Entrepreneurship student organizing benefit for child with Transverse Myelitis

UW-Green Bay student Molly Hurrish (Business Administration) is putting on an “Art Benefit” for three-year old Nolan, a child who suffers from Transverse Myelitis and is paralyzed from the neck down. This unique benefit is for adults and children of all ages and is being held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Artworks for Kids on 11880 Velp Avenue in Suamico. Wis. For more information on the event, and to say you are attending, please go to the Facebook page of the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/night-out-for-nolan-art-fundra/867310347025002/. Registration is not required, bit it is appreciated in order to prepare the correct amount of art supplies.

Create your very own make-and-take canvas project, make cards for children at St. Vincent’s hospital, get some bake sale goodies and have the opportunity to win raffle basket prizes and silent auction prizes at this event!

About Nolan: “Nolan is a brilliant (& adorable!) three-year-old whose little body is affected by Transverse Myelitis (TM). At just 8 months old, a regular cold triggered the onset of TM, which paralyzed him from the neck & down. Nolan’s weakened systems makes him very susceptible to catching illnesses and becoming very sick, which almost always requires a hospital stay. Nolan spent the first two weeks of 2020 in the St. Vincent’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit battling bacterial pneumonia and RSV. One thing is for certain—he’s tough as nails! Fortunately, most of Nolan’s medical bills are covered by insurance, but he will have lifetime of specialized therapies & equipment ahead of him. 100% of money earned from this event will go to Nolan’s mother to offset the cost of equipment needed to make his life as regular as possible. We are hoping Nolan will be well enough to be at the studio to see the support and love he has from family, friends, and strangers in the community. Please spread the word to help this be as successful as possible!”

Come see some great authors at UntitledTown 2020 and donate to help the cause

UntitledTown is getting closer! UW-Green Bay has many organizers and partners. Events will take place from Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, April 26, 2020. In order to bring top talent to the community for free, the festival relies on generous donations from the community. A Leap Day fundraiser starts on Saturday, Feb. 29, and the goal is to raise $15,000. Please donate if you can.

The 2020 Festival theme is “community,” which raises questions of identity, art, citizenship, caretaking and craft-making for readers and writers in Northeastern WisconsinProgramming will include stories of adoptive families, domestic violence survivors and immigrant experiences.

In anticipation for the full schedule of 100+ readings, workshops, panels and discussion for all ages to be revealed in March, here’s a reminder of the headliners that will be at UntitledTown for this year’s festival:

Top Ten Headliners of 2020
– For Young Readers

Rosemary Wells: illustrator and writer creator of “Max & Ruby” series about quarrelsome sibling bunnies published 120 children’s books over 40 years

Jonah Larson: seventh grader from La Crosse, Wisconsincrochet prodigy • author of Hello, Crochet Friends!: Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happyappearances on “The Today Show,” NPR youngest-ever UntitledTown Festival headliner

-Adult Nonfiction
Lulu Miller: science journalist co-founder Invisibilia, an NPR program about unseen forces of human behavior founding producer of Radiolab podcast first book, Why Fish Don’t Exist—about nature, science, history, and Miller’s experiences— debuts in April 2020

Donna Hylton: author, A Little Piece of Light: A Memoir of Hope, Prison, and a Life Unbound advocate for incarcerated women and girls and the impact of prison on communities featured speaker at 2017 Women’s March

Adult Fiction
Tayari Jones: novelist, author of An American Marriage, which was selected for Barack Obama’s 2018 year-end reading list and Oprah’s Book Club, and won the international 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction

Laila Lalami: novelist, author of The Other Americans, a 2019 finalist for the National Book Award forthcomingnonfiction exploration of immigrant and American identity, Conditional Citizens, debuts in April 2020

Lisa Wingate: author, historical fiction novel about black-market adoption, Before We Were Yours, sold over 2 million copies and spent 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list next novel, The Book of Lost Friends, debuts in April 2020

