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I am Enough | Fred Johnson | TEDxUWGreenBay

I am Enough | Fred Johnson | TEDxUWGreenBay

Technology has shattered the traditional pillars of leadership: position, competence, and information. Trust, the new foundation of leadership excellence requires authenticity, transparency, and vulnerability. Today’s leader must choose the path of self-discovery, self-belief, and a commitment to love oneself first as the prerequisite for leading others well. Fred Johnson is the chief executive officer and founder of InitiativeOne. He has created and implemented leadership transformation processes that accelerate positive culture change by helping leaders become more authentic, courageous, open and human than ever before. He is passionate about elevating leaders and exponentially impacting the leadership culture of an organization. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Moxie: One Woman’s Version | Kelly Ellis | TEDxUWGreenBay

Moxie: One Woman’s Version | Kelly Ellis | TEDxUWGreenBay

While bouncing back from a few hard knocks, Kelly Ellis realized that the power to have a great life had been with her all along. In her talk, Ellis defines moxie as the intersection of grit, gumption and self-awareness and shares a real life example of what happens when she stopped listening to others and lived her own authentic life. She encourages the audience to trust in their own instincts, express themselves and perhaps even go back to the person they were before life gave them a little too much advice about who to be when they grew up. Kelly Ellis is the Founder & Fearless Leader of the Greater Green Bay STEM Network, an organization created in 2013 to connect STEM education resources in the region. She is passionate about working closely with community nonprofits. Ellis graduated with a Business Administration degree (emphasis in Marketing) and high honors from UW-Green Bay in 2008. She minored in Studio Arts. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

I Knew A Boy: A Human Beingness Story | Dan Terrio | TEDxUWGreenBay

I Knew A Boy: A Human Beingness Story | Dan Terrio | TEDxUWGreenBay

We all have a story. It’s the one thing that binds us all together. Far too often, we brush people off for what you perceive about them rather than getting to see their true self, or their ‘human beingness’ in this case. In this talk, Dan Terrio shares the importance of embracing your human beingness and sharing your stories so others can see who you really are. Dan Terrio has inspired countless youth and adults from all walks of life with his story of perseverance, strength and determination. Terrio began his motivational speaking career while recovering from injuries sustained in a car/train accident that left him temporarily confined to a wheelchair. To date, he has traveled to all 50 states presenting his inspiring story from growing up on an Indian Reservation to working in Washington D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies ’12 and a master’s degree in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning ’14 from UW-Green Bay. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Stupid School Security and Discipline Policies | Jennie Young | TEDxUWGreenBay

Stupid School Security and Discipline Policies | Jennie Young | TEDxUWGreenBay

This talk outlines a method of radically re-imagining the American high school. It shows how high-security, prison-like schools are actually creating more danger than they’re preventing. The speaker suggests an unusual conceptual approach to fix this and argues that we need to stop tweaking an old system and instead work to create entirely new high school environments. Jennie Young is an assistant professor of English and the director of the first-year writing program at UW-Green Bay. She has a Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research interests include rhetorical theory and the rhetoric of education, specifically as it applies to high school students. She is also interested in creative nonfiction and its place in English composition programs and has published articles in both academic and creative journals. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Timing Is Everything | Lorenzo Lones | TEDxUWGreenBay

Timing Is Everything | Lorenzo Lones | TEDxUWGreenBay

Timing is often overlooked. Its never really considered to play a significant role in day-to-day life. In this talk, Lorenzo combines a personal story with research conducted at Washington University in St. Louis to explain why Timing is Everything. Lorenzo Lones is a neuroscience Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis. He received bachelor of science degrees in Psychology and Human Biology from UW-Green Bay in 2016. Currently, he works in the lab of Dr. Aaron DiAntonio where he studies the molecular mechanisms underlying axon degeneration. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Why Every Engineer Needs to Know Something About Business | Anne Schauer-Gimenez | TEDxUWGreenBay

Why Every Engineer Needs to Know Something About Business | Anne Schauer-Gimenez | TEDxUWGreenBay

