Reminder: Doctors in Recital coming to the Weidner Center, Jan. 18

Looking to be amazed? Like to be entertained? Need to liven up your January? Have we got the prescription for you! Join The Weidner Center for Doctors in Recital on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 7 p.m. and watch physicians and friends take the stage by storm…that thunder you hear will be the roar of the fantastic music performed! Jazz? Celtic? Pop? You bet! Broadway? Absolutely! Beethoven? Wouldn’t be complete without him! So fill your prescription with the best night out—we guarantee the cure!

Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for students with a school ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Weidner Center Website.

Recent UW-Green Bay, Marinette graduate makes strides with her scientific research | Eagle Herald

“Becky Berry, a Marinette native, graduated from UW-Green Bay with her bachelor’s degree in environmental science. Her primary area of study has been with cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae. According to Sue Bodilly, the director of content and media relations for UWGB, Berry’s research has been ongoing for the last six semesters, and has been presented nationally, notably at the 2017 International BMAA conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.” More via UWGB grad makes strides with her scientific research | Eagle Herald.

Theatre on the Bay at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus to host auditions for spring play

Theatre on the Bay on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will be holding auditions for its spring play, “The Importance of Being Earnest” on Feb. 12 and 13, 2020 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Herbert L. Williams Theatre, Fine Arts Building, on the Marinette Campus. All roles are available for actors ages 15 and older. Auditions are made by appointment. Prior experience with theatre or acting is not required for auditioning.

Monologues of one-to-two minutes (comedic or dramatic) are welcome, but not required for these auditions. Those auditioning should be prepared to read aloud from pieces provided at the audition. Actors are not required to attend both audition nights.

Register here. After registering, participants will be sent an audition form to complete before the audition. Participants should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to audition slots with this form completed.

Rehearsals will take place in the evenings and on weekends between approximately Feb. 17 and April 16, 2020. Performances are April 17 through 19 and April 24 through 26.

Email stonethr@uwgb.edu (preferred) or call 715-504-3318 for further information.

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus hosts 2020 Career Expo for local high school students

The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus hosted its 2020 Career Expo on Jan. 8 for local high school students. Four hundred students were in attendance; 350 were freshmen from Manitowoc Lincoln High School and 50 were sophomores from Reedsville High School.

Faculty and staff led career-focused learning sessions. The Expo gave students the opportunity to learn about STEM opportunities and how to use high school classes and extracurricular experiences to prepare for college.

Associate Profs. Amy Kabrhel and James Kabrhel (chemistry) participated in a Cool Chemistry show. Prof. Rick Hein (biology) held a session on blood testing, and Associate Prof. Becky Abler (Biology) discussed bacteria. Lecturer Brian McLean and Assistant Prof. Bill Dirienzo (Physics) talked to the students about the fascinating study of physics, and Admissions Counselor Jennie Strohm held a session titled “High School Matters: Choosing Courses Wisely.” See below for photos of the event.

Former UW-Green Bay faculty member interviewed as an important woman in STEM and Technology

Former UW-Green Bay faculty member Prof. Angela Bauer (Biology) was recently interviewed as an important woman in STEM and Technology for Authority Magazine. When at UW-Green Bay, Prof. Bauer was awarded the University of Wisconsin System’s Diversity Award for inclusive classroom practices. Now, Bauer is the founding dean of the Wanek School of Natural Sciences at High Point University. Read her interview here.

Reminder: Don’t miss some of the professional development opportunities of 2020

There are still opportunities to sign up for some of the safety trainings being offered by members of the University Staff Professional Development Committee and the Academic Staff Professional Development Program Committee in partnership with University Police! This series of training sessions are different than “Dealing with Disruptions” offered in the past, and have been tailored to meet the needs of UW–Green Bay staff. The workshops are standalone, but are designed to be utilized together. Although sessions for “Self Defense: Protecting Yourself In A Crisis Situation” have concluded, there are still opportunities to participate in “Active Shooter” and “Crisis First Aid” training. Information on these sessions is below:

Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight
When seconds count, the police are minutes away. This 90-minute workshop is designed to give the campus community member essential skills to survive until help arrives.

Jan. 15, 2020; 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: IS 1034, Green Bay Campus.

Crisis First Aid…What To Do Before Help Arrives
This 90-minute workshop will prepare the employee to provide “self-aid” and “basic lifesaving first aid” to others during a dynamic situation (mass casualty, plane crash, active shooter, etc.). This session is intended to inform the participant on basic treatments of traumatic trauma injuries.

