UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series Goes Virtual for 2020-2021 Season

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music Program’s 6:30 Concert Series is going virtual this season. The 2020-2021 season will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. with Luis Fernandez in Recital.

In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, all 6:30 Concert Series events will be livestreamed from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts with no in-person attendance for the 2020-2021 Season. All 6:30 Concerts will remain free and open to the public.

Luis Fernandez
Luis Fernandez

Concert violinist Luis Fernandez will kick off the virtual 6:30 Concert Series performing violin solos spanning more than 300 years of creative works from Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) to Emily Joy Sullivan (b. 1987). The 6:30 Concert will stream live for free on Sept. 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel. Fernandez will be answering questions from the livestream audience immediately following the performance. Questions may be submitted in the comments of the YouTube livestream, or via email at 630concertseries@uwgb.edu.

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Fernandez earned his MA from the University of Florida and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Miami. Fernandez has performed across the globe as part of the Nuevo Mundo Quartet. In addition, he Fernandez has also performed with orchestras across the globe including the Florida Grand Opera, Amarillo Symphony, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and many others. As an instructor, Fernandez has been invited to teach in Bolivia, Cuba, Columbia, Mexico and across the United States. He joined the faculty of UW-Green Bay in the Fall of 2019 and serves as the Robert and Joanne Bauer Endowed Professor of Strings and Music Education.

Fall 2020 6:30 Concert Series Events will be announced during the September concert stream. The Pierrot lunaire performance previously scheduled for September 30, 2020 will be rescheduled for Fall 2021.

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.

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 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 productions, community events and productions and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. 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. 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 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.

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UW-Green Bay outlines study spaces on four campuses

Juggling back-to-back online and in-person classes can be difficult, especially with physical distancing on campus. Students looking for study spaces at UW-Green Bay campuses are welcome to sit on available furniture in common areas, as directed by signage. Additionally, each campus has study spaces in the libraries and computer labs. See additional information about available study spaces unique to each campus and please be sure to physically distance:

Marinette Campus
Students may study in the cafeteria (one person per table ), in the lobby of the main building, in the study room in the library, or in the computer labs. There are three reservable individual study rooms in the library building.

Manitowoc Campus
The library, commons, computer lab F139 (when not occupied by classes), Student Involvement Center and the Game Room are available for students.

Green Bay Campus
Within the library, students may study in the Library Commons or the 3rd, 5th or 6th floors. The Cofrin Library also has private rentable rooms for the semester a fee (no computers, wi-fi access), free reservable rooms equipped with a computer (Reserve at third floor circulation desk.), and non-reservable, first-come, first-served rooms with no technology but wired/wireless internet access available. The GAC (General Access Computer) Lab has reservable rooms with computers. (Reserve through the Lab Consultant.)

Other specific study spaces include: the Commuter Lounge and the Office of Student Life suite in the University Union, the Garden Café, concourse areas in Lab Sciences, Studio Arts, Rose Hall and Wood Hall. Many of the tables outside are within wi-fi-reach as well.

Sheboygan Campus
Students may access library computers or study in library study rooms, the Cyber Café (Room 4207) and a number of open classrooms (designated with signage).

Van Gruensven leads Strong Women, Strong Coffee virtual event

Sheryl Van Gruensven, UW-Green Bay’s chief business officer for institutional strategy, is holding a free online webinar as part of the Strong Women, Strong Coffee initiative. The audience will hear her story of success and connections to successful women. A brief Q & A will follow. Pre-registration is required for the event on Oct. 12, 2020 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Register for the event online or call 414-263-5450. A link will be emailed one business day prior to the event. See the PDF: Strong Women Strong Coffee with speaker Sheryl Van Gruensven.

Research Council announces Fall 2020 Grant in Aid of Research call, Sept. 28 deadline

The Research Council is pleased to announce that the Fall 2020 round of Grants in Aid of Research is now accepting applications. Faculty are encouraged to apply for funding in support of conference presentations and their ongoing research. Full details can be found on the Research Council website, underfunding opportunities including the application, cover page, and budget template. The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm on September 28th, 2020. All applications must be submitted electronically using the Qualtrics survey link in the application forms.

Faculty note: Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain to continue international research, part of large grant

Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain (Humanities and History) is a member of an international research project entitled “Orthodoxies and Politics” awarded a $1,450,000.00 grant by the European Research Council. Former UWGB Visiting International Scholar Ovidiu-Victor Olar (Austrian Academy of Sciences) is the principal investigator. The project will investigate the religious reforms of Early Modern Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and run from 2022 through 2026. Kain will conduct and present archival research on the “Nikonian reforms” and conception of “New Jerusalem” in seventeenth-century Russia. He  will receive research and writing stipends, travel funding to Russia and Europe as well as a book contract with the publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

 

Fall in Love with Learning - Fall Youth Programs

Fall in Love with Learning… UW-Green Bay offers Fall (virtual) Youth Programs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 9, 2020) — Fall in love with learning with UW-Green Bay Camps and Youth Programs. Camps and Youth Programs invite middle school students, high school students and parents to participate this fall in virtual camps, developed to grow confidence and independence, challenge imagination and encourage empathy and open-mindedness.

