CAHSS events: Conversations on sustainability / Jazz Ensemble

Ecological Futures: A Conversation on Sustainability for Earth Week: Join faculty from across the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), along with CAHSS Dean Chuck Rybak, for a virtual Earth Week discussion of the Common CAHSS 2020 theme, “Beyond Sustainability: Imagining an Ecological Future.” The event is Thursday, April 22, 2021, from Noon to 1 p.m.

Together, they will consider how the events of the past year, including Common CAHSS, have shaped their understandings of the problems of unsustainability and possible responses to these issues. Watch the virtual event here.

Jazz Ensemble Concert — Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join UW-Green Bay music students for a free evening of Jazz, right in your living room. Streaming on the UWGB Music YouTube channel, the Jazz ensemble concert is sure to keep your toes tapping.

Reminder: CAHSS Events this week

All Rise: Kayla Billett and Anthony Sirianni Jr.

Join Kayla and Anthony Monday, April 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. Both Kayla Billett and Anthony Sirianna Jr. are UWGB alumni. After finishing a Master’s at UWGB, Kayla is now a student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law; she has recently clerked for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. Anthony graduated from Beijing Normal University with a Master’s in 2017 and is now a student at Rutgers Law School.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Wheat at or Nolan Bennett at

To join this Zoom event, visit the CAHSS & Effect Website. 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: China’s Role in Africa

The COVID-19 crisis has put a massive strain on what was growing a positive economic and political relationship between China and the continent of Africa. As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s centerpiece “Belt and Road initiative” continues to expand Chinese power, the response to the spread of Covid-19, as well as the African government’s growing debt to China, has seen pushback. What are some of the growing economic and political issues between China and Africa? Allen Xiao, a UW-Madison Geography PH.D candidate,  is the speaker of this event. Join the lecture on Wednesday, April 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

To register for this virtual event, visit the CAHSS and Effect Website.

Philosophers’ Café: The Liberty of Thought and Discussion

Please join us Wednesday, April 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding the liberty of thought and discussion! Our discussion will be moderated by Dr. David Louzecky (Philosophy, UWGB-Sheboygan). As much as we’d like to maximize the liberty of thought and discussion, the burdens imposed by misinformation and disinformation are making it difficult to form rational beliefs and actions. Should I get vaccinated? Should we go green? Reasoning requires data. Where can Diogenes find an honest source? China controls what’s reported. Burma shuts down the internet. Facebook blocks sites. Twitter censors. Allegedly, the head of the FDA was told to approve or get fired. That’s prescribed, rather than proscribed, speech: it’s why Henry VIII removed St. Thomas More’s head.

The Next Best Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything

Part of the No Reservations series, join Professor Michelle McQuade Dewhirst on The Next Best Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything on Thursday, April 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the UWGB Music Youtube Channel.

The pandemic has forced musicians to rethink the ways in which they relate to their audiences and to each other. In this talk, I’ll discuss pieces I’ve written in the past year for musicians who are finding new ways to connect in a time of crisis.



Professor Katia Levintova named co-director of the Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is delighted to announce Professor Katia Levintova as the new co-director of the Center. Levintova will be working alongside Prof. David Coury and Ashley Heath to manage and expand the CCE on campus and within the community. Levintova has been at UWGB since Fall 2007 and has extensive experience integrating experiential and civic minded teaching in the classroom. She is currently a professor of Political Science and Global Studies in the Democracy and Justice Studies program where she teaches courses on Comparative Politics and International Relations. She has served as chair of both Political Science and Global Studies programs and has received the UWGB 2019 Founders Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her work with students in internships and collaborations within the community will be an asset in the work of the CCE.

Reminder: All Rise: Jessica Karbowski Weare event is March 9

Jessica Karbowski Weare serves as deputy legal counsel to Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. Previously she worked as associate general counsel for Global Trade Compliance-Sanctions at Facebook, spent almost a decade practicing international law as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, and clerked for Justice Dana Fabe on the Alaska Supreme Court. Listen to Karbowski Weare on March 9, 2021 from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Wheat at or Nolan Bennett at

Supported by the Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovations.

