The Division of Outreach and Adult Access has adopted the Golden House for its annual Christmas cause and is extending an invitation to others at UW-Green Bay to join this tradition. In the Office of Outreach and Adult Access on the second (plaza) level of the Cofrin Library, a tree with “ornaments” provides options for buying items needed by residents of Golden House, a family shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Please feel free to stop in and take an ornament (or as many as you like), purchase and donate and then return the item back under the tree (unwrapped) by Friday, Dec. 18. These items will be delivered to the Golden House on Dec. 21, just in time for the Holidays.
Ryan Kauth, director of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center affiliated with UW-Green Bay, is required to make annual reports of SBDC activities. We happened to see his fiscal 2014-15 report for the year just ended. Among the highlights:
• 52 training events with 892 registrations for 321 organizations receiving 4,048 hours of training
• 400 clients given 1,725 hours of business advising helping 30 businesses start and assisting clients obtain over $7 million in capital
• A total of 760 organizations served with 5,773 hours of service provided to our regional small businesses or small-business service provider community
UW-Green Bay Professor Christine Style enlightened and educated the audience as part of the UWGB Office of Outreach dinner lecture series, May 27. Her program focused on Nek Chand and the Rock Garden in Chandigarh (Northern India) — one of the largest in the world, and one of the world’s largest ongoing mosaic works comprising 20 acres. Style, a professor of Art and Design, presented the history of 90-year-old Nek Chand, the Rock Garden creator/director and his move to India. She also spoke about Hindu and Muslim Culture.
Style spoke about a related foundation that was dear to both her and her belated husband Anton ‘Tony’ Rajer. Rajer, it is said, was the moving force behind the Nek Chand Foundation for 10 years. Prior to his death in 2011, Rajer spent much of his personal time advocating for Nek Chand and is said to be largely responsible for saving Nek Chand’s other Rock Garden in Kerala. Learn more about Nek Chand and the foundation that Prof. Style is involved with at: www.nekchand.com. Enjoy the gallery.
– Photos by Dan Moore, Outreach and Adult Access
The Division of Outreach and Adult Access is hosting a farewell reception for Mona Christensen on Thursday, May 14, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in their office, Cofrin Library Suite 206. After 27 years of service, Mona has accepted a position as executive director of the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor. “Join us for a piece of cake and to wish Mona well on her new adventure!”
Necesita usted aprender Español? If you need to learn Spanish, UW-Green Bay’s Spanish Immersion for Professionals program can help. Scheduled for Monday through Friday, Aug. 3-7 on campus, the program will provide an intensive language-learning experience for all levels of Spanish language learners. Registration is due by Monday, July 27. The Spanish Immersion for Professionals program is designed for professionals such as customer service representatives, call center employees, hospitality workers, social workers, bankers, teachers and health care workers. Along with instruction in language and grammar, courses tailored to health care, education, business, law and travel and leisure will be offered. New this year is a partial online option. Curricular director and instructor is Prof. Cristina Ortiz. For more information, call (920) 465-2775, or email: email@example.com. Read the full news release.
Necesita usted aprender Español?
Do you need to learn Spanish? The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Spanish Immersion for Professionals program can help.
Scheduled for Monday through Friday, Aug. 3-7, at UW-Green Bay, the program will provide an intensive language-learning experience for all levels of Spanish language learners. Registration is due by Monday, July 27.
The Spanish Immersion for Professionals program is designed for professionals such as customer service representatives, call center employees, hospitality workers, social workers, bankers, teachers and health care workers. Along with instruction in language and grammar, courses tailored to health care, education, business, law and travel and leisure will be offered. A substantial online resource component will be part of this program. Students will learn in UW-Green Bay’s high-tech classrooms and will enjoy meals in the University Union facilities.
This program is designed for every level. Students will participate in an online pretest that will determine your skill level. A lineup of experienced instructors will teach to every skill level represented by the class. Beginner level students will have an ‘intensive’ experience — some English will be spoken to facilitate the teaching. For the intermediate and advanced students, no English will be spoken in the classes.
• NEW FOR SUMMER 2015!! Morning sessions will cover reading, writing and grammar. The morning sessions are either face to face on the UWGB campus or online. If a person’s job or schedule doesn’t allow for a full day to be away, students can complete the grammar sessions independently by submitting homework in the evenings for the next day.
• Afternoon sessions will include engaging international discussions with Spanish professionals in Cuernavaca, Mexico, an international film, and a final exam on the last day. The program will cover ‘career vocabulary’ plus travel and leisure, including sessions by career category. The afternoon session of the program is mandatory face to face.
• A homework tutor and language table will be available to all at the end of the day.
Each class day will end with a session on culture and current affairs in the Spanish-speaking world. In late afternoon and evening, participants can choose to join conversation tables hosted by native Spanish speakers, and practice with each other over dinner.
Curricular Director and instructor, Prof. Cristina Ortiz, along with community instructors Amelia Canilho of Sturgeon Bay and Karla Weibel of Green Bay will provide instruction at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Fees for the program are $425 for noncredit instruction; $685 which includes two undergraduate credits in Spanish; or $1,050 which includes two graduate credits in Education. The fees for all three include beverage breaks and lunch each day.
For out-of-town participants, an array of hotel venues is available in close proximity to campus. (See the program’s website for more details.)
Students entering grades 8 through 12 in fall 2015 will explore musical styles including rock, jazz, blues, singer/songwriter, and classical at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Rock Academy Camp July 26-30, on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.
Students of bass, acoustic, electric guitar, drum set and keyboard with at least one year of experience are encouraged to attend. They will study with lead teachers and guest artists who are professional musicians.
