Oddly Wound Up:
February 3–24, 2011
4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011
Artists’ talks at 5 p.m.
An exhibition featuring the work of four professors from UW-Green Bay’s Arts and Visual Design academic unit. The artists are Kristy Deetz (painting), Sarah Detweiler (photography), Alison Gates (fibers) and Jennifer Mokren (metalwork). Continue reading
UW-Green Bay marked its 41st mid-year Commencement Dec. 18 with graduation ceremonies at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. A record 400 students were eligible to graduate. An estimated 300 donned caps and gowns to march in the ceremony. For snapshots from the day’s festivities, click here.
Among the graduates were David Trost, who began his quest for a college degree in 1965. He has an associate degree, but wanted to complete one of his life’s goals — a bachelor’s degree. UW-Green Bay’s Adult Degree program helped him achieve his goal, and even a bit earlier than anticipated. Read about him, and find Fox 11 coverage, click here.
After the ceremony, a number of graduates joined the Alumni Association with a celebration at Titletown.
See those images.
Always entertaining, is the intra-state rivalry between the Phoenix and the Milwaukee Panthers. Before heading to big game, Jan. 8, join fellow alums for a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. at The Bar on Holmgren Way in the patio room.
Then, head to the Resch Center and watch the rivalry between UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee men. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. For ticket information, click here.
Thanks to many of you who took time to respond to our survey, “What on Earth have you been up to?” We appreciate the responses as they help us provide the information via the Alumni Newsletter, Inside Magazine and other venues, that you really want to know.
Frank Moon, a 1973 graduate with a degree in Managerial Systems, was randomly selected from all respondents by Chancellor Tom Harden, to receive our grand prize — a $50 gift certificate to the Phoenix Bookstore. All respondents were given a code for a 20% discount at the Phoenix Bookstore for online orders. The Phoenix Bookstore generously offered an additional $25 gift certificate to the winner as well.
We appreciate your responses and hope to do more surveying in the future, but more likely by e-mail, so make sure we have yours, and send your friends to us as well.
The UW-Green Bay Theatre program will begin rehearsing and remounting its production of Almost, Maine January 3 to sharpen the production for participation at the American College Theater Festival’s regional festival in Lansing, Mich. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. The public benefit performance is at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre in Theatre Hall. Tickets, available at the door, are $20 for adults, $10 for students, for purchase via cash or check only.
Almost, Maine earned enthusiastic reviews and audience response over its seven-show run earlier this fall. Prof. John Mariano directed the student cast through nine vignettes involving relationships at various stages. The action takes place in a tiny, snowy town in northern Maine. Read more.
The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts has a full line-up in February, including many UW-Green Bay student events.
The Beatles are coming to town, as well, via the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.
Check out all the spring Weidner events at www.uwgb.edu/weidner/calendar.htm.
Coming Up in Music, Arts and Performing Arts:
7:30 p.m., January 23-24 — UW-Green Bay Theatre: Student-directed play, The Shape of Things, Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center. FREE!
4 p.m., January 29 — Jazz Fest, Weidner Center
7:30 p.m., February 24, 25, 26, March 2, 3, 4, 5 — Twelve Angry Jurors, directed by John Mariano
Reginald Rose’s timeless American classic finds twelve strangers sequestered in the jurors’ room as they review and discuss the evidence from a murder trial in which a young man has been accused of killing his own father. With the boy’s life at stake, the jury’s charge is not as simple as it first seems. Emotions run high as the jury forman seeks true justice in the unanimous decision needed.
Full line-up of music events here: www.uwgb.edu/music/events.asp
Information on the current season here: www.uwgb.edu/theatre/season/calendar.asp