Tonight! Jazz Concert, Green Bay Campus

Join professors Adam Gaines and John Salerno as they direct Jazz Ensembles I and II and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble in a performance of traditional swing, original arrangements and other contemporary jazz styles, Monday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in University Theatre, Theatre Hall, on the Green Bay campus. All Students Free Admission. Adults are $10 and seniors are $5.

Tickets may be purchased:
– In person: University Ticketing and Information Center, University Union
– By phone: UTIC 920-465-2400 and Ticket Star 800-895-0071
– Online: WeidnerCenter.com and www.ticketstaronline.com
– At the venue box office 90 minutes before the event

Green Bay women’s volleyball headed to NCAA Championship tournament

The Green Bay Phoenix volleyball team (20-10, 13-3 HL) swept the Northern Kentucky Norse (21-9, 11-5 HL) in three sets Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 to win the 2018 Horizon League Volleyball Tournament and earn an automatic qualification to the 2018 NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship. This is the team’s first tournament title since 2003, and the second in program history. See more!

UW-Green Bay to host Kwanzaa 2018: A Celebration of Unity, Dec. 8

GREEN BAY – In a time of fraction and discord, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Diversity Task Force, Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) welcome the community to join together for a celebration of umoja (unity) at UW–Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration! This year’s event will be held in the University Union Phoenix Rooms on Dec. 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free food and entertainment for all.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African and African-American culture and identity, based on the seven principles of African heritage. This year, we celebrate the principle of umoja, an attempt to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community and nation. All are welcome to attend regardless of background, faith or culture, as we celebrate the commonalities and values that bring us together rather than the differences that drive us apart.

Delivering the keynote address this year is Eddie Moore, Jr. Ph.D. Moore is the founder of America & MOORE, an organization that provides comprehensive diversity and cultural competency trainings and workshops for schools, businesses and other organizations around the world. He has presented at national and international conferences on issues of diversity, youth, community, cultural competency and more.

In addition to a lunch menu celebrating African and African-American heritage and cuisine, the Kwanzaa celebration will also feature unique performances ranging from spoken word poetry to dance to singing. Local vendors and non-profit organizations will also be on hand with additional resources, information, and unique products and opportunities for giving.

For more information about the Kwanzaa event or for media inquiries, please contact Rosa Serrano, multicultural advisor in the MESA office at 920-465-2522 or at serranor@uwgb.edu. For more on MESA or the BSU, visit https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

About Mesa:

The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office provides advising, services and activities that promote the academic success, personal growth and development of multi-ethnic students. MESA also conducts educational programs that enhance learning, promote respect and appreciation for racial and ethnic diversity. MESA supports the academic mission of UW-Green Bay and contributes to the development of a campus community dedicated to diversity of thought and experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

About Black Student Union:

The Black Student Union (BSU) at UW-Green Bay celebrates and supports the Black experience through academic and social support, developing cultural awareness, and discussing both historical and contemporary achievements and challenges throughout Black history. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/student-orgs/black-student-union/.

About Student Life:

UW-Green Bay Student Life is dedicated to promoting student engagement and involvement through programming and the support of on-campus student organizations that empower students to create a unique extracurricular experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/student-life/.

About Diversity Task Force:

The Diversity Task Force is a campus committee dedicated to educating and informing the UW-Green Bay campus community about diversity and inclusive excellence initiatives on campus through programming, providing resources, and collaborating with campus departments, student organizations, and community partners. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/diversity-task-force/.

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Thanksgiving? Profs. Austin and Martin share tips to avoid political squabble

“Thanksgiving is upon us, which means some families may be serving up a side of political talk around the dinner table. A contentious midterm election that led to a new governor in Wisconsin and Democratic control of the U.S. House is still not far from people’s minds. So, how do you handle the potential barbs from your uncle or granddaughter without spoiling your appetite? How do you stomach comments from that relative with whom you disagree on everything?” The Green Bay Press-Gazette talks to UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Andrew Austin (Democracy and Justice Studies) and UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) about civil debate. See the story.

Green Bay women topple No. 16 Missouri on the road

The Green Bay women’s basketball team (1-2) secured a victory over No. 16 Missouri on the road last Friday night, taking down the Tigers 56-49 at Mizzou Arena. It was the first win of the season for the Phoenix (1-2), which battled back-to-back ranked opponents in consecutive weeks. It is the second-consecutive season in which Green Bay has defeated a ranked opponent, as the Phoenix picked up wins over No. 24 Arizona State and No. 23 Marquette last season. Missouri is the highest ranked opponent to fall at the hands of the Phoenix since GB beat No. 12 Michigan State in the 2011 NCAA Tournament to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The team returns to the Kress Center for a 7 p.m. game against Maine on Tuesday (Nov. 20, 2018).

Green Bay men finish 2-0 and win subregional championship

Green Bay buried a season-high 13 three-pointers and JayQuan McCloud scored a career-high 23 points against Morehead State on Saturday afternoon, as the Phoenix men’s basketball team cruised to an 87-70 victory in the championship game of the 2K Empire Classic Subregional at Eastern Washington University. McCloud was named Subregional MVP for his outstanding weekend, as the sharp-shooting guard averaged 22.0 PPG in his team’s two victories. ShanQuan Hemphill was also named to the All-Tournament Team, after scoring another 17 points in today’s win. ow a perfect 2-0 on its Pacific Northwest road swing, GB will travel down the coast to Eugene, Ore., for a tall-task order of facing Oregon in its next  road game. GB will visit the 13th-ranked Ducks on Tuesday night for a 9 p.m. CT / 7 p.m. PT tip in its final game of the 2K Empire Classic. Oregon finished 3rd at the 2K Empire Classic in New York City this past weekend.