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Arboretum Gateway dedication

Police ask help in solving attempted assault

New Web site showcases connections

Six UW-Green Bay faculty, staff members win awards for excellence

UW-Green Bay in top 10 of Midwestern master's public universities

Partnership explores end-of-life issues

'Eco-philosopher' to lecture

Satellite launch is a success

Wisconsin Space Grant 'satellite' launch

Summer Art Studio II

Summer Art Studio I

Spanish immersion camp

Experts highlight history seminars

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G. Douglass Cofrin Arboretum Gateway dedicated at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - The G. Douglass Cofrin Arboretum Gateway was formally dedicated in ceremonies Friday (Aug. 29) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

The Gateway is a link — both literal and symbolic — between UW-Green Bay's central campus and the larger Cofrin Memorial Arboretum. The Gateway path extends from the courtyard of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall to the Arboretum's main trail system at South Circle Drive.

G. Douglass Cofrin spoke for his family when, at a 1975 Green Bay news conference, he announced the family's plans for a gift to the community: development of an arboretum on the UW-Green Bay campus. The Arboretum gift at the time it was made was the largest ever to a UW System campus other than the Madison campus.

The gift would be a living, hometown memorial to John P. Cofrin, CEO of the Fort Howard Paper Co., who had passed away the previous year. The Arboretum and subsequent named professorship also would honor John's late wife, Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin, and his father, Fort Howard founder Austin E. Cofrin.

Douglass Cofrin, whose career interests included law, broadcasting and politics, died in February 2002.

Members of the Cofrin family were present for the Gateway dedication Friday. They included Douglass Cofrin's brothers — Peter, Andrew and John Jr. — and sister Tish.

Dr. David and Mary Ann Cofrin, Douglass Cofrin's aunt and uncle, also attended the dedication. They also were major supporters of the Arboretum project and went on to make the challenge gift for the Edward W. Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. They supported the Center's subsequent expansion and contributed to a new, state-of-the-art classroom building, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall.

Other members of the Cofrin family joined in marking the occasion Friday.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said the Gateway dedication highlights the Cofrin family's spirit of service and philanthropy.

"This is a remarkable story — one that started with Austin E. Cofrin, grew with hometown pride and the rise of a leading international papermaker, and took on a new dimension with the family's commitment to give back to that hometown," Shepard said.

The Gateway's focal point is a pergola, an open structure of posts and crossbeams. Creating the sense of an outdoor room are teak benches, a crushed-rock surface and shade that will result when vining plants become established and cover the trellis "ceiling" ten feet above.

The structure provides an outdoor staging area for science classes and nature-education students as they begin their Arboretum tours or research assignments. It also is a meeting place and resting spot for casual use of the hiking and biking trails by campus and community.

The Cofrin Memorial Arboretum consists of more than five miles of trails, Green Bay shoreline and 290 acres encircling the central campus.

(03-162 / 29 August 2003 / SH)

UW-Green Bay police ask help in solving attempted assault

GREEN BAY-University of Wisconsin-Green Bay police are asking the public's help in locating an attacker who attempted to sexually assault a woman jogging on a University arboretum trail about 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. The woman escaped with minor injuries.

Randy Christopherson, UW-Green Bay director of public safety, asks anyone who might have seen anything suspicious to call the Public Safety office at 465-2300.

Christopherson said the suspect is a Caucasian male, about 5'8" to 5'10" tall, with a thin-to-average build. He was wearing medium-blue jeans, tan work boots, and a black or navy ski mask.

"UW-Green Bay police are asking for your help in solving this crime," said Christopherson.

Christopherson urged joggers to be aware of their surroundings, and to walk and jog with a partner if possible. He also suggested that trail-users consider personal safety measures such as pepper spray and whistles.

The University is using several channels of information to alert campus students to the incident and to advise them about safety measures. "But we're aware that many community members use the arboretum trails, too," Christopherson added. He noted that such incidents are uncommon at UW-Green Bay. The last reported attempted sexual assault on campus was in fall 1996.

(03-161 / 28 August 2003 / VCD)

New UW-Green Bay Web site features campus-community connections

GREEN BAY - A new Web site showcases the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's strong connections to the community and region.

The site,, links to a list of more than 100 ways UW-Green Bay is connecting. The site also highlights recent news items focusing on campus-community connections.

The many examples of connections found on the Web site provide the substance behind UW-Green Bay's "Connecting learning to life" campuswide theme.

The new theme is part of a more coordinated approach to telling UW-Green Bay's story. It captures the University's connections to the community and the academic connections students find across various majors and minors.

