Curiosity by CAHSS LIVE. Sept. 17

Get ready for five super-short talks and performances from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS). Join CAHSS for this free, streaming event, Sept. 17 from 2 to 2:45 p.m.. Curiosity by CAHSS LIVE is a video series featuring faculty, students, and staff from around the CAHSS. These short talks and performances showcase things you want to know, see, hear and do. They are intended to provide information, teach you something new, or simply fill you with wonder and awe.

UW-Green Bay alumnus Beau Thomas is in the spotlight; mural artist is brightening the region

UW-Green Bay graduate Beau Thomas is in the news. He has designed and painted many of the murals people see around the city of Green Bay. The 2016 graduate, created the “Green Bay” and “Enjoy the Ride” murals on Main Street, the “Dream” mural on Pete’s Garage on North Broadway and the “Weidner Center” mural inside of the Weidner Center on UWGB’s campus. One of his first public murals is on the exterior of the Studio Arts building on campus and celebrates UW-Green Bay’s history. Read his story in the Press-Gazette.

Making Good Choices: Thinking about Ethics Beyond Sustainability with Prof. Alison Staudinger

On Sept. 24, 2020 from 6 to 6:55 p.m., in Microsoft Teams, Associate Prof. Alison Staudinger (Democracy and Justice Studies) will lead this discussion which will explore the difficulty of ethical action in the face of (multiple) crises, drawing on the work of Alexis Shotwell, whose book Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times, argues that alongside the temptation to give up on ethics altogether is a desire to remove ourselves utterly from messy, complex systems through completely pure action. She suggests that both approaches are unsustainable, and that instead, “if we want a world with less suffering and more flourishing, it would be useful to perceive complexity and complicity as the constitutive situation of our lives, rather than as things we should avoid.” Drawing on her work, Staudinger calls on us to think together about what “good choices” might be possible in conditions of complexity and complicity, and offer some reasons why trying to make them might be worth it, and necessary for life “beyond sustainability.” (Even though we’re likely to make mistakes). It’s free. See more.

UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series Goes Virtual for 2020-2021 Season

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music Program’s 6:30 Concert Series is going virtual this season. The 2020-2021 season will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. with Luis Fernandez in Recital.

In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, all 6:30 Concert Series events will be livestreamed from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts with no in-person attendance for the 2020-2021 Season. All 6:30 Concerts will remain free and open to the public.

Luis Fernandez
Luis Fernandez

Concert violinist Luis Fernandez will kick off the virtual 6:30 Concert Series performing violin solos spanning more than 300 years of creative works from Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) to Emily Joy Sullivan (b. 1987). The 6:30 Concert will stream live for free on Sept. 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel. Fernandez will be answering questions from the livestream audience immediately following the performance. Questions may be submitted in the comments of the YouTube livestream, or via email at

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Fernandez earned his MA from the University of Florida and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Miami. Fernandez has performed across the globe as part of the Nuevo Mundo Quartet. In addition, he Fernandez has also performed with orchestras across the globe including the Florida Grand Opera, Amarillo Symphony, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and many others. As an instructor, Fernandez has been invited to teach in Bolivia, Cuba, Columbia, Mexico and across the United States. He joined the faculty of UW-Green Bay in the Fall of 2019 and serves as the Robert and Joanne Bauer Endowed Professor of Strings and Music Education.

Fall 2020 6:30 Concert Series Events will be announced during the September concert stream. The Pierrot lunaire performance previously scheduled for September 30, 2020 will be rescheduled for Fall 2021.

About the 6:30 Concert Series

The 6:30 Concert Series is designed to connect the campus with the community through the exploration of music. Performances feature insightful presentations by performers, composers and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. All performances take place at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, begin at 6:30 PM, and last between 60 and 90 minutes.

About the Weidner Center

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

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


Faculty note: Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain to continue international research, part of large grant

Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain (Humanities and History) is a member of an international research project entitled “Orthodoxies and Politics” awarded a $1,450,000.00 grant by the European Research Council. Former UWGB Visiting International Scholar Ovidiu-Victor Olar (Austrian Academy of Sciences) is the principal investigator. The project will investigate the religious reforms of Early Modern Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and run from 2022 through 2026. Kain will conduct and present archival research on the “Nikonian reforms” and conception of “New Jerusalem” in seventeenth-century Russia. He  will receive research and writing stipends, travel funding to Russia and Europe as well as a book contract with the publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


Faculty note: Prof Chu gives advice on using stress appraisal techniques to control stress levels

Chair of UW-Green Bay’s M.S. in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Program Prof. Alan Chu spoke to Virtual Vocations, a telecommuting company, and gave advice on changing the way we perceive stress and focusing on the controllable things in life in order to reduce stress during challenging times. “Much of the added stress we perceive are due to uncontrollable conditions, or conditions that are controllable by others that we may not always trust,” he said. “In order to manage stress, we need to identify what we can control in order to enhance the controllability of the situation, and then follow through to control the controllable.” Source: Virtual Vocations.

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Prof. Coury is September’s ‘Expert Spotlight’

Professor David N. Coury
Expert Spotlight
Prof. David N. Coury

Prof. David Coury will be this month’s “Expert Spotlight.” In this webinar, Intercultural Communications in a Global Workplace, Thursday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Coury will explore important differences in communication, cultural norms and business practices that can complicate negotiations or even employee relations. Words and gestures can have very different meanings from one culture to the next. Moreover, cultural differences and expectations can impact your ability to communicate effectively and build relationships in different cultural contexts. While every culture is different, Prof. Coury will look at select examples from across the globe and provide you with the resources to inform yourself and your colleagues about what to look for and consider before embarking on an international venture. It’s a 45-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q and A. Learn more about Expert Spotlight.


Kamala Harris Will Deliver the Democrats’ Real Keynote – The Atlantic

UW-Green Bay Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) was recently interviewed by The Atlantic. “Robert gibbs had just woken up when his boss called. It was about 6 a.m., and Barack Obama, who was not normally a morning person, had written yet another draft of his keynote speech for the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Obama wanted to know what Gibbs, who had recently joined his campaign for the U.S. Senate, thought. After sheepishly admitting that he had not read his boss’s latest effort, Gibbs checked his email. Obama had sent his revisions at 2:30 a.m.”

Source: Kamala Harris Will Deliver the Democrats’ Real Keynote – The Atlantic