Photo gallery: Adjusting to campus life during the pandemic

Photos: Life Around Campus
A walk around any UW-Green Bay campus this week will look different from previous semesters! Students, staff and faculty will see signage regarding social distancing, wearing masks and frequent hand washing. See photos from life around the Green Bay campus, including a number of “GB Week” activities including an outdoor photo booth, kayaking, disc golf, s’mores and more.

Enjoy the gallery. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

First Week Student Life 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore and Jena Richter Landers, Marketing and University Communication.

Photo of the fitness center with workout equipment at the Kress Center at UW-Green Bay.

Kress Center reopens cautiously to faculty, staff and students

The fitness center at the Kress Center reopened on Monday, August 10. At the current time, it is open only to UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. All patrons will be required to reserve a 75-minute time slot on the UREC at UWGB app to use the Fitness Center. All details and app instructions are available on the Kress Center website. UREC also began renting outdoor equipment.

Participate in a virtual run/walk/hike for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To raise awareness while following social distancing guidelines and mandates, Healthy Choices Task Force, UREC Outdoors and Family Services Sexual Assault Center are partnering to host a virtual run/walk/hike. Spread awareness and stay active by yourself or with members of your household! Instructions for Participation:
1. Download the AllTrails App on your smartphone.
2. You can use a suggested trail or create your own route.
3. Every time you go out for a run, walk or hike, hit record at the start of your activity.
4. When you have finished your activity, hit the record button again and click save.
5. Take a screenshot of your activity stats (length, time – map is optional).
6. Upload each activity to Instagram, tagging @urecoutdoors_uwgb@uwgb_hctf, and @sacfsnew including #uwgbSAAM and #virtualuwgb.

Prizes (to UW-Green Bay students only) will be awarded at the end of the challenge for longest single activity and most activity.

Battleship in the Kress Pool

Photos: It’s a war of water when Battleship takes over the Kress Center pool

Twenty-five teams of UW-Green Bay students battled to stay afloat while sinking their competitors during “Canoe Battleship” at the Kress Events Center pool, Thursday, Jan. 30. The winners of the aquatic competition got their names on the canoe paddle and a victory t-shirt.

“It’s super fun, it’s unique and different. It’s not something you get to do every day. And our turnout is great,” Casey Pivonka, Kress Event Center recreation coordinator, told members of the media.

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Battleship in Kress Pool 2020

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney, Marketing and University Communication

UREC Outdoors Rental Center now open

The UREC Outdoors Equipment Rental Center is now open and ready to see to your outdoor needs! Whether it’s a tent, kayak, or just a backpack, the rental center has you covered. Operating out of the Kress Events Center, the rental center is ready to lend out most anything you need from their 100+ piece inventory of outdoor equipment. Rentals are available for students, university affiliates (faculty/staff/alumni) and community members. Stop by KEC 126 or check out the website for more information!

Phoenix crossing paths on the Appalachian Trail

How is it that on a trail that is more than 2,000 miles long, UW-Green Bay alumni and students managed to connect at just the right time and location. Alumni Jenna Walton ’07 (Biology) and Nick Walton ’07 ’16 (Biology and Environmental Science and M.S. in Environmental Science & Policy) (pictured bottom left) have just begun their journey across the entire Appalachian Trail. They hope to walk the entire trail over the next year or so. On their journey they crossed paths with UW-Green Bay’s UREC Outdoor adventurers — a group of students walking the trail over spring break.

Thank you to Trick or Treat Challenge supply drive participants

Here are the results from the Tick or Treat Challenge for the Campus Cupboard:

  • First place: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with 425 items collected
  • Second place: University Union with 344 items collected
  • Third place: UREC with 272 items collected

The Disability Services Offices thanks the following offices who participated in the Trick or Treat Challenge for the Campus Cupboard: College of Science, Engineering and Technology, College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University Union, URec,  Cofrin Library, Human Resources, Student Life, Career Services and the Pride Center. In total, 1,931 food and household items were collected!