Doctors in Recital coming to the Weidner Center, Jan. 18

Looking to be amazed? Like to be entertained? Need to liven up your January? Have we got the prescription for you! Join The Weidner Center for Doctors in Recital on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 7 p.m. and watch physicians and friends take the stage by storm…that thunder you hear will be the roar of the fantastic music performed! Jazz? Celtic? Pop? You bet! Broadway? Absolutely! Beethoven? Wouldn’t be complete without him! So fill your prescription with the best night out—we guarantee the cure!

Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for students with a school ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Weidner Center Website.

Webfitters excited to help UW-Green Bay students launch startup | Green Bay News Network

UW-Green Bay students Tyrone Powell (Business Administration) and Alex Marchese (Biology and Business Administration) want to help fellow students who are struggling to decide on a career path be well-informed and confident in pursuing their degrees. They created Unext, which helps college students learn about these different career paths and connects them with professionals. More via Webfitters excited to help UWGB students launch startup | Green Bay News Network.

UW-Green Bay alumna is a Manitowoc County Future 15 winner | Herald Times Reporter

UW-Green Bay alumna Sara Petska ’11 (Business Administration) is named one of Manitowoc County’s Future 15. “The ‘Future 15’ are young professionals, ages 21-40, who have given back to the community, showed leadership, and helped in many ways to make the area a great place to live and work.'” More via Manitowoc County Future 15 winner: Sara Petska | Herald Times Reporter.

Reminder: Allouez Village Band coming to Weidner Center, Dec. 16

The Allouez Village Band will be performing at the Weidner Center on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Cofrin Family Hall. This 75-member band was established in 1981. The concert will feature many holiday favorites performed by the band and guest artists. Admission is free, with donations accepted following the concert. The evening is sponsored by Bellevue Family Dentistry.

Motivation for innovation: Recent UW-Green Bay alumnus promotes innovation in his students

UW-Green Bay alumnus Zak Lenski ’16 (History) is promoting innovation to his high school students at Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wis. Lenski is the school’s only social studies teacher in the KMGlobal School for Global Leadership and Innovation. The program is unique, as is the title “innovation”  in the name of a K-12 school.

Recently, Zak and two of his students attended The Commons Demo Day in Milwaukee to talk about innovative community projects they are doing as part of the curriculum in their school. The Commons Demo Day is an event and celebration that showcases innovative work from local high schools, colleges, businesses and community organizations.

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

On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, the 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.

Stocking stuffer? Associate Prof. Steve Meyer provides salsa exchange for scholarship contributions

Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer (albeit you will need a really sturdy stocking)? Are you hosting a holiday party and have not decided on the appetizers/snacks (hint: red is the perfect color this holiday season)? Thinking about what to serve your guests when you host your “Fill-in-the-blank” Bowl Game party?  How about some of Associate Prof. of Natural and Applied Science Steve Meyer’s salsa?

Meyer always has a supply of mild, medium, hot and “hot +” salsa in his office. For a contribution to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship, you can take home a pint or two (or an entire case) of salsa. Mix and match various levels of salsa hotness and see who can tolerate the “hot +” salsa at your New Year’s Eve party! It is all for a great cause—UW-Green Bay students—while remembering and honoring one of our outstanding alums!


School Social Worker of the Year is award to UWGB alumna

Alumna Melanie Brick ’96 (Psychology) has been named Wisconsin’s School Social Worker of the Year by the Wisconsin School Social Workers Association (WSSWA). She was instrumental in establishing the alternative recess program with Professor Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges (Sustainability and Psychology). Brick is currently a school social worker for the Unified School District of De Pere.

What’s the Weidner Tea: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite is coming to the Weidner Center, Dec. 12

Kelli and Troy are spilling the tea in another episode of ‘What’s the Weidner Tea?’. In this episode, they talk about the upcoming 6:30 Concert Series: Swing for the Holidays featuring Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. The show is on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Cofrin Family Hall.

All proceeds from this special event support ongoing and free performances in the 6:30 Concert Series. Tickets are $16 a person and can be purchased here.