Life at Marinette Campus

Sophomore international student Chau Pham is hosting the LifeatUWGB Instagram account showing life at the Marinette Campus. Pham is from Hanoi, Vietnam and has shared a photo from an art class and a video of a fellow international student playing piano among other images. Follow along. Are you or someone you know willing to share a glimpse at their life at UW-Green Bay? Students, staff, faculty and administration from all campuses are encouraged to apply at bit.ly/LifeAtUWGB.

Cofrin Library celebrates 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein with FRANKENtalks, Oct. 23

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s David A. Cofrin Library will host FRANKENtalks, an evening of mini-lectures presented by UW-Green Bay faculty, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Library’s fourth floor. The event is free and open to the public.

FRANKENtalks will focus on conversations about Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the classic novel. Attendees will be invited into the discussion and will be able to enjoy light refreshments. One lucky attendee will win two tickets to the performance “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” at the Weidner Center on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Faculty will lead attendees through topics relating to the novel’s creation and lasting cultural impact:

  • Re-animating the Monster: Reinvention of the Frankenstein Myth in Pop Culture, Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication and Information Science)
  • In Praise of Female Creativity: Feminist Interpretations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Associate Prof. Jessica Van Slooten (English)
  • Patagonian Giants, Frankenstein’s Creature, and Contact Zone Catastrophe, Associate Prof. Rebecca Nesvet (English)
  • How Geology and Climate contributed to the Creation of One (Actually Two) of the World’s Greatest Literary Works, Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (Natural and Applied Sciences)

For more information about this event, please visit the Cofrin Library website.

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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Upcoming iPat films

Save the date for the upcoming iPat (impact = population * affluence * technology) films, part of the 7th Annual iPat Environmental Film Series.

Enjoy entertaining and thought-provoking films that evaluate the condition of the natural world, identify drivers of environmental harm, and consider solutions. At the conclusion of each film a community expert or panel will offer their insights, draw our attention to relevant local issues, and answer questions from the audience.

The films are free admission and sponsored by Public & Environmental Affairs, Public and Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC) and Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI). Screenings occur in the Christie Theatre on the Green Bay campus.

Schedule

Nov. 5, 2018, 7 p.m.: “Comfort Zone”

Dec. 3, 2018, 7 p.m.: “Of Shark and Man”

For more information, contact Ashley Heath at 920-465-2608 or heatha@uwgb.edu or Elizabeth Wheat at 920-465-2848 or wheate@uwgb.edu.

Provost Davis returning to the classroom

In UW-Green Bay inboxes today is a memo from Provost Greg Davis announcing that he is returning to teaching beginning in Fall 2019. His announcement:

I wish to inform the UW-Green Bay community that I have made the decision to transition from the role of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to return to the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Effective with the Fall Semester 2019, I will rejoin the College’s Mathematics faculty.

Serving as your Provost has been an immensely rewarding and humbling experience – an opportunity I never expected in my career. With your help and support, we have taken on massive challenges and seen great success in moving our institution forward. Thank you to everyone for making this possible! I genuinely hope that UW-Green Bay continues to make progress in achieving the University vision described by our Chancellor.

When Chancellor Miller asked me to take on, and entrusted to me, the Provost role he noted that this might be the most difficult job in all of academia. I do not know if this is true; however, I can say that it has certainly taken a toll and I find that it is now a most appropriate time for choosing a change in my career pathway. With the immeasurable support of my wife Jennifer and my family, I truly look forward to reprising the role that brought me to UW-Green Bay originally; i.e. that of being a professor and interacting with our students on a daily basis.

Finally, I want to thank Chancellor Miller for his trust and mentorship over the last five years and his appreciation for my desire to spend more time in the classroom.

GB Volleyball team rallies around mom of Head Coach Abbey Sutherland

The Green Bay volleyball team is rallying around its head coach as her mother fights early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. WBAY has the heartfelt story. “My mom has the disease. She’s 62 years old,” says Sutherland. The team is turning its match against IUPUI, Oct. 19, 2018 into its first Alzheimer’s Awareness Match. It starts with a pep rally at 5 p.m.

 

Prof. Gaines is the featured soloist in Marinette concert, Oct. 21

Eighteen area musicians will join Green Bay Associate Professor Adam Gaines (Music) in a performance of the Northeastern Wisconsin Concert Band at its Fall Concert Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m. in the W.J. Jones Auditorium at Marinette High School, 2135 Pierce Ave., Marinette. Gaines teaches trumpet, directs jazz ensembles, teaches jazz history courses and works with music technology. He is a member of Gypsy Trip and Brass Differential bands. The NEW Concert Band is a volunteer organization which has more than 70 musicians, including active and retired school music educators, from the Wisconsin counties of Brown, Marinette, Oconto and Shawano, and the Michigan counties of Menominee and Dickinson. The Shawano Leader has more.

Reminder: Make a Difference Day is Friday, Oct. 26

UW-Green Bay students, staff and faculty are encouraged to get involved in UWGB Make a Difference Day on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Please register for the various volunteering opportunities, which include both on-campus and off-campus locations, by noon on Friday, Oc. 19. Check-in is on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at the Winter Garden in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, and transportation will be provided to off-campus locations. Participants will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. Learn more.