UW-Green Bay’s Provost Michael Alexander is the final candidate for UW-Green Bay chancellor. The open forum in which he will address the public and the campus community is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center. Video streaming is also available at the Chancellor Search website. Feedback on all candidates is welcome through a feedback form.
The UntitledTown GoFundMe campaign is live! Untitled Town needs YOU to help meet its goal of $15,000 so that organizers can keep the annual festival alive for years to come, and so that they can continue to provide more than 100 free events for the community every April.
Wondering which authors you will be able to meet at this year’s festival? Head to the Untitled Town blog to read more about this year’s headliners, and keep an eye out for the complete UntitledTown schedule in mid-March.
Want to know more about how your donation helps the community? Download the Untitled Town 2019 Community Impact Report here! Many UW-Green Bay alumni, faculty and staff are deeply involved in the event—the largest book and author festival in the region.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay professors Christine Vandenhouten (Nursing, Global Studies), Rebecca Hovarter (Nursing) and Brian Merkel (Human Biology and local organizer of the Tiny Earth event to discover new antibiotics) will join to present, “Virus Without Borders: The Global Threat and Response to the Novel Coronavirus” on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Christie Theater in the University Union on the Green Bay Campus. This presentation, sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Global Studies program, is a multi-disciplinary look at the world’s current health crisis. It is free and open to the public.
The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program today announced the award of more than $5.8 million in Great Lakes research, education and outreach dollars for 2020-22 as part of a federal-state partnership. Sea Grant will fund 15 research, three education and 32 outreach projects on six University of Wisconsin campuses and at a private college. Other entities will participate in the projects, such as the Wisconsin Historical Society, which will conduct research on Great Lakes shipwrecks.
In this Canonball mini-episode, Associate Prof. Chuck Rybak (English and Humanistic Studies) and Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) talk about their last episode on Inception, discuss the recent short film, Hair Love and the book The Gone World. Plus, Rybak reads the poem Anthem and talks about what it means to him. Canonball is a podcast out of Phoenix Studios at UW-Green Bay that covers the great works from a variety of disciplines. From movies to film to literature to video games, hosts Chuck Rybak and Ryan Martin discuss all things canonical.
Mimi and Rupert, Peregrine Falcon parents, are back at UW-Green Bay after coming here to lay eggs for the last few years. Mimi spent time on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 adjusting the nesting box on the top of the Cofrin Library to her liking. More on the importance and the history of the nesting site, here. The Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter and Cofrin Center for Biodiversity are hoping for another successful season for Mimi and Rupert. Watch Mimi take a look around her nesting box.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites faculty, students and community members to a free event on Collaborative Worldbuilding on Wednesday, March 10, 2020. There will be two sessions taking place, with the first being at 12:30 p.m. in MAC 210, with the topic being Collaborative Worldbuilding in the Classroom. This is a discussion of the theory and practice behind collaborative worldbuilding projects in classrooms for faculty and students in all disciplines who are interested in experiencing collaborative projects and game-based learning. The second session will be at 7 p.m. in the Christie Theater, with the topic being Worldbuilding, Games and Creative Writing. This is a talk and Q&A session for writers, game designers, artists and others who are interested in learning more about how worldbuilding and games can inform their creative projects.
Advancing Artificial Intelligence in Wisconsin, or AAIW, is changing its name to Advancing Digital according to CEO Oliver Buechse. Buechse is an executive in residence for digital transformation at UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business. More via Former associated bank exec launches AI-learning company | Wisconsin Inno.
UW-Oshkosh has suspended its spring study abroad program in South Korea. While UW-Green Bay has not suspended any international programs so far, two students will be impacted by Oshkosh’s decision, as UW System Universities work together to send students abroad. UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison have also suspended programs in South Korea. The decision was made with a focus on student safety. Read more via UW-Oshkosh suspends spring study abroad program in South Korea | NBC 26.
On Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, the Greater Green Bay Boys and Girls Club celebrated Black History Month. UW-Green Bay MESA Director Mai Lo Lee is quoted in the article, stating how important it is to give children a physical space to allow them to celebrate their identity. More via Greater Green Bay Boys and Girls Club observes Black History Month | Fox 11.