Spring University Leadership Awards announced

The Office of Student Life is pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2020 Chancellor’s Leadership Medallions and the University Leadership Awards! More than 600 students were nominated for this semester’s awards, which recognize a combination of academic achievement and campus and community contributions. In an effort to preserve the health and safety of students and guests of the University, the University Leadership Awards ceremony will no longer take place on May 15, 2020. While there is no in-person ceremony, UWGB and the Office of Student Life will be recognizing recipients online and through social media from May 8-15, 2020. Please be on the lookout for an official message of congratulations from Chancellor Michael Alexander on Friday, May 8, 2020 and for our Photo Album on Facebook (@uwgbstudentlife) during the week of May 11-15! Special thanks to members of the University Leadership Awards Selection Committee for their review of over 300 fully-completed applications.

A Phoenix student standing in front of a wall painting of a Phoenix, shares what she loves about her experience on the UW-Green Bay campus.

Video: Members of the Phoenix family share what they #uwgblove

Phoenix students and staff share what they love about their experience at UW-Green Bay as a special shoutout for Valentine’s Day. Join in spreading the love by posting your appreciation to social media with #uwgblove.

– Video by Marketing and University Communication student assistants Emily Gerlikovski and Shelby Smith, with editing assistance by Sue Pischke.

Grant Winslow named associate director of operations for University Union

Grant Winslow was recently named the new associate director of operations for the University Union. Winslow spent the last 23 years as a program coordinator in Student Life, primarily supervising Good Times Programming. Winslow’s new responsibilities include overseeing daily operations, facility management, event support and student development.  He can be reached at 920-465-2247.

39th annual Leadership Awards are Friday, Dec. 13; RSVP by Dec. 9

Please mark your calendars! The 39th Annual University Leadership Awards program will be held at 5 p.m. (NOTE TIME CHANGE) Friday, Dec. 13 in the University Union Phoenix Rooms, with a dessert reception to follow. All are invited and if you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Monday, December 9 to osl@uwgb.edu.

Fall 2019 Recipients  — University Leadership Award

Madeline Brey
Silvy Bruette
Guinevere Casper
Emanuel Hernandez
Paul Karpenko
Kaitlynn Kupsky
Bruna Giovanna De Luca Muraca
Katherine Nagler
Emily Rotzenberg
Megan Schoenauer
Madelyn Skalecki
Charles Warren

Fall 2019 Recipients  — Chancellor’s Medallion 

Lexus Bretl
Derek Flannery
Nicholas Garcia
Breanna Gonring
Bennett Hutson
Hannah Malmberg
Maria Romfoe

UW-Green Bay to host Kwanzaa 2019: A celebration of self-determination

GREEN BAY, WIS. – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) welcomes the community to join together for a celebration of Kujichagulia (self-determination) at UW–Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration! This year’s event will be held in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union on the Green Bay Campus, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with free food and entertainment for all.

Delivering the keynote address this year is Robyn Davis, president and CEO of Brown County United Way, Green Bay, a community impact organization that unites people, ideas, and resources to create community solutions that strengthen every person and every community in Brown County.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African and African-American culture and identity, based on the seven principles of African heritage. This year, we celebrate the principle of Kujichagulia, the principle of self-determination and the right of persons to speak for themselves and decide their own destiny. All are welcome to attend regardless of background, faith or culture, as we celebrate the commonalities and values that bring us together rather than the differences that drive us apart.

In addition to a dinner menu celebrating African and African-American heritage and cuisine, the Kwanzaa celebration will also feature a unique performance by the Appleton North Step Team. Local vendors and non-profit organizations will also be on hand with additional resources and information for attendees to view.

For more information about the Kwanzaa event or for media inquiries, please contact Bao Sengkhammee, multicultural advisor in the MESA office, at 920-465-2022 or at sengkhab@uwgb.edu. For more on MESA or the BSU, visit https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

ABOUT MESA: The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office provides advising, services and activities that promote the academic success, personal growth and development of multiethnic students. MESA also conducts educational programs that enhance learning, promote respect and appreciation for racial and ethnic diversity. MESA supports the academic mission of UW-Green Bay and contributes to the development of a campus community dedicated to diversity of thought and experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

ABOUT BLACK STUDENT UNION: The Black Student Union (BSU) at UW-Green Bay celebrates and supports the Black experience through academic and social support, developing cultural awareness and discussing both historical and contemporary achievements and challenges throughout Black history. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/student-orgs/black-student-union/.

ABOUT UW-GREEN BAY STUDENT LIFE: UW-Green Bay Student Life is dedicated to promoting student engagement and involvement through programming and the support of on-campus student organizations that empower students to create a unique extracurricular experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/student-life/.



Live viewing and discussion of holiday movie ‘Christmas In Homestead,’ Dec. 4

Join CAHSS on Dec. 4, 2019 from 2:55 to 5:30 p.m. in Student Life for a live viewing of the Hallmark Holiday Movie, “Christmas in Homestead” (see the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wj6jKxNcmk). We’ll watch the movie live on cable and break in at the commercials with ongoing commentary from Associate Prof. Jessica Van Slooten (English and Women and Gender Studies). Hallmark Holiday Movie Bingo, Hot Cocoa and cookies will be provided as well. Learn more about the event here.

Photos: ‘Las Cafeteras: Sounds of Resistance!’

UW-Green Bay welcomed music group Las Cafeteras on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Phoenix Room C for a workshop titled “Sounds of Resistance!” The event was co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay Spanish, MESA, Organizacion Latino Americano, Women of Color organization and the Office of Student Life.

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Kwanzaa Celebration 2019

Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communications

Guzmán and Leadership Green Bay team organizes collection for UW-Green Bay’s Campus Closet

Director of Student Life Claudia Guzmán and her Leadership Green Bay team recently organized a collection for the UW-Green Bay Campus Closet. The collection was announced to the whole group on Oct. 8, 2019, and the donations were delivered to the Campus Closet on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The team needed three vehicles to transport all of their items.

Guzmán was thrilled that her team selected the Campus Closet as a recipient of goodwill.

Donations from Leadership Green Bay

“I’m really proud that my team selected UW-Green Bay’s Campus Closet for our collection drive,” says Guzmán, “and so grateful to our entire Leadership Green Bay class for their generosity! It was a great way to raise awareness of the needs of our students while also helping to stock the closet with clothing.”

The Leadership Green Bay Class of 2020 consists of 47 participants from local businesses and organizations. The large group is divided into several smaller teams, and one team a month is tasked with organization a collection on behalf of a local nonprofit agency.

The Campus Closet exists to help any member of the UW-Green Bay with clothes. There is also a Campus Cupboard which provides food and basic necessities.

Save the date: Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 7

Please save the date for this year’s Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms. This is a free, family friendly event; all are welcome! Entertainment and food will be included. The event is hosted by Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Black Student Union (BSU) and the Office of Student Life (OSL). If you have any questions, please contact Bao Sengkhammee at sengkhab@uwgb.edu.

Reminder: Adriana McCleer to speak Monday, Oct. 14 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Adriana McCleer, Ph.D., will speak Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. McCleer will share her personal and professional experience as an early-career Latina discovering the Library and Information Science profession that was only two percent Latinx in 2006. She will share her sources of inspiration that motivated her to pursue a master’s and doctoral program in her field and what sustained her through the programs to successfully earn an M.A. in Library Science and a Ph.D. in Information Studies. She will highlight the significance of representation and champions along her journey. Sponsored by MESA, Good Times Programming and Student Life.