Big Data = Big Opportunities

It’s no secret that big data is a big deal for businesses of all sizes in our technology and data-driven society. National experts and several major Green Bay corporations, community organizations and federal agencies will come together for “SAS Day at UWGB 2016 Workshop: Analytics: Big Data, Big Applications and Big Brother” to take place at UWGB on Thursday, May 5 (7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Friday, May 6 (7:30 a.m. to noon). See more.

Log published on May 4, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.


Fireworks to celebrate 50th Anniversary

This year the annual fireworks show, sponsored by Good Times Programming and Student Life, will have a little extra to celebrate UWGB’s 50th Anniversary. The show will take place at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6 in the Kress Parking lot. Spielbauer Fireworks Company has promised a special show with some new displays that haven’t been seen before.

Log published on May 4, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Strategic Philanthropy class announces winner of grant

The Strategic Philanthropy class led by Prof. Lora Warner awarded a $10,000 grant to Howe Elementary School. Howe displayed what the UWGB students perceived as the best initiative to promote literacy among children in the region while incorporating an arts component into the curriculum. More at

Log published on May 4, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

UW-Green Bay Hosts WSMA State Music Festival

GREEN BAY –Thousands of committed middle and high school student musicians from across state are anticipating the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo & Ensemble Festival, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program this weekend.

This festival begins Friday, May 6, from 4 to 9 p.m. and will take place in Theatre Hall, Studio Arts and the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. It continues from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in rooms across campus. The event is free and open to the public.

For students to qualify for a WSMA State Music Festival, they must earn a “starred first” rating in Class A at a WSMA District Music Festival. Participants are able to choose from a variety of instrumental and vocal solo and ensemble categories.

It will be one of UW-Green Bay’s busiest days of the year with more than 4,000 high school students and their families, along with 200 music teachers from around the state visiting campus. The UWGB music program annually provides more than 50 student volunteers to the event, with all faculty participating. Additional volunteers are always welcome. Contact Linda Parins, or ext. 2944 if interested.

To learn more about WSMA State Music Festivals and other programs, visit Festival information, including schedules and results, will be posted as available.

Published on May 3, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

36th annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Join UWGB alumni and friends at the Brown County Golf Course to play 18 holes of golf for the Scholarship Golf Outing benefitting UWGB students. Prizes will be awarded to the low gross team and handicap team. Price is $125 per person/$500 per foursome.

Log published on May 2, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.


UW-Green Bay Chorale, Concert Choir takes stage Saturday, April 30

GREEN BAY –University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Concert Choir and Chorale will take the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Music will feature from a variety of composers including Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein and Leonard Cohen. Professor Sarah Meredith Livingston will conduct the Concert Choir, while the Chorale is under the direction of Associate Prof. Randall Meder.

The Concert Choir will take the stage first, performing Irvine Berlin’s “Give me your tired, your poor;” Choral Selections from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein, arranged by William Stickles) including, “One Hand, One Heart” and “America,” proceeding with “Comic Duet for Two Cats” (G. Rossini, arranged by Don Craig & Harold E. Mason), “De Animals a-Comin’” (arranged by Marshall Bartholomew), “‘Hallelujah’ from Shrek” (Leonard Cohen, arranged by Roger Emerson) and concluding with “One Moment in Time” (Albert Hammond & John Bettis, arranged by John Higgins).

Following a brief intermission, the UW-Green Bay Chorale will perform W.A. Mozart’s “Requiem, K. 626,” “Four Quartets, Op. 92” (Johannes Brahms), “We Shall Walk Through the Valley In Peace” (arranged by Moses Hogan), and “Feller From Fortune” (arranged by Harry Somers).

General-admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Order online at or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts. More information about UW-Green Bay Music, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, is available at

Chorale personnel are as follows: Soprano: Acacia Angelo, Ashley Bucholtz, Lindsey Buss, Anna Hoesley, Michaela Hogan, Claire Kitzerow, Brittney Koerner, Sabrena Koren, Kaitlyn Kuchenbecker, Talor Sohr, Sydney St. Clair, Mallory Uttech, Madelyn Winter; Alto: Laura Cortright, Samantha Gulino, Ashley Gutting, Kelsie Holtzheimer, Xinyi Liu, Lauren Paul, McKenzie Reimann, Heather Roberts, Beth Waldeck, Brittany Welch, Kristen Woodard, Lorelei Zimmerman; Tenor: Aaron Frye, Logan Gruszynski, Jordan Sisel; Bass: Bryan Konicek, Nicholas Kopp, Misael Moya, Nicholas Schommer, Thomas Sielaff, Kevin Wellens.

