UW-Green Bay Chorale, Concert Choir takes stage Saturday, April 30

GREEN BAY –University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Concert Choir and Chorale will take the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Music will feature from a variety of composers including Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein and Leonard Cohen. Professor Sarah Meredith Livingston will conduct the Concert Choir, while the Chorale is under the direction of Associate Prof. Randall Meder.

The Concert Choir will take the stage first, performing Irvine Berlin’s “Give me your tired, your poor;” Choral Selections from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein, arranged by William Stickles) including, “One Hand, One Heart” and “America,” proceeding with “Comic Duet for Two Cats” (G. Rossini, arranged by Don Craig & Harold E. Mason), “De Animals a-Comin’” (arranged by Marshall Bartholomew), “‘Hallelujah’ from Shrek” (Leonard Cohen, arranged by Roger Emerson) and concluding with “One Moment in Time” (Albert Hammond & John Bettis, arranged by John Higgins).

Following a brief intermission, the UW-Green Bay Chorale will perform W.A. Mozart’s “Requiem, K. 626,” “Four Quartets, Op. 92” (Johannes Brahms), “We Shall Walk Through the Valley In Peace” (arranged by Moses Hogan), and “Feller From Fortune” (arranged by Harry Somers).

General-admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts. More information about UW-Green Bay Music, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, is available at www.uwgb.edu/music.

Chorale personnel are as follows: Soprano: Acacia Angelo, Ashley Bucholtz, Lindsey Buss, Anna Hoesley, Michaela Hogan, Claire Kitzerow, Brittney Koerner, Sabrena Koren, Kaitlyn Kuchenbecker, Talor Sohr, Sydney St. Clair, Mallory Uttech, Madelyn Winter; Alto: Laura Cortright, Samantha Gulino, Ashley Gutting, Kelsie Holtzheimer, Xinyi Liu, Lauren Paul, McKenzie Reimann, Heather Roberts, Beth Waldeck, Brittany Welch, Kristen Woodard, Lorelei Zimmerman; Tenor: Aaron Frye, Logan Gruszynski, Jordan Sisel; Bass: Bryan Konicek, Nicholas Kopp, Misael Moya, Nicholas Schommer, Thomas Sielaff, Kevin Wellens.

Concert Choir personnel are as follows: Soprano I: Brittany Boehler, Abby Borchardt, Jessica Hannon, Brittany Kloida, Kaitlyn Kuchenbecker, Hailey Maurer, Jacilyn Rubio, Sarah Vestweber; Soprano II: Matalyn Ellisor, McKaela Hartl, Laura Hoffman, Ana Lundquist, Charlotte Wu; Alto I: Taylor Casperson, Gloria Galicia, Taylor Gulbrand, Courtney Hamilton, Becca Kornowski, Emily Van Rossum; Alto II: Chelsea Curley, Dana Heitman, Elizabeth Punke, Sammie Slater, Madeline Tiedt, Julie Vandermeersch; Tenor: Erik Larson, Misael Moya, Gabriel Zastrow; Baritone/Bass: Nick Kopp, Alex Munson, Jordan Sisel, Michael Wallenfang.

Press Release published on April 27, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.


UW-Green Bay Jazz I and Jazz II Ensembles to perform April 28

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program will spotlight Jazz I and II Ensembles in a public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the University Theatre, Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Under the direction of Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, Thursday’s concert will kick-off with music by Jazz II Ensemble. The group will start with “All of Me” by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons. Following will be Roger Pemberton’s “Bossa Fuego,” Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon” (arranged by Sweeney), “Lulu’s Back in Town” (Harry Warren & Al Dubin), “One Note Samba” (Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Nowak) and concluding with “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (Jerome Kern & Otto Harbach).

Jazz I ensemble will begin its performance with Michael Mossman’s “Cubauza,” proceeding with “Put It Right Here” (Louis Bellson, arranged by Nestico), “Theme Without a Movie” (Tom Kubis), “Nobody’s Perfect” (Sammy Nestico), “The Nearness of You” (Hoagy Carmichael & Ned Washington, arranged by Cobine), “Four” (Miles Davis, arranged by Barduhn), “Here’s That Rainy Day” (Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke, arranged by Jones) and “Ballad For A Rough Year” (Frank Mantooth). The ensemble will conclude with John Salerno’s “Gnarly Blues.”

