Instructor Tricia Marton at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus develops music theory board game

Instructor Tricia Marton (Music) at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus recently created Its JUST Music Theory, a board game that helps advancing high school musicians master music theory concepts. Response to Its JUST Music Theory has been overwhelming, as the games sold out during the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association (WMTA) state conference. Its JUST Music Theory will be available at Dreams Unlimited Music Store and Studio in Plymouth, Wis. in late October and is professionally manufactured in Wisconsin.

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Next SBDC professional development workshop set for Tuesday, Nov. 6

Professional development workshops are offered through the Small Business Development Center’s Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. The workshop “Quality Leadership:  A Primer for First-Line Supervisors” is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 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 the Small Business Development Center website, email sbdc@uwgb.edu or call 920-496-2117.

Mary Hood, artist presentation and workshop, Thursday, Nov. 8 – Saturday, Nov. 10

Mary Hood, a professor of printmaking at Arizona State University, will be giving a presentation on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Studio Arts 411. Workshops will be offered on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 and Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to Noon and/or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., also in Studio Arts 411. Attendees can opt to do a half-day workshop, a full-day workshop or take part in a two-day workshop. In the workshop, participants can make a variety of book structures and creatively explore the book form, and leave with a new/renewed understanding of artist books. All materials will be provided. The workshop is free to current UW-Green Bay students and will cost $50 to community members. To sign up for a workshop session, please contact Prof. Christine Style (Art and Design) at stylec@uwgb.edu.

Day of the Dead ‘Ofrenditas’ with OLA

44099514_1786544811468392_6952159318883958784_oThe UW-Green Bay student group, Organization Latino Americana (OLA), will once again be hosting an event in celebration of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Día de los Muertos is a celebration that originated in Mexico and Central America and is observed to honor and help support the spiritual journey of friends and family who have died.

All are welcome to stop by the UW-Green Bay University Union room 125 on Thurs., November 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn from OLA students about various traditions and rituals that occur during Dia de los Muertos and their cultural importance.

Visitors can participate in activities that include creating ofrenditas and painting sugar skulls.

Ofrendas or offerings are altars which people set up for Dia de los Muertos to welcome back the souls of loved ones who have passed on. “They usually incorporate things such as skulls, marigolds, purple fabrics and candles,” explains OLA member Amber Perez. “People who attend will be able to make their own ofrenditas (small ofrendas) while supplies lasts.”

Guests are also invited to paint sugar skulls (literally made from sugar) to take home as decorations. OLA will display examples of decorated sugar skulls. Attendees will be able to decorate their own sugar skull however they would like.

This event is open to the public.

UW-Green Bay alumna selected for Manitowoc County’s Future 15

UW-Green Bay alumna Rachel Schulz ’16 (Business Administration) has been selected for Manitowoc County’s Future 15, which highlights young professionals who are growing and excelling in their respective fields, and will continue to positively influence the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Manitowoc County well into the future.

Faculty note: Prof. Regan Gurung writes article for Psychology Today

UW-Green Bay Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung (Psychology and Human Development) has written the Psychology Today article, “Should You Pay Kids to Study? It Works for Eating Vegetables.” In the article, Prof. Gurung examines the extrinsic motivation, and if it can be a good tool to motivate kids to study more or not. Read the full article.

New exhibit at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Art Gallery

“Blue By You” is the newest art exhibit at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Art Gallery. The exhibit, which features Cyanotypes by students, faculty and alumni, will be on display from Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 to Friday, December 14, 2018. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Make a Difference Day Volunteers

Photos: UW-Green Bay volunteers more than 700 hours for Make a Difference Day

Congratulations to the organizers and participants who made a big difference in the community last Friday (Oct. 26, 2018). UW-Green Bay volunteers totaled 719 hours of service at 18 various sites. On campus, volunteers made 180 cards for disabled veterans through the TRIO Program, picked up garbage, painted, helped with plastic film recycling and cleaned the shoreline. Off-campus projects included garden cleanup, bulb planting and organizing for the Festival of Lights at the Green Bay Botanical Garden; yard work, cleaning and more for the New Community Shelter; and helping the NEW Zoo get ready for Zoo Boo.

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Make a Difference Day 2018

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Tiny Earth in Titletown to take place on Friday, Dec. 7 (corrected)

Tiny Earth in Titletown will be taking place on Friday, Dec. 7 (corrected date), 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lambeau Field. Students from across the state, including UW-Green Bay students, will be presenting their findings at the research symposium. Tiny Earth centers around an introductory biology course in which students perform hands-on field and laboratory research on soil in the hunt for new antibiotics. The event will bring together students, parents, faculty and interested community members to showcase Tiny Earth students’ research, discoveries and community partnerships. Registration is free and includes a free tour of Lambeau Field. Learn more.