You’re invited to Green Innovations 2009 — a showcase and symposium to be held on campus April 22, 2009 (Earth Day) — that ties innovation to green business practices. Students and faculty will help provide expertise and gain invaluable connectivity to local partners in the process. Find out more at www.uwgb.edu/embi/. Showcase your business and register for the event at the website, as well.
UW-Green Bay has long been noted for sustainability and innovation. Now the University has developed two new initiatives that will strengthen our reputation as a higher education leader in both.
Read more about these initiatives in the next issue of Inside, and read the good news about how a UW-Green Bay education influenced some of today’s leaders in green technology, initiatives and thinking.
This black-and-white shot of early UW-Green Bay is among dozens of 1970s-era images in our ‘Eco U’ photo gallery on the University website. Environmental historian and UW-Green Bay grad Paul Wozniak is compiling a written and oral history of the school’s birth as America’s first eco-university and its continuing leadership on green issues.
As Earth Day 2009 approaches — it’s the 40th observation since the founding event in 1970 — Wozniak and others are celebrating that rich tradition. If you have a reaction to our photo gallery, or memories to share of your green UW-Green Bay education, post a comment alongside the great throwback photos. Go to photo gallery.
Three will be honored as “distinguished” and two as “outstanding” at the annual Alumni Awards Night, Saturday, April 25.
Receiving Distinguished Alumni Awards will be Chris Stix ’76, retired Morgan Stanley analyst; Barbara Polich ’72, commercial litigation and intellectual property lawyer; and Paula Fleurant ’75 and ’86, retired quality care manager, St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay.
Receiving the Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards are Joel Hansen ’01, supervisor with Schenck Business Solutions, Green Bay; and Justin Rebman ’06, a financial representative and college unit director for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Green Bay.
Alumni, friends and recent graduates are invited to the annual commencement reception for new graduates from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Titletown Brewing. Enjoy complimentary beer, soda and hors d’oeuvres, and enter the drawing to win a door prizes. Come and congratulate our new grads and catch up with old friends.
Hope to see you there!
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is celebrating excellence at the eighth annual Academic Excellence Symposium, Wednesday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
The symposium is an annual event that allows undergraduate and graduate students to display outstanding scholarly and creative work. The symposium is sponsored by the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the Office of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
This event is free and open to the public. See list of participants and their projects.
The Lawton Gallery will host two senior art exhibits this spring, April 12-23 and May 3-14, with opening receptions on April 12 and May 3 at 4 p.m. The two exhibits feature art work, in a wide variety of media, by graduating seniors.
Admission to the Lawton Gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, including other exhibits, visit the Lawton Gallery website.