‘Designers on Design’ begins May 23

Designers on Design is a weekly webinar on various design aspects of a theatrical performance by designers and design educators across the globe. From May 23 onwards, every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. CST, a designer will share his/her work, ideas, teaching and thoughts via online video conferencing with attendees on Zoom. Organized by UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Dinesh Yadav (Theatre and Dance), it is supported by UW-Green Bay and by OISTAT (Organisation Internationale des. Scénographes Techniciens et. Architectes de. Théâtre). This webinar is also available through live streaming and recordings at Theatre and Dance, UWGB Facebook page. See the Designers on Design.pdf.

Prof. Style shares post-retirement plans

The Log announced shortly before the holiday break that Prof. Christine Style (Arts and Visual design) will be retiring. Style shared some of her post-retirement plans. “My plans are to get more time in my studio as one never retires from making art. I will transition to doing some future teaching at the art school in Florence, Italy (SRISA). I’ve been working with the Curator of Art Committee and Lawton Gallery Curator Emma Hitzman with their selection of some of 1,000+ prints by UW-Green Bay students who have made prints in my printmaking courses over the last 30+ years. I’ve also made other print and art donations from my collection. The remaining student prints will then be available for others — TBA.”

Photos: Student Paul Karpenko wins Business Idea Competition, next up Sheboygan Campus contest

UW-Green Bay Urban Studies major Paul Karpenko took first place in the Fall 2018 UW-Green Bay Student Business Idea Contest, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Green Bay Campus students from several majors pitched their innovative idea in front of judges within a 90-second time frame for cash, scholarships to a summer entrepreneurial extreme accelerator travel course, and the ability to represent UW-Green Bay at other pitch contests this spring for more cash, in-kind services and automatic entries into accelerators. Here are the contest winners and their big ideas:

Karpenko’s idea, MeritCoin, won the first place cash prize of $500. His idea rewards students who work on real problems based on curriculum written by private sector sources.

Second place and $250 was awarded to Courtney Gersek (Business Administration) with Twistables – her take on a better peanut butter jar without the eventual mess getting the peanut butter out at the bottom of the jar. Gersek developed her idea over the summer at the European Innovation Academy in Portugal with a team of international students. It was ranked #1 in the patent award category out of 70 teams there. Last year, Gersek competed in the spring 2018 UWGB student business idea contest with one of her many other ideas, Swift Shopper, and was awarded honorable mention. That honorable mention award earned her a scholarship to attend EIA to start the develop of Twistables.

Third place and $100 was awarded to Maria Arunkumar (Business Administration) for her Build-a-Wedding app idea. The app walks those getting married easily through the planning of their wedding, including helping connect them to wedding planners and wedding facilities coordinators. Arunkumar won the Light Up the Lakeshore business idea contest in Two Rivers in August with this idea, and she was featured in local print and on local television. She continues to develop the idea toward reality having presented her idea along the way at 1 Million Cups Green Bay and most recently at kinnektorCon.

Receiving honorable mention and $50 were the following Green Bay Campus students:

  • Alexa Hietpas (Business Administration) – GPS Buck Tracker
  • Jada Taylor (Business Administration) – University Book Exchange
  • Christopher Conrad (Business Administration) – RentPlus
  • Alyssa Allen (Business Administration) – Hazel Hills scholarship Alzheimer’s facility
  • Leah Zorn (Business Administration) – PLUM
  • Ketti Bloom (Business Administration) – a center to help care for the homeless and their pets too
  • Charity Joy (Design Arts) – an at-home yoga trainer business
  • Olivia Heilman (Business Administration) – Stay Dry
  • Riley Heimann (Data Science) – a cloud-based benchmarking system
  • Erik Johnson (Communication) – Cross Track Shack
  • Sabrina Vang (Education & Psychology) – fresh: quick and easy healthy fast food
  • Cory Gruedemann (Business Administration) – a quicker movie selection app
  • Renee DeGrand (Business Administration) – Fervid Life
  • Hamza Umar (Business Administration) – Color-Bagging

The UWGB Sheboygan Campus Student Business Idea Contest is Thursday, Nov. 8, kicking off Wisconsin Startup Week Sheboygan. Prior to the business idea contest, the Sheboygan Campus will host a business idea workshop for the community, and community members will be encouraged with cash to pitch their ideas too! Details are here: http://blog.uwgb.edu/kauthr/startupsheboyganbusinessideaworkshop/. UW-Green Bay Manitowoc and Marinette Campuses will have their student business idea contests and community business idea workshops in the spring 2019 semester.

