Faculty and Staff CONVOCATION
Cyndie joins me in offering a warm welcome back. It’s great to see so many colleagues we now count as good friends. And, to see the new people among us who will become our friends in the years ahead.
A word to those new to the University or in new positions. Cyndie and I, with the help of the Phoenix Bookstore, have left a small token of our friendship on your chairs. A coffee cup.
We come from the northwest where coffee is a religion. This year, I have gone over the deep end. I actually roast my own beans every few days. So, whatever your preferred beverage, please accept the symbolism. Coffee has been a passion for us. Our more recent passion is for the special people who are UWGB, you who make this a caring, creative, and comfortable community.
Each June, letting several more-relaxed weeks pass after the last diploma is handed out, I find my mind turning to this day. Your time, being here this morning, is a gift to the University that must be most wisely used. So, I begin searching for ideas that might possibly be of help as you pursue our shared commitment to this University. I have been thinking about a lot of subjects. Perhaps too many. And, there is much I want to cover this morning. Perhaps too much. So, I will use the same approach as I did last year, offering, as I speak, a somewhat abbreviated version of the fuller address, available on the Web.
is no longer that hiatus in the life of a university when we simply renew
and recharge. This campus directly served over 10,000 people this summer
in camps, symposia and conferences, our increasingly popular summer school,
FOCUS, and more. I know from conversations this morning, that, even if not
a part of those activities, you were busy with writing and research taking
you throughout the country, throughout the hemisphere, and, for some, across
And, it has been a busy summer for construction. Remarkable progress already has been made on the Kress Events Center. Because of what this will mean for our students, I do want to thank all who made it possible.
Many of you also have had to negotiate your way through and around Instructional Services. That work, too, represents progress on campus as upgraded ventilation and mechanical systems are needed to support the growing number of computers and educational technology opportunities.
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