“We determined that creativity, learning and fun shouldn’t end with summer based on feedback from campers, parents and instructors, said Jason Mathwig, director, Education Outreach. “Also, the times call for camps that promote creative thinking, respect and inclusivity.”

The popular PRIDE camps kickoff Fall programming with three FREE sessions. Middle School Fall PRIDE Camp takes place Oct. 6-Oct. 27. 2020, High School Fall PRIDE Camp takes place Oct. 8-Oct. 29 and a Parent Discussion is scheduled to take place virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 6. October is LGBTQ+ History Month, and the camps are focused to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community in history, art, music and media, along with networking and advocacy.

STEAM Creativity Scrimmages and Design Tech also begin in October, two camps designed to promote “what-if-thinking.” STEAM Creativity Scrimmages will take place from Oct. 6-Dec. 17, 2020 and Design Tech Oct. 12-Dec. 9. Both will take a break during Thanksgiving week and are collaborations with the Einstein Project. The cost for these camps includes project supplies.

“I’m especially excited about our Peace, Equity and Social Justice Camp because it represents a new collaboration with dynamic diversity consultant and public speaker, Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.,” Mathwig said.

The camp will encourage #realtalk with kids and parents resolved to construct a more diverse, equal and inclusive community and nation, fostering the SNAP philosophy — see and be fully aware, name the privilege or oppression, act by taking creative measures and proceed as activists and leaders. Peace, Equity and Social Justice will take place Oct. 25-Nov. 19, 2020 with three age-appropriate tracks available at a family rate. The camp ends with a live virtual discussion, and there are optional Q&A sessions available at key points throughout.

On Nov. 7, Camps and Youth Programs also adapts its Grandparents’ University® to a virtual environment with planned subjects including STEM, cooking, art and creative writing. Grandparents’ University® is designed for children ages 7-14 to learn a new skill and create a deeper connection with a grandparent. Two sessions are available, and there’s an opportunity for child-grandparent collaborators to share their final project with the rest of camp.

Day-camps, 4-week, 8-week and 10-week camps are available with new and engaging content available every week, along with exercises and virtual interaction.

For more information on Camps and Youth Programs http://www.uwgb.edu/camps or contact Jason Mathwig, director, Education Outreach, mathwigj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2267.

Camps and Youth Programs is a part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

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.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility.

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UW-Green Bay’s Training Registry Commemorates National Assisted Living Week®

Green Bay, Wis.—UW-Green Bay’s Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry commemorates National Assisted Living Week®, which kicks off Sunday, Sept. 13 and continues through Saturday, Sept. 19. This year’s theme is “Caring is Essential.”

“COVID has been an enormous, unforeseen challenge to caregivers and providers that has resulted in every person working in long term care to step up and go above and beyond expectations,” said Margie Reichwald, director, Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry. “National Assisted Living Week highlights the incredible care provided by essential caregivers in assisted living communities. It is a way to celebrate the dedication of staff, the individuality of residents and the deep connections formed in these settings.”

The Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry is a web-based, publicly accessible registry that stores and maintains data records for caregiver and instructor training requirements. The registry supports and strengthens caregivers and providers by:

  • Supporting the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
  • Creating standardized curriculum based on best practices and state regulations.
  • Evaluating and approving instructor qualifications and renewals.
  • Verifying and documenting employee training completion.
  • Tracking training criteria.
  • Providing administrator training and registry services.
  • Providing quick customer service.

The Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry earned an Award of Excellence from National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA). The registry ensures that Wisconsin residents receive the essential caring commitment from caregivers and administrators.

Reichwald also serves on Assisted Living Panel Forums with the state of Wisconsin, seeking solutions to the challenges faced by Wisconsin’s care providers.

Earlier this year, the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry launched the Caregiver Network in response to the caregiver crisis in Wisconsin. The Caregiver Network is an online job board, enabling providers and newly trained caregivers to connect.

The Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry is a part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

For more information on the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Registry http://www.uwgb.edu/registry or contact Margie Reichwald at 920-465-2321 or reichwam@uwgb.edu.

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.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility

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UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies unveils new newsletter

The Office of Graduate Studies released its first newsletter. The newsletter will bring regular updates regarding Graduate Program opportunities, reports on grants available for graduate students, and changes in the office as they occur. This first edition will include spotlights of graduate students, the Graduate Studies staff, and reports of grant funding awarded to graduate students. For any questions or comments please contact gradstu@uwgb.edu.

See Grad Studies Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1

Academic Staff meeting today (Sept. 9) at 1:30 p.m.

Join the Microsoft Teams Meeting for our next ASC meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.. The agenda and minutes of the most recent meeting can be found on the SOFAs website. If you have any questions to be addressed during our ASC meetings, please contact any member of the committee:

Sherri Arendt, Director of Learning Center (Chair) arendts@uwgb.edu
Lynn Niemi, Director of Disability Services (Vice-Chair)  niemil@uwgb.edu
Pat Hicks, Senior Lecturer  hicksp@uwgb.edu
Lynn Rotter, Manager of University Ticketing & Information Center  rotterl@uwgb.edu
Anthony Sigismondi, Academic Librarian, Manitowoc location  sigismoa@uwgb.edu
Kate Farley, Instructional Technologist, CATL  farleyk@uwgb.edu
Virginia Englebert, IS Business Analyst, CIT englebev@uwgb.edu