For many alumni, a Habitat for Humanity service learning trip over winter or spring break was one of the most memorable experiences of their college career. Perhaps there are some alums who would now like to help other students have that life-changing experience. Ten UWGB students have been invited to participate in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip to Bicol, Philippines in August 2014 to build homes and hope for families there. Adviser and Dean of Enrollment Services Mike Stearney will accompany the students. The UWGB team will be joined by teams of college students from Japan and the Philippines on this special multi-national project. Sixty student volunteers will work near Naga City to build a community of homes for rural families impacted by poverty and Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon last November damaged or destroyed more than a million homes in the Philippines. Rebuilding lives will continue well into the coming years, but the path forward for families starts with a home. The students need partners to make this happen. Each student needs to raise approximately $1,700 to cover their trip expenses. If you can help, please consider making a donation to https://share.habitat.org/gv15340.
A play by UWGB English faculty member Brian Sutton is headed for New York City—and Prof. Sutton is seeking your help in financing the production. Sutton’s musical comedy Searching for Romeo, which premiered with a sold-out run and standing ovations in July 2012 at UWGB’s Jean Weidner Theatre, has been named an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre’s 2014 Next Link Project. In the past decade, former New York Theatre Festival shows have been performed in 24 countries and on Broadway, winning awards such as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical. Searching for Romeo will receive a professional production with five performances this coming July at a 42nd Street theatre.
Although the festival itself provides substantial financial support, Searching for Romeo has an additional budget of almost $75,000. Tax-deductible donations toward defraying production costs may be made through the UW-Green Bay Foundation by clicking on http://goo.gl/ydwz49 or by going to the Searching for Romeo website at searchingforromeomusical.com and clicking on “Donate.” The website also contains a wealth of additional information about the play, including recordings of songs from the play and photos from the 2012 production on the UWGB campus.
In case you’ve missed it, take a look at the photo gallery from our 2014 Alumni Awards
What was it like to be an international student in the 80s? (Ahmad) Faisal Alias shares his memories
Young alum (he will graduate in May) Bussiere thanks his teachers for a great start to his science career
Go Green: Paul Linzmeyer ’78 receives Alumni Earth Caretaker Award
Why this nature-based 4K partnership is a win-win for community-campus