Campus-community connections range from Weidner Center performances, which play to audiences of more than 300,000 a year, to community lectures and faculty-student projects that benefit the community, region and state.

Connections currently featured on the Web site include:

• Prof. David Coury's work with the Green Bay Film Society. He is director of the Film Society, a nonprofit group that co-sponsors the Green Bay International Film Festival. Coury, associate professor of Humanistic Studies and German, received the 2003 UW-Green Bay Founders Association Award for community outreach.

• the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series, organized by the UW-Green Bay Center for History and Social Change. The lecture series brings a wide variety of historians and social scientists to campus for lectures open to the campus and community.

• the community service work of UW-Green Bay student-athletes, who performed 2,700 hours of community service during the 2002-03 academic year.

• the University's partnerships with Wisconsin Public Service Corp., including energy conservation measures at Mary Ann Cofrin Hall and the annual Solar Olympics for area high school students.

The new Web site also can be accessed from the UW-Green Bay home page at Click on the phrase "Connecting learning to life" in the page's "Welcome to Campus!" segment.

(03-160 / 27 August 2003 / SH)

Six UW-Green Bay faculty, staff members win awards for excellence

GREEN BAY - Six members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty and staff have won Founders Association Awards for Excellence.

The awards and recipients are: Teaching - Gregory Aldrete; Scholarship - Clifford Abbott; Institutional Development - Jerrold Rodesch; Community Outreach - David Coury; Academic Support - Sherri Urcavich; and Administrative Support - Christine Terrien.

The awards were presented by Founders Association President Nan Nelson at UW-Green Bay's fall convocation Tuesday, Aug. 26. The Founders Association, a philanthropic organization, instituted the awards program in 1975.

Aldrete, who received the teaching award, is an associate professor of Humanistic Studies and History. He joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1995. He teaches upper-level courses in ancient Greek and Roman history as well as general education courses. He was cited for his selection as a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow and his work on the UW-Green Bay General Education Council.

Aldrete was praised for being a mentor to colleagues, being "enthusiastic and dynamic" and using innovative teaching methods.

"Professor Aldrete has intimate knowledge of this subject and conveys it with great enthusiasm each and every day," a student said. "He entertained questions and discussions and was happy that we developed our own opinions."

Abbott, the recipient of the award in scholarship, is a professor of Information and Computing Sciences. He has been at UW-Green Bay since 1974. His work has been published in scholarly journals and texts, school materials for young people and workshop material for adult classes.

Abbott was credited for his research with the Oneida Tribe and efforts to preserve and develop the Oneida language. He was cited for a "life-work" of great significance, "An Oneida Dictionary," which was done in deep collaboration with native speakers. Abbott collected and analyzed the data, and is responsible for the conceptual framework of the dictionary and the Oneida reference grammar. His scholarship has been described as "by far the best" and "theoretically significant."

He has made extensive presentations throughout Wisconsin, the United States and Canada on such topics as "Metaphors in Oneida" and "Making an Oneida Dictionary."

Rodesch, who received the award for institutional development, recently retired after 32 years on the UW-Green Bay faculty. He has assumed the title of associate professor emeritus in Humanistic Studies.

He was cited for his longtime service as secretary of the faculty and academic staff, three terms on the University Committee, chair of Humanistic Studies, and his work on numerous elective and appointive committees, task forces, search and screen committees, and steering committees.

Rodesch was described as a diplomat with a strong sense of integrity and personal responsibility. "As parliamentarian of the Faculty Senate, his presence is a solid reassurance to his colleagues since we know that his considerable wisdom and experience are there to be called upon," a colleague wrote.

Coury, the community outreach award recipient, is an associate professor of Humanistic Studies and German. He established and sustained the Green Bay Film Society as a nonprofit organization.

Through his work with the film society, Coury has invited directors and film critics to introduce films and lead discussions. He has established ties with the Neville Public Museum, the NEW Arts Council, the Meyer Theatre, the Oneida Arts Board and St. Norbert College.

Coury, who came to UW-Green Bay in 1996, also was cited for bringing two Swiss writers to the community, organizing German poetry readings at local cafes, working with the Green Bay German American Society, and translating German music and assisting in improving the pronunciation of German lyrics for local performances. He was involved in UW-Green Bay's "After the Attack" series of community forums, which explored political and cultural impacts of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Coury "functions as a true liaison...with selfless devotion" and is a "constant presence in the community," a supporter said.

Urcavich, who received the award for excellence in academic support, is a senior lecturer in mathematics/science study skills in Educational Support Services.

