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March 28 – A Full Spectrum Sampler, UWGB Music Faculty Concert,

Music Faculty

Like a box of sweets, the UWGB Faculty Ensemble will provide an irresistible collection of tasty musical treats on Friday, March 28 at 7 pm at the Prince of Peace Church in Sturgeon Bay.

While their name implies the embodiment of a collection of artists performing together en masse, the UWGB Faculty Ensemble members have such a wide range of capability, in so many different musical niches that their shows are more like a talent revue. At their upcoming Sturgeon Bay concert, you can expect to hear “musical compositions that span history from the 16th century to current Broadway pops,” says vocalist Sarah Meredith Livingston.

The ensemble artists are drawn from current UWGB music faculty and alumni that include: Abigail Mace, piano; Courtney Sherman, soprano; Sarah Meredith Livingston, mezzosoprano; Adam Gaines, trumpet; Eric Hansen, clarinet and Chris Salerno, jazz vocalist/piano. They will be joined by David Robertson, baritone, former music teacher at Sturgeon Bay high school and UWGB alum, now teaching in Algoma. Together, their individual interests and musical specialties permit them to provide audience members with a delightful and diverse sampling that ranges from classical and jazz to contemporary original works.

The University of Wisconsin Green Bay Faculty Chamber Ensemble plans to perform a delightful repertoire that will include:

Toccata in D major, BWV 912, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Abigail Mace, piano

Suite in D, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Adam Gaines, trumpet with Abigail Mace, piano

Premiere Sonata, Francois Devienne (1759-1803)
Eric Hansen, clarinet with Abigail Mace, piano

Solo De Concours, Andre Messager (1853-1929)
Dobru noc, Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Reingestimmt die Saiten from Ziguenermelodien
Sarah Meredith Livingston, mezzosoprano with Abigail Mace, piano

“Song to the Moon” (Mesicku na nebi hlubokem) from Rusalka, Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Courtney Sherman, soprano with Abigail Mace, piano

The Prayer Duet, David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis (Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1999)
Sarah Meredith Livingston, mezzosoprano and David Robertson, baritone with Abigail Mace, piano

“Tell Me on a Sunday” from Song and Dance, Andrew Lloyd Webber
“My Funny Valentine” from Babes in Arms, Rodgers and Hart
“Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber
“I Could Have Danced all Night” from My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe
Courtney Sherman, soprano with Abigail Mace, piano

Prince of Peace Church is located at 1756 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. Children, music students and students of all ages are admitted free to Door Concerts, Inc. events. Single ticket prices for adults are $10. For more information or reservations please email music@doorconcerts.com or call 920.493.0517. Immediately following the concert there will be a meet-the-artist informal talk and reception with refreshments in the meeting area of the hall. Students and children are especially encouraged to ask questions. Learn more about the performing artists and Door Concerts, Inc.’s superb quality musical events at affordable prices with a visit to their Website: www.DoorConcerts.com.

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:38:11 +0000 | Events | Posted by: moodyk

UW-Green Bay announces recipients of ‘Distinguished,’ ‘Recent’ alumni awards

2alumni award winners past presentThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will recognize five meritorious graduates of the institution at the 2014 Alumni Association Awards Night on Thursday evening, May 1.

This year’s honorees are Craig Dickman, Class of 1982, Constance Downs ’96, and Bob Pyle, ’83, each receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award; and JoAnn Miller ’01 and Crystal Osman ’08, recipients of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. For more information on each of the 2014 recipients, click here.

The annual program spotlights UW-Green Bay alumni who have made special contributions to the University, their communities and professions. The ceremony takes place in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. The event is open to the public. It begins with a 5 p.m. social and includes dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program. The cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office at (920) 465-2074 or alumni@uwgb.edu.

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:35:55 +0000 | Alumni Spotlight | Posted by: moodyk

Two Special Offers to Alumni from the Weidner Center

Bear-HuntWe’re Going on a Bear Hunt — Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Special offer for UW-Green Bay Alumni: Buy one child ticket; get one adult ticket for half price. Use the special promo code “HUNT.”

Michael Rosen’s award-winning book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage. Join the intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear, as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy-grass, the splashy-splashy river and the thick oozy-squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises!

 


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The Reduced Shakespeare Company – The Complete World of Sports (abridged) ‑Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Special offer for UW-Green Bay Alumni: Buy one ticket and bring a guest for half price. Use the special promo code “COMEDY.”

From the earliest cavemen playing “Neanderthal in the Middle” to your own kid’s soccer practice, the entire history of athletic competition will be regurgitated in a Tour de France of physical theater, at a level of sophistication and pathos that only the Reduced Shakespeare Company can muster. It’ll be a marathon of madness and mayhem.

