UW-Green Bay choirs present
GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix Chorale and the Concert Choir will present a concert of seasonal music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.
Aya Ueda is guest director of the Phoenix Chorale, and Prof. John Plier directs the Concert Choir.
The Phoenix Chorale will open its program with Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium." It will be Ueda's second opportunity in two days to direct the Lauridsen composition. She'll be the guest conductor when the UW-Green Bay Wind Symphony performs an arrangement of it for instruments at their concert on Monday, Dec. 5 in the Weidner Center.
Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," is the major work on the Phoenix Chorale program. They will be joined by Prof. Emeritus Arthur Cohrs on the Weidner Center's pipe organ, and by Prof. Benjamin Moritz on piano. Seasonal selections, including "Lo! How a Rose e'er Blooming" and "Deck the Halls," will complete their program.
The Concert Choir will present three compositions by Gustav Holst: "In the Bleak Midwinter," "Lullay My Liking," and "Christmas Day." Their program will include other songs for the holiday, including Zoltan Kodaly's "Adventi nek," and "Hodie, Christus Natus Est," by Healey Willan.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. In addition, the Weidner Center will add a $2.50 per ticket usage fee. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.
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Students to make recommendations on UW-Green Bay master plan
GREEN BAY - Students in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Environmental Science and Policy graduate program will present recommendations Tuesday (Dec. 6) on various aspects of the UW-Green Bay campus master plan.
Five student work groups 21 students in all will report and make recommendations on campus energy use, transportation, storm-water management and the University's Cofrin Arboretum. They also will address administrative organization and decision making in the context of the master plan and the need to work toward the goal of sustainability.
The presentation, which is open to the public, will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in room 204 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. In addition to the formal presentation, the work groups will display posters summarizing their work in the Winter Garden of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall from 4 to 9 p.m.
The students are enrolled in the capstone seminar of the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program. The seminar course is for students who are nearing completion of their studies. It is co-taught by Michael Kraft, professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Kevin Fermanich, associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences.
UW-Green Bay is revising its master plan, or comprehensive development plan, for the first time in 37 years. University officials say it is time to reconsider the plan as UW-Green Bay faces decisions about enrollment changes and sites for new facilities.
UW-Green Bay has been seeking campus and community input throughout the master planning process. The plan is expected to be completed early next year and presented to the UW Board of Regents in spring 2006. More information about the master plan is available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/pboffice/MasterPlan/index.htm.
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UW-Green Bay Band, Wind Symphony offer 'suite' program
GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will present a program featuring suites by several composers at its 7:30 p.m. concert on Monday, Dec. 5 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.
Aya Ueda will be guest conductor for the Wind Symphony's performance of Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium." UW-Green Bay director of bands Kevin Collins will conduct the remainder of the program.
The 55-member Symphonic Band will open the program with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff's "Procession of Nobles." Two dance-based suites follow. They include selections from a Renaissance collection of dances, "Dansseryr," by composer and music publisher Tilman Susato, and four movements from "Rikudim" in the style of Israeli folk dances by Jan Van der Roost.
The Lauridsen composition, originally written for choral repertoire, has been re-set for instruments by H. Robert Reynolds. Wind Symphony guest conductor Ueda presently serves as guest director of the Phoenix Chorale at UW-Green Bay. She is completing a Doctor of Music degree in choral conducting at Indiana University and is a visiting assistant professor of music at Lakeland College.
The Wind Symphony also will present "Masque" by contemporary British composer Kenneth Hesketh, Clifton Williams' Symphonic Suite for Band, and Gustav Holst's Second Suite in F, op. 28.
According to Collins, a reception with "real sweets" will follow the program.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. In addition, the Weidner Center will add a $2.50 per ticket usage fee. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.
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Kwanzaa is Dec. 3 at UW-Green Bay
GREEN BAY-Kwanzaa, an early winter celebration based on traditions of African harvest festivals, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Phoenix Rooms of University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.
The free event is open to community members as well as students, faculty and staff at UW-Green Bay.
Music, dancing, food tasting and crafts for children are on the program. Participants will be able to learn about Kwanzaa's origins and symbols. Children will have opportunities to make and paint traditional candle holders and string family corn necklaces.
Entertainment includes the Green Bay-based Nia African Dancers, the UW-Green Bay Hand Drumming Ensemble, and the Coats of Color stepping ensemble. Coats of Color is a five-year-old multicultural stepping ensemble sponsored by the Youth Department of Appleton Sanctuary Outreach Ministries. Attendees will be invited to join in some of the dancing.
