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Common Theme 2014-15Engaging in Public Life

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Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Higher Education

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:00 PM

Rose Hall 250

the Legislative Affairs Committee will host a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing higher education in Wisconsin. This panel discussion will be free and open to the general public.  To prepare for this event, we are asking the faculty and staff to contribute questions for our panelists. The committee will choose a representative list of questions and share this list with our panelists prior to the event. However, a comprehensive list of questions will be kept on file and can be made available by request.  Please send your questions by October 10 and address them to Dallas Blaney at blaneyd@uwgb.edu. Please insert “Panel Questions” in the subject heading of your email. 


Book Discussion: Leaders East Last by Simon Sinek

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Heritage Room, University Union


Phoenix Talks (November 3-6, 2014)

Monday, November 3, 2014, 11:00 AM - Noon

Christie Theatre

Modeled after the popular TEDx Talks series, UWGB will host a series of Phoenix Talks. The talks will be held on November 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th in the Christie Theater from 11-noon each day. The November 3rd talk will feature 3 speakers who work in the field of education. Schedules are Nick Nesvacil, Special Education Teacher from Preble High School  and Jo Weibel, Principal Edison Middle School.  During each talk, speakers will describe why they have chosen to work in public jobs and will discuss the value of public service. The talks are aimed at students, but all are welcome to attend. Stay tuned to learn who the speakers will be!


Change Dinner, Change the World: Ellen Gustafson

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00 pm

Phoenix Room B

Ellen Gustafson is a sustainable food system activist, author, innovator and social entrepreneur.  Her first book, We the Eaters:  If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World was published by Rodale Press in May 2014.   She is the co-founder of  Food Tank:  the Food Think Tank with Danielle Nierenberg.  She is also founder of a small sustainable home goods company called the Apron Project.  Before the launch of Food Tank, Ellen founded the 30 Project, a campaign that has helped to change the conversation about the global food system by connecting hunger and obesity.  She is also the creator of the Change Dinner campaign and HealthClass 2.0, which are helping individuals change the food system at dinner tables and in schools.

 

http://ellengustafson.com


Phoenix Talks (November 3-6, 2014)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 11:00 AM - Noon

Christie Theatre

Modeled after the popular TEDx Talks series, UWGB will host a series of Phoenix Talks. The talks will be held on November 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th in the Christie Theater from 11-noon each day.  The November 4th talk will feature 3 speakers who work in local nonprofits. Schedules are Sara Breusewitz, American Red Cross, Nicole Hoffman, ASPIRO, Vice President of Development, and Sara Inmann, United Way, Vice President Community Impact.  During each talk, speakers will describe why they have chosen to work in public jobs and will discuss the value of public service. The talks are aimed at students, but all are welcome to attend. Stay tuned to learn who the speakers will be!


Phoenix Talks (November 3-6, 2014)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:00 AM - Noon

Christie Theatre

Modeled after the popular TEDx Talks series, UWGB will host a series of Phoenix Talks. The talks will be held on November 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th in the Christie Theater from 11-noon each day. The November 5th talk will feature 3 speakers who work on environmental issues. Scheduled are Crystal Osman, Downtown Green Bay, Inc. & Olde Main, Inc. and two more panelists yet to be determined.  During each talk, speakers will describe why they have chosen to work in public jobs and will discuss the value of public service. The talks are aimed at students, but all are welcome to attend. Stay tuned to learn who the speakers will be!


Phoenix Talks (November 3-6, 2014)

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11:00 AM - Noon

Christie Theatre

Modeled after the popular TEDx Talks series, UWGB will host a series of Phoenix Talks. The talks will be held on November 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th in the Christie Theater from 11-noon each day. The November 6th talk will feature 3 speakers who work in government and politics.  Schedules are Jim Schmidt, Mayor of Green Bay, Jeff Mirkes, Downtown Green Bay, Inc & Olde Main, Inc., and Dan Lindstrom, Green Bay City Planning Department.  During each talk, speakers will describe why they have chosen to work in public jobs and will discuss the value of public service. The talks are aimed at students, but all are welcome to attend. Stay tuned to learn who the speakers will be!


iPat Environmental Film Series: “Terra Blight”

Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 PM

Christie Theatre

The iPat Film Series (impact = population * affluence * technology) is sponsored by PEAC, The Center for Public Affairs, and the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs.


Christian Jensen and myTeam Triumph

Friday, November 7, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ES 114

Christian Jensen started his professional career as a personal trainer with Bellin Health in Green Bay in 2007.  That summer, he met a woman named Mary Cox who he started training to help improve her functioning which had been severely limited due to muscular dystrophy.  The training was focused on helping Mary to slow the progression of the disease however in the long run it was Mary who trained Christian through her positive and resilient spirit!  As part of Mary’s therapy, Christian and his wife would take Mary for runs on the Fox River Trail with the use of a specialized racing chair. They also started participating in local endurance events such as the Bellin Run.  Participating in endurance events gave Mary the freedom her body could no longer provide her.  In 2009, Christian and Mary guided Mary to complete her first Marathon. Upon crossing the finish line, Mary gave the spark to start something that they believed would change our community when she said “I feel free when we run”!  In 2010, the Wisconsin Chapter of myTEAM TRIUMPH, a non-profit athletic mentoring program for challenged athletes was started!

Since the launch of the organization, myTEAM TRIUMPH has focused on enabling the spirit of challenged athletes through the teamwork environment of endurance athletics.  Mary, and the other “Captains” who lead myTEAM TRIUMPH have a gift of an enduring spirit.  The result of bringing together selfless able bodied athletes and the character of challenged athletes builds a community of servant leaders.  Since the launch of the Wisconsin Chapter of myTEAM TRIUMPH, Christian has had the honor to provide a life changing experience to hundreds of challenged athletes!


Book Discussion: Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm

Heritage Room, University Union


iPat Environmental Film Series: “Dirt: The Movie”

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:00 PM

Christie Theatre

The iPat Film Series (impact = population * affluence * technology) is sponsored by PEAC, The Center for Public Affairs, and the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs.


OrgSmorg

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.


Emerging Leadership Experience

Saturday, March 7, 2015, TBA

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.