Reminder, tonight! Monday Evening Quarterbacking: Reviewing the Big Game Ads

The only thing bigger than the “Big Game” are the big commercials! On Monday, Feb. 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, join Austin E. Cofrin School of Business Associate Prof. Sampath Ranganathan (Marketing) and Associate Lecturer Kathy McKee, as well as Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication and Information Science) for a fun, informative and interactive multimedia discussion of the best and worst commercials of the 2020 Super Bowl and the economic and media motives behind them! Bring your questions and be ready to vote for the ad you think was the year’s best. This event is free and open to the public.

Prof. Coen leads Manitowoc Public Library’s Great Decisions 2020 series, Feb. 3 | News| htrnews

Manitowoc Public Library is proud to present Great Decisions 2020, its 13th year of hosting this preeminent eight-week grassroots lecture series that provides the citizens of the Lakeshore with the opportunity to discover, discuss and decide how to meet some of the world’s greatest challenges head-on. As global events have increasingly become domestic concerns, the Great Decisions series has become a more vital resource than ever before. It takes you beyond the headlines with essential background information, relevant facts, ever-shifting policy options and impartial analysis. See the full line-up https://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/.

The program begins Feb. 3 with UW-Green Bay faculty member Alise Coen (public and Environmental Affairs) discussing “U.S. relations with the Northern Triangle.”

Source: Manitowoc Public Library’s Great Decisions 2020 series starts soon | News| htrnews

All are invited to the Carnegie Dartlet presentation, Feb. 26

Over the last five years, UW-Green Bay has partnered with Carnegie Dartlet, a reputation research and marketing company, for digital advertising. In the last few months, the University extended the partnership with a research project to clarify and define UW-Green Bay’s voice and marketplace positioning. Carnegie Dartlet’s consensus-building method is built around the input of the people who know UW-Green Bay best: faculty and staff, alumni, community members and other campus stakeholders, as well as prospects. The results are important to the University’s future. The campus community is invited to the University reveal (results of the research) on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center. The reveal will share results and recommendations that will shape the way UW-Green Bay communicates its story to future Phoenix and beyond. The event will be live streamed for convenient remote viewing. The link can be found here.

Faculty note: Prof. Harvey Kaye to talk politics at two New York shows

Prof. Harvey Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies) will be busy in New York at the end of this week. On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at 9 p.m. (Central Standrard Time), Prof. Kaye will be joining host John Fugelsang once again in-studio in New York City on his show “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM Progress (Channel 127) to talk politics past and present. Also, on Friday, Feb. 7, Prof. Kaye will go on stage in Brooklyn, N.Y. at The Bell House as part of the Michael Brooks Show Live for a night of comedy and politics. Information can be found here.

UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus to host Youth Conference | WHBL

“High school students from Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee and Washington counties will converge on the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus March 14-17 for the first annual Community Youth Voice Conference. The event hopes to give young people the opportunity to be heard on current issues, and for adults to listen. The cost of attendance is $200, which includes lodging at Blue Harbor, transportation, meals and all activities. See here for more information or to register. More via UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus to host Youth Conference | WHBL.” More media coverage: UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Hosting 1st Annual Community Youth Voice Conference in March | Lakeshore News.

UW-Green Bay students offering free income tax assistance | Fox 11

“Beginning Feb. 4 through April 10, UW-Green Bay students will be on hand to help low-income individuals and families through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.” Help will be offered at The Salvation Army, 626 Union Court, Green Bay on Tuesdays, from 5 to 8 p.m., and at the Brown County Public Library, 515 Pine St., Green Bay on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be no assistance on March 17 or 18, due to Spring Break. Appointments are necessary; please call 920-465-2575 to make one. More information via UW-Green Bay students offering free income tax assistance | Fox 11. 

UW-Green Bay offers entire course on Native American issues to aspiring educators | Post Crescent

The way Native American history is taught throughout the state of Wisconsin allows for inconsistencies. The UW-System has a variation in how Native American history is taught to college students, with UW-Green Bay one such University that offers an entire course dedicated to First Nations Studies for future educators. Other colleges offer a 50-minute program. More via Wisconsin law says kids must be taught Native American issues, but teachers say they don’t know how | Post Crescent.

Way to go ECO U! Keeping holiday lights out of the landfill

Thanks to members of the Green Bay Campus community, the UW-Green Bay Parade Committee collected more than seven bins of holiday lights that would’ve ended up in the landfill. The lights were turned over to Greater Green Bay’s Habitat for Humanity’s Restore, with a new location on Allouez Ave., Green Bay, where volunteers recycle the lights. The light collection was an annual service project led by the Parade Committee.