URSCA volunteers needed

Please consider taking a few hours to volunteer as UW-Green Bay hosts hundreds of researchers for the UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA), April 26, 2019. Two more volunteers are needed to monitor rooms for oral presentations from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Details:

  • When: 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (you must be present for the whole time)
  • Where: World Unity B and 1965 Room in University Union
  • What: Assist three groups of students in setting up their presentations, monitor and enforce the time limits for each presentation

If interested, please contact Pang Yang at yangpan@uwgb.edu and she will provide more details.

Alumni author book signing at The Phoenix Bookstore on Saturday (April 27)

The Phoenix Bookstore, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, is pleased to announce that an alumni author will be in the store on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Erin Hunsader ”98 (Theatre) will be in the store signing copies of her book, Dorothy Never Got Down Like This. In her books, Hunsader explains how a girl from a tiny Midwestern town follows her big dream to Broadway. Dorothy Never Got Down Like This is a humorous women’s nonfiction memoir about Erin Hunsader’s journey from Appleton to the Big Apple to pursue her dream of becoming a musical theatre writer on Broadway. Comparing herself to Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, readers can follow her journey from the Midwest to midtown with all the detours in between, as she bumbles her way through the city that never sleeps and how close she come to the “Great White Way.”

Earth Day event at The Phoenix Bookstore on Saturday, April 27

An Earth Day event will be held at The Phoenix Bookstore, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include arts and crafts, a drawing contest, coloring contest and more. Alumni, faculty, staff and others are encouraged to bring their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to celebrate Earth day with The Phoenix Bookstore and the Lorax.

‘Mamma Mia!’ auditions at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, May 4-5

Theatre on the Bay at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus has auditions for ‘Mamma Mia!’ the ABBA musical coming up on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019. Music and monologues will be taking place on Saturday, May 4 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to  3 p.m. Choreography will be held on Sunday, May 5 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information on the audition process can be found here. Contact John Thornberry at jprt@mac.com for an audition time. Please provide at least two time/date alternatives and the title of your song with your audition request. Auditions will be held in 30-minute blocks.

Mark your calendar: Candidates presentations for University Union director

Please meet three candidates for the University Union director position in the Christie Theatre in the University Union. All presentations are from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 – Matt Watson, associate director, Oglesby Union, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – Matt Suwalski, associate director for Business & Retail Services, Reeve Memorial Union, UW-Oshkosh
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019  – Andy Williams, campus operations director, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minn.

Each candidate will give a short presentation followed by a questions and answer session.  Resumes and evaluation forms will be available at the event. For more information, please contact Lynn Niemi, director of Disability Services (Chair, Search & Screen) at niemil@uwgb.edu.

Reminder: Next installment in 6:30 Concert Series, ‘Man with a Movie Camera,’ set for Tuesday (April 23)

The next installment of the 6:30 Concert Series, “Man with a Movie Camera,” will be taking place on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall in the Weidner Center. This event is free and open to the public. Film magazine Sight & Sound placed Russian director Dziga Vertov’s 1929 film “Man with a Movie Camera”at the top of its “Greatest Documentaries of All Time” list and in the top ten in its list of “Greatest Films of All Time.” Vertov believed that the camera was an extension of the human eye, capable of capturing “the chaos of visual phenomena filling the universe.” Through his eyes we see the ebb and flow of everyday life over the course of a one day in Moscow. The screening of this visionary film will be accompanied by a new live score composed by Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (Music) and will be performed by UW-Green Bay Music faculty. Learn more.

Reminder: Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band to perform on Friday, April 26

Toe-tapping marches, rousing movie scores, contemporary compositions and Romantic symphonies. Join conductor Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center for an evening of exciting symphonic music. The Symphonic Band features students from across 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 get tickets.

Associate Prof. David Helpap quoted in WPR story

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. David Helpap (Public and Environmental Affairs) joined the discussion following the announcement of Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Green Bay set for Saturday, April 27, 2019. “Democrats clearly think that Wisconsin is a swing state that needs to be won in the 2020 election,” he said. Helpap said the crowded field of Democratic candidates will also continue to make the rounds in Wisconsin. Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Madison last week, Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar came to the state in February and former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke has made two stops here, one in Madison and another in Milwaukee. Listen to the WPR interview, here.