Tag: common theme

Veteran journalist to headline Dec. 4 UW-Green Bay Common Theme event

As part of its Common Theme programming, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present “Reporting the World: A Life of Public Engagement,” featuring veteran journalist Scott C. Johnson, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Christie Theatre of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. It is free and open to the public. […]

Former ‘Newsweek’ bureau chief to talk on world’s hot spots

“Reporting the World: a Life of Public Engagement” is the title of a talk scheduled for 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Union’s Christie Theatre. Scott C. Johnson is an American journalist who worked for 12 years as a Newsweek foreign correspondent and bureau chief. He has reported from more than fifty […]

Reminder: Common Theme proposals due Dec. 1

The Dec. 1 deadline to submit proposals for the 2015-16 academic year Common Theme is nearing, and the committee wants to hear from you. This year, they’re particularly interested in a theme that will help the University celebrate “50 Years of Excellence.” The theme should lend itself to interdisciplinary analysis and conversation; be of high […]

Now seeking proposals for the next Common Theme


The UW-Green Bay Common Theme committee is requesting proposals for the 2015-16 academic year Common Theme. This year the committee is particularly interested in a theme that will help UW-Green Bay celebrate “50 Years of Excellence.” The theme should lend itself to interdisciplinary analysis and conversation, be of high academic caliber and conducive to scholarly […]

‘Phoenix Talks,’ modeled after popular TEDx series, to be presented Nov. 3-6

UW-Green Bay and the Common Theme committee will present a series of “Phoenix Talks” — modeled after the popular TEDx talks — Nov. 3-6 in the Christie Theatre. Each session will feature three engaging community leaders (most of whom are UW-Green Bay alumni) who will discuss their careers and talk about the importance of public […]

UW-Green Bay to host November ‘Phoenix Talks,’ modeled after popular TEDx series

UW-Green Bay will present a series of public discussions modeled after the popular TEDx Talks series, Nov. 3-6 in the Christie Theatre of the University Union. Dubbed “Phoenix Talks,” each of these events will feature three engaging community leaders — most of whom are UW-Green Bay alumni — who will discuss their careers and answer […]

New year, new Common Theme: Engaging in Public Life

With a new school year just a week away, your University Common Theme committee is spreading the word about this year’s topic, Engaging in Public Life. Proposed by Assistant Prof. Aaron Weinschenk, Public and Environmental Affairs, this year’s theme aims to get people thinking about the myriad ways in which they can engage in public […]

‘Living on One Dollar’ screening, discussion to be held Feb. 18

Could you live on a dollar a day? Three college students set out to do just that in a remote Guatemalan village, documenting their 56-day journey for the documentary film “Living on One Dollar.” On Tuesday (Feb. 18), the UW-Green Bay and larger communities are invited to a screening of the film, which will be […]

‘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 […]