Construction on campus taking place this summer

To the UW-Green Bay Campus Community,

There will be a few more exterior construction projects this summer that will affect your daily travels. See the attached files for more detail.

  1. Instructional Services roof plaza:  Beginning May 28, the entire roof plaza will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians while the roof deck is replaced. Traffic will be entering the site from the fire lane that is east of the building. The project will be completed by August 19.
  2. North Circle Drive repairs:  The section of road from the Main Entrance Boulevard to the intersection of Theatre Hall will be repaired. The work will occur in July or August. We will try to keep one lane open at a time, but during some of the demolition, the road will be closed to traffic. Another email will be sent out when dates and details are confirmed.
  3. Concourse roof repairs:  The section of concourse between Rose Hall and the Cofrin Library will be excavated in order to repair the roof membrane system. The work will occur in July or August. During excavation, the concourse will be closed to all pedestrian traffic and signage will be placed at both points of entry. Once the excavation is complete, the area will be open for circulation. Another email will be sent out when dates and details are confirmed.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Reminder: Journalist Dan Kaufman to give lecture on Thursday (April 11)

The Historical Perspectives Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Room 250 in Rose Hall. Dan Kaufman, a journalist and writer from New York City, will speak on his book, “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics.” This lecture is free and open to the public. Check it out on Facebook.

Upcoming Historical Perspectives Lecture set for Thursday, April 11

The Historical Perspectives Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Room 250 in Rose Hall. Dan Kaufman, a journalist and writer from New York City, will speak on his book, “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics.” This lecture is free and open to the public.

Psych, Human Development projects beautify campus with purpose

top-story-photosUW-Green Bay’s Psychology and Human Development units were beautifying campus with a purpose May 8, unveiling a set of seasonal photographs and planting the University’s Memorial Garden.

The “Seasons of UWGB” project in Rose Hall features a series of submitted photos designed to reflect the beauty of the UW-Green Bay campus during summer, fall, winter and spring. Beyond just being beautiful, the pics promote the Environmental Psychology Theory of Attention Restoration, which states that viewing actual nature or images of nature restores the human mind from stress and from Directed Action Fatigue. Students and staff who spend long hours indoors suffer from decreased concentration and increased irritability and stress, and viewing nature photos has been empirically shown to refresh the mind and aid in retention of information. The project, a permanent addition to the hallway, was the Psi Chi Honor Society Presidential initiative for 2013-14. The Psi Chi president is Becky Senn, pictured right, above; and the vice president is Samantha Sweerink, pictured left, above.

Just after “Seasons of UWGB” was unveiled, campus members gathered for the fifth annual planting of the UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden. Coordinated by the Students of AMF grief group and Prof. Illene Cupit, an expert on death, dying and bereavement, the garden is a space for members of the campus community to memorialize colleagues and loved ones who have died. Cupit, student leaders, Chancellor Tom Harden and Veteran Services Adviser Elaina Koltz spoke during a brief ceremony, which included the playing of “Taps” by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines. Members of the campus community then were invited to come forward, state their loved one’s name and plant a flower in remembrance.

“Experience the Seasons of UWGB” project, Rose Hall
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Fifth annual planting of UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden
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Not to mention: Photo unveiling, Philosophers’ Café, Seinfield, etc.

The Rose Hall concourse to the Library will be the site, between 2:10 and 3:10 p.m. today, of an unveiling/dedication/discussion session of the “Experience the Seasons of UWGB” exhibit that will brighten the area.
At tonight’s Philosophers’ Café, historian Vince Lowery talks history and much more.
And Jerry Seinfeld is on campus.

Rose Hall Hallway photos will be unveiled Thursday

We just received this note from student Becky Senn, president of the Psi Chi group and a leader of the initiative to install nature-scene art in the inclined hallway connecting the Cofrin Library to Rose Hall:

“We will be hosting an unveiling ceremony for the nature pictures being put up in Rose Hall Hallway… this Thursday (May 8th) from 2:10-3:10 in the hall (near the bus stop or Circle Entrance). We will have guest speakers discussing the “Experience the Seasons of UWGB” proposal… what theory it is based off, who helped make this happen, and then recognize the photographers whose photographs were selected. At this point we will unveil the pictures, and invite guests to look over the pictures while enjoying cookies and lemonade.”

Privacy area available for nursing mothers

The College of Professional Studies has recently completed the furnishing of a “lactation room” for students, faculty, staff and visitors who may like a quiet space for feeding. The private room adjoins the women’s restroom on the third floor of Rose Hall, RH 324, between the offices for the Professional Programs in Nursing and Social Work. The room is complete with a rocker/glider and ottoman, a changing station (there is also a second one in a gender neutral restroom next door), artwork from the campus collection, reading materials and various hygiene supplies. There is also a small refrigerator available in the Dean’s office (RH 305) for use if needed. Please share this information with those that may be in need, and take note for future reference.