Her contributions to Elementary Algebra and support for Intermediate Algebra have been crucial to the success of innumerable students. "Failure to succeed in either of these courses can summarily end or cripple a student's college career," one of Urcavich's colleagues said.

Urcavich, who has been at UW-Green Bay since 1991, trains tutors to provide additional assistance and recruits, hires, trains and supervises all adjunct remedial math instructors. She has been involved in the Introduction to College program from its inception, serves as a student support services adviser and teaches successful skills labs for Environmental Sciences.

She also has supported academic staff government through involvement in the Academic Staff Assembly and service on many committees.

Terrien, recipient of the administrative support award, is a program assistant in Community Sciences. She supports the work of 36 faculty members, several graduate students and many undergraduate students in three undergraduate budgetary units, two graduate programs and three disciplinary programs.

Terrien went "way beyond the call of duty," her nominator said, in arranging details, packing and unpacking when Community Sciences moved to the new Mary Ann Cofrin Hall from Rose Hall.

She was praised for keeping the faculty working together as a community and bringing ad hoc faculty, student workers and graduate students into that community. She also goes out of her way to recognize the accomplishments of faculty, students and staff, a supporter of her nomination said.

Founders Association Awards for Excellence are chosen by a faculty and staff committee from responses received to a call for nominations.

(03-159 / 26 August 2003 / SH)

UW-Green Bay rises to top 10 of master's level Midwestern public universities

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay moved into the top 10 of Midwestern master's level public universities in the "2004 America's Best Colleges" guidebook published by U.S. News and World Report.

UW-Green Bay was one of five universities in the UW System the magazine listed among the 10 best public universities without doctoral programs in the Midwest. UW-Green Bay and UW-Whitewater tied for 10th in the category.

The category of Midwestern master's level public universities is made up of 56 universities. These universities offer a full range of undergraduate and master's degree programs.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said the rankings affirm that UW-Green Bay is a strong university in a strong university system.

"We are one of the top public institutions in the Midwest," he said. "That is recognition of the dedicated and effective efforts of many people — faculty, staff and students — on our campus."

Shepard also said the rankings reflect the overall quality of the UW System.

"What is truly astounding in the list is the fact that, among the top 10 public master's comprehensive universities in the Midwest, half came from one state: Wisconsin," he said.

UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse and UW-Stevens Point also made the top 10 list.

The magazine placed colleges and universities into four regions: Midwest, North, South and West. The Midwest region included North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

Shepard said UW-Green Bay's challenge is to maintain and build on its many strengths.

U.S. News and World Report ranked campuses on the basis of numerous criteria including peer assessment of academic reputation, retention of students, graduation rates and faculty resources. The information is from the 2002-03 academic year and precedes the impact of budget reductions for the 2003-05 budget period.

In addition to the five UW campuses, the list of top 10 Midwestern master's public universities included Truman State University, the University of Northern Iowa, Washburn University, Eastern Illinois University, the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

(03-158 / 25 August 2003 / SH)

Partnership brings together arts, education to explore end-of-life issues

GREEN BAY - A partnership involving the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Unity Hospice and Palliative Care will combine education and the arts in an innovative approach to exploring end-of-life issues.

UW-Green Bay and Unity will bring the Pulitzer-prize winning play "Wit" to Northeastern Wisconsin in October. "Wit" is an off-Broadway play about a 50-year-old English professor, Dr. Vivian Bearing, who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The play promotes awareness and understanding of the journey of life and death.

The play will coincide with a conference at UW-Green Bay for professionals who deal with end-of-life issues. The conference will be held Friday, Oct. 17 in the University Union on the UW-Green Bay campus and will offer continuing education hours.

"This collaboration is one example of two community-focused organizations working together for the betterment of Northeastern Wisconsin," Unity Executive Director Nicole Curran said.

Barbara McClure-Lukens, coordinator of continuing professional education for UW-Green Bay's Office of Outreach and Extension, said the project will benefit professionals and the general public.

"Using a unique combination of theater arts and professional education, the 'Wit' project will explore powerful issues that touch everyone in our community," she said.

Barbara Bates Smith, who has played the lead role in "Wit" and is a cancer survivor, will be the keynote speaker at the conference. Her presentation will combine excerpts from the play and reflections on her personal experience.

The workshop and productions of the play are sponsored by the Wit Collaborative which includes Unity; UW-Green Bay's Human Development, Professional Nursing and Theatre departments; the UW-Green Bay Institute on Dying, Death and Bereavement; and the Coalition to Support End-of-Life Issues.

