Healthy Choices Task Force to present program on human trafficking on Tuesday, Nov. 27

The Student Affairs Healthy Choices Task Force is sponsoring the program “Human Trafficking: A Local Perspective” with Kim Sandstorm from Eye Heart World on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Christie Theatre.

Reminder: Somos Latinas event is tomorrow (Sept. 20)

UW-Green Bay presents Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The first session will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the second session, which includes a book signing reception, will be 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. This event is free and open to the community.

Twenty-five Latina agents of change share their inspirational stories in Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists, co-edited by Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, and Eloisa Gómez, who will speak at the event. Books will be available for sale at The Phoenix Bookstore on campus and at the 6 p.m. session.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Inclusive Excellence, The Phoenix Bookstore and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate. For more information, contact Claudia Guzmán at guzmanc@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2464..

UW-Green Bay brings ‘Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists’ to campus, Sept. 20

GREEN BAY – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay presents “Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists.” Members of the public and campus 25299062_1534372853346588_7935690592857639482_ncommunity have two opportunities to see the presentation in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Sessions will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. featuring a book signing reception.

“Somos Latinas” shares the powerful narratives of 25 activists — from outspoken demonstrators to collaborative community-builders to determined individuals working for change behind the scenes — providing proof of the long-standing legacy of Latina activism throughout Wisconsin. “Somos Latinas” draws on activist interviews conducted as part of the Somos Latinas Digital History Project, housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The book is co-edited by Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, and Eloisa Gómez, who will each speak at the event. Also participating in the 6 p.m. session is:

  • Sister Melanie Maczka, executive director of Casa ALBA Melanie in Green Bay
  • Natalia Sidon, crime prevention coodinator, Green Bay Police Department; board member, youth advocate and mentor at Casa ALBA
  • Gabriela Gamboa, president, Hispanic Community Council of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Elvita Erdmann, Hispanic coordinator, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin

The books will be available for sale at The Phoenix Bookstore, located in the University Union on campus, and at the 6 p.m. session, which includes a book signing by the authors.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Inclusive Excellence and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate. For more information, please contact Claudia Guzmán by email at guzmanc@uwgb.edu, or by phone at 920- 465-2464.

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UW-Green Bay celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with programs next week

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, UW-Green Bay presents Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists. Two programs next Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 are free and open to the public:
Session #1: 11a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Session #2: 6 to 8:30 p.m. with a book signing reception
Location: Phoenix Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus

Here’s more: Twenty-five Latina agents of change share their inspirational stories in Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists, co-edited by Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, and Eloisa Gómez, who will speak at the event.

Somos Latinas shares the powerful narratives of 25 activists — from outspoken demonstrators to collaborative community-builders to determined individuals working for change behind the scenes — providing proof of the long-standing legacy of Latina activism throughout Wisconsin. Somos Latinas draws on activist interviews conducted as part of the Somos Latinas Digital History Project, housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Books will be available for sale at The Phoenix Bookstore on campus and at the 6 p.m. session, which includes a book signing by the authors.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Inclusive Excellence, The Phoenix Bookstore and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate. For more information, contact Claudia Guzmán: guzmanc@uwgb.edu / 920-465-2464.

Green Bay men’s basketball announces schedule and Resch contract

The Green Bay men’s basketball team announced its Horizon League schedule on Tuesday, as well as its new contract agreement with the Resch Center. The University signed a six-year deal with PMI Entertainment, which manages the Resch. The venue will remain the primary home for the Phoenix, although it will play select games at the 4,018-seat on-campus Kress Center starting this season. Eric Arneson, vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate and Athletics Director Charles Guthrie, commented. See more.

Mark your calendars: Bash in the Stacks is Thursday, Sept. 13

Cofrin Library’s annual Bash in the Stacks event is set for Thursday, Sept. 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be food, games, Nerf tag, henna and balloon artists, a mini quiz bowl and crafts to bring in the fall semester! This event is sponsored by the Cofrin Library, Student Life, FOCUS and the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs.

WFRV-TV covers Bay Shore County Park cleanup

Five hundred new UW-Green Bay students volunteered to clean up garbage at Bay Shore County Park in New Franken, Monday, Sept. 3. With approximately 77% of new students attending UW-Green Bay from outside of Brown County, the service project and Lambeau Field Celebration that followed, allowed the University to serve and showcase the region. In total, around 600 volunteers gathered at the park, with many of the students connecting with fellow classmates all while giving back to the community. WFRV-TV had coverage.

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the first-ever Freshman Convocation

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the first-ever Freshman Convocation. It will be held at the Weidner Center on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. This will be the official welcome to the University for our class of 2022. The one-hour welcome will feature words of encouragement and thoughts on success from Chancellor Miller, Provost Davis, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmidt and others. The inaugural Freshman Convocation was designed by a core group of faculty, students and staff. Please enter the Weidner Center through the rear doors as there is construction in the front. Also, please arrive by 8:50 a.m. so that staff and faculty can enter together in support of our students. There will be reserved seating for faculty and staff, and the new students will sit in the front.