The Phoenix Men Follow Suit

Phoenix Drops Badgers, 88-84, in Overtime Thriller

Bryquis Perine (Milwaukee, Wis.) scored a career-high 22 points as Green Bay beat Wisconsin (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) 88-84 in overtime on Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd at the Resch Center. It was the second straight victory against a top-25 team (No. 11 Butler on Feb. 2, 2009) for the Phoenix and just the fourth ever for the Green Bay program.

The Badgers came into Wednesday’s game with a 15-0 all-time record against Green Bay and the Phoenix was just 2-32 against schools from the Big Ten prior to the contest.

The Phoenix outplayed the Badgers throughout the evening, as Wisconsin had just four leads during the contest and never had more than a two-point advantage.

Five Phoenix players scored double figures. Rahmon Fletcher (Kansas City, Mo.) had 18 points for the Phoenix (9-2), who held off a second-half surge by the Badgers and took control in overtime.

Randy Berry (Plover, Wis.) registered his fifth career double and third this season, with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Fellow seniors Troy Cotton (Milwaukee, Wis.) had 15 points and Cordero Barkley (Racine, Wis.) added 11.

Green Bay students swarmed in the middle of the court — but left their seats a little too early, as referees were putting 1 second back on the clock. After returning to their seats, students retook the court to celebrate.

Trevon Hughes scored a career-high 27 points for the Badgers (6-2) but fouled out in overtime.Wisconsin jumped into the rankings after knocking off Duke last week.


Women’s Basketball Victory against UW-Madison!

From our faculty/staff eletter today….  Great accomplishment!

Phoenix beats the Badgers, 60-58
The regular season winning streak is now 22, as the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team held off a late run by the UW-Madison Badgers, Tuesday (Nov. 24) at the Kohl Center in Madison. The Phoenix never trailed, leading by double digits midway through the second half. But turnovers and cold shooting allowed the Big T1e1n Badgers to narrow the margin. With 2.5 seconds left, guard Alyssa Karel missed a base-line jumper that would have given the Badgers the lead. Phoenix freshman Adrian Ritchie was fouled on the rebound and made one of two free throws to seal the victory.

Prof. Gurung is Wisconsin Professor of the Year

UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung of Human Development and Psychology was formally recognized Thursday (November 19), as the Wisconsin Professor of the Year. The recognition came from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching at an event in Washington, D.C. The award honors undergraduate teachers who excel as educators and influence the lives and careers of their students. A member of the UW-Green Bay faculty since 1999, Gurung is well known for knowing each of his students by name, even in classes held in large lecture halls. He also is highly involved in independent projects with students and provides a number of opportunities for student research. Some of these efforts have led to undergraduate student presentations at regional and national conferences. Gurung takes the “craft” of teaching seriously. He co-directs UW-Green Bay’s Teaching Scholars program, which works with both new and tenured faculty in a yearlong program to improve teaching and research that can potentially be published and shared with others. He serves on the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development Executive Committee that works to improve teaching across the entire UW System. He has published extensively in areas of teaching and pedagogy. He has edited books, including Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind and Getting Culture: Incorporating Diversity Across the Curriculum, along with numerous journal articles on teaching and pedagogy research. He has also authored a major text on health psychology titled Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach. Gurung received “fellow” designation from the American Psychological Association in 2008. The University’s Founders Association recognized him twice, in 2007 as the University’s best in scholarship, and in 2004 as its best in teaching.

Prepping for the Future

Do your students seem to think that it will be forever before they start a career?  It’s not, really – only a few short years.  The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay can help your students get from here to there, from now to then!  We have academic programs that prepare students for good careers, and that’s what many of them are looking for, isn’t it?

 UW-Green Bay has many features that help graduates get good jobs:

  • Real-world experience – many of our students get professional experience before graduation.  Our students have done marketing with the Green Bay Packers, accounting with Wisconsin Public Service, food science with Schreiber Foods, media relations with the Green Bay Blizzard…just to name a few.
  • Hands-on projects – Lots of classes at UW-Green Bay include projects that help students apply what they learn in class to real-life projects.  They might do a marketing audit of a local company.  Work with a professor to analyze water quality in Green Bay.  Create art for a juried exhibit.  The possibilities are endless. 
  • Opportunities to lead – UW Green Bay is a smaller campus, which means that anyone who wants to get involved can do it.  This includes music, theatre, intramurals, student government, service organizations…you name it.  Did you know that one of our students actually helped make the arrangements when David Cook performed at UW-Green Bay?  That’s great resume material.
  • Travel and exchange programs – Our students can spend a month, semester, or year in another place.  UW-Green Bay has lots of opportunities!  They could go to to Florence, Italy for a semester (I wish I could!), or to Paris for two weeks.  They will have opportunities to experience the world, and come back better prepared to work in a global economy.
  • Professors who know them – This is something that high school students might think is a “no brainer” but it’s really not.  Small classes and professor contacts often happen more at small schools than at large ones.  UW-Green Bay grads talk a lot about how much they appreciate our faculty, and how much our faculty helped them have a great college experience.  A big plus: professors who know them can provide great recommendations when they look for a job.

 UW-Green Bay graduates get good jobs.  We have teachers, doctors, and veterinarians who are UW-Green Bay graduates.  Ditto for sportscasters and weather persons.  And attorneys and judges.  And accountants.  And nurses. And news writers.  And web developers.  And artists.  And musicians….  You get the picture. 

We’re proud of our graduates, and think the the “UW-Green Bay Experience” helps prepare them for success.  See the link for “Graduate Surveys” on the right side of your screen to connect to our alumni survey.  You’ll find a wealth of information there!