UW-Green Bay in top 30 for Campus Pride’s 2018 ‘Best of the Best’ list

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been selected for Campus Pride’s “Best of the Best” list again, this year. In order to be included in the “Best of the Best” listing, an institution had to score the highest percentages in the LGBTQ-friendly benchmarks for policies, programs and practices.

Campus Pride is a national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups. The Campus Pride Index, which currently rates 330+ campuses, is the premier national benchmarking tool which self-assesses LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices. The tool is free of charge and can be found online at CampusPrideIndex.org.

The mission of the Pride Center at UW-Green Bay is to identify and respond to the concerns and needs of LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and their allies; to provide high-quality support services that contribute to the academic and personal growth of LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and allies; and to offer a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for LGBTQ people and their allies.

The Pride Center is located in Room 153 in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, and its hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Contact the Pride Center at pridecenter@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-2167. The Director of the Pride Center is Stacie Christian. Ph. D. The Pride Center at UW-Green Bay also offers LGBTQ resources as well as organizations and social groups on-campus.

UW-Green Bay also offers Safe and Inclusive Living (SAIL), which is a campus housing alternative in which two or more students mutually agree to share a university apartment composed of individual bedrooms regardless of the occupant’s sex, gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. Through SAIL, UW-Green Bay ensures that all on-campus residents can feel safe and welcome in their residential community. Learn more about SAIL.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Purchase tickets now for Rocky Horror Picture Show, Manitowoc Campus

University Theatre at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will perform “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this fall. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27. Tickets are now available. “The Rocky Horror Show” is a cult classic. “Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” “A socko wacko weirdo rock concert.”

Serious Fun podcast recording with guest Carli Ihde

New ‘Serious Fun’ podcast episode: Carr interviews artist Ihde

Serious Fun Podcast Art
Serious Fun Podcast

“Serious Fun,” the Phoenix Studios podcast with UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication, Information Science) that examines the media that shapes and reflects our lives, has a new episode featuring guest comic book artist and illustrator Carli Ihde. The episode was recorded live at the Brown County Library Comic-Con event that took place at the Central Library on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Listen to the new episode.

For all the shows in Phoenix Studios, UW-Green Bay’s podcast network, visit www.uwgb.edu/podcasts.

ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett to be performed at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, Nov. 14-17, 2018

GREEN BAY — ENDGAME, a one-act play written by Samuel Becket, will be performed on Nov. 14-17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre, 1 University Drive, Sheboygan, on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. Tickets are now on sale.

EndgameDirected by Assistant Prof. Thomas Campbell, Samuel Beckett’s 1957 one-act play is a bizarre and wonderful exploration of life, death, past, present, future, nothing and everything. This play, following the success of “Waiting for Godot,” helped to solidify Beckett as one of history’s most successful playwrights. Beckett’s absurdism and existentialist angst is on full display as Hamm recounts (probably) his relationship with Clov.

Tickets are free for all current UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus students with a valid ID. Students can reserve their ticket by emailing Assistant Prof. Thomas Campbell (Communications, Theatre Arts) at thomas.campbell@uwc.edu or by picking up their ticket the night of the show at the box office in the Fine Arts Lobby. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for seniors (ages 65+) and non-UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus students. A small service fee is charged for all online sales. Tickets can be purchased online.

The mission of the University Theatre is to bring thought-provoking plays that challenge all participants to see and engage with the world around us. Supported by students and community members, the University Theatre welcomes anyone to audition for shows as well as help with the many backstage opportunities. To learn more about the University Theatre or to volunteer, please contact Assistant Prof. Thomas Campbell by email at thomas.campbell@uwc.edu or by phone at 920-459-6677. Stay connected to the University Theatre by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Wisconsin students can get free help completing the FAFSA application at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

GREEN BAY – Wisconsin students can get free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at College Goal Wisconsin event hosted by UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, beginning at 6 p.m. in Founders Hall. The presentation will be in Room F166 with assistance in the two computer labs (F139 and F133).

Financial aid professionals and other educators volunteer at the event to help students and their families complete the FAFSA.

Anyone planning to pursue a postsecondary education in the 2019-20 academic year should complete a FAFSA. That includes high school seniors, continuing college students, transfer students and adult students considering pursuing higher education. The FAFSA is the form that must be submitted in order to be considered for federal and state financial aid including grants and loans.

Students pursuing post-secondary education in 2019-20 could access the FAFSA beginning Oct. 1, 2018. In addition to getting professional help, attendees will have the opportunity to enter a scholarship drawing.

Media requests are welcome to assist in spreading the College Goal Wisconsin opportunity.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus (formerly UW-Manitowoc) has served the lakeshore of eastern Wisconsin for more than 50 years, helping generations of students to start their path toward a bachelor’s degree. Nestled on 40 acres along the breathtaking Lake Michigan shoreline, the Manitowoc Campus offers hands-on instruction from internationally respected professors and a start on more than 200 academic programs within the UW System. Community members enjoy concerts and lectures, attend art and theater performances and cheer for their favorite athletic teams. The campus and community celebrated the opening of a $7-million renovation project in February 2018 featuring state-of-the-art updates to the library, a new science commons and renovations to art studios, science labs and classrooms. The campus is part of the four-campus university with locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

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