SAFE Ally Level 1 & 2 Training is Friday, March 13

The UW-Green Bay Pride Center is offering SAFE Ally Level 1 and Level 2 training on Friday, March 13, at UW-Green Bay in the University Union, Room World Unity B. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon; Level 2 is from 1 to 3 p.m. Level 1 focuses on vocabulary, the use of inclusive pronouns, LGBTQ+ community and workplace experiences and how to increase one’s ability to be an ally. Level 2 digs deeper into challenges LGBTQ+ experience due to discrimination in government and organizational policies, and what you can do to increase support of LGBTQ+.

Please RSVP for one or both of the SAFE Ally classes here or use the link: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b7pMD6uh1hQCU7z.

First spring 2020 Global Studies event is Feb. 7, 2020

The first Global Studies event of the spring semester will be on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union. The event features an important and timely discussion about the country of Bolivia, which continues to be in the news in the wake of the ousting of President Morales. This event is presented by our guest Prof. Gratzia Villarroel (St. Norbert College, Political Science), an expert on Latin American politics. Prof. Villarroel will update us on the situation in Bolivia and take questions about the present and future of this Latin American country in turmoil. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the official Facebook page.

Women’s Leadership Lunch, Feb. 4

Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven & Dean of UW-Green Bay’s College of Health, Education and Social Welfare Susan Gallagher-Lepak invite you to lunch on Feb. 4, 2020 to learn about the power of Girl Scouting. The event is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the 1965 Room, University Union. Van Gruensven serves on the board of directors for Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. As a life-long Girl Scout, she knows the power scouting gives to girls of all ages. UW-Green Bay has close ties to the Girl Scouts, but this in an opportunity for all employees to learn about the many ways Girl Scouts impacts the girls in this community.

Agenda:
Noon – Event starts with check-in and mingling
12:10 p.m. – Lunch is served
12:15 p.m. – Program begins
1:00 p.m.- Event ends

All UW-Green Bay employees are welcome. RSVP here.

Grant Winslow named associate director of operations for University Union

Grant Winslow was recently named the new associate director of operations for the University Union. Winslow spent the last 23 years as a program coordinator in Student Life, primarily supervising Good Times Programming. Winslow’s new responsibilities include overseeing daily operations, facility management, event support and student development.  He can be reached at 920-465-2247.

Academic Staff Fall Assembly, Tuesday, Dec. 3

The Academic Staff Fall Assembly will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre in the University Union on the Green Bay Campus. The agenda is posted on the SOFAS website. Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven, Provost Michael Alexander and Police Chief Dave Jones are just a few of the invited guests. If you are unable to physically attend, you can SKYPE in at Join Skype Meeting.

At the Sheboygan Campus location, please meet in Conference Room 2206. At the Manitowoc Campus location, academic staff are welcome to view it on their own or with others in F128 (Student Services Conference Room) for light snacks, drinks and extra camaraderie. Questions can be directed to the Academic Staff Committee Chair Lynn Niemi at niemil@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay to host Kwanzaa 2019: A celebration of self-determination

GREEN BAY, WIS. – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) welcomes the community to join together for a celebration of Kujichagulia (self-determination) at UW–Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration! This year’s event will be held in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union on the Green Bay Campus, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with free food and entertainment for all.

Delivering the keynote address this year is Robyn Davis, president and CEO of Brown County United Way, Green Bay, a community impact organization that unites people, ideas, and resources to create community solutions that strengthen every person and every community in Brown County.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African and African-American culture and identity, based on the seven principles of African heritage. This year, we celebrate the principle of Kujichagulia, the principle of self-determination and the right of persons to speak for themselves and decide their own destiny. All are welcome to attend regardless of background, faith or culture, as we celebrate the commonalities and values that bring us together rather than the differences that drive us apart.

In addition to a dinner menu celebrating African and African-American heritage and cuisine, the Kwanzaa celebration will also feature a unique performance by the Appleton North Step Team. Local vendors and non-profit organizations will also be on hand with additional resources and information for attendees to view.

For more information about the Kwanzaa event or for media inquiries, please contact Bao Sengkhammee, multicultural advisor in the MESA office, at 920-465-2022 or at sengkhab@uwgb.edu. For more on MESA or the BSU, visit https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

ABOUT MESA: The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office provides advising, services and activities that promote the academic success, personal growth and development of multiethnic students. MESA also conducts educational programs that enhance learning, promote respect and appreciation for racial and ethnic diversity. MESA supports the academic mission of UW-Green Bay and contributes to the development of a campus community dedicated to diversity of thought and experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

ABOUT BLACK STUDENT UNION: The Black Student Union (BSU) at UW-Green Bay celebrates and supports the Black experience through academic and social support, developing cultural awareness and discussing both historical and contemporary achievements and challenges throughout Black history. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/student-orgs/black-student-union/.

