Chancellor Miller Speak at Einstein Project

Partners announce public campaign phase to benefit current students and future engineers

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Einstein Project Executive Director Kelly Ellis and Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach, gathered at the Einstein Project offices to celebrate (Wednesday, July 24, 2019), the near completion of the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus and introduce a public campaign phase. The Center is the first phase of the Phoenix Innovation Park

“I’ve personally toured the progress recently and am thrilled to see our vision taking shape,” said Streckenbach. “I’d like to thank the design team, especially Brown County representatives Chuck Lamine and Doug Marsh, for their roles in getting us to this point. We are in the closing moments and we need to finish strong with fundraising. It’s crucial for us to come together as a benevolent community to get us where we need to be for both the Einstein Project and UW-Green Bay to foster the big impact this project will have on our region for the future.”

The Brown County STEM Innovation Center will serve as the home of UW-Green Bay’s Richard J. Resch School of Engineering, which will help address Northeast Wisconsin’s educational training and skills gap of qualified employees to support manufacturing growth and entrepreneurship. The first day of classes will be Sept. 3 (2019).

“We have a direct link to one of the finest and most innovative programs (Einstein Project) to get young people interested in STEM fields and careers,” says Chancellor Miller. “We want the community to know that (together) we’re pushing to finish this campaign.

“In order to create the best and most robust pipeline to fill Brown County’s employee engineering gap, we need to scale up the number of students we serve,” said Ellis.

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Needed: DigiCOPY boxes

Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) is asking for white, 8 ½ x 11 DigiCOPY boxes. MESA is using these boxes for its Jump Start program at the end of August. If you have any boxes, please feel free to drop them off in the MESA office located in Suite 112, University Union, Green Bay Campus. If you are unable to drop them off please contact Rosa Serrano at serranor@uwgb.edu to arrange for pick-up.

 

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Mama Mia!’ enthusiastically played and received in Marinette

“The musical “Mama Mia!” tends perk up people’s attention. It’s probably the blend of ABBA’s catchy songs in a story set in an exotic, romantic place and the expectation of something festive. That the story is a tad earthy – dot, dot, dot – helps, too. And so it is that Theatre on the Bay is starting its 53rd season with a production of “Mama Mia!” that already has a history. Opening night Friday experienced a power outage from a storm, and (I overheard this) the cast finished off the final numbers with the help of the audience’s cell phone flashlights. No such hitch happened Saturday, and the performance breathed freely of fun, especially in the pumped-up finale.” See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Mama Mia!’ enthusiastically played and received in Marinette, wearegreenbay.com.

Road construction reminder, Green Bay Campus

Starting Monday, July 22, 2019 there will be construction on the section of road intersecting the Main Entrance Boulevard up and along the Shorewood Golf Course to Theatre Hall drive. The road will remain open, but it will be reduced to one lane for curb and asphalt replacement. Please use the Main Entrance Boulevard to access the interior areas of campus. The road will be completely open in mid-August.

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‘We’re Really Like Them’: Somali Book Authors Write About Experience Settling In Green Bay | Wisconsin Public Radio

From Hijabs To Missing Family Members, ‘The First Winter’ Details Journeys, Reveals Emotions of Somalia Book Authors (a number of them UW-Green Bay Students). See more via WPR, ‘We’re Really Like Them’: Somali Book Authors Write About Experience Settling In Green Bay | Wisconsin Public Radio.

The show must go on! Theatre on the Bay’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ cast and crew continued performing during blackout

Marinette, Wis.—Opening nights are always exciting but the July 19, 2019 performance of “Mamma Mia!” at Theatre on the Bay (UW-Green Bay’s Marinette Campus) really proved that anything can happen during live theatre. During the show’s finale (a reprise of three earlier numbers) the power went out leaving the company in the dark. Without missing a beat, but without their recorded musical tracks to accompany them, the actors continued singing and dancing.

As cast member Lydia LeBoeuf put it, “We were going to finish ‘Waterloo’!” And finish they did, with audience members pointing cell phone lights at the stage, the company finished their performance a cappella. Lighting designer Chris Weber joked on social media, “I’m taking the day off tomorrow. The audience has got this.”

“having been involved with this theatre for almost 40 out of the 53 years TOB has been putting on performances, I have heard about or can attest to quite a few unique experiences occurring on stage, ” said cast member Lisa Atkinson-LeBoeuf.

Ranging from a fire set off by a flash pot and nonchalantly put out by a leading man without losing a beat of dialogue to the leading lady breaking her ankle on stage at the end of Act I and the production going back up a week later, TOB performers seemed to always come through in a pinch. But, from what I know, performing a large musical finale without music in a blackout is a first.“

Director John Thornberry said the cast really came through in the clutch, “They really were ‘super troupers.’”

A video of the final moments of the show has circulated online as audience members couldn’t resist posting the unusual occurrence. You can follow Theatre on the Bay’s business page on Facebook. More information may be found at https://www.uwgb.edu/marinette/life-on-campus/fine-performing-arts/theatre/. The company is performing three more shows on July 26, 27, and 28. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and Sunday’s show is at 2 pm. Performances take place in the Herbert L. Williams theatre on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus at 750 W. Bay Shore Street in Marinette. Tickets, which are selling quickly, may be purchased online at www.tinyurl.com/mammamiatob, at the box office (open one hour before every performance), or by calling 715-735-4300 and pressing “1” at the prompt (Monday through Friday during business hours only).

 

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Nominations sought for Queen Marinette Award presented at Marinette Campus, Sept. 19

The Women’s Giving Circle of Marinette & Menominee Counties, a committee of the M&M Area Community Foundation (MMACF), is seeking nominations for its annual Queen Marinette Award. The Queen Marinette Award will be presented at the Women’s Giving Circle annual meeting and grant ceremony Sept. 19 at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The event will be held in the cafeteria and runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert and networking. The event is also the Women’s Giving Circle’s annual fundraiser. See more via Eagle Herald Extra.

Bookworms dig in with visit to magical garden

“A 3-year-old’s temper tantrum can get old pretty fast. But I’ll give a preschooler a little slack for a ‘I don’t wanna leave!’ meltdowns now that I’ve seen what all the fuss is about. This story is about Bookworm Gardens, just a minute from the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus.

Bookworm Gardens is a magical place. And as word continues to spread about the $2.8 million project, those who run the combination of a botanical garden and children’s library can expect a lot more visitors and probably a few more tantrums.”

See more via Bookworms dig in with visit to magical garden | State and Regional | chippewa.com.

City of Marinette and Marinette Campus host WPT crews

Look closely this week in the City of Marinette, and you might see a film crew “around the corner” in town, hard at work on a feature television episode that will air this winter on public broadcasting. Destination series “Around the Corner with John McGivern” airs on Milwaukee PBS and Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) across the state. The show is hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor John McGivern, who travels all over Wisconsin to explore living, working and playing in the state’s unique communities. McGivern and crew are currently filming the show’s ninth season, and this time Marinette was on the list of chosen communities to explore.  The visit included a stop at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. See more via Eagle Herald Extra. The episode will air in February 2020.

Associate Dean Ryan Martin writes about ‘Catastrophizing’ | Psychology Today

“Have you ever been disappointed by something—maybe even something relatively minor—and said to yourself ‘Great, now the entire day is ruined’? If you have, and most people have, you were likely catastrophizing. It’s one of the five primary types of thoughts related to anger, and I’m going to cover each of these five thought types in separate posts over the next few months, starting today.” See CAHSS Associate Dean Ryan Martin’s piece via What Is Catastrophizing? | Psychology Today.