Big Mouth band still going strong nearly three decades later

The band, Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns, has had a few roster changes through nearly three decades of success, but a number of the musicians in one of Northeast Wisconsin’s most popular bands are UW-Green Bay alumni: Performers include Nathan Behling, ‘84, trumpet; Marc Jimos ’91, sax and vocals; Bill Dennee ’91, trombone and Paul Sowinski ’83, bass and vocals. The Door County Daily has the story.

 

Inclusivity webinar to take place on Monday, April 15, 2019

CATL invites faculty and staff from all campuses to an interactive webinar about designing transparent assignments on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The session will be led by Mary-Ann Winkelmes. You may be familiar with her TILT work, and subsequent findings on improving outcomes for underserved student populations. The session will be hosted at each of the following locations:

  • 1965 Room, Green Bay Campus
  • F139, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus
  • L105, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus
  • 1203, UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band to perform on Friday, April 5

Presented by UW-Green Bay Music, Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band will be performing at the Weidner Center on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Join conductor Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra for an evening of exciting symphonic music. The Symphonic Band features students from all over campus and performs a high quality and entertaining repertoire. The Wind Ensemble is UW-Green Bay’s premiere concert band, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire both solo and with the UW-Green Bay Orchestra, comprised primarily of stringed instruments. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Panel: ‘A Report of the State of Wisconsin Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding’ April 4

“A Time for Action: A Panel Presentation on the Report of the State of Wisconsin Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding” will be sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay at the Brown County Central Library on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. Three statewide education leaders will discuss how state financial support can ensure the success of Wisconsin’s children and youth. Panelists will be Michelle Langenfeld, Green Bay Area Public Schools superintendent; Chris Thiel, Milwaukee Public Schools legislative policy manager; and Heather DuBois Bourenane, executive director of the Wisconsin Public Education Network. Everyone concerned about education policy in Wisconsin is welcome to attend. For more detail, contact Judy Crain, jvcrain@netnet.net, or see Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/524420851296220/.

UW-Green Bay programs to help high school students earn transferable credits

Launched by UW-Green Bay, the Global Learning Program and Summer Scholars Program will help high school students in Northeast Wisconsin prepare for college. High school students will be given the opportunity to take courses at UW-Green Bay and earn college credits that can transfer to colleges across the country. The Daily News has more.

UW-Green Bay is among Wisconsin’s top universities to place international international student teachers

According to the organization Educator’s Abroad, UW-Green Bay has one of the highest international student-teacher placement rates of all Wisconsin universities. Over the past 12 years, the Education program in partnership with the Office of International Education has placed more than 70 student teachers in 10 different countries. UW-Green Bay student teachers have taught in Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Germany, and Jamaica, just to name a few.