Global Studies announces renaming of Global Citizenship Scholarship in honor of Karen Dalke

Global Studies faculty members are proud to announce the renaming of its Global Citizenship Scholarship to the Karen Dalke Memorial Global Citizenship Scholarship. “Our beloved colleague and Global Studies faculty member Karen Dalke, who tragically passed away this summer, was a world citizen, enthusiastic international traveler, advocate for cross-cultural understanding and a passionate champion of students, especially first generation and non-traditional students. Senior lecturer Dalke (Public and Environmental Affairs) traveled to all continents and it was probably just a matter of time before she would visit Antarctica, too! Her spirit and commitment to global citizenship exemplify the goals and priorities of Global Citizenship Scholarship supporting short-term study abroad travel of UW-Green Bay students.” To contribute to the renamed scholarship, please select the Karen Dalke Memorial Global Citizenship Scholarship from the list of All Scholarships on this website.

NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium scholarship opportunities for students

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium is offering two scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students demonstrating an interest aerospace, space science or other interdisciplinary space-related studies:

— STEM Bridge Scholarship
— Undergraduate Scholarship (Two-year institutions)

Applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Questions can be directed to the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium office.

Submission for Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition is March 19

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is holding the second annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. This undergraduate essay competition aims to promote the understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education. Any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in academic good standing and plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2018-19 academic year is invited to submit an essay for the competition. The submission deadline is Monday, March 19 and must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Lanyard at ganyardc@uwgb.edu; all essays must be attached as a PDF. Winners receive a $500 scholarship to cover educational expenses at UW-Green Bay in 2018-19. All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000 to 1,250 words in length, typed and double-spaced. Each essay must include a title page with the following information: title of essay, student’s name, major, home address, email address, telephone number and the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.” This year’s topic: In our age of big data, society is expanding its focus on metrics and measurement when it comes to public investment and decision making. However, many of the stated benefits of a liberal arts education defy measurement, especially in the short term. Discuss the benefits of a liberal arts education that, although not easily quantifiable, are essential contributions to a high-functioning society.

 

First annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is sponsoring its first Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. This undergraduate essay competition aims to promote understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education. The submission deadline is March 10 and must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Ganyard at ganyardc@uwgb.edu. Winners receive a $500 scholarship to cover educational expenses at UWGB in 2017-18. The competition is open to any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in academic good standing and who plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2017-2018 academic year. All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000 to 1,250 words in length, typed and double-spaced. Each essay must include a title page with the following information: title of essay, student’s name, major, home address, e-mail address, telephone number, and the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.” This year’s topic: The legendary peace activist Mahatma Gandhi, a five-time Nobel Prize nominee, insisted that “you must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Nelson Mandela, a Nobel Prize winner, pointed to the importance of education in helping “you” bring about this change: “education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” With these two statements in mind, discuss how your liberal arts education is preparing you to be an effective agent of the change you wish to see in the world.

Scholarships available for women returning to post-secondary schools

The Greater Green Bay P.E.O. Chapters have announced the availability of scholarships for Brown County women. Qualified applicants are high school graduates, have had their education interrupted and have re-entered or wish to re-enter a post-secondary institution. The grants will range up to $7,000 and are need based. The scholarships will be awarded according to financial and educational information requested in the application. Last year, grants awarded to women in Brown County totaled $59,000. Applications are available from UW-Green Bay’s financial aid office or by requesting a scholarship application from Georgia Miller at georgiagreenbay@gmail.com. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 21, 2017. Funds for these grants are made possible from the proceeds of the annual P.E.O. Gallerie of Shoppes held this past year on November 5th at the KI Convention Center.

Natural and Applied Sciences to award scholarships at annual reception

More than $30K awarded in Natural and Applied Science scholarships

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will honor some of its top Natural and Applied Science scholars at the NAS Scholarship Reception, 2 -3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 in Phoenix Room B of the University Union.

In a record-breaking year, more than $38,800 in scholarship funding will be given to 37 recipients who are recognized for high grades, outstanding scholarship, innovative research and overall academic excellence.

Chair of the NAS Scholarships Committee Steve Meyer says the UW-Green Bay College of Science and Technology offers many real-world experiences that allow these students to excel.

“Students are provided the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience they likely could not gain from a classroom or lab setting,” said Meyer. “These are invaluable skills our students are learning.”

The event will recognize and honor all the scholarship recipients for their achievements and acknowledge the scholarship sponsors for their generosity. It is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

