What’s Up at UW-Green Bay? March 3

Get a multidisciplinary view of coronavirus with ‘Virus Without Borders’ | Thursday, March 5 | Christie Theatre

Media members are welcome for pre-event interviews at 2:30 p.m. UW-Green Bay Professors Chris Vandenhouten (Nursing and Global Studies), Rebecca Hovarter (Nursing) and Brian Merkel (Human Biology) will be presenting, “Virus Without Borders: The Global Threat and Response to the Novel Coronavirus” on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Christie Theatre. The event will cover symptoms of the virus, testing and treatment options for COVID-19, the current state of the outbreak, travel bans and global impact, effectiveness of a quarantine, vaccine development and a comparison of coronavirus with MERS, SARS and influenza. Faculty members will be available for interviews at 2:30 outside the Christie Theatre, by RSVPing to Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu.

Innovation in Aging competition | Wed., March 4 | Brown County STEM Innovation Center

The Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition will be hosted at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The competition challenges students to create innovative solutions to combat hardships and improve quality of life for an aging public. Prizes (first through third) and a People’s Choice award will be presented at the closing of the event. More information can be found at https://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/news/02/19/innovation-in-aging-student-idea-competition-march-4/.

Big Fish The Musical | March 5-8 | Manitowoc Campus University Theatre

“Big Fish: A New Broadway Musical” will be performed at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus on March 5-7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. at the University Theatre. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, “Big Fish” is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself. This musical is directed by Michael Sheeks, with music direction by Erin Renae and choreography by Shannon Page. More information can be found at  https://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/news/02/11/big-fish-the-musical-at-manitowoc-campus-march-5-7/.

‘A Conversation with Michael Beschloss & Doris Kearns Goodwin’ | Monday, March 9 | Weidner Center

Award-winning historian Michael Beschloss and Pulitzer-prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will be at the Weidner Center Cofrin Family Hall on Monday, March 9, 2020 to participate in thoughtful and in-depth conversations about politics and history with the UW-Green Bay community. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at https://www.weidnercenter.com/events/a-conversation-with-michael-beschloss-and-doris-kearns-goodwin/. More information can be found at https://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/releases/02/12/uw-green-bays-weidner-center-hosts-presidential-historians-featured-in-a-conversation-with-michael-beschloss-and-doris-kearns-goodwin/.

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Contact Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu or 920-465-5502, 920-471-3854 for more information or to put you in touch with sources not listed.