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NEWS RELEASES NOVEMBER '06

 

Women's Conference Features Creative Women
November 8, 2006

A virtual cornucopia of creativity will be served at the upcoming Women’s Conference at UW-Marinette November 20.

Headlining the program on “Secrets of Highly Creative Women” will be the Glamarama Cabaret, Green Bay’s premier female trio of song and dance. Director and choreographer Barbra Alloy will be joined by her singer/dancer cohorts Lana Kakuk and Kathryn Szumiel Hardtke as they use their creative talents to showcase hit tunes from swing, pop and Broadway. Since 2001, Glamarama has performed for audiences from around the country including such houses as the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Meyer Theatre, and the Green Bay Community Theatre.

Following dinner and Glamarama, sessions on “Engaging your Creativity,” “Mastering Your Challenges,” and “Actualizing Creative Results” will be led by local residents Pat Johnson, Shirley Kaufman and Cheryl Maxwell.

Johnson is retired from teaching art in the Menominee Public Schools. Several of her public sculptures including the "Spirit of the Menominee" can be seen around the city.

Kaufman, who was born and raised on a farm in Loomis, Wisconsin, is a graduate of Marinette High School and is currently employed by the University of Wisconsin Extension as an Educator for the Family Nutrition Program. Kaufman is also a County Board Supervisor for District 25 in Marinette and an Alderperson on the Marinette City Council representing Ward 4.

Maxwell is a realtor with Place Perfect Realty. Previously she worked as a prevention specialist for Marinette County Health and Human Services and as a home economist with Marinette County Extension.

The Women’s Conference will begin at 5 pm with registration, wine-tasting, hors d’oeuvres and displays by local artists. Hosted by UW-Marinette and The Stephenson National Bank and Trust, the conference registration deadline is November 13. The cost of the conference is $25 which includes dinner and program. To register, contact Jane Jones at 715-735-4343 or email.Registration is also available on the web . Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
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UW Art Professor featured in December at Spies Library Art gallery
November 13, 2006

UW-Marinette Professor James LaMalfa will move his popular “Trains at the Library “event featuring O-gauge Lionel and S-gauge model trains, to the Spies Library for three Saturdays in December.

LaMalfa will run “Storybook Trains” on December 2nd, the kickoff date for the Spies’ Christmas book readings and visit by Santa. Trains featured will be Thomas the Tank and the Polar Express.

On Saturday, December 9th LaMalfa will run “Historic Trains of the Twin Cities, Milwaukee Road Hiawatha and Chicago & North Western “Peninsula 400” and on Saturday, December 16th, he will run “Circus Trains and Carnival Rides."

Through December, the Spies Library art gallery will also feature artwork by LaMalfa with railroad themes and historic photos of the Twin Cities. For further information call the Spies Library at 863-3911 or the UW-Marinette Art Department, 735-4322.
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Fall Student Exhibit Features 72 Artworks By UW Art Students
November 13, 2006

The annual UW-Marinette fall art exhibit of student works, which runs through December in the Fine Arts Building gallery features 72 drawings and photographs by students enrolled in Art 101 – Introduction to Drawing; ART 102 – Intermediate Drawing; ART 161 – Introduction to Photography; and ART 261 – Intermediate Photography. There are 39 drawings in the exhibit using pastel, ink, charcoal and pencil, 33 photos made from color digital images and silver gel negatives.

“Our students taking photography have the advantage of being able to work in a modern wet lab and a modern digital lab, thanks to the Marinette County financed renovation we did six years ago,” said art instructor James LaMalfa.
            
“Silver gel photography is a good way to introduce students to the medium. They can continue on to work in digital photography after they have mastered working in the dark room”, LaMalfa added.
            
“Some of our photo students are working with large format film and view cameras. Even if they are first semester students in photography, if they can handle it, I encourage them to use more advanced techniques, which at some schools are considered junior level,” the instructor stated.
            
The students enrolled in Art 101 are Kerri Arnold, Kayla Bauer, Sarah Blunck, Kira Brown, Carrie Carlson, Sean Gardon, Courtney Gaynes, Meaghan Gleason, Krista Greenwood, Valerie Hallfrisch, Kerri Hower, Kareem Jackson, Yeu-ri Jeong, Marley LaFortune, Jared Meyers, Brittany Nielson, Alesia Nordahl, Sara Schingick and Sara Schuster. Students in ART 161 are Sonia Alonzo, Adam Bailey, Kayla Bauer, Kim Bruesch, Shane Decamp, Laura Egilsson, Sean Gardon, Krista Greenwood, Kareem Jackson, Tarrah Kirby, Megan LaCrosse, Shannon Ledvina, AmiJo Micoley, Brittany Nielson, Elana Prior, Lori Schuettpelz, Amanda Spink and Channing Willie. Heather Ewaldt is an Art 261 student, and  Glenn Trebom, Kirstie Kamin and Brad Rabbie are enrolled in ART 261.
            
