Residence Life’s Nicole Kurth recognized by UW System for LGBTQ+ advocacy

The University of Wisconsin System announced 14 honorees of the 2018 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people. Among the honorees was UW-Green Bay’s Nicole Kurth, an area coordinator at Residence Life. The award celebrates the memory and legacy of Dr. Paula B. Poorman, a highly regarded faculty member at UW-Whitewater who dedicated her life to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people. See more.

Reminder: Trick-or-Treat Tot Trot event to take place on Monday, Oct. 29

The UW-Green Bay Office of Residence Life will be hosting a Trick-or-Treat Tot Trot, a family-friendly and safe Halloween event, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with participants and their chaperones asked to check-in at the Mauthe Center. Faculty and staff are welcome to bring their own kids! Focused on pre-kindergarten through elementary school-age children, the event will provide participants with a fun-filled trick-or-treating experience right here on campus. Learn more.

UW-Green Bay campus residents to host safe Trick-or-Treat Tot Trot event — Oct. 29, 2018

GREEN BAY – After a successful inaugural year in 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Office of Residence Life is hosting, once again, the Trick-or-Treat Tot Trot —a family-fun, safe, Halloween event, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The event will be held rain or shine and is focused on pre-kindergarten through elementary school-age children from the Green Bay area. Participants and their adult chaperones/parents are asked to check-in at the Mauthe Center, 2418 Leon Bond Drive, on the Green Bay Campus. Parking is available at the Kress Events Center or in Printthe Visitors Lot near the University Union.

Children participating in the event will receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag, have the opportunity to take photos with costumed characters and have a variety of treats to indulge in. Participants and their accompanying adult(s) will be led by a UW-Green Bay Ghost Guide to Roy Downham Hall, where they will trick-or-treat from room to room. Upon completion of the tour, Ghost Guides will return the groups to the Mauthe Center. An adult chaperone is required to accompany their children. Guides will leave intermittently. Families do not have to arrive at the Mauthe Center at 4:30 p.m., but the final tour will depart at 6:15 p.m.

“UW-Green Bay students and housing staff are thrilled to able to welcome the Green Bay community for this age-appropriate event,” says Gail Sims-Aubert, director of Residence Life. “We are pleased to bring this program back for a second year after last year’s event where several hundred children toured our campus and enjoyed things like cookie decorating and receiving balloon animals in addition to getting loads of treats.”

Questions can be directed to Gail Sims-Aubert at 920-465-2040.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Press-Gazette coverage: Update on off-campus housing for UW-Green Bay students

The first tenants moved into new apartments built on the JBS Packerland Packing site less than six months after redevelopment of the 33.2-acre site got underway, reports the Press-Gazette. “An April blizzard, an August deluge and a sloppy September storm hampered progress, but University Heights at Baird Creek still welcomed its first tenants at the beginning of the month. Developer Todd Devillers said the August storm put a dent in plans to open two buildings in time for the start of the UWGB fall semester, but he’s pleased to have residents, demolition crews and construction crews on the site, 2580 University Ave.” The Press-Gazette has the full story.

Photos: Welcome and welcome back!

Welcome newcomers, welcome all! It’s a great week to be a Phoenix. More than 700 new students were welcomed by more than 100 volunteers on the Green Bay Campus for Move-In Day over the Labor Day Weekend. The emotional day (especially for parents) was made a bit brighter by the volunteers.

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Freshmen Move-In Day 2018

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Freshmen Move-In volunteers needed

New student move-in day is scheduled for Sunday, September 2, 8  a.m. to noon. Traditionally, faculty and staff have assisted our newest students as they move to campus and take one of their first steps towards completing their education. In the past, our Phoenix families have been very appreciative and relieved to arrive on campus to find conveniently located information tables, staff directing traffic and others awaiting to help carry boxes and bags. The Office of Residence Life is asking that you be one of the volunteers who will both welcome and assist our students with their physical move to on-campus housing. This small gift of your time and energy could have a huge impact on our students’ engagement and retention. If interested, please complete this short Qualtrics form by Friday, July 13. For questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life, 920-465-2040 or by email, housing@uwgb.edu.