Don’t forget to visit some of the Wisconsin Humane Society’s furry friends on Feb. 18

Wisconsin Humane Society is bringing some furry friends to the UW-Green Bay Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Phoenix Room B in the University Union. Stop by the Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus information table to learn more about their organization, cuddle with critters and donate; the event is organized to help raise money for this year’s Give BIG Green Bay 24-hour giving event, which is meant to unite local nonprofit organizations and help them raise much-needed funds. The Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus is one of 40 chosen nonprofits participating this year.

Want to help homeless animals in your community? From noon on Feb. 18 to noon on Feb. 19, 2020, visit the WHS Green Bay Campus’ campaign page and donate at least $10 for your contribution to count towards their total! Only donations made through the Give BIG Green Bay website during those 24 hours will qualify for the event. Your donation of $10 or more will help the WHS Green Bay Campus continue to care for more than 3,000 homeless, sick, injured and abused animals every year here in Brown County.

The Green Bay Packers Foundation and additional local donors are generously providing a combined $362,500 in matching funds for Give BIG Green Bay. Organizations are granted funds based on the percentage of total dollars raised during the 24-hours of Give BIG Green Bay; every dollar you contribute at giveBIGgreenbay.org will have an even greater impact to not only the Human Society, but to all of the nonprofits involved. You CAN make a difference!

Learn more about the Wisconsin Humane Society at its website. Please contact Kellie at 920-469-3110 x2114 or kdelveaux@wihumane.org with any questions.

Manitowoc Lincoln High School and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus collaborate on Rising Phoenix Program | Lakeshore News

The Manitowoc Public School District and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus have joined forces to give Manitowoc Lincoln High School students an opportunity to get a head start on college by participating in the Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program. Read more via Manitowoc Lincoln and UWGB -Manitowoc Collaborate on Rising Phoenix Program | Lakeshore News. 

Summer Research Scholar Program deadline extended to Feb. 28

The UW-Green Bay Research Council is currently accepting proposals for the 2020 Summer Research Scholar Program. Faculty having applied for the Summer Research Scholar Program in the past will want to note that this program has undergone significant changes in recent years. The Summer Research Scholar Program is designed to provide stipend support during the summer for the purpose for developing or continuing a significant research project (beyond the unit expectations for scholarship). All Summer Research Scholar Program proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.uwgb.edu/research-council/. Please contact Research Council Chairperson Jason Cowell (cowellj@uwgb.edu) with questions.

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. researches how fruit flies may be able to teach us about football injuries | WPR

“Fruit flies and humans may have more in common than you think. Flies were used during early research into human genetics, said Dr. Doug Brusich. Brusich, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, is among a group of researchers who now use the insect to study traumatic brain injuries. Their findings could have implications for athletes.” More via How fruit flies may be able to teach us about football injuries | WPR.

Brown County STEM Innovation Center equipment celebration, Feb. 20

The campus community is invited to celebrate the arrival of $1.5 million in new equipment to the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The community has had the opportunity to visit the impressive building, and now, UW-Green Bay faculty in the Resch School of Engineering and their students will be demonstrating some of the equipment that helps prepare students for careers beyond UW-Green Bay. No RSVP necessary. There will be a few brief remarks followed by demonstrations. This is a joint celebration with LAB Midwest, College of Engineering and Technology, and partners of the STEM Innovation Center. Details:

Media Event at 12:15 p.m., tours to follow with equipment demonstrations
Open House 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and includes the following:

  • Building Tours
  • STEM related activities with Brown County, UW-Extension and 4-H
  • Einstein Project Open House
  • Equipment demonstrations with Engineering faculty

 

 

Weidner Center hosts presidential historians in ‘A Conversation with Michael Beschloss and Doris Kearns Goodwin’


Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership sponsors free event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Green Bay, Wis.)  Award-winning presidential historians will be featured in “A Conversation with Michael Beschloss and Doris Kearns Goodwin” at UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. This event will take place on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 6 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, is a free event and open to the public. Registration for the event is required and is available at thompsoncenter.wisc.edu and WeidnerCenter.com.

Michael Beschloss
Michael Beschloss

The New York Times has called Michael Beschloss “easily the most widely recognized Presidential historian in the United States.” The Charlotte Observer has said, “Michael Beschloss knows more about America’s Presidents than perhaps anyone on earth.” Michael is an award-winning historian, bestselling author of nine books and has been a New York Times contributing columnist. He is the NBC News Presidential Historian and a contributor to the PBS NewsHour.

