Trenton Ebel announced as 2020 Newman Civic Fellow

UW-Green Bay student Trenton Ebel was recently announced as one of the 2020 Newman Civic Fellows. There are 290 students from across the United States and Mexico who have achieved this honor. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship is named in honor of Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, and is supported by the KPMG Foundation.

Associate Prof. Jon Shelton quoted on Chicago teacher strikes | Star Tribune

Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (History) was quoted in a piece on the recent strikes from Chicago teachers. Shelton states, “Obviously, this is part of a trajectory—big-city unions organizing with these kinds of demands. The crucial thing is they have been able to win. They’ve mobilized the community.” Read more via St. Paul teacher contract talks headed down to the wire — again | Star Tribune. 

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Big Fish: The Musical’ fanciful in Manitowoc | wearegreenbay

Critic Warren Gerds writes about the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Theatre’s production of “Big Fish: The Musical.” Gerds writes, “Commitment to telling the unusual story shows up all over this production, which taps into the players’ desire to perform.” More via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Big Fish: The Musical’ fanciful in Manitowoc | wearegreenbay.

Nominate a Student Commencement Speaker by March 20

UW-Green Bay is seeking nominations for student speakers for the May 2020 commencement ceremonies. One student will be selected for each of the two ceremonies, representing one of the colleges participating in that particular ceremony:

  • Morning Ceremony (9:30 a.m.)
    • Austin E. Cofrin School of Business
    • College of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Afternoon Ceremony (2 p.m.)
    • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
    • College of Health, Education & Social Welfare

Please nominate one or more students for this honor. Nominees must be graduating in May or August. Please send your nominations to Claudia Guzmán, via e-mail ( by Friday, March 20, 2020 and include the following information:

  1. Student’s Name
  2. Student’s College
  3. Student’s Major(s)/Minor(s)
  4. Cumulative GPA
  5. Postgraduate Plans
  6. Brief Description of Student’s Accomplishments
  7. Other Reasons Why This Student Should be Recognized
  8. The Names of All Faculty Who Support This Nomination

This is the minimum amount of information required to nominate a student.  Please feel free to provide as much additional information as you would like to support your nomination(s).

Thank you for your assistance with identifying potential students for this most special designation and honor. Your efforts are appreciated.

Reminder: SAFE Ally Level 1 & 2 Training is Friday, March 13

The UW-Green Bay Pride Center is offering SAFE Ally Level 1 and Level 2 training on Friday, March 13, at the University Union, Room World Unity B. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon; Level 2 is from 1 to 3 p.m. Level 1 focuses on vocabulary, the use of inclusive pronouns, LGBTQ+ community and workplace experiences and how to increase one’s ability to be an ally. Level 2 digs deeper into challenges LGBTQ+ experience due to discrimination in government and organizational policies, and what you can do to increase support of LGBTQ+. Please RSVP for one or both of the SAFE Ally classes here or use the link:

Reminder: Northern Ireland’s Rend Collective coming to the Weidner Center, March 13

The Northern Ireland-hailing Rend Collective band is coming to the Weidner Center on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7 p.m for its “Revival Anthem” tour. Rend Collective is a band barreling down the road of authenticity and simple old-fashioned Gospel. Its sixth and newest album, “Good News,” is an invitation to all— “to lament, to remember and to share in the good news that belongs to all of us.” VIP tickets are available at $65. VIP experience includes a photo with the band, “How to Speak Northern Irish LIVE,” exclusive pre-show “Campfire” Worship Experience, a VIP Lanyard, early entry and crowd free merchandise shopping. Tickets can be purchased here.

Education professors receive inclusive excellence grant

Associate Prof. Christin DePouw (Education) and Assistant Prof. Miranda Schornack (Education) have been awarded $32,000 through a UW System grant for inclusive excellence. The grant supports professional development for educators at UW-Green Bay and Green Bay Area Public Schools (GBAPS) around culturally responsive pedagogy and equity-minded educators. The professional development seminars will take place during the 2020-2021 academic year.