Tonight! Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers play for the National Championship

In case you’ve missed it, one of UW-Green Bay’s most famous alumni, Tony Bennett, has been humbly leading his team, the Virginia Cavaliers to the Final Four, and tonight (April 7, 2019) they play Texas Tech for the NCAA Championship! You can read more, here. Tip-off is 8:20 (CST) and coverage will be on CBS. A quick scan reveals “watch parties” at most local bars and restaurants to cheer for one of Green Bay’s most-favored sons. See some of the favorite University Archives’ photos from Bennett’s playing days and join in on the facebook conversation, here.

Join the conversation with Stuart McKee, Microsoft’s chief technology officer, April 10

The Cofrin School of Business invites you to join in on an informal Q & A /Meet & Greet with Stuart McKee, Microsoft’s chief technology officer for U.S. State and Local Government!  It’s scheduled for Wed. April 10, 2019 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in IS1034. All are welcome to attend. On Tuesday, April 9, McKee will be the keynote presenter for the annual Business Week dinner. See more.


“The Art of Robert Rauschenberg,” a pre-show lecture to “bobrauschenbergamerica,” set for Thursday, April 11

“The Art of Robert Rauschenberg,” a pre-show lecture by Assistant Prof. Sam Watson (Art and Design), will be taking place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre at the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. This event is free and open to the public. This pre-show lecture will take ahead of a performance of “bobrauschenbergamerica,” which will run Wednesday-Saturday, April 10-13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Learn more. Purchase tickets.

‘Cultural and Political Images of the Basque Country’ presentation is Tuesday (April 9)

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, three professors from the University of the Basque Country will be visiting UW-Green Bay. As part of their campus visit, they will meet with faculty and students to discuss potential academic collaborations. In addition, they will give a lecture on “Cultural and Political Images of the Basque Country.” The presentation is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni room (Room 103) located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Prof. Ludger Mees will be discussing Gernika, a site of universal and Basque lieu de memoir, Prof. Santiago de Pablo will address the depiction of terrorism in recent Basque cinematic productions in Terror on the screen and Prof. Coro Rubio will talk about the role of cultural products in the construction of a Basque identity in Building Basques from Political Culture. The presentation is free and open to the public. Moderated by Prof. Cristina Ortiz (Humanities) (

Reminder: CATL has three Spring 2019 calls accepting applications

A reminder The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) has three Spring 2019 calls you may be interested in applying for:

Reminder: Journalist Dan Kaufman to give lecture on Thursday (April 11)

The Historical Perspectives Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Room 250 in Rose Hall. Dan Kaufman, a journalist and writer from New York City, will speak on his book, “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics.” This lecture is free and open to the public. Check it out on Facebook.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Amulya Gurtu publication

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Amulya Gurtu’s (Business Administration) paper “Observations on ‘a joint economic-lot-size model for purchaser and vendor’” has been published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Inventory Research (INDERSCIENCE PUBLISHERS). The article is co-authored with Salem M. Alijazzaran, Ph. D. from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

Media Coverage: UW-Green Bay alumnus Tony Bennett is heading to the NCAA Tournament Championship

Phoenix faithful are elated for UW-Green Bay alumnus Tony Bennett, who played basketball for UW-Green Bay and was coached by his father, Dick Bennett. His Virginia Cavaliers got by Auburn this weekend to play in the NCAA Tournament Championship. There’s plenty of media coverage… Here’s a few posts: The JSonline shared UW-Green Bay’s throwback Thursday photos in its story,  Wisconsinites are encouraged to cheer on Virginia in this WSAW story, and Fox 11  spotlighted Bennett’s incredible journey to tonight’s (April 8, 2019) championship game.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Alan Chu won two table tennis gold medals

Assistant Prof. Alan Chu (Psychology) won two table tennis gold medals (Open Singles and Open Doubles) at the Badger State Games in Kronnenwetter on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Badger State Games is an iconic sports series celebrating more than 30 years of offering individuals and teams of all ages the opportunity to compete in a variety of amateur events in the style of the Olympics. All athletes who medal in the Badger State Games are invited to participate in the State Games of America.