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer-prize winning author, biographer, presidential historian and former assistant to Lyndon Johnson. Her seventh and New York Times bestselling book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, was published in September 2018 to critical acclaim and became an instant New York Times bestseller. It is a culmination of Goodwin’s five-decade career of studying the American presidents focusing on Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Ryan Owens, the Director of the Thompson Center, made clear his excitement to host the speakers. “One of the Thompson Center’s main charges is to bring in high caliber speakers,” he said. “We hit a home run with these award-winning authors and are thrilled to partner with the excellent people at UW-Green Bay and the Weidner Center.”

“The visit is a great opportunity for our students to debate the meaning of presidential leadership in this contested election year,” said UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Alison Staudinger. “It’s also an opportunity for UW-Green Bay to embody the “Wisconsin Idea” and host thoughtful and in-depth conversations about politics and history in public.” Dr. Staudinger is chair for Democracy & Justice Studies, and co-chair of Political Science, Women’s & Gender Studies.

About The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership was established to provide a multi-disciplinary, non-partisan environment to study, discuss, and improve leadership. Students, faculty members, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders come together to share knowledge and learn about successful public leadership. We pledge to pursue leadership, to foster collegiality, and to be problem-solvers. For more information visit thompsoncenter.wisc.edu.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts opened on January 15, 1993 and is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-plus seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

Media Contact: Diane Nagy
920-465-5101|nagyd@uwgb.edu
Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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Homecoming t-shirt revealed

As if there wasn’t already enough great reasons to attend Krash the Kress, the big event of Homecoming 2020… Drum roll, please…

green, long-sleeve UW-Green Bay Homecoming 2020 t-shirt

The t-shirt that all registered attendees will receive is a soft cotton, long sleeve t-shirt designed by UW-Green Bay student Jenna Bares (Design Arts). Bares’s design was chosen from 18 submitted designs.

Register today to ensure your spot. This event consistently has sold out! Students attend for free. Registration includes the Homecoming t-shirt, two beverage tickets (Soda, Bud product or water), swag to cheer on the team, entrance to the tailgate and chances to win big prizes! Game tickets must be obtained separately.

Visitors peer into the large fish tank to see the yellow peach during The Farmory grand opening of the perch fish hatchery in Green Bay.

Photos: The Farmory Perch Fish Hatchery Opens

The Farmory celebrated its launch of the state-of-the-art yellow perch fish hatchery in Green Bay on Feb. 10, 2020. The nonprofit hatchery is an indoor urban farm that focuses on aquaponics and aquaculture. The startup hatchery launched with assistance from its educational partners at UW-Green Bay. CSET Dean John Katers was one of the speakers at the ribbon-cutting event. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr. WFRV has a report.

The Farmory Perch Fish Hatchery Opens

– Photos by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication

A Phoenix student standing in front of a wall painting of a Phoenix, shares what she loves about her experience on the UW-Green Bay campus.

Video: Members of the Phoenix family share what they #uwgblove

Phoenix students and staff share what they love about their experience at UW-Green Bay as a special shoutout for Valentine’s Day. Join in spreading the love by posting your appreciation to social media with #uwgblove.

– Video by Marketing and University Communication student assistants Emily Gerlikovski and Shelby Smith, with editing assistance by Sue Pischke.

6:30 Concert Series - a very small consortium

6:30 Concert Series continues with 10th Anniversary of ‘Miniature’ Compositions, Saturday, Feb. 29

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series continues in February with a concert filled with “miniature” compositions which will be performed by the ensemble: a very small consortium. The ensemble consists of UW-Green Bay Music faculty and friends. A miniature composition is defined as a piece containing 100 or fewer notes or lasting one minute or less. This is the 10thanniversary of these concerts of miniatures. This year’s concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is open to the public and admission is free.

“Writing a miniature is the closest thing to instant gratification a composer can get,” explains UW-Green Bay Professor Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. “And yet, working in miniature form is surprisingly challenging and raises many fascinating questions about the nature of music. What sounds should or shouldn’t ‘count’ in your allotment of 100 notes? How can a composer express something meaningful in such a short amount of time, or with such limited materials? To work effectively in this format, a composer needs to refine their ideas; the best miniatures feel to me as if they might have started as lumps of coal that were compressed into diamonds.”

The miniatures which will be performed at the concert come from compositions submitted from all over the world. Receiving over 200 submissions annually, the collection is curated by McQuade Dewhirst.

For more information about this or other upcoming music events, please visit www.weidnercenter.com/events/. For a full listing of UW-Green Bay Music events for the 2019-20 season, please visit www.uwgb.edu/music/.

About the 6:30 Concert Series

The 6:30 Concert Series is designed to connect the campus with the community through the exploration of music. Performances feature insightful presentations by performers, composers, and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. All performances take place at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, begin at 6:30 PM, and last between 60 and 90 minutes. Make an evening of it – join us before the concert for a cocktail at the cash bar!

About the Weidner Center

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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