Famed Writer of Comics, Sci-Fi, and ‘Stranger Things’ Inspires UW-Green Bay Student Novelists

Green Bay, Wis.—A famed writer has signed-on to teach at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Author Michael Moreci is teaching the Novel Writing course for the fall 2020 semester.

Moreci is a dedicated writer and has a variety of works spanning from comic books to novels. He has been recognized by various magazines and newspapers including The Hollywood Reporter and USA Today, along with the website Comics Alliance. Some of his work includes the Science Fiction novels Black Star Renegades and We Are Mayhem, and comics Wasted Space, The Plot, Burning Fields, and Curse. He is also author of the comic feature “Stranger Things.”

Author and writer Michael Moreci

What can students expect from Moreci?

“I’m the type of person who likes to share, not hoard, knowledge,” he says. “If you want to know something about writing—creatively or professionally—you’re going to get a real and truthful answer from me. Always.”

Novel Writing will run through December and is a fall-only course. It gives students an opportunity to gain experience with writing and workshopping a 50,000-word novel as credit option for students majoring in English or Writing and Applied Arts.

Program Director Rebecca Meacham is thrilled. “Mike offers insights from his experience as a professional writer,” she says. “He knows both the craft and the business of writing, especially in the genres that many students love best—horror, supernatural, sci fi, comics.”

This semester, Moreci’s goal is to give students confidence and help expand their knowledge of the industry. “My approach is boots-on-the-ground; it’s about what it means to be a working writer and how to become one. I want my students leaving my class knowing that they can write a book and, more importantly, what to do after.”

For a tour of Michael Moreci’s workspace, check out his link: https://youtu.be/oT6kY8Ev0h4.

Press release written and submitted by Elizabeth Asmus, creative intern, English program, UW-Green Bay


CK One Door, Green Bay Campus, Campus Cupboard, Campus Closet, Campus Kitchen

Reminder: Please consider donating to food pantries at four campuses for World Food Day, Friday, Oct. 16

In a memorable to our four-campus community, Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity & Student Affairs Corey King asked that we join with others across the world, in recognition of World Food Day, Friday, Oct. 16.

“This Friday, October 16, in recognition of World Food Day, let’s fill the shelves of our food pantries on our four campuses! Below you will find a list of needed items and times and locations for contactless drop-offs. We know many team members are working remotely so we’re offering these times so you can conveniently participate in the World Food Day event,” King said.

Items in high demand include: breakfast bars, peanut butter, jam/jelly, muffin mixes, hot and cold cereal, grits, canned fruits and vegetables, applesauce, soups and stews, baked beans, bagged whole rice, canned pasta sauce, pasta noodles (including gluten free), condiments (including soy sauce and hot sauce), hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, tea oil, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, Band-Aids with a variety of prints and colors, sanitary products, razors, canned powder scrubs, liquid cleaners and liquid dish soap, laundry detergent, sponges, and dryer sheets. Vegetarian and sugar fee items are also greatly appreciated!

Contactless Drop-Off Points (look for the collection boxes):

  • Green Bay Campus – Campus Cupboard – Inside the glass doors at the entry to the University Union from the circle drive with the painted Phoenix from Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Manitowoc Campus – The Marketplace – 10 a.m. to Noon inside the Founder’s Hall Entrance, look for the collection bin
  • Marinette Campus – The Closet – Front desk in the main building from 10 a.m. to Noon;
  • Sheboygan Campus – The Food Pantry – Side door next to the TV Station or drop off at the main entrance of the Student
    Services Office between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Spread the word, Greater Green Bay Chamber to host Virtual Job Fair in December

Please spread the word among job seekers, including UW-Green Bay students who will be graduating in December. The Greater Green Bay Chamber is taking a lead role on filling the workforce development gap by hosting a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in partnership with The Business News and the Wisconsin Job Center. During this two-hour virtual event the Chamber will host up to 50 employers who are seeking to fill positions at their organizations. The Chamber will host up to 450 potential job seekers who will choose which companies they want to talk to. The job seekers will choose up to eight employers and will be virtually sent around the Zoom rooms to talk with employers. Representatives from the employers will present what openings they have, what they are looking for in a candidate and how job seekers can apply. There are many opportunities for organizations and individuals to be involved.https://www.greatergbc.org/events/line-on-work-virtual-job-fair/.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: UW-Green Bay theater professor’s play gains momentum in Texas

