UW-Green Bay celebrates Black History Month beginning this week

GREEN BAY, Wis — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be celebrating Black History Month with a full schedule of activities including a Soul Food Luncheon, Saturday, Feb. 2. Some of the other events are highlighted, below. For more, see www.uwgb.edu/bhm.

Black History Month Poster
Black History Month Poster (pdf)

UW-Green Bay’s 2019 Black History Month Celebration Kick-Off Event will be taking place on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the 1965 Room, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Nationally known spoken word artist, writer, educator, organizer and motivational speaker Kwabena Antoine Nixon will give an interactive performance. Additionally, those in attendance will have the opportunity to hear from UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Eric Arneson, meet and network with multicultural college students, staff and faculty and local Green Bay community leaders. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. No RVSP is needed.

Black History Month activities will begin on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 with the annual UW-Green Bay Black Student Union Soul Food Luncheon, which will take place from noon to 3 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The event will educate and celebrate Black Womyn’s influence, leadership and contributions to history and feature Robyn Oguinye, news reporter, anchor and producer of WFRV TV Local 5 (Wearegreenbay.com) news.

On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, the Study Abroad Fair will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms and provide an opportunity to learn more about studying at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. The 4thAnnual Diversity Discovery Free Day will be on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton, WI from noon to 5 p.m. This free, family-oriented event is designed to increase awareness and understanding of diversity. Also offered on Sunday, Feb. 10 is the opportunity to explore Green Bay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by taking the Legendary Tour of Lambeau and visiting the Neville Museum for a guided tour of the exhibit “Delay of Game: Experience of African American Football Players in Titletown.”

The Inclusivity & Equity: Certificate Program will be held Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the World Unity B Room located in the University Union.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 will be WI Pre-Law Day, in which students are invited to attend the 7thAnnual Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School. This will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A screening of the film Milwaukee 53206 will be held in the Christie Theatre from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. A screening and discussion on the film BlacKkKlansman will take place in the Christie Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The film will be shown starting at 4 p.m. and the discussion will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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 more than 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.

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UW-Green Bay Cancelling Classes

UW-Green Bay Cancelling Classes
Tuesday evening, Jan. 29 through Thursday, Jan. 31

Green Bay Campus will cancel classes this evening beginning at 5 p.m.
Branch Campuses (Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan) will cancel classes this evening beginning at 4:30 p.m.

GREEN BAY — Due to the extreme temperatures and wind chills forecasted for Northeast Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is cancelling classes at all four of its campuses Tuesday evening, January 29 through Thursday, January 31, 2019 (Times for cancellation vary by campus, see above.) Classes and full university operations will resume Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. University offices will remain open while classes are cancelled. During this period, campus services (Green Bay Campus) are being adjusted as follows:

Dining:
Tuesday, January 29: Closing at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Regular hours resume Friday, Feb. 1.

Kress Events Center:
Tuesday, January 29: Closing at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Regular hours resume Friday, Feb. 1.

Cofrin Library:
Tuesday, January 29: Closing at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Regular hours resume Friday, Feb. 1.

Homecoming 2019 Events:
The Pep Rally and Alumni Employee Reception events scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 are cancelled. Thursday evening Homecoming 2019 events (Art at the Ardvark and Phoenix Music Night at Blue Opus) are cancelled. Homecoming events for Friday evening and beyond will continue as scheduled.

Emergencies:
UW-Green Bay Public Safety: 920-465-2300
UW-Green Bay Campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan: 911

Safety First:
The safety of UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff is the priority over the next few days. Wind-chill temperatures are expected to reach as low as -40 degrees. These are extremely dangerous temperatures and should be taken seriously. Students are asked to dress appropriately and travel with others when moving across campus to ensure safety. Faculty and staff are asked to use best judgement and caution when travelling to and from campus. Faculty and staff should consult the inclement weather policy (link) for guidance related to requesting time off and working from home if they do not feel safe or able to travel to campus.

The weather will continue to be monitored and the campus community will be updated as needed. Monitor campus email, texts, social media and website postings for any updates or changes to this schedule as weather forecasts can change quickly.

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