Food treats available for tasting will include seafood gumbo, cornbread, peach cobbler and sweet potato pie.
The UW-Green Bay Office of Student Life coordinates the program.
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'Proof' is student-directed play
at UW-Green Bay
GREEN BAY-University of Wisconsin-Green Bay senior Josh Wintersteen will direct the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Proof" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 7-10 in the Jean Weidner Theatre (formerly Studio Two) in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. Admission is free.
The UW-Green Bay Theater department each year gives two or three advanced students an opportunity to take full responsibility for their own productions in a studio setting. The student theater organization, Alternate Theater, co-sponsors.
"I wanted to direct this play the minute I finished reading it," says Wintersteen, a senior who has appeared in many UW-Green Bay stage productions.
The play, recently made into a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins, has only four characters a mathematician, his two daughters, and a former student yet Wintersteen says the array of themes the play addresses is so broad and compelling and expertly woven together that viewers "can't help but feel personally invested in the outcome."
"The story pulls you right in regardless of who you are or where you are in life," Wintersteen adds.
Chris Olson, Menominee, Mich., portrays the gifted mathematician; Kristen Stafford, Kingsford, Mich., is his mathematically inclined daughter, Catherine; Tiffany Catherine Sidell, Reedsburg, is his older daughter, Claire; and Ryan Penneau, Appleton, is the mathematician's former student, Hal.
"While the show does deal with the world of math and mathematicians, this is merely the backdrop for a story about life and living," says Wintersteen.
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UW-Green Bay inducts 77 into national honorary group
GREEN BAY-Seven faculty members and 70 students have been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The national honorary society recognizes achievement in all disciplines.
New faculty inductees are Professors Sarah Detweiler and Jennifer Mokren, Communication and the Arts and Art; Sarah Meredith, Communication and the Arts and Music; Scott Furlong, Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science; Andrew Kersten, Social Change and Development and History; Judith Martin, Social Work; and Kristin Vespia, Human Development and Psychology.
New student members are:
Appleton-Stephanie Duscher, David Helpap, Monica Koch, Sarah Lux; Beaver Dam-Ryan Sette; Berlin-Melissa Knutson; Beloit-Kirk Plankey; Chippewa Falls-Elizabeth Samb; Clintonville-Rebecca Hiller; De Pere-Osmara Baumgardt-Vielma, Jodi Bergner, Mark Kitslaar, Andrew Meyer; Fond du Lac-Melissa Jones; Grafton-Kimberly Apel.
Green Bay-Trisha Adams-Cooper, Lindsay Albright, Jared Bankson, Kelly Czypinski, Krista Evans-Whipp, Georgette Hansen, Katherine Lautenbach, Ryan Marin, Amy Meissner, Carissa Mercier, Jane Moon, Vicky Norton, Shonette Ogle, Alex Ripley, Stephanie Schneider, Amy Seehafer, Laura Ukkola, Nicole Weber, David Woods, Cheryl Zambrowicz.
Kenosha-Laura Carnahan; Kewaunee-Dean Hrabik, Susan Lohrey; Kimberly-Amber Boje; Madison-Virginie Darrow; Manitowoc-Cory Nessman; Marinette-April Kobishop, Jessica Larsen; Marshfield-Michale Tipping; Menomonee Falls-Heather Workman; Port Washington-Kristin Nett; Pound-Linda Swenty; Racine-Joshua Wintersteen; Reedsville-Adam Nate; Richland Center-Elizabeth Bostwick.
Shawano-Brittany Brunner, Sarah Rank; Sheboygan-Casie Boeldt, Allison Froh, Lindsay Sasse; South Milwaukee-Betsy Duharsh; Sturgeon Bay-Anne Lampert; Suring-Michelle Missall; Tomahawk-Peggy Maas-Weber; Two Rivers-Kelly Samz; Wausau-Cheryl Jahns; West Allis-Katie Gassenhuber; Wisconsin Rapids-Linsay Anderson; Wittenberg-Stacy Low.
Michigan-Amy Plettner, Escanaba; Kathleen Schoendorf, Iron Mountain; Kelly Hannu, Ironwood; Kristen Stafford, Kingsford; Kelly Kramer, Menominee. North Carolina-Sherri Underwood, Durham.
The UW-Green Bay chapter, founded in 1997, inducts members once each year.
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Awards announced in UW-Green Bay student art exhibit
GREEN BAY-A dozen student artists won 17 awards in the annual juried student art exhibit now on display at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The awards, worth a total of $2,700, were announced at the opening reception on Nov. 17.
