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Food Day Celebration

On October 20, UW-Green Bay will be celebrating Food Day. Food day is comprised of TED-like speakers – a panel discussion comprised of local trailblazers who play an active role in our local food system, followed by a massive, free meal created from primarily local ingredients. Also featured will be keynote speaker,  Chef Michel Nischan, two time winner of James Beard Award. Raffle prizes give the opportunity to win local gift cards and prize baskets!

Food Day Celebration Schedule

The No Waste Breakfast: 7:30-10 a.m.
Come to the Richard Mauthe Center for a “recycled” breakfast! Many restaurants throw away literal tons of food that is still very edible. Last year, the No Waste Breakfast redirected over 300 pounds of delicious food to attendees. Help us reduce bakery waste by joining us for free breakfast!

Inspiring Farm to Fork Characters and Stories: 2:30-4 p.m.
Attendees can expect: To learn from direct sources, in powerful 10-15 minute presentations, what it take to get the locally sourced meal fro the 2014 Food Day Celebration on plates from the actual farmers themselves, and the food distributor for the event, Trust Local Foods. Also hear from Chef Chris Mangless from Green Bay restaurant, 335.

A Panel of Food System Movers & Shakers: 4-4:45 p.m.
Now is your chance to directly connect with people invested in creating a better food system in this very community! What a better way to celebrate, continue, and add to the ways our local food system is bettering communities than to bring back the movers and shakers who have shared their stories for a panel discussion allowing attendees to ask specific questions?

Community Dinner: 5-6p.m.
Come one, come all – students, faculty, and community members – and enjoy this locally sourced menu, curated by UWGB students. Enjoy dishes such as pulled pork, sweet potato chili, buckwheat noodles with miso-orange or peanut sauce, and much more. Stick around after Michel Nischan’s Keynote for dessert!

All events will take place in the Phoenix Rooms unless stated otherwise.

If that’s not enough celebration, come out to the Phoenix Rooms on Sunday, October 19 for a special showing of “Growing Cities” put on by PEAC at 6 p.m.

Holiday Decorating Guidelines

With the holiday season right around the corner, be sure to stay current on guidelines for decorating your living space. You may decorate your residence hall room or apartment, but decorations must meet safety regulations and University codes. Please note the following guidelines before decorating:


Guidelines for Decorating Your Room or Apartment


  1. It is recommended that Halloween pumpkins be colored with markers instead of carved to prevent rotting.
  2. Use light cords that are UL approved, safe, and free of cracks, or other signs of wear.
  3. For fire safety reasons, the only extension cords permitted in university housing facilities are those that are UL listed 3 wire/3 prong cords of a 16 gauge minimum weight.
  4. The only multi-plug device you may use is a power strip with an on/off switch, 15-20 amp circuit breaker/surge protector with a 3-prong grounded plug-in.
  5. Unplug your lights when you are not in your room or apartment.
  6. Use poster putty to adhere decorative items to walls or doors.
  7. Remove all decorations before you leave for the semester break.
  8. Pumpkins should be removed and disposed of as soon as possible following use.  Please do not place pumpkins in hallways or breeze ways.


Not Permitted


  1. Real leaves, trees or wreaths made from natural material are not permitted in your room or apartment. (This is a fire regulation.)
  2. Electrical cords may not be placed under carpeting, on bed frames, or over archways. Do not use holiday light strings around metal furnishings such as door frames.
  3. Please do not cover light fixtures and light bulbs with decorations.
  4. Do not use spray “snow” on your windows, walls, doors, or mirrors.
  5. Items, including holiday light strings, may not be suspended from the ceiling or across any portion of the ceiling or archway.
  6. Please do not overload your electrical sockets. Three-prong extension cords must be plugged directly into the wall outlet.
  7. Tape is not permitted on painted or finished surfaces, including walls, doors, frames, etc.
  8. Candles are not permitted in student housing.


