The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay honored some of its top science and math scholars Friday, Feb. 7, presenting Natural and Applied Sciences scholarships worth nearly $16,000 to 15 students during an afternoon reception. Surrounded by parents, faculty members and donors, students were recognized for top-notch grades, outstanding scholarship, innovative research and overall academic excellence. “Every one of our scholarship recipients is a complete student,” said UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Steve Meyer, an NAS faculty member and chair of the Scholarship Committee. “They’re great representatives of UW-Green Bay and they’ll be great representatives of UW-Green Bay when they leave us.”
Ten University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students will report on research conducted in UW-Green Bay natural areas at the 25th annual Cofrin Student Symposium, scheduled from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 in the Christie Theatre of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The symposium marks a quarter-century of student research and more 140 students whose research has been funded by an endowment established by the Cofrin family.
Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies Brian Sutton’s original play “Searching for Romeo” has been given a full-performance slot at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. This July it will be performed by a largely professional (Actors’ Equity) cast. Sutton’s tale reimagines Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” from the perspective of the “losers” — Romeo’s former beloved, Rosaline; and Juliet’s rejected suitor, Paris. Sutton wrote the play, music and lyrics.