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UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Jan. 18 concert

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Lakeshore Big Band will be performing on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Civic Center in downtown Manitowoc.

The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will feature classical music from Vienna and the Strauss family, including Overture from Fledermaus, Kaiserwaltz, Thunder and Lightning Polka, and Radetzky March. Broadway singer/actress Emily Kosloski will sing music from Die Fledermaus and La Bohème. The Lakeshore Big Band guest conductor Chris Woller will showcase tunes from the Big Band era, including Anything Goes! and Roy Eldridge’s Rockin’ Chair. You’ll be treated to tunes from the Big Band era with movie music and everything in between. Vocalists David Bourgeois and Kim Hofmann will join the band on Somewhere Out There.

Join them at the Capitol Civic Centre for a taste of the wind ensemble and the rockin’ big band! Tickets can be found here.

Reminder: Common CAHSS Dec. 10

Common CAHSS 2019: Human Rights

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 is world Human Rights Day and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will be hosting the inaugural Common CAHSS 2019: Human Rights event at the Weidner Center. This day-long celebration of the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights boast 30 sessions and activities featuring a 25-booth “Engaging Human Rights: Academic and Career Paths” information fair, four live podcast recordings, interactive prayer flag making station, two music performances, improvisational acting, two arts displays, 18 discussions and presentations and an award wining human rights activist keynote.

Although, registration is required, all events are free and the day is designed for people to fit one or several sessions into their schedules as they are able. Events are listed below, for details and locations, see the schedule page.

Day-long Activities:

Time Description
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. BOOTHS: Engaging Human Rights: Academic and Career Paths
Ongoing Art Exhibit: Activism Through Art and Design
Ongoing Scene Painting Human Rights: Visual Messaging
Ongoing Hands-On Human Rights: Prayer Flag Creation

Morning Sessions:

Time Description
9 – 9:20 a.m. Introduction & Welcoming Remarks
Associate Dean Ryan Martin and Professor Alise Coen
9:30 -10:05 a.m. Gender Equity in Romantic Relationships
Presentation by Jessica Van Slooten 
9:30 -10:50 a.m. Global Storytelling and Human Rights
Presentations from Rebecca Stone Thornberry and World Theatre and Performance students
10:15 -10:50 a.m. With Murderous Intent: The Right to Violence in Ancient Greece
Presentation by Michael Holstead
10:15 -10:50 a.m. PERFORMANCE: El Sistema: Music in Venezuela and Human Rights
Presentation by Luis Fernandez and performance by the UW-Green Bay String Ensemble
11 – 11:35 a.m. Panel: The Psychological Application of Human Rights
Panel discussion featuring Jenell Holstead, Kate Burns, Illene Cupit, and Christine Smith
11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Breaking Stigmas & Stereotypes: Humanizing Mental Health Challenges Through Storytelling
Panel discussion featuring Thomas Campbell and students
11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Contemporary Artists as Activists
Sam Watson’s Contemporary Art 203 student presentations
11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Human Rights, Climate Disruption and the Living Planet
Presentation by David Voelker
11:45 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. Panel: Refugees and Displacement
Panel discussion featuring David Coury, Diana Delbecchi and members of United ReSisters

Afternoon Sessions:

Time Description
12:30 – 1:05 p.m. Researching the Lost Lives of Wisconsin
Presentations by Caroline Boswell and students from History 290: The Craft of History
12:30 – 1:05 p.m. LIVE PODCAST: Bird in the Wings Podcast, “Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression”
Host Kellie Strickland interviews cartoonist, copywriter Michael Shaw
12:30 – 1:05 p.m. Barriers to Gender Equality in the Classroom Setting: Evidence and Pedagogical Solutions
Katia Levintova and Alison Staudinger discuss their recently published book
1:15 – 1:50 p.m. LIVE PODCAST: Serious Fun Podcast,“Postmodern Warfare: Video Games, Artificial Intelligence, and War Crimes?”
Hosted by Bryan Carr
1:15 – 1:50 p.m. Making War, Finding Peace: Human Rights and the Snare Drum
Percussion ensemble performance and short talk with Bill Sallak and the UW-Green Bay Percussion Studio
1:15 – 1:50 p.m. Policies and Laws: Impact on Individuals and Families in the LGBTQ+ Community
Presentation by Stacie Christian
1:15 – 1:50 p.m. Student Perspectives and Research on Human Rights
Presentations by Democracy and Justice Studies students
2 – 2:35 p.m. LIVE PODCAST: Humanities+ Podcast, “The 1619 Project”
Host Rachel Scray and guest co-host Preston Fischer discuss with Professor Eric Morgan
2 – 3:20 p.m. Improvisation in a Changing World
Student performances
2 – 3:20 p.m. History of LGBTQ+: WWII, the Stonewall Riots and the 1980s AIDS Epidemic
Presentation by Nicole Kurth
2 – 3:20 p.m. Mental Illness as a Human Rights Issue
Rotating discussions with Kris Vespia and students from Psych 494
2:45 – 3:20 p.m. LIVE PODCAST: Canonball Podcast, “The Many Faces of Dr. Seuss”
Alise Coen joins co-hosts Chuck Rybak and Ryan Martin
3:30 – 4:05 p.m. Popular Music as a Call and Response to Human Rights Issues of the 1950s and 1960s
Presentation by Christy Talbott
3:30 – 4:50 p.m. “Living Deliberately:” Discovering and Exceeding Thoreau
Presentations by Rebecca Nesvet’s English and Humanities Capstone students
3:30 – 4:50 p.m. The 16th Man: Sport and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Presentations from Eric Morgan and students in DJS 363: Democracy and Justice in South Africa
3:30 – 4:50 p.m. Is Solitary Confinement Torture?
Presentation and discussion by Derek S. Jeffreys
6 – 7 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Rais Bhuiyan

