GREEN BAY, WI—As the students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay were finally getting into the swing of virtual classrooms, the English department suffered a heavy loss that sent everything spiraling.
Professor Sarah Schuetze’s January death came as a shock to the students and the faculty that knew her best. But despite the hardship of losing a beloved professor, the Sheepshead Review staff is dedicating its Spring 2021 issue in her honor.
“When we sat down to plan this Spring issue, we were bereft,” says English Co-Chair and Sheepshead Review advisor Rebecca Meacham. “But then our Editor-in-Chief hit on the perfect theme to honor Sarah’s top passion: animals.”
Editor-in-Chief August Wiegman set the tone for the semester with a Day One icebreaker activity where each student posted pictures of their pets.
“August’s compassionate leadership made space for our grief,” Meacham notes. “And what better way to honor an English professor than a book full of beautiful art and writing?”
Along with UW-Green Bay students, the Spring issue features beautifully heartbreaking, visually aesthetic, joyfully healing, and deeply meaningful pieces from all over world, many of which will be read live at the issue’s launch on May 3, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom.
“I’m extremely excited to share the work of our talented contributors,” Weigman says. “As with every spring, this semester we hosted the Rising Phoenix contest for UW-Green Bay students, and the pieces that won are phenomenal.”
The launch event will take place on May 3, 2021 from 1 to 2 p.m. CST via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. RSVP here: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41PfZDiWqhxVIjk.
Press Release submitted by UW-Green Bay student Carlyn Lowe.
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
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.