Reminder: Adriana McCleer to speak Monday, Oct. 14 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with ‘Panadanza!’ Friday, Sept. 20, Noon

Welcome Panadanza to UW-Green Bay! Panadanza is an all female dance ensemble that utilizes live music, singing, acting and colorful folkloric costumes to bring alive the identities of the Caribbean, Central and South America! Watch the live performance from Noon to 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union. Optional dance lesson is from 1 to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

History-making Oshkosh mayor to present Sept. 24

Lori Palmeri will be at the Green Bay Campus to share her political journey in making Latina history as the City of Oshkosh’s first elected Latinx and woman mayor. The event is Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Christie Theater, University Union. The event, sponsored by MESA, OLA and WOC, is in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free and open to the public.

 

Claudia Guzman interviewed on Telemundo

Claudia Guzman featured by Telemundo Wisconsin

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, UW-Green Bay Director of Student Life Claudia Guzman was recently interviewed by Telemundo Wisconsin. The story ran Monday (Sept. 24, 2018) and features a video interview with Guzman and lots of shots around the UW-Green Bay campus. See the original piece in Spanish or one passed through an English translation engine (below). Earlier this semester, Madison 365 published a list of Wisconsin’s 32 most powerful Latinos, including Guzman. You can also find it on Channel 3000.

GREEN BAY (TELEMUNDO WI) – As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Telemundo Wisconsin is sharing the stories of Hispanics that stand out in our community. Claudia Guzman is a Latina who works for (UW-Green Bay). Her position is vital to involve Latino students on campus.

Originally from Milwaukee, Claudia says that her passion for education is what motivates her in her work, but above all, her family.

“The city has changed a lot in recent years,” says Guzman. “There is a lot of development downtown and also the community is changing. There are more Latinos.”

Guzman is the director of Student Life at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Although she has only been in her position for seven months, she is already part of something bigger on campus.

“It’s a goal of a university to bring more Latinos,” says Guzman. “We have a large community in Brown County. The University has goals of increasing diverse populations. ”

Guzman describes her position as a guide and model for students, especially those who are underrepresented.

“It’s very important for me because there are not many Latinas in positions like this,” Guzman explains. “There are not many Latinas in leadership within education in Wisconsin. For me it is an honor and a privilege. ”

Originally from Milwaukee, Guzman says her passion for education began at an early age when she knew she wanted to be more in her community and at the same time help people find their identity.

“We are here to offer opportunities for students outside of class,” says Guzman. “We have events, activities, and do community service.”

But above all, Guzman says that her passion for education began at an early age when she knew she wanted to be more in her community and at the same time help people find their identity and passion.

As the daughter of immigrants, she uses this dreamer mentality with her students.

“My inspiration is my grandmother,” says Guzman. “She is an immigrant who speaks Spanish and had to learn English at work. She has always had a spirit of defying the odds.”

It is inspirations like these that Guzman says she hopes to share with her students regardless of their trials and what they would like to become in the future.

“I know that what I do is not only for me but for my family, and also for the community,” says Guzman.

Reminder: Somos Latinas event is tomorrow (Sept. 20)

UW-Green Bay presents Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The first session will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the second session, which includes a book signing reception, will be 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. This event is free and open to the community.

Twenty-five Latina agents of change share their inspirational stories in Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists, co-edited by Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, and Eloisa Gómez, who will speak at the event. Books will be available for sale at The Phoenix Bookstore on campus and at the 6 p.m. session.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Inclusive Excellence, The Phoenix Bookstore and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate. For more information, contact Claudia Guzmán at guzmanc@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2464..

Hispanic Heritage Month continues

Campus continues to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the following events:

Literature discussion between Professors Fernandez Meardi (UW-Green Bay) and Pablo Ruiz (Tufts University) on Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges, commemorating the 30th anniversary of his death. 4 to 5 p.m., Christie Theatre, Oct. 13. (Spanish/English)

Want to practice languages?

Here is your opportunity. Free and open to the public:

French conversation (with Maria and Maeva from France):

  • Mondays: 2 to 3 p.m. at the Common Grounds
  • Thursdays: 5 to 6 p.m. at the Library

German Stammtisch (with Yen and Elke from Germany):

  • Mondays: 5 to 6 p.m. in the Heritage Room

Spanish “Tertulia” (with Jorge from Colombia and Isabel from Spain)

  • Tuesdays: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Common Grounds
  • Thursdays: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Club

National Hispanic Heritage month events, continued

The UW‑Green Bay Spanish program has put together an array of events to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), and the many contributions of Hispanic/Latinos to the culture of the United States. Among them:

Oct. 6: Translation discussion. Prof. Fernandez Meardi & Kolin Jordan from “7 vientos,” a publishing house based in Chicago will discuss translating Spanish literary works into English. 4 to 5 p.m., Christie Theater, University Union. (Spanish/English).

Oct. 13: Literature discussion. Professors Fernandez Meardi (UW-Green Bay) and Pablo Ruiz (Tufts University) will discuss Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death. 4 to 5 p.m., Christie Theater, University Union. (Spanish/English).

Want to practice languages?

Here is your opportunity. Free and open to the public:

French conversation (with Maria and Maeva from France):

  • Mondays: 2 to 3 p.m. at the Common Grounds
  • Thursdays: 5 to 6 p.m. at the Library

German Stammtisch (with Yen and Elke from Germany):

  • Mondays: 5 to 6 p.m. in the Heritage Room

Spanish “Tertulia” (with Jorge from Colombia and Isabel from Spain)

  • Tuesdays: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Common Grounds
  • Thursdays: 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Club

Hispanic Heritage month

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), UW‑Green Bay’s Spanish program has put together an array of events to celebrate some of the many contributions of Hispanics/Latinos to the culture of the United States. Below is a schedule of the upcoming events this month:

  • Sept. 19 Translation Workshop: Learn translation techniques during this hands-on, practical workshop. Presenter: Spanish writer and translator Luisa Etxenike. From 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in MAC Hall 103 (English/Spanish/French).
  • Sept. 19 Book Presentation: “El Arte de la pesca/The Art of fishing” by Luisa Etxenike. From 5 to 6 p.m. at The Reader’s Loft (http://www.readersloft.com/). (English).
  • Sept. 21 Film: “Asier eta Biok” (Dir. Aitor and Amaia Merino, 2013). Neville Public Museum 7:00 p.m. Presenter Prof. Cristina Ortiz. (Spanish/Basque with English subtitles)
  • Sept. 22 Info session: “Study Abroad in Spanish speaking countries” Office of International Education. 4:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 27 Book discussion: “Pedro Páramo” Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Central Library (second floor). Prof. Cristina Ortiz. (English).

National Hispanic Heritage month events

National Hispanic Heritage month is Sept. 15 to Oct 15, and the UW‑Green Bay Spanish program has put together an array of events to celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic/Latinos to the culture of the United States. Here are the first of the events:

Sept. 15: Documentary: “Caddies” (Dir. Pablo Accuosto, 2014), Screening of the documentary (Spanish with English subtitles) followed by discussion with filmmaker. 4:30 to 6 p.m., Christie Theater, University Union.

Sept. 19: Translation workshop. Learn translation techniques during this hands-on, practical workshop. Presenter: Spanish writer and translator Luisa Etxenike. From 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in MAC Hall 103 (English/Spanish/French).

Sept. 19: Book presentation. “El Arte de la pesca/The Art of fishing” by Luisa Etxenike. 5 to 6 p.m., at The Reader’s Loft (http://www.readersloft.com/). (English)