Habitat for Humanity fundraiser is Friday, Sept. 20 at Festival Foods

The student organization, UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, will be hosting a brat and hot dog fundraiser Friday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Festival Foods on University Ave. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the group’s annual winter break trip. This year, the group is traveling to Taos, New Mexico.

Southeast Asian Student Union taking orders for Fall 2018 Eggroll Fundraiser

The Southeast Asian Student Union is now accepting orders for their Fall 2018 Egg roll Fundraiser. This year, proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards attending the conference “Facing Race: A National Conference” held in Detroit, Michigan. Questions about the fundraiser can be emailed to sosasu@uwgb.edu. Egg rolls can be ordered with this order form, and orders are being taken until Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.

Payments can be made at the Southeast Asian Student Union booth at the Garden Cafe on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Egg rolls will be available for fresh pick-up on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the University Union near the Chartwells kitchen, and frozen pick-up will be available on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 125 in the University Union.

Marinette Campus Cafe hosts ‘Hats off to Women and Girls’ fundraiser

The Women’s Giving Circle of Marinette and Menominee counties will hold their annual fundraiser and meeting themed “Hats off to Women and Girls” at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Café on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. The committee supports local projects important to women and girls and will award more than $10,000 in grants at the event. There is a $5 suggested donation for the event that includes hors d’oeuvres, raffles and prizes. Attendees are encouraged to bring a friend and wear their favorite hat to the event. For more information and to register for the event, call 715-952-2007 and leave a message or email wgcircle07@gmail.com. Read full story on the Eagle Herald.

Reminder: Diversity Task Force fundraiser to support Puerto Rico

A reminder that the UW-Green Bay Diversity Task Force is asking for help in raising funds for the people of Puerto Rico. The goal is to raise $5,000 by the end of the week. Donations are being collected at various campus offices and booths (including the Office of International Education, Student Life, Dean of Students and American Intercultural Center). There is also an online donation option. Additionally, various members of the campus community have pledged to do “challenges” at different amounts of funds raised. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/diversity-task-force, visit our Facebook event page, or email diversitytaskforce@uwgb.edu.

Today is ‘Giving Tuesday’

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of celebration dedicated to making a difference through charitable giving. You can take part by making a contribution to support students and programs at UW-Green Bay! To do so, visit the online giving site or you can submit the pledge form provided in the Faculty and Staff Giving packet that you will receive through interoffice mail. Support of the Brown County United Way is also encouraged during this season of giving. A personalized email will be sent to you soon from with more information about how to contribute to the important causes the United Way supports. Thank you from the Office of University Advancement and leaders of the United Way campaign.

‘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.

Reminder: ‘Give a Kid a Chair’ campaign

Prof. Rebecca Meacham (English) and her students have been working hard to raise funds for an improved writing space on campus. They still need some urgent help or students “will be sitting in decades-old, hard metal chairs” again this semester, while trying to complete 50,000-word novels. Read why Meacham is passionate about this classroom renovation for her students and see how you can make a difference. More here.

Students in need of updated chairs, facilities

‘Revise the Room’ fundraiser supports UW-Green Bay students, future authors

Students writing in TH378
Students writing in Theatre Hall 378

Imagine trying to compose a 50,000-word novel on deadline. Pecking away on a keyboard for hours on end, while competing with 17 other students in a cramped classroom for power outlets and a few comfortable chairs. Obviously not the ideal conditions for concentration and creativity.

However, for every trial is a resolution. Providing an educational sanctuary for aspiring writers has motivated University of Wisconsin-Green Bay English Prof. Rebecca Meacham to improve the badly outdated Theatre Hall 378 classroom (referred to above). Meacham and a number of her students, have been working tirelessly this summer to organize an effort to revamp their classroom.

“As a student, I enjoyed classes in traditional, stately seminar rooms, centered around mahogany seminar tables, surrounded by bookshelves filled with the works I admired,” said Meacham, a published author. “Because these spaces were lovely, cared for, and steeped in importance, they made us, as emerging writers, feel that what we were doing was important — that we were having valuable conversations about art, audience, craft and aesthetics. A room remodel does more than add comfort; the right setting enhances a student’s sense of community, self-worth, engagement and culture.”

Fundraiser progress infographic
“Revise the Room” fundraiser infographic

Undeterred by the fact that her budget couldn’t support a remodel, she approached the Office of Advancement and the Dean of the Colleges of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanistic Studies, who helped to create a fundraising plan. An initial effort raised $3,000 for some of the necessities of the classroom, including a seminar-style table with outlets for laptops. Thrilled by the generosity from campus and community, the organizers are halfway to their $6,000 goal.

But they have an urgent need: chairs. Classes begin in two weeks, and students will be sitting in decades-old, hard metal chairs.

To that end they are now asking friends and donors to simply consider “giving a kid a chair.” They have now incentivized donations to include “named chairs” for those who donate $500.

"Revise the Room" fundraiser promotional piece
“Revise the Room”
fundraiser promotional piece

Secure giving to this project is available through the UW-Green Bay Foundation. There is more about the campaign on a “revise the room” facebook page including the number of students who will continue to have “sore butts” if not enough funds are raised in the effort.

Meacham and company are searching for those who are passionate about maximizing the potential of future writers at UW‑Green Bay. They are looking for those who want to provide an educational sanctuary.

— Feature written by UWGB Communication Intern Kelsie Vieaux. Photos submitted.

Phoenix 500 is at Hagemeister Park

Head on down to the Tall Ships Festival and stop to hang out with the Alumni Association and the Phoenix 500 Duck Race. The event takes place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Hagemeister Park Restaurant and Patio, 325 N. Washington St. The public can purchase ducks for $5 each or a “quack pack” ($20 for 5 ducks). Ducks will be raced and the winner advances to the medal round for great prizes. So far, alumni and friends have raised $57,000 for scholarships through this fun initiative. See more.