Coronavirus and concerts: What no shows means for Weidner Center |  Herald Times Reporter

The Weidner Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay was just a few weeks away from announcing its 2020-21 season in April when the shutdown hit. The season would’ve launched in fall, but instead many of the performances — yet to be revealed — have been pushed back to next spring and some even to fall of 2021.

It started with a nearly sold-out Joe Bonamassa concert on March 12 that was canceled the morning of. Another 15 to 20 public spring performances were impacted, including a handful of shows rescheduled for fall that look increasingly more likely to have to be moved again into 2021. It became a giant puzzle of trying to make new dates fit.

Source: Coronavirus and concerts: What no shows means for Resch Center, Weidner Center, Meyer Theatre and Green Bay economy | Herald Times Reporter

Weidner Center performance impacted by Coronavirus | WFRV

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on May 7, 2020 at the Weidner Center has been cancelled, as well as other performances in Northeastern Wisconsin, including concerts at the Resch Center and Meyer Theatre. More via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Coronavirus: More performance changes moving farther into the future | WFRV. 

TEDx - UW-Green Bay Speakers

Photos: Sold-out TEDxUW-Green Bay looks to return in 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, UW-Green Bay held its very first TEDx event. TEDxUW-Green Bay was a collaboration between the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Weidner Center. Co-created and organized by Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science), Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg Prof. Regan Gurung (Psychology, Human Development) and the Weidner Center’s Executive and Artistic Director, Kelli Strickland, the event brought community and campus together for an evening of learning and fun.

The event featured eight speakers: Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg Prof. Illene Noppe Cupit (Human Development), Kelly Ellis ’06 (Business Administration), Fred Johnson, Lorenzo Lones ’16 (Psychology), Dr. Ashok Rai, Anne Schauer-Gimenez, Dan Terrio ’14 (Masters in Applied Leadership) and Assistant Prof. Jennie Young (English). See the speaker biographies. The speakers were coached by senior lecturer Danielle Bina (Communication) and lecturer Shauna Froelich (Communication). Presentation topics ranged from school security to the American healthcare system, to the importance of moxie.

“I thought the event was fantastic, and it serves to build the type of social currency that I truly believe in,” says Dean Chuck Rybak (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences).

Event organizers say they hope to make TEDx UW-Green Bay an annual event.

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TEDx - UW-Green Bay Speakers

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Photos: UW-Green Bay honors most distinguished and outstanding

UW-Green Bay was honored by the return of six distinguished and outstanding alumni who returned to campus Oct. 2, 2018 to accept awards recognizing their contributions to campus, communities and workplace.

This year’s honorees were Daniel Keegan ’72, Sheila Kohl ’96 and ’05 and Doug Wirth ’89, each receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award; and Cordero Barkley ’09 and ’16, Lisa Fay Coutley ’04 and Joshua Kaurich ‘07, recipients of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.

Bios for each are available here. The ceremony took place on the Weidner Center stage, with a reception in the newly remodeled Weidner Grand Foyer. Each recipient was given a hand-made award crafted by artist and alumna Barbi Gossens ’03.

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Alumni Awards 2018

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