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Student groups host World Food Day, author talk

Several student groups at UW-Green Bay will celebrate World Food Day on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Phoenix Rooms with events highlighting whole food choices and local farmers in the Green Bay area. The keynote speaker is author and advocate Mark Schatzker, whose book The Dorito Effect argues that high-processed, chemically enhanced, artificially flavored foods have risen, at least in part, because natural foods have gradually “lost flavor” over the years with the rush to higher, faster yields. His talk concludes a full day of activities including:
Panel discussion — Beginning at 1 p.m., a panel of local farmers and restaurant owners will share their stories 
• Food, Health, and Sustainability Expo — from 3 to 6 p.m.
• Farm to table dinner — Beginning at 5 p.m., a free dinner will be prepared and served by the Dietetics Health and Fitness Club
Mark Schatzker keynote — from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by locally sourced desserts and refreshments.

Hammering homelessness

The UWGB chapter of Habitat for Humanity is having an Alumni Build as part of Alumni Days in October. They have an extra reason to celebrate — 20 consecutive years as a college chapter. Former Dean of Enrollment Services Mike Stearney provided a glimpse of where 20 years has taken hundreds of students and the families they have served.


UWGB connections provide heavy lifting for art event

UW-Green Bay art faculty member Professor Christine Style, as well as a number of UWGB alumni, staff and current students, found a unique way to put ink on paper recently — a multi-ton steamroller.

The Steamroller Print event on September 5-6 was part of a multifaceted “Exquisite Corpse” project organized by Hardy Gallery in Ephraim, Wis. with Style’s guidance.

The Village of Ephraim steamroller was used as a giant printing press, rolling over the inked boards to transfer an image onto paper to create six-foot high printed figures. Twenty artists carved woodblocks for the steamroller print event included eight UWGB students and alumni along with other Door County artists.

In addition to guiding the steamroller prints, Style was the project organizer for a the Exquisite Corpse Print Exchange. Style solicited and recruited 28 Wisconsin artists from throughout the state to design and produce an original print edition of either the head, torso, waist or legs section — later to be randomly combined to complete seven 44-inch high full figures that are on display in The Hardy Gallery.

Digital images of the exchange prints were then used by Prof. Style to design and produce interactive flipbooks that are for sale at The Hardy Gallery. “The Exquisite Corpse Head-to-Toe and End-to-End” exhibit continues through October 13 at The Hardy Gallery on the Anderson Dock. One full set of 28 11″ x 15″ original prints are now part of the UWGB Printmaking Collection.

“Exquisite corpse” is an early 20th century parlor game by which images are collectively created with each artist knowing only his or her part and where to meet up with the other parts.

UWGB artists who participated in the event were current students Brian Galloway and Natalie Vann, and former UWGB students Billy Wenner, Gena Selby, Donna Bensen, Philip Enderby, Brandon Langer, Nadia Juhnke and Chad Peters. UWGB alumni and art instructors Johanna Winters, Danica Oudeans and Don Kroumpos, and UWGB Arts Management graduate Anne Soderlund, an intern at The Hardy Gallery, also worked with the group.


Photos contributed by Dennis Connolly and Scott Roberts

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LGBTQA+ advocates plan Coming Out Day statement

Assistant Prof. Joel A. Muraco shares word of plans to raise awareness and visibility of UW-Green Bay’s diverse LGBTQA+ community in anticipation of National Coming Out Day in mid-October. Muraco says he’s working with the Pride Center on an initiative celebrating how diverse and inclusive the campus is with regard to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied (LGBTQA+) community.
The intent is to publish a full-page message in the Fourth Estate listing all out and proud LGBTQA+ individuals at UW-Green Bay who support the initiative. Those who would like to add their name and information to the effort should do so by Oct. 1, no later than 5 p.m. You can access the statement and sign on in support. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dr. Joel Muraco.

Open to all: Sept. 29 webinar on ‘Autism Disorders and Student Success’

Open to campus is a live webinar titled “Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Preparing Students to Transition to College and Succeed.” Those interested may participate at UW-Green Bay on Tuesday (Sept. 29), from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the IS 1034 Distance Learning Room. This webinar will identify the range of individual characteristics displayed by students on the Autism Spectrum, explain what happened to Asperger’s Syndrome, and review the challenges of college life for students with ASD. Participants will learn practical strategies to assist, coach, and support students on the Autism Spectrum as they transition to living independently and are stretched academically, socially, and personally.

College Republicans, Democrats sit down with TV-5

Nice job by the respective UW-Green Bay chapter presidents of the College Democrats and College Republicans Wednesday afternoon. Students Jacob Immel and Alexander Girard appeared live, on-set, with WFRV-TV 5’s 4 o’clock news host Kris Schuller to offer a student perspective on this week’s big presidential candidate debate. The student Dems posted a from-the-screen recording of the segment on their Facebook page.

Bash in the Stacks 2015

Putting to rest the stale notion that modern libraries are always quiet and serious — the award-winning Cofrin Library hosted more than 600 students Thursday evening (Sept. 10) for its annual, informal open house, Bash in the Stacks. The library was at full staff, with help from Student Ambassadors and a few other staff members to oversee the fun, food and games.

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Free self-defense class for students

UW-Green Bay Public Safety is offering a free self-defense workshop for any UWGB student Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Kress Event Center Special Events Room. The hands-on training will provide self-defense tips and instruction in strikes, kicks and ground defense techniques, and opportunities to use the trained techniques to respond to a simulated “attack.” The session is limited to the first 16 participants, so advance registration via email is required, and a waiver MUST be signed at the session. If you know students who would like to sign up, have them email Officer Chad Kleman.

Student credited with life-saving action in tree mishap

A student employee is being praised for helping save a UWGB staff member pinned beneath a tree last Tuesday morning (Aug. 18) as the two were cleaning storm debris from an arboretum trail.

The student, Samantha R. Braaten, was out with co-worker Dan Koetz, an arboretum specialist with the Facilities Management division, at about 9:30 a.m. to clear a fallen tree blocking a path near Mahon Creek on the south side of campus. When the tree shifted, campus police say, it landed across Koetz’s neck and upper body, making it difficult for him to breathe.

Braaten tried lifting the section of the trunk (about a foot in diameter) and used branches as levers to begin to relieve the pressure, and then dialed for help. As Braaten continued to keep the full weight off Koetz, facilities workers Lyle Uitenbroek and Nathan Rusch arrived. When the three still couldn’t free Koetz by lifting, Rusch grabbed a chain saw and began to cut sections away. Braaten then flagged down Public Safety officers Chad Kleman and David Jones, arriving on the scene.

Freed from under the tree, Koetz remained conscious but reported pain, and was transported by Green Bay Fire and Rescue responders. He was released from the hospital later that day. Both Police Chief Tom Kujawa and Facilities Director Paul Pinktson commended all involved in the rescue, especially the student, Braaten, for her potentially life-saving actions. Braaten, a political science major from Suamico, earned the Chancellor’s Medallion and her diploma earlier this summer.