‘Engaging in Public Life’ chosen as next Common Theme

The UW-Green Bay campus Common Theme for 2014-15 will be “Engaging in Public Life,” a program that focuses on civic engagement, volunteerism, public service and more. Submitted by Assistant Prof. Aaron Weinschenk, Public and Environmental Affairs, the theme will explore such questions as “How is UW-Green Bay doing in preparing students to be good citizens and in providing students with opportunities and examples of how to participate in civic life? What are we doing well? How can we improve? What is our overall approach to civic engagement and what should it be as we move forward?” Weinschenk’s proposal was presented with support from PEA, Political Science, Global Studies, Democracy and Justice Studies and the Center for Public Affairs. It was chosen by the Common Theme Committee, co-chaired by Associate Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Donna Ritch and Dean of Students Brenda Amenson-Hill. For more information on the Common Theme, including a full lineup of spring semester events for the current theme, “Global Citizenship in an Evolving World,” visit https://www.uwgb.edu/commontheme/.