“As a student in high school and college, I was plagued by both perfectionism and procrastination. I had no idea how to engage in a good writing process, I underestimated how long work would take, and I worked best under the stress of deadlines.” Lecturer Tara DaPra (English Composition, Humanities) pens this column, in the creative nonfiction journal Hippocampus. See more via WRITING LIFE: Teaching Myself to Revise by Tara DaPra, Hippocampus Magazine.
Jason Carter, a UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus alumnus, is the new vice president of research for Montana State University. Since 2016, Carter has worked in Michigan Tech’s research office. He spent two successful years at Marinette before transferring to Michigan Tech. While on campus, he was part of the 1996-1997 state runner-up men’s basketball team.
Read more in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Dan Clermont ’85 (Business Administration) wants to provide the Sarasota City Commission with “business sense and common sense” as he seeks the District 3 seat. Clermont is a native of Wisconsin who now lives in Sarasota with his spouse and five children. His priorities are improving the region’s water quality, and ensuring community access to large developments in the downtown area. See more.
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Theatre patrons enjoyed the last performances of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” performed by Peter Quince Performing Company, over the weekend. Warren Gerds of WeAreGreenBay.com praised the performance for its bent sense of humor and “weirdness.” See more.
Photo credit: Peter Quince Performing Company
Sandy Cohen III, has signed a four-year deal with the Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, an Israeli professional basketball team. The former Phoenix men’s basketball player spent his summer with the Cleveland Cavaliers. See more via WBAY.
Wisconsin GLO, composed of many former Green Bay women’s basketball team members, finished 14-0 and secured the Global Women’s Basketball Association championship, Sunday, August 12, 2019. The team defeated the Flint Monarchs, a three-time defending league champion, 80-78, at the Menomonie Nation Arena. Former Phoenix Jessica Lindstrom (Elementary Education) ’18, was named the playoffs’ most valuable player. See more.
NBC 26 also has the story.
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Continuing Education welcomes children ages 6 to 17 to the open auditions for Theatre on the Bay’s production of “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” Auditions are tonight, Tuesday, August 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. in room T-133 of the Theatre Building on campus. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a short song and perform a monologue, as well as to do some readings from the script. Rehearsals will begin August 20 and performances are October 11-13 and October 18-20, 2019. See more.
The national company, Milliken Floors, helped update the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts main lobby area. Berners-Schober Associates helped to create the showstopping look! Make sure to check it out in person by attending a show this season. See schedule.
A festive dinner will take place in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall prior to the Weidner Philharmonic’s New World Symphony concert, Sept. 28, 2019. Enjoy a delicious dinner catered by The Hyatt Regency Green Bay. Tickets are $40/person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. Cash bar is available. Please indicate your dinner selection when purchasing tickets. Please note that separate tickets are available for purchase for the events on Sept. 28, 2019.
Artstreet is seeking dedicated volunteers to experience the arts in the streets of downtown Green Bay on August 23, 24 and 25, 2019. Many of the artists, volunteers have strong connections to UW-Green Bay. Here are greatest needs:
Friday, August 23 – Artstreet Pub and Grill, Artist Relief, Art Raffle Ticket Sales.
Saturday, August 24 – Children’s Art Area, Art Raffle Ticket Sales, Lemonade Stand, Artstreet Pub and Grill, Information Booth.
Sunday, August 25 – Lemonade Stand, Artstreet Pub and Grill, Art Raffle Ticket Sales, Children’s Area, Information Booth.
Surround yourself in the arts, foster creativity, and strengthen the community by signing up for one or more 2 1/2 to 4-hour shift(s) and receive a commemorative t-shirt.