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Archive for February, 2011

UW-Green Bay in the news

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

UW-Green Bay teaches nation ‘How to Raji’
Teach me how to RajiWith more than 95,000 views on YouTube, UW-Green Bay’s “Teach me how to Raji” video is spreading some Packers love for the 350-pound defensive lineman, B.J. Raji. His touchdown dance in the NFC Championship Game Jan. 23 against the Chicago Bears became an instant sensation. Here’s how UW-Green Bay is having fun with Packers fever …more

UW-Green Bay’s ‘Almost, Maine’ honored at regional festival
Almost, MaineThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay theatre production of romantic comedy Almost, Maine, won several awards at the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) Region III gathering in Saginaw, Mich. on Saturday, Jan. 8 and emerged as a contender for an invitation to the National Festival at the Kennedy Center in April …more

Video: Students create board game for elderly
board game for elderlyThree UW-Green Bay freshmen used their First-Year Seminar course called “The Meaning of Play” to create a board game for the elderly. Lisa Gerhke, Kelsey Riesterer and Jenna Bradley put their coursework to practical use by taking the board game they created to a local Green Bay nursing home where they played, listened and learned from the residents …more

Video: Speed painter Groe colors his world, quickly
speed painter GroeUW-Green Bay junior Mike Groe is a YouTube sensation. Groe’s speed painting video has nearly 359,000 views. Speed painting is a relatively new art form that is primarily a digital exercise in which the artist paints on a time budget, using already developed methods to create a work of art …more

Update: Alum on the drums has ‘Super’ season with Packers
drumline, Chris DinseChris Dinse, a 2010 UW-Green Bay graduate, had the privilege of being among the select musicians playing in the Green Bay Packers “Tundra Line” drumline this season. Dinse said although he is disappointed that the Drumline didn’t make the Super Bowl trip, he understands the rationale …more

Photos: Students spend break building homes in Alabama
building homes in AlabamaThree-dozen UW-Green Bay students spent their winter break building houses in Birmingham, Alabama …more

New: Business Week 2011

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The Cofrin School of Business will undertake “The Leadership Question” featuring the father and son duo Sam and Andy MacMillan of Hewlett-Packard and Oracle Enterprise 2.0, respectively.

Business Week 2011

See more details.

Green Innovations, April 20-21

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Waste or Wasted Opportunity? EMBI Green Innovations April 20-21, 2011

Don’t waste this opportunity to hear from leaders and experts in areas of waste transformation and management for the agricultural, industrial, municipal and institutional sectors. Featuring Wisconsin’s premiere showing of the award-winning documentary, DIVE! Living Off America’s Waste ( and a post-documentary forum with the film’s producer.

Only $79, pre-registration. For more information, go to

Nominate now, ‘Alumni Earth Caretaker’

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Know a UW-Green Bay graduate who works, lives and breathes sustainability? Nominate that individual now for the Alumni Earth Caretaker Award. You will find a nomination form here:

Nationally-ranked Phoenix women still on top

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
phoenix-logo After moving into sole possession of first place in the Horizon League standings, the No. 21/17 Green Bay (20-1, 9-0 HL) women’s basketball team tips off it’s second half of league play this weekend.The Phoenix men are finding some mid-season success as well. Check out the action at

UW-Green Bay music and theatre presents…

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Folk Songs and Spirituals: Cultural Voices
UW-Green Bay Chorale and Concert Choir, with special guest the Green Bay East High School Chamber Choir.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25
Cofrin Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students

Theatre: ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’
Don’t miss Reginald Rose’s timeless American classic. Twelve strangers are 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 foreman seeks true justice in the unanimous decision needed.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 24, 25, 26, and March 2, 3, 4, 5
Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Call for tickets: 920-465-2400

First a free reception, then the big game

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Join fellow UW-Green Bay alumni at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Centercourt Pub & Grille in Milwaukee to get fired up for the big game as the Phoenix men take on rival UWM.

Bring friends and family. There is no charge — simply RSVP via e-mail to with “BB pre-game” in the subject line.

After the pre-game reception, head on over to the game! Tip off is at 2 p.m. Need a ticket and want to sit with fellow alums and fans? Contact Marilyn McCarey, UWGB Athletics Ticket Director at (920) 465-5125, or

Manitowoc, Milwaukee-we’re coming to you

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Manitowoc-Area Reception

Meet with fellow alums and Chancellor Tom Harden from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 at the Best Western Lakefront Hotel in Manitowoc. This event is free and includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and door prizes. RSVP to is appreciated.

Milwaukee-Area Reception

Previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, the Milwaukee-area alumni reception has been moved to 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. The reception will still be held at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Come out and meet with Chancellor Harden and get updated on “Your U!” A $10 fee will get you parking, a pass to the museum and hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a cash bar and door prizes available. RSVP to this event by April 10 at

Grandparents’ U adds Camp Glee

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Grandparents University summer camp

Camps aren’t just for kids!
This year, the award-winning, Glee comes to Grandparents’ U,
July 7-8, and promises to be a hit.

Check it out and register: