Reminder: First ‘Think! Talk! Act!’ (end-of-life) discussion at Sheboygan Campus on Thursday (Feb. 21)

The Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, along with some key community partners, brings you a three-part series to inspire honest and meaningful conversations about caregiving, legacy, and the lessons we can learn from the experiences of people with limited time. How can we best prepare for and create end-of-life opportunities? How can we reduce the fear surrounding end-of-life and increase well-being and clarity? Inspiring the Conversation: Think! Talk! Act! is a free series offered on the Sheboygan Campus, with the first installment, I am Enough…My Caregiving Journey, taking place on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 in the Wombat Room on the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus.

The upcoming installments include:

  • March 14 –  Everyone has a Legacy…What do you want Yours to Be? UW Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, Room 2223
  • April 25 –  Living Every Day as if it Were Your Last, Presented by national speaker, Kathleen Taylor at UW Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, University Theater

Emeritus Prof. Michael Kraft writes about the Green New Deal

UW-Green Bay Emeritus Prof. Michael Kraft (Environmental Science & Policy) has written an article for the Tri-City Herald that focuses on the Green New Deal. “The short answer to the core question is that a Green New Deal in some form may well be feasible as well as affordable,” Kraft writes. Read the full article.

Students can enroll in WITonCampus Professional Connection Program

It’s that time of the semester where students and professionals can be matched through the WITonCampus’s Professional Connection Program. Women in Technology Wisconsin (WIT) is located in the Fox Valley and is dedicated to attracting, growing and retaining women in technology careers. WITonCampus is focused on supporting college students. WITonCampus’s Professional Connection Program helps college students explore and discover technology career opportunities. Students that join this program will interact with other professional women to help develop personally and professionally. Learn more about WITonCampus. Students can sign-up here. Questions can be directed towards Rachel Rosenberg at ralarosenberg@gmail.com.

Reminder: Faculty Exhibition at Lawton Gallery on display through Thursday, Feb. 28

The Faculty Exhibition at UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery, located in the Theatre Hall building, will be running through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. This exhibition features work by UW-Green Bay Art and Design faculty including for the first time faculty from the branch campuses — Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan. The Lawton Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Reminder: Upcoming Black History Month events

UW-Green Bay has a few more Black History Month events coming up, including:

  • WI Pre-Law Diversity Day: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students are invited to attend the 7th Annual Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School.
  • Milwaukee 53206 Film: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Christie Theatre. Watch Milwaukee 53206, which chronicles the lives of those living in the zip code with the highest percentage of incarcerated black men in America – up to 62%.
  • BlacKkKlansman, Film Screening and Discussion: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in the Christie Theatre,  with film beginning at 4 p.m. and discussion taking place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Based on actual events in the midst of the 1970s Civil Rights Movement, the film depicts an African American police officer who infiltrates a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague to go undercover as a white supremacist.

Learn more about all of these events.

2019 Wesley Teply Community Service Award in the Arts to be presented to the Clipper City Chordsmen

Presentation is Saturday, March 2 during Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s concert

Manitowoc, Wis. — The Clipper City Chordsmen have been the chosen recipients of the 2019 Wesley Teply Community Service Award in the Arts. The award was established in 1999 by the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association to recognize individuals who have substantially contributed to the arts in the greater Manitowoc area.

The award will be presented to The Clipper City Chordsmen during the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s “Winds of March” concert on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Capitol Civic Centre. Several members will be in attendance to accept the award and will perform at the concert.

The first award was presented to Wesley Teply, followed by Sister Cecilia Burns, Conrad Daellenbach, Karl Miller, Jean Wolfmeyer, Jim and Susie Miller, Kathie Bundy, Sr. Dr. Lorna Zemke, Glenn Nelson, Paul and Barbara Stitt, Ron Stokes, David Bourgeois, Ron Kaminski, the Garth Neustadter Trio, Barbara Bundy-Jost, Michael J. Arendt, William Pappathopoulos, Sue Cechal, Sally Semmes and Majel Pinney-Henrickson.

The Clipper City Chordsmen barbershop chorus is a membership-based organization of male singers that practices, performs and has fun. The Chordsmen was founded in 1945 by O. H. “King” Cole under the direction of Milt Detjen. They currently have more than 40 members representing all ages and walks of life. The Clipper City Chordsmen perform locally including annual Spring, Summer and Christmas Shows as well as Singing Valentines in February and visitations to area assisted living/nursing homes and hospitals. They also perform with other choruses for special events and upon request.

Their mission states, “The Clipper City Chordsmen Chorus is an ever-growing, well-respected brotherhood of men who love to perform a cappella music in the barbershop style, preserving the heritage of the barbershop quartet. The Chordsmen strive to improve the quality of life for our members and our community through music education programs and family-friendly musical entertainment.”

