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In the news: Big turnout for UW-Green Bay-sponsored MLK event

About 200 people turned out Saturday (Jan. 17) for the 20th annual Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration held at NWTC. As we told you here last week, UW-Green Bay plays a major organizational and sponsorship role in the annual event, with several faculty and staff members serving on the event planning committee and carrying out key roles during the celebration. Sue Mattison, dean of the College of Professional Studies, spoke during the event, sharing thoughts on Dr. King’s legacy before handing out poster and essay contest awards to students in grades kindergarten through three. Faculty and staff members Juliet Cole, Jolanda Sallmann, Justin Mallett, Gaurav Bansal, Mussie Teclezion, Tohoro Francis Akakpo and Kelly Moore serve on the MLK planning committee.

A sampling of media coverage, along with a photo gallery of images from Saturday’s event, is as follows:
WBAY, Channel 2
Green Bay Press-Gazette
WLUK, Fox 11
Facebook photo gallery

UW-Green Bay-sponsored MLK event gets airtime ahead of Saturday celebration

We told you here yesterday that UW-Green Bay is a major sponsor and organizer for the annual Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, taking place from 10:30 a.m.-Noon Saturday (Jan. 17) in the Student Center at NWTC. Event planning committee members have been busy promoting the celebration on local media, with TV appearances yesterday and today designed to offer audiences a preview of Saturday’s festivities. University Communication staffer and planning committee co-chair Kelly Moore appeared today (Thursday, Jan. 15) on WBAY’s Noon Show, while fellow co-chair Mohammed Bey, director of Diversity and Inclusion on NWTC, appeared Wednesday (Jan. 14) in two segments on Local 5 Live. You can check out the spots below:
WBAY’s Noon Show: Kelly Moore
Local 5 Live: Mohammed Bey
Local 5 Live: Mohammed Bey

UW-Green Bay a sponsor of annual MLK event, happening Saturday

UW-Green Bay is a major sponsor and organizer of the 20th annual Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, taking place from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday (Jan. 17) in the Student Center at NWTC. Our MLK Committee members tell us this year’s event will feature all-new entertainment, including Mexican folk dance, Native American dance, Irish dance and a performance by the Divine Temple Gospel Choir. Kiddos in grades K-12 will receive awards in this year’s poster and essay contest, centered on the event’s theme of “Working for Justice Everywhere.” Our own Sue Mattison, Dean of the College of Professional Studies, will offer brief remarks and present the awards for grades K-3, and several other faculty and staff members will play central roles in presenting the celebration. The event concludes with a free community lunch, so come on out. Read more details.

Community, UW-Green Bay celebrate life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Brown County community came together to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 19, marking the occasion with art, song and reflections.

UW-Green Bay is a major sponsor for the annual community celebration, held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Numerous faculty and staff members served on the event planning committee or were part of the program, including Chancellor Tom Harden, who offered personal reflections and presented poster and essay contest awards to students in grades K-3. Education Prof. James Coates delivered a stirring rendition of King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, while Juliet Cole, Associate Director of the Institute for Learning Partnership, both coordinated the annual poster/essay contest and danced with the Nia African and African-American Dancers and Drummers.

Other involved faculty and staff included faculty members Jolanda Sallmann and Francis Akakpo (Social Work); Gaurav Bansal and Mussie Teclezion (Business Administration); Prof. Emeritus Judy Martin (Social Work); and staff members Juliet Cole (Institute for Learning Partnership) and committee co-chair Kelly McBride (University Communication).

The theme for the 2013 celebration was “Advancing the Dream Together: What is my Role?” and students in grades K-12 were invited to address this theme in posters, poetry and essays reflecting on the life and legacy of Dr. King. More information about the annual event is available at www.browncomlk.org.

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In the news: UWGB-sponsored MLK event draws crowds, media

The Brown County community celebration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was well attended and well covered in the local media Saturday, as hundreds gathered at NWTC. As we told you last week, UW-Green Bay is a major sponsor for the event, and numerous faculty and staff members serve on the planning committee that organizes it. Chancellor Tom Harden addressed attendees and handed out poster and essay contest awards for grades K-3, while Juliet Cole, associate director of the Institute for Learning Partnership, coordinated that contest and performed with the Nia African and African-American Dancers and Drummers. Education Prof. James Coates delivered his stirring rendition of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and several other faculty and staff members either participated in or attended the event. A summary of local media coverage is as follows:
Green Bay Press-Gazette
WBAY News
Fox 11 News

In the news: MLK event, co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay, gets Fox-11 airtime

