Reminder: ‘Almost Sunrise’ documentary showing and discussion, Nov. 19, 20

Would you and your students like to learn more about veterans issues? If so, the documentary, “Almost Sunrise” will be shown in the Christie Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. All faculty, staff and students are invited to view the documentary; students studying for careers to ultimately work with veteran populations can really gain valuable information from this film and the discussion.

The film discussion will take place on Friday, Nov. 22 from noon to 1 p.m in the Christie Theatre. One of the Department of Education’s 8 Keys to Veteran’s Success is providing comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.

“Almost Sunrise” is a story of resilience and recovery. A feature-length documentary, the film follows two Wisconsin Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, as they struggle with depression upon returning home from military service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they both seek a lifeline and embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. The film captures an intimate portrait of two friends suffering from the unseen wounds of war as they discover an unlikely treatment: the restorative power of silence and meditation. A cinematic experience that juxtaposes the internal struggles of its characters against the wide-open spaces of America’s heartland, “Almost Sunrise” is also the first film to explore “moral injury:” the profound shame that many veterans feel when their experiences of war violate their moral beliefs, and a possible critical factor in veteran suicide.

Questions can be directed to to Elaina Koltz at koltze@uwgb.edu.

Inclusive Excellence speaker panel regarding care giving for Alzheimer’s, Nov. 15

Inclusive Excellence is hosting a guest panel addressing “Caregiving for Alzheimer’s.” Tammy Olp (University Union), Rob Sutherland, Theresa Weise (Health and Counseling), Sara Chaloupka (University Union) and Vicki Chaloupka will share caregiving experiences, book reviews and information about hippotherapy as it pertains to Alzheimer’s caregiving. The event is free and open to the public on Friday, Nov. 15, noon to 1 p.m., in the Christie Theatre. If you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodation, please contact Stacie Christian at 920-465-2167.

Movie is final fall 2019 Global Studies event, Wednesday, Nov. 13

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6 to 8 p.m., the conclusion to the Fall 2019 Global Studies Discussion series will take place. For the last event this semester, the movie, “Measuring the World” (Germany, 2012) in the Christie Theatre (University Union, lower level) will be shown. The movie chronicles the life and legacy of Alexander von Humboldt. Check out the trailer.

The movie is a follow up to the previous Roundtable and book discussions. Please come and enjoy the movie; it is free and open to the public. This event is presented by the chair of Global Studies, Prof. David Coury (Humanities and German). These discussions allow the campus to have important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world. This is the 250th anniversary of Humboldt’s birth.  For more details, please visit the official Facebook event page.

 

‘Almost Sunrise’ documentary showing and discussion, Nov. 19, 20 & 22

Would you and your students like to learn more about veterans issues? If so, the documentary, “Almost Sunrise” will be shown in the Christie Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. All faculty, staff and students are invited to view the documentary; students studying for careers to ultimately work with veteran populations can really gain valuable information from this film and the discussion.

The film discussion will take place on Friday, Nov. 22 from noon to 1 p.m in the Christie Theatre. One of the Department of Education’s 8 Keys to Veteran’s Success is providing comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.

“Almost Sunrise” is a story of resilience and recovery. A feature-length documentary, the film follows two Wisconsin Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, as they struggle with depression upon returning home from military service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they both seek a lifeline and embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. The film captures an intimate portrait of two friends suffering from the unseen wounds of war as they discover an unlikely treatment: the restorative power of silence and meditation. A cinematic experience that juxtaposes the internal struggles of its characters against the wide-open spaces of America’s heartland, “Almost Sunrise” is also the first film to explore “moral injury:” the profound shame that many veterans feel when their experiences of war violate their moral beliefs, and a possible critical factor in veteran suicide.

Questions can be directed to to Elaina Koltz at koltze@uwgb.edu.

 

Social Justice Club hosting showing of “When They See Us”

The Social Justice Club invites you to their two-part showing of “When They See Us” on October 8 and 15, 2019 in the Christie Theatre starting at 5 p.m. “When They See Us” is a powerful vehicle for starting conversations about youth justice and racial injustice. They are presenting this topic in collaboration with the Campaign for Youth Justice.