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (please call 920-465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets). The venue box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to the performance. Visit www.uwgb.edu/music for more information. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

UW-Green Bay Jazz I Ensemble personnel are as follows: saxophone: McKenna VanDerLeest, alto 1; Alex Munson, alto 2; Kelton Jennings, tenor 1; Courtney Hamilton, tenor 2; Beck Erdman, baritone; trumpet: Ryan Loining, lead; James Block, Greg Koeller, Ellen Reber; trombone: Jake Van Dyke, lead; Cameron Collins, Alec Haase, Joe Russett; rhythm section: Gillian Evanoff, bass; Matt Hillman, guitar; Rissel Peguero, piano; Kyle Sweeney, piano; Isaiah Hernandez, percussion; Bobby Magers, percussion.

UW-Green Bay Jazz II Ensemble personnel are as follows: saxophone: Sydney St. Clair, alto; Alysha Brooks, alto; Becky Erdman, tenor; Ceilidh Westenberger, baritone; brass: Adam Gaines, trumpet; Ben Kramer, trumpet; Nathan Marhefke, trombone; Sam Osterberg, tuba; rhythm section: Brandt Bailey, bass;Jason Ocasio, guitar; Anne Reis, piano; Tom Zwicker, drums.

About the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

Press release published on April 26, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Calling all ‘Warriors’ for the Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup

GREEN BAY –The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay American Fisheries Society (AFS) and fisheries students have teamed up as the “UWGB Water Warriors” to help organize the 2016 Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

Organized by the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, the Watershed cleanup will take place in various locations along the Wolf River in New London, Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte des Morts, the banks of the Fox River up to the bay of Green Bay.

Volunteers will receive a cleanup t-shirt and supplies, and learn about the watershed and ways to protect water resources by working together as a team. All volunteers are welcome to attend a free lunch and afternoon of live music from the band Dead Horses from noon to 2 p.m. at a cleanup picnic at the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance headquarters, 1000 N. Ballard Road, Appleton.

The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cost effective ways to improve water quality in Northeast Wisconsin. Among other initiatives, members of the organization work towards a sustainable supply of groundwater and drinking water, sustainable and natural fish communities and sustainable business practices in harmony and in support of the environment.

Green Bay area clean-up sites include:

Green Bay

East River Emilie Park
East River Meyer Park
East River Optimist Park
East River Van Beaver Park
Fox River State Recreational Trail
Leicht Memorial Park


Ashwaubomay River Trail


Green Isle Park
East River Parkway
Wiese Family Park
Kiwanis Park

De Pere

Voyage Park and Fox River State Rec Trail

Other sites include Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Appleton, High Cliff State Park, Calumet County Park, Menasha, Neenah, New London, Oshkosh, Winneconne and Fond du Lac.

To join the team and get registered at a clean up site: https://www.eventbrite.com/teams/uwgb-water-warriors/1541601

For more information on the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance: https://www.facebook.com/foxwolfriver or www.fwwa.org

Press release published on April 20, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

SGA and RHAA: Election results are in

Congratulations to the newly elected presidents and vice presidents of Student Government Association (SGA) and Residential Hall and Apartment Association (RHAA). Nikolas Austin and Dylan Tritt will be the president and vice president of SGA, and Ashley Keenan and Samuel Soda will continue on in their reoccurring positions as president and vice president of RHAA. Eric Fischer was voted as student senator. See full detailed results (pdf).

Log published on April 19, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Website here.

UW-Green Bay Music presents Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band concert

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program will present a Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Conducted by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, the UW-Green Bay Symphonic Band will perform first, kicking off with “Fanfare, Ode and Festival” by Robert Margolis. The group will then play “Threnody for Challenger” (James Sochinsky) and “Aquarium” (Johan DeMeij).

Following a brief intermission, the Wind Ensemble will take the stage, beginning with a performance of “Feld-Parthie in F Major” including “Allegro,” “Adagio,” “Minuet and Trio” and “Presto” by Franz Joseph Haydn (Ed. Peter Wastall). The ensemble will play “The Gift of Peace” (Philip Rothman) and “Lads of Wamphrey (Percy Aldridge Grainger, Ed. Joseph Kreines).