Andrew Linskens, Green Bay, won the $500 Award for Excellence provided by the Kress Foundation for his glazed ceramic piece. The same entry also received a Contemporary Craft Award.
Three other artists each received two prizes for a single piece. A screen print by Jesse Mitchell of Green Bay won the Juror's Award and the Communication and the Arts Award. Robert Graf of De Pere received the University Union Purchase Award and the Distinguished Drawing Award. A nickel silver and copper metal work by Daniel Klewer of Muskego won the Lawton Gallery Award for Excellence in Three-Dimensional Work and a Contemporary Craft Award.
Angela Wix, Rothschild, also received two prizes-The Art Agency Award and the Distinguished Painting Award-but for two different mixed media pieces.
Other awards went to:
Eric Beining, De Pere, the Chris Style Award for a C-Print photograph; Donna Mleziva, Luxemburg, Communication and the Arts Purchase Award for an acrylic painting; Ana Seroogy, Green Bay, the Lawton Gallery Award for Excellence in Two-Dimensional Work for an acrylic painting.
Kaylynn Gresham, Oneida, the Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors/Wisconsin Artists in All Media Northeast Chapter Award for a C-Print photograph; Katie Sunde, Oregon, the Academic Dean's Award for a dyed silk work; Tiernee Horkan, Reedsburg, the Chancellor's Award for a steel piece; and Candice Kaiser, Edgar, the Provost's Award for a stoneware entry.
Juror Gail Panske, chairperson of the UW-Oshkosh Art Department, selected work for the exhibit from student submissions. The show continues through Dec. 16.
Hours in the Lawton Gallery in Theater Hall Room 230 are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. However, the gallery will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday break from Nov. 24 through 28.
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UW-Green Bay offers 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' for holiday season
GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theater and Music programs are joining forces to present Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1-3 and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in University Theater located in Theater Hall on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.
The opera tells the story of a crippled shepherd boy and his mother and their encounter with the three kings who are on their way to see the baby Jesus. The first opera to be written expressly for television, "Amahl" premiered on NBC television on Christmas Eve in 1951. The opera went on to become popular and it is widely performed every holiday season.
"A good way for families and children to be introduced to opera," says director John Mariano of the hour-long production. He notes that Menotti's intention in writing an opera for television was to introduce the form to a mainstream audience. Menotti wrote the words as well as the music, and staged the entire original performance.
Lisa Andre of Casco will sing the role of Amahl, and Heather Lahr of Grafton is understudying the role.
Musical director John Plier says women were cast in the role despite Menotti's insistence that Amahl always be portrayed by a boy, noting that even Menotti altered his own conventions. According to Plier, the composer changed his own tempo markings to stretch the opera to fit the one-hour television time slot.
Carrie Weis of Lodi will portray Amahl's mother, and Jacob Kaltenberg of Waunakee, Zach McLain of Fence, and Christian Ott of Sheboygan have the roles of the three kings. Ian Toohill, Green Bay, is the page. Dancers and a chorus of shepherds and villagers complete the cast.
In addition to its seasonal appeal, says Plier, "'Amahl' is an opera we knew we could cast effectively."
Theater Chairperson Laura Riddle notes that the UW-Green opera production fills a "hole" in the local performance scene created by the closing a few years ago of the Pamiro Opera Company.
Design credits go to Jeffrey Entwistle, scenic design; Kaiome Malloy, costumes; R. Michael Ingraham, lighting design and technical direction; Andrew Atienza, sound design; and Jeff Harpold, props design.
Denise Carlson-Gardner is the choreographer.
Plier will conduct all performances. Accompanying will be Kent Paulsen, the associate musical director, and Arthur Cohrs, on piano, Matt Boreen and Corey Bauman on clarinet, Stefanie Kircher on flute, and Doug Heiar, voice.
Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door for adults; $12 in advance and $15 at the door for seniors and students; and $10 for UW-Green Bay students. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.
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UW-Green Bay student-led effort helps fishing families hit by tsunami
GREEN BAY - The efforts of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students to assist fishing families in Sri Lanka devastated by the 2004 tsunami are paying off.
"Tsunami Relief Effort Students United" raised about $2,500 to help victims of the tsunami and recently purchased and donated a mechanized fishing boat for a family in Moratuwa on the coast of Sri Lanka.
Dushani Corea-Dharmaratne, a UW-Green Bay student from Sri Lanka, organized the fund-raising effort after witnessing the devastation caused by the tsunami when she returned home for a visit. She worked on the fundraiser with the UW-Green Bay Office of Student Life.
