Phi Kappa Phi Community Service Project for Happily Ever After Sanctuary

The UW-Green Bay chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is running a community service project from December 2020-April 2021 to benefit Happily Ever After No Kill Animal Sanctuary. HEA was founded in 2006 by Amanda Reitz, who was a student at UWGB at the time. She started the shelter and sanctuary after learning that 50 percent of cats and dogs who ended up at conventional shelters eventually lost their lives. HEA is different. Any animal that goes into HEA is either adopted out to a loving home or spends the rest of his or her life living at the HEA sanctuary in Marion, Wisconsin. This mission is admirable, and Phi Kappa Phi has partnered with HEA to help support the continued operation of this amazing shelter. HEA would greatly appreciate monetary donations or an item from the following list:

Dogs Cats Purina Puppy Chow

Natural Blue Buffalo Grain Free Cat Food

Salmon The Loops 2 Leashes Friskies Pate (canned food)

The Almost Indestructible Ball Purina Kitten Chow Kong

JW Pet, and Tuffy brand toys

Purina Cat Show – Original General Care Bath towels

Blankets, and sheets (new or used)

Absorbent paper towels

Heavy-duty contractor bags

Clorox regular bleach

These items can be dropped off in person at the HEA sanctuary in Marion, the HEA adoption center in Green Bay, or at locations on the UW-Green Bay campus. Marked bins are placed at the following locations on campus: GBOSS, GAC Lab, Mail Room, and TH 335/PKP Office. If you are more comfortable donating from the comfort of your home, please click the “donate an item link” at the bottom of the page to view HEA’s Amazon wish lists and have the item sent directly to an HEA location. Be sure to let them know you donated as part of the PKP community service project!

Learn more about HEA.

Donate and item or make a monetary donation.

See PKP on social media.

 

Announcing 2021 Academic Excellence Symposium

Mark your calendars! The 20th Annual UW-Green Bay Academic Excellence Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.   Projects will be displayed on virtual platforms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The symposium, which showcases the academic excellence of UW-Green Bay undergraduate and graduate students at all campus locations, invites students to present their best projects.  We will again showcase Internships of students who have completed an exceptional internship in the community.  Faculty are encouraged to nominate students to present work.

Further details and registration information to follow.  In the meantime, contact Teri Ternes at ternest@uwgb.edu if you have any questions. The Academic Excellence Symposium is hosted by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Phi Kappa Phi Board:
Scott Ashmann, President               Darrel Renier, President-Elect
Mike Draney, Past President           Elaina Koltz, Secretary
Md Maruf Hossain, Treasurer         Gaurav Bansal, Fellowship & Awards
Danielle Bina, Public Relations        Teri Ternes, Admin Assisstant
Lauren Felder, Student VP               Gabby Heier, Student VP               

UWGB’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter receives National Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for 2020-21

UW-Green Bay’s Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) chapter received the National Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for 2020-21. The Circle of Excellence Award Program recognizes chapters for their work in promoting excellence at their institutions and engaging the community of scholars each year. The awards utilize data submitted by the chapter to the national office regarding yearly initiation efforts and chapter activities. UWGB’s PKP has 198 members.

About Phi Kappa Phi:
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham, and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi awards nearly $1 million to qualifying students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, and grants for local and national literacy initiatives.

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Rozalyn Stoa diving into the water during a Feb. 2019 swimming and diving team meet at the Kress Events Center pool.

Rising Phoenix: This UW-Green Bay Alumna dives into graduate school with National Sorority Award

UW-Green Bay Phi Kappa Phi alumna Rosalyn Stoa received great news this summer. She was selected for the National PKP Fellowship Program for 2020. This award was given to graduate students only and Stoa was the chapter nominee for UW-Green Bay.

The application included a summary of her accomplishments, a personal statement, an example paper that she wrote, a transcript, and letters of recommendation. Compared to her grad school applications, she said this was a piece of cake.

“I actually had forgotten that I applied to this scholarship (‘COVID and all made time abstract’). It was awesome to hear and I was over-the-moon ecstatic when I got the news. I’ve applied for UW-Green Bay awards and scholarships, but nothing at the national level before, so it felt like I was breaking out of my little Green Bay shell,” said Stoa.

Rosalyn Stoa
Rosalyn Stoa

The former Green Bay Phoenix swimmer and local Preble High School graduate was also a student researcher in Psychology. Due to COVID-19, she celebrated her Spring 2020 graduation by participating in Dive-Thru Commencement.

She recommends that students apply for any scholarships or internships that come their way and get involved in things that interest you.

“I would say that getting involved with a variety of things, such as research, club leadership, community service and having a good working relationship with your professors gives you a leg up. Communicate with your professors and have them look over application materials. Being open to new opportunities, even if they seem outside of your wheelhouse is extremely beneficial. If it doesn’t work out, you’ve at least learned something.”