ABOUT UW-GREEN BAY STUDENT LIFE: UW-Green Bay Student Life is dedicated to promoting student engagement and involvement through programming and the support of on-campus student organizations that empower students to create a unique extracurricular experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/student-life/.

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College Tips for students as finals are approaching, Dec. 4

Just in time for finals! It can be easy for students to feel overwhelmed towards the end of the semester, but the University Union is ready to help. Everyone has a different approach to studying, and they’re here to help you maximize your time to study efficiently. Stop by the University Union Ozzy Machine in the Leona Cloud Commons Booth Space on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 to get some study tips. Questions can be directed to Tessa Pellman at pellmant@uwgb.edu.

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa celebration, Dec. 7, 2019 in Phoenix Rooms

UW-Green Bay Multi Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Black Student Union and Office of Student Life are extending a welcome to everyone to attend the Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms. This is a free family event. There will be entertainment by Appleton North Step team, food and keynote speaker Robyn Davis from Brown County United Way. If you have any questions, please contact multicultural advisor Bao Sengkhammee at sengkhab@uwgb.edu.

Author Talk: Martha Wells, Oct. 4

UW-Green Bay and the Brown County Library are pleased to present science fiction and fantasy author Martha Wells on Friday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. in the 1965 Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus. Wells has written many fantasy novels, including “The Books of the Raksura” series (beginning with “The Cloud Roads”), the “Ile-Rien” series (including “The Death of the Necromancer”), as well as Young Adult fantasy novels, short stories, media tie-ins (for “Star Wars” and “Stargate: Atlantis”), and non-fiction. Her most recent fantasy novel is “The Harbors of the Sun” in 2017, the final novel in “The Books of the Raksura” series. She has a new series, “The Murderbot Diaries,” published by Tor.com. She was also the lead writer for the story team of “Magic: the Gathering’s” Dominaria expansion in 2018. She has won a Nebula Award, two Hugo Awards, an ALA/YALSA Alex Award, two Locus Awards and her work has appeared on the Philip K. Dick Award ballot, the BSFA Award ballot, the USA Today Bestseller List, and the New York Times Bestseller List. Her books have been published in sixteen languages.

She will discuss and read from her work in this special event, which is free and open to the public. A signing will follow.

Pride Center to host October events

The UW-Green Bay Pride Center has many events planned for the month of October. Please consider attending:

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019: Dick Wagner, author of two groundbreaking volumes on gay history in Wisconsin, will be in the Christie Theatre from noon until 1 p.m. He will follow his talk with a meet the author event from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Pride Center. Wagner’s book “We’ve Been Here All Along” provides an illuminating and nuanced picture of Wisconsin’s gay history from the reporting on the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 to the landmark Stonewall Riots of 1969. Wagner’s book will be for sale outside the Christie Theatre. This event was made possible by the Pride Center and The Phoenix Bookstore.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019: Free showing of “Moonlight” (2016), the first film with an all black cast and with the main character as a person coming to terms with being LGBT, in the Christie Theatre from 4 to 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow the film until 7:15 p.m. Sponsored by Black Student Union (BSU), Pride Center and Student Life. Snacks will also be provided.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019: Come hear Pride Center students Sapphire Shimmer and Boston Cream Pie read their two favorite children’s books, followed by eating cookies and doing crafts, for this event titled, “King and Queen Reading Books with Crafts and Cookies” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Cofrin Library. There will be an ASL interpreter present, and this event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Cofrin Library, Pride Center and The Phoenix Bookstore.

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019: National Coming Out Day. The Pride Center will provide educational information at the vendor table at the second floor of the Union, located by the stairway.

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019: SAFE Ally Level 1 and 2 training. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by Level 2 training from 1 to 3 p.m. Safe Ally training provides insights on LGBTQ+ topics and how to be a better ally. To RSVP, contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019: UW-Green Bay Clothing and Household Swap is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Union Phoenix Rooms. Your clean, gently used clothing for all ages, kitchen and household items, books and media, crafts and holiday decor is needed. This event is for all students, staff and alumni to come select items they can use that others are sharing. Donations can be dropped off at the Campus Cupboard in RH 140, the Pride Center or contact Stacie Christian for a curbside drop off at christis@uwgb.edu. Please, no computers, televisions or furniture that does not fit in a small station wagon. Volunteers to help set up are needed on Tuesday, October 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 pm.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019: Nationally known artist, Rae Senarighi, along with two paintings will be featured at a meet the artist event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. next to the University Union Common Grounds. You can learn more about Rae’s work on Netflix. Refreshments provided by the Lawton Gallery. Rae is sponsored by the Pride Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019: Hallowqueen 2 Drag Show is scheduled for 8 to 10 p.m. in the University Union Phoenix Rooms. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Pride Center and Good Times Programming.

Any questions about Pride Center events can be directed to Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.