UW-Green Bay student among WHA Distinguished Jr. Member semifinalists | Wisconsin Farmer

UW-Green Bay student Mason Jauquet (Business Administration) is a semifinalist for the 2020 Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) award.

Established in 1922, the Distinguished Junior Member recognition is the longest running Holstein youth program, according to Holstein Association USA. This award is the highest honor given to members of the National Junior Holstein Association, ages 17 to 21, in recognition of a commitment to the Holstein breed and involvement in a variety of agriculture related activities.

Source: Four Wisconsin youth among WHA Distinguished Jr. Member semifinalists | Wisconsin Farmer

UW-Green Bay student tees it up with Tony Romo at Ray Fischer Amateur Championship | WiscNews

UW-Green Bay student Zak Kulka had a unique golfing experience on Sunday, June 28.

“You’ve got a really nice swing,” Kulka’s playing partner told him after they turned in their scorecards.

That playing partner was none other than Tony Romo, the former All-Pro quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys who is currently CBS Sports’ lead NFL broadcast analyst.

“That’s pretty fun to hear,” said Kulka, who is coming off his freshman year on the UW-Green Bay men’s golf team. “But I just think of him as a regular guy — try to. Try not to get in my own head at all.

Source: GOLF: Beaver Dam grad Zak Kulka tees it up with Tony Romo at Ray Fischer Amateur Championship | WiscNews

UW-Green Bay student Jordyn Cook reads poem at Juneteenth celebration | Green Bay Press Gazette

A crowd of over 250 people showed up at a Green Bay park on Friday to celebrate Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery in America.

Activists in the grassroots organization Black Lives United-Green Bay and We All Rise African American Resource Center organized the event at Perkins Park. Rhythm and blues music filled the air, and the sun was out, despite rain in the forecast, and a food truck and Black-owned business vendors were set up for festival-goers.

Student Jordyn Cook, from UW-Green Bay, read a poem, and local artists celebrated Black culture with their performances.

Source: Green Bay Juneteenth celebration at Perkins Park marks end of slavery | Green Bay Press Gazette

UW-Green Bay students play key role in calling for change

UW-Green Bay students have been playing key roles in many protests across the city of Green Bay, calling for change amid the Black Lives Matter movement. Zoe Betancourt (Democracy and Justice Studies), Hannah Beauchamp-Pope, Sierra Slaughter and Jordyn Cook (Human Biology) are inspiring examples of UW-Green Bay students dedicated to bettering their community. See this selection from the Green Bay Press-Gazette story…

Zoe Betancourt

Betancourt was one of the students who helped organize a protest. She wants to work in public policy and has a specific passion for health care, education policy and civil rights. She is involved on the UW-Green Bay campus and participated in the Jump Start Program, a mentorship program from MESA for first-year multicultural students to get acclimated to a UW-Green Bay.

Zoe Betancourt
Zoe Betancourt

Betancourt is excited to see non-black people attending these protests and their understanding of injustices in society, but also wonders why this realization took so long for some.

“I’m grateful, no doubt, people are finally coming to this realization, but in the back of my mind I’m just wondering what changed,” Betancourt said. “These things have been happening for years. So what was the tipping point?”

Hannah Beauchamp-Pope and Sierra Slaughter

Slaughter and Beauchamp-Pope at a Green Bay protest.
Slaughter and Beauchamp-Pope at a Green Bay protest.

Both aspiring lawyers, Beauchamp-Pope and Slaughter have been attending many protests lately and speaking to crowds.

Both are hoping their contributions will have a large impact, especially in reflection of the history their black family members have partook in contributed to.

“My grandfather fought in the Vietnam War. My dad has faced a lot of discrimination here in Wisconsin,” Beauchamp-Pope said. “So when I think about that, when I think about those people, and then I think about the people who will come after me — my daughter, my granddaughters — I don’t want the next generation to keep fighting the same fight my parents fought. That my grandparents fought.”

“My grandpa on my black side protested in the civil rights movement, and I think everything has just changed since then,” Slaughter said. “And hopefully, for us protesting, it can also change even more.”

