Category Archives: 50th Anniversary News

News posts that relate to the UW-Green Bay 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Welcoming Regents and Guests

Please join UWGB Chancellor Gary L. Miller and campus organizers in welcoming the UW System Board of Regents, UW chancellors and staff members and special guests to UW-Green Bay Thursday and Friday, April 7-8. UWGB’s 100-plus guests will be using much of the University Union for meeting space and break areas. The Regents are visiting by special invitation of Chancellor Miller as part of UWGB’s yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration. All full board and committee meetings are open to the public. A full agenda (including timing of UWGB presentations and projects) is available here. The Regents typically visit campuses on a rotating schedule. The last time they were at UWGB was October of 2011. Please wear your UWGB gear on Thursday and Friday to show your Phoenix Pride.

See Inside UW-Green Bay news posts about the Regents visit.

Slides: Prof. Lucy Arendt’s Last Lecture

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Download the presentation slides (pdf)

“Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” were key values according to our Founders. So what would they think, then, of our 24/7 work schedules, the outsized value we place upon work and material consumption today, and the fear that drives many to acquiesce to organizational demands that run counter to their own values and needs? Have our individual rights and freedoms been sacrificed to the organizational value system? These questions were explored by Prof. Lucy Arendt in her “Last Lecture.” Unlike the past 50th Anniversary Last Lectures, hers will not be readily available on video. PBS is broadcasting the presentation as part of its University Place programming at a future date. We have made her slide deck available for those who would like a preview.  Also, see the Inside News article to read more and see a few photos.

Video: Gallagher-Lepak’s Last Lecture

E-learning isn’t simply learning with technology, says Susan Gallagher Lepak, a Professor of Nursing at UW-Green Bay.

It is a process of teaching and learning supported by e-technologies that provides a structure for learning directed at impacting knowledge construction by the learner. “Students generate knowledge and meaning through interacting with content,” she says… “access content, think about it, negotiate meaning, apply concepts, communicate about it, etc… It’s an active process!”

It’s obviously a topic Gallagher-Lepak is passionate about, and as a faculty member heavily involved in teaching online courses at UW-Green Bay, it is why she chose to share, “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station,” a topic of her choosing if she had only one final lecture left to give. She is the third of six UW-Green Bay faculty members taking part in the Last Lecture Series, a program which celebrates UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary.

The following is the list of Last Lecture participants and topics:

  • Sept. 23 — Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies
    “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”
  • Oct. 28 — Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance
    “We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”
  • Nov. 18 — Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Professor, Nursing
    “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station”
  • Feb. 17 — Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies
    “Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
  • March 23 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
    “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
  • April 13 — Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science
    “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit.”

Video: Entwistle’s Last Lecture

What else would you expect from a theater faculty member? Upon introduction, UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance Prof. Jeff Entwistle promptly traded his tie and buttoned up shirt for more comfortable attire that he and his students have come to identify as “either paint clothes or eventual paint clothes.” A chuckle from the audience was the first of many during Entwistle’s fun and impassioned reflection on “Why We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future.” The topic was of Entwistle’s choosing when asked what he would say if he had only one last lecture to give. His was the second of six UW-Green Bay faculty members taking part in the Last Lecture Series, a program which celebrates UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary.

The following is the list of Last Lecture participants and topics:

  • Sept. 23 — Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies
    “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”
  • Oct. 28 — Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance
    “We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”
  • Nov. 18 — Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Associate Professor, Nursing
    “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station”
  • Feb. 17 — Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies
    “Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
  • March 23 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
    “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
  • April 13 — Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science
    “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit.”

Video: Jeffreys’ Last Lecture

Humanistic Studies Prof. Derek Jeffreys delivered the first of a series of “Last Lectures” by UW-Green Bay faculty members as part of the University’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Jeffreys, who was asked to present a lecture topic as if it was his last chose, “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison,” to a large audience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members in the University Union’s Christie Theatre, Sept. 23.