Dushani said the boat was donated to a fisherman named Premadasa, a father of three children whose property and boat were destroyed by the tsunami in December 2004. She met Premadasa when she and her family helped with relief work at a refugee camp shortly after the tsunami hit.
"There are several other fishermen who will be working with him on this boat," Dushani said. "We were able to help several families by this donation since the boat will now be used by these fishermen who lost their livelihood."
She said Premadasa expressed his gratitude to all those involved in the UW-Green Bay fund-raising effort.
"He said that at least now he can feed his family and some day rebuild his home with the money that he will be earning," she said.
Premadasa and his family currently share a house with five other families.
Dushani presented the boat to Premadasa when she returned to Sri Lanka during her summer break. The boat includes a reminder of the involvement of UW-Green Bay students in the effort to help the fishing families. The University's name, Phoenix logo and "Connecting learning to life" theme appear on the side of the boat.
In March 2005, Dushani made numerous public presentations on the UW-Green Bay campus about her home country and the impact of the tsunami. A business and finance major, she has been active in student life at UW-Green Bay. She will graduate in December.
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UW-Green Bay gathering will express solidarity in wake of Jordan attacks
GREEN BAY - Concerned students, staff, and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay are inviting members of community and campus to a gathering to express solidarity with the people of Jordan in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Amman. The event is at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in Phoenix Room A of the University Union on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.
Organizers said they aim to express solidarity with "the courageous and peace loving people of Jordan as they navigate through this difficult time." The suicide bomb attacks at three hotels killed nearly 60 and injured many more.
Participants are further invited to attend to express support for "peace, mutual understanding, and our common humanity that transcends our faith, race, and nationality."
There will be an open forum for discussion. Professor Ibtesam Al-Atiyat, Visiting Fulbright Scholar from Jordan who is teaching at UW-Green Bay this year, will be present to exchange ideas with participants.
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UW-Green Bay workshop on Arab world
is for teachers, others
GREEN BAY-An expert on the Middle East and Islam will present a workshop, "Content and Strategies for Teaching About the rab World and Islam," on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Niagara Rooms in University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. The registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 28.
Audrey Shabbas, workshop leader for the Middle East Policy Council, will be the presenter for the afternoon program from noon until 5 p.m. An evening banquet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will feature Prof. Ibtesam al-Atiyat, a native of Jordan, who is Visiting Fulbright Scholar at UW-Green Bay for the academic year.
Jay Harris, UW-Green Bay coordinator for international projects, says non-teachers with interests in global issues and international understanding as well as teachers will find the sessions useful. The workshop corresponds with several Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure and for Administrator Development and Licensure, and some standards of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Shabbas has more than 22 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and programs about the Middle East, the Arab world and Islam. She is the editor of the "Arab World Studies Notebook," the "Arab World Notebook for the Secondary School Level," and other curriculum materials.
Shabbas has long been active in various capacities with the National Council for Social Studies. She has worked with the United Nations, organizing a workshop on working with educational institutions and structuring training sessions on organizing teacher workshops for an international NGO symposium. Shabbas is founder and director of Arab World and Islamic Resources (AWAIR), a non-profit organization.
Attendees at the afternoon workshop will receive copies of the "Arab World Notebook" along with other resources and information provided by the UW-Green Bay Office of International Projects.
At the evening session, Prof. al-Atiyat will speak on the topic of women's issues and social change in Jordan and across the Middle East. She is a program officer with the Jordanian National Commission for Women and teaches at Balqa Applied University in Jordan. She is teaching in the social change and development and women's studies academic units at UW-Green Bay for 2005-2006.
The afternoon session will begin with a Middle East luncheon and the evening banquet also features Middle Eastern cuisine.
The day's events are sponsored by the International Projects Office at UW-Green Bay, AWAIR, the Middle East Policy Council, the Fox Valley Islamic Society and Wisconsin Public Radio.
Fee options depend on sessions chosen. The rate for both afternoon and evening plus the "Arab World Notebook" is $55; for the afternoon session only with Audrey Shabbas plus the "Arab World Notebook" is $40; for the evening banquet only with Prof. al-Atiyat is $25; and for the "Arab World Notebook" (if attending evening only) is $15.
For information and registration materials, the contact is Jay Harris, coordinator of international projects at (920) 465-5145 or email@example.com.
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UW Regents approve naming of Kress Events Center at UW-Green Bay
GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents gave final approval Friday (Nov. 11) to naming the new sports and events center at UW-Green Bay the Kress Events Center.
