Prof. Rosewall is curating exhibit at the ARTgarage

Prof. Ellen Rosewall (Art) is curating an exhibit at the ARTgarage entitled “Art in Circles.” The exhibit features more than 40 works by artists which are made in, or feature, circular or spherical form. The exhibit runs from Feb. 1 to 25 at the ARTgarage, 1400 Cedar Street, Green Bay. UW-Green Bay faculty Alison Gates and Daniel Meinhardt, along with Rosewall, have works in the exhibit.

Speaker on public education at Brown County Central Library, Jan. 30

“Go Public! Why Our Public Schools Need Our Help, and How We Can Support Them,” will be the subject of a program at the Brown County Central Library at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. The speaker will be Heather DuBois Bourenane of the Wisconsin Public Education Network, a nonpartisan alliance of groups from around the state of Wisconsin. The program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay and the Green Bay Advocates 4 Public Education.

Black History Month event: Stella by Starlight

Stop by the American Intercultural Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 to sign up for a reading and discussion of the book Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper. The discussion will take place at 5 p.m. on March 21. Though the book is intended for young readers, the subject matter is well-told historical fiction about a segregated southern town and a young girl’s bravery. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book while supplies last. This event is one of many Black History Month events on campus.

Video: Sci-fi film ‘Metropolis’ will be screened with a live world premiere film score, April 28

One-Night performance is scheduled for Friday, Apr. 28, Weidner Center

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music will present a screening of the 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis along with a live performance of a world premiere film score by the UW-Green Bay Chorale, Wind Ensemble and Studio Orchestra. The one-night performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 28 in the Weidner Center. The new film score is written by UW-Green Bay Associate Professor of Music Michelle McQuade Dewhirst for Fritz Lang’s film which has been referenced as the “mother of all sci-fi films,” ever since its release.

Prof. McQuade Dewhirst says she is thrilled to collaborate with her music faculty colleagues and students to bring this project to life.

“I’ve been fascinated by the variety of approaches various musicians have taken to interpreting this material for a long time,” said Prof. McQuade Dewhirst. “The combination of the film with live music is a special thing. Live music contributes a palpable energy and, I believe the audience will enjoy a truly immersive experience.”

Phoenix Friday is Back

Phoenix Friday is back. Check out the different deal each Friday at The Phoenix Bookstore. Friday, Jan. 27 is black and white day with all black and/or white apparel 20% off.  Also on Friday, the movie Masterminds is playing at CheapSeats at 6 and 9 p.m. “Motherfolk,” (described as Indie rock with a tinge of folk) a Good Times Programming event at the Phoenix Club, performs at 8 p.m.

UW-System’s 16th Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, April 21

The 16th annual UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity will be held on the UW-Stevens Point campus on April 21, 2017. University of Wisconsin undergraduate students will join their peers from two-and four-year campuses in sharing research projects to a statewide audience. Students from all academic disciplines present on a wide variety of topics through research poster presentations, oral presentations, gallery exhibits and artistic performances. UW-Green Bay participating students, faculty mentors and dean representation will be departing by bus in the morning of April 21 and returning later that same day. The registration deadline is Feb. 28. Questions can be directed to Lidia Nonn at nonnl@uwgb.edu or 465-2565 in the Office of Grants & Research. See more.

Photos: Celebrating the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay was happy to serve as a sponsor of the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration, Saturday, Jan. 14 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Enjoy the photos from the celebration.

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Brown County MLK Celebration 2017

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

2017 Philosophers Café kicks-off with Provost Greg Davis (this Thursday)

Maybe one of your New Year resolutions was to get out more, or find opportunities to chat with folks about different and odd but stimulating topics. Heck, maybe it was to finally unearth the governing dynamics of this brilliant universe of ours. Or maybe it was just to drink more coffee or beer in local establishments where sometimes heated conversations ensue… For any of the above, consider attending Thursday, Jan.12, 2017 Philosophers Café. Provost Greg Davis will help pose and consider some deeply puzzling and important questions about the reality of mathematics. Do numbers just describe relationships that appear in mathematical structures — the formalists’ view — or are they real, as Plato argued?  Davis will help attendees think about some different number systems, different conceptions of infinity, and the so-called “butterfly effect.” The Café meets Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hinterland’s Second Floor Lounge (313 Dousman St., Green Bay). All are invited.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Saturday, Jan. 14

The 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration is Saturday, Jan. 14 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. UW-Green Bay is a sponsor. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a community lunch. Event details are available here. E-mail Jolanda Sallmann (sallmanj@uwgb.edu) or call 920-465-2029 with any questions.

Black History Month Activities

The MLK celebration is the first in a series of Black History Month celebrations in the community. On Feb. 1 the American Intercultural Center is hosting a book reading and discussion — Courage, Community and Hope: Stella by Starlight — a well-told historical fiction book (often intended for younger audiences) about a segregated southern town and a young girl’s bravery. Stop by the AIC for a free book (while supplies last). Watch your Log for more Black History Month activities.