An advanced digital design class, ART 216, will be offered during the spring 2007 term.
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West Shore Chorale Concert November 26 & December 3
November 14, 2006

The West Shore Chorale and the Bay Shore Orchestra, directed by UW-Marinette music professor David Giebler, will perform the Mozart Vespers ("Vesperae solennes de confessore") Sunday, November 26 at 7:30 pm at Holy Spirit Church in Menominee, and Sunday, December 3 at First Presbyterian Church in Oconto.

The soloists for the Vespers include soprano Lisa Giebler, alto Cyndee Giebler, tenor Shane Johnson and baritone Yoshikatsu Ando.

Composed in 1780, the Vespers were originally performed in the Salzburg Cathedral in Austria when Mozart was 24 years old. Vespers are a collection of psalms and the Magnificat sung in the early evening as part of the traditional Christian "daily office" or service. Mozart's settings for the Vespers overflow with his creative genius from the stately opening Dixit Dominus to the driving fugue of the Laudate Pueri. "Many will recognize 'The Laudate Dominum' (Psalm 117) from the Vespers as its lyric beauty has made it one of Mozart's most beloved compositions," says Giebler.

Other works on the program include John Rutter's "What Sweeter Music" set to a text by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674); two pieces by Eric Whitacre, "Night Water" and "Little Birds" with text by Mexican poet Octavio Paz; and "Let Thy Blessed Spirit" by Russian composer Pavel Tschesnokoff which will be led by guest student director Heather Langer of Crivitz.

Admission to the concert is open. Free will donations are appreciated.
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Spring trips Make Unique Holiday Gifts
November 14, 2006

Several spring trips open to the public are being planned by the UW-Marinette Continuing Education department. "Giving the gift of a trip or helping to pay part of the cost of a trip can be a wonderful holiday gift," suggests Jane Jones, Continuing Education Director.

A trip to New York, originally planned for November 16 - 19 has been rescheduled for March 22 - 25. Guide Jackie Dupler has an extensive knowledge of New York and how to maximize one's time there to enjoy the sites and the many unique opportunities New York has to offer. "We will be based in Mid-town Manhattan for easy access to Fifth Avenue shopping, Times Square, Lincoln Center and the newly reopened Morgan Library and Museum," said Dupler.

The total cost of the trip is $1,100 for hotel, flight, play and opera tickets or $950 for hotel and flight only. To reserve your place, a deposit of $300 should be paid to Jane Jones, Continuing Education Director at UW-Marinette by February 22.

Dr. Wendel Johnson, professor of biological sciences at UW-Marinette, will lead a week-long seminar tour to Isle Royale June 4 - 9 to study island flora, fauna and geology by foot and by boat. Johnson, an experienced Isle Royale researcher and authority on small mammals, has led several tours to the Lake Superior island national park.

The cost of the Isle Royale trip is $1200. The tour includes transportation to and from Isle Royale from Houghton, Michigan, on the Ranger III as well as field trips, food and lodging while on the island. Day trips include cruises to McCargoe Cove, Daisy Farm campground, and Raspberry island along with a sunset cruise to Blake Point. The island contains 165 miles of scenic hiking trails and Johnson has planned hiking trips to Mt. Ojibway Lookout, Minong Mine, and Greenstone Ridge. To reserve your place, a deposit of $350 should be paid to Jane Jones , Continuing Education Director at UW-Marinette by February 22.

A spring trip to Italy is also being planned. Details on dates, itinerary, and cost will be published soon.

For more information, contact Jones by phone at 735-4343, email or on the web . Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
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Great Books Dinner/Discussion Set for December 6
November 19, 2006

Journey to England and France in the late 1700’s with Charles Dickens and “A Tale of Two Cities,” the third novel in the Great Books Dinner and Discussion Series sponsored by UW-Marinette Continuing Education. UW-Marinette faculty member Dr. Jennifer Flatt will facilitate the session on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at The Landing Restaurant in Menominee, Michigan, beginning at 5:30 P.M.

Charles Dickens vividly captures the French Revolution - the storming of the Bastille, the death carts with their doomed human cargo, and the swift drop of the guillotine blade in his famous work "A Tale of Two Cities." With dramatic eloquence, he brings to life a time of terror and treason, a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime. Initially published in weekly serial form, this historical Victorian novel identifies the social ills that plagued both France and England.

The cost of registration is $40.00. Registrations may be sent to UW-Marinette Continuing Education, 750 Bay Shore Street, Marinette, WI 54143. Reservations may also be made by phone at 715-735-4300, by email or on the web . Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
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UW-Marinette Children’s Theatre opens A Christmas Carol November 30
November 20, 2006

Charles Dickens’ beloved tale “A Christmas Carol” will be presented by the UW-Marinette Children’s Theatre November 30 – December 3 and December 7 – 10 at the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the university campus.

Adapted for the stage by Romulus Linney and co-directed by Jason Heider and Barbara Bertagnoli, “A Christmas Carol” will bring Ebenezer Scrooge, the spirits of Christmas, the Cratchit family and various residents of old London to life through the talents of 64 young actors.

