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Archive for April, 2012

Summer Camps for youth to adults

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Enjoy the best this campus has to offer including high quality instruction from UW-Green Bay faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a perfect location for a summer learning experience offered through the Division of Outreach and Adult Access. For more on all of the camps and to register online:

High School Summer Art Studio: June 24-29
Jazz on the Bay: June 24-28
Grandparents University: July 12-13
Middle School Band, Orchestra & Choir: July 15-20
Eco U: Water Resources: July 15-18
High School Band, Orchestra and Choir: July 22-27
Total Guitarist (including bass and drum set): July 29-August 2
Life’s a Lab Reality Science: July 29-August 1
Green Bay Athletics Camps: June – August

UW-Green Bay offers Arts Enrichment for Adults summer program

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Arts Enrichment for Adults, a noncredit program designed to help adults capture their creative side, will be offered from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 30 – Aug. 2, on campus. Course titles include: Relief Woodcarving: Yes You Can, Acrylic Painting for Everyone, Sew What, Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and Hand-building for Raku Firing, Anyone Can Draw, Book-Making: Uniquely Yours, Watercolor Inspirations, and Beading Workshop. For more information see

Congratulations Cabaret!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

CabaretA collaborative effort of UW-Green Bay Theatre and Music more than a year in the making, Cabaret was Theatre’s first Weidner Center mainstage show in over a decade. More than 100 individuals worked tirelessly to make the production a success, including UW-Green Bay students, faculty, staff and alumni. Nearly 2,000 people attended during the two-night run of UW-Green Bay’s music and theatre’s four-star production of Cabaret. See photos and read more.

Congratulations Cabaret Sweepstakes Winners!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

In March UWGB Alums has launched its second facebook promotion! UW-Green Bay alumni and current student, were eligible to win. We’d like to congratulate our winners and thank everyone who participated.

Dustan James Wagner and guests
Above: Congratulations Dustin James Wagner, grand prize winner of the ‘Celebrate Cabaret Sassy Sweepstakes’! Dustin James, 2011 graduate of the UW-Green Bay Theatre program, was the lucky winner of four tickets to the Saturday, April 21 Cabaret production and a $100 gift certificate for Victoria’s Italian Restaurant.

Ross Christian won our second prize package of two tickets to the Friday, April 20, 2012 Cabaret performance and two passes to the Cabaret Backstage Pass post-show reception. Ross is a senior at UW-Green Bay majoring in Theatre with an expected graduation date of May 2012 and, incidentally, is cast member in the Cabaret show! Ross, you were absolutely terrific as Herr Schultz!

Winner Grad Year/Class Prize
Renee O’Kimosh 2010 “Wilkommen” MP3 single
Lisa Rutkowski 1999 “Mein Herr” MP3 single
Lisa Huber 1991 “Money” MP3 single
Kelsey Vance Freshman “Cabaret” MP3 single
Dan Sallinen 2004 Entire Cabaret MP3 Album download
Ross Christian Senior 2 Cabaret tickets (4/20) 2 backstage passes
Dustin James Wagner 2011 4 Cabaret tickets (4/21) $100 to Victorias

Mohammad earns UW System ‘Outstanding Women of Color’ award

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Photo: Heba MohammadHeba Mohammad, a second-year student student active in student government and campus diversity initiatives, has been selected to receive a 2012 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award presented by the UW System. More…

Alumni Newsmakers

Monday, April 30th, 2012

EMBI Symposium honors Harris

Photo: Vicky HarrisIf you love to fish local rivers and streams, view wildlife in a nearby wetland or just sit on the bank of a waterway and enjoy the view, your gratitude should be extended, in part, to Victoria Harris. The longtime water quality and habitat restoration specialist with the UW Sea Grant Institute on the UW-Green Bay campus has dedicated her life to clean water. Read more…

Wojta will play for Minnesota Lynx

Photo: Julie Wojta wearing Lynx JerseyJulie Wojta was the first Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball player to be selected in the WNBA draft, chosen 18th by the Minnesota Lynks, last year’s WNBA champion. Read more…

The Phoenix Fast Break Club is hosting a bus trip to see Wojta in her season-opener May 15. Read more…

Hollywood headhunter

Photo: Valerie WalbrandtValerie Walbrandt from Neenah, Wisconsin, earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Processes in 2004. How did this former intern at FOX 11 News (WLUK-TV) wind up in Los Angeles as an assistant producer for casting, lining up talent for reality shows and working the occasional Oscar party? Read more…

Katers honored as ‘Most Distinguished’

Photo: John KatersAt UW-Green Bay, Prof. John Katers is recognized as an authority on recycling, waste management, renewable energy and more. He’s also known as a personable and engaging teacher, challenging students to get past pre-conceived biases with regards to business and resources. Now he is recognized as 2012 Distinguished Alumni at his high school alma mater, Green Bay Southwest, as well. Read more…

Mansky ’77 an elections expert

Photo: Joe ManskyJoe Mansky never expected he’d become an elections expert. After graduating from UW-Green Bay with an Environmental Science degree in 1977, Mansky worked as a hydrologist in Omaha, Neb. When his employer later went out of business, and amid an economic recession, Mansky moved to Minnesota figuring he’d have to do something else. Read more…

Education alumni win Golden Apples

Glance through the credentials of the annual Golden Apple Award recipients, and there’s a good chance you’ll see UW-Green Bay — again and again. University alumni traditionally have been well represented among those receiving the prestigious teaching accolades, and 2012 was no exception. Of the honorees in seven categories, three have UW-Green Bay ties — either they graduated from the University or came back to boost their already impressive teaching cred with additional certification. Read more…