University Day Planned at UW-Sheboygan

Free event offers introduction to campus, courses & professors
By UW-Sheboygan

The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Foundation is poised to provide a special sneak preview of the campus' rich and diverse offerings during a free University Day event, sponsored by Acuity Insurance of Sheboygan, on Saturday, March 10.

Geared to adults in the surrounding community, the program runs from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the UW-Sheboygan campus at One University Drive. Several UW-Sheboygan professors will lead four learning workshop sessions. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

Activities begin with check-in and a light breakfast in the Fine Arts Building lobby from 7:45-8:15 a.m., followed by a welcome session from 8:30-8:50 a.m. in the Fine Arts Building Theatre featuring UW-Sheboygan Foundation Executive Director and Development Officer Allyson Olivier, UW-Sheboygan Foundation Board President Richard Balge, and UW Colleges Regional Executive Officer and Dean Dr. Jackie Joseph-Silverstein.

During the first of 3 sessions, participants will have the opportunity to choose “Playwriting” from UW-Sheboygan Assistant Professor of Communications and Theatre Arts Thomas Campbell or “Love and Money: A Relationship Challenge” from Matthew Raunio, Associate Professor of Business and Economics and Maureen O’Shea from the Kewaunee County Department of Human Services.

For Session 2, attendees may choose between workshops on “Color Field Painting: The Power of Color When Combined with Pattern” led by Professor of Art Thomas Uebelherr or “Education and the Useless Class” taught by Professor of Philosophy David Louzecky from 10:05-10:55 a.m.

All in attendance will be invited to Session 3 on “Immigration Policy and American Identity” from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. led by Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Alise Coen.

A grab-and-go lunch of subs, cookies and water/soft drinks will be provided from 12-12:15 p.m., followed by Session 4 for all participants on “Astronomy At Home” led by Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy William Dirienzo from 12:15-1:10 p.m. The program will conclude with Allyson Olivier offering closing remarks from 1:15-1:30 p.m.

University Day is a continuation of the UW-Sheboygan Foundation Friend-raising event hosted by Acuity Insurance at its Sheboygan world headquarters last May and the “Getting to Know Us Better” campaign on behalf of UW-Sheboygan.

“This is the next step in our ‘friend-raising,’ and I very much looking forward to the reaction community guests will have at the conclusion of this special 'University Day,'” Olivier said. “There is no question in my mind that guests will leave feeling inspired and more closely connected to UW-Sheboygan.”

Pre-registration for University Day is requested by Thursday, March 8 to ensure a spot at the event.  For more information or to register for University Day, contact UW-Sheboygan Foundation Executive Director and Development Officer Allyson Olivier at or 920-459-6612.

The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan County Foundation is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2018 by raising funds for scholarships for deserving students, establishing and maintaining ongoing partnerships with generous community members and building and revitalizing campus facilities for the betterment of the educational experiences.


Sue Bausch, Regional Director of Communications