Professional development workshop set for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9-10

Professional development workshops are offered through the Small Business Development Center’s 2018-2019 Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. The workshop “Supervisory Leadership 101” is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9-10, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Bus. & Mfg. Ctr., 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. Cost of this workshop includes instruction, material, DISC assessment, morning refreshments, and lunch. For more information on registration, visit the SBDC website, email or call 920-496-2117

‘Legally Blonde’ coming to Weidner Center on Friday (March 29)

Legally Blonde the Musical

Legally Blonde: The Musical” will be performed at the Weidner Center on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and still the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Learn more and purchase tickets.

“Currents” show to take place at Weidner Center tonight (March 25)


Currents” by Mayumana” will be taking place at the Weidner Center on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. “Currents” is a spectacular show that was inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding energy sources for the world. 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. Starting at 6:15 p.m., experience interactive electrical experiments demonstrated by UW-Green Bay’s Laboratory Manager for the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Joe Schoenebeck. Learn more and purchase tickets.

6:30 Concert Series continues with “a very small consortium” on Tuesday, April 2

6:30 Concert Series - A very small consortium

The 6:30 Concert Series will continue with “a very small consortium” on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center. This event is free and open to the public. This innovative ensemble consisting of UW-Green Bay music faculty and friends performs “miniature morsels of music” that either consist of 100 or fewer or last one minute or less. The eclectic repertoire for this concert will be drawn from pieces submitted to the yearly international call for scores. Learn more.

Video: No longer marked with an x, UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin’s talk is now TED official

UW-Green Bay Professor and Associate Dean Ryan Martin (Psychology, CAHSS) can drop the “X”. His TEDx FondduLac Talk video presentation, “The Upside of Anger,” has officially moved to TED Talk status. That means the TED  organization has recognized Martin’s presentation as one that should be spread nationally, and even globally!

TEDx FondduLac founder and license holder, Sarah Spang, shared the good news on March 20, 2019.

“Having an official TED Talk means that the idea given on the TEDx platform was so valuable that TED wanted to make it more easily accessible and available to all individuals around the world,” she said. “While all TEDx Talks are recorded and uploaded for worldwide viewing, a video being on is more easily searchable, is translated into more languages, and embodies the true spirit of TED’s ‘ideas worth spreading’ mission. For Ryan to have his Talk at this level shows the amount of work, research, and passion brought forth with his idea.”

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UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin

Martin, the psychology chair and associate dean for UW-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, said having his talk get picked up by the TED organization was a “secret dream” but he didn’t really think it would happen. “I found out Novemberish that the talk was being considered for, but since I didn’t hear anything after that, I assumed it wasn’t happening.”

To be part of the TEDx and the TED process has deep value for Martin.

“I love what TED is all about,” he says. “To me, there is little more valuable than creating a space to share ideas (that’s why I work on a college campus). For years, I actually watched a TED talk every day and I’ve made some big life changes based on ideas that I took from them.”

Spang said that Martin’s talk is the first in the region to move to TED status.

“Ryan’s is the first TEDxFondduLac Talk to become an official TED Talk, the first for the Fox Cities region, and, I believe, the first for Wisconsin TEDx events,” she said. “To put the difficulty into better context: it’s someone’s job at TED to watch every single TEDx video that happens around the world. For an idea to stand out from the countless ideas being watched every day, that’s huge!”

Other speakers (Brene Brown, for example) have been launched into stardom because of their talk.

“The idea that people are watching it globally is both exciting and nerve-wracking,” Martin says.  “I just hope people like it and feel like it’s personally valuable to them.”

Now that he could be on his way to international fame, Martin is moving into the next TED phase — he has been named a coach for the next TEDx UW-Green Bay, which had its inaugural program at the University’s Weidner Center in November of 2018. A call for speakers for the 2019 event will released soon.

“I’m really excited about being a coach this year,” Martin said. “My coach, Kristi Wilkum, was so important to me in the process of preparing my talk. She had great ideas and helped me work through a lot along the way.  I’m happy to try and be that person for someone else.”

Photo submitted from TEDxFondduLac, Brian Kolstad photographer

Phoenix Club to begin offering bagel sandwiches on Monday, April 1

The Phoenix Club, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, will begin offering bagel sandwiches starting on Monday, April 1, 2019. The Phoenix Club will be selling a limited selection of bagel sandwiches from the menu of Lox, Stock ‘N Bagel, including lox, BLT, turkey, ham and veggie, all on plain bagels with condiments on the side.

Transition of IT services for branch campuses

The UW-Green Bay Division of Information Technology (IT), in partnership with UW Colleges Computer Information Technology Services (CITS), has been planning for the transition of all IT services for the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses from CITS to UW-Green Bay. The goal is to have all services transitioned by the start of the fall 2019 semester. What do we mean by IT services? This means a whole host of things such as email, workstations, phones, network, IT support (Help Desk) and more. Learn more about the transition.

Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter highlighted in article

UW-Green Bay’s Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter was highlighted in a recent Audubon article, “Conservation Trailblazers on Campus.” UW-Green Bay graduate student Tara Hohman (Environmental Science and Policy), who serves as president for the student organization, was featured. Read more.

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus business idea workshop and contest featured

The business idea workshop and contest hosted by the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 has been featured in the Herald Times Reporter. The business idea workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., while the student business idea contest will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Read more.