Reminder: Women’s Leadership Luncheon this week

October 3, 12:00 – 1:30, Phoenix B

Keynote Speaker: Julie Van Straten, President, Green Bay Women’s Fund, UW-Green Bay alumna, attorney


Get an overview of offerings for the 2012-2013 Women’s Leadership programs, and meet women who have recently become members of our campus community. Join the “round table” discussions as you enjoy a complimentary light lunch. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Women’s Leadership Networking Luncheon

October 3, 12:00 – 1:30, Phoenix B
Keynote Speaker: Julie Van Straten, President, Green Bay Women’s Fund

Get an overview of offerings for the 2012-2013 Women’s Leadership programs, and meet women who have recently become members of our campus community. Join the “round table” discussions as you enjoy a complimentary light lunch. Space is limited. Register on line Sept. 4 at www.uwgb.edu/stulife. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Campus WWHEL chapter kicks off history month with faculty panel

The UW-Green Bay chapter of Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership is hosting a brown-bag luncheon from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Alumni Rooms A/B of the University Union. An informal panel discussion will feature faculty members Christine Smith, Kim Nielsen, Alison Gates and Nicole Meyer and touch upon, among other things, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program here and its history. It’s a kickoff to Women’s History Month activities on campus. Bring your own lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided.

Getting WWHEL rolling at UW-Green Bay


WWHEL is the organization Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership. There will be a brown-bag informational session this Thursday (Feb. 2) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room on the second level of the University Union. The agenda includes:

  • An overview of the October conference
  • Ideas to introduce and activate WWHEL at UW-Green Bay
  • Possibilities for a women’s-leadership book group and panel discussion, a mentoring program, and applications for leadership training programs (many listed on the website, www.wwhel.org)
  • An assessment of leadership training needs and professional development opportunities
  • Possible participation in the WWHEL regional event April 19.

Those with questions may contact Shelly Gabel in Dietetics and Human Biology.

UW-Green Bay hosts ‘An Evening with Rachel Simon,’ featuring acclaimed author

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Office of Student Life will present “An Evening with Rachel Simon,” featuring the critically acclaimed author of the bestselling memoir Riding the Bus with My Sister, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Christie Theatre of the University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

During the event, which is free and open to the public, Simon will present a reading and talk about her most recent book, The Story of Beautiful Girl. A reception and book signing will follow in Suite 150 of the University Union.

Simon is best known for the critically acclaimed Riding the Bus with My Sister, which was adapted for a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie of the same name. Her presentation is part of UW-Green Bay’s Women’s Leadership Program and the University’s speaker series.

“We are very excited for Rachel Simon’s visit,” said Sheila Carter, program coordinator for UW-Green Bay Student Life. “Her books provide a unique perspective into the world of the developmentally disabled, giving us all an opportunity to examine our own attitudes and perceptions.”

Simon’s disability-themed writing stems in part from experiences with her sister, who has an intellectual disability. She writes in her blog, http://rachelsimon.com/blog, that, “I will explain to her the things she doesn’t understand about the world, and I will explain to the world the things it doesn’t understand about her.” A synopsis of Simon’s The Story of Beautiful Girl, as well as more information about the author and her works, is available at www.rachelsimon.com.

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Student Life hosts Women’s Leadership Networking Luncheon, Sept. 27

The annual Women’s Leadership Networking Luncheon organized by the Office of Student Life is set for Tuesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. It’s billed as a chance to meet women who have recently become members of the campus community, and to get an overview of offerings for the 2011-2012 Women’s Leadership programs. Roundtable discussions and a complimentary light lunch. Space is limited. Register online at www.uwgb.edu/stulife