UW-Green Bay will name the facility the Kress Events Center in recognition of the Kress family's longtime commitment to the community and generous support of the sports and events center project. The George F. Kress Foundation provided the lead private gift for the project.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said it is an honor for the University to be associated with such a distinguished family.
"Today's action by the Regents allows us to move forward with naming our sports and events center for one of the Green Bay area's most highly respected families," Shepard said. "We greatly appreciate the support of the Kress family for this important project and their interest in the well-being of our students."
With the help of students, faculty, staff and community members, UW-Green Bay broke ground Nov. 1 for the Kress Events Center. The $32.5 million renovation and expansion of the Phoenix Sports Center is the largest building project in the University's history.
The project is the result of a partnership involving students, the state of Wisconsin and community friends such as the Kress family. Students committed $15 million to the project through higher fees. The state provided $7.5 million, and private donors will contribute $10 million.
The new and improved sports and events center, which will open in fall 2007, will include a central area with a seating capacity of about 4,000 to 5,000. It will serve as the home court of the women's basketball and volleyball teams. An auxiliary court will be a practice court for the men's basketball team and a site for student recreational activities. The men's basketball team will continue to play its games at the community Resch Center.
The Kress Events Center also will offer new health and recreational opportunities for all students. It will include facilities for running, racquet sports, volleyball and intramural basketball, cardiovascular and aerobic activities, athletic department offices, and sports medicine.
The center will accommodate important and popular campus events such as summer orientation, commencement, student career fairs, festivals, concerts and multicultural activities.
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Award-winning author to discuss writing at next "UWGB Downtown" luncheon
GREEN BAY - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty member and award-winning author Rebecca Meacham will discuss the "secrets" of her writing Thursday (Nov. 17) at the next "UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch."
Meacham, assistant professor of Humanistic Studies and director of UW-Green Bay's creative writing program, will give a talk about "Truth in Fiction! Award-Winning Author Reveals Writing Secrets."
The learning luncheon at the Holiday Inn City Centre starts with a buffet lunch at 11:45 a.m. Meacham's talk starts at 12:15 p.m. and concludes by 1:10 p.m.
Using her story collection Let's Do, Meacham will discuss how to turn ordinary experiences into gripping fiction. Let's Do won the esteemed Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction from the University of North Texas Press in 2004. The book was selected for Barnes & Noble's "Discover Great New Writers" program and was on the short list for Foreword magazine's Book of the Year Award.
Closer to home, Let's Do won the Council for Wisconsin Writers' Book-Length Fiction Award and was recognized for Outstanding Achievement by the Wisconsin Library Association. Meacham recently read from her story collection at the Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison.
A $15 registration fee for "UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch" covers lunch, presentation and materials. Registration in advance is required.
To learn more or to register, call (920) 465-2642 or go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/downtown/lunch/.
The "UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch" luncheon series is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor at UW-Green Bay, the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association and Downtown Green Bay Inc. in collaboration with UW-Green Bay Outreach and Extension.
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UW-Green Bay student art exhibit opens Nov. 17
GREEN BAY - The annual juried exhibition of works by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay student artists opens with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Lawton Gallery located in Theater Hall Room 230 on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. Awards will be announced at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Works for the exhibition will be chosen from among student submissions by guest juror Gail D. Panske, chairperson of the Department of Art and professor of art at UW-Oshkosh. Panske has won a number of awards for her own work including an individual artist fellowship from Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts.
Panske will lecture prior to the exhibit opening at UW-Green Bay at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in Studio Arts Room 411.
The Juried Student Exhibition closes on Dec. 16.
Lawton Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. However, the gallery will be closed Nov. 24 through 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday break.
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Alum is guest artist with UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble
GREEN BAY - Jennifer Scovell will be featured vocalist with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 in University Theater located in Theater Hall on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. Chris Salerno directs the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
The featured set will include an original composition by Scovell, "The Reason," and her arrangements for Pat Metheny's "Last Train Home," and Jobin's "Chega De Saudade." Faculty member John Salerno will be the flute soloist on the latter.
The grouping will include "I'm in the Mood for Love"; an arrangement of Jobin's "Dindi" by another UW-Green Bay alumna, Kristin Sponcia; and "Gingerbread Boy," in which Scovell will share solo honors with students Melissa Staley, Brittany Harper, Ricky Staley, Bret Lewis, Tracy Pachan and Adam Snippen.
That part of the program will be accompanied by a horn section comprised of Nick Boreen on alto saxophone, Andy Eshbaugh on trumpet, and Stephany McCabe on tenor saxophone.
