Sandy Cohen III scored 26 points and JayQuan McCloud added 21 to help Green Bay get back into the win column with a 90-85 win over UIC at the Resch Center on Saturday. The win snaps a three-game losing skid for the Phoenix (10-10, 4-3 HL), which will play four of its next five games on the road. Some tickets remain for a Krash the Kress return and Homecoming 2019, Friday, Feb. 1 vs. UW-Milwaukee.
2019 GROWMARK picked an essay winner, Marie Hamlin, and she says she is headed to UW-Green Bay for an engineering degree. Read her thoughtful essay and her thoughts on the future, here.
“Mai Lo Lee knows all about microaggression. The facial expression here. The sly gesture there. In the 20th century, race dynamics played out in the streets with marches and riots. In the 21st century, they play out in the subtle mannerisms of people in boardrooms and retail checkout lines and being asked where you’re from… Lo Lee has heard it all.” Lo Lee is UW-Green Bay’s Director of Multi-ethnic Student Affairs, and she is featured in Fox Valley 365. Read it here.
Please join personnel in the Provost Office as they celebrate the retirement of Jan Snyder. The Farewell Gathering is Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the 1965 Room, with a brief presentation at 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments and cake will be served. More about Snyder and her distinguished career, here.
Global Studies is holding its first Spring 2019 conversation about important international events on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 125 of the University Union, Green Bay campus. It is being led by UW-Green Bay’s Bruna Muraca (Political Science, History and Global Studies) and Javier Escudero, Ph.D., director of Brazil Cultural Education & Cultural Travel Program (via Skype). As the new president takes an oath of office, we will discuss a monumental political shift that just occurred in Brazilian politics and its implications for the future of Brazil, Latin American politics and international relations. Both presenters have ties to Brazil and will offer enlightening perspectives. These discussions allow important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world. It is free and open to the public. More on facebook.
Theatre on the Bay on the Marinette Campus announces auditions for Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “The Mousetrap.” Molly and Giles Ralston run Monkswell Manor, a guesthouse in the English countryside. During a particularly fierce snowstorm, the guests discover that someone has been murdered and the murderer can only be one of them. As the storm rages, the investigation reveals the dark pasts of those inside the house. A true classic, “The Mousetrap” is the longest running play on London’s West End, where it has played continuously for 66 years for more than 27,000 performances. All are welcome to sign up online for an audition. After signing up, you will be sent an audition form to complete prior to your audition. This will include your rehearsal conflicts. Scripts are on reserve at the Marinette Campus library. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or call (715) 504-3318 for further information.
The Phoenix women’s basketball team (11-6, 6-1) returns home after a pair of wins in Michigan (and five-straight against conference foes) helped them climb back into first place in the Horizon League. On Thursday, the Phoenix hosts UIC for the start of a five-game homestand. The road trip held plenty of good news for the battered Phoenix, playing without three original starters. Freshman Hailey Oskey was named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week after her pivotal role in Green Bay’s 2-0 road record. Oskey shined with a career performance at Detroit Mercy, turning in a career-high 20 points and burying six triples in nine attempts. Saturday’s 1 p.m. game will welcome back Phoenix Hall-of-Fame Coach Carol Hammerle and more than 30 women’s basketball alumni. The first 750 fans receive a Hammerle bobblehead. For both games, high school students can receive free admission by showing their high school IDs at the box office.
Former UW-Green Bay employee and husband of former UW-Green Bay Dean of Students, Sue Keihn, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2019. Keihn worked in positions for UW-Green Bay athletics and advancement. After retiring, he was a substitute teacher in the Green Bay Area Public Schools. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church, 250 Avenida Los Angelos, The Villages, Florida. The obituary is available online. (Donors can choose “other” and add Keihn Memorial Fund in the field.) Memorial donations can be made to the Hope Lutheran Church Building Fund or to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Keihn Memorial Scholarship Fund, https://secure.qgiv.com/for/uwgb/ at 2420 Nicolet Dr., CL805, Green Bay, WI 54311.
UW-Green Bay Prof. Phil Clampitt (Blair Endowed Chair of Communication) was one of a few scholars selected to write an article about the future of leadership for The Journal of Leadership Studies. His article, “Smart Leadership Communication in the Age of Mobile Phones” was co-written with Bob DeKoch, president of The Boldt Company. They posed a simple question that every leader should contemplate: How should leaders communicate, given smart phone-shaped sensibilities for fingertip-quick information, video game-like decision making and social media hyper-connectivity? Unlike tapping on a smart phone, finding relevant and useful information may require time to generate and discover. Unlike a video game, organizations may not be able to provide instantaneous feedback on success and failure. And unlike social media, decision-makers’ “likes” may not be easily and quickly discerned. Future successful leaders will need to bridge the gap between their organizations’ visions and employee technology-driven expectations. In particular, leaders will need to better govern three communication dynamics: tempo, messaging and networks. More information, here.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) was featured in Time magazine (more about this in an upcoming Log Extra). He was also featured in a national publication, The Hill, in a story entitled, States race to prevent teacher strikes my boosting pay. “There was a real wake-up call about the conditions under which teachers have been working for the past few decades,” said Shelton. Read the full story, here.