities Management and Public Safety for their rapid response — and hard work — in the wake of Monday morning’s indoor rainstorm on the first floor of the Cofrin Library. Water from a broken pipe soaked ceiling tiles and rained down on carpet, flooring and chairs near the Garden Cafe. Housekeeping crews had most of the mess cleaned up within hours, although large drying fans were still in place a day later. It is believed that malfunctioning fresh-air intakes failed to properly regulate the amount of bitter-cold air drawn into the system, leading to cracks in the water-filled “pre-heating” pipes supplemental to the larger heating/cooling ducts. David Jones of Public Safety captured the flood scene in a snapshot.

Campus Floor Care Week begins next weekend

Here’s a campuswide reminder that, starting Sunday (Aug. 10) and running through Friday, Aug. 15, all staff members in the Operations Department will be working second shift for the annual Floor Care Week. During this time they will be refinishing all main hallway floors, among other and various projects. They appreciate your patience, as well as your attention to signs, closures and potentially wet spaces. Any and all questions may be directed to the Operations Department at ex. 2241.

Curling, anyone? Crew takes shine to restoring floor

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A loyal reader of the Log faculty/staff newsletter took this smartphone photo the other day when he saw this energetic crew from Operations at work on the concourse (first-floor hallway) of the Cofrin Library.  “Looks like the UW-Green Bay curling team,” he said.

It does look a little like that, but it’s actually staff members Karen Nicholas, Eric Anderson and Lynn Renard using metal scrapers to do the painstaking work of stripping layers of coating from the original tile hallways. It is believed the flooring is original equipment, dating to the library’s opening in 1972, and that it has been at least a decade (or more) since the layers of wax buildup have been taken down to the tile surface.

They’re planning to get the weeks-long project completed relatively soon so a fresh coat of wax can be ready for traffic when most students and faculty return for the fall semester in late August.