Peter Geye: novelist, author of Minnesota-set family epics novel, Wintering, won the Minnesota Book Award and the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award • final book in Lake Superior trilogy, Northernmost, debuts in April 2020

Poetry/Spoken-Word Performance
Dasha Kelly Hamilton: Poet Laureate of Milwaukee Arts Envoy for the US Embassy performed on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam commissioned production, Makin’ Cake, is making a national tour author of four books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry

José Olivarez: debut collection, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award, winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize, and selected by the New York Public Library and National Public Radio as a best book of 2018 • next book, BreakBeat Poets: Latinext, re-mixes the soundtrack of the Latinx diaspora in poetry, and debuts in April 2020

Check out the upcoming events at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

There are many events happening on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus from now into the summer: More information via EHCommunity Calendar starting Feb. 15| Eagle Herald. 

Feb. 15 and 16: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Children’s Theatre will perform Anne of Green Gables on the Herbert L. Williams stage of UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Feb. 8, 9, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Cost of tickets are $9.50 for students and $13.50 for adults.

Feb. 18: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE. Offered by UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Office of Continuing Education. Begins Feb. 18 and runs for 10 weeks.

Feb. 29: 2020 SUMMER SOCCER. Walk in Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the UW-Green Bay-Marinette Campus Field House, 1125 University Drive.

March 9 : INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT: WOMEN’S WISDOM FORUM, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Cafeteria at 750 W. Bay Shore St., Marinette. Exhibit hall opens at 5:30 p.m. for networking and local business exhibits. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, door prizes and raffles offered. The speaker panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.

March 21: SPRING GARDEN CONFERENCE. The annual Spring Garden Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, 750 West Bay Shore St., Marinette.

April 9: THEATRE DAY TRIP. “Guys & Dolls” at the Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson for the 1:30 p.m. matinee performance.

May 7: THEATRE DAY TRIP, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at the Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells for the 1 p.m. matinee performance.

All are invited to celebrate the arrival of new equipment to the STEM Center, Feb. 20

Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member of UW-Green Bay, local media or just a curious community member, everyone is invited to come celebrate the exciting arrival of new equipment to the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The $1.5 million of equipment comes from LAB Midwest and has made the journey from Germany to Green Bay in the past months.

A media event will begin at 12:15 p.m., with tours and equipment demonstrations to showcase the importance of this arrival to Northeast Wis.

In addition, there will be an Open House from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. which includes building tours, STEM related activities with Brown County, UW-Extension and 4-H, Einstein Project Open House and equipment demonstrations with Engineering faculty.

Questions about the event can be directed to Director of Development Jacob Depas at depasj@uwgb.edu.

Manitowoc Lincoln High School and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus collaborate on Rising Phoenix Program | Lakeshore News

The Manitowoc Public School District and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus have joined forces to give Manitowoc Lincoln High School students an opportunity to get a head start on college by participating in the Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program. Read more via Manitowoc Lincoln and UWGB -Manitowoc Collaborate on Rising Phoenix Program | Lakeshore News. 

Phi Kappa Phi collecting donations for Happily Ever After

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UW-Green Bay chapter, is now collecting donations for Happily Ever After (HEA) for its community service project. Happily Ever After is a No-Kill Animal Sanctuary with locations in Green Bay and Marion, Wis. The founder of HEA, Amanda Reitz (Elementary Education) ’08, is an alumna of UWGB and will be honored with an Outstanding Recent Alumni Award on Friday, Feb, 28, 2020. Please consider donating!

