In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Adriana McCleer, Ph.D., will speak Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. McCleer will share her personal and professional experience as an early-career Latina discovering the Library and Information Science profession that was only two percent Latinx in 2006. She will share her sources of inspiration that motivated her to pursue a master’s and doctoral program in her field and what sustained her through the programs to successfully earn an M.A. in Library Science and a Ph.D. in Information Studies. She will highlight the significance of representation and champions along her journey. Sponsored by MESA, Good Times Programming and Student Life.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Adriana McCleer, Ph.D. will speak Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Christie Theater. McCleer will share her personal and professional experience as an early-career Latina discovering the Library and Information Science profession that was only two percent Latinx in 2006. She will share her sources of inspiration that motivated her to pursue a master’s and doctoral program in her field and what sustained her through the programs to successfully earn an M.A. in Library Science and a Ph.D. in Information Studies. She will highlight the significance of representation and champions along her journey. Sponsored by MESA, Good Times Programming and Student Life.
The UW-Green Bay Pride Center has many events planned for the month of October. Please consider attending:
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019: Dick Wagner, author of two groundbreaking volumes on gay history in Wisconsin, will be in the Christie Theatre from noon until 1 p.m. He will follow his talk with a meet the author event from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Pride Center. Wagner’s book “We’ve Been Here All Along” provides an illuminating and nuanced picture of Wisconsin’s gay history from the reporting on the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 to the landmark Stonewall Riots of 1969. Wagner’s book will be for sale outside the Christie Theatre. This event was made possible by the Pride Center and The Phoenix Bookstore.
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019: Free showing of “Moonlight” (2016), the first film with an all black cast and with the main character as a person coming to terms with being LGBT, in the Christie Theatre from 4 to 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow the film until 7:15 p.m. Sponsored by Black Student Union (BSU), Pride Center and Student Life. Snacks will also be provided.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019: Come hear Pride Center students Sapphire Shimmer and Boston Cream Pie read their two favorite children’s books, followed by eating cookies and doing crafts, for this event titled, “King and Queen Reading Books with Crafts and Cookies” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Cofrin Library. There will be an ASL interpreter present, and this event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Cofrin Library, Pride Center and The Phoenix Bookstore.
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019: National Coming Out Day. The Pride Center will provide educational information at the vendor table at the second floor of the Union, located by the stairway.
Monday, Oct. 14, 2019: SAFE Ally Level 1 and 2 training. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by Level 2 training from 1 to 3 p.m. Safe Ally training provides insights on LGBTQ+ topics and how to be a better ally. To RSVP, contact Stacie Christian at email@example.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019: UW-Green Bay Clothing and Household Swap is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Union Phoenix Rooms. Your clean, gently used clothing for all ages, kitchen and household items, books and media, crafts and holiday decor is needed. This event is for all students, staff and alumni to come select items they can use that others are sharing. Donations can be dropped off at the Campus Cupboard in RH 140, the Pride Center or contact Stacie Christian for a curbside drop off at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no computers, televisions or furniture that does not fit in a small station wagon. Volunteers to help set up are needed on Tuesday, October 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 pm.
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019: Nationally known artist, Rae Senarighi, along with two paintings will be featured at a meet the artist event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. next to the University Union Common Grounds. You can learn more about Rae’s work on Netflix. Refreshments provided by the Lawton Gallery. Rae is sponsored by the Pride Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019: Hallowqueen 2 Drag Show is scheduled for 8 to 10 p.m. in the University Union Phoenix Rooms. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Pride Center and Good Times Programming.
Any questions about Pride Center events can be directed to Stacie Christian at email@example.com.
“The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is back in session, and that’s good news on the concert front,” says entertainment reporter Kendra Meinert. “The Good Times Programming student activities board has booked Young the Giant for a show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Weidner Center. The group released its fourth studio album, last October and spent the summer touring with Fitz and the Tantrums.” See more via Young the Giant, Shaed to play concerts at UW-Green Bay.
On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. the Alt-Pop trio SHAED will be on the UW-Green Bay campus for a Welcome Week concert. But tonight (Sept. 4, 2019), the band appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The group is #41 on Billboard’s Top 100 and hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Charts. The band’s current hit is the song “Trampoline.” The concert is in Phoenix Park. Opening for SHAED is Next Town Down, an R&B group that has amassed nearly 700,000 YouTube subscribers.
“The First Amendment and Trademark with Simon Tam” will be taking place on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Join in on a conversation with Simon Tam, founder of the world’s first all-Asian American dance rock band, The Slants. Little did Simon know that the band’s ordinary trademark application would become an eight-year journey for self-identity and would lead him to the Supreme Court as a litigant in Matal v. Tam. Learn more on Facebook.
Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be presenting “The First Amendment and Trademark with Simon Tam” on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in the University Union.
Tam is the founder of the world’s first all-Asian American dance rock band, The Slants. But he is perhaps best-known for The Slants’ landmark legal battle in the Supreme Court (Matel v. Tam) that helped expand First Amendment rights in trademark law for minority communities. Tam is an author, activist and motivational speaker and has made multiple TEDx appearances.
This event is sponsored by UW-Green Bay Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Diversity Task Force, Student Life and Good Times Programming. Please call MESA at 920-465-2522 to discuss accommodations.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.
Jesse McCartney will be performing at the Weidner Center on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Following his successful Better With You Tour, the talented singer, songwriter and actor will be bringing major star power to campus. Learn more and get tickets.
Will the screams be as deafening when a 31-year-old Jesse McCartney plays the Weidner Center in November as they were when he sold out the Meyer Theatre as a 17-year-old in 2005? Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Kenda Meinert asked the question as tickets are being sold for the upcoming Weidner Center show.