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Save the date: Upcoming at the Lawton Gallery

Save the date for the following events occurring at the Lawton Gallery located in Theatre Hall at UW-Green Bay:

Topographies: Work by Jessica Calderwood, Sarah Gross, Debbie Kupinsky, Michelle Tobia and Valerie Zimany, March 2 through 30
Opening Reception: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017

Each artist seeks to create an experience that allows viewers to contemplate the meaning of their own personal terrains and challenge them to consider the cultural, physical and spiritual notions of topography. The artists were chosen for a diverse approach to concept, material, surface and form. Featured artists include Jessica Calderwood, an associate professor at Ball State University; Sarah Gross, an assistant professor at the University of Kansas-Lawrence; Debbie Kupinsky, an assistant professor at St. Norbert College; Michelle Tobia, a studio artist in North Wales, Pa.; and Valerie Zimany, an assistant professor at Clemson University.

Bill Sallak, Gallery Concert, Noon, Friday, March 3
UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Bill Sallak (Music) teaches percussion, recording technology and world music. Sallak will be performing Michael Pisaro’s Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds for solo crotales and sine tones. The Lawton Gallery serves as a fantastic acoustic space in which to enjoy this delicate and ambient work. Audience members are invited to come and go as they please, and walk around the Lawton Gallery space to enjoy the piece’s many subtleties. Sallak will give a short talk at noon before playing.

SBDC offers one-on-one counseling

The UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer free one-on-one business counseling sessions 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 2017 for new and existing Calumet County businesses and entrepreneurs. The meetings are held monthly at the Calumet County Courthouse, 206 Court St. An appointment is required for the individual sessions and can be made by contacting Mary Kohrell at 920-849-1680 or kohrell.mary@co.calumet.wi.us.

Final day to register for Rock the Resch

Faculty, staff and alumni have one last chance to join at least 500 others for Rock the Resch this Friday. This first-time event gathers students, alumni and friends to a pregame tailgate party for the entire family, followed by a Green Bay men’s basketball game, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Bar on Holmgren Way, and tip-off for the game is 6 p.m. next door at the Resch Center. It promises to be fun, with a live band, food, and an “epic” long-sleeve T-shirt. (It glows!) Please Register here before Wednesday, Feb. 22. Students can register for free before Friday, Feb. 24 here.

Consider applying for the Inclusivity Fellows Program

The Inclusivity Fellows program will help faculty and instructors to infuse inclusive materials into one of their classes, use diverse teaching methods, create an inclusive classroom environment and learn more about implicit biases and stereotyping. This is an opportunity for faculty and instructors to become more culturally competent teachers by providing them time and resources from the one-time funds to diversify their courses. Fellows meet monthly as a group with Associate Prof. Kate Burns (Human Development) and Pride Center Coordinator Stacie Christian during the 2017-18 academic year and receive a $2,000 stipend. Up to 10 fellows will be selected. If interested, please send a statement to Kate Burns (burnsk@uwgb.edu) by April 26, 2017 in 400 words or less on why you are interested in being a fellow, which course you would like to revise, and what specifically you hope to achieve for this course.

Green Bay men take big win from state rival Panthers

The Green Bay men’s basketball team shot 50 percent (30-for-60) and locked down UW-Milwaukee to run away with the 80-56 victory on Saturday afternoon at the UWM Panther Arena. The Phoenix (16-11, 10-5 HL) held the Panthers (8-20, 4-11 HL) to 32 percent (18-for-56) shooting and with the lowest point total in any Horizon League game this season. Read the story from the Green Bay Press-Gazette here. The men play at Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday.

 

More than 200 prospects and families on campus Friday, Feb. 24

On Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, UW-Green Bay will be hosting two great events for admitted freshman students. During the day, more than 200 visitors will be on campus for Admitted Student Day — a chance to meet faculty and staff, learn about financial aid and take the next steps as a student for Fall 2017. That same evening about 150 admitted students and guests will attend the Admitted Student Basketball Game (and Rock the Resch event) at the Resch Center. Please give a warm welcome to admitted students and guests as you see them on campus.

UW-Green Bay’s Fourth Estate says ‘so-long’ to print

The Fourth Estate, UW-Green Bay’s student newspaper launched its new digital-only version last week which spurred some media coverage. Both WTAQ and Fox 11 covered the digital launch. According to UW-Green Bay archivist Deb Anderson, the first published issued of the Fourth Estate was March 4, 1970. An article on the editorial page for that first issue indicated the name Bay Badger had been used intermittently since 1956. Prior titles included the Ex-Press and Gizmanian. The name Fourth Estate was chosen…

“because of the implication of its definition, and its striving for the idea of the four freedoms expressed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his State of the Union message on January 6, 1941…. The four freedoms expressed by Roosevelt which the Fourth Estate is striving to meet are: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of every person to worship God in his own way, freedom from want and freedom from fear, especially as Roosevelt stressed, freedom from the fear of wars.”

Governor pledges funding for STEM Center

It was great news for the community and UW-Green Bay when Gov. Scott Walker pledged funding for a Brown County STEM Innovation Center near campus. It could mean countless possibilities for new science and technology partnerships between campus and community. See the WBAY story here. Listen to the WTAQ story, here. A Fox 11 report can be found here. The Press-Gazette reported on the announcement and the push for an bachelor’s of engineering program at UW-Green Bay. Read it here.

Wausau commissioning a piece of public art

In commemoration of the Wausau Rotary Centennial, the Wausau Rotary Club is commissioning a piece of public art. Proposals are due by April 30, 2017 and the Rotary Board has authorized a maximum commission of $50,000. A medium has not been selected, but it must withstand weather such as mural, mosaic, metal scuplture or bronze. Plans are for installation by the summer of 2018.  The RFP can be found on the lower left page at www.wausaurotary.org.