Critic Warren Gerds included UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest as an anticipated concert in his look at the week’s events in the area. More via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: A few choices dot the calendar for Northeastern Wisconsin | wearegreenbay.
Prior to MLK day, the UW-Green Bay sponsored MLK celebration day at NWTC on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, was previewed by Fox Valley 365. Read more via 25th annual Brown County MLK celebration set for Saturday | Fox Valley 365.
“Doctors in Recital” at UW-Green Bay will feature real physicians performing with musical instruments instead of their usual medical instruments. More via Area physicians ready to perform, raise money for charity at annual ‘Doctors in Recital’ | wearegreenbay.
UW-Green Bay’s Social Work Program was referenced as a Wisconsin university that offers certification for becoming a social worker in Wisconsin. The article discusses how Wisconsin schools are struggling to hire social workers due to some of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s administrative rules. More via Some Wisconsin Schools Are Finding It Difficult To Hire Social Workers To Help Kids | WPR.
“Jazz Fest, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and held on the UW-Green Bay campus will celebrate its 50th anniversary this January, with activities that begin Thursday, January 23, 2020.” Read more about the history of Jazz Fest and this year’s planned activities via UW-Green Bay prepares for 50th Jazz Fest! | Green Bay News Network.
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus’s Assistant Prof. Renee Richer (Natural and Applied Sciences) hosted a public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 on the relationship between water quality and neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimers and Parkinson’s disease. More via Bay hosts public lecture on Wednesday | The Daily News.
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement has announced several opportunities and events for the community to participate in. Seeing shows such as “The Lion King” and “Anne of Green Gables,” as well as taking American Sign Language are a few of the opportunities the Marinette CECE office is providing. Read more via UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, announces upcoming programs | Eagle Herald.
Wombats (mascot of UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus), are being hailed real-life animal heroes of the current, devastating wildfires impacting Australia’s wildlife. Wombats have reportedly been allowing other animals to seek refuge in their underground tunnels. Learn more about how wombats are helping their fellow wildlife here.
UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Renee Richer (Natural and Applied Sciences) has been selected to attend fully funded residency held at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md. The seminar will focus on how faculty can develop a more equity-based mindset and educational experience for students. Read more via Renee Richer selelcted to attend residency | The Daily Press.
Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) was featured in an article about how the recent Green Bay Packers loss can impact the mental health of fans. “I noticed that right away when I first moved here 15 years ago—a kind of collective disappointment, a collective joy on Monday mornings after a game weekend, depending on the outcome,” Martin said. “I’ve also seen it elsewhere. I was in Germany for a World Cup a long time ago … when Germany lost, I think, a semifinal match. The next day, you really had a sense of the whole community being pretty depressed, despite a really great performance that season.” The story is a fun read by writer Paul Srubas, it begins, “A long, long stretch of cold, bleak days lies ahead, empty and cheerless, dull and gray … and no, that’s not a weather forecast. It’s the end of the Green Bay Packers’ fairy-tale year, from their questionable prospects in the preseason to their post-season Cinderella carriage ride to the playoffs, to the bitter disappointment of being thoroughly schooled, then dropped unceremoniously into the dustbin of sports history with the rest of the losers.” More, including the interview with Martin and others via Sound advice from experts on coping with Packers loss Sunday: Suck it up, buttercup | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel