Students in Assistant Professor Kelly Deuerling's Geochemistry of Natural Waters' outdoor lab use a field instrument to test the water at the mouth of the Mahon Creek in the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

Photos: Geochemistry of Natural Waters Outdoor Lab

Students in Assistant Professor Kelly Deuerling’s Geochemistry of Natural Waters’ outdoor lab learn about the instrumentation at the stream gauging station and use a field instrument to see where the waters from the bay of Green Bay start to influence the composition of Mahon Creek in the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

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Geochemistry of Natural Waters Outdoor Lab

– Photos by University Marketing & Communication Intern, William S. Throndsen.

A large crane installs An Intermodal Earth Flow composting steel vessel outside the University Union delivery area.

Photos: Earth Flow Composter Installed

It’s a student-funded project that has been in the works for awhile—an Intermodal Earth Flow composting steel vessel was installed outside the University Union delivery area, recently. The composter will handle organic food waste from the University Dining, as well as food waste from plates, and dining operations on the UW-Green Bay Campus. The post-mix will be taken to a site on-campus to cure for between 2-4 months which will then yield compost that can be used. The composter has a minimum processing capacity of At least 2,000 pounds of raw organic waste per 7-day period or 660 gallons.

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Earth Flow Composter Installed

– Photos by Grant Winslow


Photo of The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Buccaneer mascot, left, poses with the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College-Marinette Eagle mascot at the Marinette Area Higher Ed Coalition table.

Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus CEO Cindy Bailey and NWTC-Marinette Dean Jennifer Flatt have been working tirelessly and collaboratively to provide higher education opportunities to the Marinette region through the Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition. A recent video shoot which will be directed at future virtual programming in the Marinette region, provided interaction between their mascots in the lobby at NWTC-Marinette.

What follows is their September Column submitted to local media:

Making a decision about college at any time is challenging, but we know that it is especially difficult now. On-campus events that might typically help guide someone’s choice may not occur this year. Envisioning your future may feel overwhelming. Even if you are able to visit a campus, college does not look this year the same as it has in the past or the way it will in the future.

Jennifer Flatt (left) and Cindy Bailey

So how do you make decisions about your college pathway? Colleges and universities across the country are rising to the challenge and offering information and experiences in innovative, virtual ways. Here in the state of Wisconsin and at NWTC Marinette and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, we are embarking on an adventure, creatively showcasing what our campuses have to offer in new ways.

The Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) is a resource for students that typically is held in person in September. This year’s Fair will be virtual, accessible on multiple dates, and open to parents as well as students at flexible times to meet your schedule. Access virtual campus tours for colleges across the Upper Midwest. Search for colleges by program, size, and location. Watch videos and download materials to help in your decision process. Learn about financial aid. Visit and click on “Register for Fairs” to learn more.

NWTC Marinette and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus are open for in-person tours by appointment. Individual or family tours are excellent opportunities to engage in conversation about your specific interests and goals. Call or go online to our websites to schedule your personalized tour.

Our current students are also exploring what it means to be a student in their field during this time. Virtual events like Major Mondays at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, offer students an opportunity to explore majors, plan for their future, and connect with other students, faculty, and staff.

NWTC Marinette’s Virtual Tech Challenge allows Trades students on campus this year to create and compete with other students, showcasing products virtually to students, faculty, and staff.

The College of Business Network will be a virtual collaborative project across both local campuses, connecting students majoring in all business-related fields to discuss and learn about relevant topics like financial literacy, LinkedIn and networking, as well as social media tips for the business world.

Making a decision about college this year will lead to lots of questions—even more than in a normal year. Rather than feeling isolated and confused, reach out to us! We are here for all people who are trying to determine their college path, no matter where they plan to attend.

Mascot photo by Sue Pischke, Photographer/Videographer, UW-Green Bay



Students doing field labs on bees

Photos: In-person classes look a bit different at UW-Green Bay this year

Classes at UW-Green Bay looked a bit different this year with students and faculty respecting the masking and social-distance requirements indoors. Many of the faculty also took to teaching outdoors last week, taking advantage of the warm temperatures and beautiful campus environment. Enjoy the gallery. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Indoor and Outdoor Classes - September 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication.

Photo gallery: Adjusting to campus life during the pandemic

Photos: Life Around Campus
A walk around any UW-Green Bay campus this week will look different from previous semesters! Students, staff and faculty will see signage regarding social distancing, wearing masks and frequent hand washing. See photos from life around the Green Bay campus, including a number of “GB Week” activities including an outdoor photo booth, kayaking, disc golf, s’mores and more.

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First Week Student Life 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore and Jena Richter Landers, Marketing and University Communication.

Woman of color in graduation robes on top of her car at UW-Green Bay Graducation Drive-Thru Experience

Photos: UW-Green Bay’s Drive-Through Commencement gives grads and supporters a chance to celebrate

Gratitude instead of disappointment permeated UW-Green Bay’s Drive-through Commencement experience today, Saturday, August 22, 2020 on the Green Bay Campus.

For many of the 1,029 students eligible to graduate in spring of 2020 from all four of UW-Green Bay’s campuses, the experience wasn’t what they had hoped to be the culminating event of their college career. While decision-makers held out as long as possible in hopes of hosting a traditional commencement, COVID-19 percentages failed to cooperate. An early-summer decision was made to transition to an experience that would limit in-person touches and protect members of the Phoenix family… and their families.

For more than 200 graduates and their families electing to participate, the mood was sincere, celebratory and joyful.

Parents didn’t miss an opportunity to yell thank you to Commencement personnel. Graduates interviewed by media said they had “no regrets,” in choosing UW-Green Bay, nor participating in the event the University was able to organize. This resilient group of grads, “revolutionary,” according to Student Commencement Speaker Jada Davis, have learned to make the best out of unpredictable situations. In March, instead of getting back to the basics after Spring Break, the students were told that they should return to campus only to gather their things and head home, because the pandemic was gaining ground in Wisconsin. Those who needed to remain in Residence Life were able, while all four campuses moved to complete virtual and alternative teaching and learning environments in little more than a week.

But today, each graduate was cheerfully welcomed back, with a care package, their diploma cover (diplomas were mailed this summer) and a photo with Chancellor Michael Alexander; while faculty, staff, administrators and other volunteers held up signs and cheered the passing cars along the drive-through route to the Phoenix Rising sculpture for a priceless photo with partners, children, parents and friends. Other stops for the informal photos included Residence Life, the Studio Arts alumni mural and the Shoe Tree.

Davis, who had pre-recorded her speech for release on Commencement Day, returned for the drive-thru experience before she heads off to Marquette Law School.

“What a time to be alive,” she said. “We are experiencing challenges personally, locally, nationally, globally, the likes of which only history has experienced for us. Just a few months ago we didn’t even know if we’d have the opportunity to share this moment together as everything seemed to fall through the cracks all at once.”

But, she says, “The time to rise from the ashes has never been more at hand! The many challenges we’ve faced during these unprecedented times are some which we will be able to reflect on. They have made us stronger and more adept to change. They have made us smarter and more creative. Whenever we face adversity in the future, we will be able to draw strength and knowledge from this time to get through. And for that, I am grateful.

We will be among the most resilient people in the world.

We are revolutionary.

We are the class of the year 2020.”

View her entire speech, here.


Commencement 2020 Drive-Thru

Photo of the letters GB and a large heart with a phoenix carved in the lawn at the UW-Green Bay campus.

Video/Photos: UW-Green Bay staff member creates lawn art

A member of the Phoenix family (we have intel it is area coordinator of UW-Green Bay Residence Life, Jeff Willems) created an artistic lawn art depicting large hearts anchoring the words “UWGB Phoenix” with lawn clippings. The lawn art is located on a hill in the east housing lot.


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UWGB Phoenix Lawn Art

– Video and photos by Sue Pischke