Sponsors of the contests are WiSys and the Cofrin School of Business and CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization). Keynote speaker was international exchange student Zeeshan Ali from the UGRAD Pakistan program.

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Business Idea Competition Fall 2018

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney, Marketing and University Communication Student Intern

Coming up: ‘Maurice Sendak and the Queering of Children’s Literature’

The 2018-19 Speaker Series on the Sheboygan Campus will continue on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Wombat Room (Room 2114). UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Sam Watson (Arts and Design) will be presenting “Maurice Sendak and the Queering of Children’s Literature.” The presentation will cover how, in the 1960s, some of the biggest names in children’s literature were closeted gay men and women. The series is presented by the Campus Events Committee. This event is free and open to the public.

Art students with their inflatable plastic snowman

Snow in May?

Don’t panic Wisconsin winter warriors, this snowperson is the creation of 16 Design Arts and Art majors, who worked collaboratively on a final project for Introduction to 3-Dimensional Design class. Blizzard Evelyn was the inspiration for the final subject matter. The technical requirements: be constructed completely out of the plastic sheeting and duct tape provided, stand a minimum of 10-feet tall when inflated, and hold the inflation well for 10 minutes. The students aced it!

“This assignment was originally crafted by adjunct professor and UW-Green Bay alumna Mindy Wittock ‘04 (Art) and current woodshop technician, Mark Sauter,” said Prof. Alison Gates. “No one has done it for several years here, but thinking ahead to when we have engineering on campus, introducing the students to some light engineering problem-solving, as well as valuable ‘soft skills’ like team work, collaboration and collective problem-solving, seemed like a good idea pedagogically to me. Everyone contributed an idea and the final object is a result of compromise, reflection and material testing.

Snowman inflation in progress

Making Arts Matter student organization spends time in advocacy

Students from the UW-Green Bay student organization Making Arts Matter, spent time recently in the State Capitol with Prof. Ellen Rosewall (Arts Management) talking to legislators about the value and benefit of the arts. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the students to learn more about what’s happening in the arts in Wisconsin, to meet arts leaders and to talk with their legislators. In preparation, Anne Katz, Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin, came to visit ahead of the visit and talked with the students, giving them the basics of advocacy and what we are currently advocating for,” Rosewall said. See the full story.

Film Society, Humanities, partner to show ‘Cameraperson’ Feb. 21

The Green Bay Film Society together with UW-Green Bay Humanities will present a free screening of award-winning documentary film “Cameraperson,” this Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum. Kirsten Johnson’s film is a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. Professors David Coury (Humanities) and Jeff Benzow (Arts and Visual Design) will lead a discussion of the film afterwards. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS www.pbs.org/pov.

Faculty note: Prof. Rosewall publications

UW-Green Bay Prof. Rosewall (Arts Management) announces two publications:
Arts and Cultural Management: Primary and Critical Sources
(Bloomsbury) will be released Dec.14.

“Arts in the 21st Century: Change and Challenge” will be published in the December edition of Cultural Management: Science and Education. She currently sits on the International Scientific Committee of this journal. Professor and Chair of Arts Management.

Artist Talk by Jason Rohlf, Oct. 19

Artist Jason Rohlf, a Milwaukee native who has been making work in Brooklyn, NY, since 1999, will lead an Artist Talk in Studio Arts, Room 411, Thursday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. Rohlf visits UW-Green Bay on the occasion of his upcoming solo show “Kismet” at the Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee. His bright, textured paintings explore the multifaceted relationships between color, material and surface. He has exhibited his work across the United States, created a public installation for the MTA in New York and has lectured for the Pratt Institute, Bowling Green University, and Lawrence University, among others. He is the recipient of the Sam and Adelle Golden Foundation for the Arts Artist in Residency. See the Facebook event.

Professors Gates and Watson to address gender roles using images

In a free event at the Neville Public Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., Prof. Alison Gates and Assistant Prof. Sam Watson (Art and Design) will examine how gender is constructed through images and what images reinforce gender roles or transgress society’s expectations of gender performance. The event is open to the public. Note: Some images discussed may not be appropriate for young audience members.