Taking the roles of Scrooge and Bob Cratchit are Tristan Schuh and Jake Campbell. Glenn Thompson will be Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future will be played by Kirstie Kamin, Emma Giebler and Jamie Kaster. Tiny Tim will be played by Ian Wallgren.

Other cast members include Brandon Baxter, Alex Burley, Daisy Campbell, Fritz Campbell, Kirk Campbell, Mitch Campbell, Danae Chaltry, Chelsie Conway, Lyric Dickinson, Sierra Dickinson, Abigail Ekstrom, Alex Franks, Hannah Ganter, Jessica Ganter, Rowyn Hagen, Sarah Heider, Shelby Herrin, Sophia Hipke, Brock Jersey, Jayme Karasti, Dylan Kielcheski, Hannah Klumb, Nick LaFleur, Adam Landenberger, Alyssa Landenberger, Holly LaPerriere, Emily Marzofka, Mikel Marzofka, Jacob Mattson, Mitchell McFarlane, Christina Miller, Adam Olson, Christopher Paquet, Kyle Paquet, Michael Paquet, Nick Paquet, Tiffany Peterson, Ryan Phillips, Elizabeth Poisson, Samantha Raygo, Beth Rocque, Erik Sanders, Jordyn Seefeldt, Steve Schmidt, Kathy Smith, Kevin Smith, Rachel Smith, Noah Steffen, Dan Tellez, Alexis Teske, McKenzee Tibbits, Jim Vincent, Brittany Walker, Ali Wallgren, Erin Wallgren, Jacia Warns and Lizzy Zimmerman.

“A Christmas Carol” is a production of UW-Marinette Continuing Education. Curtain time is 7 pm Thursday – Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. Tickets are $8 and $10 for general seating. Tickets may be purchased at the main desk (715-735-4300) between 8 am and 5 pm weekdays and at the box office (715-735-4313) one hour before curtain time.
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Community Forum on The Amish December 4
November 27, 2006

UW-Marinette faculty member Dail Murray will speak on "The Amish Response to Modernity" at a Community Forum Monday, December 4 at 7:30 pm in M-117 of the Main Building on campus. Murray, who is an associate professor of anthropology and sociology has taught at UW-Marinette since 1998. She has conducted extensive research on the Amish of the Kickapoo River Valley region in western Wisconsin and is currently working on a book detailing that research.

The Community Forum, which is sponsored by the UW-Marinette Foundation, is free and open to the public.
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UW-Marinette Students Earn Art Awards
November 28, 2006

The fall 2006 student art show has been juried by professional artist and UW-Marinette alumna, Maria Wagner. With monetary support from the UW-Marinette art club, awards were given to the following student artists:

In photography: first place ($50) to Heather Ewaldt for her 16 x 20 silver gel photo, "Menominee Square"; second place ($30) for Kim Bruesch's "Fall Campus" silver gel photo; third place ($20) for Krista Greenwood's silver gel "Classic"; and honorable mention to Lori Schuettpelz’ digital photograph, "Now What?".

In drawing: first place ($50) to Glenn Trybom for his ink drawing, "Untitled"; second place ($30) to Brad Rabbie for his pencil drawing "Sain?"; third place ($20) for Kirstie Kamin's pencil drawing "Cafeteria"; and honorable mention to Carrie Carlson for her ink wash, "Camera."

Wagner is the owner of Art Junction in Porterfield. The recipients are students in art classes taught by prof. James LaMalfa.
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Theatre on the Bay Announces Auditions for Number the Stars
November 29, 2006

Theatre on the Bay will hold auditions for "Number the Stars," presented by Gregory’s Photography, December 13 and 14 at the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the University of Wisconsin Marinette campus. The play will be presented at TOB March 2-4 and 9-11.

Based on the very popular Newberry Gold Medal Winning young adult novel of the same name by Lois Lowry, "Number the Stars" is the story of the Danish rescue of the Jews in World War II told through the eyes of three young girls.

The play was written by TOB Artistic Director and Playwright-in-Residence, Dr. Doug Larche, with educational and editorial assistance by Susan Larche, and published by Dramatic Publishing Company. There have been over 160 international productions of the play, including two Holocaust Museums, the Danish International Immigrant Museum, and theatres in New York City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Dallas, Louisville, Houston, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Providence, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburg, Juneau, Des Moines, and in Canada, Australia and Ukraine. While this is an area premiere for the play, Anne Garcia has produced abridged readers theatre versions in local elementary and middle schools over the last several years.

The central speaking cast of twelve actors includes three young women and one young man between the ages of 12 and 19; one man between 16 and 24; two adult women; and five adult men. There are also roles for several German soldiers and for Danish refugees of various ages. The show will be directed by the playwright, Dr. Doug Larche.

Auditions will be held at the Herbert Williams Theatre from 4:00-6:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday night, December 13 and 14. Actors should come to one of the sessions to read a prepared one-minute dramatic monologue from a play or book, to read provided selections from the play, to improvise relationships, movement and emotions, and to sing one verse of any holiday song from any tradition. This is a Theatre on the Bay production and does not require fees for participation.

For more information, call 715-735-4300, or email Dr. Doug Larche.
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