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The ball got rolling recently for a play by Thomas Campbell, Ph.D, of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance faculty. The first public staged readings for Campbell’s full-length drama, “Faithfall,” were held at Texas A&M University-Commerce. According to a news release: “Faithfall” will be given its world premiere at UWGB later this school year when UWGB students mount a recorded production. The three staged readings in Texas were streamed online with no live audience in attendance. The UWGB production also will be streamed. The staged readings in were part of the “New Play Development Series” at Texas A&M-Commerce. Staged readings are common as a way for playwrights and producing entities to get a feel for the dynamics of a new play. Often, adjustments to scripts are made from them.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: UWGB theater professor’s play gains momentum in Texas

Admission counselor reaches prospective students via ‘Drive-Thru’ College Fair

Arlene Torres

UW-Green Bay Admissions Advisor Arlene Torres had a great time and a lot of interest at a recent Drive-Thru College Fair hosted by Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee. More than a dozen colleges and universities participated in a first-of-a-kind event on the campus. Photos and more, here.

UW-Green Bay announces that December Commencement will be postponed until May 2021

UW-Green Bay announced last week that December Commencement would be moved to May 2021. In a letter to students, Commencement planners said that while it was “hoped we would be inviting you to participate in an in-person December Commencement Ceremony… campus leadership has made the difficult decision to push the December Commencement Ceremony to May 2021. The current global health crisis has made it impossible for us to safely gather at the end of this semester.”


Raising Each Other Up: Women’s Leadership Symposium is Nov. 4-5; Registration now open

GREEN BAY, Wis—Women leaders are often recognized for their inclusive, team-building leadership style of problem-solving and decision-making, a style increasingly appreciated in today’s changing global world.

For the second consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will help women learn from each other at the  virtual Women’s Leadership Symposium, the mornings of Nov. 4 and 5. Successful women leaders and executive coaches will help Wisconsin professional women come together and network, assess their strengths and learn how to create energetic alignment with their personal potential, power and possibilities. Executive coaching for wherever women are!

The symposium features known leaders who will share matters topical to the times:

  • Sheryl Van Gruensven, UW-Green Bay chief business officer/senior vice chancellor for Institutional Strategy will discuss “Leading in Times of Change and Uncertainty.”
  • Robyn Davis, CEO Green Bay United Way, will help explore “The View from the Other Side.”
  • Chris Kann, executive coach, will share “Four Secrets to Sustainable Success.”
  • Courtney Booth and Michelle Shutter, executive coaches, present, “Uncover Blocks and Live into Your Strengths: Empowered, Energized and Equipped During Adversity.”

The goal of the symposium is to empower women by building confidence in their essential characteristics of shared leadership, nurturance and forward values. The symposium creates a space for women to channel their power of collaboration to make a difference, especially in this moment of challenge and unknown future. And to have fun along the way. Individually women have power, but collectively they can have impact.

The symposium is being created and hosted by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. For more information on the Women’s Leadership Symposium, visit
http://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership or contact Linda Hornick at 615-504-3351 or hornickl@uwgb.edu or Melissa Betke at 920-663-7337 or betkem@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.





Insight Publications | Businesses on the move

UW-Green Bay reported enrollment increases at three of its four campuses to begin the 2020-21 academic year: Green Bay campus, 3.3 percent; Manitowoc campus, 23.6 percent; and Sheboygan campus, 31 percent. The school also announced students who apply to UW-Green Bay by Oct. 31 for any 2021 term (January, Spring, Summer or Fall 2021) will have their application fee covered by private funds.

Source: Insight Publications | Businesses on the move

Sheepshead Review deadline extended; UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students can submit

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s journal of art and literature, Sheepshead Review has extended its deadline for submissions to Sunday, Oct. 11 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The journal is accepting submissions for fiction, nonfiction, visual arts and poetry. For the first time ever, they are also accepting digital media! You may use programs such as Twine, YouTube, or Google maps as ways to tell your story in an immersive way. Students, faculty, and staff from all four UW-Green Bay campuses can submit, as well as the general public and high school students. For more information and to submit, please visit sheepsheadreview.com.



UW-Green Bay’s four campuses offer undeniable natural beauty

UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus provides incredible opportunities to study wildlife and just plain enjoy the outdoors. Associate Prof. James Kabrhel (Chemistry) snapped this photo (below) of what is believed to be a bluet damselfly in the wetlands by the entrance of the Sheboygan Campus. The “amateur wildlife and landscape photographer” says his other favorite spots for wildlife photography are Silver Creek Park adjacent to the Manitowoc Campus and Henry Schuette Park in the city of Manitowoc.

Photo by James Kabrhel

In the photo above, submitted by Kabrhel, features a blue heron near the Sheboygan Campus.