The campus/community series “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” continues with the screening of another film segment and a talk by UW-Green Bay Prof. of Education Aurora Cortes starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday, Nov. 20) at the YWCA, 230 S. Madison St. “Empire of Dreams (1880-1942) is the topic, with one immigrant’s tale, and a look at how the Great Depression ended an era of relative prosperity and optimism. Tonight’s program, sponsored in conjunction with Casa Alba, is the fourth in this year’s “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” series organized by UW-Green Bay in conjunction with the American Library Association and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. See site for more details.
If you missed Nursing Prof. Susan Gallagher-Lepak’s Last Lecture this past Wednesday on the topic “E-Learning: The Train Has Left the Station,” you didn’t entirely miss the boat… er, train. A tape is online at this site.
A while back, country music star Ronnie Milsap had to reschedule his Weidner Center appearance when he received news of his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Well, the time has now arrived for the popular singer, pianist, songwriter to make good on his promise to Green Bay area fans. He’ll play the Weidner at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 21). Tickets are available.
As always, the Phoenix women’s basketball team gets some of America’s heavyweight programs to visit the Kress Events Center every year. This Saturday (Nov. 21), it’s nationally respected Vanderbilt, of the powerful SEC, tipping off against the Phoenix at 1 p.m. As of this writing, we have no game preview to link to, but we can tell you to check out the video package online. (It also includes an ESPN SportsCenter clip of freshman Laken James’ half-court shot vs Marquette!) Go to the main Athletics home page, click this week’s Phoenix Update, enjoy a commercial break, and catch the video highlights.
The Green Bay men’s basketball team will (finally) play its regular-season home opener, with a noon tipoff Sunday (Nov. 22) at the Resch Center vs. D-II opponent Minnesota-Duluth. The Phoenix is 0-3 after a coast-to-coast, sunrise-to-sunset road trip that ended Thursday with a one-sided loss, 107-77, at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. For more information.
We’ve got tickets (do you?) for the opening night performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” on the Weidner Center mainstage. It’s 7:30 tonight (Thursday, Nov. 19) in Cofrin Family Hall. If you have trouble envisioning what a “radio play” will look like, we have a sneak preview online, with a photo from the final dress rehearsal, and earlier snapshots showing the stage crew applying finishing touches. Set designer extraordinaire Prof. Jeff Entwistle and company have clearly outdone themselves (yet again). For a preview, and details on the production.
Prof. Laura Riddle is a huge old-time radio fan… which came through in a highly descriptive and entertaining interview Wednesday afternoon on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program. She talks about the exacting challenge of synching up music, actors and sound effects — and indicated that a lot of the show’s fun will come from watching the “tech crew” scramble to simulate script details such as “Harry falls through the ice,” for example, by twisting stalks of celery (which sounds like ice breaking). A listenable seven-minute segment, can be heard here.
UW-Green Bay faculty members in global studies, political science and the humanities will host a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 24) in Phoenix Room C of the University Union. The title of the event is “Global Terrorism: The World after the Paris Attacks.” Each of the four presenters will address the topic from their particular area of expertise, allowing time for audience questions and answers. The four presenters and their respective areas are:
- Paris: the city and the symbol — Cristina Ortiz, professor of Humanities and Global Studies, chair of Modern Languages
- Mourning all victims — Katia Levintova, associate professor of Political Science, Chair of Global Studies
- Terrorism in a Global Age — David Coury, professor of Humanities and Global Studies, director of Center for Middle Eastern Studies
- US Federal and State Reaction to the Aftermath of the ISIS Attacks — Dave Helpap, assistant professor of Political Science and Public Administration
The program is free and open to the public.
Former UW-Green Bay student government leader Hebe Mohammad, Class of 2014, will speak and answer questions about the religion and culture of Islam in a program today (Thursday, Nov. 19) from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Union’s Christie Theatre. She will talk about her faith and what it means to be Muslim in the United States. The event is free and open to students, employees and the public. To register.
It’s called the Student Convocation Recital, and it’s set for this Friday (Nov. 20), from 12:15 to 1 p.m. or so in the University Theatre in Theatre Hall. Any and all members of the campus community are invited to stop by for the program, which will feature talented UW-Green Bay music students in a variety of solo and duo repertoire performances. Assistant Prof. Michael Rector says potential recital-goers shouldn’t worry about arriving late or leaving early because of busy mid-day schedules — the event is by design a little informal and students appreciate the support, regardless.