Donations to be accepted include food, toys and more for the dogs and cats. These are the items HEA and PKP are collecting:

Dogs

  • Purina Puppy Chow – Natural
  • The Loops 2 Leashes (Fleet Farm)
  • The Almost Indestructible Ball
  • Kong, JW Pet & Tuffy brand toys

Cats

  • Blue Buffalo Grain Free Cat Food – Salmon
  • Friskies Pate (canned)
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow – Original

General Care

  • Bath towels, blankets and sheets (new and used)
  • Absorbent paper towels
  • Heavy-duty tall kitchen trash bags
  • Heavy-duty contractor bags
  • Clorox regular bleach

**While HEA appreciates the thought, please do not donate anything not included on this list.

Donation locations include:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Office, TH 335
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology Office, ES 317
  • GBOSS/Financial Aid, SS 1203
  • Psychology Department Office, MAC C310
  • Cofrin Library Hallway, First Floor
  • Cofrin Library Plaza, Second Floor
  • Environmental Sciences Building Hallway, First Floor
  • Instructional Services Building, GAC Lab Entrance
  • Laboratory Sciences Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Rose Hall Hallway, First Floor
  • Studio Arts Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Wood Hall, Rosewood Café

Donations will be collected from now until the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Phi Kappa Phi Office, TH 335, at (920) 465-2336 or email phikappaphi@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay students offering free income tax assistance | Fox 11

“Beginning Feb. 4 through April 10, UW-Green Bay students will be on hand to help low-income individuals and families through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.” Help will be offered at The Salvation Army, 626 Union Court, Green Bay on Tuesdays, from 5 to 8 p.m., and at the Brown County Public Library, 515 Pine St., Green Bay on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be no assistance on March 17 or 18, due to Spring Break. Appointments are necessary; please call 920-465-2575 to make one. More information via UW-Green Bay students offering free income tax assistance | Fox 11. 

UW-Green Bay partner, The Farmory, is part of Give BIG Green Bay

The Farmory, a UW-Green Bay partnership, is one of the local nonprofits participating in this year’s Give BIG Green Bay Campaign. The Farmory is a campaign that wants to model sustainable ways of growing, eating and living to those around them through education and outreach. The Farmory wishes to create a model of agricultural innovation that reimagines the use of indoor urban spaces and provides our community with opportunities to cultivate healthy, sustainable livelihoods.

Give BIG Green Bay is a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. This year’s campaign will be the third year of having a 24-hour community philanthropy event. The event starts on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at noon and will end on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at noon. Donations can be made online through credit card payment, or in person through a check at the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation office.

There are 40 participating nonprofits in this year’s campaign. Other UW-Green Bay Partners include the Jack Nitschke Center, Paul’s Pantry and YMCA Greater Green Bay. More information regarding Give BIG Green Bay, including donation information, can be found on its website.

 

Ben Joniaux

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay Future 15 finalists

UW-Green Bay staff and an alumna were recently announced as Current Young Professionals Future 15 Award Finalists. Staff being recognized are Kassie Batchelor, the senior associate athletic director for compliance and student welfare/senior woman administrator, Ben Joniaux (pictured above), chief of staff, and Claudia Guzman, director of Student Life. UW-Green Bay alumna Briana Peters (Accounting and Business) ’13, a manager at Hawkins Ash CPAs, is also identified as a finalist. In addition, Kristina Shelton, YMCA program director, Green Bay Area Public Schools board trustee and wife of UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (History), is recognized as a finalist.

Kassie Batchelor Future 15 Surprise
Kassie Batchelor (Athletics) receives Future 15 nomination
Claudia Guzman Future 15 Surprise
Claudia Guzman (Student Life) receives Future 15 nomination
Ben Joniaux
Ben Joniaux (Chancellor’s Office) receives Future 15 nomination
Briana Peters Future 15 Surprise
Briana Peters ’13 receives Future 15 nomination

About Current

Current recognizes individuals who are making contributions to their community, and overall make the quality of life greater in the Green Bay Area. Future 15 recipients will be honored at the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards on April 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. One of the 15 finalists will be named as the Young Professional of the Year at this event. More information can be found on the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards page.

UW-Green Bay alumnus Senator Hansen retiring

UW-Green Bay alumni Senator Dave Hansen (History & Secondary Education) ’71 has announced he is retiring at the end of his current term after almost 20 years in office. Read more via Senator Hansen retiring: ‘It truly has been a privilege’ | wearegreenbay and Hansen retiring at end of Senate term | WHBY.