Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication) recommends the Yakuza video games in the second installment of Random Encounter on CAHSS and Effect. Carr writes “in the grand arc of video game history, we are at the point where obscurity is now a relative concept—since distribution has exponentially improved and online chatter has talked up even the most bizarre concepts and franchises to a pseudo-mainstream level—but there are still series that are so uniquely committed to carving out their own specific corner of the medium that they’ll never quite hit the heights of a Call of Duty or Super Mario, but are absolutely still worth your time and energy. With that in mind, you should play the Yakuza games.” Read the rest of his recommendation here.
A career-high tying 32 points by senior JayQuan McCloud and another 50 percent shooting performance powered Green Bay past Detroit Mercy 84-67 on Friday night at Calihan Hall, staying lock-step with Youngstown State for third place in the Horizon League with the road win. The Phoenix (14-14, 9-6 HL) also moved to .500 on the season, and defeated the Titans (6-22, 4-11 HL) for the seventh time in the last eight meetings. McCloud’s 32 points ties his career-high from earlier this season against Northern Illinois, and tallied his fourth 30-point game this year. McCloud hit six 3-pointers and went a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line.
Over the last five years, UW-Green Bay has partnered with Carnegie Dartlet, a reputation research and marketing company, for digital advertising. In the last few months, the University extended the partnership with a research project to clarify and define UW-Green Bay’s voice and marketplace positioning. Carnegie Dartlet’s consensus-building method is built around the input of the people who know UW-Green Bay best: faculty and staff, alumni, community members and other campus stakeholders, as well as prospects. The results are important to the University’s future. The campus community is invited to the University reveal (results of the research) on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center (the event was previously going to be held in the University Theatre). The reveal will share results and recommendations that will shape the way UW-Green Bay communicates its story to future Phoenix and beyond. The event will be live streamed for convenient remote viewing. The link can be found here.
GRAMMY®-nominated blues-rock guitar icon, Joe Bonamassa, returns to the Weidner Center March 12, 2020 in support of his all-original studio album “Redemption.” Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Weidner Center website.
UntitledTown is getting closer! UW-Green Bay has many organizers and partners. Events will take place from Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, April 26, 2020. In order to bring top talent to the community for free, the festival relies on generous donations from the community. A Leap Day fundraiser starts on Saturday, Feb. 29, and the goal is to raise $15,000. Please donate if you can.
The 2020 Festival theme is “community,” which raises questions of identity, art, citizenship, caretaking and craft-making for readers and writers in Northeastern Wisconsin. Programming will include stories of adoptive families, domestic violence survivors and immigrant experiences.
In anticipation for the full schedule of 100+ readings, workshops, panels and discussion for all ages to be revealed in March, here’s a reminder of the headliners that will be at UntitledTown for this year’s festival:
Top Ten Headliners of 2020
– For Young Readers
Rosemary Wells: illustrator and writer • creator of “Max & Ruby” series about quarrelsome sibling bunnies • published 120 children’s books over 40 years
Jonah Larson: seventh grader from La Crosse, Wisconsin • crochet prodigy • author of Hello, Crochet Friends!: Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy • appearances on “The Today Show,” NPR •youngest-ever UntitledTown Festival headliner
Lulu Miller: science journalist • co-founder Invisibilia, an NPR program about unseen forces of human behavior •founding producer of Radiolab podcast • first book, Why Fish Don’t Exist—about nature, science, history, and Miller’s experiences— debuts in April 2020
Donna Hylton: author, A Little Piece of Light: A Memoir of Hope, Prison, and a Life Unbound • advocate for incarcerated women and girls and the impact of prison on communities • featured speaker at 2017 Women’s March
Tayari Jones: novelist, author of An American Marriage, which was selected for Barack Obama’s 2018 year-end reading list and Oprah’s Book Club, and won the international 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction
Laila Lalami: novelist, author of The Other Americans, a 2019 finalist for the National Book Award • forthcomingnonfiction exploration of immigrant and American identity, Conditional Citizens, debuts in April 2020
Lisa Wingate: author, historical fiction • novel about black-market adoption, Before We Were Yours, sold over 2 million copies and spent 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list • next novel, The Book of Lost Friends, debuts in April 2020
Peter Geye: novelist, author of Minnesota-set family epics • novel, Wintering, won the Minnesota Book Award and the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award • final book in Lake Superior trilogy, Northernmost, debuts in April 2020
Dasha Kelly Hamilton: Poet Laureate of Milwaukee • Arts Envoy for the US Embassy • performed on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam • commissioned production, Makin’ Cake, is making a national tour • author of four books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
José Olivarez: debut collection, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award, winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize, and selected by the New York Public Library and National Public Radio as a best book of 2018 • next book, BreakBeat Poets: Latinext, re-mixes the soundtrack of the Latinx diaspora in poetry, and debuts in April 2020
“(M)iyamoto is Black Enough” is coming to the Weidner Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The show is pulling audiences out of their seats with a combination of poems and complex musical compositions that, together, speak directly and forcefully to the issues of all our times with driving and hypnotic beats. For more information and tickets, see here.
Don’t forget to check out the “I am Psyched” exhibit on the fourth floor of the David A. Cofrin Library before it is gone! The last day of the tour is Friday, Feb. 22, 2020. This program is co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, MultiEthnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force and Feminists for Action. For more information, please contact Christine Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Homecoming Week, the UW-Green Bay Communication program is hosting its fourth annual Comm Week from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27, 2020. Comm Week is UW-Green Bay’s very own annual event to celebrate the past, present and future of UW-Green Bay’s Communication Department.
The week is packed full of events. See the schedule below:
Monday, February 24
8 a.m. – noon: Morning Coffee, MAC 2nd floor booth
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Evening Mocktails, Alumni Room
Wednesday, February 26
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Comm Carnival, Phoenix Room C
Thursday, February 27
3 p.m.: 3x3x3 Showcase, Weidner Center
3 p.m.: Comm Film Festival Showcase, Weidner Center
6 p.m..: Comm Week Banquet with Guest Speaker Laura Hollingsworth, Weidner Center Foyer
Most events are free; however, the Comm Week Banquet on Feb. 27 is $10 for students and $30 for faculty/staff, friends and family. Register for the banquet here before Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.
A few UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Wombat men’s basketball players have received post season honors from the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC). Delvin Barnstable was named WCC Eastern Division first team all-conference, Myreon Gant was named WCC Eastern Division second team all-conference and Michael Berger was named WCC Eastern Division all-defensive team.
The Wombats will play in the WCC semi-finals versus UW-Milwaukee, Waukesha on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. at Just a Game Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The winner will advance to the championship game on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.
The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus men’s basketball team has ended its season with an 11-13 record overall. The team was led by Head Coach Chuck Nelson. Congratulations to Alex Sturtz, named to the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) second team all-conference and defensive player of the year. Mason Ellis and Damen Trice were each named honorable mention all-conference.