Fred ‘Doc’ Heide at the Northern Sky Theater dedication

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large traces Northern Sky opening to UW-Green Bay roots

On Labor Day weekend, the Northern Sky Theater dedicated its new $8 million Creative Center near Fish Creek in Door County. Critic at Large Warren Gerds traces the roots of this Northeast Wisconsin gem all the way back to UW-Green Bay and alumnus Fred ‘Doc’ Heide ’74 (Humanism and Cultural Change). This is a story worth reading to remind a community the value of a regional public University. Read the Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Extra! From a hole in the ground – who’da thunk?, via

Heide said, “I agree with your theory: UWGB has had many unanticipated positive effects on the community, and Northern Sky is an excellent example.”

Read more on Heide, who served as a Commencement speaker in 2012, and a look back at early UW-Green Bay.

Photo by Heidi Hodges

Phoenix alumna is 2018 AALL award recipient

UW-Green Bay alumna Margaret Maes ’73 (Humanism and Cultural Change) is the 2018 recipient of Mariam Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Law Libraries. Maes will retire on July 31 after 43 years of working as a law librarian, most recently as the Executive Director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance. Congratulations! See American Association of Law Libraries press release.

‘Phlash Talks’ (part of Alumni Days) include reflections by standout grads

There’s a long list of Alumni Days events (again, more on that later), but here’s one we want to call special attention to, in advance: “Phlash Talks,” set for 2 to 3 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 16, in the Union’s Christie Theatre. Four award-winning alumni are returning to campus to offer their own short “Phlash Talk” (sort of in the spirit of a TED Talk) on how UWGB influenced their careers. The audience will be invited to interact with the guests over the course of the hour. The invited alumni presenters:
• Dr. Jack Potts, 1971, Humanism and Cultural Change
• Kelly Ruh, 2001, Accounting and Business Administration
• Andy Rosendahl, 2007, Public Administration
• Patrick Madden, 1971, Modernization Processes