Please participate: Social media survey closes Feb. 4

UW-Green Bay social media specialist Jena Richter is asking for your help in completing a short survey on your University-related social media use. Richter is hoping to assess which areas of the University have a social media presence, who’s responsible for each, and whether that individual or individuals would be interested in participating in a listserv and/or monthly meetings about UW-Green Bay social media. She hopes to move toward a more unified and strategic social media presence for the University while increasing communication about social media between herself and the various departments. All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate — even if you’re not responsible for your area’s social media presence, you may be able to help shed light on who is. See survey.

Reminder: UWGB Food and Share Cupboard seeking donations

Here’s a quick and friendly reminder that the Pride Center is currently collecting donations of dry food goods, personal care items, cleaning products and some clothing items for the newly established Campus Food and Share Cupboard open to any UW-Green Bay student. The University Union has provided start-up space for this service that will be lead by the Pride Center and supported by individuals and student groups on campus and the community. The goal is to help any student who needs a boost at times to keep their focus on their studies — not on locating food or supplies when finances are challenged. Please check out the Pride Center web page for a list of items that can be donated to fill the cupboard. At this point in time, student requests for items or questions about donations should be sent via e-mail to Stacie Christian. Tax-deductible donations can be made via University Advancement under the title of “Ways to Give.”

This week at the Weidner: Gerds praises STOMP in online review Critic-at-Large Warren Gerds gives a blow-by-blow (stomp-by-stomp?) account of Tuesday’s Weidner Center production of STOMP in a column published online today (Wednesday, Jan. 28). “ ‘STOMP’ first visited the Weidner when the center was getting going in the early 1990s,” Gerds writes. “A generation later, it still generates sparks across ages 6 to 86.” Gerds describes Tuesday’s performance — a second show is tonight — in intricate detail, writing about the performance’s unique percussion from beginning to end. “Everything happens in front of you, and there’s no fudging,” Gerds writes. “For LIVE entertainment, ‘STOMP’ is right up there.” Read review.

Peruvian luncheon, featuring Saxton-Ruiz, is Feb. 20

Associate Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz will be the featured speaker during a Peruvian luncheon event at noon Friday, Feb. 20 in the Phoenix Room. The A’viands chefs will cook up some special recipes recommended by Saxton-Ruiz, who will discuss the food and Peruvian culture during his lunchtime address. The menu includes: vegetarian mushroom and artichoke ceviche (mushrooms and artichokes marinated in lime juice and spices), beef anticuchos (marinated beef on a skewer), aji de gallina (chicken in a spicy sauce), quinoa and mushroom risotto, alfajores (soft delicate Peruvian cookies), chicha morada (traditional Peruvian purple corn beverage), and coffee and water. Tickets are $13 for faculty and staff; $14 for the community and Learning in Retirement members; and $8 for students. Tickets are on sale at the University Ticketing and Information Center until Feb. 16.

Column: Mauthe Center’s Umar invites community to Taizé prayer service

Richard Mauthe Center intern Aisha Umar invited campus and community alike to an upcoming Taizé prayer event with a “Today’s Take” column that ran in Tuesday’s (Jan. 27) Green Bay Press-Gazette. In it, Umar discusses her first personal encounter with the Taizé community, and talks about some of the elements of that community. She also welcomes readers to attend the Taizé prayer service, taking place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Mauthe Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested at or (920) 465-5133 by Feb. 1. Full column.

UW-Green Bay Lawton Gallery to present faculty exhibit Feb. 5-26

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery will present “Under Construction: Seven Views,” an exhibit of works by UW-Green Bay Art faculty, Feb. 5-26 at the gallery in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. An opening reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, with artists’ talks beginning at 5 p.m.

The show will feature works in a variety of media by Art faculty members Carol Emmons, Toni Damkoehler, Kristy Deetz, Barbara Gossen, Jason Houge, Stephen Perkins and Christine Style. The exhibit includes two installations (Emmons, Perkins), prints by Style, paintings by Deetz, photographs by Houge and digital prints and drawings by Damkoehler.

Located in Room 230 of Theatre Hall, the Lawton Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday during fall and spring semesters. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Curator of Art Stephen Perkins at (920) 465-2916 or via email at or visit the Lawton Gallery website, You can also find “Lawton Gallery” on Facebook.


Brazilian duo to headline semester’s first 360° Thursdays concert

Brazilian duo to perform at 360 Thursdays concert

UW-Green Bay Music will kick off its spring semester of 360° Thursdays concerts with a Brazilian duo who will take the stage Feb. 5.

Soprano Yuka De Almeida Prado and guitarist Gustavo Costa will perform works by José Gustavo Julião de Camargo, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Manuel De Falla during the lecture-concert event. The program order will be announced at the beginning of the concert.

An award-winning guitarist, Costa has performed guitar concertos in France, Spain, Italy and Brazil. As a chamber musician, he was one of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet members awarded in 2011 with the Latin Grammy for a CD dedicated to Villa-Lobos works. He is the head of the Music Department of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters at the University of Sao Paulo-Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, where he teaches guitar and viola caipira (10-string guitar).

