Fred ‘Doc’ Heide at the Northern Sky Theater dedication

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large traces Northern Sky opening to UW-Green Bay roots

On Labor Day weekend, the Northern Sky Theater dedicated its new $8 million Creative Center near Fish Creek in Door County. Critic at Large Warren Gerds traces the roots of this Northeast Wisconsin gem all the way back to UW-Green Bay and alumnus Fred ‘Doc’ Heide ’74 (Humanism and Cultural Change). This is a story worth reading to remind a community the value of a regional public University. Read the Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Extra! From a hole in the ground – who’da thunk?, via WeAreGreenBay.com.

Heide said, “I agree with your theory: UWGB has had many unanticipated positive effects on the community, and Northern Sky is an excellent example.”

Read more on Heide, who served as a Commencement speaker in 2012, and a look back at early UW-Green Bay.

Photo by Heidi Hodges