Concert Choir and University Singers to perform on Tuesday, May 7

The Concert Choir and University Singers will be performing at the Weidner Center on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The UW-Green Bay Concert Choir, conducted by Associate Prof. Randall Meder (Music), is the premier choral ensemble of UW-Green Bay. For this concert they will be performing several nature-themed pieces. The University Singers, conducted by Associate Lecturer Tomás Dominguez (Music), includes quality singers from all over campus and they will present a selection of Classical, Pop, Musical Theatre and Jazz works. Members of UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensembles and Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music) will also be featured. Purchase tickets.

Phoenix Music Night at the Blue Opus on Thursday, May 9

Enjoy music performed by UW-Green Bay students, alumni and faculty in one night! Phoenix Music Night at the Blue Opus will be taking place on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Blue Opus, located at 1390 Bellevue Street, Suite 110 in Green Bay. UW-Green Bay student and guitarist Antonio Salerno opens up the night at 5 p.m. At 5:45 p.m., MaR, a duo comprising of UW-Green Bay alumni Matt Hillman and Rissel Peguero, will take the stage. Finally Brass Differential concludes the show starting at 7 p.m. Learn more and register for this event by Tuesday, May 7, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at

Reminder: Candidate presentations for University Union director this week

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

UW-Green Bay students participate in innovation skills accelerator program

Five UW-Green Bay students recently completed an innovation skills accelerator program with The Commons, which places college students from 25 Wisconsin universities on interdisciplinary teams to work on real corporate and civic challenges as well as student startups, in Milwaukee. The five students applied to the program and were chosen for the Spring 2019 cohort. Jennifer Nowicki (Business Administration) and Chelsea Georgia (Business Administration) worked on a civic innovation project Swift Shift by RTLC. Courtney Gersek (Business Administration) worked on student startup Sekhere which is developing a one-stop solution for discovering and buying local retail items on-demand. Renee DeGrand (Business Administration) applied to The Commons to work on her own startup. DeGrand’s startup, Fervid Life, is creating an e-commerce platform categorized by unique hobbies and items for intensely passionate enthusiasts that large online retailers often miss. Charity Joy (Business Administration) worked on a corporate innovation project for We Energies. For more information on how UW-Green Bay students on all campuses can participate in The Commons entrepreneurial skills building programming and earn credit while doing so, please contact Ryan Kauth at


Guest speakers provide students with unique opportunities in Prof. Weinschenk’s class

Dr. Ashok Rai (CEO of Prevea Health; Chancellor’s Council of Trustees member) visited Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk’s (Political Science) Congress class to guest lecture on his testimony before Congress last year. He also talked about the importance of advocacy and lobbying, ways to re-think the American healthcare system and health issues facing Wisconsin like the opioid crisis. Students were able to ask questions for about an hour after some opening remarks from Dr. Rai. He is the third speaker in Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk’s line-up of guests in this class this year, with a former member of Congress and a current state representative having visited in the past. Through these speakers, students have gotten a wide range of perspectives on legislative politics in the United States and were provided with the unique opportunity to interact with a major CEO, former member of Congress and state legislator all in one class.


Faculty note: Prof. Coen asks, What Do You Mean By ‘Immigrants’?

Assistant Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science) wrote the article “What Do You Mean By ‘Immigrants’?” for CAHSS and Effect. In this article, Coen explains why “there is no single category or simple dichotomy in which ‘immigrants’ can be placed.” Read more.

Congratulations to George Kneiser, 2019 Horizon League individual men’s golf champion

Congratulations are in order for UW-Green Bay student athlete George Kneiser, who is the newly crowned 2019 Horizon League individual men’s golf champion. With his victory, Kneiser will advance to the NCAA Regionals on May 12-15, 2019. Kneiser is only the third golfer in Phoenix history to win a Horizon League title. As well, Kneiser’s final score of 215 is the lowest score for any Phoenix golfer to ever win the championship. Read more.