UW-Green Bay and Bellin Health bring ‘happiness and health’ presentation to Brown County Central Library, March 2

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, in partnership with Bellin Health Psychiatric Center, presents “What is Happiness and How Does It Relate to Health?” Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Brown County Central Library Auditorium, downtown Green Bay (515 Pine St.). The presentation is free and open to the public.

Carol Ryff
Carol Ryff

UW-Madison Professor Carol Ryff (Psychology and Director of the Institute on Aging) takes a look at happiness—considered key to the human experience since the ancient Greeks—from a scientific perspective. New science shows that purposeful life engagement is an important influence on longevity and predicts reduced risk for various diseases. Ryff will share how all of this works in the brain and the body, as well as highlight ongoing efforts to promote well-being via a community intervention program, Lighten Up!—an eight-week program that benefits the psychological well-being of older adults living in the community.

This presentation is part of UW-Green Bay Psychology’s “Psych Week 2020” programming, from March 2 through March 6, 2020. The annual week of programming features in-person and online events designed to inform community and university audiences about mental health issues facing the region. The week includes thought-provoking opportunities available to UW-Green Bay psychology students, as well as opportunities for engaging the larger Green Bay community in mental health literacy.

More information can be found at www.uwgb.edu/psychweek.






Reminder: All are invited to celebrate the arrival of new equipment to the STEM Center, Feb. 20

Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member of UW-Green Bay, local media or just a curious community member, everyone is invited to come celebrate the exciting arrival of 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 $1.5 million of equipment comes from LAB Midwest and has made the journey from Germany to Green Bay in the past months.

A media event will begin at 12:15 p.m., with tours and equipment demonstrations to showcase the importance of this arrival to Northeast Wis. In addition, there will be an Open House from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. which includes building tours, STEM related activities with Brown County, UW-Extension and 4-H, Einstein Project Open House and equipment demonstrations with Engineering faculty.

Questions about the event can be directed to Director of Development Jacob Depas at depasj@uwgb.edu.

Come see some great authors at UntitledTown 2020 and donate to help the cause

UntitledTown is getting closer! UW-Green Bay has many organizers and partners. Events will take place from Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, April 26, 2020. In order to bring top talent to the community for free, the festival relies on generous donations from the community. A Leap Day fundraiser starts on Saturday, Feb. 29, and the goal is to raise $15,000. Please donate if you can.

The 2020 Festival theme is “community,” which raises questions of identity, art, citizenship, caretaking and craft-making for readers and writers in Northeastern WisconsinProgramming will include stories of adoptive families, domestic violence survivors and immigrant experiences.

In anticipation for the full schedule of 100+ readings, workshops, panels and discussion for all ages to be revealed in March, here’s a reminder of the headliners that will be at UntitledTown for this year’s festival:

Top Ten Headliners of 2020
– For Young Readers

Rosemary Wells: illustrator and writer creator of “Max & Ruby” series about quarrelsome sibling bunnies published 120 children’s books over 40 years

Jonah Larson: seventh grader from La Crosse, Wisconsincrochet prodigy • author of Hello, Crochet Friends!: Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happyappearances on “The Today Show,” NPR youngest-ever UntitledTown Festival headliner

-Adult Nonfiction
Lulu Miller: science journalist co-founder Invisibilia, an NPR program about unseen forces of human behavior founding producer of Radiolab podcast first book, Why Fish Don’t Exist—about nature, science, history, and Miller’s experiences— debuts in April 2020

Donna Hylton: author, A Little Piece of Light: A Memoir of Hope, Prison, and a Life Unbound advocate for incarcerated women and girls and the impact of prison on communities featured speaker at 2017 Women’s March

Adult Fiction
Tayari Jones: novelist, author of An American Marriage, which was selected for Barack Obama’s 2018 year-end reading list and Oprah’s Book Club, and won the international 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction

Laila Lalami: novelist, author of The Other Americans, a 2019 finalist for the National Book Award forthcomingnonfiction exploration of immigrant and American identity, Conditional Citizens, debuts in April 2020

Lisa Wingate: author, historical fiction novel about black-market adoption, Before We Were Yours, sold over 2 million copies and spent 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list next novel, The Book of Lost Friends, debuts in April 2020

