As part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary celebration, more than 300 students, faculty and staff will participate in Make a Difference Day activities Friday and Saturday (Oct. 23 and 24). Friday afternoon work sites include Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Baird Creek, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Green Bay Botanical Garden. Also, a large number of students will be taking part in the Volunteer Center’s “Neighborhood Volunteer Connection” — hand-delivering thousands of letters throughout Green Bay in an effort to recruit volunteers who will in turn assist seniors and people with disabilities remain independent and in their homes. For more detail.
As part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary celebration, more than 300 students, faculty and staff will participate in Make a Difference Day activities, Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24. The UWGB contingent will volunteer hundreds of hours of service Friday, October 23 at a number of sites in the community between 1 and 4 p.m. including Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Baird Creek, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Green Bay Botanical Garden. Also, a large number of students will be taking part in the Volunteer Center’s “Neighborhood Volunteer Connection” — hand-delivering thousands of letters throughout Green Bay in an effort to recruit volunteers who will in turn assist seniors and people with disabilities remain independent and in their homes longer. Those participating will receive transportation to and from campus. Volunteers return to the University Union at 4 p.m. for a celebration and refreshments, with a short program that includes comments from UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, UWGB student Sierra Spaulding, and The Volunteer Center Coordinator Michael Schwartz-Oscar. The program emceed by UWGB Dean of Students Brenda Amenson-Hill. Campus members also had an opportunity to volunteer directly through The Volunteer Center for Saturday’s activities. For details, visit the UWGB Make a Difference Day page.
Justin Mallett of the American Intercultural Center and others on campus are working with Green Bay Transit on a survey of current UW-Green Bay students and their future preferences regarding bus routes and stops, and potential shuttle routes of interest to the student population. You can check out the survey here.
Prevea Sports Medicine and the Kress Center are teaming up to host “College Health 101: Healthy Body, Better Mind” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 22) at the Kress’s Special Events Room. The student-oriented seminar will touch on healthy eating and meal planning, symptoms of general illnesses and when to see a physician, illness prevention, stress and responsible financial strategies. Students should pre-register.
Media outlets descended on campus earlier this week to solicit opinions on a proposal by two state legislators to loosen state law that prohibits concealed-carry permit holders from carrying weapons inside public university and college buildings. UW System President Ray Cross and System chancellors have expressed concern about the proposal. Among students, at least here at UW-Green Bay, sentiment is mixed.
Fox 11 reporter Bill Miston, in fact, talked to a student who is forming a concealed-carry advocacy group here.
Press-Gazette reporter Patti Zarling found most students and staff she talked to lining up against the proposal.
TV-2 had coverage.
Also, Wisconsin Public Radio’s news site quotes student government leaders skeptical of the proposal at Eau Claire, Stout and Milwaukee (although not Green Bay, even though the beautiful landscape photo accompanying the text is from our campus).
How much more elite will UW-Madison become now that a cap on the number of nonresident students it can enroll has been lifted? It won’t, Chancellor Rebecca Blank assured the UW System Board of Regents Friday as they voted to approve her proposal to waive the 27.5 percent cap and let UW-Madison take more out-of-state students. That’s the lead to Capital Times news coverage.
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.
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.
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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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.