WLUK’ s Rachel Manek sat down with Brian Simons (Executive Director of the Brown County Library) and Wendy Wimmer Schuchart (UntitledTown board member), both UW-Green Bay alumni, on Good Day Wisconsin (April 19) to discuss the upcoming UntitledTown Book Festival in downtown Green Bay. The festival, held April 28-30, will feature award winning authors, readings, discussions, panels, workshops and other events of interest to writers and readers. Numerous UW-Green Bay alumni, students, faculty and board members are helping out with the festival, and the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is serving as a sponsor.
The organizers of the UntitledTown Book and Author Festival want people to associate Green Bay with books and writing, reports the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The festival, held April 28-30 in downtown Green Bay, will host a variety of events from readings, workshops, discussions and a book expo. Well-known Wisconsin writer Michael Perry will kick off the festival April 28 and two nationally known authors, Margaret Atwood and Sherman Alexie, will close it on April 30. Numerous UW-Green Bay alumni, students, faculty and board members are helping out with the festival, and the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is serving as a sponsor.
The first “Final Credits: Senior Show Exhibitions” will be featured April 8 to 20 in the Lawton Gallery. Seniors Jaclyn Filut, Adam Fulwiler, Brian Galloway, Slaon Moses, Nich Padalino, Abby Pocian, Cassandra Raymond, Kassy Rickaby and Kyle Simpson will have their work displayed in the gallery. The second exhibition will be April 29 through May 11 with work displayed by Sam Delcambre, Tiffany Graubner, Dian Haines, Katlyn Hansen, Kimmy Schwarzenbart, Adrianna Shuler, Jacqueline Stevens, Ashley Thibeau and Blair Wautlet. An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 29. The Senior Exhibition is the culminating experience for students getting a studio art major. These group exhibitions celebrate and provide an opportunity to see the accomplishments of art majors studying ceramics, drawing, fiber arts, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, metalwork and sculpture. Exhibitions at the Lawton Gallery are always free and open to the public.
The grandson of the renowned Academy Award winning screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz and the son of Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Bobby Kennedy and later president of National Public Radio, Ben Mankiewicz (host of Turner Classic Movies and a co-founder of the Young Turks Network) grew up immersed in Hollywood and public affairs. He brings personal and studied knowledge of his subjects to his audiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Mankiewicz at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in Rose Hall 250. The host of Turner Classic Movies (TMC) and the Young Turks Network (TYT) will speak on Hollywood and Politics. The public is invited to attend. Mankiewicz is the final speaker of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series this spring. The series has been bringing speakers of national renown to UW-Green Bay since 1985. For more information, call Harvey J. Kaye at 920-465-2355.
Update, due to medical reasons, this program has been postponed until fall of 2017:
Prof. H. Samy Alim of Stanford University will be speaking at UW-Green Bay on Monday, April 24, 2017. Alim is an internationally renowned scholar on race, culture and linguistics. He is an expert on the analyses of youth culture, hip hop and education as well as the ways in which speech and language are racialized. His books include Articulate While Black, Raciolinguistics and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy. He will be presenting the following talks:
- “Understanding Linguicism” at 9:30 a.m. in the 1965 room
- “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” at 12:30 p.m. in the 1965 room
- “Racing Language and Languaging Race in Hyper-Racial Times” at 3:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre.
Alim’s visit is sponsored by the Professional Program in Education, the Diversity Task Force, American Intercultural Center and the Black Student Union. For more information on Professor Alim’s visit, please contact Christin DePouw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 14th annual Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union. UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich will give the keynote address. Students from four Northeast Wisconsin High Schools who are taking part in an ongoing study of the health of the Fox River, will share their watershed monitoring results with faculty researchers, beginning about 9:55. The program is a collaboration between UW-Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin high schools, with a goal of increasing the amount and quality of long-term watershed data to guide resource management decisions and help predict impacts on the ecosystem. The public is invited. Schools and their presentations:
- “Using ArcGIS to Investigate Potential Contributions of Phosphorous to Duck Creek,” Green Bay Southwest High School
- “Possible Source of Runoff at Spring Brook,” Oshkosh Lourdes High School
- “Effects of Land Use Over Time on Contaminant Levels of the Apple Creek Watershed (nitrates, ammonia, phosphates, pH, and dissolved oxygen levels),” Appleton North High School
- “Topics of Concern in the Lower Fox River Watershed (videos),” Pulaski High School
The UW-Green Bay Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society will host a fundraiser to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on April 26, 20127 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bellevue. Present a ticket to the cashier on the selected date and 10% of the total bill is donated to the organization. Find the ticket here.
Prof. Bill Tracy (Chair of Agronomy, UW-Madison, and Cliff Bar and Organic Valley Endowed Chair in Plant Breeding for Organic Agriculture) will lead the final spring semester Natural & Applied Sciences (NAS) Seminar on Friday, April 21, 2017. He will present “The Creative Power of Plant Breeding and Applications Toward Sustainability.” NAS seminars are held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Environmental Sciences building (ES) Room 301 and are preceded by a social from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. in ES 317. Seminars are free and open to the public.
Head coach Linc Darner announced on Thursday (April 13) that Sukhjot Bains (Delta, British Columbia; Northwest College) and Manny Patterson (Chicago, Ill.; Kenwood Academy) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Green Bay men’s basketball program this coming fall. The pair of signees joins incoming freshmen Trevian Bell (Joliet, Ill.), Will Chevalier (Kimberly, Wis.) and PJ Pipes Jr. (Woodridge, Ill.) to sign an NLI in 2016-17.
The Student Government Association (SGA) and Residence Hall and Apartment Association (RHAA) have elected several new positions for next year. Election results:
SGA President: Eduardo Navarro
SGA Vice President: Sam Engel
RHAA President: Nate Nichols
RHAA President: Sam Soda
Elected Senators: Samantha Dannhauser, Shane Kanneberg, Justis Tenpenny, Elijah Mada, Courtney Zambon, Linnea Zintman, Abbie Wagaman and Ethan Najacht.