The Campaign for Youth Justice is a national initiative focused entirely on ending the practice of prosecuting, sentencing and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system. Aprill O. Turner will be flying in from D.C. to attend the Part One showing on October 8 and lead the discussion afterward.

Aprill O. Turner is a public relations professional with nearly 20 years of experience working with non-profit and corporate clients, as well as elected officials, in the areas of political and communication strategy, message development, media training, crisis communications and public affairs. Currently, Aprill is Communications Director for the Campaign for Youth Justice, where she leads media strategy to elevate the issue of prosecuting youth in adult criminal court, ensuring that the voices of those affected by the issue are front and center in the national media and in key media outlets across the country.

Food and drink will be provided. Please RSVP to sosocialjustice@uwgb.edu.

Reminder: Spring All Academic Staff Assembly is today (May 9)

The Spring All Academic Staff Assembly is Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The assembly agenda is now available. The Academic Staff will vote on a Resolution to include representation from branch campuses on the Academic Staff Committee for 2019-20 and 2020-21, and changes to the By Laws (see agenda). All are invited to an Academic Staff end-of-the-year social to follow at 4:30 p.m. at Shorewood Club. The 2018-19 Academic Staff Committee (ASC) meets biweekly on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. in Cofrin Library (CL) 735. Committee meetings are open governance group meetings. Contact any member of the 2018-19 committee: Jamee Haslam Sherri Arendt, Lynn Niemi, Eric Craver, Jan Malchow, Bao Sengkhammee, Parker Nadeau, Bethany Welch and Mark Krell.

Mark your calendars: Spring All Academic Staff Assembly is Thursday, May 9

The Spring All Academic Staff Assembly is Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The assembly agenda will be posted soon and will include updates from Chancellor Miller, Provost Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor Clif Ganyard and more. All are invited to an Academic Staff end-of-the-year social to follow at 4:30 p.m. at Shorewood Club. The 2018-19 Academic Staff Committee (ASC) meets biweekly on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. in Cofrin Library (CL) 735. Committee meetings are open governance group meetings. Contact any member of the 2018-19 committee: Jamee Haslam Sherri Arendt, Lynn Niemi, Eric Craver, Jan Malchow, Bao Sengkhammee, Parker Nadeau, Bethany Welch and Mark Krell.

Reminder: Candidate presentations for University Union director this week

Please meet three candidates for the University Union director position in the Christie Theatre in the University Union. All presentations are from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 – Matt Watson, associate director, Oglesby Union, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – Matt Suwalski, associate director for Business & Retail Services, Reeve Memorial Union, UW-Oshkosh
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019  – Andy Williams, campus operations director, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minn.

Each candidate will give a short presentation followed by a questions and answer session.  Resumes and evaluation forms will be available at the event. For more information, please contact Lynn Niemi, director of Disability Services (Chair, Search & Screen) at niemil@uwgb.edu.

Mark your calendar: Candidates presentations for University Union director

Please meet three candidates for the University Union director position in the Christie Theatre in the University Union. All presentations are from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 – Matt Watson, associate director, Oglesby Union, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – Matt Suwalski, associate director for Business & Retail Services, Reeve Memorial Union, UW-Oshkosh
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019  – Andy Williams, campus operations director, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minn.

Each candidate will give a short presentation followed by a questions and answer session.  Resumes and evaluation forms will be available at the event. For more information, please contact Lynn Niemi, director of Disability Services (Chair, Search & Screen) at niemil@uwgb.edu.

Open sessions for conduct and accommodations coordinator are April 8-12

Four candidates will be interviewing for the conduct and accommodations coordinator position in Student Affairs next week. The candidates will give a five-minute overview of important issues related to conduct and accommodations in higher education. After the presentation, the session will open up for a Q & A. Your insight and feedback on the candidates is appreciated, so please join-in for one or all of the sessions. There will be feedback sheets for you to return to the search chair after the session.

Session schedule:

  • Monday, April 8, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Christie Theatre: Tyler Lenz-Fisher
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 11:15 a.m. to noon in the Alumni Room (UU 103): Adam Guenther
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Christie Theatre: James Zarling
  • Friday, April 12, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Christie Theatre: Nicole Kurth

If you are interested in seeing the cover letters and resumes prior to the open forum, please contact Linda Peacock-Landrum at peacockl@uwgb.edu, otherwise there will be copies available at the session.