The camp director is Michael Tahlier, a Berklee College of Music graduate. Studying under acclaimed musicians Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi and Jon Damian, to name a few, Tahlier has learned a wide range of teaching styles. Aside from teaching, Tahlier is an active performing artist playing lead guitar for the Tim Stopulos Trio, which released its third album in late 2010. The group has traveled throughout the Midwest playing shows off their newest album, “The Long Drive Home.” Currently living in Chicago, Tahlier works for the American Music Institute as the Guitar Studies Program Director and a private studio teacher. He attended UW-Green Bay’s Guitar Camp as a teen.
Guest instructors for this camp include:
• Chris Clemente, bass instructor (Chicago)
• Rich Stitzel, percussion (Chicago)
• Jimmy Crimmins, guitar (Green Bay)
Rock Academy students can attend the camp as commuters or as residents living in University student housing.
Residents will check in on Sunday, July 26, and have dinner and evening activities on campus. The camp gets under way for all campers with auditions and an all-camp meeting Sunday afternoon following auditions.
Daily sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students will end the camp by performing in a final public concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30, in UW-Green Bay’s University Theatre. A faculty/staff concert is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, in the University Theatre.
The camp fee is $295 for commuters, which includes lunch, and $569 for housing students. In addition to instruction, the resident fee includes room and board, a t-shirt, counselor supervision and transportation to evening activities.
Congratulations to Mona Christensen, newly appointed executive director of Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County. Birch Creek is a summer music academy for talented young musicians. As the longtime director of camps and conferences for UW-Green Bay Christensen contributed to the growth of the school’s widely respected summer youth camp program. She holds bachelor’s (1980, Music) and master’s (1996, Administrative Science) degrees from UW-Green Bay.
Arts Enrichment for Adults, a non-credit program offered at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, is designed for adults with interests in learning new art genres. A wide array of classes will be offered from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings, July 14 – Aug. 11, 2015, on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
Students can choose one class from the following course options:
Acrylic Painting: Abstracting the Senses – This workshop will explore the world of abstraction and present different ways of evoking sensory experiences through color, composition, and surface. Each week will have a short lesson that will give participants an opportunity to experience abstraction from a new perspective and/or process. Small-scale paintings will be completed each week using the new processes learned. Technical instruction will be given on how to create dynamic color, innovative surface texture, and powerful compositions. Level: Adventurous beginner, intermediate. Instructor: Danica Oudeans
Landscape Digital Photography – Are you the next Ansel Adams? In this workshop you will examine photographs of the masters like Adams to discover what makes a good landscape photograph. Instructor and professional photographer Dan Moore will then apply those concepts in the field, using the natural landscape around the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Cofrin Arboretum as your subject matter. Once you have taken your photographs, you will move to the computer lab, where you will learn how to use Photoshop to enhance your images. NOTE: This is NOT a class on digital camera technology. Participants should come to class understanding the basic operation of their digital camera. Instructor: Dan Moore
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing And Hand-Building For Raku Firing – Come get fired up with raku! The use of fire and smoke to achieve dramatic glazing effects will inspire you as you become part of this time-honored tradition. Whether ceramics is your favorite artistic medium or you would just like to explore this art form, professional potter Dean Hoegger will guide you on a creative adventure of shaping clay into forms. You will learn techniques for making wheel-thrown, hand-built vessels and sculptures, and the special glazing and firing process for raku pottery. Whether you are a beginner or experienced student, you will experience success in this popular workshop. Instructor: Dean Hoegger
Drawing What You See – In this workshop you will explore the techniques that will make your drawings, whether still-life or portraits come alive while deepening your understanding of line, tone, shape, volume and texture. Exercises in gesture, contour, proportion, perspective and the use of color media will train your hand and build your confidence, as you complete realistic drawings while developing your personal style. A variety of media will be used, including graphite, charcoal, colored pencil and oil pastels. Instructor: Sara Tlachac
Watercolor Inspirations – In this workshop you will discover the possibilities of glowing color, and misty flowing washes when you allow color to mix on paper. You will explore a variety of techniques for creating texture; ways to simplify subject matter into basic shapes that capture its essence, the use of patterns of light and dark to create form, and much more. Students of all levels are welcome! Instructor: Tricia Matthew
Nonfiction Writing: Everyone Has a Story to Tell – Sandra Shackelford, former journalist, writing instructor, college art instructor, and professional fine artist, will mentor your growth and development as you begin or continue to write those stories you’ve been waiting for years to put down on paper in a non-competitive, relaxed atmosphere. The focus of this interactive workshop is memoir, narrative nonfiction, “true” stories based on personal experience; writing about the people, events, and places that have impacted and shaped your life. Using writing prompts, you will begin and/or continue creatively recording your “truth.” Bring pencil, pen, and notebook along with a good sense of humor! Instructor: Sandra Shackelford
The Arts Enrichment for Adults class fee of $139 covers instruction. Some classes requiring special materials also have a lab fee. Students choose one course that they will focus on during the five-week session.
Sandra Shackelford coordinates the Arts Enrichment for Adults summer art program. More information and registration is available online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/artsforadults. The telephone number for information is (920) 465-2775. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW-Green Bay’s new online bachelor’s degree program in Health Information Management and Technology received good news Thursday afternoon: initial accreditation by the national accrediting agency. The decision by the Commission on Health Informatics and Information Management was relayed to campus by UW Extension, which coordinates the HIMT program offered in collaboration by Extension and UW universities at Green Bay, Parkside, Stevens Point and La Crosse. In sharing the news here, Sue Mattison, dean of the College of Professional Studies, praised “outstanding work by HIMT program director, Dr. Brenda Tyczkowski, supported by her chair, Dr. Susan Gallagher-Lepak, and former Dean of OAA Steve VandenAvond.”