UW-Green Bay student featured in Millennial Politics article

UW-Green Bay student Guillermo Gomez (Democracy and Justice Studies) was profiled in the article, “Millennial Spotlight: The Passion of Guillermo Gomez,” on the website Millennial Politics. In the article, Gomez’s political activism and achievements are highlighted. “We elect them, they represent us,” he says in the article,  “I’m not saying they owe us something, but we are all one people.” Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor Harvey Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies) and Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) were also featured. Read the full story.

TEDx UW-Green Bay takes place this Thursday (Nov. 1)

TEDx UW-Green Bay, a series that will be featuring eight established speakers discussing various topics, takes place on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center. The theme is RISING. “We are often faced with barriers and unanticipated challenges,” says TEDx UW-Green Bay organizers. “Rising above challenges is the hallmark of resilience and the pathway to a brighter future.”  The event is sold out. Learn more.

Send students to the Fall Study Abroad Fair on Thursday (Nov. 1)

The Fall Study Abroad Fair will be taking place on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Phoenix Rooms B and C, University Union, Green Bay Campus. Students will have the opportunity to learn about all of the domestic and international study programs available. Study abroad advisors and program representatives as well as various campus and community resources will be on site to answer questions and assist students. Learn more.

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.