Two new authors joining UntitledTown

UntitledTown Book and Author Festival Green Bay, WI April 19-22, 2018
UntitledTown
Book and Author Festival
April 19-22, 2018

UntitledTown Book and Author Festival recently announced two authors that will be joining in on the events this month:

  • Nicholas Carr writes about technology and culture in books and essays. His new book, Utopia is Creepy, collects his best writings from the past dozen years, providing an alternative history of our tech-loving time. He will be the Festival’s opening keynote speaker on Thursday, April 19.
  • Charlie Sykes, one of Wisconsin’s top-rated conservative talk show hosts for 23 years, now writes about the betrayal of the conservative cause by leaders he’d once considered principled conservatives. His new book, How the Right Lost Its Mind, is said to be a must-read for this faithful to conservatism’s core set of beliefs. He will be reading and signing on Saturday, April 21.

‘UntitledTown’ is back!

After a successful inaugural year, UntitledTown Book and Author festival is coming back to Green Bay. Mark your calendars for April 19-22, 2018.

Visit UntitledTown Book and Author Festival
Visit 2018.untitledtown.org for details

Could this be the best weekend of your life? Your year? For authors and book enthusiasts, it is shaping up to be. UntitledTown promotes all aspects of book culture.

  • The 2018 Festival features 120 authors, 150 events and 14 locations.
  • 75% of the authors participating in the festival as speakers are from Wisconsin.
  • Featured talent includes R. L. Stine, Roxane Gay, Hillary Jordan, Christopher Moore, Lynda Barry, Dan Chaon, Danez Smith, José Orduña, Kristen Radke, Kate Harding, Jac Jemc, Miranda Paul, Michael Perry, BJ Hollars, Wendy McClure, Karen Dionne, Lori Rader-Day, Jacqueline West and Peter Geye.

UntitledTown’s ticketed events for Gay, Moore and Stine opened recently. These events are free, but due to anticipated crowds, you still need a ticket for a guarantee seat. For these events, you can secure premium seating and priority access to the book-signing line for a donation of $30 per person per event. Secure tickets online. Tickets are also available for a Sunday brunch with Michael Perry at Gather on Broadway for $50 per ticket.

UW-Green Bay’s own Derek Jeffreys, professor of religion and philosophy, will present “America’s Jails: The search for human dignity” on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the KI Convention Center.

For details, visit 2018.untitledtown.org

Fox 11 has initial coverage on UntitledTown

After having a successful inaugural event, a local book festival is returning on a larger scale. The UntitledTown Book Festival in Green Bay is scheduled for April 19-22, 2018 at various locations throughout the city. UW-Green Bay faculty, staff, students and alumni are leading the festival to success in year two. Fox 11 had the story.

 

Lambeau Lectures

Despite weather-related travel difficulties, more than 400 UW-Green Bay alumni, students, faculty and staff, including about 100 prospective students and their families attended Lambeau Lectures Monday. The University’s primary goal of the Lambeau Lectures series is to showcase the University’s outstanding, award-winning faculty in the community, while introducing prospective students and their families as to what they can expect in the classroom at UW-Green Bay. The event is open to the public in order to highlight the partnership that exists between the University and the Green Bay Packers, and to demonstrate the importance of both organizations to the cultural, economic and educational health of the greater Green Bay community. Presenting from each of the four colleges were Rebecca Meacham (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences), Ryan Currier (Science and Technology), Gaurav Bansal (Cofrin School of Business) and Scott Ashmann (Health, Education and Social Welfare).

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Lambeau Lectures 2017

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Register for Lambeau Lectures: An Evening with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Green Bay Packers

One-night event provides glimpse into UW-Green Bay experience

GREEN BAY – “Lambeau Lectures: An Evening with UW-Green Bay and the Green Bay Packers,” a free event designed to help prospective students and parents experience the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Lambeau Field Atrium (1265 Lombardi Avenue).  This is the second year UW-Green Bay has hosted this event at Lambeau Field. Last year was a huge success with more than 500 attendees.

Award-winning faculty from UW-Green Bay’s top majors including professors Rebecca Meacham, Scott Ashmann, Gaurav Bansal and Ryan Currier will discuss some of their newest and most exciting research in a “TED Talks” style format. Additional presenters include UW-Green Bay alumna and Green Bay Packers Game and Fan Development Manager, Kandi Goltz, and Green Bay Packers starting offensive guard, Lane Taylor.

UW-Green Bay is a Higher Education Partner of the Green Bay Packers. President and chief executive officer of the Green Bay Packers, Mark Murphy, says he is excited about the second year of the Lambeau Lectures program.

“It has been really great to work with UW-Green Bay on this event,” said Murphy. “We are really appreciative of all that UW-Green Bay does in our community. We both strive for Excellence. The Packers strive for excellence on the field and winning championships while UW-Green Bay strives for excellence in the classroom. Lambeau Lectures introduces students and parents to the University’s commitment to high-quality education.”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registration and the UW-Green Bay Information Fair. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception and hors d’oeuvres at 8 p.m. The event includes admissions and information tables as well as prizes from UW-Green Bay and the Green Bay Packers. Seating is limited. Register before Friday, Feb. 26, 2017. For more information and to register, visit http://www.uwgb.edu/packers/ or call 920-465-2577.

Mini-lectures:

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
You, Reading This, Be Ready: The Invitation of Writing
Rebecca Meacham, Ph.D.
Professor of English, Creative Writing and Humanistic Studies

College of Health, Education and Social Welfare
Eco-K: A Nature-Based Preschool Partnership
by Scott Ashmann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education

Austin E. Cofrin School of Business
Data Visualization in the Age of Big Data
by Gaurav Bansal, Ph.D.
Professor of Management Information Systems

College of Science and Technology
Plumbing Systems of Volcanoes: Lessons from Antarctica
by Ryan Currier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

 

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Upcoming: Green Bay’s first author festival, ‘Untitled’

Save the date and participate in Green Bay’s first-ever “UntitledTown, Green Bay’s Book and Author Festival,” downtown Green Bay, April 28-30. UW-Green Bay’s Rebecca Meacham is a founder and serves on the board of directors, volunteering alongside two UWGB alumni and other community leaders. Find out who is behind this effort here and see more of what is planned, here. The call for proposals closes January 30. Here’s the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMWpfWBYUdpZY7jw2mZvMUijq30VyG4aSEpcrw_ashjCLA8Q/viewform.

‘Revise the Room’ fundraiser nears goal

The “Revise the Room” fundraiser has nearly reached its goal of raising $6,000 to purchase new chairs for Theater Hall 378. This room is used by students in English 305: Novel Writing Workshop who are challenged with writing a 50,000 word novel draft by the end of the semester. To learn more, visit their Facebook page or donate now.