Concert Choir personnel are as follows: Soprano I: Brittany Boehler, Abby Borchardt, Jessica Hannon, Brittany Kloida, Kaitlyn Kuchenbecker, Hailey Maurer, Jacilyn Rubio, Sarah Vestweber; Soprano II: Matalyn Ellisor, McKaela Hartl, Laura Hoffman, Ana Lundquist, Charlotte Wu; Alto I: Taylor Casperson, Gloria Galicia, Taylor Gulbrand, Courtney Hamilton, Becca Kornowski, Emily Van Rossum; Alto II: Chelsea Curley, Dana Heitman, Elizabeth Punke, Sammie Slater, Madeline Tiedt, Julie Vandermeersch; Tenor: Erik Larson, Misael Moya, Gabriel Zastrow; Baritone/Bass: Nick Kopp, Alex Munson, Jordan Sisel, Michael Wallenfang.

Press Release published on April 27, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

UW-Green Bay Jazz I and Jazz II Ensembles to perform April 28

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program will spotlight Jazz I and II Ensembles in a public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the University Theatre, Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Under the direction of Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, Thursday’s concert will kick-off with music by Jazz II Ensemble. The group will start with “All of Me” by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons. Following will be Roger Pemberton’s “Bossa Fuego,” Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon” (arranged by Sweeney), “Lulu’s Back in Town” (Harry Warren & Al Dubin), “One Note Samba” (Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Nowak) and concluding with “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (Jerome Kern & Otto Harbach).

Jazz I ensemble will begin its performance with Michael Mossman’s “Cubauza,” proceeding with “Put It Right Here” (Louis Bellson, arranged by Nestico), “Theme Without a Movie” (Tom Kubis), “Nobody’s Perfect” (Sammy Nestico), “The Nearness of You” (Hoagy Carmichael & Ned Washington, arranged by Cobine), “Four” (Miles Davis, arranged by Barduhn), “Here’s That Rainy Day” (Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke, arranged by Jones) and “Ballad For A Rough Year” (Frank Mantooth). The ensemble will conclude with John Salerno’s “Gnarly Blues.”

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (please call 920-465-2400 or visit The venue box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to the performance. Visit for more information. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

UW-Green Bay Jazz I Ensemble personnel are as follows: saxophone: McKenna VanDerLeest, alto 1; Alex Munson, alto 2; Kelton Jennings, tenor 1; Courtney Hamilton, tenor 2; Beck Erdman, baritone; trumpet: Ryan Loining, lead; James Block, Greg Koeller, Ellen Reber; trombone: Jake Van Dyke, lead; Cameron Collins, Alec Haase, Joe Russett; rhythm section: Gillian Evanoff, bass; Matt Hillman, guitar; Rissel Peguero, piano; Kyle Sweeney, piano; Isaiah Hernandez, percussion; Bobby Magers, percussion.

UW-Green Bay Jazz II Ensemble personnel are as follows: saxophone: Sydney St. Clair, alto; Alysha Brooks, alto; Becky Erdman, tenor; Ceilidh Westenberger, baritone; brass: Adam Gaines, trumpet; Ben Kramer, trumpet; Nathan Marhefke, trombone; Sam Osterberg, tuba; rhythm section: Brandt Bailey, bass;Jason Ocasio, guitar; Anne Reis, piano; Tom Zwicker, drums.

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Press release published on April 26, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Calling all ‘Warriors’ for the Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup

GREEN BAY –The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay American Fisheries Society (AFS) and fisheries students have teamed up as the “UWGB Water Warriors” to help organize the 2016 Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

Organized by the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, the Watershed cleanup will take place in various locations along the Wolf River in New London, Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte des Morts, the banks of the Fox River up to the bay of Green Bay.