A video recording of his presentation, surrounding the insights he gained teaching and working with inmates at the Green Bay Correctional Institution, is now available. Jeffreys imparted the dangers of dehumanization, the distinction between the “inner” and “outer” of a person, and the possibility of real change for some individuals.

UW-Green Bay’s “Last Lecture Series” takes place during the 2015-16 academic year in celebration of the University’s 50th anniversary. Each month, a UW-Green Bay faculty member will present on a topic of his or her choice. The monthly lectures will take place Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the University Union’s Christie Theatre, on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The following is the list of Last Lecture participants and topics:

  • Sept. 23 — Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies
    “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”
  • Oct. 28 — Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance
    “We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”
  • Nov. 18 — Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Associate Professor, Nursing
    “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station”
  • Feb. 17 — Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies
    “Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
  • March 23 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
    “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
  • April 13 — Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science
    “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit.”

Scott Knapp’s UWGB 50th Anniversary Kickoff Address

On a cold, windy day in November nearly 50 years ago, Scott Knapp was there at the beginning of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. As president of what would become the UW-Green Bay Student Government Association, he was given the honor of saying a few words at the first groundbreaking for the new campus. Knapp recalled that day in his keynote address to a 50th anniversary breakfast on the UWGB campus Sept. 2, 2015. Today the president of Central Maine Community College, he said he learned a lot about leadership from Founding Chancellor Edward Weidner. He recalled that the soon-to-open UWGB — short-staffed, operating out of makeshift offices and scrambling to prepare for the fall 1969 opening of the Shorewood campus — delegated plenty of work to students, and involved them in key decision-making.

Given the opportunity, what would faculty say if they had one last lecture to give? This series features six of our distinguished professors doing just that.

50th Anniversary will feature faculty lecture series

The schedule is set for the UW-Green Bay 50th Anniversary “Last Lecture Series” for the 2015-16 academic year. The series, so named, invites UW-Green Bay professors to give a lecture as if it were their last. Each presentation is a Wednesday event beginning at 7 p.m. in the Union’s Christie Theatre.  The lineup of distinguished faculty lecturers:

  • Sept. 23 — Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies
    “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”
  • Oct. 28 — Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance
    “We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”
  • Nov. 18 — Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Associate Professor, Nursing
    “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station”
  • Feb. 17 — Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies
    “Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
  • March 23 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
    “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
  • April 13 — Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science
    “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit”

Alumni Office seeks stories of transformation

In observance of UW-Green Bay’s 50th year, the Alumni Relations Office is collecting stories of transformation with the goal of sharing 50 alumni-submitted stories in the special 50th Anniversary celebration edition of Inside Magazine. Alumni are asked to share how their time at UWGB transformed their lives. Submissions may also be found in the “Shared Stories” section of the 50th Anniversary site.

Share your UWGB transformation story here

Questions?

Kari Moody
Director of Alumni Relations
moodyk@uwgb.edu
(920) 465-2226

Events, activities to celebrate ‘50 Years of UW-Green Bay’

Events, activities to celebrate ‘50 Years of UW-Green Bay’

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is making plans to celebrate five decades of history by engaging alumni, students and the community in opportunities to share their memories.

The opening day of fall semester 2015 — Wednesday, Sept. 2 — will mark the golden anniversary of the occasion in 1965 when Gov. Warren Knowles signed legislation creating a new four-year university for Northeastern Wisconsin. Continue reading

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‘50 Years’ Featured in ‘Collective Impact’

Collective Impact Winter 2015 Article

UW-Green Bay’s 50th anniversary celebration received mention in the Winter 2015 edition of Collective Impact magazine. Collective Impact is the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce quarterly publication that provides Chamber information, membership benefits and business news. The article titled: 50 years, and the Powers of the Phoenix, highlights Chancellor Miller’s vision for UW-Green Bay. By looking outward and pursuing partnerships within business, government, and the non-profit sector in the region, it will add value by anticipating the ever-changing needs of the regional economy. Focusing on the future, UW-Green Bay will use the three Powers of the Phoenix: Innovation, Transformation and Place, to launch reinvigoration and shape the future of the University for the next 50 years and beyond.