Weidner Center offering Cyber Week specials

The Weidner Center is offering various Cyber Week specials. Some notable offers include all tickets priced at $15 for “Swing for the Holidays: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite” on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. This offer is valid until Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. Another Cyber Week offer is $15 off all main floor tickets for the “Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band” on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. This offer is valid until Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. See all upcoming deals and dates available.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet’ same, different, colorful, more | wearegreenbay.com

Year 14 for Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organizations’ “Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet” is the same as but as different as the previous 13. Same: Music (Peter Illych Tchaikovsky), place (Meyer Theatre), artistic director (Timothy Josephs), set (Jeffrey Paul Entwistle), Sugar Plum Fairy (Randi Osetek) and styles of colorful costuming, among other elements. Different: Roles performed by many in the 85-member cast, some shifting from previous productions, with some dancers new to this production.

…”In look, the identity of “Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet” is a massive custom-made show curtain and vividly colored drops for street, interior mansion, snowscape and fantasyland views. The big and bold look was designed by Jeffrey Paul Entwistle, a theater professor at UW-Green Bay. See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet’ same, different, colorful, more | wearegreenbay.com.

UW-Green Bay alumnus expands basketball training facility – The Press

When Ashwaubenon graduate and former UW-Green Bay men’s basketball star Ryan Borowicz opened The Driveway basketball training center in June 2016, he was already thinking about expanding. A little more than three years later, the 8,600-square-foot addition is a reality.

The Driveway, located at 1220 Flightway Drive in Hobart, is a unique training facility for the youth of all ages to fine-tune their shooting touch and basketball skills. See more via UW-Green Bay alumni expands basketball training facility – The Press.


UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity chapter collects used holiday lights for ReStore’s recycling program | nbc26.com

Are you looking for an easy way to give back this holiday season? You may want to consider donating your old holiday lights. Whether it’s a broken bulb, a wrecked wire or you just don’t need them anymore, the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity ReStore will gladly take your used Christmas lights. See more via UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity chapter collects used holiday lights for ReStore’s recycling program | nbc26.com. 

Reminder: Innovation in Aging Competition, register by Dec. 13

WiSys’ Innovation and Aging Competition held a Reverse Pitch Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 20 to kickstart the Innovation and Aging student idea competition. The event served as a springboard for interested student groups. The forum included brief “pitches” from organizations, community members and interested students about specific problems and challenges associated with aging. Audience members then mingled with the presenters to discuss these challenges in greater depth, developed teams for the spring competition and incubated ideas for facing these challenges.

UW-Green Bay students have through Saturday, Dec. 13 to register for the Innovation in Aging student idea competition. Teams of three-to-five students will be challenged to create innovative solution to combat hardships and improve quality of life for an aging population. Presentations will occur Wednesday, March 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Brown County STEM Innovation Center. Prizes will be cash. $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place and $100 for the group selected. Student organizations are encouraged to organize teams and would receive an additional $100 prize. If students do not have a team, a team can be found for them!

To learn more about the event and to register, visit wisys.org/againg or contact Brian Walsh, bwalsh@wisys.org.


WEDC, UW System team up to help businesses launch internship program | Insight Publications

Ask employers their biggest worry and the usual answer is “finding enough talent.” Ask the same question to college students near graduation and “finding a job” is their reply. The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. hope to solve both concerns with the Talent Generator, a new online tool designed to help small and mid-sized businesses develop a successful internship program. See more via WEDC, UW System team up to help businesses launch internship program | Insight Publications.

Green Bay women’s basketball defeats nationally ranked Syracuse in overtime thriller

Green Bay took the floor at the University of Victoria Saturday evening against No. 18 Syracuse in the third-place game of the Greater Victoria Invitational. It was Green Bay’s third game of the tournament and second-consecutive against a nationally ranked opponent. Green Bay was able to force overtime after a half-court shot from Lyndsey Robson dropped as time expired. Green Bay took over the extra period and worked to a 79-73 victory.

Green Bay outscored Syracuse 14-8 to earn a 79-73 victory and its first win over a ranked opponent this season. The victory was Green Bay’s 11th as a program over a ranked opponent and the fourth in three seasons.

Green Bay’s Caitlin Hibner finished with a career-high 30 points on a 7-of-14 performance and pulled down nine rebounds in 41 minutes. Robson (13) and Brecht (12) joined Hibner in double figures on the evening and finished with a combined six triples.

Syracuse was the sixth opponent, which participated in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, to face the Phoenix this season. Green Bay still has pairings with tournament participants DePaul, Maine, South Dakota State and Wright State left on the schedule.

Green Bay has a week of preparation before welcoming No. 16 DePaul to the Kress Center on Saturday, Dec. 7 for what will be its third-straight pairing with a ranked opponent. For the latest and most up-to-date information on Green Bay Athletics and Green Bay Women’s Basketball, please visit GreenBayPhoenix.com.

UW-Green Bay Professor Meacham nominated for Pushcart Prize

Rebecca MeachamUW-Green Bay Prof. Rebecca Meacham (English, Humanities and Women’s and Gender Studies) was nominated by the literary journal Gigantic Sequins for the Pushcart Prize for her short nonfiction piece “Feather Rousing.” Meacham was selected as one of five pieces by the journal to be nominated for this award. The piece was written in residence at Write On, Door County in Juddville, Wis. for the Midsummer Music Festival.

The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is one of the most honored literary project in America. Since 1976, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in its annual collections.

Meacham is the chair of English, director of the BFA in Writing and Applied Arts, director of The Teaching Press and advisor of Sheepshead Review.


Green Bay men’s basketball defeats Montana State on the road

Thanks to a total team effort with a 61-percent shooting night and a career-high 28 points from freshman Amari Davis, Green Bay burned past Montana State on the road on Saturday night at Worthington Arena in Bozeman, winning 98-72 to open its four-game road swing. Five players scored in double-figures, helping the Phoenix (3-4) to enjoy its largest road win since it beat Chicago State in Jan. 2016 by 33 points.

Even with five players in double-figures, it was the newcomer Davis who shined brightest offensively in his first career start. The Ohio native poured in 28 points on the host Bobcats (5-3) in 28 minutes of action. He shot 13-for-18 from the field and has scored 10 or more points in all seven games this season and now leads Green Bay in scoring with 16.3 PPG.

Montana State scored the first points of the game, but a 3-pointer by PJ Pipes to follow was all Green Bay needed to cruise from there on. Green Bay dominated the rest of the first half, leading by as many as 20 points and scoring 51 first-half points. The team shot just over 67 percent in the first half, and even used a Kameron Hankerson shot at the buzzer to close out the first 20 minutes.

Senior sharpshooter JayQuan McCloud was on point from long range, hitting four of his eight 3-point attempts on his way to scoring 18 points. McCloud also dished out six assists, helping his frontcourt mates Cody Schwartz and Josh McNair both finish with 13 points. Hankerson was the other player in double-figures, scoring 10 points off the bench with a pair of triples.

The next trip comes next Wednesday night when the team visits No. 25 Xavier in Cincinnati. The game will be televised on FS2 and tips at 6 p.m. CT.

For the latest and most up-to-date information on Green Bay Athletics, please visit GreenBayPhoenix.com.