The opening reception of “Into the Fray: A Journey Through Ambient Space” will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Lawton Gallery, located in UW-Green Bay’s Theatre Hall. “Into the Fray” is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by current artist-in-residence Lydia Dildilian exploring human perception of time and space through landscape. A scholarship award ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. The exhibition will be up at the Lawton Gallery through Thursday, May 16, 2019. The Lawton Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All faculty, staff, students and community are invited to the Chancellor’s Veterans Reception at 4 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. This year’s guest speaker will be UW-Green Bay alumnus, Staff Sgt. Jared Spude. Spude was honored at last May’s commencement as Outstanding Student of his graduating class. The Political Science and Public Administration grad enrolled at UWGB in 2011 after serving as a forward observer with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He is currently one of five certified instructors of military joint forward observers throughout the country. The Nov. 11 reception is free and open to all.
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Koltz publicizes oral-history project, collection — Veterans services coordinator Elaine Koltz says the Nov. 11 reception on campus will be an opportunity to promote a new project called “Voices of Veterans.” She says student Sean Gleason is working to produce an oral history collection of veterans in our community. Also in connection with Veterans Day observances at UWGB, volunteers are collecting items and gift cards for Elizabeth, a new resident of the new Green Bay Veterans Manor who is in need of basic household items, (i.e. dishes, towels, lamps, etc.) If you cannot make the reception and want to drop off items or gift cards for Elizabeth, please drop them off in the collection box in the Veterans Lounge in MAC Hall or at Elaina Koltz’ office in Financial Aid.
Student artist Adam Fulwiler was honored for his work, “Windows” selected to be featured on this year’s holiday card. UW-Green Bay graduate Tammy Resulta documented the event through photos.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Chancellor Gary L. and Georgia Nix Miller hosted a series of smaller, more intimate receptions at various venues this fall to give donors, recipients, and others more of an opportunity to engage. Enjoy the photo gallery. Photos by UW-Green Bay graduate Tammy Resulta.
Already distributed campuswide but repeated here for the record: The retirement reception for Kelly Franz, the departing vice chancellor for business and finance, is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. next Tuesday (Aug. 11) at the Shorewood Golf Course Clubhouse. Food and refreshments will be served. (We’re hearing a lot of chatter about chicken wings, FWIW.)
More than 250 people turned out for the May 2015 Honors Graduate Reception hosted by UW-Green Bay Friday, May 15, in the grand foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The event welcomed about 80 May graduates who would be graduating the following day with summa, magna or cum laude honors. They were joined by family members in town for the big weekend, and faculty and staff extending best wishes. Speakers during a brief program included Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Dean of Students Brenda Amenson-Hill, outgoing SGA President Vanya Koepke and Alumni Relations Director Kari Moody. Moody said the event, tried for the first time with the December 2014 honors grads, appears to have a bright future as a permanent part of Commencement weekend. The Alumni Association views it as an opportunity to connect with some of its newest members, and the many out-of-town visitors (including some online students who had visited campus rarely if at all) said they enjoyed the opportunity to mingle with members of the UW-Green Bay community.
– Photos by Kelly Selner, Office of University Advancement
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!”
Retirement-party announcements are making the rounds on campus. For the benefit of retirees and various other off-campus readers, here are several notices that have been widely shared:
• Cliff Abbott, Forrest Baulieu and Jeanellyn Schwarzenbach of the Information and Computing Science faculty are retiring, and colleague Adolfo Garcia is relocating out-of-state. A joint farewell is planned for noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 8, in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall’s CWing.
• Mike Stearney, dean of Enrollment Services, is retiring after 31 years, with a sendoff on Tuesday, May 12, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Union’s 1965 Room.
• Associate Prof. Warren Johnson of Human Biology will greet well-wishers from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in LS 468.