Tickets are available at WeidnerCenter.com, by visiting Ticket Star at the Resch Center or University Ticketing Services in the University Union. Not valid on previously purchased tickets, processing fees may apply. 

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:35:49 +0000 | Events | Posted by: moodyk

March 8 – Women’s Basketball Alumni Weekend

greenbay_color_insignia_athleticsJoin Green Bay women’s basketball alumni on Saturday, March 8 to celebrate Green Bay Women’s Basketball Alumni Weekend! Bring your family and cheer on the Phoenix women as they battle the Detroit Titans! For tickets, visit Ticket Star or order by phone at 920-465-2625.

10:00 a.m.:  ALUMNI GAME @ The Kress Events Center (free admission)

1:00 p.m.  Green Bay vs Detroit @ The Kress Events Center

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:35:33 +0000 | Events | Posted by: moodyk

Help Wanted – Alumni Association Board Members

Your AlumHelp Wantedni Association Board is seeking board members. This is a great way to reconnect with the University and give back to your alma mater. The board meets bimonthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 pm.

The UWGB Alumni Association engages our alumni and friends to build lifelong relationships that advance the continuing success of the University. To forward this mission, the Alumni Association Board strives to be diverse in careers, graduation years and gender.

If you would like more information, or are interested in being considered, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at 920-465-2226 or via email at moodyk@uwgb.edu.

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:35:26 +0000 | News | Posted by: moodyk

Alumni Phone-A-Thon

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon students have recently begun calling for the spring semester to update alumni records and raise funds for the University. This group of seventeen students enjoys connecting with alumniPhone-A-Thon and learning about the history of campus while raising vital funds for the Annual Fund and receiving valuable work experience. The Annual Fund supports academic programs and scholarships, and last year, in part thanks to alumni support through the Phone-A-Thon, 47 students received $60,000 in scholarships! This year, the callers’ goal is to surpass last year’s total of approximately $110,000.

If you receive a phone call from the Alumni Phone-A-Thon, and do not feel comfortable providing information over the telephone, please know you can update your contact information on the alumni website and you can give a gift via mail or online. Thank you in advance for your time and your support of your alma mater!

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:35:18 +0000 | Events | Posted by: moodyk

Phoenix Alumni PRIDE T-shirt

Phoenix PRIDE T-shirt designsYou know you want one, so what are you waiting for? Order today! The Phoenix Alumni PRIDE t-shirt is a unique collectible, with a new design each year. This year 2013 alum Katie Van Straten designed the shirt (watch for a competition in 2014). Proceeds from t-shirt sales support UW-Green Bay Alumni Association scholarships. 

To show your Phoenix pride, and to contribute to the scholarship fund, order one today! T-shirts are available in adult sizes medium – XXL. Cost is $10 per t-shirt plus $5 for shipping. Send an email to alumni@uwgb.edu with your name, address, the number of t-shirts you would like, along with needed sizes.  You will then be contacted by the Alumni Relations office for payment options. Go Phoenix!

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:35:11 +0000 | News | Posted by: moodyk

Blast from the Past – Highlighting Our Musical History

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Music has always been an important part of UWGB’s unique history.  Pop Singers, Pep Band, Show Choir, Jazz Fest, and Brass Choir, Marching Band, among the opportunities. What are your musical UWGB memories? Do you have any photos?

We are seeking your help to preserve the rich history of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. We would love your help in identifying the individuals in this Show Choir photo from the 1990s.

Whether you want to send us a story/memory, a digital image, or are ready to part with the original item, you may contact the Archives at:  archives@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2539. Who knows? Your photo might be highlighted in our popular Facebook feature: Throwback Thursday! Check it out at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center.

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:35:02 +0000 | News | Posted by: moodyk

Save the date – July 26: UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Night at the Madison Mallards Game

Get together with fellow alumni and cheer on the Green Bay Bullfrogs as they take on the Madison Mallards on Saturday, July 26 at 6:05 p.m. in Madison. Package pricing has been set up for UWGB alumni:Mallards logo

$16 Pepsi Tailgate Tickets: includes all-you-can-eat and unlimited soda and water from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as a reserved stadium seat.
$20 Pepsi Tailgate Tickets: includes all-you-can-eat and unlimited beer, soda and water from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as a reserved stadium seat.

Tickets can be purchased at www.mallardsgroups.com.  Enter “greenbay” for the special pricing listed above. If you have any questions regarding tickets, please contact Rick Brostowitz at 608-246-4277 or at rick@mallardsbaseball.com.

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:34:52 +0000 | Alumni Spotlight | Posted by: moodyk

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