Scovell graduated from UW-Green Bay in 1999 with a major in music emphasizing jazz studies, and earned a Master of Music degree in jazz performance from Western Michigan University. After a stint teaching and performing at Washington State University, she presently is on the voice faculty at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minn.
Sponcia, also a UW-Green Bay graduate, is on the McNally Smith faculty as well. She completed a Master of Music at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Vocal Jazz Ensemble also will perform "Baroque Samba," with Lewis as soloist, and "Confide in Me," featuring Jessica Plansky.
Eight members of the Ensemble will present solo selections. They include Maggie Walsingham, "Let's Fall in Love"; Matt Fayfer, "Autumn Leaves"; Ricky Staley, "All of Me"; Plansky, "Quando, Quando, Quando"; Lewis, "Bye, Bye Blackbird"; Peter Nyenhuis, "Unforgettable"; Tessa Wegenke, "Once in a While"; and Melissa Staley, "Obsession."
The accompanying rhythm section includes Tracy Pachan on bass, Adam Snippen on drums, and Joe Murray on percussion.
Chris Salerno has been a vocal jazz educator for 21 years. In addition to the UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble, she presently directs the Lawrence University Jazz Singers. Both groups as well as her private jazz voice students have won significant awards. Salerno publishes vocal jazz arrangements, composes for her contemporary jazz and world music group, ZIJI, and has recorded and performed with a number of artists.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.
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World religions panel, world dessert tasting is open to the public
GREEN BAY - The public is invited to a panel discussion on World Religions at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Ecumenical Center located adjacent to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. Admission is free.
The panelists will include Father Tom Long, director of vocations for the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay; Rabbi Shaina Bacharach, Congregation Cnesses Israel, Green Bay; UW-Green Bay Prof. Derek Jeffreys; and Visiting Fulbright Scholar Ibtesam al-Atiyat. Brent Blahnik, director of the UW-Green Bay Office of International Education, will moderate.
Panelists will be able to speak to several of the world's major religions. Father Long is the Catholic chaplain at the UW-Green Bay Ecumenical Center, in addition to his work with the Green Bay Diocese. Rabbi Bacharach, who has served Congregation Cnesses Israel since August 2003, studied and was ordained at Jewish Theological Seminary.
Prof. Jeffreys has significant background in Buddhism gained during a year of teaching in Bangkok, Thailand. At UW-Green Bay, he teaches courses in Humanistic Studies and Religious Studies. Dr. al-Atiyat, a native of Jordan, is spending the academic year at UW-Green Bay under the auspices of the Fulbright Program. At home, she teaches at Balqua Applied University and is a program officer with the Jordanian National Commission for Women.
Desserts and teas of the world will be served at 5 p.m. UW-Green Bay student organizations, including Le Cercle Francais (French Club), Spanish Club, Southeast Asian Student Union, Organizacion Latino Americana, and International Club, along with the Office of International Education, will provide the desserts. Coffee will be available as well.
The panel discussion and dessert reception are part of lengthy list of International Education Week activities from Nov. 13 through 18 at UW-Green Bay. Information is available by calling (920) 465-5164 or by e-mail to AOKIK@UWGB.EDU.
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Social Justice Symposium to focus on indigenous rights, land claims
GREEN BAY - A gathering of local and international experts Nov. 13-15 will seek to enhance the community's understanding of claims to land and natural resources and the rights of indigenous peoples.
"Whose land is it? The many faces of indigenous rights and land claims" will bring together internationally known scholars, tribal leaders, community organizers and researchers from the United States, Latin America and South Africa to address a timely issue of global concern.
The event, the third in the International Social Justice Symposium series, is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and St. Norbert College in collaboration with the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.
Additional support is being provided by the Center for International Education and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee.
"Whose land is it?" will open Sunday, Nov. 13 when the Oneida Nation hosts the "Edge of the Woods Ceremony," which will welcome presenters and sponsors in the Native custom.
The public portion of the Symposium begins Monday, Nov. 14 in the Oneida Business Conference Room at the Norbert Hill Center, N7210 Seminary Road, Oneida. Kathy Hughes, vice chair of the Oneida tribe, will welcome participants and attendees at 12:45 p.m. Sessions that day will address issues ranging from tribal sovereignty in Wisconsin to community restitution in Latin America and South Africa and Maya resurgence in Guatemala.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the conference moves to the University Union at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, for sessions on apartheid and restitution in Dwesa-Cwebe, South Africa, indigenous struggles for land and autonomy in Chile and indigenous diversity on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. The Nov. 15 event begins at 12:45 p.m. with greetings from St. Norbert College President William Hynes and Sue K. Hammersmith, UW-Green Bay provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
At the Nov. 14-15 sessions, tribal nations and indigenous communities will demonstrate how the actual or potential retrieval of land affects cultural integrity and community solidarity. Leaders and scholars will address how modern indigenous groups initiate legal claims to restitution, link the preservation of culture to the preservation of nature, and manage land use and community development projects.
