Reminder: Listening sessions are Wednesday, Oct. 2 for chancellor search; Skype links listed

As the search committee begins the work of identifying a new chancellor for UW-Green Bay, you are invited to attend one or more of the listening sessions to be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. The listening sessions will be administered by the chair of the search and screen committee, Regent Robert Atwell, and vice-chair of the committee, UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney. All employees will have an opportunity to watch/listen via Skype. All sessions are open to the public. Feedback to the committee is welcome at this survey.

To Skype sessions 1-3 use this link.

Session 1:  Faculty and staff focus
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 2:  Student focus
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 3:  Faculty and staff focus
10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 4:  Faculty, staff and student focus
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Wombat Room (2114), Sheboygan Campus

Skype into session 4, here.

These sessions provide an opportunity for members of the campuses and larger communities to offer thoughts and feedback as to the direction for the University’s next leader. Although forums are directed at particular stakeholder groups, all are open and all are welcome to attend any of the sessions. A Skype link is provided for those who cannot attend in person and the committee will take feedback from those who may not be able to attend via this survey.

The search for a new UW-Green Bay chancellor began with the announcement by the UW System Sept. 13, 2019. Please see the Board of Regents Protocol for the Chancellor Search & Screen Process for more information on the search committee selection process.

Save the date: Adriana McCleer to speak Monday, Oct. 14 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Adriana McCleer, Ph.D. will speak Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Christie Theater. McCleer will share her personal and professional experience as an early-career Latina discovering the Library and Information Science profession that was only two percent Latinx in 2006. She will share her sources of inspiration that motivated her to pursue a master’s and doctoral program in her field and what sustained her through the programs to successfully earn an M.A. in Library Science and a Ph.D. in Information Studies. She will highlight the significance of representation and champions along her journey. Sponsored by MESA, Good Times Programming and Student Life.

Textile artist and comedian Lauren Sinner | RNZ

“Improv comedian and professional embroiderer – unlikely companions on a single CV but it’s what you find on Lauren Sinner’s ’14 (Arts Management). The American fabric artist is in Wellington on a residency at the New Zealand Pacific Studio in the Wairarapa. She’s gathering material for the Surface Design Journal that she co-edits, preparing for a special feature on New Zealand-based textile artists next year. Lauren’s also busy creating her own work, taking inspiration from punk music, botanical illustrations, childrens’ books, comedy shows – and now also from New Zealand. She describes her mother as an obsessive quilter and embroiderer. Lynn Freeman asked if she relates to Lauren’s expressive and unconventional embroideries: Incidentally, if you’re worried that South Island embroiderers won’t be represented in the New Zealand articles in Lauren’s journal, fear not. Her co-editor spent several weeks in the South earlier in the year meeting textile artists.” See more via Textile artist – and comedian – Lauren Sinner | RNZ.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘From the New World Symphony’ speaks volumes at UW-Green Bay

The Weidner Center Philharmonic debut made an impression Saturday night, Sept. 28, 2019, especially on critic at large Warren Gerds. “Music makes statements. Saturday night, music was stating stuff like crazy…” See his glowing review via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘From the New World Symphony’ speaks volumes at UW-Green Bay.

Alumna Janae Due begins new administrative position in higher education

Janae Due (English) ’16 was appointed assistant director of the Anderson Freeman Resource Center at Middlebury College in Vermont. The center is focused on serving the needs of students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Due was the equity and social justice coordinator at the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity at Iowa State University. Due holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and women’s and gender studies from UW-Green Bay. She earned a master’s degree in student affairs from Iowa State University. See more via New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Seven African Americans : The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Sign Language course a big success, coming to Marinette Campus –

Menominee High School recently introduced an American Sign Language (ASL) class, and this year it has exploded in popularity. According to the teacher, Denise Miller, the class has six full sections, and all of her students signed up out of genuine interest. Miller also said she is planning to offer an ASL class open to the community at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus on Tuesdays starting in February. See more via

Art made with help of street roller on display at UW-Green Bay |

An new art showcase has rolled into UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center. It’s something out of the ordinary and something partly outside. The Really Big Prints Display includes art which requires a street roller used to transfer ink to paper to create a relief printing. The prints are a collaboration between three professors at local colleges—UW-Green Bay, St. Norbert College, and Lawrence University. See more via Art made with help of street roller on display at UW-Green Bay |

Green Bay Art Garage mural illustrates diversity and unity

There’s a new addition to the Art Garage in Green Bay— and the canvas is the building itself. The mural features UW-Green Bay student Nadifo Kasim. “This is something I’ve always been passionate about and love to do,” Florida artist Egypt Hagan said. “To be able to be here and be creating this for Green Bay is just like, amazed.” See more via Green Bay mural illustrates diversity and unity.

Learn how to help save the environment with PEAC’s Plastic Film Program

Without even knowing it, you may be harming the very ecosystem you inhabit everyday. However, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Public and Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC) plastic film recycling program is seeking to make the community more sustainable by getting plastic out of the waste stream.

The program was started in spring 2014 by a UW-Green Bay undergraduate student and PEAC member completing an internship. In September 2014, PEAC took over the program. The organization meets every Tuesday, specifically for plastic film bailing, but they also organize and lead bailing events and “sorority nights” for Kappa Beta Gamma to help raise awareness and to get people more involved.

PEAC restarted the program three weeks before the Fall 2019 semester started after being on break since April 2019. In the three weeks before school started up again, PEAC spent about 38 hours in the bailing room working to get the mountain of plastic down that had accumulated over the summer.

“The easiest way for members of the campus community to help is to simply be informed!” says Katherine Bruni, a PEAC member. “There are collection bins in almost every academic building on campus, each with a sign detailing what can and cannot be recycled through the program.”

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring in plastic bags and plastic film. No plastic bottles, saran wrap, tape, stickers or dirty plastic, please.

“We are always looking for more volunteers to get involved and help spread the word about the program,” said Bruni. The organization meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. either in the Mauthe Center main room or by the GAC Lab for plastic bailing. If students are unable to make meetings, they can reach out to PEAC ( to learn how to recycle plastic themselves. In addition, PEAC is hosting a “Make a Difference Day” event on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, including plastic film bailing from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

With a strong foundation set at the UW-Green Bay main campus, PEAC is looking to potentially expand the plastic film recycling program to the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses in order to have an even greater impact and more involvement.

For more information, check PEAC out on Facebook or contact

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Story by Marketing and University Communication student assistant, Joshua Konecke.
Photos submitted by PEAC.



Artists operate heavy machinery to create prints at UW-Green Bay | WLUK

An area college is “rolling” out the welcome mat for its latest art exhibit. Now on display on the third-floor of the Weidner Center on UW-Green Bay’s campus are “Really Big Prints.” The art event started on the Manitowoc Campus (then UW-Manitowoc) in 2014. More via Artists operate heavy machinery to create prints at UW-Green Bay | WLUK.