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UW-Green Bay Music presents: Vocal Jazz Does Doo-Wop, Motown & More

Vocal Jazz

Hear the sounds of Doo-wop, Motown and More.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
7:30 p.m., University Theatre
Directed by Prof. John Salerno

All students FREE admission
Adults $10; Seniors $5
Tickets may be purchased in person at the University Ticketing and Information Center,
by calling 920-465-2400 or 920-494-3401 and at

Photo by Marisa Balistreri

Media Advisory: UW-Green Bay Students to Perform ‘Twitter Reenactment’ of the Great Green Bay Fire of 1880, Dec. 6

Followed by Public Talk by Firefighter and Author David Sieg

Green Bay, Wis. — Twenty-eight UW-Green Bay History students will shine a light on a near-forgotten event in Green Bay history, the Great Green Bay Fire of Sep. 20, 1880. The ‘Twitter Reenactment’ of the Great Green Bay Fire of 1880 will take place Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in Wood Hall 216 (2380 Wood Hall Drive), UW-Green Bay.

On that hot fall day, sparks from the ship Oconto started a fire that tore through the east side, destroying about 100 structures and causing one death. Using research of the life and times of actual people alive in Green Bay, students from the class will “reenact” the events on Twitter! Their characters will describe what they are seeing, feeling, and doing, from the time the blaze started until it was finally extinguished.

The Twitter audience will be able to interact with the characters and ask them questions through live tweets. What a great way to experience a key moment in Green Bay’s history, right on your smart phone! The Twitter hashtag to follow the event is #GBFire1880.

The Twitter reenactment will be followed by a public talk by local author and firefighter David Siegel, who consulted on the project. Siegel’s lecture, from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the Christie Theater, University Union.

Members of the media and public are invited. Advance interviews available. Contact Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton, or 920-465-2161.

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Faculty note: Stoll presentations

UW-Green Bay Prof. John Stoll (Management, Public and Environmental Affairs), gave two presentations at the Wisconsin Economics Association annual meeting Nov. 17-18. The first presentation titled “Teaching Microeconomics with Heart” focused upon changes being implemented as part of the Equity Gap project on our UW-Green Bay campus. The second presentation, “Sensitivity, Project Analysis, and the Cat Island Chain,” reported upon research conducted with alumnus Michael Hastreiter (Environmental Policy and Science) to assess the economic merits of reconstructing the Cat Island Chain in the Bay of Green Bay.

The Phoenix Bookstore Buyback begins Dec. 14

The Phoenix Bookstore Buyback and Rental Return begins Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Textbooks may be worth up to 50% off of the new price if:
1.  The textbook is being used on campus for the upcoming semester
2.  The quota for a class has not been reached
3.  The textbook is in resalable condition. CASH issued on the spot.
Hours are: Thursday, Dec. 14:  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 15:  8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 18-19:  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Dec. 20:  8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Last day to return rentals without a fee is Dec. 22. On a related note: The Phoenix Bookstore winter hours begin Dec.  20.  The store is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  It is closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and Jan. 15.

Doctors in Recital featured (at Weidner Center Jan. 20)

Green Bay area physicians are set to take the stage Jan. 20, 2018, for the annual Doctors in Recital, an evening of eclectic music and performance featuring physicians and other health care professionals. The annual event, which is being held at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts in Green Bay at 7 p.m., has been “Making A Difference by Making Music” for the past 11 years. Tickets are now available. Wisconsin Medical Society featured the story.

A Christmas tradition continues at the Weidner Center with ‘Holiday Pops’

The Holiday Pops concert returns to the Weidner Center on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-895-0071, or in-person at all Ticket Star locations, including the Resch Center and the University Ticketing and Information Center (UTIC) located in the University Union. The concert will feature the 150-voice Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College, the 90 voices of the Birder Studio of Performing Arts and the Holiday Pops Orchestra for a musical extravaganza!

Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey bring their Celebrate Christmas Tour to the Weidner

Award-winning artists Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey (American Idol) will ring in the holiday season together again this year on the Celebrate Christmas Tour at the Weidner Center, Dec. 2. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-895-0071, or in-person at all Ticket Star locations, including the Resch Center and the University Ticketing and Information Center (UTIC) located in the University Union. Grant and Gokey perform a combination of Christmas classics along with selections from Grant’s critically-acclaimed, soulful-tinged Christmas project Believe, and Gokey’s Dove Award-winning album Christmas Is Here. Selections will include favorites like “O Holy Night,” “Joy To The World,” “Mary, Did You Know?” and more. For more information, please visit

Congratulations to ‘RiceFest’ organizers

Seagull Bar

Mentioned before in this space — RiceFest 2017 was a big success! Nearly 2,000 pounds of wild rice was seeded in the bay of Green Bay last week to help restore the aquatic ecosystem.

“From the seeders, to the boat operators, to the ice breakers, to the rice transporters, to the planning team…many people contributed their time and expertise to the success of the project,” said Amy Carrozzino-Lyon (Natural and Applied Sciences), the Green Bay Restoration Project coordinator. Here’s a look at RiceFest 2017 by the numbers:
5 days of wild rice seeding at 6 sites
29 people seeded rice (many participated on multiple days)
42 bags of rice (1,981 lbs.) transported and seeded
39 total acres of wetlands seeded
2 days of ice breaking on the lower bay
5 days of ice breaking at the storage pond
1 site seeded by canoe (Point Sable)

The Green Bay Press-Gazette and Fox 11 had coverage.

Photos submitted.

OSCRice seed

Education students present at regional conference

Eight students from UW-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Education who are preparing to become middle or high school science teachers attended the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) regional conference in Milwaukee, Nov. 9-11. Students attended sessions presented by Wisconsin science teachers, university professors and internationally known scholars that described innovative teaching strategies, assessment practices and other issues in science education, such as how to connect with students who don’t like science or how to increase middle school girls’ interest in science careers. Each student also created a science demonstration and presented their work at the preservice teacher Exploratorium. UWGB students were joined by science preservice teachers from UW-Milwaukee, UW-Whitewater and Edgewood College. “The Exploratorium was a huge success. The program coordinator for the next NSTA conference commented that every conference from now on needs to have a pre-service teacher Exploratorium,” noted Scott Ashmann, associate professor of science education and Education advisor of these students.

2017-11-10 NSTA Demos 1NSTA Group