Tonight (March 21), women’s basketball hosts WNIT for first time

The Green Bay women’s basketball team opens the first round of the WNIT on tonight (Thursday, March 21, 2019), against Kent State at the Kress Center. Tip-off against the Golden Flashes is scheduled for 6 p.m. Green Bay will be making its fifth appearance in the WNIT all time, and Thursday’s match-up will be the first ever hosted by the Phoenix. The Golden Flashes (19-12) are making their second WNIT appearance under the leadership of third-year head coach Todd Starkey. A victory would give Kent State its first 20-win campaign since the 2009-10 season. The Flashes would also improve to 8-8 in road games, which would match the most road victories since that same season. Green Bay (22-9, 15-3 HL) is No. 15 in the Mid-Major Poll and is competing in the postseason for the 21st year in a row. The Phoenix played in the NCAA Tournament each of the past four years but fell to Wright State, 55-52, in the Horizon League Tournament title game.

Reminder: ‘We Are GB’ cultural mural organizers are looking for your photos by March 29

Submissions for the “We Are GB” project are due Friday, March 29, 2019. The project aims to create an artistic representation of the collective cultures of UW-Green Bay for a tunnel in the Instructional Services (IS) building, Green Bay Campus. UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff from all campuses are invited to submit a picture or two that represents their culture, along with a sentence or two explaining the picture related to the culture. All the submissions will be presented to an artist, who will then design the art piece. Your actual picture may or may not be used, but your submission will allow the artist to use your image, versions of it or words in the final piece. Submit your photos.

Video: ‘Currents’ is next week, and Joe Schoenebeck will entertain pre-show

On Monday, March 25, 2019, UW-Green Bay’s laboratory manager for the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Joe Schoenebeck, will present interactive experiments before the Weidner Center show, Currents by Mayumana. See more and buy tickets. Audience members will be taken on a journey between two troops, each representing a different view of the essence of light and electricity and each inspired by a different esthetic and artistic approach, all of which are presented as a dialogue, through unique sounds, lights, and visual effects. The show combines a variety of elements: specially made musical instruments, massive video art projections including video mapping on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and eleven skilled performers in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds. Watch the preview video.

Bagel sandwiches offered at The Phoenix Club beginning April 1

Starting April 1, 2019, The Phoenix Club will be selling a limited stock of bagel sandwiches from Lox Stock ‘n Bagel. The available sandwiches will include: Lox (lox, cream cheese and veggie); BLT; Turkey; Ham (ham, lettuce, roasted red pepper, cucumber, green olive cream cheese) and Veggie! All will be on plain bagels w/condiments on the side. See the Lox Stock ‘n Bagel menu for more information on the sandwiches.

1735 dictionary of Spanish and Nahuatl languages

‘Cultures of Spain’ class digs deep in documents donated by alumnus Cruz-Uribe

UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research recently hosted the class, “Cultures of Spain” taught by Spanish Prof. Cristina Ortiz. The students broadened their perspectives, studying a collection of materials donated by alumnus, Benjamin Cruz-Uribe ’73 ’79 (Ecosystems Analysis and Master of Environmental Arts & Sciences). The unique documents had been handed down through generations of his family and Cruz-Uribe donated the items to the Archives so they could be preserved and studied by researchers.

UW-Green Bay Spanish Language students transcribing archives
Spanish students transcribing archives

The class was studying about new Spain and the colonial era and visited the Archives on the seventh floor of the Cofrin Library to study the original materials dating from the 1700s. The collection contains a 1735 dictionary of Spanish and Nahuatl languages; a 1746 North America history book; and a 1768 document from the Archbishop of Mexico.

Students were asked to examine the Archbishop’s decree and attempt a translation of the 18th century handwritten script. Their translation revealed the document was “14 rules” to be followed by the Indians of Mexico for their “spiritual and earthly happiness and well-being.” Among the rules were suggestions for maintaining a clean home; helping neighbors who are sick; avoiding disputes; providing a house for one’s family; and the rais[ing] of chickens, turkeys, pigs, goats; and knowing the catechism in Spanish and their own language. The class went on to discuss in Spanish the cultural and historical significance of these rules.

Translating a 1768 document from the Archbishop of Mexico
Translating 1768 “14 Rules” of Archbishop of Mexico
1735 dictionary of Spanish and Nahuatl languages
1735 Spanish/Nahuatl dictionary

GB to host WNIT

Scott Venci from the Green Bay Press-Gazette previewed the Green Bay women’s basketball team’s hopeful run in the WNIT. It’s the first time the Phoenix is hosting a tournament game and allows the seniors, Jen Wellnitz and Laken James and forward Carly Mohns, to play at least one more time in front of the home crowd. Coach Kevin Borseth wasn’t sure whether his team would get to play at the Kress. “We never had any opportunity in postseason play to ever play in front of the home fans. That’s pretty cool. Doesn’t guarantee us anything, but it’s pretty cool.” See more.

WIXX also had the story.

How entrepreneurship education and workforce development are linked

This really interesting story ran on and was written by Ray York, business counselor for the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay… “Why are entrepreneurship education and workforce development linked?  When entrepreneurship principles are taught, employers get a more adaptable workforce, which is better equipped to deal with a multitude of environments, has better analytic and problem-solving skills, creative and design ability, social awareness, and collaborative communication.  ‘When we see a student with an entrepreneurial education background, we get very interested,’ said a local college relations recruiter. ‘These students tend to be years ahead of their peers.'” See the story.

Register for the LTDC Virtual Showcase — Building the New: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate

The UW System LTDC VIrtual Showcase – Building the New: Innovate, Integrate and Motivate, is April 2-3, 2019. See the full schedule. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 8:45 a.m., Malcolm Brown is kicking off the event with his keynote: “We are the Architects: Pathways to the New Learning Ecology” and Kona Jones will lead Wednesday morning with “You’ve got to Connect! Humanizing Online Learning.”  Register to attend. It is free and open to everyone. You will need a computer and an internet connection. Registered participants will receive notices of schedule changes and cancellations.

Phoenix crossing paths on the Appalachian Trail

How is it that on a trail that is more than 2,000 miles long, UW-Green Bay alumni and students managed to connect at just the right time and location. Alumni Jenna Walton ’07 (Biology) and Nick Walton ’07 ’16 (Biology and Environmental Science and M.S. in Environmental Science & Policy) (pictured bottom left) have just begun their journey across the entire Appalachian Trail. They hope to walk the entire trail over the next year or so. On their journey they crossed paths with UW-Green Bay’s UREC Outdoor adventurers — a group of students walking the trail over spring break.