Three Minute Thesis Competition at UW-Green Bay

The Graduate Studies Office at UW-Green Bay will be hosting a 3MT® competition on Tuesday, January 31st at 5:30 p.m. in the University Union Phoenix Rooms B & C. The Three Minute Thesis competition is held annually at more than 900 universities across more than 85 countries worldwide. The competition challenges participants to present their research to a live audience in just 3 minutes in terms understandable to a general audience and allows only one PowerPoint slide. The winner of the UW-Green Bay 3MT® Championship Round will participate in the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools regional competition, to be held on March 29-31 in Chicago, IL.

Following the competition, we are hosting a networking event for students, alumni and community members. This event will have food and cash bar and allow students within the graduate school to talk about their research/project.

Both competition and networking events are open to the public and we encourage all individuals to come to campus to see all the great work our graduate students are doing! We would love to see our alumni at the event and see what individuals are doing in the programs offered at UW-Green Bay.

Business Week 2022: February-March 2022

The Cofrin School of Business is excited to announce Business Week 2022!

The events offered during Business Week ensure that our students leave with experiences that prepare them to impact businesses from day one.  Key experiential learning opportunities for this year’s Business Week are:

  • Elevator Pitch – February 22nd – Students have 60 seconds to pitch why they would be a great hire. Community members and potential employers are welcome to attend and network.
  • Keynote Address and Networking Dinner – March 1st – Held on the stage of the Weidner Center. We are excited to announce that our speaker this year will be Koenraad Driessens.  Koenraad is a UW-Green Bay alum and former student athlete.   He is a director at Denham Capital, a global energy and resources (oil and gas, power and mining) private equity firm.
  • Student Innovation pitch competition, in partnership with WiSys – March 4th – Stay tuned for more details!
  • Additional events include visiting lectures, presentations, workshops

Further information will be posted over the coming months on our social media pages, so be sure to follow us:

July 15 Phoenix Forum: How to Foster a True Love of Lifelong Learning

Join us on Thursday, July 15 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the next Phoenix Forum virtual speaker event, How to Foster a True Love of Lifelong Learning, and learn from focused and passionate UW-Green Bay’s experts.

Learning shouldn’t end after graduation. In fact, one of the most valuable skills you can take from college is the ability to acquire knowledge and grow on your own. In this panel discussion, Kelli Strickland, Chuck Rybak, and Ryan Martin will discuss approaches to lifelong learning rooted in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. From continuing to read after college, to engaging with the performing arts, to harnessing the power of your brain’s natural motivation to learn, the speakers will offer concrete strategies on how your education can continue even when you’re no longer in school.

The presenters will speak on the following lifelong learning topics:
      • Chuck: “Books as meditation: Why you should keep reading after college.
      • Kelli: “The Arts As Escapism, Unifier and Provocateur.”
      • Ryan: Curiosity as an Exploration Bonus: Our Built-in Desire to Know Stuff

Once registered, you will be emailed a link to the event.

40th Annual UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing

The need is real. The time is now. UW-Green Bay has honed their mission, focused on providing an education to all who seek to be taught. Our University is growing rapidly and serving more students with significant financial need. Over the past 40 years, the UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing has played a role in supporting students financially with over $300,000 in alumni scholarships to more than 200 students. Now, as UW-Green Bay welcomes more students with substantial financial need, it’s time we continue the rise and support these students in a more meaningful way.

Join us for the 40th Annual UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing to benefit today’s UW-Green Bay students. As a Phoenix, we’ve been making sparks fly since we left UW-Green Bay and we should share that success with students following in our footsteps. UW-Green Bay alumni are known as resilient problem-solvers, fearless dreamers and kind caregivers. Let’s inspire these students with our compassionate, caring financial support. The need is real. The time is now.

We are returning to Brown County and new this year, all golfers are entered into ALL big-ticket raffles on the course, the Hole-in-One contest for $1 million and, for a chance to win one of several cash prizes between $100 and $500 throughout the day.

Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch, raffles and prizes on the course
Fees: $200 per golfer or $800 per foursome
Inc1udes: 18-holes of golf, power cart, bag breakfast, lunch on the course, swag bag, two beverage tickets—a great value for a great cause! And again, all golfers are entered to win cash and big-ticket prizes throughout the Outing! The day also includes a bucket raffle, silent auction and cash prize for the foursome with the lowest score.


The UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing is open to the general public. We welcome all to attend and will pair single golfers with others to fill out a foursome.

40th Annual UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing Registration Link

Freshman Move-in Day – Volunteers Needed


It’s never too early to start planning for how you can be a part of welcoming our freshmen to UWGB this coming fall! First-year students will move in to campus housing on Sunday, September 2, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Volunteers should arrive to the Community Center/Office of Residence Life by 8:00 a.m. This year we will also have the assistance of student leaders on move-in day.

Traditionally, faculty, staff and alumni have been on site to assist our new students as they move to campus and take one of their first steps towards completing their education. As you know, this is can be a stressful time for both the student and family/friends who may be assisting them. In the past, our Phoenix families have been very appreciative and relieved to arrive on campus to find conveniently located information tables, staff directing traffic and others awaiting to help tote boxes and bags into the buildings.

The Office of Residence Life is asking that you be one of the volunteers who will both welcome and assist our students with their physical move into student housing. This small gift of your time and energy could have a significant impact on our students’ engagement and retention. If interested, please complete this short Qualtrics form.

On the contact page where it asks for UWGB email address, please list your email address and under the University Address, please list Alumni Relations.

Thank you, in advance, for putting Phoenix first!

Alumni Link: Career Fair, Networking Social and Conversation

Join UW System alumni at a Career Fair and Networking Event promoting fantastic job opportunities in Brown County and the NEW North. The day starts with a career fair featuring up to 50 great companies and organizations looking for the best and brightest. There will then be a networking social allowing you an opportunity to connect with fellow alumni from your University or a chance to meet UW System alumni with similar work experiences in your field. The event concludes with a panel on Big Data and how it affects all of us in and out of our workplaces. The following Big Data panelists will share their experiences:

Kartik Ravel, Fujitsu Consulting
Randy Kostichka, Express Scripts
Alumni_Link_HorizontalTodd Thiel, Secura Insurance
Elaine Stephens, Breakthrough Fuel
Eric Christenson, Schneider
Daniel VandenBrink, Thyssen Krupp
Gaurav Bansal, UW-Green Bay

This is a relevant conversation you do not want to miss!

Tuesday, May 22
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Career Fair
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Networking Social
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Big Data Panel

Cost: $10 for UW System alumni and $20 plus fees for non UW System alumni

These companies are attending the Career Fair:

Associated Bank
Belmark, inc
Caravel Autism Health
Clarity Care
Dental City
Diocese of Green Bay
EMT International
H.J. Martin & Son
Homes for Independent Living
Imperial Supplies
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Marine Travelift
Modern Woodmen of America
Nicolet National Bank
Prevea Health
Rohde Brothers, Inc.
The Tribute Companies
TotalMed Staffing
WEC Energy Group
West Corporation
Wis. Dept. of Corrections
Wisconsin Early Autism Project

For questions, contact UWGB Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at or 920-465-2226.