2016-17 Scholarship Awardees 

James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Endowed Scholarship (one $1,500 award): Emily Vandersteen; Alfred O. and Phyllis E. Holz Endowed Scholarship (two $1,400 awards): Madeline McKeefry and Andrew Sackett; Carol R. DeGroot Endowed Scholarship in Environmental Science (two $775 awards): Angela Grimm and Maria Otto; Morgan/Macaluso Family Endowed Scholarship (one $1,500 award): Gabriella Buhler; Ganga and Elizabeth Nair Endowed Scholarship (one $1,000 award): Morgan Geary; Katie Hemauer Memorial Endowed Scholarship (one $500 award): Morgan Geary; Brad Cook Memorial Endowed Scholarship (one $400 award): Heather Lutzow; Moose Lodge Rod and Gun Club Annual Scholarship (one $500 award): James Salscheider; Chad Moritz and Beth Meyerand Annual Scholarship (one $1,000 award): James Salscheider; Todd and Julie Bartels Annual Scholarship (one $1,000 award): Samuel Hunt; Herbert Fisk Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Excellence (four $1,500 awards): Cody Becker, Stephanie Hermans, Allison LeMahieu, and Jeremiah Shrovnal; Brown County Waste Transformation Team Annual Scholarship (one $1,350 award): Haley Lucas; Science and Mathematics Endowed Scholarship (one $550 award): Sara Eastman; Nancy J. Sell Memorial Endowed Scholarship (two $900 awards): Faith Lindemann and Adam Sturdivant; NEW Engineering Endowed Scholarship-First Year (two $1,200 awards): Brianna Messner and Jason Schampers; NEW Engineering Endowed Scholarship-Second Year (one $1,400 award): Benjamin Stratton; Susan Finco and Ed Kralovec Endowed Scholarship (one $800 award): Andrew Stoegbauer; Superior Diesel Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology (one $500 award): Eric Short; Dykema Family Endowed Scholarship (one $500 award): Eric Short; Lee and Kathy Anderson Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology (one $500 award): James Vasquez; Beth and Richard Gochnauer Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology (one $750 award): David Maruszczak; Faith Technologies, Inc. Annual Scholarship for Engineering Technology (one $1,000 award): Luke Draheim; Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance Future All-Stars Annual Scholarship (one $2,500 award): Spencer Compton; American Transmission Company Annual Scholarship (four $1,000 awards): Mackenzie Johnson, Dimas Marquez, Kenzie Ostien, and James Vasquez; Feeco International Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship (two $1,000 awards): Dessiray Koss and Spencer Sego; BPM, Inc., A Specialty Paper Mill, Annual Scholarship for Engineering Technology (one $1,000 award): Phillip Vogels

Marcia Mueller Scholarship Reception

Students grateful for Craig Mueller Scholarships

Annual reception honors his memory and celebrates student success

When Craig A. Mueller ’71 (Humanism in Cultural Change) passed in 2006, he left a gift to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay that was at the time, at just over $1 million, the largest ever to the University from an alumnus. Students in majors dear to his heart — art, music, theater, communications — and the Phuture Phoenix program — now benefit from his tremendous generosity through scholarships.

As she has annually for years, Craig’s sister, Marcia Mueller, makes the journey from Seattle to Green Bay to help celebrate Craig’s lasting legacy and impact. This year, his generosity is providing 40 UW-Green Bay students with scholarship assistance. And since the fund’s inception, 200 students have received a Craig A. Mueller Scholarship. Marcia and students celebrated together at a reception, Monday, Dec. 12 in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Winter Garden, on the UW-Green Bay campus.

Junior Music and Theatre major Emily Ahrens (Roscoe, Ill.) gave testimony to the impact Craig’s (and Marcia’s) generosity continues to make to UW-Green Bay students.

“I want you to know how (the scholarship and the experiences it has provided) has changed me as a performer and as a person. The confidence I have gained, the skills I have acquired, the love I have developed for the theatre… all of those have come as a result of this scholarship. The person who arrived here freshman year is unrecognizable in comparison to who stands before you now, and I am proud of what I’ve become. So, to the Mueller family, from myself and all the other untold stories sitting in this room, let me just say a heartfelt thank you…”

You can read more about Craig Mueller here.

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Mueller Scholarship Reception 2016

– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Encourage students for apply for Sager Scholarship

Among the many opportunities for student learning and support beyond the classroom, the Sager Scholarship recognizes outstanding writing by a science undergraduate at UW-Green Bay. This annual award, made possible by the generosity of retired professors Paul and Thea Sager, provides a $1000 scholarship for a student with at least a 3.0 GPA who is selected from a faculty panel representing the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, and the Department of Human Biology. Deadline for this year’s submissions is Friday, Jan. 20. Contact Bob Howe, howeb@uwgb.edu, for additional information.

UW-Green Bay student artist Brianna Fischer has work selected for Chancellor’s Holiday Card

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay student artist Brianna Fischer was honored for her work “What One Sees,” an acrylic on paper piece, at the Chancellor’s Holiday Art Scholarship Reception, recently. The event was hosted by Chancellor Gary L. Miller and his wife, Georgia Miller.

Brianna Fischer
Brianna Fischer

“What One Sees” was selected by the Millers, from numerous student pieces submitted for consideration, to be featured on the Millers’ 2016 Holiday card. Her original work will be publicly displayed in the Chancellor’s Office, Suite 810 of the David A. Cofrin Library, UW-Green Bay. Fischer, a Sheboygan, Wis. native, is a junior and has a double major in Studio and Design Arts.

“I am beyond honored and thrilled that my artwork has been chosen to be featured on the UWGB holiday card,” said Fischer about the honor.  “I can’t believe my work will be shown to hundreds of people around the country.”

Fischer’s describes her exploration of contrast in her artist’s statement accompanying “What One Sees.”

“The theme in this piece is experimentation with brush stroke and value. Throughout this work, I evaluate the relationship between value, materials, and contrast, and their effect on composition. In juxtaposition to smooth tonal transitions, I emphasize the importance of utilizing contrast through and around areas to create harmony and visual interest.”

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Holiday Card Art Reception

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication; Story by M/UC editorial intern Amy Bauer