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Weidner Philharmonic Brass Musicians Join Together for 6:30 Concert Series, Nov. 16

GREEN BAY, Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program’s 6:30 Concert Series presents Brass Musicians of the Weidner Philharmonic streaming live Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel. In keeping with University policy and COVID-19 restrictions on public events, 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. All 6:30 Concerts are free and open to the public.

Principal Weidner Philharmonic performers include two UW-Green Bay Music faculty members: Adam Gaines on trumpet, and horn player Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. They are joined by Philharmonic members Jaimie Waroff on trumpet, Andrew Zipperer on trombone and Steve Wilda on tuba. McQuade Dewhirst says the dynamic concert program “embodies the artistic mission of the Weidner Philharmonic by fostering diversity and inclusion and representing a wide array of musical genres and voices.”

The program centers around two pieces by living composers: Luminosity by New York-based composer Jessica Meyer and Lux Aeterna from Lawrence University graduate, Evan Williams. Meyer’s music often explores the wide palette of emotionally expressive colors available to each instrument. Her compositions have been called “other-worldly” (The Strad) and “evocative” (The New York Times). Williams’s compositions reflect inspirations from the Baroque period, Romanticism, Modernism, Minimalism and contemporary popular music. He is music director of the Rhodes Orchestra, assistant professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.

Additional information about 6:30 Concerts Series and upcoming events is available at this the Music website or by emailing 630concertseries@uwgb.edu.

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.





Kristy Aoki receives regional recognition for work with international students

Congratulations to Kristy Aoki for being recognized with the Patti Jones Award for Outstanding Leadership in Region V of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA). Region V consists of the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. Aoki, now an academic advisor served previously for the University as assistant director for International Student and Scholar Services.

In recognizing her work, NAFSA said, “Kristy’s contributions to the region and the field are numerous. Kristy has served Region V in various roles including the chair stream and conference planner for 2019. Additionally, Kristy has also served at state and national levels within the Wisconsin Association of International Educators and as a NAFSA Regional Affairs Committee Chair. Kristy’s work and support is valued at local and national levels and we are excited to honor her with this award in 2020.”

The Patti Jones Award for Outstanding Leadership in Region V is named in honor of Patti Jones (Western Illinois University), who has provided many years of service to Region V and the Region V team. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership, contributions, and dedication to Region V, the regional leadership team, and to the internationalization of American higher education

Tonight, ‘Democracy in Crisis: Challenges and Solutions’

You are invited to the “Democracy in Crisis: Challenges and Solutions” free, non-partisan panel and virtual symposium open to all on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 at 6 p.m. Registration is required, here. You will be sent the Zoom webinar link the day before the session. If you would like to submit a question for our panelists, you may do so on the registration page.

“Given the counting of votes in Wisconsin is likely to extend past Nov. 3 we need to understand how the U.S. Constitution and Wisconsin state laws govern the electoral process. Particularly in 2020, it’s imperative that we adjust expectations and push back on efforts to short-circuit essential steps. This Zoom-based webinar will last approximately one hour and will focus on unconventional threats facing this election and solutions at hand.”

Please join former Congressman Reid Ribble, former Senator Timothy Wirth, co-founder of Keep Our Republic, and constitutional lawyer Mary McCord of Georgetown Law School for an open discussion of the election challenges and solutions, moderated by Prof. Aaron Weinschenk, Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor and chair of Political Science at UW-Green Bay.

Co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay and Keep Our Republic.

Philosophers’ Café: Do Electrons Exist: Anti-Realism in Science, Nov. 11

Join the conversation, Nov. 11, 2020 at 7 p.m. on the nature and aims of science. “Ever since Isaac Newton’s counter-intuitive yet powerfully predictive theory of universal gravitation, scientists have had to grapple with the possibility that their theories may not explain the world, but only help us to make predictions about its future. Anti-Realism, one of the dominant views in the Philosophy of Science, maintains that scientific theories are nothing more than fictional constructs whose only aim is to make correct predictions. Asked whether electrons are real, the Anti-Realist will reply that the very question is nonsensical; because there is no way to visually verify the existence of an electron the question of its reality cannot be answered.” In this month’s Philosophers’ Café, Chris Martin (University of Toledo) hosts as philosophers and others delve into the murky waters of Anti-Realism in science. Join the event.

48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition: Call for Art! Submissions due Nov. 10

This annual exhibition is open to all enrolled UW-Green Bay’s art and design students, including Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan students. Juried by Kate Mothes, an independent curator, founder of Young Space, and Co-founder/Editor of Dovetail Magazine. Submissions are due by November 10th, 2020. The show will be Nov. 19-Dec. 15, 2020. Find more information about the exhibition and submission.

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Echos of Eco U—More on the newly formed Office of Sustainability

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John Arendt

UW-Green Bay has created its first Office of Sustainability and has named John Arendt as director. Last year, working with then Provost and now current Chancellor Alexander, the campus Sustainability Committee identified the need for a dedicated office. Its mission? To address the campus’s sustainability needs and to serve as a conduit between the campus and UW System sustainability representatives.

Arendt sees many similarities between today’s climate and the ‘turbulent 60’s’. “In many respects, the conditions we are operating under seem eerily similar to the planetary crisis going on when the University was founded.” He also envisions the office taking an activist role for the University and the region. “Including a need for new thinking, teachers looking for novel ways to instruct and looking to a younger generation to provide leadership out of the current paradigm.”

One of those current needs will be reporting the campus sustainability efforts to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report, which is due in spring 2021. Surveys consistently show that sustainability practices remain extremely important for students when considering which college to attend.

The STARS report communicates the university’s sustainability rating to prospective college students in publications such as Princeton Review and Sierra Club’s Cool Schools report. The Office of Sustainability will be housed in the Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI), where Arendt will also continue to serve as director. The EMBI office is located in ES 105 and Arendt can be reached via email arendtjo@uwgb.edu or on the contact page of the campus sustainability webpage.



8th Congressional debate preview live on WFRV | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Scholars say there’s one issue both candidates (for 8th Congressional District) should pay special attention to because it’s a reality for all voters. Phil Clampitt, chair of Communication for UW-Green Bay says, “The issue would probably be COVID and the way it’s being managed and handled. It continues to be the area where there’s the greatest discrepancy between the way Democrats view the issue and Republicans view the issue.”

Source: 8th Congressional debate preview live on WFRV | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

UWGB grad fulfills lifelong dream of launching clothing line despite obstacles

A recent UW-Green Bay graduate (and Commencement Speaker) is putting her own spin on athleisure clothing. Jada Davis (’20 Communication) is the owner of Modern Movement Apparel, a clothing line that prides itself on being dedicated to helping movers of different shapes, sizes and hues become comfortable with moving freely.

Source: UWGB grad fulfills lifelong dream of launching clothing line despite obstacles – wearegreenbay

Absentee ballots continue to break records while campaign trail heats up in Wisconsin – FOX11

Even though record-breaking amounts of absentee ballots have been cast, UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Nolan Bennett says the upcoming campaign stops from both Trump and Biden remain relevant. “It’s important because until the decisions have been fully made whether it’s Nov. 3rd or 4th or a month later, every vote counts for these campaigns,” said Bennett.

Source: Absentee ballots continue to break records while campaign trail heats up in Wisconsin – FOX11