From the Director’s Desk: Winter 2021

Executive Director of Admissions Rachele BakicLast fall, I talked to you about the support services that allow your students to get off on the right foot here at UW-Green Bay. We always want to support our students and give them the best chance to succeed as they embark on their college journeys.

I want to assure you, the early support that our new students receive continues after their first semester. Our mission is to provide access to education for anyone who wants it, and the academic and personal services at UW-Green Bay help us do good by that mission. Continue reading From the Director’s Desk: Winter 2021

What is UW-Green Bay Known For?

I transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in my sophomore year and am now a senior at the Green Bay campus. Of the variety of colleges in Wisconsin, UWGB stood out to me. UW-Green Bay focuses on community and acceptance. Everyone you meet on campus is driven, resilient, friendly, and willing to support you. 

UW-Green Bay is known for many things: quality academics, NCAA Division I athletics, arts, and culture. On top of that, its four campuses (in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan) comprise the fastest-growing school in the UW System. And that’s all great, but don’t you want to hear it from a student? 

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Meet Logan – and his on-campus jobs!

Working on campus at UWGB is an incredible experience. You meet a lot of new people, make new friends, build up some valuable skills, and make a bit of extra money while doing it. When I started college, I hadn’t planned on working in as many different positions as I have, but now I’m glad that I did. Working in a variety of different jobs, with a variety of different people teaches you a lot about your ideal work environment, the kinds of work that you like or don’t like, and the conditions you need to do your best work possible.

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Meet Sydney – and her internships!

Having internships can help prepare you for your future, help you decide what you like, and make your overall college experience more fun! I found that I love working in sports, specifically the marketing entertainment side of sports. For the last two years, I have been fortunate to have worked for the Green Bay Packers. If you didn’t know, Lambeau Field is just 20 minutes from campus. I was already a sports fan, but being able to be on the field for my favorite team was unreal. I will never forget the first time I was on the field for the national anthem and the flyover – it was breathtaking.

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A Day in Jordan’s Life

My day starts bright and early in the morning at 7 am. Waking up around the same time helps me to feel better in the morning and fall asleep better at night. I live on-campus in a traditional apartment, so I don’t have far to go to get to anywhere on campus. I enjoy morning workouts as a good way to wake up and relieve stress, and the Kress is a great place to go for a much-needed stress reliever. I also try to do some of my homework and studying before heading to class, since I work after class on some days.

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Alumni Q&A: Vicki Ritchie

The oldest of three and a first-generation college student, Vicki (Glaser) Ritchie knew that she would have to work hard to pay for college on her own – but she also knew it was worth it. When she left Howards Grove High School and stepped onto UW-Green Bay’s Sheboygan Campus for her first year she didn’t realize the doors that she had just opened for herself.

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Alumni Q&A: Amber Myszka

In 2010, Amber (Kaufman) Myszka stepped onto the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus as a freshman to kick off her college career. A Marinette local, Myszka knew the value of her community and made the easy choice to stay in her hometown. We sat down to ask Amber all about her experience at the Marinette Campus, and what she’d do differently if she had the chance.

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In a Time of Uncertainty

We’re in a time where we are asked to stay far apart, but it’s also a time where we need to be closer than ever. Virtually at least. We’ve been hearing the phrase, “This is our new normal,” a lot lately. This is our new normal, for now, and some of us have been in denial about it. Some moments I’ve been having so much fun that I appreciate it and miss it before it’s over. Other times I have been reminded of memories that I’ve taken for granted. I am sure we all have. But never did I think I would be asked to imagine or LIVE a day where even going to the gym, the park or a friend’s house for a few hours would be taken for granted. Everyday casual activities are being limited in a matter of minutes leaving us bored at home. We took something as simple as a human touch for granted. Continue reading In a Time of Uncertainty