‘Weidner Center Trifecta’ highlighted by article

Dubbed the “Weidner Center Trifecta,” the Weidner Center performances ‘Lombardi,’ ‘Beethoven Choral Fantasy‘ and ‘Women Playing Hamlet‘ were featured in a recent article by Warren Gerds. Performances remain for both ‘Lombardi’ and ‘Women Playing Hamlet.’ ‘Lombardi’ will run through Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019 and ‘Women Playing Hamlet’ will have its final performance on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019.

Spring Garden Conference to be held at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

The 24th Annual Spring Garden Conference will be held on Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. This year’s conference will feature two keynote speakers and educational sessions. Read the full article from Iron Mountain Daily News and learn more. More in the Eagle Herald Extra.

UW-Green Bay student advances in state business plan contest

UW-Green Bay student Renee DeGrand (Business Administration) has advanced to the semi-finals of the 2019 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Fifty of the nearly two hundred entries advanced. Judging will commence through April with the top half advancing to the next round. The top approximately dozen finalists will present at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in June in Milwaukee.

Don’t miss remaining ‘Women Playing Hamlet’ performances this week

The final performances of “Women Playing Hamlet,” presented by UW-Green Bay Theatre, will be Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 through Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center.

“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. ” Learn more and purchase tickets.

Faculty note: Prof. John Luczaj to be featured on WPR

Prof. John Luczaj (Natural and Applied Sciences) will be featured on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) on Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 during the 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. hour. Prof. John Luczaj will discuss the new Water Science major that will be offered by UW-Green Bay this fall. The Water Science major at UW-Green Bay is the first of its kind in the UW System.

Cofrin School of Business Spring Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, Mar. 12

The next installment of the Cofrin School of Business Spring Speaker Series will be taking place on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 109 in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The talk is entitled, “What Every College Student Should Know: How Artificial Intelligence will Affect your Future Job.” The Cofrin School of Business student organizations are co-sponsors. Students in all majors are welcomed to attend.

Reminder: Students should register for WiSys Quick Pitch by Monday, Mar. 11

Students should be reminded that they have until Monday, Mar. 11, 2019 to register for WiSys Quick Pitch. Students should explain their research or innovative idea in three minutes and illustrate its community impact for the opportunity to win a cash prize. The WiSys Quick Pitch will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Learn more.

Reminder: Light up the Lakeshore registration deadline is March 8

Spread the word to Manitowoc County high school students. The deadline for he first annual Light Up the Lakeshore High School Student Business Idea Competition in Manitowoc County is March 8. Students can register their idea at http://bit.ly/lutl2019.

The UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus, through the Cofrin School of Business, is a lead sponsor of the first annual Light Up the Lakeshore High School Student Business Idea Competition in Manitowoc County.

The current prize package is $15,000. The winner of each high school’s competition will receive $100 from UW-Green Bay along with other cash prizes and in-kind donations to help them grow their business. Competitions at Lincoln High School and Two Rivers High School have been set for 6 p.m. on March 19 and April 17, respectively. The county finals will culminate the countywide competition with finalists from each high school’s competition. The county finals will take place at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus’s theatre on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Other cash, in-kind, and media sponsors include Rawley Point Economic Advisors, Shoreline Credit Union, Investors Community Bank, Clocktower Advisors, and Two Rivers Main Street. To be a cash, in-kind, or media sponsor to reach a goal of $25,000 in cash and prizes for this first annual competition, or for further questions about the contest including future dates of each Manitowoc County high school’s individual competition, please contact Jeff Sachse at Jeff@RawleyPoint.com.