Why Every Engineer Needs to Know Something About Business | Anne Schauer-Gimenez | TEDxUWGreenBay

Why Every Engineer Needs to Know Something About Business | Anne Schauer-Gimenez | TEDxUWGreenBay

After complaining about a challenging assignment, Anne Schauer-Gimenez was told in graduate school, “every engineer needs to know something about running a business.” In this TEDx talk, Schauer-Gimenez describes her journey from engineering into business. By starting a company, Mango Materials, she has gotten out of her comfort zone and made a transition from the lab into a role of outreach and marketing. Schauer-Gimenez is the vice president of customer engagement and co-founder of Mango Materials, a startup company that uses biogas (methane) to feed bacteria that manufacture a biodegradable polymer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science ’00 and a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy ‘02 from UW-Green Bay, along with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Marquette University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

I am Enough | Fred Johnson | TEDxUWGreenBay

I am Enough | Fred Johnson | TEDxUWGreenBay

Technology has shattered the traditional pillars of leadership: position, competence, and information. Trust, the new foundation of leadership excellence requires authenticity, transparency, and vulnerability. Today’s leader must choose the path of self-discovery, self-belief, and a commitment to love oneself first as the prerequisite for leading others well. Fred Johnson is the chief executive officer and founder of InitiativeOne. He has created and implemented leadership transformation processes that accelerate positive culture change by helping leaders become more authentic, courageous, open and human than ever before. He is passionate about elevating leaders and exponentially impacting the leadership culture of an organization. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues on November 27, 2018 with ‘Akros Percussion Ensemble’

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues its season with, “Akros Percussion Ensemble” on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall.

Akros is a gathering of percussionists dedicated to the aesthetic sensibilities of new and experimental percussion music. Founded in 2006, the collective includes Matt Dudack, Kevin Lewis, Jeff Neitzke and UW-Green Bay Percussion Professor Bill Sallak. In addition to residencies at the Akron Art Museum and concertizing throughout northeast Ohio, the group has given feature performances at the Blurred Edges Festival (Hamburg, Germany), Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), the INTAR Theatre (NYC), the University of Akron, the University of Cincinnati, the Hartt School of Music, Kent State University’s New Music Series, and the 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Conference in Indianapolis.

The concert program will feature works by John Luther Adams, Frederic Rzewski, Karlheinz Stockhausen and the Wisconsin premiere of “Amadeo Antonio Kiowa” by Matthias Kaul. The concert is free and open to the public.

This program is presented with generous support from Doctors in Recital. Doctors in Recital is a local organization made up of area physicians who present an annual fundraising musical variety show, performing everything from rock and jazz to the classics! Tickets for the Doctors in Recital annual concert on January 19, 2019 will be on sale at the Akros Percussion Collective performance; proceeds benefit the 6:30 Concert Series, which was selected to be one of their community recipients.

All performances:

  • Take place in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall, Cofrin Family Hall or Grand Foyer
  • Begin at 6:30 PM
  • Last between 60 and 90 minutes
  • Are free and open to the public (excluding the December 12 concert); donations are gladly accepted.

The 6:30 Concert series is funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Public Arts Commission. To learn more about the series and upcoming performances, please visit www.weidnercenter.com/630series.

About Fort Howard Hall
Perhaps the most versatile space in the Weidner Center, the 45’ x 54’ 200-seat, theatre-style hall features a beautiful hardwood floor and retractable seating. The privacy of the space and the hardwood floor make this a perfect location for dinners, receptions, meetings and social dancing. The retractable seating allows the hall to be transformed into a small performance space ideal for recitals and lectures.

About the Weidner Center
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

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.