Jan. 21, 2020; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Christie Theatre, Green Bay Campus.

All Academic and University Staff are encouraged to attend.  There is no fee.

Registration – Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight
Registration – Crisis First Aid…What To Do Before Help Arrives

UW-Green Bay faculty to speak at Door County Talks

UW-Green Bay faculty are scheduled to give presentations at the 2020 Door County Talks winter series. Presenters include Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science), Associate Prof. of History and Director of Student Success Vince Lowery, Associate Prof. Kimberley Reilly (Democracy and Justice Studies) and Assistant Prof. Nolan Bennett (Political Science). Below is a description of the presentations.

Immigration Politics: Between Rights and Restrictions with Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Saturday, Jan, 18, 2020 at 10 a.m.)

Debates over U.S. immigration policy have been shaped by a complex history characterized by tensions between migration restrictions and migrant rights. To understand ongoing policy shifts regarding immigration and asylum, it is important to engage with the evolution of both nativism and human rights advocacy. International law and evolving court interpretations have also played a crucial role in immigration politics, exemplified by recent discussions about the Flores Settlement Agreement and zero tolerance policies designed to deter undocumented migrants and asylum-seekers. Coen’s presentation aims to weave together these diverse and sometimes paradoxical historical forces to help shed light on current political realities.

How Many Reconstructions Does It Take to Be Free? A Meditation on the Long Civil Rights Movement with Associate Prof. and UWGB Director of Student Success Vince Lowery (Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 10 a.m.)

With the abolition of slavery, the United States entered the period of Reconstruction, which historian Eric Foner calls “the unfinished revolution.” The meaning of freedom for African-Americans, and in fact all Americans, remained in question. That “revolution” began again in the mid-twentieth century with the civil rights movement, which some historians refer to as the “Second Reconstruction.” Now fifty years removed from that event, in light of the persistence of Jim Crow-style policies and practices, many are calling for a “Third Reconstruction.” In his talk, Lowery will trace the threads connecting these three eras, exploring moments of progress and regression and the road left to travel.

Woman Suffrage 100 Years Later: Assessing Its Triumphs and Limits with Associate Prof. Kimberley Reilly (Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at 10 a.m.)

How did the women’s rights movement win passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, and what lesson can we learn from that victory? One hundred years after women won the constitutional right to vote, we will examine the history of the suffrage movement alongside battles that were left unfinished. We will also consider how the legacy of the suffrage movement influences the fight for gender equality today.

The Radical Vision of the American Abolitionists with Assistant Prof. Nolan Bennett (Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at 10 a.m.)

Speaking at a Fourth of July celebration in 1860, the formerly enslaved Frederick Douglass famously asked his audience: “Why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?” With this fierce denunciation of American hypocrisy—that the country would celebrate liberty and equality while so many remained enslaved in the South—Douglass offered a radical vision of American history and democracy. In this talk, we will look at how those opposed to slavery (like Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, David Walker and Abraham Lincoln) offered a new, expansive reading of American ideals as they challenged the “peculiar institution.” We will consider how they looked back to the founding era and its documents and forward to a new dawn of justice. In light of that progressive outlook, we wi;; also discuss the lasting legacy of the abolitionists and how slavery continues to influence American politics and ideas.

No RSVP is required for the Door County Talks series. Freewill donations will be encouraged at the door. Coffee and bakery from Kick Ash Coffee will be available for purchase for DC Talks and Coffeehouses.

Prof. Gaurav Bansal to introduce Green Bay Film Society screening

The Green Bay Film Society kicks off its 2020 season with a screening of the 2016 Indian film “Hotel Salvation” at the Neville Public Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. Prof. Gaurav Bansal (UW-Green Bay, Business) will introduce the film. The film follows Rajiv, an overworked businessman, who agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or return home. Daya revels in the simple pleasures of this timeless place, but Rajiv is burdened by the obligations he left behind. Eventually, both learn to appreciate each other and the world around them.

The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Department, the Brown County Library and the Neville Public Museum.

Clothing and Household Drive: Preparing for Clothing and Household Swap

The Pride Center and Student Government Association are hosting a Clothing and Household Drive to prepare for the Clothing and Household Swap on March 26, 2020. You can bring clean gently used clothing for all ages, kitchen, décor, sports and small household items, and brown grocery bags to campus so volunteers can pack to prepare for the Clothing and Household Swap taking place on March 26. Curbside drop off at the University Union can be arranged by contacting Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu. Renew and reuse your great stuff or volunteer to pack for 30 minutes if you have time!