A total of 54 employees, friends and family participated on the UW-Green Bay team as part of the 2015 Bellin Run Corporate Challenge. Overall, UWGB was 10th out of 61 Corporate Challenge teams. (Incidentally, fast finishers included lecturer Michael Holstead of Humanistic Studies who covered the 6.2 miles in 39 minutes and Lea Truttmann of Student Life, 49 minutes and change.) For more on UW-Green Bay finishers, go to the fine HR blog.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Intertribal Student Council will present the 2015 UW-Green Bay Pow Wow from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Kress Events Center on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.
The event, which is free and open to the public, attracts participants and spectators from across Wisconsin and surrounding states.
It will include grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., as well as a no-cost feast at 5 p.m. at the Mauthe Center on campus. M&J Catering will provide food for the feast.
The theme for the 2015 Pow Wow is “Honoring the Family,” and the event will include a smoke dance special and men’s traditional special. Other honor dances will be held to recognize UW-Green Bay students, UW-Green Bay alumni and others.
The host drum for the event is Midnite Express, a well-known award-winning drum out of Minneapolis. Three invited drums include one youth drum, Tomahawk Circle (from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe band), to honor all ages of the family. The other two are Eagle Singers and Str8 Across (Menominee).
The master of ceremonies will be Marin ‘Mark’ Denning of the Oneida Nation, and Tyler Defoe (Oneida) is arena director for the event. The Pow Wow’s female head dancers are Antoinette Lester (Oneida, Memoninee) and Kesekokiw Grignon (Oneida, Menominee). The male head dancer is Matthew Lester (Navaho). The color guard unit from the Wisconsin Indian Veterans Association’s Oneida Chamber will bring in the flags during each grand entry.
Sponsors for the Pow Wow include UW-Green Bay’s Intertribal Student Council, SUFAC, Office of the Provost, American Intercultural Center, First Nations Studies Program, Dean of Students Office, Office of Student Life, the Diversity Taskforce, Common Theme Committee, Stockbridge-Munsee Community and Oneida Nationa Tourism.
After a day filled with intense debate, the University of Michigan reversed course late Wednesday night and decided to show the movie “American Sniper” at its originally scheduled time and place. An earlier decision to cancel the showing drew criticism from some quarters. The Detroit Free Press reports the university’s student life office had dropped the planned showing of the Iraq War movie after students, mostly Muslim and/or Arab, complained the film was offensive and threatening to diverse audiences. The drive, which included a letter signed by hundreds of fellow students, led the university’s Center for Campus Involvement to pull the film from its lineup of UMix events, and replace it with a screening of the less controversial movie “Paddington.”
Meanwhile, at UW-Green Bay…
This week’s Hollywood movie on the campus CheapSeats series is “American Sniper.” Multiple showings are scheduled through Sunday in the Union’s Christie Theatre. For times, see the calendar.
An overflow audience of about 175 turned out Monday night (April 6) for a lecture/discussion featuring nationally known media critic and feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian.
Sarkeesian shared with her Phoenix Room audience a message she has been promoting through a series of online videos for her non-profit, Feminist Frequency, in interviews with outlets including “Nightline,” “The Colbert Report” and the New York Times, and in lectures at conferences and campuses. She criticizes both the widespread stereotyping she sees in the portrayal of female game characters and the relative lack of positive female characters. She also talks about being the target of threats and online harassment by those who believe “that gaming is a male-dominated space” and who resent her campaign to exert pressure on the industry.
Sarkeesian did a lengthy Q&A as part of her 90-minute slide-and-video-illustrated program, which was titled “Navigating the Gendered Minefield of Online Harrassment.” Her visit to UW-Green Bay was sponsored by the student chapter of the Psi Chi psychology honors society, Student Life and the Women’s and Gender Studies academic program.
Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist video game blogger and media critic, will speak on the topic of “Navigating the Gendered Minefield of Online Harassment” at 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, April 6) in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. An activist in deconstructing what she describes as the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture, she has developed a national reputation for speaking out against the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces, and what is often seen as misogyny of video game culture. She says she has received online threats because of her views. Her appearance at UW-Green Bay is sponsored by Student Life and the academic program in Women’s and Gender Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday (Feb. 18) is Chocolate Fest. Drop in anytime between 4 and 5:30 p.m. in the Leona Cloud Commons. Get your tickets at the UTIC. It is only $1 and you get cake pop, cookies, brownies, fudge, scones, and more! The highlight is that you get to make your own s’mores. “While supplies last so get your ticket now!” Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.
Plan now for one of the busiest Phoenix Fridays of the semester. Be part of the excitement of Phoenix basketball with the men’s game at the Resch Center on Friday night. The uncharacteristic 6 pm start time is to accommodate an ESPN 2 broadcast. It is also Menominee Casino Hat Giveaway. Cheap Seats this weekend features “Horrible Bosses II” at the Christie Theatre. The Phoenix Bookstore is offering 20 percent off school supplies on Friday, and A’viands is offering a 10 percent discount to anyone wearing Phoenix gear. Expect action Friday night when “Superheroes” take over the University Union for UWGB Nites. More basketball on Saturday when the Phoenix women host their annual Prevea PinkZone game at the Kress Center at 1 p.m. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN3. Bring the kids in your life to “Sid the Science Kid: Live” at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Weidner Center. Banjo players Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform at the Weidner, Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The Thirty-Fourth Annual University Leadership Awards Program is issuing its last call for nominations. Forms are currently available in the Office of Student Life, UU150, or nomination may be emailed. The deadline to submit names for consideration is Friday, Feb. 6, at 4:30 p.m.
Nominations may be submitted for:
Chancellor’s Leadership Medallions
University Leadership Awards
Outstanding Student Award
Student Organization of the Year
Student Organization Service Project of the Year
Questions? Please contact Tina Tackmier in Student Life at 2220.
Heart disease and stroke are the cause of death for approximately 1 in 3 women. Yet, 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Join faculty, staff and students at UW-Green Bay in wearing red to raise awareness, and partaking of healthy activities this week in celebration of national “Go Red Week.”
Events on campus:
• Tuesday (Feb. 3) — Blood Pressure Checks, noon to 1 p.m., booth on lower level of the Union, provided by Health Services
• Wednesday (Feb. 4) — Heart Healthy Experience, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Leona Cloud Commons. Come sample heart healthy-foods including black bean brownies and apple craisin salad provided by A’viands
• Thursday (Feb. 5) — Go Red Poker Walk from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Register in the Office of Student Life to start your mile walk around campus. Finish with a chance to win prizes, T-shirts available for participants while supplies last. Also, Zumba at 9 p.m. in the Kress Events Center that evening
• Friday (Feb. 6) — National Go Red Day! Wear red to show support and be part of our Photo Op at noon in the Kress Events Center arena… “we will make the largest human heart we possibly can and submit the picture to the heart associations photo contest. We should be done within 20 minutes.”
All week pick up information and your red dress pin at the booth located in the lower level of the Union. If you know of anyone who is a heart disease or stroke survivor make sure to grab the pin with the paper heart behind it to symbolize survival. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life at 465-2720.
Know a student who would make a great Ambassador? Approximately 30 students serve as University Ambassadors each year, supporting the University’s outreach efforts to prospective and newly enrolled students through Campus Preview Days, Registration and Resources and Orientation. They also conduct campus tours, serve on student panels and assist with official University functions and Alumni Association events. Please encourage students to apply for this highly regarded position. Students can learn more about the position by stopping by the Ambassador booth at OrgSmorg from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Phoenix Room. Applications are available at a number of locations, including www.uwgb.edu/student-life/employment/student.asp and at the Office of Student Life (Union 150). The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16. Questions? Contact Ambassador directors Sarah Wanek and Cody VonRuden at 465-2894 or email@example.com, or the Office of Student Life at 465-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.