Peter Geye: novelist, author of Minnesota-set family epics novel, Wintering, won the Minnesota Book Award and the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award • final book in Lake Superior trilogy, Northernmost, debuts in April 2020

Poetry/Spoken-Word Performance
Dasha Kelly Hamilton: Poet Laureate of Milwaukee Arts Envoy for the US Embassy performed on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam commissioned production, Makin’ Cake, is making a national tour author of four books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry

José Olivarez: debut collection, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award, winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize, and selected by the New York Public Library and National Public Radio as a best book of 2018 • next book, BreakBeat Poets: Latinext, re-mixes the soundtrack of the Latinx diaspora in poetry, and debuts in April 2020

Reminder: ‘(M)iyamoto is Black Enough’ is coming to the Weidner Center, Feb. 20

(M)iyamoto is Black Enough” is coming to the Weidner Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The show is pulling audiences out of their seats with a combination of poems and complex musical compositions that, together, speak directly and forcefully to the issues of all our times with driving and hypnotic beats. For more information and tickets, see here.

Reminder: I am Psyched! National Tour here until Feb. 22

Don’t forget to check out the “I am Psyched” exhibit on the fourth floor of the David A. Cofrin Library before it is gone! The last day of the tour is Friday, Feb. 22, 2020. This program is co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, MultiEthnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force and Feminists for Action. For more information, please contact Christine Smith at smithc@uwgb.edu.

Reminder: Next week is Comm Week (Feb. 24-27)

In addition to Homecoming Week, the UW-Green Bay Communication program is hosting its fourth annual Comm Week from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27, 2020. Comm Week is UW-Green Bay’s very own annual event to celebrate the past, present and future of UW-Green Bay’s Communication Department.

The week is packed full of events. See the schedule below:

Monday, February 24
8 a.m. – noon: Morning Coffee, MAC 2nd floor booth
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Evening Mocktails, Alumni Room

Tuesday, February 25
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Professionalism Prep Day, 1965 Room

Wednesday, February 26
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Comm Carnival, Phoenix Room C

Thursday, February 27
3 p.m.: 3x3x3 Showcase, Weidner Center
3 p.m.: Comm Film Festival Showcase, Weidner Center
6 p.m..: Comm Week Banquet with Guest Speaker Laura Hollingsworth, Weidner Center Foyer

Most events are free; however, the Comm Week Banquet on Feb. 27 is $10 for students and $30 for faculty/staff, friends and family. Register for the banquet here before Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus men’s basketball players receive post season honors and get ready for next game

A few UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Wombat men’s basketball players have received post season honors from the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC). Delvin Barnstable was named WCC Eastern Division first team all-conference, Myreon Gant was named WCC Eastern Division second team all-conference and Michael Berger was named WCC Eastern Division all-defensive team.

The Wombats will play in the WCC semi-finals versus UW-Milwaukee, Waukesha on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. at Just a Game Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The winner will advance to the championship game on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.

Delvin Barnstable
Myreon Gant







Michael Berger

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus men’s basketball finishes 11-13, players named all-conference

The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus men’s basketball team has ended its season with an 11-13 record overall. The team was led by Head Coach Chuck Nelson. Congratulations to Alex Sturtz, named to the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) second team all-conference and defensive player of the year. Mason Ellis and Damen Trice were each named honorable mention all-conference.



UW-Green Bay Theatre presents ‘This Random World, (The Myth of Serendipity)’

Don’t forget to support the arts during Homecoming Week. UW-Green Bay Theatre presents “This Random World, (The Myth of Serendipity)” at the Weidner Center. Performances are Feb. 27, 28, 29 and March 4, 5, 6 and 7. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. See here to purchase tickets or for more information.

Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition, March 4

On March 4, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Brown County STEM Innovation Center will be hosting an Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition in rooms 137-139. This event is free and open to the public. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend. Innovation in Aging challenges UW-Green Bay students to create innovative solutions to combat hardships and improve quality of life for an aging public. The team with the best solution will receive a cash prize. The competition gives students an opportunity to grow idea development, collaboration and presentation skills. Eight different teams of three to five students will present their ideas in brief presentations to a panel of three judges from the community. Prizes (first through third) and a People’s Choice award, will be presented at the closing of the event. This event is hosted by WiSys, CHESW, CSET and the Cofrin School of Business.