The International Social Justice Symposium series is organized as a tribute to the late Gary Weidner, who died in January 2003 at the age of 54. Weidner, a prominent Green Bay attorney, helped represent a defendant before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague in 2002. Weidner was the oldest son of founding UW-Green Bay Chancellor Edward Weidner and became one of the University's leading advocates.
All sessions Nov. 14-15 are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. To register for the Symposium, go online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/events/socialjustice or call (920) 465-2642.
More information about "Whose land is it? The many faces of indigenous rights and land claims," including a full conference schedule, a complete list of presenters, and registration information, is available online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/events/socialjustice.
UW-Green Bay - Scott Hildebrand (920) 465-2526
St. Norbert College - Mike Counter (920) 403-3089
Oneida Cultural Heritage Department - Dr. Carol Cornelius (920) 490-2096
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NWTC and UWGB transfer agreement to "create seamless public higher education system"
GREEN BAY Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) signed a transfer agreement regarding a new General Studies Certificate today, November 7, 2005, in the District Board Room at the NWTC Green Bay campus. Students and legislators alike have long anticipated this valuable partnership.
The 32-credit core of courses, prescribed to meet specific general education requirements at UWGB, will allow NWTC students to qualify for sophomore status at UWGB.
"This General Studies Transfer Certificate will create a seamless public higher education system in Northeast Wisconsin that provides residents with a mechanism to increase educational attainment for expanding career opportunities," said Dr. Lori Weyers, NWTC Vice President for Learning. "Certificate completers will have a system in place that will accept transfer with ease and minimal inconvenience to obtaining their education goals with UWGB."
Dr. Sue K. Hammersmith, UWGB Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, said that students who complete NWTC's new General Studies Transfer Certificate will be able to transfer all those credits "easily and efficiently" to UWGB. "This reflects our institutions' shared, collaborative commitment to serving the people and educational needs of Northeast Wisconsin," Hammersmith said.
Individuals who participated in the celebration include Judy Crain, UW System Regent, Dan Clancy, Wisconsin Technical College System President, Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn, NWTC President, Dr. Bruce Shepard, UWGB Chancellor, Dr. Sue K. Hammersmith, UWGB Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Lori Weyers, NWTC Vice President for Learning. State Senator Dave Hansen, State Senator Robert Cowles, State Representative Judy Krawczyk, State Senator Gary Bies, State Representative Karl Van Roy, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, and Green Bay Area Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Nerad attended the event.
Ann Malvitz, NWTC Public Relations, (920) 498-5593
Scott Hildebrand, UWGB Marketing and University Communication, (920) 465-2526
Sandra Duckett, NWTC Vice President of College Advancement, (920) 498-6915
(05-221 / 7 November 2005)
UW-Green Bay restores Lambeau Cottage, a campus link to Packers legend
GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is breathing new life into a landmark that ties the campus to one of Green Bay's most prominent legends.
Thanks in large part to a generous gift from UW-Green Bay graduate and lifelong Green Bay Packers fan Craig Mueller, the University is restoring and renovating the "Lambeau Cottage" on the shore of Green Bay.
The cottage, built by legendary Packers founder and coach E.L. "Curly"
Lambeau, will be used by UW-Green Bay for campus functions, community
events, and outdoor recreation and instruction.
The single-story wood and stone building is undergoing a substantial interior and exterior makeover. Improvements include new flooring, lighting, furniture, kitchen cabinets, plumbing and windows.
The house that Lambeau built is believed to date to 1941. A large "L" on the entryway floor is the only hint at the original owner, who was said to host frequent gatherings of friends, family and team members at the waterfront retreat. The location was convenient to the former Rockwood Lodge (now the site of Bayshore Park), where the Packers once held summer training camp.
Lambeau Cottage went through several owners before being acquired for the 1978 expansion of what is now UW-Green Bay's Cofrin Memorial Arboretum.
Since acquiring the property, the University has used it as a bayshore arboretum center, headquarters for the sailing team and, most recently, as a retreat site for the philosophy program. However, it had never been upgraded until now.