Prof. Bansal recognized as AIS Distinguished Member

UW-Green Bay Prof. Gaurav Bansal (Austin E. Cofrin School of Business) was recently recognized as a Distinguished Member from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and was given a Cum Laude designation. AIS is the premier academic association for Information Systems Professionals. Among the reasons cited for this recognition was “for sharing (your) skills and talents by serving in a leadership role within the association, and for advancing the field of research through AIS and AIS affiliated journals.”


Top ten talents of UntitledTown 2020 Book Festival to be revealed Dec. 18

The Book and Author Festival that welcomed a puppeteering Margaret Atwood will reveal ten of its 2020 Festival headliners on Dec. 18, 2019 at Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, 401 N Washington St Ste 107, Green Bay, WI 54301.

The announcement is expected to include bestselling novelists, award-winning slam poets, a beloved children’s series author, an NPR science podcaster—and the Festival’s youngest-ever headliner, a middle-schooler who has achieved viral and international fame.

The Top Ten Talents announcement event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will be able to make donations to the Festival’s fundraising campaign and purchase headliner books on site.

About UntitledTown 2020.

UntitledTown’s fourth Festival takes place on April 23-26, 2020 in downtown Green Bay. For updates on the full schedule, click here.

About the Festival.

Born in a local coffee shop, UntitledTown Book and Author Festival debuted in 2016 to promote book and storytelling culture through writing workshops, publishing panels and readings by world-class authors like Margaret Atwood, R.L. Stine, Roxane Gay and Walter Mosley. Now an annual “People’s Festival,” the event draws thousands of word-makers of all ages and expertise to downtown Green Bay for a four-day weekend. Nearly all of the 100+ Festival events are free and open to the public.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet’ same, different, colorful, more |

Year 14 for Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organizations’ “Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet” is the same as but as different as the previous 13. Same: Music (Peter Illych Tchaikovsky), place (Meyer Theatre), artistic director (Timothy Josephs), set (Jeffrey Paul Entwistle), Sugar Plum Fairy (Randi Osetek) and styles of colorful costuming, among other elements. Different: Roles performed by many in the 85-member cast, some shifting from previous productions, with some dancers new to this production.

…”In look, the identity of “Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet” is a massive custom-made show curtain and vividly colored drops for street, interior mansion, snowscape and fantasyland views. The big and bold look was designed by Jeffrey Paul Entwistle, a theater professor at UW-Green Bay. See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet’ same, different, colorful, more |

UW-Green Bay alumnus expands basketball training facility – The Press

When Ashwaubenon graduate and former UW-Green Bay men’s basketball star Ryan Borowicz opened The Driveway basketball training center in June 2016, he was already thinking about expanding. A little more than three years later, the 8,600-square-foot addition is a reality.

The Driveway, located at 1220 Flightway Drive in Hobart, is a unique training facility for the youth of all ages to fine-tune their shooting touch and basketball skills. See more via UW-Green Bay alumni expands basketball training facility – The Press.


UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity chapter collects used holiday lights for ReStore’s recycling program |

Are you looking for an easy way to give back this holiday season? You may want to consider donating your old holiday lights. Whether it’s a broken bulb, a wrecked wire or you just don’t need them anymore, the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity ReStore will gladly take your used Christmas lights. See more via UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity chapter collects used holiday lights for ReStore’s recycling program | 

WEDC, UW System team up to help businesses launch internship program | Insight Publications

Ask employers their biggest worry and the usual answer is “finding enough talent.” Ask the same question to college students near graduation and “finding a job” is their reply. The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. hope to solve both concerns with the Talent Generator, a new online tool designed to help small and mid-sized businesses develop a successful internship program. See more via WEDC, UW System team up to help businesses launch internship program | Insight Publications.