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6:30 Concert Series offers something for everyone with contrasting performances

Green Bay, Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series seeks to reimagine the concert experience through sharing musical insights and connecting the music with the community. The series offers everything from standard repertoire to performances that blur the lines between music and theatre. Strongly contrasting musical styles will be showcased during the next two concerts, Oct. 28 and Nov. 5, 2019.

On Oct. 28, pianist Michael Rector will present a concert entitled: Edges of Romanticism. Rector has performed all over the United States and Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from

Michael Rector

Michael Rector

Oberlin College, a master’s degree from the University of Maryland and a doctoral degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He is currently an associate professor at UW-Green Bay where he is committed to making the language of classical music vivid for people of all ages and backgrounds.

During the Edges of Romanticism concert, Rector will perform two comparative, yet contrasting pieces from and inspired by the Romantic period. The first piece, Davidsbündlertänze, composed by Robert Schumann, takes the audience on a journey of infatuation, love, joy, longing and heartache while showcasing the contradictions of these emotions through musical time and tone. The second piece, Palais de Mari, composed by Morton Feldman, is an introspective piece, encouraging the audience to look into the recesses of their mind and memories through the imperfect symmetry of the music. For Rector, the two pieces are “like mirror images…and challenge the idea of musical time.” Edges of Romanticism will be presented in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center October 28 at 6:30 p.m.

In almost complete contrast to the more conventional pieces being presented at the Edges of Romanticism concert is the Nov. 5 concert featuring Juxtatonal (see feature photo) with Nick Zoulek. Juxtatonal is a contemporary voice and cello duo with Detroit-based soprano Jocelyn Zelasko and New York City-based cellist Bryan Hayslett. Currently on a North American tour, Juxtatonal will be joined by Chicago saxophonist, Nick Zoulek. Through a series of duos, solos, and trio pieces, Juxtatonal and Zoulek will present an evening of contemporary music that blurs the lines between music, art, and theatre. Juxtatonal recently commissioned new works from 14 composers, including UW-Green Bay Music Professor Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. Two of McQuade Dewhirst’s pieces will be performed at the 6:30 Concert: Such Little Arrows, on the texts of Virginia Woolf and #nofilter, a miniature song cycle on texts derived from spam emails. In addition, Zoulek will perform the title track from his second album, Enter Branch. In keeping with the contemporary and non-traditional theme of the music, the Nov. 5 performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Foyer and Orchestra Lobby of the Weidner Center under the chandelier by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly.

A cash bar will be available adding to the unique musical experience. Both events are free and open to the public. Reservations and tickets are not required.

For more information about this or other upcoming music events, please visit the Weidner Center website. For a full listing of UW-Green Bay Music events for the 2019-20 season, click here.

About the Weidner Center
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit

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Manitowoc Campus SAFE Ally Level 1 is Friday, Nov. 15

On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will be hosting SAFE Ally Level 1 training from 1 to 3 p.m. This free and open public event provides information on vocabulary, pronoun usage, and current LGBTQ+ topics. Participants learn how to be a better ally and will receive a SAFE Ally sticker for attending. Interested individuals must RSVP with Stacie Christian, Ph.D. to guarantee a spot in the training session. To RSVP and for more information, please contact Stacie Christian,, or 920-465-2167.

Big weekend ahead for Green Bay Athletics; Go Green Bay!

Check out Green Bay athletics, in full swing this weekend:

The women’s volleyball team plays in its Alzheimer’s Awareness match at the Kress Center against Wright State at 6 p.m. This game is also available on ESPN+. On Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, the cross country team is competing at the Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, Illinois.

Saturday, Oct. 19 marks one of the biggest days for Green Bay Athletics of the year thus far, with a slate of five events on tap:

10 a.m., the men’s basketball team kicks off its 2019-2020 campaign with an intrasquad green vs. white scrimmage at the Kress Center.

1 p.m., the swimming and dive team competes at an All-Wisconsin Invite in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.

2 p.m., the women’s soccer team plays host to Oakland at Aldo Santaga Stadium.

4 p.m., the women’s volleyball team hosts Northern Kentucky at the Kress Center. This game is also available on ESPN 3.

6 p.m. men’s soccer team plays at Northern Kentucky. This game is also available on ESPN 3.

Panel discussion hosted by UW-Green Bay United, tonight (Oct. 15)

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Room A, a panel discussion will be held about the future of higher education, hosted by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay United. Representative Katrina Shankland and Senator Dave Hansen recently introduced a comprehensive legislative package “Reaching Higher for Higher Education.” Shankland and Hansen will be two members of the panel and will be joined by Noel Radomski, director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement for Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), and student Amelia Boylan-Knorr. Shankland and Hansen will discuss their bills and the panel will take public questions. This event is free and open to the public. Cookie and coffee will be provided.

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UW-Green Bay student Shontrea Hogans (Psychology, ’20) is the winner of the first annual statewide Wisconsin Leadership Community Choice Award for College Student Leader of the Year. Hogans and the other winners received their awards at the Wisconsin Leadership Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. CAHSS and Effect selected Hogans as their featured student last week. She says she wants to leave UW-Green Bay a better place, especially for multicultural students. “I hope that UWGB is a better place for them to thrive not just survive,” she said.

Announcing: Third annual Trick-or-Treat Tot Trot, Oct. 24

Oct. 24 Trick-or-Treat Tot Trot

Rain or shine, UW-Green Bay’s Office of Residence Life will host a safe trick-or-treat event for children on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The program is focused on pre-kindergarten through elementary school-age children from the Green Bay area. Participants and their adult chaperones or parents are asked to check-in at the Mauthe Center, 2418 Leon Bond Drive, Green Bay (adjacent to the Kress Events Center). Parking is available in the Kress Events Center lot or the Visitors lot near the University Union.

While there, children will be given a reusable trick-or-treat bag, will have the opportunity to take photos with costumed characters and will have a variety of treats to eat. From there, participants and their accompanying adult(s) will be led by a UW-Green Bay Ghost Guide to Roy Downham Hall, where they will trick-or-treat from room to room. Upon completion of the tour, Ghost Guides will return the groups to the Mauthe Center. An adult chaperone is required to accompany their children. Guides will leave intermittently. Families do not have to arrive at the Mauthe Center at 4:30 p.m., however, the final tour will depart at 6:15 p.m.

Questions can be directed to Gail Sims-Aubert at 920-465-2040.