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Common Theme 2015-16Engaging in Public Life

Upcoming Events

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Dallas Clayton

Monday, February 22, 2016, 7:00 pm

Phoenix Rooms

Dallas Clayton is a best selling author and illustrator of children’s books for all ages.  Hailed as “the new Dr. Seuss” Clayton has wowed millions across the globe with his unique style of inspiration.

In addition to his work as a writer and orator Clayton has collaborated with brands such as Google, Target, Pixar, Amazon, and Starbucks to help share messages of joy and positivity with the world.


Peace Corps Information Session

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1965 Room

The Peace Corps provides a life-defining experience in more than 60 countries throughout the world. A Peace Corps rep will be available to talk with students and answer questions.


Spring Job and Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Phoenix Rooms

The Job & Internship Fair provides an excellent opportunity to visit face-to-face with employers who are seeking candidates for full-time jobs and internship opportunities.


Emerging Leadership Experience (ELE)

Saturday, March 5, 2016, Bus leaves at 8:00 am

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Beginning its 7th 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.” The group returns to campus at noon on Sunday, March 6. Sponsored by Student Life.


iPat Film Series: Wrenched

Monday, March 7, 2016, 7:00 pm

Christie Theatre

The film captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation which will carry Edward Abbey’s legacy into the 21st century.  The fight continues to sustain the last bastion of the American wilderness – the spirit of the West.  Free admission and popcorn. Discussion to follow.  The film series is sponsored by Public and Environmental Affairs, The Center for Public Affairs, PEAC and The Campus Common Theme. It is free and open to the public.


World Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:00 pm

Christie Theatre

Some 13 million people had refugee status in 2014, with a large number of displaced persons arising from the wars in Syria and Iraq. This conversation about the World Refugee Crisis, part of UW-Green Bay’s and St Norbert College’s Middle East Initiative, will feature speakers from both campuses discussing the tensions in the region, the impact of the refugee crisis, the right of return for those displaced as well as implications and challenges for the host countries. Co-Sponsored by St Norbert’s Norman Miller Center and UW-Green Bay’s Center for Middle East Studies.


Stop Human Trafficking: Be an Advocate Dinner

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:00 pm

1965 Room

It is time to put an end to Human Trafficking. Come and learn about the systemic challenges to sex trafficking and marriages within the Hmong community. Ms. Her is the Executive Director of the Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans. Ms. Her will be addressing how individuals can stop human trafficking and what one can do as an advocate. Please stop by the AIC for a free dinner ticket.

 


Stop Human Trafficking: Lunch ‘n Learn

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:30 am

1965 Room

Women of Color is hosting a Lunch ‘n Learn with Sia Her. Ms. Her is the Executive Director of the Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans. Currently, Ms. Her and her organization work with state legislators on the issues of international marriages, abusive international marriages, child sex tourism and trafficking. She will be addressing the systemic challenges to sex trafficking and marriages within the Hmong community. Please rsvp your lunch seat in the AIC.

 


Stop Human Trafficking Campus Lecture

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 2:15 pm

Christie Theatre

Come, listen and learn about the systemic challenges to sex trafficking and marriages within the Hmong community. Ms. Her is the Executive Director of the Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans. The lecture will address issues relating to public policy, democracy and justice and women’s and gender issues

 


iPat Film Series: The Boyhood of John Muir

Monday, April 4, 2016, 7:00 pm

Christie Theatre

A dramatic and compelling look at the early life of America’s first great spokesman for wilderness.  This film tells the story of John Muir, a Scottish immigrant to Wisconsin, who is known today as the founder of Yosemite National Park, the Sierra Club and as America’s first environmentalist.  Free admission and popcorn. Discussion to follow.  The film series is sponsored by Public and Environmental Affairs, The Center for Public Affairs, PEAC and The Campus Common Theme. It is open to the public.


University Leadership Awards Ceremony and Reception

Friday, May 13, 2016, 6:00 pm

University Theatre

UWGB recognizes students who have been involved, achieved academic success, and contributed to the campus community and beyond. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union. Contact the Office of Student Life at osl@uwgb.edu for additional information.