We told you the other day about the community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birth, taking place from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday (Jan. 19) at NWTC. UW-Green Bay is a major sponsor for the event, and numerous faculty and staff members have been working to prepare for the 18th annual program. Starting early Wednesday (Jan. 16), Fox 11’s “Good Day Wisconsin” show aired three live segments previewing the celebration, with dancers, poster and essay contest entries and reflections on Dr. King’s legacy. Our own Juliet Cole, associate director of UW-Green Bay’s Institute for Learning Partnership, was interviewed during the first segment, before the Nia drummers — part of the UW-Green Bay and community group Nia dancers — took the stage for a preview performance. Check out all three live segments below, and look for a fourth taped segment Saturday morning on “Good Day Wisconsin.” We’ve also linked to our press release, in case you missed it the other day. Hope to see you there!
Fox 11 – Good Day Wisconsin
UW-Green Bay News

UW-Green Bay is major sponsor for MLK event, set for Saturday

As we have for years, UW-Green Bay is set to play a fundamental role in Saturday’s (Jan. 19) Brown County Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at NWTC. The University is a major sponsor for this awesome annual event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Student Center at NWTC. Chancellor Tom Harden will offer remarks during the celebration, and present prizes for grades K-3 in the annual MLK poster and essay contest. Prof. Jim Coates will give his stirring rendition of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which is a not-to-be-missed highlight. Also on tap are entertainment and poignant reflections — not to mention a delicious luncheon at program’s end. The event is free and open to the public. Click the link below for further details, and catch the MLK crew at 5:45, 6:45, 7:15 and 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 16), when “Good Day Wisconsin” will preview the program with live segments. Read more.

More on MLK: Faculty, staff serve on organizing committee
Several UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members serve on the MLK event planning committee, including faculty members Jolanda Sallmann and Francis Akakpo (Social Work); Gaurav Bansal and Mussie Teclezion (Business Administration); Prof. Emeritus Judy Martin (Social Work); and staff members Juliet Cole (Institute for Learning Partnership) and committee co-chair Kelly McBride (University Communication). UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students helped judge the poster and essay contest entries with colleagues from NWTC and St. Norbert.

UW-Green Bay a major sponsor for Brown County MLK celebration Jan. 19

Community members from throughout Northeastern Wisconsin are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 18th annual community celebration of his birth Saturday, Jan. 19 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 2740 W. Mason St.

The event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon, will feature music, dancing, food, and reflections on King’s message. Organizers also will distribute awards for the annual K-12 poster, essay and poetry contest, which asks area students to reflect on the 2013 program’s theme, “Advancing the Dream Together: What is my role?”

NWTC, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, US Bank and Schreiber Foods are major sponsors for the event, which is organized by a community committee that also includes members from St. Norbert College and elsewhere. The celebration is free and open to the public.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden will offer brief remarks during the event, and will hand out poster and essay contest awards for the kindergarten through grade 3 category. Associate Education Prof. James Coates will present Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” offering a stirring, heartfelt reading that is always an event highlight. Several UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members serve on the MLK event planning committee, including faculty members Jolanda Sallmann and Francis Akakpo (Social Work); Gaurav Bansal and Mussie Teclezion (Business Administration); Prof. Emeritus Judy Martin (Social Work); and staff members Juliet Cole (Institute for Learning Partnership) and committee co-chair Kelly McBride (University Communication). UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students helped judge the poster and essay contest entries with colleagues from NWTC and St. Norbert.

The event will also feature remarks by community and educational leaders, dance performances by the Hmong, Nia and Lasya Dancers, a rendition of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” and the Oneida Hymn Singers also will perform. You can get a sneak peek at the event Wednesday (Jan. 16) morning on WLUK, Fox 11’s “Good Day Wisconsin.” The program will air live segments on the MLK event at 5:45, 6:45, 7:15 and 8:15 a.m.

For more information on the event, visit www.browncomlk.org, check out “Brown County MLK” on Facebook or follow @BrownCountyMLK on Twitter.

Early notice on MLK observance Jan. 19, student contest

It’s not too early to mark your calendars…. UW-Green Bay is an annual co-sponsor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration, to be held this winter from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Student Center at NWTC on Green Bay’s west side. The theme for this year’s celebration, the 18th annual, is “Advancing the Dream Together: What is My Role?” As always, a youth posters/essays/poems contest is open to all K-12 students in Brown County. For details on the Jan. 19 event or the contest, consult http://www.browncomlk.org/.

In the news: Newspaper, TV coverage of community MLK event

The Green Bay Press-Gazette and three of the four area TV news stations covered Saturday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. community celebration, held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. UW-Green Bay was a major sponsor for the event, which included remarks from Provost Julia Wallace, a vocal performance from student Erin S. Zimmerman and a stirring rendition of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech from Prof. James Coates, Education. A brief article about the celebration, along with winning entries from the annual MLK K-12 poster and essay contest, were featured in Sunday’s Press-Gazette. WLUK, Fox 11 linked to its story online.
You can see both here: Green Bay Press-Gazette | WLUK-TV Fox 11