“Being recognized with this award is a tremendous honor for us,” said Dave Buss, music director of the Chordsmen. “The Clipper City Chordsmen have been singing in the Manitowoc area for almost three quarters of a century. Some of our members have been active for over 50 years. We try very hard to live up to our mission statement which includes supporting and encouraging music education in our schools. When young people are encouraged to use their voice in singing, it helps to give them the confidence to sing throughout their lives.”

The Chordsmen donate both time and money to deserving organizations and charities. Through the Barbershop Harmony Society’s charity, “Harmony Foundation,” grants are awarded to support vocal music education in schools and communities. The Chordsmen also provide support to local music education using direct grants to area schools.

About the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble: The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble plays a full spectrum of music from symphonic band literature, including dramatic classical works, rousing marches, swinging big band tunes, and lyrical ballads. Members are comprised of both community members and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus students.

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UW-Green Bay Theatre & Dance presents ‘Women Playing Hamlet’ Feb. 28, March 1-2 and 6-9

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Colleen Cline plays Gravedigger in Women Playing Hamlet

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre & Dance will be presenting “Women Playing Hamlet” by William Missouri Downs February 28, March 1-2 & 6-9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The play is directed by John Mariano.

Hamlet is a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the title character in a NYC production, she endures the “slings and arrows” (and advice) of dubious experts, in addition to making Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. Can she figure out “to be or not to be” by opening night? “Women Playing Hamlet” is fun for Shakespeare fans and everyone else.

The cast features:

  • Jessica, played by Guinevere Casper (pictured above), senior (Musical Theatre and English), West Bend, WI
  • Humanities Professor/Barfly/Gravedigger, played by Colleen Cline, junior (Theatre Performance), Appleton, WI
  • Psychiatrist/Lord Derby/Starbucks Actress, played by Haley Ebinal, senior (Theatre Performance and Philosophy), Green Bay, WI
  • Emily/Home Shopping Host/Rosy, played by Kylie Lynn Heisz, freshman (Business Administration and Theatre Performance) from Gays Mills, WI.
  • Gwen/Ghost, played by Carly Jossart, junior (Musical Theatre and Dance), Greenville, WI
  • Mother/Bartender/Gilda, played by Andi Koene, junior (Musical Theatre), New Holstein, WI
  • Priest/Home Shopping Model/Bike Messenger, played by Chay Austyn Schmitt, junior (Theatre), Richland Center, WI

Tickets may be purchased online at www.weidnercenter.com and www.ticketstaronline.com, by calling Ticket Star (1-800-895-0071) or the University Ticketing & Information Center (920-465-2400), or visiting the Ticket Star Box Office at the Resch Center or the University Ticketing & Information Center, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Tickets are $22 for adults in advance and $24 at the door, $17 for senior citizens and students in advance and $19 at the door. UW-Green Bay students $11. The venue box office opens 90 minutes prior to the performance. The play is recommended for ages 12 and older.

For additional information on this event, please visit www.weidnercenter.com/events/nunsense-the-mega-musical-by-dan-goggin. For a full listing of UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance events for the 2018-19 season, please visit www.uwgb.edu/theatre/season/calendar-of-events.

About Jean Weidner Theatre

The Jean Weidner Theatre at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts- a part of the Weidner Center expansion project, the Jean Weidner Theatre is a 90-seat flexible classroom and performance space for the University Performing Arts.  The Jean Weidner Theatre is furnished with a dressing room, control booth and stage lighting.  It is an intimate space frequently used for University Theatre Mainstage and Studio productions.

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.

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Surprise! UW-Green Bay’s Garriet Kanis wins tuition raffle

Garriet Kanis-1UW-Green Bay senior student Garriet Kanis was in for a pleasant surprise as he sat among nearly 4,000 fans at the Krash the Kress Homecoming 2019 basketball game. Chances were slim that his name would be called for the Associated Bank Tuition Giveaway, which promised the lucky winner a semester of tuition valued at $4,000.

“Honestly I knew there was a small chance, however I never thought my name would actually be pulled,” he said.

His name was called.

The Business Administration major from Viroqua (near LaCrosse), who is set to graduate in May 2019 (and get married shortly thereafter), said he was shocked when it was revealed that he was the winner, and he wasn’t completely convinced that it was his named called. However, after it sank in a bit, his shock turned to gratitude.

“It was a great feeling to have received this generous gift!” Kanis says.

Kanis was been very involved on campus during his time at UW-Green Bay, serving as the lead intramural supervisor for UREC and as the president for Students for Advancement of Management. With only one semester left at UW-Green Bay, he says that winning the raffle was “an awesome way to start my last semester.” After graduation, Kanis intends to stay in the Green Bay area and find a job with a local company.

Story by Alicia LeBoeuf, Marketing and University Communication intern