A Japanese Brazilian born in Brazil, Prado focused her studies on Japanese and French art songs while in Japan, where she performed in concerts and recitals. As a chamber musician in Brazil, she has presented a large repertoire of Brazilian art songs and also has performed in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Prado is an assistant professor of singing at the University of Sao Paulo-Ribeirao Preto, where she met UW-Green Bay Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston while the latter was teaching and performing there on a Fulbright grant. Prado performed a recital in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts in 2012.

Each 360° Thursdays performance takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Concerts are free but a $5 suggested donation is appreciated. More information about the series is available online. UW-Green Bay is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information about UW-Green Bay Music is available online, on Facebook and on Twitter.


UW-Green Bay presents annual Soul Food Dinner Feb. 7

The UW-Green Bay Black Student Union, along with the University’s American Intercultural Center, will host their annual Soul Food Dinner Saturday, Feb. 7 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 5:30.

The evening’s program will feature nationally renowned slam poet Dana Gilmore, along with other speakers and entertainers to help celebrate the festive event. Dinner menu items include fried chicken, catfish, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, cornbread dressing and peach cobbler. The dishes have a true southern flavor and come from the Deep South kitchen of UW-Green Bay Diversity Director Justin Mallett’s family.

“The Soul Food Dinner is a time when we can all come together and share in the festivities of great food and camaraderie from all,” Mallett said. “A joyous occasion enjoyed by everyone, the Soul Food Dinner also will serve as the kick-off event to Black History Month at UW-Green Bay.”

Tickets for the Soul Food Dinner are $3 for students and children under age 12, and $6 for non-students. They can be purchased at the University Ticketing and Information Center in the University Union, or by calling (920) 465-2400.


Accomplished drummer, UW-Green Bay alumnus Allen to headline Jazz Fest XLV

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will continue a proud musical tradition Saturday, Feb. 7, presenting Jazz Fest XLV on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The annual educational and performance event will culminate in a public concert at 4 p.m. that day in the Cofrin Family (main) Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Since its inception more than four decades ago, the UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest has drawn middle- and high-school students from across the region for a day of ensemble performances and clinic and master clinic sessions. One or more high school jazz ensembles are selected during the day to perform at a special afternoon concert, which also features the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble and a special guest artist.

Carl Allen
Carl Allen
For 2015, UW-Green Bay Music is pleased to welcome as its guest artist jazz drummer Carl Allen, a Milwaukee native and UW-Green Bay alumnus.

Allen has recorded with artists including trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (for whom he also served as musical director) and has played with such well-known musicians as Sammy Davis Jr. and Branford Marsalis. A dedicated educator who has more than 200 recordings to his credit, Allen co-founded Big Apple Productions in 1988 with saxophonist Vincent Herring and has produced recordings for notable artists and several Japanese labels.

He will be joined during the concert by a special group of UW-Green Bay all-star jazz alumni, directed by Lovell Ives, as well as the Jazz Ensemble.

Tickets for the Jazz Fest XLV concert are $12 in advance, available from the University Ticketing Service and Information Center — call (920) 465-2400 or visit Tickets also can be purchased at the door (Weidner Center Box Office) for $15. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Concert personnel are as follows:

UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble: Saxophone: Sam Stranz, Alex Munson, Cole Watkins, Kelton Jennings, McKenna VanderLeest; Trumpet: Ryan Loining, Chase Collins, Gatlin Grimm, Em Elman, James Block; Trombone: Cam Collins, Nathan Marhefke, Joe Russett, Alec Haase; Guitar: Matt Hillman; Bass: Gillian Evanoff; Piano: Kyle Sweeney; Drums: Bobby Magers, Isaiah Hernandez.

Jazz Alumni Allstar Personnel: Saxophone: Woody Mankowski, Marc Jimos, Steve Johnson, Chuck Iken, Kevin VanEss, Lauri DeVillers, Chris Anderson; Trumpet: Nate Behling, Tim Gast, Shawn Postell, Kevin Short, Brad Terrell; Trombone: Andy Zipperer, Bill Dennie, Kelley Glarneau, Steve Bader; Guitar: Matt Hillman; Bass: Paul Sowinski; Piano: Kristin Sponcia; Drums: Carl Allen.

Middle and high schools participating in Jazz Fest XLV are: Ashwaubenon High School (Marc Jimos, director); De Pere High School (Casey Schmidt, director); Ellsworth High School (John Kleppe, director); Green Bay Notre Dame Academy (William Hill, director); Oconomowoc High School (Mike Krofta, director); Two Rivers High School (Andy Pagel, director).

Adjudicators for the event are: Jordan Christiansen, Green Bay; Kevin Short, Merrill.


Convocation redux: The day in words and pictures

In case you missed it in Friday’s Log Extra, we’ve got your complete Mid-Year Convocation recap to kick off the week. From service anniversaries to emeriti honors, a new endowed chair and Chancellor Gary Miller’s remarks, you can check it out, here:
Event recap, photo gallery
Service anniversaries, emeriti honorees
Radosevich honored as Cofrin Endowed Chair