Filling the composter

Digging in: UW-Green Bay Composter Update

University Union staff at “Eco U” have been hard at work composting. From Oct. 8, 2020 to March 30, 2021, UW-Green Bay processed 37,833 pounds of food waste and is averaging about 2,200 pounds a week in the year-old composter. About 75% of food waste is turned into compost, thus, the composter has created about 28,500 pounds of compost.

The composting process at UW-Green Bay starts as wood chips from local commercial tree removal companies and UW-Green Bay Dining food waste (two buckets of wood chips for every bucket of food waste). Add some heat and time and you have COMPOST!

The plan is to supply Gwood chip and compost pilesreen Bay Community Gardens with compost, but members of the University community and local community will be welcome to the compost sometime this spring.

Questions about the University composter may be directed to Grant Winslow,

Chartwells announces the opening of Green Bay Grill and Phoenix Phresh (contactless pick-up available)

Chartwells has opened Green Bay Grill and Phoenix Phresh for students, faculty and visitors to the Green Bay Campus for breakfast and lunch. Contact the Green Bay Grill at ext. 2659 for call-ahead and contactless orders for pickup.

Green Bay Grill and Phoenix Phresh are open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.

SAFE Ally Level 1 & 2 Training is Friday, March 13

The UW-Green Bay Pride Center is offering SAFE Ally Level 1 and Level 2 training on Friday, March 13, at UW-Green Bay in the University Union, Room World Unity B. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon; Level 2 is from 1 to 3 p.m. Level 1 focuses on vocabulary, the use of inclusive pronouns, LGBTQ+ community and workplace experiences and how to increase one’s ability to be an ally. Level 2 digs deeper into challenges LGBTQ+ experience due to discrimination in government and organizational policies, and what you can do to increase support of LGBTQ+.

Please RSVP for one or both of the SAFE Ally classes here or use the link:

First spring 2020 Global Studies event is Feb. 7, 2020

The first Global Studies event of the spring semester will be on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union. The event features an important and timely discussion about the country of Bolivia, which continues to be in the news in the wake of the ousting of President Morales. This event is presented by our guest Prof. Gratzia Villarroel (St. Norbert College, Political Science), an expert on Latin American politics. Prof. Villarroel will update us on the situation in Bolivia and take questions about the present and future of this Latin American country in turmoil. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the official Facebook page.

Women’s Leadership Lunch, Feb. 4

Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven & Dean of UW-Green Bay’s College of Health, Education and Social Welfare Susan Gallagher-Lepak invite you to lunch on Feb. 4, 2020 to learn about the power of Girl Scouting. The event is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the 1965 Room, University Union. Van Gruensven serves on the board of directors for Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. As a life-long Girl Scout, she knows the power scouting gives to girls of all ages. UW-Green Bay has close ties to the Girl Scouts, but this in an opportunity for all employees to learn about the many ways Girl Scouts impacts the girls in this community.

Noon – Event starts with check-in and mingling
12:10 p.m. – Lunch is served
12:15 p.m. – Program begins
1:00 p.m.- Event ends

All UW-Green Bay employees are welcome. RSVP here.

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.

Academic Staff Fall Assembly, Tuesday, Dec. 3

The Academic Staff Fall Assembly will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre in the University Union on the Green Bay Campus. The agenda is posted on the SOFAS website. Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven, Provost Michael Alexander and Police Chief Dave Jones are just a few of the invited guests. If you are unable to physically attend, you can SKYPE in at Join Skype Meeting.

At the Sheboygan Campus location, please meet in Conference Room 2206. At the Manitowoc Campus location, academic staff are welcome to view it on their own or with others in F128 (Student Services Conference Room) for light snacks, drinks and extra camaraderie. Questions can be directed to the Academic Staff Committee Chair Lynn Niemi at

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 For more on MESA or the BSU, visit

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

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

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