Wednesday’s rainfall inches us closer to breaking the record for the all-time wettest year dating back to the 1880’s. And we still have 111 days left in the year. “When we get this much rain this often, it has to go somewhere, so it either heads to our streams and rivers or it percolates down into the groundwater,” UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich explained, “and over time the water level in the ground, our aquifers and water tables, come up higher and higher and they’re basically at the surface in many areas now.” Fermanich says the record rains are already hampering agriculture, causing erosion and water quality issues due to runoff. Equally troubling is the urban impact, especially if this wet weather becomes the norm. See more via Green Bay nears record for wettest year — with 3 months left.
Lori Palmeri will be at the Green Bay Campus to share her political journey in making Latina history as the City of Oshkosh’s first elected Latinx and woman mayor. The event is Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Christie Theater, University Union. The event, sponsored by MESA, OLA and WOC, is in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free and open to the public.
Over two decades after opening on Broadway in 1996, Jonathan Larson’s RENT is on a 20th anniversary tour, making a stop at the Weidner Center. The rock musical follows a year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams. The performance can be seen on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts in the Cofrin Family Hall. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.weidnercenter.com/events/rent.
Dean Luethi, UW-Green Bay alumnus and associate professor and director of the School of Music, traveled to India in early August to provide education to music teachers. In December, Luethi will be bringing his educator’s spirit to Guangzhou, China. He will also be conducting an alumni choir from his alma mater, UW-Green Bay, while touring central Europe next summer. See more via WSU professor works with music educators in India.
UW-Green Bay graduate student, Sam Hoffman, is currently working with DNR to record data on mussels in the Lower Fox River. See more via DNR.
The town of Gibraltar recently joined the lineup of peninsula communities discussing developments to combat the issue of affordable housing. The proposed plan stresses protection of 71.1 acres of green spaces; it includes working with area nonprofits to offer environmental education using the resources. According to this story, the town has been in talks with UW-Green Bay to move a learning center into the space. More information can be found via the Green Bay Press Gazette.
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and the Office of Continuing Education and the West Shore Chorale are seeking and welcoming new community members to join the West Shore Chorale. The West Shore Chorale has been performing on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus for several decades, and has a unique dynamic which connects across all age and ability levels. Cost to participate is $20 for the semester. Interested participants may visit their website or call 715-504-3351 to register. More information via Eagle Herald Extra.
Is the teen artist in your family interested in pursuing a degree in fine art, art education or graphic design? Join UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. and former chair of UW-Green Bay’s Art and Design Program, Sarah Detweiler, for a free session to learn about the application process on Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Peninsula School of Art, 3900 Cty F in Fish Creek. No advance registration is required; students and parents are welcome. More information via Information session on UW-Green Bay Art Program at PenArt.
The Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) is hosting a Fall Showcase on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room C, University Union, Green Bay Campus. The Showcase is an event dedicated to spotlighting scholarly teaching and institutional development projects that recognizes, supports and inspires professional growth for the UW-Green Bay campuses. The goal is to bring together instructors, staff and students from across our four campuses to showcase exemplary educational research, scholarship on teaching and learning and assessment practices. This event is an opportunity both to recognize that work, but also share the ideas that emerge from SoTL projects and assessment practices that strengthen the vision, mission and goals of our campus community. RSVP here
Learn more about the Fall Showcase here.
If you have any questions, email CATL@UWBG.EDU.
UW-Green Bay’s Small Business Development Center and the DCEDC’s entrepreneurial development program provided business and financial-plan development to Britt Unkefer’s new restaurant. See more via Wild restaurant concepts expands brand with help from DCEDC and UW-Green Bay’s SBDC.