April 2018

Posted April 26, 2018

Untitled Town A Success

Untitled Town Book and Author Festival returned to Green Bay from April 19-22, 2018.  The festival  consisted of workshops, panel discussions, author readings, and book signings.  R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series, was one of the key events.  Stine spent a few hours with area school children at the Weidner Center, Friday, April 20… much to their frightened delight. According to Prof. Rebecca Meacham, the evening keynote event drew more than 1,000 Stine enthusiasts. “He signed every book in the signing line, which took 2.5 hours,” Meacham said. “People of all ages brought their tattered books and Slappy dolls, and kids turned out in skeleton pajamas.”

Roxane Gay, who presented Saturday evening, sold more than 800 tickets. Festival readings, craft talks and workshops all day on Saturday and Sunday drew, on average, 15-30 people, with some craft talks and workshops drawing up to 60. About 130 people volunteered for the event, with a high number of UW-Green Bay faculty, staff, emerita, and affiliated serving as venue leads, room hosts and moderators.
 

University Hosts URSCA

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay hosted the 17th annual University of Wisconsin System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) on Thursday, April 19, 2018 and Friday, April 20. More than 400 young professionals and mentors from 16 UW schools participated. The annual two-day event, which rotates between UW System campuses, allowed undergraduate students to join their peers from other campuses for an opportunity to share research projects to a statewide audience. There were 47 oral presentations, five visual arts and 188 poster presentations.  Students within all academic disciplines from UW-Green Bay, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Fox Valley, UW-Lacrosse, UW-Manitowoc, UW-Marshfield/Wood County, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Sheboygan, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Superior, UW-Washington County and UW-Whitewater presented on a wide variety of topics. Demonstrations included research poster presentations, oral presentations, gallery exhibits and artistic performances