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UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and NWTC-Marinette to host Twin City Gallery Hop, Tuesday, Oct. 1

Twin Cities Gallery Hop

Marinette, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campuses in Marinette are working together to host an inaugural event—the Twin City Gallery Hop, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Lydia Dildilian, a new art faculty member at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, and Mike Erhart, a new NWTC-Marinette photography faculty member, along with local artists, are hosting this event to promote local art and culture in the community.


Lydia Dildilian, Marinette Campus

During the Hop, visitors will be able to view the art on display by Dildilian at the Marinette Campus. While at NWTC-Marinette, visitors will explore the new photography space and learn about its new photography program. The M&M Photography Club will be displaying work at each campus. While at NWTC, visitors are welcome to view the art that graces the walls of the campus from regional artists such as Rusty Wolfe, Eduin Perez Fraga and Kathleen Eaton.

There are five additional locations throughout the community that visitors are encouraged to stop by:

  • Rusty Wolfe Studio B (1622 Main St, Marinette, WI)
  • Spies Public Library (940 1st St, Menominee, WI)
  • By the Bay Gallery and Gifts (515 First St, Menominee, WI)
  • First Street Art Gallery (601 1st St, Menominee, WI)
  • Sno-Haven Pottery (1215 9th St, Marinette, WI)

“We are excited about the event,” said UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus CEO Cindy Bailey. “Our local art scene is on the rise!”

For additional information, contact Lydia Dildilian,


A bird in the hand, and three in the windowsill


UW-Green Bay lecturer Bill Yazbec (English, writing) shared a photo of this beautiful mourning dove with her chicks. Yazbec said the bird has been outside his window (MAC Hall B 324) since he returned from summer break and she just had the babies last weekend.

According to Eric Giese, senior research specialist for the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, mourning doves are very common birds in Wisconsin that take residence here and breed in the state. However, this photo, and the opportunity to see the chicks in person, is special, she said.

“Not everyone gets to see them since nests are often high and out of view,” Giese said. “In towns and cities, they typically nest in places like bent parts of gutters, tops of wall A/C units, tops of exterior house lights, house decorations like wreaths or baskets, or in more natural settings like trees or shrubs. Having young this late in the year is a little bit unusual. Their young have typically fledged by now, so these guys are still fairly young with winter approaching.”

Do you have a bird question? Feel free to send it to the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity (now celebrating 20 years!). “I absolutely love getting asked questions about birds (bird ID questions in photos, unknown bird calls in cell phone videos, general questions about birds, etc.),” Giese says. Contact her at or call 920-465-2545.


Upcoming promotions/movies at The Phoenix Club

The Phoenix Club, Green Bay Campus, has some upcoming promotions, including happy hour specials from 2 to 4 p.m., weekdays, and complementary popcorn with any purchase!

Movies $3, or 2 for $5 with a Thursday night date special: $5 for 2 tickets, 2 soda’s, and a large popcorn. All movies at The Phoenix Club. Movies in the Christie Theatre. Open to the general public. For more, see the University Union’s Cheapseats page.

Showing this semester:

Sept. 18 *Marvel Trivia Special Showing* Avengers Endgame Trivia at 7 p.m., showing at 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 19-22 Secret Life of Pets 2
Sept. 26-29  (Family Weekend) Toy Story 4
Oct. 3-6 Men In Black: International
Oct. 9  *Coming Out Day Special Showing* Moonlight
Oct. 10-13 Lion King
Oct. 17-20 Fast and Furious Presents:Hobbs and Shaw
Oct. 24-27 Spider-man: Far From Home
Oct. 31-Nov 3 Child’s Play
Nov. 7-10 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Nov. 14-17 (Music Weekend) Thu: Bohemian Rhapsody, Fri: Rocketman, Sat: Yesterday, Sun: Blinded by the Light
Nov. 21-24 IT Ch. 2
Dec. 5-8 Downton Abbey

Accounting Prof. Kaminski receives ‘Excellence in Lean Accounting’ Award


Congratulations to UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Heather Kaminski. She received the “Excellence in Lean Accounting Award” presented by the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI). She was recognized for her research and insight into lean accounting and its impact for the lean enterprise. Each year, LEI presents an award to an educator at the Lean Accounting Summit.  The awards are given based on how an educator has moved forward by advancing knowledge or continuing their own learning on lean accounting.  At the Lean Accounting Summit, we hope you will not only fully participate in all activities, but also engage with other attendees to help create a network of learning, sharing and teaching. This year’s summit was in Austin, Texas on September 12-13, 2019.

In the photo, from left to right: Jim Huntzinger, president/founder of Lean Frontiers; Jean Cunningham, executive chairman of Lean Enterprise Institute; Kaminski and Dwayne Butcher, owner/vice president of Lean Frontiers.




May the Phoenix be with you

Chancellor Miller is presented with a Phoenix sculpture

UW-Green Bay Council of Trustees Chairman Craig Dickman presented Chancellor Gary L. Miller with a replica of the University’s new Phoenix Rising statue at its September meeting. The gift from the Trustees symbolizes the transformation Miller has lead during the last five years and the deep gratitude of the Phoenix Family. Miller is leaving for the presidency at the University of Akron.

Make a Difference Day is back, Friday, Oct. 25 with a new look and a new way to sign up

Make a Difference Day graphic

Make a Difference Day is back! Organizers are working with the Volunteer Center of Brown County and the Aging and Disability Resource Center to get into neighborhoods and help clean up yards before winter. This is a three-hour commitment. Group transportation is provided and required to participate. There are also on-campus initiatives, some time sensitive and others on a drop-in basis. Please go to CUE GB at to check out the needs and sign up. You can get further information at As before, all participants will receive a T-shirt and snack for helping. Contact Stephanie Kaponya at or x2938 with questions.

Faculty note: Prof. Fogaca publication

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Jana Fogaca (Psychology) has published a manuscript in the renowned Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. The manuscript titled “Combining Mental Health and Performance Interventions: Coping and Social Support for Student-Athletes” describes the intervention she developed to improve student-athletes performance and wellbeing, which helped decrease their anxiety and improve their coping skills. The manuscript is available online.

Oct. 9 webinar on Danube River Cruise, October 12-23, 2020

River cruising is a hugely growing trend in world travel.The Danube River is one of the most popular European destinations, with its historic and majestic capital cities, including Prague, Vienna and Budapest. UW-Green Bay Continuing Education has worked with Globus, an expert in world travel with a 90 year legacy of amazing vacations, to plan a wonderful and comprehensive itinerary, and we’re hoping you’ll join us on the journey. Tune into the informational webinar for the Danube River Cruise trip! The webinar will take place at 3 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2019. You can view the webinar on the campuses or you can stay at home and listen on your own computer. More information and the webinar link is here.

Faculty note: Prof. Rybak’s mixtape arrives Friday, Sept. 20

UW-Green Bay Prof. Chuck Rybak, whose most recent works include two books of poetry, a work of short fiction, and a collection of essays focusing on higher education, has released his first free-for-download original mixtape. The work, titled Hot Wings, arrives this Friday at 12:01 a.m. and is available for consumption at Soundcloud. Word is, it serves as a nice appetizer in the walking, running or workout space. Professor Rybak is the dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.