In a nice get for Good Times Programming, entrepreneur Kevin Lyman, was booked to speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday (April 15) in Phoenix Room B, a program free and open to students and the general public. Lyman offers a presentation full of practical tips and real world advice for college audiences interested in pursuing entertainment careers. He’s best known as founder of the successful and annual (20+ years) ‘Vans Warped Tour,’ which began as a showcase for alternative and punk rock, and in more recent years featured very diverse genres. He’s respected within the industry for his expertise on youth branding, having established creative partnerships with brands including Vans, Kia, Journeys, Fuse, Ernie Ball, and Monster Energy Drink.
“Defamation: The Play,” a nationally acclaimed courtroom-drama production with a twist, is coming to UW-Green Bay and the University Union’s Christie Theatre. The twist is that the audience is the jury. The play addresses the intersection of socioeconomic status, race and religion. Curtain time is 5:30 (to 7:30) p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 15). The event is sponsored by the American Intercultural Center, the Diversity Task Force, Dean of Students, Residence Life and Good Times Programming. If you’re interested in learning more about the play, http://defamationtheplay.com/.
Please note: an announcement of this event in a previous edition of this newsletter misidentified the production as a film.
Magician Mat Franco, who was crowned the winner last night in the popular network TV program “America’s Got Talent,” has fans on campus; he played a Phoenix Room gig at UW-Green Bay in February 2013. The program featuring the Rhode Island-based purveyor of magic, music and humor was booked by those savvy talent scouts with Good Times Programming.
Pop darling Ingrid Michaelson will bring her “Lights Out – Just Stripped-down” tour to the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Michaelson, who debuted her fifth studio album (titled “Lights Out”) in April, is perhaps best known for the catchy track “Girls Chase Boys.” Tickets to see her show will go on sale for students at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 23) at the University Ticketing and Information Center. Students may purchase up to four $22 (plus fees) student-priced tickets per UW-Green Bay student ID (in person only). Tickets for the general public will go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, available for $32 (plus fees) from all Ticket Star outlets and Ticket Star Online, or by calling 800-895-0071 or 920-494-3401. The event is sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Good Times Programming and the Office of Student Life. Check out http://www.ingridmichaelson.com for more info.
The students at Good Times Programming are promoting UW-Green Bay as a location for another Color Run, which made its debut on this campus last fall. The tentative date is Oct. 5. See more.
Good Times Programming, led by Grant Winslow, is building an endowed scholarship at the UW-Green Bay Foundation. Named the “Good Times Programming Campus Involvement Endowed Scholarship,” the fund will assist students who demonstrate leadership and involvement on campus through student organizations and other activities. With proceeds from the 2013 Color Run and gifts from generous Good Times Programming alumni and friends, the fund is halfway to its goal of $12,500. Winslow is confident that the 2014 Color Run will push the fund past its goal and make the scholarship fully endowed. Anyone interested in contributing can do so at: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/uowgb/restriction/GoodTimesProgrammingCampusInvolvementEndowedScholarship/.
Pop star Kesha (formerly Ke$ha, and formerly scheduled to reschedule) has canceled her UW-Green Bay concert, originally slated for April 13. The show won’t be rescheduled, and refunds will start next week and be granted through 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 30. Our friends at Good Times Programming tell us that individuals who purchased tickets by cash or check through Ticketstar may bring tickets in person or mail them to the Resch Center Box Office, 1901 Oneida St., Green Bay, WI, 54301. Ticketholders who purchased tickets with a credit or debit card will automatically have their tickets refunded after May 7 (individual times may vary depending on one’s banking institution). UW-Green Bay students who purchased tickets with Pass Points, cash or check must get their refund in person at the University Ticketing and Information Center in the Union.
Students from the Good Times Programming organization have announced they are in negotiations with the management team for pop star Ke$ha to reschedule her postponed Kress Events Center show for early fall 2014. (Earlier this year Ke$ha cancelled her spring tour including a previously announced April 13 date at UW-Green Bay.) Good Times reaffirms that tickets for the April 13 date will be honored at the rescheduled show. Those desiring a refund, however, may do so by mailing or delivering their tickets in person to one of two Ticket Star outlets: The University Ticketing and Information Center at the University Union, or the Resch Center Box Office at 1901 Oneida St., Green Bay WI 54304. The time period for refunds will begin Monday (April 7) and close at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 30. UW-Green Bay students who purchased tickets with Pass Points, of course, will have to seek their refund at the on-campus location.
A survivor of one of Wisconsin’s most notorious domestic-abuse cases is marking the 10th anniversary of her terrifying ordeal, and she’s scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday (March 5) in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. Teri Jendusa-Nicolai’s case attracted national attention in January 2004 when her ex-husband beat her with a baseball bat, tied her up in a sealed garbage container and left her to die in an unheated storage unit during a bitter cold snap. Police quickly arrested her assailant, unraveled the mystery of her disappearance and pinpointed her location while she was still alive. She lost parts of both feet to frostbite but otherwise had a solid recovery and now makes public appearances for domestic violence awareness. The student Good Times Programming Board is a co-sponsor with the campus healthy relationships task force.
The Good Times Programming student organization has confirmed that its highly hyped April 13 concert date at the Kress Center with pop star Ke$ha has been postponed until fall of 2014. The singer announced on her personal webpage Tuesday that previously scheduled March and April tour dates have been postponed in order to allow her to continue treatment for eating disorders at Chicago’s Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, which she entered in early January. At UW-Green Bay, Good Times representatives said information on ticketing and the rescheduled show will be announced shortly. (“Please be patient while we work this situation.”) Announcements will be made on the University Ticketing website and on Ticket Star online.