Photos: Brown County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

UW-Green Bay was a co-sponsor of the 2020 Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Jan. 18, 2020. “2020: Envision Change. Act Now” was the theme of this year’s celebration, now in its 25th year, locally. The free event was held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. A number of UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members are on the planning committee. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Brown County MLK Celebration 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Video/photos take you back through 50 years of Jazz Fest

Looking forward to Jazz Fest 50 this Saturday, Jan. 25? Take a peek into the past through these photos capturing different Jazz Fests throughout the years, provided by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center.

Jazz Fest, the second oldest jazz festival in Wisconsin, invites middle and high school jazz bands from across the state to celebrate the joy of jazz music! In addition to workshops and classes, these bands also participate in an afternoon concert on the last day of the event. This year’s concert is on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts; this concert is free, and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. This year’s high school band guests include Ashwaubenon High School, Green Bay East High School, Pulaski Middle School, Pulaski High School, Two Rivers High School, Evansville High School, Preble High School, West DePere High School, Bay Port High School and Jefferson High School. The Jazz Fest celebration will be capped off with a concert by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Weidner Center on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Read more about Jazz Fest and its history here, or contact Adam Gaines at 920-465-2440 or gainesa@uwgb.edu with any questions.

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Jazz Fest Photos from Archives

– Photos provided by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center

Video: Cheering on the Pack is fun for Phoenix Cheer Team

While it may be common for college cheerleaders to cheer on football teams, not many college cheerleaders can say they cheer for their local NFL football team. Green Bay Phoenix Cheer Team, along with St. Norbert College cheerleaders, are collegiate cheerleaders of the Green Bay Packers, of which UW-Green Bay is a Higher Education Partner. They showed their support for the Packers at a number of pep rallies, and of course, they were present at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Jan. 12 for the Packers play-off win against the Seattle Seahawks. Members of the Cheer Team call it an “amazing opportunity” to cheer for both the Phoenix and the Packers.

Video: Gaines talks Jazz Fest 50 in preparing for Jan. 25 event

Jazz Fest is celebrating its 50th anniversary starting on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 on UW-Green Bay’s campus. Associate Prof. of Music Adam Gaines explains the history of Jazz Fest and what people can expect from this year’s lineup. Below is the list of events:

  • Thursday, January 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Join jazz alumni at the Blue Opus, 1390 Bellevue St, Green Bay, for music and socializing. Suggested donation of $10 at the door with funds going towards the UWGB Jazz Ensemble tour of Slovakia.
  • Saturday, January 25 at 4 p.m.: A half dozen area school Jazz bands will take part in a FREE public concert. The concert will be held in the Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m.: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band & The Squirrel Nut Zippers concert at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $20.50. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.weidnercenter.com/events.

 

Photographer Dan Moore’s Top 10 Photos of 2019

Editor’s note: In his role as UW-Green Bay photographer/videographer Dan Moore writes one blog post a year, always a reflection back on his favorite photos of the year. See his take on 2019…

As both the new year (definitely) and a new decade (depending on your stance in the “there-was-no-year-zero debate”) begin, here are 10 of my favorite photos from last year:

Lunar Eclipse Over the Cofrin Library

Top 10 2019-1-1

This was right in my wheelhouse as a photographer. It was about zero degrees, which was neat, and the sky was clear, so all I had to figure out a way to frame things in an interesting way and be done before I lost feeling in my fingers.

Krash the Kress

Krash the Kress

Krash the Kress is such a fun event, and this crew looked to be having the most fun of all.

Joe Schoenebeck Feature

Joe Schoenebeck

If you’ve ever met Joe, you already know that his enthusiasm for science demonstrations is unsurpassed. The challenge with this shot was getting an image where the spark was arcing. It took a lot of frames but I got one.

Rehearsals for Julius Caesar

Top 10 2019-4

I can count on getting interesting expressions from the actors in the Theater program, but this shot form the rehearsals for Julius Caesar is my favorite.

Phoenix Sculpture in the Fall

Top 10 2019-5

Shortly after the Phoenix Rising sculpture was installed, I was walking from the Cofrin Library to Theatre Hall and noticed how the trees framed the sculpture, and thought, “That’s going to look pretty great with some fall colors.” It did.

Goat Yoga in the Quad

Top 10 2019-6

Hello there, goat!

Camp Lloyd Buddies

Top 10 2019-7

The connections built during Camp Lloyd are truly amazing, and I think this photo captures the bond between the campers and the UW-Green Bay student buddies.

GB Welcome Party at Lambeau

Top 10 2019-8

As part of GB Welcome, freshmen participated in a community service project followed by at party inside the Lambeau Field Atrium. This year’s freshmen were serious about having a good time.

Winter in Autumn

Top 10 2019-9

An early snowfall blanketed campus before all of the leaves had a chance to fall. I thought this maple was particularly stunning set against the whites of the sky, snow and science buildings.

Commencement

Top 10 2019-10

Many years ago, when I graduated from UW-Green Bay, I remember the feeling of looking around the Weidner Center for family and generally trying to soak in as much of the atmosphere as possible. It’s something you only get to do once, but I love seeing the looks on the faces of each semesters’ graduates and having a pretty good idea what they are feeling.

Marinette CEO Cindy Bailey joins with NWTC for ‘Our Town’ Broadcast

Hometown Radio (103.7) for the cities of Menominee, Michigan and Marinette, Wisconsin featured UW-Green Bay, Marinettte Campus CEO Cindy Bailey and Dean of NWTC, Marinette  Campus, Jennifer Flatt on its show called “Our Town.” They were discussing the relatively new Marinette Area Higher Education Coalition. The coalition is a partnership between the institutions, much like UW-Green Bay and NWTC (Green Bay’s) Crossing the Bridge. The coalition works to streamline duplication and provide and expand offering of degrees and credentials in the M & M area. You can listen to the full broadcast.

Kwanzaa Celebration

Photos: Kwanzaa Celebration, Dec. 7, 2019

UW-Green Bay’s Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) Office, Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) welcomed the community for a celebration of Kujichagulia (self-determination) at UW–Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Delivering the keynote address was Robyn Davis, president and CEO of Brown County United Way.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African and African-American culture and identity, based on the seven principles of African heritage. This year, we celebrate the principle of Kujichagulia, the principle of self-determination and the right of persons to speak for themselves and decide their own destiny. All are welcome to attend regardless of background, faith or culture, as we celebrate the commonalities and values that bring us together rather than the differences that drive us apart.

In addition to a dinner menu celebrating African and African-American heritage and cuisine, the Kwanzaa celebration featured a performance by the Appleton North Step Team.

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Kwanzaa Celebration 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Video: Platinum Shoe Toss

It’s a tradition of UW-Green Bay graduates to leave a bit of themselves behind as they depart campus. Many toss a pair of old sneakers into the “Shoe Tree.” Symbolic to UW-Green Bay’s 100th Commencement, student speaker Hannah Malmberg tossed her platinum-coated sneakers .

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Hannah Malmberg Throwing Platinum Shoes

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Video: (Pet) Therapy in the happiest form

Every college student (and some faculty and staff) need a bit of stress relief near final exams. Members of the Packerland Kennel Club and their outreach dogs paired-up with the Cofrin Library to provide pure happiness.

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Dogs in Library December 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication