UW-Green Bay to host Green Bay Conservation Partners Spring Rountable

The Green Bay Conservation Partners will host their annual Spring Roundtable to explore environmental and conservation challenges and opportunities in the bay of Green Bay, Lower Fox River watershed, Green Bay’s West Shore and the Door Peninsula.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Weidner Center

WHO: Media are invited to attend. Registration for media is not required unless you plan to stay for lunch.

WHY: With dozens of conservation leaders and experts on hand, the Spring Roundtable is a great opportunity for journalists to identify and develop ideas and sources for news stories.

WHAT: The morning will kick-off with a series of 5-minute lightning talks from partners involved in restoration, monitoring and other conservation projects around the region. An interactive roundtable session will follow with discussions on relevant conservation tools and topics.

Highlights include:

Designing a Pay for Performance Soil Phosphorus Program: UW-Green Bay scientists and Brown and Outagamie county staff will lead a discussion on how to uber-incentivize the reduction of phosphorus coming off farm fields. They will be looking for ideas on how to develop the incentives and monitoring programs needed to make measurable changes in cropland legacy phosphorus.

Local Forest Health Issues and Resources: Over the past few years, forest insects and diseases such as emerald ash borer and beech bark disease have become more common in local counties. Bill McNee, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Plant Pest & Disease Specialist, will provide an update on forest health issues in the area and share resources landowners and forest managers can use to maintain a healthy forest.

Monarch Conservation: A Call to Action: Over the last 20 years, the eastern population of monarch butterflies has declined by 90% for a variety of reasons. Reena Bowman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife, will share tools and resources to bolster monarch populations in urban, agricultural, rights-of-way, and protected lands. Participants will discuss how they can contribute towards monarch conservation in northeast Wisconsin.

For more information and a schedule of events, please go to http://www.gbconservationpartners.org/events/

Theatre on the Bay Announces Auditions for Mamma Mia!

Green Bay, Wis. — Theatre on the Bay will hold auditions for Mamma Mia! on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, 2019 at the Herbert L. Williams Theatre, located at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus.

Sophie Sheridan is getting married! But who’s walking her down the aisle? Sophie has no idea who her real father is, and her mother is no help: according to Donna Sheridan’s diary, three different men could be Sophie’s dad. Sophie secretly invites all three to the wedding, hoping to answer her question by bringing them all together at her home on the sunny Greek island of Kalokairi. ABBA’s disco-pop songbook propels this tale of love, laughter and friendship. Mamma Mia! promises to be a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Please visit the Theatre on the Bay web page for the complete audition notice, which includes a synopsis and a list of available roles and instructions for getting an audition slot. The audition notice is also available on the Theatre on the Bay Facebook group page, and the Facebook page “Theatre on the Bay at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus.”

All auditionees will be given a time on either May 4 or 5  to present a monologue and song, and must attend a short choreography audition on May 5. Auditionees should prepare a one- to two-minute comic monologue, as well as a pop or rock tune from the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s. No show tunes or ABBA songs will be heard for these auditions. Auditionees must use an audio file (a karaoke track, for example) for the music audition. A microphone and audio system will be available. Audio should be edited to the appropriate length for the audition, or auditionees must be able to quickly and clearly indicate the section of the track they wish to use. No audition pianist will be available, and no a capella auditions will be seen.

Mamma Mia! will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 19 through July 28. The cast will also perform at Menominee’s Family Recreation Day on June 1 and participate in the Marinette Logging and Heritage Festival Parade, July 14.

Mamma Mia! will kick off Theatre on the Bay’s Season 53, which will also feature the comedies Reckless and The Importance of Being Earnest as part of a Season of Laughter. Children’s Theatre will produce Frozen Jr. and Anne of Green Gables, as well as their third Christmas concert in December. Tickets will be on sale soon for all of these shows at the Marinette Campus web page.

About the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus has served the lakeshore of eastern Wisconsin for more than 50 years, helping generations of students to start their path toward a bachelor’s degree. Nestled on 40 acres along the breathtaking Lake Michigan shoreline, the Manitowoc Campus offers hands-on instruction from internationally respected professors and a start on more than 200 academic programs within the UW System. Community members enjoy concerts and lectures, attend art and theater performances and cheer for their favorite athletic teams. The campus and community celebrated the opening of a $7-million renovation project in February 2018 featuring state-of-the-art updates to the library, a new science commons and renovations to art studios, science labs and classrooms.

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UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus opens ‘Our Closet’

M&M Area Community Foundation is supporting the program through a grant

Marinette, Wis. —  The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, received $300 from the M&M Area Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Fund which will be used to support Our Closet, which helps Marinette Campus students in need of food, clothing or school supplies.

The Philanthropy Fund was created specifically to support projects throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties that advance community well-being and stability including a “Pay It Forward” component to inspire charitable leadership.

Mathematics Prof. Tonya Estebo and Information Specialist Pam Olson will administer Our Closet.

“Tonya and I, on behalf of the Marinette Campus community, would like to thank the M&M Area Community Foundation for supporting Our Closet,” said Olson. “Sometimes students just need a bit of help to help them through a hard time and to know that the community cares about their success.”

The M&M Area Community Foundation awards grants three times a year to local nonprofits, schools, churches and government entities throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire people to provide lasting legacies which enrich our communities.

If you would like to donate non-perishable food or new clothing to Our Closet, you may contact Estebo or Olson at 715-735-4301 or by email at estebot@uwgb.edu  or  olsonp@uwgb.edu.

About the Marinette Campus

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus offers students in the region and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a start on more than 200 academic programs within theUW System. Small class sizes ensure personalized attention and help to smooth the transition to college. Scholarships, in combination with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state — including in-state tuition for qualified students coming from Michigan’s U.P., make a UW education accessible to all. Situated on 36 acres along the historic shoreline of the bay of Green Bay, the Marinette Campus is a beautiful place to learn and grow. Here, students engage with award- winning faculty, cheer on state-champion athletes, attend amazing theater productions, live at home or on campus and prepare for completion of their bachelor’s degree.

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