The Cofrin Library is once again partnering with the Friends of the Brown County Library on the annual Give-a-Kid-a-Book drive. Please consider donating a new board book, bilingual book, beginning reader, teen novel, or your childhood favorite. Your donations make an impact for thousands of children from low-income families in our community. Drop off new, unwrapped books at the Library’s Public Services desk on the third floor by Dec. 10.
The Human Mosaic is a campuswide publication of UW-Green Bay programs that relate to diversity for students, staff, faculty and Green Bay community members. The Human Mosaic is traditionally distributed to UWGB students, staff and faculty at the beginning of the semester. To submit programs for the Spring 2016 Human Mosaic, please use the online submission form at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_577p77Ly7Gqemup
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2, Overeaters Anonymous will meet at the Mauthe Center every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. “We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain, maintenance, obesity, or diets. It is a Twelve Step program addressing physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.” Feel free to share or just come to listen. For more information, visit http://oamilwaukee.org/index.html or contact Kari at 920-609-1591.
The annual Cultural Cuisine Holiday Luncheon will be held Friday, Dec. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale through Tuesday the first at the University Ticketing and Information Center for $13 for faculty and staff. “Tables can be reserved for your groups, and prizes will be given out as usual. Why not invite your co-workers, friends, family and students to join you?” Holiday music and good cheer are part of the program. The link to check out the menu is http://www.uwgb.edu/union/assets/pdf/holiday.pdf
To show appreciation to faculty and staff members, the Phoenix Club, your University Union, and the UW Credit Union will again be sponsoring a free giveaway — a free bag of popcorn for those who show their ID cards during the following times:
— the week of Dec. 7-11
— the third week of the month in January, February, March and April
We thought it was an entertaining production (with a spectacular set, great 1940s costuming and strong student performances)… and so did WFRV critic-at-large Warren Gerds. In his review of Thursday night’s UW-Green Bay Theatre, Dance and Music production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Show,” Gerds summarized the evening as “something special at the Weidner.” The second and final show is tonight (7:30, Nov. 20) in Cofrin Family Hall. See review.
Sarah Meredith Livingston, professor of Music, is currently in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, as an invited juror at the 50th anniversary edition of the International Czech Slovak Voice Competition taking place November 11-22. More than 75 singers entered the event, which is among the longest running voice competition sin the world. Well-known Czech/Slovak singers such as Gabrielle Benachkova, soprano, and Peter Dvorsky, tenor, are also members of the 11-member jury. Meredith Livingston is the only American judge; she brought the first American singers, UWGB students, to the competition in 1997.
Sarah Meredith Livingston, emailing us from Karlovy Vary, says she’s hoping to make it back stateside in time to participate in the panel discussion “Global Terrorism: The World after the Paris Attacks.” If she does, she’ll share reflections on the current feeling and reaction in Europe to the Paris attacks and how it has affected her visit. The program, featuring at least four faculty presenters addressing the topic from their particular area of expertise, begins at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 24) in Phoenix Room C of the University Union.
Gary and Georgia Miller will be leading the pack — followed closely by the official UW-Green Bay float, dance team, spirit squad members and student athletes — at the head of Saturday’s annual Green Bay Holiday Parade downtown. The Millers were selected parade grand marshals in honor of the University’s 50th anniversary. If you can’t be there in person (c’mon, bundle up, we’ll see you there!), NBC-TV 26 will have live coverage starting at 10 a.m.
These days, university relations offices get many, many emails from ratings websites — some brand-new and some old and established (well, older than a few months, anyway) — congratulating us on our school’s selection to their exalted “best of…” ratings of one type or other. You take it with a grain of salt. This one stood out, however, because it has UW-Green Bay as No. 1 in Wisconsin, and it happens to be in an area where UWGB has long been a UW System pioneer and has both solid enrollment and an excellent reputation: online learning. So, without further adieu, check out the website OnlineColleges.net for their rating.