Reminder: Philosophers’ Café event this Wednesday

The rise and speed with which globalization has spread across the world have increasingly brought different ethnic and cultural groups into greater contact than ever before. Wars, famine, and climate change have also increased the numbers of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers which, in turn, has led to increased cultural conflict as well as renewed nationalism and ethnocentrism. But is conflict unavoidable? Are multicultural societies still possible or are integration and assimilation the goal again for most societies? Is the globalization of the future only an economic and neo-liberal construct or can it be positively applied to culture? Please join on Wednesday, March 10 to discuss these important issues. The discussion will be moderated by UW-Green Bay Prof. David Coury (German and Humanities).

Join the Zoom event Wednesday, March 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Performances arriving or no longer in calendar, part 51

In Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music will present a “6:30 Concert Series” program, “Sustainable Voices – A Musical Exploration of Ecological Sustainability,” March 8 in collaboration with Common CAHSS (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences). According to a press release: The virtual concert will stream live from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at 6:30 p.m. on UWGB Music’s youtube channel. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations may be made at This concert engages with this year’s Common CAHSS theme, “Beyond Sustainability.” The program is selected in response to these questions: What do we want to sustain given that it’s neither possible nor desirable to sustain the status quo? How can we simultaneously address ecological and social justice issues? These questions will be addressed through inclusive programming of an array of compositional voices and styles. This program will include works by Evan Williams, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Daniel Crawford, John Luther Adams, and John Salerno, and features performances by cellist Michael Dewhirst, the UWGB New Music Ensemble, and the UWGB Faculty Jazz Combo. The series is designed to connect the campus with the community through the exploration of music. The series offers new perspectives on diverse styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. Performances last between 60 and 90 minutes.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Performances arriving or no longer in calendar, part 51 |

Reminder: ‘Sustainable Voices’ is tonight, and Weidner Center’s March line-up

6:30 Concert Series: UW-Green Bay Music’s concert series returns with Sustainable Voices – A Musical Exploration of Ecological Sustainability, a collaboration with Common CAHSS. Streaming live on UW-Green Bay Music’s YouTube Channel on March 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

STEAM Engine XIV: This speaker series showcasing presentations on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics will be livestreamed simultaneously on the Weidner Center’s and STEAM Engine’s YouTube Channels on March 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

Pegasis: A virtual concert performed by local Green Bay WAMI (Wisconsin Artistic Music Industry) nominated artist, Pegasis, known for tight harmonies, inventive arrangements, and engaging lyricism. This event will stream live on the Weidner Center’s YouTube Channel March 18th, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

No Reservations: This speaker series presented by UW-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) continues with Dr. Jon Shelton presenting: The Rise and Fall of the Human Capital Myth. This event will be livestreamed on the Weidner Center’s YouTube Channel on March 23rd, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

Source: Weidner Center’s Digital Programming Line-Up for March 2021 | Green Bay News Network

March’s Inclusive Reads and Conversations W/ UWGB Libraries

Mark your calendar! March’s Inclusive Reads and Conversations with UWGB Libraries program will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, March 31st from 12:15pm to 1:00pm. If you are interested in attending, register here and receive an Outlook calendar invitation for the event with a link to the meeting. If you are interested but can’t attend the session, you can still sign up to receive a recording of the session after.

What does it mean to be a “citizen”? What does it mean to be a “foreigner”? What is “your” country when you are the child of immigrant parents? Mario Jiménez Chacón and Cristina Ortiz Ceberio invite you to an open dialogue around these and other questions as presented in the New Yorker article, “Waking Up from the American Dream” by Latinx writer, Karla Cornejo-Villavicencio.

*Note: The name of the article in the database was changed to “Bad Dream,” but it is the same article from the original New Yorker publication titled “Waking Up from the American Dream.”

Melt This Frozen Heart: Whiteout and Written in the Stars

Melt This Frozen Heart: Whiteout and Written in the Stars is Associate Professor Jessica Lyn Van Slooten’s latest installment in her monthly ‘Happy Hearts’ column on Van Slooten is a professor of English, Writing Foundations, Humanities, and Women’s & Gender Studies at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus.