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New Canonball podcast mini-episode available for listening

In this Canonball mini-episode, Dean Chuck Ryback (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) talk about their last episode on Pandora, discuss some modern great works and share some unpopular opinions in a new segment called “Unpopular.” Plus, Martin talks with Assistant Prof. Nolan Bennett about his new book.

Canonball is a podcast out of Phoenix Studios at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay that covers the great works from a variety of disciplines. From movies to film to literature to video games, hosts Chuck Rybak and Ryan Martin discusses all things canonical.


Weidner Center offering Cyber Week specials

The Weidner Center is offering various Cyber Week specials. Some notable offers include all tickets priced at $15 for “Swing for the Holidays: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite” on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. This offer is valid until Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. Another Cyber Week offer is $15 off all main floor tickets for the “Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band” on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. This offer is valid until Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. See all upcoming deals and dates available.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Gurtu and EMBI Director, Arendt, co-author paper

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Chair, Business Administration, and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management) and the Director of the Environmental Management and Business Institute, John Arendt, co-authored a paper, “Packaging, business, and society.” This has been published in the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. 

The objective of this paper is to present the impact of packaging material on sustainability. The article analyzes the size of the problem that arises from the use of packaging and the effect of various types of packaging material on waste management. The data on solid waste from the United States and the European Union reinforces that the problem is not only huge, but also requires immediate attention. The research found that paying attention to packaging has the potential to improve economic, environmental and social sustainability.

Faculty note: Lecturer Matt Geimer appointed to State Bar Committee

UW-Green Bay lecturer of Business Law Matt Geimer (Austin E. Cofrin School of Business) was appointed by the Wisconsin State Bar President-elect to serve on the State Bar’s Communications Committee. Among other responsibilities, the Communications Committee serves as the editorial advisory board for the State Bar’s “Wisconsin Lawyer” magazine.

Call for chancellor nominations

The Chancellor Search & Screen Committee encourages faculty and staff to submit nominations for UW-Green Bay’s next chancellor. The search is being supported by WittKieffer, a leading executive search firm with a strong focus on higher education. Nominations and recommendations can be submitted to WittKieffer and to the Search and Screen Committee by email to

Please include the institution or organization where the nominee is employed. Contact information and comments are helpful, but not required. WittKieffer will follow up promptly on all nominations with the hope that these prospects will show interest and ultimately apply. Complete applications received by December 13, 2019 are assured full consideration.

The finalized leadership profile that outlines the qualifications and qualities expected in the successful candidate—as well as the opportunities presented to this leader—can be accessed through this link.

Academic Staff Fall Assembly, Tuesday, Dec. 3

The Academic Staff Fall Assembly will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre in the University Union on the Green Bay Campus. The agenda is posted on the SOFAS website. Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven, Provost Michael Alexander and Police Chief Dave Jones are just a few of the invited guests. If you are unable to physically attend, you can SKYPE in at Join Skype Meeting.

At the Sheboygan Campus location, please meet in Conference Room 2206. At the Manitowoc Campus location, academic staff are welcome to view it on their own or with others in F128 (Student Services Conference Room) for light snacks, drinks and extra camaraderie. Questions can be directed to the Academic Staff Committee Chair Lynn Niemi at

UW-Green Bay Alumni Jazz Dinner Party, Jan. 23


UW-Green Bay Jazz is hosting its first-ever Alumni Dinner Party! The party will be on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2019 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Blue Opus on 1390 Bellevue Street in Green Bay. Come hang out with old friends and help pregame the 50th Jazz Fest celebrations! There will be live music and a jam session into the night, and lots of chances to catch up and relive past times together. A suggested donation of $10 at the door goes to the fund to send UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble I on a tour of Slovakia in May. Everyone is invited, but please share with as many Jazz alumni as you can!

Reminder: Food Drive battle between UW-Green Bay campuses starts Dec. 2


Let the food battle commence! Bookstores at all four UW-Green Bay campuses will be holding a food drive from Dec. 2 to 6, 2019. The campus that has the highest percentage per student donated will win free snacks the following week. Drop your donations off at any of the campus bookstores. All donations will stay at that campus’ food pantry. Each campus will also be collecting cash donations as well.