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.
Stay warm this autumn by learning to create flavorful crock pot and five-minute meals with Jolene Sell, UW-Green Bay’s registered dietician, during her November Cooking Demo, Cooking 101. The demonstration will take place in the Heritage Room of the University Union on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m and is hosted by Jolene Sell and nutrition intern, Sydney Keidl. RSVP by emailing Jolene at email@example.com.
Looking for last minute pumpkin carving patterns? UW-Green Bay is giving people the chance to show off their Phoenix pride by offering pumpkin carving patterns of the Athletics Phoenix and the Phoenix Emblem. Download the pattern, print, and transfer onto the pumpkin to show off your spooky school spirit. Display your “Phlash-o-lantern” with pride and share photos of your UW-Green Bay pumpkins at #uwgb or e-mail them to social media coordinator Jena Richter Landers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Eric J. Morgan (Democracy and Justice Studies), recently published a chapter in The SHAFR Guide: An Annotated Bibliography of U.S. Foreign Relations since 1600, edited by Alan McPherson. The SHAFR Guide, a near comprehensive 2.1 million-word annotated bibliography of historical work covering the entire span of U.S. foreign relations, was first released online and will be published in print form by Brill next year. Morgan’s contribution, “The United States, the Middle East, and Africa between the World Wars,” surveys recent literature and historiographical developments on U.S. relations with the Middle East and Africa from 1919 to 1939. The SHAFR Guide online version can be accessed here.
A reminder that the UW-Green Bay Diversity Task Force is asking for help in raising funds for the people of Puerto Rico. The goal is to raise $5,000 by the end of the week. Donations are being collected at various campus offices and booths (including the Office of International Education, Student Life, Dean of Students and American Intercultural Center). There is also an online donation option. Additionally, various members of the campus community have pledged to do “challenges” at different amounts of funds raised. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/diversity-task-force, visit our Facebook event page, or email email@example.com.
Mariah Idrissi will visit campus on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. Idrissi is the world’s first hijab wearing model to be signed to ‘Select’ models and featured in a global campaign for H&M. As well as a model, she is an international public speaker promoting female empowerment and is part of a growing movement bringing modest fashion to the masses regardless of faith or background. She will be speaking on the changing face of fashion. The event will be free and open to the public. The UW-Green Bay Diversity Task Force, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health Education and Social Welfare, and the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships are the sponsors.
Members of campus mourn the passing of student and alumna Victoria Burger (24) who died in a car accident recently. She was a spring 2016 Psychology graduate and current student of the UW-Green Bay Masters of Social Work program. See her obituary here.
The campus community is invited to kick off the Innovation in Aging innovation sprint events by attending a presentation by engineer, entrepreneur and UW-Sheboygan adjunct faculty member, Jeff Leismer (PhD) of VibeTech on Monday, Nov. 6 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Wood Hall 117. Leismer will be speaking about his experience developing healthcare products with inspiration from what he learned about weightlessness at NASA. No RSVP needed. Free pizza will be available. Sponsored by the College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare; WiSys; UWGB C.E.O. (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization); and UWGB Gerontology Center. For more information on Innovation in Aging, please go to its Facebook group.