The Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review is now available. The magazine is published by the Brown County Historical Society in close collaboration with UW-Green Bay. Associate Prof. David Voelker (Humanities and History) is the editor-in-chief and served as the current issue’s editor. Professor Toni Damkoehler (Design Arts) was the art director for the issue. In addition to the countless contributions made by UW-Green Bay design students and editorial interns, the issue includes an article on local political cartoonist Lyle Lahey by Associate Prof. Alison Staudinger (Democracy and Justice Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science) and an article on a Twitter-based reenactment in Associate Prof. Jon Shelton’s history class of the Great Green Bay Fire, written by current students Emily Wolf and Doug Higgins.
Save the date! On Thursday, August 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. First National Bank & Trust is hosting the “Taste of Tenth” event. Great food, including desserts, entertainment and prizes, can be expected. Music will be provided by Goodfellas and all funds raised benefit scholarships for local students attending NWTC or UW-Marinette! The address is 3805 Tenth St., Menominee.
This year’s 24th annual Black Harvest Film Festival features “Chi-Town,” a documentary following UW-Green Bay alumnus and basketball star Keifer Sykes ’15 (Communication) from his senior year of high school to four years of college basketball. The producer, Nick Budabin, met Sykes in Chicago while producing a documentary on Oprah Winfrey. Budabin decided Sykes was an ideal subject for a documentary, and Sykes was interested in following the footsteps of Arthur Agee, who was in the film Hoop Dreams by Steve James. Read the full story on Chicago Reader.
Prints from the Really Big Prints event at UW-Manitowoc are featured at the Rahr-West Museum of Art, Manitowoc, until September 16. The closing reception is 1 to 4 p.m.
On Monday, July 30, 2018 a motorist sustained injuries after being shot by a van driver on I-95 after what appeared to be a road rage incident. UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) explains that “the fact that it’s inherently dangerous means that people, whether they realize it or not, are kind of always on edge.” According to Martin, the same concept can be applied to other situations. Read the full story at Delaware online.
Katie Koerper, a 2018 St. Croix Central graduate, is the newest walk-on addition to Green Bay’s volleyball team. “Once I went on my visit, I decided it was where I wanted to go,” she says about UW-Green Bay. Koerper says that playing Division I volleyball has been her dream for a long time. Read the full story on New Richmond News.
The 1MillionCups Green Bay community asks you to join them, Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in providing positive and constructive feedback to these young entrepreneurs who have been working with local teacher Denise McFarlin this summer on their businesses. 1MCGB is organized by UW-Green Bay lecturer of entrepreneurship Ryan Kauth, UW-Green Bay alumnus Luke Chambers ’18 (Business Administration), and UW-Green Bay student Melina Groleau. 1MCGB takes place the second Wednesday of every month at the Rise & Grind co-working space on the third floor of the Brown County Central Library and features presentations by several inspiring entrepreneurs. Enter on Pine Street. These same young entrepreneurs will be in Leicht Park on Wednesday, August 22, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the first annual Green Bay Children’s Business Fair.
Don’t miss out on upcoming alumni and friends events:
Bullfrogs baseball and alumni tailgate, August 12 at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m
Door County get-together at The Cookery, September 26 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, go to the Alumni Association blog.