Mueller's gift for the Lambeau Cottage restoration is only the latest example of his generosity toward his alma mater. A 1971 UW-Green Bay graduate and current resident of San Diego, he established a planned gift for UW-Green Bay student scholarships four years ago. More recently, he made a dollar-for-dollar match to double UW-Green Bay's take from the annual Alumni Phone-a-Thon.
UW-Green Bay celebrated the Lambeau Cottage restoration Saturday (Nov. 5) with the help of Mueller, Packers official historian Lee Remmel, and others with recollections of the cottage's colorful history.
(05-220 / 7 November 2005 / SH)
UW-Green Bay to honor veterans at appreciation ceremony Tuesday
GREEN BAY-Building on a foundation established last spring, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Tuesday (Nov. 8) will honor the men and women of UW-Green Bay who have served their country in the armed forces.
All veterans including faculty, staff and students are invited to the Fall Veterans Reception at 4 p.m. in Phoenix Room C of the University Union.
The ceremony is open to the public. Members of the public planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Elaina Koltz, UW-Green Bay veterans representative, by phone at 465-2065 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard will present certificates of appreciation to three students who recently have been on active duty in Iraq and have returned to UW-Green Bay. Currently, 10 UW-Green Bay students and one staff member are serving on active duty in Iraq.
Shepard said it is important for the University to show its appreciation to veterans for their service to the United States.
"We are proud to have these veterans at UW-Green Bay," he said. "We want to express our appreciation for their service and let them know they are valued members of the University community."
The ceremony will include comments by Major Michael Holland, assistant professor of Military Science at St. Norbert College. A color guard from the UW-Green Bay/St. Norbert College ROTC program will present the colors.
Last April, UW-Green Bay held its first ceremony recognizing veterans on campus. The Nov. 8 reception is the first of what it expected to become an annual event held close to Veterans Day.
(05-219 / 4 November 2005 / SH)
Ives, River City Six join in UW-Green Bay jazz ensembles concert
GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II will perform in concert along with guest artists, The River City Six, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 in University Theater on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.
Lovell Ives, a member of the founding music faculty at UW-Green Bay, will direct Jazz Ensemble I in two of his own New Orleans-style arrangements. Clarinetist Kevin VanEss, a UW-Green Bay alumnus, will be the guest artist on both: "South Rampart Street Parade" and "A Closer Walk with Thee." Ives, the first director of jazz studies at UW-Green Bay, retired in 1997.
Ives also will perform with the Dixieland group, River City Six. Other members include Ken Peterson on trombone; Dan Palmer, clarinet; Gary Miller, drums; and Don VandenHouten, piano.
John Salerno will direct the 18-member Jazz Ensemble I in a program that includes his own arrangement of Chuck Loeb's "Sway." Ryan Sette will be featured on guitar.
"It Could Happen to You" and "Body and Soul" both feature alto saxophonist Zach Valentine and tenor saxophonist Stephany McCabe. The Ensemble I program also includes Buddy Rich's "Basically Blues," and Cole Porter's "Easy to Love."
Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Paul Bhasin, will perform two selections by Thad Jones, "This Bass was Made for Walkin'" and "Only for Now," along with Bob Mintzer's "Happy Song," and Charles Mingus' "Jelly Roll." Soloists among the 16-member group include Elizabeth Brady, Tyler Toebe, Eric Heimermann, and Shawn Reince.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.
(05-218 / 2 November 2005 / VCD)
'Guy Fi' is topic for UW-Green Bay speaker
GREEN BAY-"Guy Fi: The Fictions that Rule Men's Lives" will be the topic for a presentation that is both humorous and serious at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the Phoenix Rooms of University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. The speaker will be Chris Kilmartin, a psychologist, professor, author, comedian, consultant, actor and playwright.
The program is free and open to the public.
Kilmartin's presentation is based on the belief that exposing unspoken fictions that influence men's behavior will allow them to make more informed choices about their behaviors and ultimately live healthier and more fulfilled lives.
Kilmartin, a professor of psychology at The University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia, is the author of The Masculine Self, which has a third edition due out in 2006. His newest book is Sexual Assault in Context: Teaching College Men about Gender. Kilmartin also is co-author of The Pain Behind the Mask: Overcoming Masculine Depression.
A recognized expert on prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment on college campuses, Kilmartin was a consultant for the U.S. Department of Education Meeting on Violence Prevention in Higher Education in 2001.
The program is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Campus Life Group, including the Offices of Student Life, Residence Life and Counseling and Health, and the American Intercultural Center.
(05-217 / 2 November 2005 / VCD)