Tickets for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

Members of the Symphonic Band:

Flute: Michelle Ellie, Maira Garza (picc.), Emily Jacobson, Courtney Johnson, Jordan Zacharias; Clarinet: Claire Bestul, Carlyjean Egger, Maria Otto, Tyler Wheeler; Alto Saxophone: Hannah Jandrin, Danielle Shea; Baritone Saxophone: Sarah Bichler; Trumpet: Joe Lett, Lindsey Mies, Jason Ocasio, Tyler Klackner, Ryan Wallenfang; Trombone: Max Heiser, Joe Russett; Euphonium: Haley Jensson; Tuba: Erik Larson, Sam Osterberg; Percussion: Kristin Krimmel, Bobbie Joe Magers, BJ McKinney; Cello: Larissa Mickelson; String Bass: Kaleb VanderHeyden.

Members of the Wind Ensemble:

Flute: Payton Kronforst, Kendra LaCroix, Desiree Hanson; Oboe: Samantha Weydt; Clarinet: Rebekah Erdman, Lauren Paul, Alicia Hyde, Rebecca Noll; Bass Clarinet: Kaitlynn Francois; Bassoon: Autumn Francois; Alto Saxophone: Kelton Jennings; Tenor Saxophone: Wynne Larson, Courtney Hamilton; Baritone/Bass Saxophone: Gavin Sparks; Trumpet/Cornet: James Block, Ryan Loining, Ellen Reber; Trombone: Cameron Collins, Alec Haase; Tuba: Tom Sielaff; Percussion: Jamie Rodgers, Lisa Ford, Jack VanBeek, Bobbie Jo Magers; Piano/Keyboard: Nicholas Saldaña.

Press release published on April 18, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Gypsy Trip performs debut ‘Alt-Nostalgia’ in final 6:30 Thursdays concert of semester

11264986_10153545780561450_2360324759499314751_n-624x416GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program presents its final 6:30 Thursdays concert on April 21, with the program “Alt-Nostalgia” featuring the work of regional band Gypsy Trip.

The setting for the lecture and performance will be at Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Gypsy Trip will perform its debut recording, Alt-Nostalgia.

Gypsy Trip — a band featuring mostly UWGB faculty members — has been performing together since April 2007. The group originally started as a duo with Stefan Hall and Nick Winkler, but then progressed into a trio adding bassist Fletcher Gazella in 2008. A year later, Adam Gaines and Eric Hansen joined Gypsy Trip. Now Gypsy Trip is a sextet, including core members Michael Dewhirst on bass, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst on voice and horn, Gaines on trumpet, Lada Gaines on accordion, Hall on guitar, and Adam LeGrave on percussion. Emeritus Members include Eric Hansen on clarinet, Ben Hogan on percussion, Mike Fowler on guitar, Nick Winkler on guitar, and Fletcher Gazella on bass. Gypsy Trip takes inspiration from the “hot club” jazz of Django Reinhardt and infuses it with a modern sensibility. They have one recorded album, Alt-Nostalgia, which was released in September 2015.

The 6:30 Thursdays concert series is designed to provide an innovative musical experience to connect the campus and community through music in meaningful ways.

The 2015-16 series features a wide array of musical styles and guest artists, including jazz, classical, contemporary, and third stream music events. All 6:30 Thursdays are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

The 1923 Fund is the generous sponsor of the 2015-16 season of 6:30 Thursdays. Contact Linda Parins or 920-465-2944 for more information.

Press Release published on April 6, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Phone-a-thon supporter Kroll named Student Employee of the Year

Human Development and Social Work major Lizzy Kroll was named UWGB’s Student Employee of the Year today, April 11. Development officer Tracy Heaser nominated Kroll, a phone-a-thon supporter for Office of University Advancement, recognizing her responsibility, reliability and her easy demeanor. Kroll received a $50 gift card to UWGB and a plaque recognizing her as UWGB’s Student Employee of the Year. Other nominees:

  • Caleb Chmielewski, Office Assistant, Facilities Management
Rebekah Erdman, Office Assistant, Division of Outreach and Adult Access
  • Abbie Hartung, Building Manager, University Union
Savannah Hornbacher, Phone-a-Thon Supervisor, University Advancement
Stephanie Jossart, Administrative Assistant, Adult Degree
  • Marie Lieggi, Textbook Assistant, The Phoenix Bookstore
  • Sarah Miller, Cashier, The Phoenix Bookstore
Sean Roherty, Attendant, The Phoenix Bookstore
  • Amy Santkuyl, Office Assistant, Bursar’s Office
  • Alex Saunders, Office Assistant, Counseling and Health Center

Log published on April 11, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

UW-Green Bay senior is the 2016 Student Employee of the Year

Lizzy-Kroll-1-624x416GREEN BAY — Lizzy Kroll, a Human Development and Social Work major, has been recognized as the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year. She received the recognition in an afternoon reception April 11, 2016, as part of a weeklong recognition of student employees and their roles on the UWGB campus.

