Sheboygan Campus Fine Arts Gallery features artwork by Jean Tobin beginning April 3

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, Spring Flowers and Far Away Places: Artwork by Jean Tobin. There will be a special artist reception on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will run from April 3 – 24.

Jean Tobin is a member of the Sheboygan Visual Artists, Wisconsin Watercolor Society and Transparent Watercolor Society of America. A Professor Emerita of English with the University of Wisconsin Colleges, Jean Tobin has published numerous articles, reviews and poems, as well as two books: “Creativity and the Poetic Mind” (Lang, 2004) and, with Ruth Saxton, “Woolf and Lessing: Breaking the Mold” (St. Martin’s 1994; MacMillan, 1994). She is a co-founder of Glacial Lakes Conservancy. She lives with her husband in a wooded area on Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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.

The Great War at Home and Abroad event, March 26

Over a century has passed since the end of the Great War. UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Eric Morgan (Democracy and Justice Studies, History) will explore the origins of this global conflict and the United States’ participation in it, including the activism of dissenters such as Wisconsin’s Robert La Follett. He will also explore the importance of Wisconsinites to the war effort. This talk takes place at the Brown County Central Library on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and accompanies a poster exhibit that takes a closer look at the war and its aftermath. This event is free and open to the public. (This event is still scheduled as of today’s writing).

 

 

UW-Green Bay researchers seeking adults 65 and older for Oral-History Project – Door County Pulse

UW-Green Bay researchers are seeking adults ages 65 and older to participate in the Oral-History Project: Exploring Purpose and Meaning in the Life Stories of Older Adults. This project seeks to illuminate the purpose and meaning assigned to significant life experiences and milestone events as described by older adults. Participants will be asked to tell their life story and discuss social events, cultural forces and personal concerns that shaped their life from the earliest times to the present moment. Within this framework, participants may discuss interests, family histories, sociocultural influences, careers, cognitive and intellectual changes, life challenges and more. Source: UWGB Researchers Seeking Adults 65 and Older for Oral-History Project – Door County Pulse

Coronavirus and concerts: Cher and Reba rescheduled, Joe Bonamassa, UW Varsity Band canceled

There will be fewer laughs in the next couple of weeks—at a time when perhaps they will be most needed. Comedian Kathleen Madigan’s March 19, 2020 show at the Meyer Theatre has been postponed due to coronavirus.  A rescheduled date is expected shortly. Those with tickets are asked to hang on to them until the new date is announced. Source: Coronavirus and concerts: Cher and Reba rescheduled, Joe Bonamassa, UW Varsity Band canceled

Temporary telecommuting requests at UW-Green Bay

At this time (March 13, 2020), UW-Green Bay campuses remain open and essential services will remain available. Employees are expected to report to work. However, there exists a greater need during this time to accommodate requests for flexibility in work relationships, including telecommuting. To that end, UW-Green Bay (in accordance with UW System Interim Policy #1200-01) is providing managers and employees resources in order to work through short term telecommuting arrangements. Please see the available resources below:

In the event that the number of approved flexible work arrangement or accommodation requests in a particular area results in an office closure, the area must follow the guidance set forth in HR 14-17-3: Office Hours and Institutional Closures Policy. Permission by the Chancellor to implement discretionary closure remains subject to the Area Leaders discretion and will only be implemented in an individual office with both the Chancellor’s permission and area leaders consent.

For more information about flexible work arrangements and employee leave, please see the UW System Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness website.

 

UW-Green Bay-Sheboygan Campus among ‘Go Remote’ For Covid-19 | News | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

UW Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus will be quiet soon due to efforts to combat coronavirus.  Beginning Monday, March 23 through March 29, all UW-Green Bay classes at all campuses will be taught via alternative delivery methods. Those methods weren’t defined, but students will get more details from their faculty in the coming days. Updates on the status will be given every subsequent Wednesday. Source: UW-Green Bay-Sheboygan Among Campuses to “Go Remote” For Covid-19 | News | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

Universities make changes in face of COVID-19 » Urban Milwaukee

A growing number of universities in Wisconsin are making changes to how they operate amid concerns about the spreading COVID-19 virus. UW-Green Bay will begin teaching classes via “alternative delivery methods” starting Monday, March 23 through Saturday, March 28 at all of its campuses, the university announced Wednesday. Students leaving campus for spring break have been asked to stay home until further notice. Spring break is from Saturday to Sunday, March 22. The university plans to update students and staff each week on when in-person classes might resume. Campus will remain open and essential services will remain available. Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven said students that aren’t able to leave campus for spring break will have accommodations provided by the university. Source: Universities Make Changes in Face of COVID-19 » Urban Milwaukee

UW-Green Bay plans to temporarily suspend in-person classes due to coronavirus | NBC26

Beginning Monday March 23-28, all University of Wisconsin-Green Bay classes at all campuses will be taught via alternative delivery methods, according to a memo from Sheryl Van Gruensven, interim chancellor. Students leaving campus for spring break are strongly encouraged to go home and remain home until further notice. Source: NBC 26: UW-Green Bay plans to temporarily suspend in-person classes due to coronavirus