The annual CPA Luncheon, hosted by UW-Green Bay’s Accounting Student Association was May 3, 2019. The luncheon serves as a forum for discussion and interaction between accounting professionals, students, and UW-Green Bay representatives. This forum helps the campus maintain relationships with CPA firms and in the recruitment of UW-Green Bay students. The featured speaker was Inga Arendt, Partner at Wipfli, LLP, who shared valuable insight and takeaways about changes within the accounting industry and how students can best prepare for the future. Accounting Students Association cords went to:
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The Walter Mosley event was postponed due to travel delays, but it has been rescheduled for this Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m., at the KI convention center Ballroom A2. It’s free! Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 23 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. More here.
The UW-Green Bay Retiree Association is sponsoring the ninth annual arboretum walk on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. Bobbie Webster, natural areas ecologist for the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, will lead the walk. Interested participants should meet at the Lambeau Cottage parking lot at 10:30 a.m. The walk will be slow and easy as the group looks to identify spring plants, plant communities, invasive plants, and how our Arboretum is managed. Bring your binoculars and plant book. Bring your camera to take pictures along the walk and send them to incorporate into the Retiree Association website. See the 2018 walk at www.uwgb.edu/retiree/showcase. An informal gathering for lunch will follow at Shorewood Club.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette partnered with Milwaukee PBS to produce a documentary about youth mental health based on its Kids in Crisis series. The film focuses on four young Wisconsinites living with mental health issues. On May 21, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. the film will be screened at the Brown County Central Library, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. UW-Green Bay Senior Counselor Lissa Balison (MSE LPC) will serve on a panel. Admission is free, but an RSVP is appreciated. More details here. The event will be broadcast on the Press-Gazette Facebook page, as well.
UW System Presiden Ray Cross penned a piece picked up by the AP regarding UW’s value to the state. “As Wisconsin policymakers craft the next state budget, I urge them to consider the invaluable benefits the University of Wisconsin System brings to all parts of the state. The governor and Legislature have shared priorities to improve wages and attract and retain talent to meet workforce demands. That’s why, as graduates walk across the stage this month, there’s no better time to remind Wisconsinites about the incredible return on investment — for individuals, communities and the state — provided by our 13 UW System institutions.” Read more.
We apologize for the error last week on the date… Faculty, staff and students are invited to the Weidner Center’s 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season announcement on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. All upcoming shows and events in the 2019-2020 season will be announced. RSVP by emailing WCPA@uwgb.edu by end of the day, today, May 13, if you are able to attend. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.
Associate Prof. Rebecca Nesvet’s (English) article “James Malcolm Rymer’s Cockney Mazeppa: Byron Reassembled” will be published in Nineteenth Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal. The article shows how James Malcolm Rymer’s Chartist principles inform his 1850 “penny dreadful” update of Byron’s radical poem Mazeppa (1819), Rymer updates the legend of folk hero Ivan Mazepa, Hetman of the Ukraine to foreground a new hero, a “Cockney” shopkeeper who becomes a hero in a Ukrainian fantasy world, much like Twain’s (later) Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. With this reinvention of Byron, Rymer argues that working-class Britons have the right and ability to participate in government and reconciles Byron’s memory with his own youthful radicalism. Research for this article was supported by a 2016 UW-Green Bay Grant in Aid of Research (GAIR).
A nature preserve along the east shore of Green Bay is receiving $450,000 in federal money to add land and restore wetlands. U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the grant to the state Department of Natural Resources, Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Wednesday. The grant is one of 22 awarded around the country. Fox 11 has the story.
Little surprise for those who know UW-Green Bay student-athletes, but great news, still the same. The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom, and Green Bay athletes are above average. See more by Fox 11.