Call for UW-Green Bay student art!

Please pass along to student artists… UW-Green Bay’s Lawton gallery put out a call for participation in the 46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Any student enrolled at any of the four UW-Green Bay campuses during the 2018 fall semester is eligible to present, regardless of year in school or major. Any media or combination of media including, but not limited to: painting, drawing, print making, photography and photo-derived processes, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry/metals, textiles and handmade paper is accepted.

For more information, see the exhibition details (pdf).

To participate, complete and submit the Juried Exhibition Entry Form (pdf).

Save the date:

46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Nov. 15 to Dec. 13, 2018

Juror’s Lecture: Wednesday, Nov. 8
Juror: Frank Juarez, Curator, Frank Juarez Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 15, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Alumni Roundtable (Career in Spanish), Oct. 18

Signature and Cultural Events Coordinator candidate presentations begin today

Please join the Office of Student Life for open forum presentations from the Signature and Cultural Events Coordinator position candidates. Each candidate will address the impacts of signature events to students’ experience and success.

This new position will be responsible for Commencement and will coordinate culturally focused programs such as Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month and other key cultural programs. Resumes will be available at each session.

Tuesday, Oct. 16  (1 to 2 p.m., Union World Unity A) – Courtney Cottrell, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, Oct. 23  (1 to 2 p.m., Union 103/Alumni Room) – Nicole Micolichek, Indiana University South Bend

Thursday, Oct. 25  (1 to 2 p.m., Union 103/Alumni Room ) – Megan DuFrane-Groose, UW-Stout

Reminder: Lakeshore Wind Ensemble celebrates 35 years, Oct. 20

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (LWE) will be kicking off its 35th Anniversary Season, “Celebrating 35 Years of Music on the Lakeshore,” on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The event will take place at the Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc at 7:30 p.m. with “Music of the Masters, conducted by Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Conductor and Music Director Marc Sackman and Conductor Emeritus Michael J. Arendt, and will feature alto saxophone soloist David Lovrien. Lovrien is a staff arranger and webmaster for the Dallas Winds in Dallas, Texas. See the full LWE schedule, here.

 

 

Reminder: Wine and Girl Scout Cookie pairing event tonight (Oct. 16)

Hosted by UW-Green Bay and Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, a Girl Scout Wine & Cookie pairing event will be held at the Signature Lounge in the Weidner Center on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The short program begins at 5 p.m. This event provides the opportunity to learn more about the Girl Scouts organization. Kelli Strickland, executive and artistic director of the Weidner Center, will be speaking at the event. Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this event.

UW-Green Bay and The Farmory to open first commercial year-round fish hatchery

Green Bay, Wis. — In unique partnership with biologists from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, The Farmory plans to open Wisconsin’s first research-based, full-scale year-round commercial fish hatchery this winter.

The first of its kind in the state, the partnership combines UW-Green Bay’s faculty and student expertise, along with the The Farmory’s innovative indoor vertical aquaponics system and large hatchery space. Fresh, locally-grown perch will once again be available to area restaurants and provide opportunities for local commercial fish entrepreneurs.

Exceptional community support and a grant from the WiSys Technology Foundation have jump-started the project, most notably the hiring of fish biologist Ken Webb, an associate researcher at UW-Green Bay, and often referred to as The Farmory’s “Fish Guy.” Webb’s leadership and expertise in the aquaculture industry allows for potential development of new intellectual property from the hatchery project, and will position The Farmory as a regional center of excellence in the aquaculture and indoor AgTech industries.

Fish are a mainstay in the area, especially the famed Friday night fish fry. Yet the majority of fish in local restaurants are imported. “For a variety of reasons, the Lake Michigan yellow perch population has plummeted and commercial fishing of this and other species have deteriorated,” says Claire Thompson, Executive Director of The Farmory in downtown Green Bay. “We believe this partnership with UW-Green Bay will spur the aquaculture industry, provide a collaborative venue for entrepreneurs looking to test new technologies in indoor agriculture, and bolster the local food supply chain.”

