Full line-up of holiday (and family) events this Saturday

We’ve mentioned it before, but it is worth repeating. There is quite a bit going on this weekend at UW-Green Bay. Here is a quick list and live links:


Messiah at the Weidner Center
Women’s basketball at the Kress
Jingle Brawl, Union (The Phoenix Club)
Kawanzaa at the Union
‘Tis the Season, Union
Jingle Bell Walk/Run for Arthritis

Riley Ann’s “Bloodhounds” tour is coming to UW-Green Bay

Riley Ann, a story-teller through song, is bringing her one-woman “Bloodhounds” tour to UW-Green Bay, as an installment of the “Live at the Groovin’ Ground” series. The show will be held in the University Union from 8 to 9 p.m., on Friday, Dec 2. Riley Ann is often referred to as an anomaly within the music scene, as she has developed a sound that is completely her own, with the use of the fiddle, electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, saxophone, percussion and even some live looping. Her songs, music videos and full show details are available on her website, http://www.rileyannsound.com.

Video: Brian Sutton’s ‘Searching for Romeo’ opens Thursday

This is NOT Romeo and Juliet.

As playwright, UW-Green Bay professor Brian Sutton, explains, “In Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet fall in love at first sight, marry less than 24 hours after having met and at a time when they’ve spent only about 15 minutes together, after which Romeo kills her cousin in a fit of rage a few hours after marrying her, and when things go wrong they both commit suicide in grief over each others’ death… So my play (Searching for Romeo) portrays Romeo and Juliet as two hot and romantic but shallow, hormonally driven, impulsive, selfish jerks. In contrast, Rosaline and Paris are ordinary, even unexciting, but they’re reliable, dependable, dutiful, and simply nice. Their love blossoms slowly, growing out of friendship. They even try to suppress their feelings for each other, because they’re ‘supposed’ to be committed elsewhere and they don’t want to let other people down.”

It’s the premise for comedy and romance, and the highly anticipated “Seaching for Romeo” opens Thursday, Nov. 17 by UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance and UW-Green Bay Music.

Says UW-Green Bay lead actor Nick Schommer, “It’s going to make you laugh. It’s going to make you cry. It’s going to make you feel every emotion.”  Tickets on sale at UTIC and any TicketStar location. Video by university photographer/videographer Dan Moore.

UW-Green Bay receives UW System recognition for honoring vets and active military

This week UW-Green Bay was one of six UW institutions recognized for earning UW Vets Certification. This comes on the heels of the annual fall Chancellor’s Veteran Appreciation Reception, held Monday, Nov. 7, to honor vets and active military personnel. The University has long been active in recognizing and honoring its veterans:

  • UW-Green Bay was among one of the first campuses in the nation to train faculty and staff on the unique challenges faced by student veterans.
  • With the help of private donations, the At Ease: Veteran & Service Member Student Lounge was created on campus.
  • UW-Green Bay has been named a top “Military Friendly” institution for the 7th consecutive year.
  • UW-Green Bay has dedicated personnel to work with veterans and active military on challenges unique to their experiences.

At Monday’s reception, Lieutenant Jon Logan, served as the main speaker. He serves in the Army Reserve 432d Civil Affairs Battalion in Green Bay, and is the founder of Motivation Innovation, LLC. Sargeant First Class Jesse Veeser (top image) gave a moving presentation on the “POW Table Ceremony.” Veterans services coordinator Elaina Koltz and Chancellor Gary Miller welcomed and honored those in attendance.

“Moments like this allow us to reflect on the country we are so fortunate to live in and the incredible freedoms we have, including the freedom to elect our leaders — all made possible by the work and sacrifices of members of the military and those who have served,” said Miller.

Students in the UW-Green Bay music, led by Director of Choral Activities Prof. Randy Meder, performed the “Star Spangled Banner,” “Armed Forces Salute” and “Mansions of the Lord.” Student James Block played “Taps.”

UW-Green Bay veterans and active service members were also honored at the Green Bay Packers’ “Salute to Service” military appreciation game on Sunday, Nov. 6. at Lambeau Field — and were able to join together to carry the large American flag on the field during the performance of the National Anthem. See the photos of the walk- through and the pre-game ceremony.

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Chancellor's Veterans Reception 2016

– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communication Student Intern

Reid Ribble

Congressman Reid Ribble visits UWGB Intro. to Policy Class

Congressman Reid Ribble was the invited guest of Prof. Aeron Weinschenk’s Introduction to Public Policy class this week. Ribble spoke about the importance of elections in holding government accountable, the role of members of Congress, and his experiences working on legislation. Students were able to ask him questions for about 45 minutes. Chancellor Gary Miller attended as well.

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Reid Ribble Visits Political Science Class

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Tomorrow: A Conversation about Turkey

All are welcome to a Global Studies conversation tomorrow, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 in the World Unity Room (lower level) of the University Union. The discussion will be led by Ozum Yesiltas (Political Science, St. Norbert College), Alison Staudinger (Democracy & Justice Studies, Political Science and Women and Gender Studies, UW-Green Bay), David Coury (Humanistic Studies, German and Global Studies. UW-Green Bay) and Katia Levintova (Democracy & Justice Studies, Political Science and Global Studies, UW-Green Bay). These discussions allow the campus to have important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world.

Tonight: Ari Berman leads-off Historical Perspectives Lecture Series

Journalist Ari Berman — contributing writer of The Nation magazine and investigative journalism fellow at the Nation Institute. Berman will speak on his latest book, “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.” His presentation will be at 7 p.m. tonight (Sept. 29) in Rose Hall 250. The public is invited to attend. Berman is the first in a series a speakers invited to UW-Green Bay as part of the Historical Perspective Lecture Series. The series has been bringing speakers of national renown to UWGB since 1985.

Phoenix Friday

Join UW-Green Bay for ‘Phoenix’ Fridays on the Fox, July 29

Let’s turn CityDeck green! Join UW-Green Bay on Friday, July 29 for the second Phoenix takeover of Green Bay’s popular summertime riverside concert series, “Associated Bank’s Fridays on the Fox.” Fridays on the Fox concerts are free and take place Friday evenings in the summer on Downtown Green Bay’s CityDeck. Stop and have a blast with Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns — a band known for an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and original music — consisting of many UW-Green Bay alumni. While you’re there, show your Phoenix pride. Wear green, or your favorite Phoenix apparel and visit the UW-Green Bay booth near the Splashpad (intersection of Pine St. off of Washington St.) for giveaways and Phlash photo opportunities. Embrace your city, embrace your University. Go Green Bay!

Friday, July 29
Downtown Green Bay CityDeck
5 to 9 p.m.

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For more information about Associated Bank’s Fridays on the Fox, visit: DowntownGreenBay.com/Events/FridaysOnTheFox

For more about the feature band, Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns, visit: