Yearly Archives: 2014

12/18/2014 - Katia on Cuba: Professor offers take on historic shift in relations

Associate Professor and UW-Green Bay Political Science and Global Studies Chair Katia Levintova on Wednesday (Dec. 17) helped explain the day’s big news of changing U.S. relations with Cuba in an interview with WBAY, Action 2 News. “The embargo’s not going to be lifted right away, but there is the conversation about having this particular […]

Posted Thu, Dec. 18, 2014 at 3:00pm in Media Coverage by Christopher Sampson

12/18/2014 - Today’s Take: Student pens Press-Gazette column on importance of the arts

A UW-Green Bay student offered his thoughts on the importance of the arts in a Wednesday (Dec. 17) “Today’s Take” column in the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Thomas Alessandro, a Musical Theatre major, wrote the piece in response to the news that this will be the final season for the century-old Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. The […]

Posted Thu, Dec. 18, 2014 at 2:55pm in Media Coverage by Christopher Sampson

12/18/2014 - In the news: Holiday Pops, Oak Ridge Boys play Weidner this weekend

Local 5 Critic-at-Large Warren Gerds highlighted upcoming Weidner Center performances in two Wednesday (Dec. 17) columns on holiday entertainment in our area. The first profiles the large-scale Holiday Pops concert that features the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Dudley Birder Chorale and Birder Studio of Performing Arts presenting a program of Christmas carols and holiday favorites. […]

Posted Thu, Dec. 18, 2014 at 2:45pm in Events by Christopher Sampson

12/18/2014 - Gypsy Trip gig, Friday

UW-Green Bay’s favorite faculty music ensemble (or one of ‘em, anyway) invites you to “Celebrate the end of the semester with Gypsy Trip at Adams Street Pub in downtown Green Bay. The band will put some djingle in your Django from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Dec. 19. Join us!”

12/18/2014 - News expected Friday on federal ‘college ratings system’

The U.S. Department of Education will release a much-anticipated outline of its college ratings system on Friday, according to several sources familiar with the department’s plans. Institution names will be omitted to protect the innocent, but the reveal is expected to show how the feds will go about structuring their system, which President Obama announced […]

Posted Thu, Dec. 18, 2014 at 2:35pm in News by Christopher Sampson

12/18/2014 - M. Bina recruiting for iOme Challenge on financial literacy

UW-Green Bay Associate Lecturer Michael Bina is once again seeking student volunteers to assemble a Green Bay team for annual the iOme Challenge. It’s a national non-profit effort (iOme is a stylized way to write “I owe me”) to raise awareness about financial security in retirement and its impact on the future social and economic […]

Posted Thu, Dec. 18, 2014 at 2:20pm in Announcements by Christopher Sampson

12/18/2014 - Video of SGA’s ‘State of the Campus’ is online

Interested in what leaders of UW-Green Bay’s Student Government Association consider “The State of the Campus” to be? Well, video has been uploaded of their Dec. 3 evening at the University Union. After an intro by Senator Robert Sewell Jr., look for presentations by Megan Leonard, president of the Residence Hall and Apartment Association (at […]

Posted Thu, Dec. 18, 2014 at 2:10pm in News by Christopher Sampson

12/18/2014 - UW-Green Bay, other student government leaders write to Walker

Vanya Koepke and Tyler Sterr, president and vice president of the UW-Green Bay Student Government Association, have made public the text of a letter they wrote recently with other System colleagues to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The students weighed in on the side of UW System President Ray Cross’s budget request for the state’s public […]

Posted Thu, Dec. 18, 2014 at 2:00pm in News by Christopher Sampson

12/18/2014 - Video: Mid-year commencement at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay bade farewell to a record mid-year class Saturday, Dec. 13, when more than 330 students (of more than 500 total graduates) took part in December commencement ceremonies at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. From lighthearted worries about traversing the stage in heels to genuine feelings of excitement and nostalgia, our grads and commencement speaker shared their thoughts about the big day.