Reminder: Beyond Sustainability: Imagining an Ecological Future is Tonight!

Tonight, Nov. 30 from 6 to 7 p.m, join Prof. David Voelker (Humanities and History) in an honest conversation about sustainability—not to demolish the concept, but to recognize that it has fallen short in helping change our unsustainable ways. This event is part of the Beyond Sustainability Speaker Series and a Common CAHSS event.

Join the event here.

Reminder: Campbell’s Faithfall is Dec. 3

Faithfall is the story of Whitney Long, a young woman struggling with grief over the suicide of her estranged sister, a nun. Following the funeral, Whitney meets Father Michael, the young priest who knew Whitney’s sister. With Father Michael’s guidance, Whitney embarks on a journey to gain a greater understanding of her gried, beliefs, and relationship with her sister. A poignant story of faith and love in times of crisis, Faithfall was written by UW-Green Bay Theatre Prof. Thomas Campbell. Featuring UW-Green Bay Theatre students Allie Lent and Sean Stalvey.

Faithfall will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. The performance will be available for viewing until Tuesday, Dec. 8. The performance can be viewed on the Weidner Center’s YouTube site. Pre- and post-show talks will be featured.

*Please note, this performance deals with the issue of suicide and contains adult content – recommended for mature audiences.

Faculty note: Prof. Nesvet at the Keats Letters’ Project: Keats in Quarantine

Keats

Last month, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Rebecca Nesvet (English) and a few other Romanticists from around the world were invited to publish brief creative and critical reactions to the final surviving letter of the Romantic poet John Keats, which he dated November 30, 1820—200 years ago today. In the letter, Keats reflects upon his experience of quarantine. The reactions, in alphabetical order, are published, as of today, at the Keats Letters Project digital archive, collectively titled “Remember Me to All Friends”: Keats’s Last Letter.”

Business Administration Alum Kurt Kober featured in Profile article

UW-Green Bay alumnus Kurt Kober (Business Administration) was recently featured in Profile article. “Going from politics to vice president of e-commerce and retail for a wellness brand might seem like an unlikely career move, but as you get to know Kurt Kober and the vision and mission of The Honest Company, the switch begins to make plenty of sense. The Honest Company, founded in 2012 by actor and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, is a mission-driven company, supplying thoughtfully formulated, safe, and effective baby, beauty, personal care, and home products dedicated to empowering people to live happy and healthy lives.”

Read the full article here.

2020 Tiny Earth Winter Symposium is Dec. 14-15; Register by Dec. 7

In addition to celebrating the research efforts of students around the world including our own UW-Green Bay students, this year’s Tiny Earth Symposium is focused on public health emergencies and the inequities associated with them. A panel of experts will convene on the second day of the symposium (Dec. 15) to discuss public health emergencies and solutions to address them. Symposium participants will then have an opportunity to engage in a discussion around actions we can take in our communities to spread awareness of the challenges and solutions to address them. This is timely for many reasons, including the inclusivity efforts taking place on our own campus, as well as the management of the safety issues related to COVID-19 on our campus and in our community. Registration is free for students and the community. Find more details and register for the event by Dec. 7

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Viral ‘Faithfall,’ ‘Only for Now’ theater pieces set in Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance will present two virtual performances in December. The first is a world premiere of an original drama, “Faithfall.” The showing is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. Pre-show interviews and a post-show discussion on the play’s themes will provide additional insights. The second production is “Only for Now,” a revue. It will show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Viral ‘Faithfall,’ ‘Only for Now’ theater pieces set in Green Bay, WFRV TV

Scholarship honors UW-Green Bay alumna and former State Representative Sharon Metz

Family and friends of former State Representative and UW-Green Bay alumna Sharon Metz (’84, Communication and the Arts), who passed away on June 19, 2020 have created an endowed scholarship in honor of Metz and her husband, Tom.

The Sharon and Thomas Metz Scholarship will benefit undergraduate students who are majoring in First Nations Studies and demonstrate financial need. It will be renewable for up to two years.

Mitch Metz, son of Sharon and Tom, says this scholarship aims to carry on his parents’ fight for recognition and respect for indigenous people.

“We are happy to work through the university to make sure that Mom and Dad have ‘passed the torch’ and are helping shape a new generation of advocates and leaders on tribal issues,” said Mitch Metz.

During her 12 years of service as a legislator from Green Bay, Sharon Metz was instrumental in passing what became the Wisconsin Indian Education Act in 1979. She also laid important groundwork for passage of Act 31 in 1989 and is one of the overlooked heroes in that effort.

Sharon and Tom founded HONOR—Honor Our Neighbors Origins and Rights—in 1990. Their efforts through HONOR organized nationwide support for Native peoples during the height of the treaty rights controversy in Wisconsin. Sharon and Tom rallied strong non-Indian support to stand with the tribes on many issues, including treaty rights, team mascots, religious freedom, gaming, and the protection of burial and sacred sites. Tom worked to make accurate, authentic books and instructional materials available to teachers, students, and community members when such materials were not easily found.

The University is honored, says Chancellor Michael Alexander, to carry on the Metz legacy through this scholarship, which provides critical encouragement and support for students in the First Nations Studies program.

“UW-Green Bay is proud to support students in our First Nations Studies program,” Alexander said. “It is truly a distinctive and important program, and this scholarship support will be an immense help to students interested in the degree.”

The Sharon and Thomas Metz Scholarship will award its first $1,500 scholarship in spring 2021. The endowed fund means the scholarship will support student in the First Nations program in perpetuity.

The community is invited to honor the Metz’s legacy with gifts to the scholarship fund. Gifts may be made online. Checks may be written to the UW-Green Bay Foundation, and mailed to: UW-Green Bay Foundation, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001. Write Sharon and Thomas Metz Scholarship in the memo line of the check. Questions may be directed to University Advancement or 920-465-2074.

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Associate Professor Brain Welsch, right, works with a student on a physics problem during COVID-19 precautions inside the STEM Center's Physics Lab at UW-Green Bay on Nov. 19, 2020.

Photos: Resolute Physics students power through the pandemic

During the pandemic, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Brian Welsch (Physics), teaches inside the Physics Lab at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the Green Bay Campus. Physics students wear facemasks and sit six-feet apart as COVID-19 precautions. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Resolute Physics Students Power Through Pandemic

– Photos by William Throndsen Photo/Video Intern, Marketing and University Communication.

Green Bay men ready for battle with No. 4 Badgers

Head coach Will Ryan and the Green Bay Phoenix are set for a matchup with in-state rival #4 Wisconsin on Tuesday night at the Kohl Center. The game will air on the Big Ten Network with tip-off slated for 4 p.m.

GAME INFORMATION
at Wisconsin // December 1, 2020
Kohl Center // Tipoff at 4PM
Watch Live on the Big Ten Network

See game notes at the Green Bay men’s basketball website.

Consider a gift to UW-Green Bay during ‘Giving Tuesday’ on Dec. 1

Did you know #GivingTuesday is Dec. 1? A gift to UW-Green Bay can give just the kind of encouragement students need this year!

Make a gift to strengthen programs at UW-Green Bay through the Fund for Excellence or to support our resilient and hardworking students through a gift to the UW-Green Bay Scholarship FundThe goal of #GivingTuesday is to create a massive wave of generosity and touch every person on the planet. Joining this movement will increase giving across the globe and change many lives for the better!