Color Guard at Chancellor's Veteran reception

Reminder: UW-Green Bay Veterans Week begins Nov. 9

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Veterans Week kicks off Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 with “Hometown Hero Day.” At each event, the University will be collecting care package items, such as toiletries, candy, and gum, for activated UW-Green Bay students and their units who are in Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Here is a full list of events for the week:

Saturday, Nov. 9: Hometown Hero Day: Green Bay Athletics double-header at the Kress Center with the women’s basketball team taking on South Dakota at 1 p.m. and the men’s basketball team taking on UW-Stout at 6 p.m. Veterans are able to attend these games for free!

Monday, Nov. 11: Chancellor’s Veteran Reception: At 4 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union, the Chancellor will be speaking to show appreciation for faculty, staff, students, and community veterans, as well as guest speaker Officer Kelly Jones, who recently returned from activation. There will also be music and refreshments available!

Wednesday, Nov. 13: Veteran Employment Workshop: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Alumni Room in the University Union, there will be a Veteran Employment Workshop with the Veteran Employment Department and various employment recruiters.

Thursday, Nov. 14: Tribute to Veterans: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Union Circle Drive, there will be military equipment and vehicle demonstrations.

Friday, Nov. 15: Veteran Brunch: From 9 to 11 a.m. in the Veteran Lounge in MAC Hall room 227, there will be brunch for veterans who work and use the Veteran Lounge.

Additionally, the following week there will be two showings of “Almost Sunrise Documentary.” Showings will be Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. and Wednesday, November 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Christie Theater in the University Union. The film is about two Iraq Veterans’ journey as they return home to Wisconsin. There will also a discussion and Veteran panel on Friday, Nov. 22 from Noon to 1 p.m.

For all the veterans services the University offers, see UW-Green Bay Veterans Services.

UW-Green Bay Veterans Week begins Nov. 9

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Veterans Week kicks off Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 with “Hometown Hero Day.” At each event, the University will be collecting care package items, such as toiletries, candy, and gum, for activated UW-Green Bay students and their units who are in Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Here is a full list of events for the week:

Saturday, Nov. 9: “Hometown Hero Day”: Green Bay Athletics double-header at the Kress Center with the women’s basketball team taking on South Dakota at 1 p.m. and the men’s basketball team taking on UW-Stout at 6 p.m. Veterans are able to attend these games for free!

Monday, Nov. 11: “Chancellor’s Veteran Reception”: At 4 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union, the Chancellor will be speaking to show appreciation for faculty, staff, students, and community veterans, as well as guest speaker Officer Kelly Jones, who recently returned from activation. There will also be music and refreshments available!

Wednesday, Nov. 13: “Veteran Employment Workshop”: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Alumni Room in the University Union, there will be a Veteran Employment Workshop with the Veteran Employment Department and various employment recruiters.

Thursday, Nov. 14: “Tribute to Veterans”: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Union Circle Drive, there will be military equipment and vehicle demonstrations.

Friday, Nov. 15: “Veteran Brunch”: From 9-11 a.m. in the Veteran Lounge in MAC Hall room 227, there will be brunch for veterans who work and use the Veteran Lounge.

Additionally, the following week there will be two showings of “Almost Sunrise Documentary.”  Showings will be Tuesday, November 19 from 9-11 a.m. and Wednesday, November 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the Christie Theater in the University Union. The film is about two Iraq Veterans’ journey as they return home to Wisconsin. There will also a discussion and Veteran panel on Friday, November 22 from 12-1 p.m.

 

 

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus marks centennial of WWI Armistice

In honor of the centennial of the WWI Armistice, the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus hosted the presentation of “World War I: Wisconsin, Michigan and the 32nd Red Arrow Division,” which was led by Associate Prof. Dan Kallgren (History) and Associate Prof. Keith West (Geoscience). The Eagle Herald featured the program as its lead story.

Photos: Chancellor’s Veterans Reception

The Phoenix Rooms at UW-Green Bay held a standing-room only crowd to honor campus and community veterans and active service members on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. The late-afternoon event included a Presentation of Colors by the UW-Green Bay Color Guard, the “Star Spangled Banner” and “Armed Forces Salute” by UW-Green Bay Music and remarks by Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Congressman and retired Marine, Mike Gallagher, and Sergeant Nathan Preder ’12, who leads UW-Green Bay Army ROTC, read the meaning of the POW/MIA table. Also recognized were current student/soldiers and current donors and recipients of veteran scholarships. Serving as emcee was student Ryan Leurquin. Vets 4 Vets President Nic Cravillion recognized the efforts of the student organization for community outreach including a Vets 4 Vets donation to the Brown County Veteran Court. On behalf of the club, he also recognized and thanked Jim Belongia for donating the proceeds from the City Stadium Run to the UW-Green Bay Veteran Lounge.

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Chancellor's Veterans Reception 2018

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Veterans Week events taking place at UW-Green Bay featured in Green Bay Press-Gazette

Events taking place during UW-Green Bay Veterans Week, which begins on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 and concludes on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, were featured in a Green Bay Press-Gazette article on Veterans Day events taking place in Green Bay and Brown County. Events at UW-Green Bay include the Chancellor’s Veteran Reception, a Veterans Employment Workshop, a ruck march and a Veteran Benefit Form. Check out the full story and learn more about the events.

UW-Green Bay honors veterans with full slate of activities to commemorate Veterans Day

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be hosting a week’s worth of events, Sunday, Nov. 11 through Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, to commemorate and honor veterans during Veterans Week. The Friday, Nov. 16 forum includes a display by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 351 from Appleton, with equipment, uniforms pictures and music from the Vietnam era.

UW-Green Bay will be collecting items for care packages at all events. These items will be donated to UW-Green Bay students who have been activated for service. Additionally, the ROTC will be raising and lowering the flag on campus and playing taps at 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day during Veterans Week.

Events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

  • Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018: Please join UW-Green Bay student, Army service member and ROTC cadet Ryan Leurquin for the Bells of Peace initiative being put forth by the US WWI Centennial Commission. Ryan will toll the UW-Green Bay carillon (in front of UW-Green Bay’s University Union) 21 times at 11 a.m. on November 11th to honor the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.  He will also read the poem, “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon. For more information, visit WWI Bells of Peace Commemoration.
  • Monday, Nov. 12, 2018: The Chancellor’s Veteran Reception will be held in the Phoenix Rooms in UW-Green Bay’s University Union at 4 p.m. Rep. Mike Gallagher, representing Wisconsin’s 8th District, will serve as a guest speaker at the event. The public and media are welcome to join UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students at the reception.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018: A Veteran Brunch will be offered in the Veteran and Service Member Student Lounge from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The complimentary brunch is for veterans who use the Veteran Lounge. (This is not a public event.)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018: A Veterans Employment Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 1965 Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus. This event is meant to provide veterans with assistance from Career Services and will also feature recruiters from Associated Bank and Bellin Health to provide interview tips and networking advice.
  • Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018: A Ruck March will be kicking off at 2 p.m. at the Veteran and Service Member Student Lounge and participants will be marching the outer road of campus for two miles with 25-pound rucksacks.
  • Friday, Nov. 16, 2018: A Veteran Benefit Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, focusing on gathering resources in the community to assist veterans. A luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. display by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 351 from Appleton, with equipment, uniforms pictures and music from the Vietnam era.


About UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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