Spring Sheepshead Review Offers a Menagerie in Honor of a Beloved Professor
GREEN BAY, WI—As the students and faculty at the UW-Green Bay were finally getting into the swing of virtual classrooms, the English department suffered a heavy loss that sent everything spiraling.
Professor Sarah Schuetze’s January death came as a shock to the students and the faculty that knew her best. But despite the hardship of losing a beloved professor, the Sheepshead Review is dedicating its Spring 2021 issue in her honor.
“When we sat down to plan this Spring issue, we were bereft,” says English Co-Chair and Sheepshead Review advisor Rebecca Meacham. “But then our Editor-in-Chief hit on the perfect theme to honor Sarah’s top passion: animals.”
Editor-in-Chief August Wiegman set the tone for the semester with a Day One icebreaker activity where each student posted pictures of their pets.
“August’s compassionate leadership made space for our grief,” Meacham notes. “And what better way to honor an English professor than a book full of beautiful art and writing?”
Along with UW-Green Bay students, the Spring issue features beautifully heartbreaking, visually aesthetic, joyfully healing, and deeply meaningful pieces from all over world, many of which will be read live at the issue’s launch on May 3 at 1 pm via Zoom.
“I’m extremely excited to share the work of our talented contributors,” Weigman says. “As with every spring, this semester we hosted the Rising Phoenix contest for UWGB students, and the pieces that won are phenomenal.”
The launch event will take place on May 3rd from 1-2 pm CST via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. RSVP here: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41PfZDiWqhxVIjk
About the Sheepshead Review
The Sheepshead Review was first put into publication in 1975 and featured works of creative writing as well as visual arts. Staffed, designed and edited entirely by undergraduates, the journal produces two international, full-color issues each year.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.