Reminder: ‘Words & Music – A Program of Monologues’ at the Weidner on Feb. 11

Join UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance for “Words & Music—A Program of Monologues,” Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m at the Weidner Center. This is the final event in the Weidner Center’s “Think Theatre Series” launched in 2019-20 and a collaboration of faculty from three of UW-Green Bay’s four campuses.

This is a free event for the public and a collaboration with UW-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series. Performers and performance pieces:

-Rebecca Stone Thornberry, Marinette Campus and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (Reckless by Craig Lucas)
-Alan Kopischke and Luis Fernandez (Amadeus by Peter Shaffer)
-Kelli Strickland and Luis Fernandez (The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams)
-Thomas Campbell, Sheboygan Campus and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (Original text by Campbell)
-Noah Simon and John Salerno (Clarity by Mark Young)
-Laura Riddle and Courtney Sherman (PSA: National Anthem by Laurie Anderson)
– Noah Simon/Kelli Strickland and Adam Gaines (Improvised text and music)

Artwork by Lukas Bagemehl on display at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery, March 6

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery, located in Sheboygan’s Fine Arts Building, invites the community to see its latest art exhibit, Artwork by Lukas Bagemehl. There will be a special artist reception on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will run from March 6-27.

Lukas Bagemehl (LERK) is a self-taught artist, creating works of art for the last 12 years. He was born and currently resides in Sheboygan. Working with several mediums, including acrylic, spray paint, graphite and markers, Lukas knew when he was growing up sitting in the car waiting for the trains to pass to see the graffiti that he was going to be a creative soul. He was intrigued by the imagery on each train car, whether it be the characters, the funky lettering or the blasts of vibrant colors. This is the main reason Lukas is an artist today. He brings a rustic feel to his work from the inspiration of trains as well, crafting paintings on canvas that create the illusion of rust, wood or cement, or even painting directly on rust. Lukas also creates paintings that are quite clean and don’t possess a rustic quality to them at all. His main goal is to balance the contrast of mediums, giving everything its own light.

The opening reception is free and open to the public. The Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the show or the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery, please contact Gallery Director Dan Smith at dan.smith@uwgb.edu.

Feed the Phoenix Challenge Drive

Feed the Phoenix – Stock the campus cupboards

Feed the Phoenix Challenge Drive flier
Feed the Phoenix Flier

It’s time to stock the shelves again! All four University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campuses have a need for food and personal items for members of the campus community. Please consider joining this semester’s challenge. Food and personal items will be collected through March 27, 2020. Donations will be weighed and a winning campus will be declared for the traveling trophy. Watch your email for details.

Women in STEM Panel Discussion at Manitowoc Campus, March 10

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus University Theatre, join Associate Prof. Rebecca Abler (Environmental Science, Biology), Assistant Prof. Breeyawn Lybbert (Chemistry), Associate Prof. Amy Kabrhel (Chemistry) and Associate Prof. Megumi Onoda (Mathematics) as they discuss their education, career paths and accomplishments from a broad range of experiences working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This event if free and open to the public and is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Student Senate and the Campus Activities, Programming and Events Committee.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Youth embrace ‘Anne of Green Gables’ in Marinette

“Anne of Green Gables” is a beloved story that’s more than a century old. A current production is at the tip of a stack of stories. Children’s theater is taken seriously in the Marinette-Menominee area, maybe more so than in many places. A youth training program is nurtured, and plays are produced. Area teachers look to the plays to broaden the scope for their students in class and as a field trip to see a live performance. Daytime performances are given for school groups, AND six evening performances are given for the public. The same cast performs. I attended the Thursday morning performance of the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Children’s Theatre in Herbert L. Williams Theatre. Also attending were primarily elementary level public and parochial students from the area, home-school students/teachers and some senior citizens. Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Youth embrace ‘Anne of Green Gables’ in Marinette

Big Fish The Musical at Manitowoc Campus, March 5-7

“Big Fish: A New Broadway Musical” will be performed at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus on March 5-7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. at the University Theatre. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself. This musical is directed by Michael Sheeks, with music direction by Erin Renae and choreography by Shannon Page. More information and tickets, here.