She will receive an award of $8,500 for graduate school and is attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado to pursue a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Story by Charlotte Berg, intern, Marketing and University Communication

Reminder: Phi Kappa Phi collecting donations for Happily Ever After

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UW-Green Bay chapter, is now collecting donations for Happily Ever After (HEA) as its community service project. Happily Ever After is a No-Kill Animal Sanctuary with locations in Green Bay and Marion, Wis. The founder of HEA, Amanda Reitz (Elementary Education) ’08, is a UW-Green Bay alumna and will be honored with an Outstanding Recent Alumni Award on Friday, Feb, 28, 2020. Donations to be accepted include food, toys and more for the dogs and cats. These are the items HEA and PKP are collecting:

Dogs

  • Purina Puppy Chow – Natural
  • The Loops 2 Leashes (Fleet Farm)
  • The Almost Indestructible Ball
  • Kong, JW Pet & Tuffy brand toys

Cats

  • Blue Buffalo Grain Free Cat Food – Salmon
  • Friskies Pate (canned)
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow – Original

General Care

  • Bath towels, blankets and sheets (new and used)
  • Absorbent paper towels
  • Heavy-duty tall kitchen trash bags
  • Heavy-duty contractor bags
  • Clorox regular bleach

**While HEA appreciates the thought, please do not donate anything not included on this list.

Donation locations include:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Office, TH 335
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology Office, ES 317
  • GBOSS/Financial Aid, SS 1203
  • Psychology Department Office, MAC C310
  • Cofrin Library Hallway, First Floor
  • Cofrin Library Plaza, Second Floor
  • Environmental Sciences Building Hallway, First Floor
  • Instructional Services Building, GAC Lab Entrance
  • Laboratory Sciences Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Rose Hall Hallway, First Floor
  • Studio Arts Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Wood Hall, Rosewood Café

Donations will be collected from now until the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Phi Kappa Phi Office, TH 335, at (920) 465-2336 or email phikappaphi@uwgb.edu.

Phi Kappa Phi collecting donations for Happily Ever After

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UW-Green Bay chapter, is now collecting donations for Happily Ever After (HEA) for its community service project. Happily Ever After is a No-Kill Animal Sanctuary with locations in Green Bay and Marion, Wis. The founder of HEA, Amanda Reitz (Elementary Education) ’08, is an alumna of UWGB and will be honored with an Outstanding Recent Alumni Award on Friday, Feb, 28, 2020. Please consider donating!

Donations to be accepted include food, toys and more for the dogs and cats. These are the items HEA and PKP are collecting:

Dogs

  • Purina Puppy Chow – Natural
  • The Loops 2 Leashes (Fleet Farm)
  • The Almost Indestructible Ball
  • Kong, JW Pet & Tuffy brand toys

Cats

  • Blue Buffalo Grain Free Cat Food – Salmon
  • Friskies Pate (canned)
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow – Original

General Care

  • Bath towels, blankets and sheets (new and used)
  • Absorbent paper towels
  • Heavy-duty tall kitchen trash bags
  • Heavy-duty contractor bags
  • Clorox regular bleach

**While HEA appreciates the thought, please do not donate anything not included on this list.

Donation locations include:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Office, TH 335
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology Office, ES 317
  • GBOSS/Financial Aid, SS 1203
  • Psychology Department Office, MAC C310
  • Cofrin Library Hallway, First Floor
  • Cofrin Library Plaza, Second Floor
  • Environmental Sciences Building Hallway, First Floor
  • Instructional Services Building, GAC Lab Entrance
  • Laboratory Sciences Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Rose Hall Hallway, First Floor
  • Studio Arts Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Wood Hall, Rosewood Café

Donations will be collected from now until the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Phi Kappa Phi Office, TH 335, at (920) 465-2336 or email phikappaphi@uwgb.edu.

Phi Kappa Phi welcomes new faculty and staff members

A number of UW-Green Bay faculty and staff were initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society this week. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, most selective and most prestigious all-discipline honor society. It awards membership only to the top 7.5% of second term juniors and the top 10% of seniors and graduate students, and encourages membership of faculty, staff, alumni and community members who have shown unflagging commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence at UWGB. Among those initiated were Prof. Gregory J. Davis (Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs), Ronald T. Pfeifer (Associate Chancellor for External Affairs) and Joan M. Robb (Assistant Director Collection Management Services Cofrin Library).

Arendt served as delegate at Phi Kappa Phi Convention

John Arendt, Director of UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute, represented the institution’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—at the 44th Biennial Convention held July 28-30 in Atlanta, Ga. Arendt serves as Treasurer of the UW-Green Bay chapter and attended the convention as the chapter’s voting delegate.

Reminder: Book drive for ‘Little Libraries’

The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UWGB Chapter, is sponsoring a book drive. Please drop off new or gently used, elementary level books in the “Little Libraries” located around campus. The books will be distributed to Green Bay area schools. The “Little Library” drop boxes are located in Cofrin Library second floor Information Desk, GAC Lab, SA Cafeteria, Rosewood Café, Lab Sciences second floor study area, the Phi Kappa Phi Office, TH 335, the Kress Events Center and The Phoenix Bookstore.  The book drive runs through April 1.