Green Bay—Turn on the lights, fire-up the loud speakers, polish the hardwood. Sports are coming back to UW-Green Bay’s Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses.UW-Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay and UW-Stevens Point made a joint announcement last week to provide opportunities for competitive play at Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette; Fond du Lac and Fox Cities (UW-Oshkosh) and Marshfield and Wausau (UW-Stevens Point).Together these schools make up the newly formed WCSL, the Wisconsin Competitive Sports League. The league membership schools will compete against each other in a conference format and also have flexibility to schedule contests against other comparable programs both in and out of state.
University continues to help region move forward from pandemic
Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s four campuses are making a significant difference in the battle against COVID-19. With Prevea Health community vaccination clinics at all four campuses (Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan), Prevea has administered nearly 105,000 doses of vaccine to date at these sites alone.
“We are grateful for the collective effort of our students, faculty, staff, and our partners at Prevea Health to fight the pandemic,” says UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander. “Reaching the milestones of 100,000 vaccination shots and 30,000 rapid tests is helping our region to move past the pandemic. Not only have we shown how resilient we are in continuing to educate and keep students safe during this time, we’ve also served, as we should, as an important community partner in being a part of the solution. We will continue to try to solve problems for the region we serve.”
“COVID-19 vaccination is key as we move forward in this pandemic to determine what will happen next. We are extremely thankful to our UW-Green Bay partners and the way that they have wanted to help steer this pandemic in the right direction,” says President and CEO, Dr. Ashok Rai. “Their partnership has allowed us the space we’ve needed to vaccinate the masses in four of our communities. I can’t say enough how important this has been as we make every effort to vaccinate Northeast Wisconsin.”
COVID-19 vaccines are available at all four UW-Green Bay campuses with many available appointments. To schedule an appointment, visit: prevea.com/vaccine.
UW-Green Bay Nursing Students Step to Front Lines
To date, UW-Green Bay nursing students have provided more than 700 hours vaccinating and educating at COVID vaccination sites in February and March alone. Additionally, nursing faculty have contributed 77 hours toward vaccination efforts during this period. Nursing students are eager to be involved in this important public health initiative. Nursing students and supervising nursing faculty have assisted at 13 vaccination sites including at the Marinette School District, Watertown City Health Department, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services, Kewaunee County Health Department, Green Bay Correctional Institution, Lawrence University, and National Guard/Menasha City Health Department. Additional sites include Lakeshore Community Health Center, Veterans Administration Clinic and Aurora BayCare.
This effort has been supported by a Wisconsin Partnership Program Grant and UW System tuition credit program for nursing students involved in assisting with COVID response activities.
Rapid Testing will Continue through May
In response to the region’s ongoing need for Covid-19 testing, UW-Green Bay will be extending the community surge drive-thru testing at the Weidner Center through May 2021. To date, 30,765 rapid antigen and confirmatory PCR tests have been given at the site. To schedule an appointment please visit doineedacovid19test.com.
Green Bay, Wis.—Turn on the lights, fire-up the loud speakers, polish the hardwood. Sports are coming back to UW-Green Bay’s Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses.
UW-Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay and UW-Stevens Point made a joint announcement last week to provide opportunities for competitive play at Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette; Fond du Lac and Fox Cities (UW-Oshkosh) and Marshfield and Wausau (UW-Stevens Point).
(Note to media: UW-Green Bay DOES NOT refer to its campuses as “two-year” as there are four-year bachelor’s degree programs on all of UW-Green Bay’s campuses.)
Together these schools make up the newly formed WCSL, the Wisconsin Competitive Sports League. The league membership schools will compete against each other in a conference format and also have flexibility to schedule contests against other comparable programs both in and out of state.
“The return of competitive sports to our Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses fulfills a commitment and trend that all of our UW-Green Bay campuses will emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever,” said Sheboygan and Manitowoc Campus’ Executive Officer (CEO) Jamie Schramm. “Our dedication to our students and connection with our communities is unwavering. Our competitive sports league and the opportunities it provides our students and communities to come together is an important piece of our shared success. I look forward to cheering on our sports teams as they compete in a program that is robust and focuses on the wholistic success of our student athletes.”
Initial sport offerings according to Penny Maletzke, program manager for competitive sports at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses, will be women’s volleyball in fall of 2021; men’s basketball in winter 21-22 and men’s and women’s tennis in spring of 2022. The athletics programs took a pause during the pandemic. Maletzke said the campuses are starting out with fewer offerings as they return from the pandemic, but with anticipation of adding more offerings in the future.
“Athletics has played a tremendous role by enhancing student life and involvement, but it also brings opportunity to the greater Marinette/Menominee Community to come out and see a terrific game,” said Marinette Campus CEO Cindy Bailey. “For years the Marinette Campus has produced quality athletic programs where our athletes have learned valuable and practical skills on and off of the court, enriching their entire collegiate experience. Our Fall 2019 our women’s volleyball team won the WCC State Championship and our men’s basketball team earned the state title in 2015 and has produced all-conference honors for many of the players over the years. We are excited to return with Dan Porath as our women’s volleyball coach and Bryan Wickstrom will head up our men’s basketball team. Having the two veteran coaches leading us into our new league will help poise our campus for success in the coming year.”
