Casablanca performers spend time with media this week previewing Saturday’s show

UW-Green Bay faculty were making the rounds to promote Saturday’s performance by the Weidner Center’s Philharmonic of Casablanca—considered by critics to be one of the greatest movies of all time. It’s Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show talk at 6:30 pm. On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, Bill Sallak (percussion) and Kelli Strickland (executive director of the Weidner Center) were featured on the WBAY Noon Show. On Friday, Sallak and Luis Fernandez (violin) spent some time with WFRV. Fernandez played “As Time Goes By.” For details, including tickets, head to the weidnercenter.com.

Governor Evers visits Green Bay campus, visits with students on Friday, Feb. 21

Candid photo of Governor Evers and student interacting
Governor Evers receives a button from a student

While in Green Bay on Friday, February 21, 2020, Governor Tony Evers made a quick stop at the UW-Green Bay campus, visiting with students and staff in the Multi-Ethic Student Affairs (MESA) Office and the Pride Center. State Senator Dave Hansen (History & Secondary Education) ’71 also joined for the visit.

Reminder: Guitar legend Joe Bonamassa coming back to the Weidner on Thursday, March 12

GRAMMY®-nominated blues-rock guitar icon, Joe Bonamassa, returns to the Weidner Center March 12, 2020 in support of his all-original studio album “Redemption.” Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Weidner Center website.

UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, April 24

The 19th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity will take place Friday, April, 24, 2020 at UW-Whitewater. The Office of Grants and Research will be providing transportation for this event and covering the registration fee for selected participants. The final application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Applicants must complete the qualtrics survey in order to be considered as a presenter for this event. Please help us demonstrate the exceptional quality of research conducted all of UW-Green Bay campuses by encouraging your students to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Find more information about this event here.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: A mid-winter flurry of theater in Northeastern Wisconsin

In Green Bay, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts will host “(M)iyamoto is Black Enough” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Info: weidnercenter.com. The production is described as an amalgam of punk, funk new poetry punk, acid new music in combination with poems to form “complex musical compositions that, together, speak directly and forcefully to the issues of all our times with driving and hypnotic beats. Featured are the poetry of Roger Bonair-Agard and the compositions of Andy Akiho (steelpan and percussion) with Jeffrey Zeigler on cello and Sean Dixon on drums. Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: A mid-winter flurry of theater in Northeastern Wisconsin

Shawano emergency homeless shelter outgrows its space | The Compass

In 2015, a Shawano community group organized and leased a vacant building to house and feed homeless people and families during Wisconsin’s winter nights. Today, the emergency shelter in this city of 9,000 is already too small. A real plus is that because of its previous uses, bedrooms are already in place in the building and will need only minor updating to be ready for guests, according to Culhane. “It suited what we need as a place for people to live,” Bisterfeldt said on a recent tour of the facility. “If people have their basic needs met, they can work on the others things they need to work on,” she said. That’s one of the reasons Shawano resident Addison Lewis, a UW-Green Bay student, chose to intern with SAM25. Following his family tradition of volunteering with nonprofit groups, he said, “I liked that SAM25 gives people the opportunity to get back on their feet.” Source: Shawano emergency homeless shelter outgrows its space | The Compass

Four finalists remain in search for UW-Green Bay chancellor | WHBY

The search for a new chancellor at UW-Green Bay is down to four finalists. The University’s Provost and Vice Chancellor Michael Alexander is in the running. The other three finalists are former Stockton University provost Lori Vermeulen, American University Policy Fellow Teresa Flannery, and Valparaiso University Provost Mark Biermann. They’ll all visit UW-Green Bay later this month, or early next month. All four will be interviewed again on March 26th. Source: 4 finalists in search for UW-GB chancellor | WHBY.

Prof. Wilson-Doenges Joins Psychology and Stuff Podcast as Regular Cohost

In the latest episode of the Psychology and Stuff podcast on “Prescribing Vitamin N,” Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) announced that Prof. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges (Environmental Psychology) will be joining the show as regular cohost. Listen to the news, along with a discussion of psychological benefits of nature on the latest episode.

Green Bay teams fight for top Horizon League positioning; Nordic skiers compete at regionals

With just over a month before March Madness begins, Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball is looking to get into the Big Dance this year. The Phoenix men have won six of their last nine games, all against conference opponents. The team has also shown an ability to win close games, with all six of those wins being by six points or less. The team returns home Thursday, Feb. 27 against Youngstown State at 7 p.m. at the Resch Center.

The Green Bay women’s basketball team has won seven of its last nine games heading into this weekend’s action on the road. The team faces conference-leading IUPUI on Sunday before returning home for a 1 p.m. game on Thursday at the Kress Center. Both Green Bay hoops teams play their regular season finale during UW-Green Bay’s Homecoming Week as part of the Krash the Kress event on Saturday, Feb. 29. The women’s basketball team hosts Youngstown State at 2 p.m., while the men’s basketball team hosts Cleveland State at 7 p.m. Both games are at the Kress Center and will also serve as Senior Night.

Nordic skiing competes at the Central Regionals in Ishpeming, Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.

After day two of the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships, the men sit in fifth place while the women sit in seventh place. See more at greenbayphoenix.com.