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Common Theme 2014-15Engaging in Public Life

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Phoenix Rooms

OrgSmorg, the student organization fair, takes place each semester. It provides opportunities for students to connect with sttudent groups and for student leaders to engaage informally with each other.

Great Books Discussion Group

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Brown County Central Library

Rebecca Nesvet, Assistant Professor of Humanistic Studies and English, will lead a discussion on “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley.

Gather @ UWGB – Inclusivity in the Workplace Panel

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

1965 Room

This lunch ‘n learn event is a great professional networking opportunity with multicultural professionals for students.  In addition, the panel of professionals will be discussing the latest trends of inclusivity in the workplace.  This event is coordinated and hosted by the American Intercultural Center and Gather, part of the economic development branch of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.  The luncheon fee is $10 for a student and $15 for a non-student.  Please call the AIC at 920-465-2720 for ticket information.

Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Phoenix Room C

Students will have the opportunity to attend the Spring Study Abroad Fair and learn about the 200+ domestic and international study programs available.  Study abroad advisors and program representatives will be on site to answer questions and assist students in learning about these amazing opportunities.

Liz Pienado

Monday, February 23, 2015, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Phoenix Rooms B and C

Liz Pienado works for the North Campus Organization which is an after school program located in St. Louis, MO. Liz has been instrumental and active in the protests in Ferguson, MO and during the initial protests in Ferguson, she was arrested for her active protesting. Liz has agreed to come to UW-Green Bay and share her experiences being on the front line in Ferguson and will give students, faculty and staff and first-hand account of the events that are/were taking place in Ferguson.

Intertribal Student Council Presents: An Evening of Storytelling

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Christie Theatre

Come join Intertribal Student Council (ISC) for an evening of American Indian storytelling.  Community members from the Oneida Nation and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will present stories in their languages and translations in English for the entire family to enjoy.  Randall Cornelius (Oneida), Stephanie Muscavitch (Oneida) and Dave ‘Napos’ Turney (Menominee) will be on hand to share some traditional tales.  The event is free and open to the public.

Race Relations in the American South

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:00 pm

Christie Theatre

Please join Georgia Miller, wife of Chancellor Gary Miller and the American Intercultural Center in its panel discussion about race in the American South.  The panel will be using documentary films as the starting point for a larger conversation about how race relations have unfolded in Southern politics.  Our guests will engage the legacies of African Americans who directly challenged Jim Crow, white segregationists who resisted those challenges, and political actors of all races and approaches.  The panelists will explore what has and has not changed in this country’s reckoning with civil rights and racial eq1uality.

Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU) Cultural Night

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Phoenix Rooms

This educational event is a chance for the members of the Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU) to display their traditional Hmong culture to UW-Green Bay and the community.  This fun program includes contemporary dancing, a fashion show, traditional singing, and acting.

Spring Job and Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 9:30 am

Phoenix Rooms

This event provides an excellent opportunity to visit face-to-face with employers who are seeking candidates for full-time, internship and part-time positions. Dress professionally.

Sponsored by Career Services.  Call 920-465-2163 with questions.

Emerging Leadership Experience

Saturday, March 7, 2015, Bus leaves Saturday morning

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Beginning its 6th year, this annual first-year student overnight retreat is designed to help students develop confidence and increase their involvement on campus. Students are nominated and submit an application. The trip is led by ELE alums and a UWGB staff member and takes place at the Team Leadership Center and Sand Bay Lodge in Sturgeon Bay. Participants take the StrengthsQuest assessment. Transportation, meals, and lodging is provided. ” A former participant said, “I learned how to work as a strong, dynamic group–how to work as a team. I also learned that it is easy to make new friends.” Sponsored by Student Life.

Great Books Discussion Group

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Brown County Central Library

Todd Dresser will lead a discussion on “Benito Cereno” by Herman Melville.

Great Books Discussion Group

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Brown County Central Library

Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies and Spanish, will lead a discussion on “The Savage Detectives” by Roberto Bolano.

International Dinner

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Phoenix Rooms

Join us for a delightful change of pace at the International Dinner sponsored by the Office of International Education, International Club, and SUFAC,  The menu was selected from recipes submitted by international students and will be expertly prepared by A’viands.  Entertainment will include various cultural performances such as singing, dancing, live music and more.

Intertribal Student Council (ISC) 18th Annual Spring Powwow

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Kress Events Center

This year will officially mark the 18th Annual Spring Powwow, with the theme “Honoring the Family.”  The ISC UWGB Annual Spring Powwow serves as a vital cultural awareness and educational acidity to bring campus and the surrounding communities of the greater Green Bay area together.  The powwow provides authentic opportunities within one aspect of Native American culture for all students, faculty, staff, and community members.  The Grand Entry is a sight to behold – when the color guard and dancers line up to enter the powwow arena in all their colorful regalia.  Grand entries are at 1 pm and 7 pm.  There is also a free feast with authentic Native American foods for all powwow attendees at 5 pm in the Mauthe Center.  Come to experience the sights, hear the sounds, taste the foods, be a part of the community, and celebrate the fun of this event.  Free and open to the public.

Great Books Discussion Group

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Brown County Central Library

Rebecca Meacham, Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies and English, will lead a discussion on “Beloved” by Toni Morrison.