Upcoming CAHSS events this week

Chamber Ensemble Concert

May 3, 2021 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

UWGB music students come together in small groups to form chamber ensembles. Join them for a free concert, streaming from the UWGB Music’s YouTube channel.

Politics and Mass Consumer Culture: Lessons from the 1920s

May 4, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Part of our No Reservations series, join Prof. Kimberley Reilly on Politics and Mass Consumer Culture: Lessons from the 1920s.

Historians have long debated the effect of mass consumer culture on Americans’ political engagement in the 1920s. How should we understand the decline of political participation in the jazz age? And what lessons does the 1920s hold for our own time?

Kimberley Reilly is an associate professor of Democracy & Justice Studies and History, and co-chair of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.

Philanthropy Grant Announcement

May 6, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students in the Philanthropy class of 2021 will hold a live Zoom event to announce the nonprofit recipient of their $10,000 grant provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation. Students will share insights and reflections on what went on behind the scenes to select this grantee. This year, students have focused on the challenges faced by “Opportunity Youth,” the term used to describe young people ages 18-25 who are not in school and not working. Students and representatives of the recipient organization will speak and attendees can ask questions during the Zoom session.

6:30 Concert Series: Miniatures

May 6, 2021 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 6:30 Concert Series annual Miniature concert is back. Miniatures: A Very Small Consortium features music that is only a few moments long. How much emotion can be squeezed into 2 minutes? Join us to find out. The concert is free to the public and will stream live on the UWGB Music YouTube channel.

Reminder: CAHSS Events this week

All Rise: Kayla Billett and Anthony Sirianni Jr.

Join Kayla and Anthony Monday, April 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. Both Kayla Billett and Anthony Sirianna Jr. are UWGB alumni. After finishing a Master’s at UWGB, Kayla is now a student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law; she has recently clerked for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. Anthony graduated from Beijing Normal University with a Master’s in 2017 and is now a student at Rutgers Law School.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Wheat at wheate@uwgb.edu or Nolan Bennett at bennettn@uwgb.edu

To join this Zoom event, visit the CAHSS & Effect Website. 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: China’s Role in Africa

The COVID-19 crisis has put a massive strain on what was growing a positive economic and political relationship between China and the continent of Africa. As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s centerpiece “Belt and Road initiative” continues to expand Chinese power, the response to the spread of Covid-19, as well as the African government’s growing debt to China, has seen pushback. What are some of the growing economic and political issues between China and Africa? Allen Xiao, a UW-Madison Geography PH.D candidate,  is the speaker of this event. Join the lecture on Wednesday, April 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

To register for this virtual event, visit the CAHSS and Effect Website.

Philosophers’ Café: The Liberty of Thought and Discussion

Please join us Wednesday, April 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding the liberty of thought and discussion! Our discussion will be moderated by Dr. David Louzecky (Philosophy, UWGB-Sheboygan). As much as we’d like to maximize the liberty of thought and discussion, the burdens imposed by misinformation and disinformation are making it difficult to form rational beliefs and actions. Should I get vaccinated? Should we go green? Reasoning requires data. Where can Diogenes find an honest source? China controls what’s reported. Burma shuts down the internet. Facebook blocks sites. Twitter censors. Allegedly, the head of the FDA was told to approve or get fired. That’s prescribed, rather than proscribed, speech: it’s why Henry VIII removed St. Thomas More’s head.

The Next Best Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything

Part of the No Reservations series, join Professor Michelle McQuade Dewhirst on The Next Best Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything on Thursday, April 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the UWGB Music Youtube Channel.

The pandemic has forced musicians to rethink the ways in which they relate to their audiences and to each other. In this talk, I’ll discuss pieces I’ve written in the past year for musicians who are finding new ways to connect in a time of crisis.



Rise and Fall of the Human Capital Myth w/ Prof. Shelton

The Rise and Fall of the Human Capital Myth with Professor Jon Shelton (Democracy & Justice Studies) is part of the No Reservations CAHSS speakers series. This talk will explain our current political divisions by examining how Americans’ conception of opportunity has changed over time. This event is streaming Live on March 23, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. on the Weidner Center Youtube Channel.

Weidner Center March digital programs

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts presents digital events for March 2021. Upcoming events include a mix of livestream and pre-recorded concerts and speaking engagements presented by the Weidner Center with UW-Green Bay, and STEAM Engine partners.

Out of concern for public health, all programs will be presented virtually with no in-person attendance.

List of Upcoming Weidner Center Digital Events:

6:30 Concert Series: UW-Green Bay Music’s concert series returns with Sustainable Voices – A Musical Exploration of Ecological Sustainability, a collaboration with Common CAHSS. Streaming live UW-Green Bay Music’s YouTube Channel on March 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

STEAM Engine XIV: This speaker series showcasing presentations on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics will be livestreamed simultaneously on the Weidner Center’s and STEAM Engine’s YouTube Channels on March 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

 STEAM Engine XIV – Theme: Resilience

Pegasis: A virtual concert performed by local Green Bay WAMI (Wisconsin Artistic Music Industry) nominated artist, Pegasis, known for tight harmonies, inventive arrangements, and engaging lyricism. This event will stream live on the Weidner Center’s YouTube Channel March 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

No Reservations: This speaker series presented by UW-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) continues with Dr. Jon Shelton presenting: The Rise and Fall of the Human Capital Myth. This event will be livestreamed on the Weidner Center’s YouTube Channel on March 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Additional Information for upcoming digital events available at WeidnerCenter.com.