Tag: Humanistic Studies

UW-Green Bay helps others see immigration through a different lens

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting program beginning in Februrary to help middle school students and their families gain a deeper understanding about local immigration. Students will see three films and a theatrical production with follow-up discussion about what leads to immigration. Each event will be hosted by a UW-Green Bay faculty member who […]

UW-Green Bay helps others see immigration through a different lens

Programming begins in February for middle-schoolers, public Green Bay, Wis. — The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record, according to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees. More than 33,000 people are forced to flee their homes daily and more than 65 million forcibly were displaced people worldwide. This displacement is concerning […]

Solstice Week Reflection on Earth Stewardship

All members of the UW-Green Bay campus community are invited to participate in a solstice week reflection on earth stewardship from 1 to 2:15 p.m., Friday, December 16 in Rose Hall 220. UW-Green Bay First Nations Studies Prof. Lisa Poupart, and Humanistic Studies and History Prof. David Voelker, will co-facilitate the event. Please be sure […]

Humanistic Studies receives grant to see immigration through a different lens

UW-Green Bay’s Humanistic Studies Program received a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council for a project: Displacement and Immigration: Through a Different Lens. The funding will be used to help middle school students and their families gain a deeper understanding about global displacement of people as well as local immigration. In partnership with the Neville […]

Solstice Week Reflection on Earth Stewardship (open to all)

All members of the campus community are invited to participate in a solstice week reflection on earth stewardship. The event will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 in Rose Hall 220. (The winter solstice falls on Dec. 21; the event is being held a bit early so more students can attend.) […]

Community Reflection on Empathy and Kindness (Redux) (Open to All)

Based upon the response to the Nov. 18 dialogue, David Voelker will facilitate a repeat session of the community reflection on kindness and empathy. Are you having difficulty finding empathy and kindness following the divisiveness of the recent election? Do you wonder if these things are even possible or desirable, at this time? This nonpartisan […]

Prof. Voelker: ‘The Thanksgiving Myth: The Invention of a National Tradition’

Prof. David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History) will speak to the Green Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the Mauthe Center at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. His talk, “The Thanksgiving Myth: The Invention of a National Tradition,” will explore the myth of the first Thanksgiving celebration and its relationship to the tradition we now […]

David Voelker leads community reflection Friday

Are you having difficulty finding empathy and kindness following the divisiveness of last week’s election? Do you wonder if these things are even possible or desirable? Please join facilitator David Voelker for a reflective discussion from 11 a.m. to noon, on Friday, Nov. 18 in Wood Hall 410 (Education Center for First Nations Studies, conference […]

Faculty Note: Prof. Meacham publications

UW-Green Bay Professor Rebecca Meacham (English and Humanistic Studies) has recently had a number of works published. Two published posts appear in the Pleiades blog, and have been structured upon her experiences teaching novel writing and Novel Revision Workshops. One post offers a revision strategy using notecards and storyboarding. A second is a kooky ritual […]