After serving their country and thinking that their sacrifices went unnoticed, Old Glory Honor Flight are welcoming veterans home. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. join the UW-Green Bay Vets 4 Vets organization in the Christie Theatre for a “Hail to Heroes” event aiming to recognize and bring awareness of Old Glory Honor Flight, whose sole mission is to thank our veterans. Hear from veterans who have taken their Tour of Honor to Washington, D.C. and were finally, after decades of waiting, welcomed home. Old Glory Honor Flight board member, Wendy Fleury, will be explaining the Honor Flight program and discussing the experience. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Faculty and staff members are asked to encourage the attendance of UW-Green Bay students for the presentation, “Relationship Matters!” an AIC and Counseling and Health fall series program. It takes place in the American Intercultural Center of the Union, room 112C on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Students that attend will learn about how to keep different relationships healthy through communication skills, boundary setting and conflict management. Snacks will be provided. The presentation is hosted by the American Intercultural Center and Counseling and Health Center. Any questions can be directed to Bao Sengkhammee at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 920-465-2022.
Kick off the holiday season without breaking the bank by heading to the University Union on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon for ‘Tis the Season, a snowman-themed morning of crafts, games and holiday cheer. Meet Santa and enjoy some snacks and beverages while getting ready to celebrate the holidays. Recommended for children 10 and under. Admission is $3, free for UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff with an ID. There will be no photographer to take pictures with Santa this year, so please plan accordingly.
Gypsy Trip, a band of UW-Green Bay faculty and friends, will perform at The Source Public House (890 Lake Park Road, Menasha) on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come for the locally-sourced menu, stay for some great music. The band’s line up for the show will be Adam Gaines, trumpet; Stefan Hall, guitar; Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, horn and vocals; Marisa Balistreri, vocals and violin; Michael Dewhirst, bass; and Adam LeGrave, percussion. Admission is free.
Reminder: There will be open studio times for professional portraits on Monday, Nov. 13, from 9 to 10 a.m. in Cofrin Library 820. No individual appointments are needed, subjects are asked to arrive at any time to line up and wait their turn. The portraits should only take a minute per person. If a larger group (more than five) needs portraits, please e-mail Kimberly Vlies, email@example.com to schedule a separate shoot.
Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) addressed voter turnout for local elections on Nov. 6 during a one-hour public radio show for WFAE, an NPR radio affiliate in Charlotte, NC. Listen to the interview here.
Stock up on Phoenix apparel this Phoenix Friday (11/03) with a $10-and-under t-shirt table deal at The Phoenix Bookstore — just in time to cheer on the Green Bay volleyball team as it hosts IUPUI (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis) Friday night at 6 p.m. Attend the free performance of the Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center. Cheapseats is featuring Dunkirk Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with show times at 6:30 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Only $2! Go Phoenix!
The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will be performing for free at the Weidner Center on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors — America’s Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all. The event is free with general admission seating. All patrons must have a printed ticket to enter. Tickets can be requested through WeidnerCenter.com, to be held at will call until Saturday. Tickets are also available at 6 p.m on show night until sold out.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health Services and Public Safety will have a booth set up in the University Union, across from the Phoenix Bookstore. The booth is meant to prepare individuals for emergency situations by providing tips on how to use an Epi Pen and also how to locate and use the AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Participants will also be allowed to practice what they have learned on the training devices available.
Two free workshops for faculty and staff will be held soon at the Christie Theatre, University Union. The Budgeting Practices & Strategies workshop is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and will teach budgeting for day-to-day expenses and saving for emergencies. The Identity Theft workshop will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and will address steps individuals can take to protect themselves and their accounts from identity theft. The workshops are sponsored by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and the University Staff Professional Development Committee, and will be presented by financial specialists from UW-Credit Union, Madison. All UW-Green Bay employees are invited and encouraged to attend. Register here to attend one or both workshops.