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.
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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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.
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.
Part citizen/student, part soldier.
(Pictured) UW-Green Bay alumnae Misti Brosig serves as a model for a striking photo taken last year showing both sides of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) students and all students in active military as they both train and work toward completion of their college degree.
As Veteran’s Day approaches, UW-Green Bay honors its active military and veterans with a week’s worth of activity including the Chancellor’s Veteran Reception, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Brosig is now a commissioned officer, Second Lieutenant, serving active duty in the United States Army. The Casper, Wyoming native came to the Green Bay area with an associates degree and eventually decided the time was right to further both her education and take a step toward active service.
“There are a few paths to becoming an officer, and I found it best that ROTC would be able to get me able to commission as soon as I completed my degree and I could begin my career,” she explains. “I wanted to serve for so many years. I am an extremely proud American and I wanted a career where I knew I would love what I do every single day… in an organization that would constantly challenge me to be a better me. Every day is a privilege to put on this uniform. I am continuously learning, given great opportunities, and serve with some of America’s finest.”
Being an officer in training meant balancing an ROTC schedule that included class once a week, a lab once a week and physical fitness classes three mornings a week, with her degree requirements in Business Administration, which she completed in 2018.
From her home base in Fort Stewart, Georgia, she looks back on her UW-Green Bay experience, fondly.
“You learn to be a leader as well as basic soldiering skills. ROTC is a avenue for all officers, whether they wish to be active, guard or reserves. My time in the ROTC program at UW-Green Bay with St. Norbert College, was fantastic. The program sets a high standard and consistently made me a better leader as well as a person. The leadership from the instructors is great. Overall, my favorite part is the camaraderie that I built with my peers.”
UW-Green Bay supports 368 veterans at four campus locations. In total, 514 students, including veterans, their children and spouses, receive veteran benefits at the campuses. Some of the planned Veterans Week activities:
- Monday, Nov. 12, 2018: Chancellor’s Veteran Reception at 4 p.m., Phoenix Rooms, UW-Green Bay’s University Union
- Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018: Veteran Brunch from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Veteran and Service Member Student Lounge, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 227
- Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018: Veteran Employment Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1965 Room, UW-Green Bay’s University Union
- Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018: Ruck March at 2 p.m., Veteran and Service Member Student Lounge, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 227
- Friday, Nov. 16, 2018: Veteran Benefit Forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Phoenix Rooms, UW-Green Bay’s University Union
- 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
Photo by Parker Fuller
A veteran employment workshop will be taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Steve Newton from Career Services will be present to give an overview of the assistance Career Services can provide. Jeff Orlowski from the Department of Workforce Development will go over resume translation from military to civilian. Recruiters from Associated Bank and Bellin Health will also be on hand to provide interview tips, networking advice and more. This event is one of many taking place during UW-Green Bay’s Veterans Week.
A ruck march will be taking place on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, starting at the UW-Green Bay’s Veteran Lounge in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 227 at 2 p.m. Participants will be marching the outer road of campus for two miles with 25 pound rucksacks. This event is one of many taking place during UW-Green Bay’s Veterans Week.
A veteran brunch will be taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Veteran Lounge, located in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 227. The complimentary brunch is for veterans who work in and use the Veteran Lounge. This event is one of many taking place during UW-Green Bay’s Veterans Week.
A veteran benefit forum will be taking place on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. This event will focus on gathering resources in the community in order to assist veterans, and will include a Vietnam veteran display. A luncheon will be held from Noon to 1 p.m.