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UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues Dec. 12, with ‘Swing for the Holidays’

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues its season with, “(There’s No Place Like) Swing for the Holidays – Featuring the Music of Ella Fitzgerald” on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Cofrin Family Hall.

The concert features the holiday music of Ella Fitzgerald (as sung by UW-Green Bay’s Courtney Sherman), with appearances by the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra and UW-Green Bay Music faculty. Proceeds from this ticketed event support the year-long, free 6:30 Concert Series.

Courtney Sherman

Featured singer Courtney Sherman is well known to Green Bay audiences. She has performed soprano solos in Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Handel’s Messiah as well a wide range of art song and chamber repertoire. She is an Associate Professor of Music at UW-Green Bay, teaching courses for both the Music and Theatre programs. She regularly serves as the conductor and music director for UW-Green Bay’s musical theatre productions, including Cabaret, Avenue Q, Legally Blonde and Nunsense.

Members of the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra are John Salerno, alto saxophone 1; Lada Gaines, alto saxophone 2; Steve Johnson, tenor saxophone 1; Ken Barhite, tenor saxophone 2; Jen Johnson, baritone saxophone; Pat Phelan, trumpet; John Daniel, trumpet; Dan Marbes, trumpet; Adam Gaines, trumpet; Bill Hill, trombone; Kelly Galarneau, trombone; Bill Dennee, trombone; Eric High, trombone; Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, horn; Christine Salerno, piano; Andrew Bader, bass; Bill Sallak, drums and Matt Hillman, guitar.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at

About the 6:30 Concert Series

  • Take place in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall, Cofrin Family Hall or Grand Foyer
  • Begin at 6:30 PM
  • Last between 60 and 90 minutes
  • Are free and open to the public (excluding the Dec. 12 concert); donations are gladly accepted.

The 6:30 Concert series is funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Public Arts Commission. To learn more about the series and upcoming performances, please visit


Prof. Fermanich quoted in The Gazette on water quality

“America’s Midwest faces worsening trouble with undrinkable well water, recreational lakes choked with toxic algae, and water treatment plants requiring budget-busting upgrades to remove pollution washing from farm fields and industries.” The Gazette (Cedar Rapids) talks with experts, including UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS) for a lengthy story, Treading Water: Unfocused and underfunded, Goal of Cleaner Water Falters. “In freshwater systems like Green Bay, it’s the phosphorus that’s the primary driver,” said Fermanich.


Communication students get first-hand media experience with Jesse McCartney


Suffice to say that Jesse McCartney went out of his way to make friends with the Phoenix during his Green Bay stay and concert at the Weidner Center last week. McCartney recorded a video message to the Green Bay volleyball team, wishing them luck at the NCAA Tournament match vs. the Badgers, and he granted exclusive interview rights to members of The Comm Voice.

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– Photos by Liesl Sigourney, Marketing and University Communication

Reminder: Packers History class presents to Packers

This semester, UW-Green Bay History, Democracy and Justice Studies, and Humanities students and faculty collaborated on an exciting project to document the history of the Green Bay Packers as the franchise celebrates 100 years. Students will share their findings during a special open-to-the-public, free presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the campus community and the public are invited to attend. Guests should enter through the Bellin Health Gate at Lambeau Field and will be directed by events staff to the presentation venue. See more.

Video: UW-Green Bay students working with Sartori in Sheboygan

Sartori Hack-It-Bracket Recap on Vimeo.

Can you spot UW-Green Bay students Carol, Victoria, Tomer, Hamza, Jilliana, Misty, and James in this two-minute video? They worked on corporate innovation challenges for Sheboygan County company Sartori with The Commons on Saturday, November 17.

Video courtesy of The Commons by BLNK SLATE MEDIA.

Law enforcement reminds users of potential dating app dangers

Law enforcement are urging caution for dating app users after police say three Milwaukee men used a popular app to meet and rape three women. Nowadays fewer people are meeting significant others while they’re out and about and more people are turning to dating apps like Tinder and even social media. Fox 11 had the story and UW-Green Bay students’ reaction.