Guidelines for Common Area Decorating


1.   All of the above guidelines apply for decorations in lounges or other common

2.   Items may not be suspended from ceilings, or placed over doorways or archways.

3.   Items must be removed immediately following the event.

4.   Items should be attached with white poster putty or blue painter’s tape

5.   Decorations may not block doorways, exits, or entrances.

6.   For more information, please see the Residence Life web site:


RA Spotlight: Joe Ebert

Joe Ebert, today the spotlight shines on you! Joe is a Community Advisor and this is his third year working as a RA/CA, returning to the position because of the students and staff that he gets to work with every day.

Getting to work with first year students and being able to help them adjust to campus life smoothly is Joe’s favorite part of the job and has created many memorable moments.

“My first move-in day as a RA in Josie, I gave my huge introduction to a resident’s 12 year old sister on accident. Although it was very embarrassing at first, it made a great joke for the rest of the year,” Joe said.

Some of Joe’s other favorite RA memories include seeing past residents become amazing RAs themselves and once “during training my first year as a RA, walking to the bay with some of my best friends and stargazing in the Kress parking lot when we needed a break from everything.”

During his time with Residence Life, Joe has learned a lot saying the most important lesson has been how to work on a team and time management. He also said that becoming a Community Advisor is his biggest accomplishment while in the position.

As a student, Joe’s biggest accomplishment is getting an IT internship at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Joe is double majoring in Computer Science and Information Science.

Thank you Joe for all the work you have done!

September OTM Winners

The winning OTMs for the month of September are:

Diversity Program: Wisconsin Bisexual/Pansexual Speakers Bureau (written by Amy Mauk)

Executive Board Member: Taylor Thompson (written by Sarah Alexander)

First Year Student: Milton Byers (written by Amy Mauk)

Institution Faculty/Staff: Phil Clampitt (written by Alyssa Lamberton)

Organization: Phoenix Philanthropy Club (written by Travor Copeland)

Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Kelly Steffes (written by Quin Merriweather)

Resident Assistant: Eli Amelse (written by Mariah Pursley and Steffi Schoeder)

Residential Community: Josephine Lenfestey Hall (written by Amy Mauk)

Social Program: OrgSmorg (written by Karli Peterson)

Student: Sam Braaten (written by Chloe Miller Hansen)

If you see any of these writers/winners please congratulate them on their accomplishments!

RA Spotlight: Chris Barry

Chris Barry












Christopher or Chris Barry, today is all about you!

Chris is a first year RA in Donald Harden and is enjoying his time as a RA, saying his favorite memories are anytime he is hanging out with Andrew Pfaff because “the man is a sass master.”

It was the incentive of taking a leadership role and the bonus of working alongside others that made Chris desire the position of a RA, and says “being able to work with some amazing staff members” is his favorite part of the job.

Chris, who is a member of the UWGB cheerleading team wants everyone to know “I love cheerleading,” and that his biggest accomplishment, although it “might be small for some people” is being able to manage his time between cheerleading, school, and a social life while being an RA.

As a Business and Marketing major, Chris says his favorite parts of UWGB are the tunnels and the sense of community that campus creates.

Thank you Chris for all that you do on campus and go Phoenix!

RA Spotlight: Christiana Bartelme

Christiana Barteleme

First time RA Christiana Bartelme, also known as Chrissy, is today’s featured RA!

Chrissy aspired to be an RA because of the leadership opportunities the position offers and the ability to meet new people, knowing she can help make her residents feel at home.

“I enjoy seeing my residents making connections and getting involved on campus,” Chrissy said.

In addition to being an RA, Chrissy has always been involved on campus.

“As one of the four Eco-reps last year, I enjoyed being part of organizations and committees that have helped pave the way to a more sustainable atmosphere in residence life,” Chrissy said.

Being an RA, Chrissy said she has learned “To try new things and step outside of my comfort zone to work towards achieving my goals and to realize my true potential.”

Chrissy is a Biology major with an emphasis in Ecology and Conservation with a minor in Environmental Science.

In her free time Chrissy enjoys drinking coffee while watching her all-time favorite show, The Big Bang Theory.

We’re glad to have you as an RA this year Chrissy, keep up the great work!

