Prescription(s) for An Ailing American Healthcare System | Ashok Rai, M.D. | TEDxUWGreenBay

Prescription(s) for An Ailing American Healthcare System | Ashok Rai, M.D. | TEDxUWGreenBay

Isn’t it time we had a real discussion about reforming the American health care system? The health of America? No, not a political debate, real ideas about radical change. Dr. Ashok Rai is the president and chief executive officer of Prevea Health and is committed to the health and wellness of local communities. His passion to redesign health care in the U.S. embraces the movement from fee-for-service methods of payment to value-based care, which rewards health care organizations for their work in preventive health care and encouraging patients to live healthy lifestyles — and not for the amount of procedures they perform. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Green Bay Press Gazette’s Glimpse of the Past: Weidner Center of Performing Arts

The Green Bay Press-Gazette released an article that looked into past events in various years throughout April 12-18. “A Glimpse of the Past” April 17, 1987 included the Weidner Center, which was generating support for a performing arts center on the UW-Green Bay campus. Donations to build the Weidner Center included more than $4 million from Dr. David and Mary Ann Cofrin, an additional $5 million to complete the project from private contributions and a request for state matching funds, as reported by UWGB Chancellor David Outcalt.

Weidner Center invites patrons to a preshow Royal Tea Party

Patrons attending the Weidner Center’s Saturday, March 31 2 p.m. matinee of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” are invited to attend a preshow Royal Tea Party at 12:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center. The one-of-a-kind event will include crown decorating, princess etiquette lessons from special guests and catered pastries from Cheesecake Heaven, lemonade, tea and coffee. Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion.

Tickets are $15 for the Royal Tea Party. Guests must also have tickets to the 2 p.m. performance of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Tickets to the Royal Tea Party and “Cinderella” are on sale now at www.WeidnerCenter.com, 800-895-0071 and all Ticket Star locations. Event tickets are sold separately.

What’s Your Weidner Moment?

Press-Gazette entertainment writer Kendra Meinert asks what your Weidner moment was… “Was it when the chandelier came crashing down in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’? Or when Julie Andrews talked about making ‘The Sound of Music’? How about when Jimmy Fallon made you laugh? Or when Bryan Adams played ‘Cuts Like a Knife’ acoustic?” The public is encouraged to fill out a My Weidner Moment form at weidnercenter.com, email wcpa@uwgb.com or post a photo or memory on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MyWeidnerMoment. More than four-million people have experienced 9,000 events at the venue in the last quarter-century.

Looking back: Founding Chancellor thanks those who helped make the Weidner Center the envy of the Midwest

The Edward W. Weidner Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors in 1993 and marked the beginning of a new era of arts and entertainment for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. David Cofrin offered the seed gift to begin planning the state of the Weidner on two conditions: the Center must be located on the UW-Green Bay campus, and it should serve the entire community. The original 1968 master plan for the UW-Green Bay campus included a performing arts center, allowing for state funds to be allocated towards the project. It’s namesake, Edward W. Weidner, the University’s founding chancellor, championed the campaign and garnered community support and leadership. This video dates back 25 years, to Chancellor David Outcalt’s introduction and comments by Weidner at the dedication ceremony.

Community enjoys free US Army Band performance at Weidner Center

The Jazz Ambassadors — the official touring big band of the United States Army played to a full Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center last week. Taking time to meet part of the ensemble before the performance was Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Georgia Miller. The 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz.

Every Friday is Phoenix Friday

Stock up on Phoenix apparel this Phoenix Friday (11/03) with a $10-and-under t-shirt table deal at The Phoenix Bookstore — just in time to cheer on the Green Bay volleyball team as it hosts IUPUI (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis) Friday night at 6 p.m. Attend the free performance of the Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center. Cheapseats is featuring Dunkirk Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with show times at 6:30 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Only $2! Go Phoenix!

Reminder: U.S. Army Band Jazz Ambassadors performance Nov. 4

The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will be performing for free at the Weidner Center on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors — America’s Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all. The event is free with general admission seating. All patrons must have a printed ticket to enter. Tickets can be requested through WeidnerCenter.com, to be held at will call until Saturday. Tickets are also available at 6 p.m on show night until sold out.

Free performance — U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors, Nov. 4

The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will be performing at the Weidner Center on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event with general admission seating. All patrons must have a printed ticket to enter. The online form to request free tickets (limit 6 per order) can be found at WeidnerCenter.com and must be submitted by Oct. 27. To pick up your tickets in-person visit Ticket Star at the Resch Center or at the University Ticketing and Information Center (UTIC) located in the University Union. The Jazz Ambassadors — America’s Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all.

 

Get free ‘Jazz Ambassadors’ tickets at UTIC

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Weidner Center Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event with general admission seating. However, all patrons must have a printed ticket for entrance to the theatre. To submit an online request for free tickets (limit 6 per order) or for more information please visit www.WeidnerCenter.com. To pick up your tickets in-person visit Ticket Star at the Resch Center or at the University Ticketing and Information Center (UTIC), in the University Union. See the press release form more information on the Jazz Ambassadors. To obtain free tickets by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to:

ATTN: Jazz Ambassadors Tickets
UW-Green Bay
Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311