UW-Green Bay welcomes U.S. Department of State Global UGRAD-Pakistan students

UW-Green Bay is pleased to welcome new international students Tasneem, Asavir, Fiha and Dheraj (last names withheld upon request) to UW-Green Bay as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan).

The Global UGRAD-Pakistan program, which places participants at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester of non-degree academic study, is part of a broader U.S. Department of State effort to promote greater understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, including future world leaders. Since the program’s inception in 2010, Global UGRAD-Pakistan has provided nearly 1,800 talented, highly motivated undergraduate student leaders from underserved populations across Pakistan with the opportunity to study at a U.S. college or university.

Through semester-long academic study, exploration of U.S. culture, participation in community service projects, and interactions with Americans in their host communities and campuses, Global UGRAD- Pakistan participants develop expertise in their academic fields, gain a broad and nuanced understanding of American culture and values, and go on to share this understanding of the United States with their communities when they return home. Over the past nine years, participants have volunteered over 36,000 hours of service in communities across the United States.

Global UGRAD-Pakistan participants enrich the lives of the Americans they meet by sharing their unique viewpoints and backgrounds and bringing a global perspective to their host communities. These ties endure, with over 95% of program alumni maintaining relationships with Americans they met while in the United States.

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. For more information about the program, visit: https://www.irex.org/ugrad-pakistan

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. ECA programs promote friendly and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. ECA accomplishes its mission through a range of programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, international educational and cultural exchange, and leadership development. ECA exchange program alumni encompass over one million people around the world, including more than 80 Nobel Laureates and more than 575 current and former heads of state and government. For more information about ECA exchanges, visit http://exchanges.state.gov. For press inquiries please email ECA-Press@state.gov.

IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world. With an annual portfolio of $90 million and 400 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information. For more information about IREX, visit www.irex.org.

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Lakeshore Wind Ensemble announces 2019-2020 season with several special guest artists

Manitowoc, Wis.—Members of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (conductor Prof. Marc Sackman) and the Lakeshore Big Band, (Paul Sucherman, conductor) celebrate the 36th concert season of LWE, by sharing the stage with several guest artists throughout the season:

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
The first concert will feature the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and other masters of music of the mid century. Lawrence University Professor of Tuba, Marty Erickson, will join LWE to perform Vaughan Willams’ Concerto for Tuba, in addition to English Folk Song Suite and Flourish for Wind Band. Also on the program will be works by Bela Bartok, Vincent Persichetti and Paul Hindemith.

Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Plan an exciting Friday evening of romance, love found (and lost!). Guests are invited to bring someone they love, and share songs like My Romance, Isn’t It Romantic, Fever…and more! Aerialist Linda DiRaimondo will wow guests as she performs above the stage along with special guests—the Manitowoc Roncalli High School Jazz Band.

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
LWE hosts its traditional Festival of Christmas with holiday favorites including The Saints’ Hallelujah, David Bourgeois narrating T’was the Night Before Christmas and help from the Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir. The program is narrated by WFRV-TV anchorman Tom Zalaski.

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
The LWE will present music of Vienna and the Strauss family, including Overture from Fledermaus, Kaiserwaltz, Thunder and Lightening Polka, and Radetzky March. Expect a good time with the LBB as Anything Goes! The audience will be treated to tunes from the Big Band era with movie music and everything in between. Vocalists David Bourgeois and Kim Hofmann will join the band on Somewhere Out There. Guest LBB Conductor Chris Woller will share a trumpet solo with the band on Roy Eldridge’s Rockin’ Chair.

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
LWE will have music by Mozart and feature the winners of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association Young Artist Competition.

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Spring brings crazy weather along the Lakeshore and “Spring Fever” for the April concert. Enjoy selections such as Stormy Weather, Blue Skies, Here’s That Rainy Day, and I’ll Remember April. Enjoy special guests Manitowoc Lincoln High School Jazz Band.

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
The Capitol Civic Center Community Chorale directed by Jim and Susie Miller will share their beautiful voices in celebration of our nation during the May concert.

For details on performances and scholarship program, please view website: www.LakeshoreWindEnsemble.org. For tickets: cccshows.org or call the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office 920-683-2184.

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UW-Green Bay alumna heads Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, talks ‘Hamilton’ with WBAY

“It leads off a busy year for the PAC, which not only brings in Broadway shows but also stage plays, musical acts, family programming and community collaborations. The team over at the PAC is led by Maria Van Laanen. She was the second person hired by the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center back in 2001, when the building was still a hole in the ground. Van Laanen has come up through the ranks to become President of the PAC, a job that she appeared to be destined for while growing up in the Green Bay area. …She transferred back to UW-Green Bay to finish her degree and found work at the Weidner Center. Her career after college took her to Minneapolis, where she worked to book shows across the country. When the opportunity to join the under-construction PAC came up in 2001, Van Laanen made the move back to Northeast Wisconsin and started right away booking shows for the opening season.” See more via WBAY.