Next Coffee Break Q&A is Monday, Nov. 23

Join Mike Alexander, Sheryl Van Gruensven and Kate Burns for the next Coffee Break Q&A, Monday. Nov. 23, 2020. Campus leaders will provide a brief update and allow the remaining time to take questions from UW-Green Bay faculty and staff via coffeebreak@uwgb.edu. Please note, at times there is a delay in the questions populating to the inbox. Please submit questions promptly or even ahead of time to be read during the Q&A. Colleagues from all campus locations are strongly encouraged to attend. Those who can’t attend should be able to use the registration link to watch the recording at a later time. Check your e-mail for a TEAMS invite.

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How to let loved ones know your Thanksgiving gathering is off

GREEN BAY, Wis (NBC 26) — The choice of whether to get together with extended family on Thanksgiving is a tough decision for many. It’s a discussion that healthcare professionals and psychologists are talking about in regard to how to get the conversation going with family before it gets too late.Meeting up with friends and family on Thanksgiving will likely not happen for millions of Americans this year. But that being said, there will be folks who can’t let go of the tradition even in light of the pandemic.

Ryan Martin, a professor of psychology at UWGB says when you’re telling loved ones you’re having limited or no company this year, the last thing you want to do is tell folks is how their job or social life is concerning.

“What someone might hear is, I’m not living my life the way I should. So it becomes a thing people end up taking more personally than they probably should.”

Martin says to focus the conversation on where you are coming from, and how your feelings are the furthest thing from a personal statement about someone else. He adds that you should plan ahead for the uncomfortable conversation by preparing what you want to convey in an open and honest way.

Source: How to let loved ones know your Thanksgiving gathering is off

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Weidner Philharmonic brass serve a smorgasbord

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A buffet is a lot of different food. A smorgasbord is a lot of different food made with a flair. The definitions are right here in my dictionary.Served Monday evening in a special livestream concert was a varied menu of music for brass quintet. The smorgasbord included, in order in the program below, works that could be labeled regal, inventive, sweet, sacred, jaunty and mucho gusto. Versatility marked the concert “Brass Musicians of the Weidner Philharmonic” – versatility in programming and performing. The event was part of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s “6:30 Concert Series,” which has become a virtual offering since the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has throttled most live, in-person performances.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Weidner Philharmonic brass serve a smorgasbord

WIT featured as panelists in Fox Cities Chamber event

Last week Emily Sawall, Amber Honnef, Annie Skorupa and Advisor, Director of Career Services Linda Peacock-Landrum, were featured as Q & A panelists for Fox Cities Chamber’s “Smart Girls Rock Mentoring Event.” They spoke about their experiences as women in technology and offered words of advice for younger girls going into the STEM/Tech field.

Wisconsin’s trees become a beautiful canvas of color in the fall | Woodland Dunes

As the colors of the leaves change from different shades of green to golden yellows, oranges, bright reds and even deep purples, you can’t help but marvel at how beautiful the forests have become. This past week, my field botany class went for a walk around UWGB’s arboretum where we were looking at how the same genus of trees, such as maples or oaks, display such a wide variety of colors. The author, Kennedy Zittel is an intern at Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve in Two Rivers.

Source: Wisconsin’s trees become a beautiful canvas of color in the fall | Woodland Dunes, Harold Times Reporter

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: ‘The show must go on’ in new ways in Northeastern Wisconsin

The famous line, “The show must go on” is getting new meaning these days. Northeastern Wisconsin performance folks are coming up with answers to limitations caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: ‘The show must go on’ in new ways in Northeastern Wisconsin, WFRV

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Livestream set for ‘Brass Musicians of the Weidner Philharmonic’

Critic-at-Large Warren Gerds reports Brass Musicians. “The core of the program features two imaginative works by living composers, “Luminosity” by New York-based composer Jessica Meyer and “Lux Aeterna” from Lawrence University graduate Evan Williams.”

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Livestream set for ‘Brass Musicians of the Weidner Philharmonic’, WFRV