Reminder: Medicinal plants walk on Friday, Oct. 12

UW-Green Bay alumna Misty (Davids) Cook’03 (Master of Science in Administrative Science), author of the book “Medicine Generations,” will lead a medicinal plants walk on campus and give a talk on her book on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The book talk will begin at 11 a.m. in Wood Hall 410, with a book signing taking place and refreshments being offered at Noon. The medicinal walk around campus is set for 12:30 p.m., rain or shine.

In the news: ‘After Thoughts’ speaker Meacham talks novels, Peshtigo Fire

Rebecca Meacham
Rebecca Meacham
The Wednesday, Sept. 26, edition of the Green Bay Press-Gazette carries a lengthy piece by columnist Warren Gerds on award-winning UW-Green Bay Prof. Rebecca Meacham.

Meacham will be the featured speaker Monday (Oct. 1) at the season-opening installment of the University’s After Thoughts lecture and networking series for women.  (See the news release for full details of Monday’s event at the Weidner Center.)

Meacham’s topic will be “Fiction’s Burning Questions: Novelists, History and the Creative Spark.”

Gerds’ newspaper column previews Meacham’s talk and also offers a glimpse at her latest literary project, a history-based novel set against the backdrop of the Peshtigo Fire of Oct. 8, 1871.

Estimates range from 1,200 to 2,000 died in the fire, which occurred at the same time as the Great Chicago Fire but gained much less attention because it occurred in a remote, lightly-settled northwoods location in far northeastern Wisconsin. Meacham, an Ohio native, says she learned of the tragedy while working on her first book, the award-winning collection of short stories, Let’s Do.

“Somehow or another on the book trail,” Meacham told Gerds, “I heard, ‘Did you hear there was this big fire in 1871?’ I  thought ‘That’s it. That is a novel.’” Factual books and articles have been written about the fire, but there are large gaps that a novelist can fill in.“ You have so many different classes of people, so many different histories and backgrounds of people, all kind of converging in the same place, plus there is this big fire that occurs,” Meacham said. “The fire in and of itself helps give a narrative arc for a compass point of where I can aim the story.”

See the Green Bay Press-Gazette column.

Slideshow: Photos from an eventful spring

Art exhibits, a native pow wow, various awards programs, observance of cultural traditions, the inaugural LGBTQ graduation celebration…  a busy University campus can be a photographer’s delight. Continue reading “Slideshow: Photos from an eventful spring”

More details on ‘Authors & Artists 2012: A Celebration of Scholarship’

Join the staff of the Cofrin Library for a celebration of UW-Green Bay scholarship as we kick off National Library Week. Come and see what your colleagues have been up to — you’ll find displays of recent publications, original music, and artwork. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. April 9 on the third floor of the Cofrin Library. Refreshments will be provided. Note: You still have time to add your publications to the scholarship list… check it here.

Cofrin Library preps for ‘Authors & Artists,’ and asks for updates 

The Cofrin Library’s UW-Green Bay Authors & Artists 2012, an event to celebrate research and scholarship, is scheduled for Monday, April 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.. The event will include faculty, staff, student, alumni, and trustees who have written a book, book chapter, article or edited a book in the past two years. To make sure that the list is as complete as possible the library staff asks all authors to review the bibliography that has been started and to notify Renee Ettinger (ettinger@uwgb.edu) if there is anything missing. Click here to see the list.