Kroll is one of 749 active student employees at UWGB, working in 1,035 positions on-campus and through the off-campus work-study program. So far in the 2015-16 academic year, student employees have worked nearly 200,000 hours.

Development officer Tracy Heaser nominated Kroll, a phone-a-thon support person, for the Office of University Advancement. Kroll is responsible for supervising other student callers, providing peer support and evaluation, and adjusting scripts and processes to improve the experience for the callers and donors to UWGB.

“Because of Lizzy’s level of responsibility and reliability, I have full confidence that the phone-a-thon program is in excellent hands,” Heaser said. “The dollars Lizzy and the other students have raised will have a significant impact on this University and its students… The end result is a stronger, more successful UW-Green Bay.”

The call for nominations began in January when supervisors were asked to nominate their very best student employees from all across our campus. Student nominations were judged by a panel of six university faculty and staff who rated on a scale from 1 to 5 in the areas of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Kroll, a West Bend native, received a plaque recognizing her as the Student Employee of the Year and a $50 gift card to UWGB during a ceremony held on Monday, April 11. An additional plaque and a photo will be displayed for the next year inside the Office of Advancement announcing her title of UW-Green Bay’s 2016 Student Employee of the Year. Her name will also be added to a plaque that hangs in Student Services. Kroll also receives a certificate from the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) that recognizes her as the winner in the UW-Green Bay competition, along with a letter of congratulations.

Ten other UW-Green Bay students were nominated for the Student Employee of the Year award:

  • Caleb Chmielewski, Business Administration, New London
  • Rebekah Erdman, Music and Spanish, Oconto
  • Abbie Hartung, Psychology and Human Development, Plum City
  • Savannah Hornbacher, Social Work, Columbus
  • Stephanie Jossart, Education, Green Bay
  • Marie Lieggi, Accounting, Amherst
  • Sarah Miller, Human Biology, Sheboygan
  • Sean Roherty, Mathematics, Green Bay
  • Amy Santkuyl, Business Administration, Appleton
  • Alex Saunders, Mathematics, Racine

Student Employee Appreciation Week continues through Friday, April 15, with games and giveaways being held on campus. More information about the campus and national student employee recognition activities is available online at www.uwgb.edu/financialaid/employment/seoty/appreciation.asp.

Press Release published on April 12, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Scholar from Scotland greets UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College

GREEN BAY –The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is proud to host the international visiting scholar from Scotland, Dr. Neil McGarvey, Monday through Friday, April 11 to 15. McGarvey will conduct several classroom visits, present two guest-lectures, and meet and greet with professors. He will tour UWGB and St. Norbert College campuses and classrooms, and visit Brillion High School during the week.

Three of his lectures are free and open to the public.

At UW-Green Bay:

Global Studies Round Table Discussion — “Scotland and the United Kingdom: Devolution and Independence,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 in the 1965 Room, University Union.

Presentation — “Ever Looser Union: Scotland, United Kingdom, and the European Union,” 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, Christie Theatre, University Union.

At St. Norbert College:

Presentation — “Ever Looser Union: Scotland, United Kingdom, and the European Union,” 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, Bemis Center (Dining Room).

McGarvey is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. His area of expertise is European Politics, Scottish Politics, immigration and public policy. He has had works published in British Journal of Politics and International Relations, British Journal of Social Work,Scottish Educational Review, Public Money and Management, Public Policy and Administration among others.

His visit is sponsored by the International Visiting Scholar Program with some funding provided by the Ariens Foundation. This program is a joint initiative between UWGB and SNC to bring well-qualified professionals from other countries to lecture and teach on the two campuses, and to provide educational benefits to the citizens of Green Bay and surrounding communities.

Press release published on April 7, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Palette and Pub event at the Shorewood Golf Course

Good Times Programming will host a Palette and Pub event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at the Shorewood Golf Course. All art supplies will be provided for free, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be half off at Shorewood that evening. Register at UTIC by 5 p.m. Monday, April 18. Registration is limited.

Log published on April 4, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.