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.

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.

Business grad will receive Outstanding Student Award at UW-Green Bay

Emily Blaha of Sturgeon Bay has been chosen the December 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Student Award presented by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association.

Emily Blaha
Emily Blaha

The Business Administration senior with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in design arts will receive her diploma at UW-Green Bay’s mid-year commencement ceremony scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

The Alumni Association, which has been designating a single Outstanding Student Award recipient for each graduating class since 1976, recognized Blaha from among approximately 450 graduating seniors eligible to receive diplomas at December commencement.

A 2012 graduate of Southern Door High School, Blaha will complete her degree requirements on an accelerated, three-and-a-half-year timetable.

Additionally, Blaha will be part of the platform party at commencement as student speaker for the ceremony. She was chosen to deliver remarks on behalf of her class by a committee of UW-Green Bay faculty members and administrators. She was nominated by Management Prof. Lucy Arendt, who describes her as “an exceptional asset to the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, UW-Green Bay and the greater Green Bay community.”

Through work and paid employment, Blaha has served as a marketing and communication assistant for the University Union, and as marketing coordinator and social media specialist for UWGB’s College of Professional Studies. Her independent study topic was “Managing Culture in a Small Business,” and her senior year placement was a product-strategies internship with Schreiber Foods, Inc., headquartered in Green Bay.

She was one of a dozen standout students appointed an inaugural member of the Cofrin School of Business Student Advisory Board, providing input on curriculum and programming.

Blaha is the recipient of academic merit scholarships and dean’s list honors, and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society. She has been active in a range of programs across campus, including service as advertising manager for The Fourth Estate, the weekly student newspaper. When she increased advertising sales by 20 percent, she was selected to serve as the organization’s business manager.

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Last call for Phi Kappa Phi spring book drive


The students of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi are seeking donations of new or gently used books, Pre-K to 5th grade, for the Read-A-Mile program at Howe Elementary. Drop boxes can be found in LS-456, MAC-B310, TH-331, UU150, Phoenix Bookstore, and the Phi Kappa Phi Office, TH-335. Although the book drive ends Friday, April 24, books can be dropped off in the PKP office through May 10. Email if you have any questions.

Phi Kappa Phi holds spring initiation ceremony

The UW-Green Bay chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society held its first spring initiation ceremony, celebrating staff and students who excel in their field. Established in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society.

Staff Initiates:
Mona L. Christensen, Director of Camps and Conferences, Outreach and Adult Access
Paula Lynn Marcec, Assistant to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor

Student Initiates (listed by hometown):
Wisconsin – Stephanie Marie Diedrich, Combined Locks; Victor Gonzalez-Salzwedel III, Edgerton; Shannon Deanna Buhler, Glenbeulah; Samantha Konshak, Green Bay; Ashley A. Lukes, Green Bay; Thomas A. Melling, Green Bay; Michael Joseph Pietraszek, Green Bay; Christma Mary Hochkammer, Manitowoc; Courtney Amanda Mueller-Krouse, Manitowoc; Lori Terese Schaden, Oconto Falls; Lori J. Anderson, Sheboygan; Jamie Lynn Stahl, Sturgeon Bay; Christin Elaine Strong, Sun Prairie.
Other states – KerryAnn Fraser, Lauderhill, Florida; Stacy Lynn Peterson, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

UW-Green Bay holds first Phi Kappa Phi spring initiation ceremony

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society held its first spring initiation ceremony, celebrating staff and students who excel in their field.

Established in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Its mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.

The UW-Green Bay chapter, founded in 1997, earned the national society’s Chapter of Excellence Award in 2014. The national organization made the award to recognize faculty who devote time to the chapter’s operation and students who are actively involved and assist with planning chapter activities. More information about the UW-Green Bay chapter is available at www.uwgb.edu/phikappaphi/.

The spring 2015 Phi Kappa Phi inductees were honored during a March 27 initiation ceremony. They are as follows:

Staff Initiates:
Mona L. Christensen, Director of Camps and Conferences, Outreach and Adult Access
Paula Lynn Marcec, Assistant to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor

Student Initiates (listed by hometown):
Wisconsin –
Stephanie Marie Diedrich, Combined Locks; Victor Gonzalez-Salzwedel III, Edgerton; Shannon Deanna Buhler, Glenbeulah; Samantha Konshak, Green Bay; Ashley A. Lukes, Green Bay; Thomas A. Melling, Green Bay; Michael Joseph Pietraszek, Green Bay; Christma Mary Hochkammer, Manitowoc; Courtney Amanda Mueller-Krouse, Manitowoc; Lori Terese Schaden, Oconto Falls; Lori J. Anderson, Sheboygan; Jamie Lynn Stahl, Sturgeon Bay; Christin Elaine Strong, Sun Prairie.

Other States –
KerryAnn Fraser, Lauderhill, Florida; Stacy Lynn Peterson, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

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