Student Organizations

Classroom education is a priority in your career, but your learning experience does not stop there. Making time to become an active part of campus life will help you get the maximum out of your college experience.

Below is a listing of current clubs and organizations and the advisors you can contact to become involved. To begin a new club or organization, contact the Senior Student Affairs Coordinator Jennifer Hass in the Student Affairs Office at (715) 735-4300 ext. 4303.

Most campus groups have organizational meetings in the first few weeks of classes. Watch for advertisements around campus and plan to attend those early meetings. If you can't make it, leave a message for the group with Student Affairs. They will contact you.

Anthropology and Sociology Club

Plan field trips, meet students with interests in culture and globalization. Contact Professor Dail Murray: L-109, 715-735-4300 ext. 4323.

Athletics

The UW-Marinette Buccaneer athletics program boasts a strong tradition of award-winning teams and coaches. UW-Marinette currently offers the following varsity sports:

  • Women’s volleyball (fall)
  • Men’s basketball (winter)
  • Women's basketball (winter)

Other sports may be open for participation given sufficient funding and interest. Contact Athletic Director George Hayes: F-133, 715-735-4300 ext. 4362.

Business Club

This club is for students who want to pursue a career in business or accounting. Find out about internships in the area and learn more about national business organizations. Contact Jennifer Hass: M-126, 715-735-4300 ext. 4303

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The UW-Marinette Campus Activities Board is responsible for bringing activities and entertainment to the campus from around the country. CAB members attend the National Association of Campus Activities conference to locate entertainment for the campus. Membership is open to all students. Contact DaMontae January: M-160, 715-735-4300 ext. 4334.

Community Jazz Ensemble

This local group of musicians specializes in the big band sound and jazz standards. They meet Tuesdays at 7:30 - 9:00 pm at Marinette High School. Contact Cindy Bailey: M-126, (715) 735-4300 ext. 4302 or Tom Polkinghorne: 715-923-5211.

The Fishing Club

For those who love to fish. Contact Tonya Meisner: M-116, 715-735-4300 ext. 4333

Gamers Guild

Computer electronics and gaming. "We are't just about gaming, we are all about gaming..." Got an idea for an event? We wanna hear it! Contact Professor Crystal Hendrick: L-112, 715-735-4300 ext. 4319.

Gay/Straight Alliance

This group works on issues relevant to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered communities. Contact Professor Amy Reddinger: L-115, 715-735-4300 ext. 4321.

Honors Program

The Honors Program is open to students who want to foster their growth as scholars and be a part of the scholarly community on campus.  To graduate with honors, students must and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, earn a B or better in LEC 100 Honors, present at the annual Undergraduate Research and Performance Conference, participate in Honors Program meetings and/or scholarship fundraisers, and complete one of the following options: an independent study course, an internship, or a service learning project. For more information, contact Jennifer Flatt: L-117, 715-735-4300 ext. 4332.

International Connections

Students with the YFU program give you an excellent opportunity to learn about other countries and cultures. Monthly potlucks are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 pm in the cafeteria. Bring a dish to pass and table service. Field trips are also planned. Host families and volunteer tutors are needed to help International students with English. Contact Tina Oman: M-126, 715-735-4300 ext. 4355.

Intramural Sports

Intramural sports are offered to meet current student interst and may include flag football, ping-pong, basketball, volleyball, softball, broomball and pool. Watch for sign-ups in the Main lobby or contact the Athletic Director George Hayes: F-133, 715-735-4300 ext. 4362.

"Live United" United Way Student Club

This is a community service based club that combines fun activities and community service projects. They mainly help elderly and disabled people in our community in various ways such as moving, yard work, snow shoveling, etc. Some of the fun activities United Way student members can expect are free pizza parties, road trips, cookouts, movie nights, etc. Contact Cindy Bailey: M-126, 715-735-4300 ext. 4302.

The Local Band Coalition

For those interested in playing in local bands, contact music professor David Giebler : T-135, 715-735-4300 ext. 4316.

N.E.W. Concert Band

The NorthEast Wisconsin Band is made up of community members and university students. You can earn credit for participation by registering for MUS 071 in Student Affairs. The group meets weekly on Mondays at Coleman High School and has one performance each semester. Contact Cindy Bailey: M-126, 715-735-4300 ext. 4302.

Northern Lights Arts Journal

Published in the spring, this collection of student and faculty poetry, essays, stories and artwork is a prestigious way to see your name in lights: Northern Lights. Watch for more information about submitting your work for consideration by the Northern Lights board spring semester. For information contact Professor Amy Reddinger: L-115, 715-735-4300 ext. 4321.

Psychology Club

For students who are interested in careers in psychology and counseling, contact Professor Crystal Hendrick : M-112, 715-735-4300 ext. 4319.

Science and Computer Club

With the ever-growing area of scientific knowledge, this is an organization that is sure to be a benefit if you are planning to major in a science. Get together with other science majors and help prepare yourself with all the latest information in this area. Contact Professor Keith West: F-107, 715-735-4300 ext. 4352.

Stateline Voyagers

This is an outdoor club dedicated to hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking or whatever gets us outside. Voyagers also combine forces with the local biking club Spokes and Folks for great rides including the Menominee River Century held on the last Sunday of June each year. Contact Professor Keith West: F-107, 715-735-4300 ext. 4352.

Student Ambassadors

UW-Marinette Student Ambassadors represent the campus to the community. They lead campus tours for high school students during Preview Days and help with orientation and graduation. They also sponsor blood drives on campus. In the past Student Ambassadors have helped during the Christmas season with the Salvation Army and have participated in local parades. Student Ambassadors meet every other Friday during universal lunch hour. This is a great organization for community service and public relations experience. Contact Jennifer Hass: M-126, 715-735-4300 ext. 4303.

Student Government

UW-Marinette has a student government and a collegium comprised of faculty, staff and students.

This organization is responsible for the distribution of student segregated fees on the UW-Marinette campus. Student Senators are elected by the student body and serve on a variety of campus governing committees as well as the Student Governance Council for the state of Wisconsin and the United Council. Meetings are held every Wednesday during universal lunch hour. Interested persons can contact DaMontae January: M-160, 715-735-4300 ext. 4334.

Students also have a voice in the statewide institutional governance structure. The UW Colleges Student Governance Council elects three representatives and three alternates who sit on the statewide UW Colleges Senate.

UW Colleges SGC Officers for 2014-15

President: Alex Roberts / UW-Waukesha
Vice President:  Cole Harder / UW-Marathon County
Financial Director: Duel Harmon / UW-Marathon County
Executive Director: Hannah Wirhanowicz / UW-Marinette
Advisor: Kimberly Valenza / UW-Marshfield/Wood County

Find more information about UW Colleges SGC.

Theatre on the Bay and Children's Theatre

Theatre on the Bay and the Children's Theatre offers opportunities to UW-Marinette thespians in productions year-round. Watch for audition announcements. Students can work on-stage and back-stage alongside professional and community actors and technicians. Contact Professor Rebecca Stone Thornberry: T-136, 715-735-4300 ext. 4314.

West Shore Chorale and Bay Shore Orchestra

The choir and orchestra consists of university students and community members. Students may take this course for credit as MUS 072. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm in T-117 of the Fine Arts Building. There is one or two performances each semester. Contact Professor David Giebler: T-135, 715-735-4300 ext. 4316.

Writers’ Club

Network with other writers and writers’ groups for Poetry Month in April. The Manifest and Northern Lights are opportunities for you to publicize your works. Contact Professor Amy Reddinger: L-115, 715-735-4300 ext. 4321.