Starting Point

This Sunday, Sept. 28, Starting Point will be taking place from 4-8 p.m. in the 1965 Room. Starting Point is a leadership program hosted by Residence Life staff and organized by Area Coordinator Adam Novotny. The main role of Starting Point is to serve as a training session to student leaders involved in the various Residence Life leadership organizations, such as the Residence Hall and Apartment Association (RHAA), National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Community Councils (CCs). Area Coordinators will be presenting sessions that focus on the student leader’s role in community development, roll in their leadership group, group dynamics, programming and goal setting. The goal of Starting Point is to give all student leaders a similar message about their role in housing and inspire them for what they can accomplish this year. Starting Point also provides students from each group (RHAA, NRHH, CCs) the opportunity to meet other student leaders from a different organization and create working relations that can last throughout the whole year.
If you’re not currently involved in RHAA, NRHH or CCs but wish to attend Starting Point, contact your Area Coordinator.


RA Spotlight: Abigail Frye

Abigail Frye

Abigail Frye is our first RA in the spotlight this year!

This is Abby’s first year as an RA, wanting to become an RA to “gain leadership skills while also being able to help residents have a good on-campus living experience.”

In her short time in the position so far, Abby said that being an RA has taught her important leadership skills. She has also made good memories such as participating in and watching skits at RA camp during RA training.

There are many benefits of being an RA but Abby said that her favorite part is making positive connections with her residents and “really enjoys working with the amazing Res Life staff!”

Abby is an English major with an emphasis in Literature and a minor in Communication.

Her favorite part of being a student at UWGB is how welcoming the campus is, saying “it’s a great feeling knowing that there are a lot of people on campus who really want you to succeed.”

Abby accredits being involved on campus with different departments and organizations as her biggest accomplishment as a UWGB student.

Thank you Abby for all that you do!



Games, Sports Equipment, and Tools

Looking for something fun to do with friends? The Community Center has games and sports equipment that are available to check-out for free.  Also available are basic tools and the mallets necessary to modify your bed configuration.   The following sports equipment is available:

  • Basketballs
  • Footballs
  • Kickballs
  • Volleyballs
  • Soccer Balls
  • Croquet Sets
  • Volleyball/Badminton Net
  • Disk Golf Sets
  • Bocce Ball Sets

There is also a wide variety of board games available including Yahtzee, Twister, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and many more.


The Residence Life Leadership Certificate Program

The Residence Life Leadership Development Certificate is a series of sessions designed to help students identify and develop their own leadership skills. All students are welcome to participate, whether they live on campus or not. In order to complete the certificate program, students must complete two required and six recommended sessions, which are a minimum of 90 minutes in length. There is no cost for the sessions but we recommend registering online to ensure your spot. To sign up for sessions and for more information, click here.

Dates and Times

  • Sunday, September 21: 7:00-8:30 pm – Group Dynamics, 1965 Room
  • Wednesday, September 24: 7:00-8:30 pm – Ethics and Integrity, 1965 Room
  • Sunday, October 5: 7:00-8:30 pm – Time Management, 1965 Room
  • Tuesday, October 14: 7:00-8:30 pm – Confrontation Skills, 1965 Room
  • Sunday, October 19: 7:00-8:30 pm -Ethics and Integrity, 1965 Room
  • Thursday, October 23, 7:00-8:30 pm – Time Management, 1965 Room
  • Wednesday, October 29, 7:00-8:30 pm – Group Dynamics, 1965 Room
  • Sunday, November 2, 7:00-8:30 pm, – Assertiveness, Aggressiveness & Passivity, 1965 Room
  • Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-8:00 pm, – Assertiveness, Aggressiveness & Passivity, 1965 Room
  • Sunday, November 16, 7:00-8:30 pm, – Confrontation Skills, 1965 Room

Also, there are two collaborative sessions that will also count towards the completion of the certificate program. For more information and to sign up for sessions, click here.

Dates and Times

  • Wednesday, September 17, 5:30-8:00 pm – Leadership Bootcamp: Leadership Basics, Phoenix Room A
  • Tuesday, November 11, 5:30-8:00 pm – Leadership Bootcamp: Conquering Conflict, 1965 Room

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