Students to share knowledge, talents at campus-wide conference

By UW-Marinette

More than 50 UW-Marinette students will showcase their knowledge and creative talents during the university’s 2018 Undergraduate Research & Performance Conference (URPC) on Friday, April 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event, which includes lunch from noon to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The morning portion of the program, held in the theatre building, will feature student presentations on a variety of topics, including study abroad experiences, the evolution of lightbulbs and women in the arts. The afternoon sessions, held in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre, will spotlight student theatre and musical performances, including singing and piano arrangements from “Beauty and the Beast” and “Pirates of Penzance.” Student posters and art projects also will be on display throughout the day in the main building and in the theatre art gallery. 

As part of the 21st annual URPC, UW-Marinette will welcome back 1983 graduate Terri Florek, who will give the keynote address at 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. Florek, who worked for the City of Marinette for nearly four decades, recently retired from her position as recreation program assistant.

For more information on the Undergraduate Research & Performance Conference, contact Academic Librarian John Kuhlmann at or 715-735-4300, ext. 4308.


Brian Becker