Faculty and staff are invited to attend the first-ever Freshman Convocation

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the first-ever Freshman Convocation. It will be held at the Weidner Center on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. This will be the official welcome to the University for our class of 2022. The one-hour welcome will feature words of encouragement and thoughts on success from Chancellor Miller, Provost Davis, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmidt and others. The inaugural Freshman Convocation was designed by a core group of faculty, students and staff. Please enter the Weidner Center through the rear doors as there is construction in the front. Also, please arrive by 8:50 a.m. so that staff and faculty can enter together in support of our students. There will be reserved seating for faculty and staff, and the new students will sit in the front.

Phoenix Photography

The Employee Appreciation Week Work Group stationed Marketing and University Communication Photography Intern, Amanda Jo Danihel ’18 (Communication) at the newly redesigned concourse between Cofrin Library and Student Services to take photos of staff, faculty and others passing through with the Phoenix wings photo opp.

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Phlash Wings

– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communications

UW-Green Bay looks at community partnership to increase housing for students

Growing enrollment at UW-Green Bay brings with it an issue that community partnership can remedy. Supply could not meet demand for on-campus housing this past school year, according to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate, Eric Arneson. Students and parents alike will be encouraged by a new project by DeLeers Construction with a new apartment complex being built this summer that could host about 100 more UWGB students as early as fall 2018. Currently UW-Green Bay can house 2,000 students. See the story by wearegreenbay.com.

You are invited: Annual Leadership Program is Friday, May 11

The 37th Annual University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University Leadership Awards program is Friday, May 11, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the University Theatre, Theatre Hall. A reception will follow. The awards being presented are the Chancellor’s Medallion, the University Leadership Award, the Outstanding Student Award and Student Organization of the Year Award. Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Eric Arneson will be participating in the ceremony. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Monday, May 7. Suggested attire is business casual. Contact Student Life at 2220 if you have any questions.

Spring 2018 Recipients University Leadership Award Recipients:
Rebecca Abhold

Kallista  Baebler
Mikayla Becherer
Benjamin Berndt
Guinevere Casper
Carolynn Claussen
Selena Deer
Emily Drown
Elizabeth Evans
Brianna Fischer
Elena Garcia
Stefany Gardea
Sarah Gundrum
Courtney Hamilton
Riley Heiman
Joshua Heimerl
Anna Hoesley
Shane Kanneberg
Anna Katner
Alexandra Kershner
Rachel Koepke
Kristen Kouba
Katelyn Krantz
Jenevieve Lee
Amber Lewis
Paige Lotter
Sapatis Menomin
Tanya Niemi
Amy Niemuth
Maria Otto
Rachael Peterson
Joseph Prestley
Lauren Putnam
Jessica Reed
Samuel Soda
Tristin St.Mary
Rosalyn Stoa
Morgan Storkson
Madelyn Valentine
Lilly Vang
Joshua Vollmar
Katie Voss
Abbigail Wagaman
Lucas Wuensch
Linnea Zintman

Spring 2018 Chancellor’s Medallion Recipients:
Emily Ahrens

Abigail Brown
Lyddia Calmes
Amber Collegnon
Michael Dahlberg
Lydia DeWeese
Amber Foster
Torey Gostas
Stephanie Hermans
Nicole Hoelzel
Kimberly Hurst
Hannah Koerner
Allison LeMahieu
Jessica Lindstrom
Joshua Loritz
Nathan Nichols
Kaylie Noll
Trevor Olsen
Alyssa Peters
Jessica Pittner
Heather Plough
Elizabeth Punke
Naomi Semb-Lovejoy
Danielle Tackett
Taylor Totka
Cassandra Walczak
Katrina Weber
Bao Nhia Xiong
Danielle Zahn
Courtney Zambon
Alexandra Zeller

Outstanding Student Award
Emily Ahrens

Student Organization of the Year
Green Bandana Brigade

Claudia E. Guzman named UW-Green Bay Director of Student Life

Claudia Guzman
Claudia Guzman

Claudia E. Guzman has been named UW-Green Bay’s new director of Student Life and begins her new position on Feb. 5. Guzman comes to UW-Green Bay from UW-Milwaukee where she serves as the sociocultural program manager. In this role she oversaw a dramatic growth in programs and collaborations within the University and community. She has also worked in the private, nonprofit sector in Milwaukee. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and received her masters degree from Marquette University. “Claudia brings us a tremendous combination of skill and positive energy, and we are very fortunate to add her to the Phoenix family,” said Eric Arneson, vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate. “I also want to acknowledge and thank John Landrum and Grant Winslow and the Student Life team for their continuing excellent work. They have worked very hard to keep moving forward without a director this semester and did an outstanding job. The combination of this talented team with the addition of Claudia’s skills will make Student Life an even stronger resource and anchor for our students.”

AIC changes to MESA

With the recent physical office move, the American Intercultural Center announces a name change (effective Jan. 2, 2018) to MultiEthnic Student Affairs (MESA). The new office name reflects the multiethnic presence as a full-fledged office of UW-Green Bay Student Affairs. Its operations remains — serving multicultural college students and their academic success. The office will continue to report to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate, Eric Arneson and operate in its current structure. The student suite will remain unchanged. Other than these visible changes, there is no change in mission or in staff. The office is located on the ground level in the University Union, including a student lounge, a meeting room and a study room. In addition, there are three staff offices to provide one-on-one advising sessions. The new web address will be www.uwgb.edu/mesa, and the email address will change to mesa@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay hosts community Kwanzaa event, Saturday, Dec. 9

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host a Kwanzaa Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union.

Students, staff, faculty and community are invited to learn about the cultural holiday while enjoying festive music and dancing from the Nefertari Dance Company, a dynamic group involving community participants from age 3 to 18.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Ajamou Butler from Milwaukee, Wis., who will share his story of faith and Heal the Hood MKE, an organization that aims to bring peace throughout the city of Milwaukee.

Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration based on the tradition of the African harvest festival emphasizing community and cultural pride. Attendees can learn about the holiday’s origins, rites and symbols while enjoying the many other things the event has to offer. This year’s highlighted Kwanzaa principle, or theme, is Imani, which means faith.

Sponsored by the Black Student Union, American Intercultural Center, Office of Student Life, Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate and the Diversity Taskforce, the event is free and open to the public. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided while supplies last.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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