Volunteers will receive a cleanup t-shirt and supplies, and learn about the watershed and ways to protect water resources by working together as a team. All volunteers are welcome to attend a free lunch and afternoon of live music from the band Dead Horses from noon to 2 p.m. at a cleanup picnic at the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance headquarters, 1000 N. Ballard Road, Appleton.

The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cost effective ways to improve water quality in Northeast Wisconsin. Among other initiatives, members of the organization work towards a sustainable supply of groundwater and drinking water, sustainable and natural fish communities and sustainable business practices in harmony and in support of the environment.

Green Bay area clean-up sites include:

Green Bay

East River Emilie Park
East River Meyer Park
East River Optimist Park
East River Van Beaver Park
Fox River State Recreational Trail
Leicht Memorial Park


Ashwaubomay River Trail


Green Isle Park
East River Parkway
Wiese Family Park
Kiwanis Park

De Pere

Voyage Park and Fox River State Rec Trail

Other sites include Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Appleton, High Cliff State Park, Calumet County Park, Menasha, Neenah, New London, Oshkosh, Winneconne and Fond du Lac.

To join the team and get registered at a clean up site:

For more information on the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance: or

Press release published on April 20, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

SGA and RHAA: Election results are in

Congratulations to the newly elected presidents and vice presidents of Student Government Association (SGA) and Residential Hall and Apartment Association (RHAA). Nikolas Austin and Dylan Tritt will be the president and vice president of SGA, and Ashley Keenan and Samuel Soda will continue on in their reoccurring positions as president and vice president of RHAA. Eric Fischer was voted as student senator. See full detailed results (pdf).

Log published on April 19, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Website here.

UW-Green Bay Music presents Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band concert

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program will present a Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Conducted by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, the UW-Green Bay Symphonic Band will perform first, kicking off with “Fanfare, Ode and Festival” by Robert Margolis. The group will then play “Threnody for Challenger” (James Sochinsky) and “Aquarium” (Johan DeMeij).

Following a brief intermission, the Wind Ensemble will take the stage, beginning with a performance of “Feld-Parthie in F Major” including “Allegro,” “Adagio,” “Minuet and Trio” and “Presto” by Franz Joseph Haydn (Ed. Peter Wastall). The ensemble will play “The Gift of Peace” (Philip Rothman) and “Lads of Wamphrey (Percy Aldridge Grainger, Ed. Joseph Kreines).

Tickets for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visit UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit

Members of the Symphonic Band:

Flute: Michelle Ellie, Maira Garza (picc.), Emily Jacobson, Courtney Johnson, Jordan Zacharias; Clarinet: Claire Bestul, Carlyjean Egger, Maria Otto, Tyler Wheeler; Alto Saxophone: Hannah Jandrin, Danielle Shea; Baritone Saxophone: Sarah Bichler; Trumpet: Joe Lett, Lindsey Mies, Jason Ocasio, Tyler Klackner, Ryan Wallenfang; Trombone: Max Heiser, Joe Russett; Euphonium: Haley Jensson; Tuba: Erik Larson, Sam Osterberg; Percussion: Kristin Krimmel, Bobbie Joe Magers, BJ McKinney; Cello: Larissa Mickelson; String Bass: Kaleb VanderHeyden.

Members of the Wind Ensemble:

Flute: Payton Kronforst, Kendra LaCroix, Desiree Hanson; Oboe: Samantha Weydt; Clarinet: Rebekah Erdman, Lauren Paul, Alicia Hyde, Rebecca Noll; Bass Clarinet: Kaitlynn Francois; Bassoon: Autumn Francois; Alto Saxophone: Kelton Jennings; Tenor Saxophone: Wynne Larson, Courtney Hamilton; Baritone/Bass Saxophone: Gavin Sparks; Trumpet/Cornet: James Block, Ryan Loining, Ellen Reber; Trombone: Cameron Collins, Alec Haase; Tuba: Tom Sielaff; Percussion: Jamie Rodgers, Lisa Ford, Jack VanBeek, Bobbie Jo Magers; Piano/Keyboard: Nicholas Saldaña.

Press release published on April 18, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.