Phi Kappa Phi collecting donations for Happily Ever After

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UW-Green Bay chapter, is now collecting donations for Happily Ever After (HEA) for its community service project. Happily Ever After is a No-Kill Animal Sanctuary with locations in Green Bay and Marion, Wis. The founder of HEA, Amanda Reitz (Elementary Education) ’08, is an alumna of UWGB and will be honored with an Outstanding Recent Alumni Award on Friday, Feb, 28, 2020. Please consider donating!

Donations to be accepted include food, toys and more for the dogs and cats. These are the items HEA and PKP are collecting:

Dogs

  • Purina Puppy Chow – Natural
  • The Loops 2 Leashes (Fleet Farm)
  • The Almost Indestructible Ball
  • Kong, JW Pet & Tuffy brand toys

Cats

  • Blue Buffalo Grain Free Cat Food – Salmon
  • Friskies Pate (canned)
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow – Original

General Care

  • Bath towels, blankets and sheets (new and used)
  • Absorbent paper towels
  • Heavy-duty tall kitchen trash bags
  • Heavy-duty contractor bags
  • Clorox regular bleach

**While HEA appreciates the thought, please do not donate anything not included on this list.

Donation locations include:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Office, TH 335
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology Office, ES 317
  • GBOSS/Financial Aid, SS 1203
  • Psychology Department Office, MAC C310
  • Cofrin Library Hallway, First Floor
  • Cofrin Library Plaza, Second Floor
  • Environmental Sciences Building Hallway, First Floor
  • Instructional Services Building, GAC Lab Entrance
  • Laboratory Sciences Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Rose Hall Hallway, First Floor
  • Studio Arts Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Wood Hall, Rosewood Café

Donations will be collected from now until the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Phi Kappa Phi Office, TH 335, at (920) 465-2336 or email phikappaphi@uwgb.edu.

Jim Merner and Gary Miller added to Green Bay Athletics Top 50 Influential Leaders List

Green Bay Athletics recently added two more names to the “Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Green Bay Athletics History” list in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Green Bay Athletics being celebrated during the 2019-2020 season: Jim Merner, formerly the swimming and diving coach for 25 years, led the program to 10 Horizon League championships and was recognized as Horizon League Coach of the Year 11 times. Merner began his tenure as head coach in 1990 with the women’s team and then reinstated the men’s team in 1992. He impacted the lives of thousands of student-athletes and created a culture of success in the pool and in the classroom.

Former Chancellor Gary L. Miller (2014-2019) carried a torch for the importance and value of Division I athletics. He expanded partnerships, introduced innovative programming and provided a renewed sense of purpose for Athletics on Green Bay’s campus. Under Miller’s direction, Athletics elevated three programs (golf, tennis and softball) to include full-time coaches and provided national perspective by serving on the NCAA’s infractions committee. Miller now serves as president of the University of Akron.

Phi Eta Sigma selling Uncle Mike’s Kringle

Help support the Honor Society of Phi Eta Sigma by purchasing an Uncle Mike’s (Award Winning) Kringle. Flavors to be sold include Sea Salt Caramel Pecan, Caramel Apple and Turtle. Other flavors available are Raspberry, Door County Cherry, Blueberry Cheese, Almond, Cream Cheese and Strawberry Cheese. Each Kringle costs $17; cash or a check payable to UWGB/PES are accepted forms of payment. The fundraiser ends on Feb. 28, 2020, and delivery will take place on March 11, 2020. Please contact Teri Ternes at ternest@uwgb.edu to place your order, and arrange for payment and delivery.

Call for submissions to Online and Hybrid Program Development Grant

The Online and Hybrid Program Development Grant is now in its third year. This grant seeks applications from campus leaders who wish to develop or re-furbish online or hybrid programs or suites of courses. Consider applying for this grant if you wish to launch a new online or hybrid program, refurbish an existing online or hybrid program, increase the coherence between the online, hybrid and face-to-face environments within a program or instill best practices in a “common thread” of courses which serve a curricular requirement, such as writing emphasis courses or labs, across multiple programs. Check out the grant’s homepage for more information, including the application form. You may also wish to see the applications from previous recipients on the FAQ page. The deadline for proposals is March 13, 2020.