Look for changes to the Log and Log Extra in the weeks ahead

Staff members in the Office of Marketing and University Communication are experimenting with a new Log format based on responses from readers in late spring, early summer. Gone will be the “table of contents-style” lead-in, for instance (starting today). New versions of the Log will be publicly unveiled in the weeks ahead. Please be patient as we work out the kinks. One of the changes will be some automatic feeds into the Log, including upcoming events. Please contact Rachel Wussow wussowr@uwgb.edu to promote your events on the University webpage.

Passing of Rev. Richard Mauthe

Campus members learned of the passing of Reverend Richard Mauthe last week. Mauthe served 30 years in campus ministry and was appointed Chaplain of the Newman Club in 1961. Together, he and other local ministers created the Ecumenical Center, where he served until 1991. In recognition of Father Mauthe’s role, the Ecumenical Center was renamed in 2010 to The Richard Mauthe Center for Faith, Spirituality, and Social Justice. See more about his life at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenbaypressgazette/obituary.aspx?n=richard-r-mauthe&pid=183580636#sthash.BhNTC578.dpuf. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Richard Mauthe Center.

Golden opportunity: Theatre program wins ‘Handtruck Award’ again

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay theatre students once again excelled at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (KC ACTF) Region III, Jan. 12. The University’s production of “Play Nice,” brought home the coveted “Golden Handtruck Award.” The award recognizes the best technical work and most professionalism in getting production materials — set, lighting, sound system, costumes and props — ready for the performance and then taken down afterward. The production must adhere to strict time limits — four hours to set up from truck to stage set up and one hour for tear down and have the truck loaded.

Theatre Chair Jeff Entwistle said judges and professionals in the venues were very complimentary. “This was more like working with a professional crew instead of a student crew,” said Schrott Center production manager, Dennis Long. “We would love to have you come back to our theatre again.”

Entwistle said the UW-Green Bay crew was prepped to handle the entire load-in and would only ask questions of house crew members if they needed access to spaces and equipment that are unique to each theatre. Entwistle said a union member who was working on call mentioned, “I have never done so little work on a call.”

Since about 1979, when this tradition began, only two other programs have come close to UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance on the award for complete production team expertise. The Handtruck Award has been given out in Region III for about 36 of the nearly 50 years of the KC ACTF’s existence. UW-Green Bay has had 10 shows selected for the festival between 1991 and 2017, and has brought the Golden Handtruck home seven times.

UW-Green Bay had a number of individual honors, as well. Student Laker Anne Thrasher was one of 12 finalists in the Musical Theatre Incorporated (MTI) musical theatre auditions and was one of 20 finalists in the MTI dance auditions. Five UWGB students made it to the semifinal round of the musical theatre auditions. Five UW-Green Bay students participated in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition. Student Cody Von Ruden was a finalist in the costume design category for his Death of a Salesman design project.KCACT participant Emily Ahrens was the host of UWGB Instagram and posted a photo, https://www.instagram.com/p/BPRXx-BgEIL/

Upcoming: Green Bay’s first author festival, ‘Untitled’

Save the date and participate in Green Bay’s first-ever “UntitledTown, Green Bay’s Book and Author Festival,” downtown Green Bay, April 28-30. UW-Green Bay’s Rebecca Meacham is a founder and serves on the board of directors, volunteering alongside two UWGB alumni and other community leaders. Find out who is behind this effort here and see more of what is planned, here. The call for proposals closes January 30. Here’s the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMWpfWBYUdpZY7jw2mZvMUijq30VyG4aSEpcrw_ashjCLA8Q/viewform.

UWGB faculty, alumni and students featured in Feb. ARTgarage exhibit

Prof. Ellen Rosewall (Arts Management) is curating an exhibit at the ARTgarage entitled “Art in Circles.” The exhibit will feature more than 40 works by artists which are made in, or feature, circular or spherical form. The exhibit will run from Feb. 1-25 at the ARTgarage, 1400 Cedar Street, Green Bay, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Many of the exhibitors have ties to UW-Green Bay including alumni and faculty members Alison Gates and Daniel Meinhardt and Rosewall, who have works in the exhibit.

No. 1 Green Bay women host Valpo at Kress, tonight

The Green Bay women put the brakes on the Horizon League’s top scoring team, Oakland, last Friday, defeating the Grizzlies 89-47. The Phoenix (15-2, 6-0) remains unbeaten in the conference as it hosts Valparaiso (5-12, 0-6) tonight at 7 p.m. at the Kress Center. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this talented team… Remember, the Horizon League Championship will be played outside of Green Bay for the first time in more than a decade. Tickets for the Championship in Detroit — Motor City Madness — are available by calling 313-471-7575. Starting at $45, all tickets cover 18 games (men’s and women’s) of the tournament. More at www.greenbayphoenix.com.

Reminder: Weather-related campus closings and communications

Just a reminder that campus personnel will likely not receive all-campus communications regarding campus staying open. Campus closings or weather-related changes will be reported via local media and in an all-campus e-mail, either from the Log or Public Safety. Your safety is of upmost importance. Please adhere to campus winter storm policies if you cannot make it to campus https://www.uwgb.edu/provost/policies/storm.asp.

Announcing: First UWGB Title IX Symposium

UW-Green Bay’s Title IX Team is planning what is hoped to be an annual presentation and training regarding the current Title IX procedures on campus.  The group will provide specific information as it pertains to Title IX as it came up over the past year and provide practical training to interested individuals regarding techniques and procedures to make them better equipped to respond to Title IX issues. The Symposium will be delivered in three sections, with the expectation that while all are welcome for the entire session, an individual would not be required to stay the entire time. The Symposium will be held Jan. 20. An overwhelming response to attend the Symposium is forcing a room change. The event will now be held in IS 1034.

12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 45 minutes: “The State of Title IX at UWGB” — answer common questions regarding why as students, faculty and staff, Title IX impacts us all.

  • Isn’t Title IX just about athletics?
  • What are the obligations of UW-Green Bay as an institution regarding Title IX?
  • How does UW-Green Bay respond to Title IX issues on campus?

60 Minutes: “Review of NCAA Call to Action (SA & Student Athletes)”
Baylor University, University of Minnesota, Duke University.

These are just a few of the athletics departments which have had significant media attention regarding sexual assaults and student athletes. Late in 2016 the NCAA placed a Call to Action for participating schools to implement real and substantial education for the institutions regarding the student athletes and sexual violence. This session will discuss some of the best practices as well as taking the time to address issues on our campus and how we as an entire community can respond.

90 Minutes: “Practical Training for Committee and Investigators”

This session is specifically tailored to investigators and hearing committee members, however it would be beneficial to anyone curious about the Title IX investigation and adjudications process. Attendees will be involved in mock interviews and hearings to address the techniques and processes that are used by UWGB Title IX teams in responding to complaints of gender discrimination.  Standards of conduct as well as possible sanctions will be discussed.

Attendance is strongly encouraged. Please confirm your interest to Chris Paquet paquetc@uwgb.edu by Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.