UW-Green Bay Veterans Week begins Nov. 9

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Veterans Week kicks off Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 with “Hometown Hero Day.” At each event, the University will be collecting care package items, such as toiletries, candy, and gum, for activated UW-Green Bay students and their units who are in Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Here is a full list of events for the week:

Saturday, Nov. 9: “Hometown Hero Day”: Green Bay Athletics double-header at the Kress Center with the women’s basketball team taking on South Dakota at 1 p.m. and the men’s basketball team taking on UW-Stout at 6 p.m. Veterans are able to attend these games for free!

Monday, Nov. 11: “Chancellor’s Veteran Reception”: At 4 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union, the Chancellor will be speaking to show appreciation for faculty, staff, students, and community veterans, as well as guest speaker Officer Kelly Jones, who recently returned from activation. There will also be music and refreshments available!

Wednesday, Nov. 13: “Veteran Employment Workshop”: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Alumni Room in the University Union, there will be a Veteran Employment Workshop with the Veteran Employment Department and various employment recruiters.

Thursday, Nov. 14: “Tribute to Veterans”: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Union Circle Drive, there will be military equipment and vehicle demonstrations.

Friday, Nov. 15: “Veteran Brunch”: From 9-11 a.m. in the Veteran Lounge in MAC Hall room 227, there will be brunch for veterans who work and use the Veteran Lounge.

Additionally, the following week there will be two showings of “Almost Sunrise Documentary.”  Showings will be Tuesday, November 19 from 9-11 a.m. and Wednesday, November 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the Christie Theater in the University Union. The film is about two Iraq Veterans’ journey as they return home to Wisconsin. There will also a discussion and Veteran panel on Friday, November 22 from 12-1 p.m.

 

 

E-Reimbursement system software upgrade starting Oct. 11

The e-reimbursement system, which is used for travel reimbursements, will be upgraded the weekend of Oct. 11. As a result, no e-reimbursement requests will be able to be submitted or approved starting on Friday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. The system should be available on Monday, Oct. 14. Please contact the Controller’s office at 920-465-2227 if you have any questions.

Reminder: 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 Theatre. 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.

Free Concert at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, Rusty Wolfe will be performing a free concert at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus to benefit the Future Fund children’s savings account established by the M&M Area Community Foundation (MMACF). The concert will take place at 750 West Bay Shore Street, Marinette. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 6 p.m.

The Future Fund provides an automatic $50 savings account to all kindergarten students throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties starting this school year. Future Fund accounts will grow by additional deposits from the MMACF during the students’ K-12 school career, as well as interest earned on accounts.

Wolfe is a transplant to Marinette County from Nashville, Tennessee. This concert is near and dear to Wolfe’s heart, as he has become actively engaged in his new community. An accomplished visual artist, his first career was as a singer songwriter. Wolfe has had great success in music with songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Glenn Campbell, Lacy J. Dalton and more. Be on the watch for a special guest appearance and for several of Wolfe’s friends to accompany this acoustic evening!

“With Rusty’s belief in the potential of Marinette and Menominee Counties, our Future Fund endowment and the promise it provides for area youth is a perfect marriage for his creative collaboration,” stated Paula Gruszynski, MMACF Executive Director.

In the fall of 2018, the #MyMarinetteMenominee campaign galvanized the communities around a singular purpose: community pride. Rusty Wolfe was so inspired by the events of #MMM that he began writing songs again after more than a decade away from the music industry. Three of the songs that will be performed on October 26th were born out of the #MMM Movement including This Old Town. It was recorded in celebration of the remarkable beauty of Marinette and Menominee Counties. Woodcarver, will also be on the concert set list. Since Wolfe started writing again last fall, he has recorded more than thirty new songs.

Free tickets are available beginning Thursday, October 10th at the Community Foundation office located at 1110 10th Avenue, Suite L-1, Menominee, as well as at schools throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties. Tickets are limited to four per person and must be picked up in advance.

UREC updates: Cornhole and Intramurals

On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 2 p.m., the Kress Events Center is hosting a cornhole tournament. This is a free event, and all participants will receive a free t-shirt.

Block 2 Indoor Intramurals is now open as well! To kick off block 2, there will be a pre-season basketball tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. for a chance to win Under Armor Shorts.

Register for all events on IMLeagues or the UREC@UW-Green Bay app.

For questions, please email urecintramurals@uwgb.edu.

Shark Tank Entrepreneur speaking on campus Oct. 16

Curt Campbell, owner of the Oilerie and former competitor on Shark Tank, will be visiting the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in MAC Hall room 111 thanks to student organizations within the Cofrin School of Business. Campbell will be speaking about his business and experience competing on Shark Tank.

Sheepshead Review deadline extended

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Sheepshead Review Journal has extended its deadline for submissions to Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. This extension applies to the fiction, nonfiction, and visual arts genres. There is also a duality theme for this edition of the journal, which is also accepting submissions through this extended deadline. Students, faculty, and staff from all four UW-Green Bay campuses can submit, as well as the general public and high school students.

To submit, please go to Submittable.

Phuture Phoenix students returning Oct. 16 and 17

It is that time of year again! On Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s campus will be flooded with visiting fifth graders in their safety green T-shirts. The visit is accomplished through UW-Green Bay’s Phuture Phoenix program.

The visiting youth will check out a college class, learn from faculty and staff, check out campus housing, tour the Kress, admire the view from the top of the Cofrin Library and so much more.  Please join Phuture Phoenix in creating a positive post-secondary experience the young visitors will remember for years to come.

UW-Green Bay’s recently retired Police Chief Tom Kujawa to present on emergency preparedness | Radio World

Retired Police Chief Tom Kujawa will present about emergency preparedness at the 2019 Broadcasters Clinic on Oct. 15 and 17, 2019 at the Madison Marriott West Hotel in Middelton, Wisconsin. The description of his presentation states, “run a tabletop exercise at your facility to learn where the gaps are, identify solutions and refine your disaster planning in realistic ways. Chief Kujawa leads an interactive session that teaches you how to simulate a real-time, realistic event.”

Via A Radio Sampler of the WBA Broadcasters Clinic | Radio World.