Aaron Kennedy is known nationwide for being the founder and CEO of Noodles & Company, and successfully leading Colorado with branding and marketing campaigns. Now the UW-Madison graduate is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UW-Green Bay. Kennedy’s enter the effort to help Green Bay attract more startups and scale-ups was announced late April. With an alliance including Microsoft, UW-Green Bay, and the Green Bay Packers, Green Bay will earn its spot on what Kennedy calls the “I-Q Corridor.” The “I” refers to the interstate highways that bind Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, but to Kennedy it also means innovation, intellectual property and investment. The “Q” implies quality of workforce, research, education and life in general. See more.
Ever wonder how Wisconsin got its name? So did Josie Dunn, a student at Mineral Point Elementary School. Turns out, it is not a simple question to answer. The name Wisconsin comes from the Algonquian language family spoken by tribes such as the Menominee, but the pronunciation is not the same today. A UW-Green Bay Elder in Residence and member of Menominee tribe, Napos Turney, says he was told it comes from the Menominee word “Wēskōhsaeh.” The word translates to something like “a good place to camp” or “to basically live.” See more from WPR.
UW-Green Bay Associate Lecturer Alan Kopischke (Theatre and Dance), will be seen in the role of a detective who reveals the story of Leonard Pelkey, a teenage boy gone missing, in a Third Avenue Playhouse’s performance “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey” in Sturgeon Bay. Recently Kopischke directed “Julius Caesar” for UW-Green Bay Theatre. See more from wearegreenbay.com.
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus students are authorized by the Marinette Police Department Capt. Victor Thedick to perform a supervised parade in downtown Marinette on Friday afternoon, May 17. The purpose of the parade is to show that not all demonstrations are “bad.” See more from the Eagle Herald Extra.
The Log is posting grants what were awarded in the last year… Congratulations to Tara Carr, Director of the Small Business Development Center, on being awarded $123,969 from the Small Business Administration for the project titled, “Wisconsin Small Business Development Center” last July. The Small Business Development Center is a program within the UW Division of Business and Entrepreneurship. The budget for the center is fully grant funded. The ongoing grant is matched by UW Extension and partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Development center serves people in a 12 county area including Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano and Sheboygan. The Small Business Development Center serves businesses at all stages, from assisting entrepreneurs starting businesses to helping previously established small businesses grow. The center is part of a statewide network created to support entrepreneurs and small business owners through no-cost confidential consulting and educational programs. They offer referrals, resources, and tools to help businesses expand and evolve including customized solutions and regional expertise. Learn more here and here.
Weidner Center announced its 2019-20 lineup on Wednesday, May 15. Some highlights include Broadway’s RENT and the new Weidner Philharmonic’s take on “Casablanca: An American Classic” live. See the story by NBC26.
UW-Green Bay’s Marinette Campus will hold its commencement on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on campus. Fifty-six students will graduate with an associate’s degree, and two international students will receive certificates in completion of their exchange through Youth for Understanding, a non-profit organization with programs in over 50 countries. The student speaker for class of 2019 will be Meghan Finger, a 2018 graduate of Peshtigo High School, and the international student speech will be delivered by Chau Pham from Vietnam. See more from the Eagle Herald Extra.
Jade Kitchmaster, a Leona High School senior, among other students in a pilot program acquiring their Nicolet College welding diploma, are busy building a new steel welcome arch for Leona cemetery. The pilot program allows students to advance in their college welding checklist while still in school. After high school Kitchmaster plans to attend UW-Green Bay for pre-veterinary. See more from WJFW.
This season the Weidner Center audience is treated to a new philharmonic orchestra, composed of UW-Green Bay faculty and Northeast Wisconsin orchestral musicians. The theme for 2019-20 season is “Connection”, which is planned to showcase through Broadway’s RENT (October 9), the Russian Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake” (October 25) and Cirque Dreams Holidaze to kick off holiday season (Nov. 21). WBAY had the story.
Weidner Center announced its schedule for 2019-20 season on Wednesday, May 15. Chancellor Gary L. Miller announced the new Weidner Philharmonic orchestra. This season’s theme is “Connection”, which is intended to show through a variety of performances. See more at wearegreenbay.com.