Registration now open for the 2019 Instructional Development Institute

Registration is now open for the 2019 Instructional Development Institute, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Faculty and teaching staff from all four campuses are encouraged to attend. The theme for this year’s Institute is “Making High-Impact Educational Experiences for All.” The workshops and presentations will not only inspire attendees to make equitable high-impact experiences, but will give some concrete examples that participants can work into their own teaching practice. In addition, Peter Levine — author of “We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America” — will give a keynote talk and lead a lunchtime workshop. Plus, there will be a social following the day’s workshops and presentations.

Reminder: Retirement reception for Liz Hessler, Dec. 12

After a 29-year career with the state and 19 years with UW-Green Bay, Liz Hessler will be retiring from her position in Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) at the start of the new year. BHTP invites you to join them as they celebrate Hessler’s career and wish her well in retirement. The reception will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 in Rose Hall 315 from Noon to 2 p.m. Cake and refreshments will be served.

Weiner dog races and women’s basketball against the Badgers, Dec. 8

The Green Bay women’s basketball team will host the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Kress Center. The game will also feature a halftime wiener dog race and the DigiCopy Trading Cards giveaway. Green Bay Athletics and Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary (HEA) have partnered up for a Pet Supply Drive during the game. Fans who bring in a pet supply item will receive a free ticket voucher to the upcoming UW-Parkside game. Learn more.

UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues Dec. 12, with ‘Swing for the Holidays’

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues its season with, “(There’s No Place Like) Swing for the Holidays – Featuring the Music of Ella Fitzgerald” on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Cofrin Family Hall.

The concert features the holiday music of Ella Fitzgerald (as sung by UW-Green Bay’s Courtney Sherman), with appearances by the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra and UW-Green Bay Music faculty. Proceeds from this ticketed event support the year-long, free 6:30 Concert Series.

Courtney Sherman

Featured singer Courtney Sherman is well known to Green Bay audiences. She has performed soprano solos in Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Handel’s Messiah as well a wide range of art song and chamber repertoire. She is an Associate Professor of Music at UW-Green Bay, teaching courses for both the Music and Theatre programs. She regularly serves as the conductor and music director for UW-Green Bay’s musical theatre productions, including Cabaret, Avenue Q, Legally Blonde and Nunsense.

Members of the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra are John Salerno, alto saxophone 1; Lada Gaines, alto saxophone 2; Steve Johnson, tenor saxophone 1; Ken Barhite, tenor saxophone 2; Jen Johnson, baritone saxophone; Pat Phelan, trumpet; John Daniel, trumpet; Dan Marbes, trumpet; Adam Gaines, trumpet; Bill Hill, trombone; Kelly Galarneau, trombone; Bill Dennee, trombone; Eric High, trombone; Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, horn; Christine Salerno, piano; Andrew Bader, bass; Bill Sallak, drums and Matt Hillman, guitar.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at

About the 6:30 Concert Series

  • 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 Dec. 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


Psychology students delivering punny ‘Mil-grams’

Psychology students are spreading cheer as the end of the semester approaches by delivering “Mil-grams” to fellow students. The namesake for the “grams,” Stanley Milgram, is one of the most famous research psychologists of all time. He completed the famous Milgram Experiments where we learned that most people will shock another person to death if ordered by an authority figure (in a lab coat) to do so.

Students delivering the “Mil-grams” wear white lab coats when they deliver make puns and jokes like “shock your friends with a sweet treat” and “it is essential that you continue the deliveries” (a play on a famous line from the study).

To send a “mil-gram” to a Psychology student, fill out this form. “Mil-gram” delivers began Tuesday, Dec. 4 and will continue through Friday, Dec. 14 (or until supplies run out!)