‘So-jo’ war correspondent, Hot Zone exhibit come to UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY — The work of award-winning war correspondent Kevin Sites will be on display at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Sunday, Sept. 28, to Friday, Oct. 3.

Sites, one of the world’s most respected war correspondents, is a “so-jo,” or solo journalist, meaning he works, travels and reports without a crew. He carries a backpack of portable digital technology to video record, write, edit and transmit multimedia reports.
As Yahoo!’s first war correspondent, Sites spent time covering every major global conflict. His past assignments have brought him to nearly every region of the world, including the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, South America and Eastern Europe.

Sites presents his experiences through a Yahoo! News documentary, “Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone.” (http://hotzone.yahoo.com/)

UW-Green Bay will first host the “Hot Zone” photography exhibit, which will be located in the concourse of the University Union, Sept. 28-Oct. 3. Campus is located at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Sites will be on campus to present a screening of his documentary, “A World of Conflict,” followed by a discussion with the audience, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union.

Sites will give a lecture and presentation, “One Man. One Year: A World of Conflict,” a day later, (Thursday, Oct. 2), also from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms.

All exhibits and presentations are free and open to the public.UW-Green Bay is welcoming Sites and his exhibit as part of the campus-wide Common Theme, “Waging War, Waging Peace.”

The Common Theme is a yearlong program designed to engage the campus and community in the ideals of a liberal arts education and the UW-Green Bay interdisciplinary mission. It encourages faculty, staff, students and community members to focus on a general theme from multiple perspectives and have a shared experience with open discussion and critical thinking.

For more information visit, http://www.uwgb.edu/commontheme/.