Reminder: Triple Jazz Festival with Generations Big Band is Nov. 19 at Sheboygan Campus

The Triple Jazz Festival will be performed at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the University Theater. Performances will include the South High School Jazz Ensemble I, led by Mr. Wade Heinen; the Sheboygan Campus Jazz Ensemble led by Associate Lecturer Paul Sucherman (Music) and special guest group Jeff Schieble’s Generations Big Band. The community is invited to enjoy live jazz music performed by some of the best in the area. Tickets are $10 for adults and free to all students with a college ID. For more information, contact Associate Prof. Christy Talbott (Music) at christy.talbott@uwc.edu.

Congratulations, Marinette/Menominee on Top 20 recognition!

Congratulations to the Marinette/Menominee community — named Top 20 on the Small Business Revolution Contest! “The Small Business Revolution is on a mission to revitalize small towns, one small business at a time. Each season, America chooses a winning town… and a few businesses get a makeover of a lifetime. During the call for nominations between Oct. 4-26, nearly 12,000 nominations poured in and the Top 20 announced.” Next up? Visit Deluxe Company’s website, connect with the company on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and get ready for public voting if Marinette/Menominee progress in the contest. The winner of the contest will get $500,000 to help revitalize its community. Watch for more in this space.


UW-Green Bay students represent at Wisconsin Collegiate DECA fall leadership conference

Four UW-Green Bay students attended the Wisconsin Collegiate DECA fall leadership conference in Pewaukee. Students developed their leadership skills in breakout sessions and prepared for state competitions in spring. Pictured from left to right are Jackie Schelter (Business Administration) Nick Blasczyk (Business Administration) Anna Gane (Business Administration) and Ryan Carter (undeclared).

WI Collegiate DECA Fall 2018 Leadership Conf photoThe Collegiate DECA student organization at UW-Green Bay is an affiliate of the Collegiate DECA international organization and is for students who are interested in leadership development on campus via state, national, and international competitions for careers in entrepreneurship, marketing and communications, business administration, hospitality and tourism, and in finance and accounting. Through these activities, students learn 21st century employability skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills, collaboration and teamwork, creativity, and networking with global peers. More information on UW-Green Bay’s Collegiate DECA chapter, here or sodeca@uwgb.edu and request chapter founder Anna Gane.

 Submitted by UW-Green Bay lecturer in entrepreneurship, Ryan Kauth

Live theater is every where you turn this weekend

It’s a big weekend for theater among the UW-Green Bay campuses! The Green Bay Campus will be presenting “Nunsense: The Mega-Musical” from Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 17 at the University Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s Theatre Hall. “ENDGAME” will be performed at the Sheboygan Campus from Wednesday, Nov. 14 to Saturday, Nov. 17 at the University Theatre. The Marinette Campus will be performing “Eurydice” through Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Theatre on the Bay.

Timing Is Everything | Lorenzo Lones | TEDxUWGreenBay

Timing Is Everything | Lorenzo Lones | TEDxUWGreenBay

Timing is often overlooked. Its never really considered to play a significant role in day-to-day life. In this talk, Lorenzo combines a personal story with research conducted at Washington University in St. Louis to explain why Timing is Everything. Lorenzo Lones is a neuroscience Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis. He received bachelor of science degrees in Psychology and Human Biology from UW-Green Bay in 2016. Currently, he works in the lab of Dr. Aaron DiAntonio where he studies the molecular mechanisms underlying axon degeneration. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Art Agency Sale extended to include faculty/staff, alumni

Art Agency, the UW-Green Bay visual arts advocacy student group, has announced that it is extending an invitation for faculty/staff and alumni to participate in their third biannual art sale on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in the University Union Phoenix C from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale is both an opportunity for students — and now faculty/staff and alumni — to sell work while generating a small profit to help fund Art Agency. Commission will be 10% for students and 25% for alumni and faculty participants. All mediums are welcome. There is no need to be present the day of the event, Art Agency students will be staffing the sale. Reserve a spot by Friday, November 16 with Art Agency President Brianna Fischer via email at fiscb30@uwgb.edu.

See Brianna’s video for answers to common questions.