Manitowoc Community mourns loss of music leader Michael Arendt

Michael J. Arendt, founder and conductor of the Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Big Band as well as Prof. Emeritus of Music at the Manitowoc Campus, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.  He also chaired the Department of Music for all UW Colleges. He served as a conductor and principal horn with Green Bay Symphony among many other musical achievements and honors. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, 1121 North 14th Street, Manitowoc. More here.

A note from Manitowoc Campus CEO Rachele Bakic was sent Friday morning:

“It is with deep regret that I inform you of the loss to both our campus and community. Professor Michael Arendt, Founder and Conductor Emeritus of the Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Big Band, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Our hearts and prayers go out to Michael’s family and friends. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, 1121 North 14th Street, Manitowoc. For those who may not know, Michael began teaching Music Theory, Music History, Applied French Horn, and Conducting in 1971, until his retirement in spring of 2006.  Professor Arendt served as Conductor/Music Director of the LWE from its founding in 1983 until May 3, 2014…”

 

Somali Women Detail Immigrant Experience In New Book | Wisconsin Public Radio

For the last two years, the United ReSisters of Green Bay (a numberof them UW-Green Bay students) have been highlighting the city’s growing Somali population. A new book from 12 of the city’s Somali women highlights the immigrant experience. WPR talks with two of the authors about finding a home in Wisconsin via Somali Women In Green Bay Detail Immigrant Experience In New Book | Wisconsin Public Radio.

Fox Cities group ‘PopEarth’ wants to increase awareness on conservation efforts

Fox Cities group “PopEarth” wants to increase awareness on conservation efforts and is hosting two cruises July 23 out of Appleton to that effort. UW-Green Bay alumnus Dave Muench ’72 (Regional Analysis) is co-chair of PopEarth. More via Fox Cities group “PopEarth” wants to increase awareness on conservation efforts, WBAY. Read a past feature on Muench, a Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, who is always looking for ways to improve the environment.

Wisconsin Glo wins regular-season title in women’s pro basketball league

In its first year of existence, the Wisconsin Glo (with four former UW-Green Bay players) clinched the Global Women’s Basketball Association regular-season championship with a 99-79 win over the three-time reigning-champion Flint Monarchs.

The Glo hopes to continue its dominance — the team is undefeated this season after 11 games — in the GWBA league championships, which they will host at the Menominee Nation Arena on Aug. 10-11.

via Wisconsin Glo wins regular-season title in women’s pro basketball league.

Prof. Weinschenk shares ‘How Polarized Are Wisconsin’s Lawmakers?’ | WisContext

“Talk of political polarization — epitomized by the growing divide between Republicans and Democrats — is ubiquitous these days. Watch the nightly news, read a newspaper article about a political issue or talk to someone about politics, and the topic of polarization will likely come up.

While polarization has long been discussed in terms of national politics, it is also a phenomenon that’s more and more visible at the state level. Indeed, many states, including Wisconsin, have seen intense confrontations between Republicans and Democrats play out over the past decade. While evidence shows polarization in Congress ‘creates stalemate and undermines lawmaking,’ it may very well be having similar effects in state legislatures that are (or are becoming) polarized.”  UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) shares his perspective via How Polarized Are Wisconsin’s Lawmakers? | WisContext.

Manitowoc Campus has closures due to Scenic Shore Bike Tour

Please note that due to the Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour (https://events.lls.org/pages/wi/2019ScenicShore150/) on Saturday, July 20 – 21, 2019, Founders Hall and Lakeside Hall on the Manitowoc Campus will be closed and locked. The second floor of Hillside Hall will also be closed and locked. It is recommended that faculty, staff, students and members of the community not participating in the bike tour, not come to campus during the weekend if it’s not completely necessary.

Fresh veggies? Email Libby at the Campus Garden

Last year, this space shared a feature on student Libby Schmit, interning with the campus garden and hoop house.

This summer, Libby (Schmit) Courchaine, (Senior, Environmental Policy and Planning) continues to manage the gardens, now as the University’s garden technician and produce market manager. Recent items available include: microgreens, kale, swiss chard, beets, chives, basil and more.

To receive updates about the gardens and opportunities to order produce, email ibuakaa@uwgb.edu and you will be added to the weekly veggie sale list. All are welcome, not just the campus community!