Are you ready for some Packers history?

If you thought you knew everything there was to know about the green and gold, the work of some UW-Green Bay students may surprise you.

This semester, the History, Democracy and Justice Studies and Humanities at UW-Green Bay and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame collaborated on an exciting project to document the history of the Packers as the franchise celebrates 100 years. Students will share their findings during a special open-to-the-public presentation next week.

Student projects cover a wide terrain of Packers history. One created by Grant Fischer, Kilian Carlson, Jamie Stankevitz, Rich Rehberg and Fisher Stathes, for example, explains how the Packers revolutionized professional football by deepening the use of the forward pass. Another, developed by Madeline Cichoki, Gwen Drumheller, Joseph Karrmann, Rachel Scray and Emily Bork draw on the Lyle Lahey cartoon collection to show how the Packers were integral in how Green Bay citizens understood national politics.

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame curator and historian Brent Hensel co-taught Prof. Heidi Sherman’s Introduction to Digital and Public Humanities and Prof. Jon Shelton’s Craft of History courses. Under the direction of Hensel, Sherman and Shelton, and using primary sources from local archives (including UW-Green Bay’s award-winning Archives and Area Research Center), students from each class combined forces to develop a series of unique digital projects. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 5-7 p.m. students will present their original scholarship in the 6th Floor North Club at Lambeau Field. Members of the campus community and the public are invited to attend. Guests should enter at the Bellin Health Gate and events staff will direct you to where the presentations are being held.

UW-Green Bay volleyball sisters made smart choice in playing volleyball over basketball

While UW-Green Bay volleyball players Jessica and Taylor Wolf have a strong family history of playing basketball, the sisters have made a smart choice when it comes to playing volleyball at UW-Green Bay. Both have helped bring the team to victory at the 2018 Horizon League Volleyball Tournament. Read the full story.

Reminder: Academic staff winter assembly on Tues. (Dec. 4)

The academic staff winter assembly will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Christie Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Anyone unable to attend in person can join via Skype. Provost Greg Davis and Associate Provost Clif Ganyard will be in attendance to give updates and take questions. If you are not comfortable asking your question(s) in the group, feel free to email your question(s) to Bao Sengkhammee at sengkhab@uwgb.edu. This Assembly event will conclude with a social event at UW-Green Bay’s Phoenix Club at 4:30 p.m. Read the agenda

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Vallari Chandna has article accepted for publication

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Vallari Chandna (Business Administration) has an article accepted (and available online) in an A-level journal, Management Decision, titled “Sustainable consumption and growth: Examining complementary perspectives” (publisher: Emerald). The article examines the implications of the (near absolute) emphasis placed on firm growth and discusses complementary perspectives spanning individual, firm and societal levels that allow for both firm growth and sustainable consumption. Read the article.

UW-Green Bay and Brown County United Way campaign update

Three weeks in and UW-Green Bay’s participation in the Brown County United Way campaign is slightly ahead of last year’s pace with 16 donors contributing nearly $2,600 to the United Way. Want to join them? Please check your email from uwgbgiving@browncountyunitedway.org dated Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 for your unique link to give back to our local community.

 

Why you should consider supporting Brown County United Way

Want to learn more about what our local United Way does in our community? Visit the Brown County United Way website, watch the United Way 2018 Campaign video and read about the Brown County United Way’s Community Partnership for Children. Join the thousands of Brown County residents who contributed more than $4 million to the United Way in 2017, supporting 36 programs within 26 Brown County agencies.

“Holiday Pops” coming to the Weidner Center on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8

“Holiday Pops,” a holiday favorite, will be coming to the Weidner Center on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. You’ll hear hundreds of singers from The Dudley Birder Chorale and Birder Studio of Performing Arts. The Holiday Pops Orchestra players will wow you with their virtuosity, and for the first time this year, you’ll see NEWDO (Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization) ballet dancers! Learn more and get tickets.