The partnership between a public institution and non-profit organization is remarkable. The Farmory staff and volunteers will literally work side-by-side with UW-Green Bay’s biological science experts, creating a real living laboratory for applied research and the ability to commercialize innovative technology. Webb is tasked with using modern aquaculture techniques to create a perch hatchery that is efficient and environmentally stable. “(Perch) fingerlings that are bio-secure and sustainable year-round give us the ability to teach and allow farmers to produce fish commercially,” says Webb, whose background includes introducing new species with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) in Seattle. “It’s very uncommon to see this type of hand-in-hand operation, especially in the same building, where the direct link between hatchery and research allows us to see what’s working and not working in real-time,” says Webb. “Through this unique partnership, we can empower anyone with the tools needed to successfully raise their own food and know exactly how and where their food comes from.”

Students in UW-Green Bay’s Biology program are already immersed in local aquaculture education and it continues to grow. Majors related to fisheries, aquaculture, environmental engineering technology and nutrition are expanding on campus and more and more students are interested. “Our biology majors have increased substantially over the past years related to fisheries,” says UW-Green Bay’s Dean of Science, Engineering and Technology, John Katers. “The Farmory partnership will give students another opportunity to have direct involvement with cutting edge research and the development of innovative intellectual property within the aquaculture industry.”

Webb believes that aquaculture is the future of agriculture, “…but the United States is lagging far, far, far behind the rest of the world in developing the industry.” He believes the collaboration with The Farmory is an opportunity to help advance the culture of a species (perch) and an industry, in a region that is ripe for it. Despite all of the water in Wisconsin and the demand for fish products, “…there is still a pitifully small aquaculture industry here,” states Webb. “I hope to be a part of changing that.”

The 500,000 fingerlings expected to be produced and sold within the hatchery to fish farmers throughout the region will also have a positive impact on the quality of the more than 100,000 pounds of greens produced each year. “Wisconsin is known for its expertise in the dairy tech industry,” says Thompson. “this partnership showcases the latest technology in the agricultural sector, specifically aquaculture and indoor vertical aquaponics, generating new ideas, testing these ideas, teaching and working with entrepreneurs to further local knowledge and business.”

Story by freelance writer Kristin Bouchard ’93

About The Farmory
The Farmory is a campaign to create a model of agricultural innovation that reimagines the use of indoor urban spaces and provides our community with opportunities to cultivate healthy, sustainable livelihoods. By converting an empty former armory building into a 20,000 square foot indoor vertical aquaponics farm, this non-profit will inspire a new generation of local students, volunteers and area residents to further their education and seek careers in STEM and sustainable agriculture, as well as upskill individuals with challenging life circumstances to support their entry or re-entry to the workforce through apprenticeships and defined work experiences. The Farmory’s goal is to build a dynamic and diverse food system, where indoor farming plays an integral role in bolstering the physical, environmental and economic health of our communities.

About WiSys
WiSys was established in 2000 and is an independent, nonprofit supporting organization for the UW System whose mission is to support the creation and transfer of innovations from the University of Wisconsin System to the marketplace.

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.

 

Professional development workshop set for Tuesday, Oct. 30

Professional development workshops are offered through the Small Business Development Center of UW-Green Bay’s 2018-2019 Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. The workshop “Effective Communication” is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. Cost of this workshop includes instruction, material, DISC assessment, morning refreshments and lunch. For more information on registration, visit their website, email sbdc@uwgb.edu or call 920-496-2117.

What’s happening at the Weidner Center this October?

This October, the Weidner Center welcomes you to come discover the world’s smallest wonders. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., come to National Geographic Live to explore creepy, bizarre and beautiful images on Earth with photographer Anand Varma. Then, head to the Weidner Center on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. as Aquila Theatre brings Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to life. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 920-494-3401 or 1-800-895-0071 or in person at all Ticket Star locations, including the University Ticketing and Information Center located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union.