UW-Green Bay/Packers announce new additions to TitletownTech

The Green Bay Packers have announced the new additions to TitletownTech. Aaron Kennedy will be joining the TitletownTech team as the UW-Green Bay entrepreneur-in-residence. Kennedy is the founder of Noodles and Company, and will work to advance early-stage ventures and entrepreneurial opportunities in the region as well as connect UW campuses to TitletownTech. UW-Green Bay alumnus Cordero Barkley ’09 ’16 (Business Administration, Master’s in Management) will join TitletownTech as director, Finance & Investments. Barkley has a background in wealth management and banking with prior experience at Associated Bank and Wells Fargo. Read more.

New TitletownTech entrepreneur-in-residence garners media coverage

Aaron Kennedy, founder of Noodles & Company, has been named the new entrepreneur-in-residence for TitletownTech, a unique partnership with UW-Green Bay, the UW System, the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft. Read more from the Press-Gazette, Biz Journals, WBAY and We are Green Bay.

Catch remaining ‘Lombardi’ performances this week

‘Lombardi’ will continue its run at the Weidner Center this week through Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019. The performances on Wednesday, Mar. 6 and Friday, Mar. 8 will also feature an after show talk-back with the cast. ‘Lombardi,’ the Weidner Center’s first fully-produced play, focuses on Vince Lombardi and captures the Green Bay Packers coach at a crucial time in Packers and league history. Learn more

Load-in for ‘Lombardi’ at Weidner Center has begun

Both Fox 11 and WBAY were at the Weidner Center this week, capturing preparations for “Lombardi” at the Weidner Center from Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 through Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019. As the Weidner Center’s first fully-produced show, the play offers a tribute to the 100th season of the Green Bay Packers. Though football’s Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Vince Lombardi, the man — his inspirations, his passions and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible. Learn more and purchase tickets.

UW-Green Bay Arboretum part of Give BIG Green Bay

The UW-Green Bay Arboretum will be part of the 24-hour Give BIG Green Bay event. The community-wide giving day, hosted by the Green Bay Packers Foundation and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, supports 40 organizations that serve the community representing different sectors. From noon on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 through noon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, you can give online to support the community’s nonprofits. Read the Green Bay Press-Gazette article

‘Lombardi’ to start run at Weidner Center on Friday, Feb. 22

“Lombardi” will be performed at the Weidner Center from Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 through Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019. As the Weidner Center’s first fully-produced show, the play offers a tribute to the 100th Season of the Green Bay Packers. Though football’s Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Lombardi the man — his inspirations, his passions and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible. Learn more and purchase tickets.

UW-Green Bay Arboretum to participate in Give BIG Green Bay

The UW-Green Bay Arboretum will be part of the 24-hour Give BIG Green Bay event. The community-wide giving day, hosted by the Green Bay Packers Foundation and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, is Wednesday, Feb. 20 at noon to noon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. During Give BIG Green Bay, people everywhere can have their gift matched as they support any of the 40 local organizations which have been selected. The Arboretum is a campus and community treasure. UntitledTown, an event with campus ties, is another of the local organizations supported by Give BIG. Learn more. The Green Bay Press Gazette, NBC 26, WBAY and WFRV have more.

History presentations a win for Packers/UW-Green Bay

History presentations a win for Packers/UW-Green Bay

This semester, UW-Green Bay History, Democracy and Justice Studies, and Humanities students and faculty, collaborated on an exciting project to document the history of the Green Bay Packers as the franchise celebrates 100 years. The students presented their findings at a public presentation at the Lambeau Field Atrium, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Student projects covered a wide terrain of Packers history. One project created by Grant Fischer, Kilian Carlson, Jamie Stankevitz, Rich Rehberg and Fisher Stathes, for example, explains how the Packers revolutionized professional football by deepening the use of the forward pass. Another, developed by Madeline Cichoki, Gwen Drumheller, Joseph Karrmann, Rachel Scray and Emily Bork, draw on the Lyle Lahey cartoon collection to show how the Packers were integral in how Green Bay residents understood national politics.

“I am very proud of our students who gave 10 articulately delivered presentations of their Green Bay Packers projects,” said Prof. Heidi Sherman. “Can you imagine being a first-semester freshman and having to present for 10 minutes at Lambeau field to 75 people and several local reporters and TV stations? Amazing!”

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History - Digital Humanities Presentation at Lambeau Field

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Are you ready for some Packers history?

Green Bay, Wis. — If you thought you knew everything there was to know about the green and gold, the work of some University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students may surprise you.

This semester, UW-Green Bay History, Democracy and Justice Studies, and Humanities students and faculty  collaborated on an exciting project to document the history of the Green Bay Packers as the franchise celebrates 100 years. Students will share their findings during a special open-to-the-public, free presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Student projects cover a wide terrain of Packers history. One project created by Grant Fischer, Kilian Carlson, Jamie Stankevitz, Rich Rehberg and Fisher Stathes, for example, explains how the Packers revolutionized professional football by deepening the use of the forward pass. Another, developed by Madeline Cichoki, Gwen Drumheller, Joseph Karrmann, Rachel Scray and Emily Bork, draw on the Lyle Lahey cartoon collection to show how the Packers were integral in how Green Bay residents understood national politics.

“It was my hope that the students would learn about the early history of the Green Bay Packers, the beginnings under Curly Lambeau and some of the history not everyone is familiar with,” says Brett Hensel, curator and historian of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. “We also hoped that the students might discover some interesting new Packers history.”

Whether a tidbit or two informs a future project at the Hall of Fame remains to be seen, but Hensel said working with the UW-Green Bay students was a great experience.

“The Green Bay Packers history is such a beloved topic that it has been researched over and over again by many scholars,” he said. “So many different books done, especially depending upon the topic, and then with the organization approaching its 100th anniversary, there is even more research being done. Still, it’s difficult to find something original.”

Hensel co-taught Associate Prof. Heidi Sherman’s Introduction to Digital and Public Humanities and Associate Prof. Jon Shelton’s Craft of History course. Under the direction of Hensel, Sherman and Shelton, and using primary sources from archives (including UW-Green Bay’s award-winning Archives and Area Research Center), students from each class combined forces to develop a series of unique digital projects.

“I do believe partnerships and projects like these are very beneficial to both the University and the Green Bay Packers organization,” Hensel said. “We can learn a lot from each other, and the Packers organization prides itself in giving back to the community. I also believe that the projects are extremely value tool in learning for the students. Working in high level group projects is extremely important as they transition into the professional world.”

Members of the campus community and the public are invited to attend. Guests should enter through the Bellin Health Gate and will be directed by events staff to the presentation venue.

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