Green Bay, Wis.—After many in-person classes were moved online, the Sheepshead Review staff was scattered across Wisconsin, leaving editor in chief, Morgan Johnson, the challenge of creating staff relationships virtually.
Despite the obstacles, the Sheepshead Review staff will launch its Fall 2020 issue at a virtual event on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. The Sheepshead Review is UW-Green Bay students’ journal of art and literature.
With much of the year rapidly changing, advisor and Prof. Rebecca Meacham said she found the 2020 fall semester to be the most challenging of the 18 years she’s advised the journal.
“Morgan and I worked this summer to ensure every student on staff had access and felt involved,” Meacham said. “They’ve worked really hard, and it shows. We’re thrilled to share this issue’s powerful art and words with the larger community on campus and worldwide.”
Along with sharing the issue, the launch event will introduce a new crowdsourced “Make Your Mark” feature for readers and contributors to see how vast the Sheepshead Review community is. Readers from places like Napa, California; Louisville, Kentucky; Pecs, Hungary; and Seoul, South Korea have already voiced their praise for the journal. See the interactive map.
Johnson gives some insight on what new and exciting things to expect of the journal itself. “The theme of community is sprinkled throughout everything we did this semester. In our call for subs we asked people to submit pieces exploring how 2020 has shaped human connections, networks, pods, neighborhoods, bedfellows, groups, and gatherings.”
Attend the virtual launch party Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. by RSVPing.
About the Sheepshead Review
The Sheepshead Review was first put into publication in 1975 and featured works of creative writing as well as visual arts. Staffed, designed and edited entirely by undergraduates, the journal produces two international, full-color issues each year.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.
Press Release submitted by Elizabeth Asmus.