After complaining about a challenging assignment, Anne Schauer-Gimenez was told in graduate school, “every engineer needs to know something about running a business.” In this TEDx talk, Schauer-Gimenez describes her journey from engineering into business. By starting a company, Mango Materials, she has gotten out of her comfort zone and made a transition from the lab into a role of outreach and marketing. Schauer-Gimenez is the vice president of customer engagement and co-founder of Mango Materials, a startup company that uses biogas (methane) to feed bacteria that manufacture a biodegradable polymer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science ’00 and a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy ‘02 from UW-Green Bay, along with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Marquette University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Art Agency Sale extended to include faculty/staff, alumni

Art Agency, the UW-Green Bay visual arts advocacy student group, has announced that it is extending an invitation for faculty/staff and alumni to participate in their third biannual art sale on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in the University Union Phoenix C from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale is both an opportunity for students — and now faculty/staff and alumni — to sell work while generating a small profit to help fund Art Agency. Commission will be 10% for students and 25% for alumni and faculty participants. All mediums are welcome. There is no need to be present the day of the event, Art Agency students will be staffing the sale. Reserve a spot by Friday, November 16 with Art Agency President Brianna Fischer via email at fiscb30@uwgb.edu.

See Brianna’s video for answers to common questions.

Farewell Pink Week – Nov. 11-17

After 25 years, the national organization of Pink Week is ending. Pink Week began in 1993 by Gioia Fonda while attending California School of Arts & Crafts now it is celebrated across the country and in Europe. The UW-Green Bay Art program has participated in Pink Week for 15 years:

  • 2003: UW-Green Bay Begins celebrating Pink Week
  • 2004: Professor Detweiler is named Pink Week Ambassador of Pink
  • 2006: UW-Green Bay named the first ever Pink Week Embassy

This year’s activities will include:

  • Art Agency Pink Week Exhibition in 407 Gallery: Stop by the 407 Gallery to honor the end of a beloved tradition. The 407 Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Studio Arts building and is a designated space where UW-Green Bay students may sign up to exhibit group or solo shows throughout the academic year. Join Art Agency (the student Art Club) & participate in the exhibition! Contact Brianna Fisher (fiscb30@uwgb.edu) or Sarah Detweiler (detweils@uwgb.edu) for information.
  • Public performance/installation by Sarah Detweiler & Kayla Bauer
  • Pink Week Retrospective at the Kondos Gallery at the Sacramento City College featuring photographs of Sarah Detweiler.
  • Commemorative Pink Week packages will be for sale all proceeds will go to help purchase supplies for the new Art Agency sister org called A2Z (A2 Zine). Prices: Small packages $5 & Large packages $10.  If enough money is raised it will also fund an award at the Student Juried show.  Supplies are limited, reserve yours today by returning the order form with cash.

For information on the larger movement, see www.pinkweek.org

Day of the Dead ‘Ofrenditas’ with OLA

44099514_1786544811468392_6952159318883958784_oThe UW-Green Bay student group, Organization Latino Americana (OLA), will once again be hosting an event in celebration of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Día de los Muertos is a celebration that originated in Mexico and Central America and is observed to honor and help support the spiritual journey of friends and family who have died.

All are welcome to stop by the UW-Green Bay University Union room 125 on Thurs., November 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn from OLA students about various traditions and rituals that occur during Dia de los Muertos and their cultural importance.

Visitors can participate in activities that include creating ofrenditas and painting sugar skulls.

Ofrendas or offerings are altars which people set up for Dia de los Muertos to welcome back the souls of loved ones who have passed on. “They usually incorporate things such as skulls, marigolds, purple fabrics and candles,” explains OLA member Amber Perez. “People who attend will be able to make their own ofrenditas (small ofrendas) while supplies lasts.”

Guests are also invited to paint sugar skulls (literally made from sugar) to take home as decorations. OLA will display examples of decorated sugar skulls. Attendees will be able to decorate their own sugar skull however they would like.

This event is open to the public.