- University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
name=University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
chancellor=David J. Ward (interim)
mascot=Phlash the Phoenix
free=16 varsity teams (7 men's and 9 women's)
website= [http://www.uwgb.edu/ www.uwgb.edu]
colors=Green, Maroon and White|The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (also known as UW-Green Bay, UWGB or GB) is a public university located in Green Bay,
Wisconsin, USA. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System.
UW–Green Bay was founded in 1965 and originally had an environmental emphasis, but now offers a wide array of degrees. It is unusual among Wisconsin's public universities in that it does not have a football team, due to advice from
Vince Lombardiciting high costs and the fact that the city already hosted the Green Bay Packers.
Around the university is the
Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, which has several miles of walking and bicycling trails.
Organizing theme:"Connecting learning to life"
The university's mascot is the Phoenix.
In 2007, student enrollment was approximately 6,100 with 5,878 who are undergraduate students. [http://www.uwgb.edu/admissions/quickfacts/index.html] . This year's freshmen averaged an ACT score of 22.6 and high school GPA of 3.36. [http://www.uwgb.edu/admissions/quickfacts/index.html]
In 2006, student enrollment was approximately 5,800, 5,489 of whom were undergraduates (33% male, 67% female).
In 2004 there were 5,657 students enrolled, 5,349 of whom were undergraduates. 35% were men and 65% women. White non-Hispanics made up 93% of the population, African Americans 1%, American Indians 2%, Asians 2% and Hispanics 1%. [http://www.uscollegesearch.org/university_of_wisconsingreen_bay.html] The average GPA of the 2005 incoming class was 3.30.
Notable reference in the Student Government Association, there have only been two students in the history of the university to become the twice-elected president. Most recently, Jonathan Virant was the second to accomplish that in the academic year of 2004-2005. [https://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/insidearchive/04may.htm] , [http://www.uwgb.edu/chancellor/fyi/feb05cont.htm]
Phlash TV, a student-run TV station, won a total of 9 awards in 2006 and 2007 at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Awards. This was the most awards out of any school in the State of Wisconsin, and included a first place award created by Levi LaCrosse, starring Alicia McCanna. In February 2008 Phlash TV brought home 5 Awards including 3 first place awards (again the most out of any other school in Wisconsin in the TV category). First place winners included Adam Binder and Ben Krumholz for their Milwaukee Bucks Season Preview; Ben Kotenberg & Matt Becker for their Intramural Championship Play-by-Play announcing; and Jason Vincent for his Shorewood Golf Course Commercial. Ellie Young and Jana Peterson won 2nd place for the Phlash TV Website, and Mike Schillman won 2nd place for his Res Life Commercial.
UW-Green Bay is an NCAA Division I school. They are a member of the
Horizon League. The UW-Green Bay women's basketball team has won or tied for the Horizon League regular-season championship nine times, including the last eight years. [http://horizonleague.cstv.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/110504aac.html] They have been to the NCAA tournament eight times, as well, including four of the last five years. Their most recent win in the NCAA Tournament came in 2007, when they were seeded #9 and defeated the University of New Mexicoin the first round before falling to the top seeded University of Connecticutin the second round despite leading 40-38 at the half. That loss ended their school-record and nation-leading 26-game winning streak. They also received their first national ranking in 2003, when they were ranked as high as #16 in both the Associated Press poll and the Coaches' Poll. In 2005, they also received a national ranking and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, but were knocked out in the first round by University of Maryland, College Park. They have also made two appearances in the WNIT (Woman National Invitational Tournament), most recently in 2006, where they lost to Iowa State University in overtime in a first round game.
The UW-Green Bay softball team has also entered the national spotlight recently. In the 2005 season, they claimed their first Horizon League tournament championship after being picked to finish last in the conference. They went on to the national tournament, where they defeated #6 seed
Oregon State Universityin the first round of the tournament.
Kress Events Center
Opening in early 2007, the Kress Events Center was added to the University of Wisconsin Green Bay campus. It seats approximately 4,000 and is the home of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Phoenix women's volleyball and basketball teams, who had previously played in the Phoenix Sports Center.
Robert Cowles, Wisconsin State Senator
Dave Hansen, Wisconsin State Senator
Barbara Lawton, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin (attended)
Nick Mortensen, comedian
Tom Grimm, Photographer
Tony Bennett (basketball), Professional Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Tosaint Ricketts (soccer), Professional Soccer Player, Player of the Canadian U-20 Nationalteam for the U-20 World Cup
Jill Lajdziak, General Manager of Saturn
Gregory S. Aldrete, professor of history and humanistic studies
* Phillip G. Clampitt [ [http://www.uwgb.edu/clampitp/ Phil Clampitt Ph.D ] ] , Philip J. and Elizabeth B. Hendrickson Professor of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is also a full professor in the Information Sciences and Communication programs.
*Timothy P Meyer John P. Blair Endowed Chair of Communications
*Anne C. Kok, Associate Professor and Program Chair of the Social Work Professional Program. Sail On Anne!
*Denise Sweet, Poet Laureate of Wisconsin (2004-2008)
* [http://www.uwgb.edu UWGB website]
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