The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with On Broadway, Inc., is looking to create a roster of community musicians, singers and performers of all kinds (musicians, jugglers, dancers etc.) that would like to perform at the Wednesday Night Farmers Market in Downtown Green Bay, and at other events this summer. Performers will be stationed at the Weidner Center/UW-Green Bay tent, located at the south entrance to the market. There is no compensation. Performers may collect and retain all tips. A power outlet will be provided upon request. There will be no additional sound system or technical support provided.
The Farmers Market runs on Wednesday evenings staring May 29 through September 25.
To apply please complete this short sign-up form.
Reminder: This week, there will be some construction work beginning in the Environmental Sciences to Instructional Services concourse corridor on the Green Bay Campus. The work will require the entire portion of this corridor to be closed off to all public travel. You will be required to walk outside this week in order to get to around the construction work. Signs are posted in the Cofrin Library, Instructional Services, and Laboratory Sciences.
Faculty emeritus Brian Sutton (Humanities, English) has been busy in retirement. “Once I retired, I was able to do certain things I hadn’t had time to do while I was working at UW-Green Bay, including volunteer work as an ESL teacher for refugees, mainly from Afghanistan (my wife’s and my winter home these days, Austin, TX, has thousands of refugees, legal and otherwise) and volunteer work at animal shelters. The attached short story draws on my experiences as a volunteer at animal shelters.” Find it, here.
Green Bay Glory soccer made its debut May 25, 2019 at Aldo Santaga Stadium. UW-Green Bay alumnus Chad Johnson, coach of the Women’s Premier Soccer League team was inspired by the atmosphere and an “overflowing crowd.” See more from The Press Times.
Madison Bjorkman, 18, will graduate first in her class at Niagara High School and is heading to UW-Green Bay with hopes of one day becoming a band director. See more in the The Daily News.
In case you missed the coverage last week. UW-Green Bay branch campuses held commencement ceremonies. We’ve got photo galleries and more:
“It only lasted a few minutes,” Warren Gerds writes. “The dance. A surge of motion. Glimpses of color and fabric and lighting. A flourish of music. A flowing, live image. And gone.”
In an event announcing a new season for the Weidner Center, UW-Green Bay student Azure Hall performed to highlight a Russia ballet in the upcoming season. “It happened that the solo dance conjured an image of a famous painting and led to this column,” the critic at large, writes.
See more from Gerds column about the dance, called “ONCE,” created for Hall by local choreographer, Timothy Josephs.
The Kress Events Center serves as a wonderful venue for commencement and area schools are taking full advantage. Here’s a schedule:
June 2, 2019
Green Bay East, Noon
Green Bay Southwest, 3:30 p.m.
Green Bay West, 7 p.m.
June 3, 2019
De Pere, 7 p.m.
Update: Downtown Green Bay has postponed (Phoenix) Friday on the Fox today (July 19, 2019) due to excessive heat and severe weather forecasts). Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns performance is rescheduled for July 26, 2019, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Previous post: As part of Associated Bank and BayCare Clinic’s Fridays on the Fox series, UW-Green Bay is inviting all students, alumni, fans and supporters to attend Phoenix Friday on the Fox on Friday, July 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This fun night celebrating the partnership between UW-Green Bay and the City of Green Bay include a socializing, games and activities for kids and adults, live music from the band Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns (features five UW-Green Bay alumni), an appearance by Phlash the Phoenix and much more! UW-Green Bay will draw for fantastic prizes, so don’t miss out!
A message from the UW Credit Union… “Thank you for working on behalf of students at the campuses we serve. When you bank with the UW Credit Union, you will enjoy the convenience of our campus-area branch, along with helpful and secure technology that lets you manage your account on-the-go. You can always count on personal, expert service whenever you need us. Plus, the UW Credit Union will give you $50* when you open your checking account by June 20, 2019. Simply use our referral code SPRING50 by presenting it when you open an account at our branch or copy and paste it if applying online. We’re open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Branch manager Wayne Resch and senior financial specialist Jill Norder, both UW-Green Bay alumni, are ready to welcome you! Learn more.”