The Teaching Press at UW-Green Bay Launches with First Book, Open House, April 4, 2019

The Teaching Press at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will premiere its first publication, a collection of poems by Tim Weyenberg, on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Library, Room 125D (ground floor). This event is free and open to the public.

The Teaching Press is a brand new, student-managed printing house on the UW-Green Bay campus, currently being built from the ground up by undergraduates in a spring 2019 “Book Editing Practicum” course. The Press’s mission is to showcase voices in the Northeast Wisconsin region and welcome authors of all fields and origins, while providing hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduates to learn transferable skills in a variety of interdisciplinary fields, including English, business, and graphic design.

The Press’s first book, Tim Weyenberg’s, “The Village and the Vagabond” will be fresh off the press and available for purchase. Weyenberg will read and discuss his writing as well.

Attendees will meet the Press staff, including Press Director Prof. Rebecca Meacham, learn about the history and vision of the Press, and be guided through making a book of their own.

Tim Weyenberg is a retired CEO and current University trustee. He is the University’s first named Executive-in-Residence for the Cofrin School of Business. Weyenberg’s poetry draws inspiration from the Wisconsin landscape and his youth, as well as his relationship with his wife of 50 years and essential friendships throughout his lifetime. Several poems are accompanied by sketches hand drawn by Weyenberg himself.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Meacham at meachamr@uwgb.edu, or visit The Teaching Press Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/uwgbteachingpress/.

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, Division I athletics, 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.

Photo by Dan Moore.

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UW-Green Bay Theatre & Dance presents ‘DanceWorks, a Concert of Dance’ April 6-7

GREEN BAY – Join University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance for a celebration of dance in a concert of faculty and student choreography representing a diverse medley of styles under Artistic Director, Denise Carlson-Gardner. Performances for “DanceWorks, A Concert of Dance” are April 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and April 7, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre, Theatre Hall, UW-Green Bay.

Dancers: Riley Brunner, Billy Jo Collette, Delaney Duell, Hayley Eastman, Natalie Gardner, Taylor Gulbrand, Carly Jossart, Rebecca Kimball, Rachel Lopez, Haley Marks, Ally McCutcheon, Amanda Meo, Chay Schmitt and Liesl Sigourney. Choreographers: Billy Jo Collette, Delaney Duell, Hayley Eastman, Natalie Gardner, Carly Jossart, Rebecca Kimball, Haley Marks and Artistic Director/Choreographer Denise Carlson-Gardner.

Tickets for adults are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Students and seniors $5 in advance, $7 at the door. UW-Green Bay students $5. Tickets can be purchased in person at the University Ticketing and Information Center, by calling 920-465-2400 or Ticket Star 920-494-4301, online at WeidnerCenter.com or at the venue box office 90 minutes prior to the performance.

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, Division I athletics, 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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Counseling and Health RFP Listening Sessions to take place on Tuesday, April 2 and Monday, April 8

Counseling and Health RFP Listening Sessions with Q & A will be taking place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 11 a.m. to noon in Phoenix Room A in UW-Green Bay’s University Union and on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Alumni Room (Room 103), University Union. The sessions will be facilitated by Vice Chancellor Eric Arneson (Student Affairs and Campus Climate). These listening sessions serve as opportunities to share your thoughts on what the ideal Counseling and Health Center would look like as UW-Green Bay considers healthcare delivery options.

Sandy Cohen III Men's Basketball

GB men’s basketball advances to CIT quarterfinal, hosts CSU Bakersfield Friday at Kress

Green Bay men’s basketball dominated Florida International, 98-68, in the second round of the CIT on Tuesday evening (March 26, 2019) to advance to the quarterfinals. The Phoenix (19-16) will host CSU Bakersfield (18-15) at the Kress Center for a 6 p.m. tip time on Friday (March 29) evening. Senior Sandy Cohen III nearly notched a triple double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. It’s the fifth time in his last six games that Cohen has scored at least 20 points. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 920-465-2625, online or in person at the Kress Events Center box office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seating will be general admission with the lower bowl reserved for season ticket holders. General fans can purchase tickets in the upper bowl and if space allows, will be allowed to move down a little after tip-off.

Season Ticket Holders:

If you are a season ticket holder, you should have received an email with a special promo code when ordering tickets. Please provide this code when ordering online, in person or over the phone. If you did not receive this email, please contact the KEC box office at 920-465-2625

CIT Ticket Prices:

  • Lower Bowl Adult: $10 (Season ticket holders only – use promo code found in email)
  • Lower Bowl Youth (17 & under): $5 (Season ticket holders only – use promo code in email)
  • Upper Bowl Adult: $10
  • Upper Bowl Youth (17 & under): $5

Shawn Anthony Robinson returns to campus as ‘Dr. Dyslexia Dude’ April 2

The Phoenix Bookstore and Office of Student Life will be hosting a reading and book signing by former UW-Green Bay employee Shawn Robinson, Ph.D., for his book “Dr. Dyslexia Dude” at 6 p.m. April 2, 2019 in The Phoenix Bookstore. Robinson worked at UW-Green Bay for a number of years and mentored many students in the Green Bay Area Public Schools.

“‘Doctor Dyslexia Dude’ is a compelling story of an African-American boy who is also a colorful superhero with dyslexia. The capped character is autobiographically based on the painful, early life experiences of Robinson. Robinson and his co-author, Inshirah Robinson R.N., are parents who say their goal is to empower students in special education to stay encouraged and know they too can achieve greatness! These stories are designed to open the mind of young students with dyslexia to the possibilities life offers – all while living worthwhile, productive and successful live. Overall, ‘Dr. Dyslexia Dude’ is and exciting, colorful, often humorous and relevant source of hope and inspiration for kids, parents, and teachers.”

WiSys Quick Pitch set for Wednesday, April 3, Green Bay Campus

The WiSys Quick Pitch will be taking place in UW-Green Bay’s Mary Ann Cofrin Hall (MAC) Room 224 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees will be able to listen to seven three-minute innovative and entrepreneurial pitches from students and learn how their research will impact the community and may one day benefit the local economy and/or society.

The students and presentations:

  • Nahida Akhtar (Chemistry) and Ben Fredeen (Chemistry) presenting on: “Magnetic Nanoparticles”
  • Alison Bahena (Psychology) presenting on: “Executive Function in a Normative Population with Psychosis-like Symptoms using ERP”
  • Halee Behrens (Biology) and Katlyn Tappy (Natural and Applied Sciences) presenting on: “Discovery of Antibiotic-Producing Soil Bacteria with Broad-Spectrum Activity”
  • Daijana Carrasco (Psychology, Human Development) presenting on: “Senior Center Cruise”
  • Akanshka Gurtu (Chemistry) presenting on: “Potable Water”
  • Charity Joy (Business Administration) presenting on: “Team Building Yoga”
  • Noah Redfearn (Business Administration) presenting on: “Do you Seriously Care About the Environment?”
  • Zach Zeutzius (Business Administration) presenting on: “Bookbates”

Judges:

  • Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication, Information Science)
  • Assistant Prof. Vallari Chandna (Management)
  • Dean John Katers (College of Science, Engineering and Technology)

Winners of the Quick Pitch competition will receive a cash prize ($250 for first place and $125 for second place), with the first place winner qualifying to present their pitch and compete in the state final at the 11th annual WSTS Symposium at UW-Stout from July 22-23, 2019.