Jordyn Cook

Hannah Beau champ-Pope (left) and Jordyn Cook (right). Photo by Miranda Copeland
Hannah Beau champ-Pope (left) and Jordyn Cook (right). Photo by Miranda Copeland

Cook, a UW-Green Bay women’s soccer player, has been speaking to the crowd at protests. She plans on obtaining a master’s degree in athletic training. She looks at herself as someone with passion for what she believes in.

“I’m part of this movement,” Cook said. “I think I’m doing my part to be a part of this movement. A whole is only good as the sum of its parts.”

She sees the movement as an opportunity for non-black community members to take a stance and encourages everybody to vote, especially in city and state elections that determine how communities are policed.

“And despite — because of my color, you should still love me. We should still be equal, regardless of that. So don’t say, ‘I don’t see color.’ That’s not the point. It is to see it, and love it regardless. To not treat it like less than.”

Source: Black youth activists and leaders play key roles in call for change in Green Bay amid Black Lives Matter movement | Green Bay Press Gazette

UW-Green Bay Office of Residence Life update

Below is a message from Director of Residence Life Gail Sims-Aubert to Phoenix families regarding Residence Life at UW-Green Bay.

Phoenix Families,

We share your concerns.

We know you want your UW-Green Bay student to be able to move to campus this fall, but you also want them to be safe. We do, too.

The Office of Residence Life is collaborating with our campus health/wellness partner, Prevea, and Brown County Public Health to develop community standards and safety measures for our campus housing.  Though we cannot predict the future, we do feel confident that we can move our residential students in to their fall assignments at the end of August as planned.

The process of moving to campus and the practice of living in a communal setting will likely look quite different in the coming academic year. However, all decisions to alter cleaning practices and services to our residential students are being driven by an abundance of caution. These new strategies will be communicated to both you and your UW-Green Bay student in the coming weeks, so that final preparations can be made to move to campus.

We also recognize that the pandemic has created significant change for many. We are aware that in some cases family finances have been impacted, students’ sense of security has been altered and others have had to recognize vulnerabilities in regard to personal health. For these reasons, we want to work with you and your student to create the living situation that best meets their needs. If your student has questions or concerns about their fall assignment, please encourage them to reach out and allow us the opportunity to position them for success as they move forward with their college career.

Thank you for working with your student in choosing UW-Green Bay.

Go Phoenix!

Gail Sims-Aubert
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Campus Climate
Director of Residence Life

Phone: 920-465-2040
Email: housing@uwgb.edu
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There’s still time to enroll in Summer 2020 classes!

Summer 2020 has officially begun, but there’s still opportunities for students to enroll! Some classes start June 15, 2020 and others start July 13, 2020. Check out the schedule of classes here.

Important things to know:

  • If you have not completed the payment agreement for Summer 2020, you have a hold on your account and will not be able to register for summer classes until completed. Completion of the payment agreement confirms your understanding of the financial obligations assumed when registering for classes. It does not require you to make payment until the designated due date (seen here). Remove the Payment Agreement hold today by following these directions.
  • FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION: Students who are interested in Summer Financial Aid must complete a separate application, which is available here. Students also need to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
  • Check your SIS account for any other holds and take care of them ASAP. If you are unsure how to remove a hold or have other questions, contact us at gboss@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2111.
  • If you have trouble logging in to SIS, please reach out directly to the IT Help Desk at 920-465-2309.


Spanish students and faculty are serving as ‘over the phone interpreters’ in Brown County

After the sharp increase of COVID-19 cases in Green Bay linked to food plants, and given the number of Spanish-speakers employed in those plants, some UW-Green Bay Spanish students and faculty from the Spanish Translation Certificate program have joined forces with other bilingual members of the community to serve as “over-the-phone interpreters” and assist Brown County Health & Human Services and the Public Health Division in their efforts to trace potential contacts in our community.

We are in this together/Todos estamos juntos en esto.

Encourage students to take the ‘Student COVID-19 Survey’

COVID-19 has been a new experience for all. To help learn what this has been like for students, the Office of Academic Affairs has put together a survey with the assistance of the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium. The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete and will provide important data to help measure how our campus has responded, and what we need to do better in the future as this situation continues to unfold. The survey is confidential, meaning a small number of staff will have access to the student identities should an urgent need for support or assistance be shared. The link closes on Friday May 8, at 11:59 PM EST. Students with questions should reach out to studentaffairs@uwgb.edu.