June 2018

Weidner accepting nominations for TEDxUW-Green Bay

The Weidner Center is proud to present the inaugural TEDxUW-Green Bay in collaboration with faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Speaker nominations and applications are being accepted June 1 – June 20. The Weidner Center seeks the boldest and most impactful ideas being generated in this community.  The first event will take place November 1, 2018. To apply or nominate a speaker, visit www.tedxuwgreenbay.com.   Regan Gurung, Professor of Human Development and Psychology, discusses his excitement for the event; “TEDx Talks present one of the very best ways to reach people at every level of the community regardless of their gender, ethnicity, age or economic status. Especially as someone who has given a TEDx Talk, the opportunity to help showcase Green Bay’s best ideas on the UW-Green Bay campus is enthralling and energizing. Get ready for great stuff, Green Bay!”

Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center, Kelli Strickland, states the Weidner Center is thrilled to produce Green Bay’s first TEDx event. “As a cultural center, we are committed to shining a light on Green Bay’s most exciting ideas,” Strickland says. “It will be interesting to learn through the speaker application and nomination process who the community is most interested in hearing from.” Chuck Rybak, dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences shares his enthusiasm about TEDxUW-Green Bay; “UW-Green Bay strives to deliver knowledge and ideas to our community in as many forms and venues as possible. TedxUW-Green Bay, with its innovative format and timely subject matter, promises to be a forum that is both accessible and provocative.”

Students can study Packers’ history for credit in fall 2018

How do you know you go to college in Green Bay? When your university offers classes on the Green Bay Packers’ history! In the fall 2018 semester, students can study the first 50 years of Packers organization, and get credit for it. Brent Hensel, the curator for the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, will be leading the courses in collaboration with UW-Green Bay professors Heidi Sherman and Jon Shelton. The classes are offered in the Digital and Public Humanities and History units. In the first part of the semester, students will study the history of the team from 1919-1969, and the second half of the semester will be a student research project. At semester’s end, students present their projects to a group at the historic Lambeau Field.

UW-Green Bay Democracy & Justice Studies receives mini-grant

UW-Green Bay’s Democracy and Justice Studies was one of 24 from 134 proposals  selected to receive a grant to spur civic learning majors. AAC&U argues that higher education plays a critical role in education for democracy. The grant from The Endeavor Foundation supports an AAC&U Signature Initiative, Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. AAC&U has argued that the health of our diverse democracy depends on higher education doing its full part in preparing students to be thoughtful, open-minded, informed and responsible citizens and workers in their home communities, nation and the world.