According to a press release issued last week, a special committee tasked with creating the WCSL anticipates sport offerings increasing in the future, including league expansion to other UW institutions. The success of the league requires extensive planning to provide for the health, safety, and well-being of the student-athletes and coaches, which remains a top priority.
The WCSL is built on well-established relationships between the named campuses. Administration and student leadership support will provide meaningful and vibrant campus environments. Hosting sporting events will showcase their outstanding county-owned facilities.
“The opportunity to continue to provide a pathway for students to engage in competitive sports is exciting,” noted UW-Green Bay’s Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity and Student Affairs Corey King. “This partnership between the three universities is a definitive example of our collective desire to create the best student experience possible!”
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Stevens Point have announced the return of athletics at their (access) campuses for 2021-2022. The smaller campuses had set aside athletics during the COVID-19 pandemic.Two-year campuses include: UW-Green Bay – Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan; UW Oshkosh – Fond du Lac and Fox Cities; and UW-Stevens Point – Marshfield and Wausau.
Here are some important reminders from Sheboygan Campus CEO Jamie Schramm:
On Monday, April 19th, University Avenue (past Lutheran High) will be closed so all students, staff and faculty will need to enter campus using our south entrance. This entrance can be accessed at the intersection of Taylor Drive and Union Avenue near the new Aurora hospital construction site.
Our next round of COVID 19 Testing is this coming Wednesday, April 21st from 10:30am to 12:30pm in our Fine Arts Gallery. Be sure to sign up for your appointment via the myPrevea app or myprevea.com.
As a reminder, Chancellor Alexander will be visiting the Sheboygan Campus on Monday, April 19th from 10:30am-Noon and will be in our Welcome Area outside of Student Services. Stop by, check in, reconnect and re-energize! Coffee and bottled water will be provided.
The Campus Library will be closed during the summer months. The last day of operation for Spring 2021 will be May 21st and the library will re-open on August 23rd. Please take note of that as you plan for a successful Fall 2021 semester and any resource needs you might have (books, student ID’s).
Updated: See the work of Prof. Emeritus Tom Uebelherr on display at the Lawton Gallery, through March 25. Uebelherr was a faculty member at the Sheboygan Campus.
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Thursday, March 18, 2021
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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is announcing the expansion of its Campus Pride Center—currently located at the Green Bay Campus and the Community LGBT Center at Marinette, to both its Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus locations. The Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses are opening Pride (LGBTQ+) Centers that will be staffed by interns 10 hours per week.
“The ability to bring such a resource to our campus is a collaboration between our Green Bay Campus Pride Center, community organizations and the generosity of the LaForce Family Foundation,” says Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus CEO Jamie Schramm.
Services are made possible by generous funding support from the LaForce Family Foundation
Green Bay, Wis.— The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is announcing the expansion of its Campus Pride Center—currently located at the Green Bay Campus and the Community LGBT Center at Marinette, to both its Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus locations.
The Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses are opening Pride (LGBTQ+) Centers that will be staffed by interns 10 hours per week. The staffing of the interns is made possible by generous funding support from the LaForce Family Foundation. Pride Center interns will provide social support and resources for LGBTQ+ students, their families and allies, and will collaborate with local LGBTQ+ community organizations on Pride events and initiatives.
“The ability to bring such a resource to our campus is a collaboration between our Green Bay Campus Pride Center, community organizations and the generosity of the LaForce Family Foundation,” said Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus CEO Jamie Schramm. “Community collaboration is an important aspect of any successful modern university. Our faculty member Thomas Campbell was engaged with local community organizations and asked the question, ‘Is this possible?’ It was imperative for those of us in leadership positions to remove any roadblocks to this initiative and ensure our campuses and communities represent a diverse and wide-ranging set of perspectives.”
In addition, the Pride Center will place an intern 10 hours a week at the Kress Center on the Green Bay Campus. The focus of this internship is to develop the new LGBTQ+ student-athlete ally group which provides support, resources and events centered on student-athletes.
UW-Green Bay leaders anticipate that the expansion of services will fill a community need, based on its tremendous response in Marinette and Green Bay.
“Since its opening in 2017, the Marinette Campus Community LGBT Center has been working to enhance and sustain the lives of LGBT people in our community through resources, support, information and a safe and inclusive space,” said Marinette Campus CEO Cindy Bailey. “We are the only community resource center available to serve Marinette, Menominee and Oconto Counties, and during our short time, we have seen a large number of individuals and family members come through our doors and attend our events to find themselves accepted and part of a greater community.”
Each of these interns will help with SAFE Ally training, social support groups, classroom and community education, and leadership within the Pride Center youth camps that occur year-round.
The Pride Center is currently in the process of interviewing students for the eight La Force Foundation intern positions. Interns have been selected for the Sheboygan and Kress locations. Students who are interested in applying should contact Stacie Christian, Ph.D. at email@example.com.
About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.