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Time change: Humanistic Studies Faculty Forum, March 24

Several faculty members will be presenting their research at the spring Humanistic Studies Faculty Forum. The time has changed to 3 to 4:30 p.m. but the date and location remain the same — Friday, March 24 in the 1965 Room. Associate Prof. Chris Martin will present “We’re not as Real as We’d like to Think: Spinoza, Reason and Objects as Reflections of the Infinite.” Prof. David Coury and Associate Prof. Katia Levintova will be discussing “Poland, Germany and the EU: A Disappearing Middle.” Refreshments will be provided.

 

Green Bay women’s basketball still the top team in Horizon League

“Winning a conference championship is never easy, but of the 19 straight Horizon League regular-season titles won by the UW-Green Bay women, this season’s might have been one of the more difficult ones,” reports Scott Venci of the Green Bay Press-Gazette on March 21. Read his perspective on a more competitive league, and the team that achieved a great deal of success, regardless.

Upcoming: immigration and refugee awareness events

Several groups on campus are sponsoring upcoming events focusing on immigration and refugees. Events are sponsored by the Diversity Task Force, Women of Color, American Intercultural Center, Office of International Education, Humanistic Studies Academic Program and the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships. For questions, contact the American Intercultural Center (AIC) at 465-2720.

  • March 28 — a short presentation and panel of local experts focused on recent immigration orders from President Trump. Sessions will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Light snacks will be available.
  • April 4  — the Office of International Education presents “Salam Neighbor,” a documentary about Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan at 7 p.m. A short discussion follows the film.

UWGB United to launch “Fund the Freeze” panel discussion and rally

UWGB United is hosting a panel discussion to launch the “Fund the Freeze” campaign at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Rose Hall 250. Representative Eric Genrich of Green Bay, select UW-Green Bay faculty and other notable speakers will talk about the proposed UW System budget and address questions. After the panel discussion at approximately 3:20 p.m., a march will be held to the campus “free speech zone” outside the University Union by Carillon to rally support and encourage further action on this issue. Campus community members are invited to attend.

Campus mourns the passing of retired faculty member Elaine McIntosh

The Log received word of the passing of retired human biology faculty member Elaine McIntosh. She died on Friday, March 17. Elaine retired in 1990. Both Elaine and her late husband Thomas were long-time faculty members and philanthropic supporters of UW-Green Bay. Their son Ronald graduated from UW-Green Bay in 1982 as well. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon by Pfotenhauer Funeral Home. Her obituary is expected to be posted at this link.

John Nichols leads off spring 2017 Historical Perspectives Lecture Series

Don’t miss this opportunity to see national correspondent for Nation magazine John Nichols. Nichols will speak on his latest book, “People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizeness Democracy.” His presentation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in the Christie Theater. The public is invited to attend. Nichols is the first in a series a speakers invited to UW-Green Bay as part of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series this spring. The series has been bringing speakers of national renown to UW-Green Bay since 1985. Also coming this spring, cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker Liza Donnelly and Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the Young Turks Network (TYT).

Reminder: Proposals due April 1 for travel course leaders in January 2018

A reminder to all faculty who are interested in leading a travel course in January 2018 — proposals are due to your dean on April 1, 2017. Links to the proposal download and other information can be found on the Office of International Education website. For questions, contact Jemma Lund (Study Abroad Coordinator) at lundj@uwgb.edu or 465-2413.

UntitledTown Book and Author Festival features many UW-Green Bay campus community members

An inaugural festival uniting readers with authors, writers, publishers, podcasters and philosophers will feature many members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus community.

The “UntitledTown Book and Author Festival,” April 28-30, downtown Green Bay, will bring together people of all ages and abilities to share their stories and celebrate the community’s love of reading. The Festival will feature a diverse lineup of more than seventy readings, discussions, panels, workshops and other events of interest to writers and readers, including a book expo.

Campus community members presenting during the Festival include founding member of the Board of Directors and Festival Chair Prof. Rebecca Meacham (English, Humanistic Studies and Women’s Studies), Assistant Director of Archives and Area Research Center Deb Anderson, English Composition and Writing Center Instructor Nichole Rued and Continuing Education and Community Engagement Lecturer Tara DaPra. Students involved in the coordination of the Festival include Eric Jorgenson, Kelsey Langlitz and Corey Reed. The student-run Sheepshead Review Journal of the Arts will launch its spring issue at the book fair during the Festival.

The Alumni Association is a sponsor and several alumni are participating in the Festival. Lisa Fay Coutley, Casey Thayer and Grant Cousineau are presenting. Founding board members and festival planners include Wendy Wimmer Schuchart and Brian Simons. Morgan Moran (Bloohm) is marketing the event with the Karma Group. Ami Irmen, Nick Reilly and Amy Casey (Harter) are among the bloggers for the UntitledTown Blog.

Confirmed Festival venues include the Brown County Library, Titletown Brewery’s Larsen Room, The Meyer Theatre Backstage, Kavarna Coffeehouse, the KI Center, St. Brendan’s Inn and Old Fort Square, with more to come. A complimentary UntitledTown trolley will be available for attendees to access each venue easily. Nearly every event is free and open to the public.

UntitledTown Book and Author Festival will host a public Press Conference at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 29 on the main level of the Brown County Central Library.

Q&As will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 30 at the Titletown Tap Room and 1 p.m. April 15 at the Reader’s Loft. The Reader’s Loft Q&A session will award free swag bags filled with books to the first 15 attendees. Each session is free and open to the public.

For more information, follow UntitledTown Book and Author Festival on:
Twitter @untitledtowngb
Instagram @untitledtown
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/untitledtown/
Or visit UntitledTown.org