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UntitledTown Book and Author Festival features many UW-Green Bay campus community members

Untitledtown-FinalAn inaugural festival uniting readers with authors, writers, publishers, podcasters and philosophers will feature many members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus community.

The “UntitledTown Book and Author Festival,” April 28-30, downtown Green Bay, will bring together people of all ages and abilities to share their stories and celebrate the community’s love of reading. The Festival will feature a diverse lineup of more than seventy readings, discussions, panels, workshops and other events of interest to writers and readers, including a book expo.

Campus community members presenting during the Festival include founding member of the Board of Directors and Festival Chair Prof. Rebecca Meacham (English, Humanistic Studies and Women’s Studies), Assistant Director of Archives and Area Research Center Deb Anderson, English Composition and Writing Center Instructor Nichole Rued and Continuing Education and Community Engagement Lecturer Tara DaPra. Students involved in the coordination of the Festival include Eric Jorgenson, Kelsey Langlitz and Corey Reed. The student-run Sheepshead Review Journal of the Arts will launch its spring issue at the book fair during the Festival.

The Alumni Association is a sponsor and several alumni are participating in the Festival. Lisa Fay Coutley, Casey Thayer and Grant Cousineau are presenting. Founding board members and festival planners include Wendy Wimmer Schuchart and Brian Simons. Morgan Moran (Bloohm) is marketing the event with the Karma Group. Ami Irmen, Nick Reilly and Amy Casey (Harter) are among the bloggers for the UntitledTown Blog.

Confirmed Festival venues include the Brown County Library, Titletown Brewery’s Larsen Room, The Meyer Theatre Backstage, Kavarna Coffeehouse, the KI Center, St. Brendan’s Inn and Old Fort Square, with more to come. A complimentary UntitledTown trolley will be available for attendees to access each venue easily. Nearly every event is free and open to the public.

UntitledTown Book and Author Festival will host a public Press Conference at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 29 on the main level of the Brown County Central Library.

Q&As will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 30 at the Titletown Tap Room and 1 p.m. April 15 at the Reader’s Loft. The Reader’s Loft Q&A session will award free swag bags filled with books to the first 15 attendees. Each session is free and open to the public.

For more information, follow UntitledTown Book and Author Festival on:
Twitter @untitledtowngb
Instagram @untitledtown
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/untitledtown/
Or visit UntitledTown.org

Alumni Volunteer Challenge


December is busy for everyone and there’s no exception for UW-Green Bay Alumni.

But, we UWGB alumni are a rare breed; we’re doers and we give back to the community even in the busiest season of the year.

So we are challenging our alumni to represent the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association in the following volunteer efforts:

Saturday, Dec 8 – Red Kettle Alumni Challenge at Bay Park Square Mall, 12 pm – 2 pm
Saturday, Dec 15 – Commencement/Welcome New Alumni, Weidner Center,
12:15 pm – 2 pm (You Get A FREE UWGB Alumni Association T-Shirt!!!)

To ring bells for the Red Kettle Alumni Challenge, please contact Alumni Association Board Member, Ann Lor at annd.lor@gmail.com.

To welcome new alumni after December Commencement, please contact Alumni Relations at alumni@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay brings good cheer to downtown!

Green Bay Holiday Parade

And a Phoenix in a
Shoe Tree…

More than 75 staff, students, alumni and community members marched to UW-Green Bay’s first elaborate entry in the Green Bay Holiday Parade, November 17.

In the past, the cheer team and dance squads represented the University.

For more information on UW-Green Bay’s representation in the parade, check out http://news.uwgb.edu/multimedia/photos/11/19/uwgb-float-parade/.

Bell Ringing Alumni Challenge

Bell RingingWe, UW-Green Bay alumni, have been given a challenge to defeat St. Norbert and NWTC alumni at the annual Bell Ringing Alumni Challenge on Saturday, December 8 from noon to 2 p.m. in Bay Park Square Mall.

We are looking for volunteers who know how to ring bells and show holiday cheer and/or school spirit to help us win!!! Bring your family. Bring your friends. Just be there! We promise it will be fun.

Contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226 or alumni@uwgb.edu to sign up as a volunteer.

‘After Thoughts’ explores creative spark

Rebecca Meacham

Rebecca Meacham

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Rebecca Meacham leads the next After Thoughtsconversation, with her talk, “Fiction’s Burning Questions: Novelists, History and the Creative Spark.” Meacham’s address will explore how novelists navigate a process she refers to as “slow, directionless and full of wrong turns” — how they create absorbing fiction from the facts of history, and how they imagine the thoughts and passions of characters often left out of the history books.

The After Thoughts series was started in spring 2011 to connect community women with UW-Green Bay, showcase UW-Green Bay’s faculty and staff, convene women after their workday for learning, enrichment and fun, and provide “After Thoughts” to take with them when they leave. Read more, or register now.

Summer Camps for youth to adults

Youth and adults will enjoy the best this campus has to offer including high quality instruction from UW-Green Bay faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a perfect location for a summer learning experience offered through the Division of Outreach and Adult Access. For more on all of the camps and to register online: www.uwgb.edu/camps/.

UW-Green Bay Summer Camps
Middle School Summer Art Studio: June 18-22

High School Summer Art Studio: June 24-29

Jazz on the Bay: June 24-28 (Ends Thursday night!)

Introduction to Video Game Programming: June 24-27 (already filled)

Grandparents University: July 12-13

Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choir: July 15-20 (Ends on Friday night!)

Eco U: Water Resources: July 15-18

High School Band, Orchestra and Choir: July 22-27 (Ends on Friday night!)

Total Guitarist (including bass and drum set): July 29-August 2 (Ends on Thursday night!)

Life’s a Lab Reality Science: July 29-August 1

Arts Enrichment for Adults: July 30-August 2, evenings, for ages 16-103

Spanish in the Professions: August 6-10, all day adult program