GB Week: Grocery Haul at Festival Foods discount extended to faculty and staff

The Grocery Haul at Festival Foods, 2430 University Ave. from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, has been extended to faculty and staff in addition to students. Deals include 5 percent off all groceries, raffle giveaways, $5 sushi, and multiple product samples. Pass Points can be used to purchase groceries. For the students, buses will shuttle from the Community Center to Festival Foods at 3:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., and 5:45 p.m. Individuals will need to show their Univeristy ID in the mezzanine area to get a band for the 5% discount.

Alumni artist Beau Thomas has gallery opening tonight (Sept. 6) at The Art Garage

A collection of paintings by UW-Green Bay alumni artist Beau Thomas ’16 (Art and Design), WORDPLAY, focuses on universal phrases and their potential in storytelling and expressing ideas. Sayings like “Under the Sea” and “Those were the Days” hold great potential for story telling and expressing ideas. The series reaches across many concepts and themes including humor, grief, politics, history, nostalgia, pop culture and beyond. WORDPLAY combines the universal and the specific, in a playful exploration of life itself. The exhibit opens at The Art Garage, today, Sept. 6, 2019, 1400 Cedar Street, Green Bay. Free admission. Thomas is the creator of UW-Green Bay’s mural on the exterior of Studio Arts.

Faculty note: Prof. Minkyu Lee has work featured in Door County gallery

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Minkyu Lee (Art and Design) has work on exhibit at The Hardy Gallery, in Door County. “Fire: A Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition,” is on view from August 30, 2019 to Oct. 13.

This exhibit explores the materiality of ceramics by focusing on non-utilitarian, sculptural work, featuring a diverse set of contemporary artists who push form to the threshold. Exhibiting artists include: Christopher L Davis-Benavides (Milwaukee), Rebecca Carlton (Door County), Stephanie Evans (Door County), Minkyu Lee (Green Bay), and Tony Staroska (Door County).

Admission to the gallery is free. The Hardy Gallery is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday,Noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is located in the heart of Ephraim’s historic district on Anderson Dock (3083 Anderson Lane). For more information, call 920-854-2210 or visit

Fall 2019 Grants in Aid of Research proposals due Sept. 22, 2019

The Research Council is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Grants in Aid of Research. Faculty having applied for GIAR funding in the past will want to note that revisions have been made to the GIAR call. The funds for Grants in Aid of Research are to be used in support of faculty research (from any of the four campuses). All GIAR proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2019. Learn more. Please contact Research Council Interim Chairperson Jason Cowell at with questions.


Wisconsin DPI awarded a $35-million grant with help from UW-Green Bay

In partnership with UW-Green Bay, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) was awarded a $35 million federal grant for the next seven years to support the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP). GEAR UP helps students from economically disadvantaged families prepare for college through college scholarships, transitional support, and direct services including mentoring, tutoring, academic advising, college and career exploration and visits, and workforce readiness skill development.

The UW-Green Bay K-12 Relations program within the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement (CECE) will provide opportunities for students to earn college credit through the College Credit in High School (CCIHS) program and earn workforce microcredentials while still in high school at no cost to the student or family. These programs will support GEAR UP’s goals of increasing the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP funding will serve 2,500 middle and high school students in Ashland, Bayfield, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Racine, Shawano, Sheboygan, and Wausau schools as well as an additional 5,000 students and families around the state of Wisconsin each year.

Link to the full DPI press release:

Staff from CECE say they are very excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the DPI to provide impactful programs designed to prepare students for postsecondary education and the workforce.

Faculty and staff note: Frost has new work published

“The Millennial Wave and the Changing Nature of Work” by UW-Green Bay Associate Lecturer Susan M. Frost (Humanities) and Christine Henseler has been published on the website 4Humanities. The article explores how Herman Melville’s “Bartleby the Scrivener” exposed challenges faced by 21st century businesses. Frost is the president of Frost Marketing Communications, Inc. Her academic focus is the relevance and application of the Humanities in leadership and management for business, healthcare and STEM studies.

UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery opens new exhibit on Friday, Oct. 4

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery, located in Sheboygan’s Fine Arts Building, invites the community to see its latest art exhibit, “Objects: Artwork by Fred Bell.” A special artist reception will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition will run from Oct. 4 through Oct. 31, 2019.

Fred Bell lives in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He started painting at the Cape School in Provincetown for six seasons with Henry Hensche, a respected American painter and teacher known for his colorful artwork. Bell also studied at The Art Students League and The New School, both located in New York City.

“My paintings are mostly about the paint,” said Bell. “I like it thick and the marks to show. It is applied with a palette knife and is a combination of oil paint and wax. The wax makes the paint thick, colors more rich and the texture swirls around giving the painting life!”

The opening reception is free and open to the public.

The Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the show or the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery, please contact Gallery Director Dan Smith at


‘Voyageur’ to host Author Talk Series event on Thursday, Sept. 12

Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review magazine will host its inaugural Author Talk Series event on Thursday, Sept. 12  at Fifth Ward Brewery in Oshkosh beginning at 7 p.m. Author John Harry will give a talk on his article, “The People’s Brewing Company: African American Entrepreneurship in the Civil Rights Era,” which appears in the special 35th anniversary issue on African Americans in Northeast Wisconsin, currently on sale at local retailers. To learn more about the Author Talk event, please visit Voyageur’s website.

Reminder: First Global Studies Roundtable Discussion is Friday, Sept. 13

The UW-Green Bay Global Studies program is holding a very important campus discussion about the legacy of Alexander von Humboldt, whose anniversary of his 250th birthday is celebrated by the world in 2019. The first fall 2019 conversation, “Alexander von Humboldt: An Intellectual Giant for All Ages,” will be led by Professors Marcelo Cruz (Global Studies, PEA, Geography) and Cristina Ortiz (Global Studies, Humanities and Spanish). The event is Friday, Sept. 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Phoenix C, University Union, Green Bay Campus. It is free and open to the public.

Come and discover why Alexander von Humboldt is still important and why Green Bay has a street named after him! Following the presentation, the audience will get a chance to ask our experts questions. These discussions allow us, as a campus, to have important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world.  

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