Reminder: ‘Almost Sunrise’ documentary showing and discussion, Nov. 19, 20

Would you and your students like to learn more about veterans issues? If so, the documentary, “Almost Sunrise” will be shown in the Christie Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. All faculty, staff and students are invited to view the documentary; students studying for careers to ultimately work with veteran populations can really gain valuable information from this film and the discussion.

The film discussion will take place on Friday, Nov. 22 from noon to 1 p.m in the Christie Theatre. One of the Department of Education’s 8 Keys to Veteran’s Success is providing comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.

“Almost Sunrise” is a story of resilience and recovery. A feature-length documentary, the film follows two Wisconsin Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, as they struggle with depression upon returning home from military service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they both seek a lifeline and embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. The film captures an intimate portrait of two friends suffering from the unseen wounds of war as they discover an unlikely treatment: the restorative power of silence and meditation. A cinematic experience that juxtaposes the internal struggles of its characters against the wide-open spaces of America’s heartland, “Almost Sunrise” is also the first film to explore “moral injury:” the profound shame that many veterans feel when their experiences of war violate their moral beliefs, and a possible critical factor in veteran suicide.

Questions can be directed to to Elaina Koltz at koltze@uwgb.edu.

Save the date: Concert Choir and University Singers, Wednesday, Dec. 4

UW-Green Bay Music presents Concert Choir and University Singers on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cofrin Family Hall in the Weidner Center. Conducted by Randall Meder, Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The University Singers, conducted by Tomás Dominguez, includes quality singers from all over campus. Both choirs perform repertoire drawn from a wide variety of periods and styles, from Bach to traditional folk tunes. Information and tickets.

Save the date: Chamber Ensembles, Tuesday, Dec. 3

UW-Green Bay music presents Chamber Ensembles on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. From complex African rhythms, to lofty brass fanfares and the avant-garde sounds of post-1945 works, UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles offer something for every musical taste. Led by Professor Bill Sallak, Hand Drumming, Percussion and New Music Ensembles are joined by other UW-Green Bay small ensembles for an intimate performance.

Women’s Empowerment Series at Mauthe Center, Nov. 21

Sonny Hennessy and Season Russo, two successful leaders of a business and a non-profit, will be at the Mauthe Center on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss how women can take their passions and impact others while keeping a positive outlook on life; they believe every woman deserves to live her brightest life!

The duo brightens a room with their down to earth manner and quirky anecdotes. Yet, their wisdom and depth will inspire and empower you to take action with your own dreams.

Hennessy is the CEO of The Exchange Brand and the owner of the award-winning design firm Sonny Hennessy Design. She also serves as lead pastor with her husband, Shawn, who is senior pastor of Life Church Green Bay. Along with investing in peoples lives through her Jesus.Plus.Life. series of podcasts and YouTube videos, Hennessy is an author, a speaker, a business and culture consultant and an active philanthropist.

Season Russo founded Eye Heart World, a sex trafficking organization with a home for survivors. Eye Heart World won the 2019 FBI award and will be honored this year in Washington, D.C. Russo, her husband Brian, and their staff work with law enforcement officers on state, county and city levels to arrest johns (clients) and pimps. Russo is also the recent author of “Seeds,” a book on sewing a pattern of quiet time with Jesus. She is a sought after speaker at women’s conferences all over the United States.

To register or for more information, please email Judy Thompson thomjh17@mcenter.org or call 920-362-9934.

2020-2021 scholarships open for continuing students

Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals at the UW-Green Bay. A wide variety of funding opportunities exist thanks to the generosity of donors. Qualified continuing students may fill out a general application through the Office of Financial Aid to be considered for a large pool of awards. The priority application date for these funds is Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Review the scholarships website for information about additional departmental and private scholarships!  For more information, please contact Allen Voelker, student employment and scholarship coordinator, at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

Innovation in Aging Reverse Pitch, Nov. 20

The “Reverse Pitch Forum” event on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. in the MAC Winter Garden (202) will serve as a springboard to WiSys’ Innovation in Aging student idea competition on March 4, 2020. That competition will include cash prizes for the top solution pitches as well as cash prizes for the top teams representing student organizations.

Anyone interested in the Innovation in Aging Competition is encouraged to attend this forum (all disciplines and majors are welcome). The forum will include brief “pitches” from organizations, community members and interested students about specific problems and challenges associated with aging. There will then be time for audience members to mingle with the presenters to discuss these challenges in greater depth, develop teams for the spring competition and incubate ideas for facing these challenges.

Questions can be directed to Brian Walsh at bwalsh@wisys.org.

 

Movie ‘The Field’ to be shown at Manitowoc Campus, Dec. 12

On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will be showing the movie “The Field” at the Manitowoc Campus Theatre from 2 to 5 p.m. The Field was filmed in Manitowoc in 2015, with scenes being shot in the Manitowoc Library, True Value and in  Warren’s, a local restaurant. The film is available on Netflix. Emmy-award winning director and co-writer Tate Bunker and actress and producer Kara Mulrooney will be on campus to answer questions after the film. Pizza will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

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ParkMobile to Bring Smarter Parking Options to UW-Green Bay

Green Bay, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is partnering with ParkMobile, to enable students and frequent visitors without permits, to easily pay for daily and overnight parking from their mobile devices once they have met their free visit limit. The ParkMobile app is available for use in approximately 600 spaces  in the Studio Arts lot located on campus.

ParkMobile is a free app available for iPhone and Android devices, and users can additionally register at parkmobile.io. New stickers and signage willprovide information to visitors on how to pay for parking using the app once they met their free visit limit. After setting up their account, users can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. The ParkMobile app lets users pay for parking on-the-go by viewing and updating or adding time to their parking session remotely.

ParkMobile is widely available at more than 125 universities across the country, including UW-La Crosse and UW-Madison, as well as other cities in the Midwest, such as Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis. Visitors will now have the added option of paying a daily rate or buying the standard semester or yearly permit depending on their needs.

ParkMobile Contact: Jeff Perkins, CMO, jeff.perkins@parkmobile.io

UW-Green Bay Contact: Tony Decker, SGT, Parking@uwgb.edu