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and Max and Erma's restaurant also are supporting the project. Max and Erma's will donate half of its total sales from Monday, Sept. 15 to Unity for the purpose of underwriting production costs of "Wit."

The "Wit" performance schedule includes two performances at the University Theatre on the UW-Green Bay campus (Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11) and two at the Meyer Theatre in downtown Green Bay (Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 17). All performances will start at 7:30 p.m.

Amy McKenzie, a stage and film actress well-known in the area through her work with the Peninsula Players, will play the lead role in the UW-Green Bay productions of "Wit."

Two of the four performances will be followed by opportunities for audiences to participate in discussion groups regarding the impact of the play.

Tickets for the "Wit" performances will go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 2. For ticket information, contact the Weidner Center Ticket Office at (920) 465-2217.

Information about the Oct. 17 workshop is available on the Web at Additional information can be obtained by contacting UW-Green Bay's Office of Outreach and Extension by phone at (920) 465-2642 or (800) 892-2118, or e-mail at

(03-157 / 25 August 2003 / SH)

'Eco-philosopher' to lecture in Green Bay, Door County

GREEN BAY - Norwegian "eco-philosopher" Sigmund Kvaloy will present a series of lectures this month in Northeastern Wisconsin as part of his unique "Eco-Jazz Project."

Kvaloy, a well-known scholar and environmental activist in Norway, will present lectures in Green Bay and at two sites in Door County. In Green Bay, he will lecture with a live jazz group. The Door County lectures will be without live music.

The Green Bay lecture is Saturday, August 23 at 12:30 p.m. at the Historic West Theater. The theater is at the corner of Walnut and Broadway in downtown Green Bay.

The first Door County lecture is Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Junction Center Yoga Studio just north of Jacksonport at 2425 Junction Road west of County Highway A. The second Door County lecture is Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Hope United Church of Christ, 12th and Michigan, Sturgeon Bay.

The lectures are free and open to the public. However, donations of $10 are suggested for each of the Door County lectures and $5 for the Green Bay lecture.

In his Eco-Jazz lectures, Sigmund draws illustrations projected overhead and carries on a dialogue with a jazz combo to illustrate and contrast "complexity" and "complication" as applied to nature and social structures of human society. He shows how life is a creative stream of complex relationships analogous to jazz and other forms of improvisation.

Kvaloy graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School as an exchange student in 1953. He lectured at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay several times in the 1970s and 1980s.

Kvaloy's 2003 Eco-Jazz Tour is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Social Change and Development program, the Wisconsin Sustainable Futures Network and the Door County Land Use Forum. In addition, his Green Bay lecture is sponsored by the Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin, Baird Creek Parkway Preservation Foundation and

For more information about Kvaloy's Green Bay lecture, contact Paul Wozniak by phone at (920) 433-1630 or by e-mail at For more information about the Door County lectures, contact Larry Smith at (920) 743-9037 or by e-mail at

(03-156 / 18 August 2003 / SH)

Student researchers successfully launch, retrieve 'Elijah I'

GREEN BAY - Student scientists and engineers from three Wisconsin campuses successfully launched and retrieved Elijah I, a "satellite" they designed under a Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium program.

The six-member team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marquette University and the Milwaukee School of Engineering launched the high-altitude balloon shortly after 7 a.m. Monday (Aug. 11) at the UW-Eau Claire athletic fields.

The balloon reached a height of about 106,000 feet, a height considered to be at the "edge" of space. It was retrieved about three hours after launch in a bean field near Eyota, Minn.

Dr. R. Aileen Yingst, director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, said the successful Elijah I mission laid the foundation for future student-designed satellite projects.

"This is the first step of what I believe will be a very successful student satellite program," Yingst said. "We're much more confident now to open up this opportunity to students to design science payloads and launch them."

The satellite project is one of the first to be funded through a $99,950 grant the Space Grant Consortium was awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The NASA grant supports student-designed satellites and satellite payload projects.

Students from universities across Wisconsin will compete later this year to obtain funding for satellite projects. Up to three projects will be approved for funding, according to Yingst.

The Space Grant Consortium, based at UW-Green Bay, has 24 members including colleges and universities, private businesses, state agencies, educational organizations and other groups.

Students involved in the Elijah I project were analyzing the payload's data Tuesday at Marquette University. The faculty adviser is Joe Majdalani, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at Marquette.

The student team members are Shannon Smith, UW-Green Bay; Nicholas Beyer, Marquette University; Matthew Opgenorth, Marquette University; Eric Jacob, MSOE; Cara Piggott, MSOE; and Lee Sharping, MSOE.

Elijah I's payload included a Geographic Positioning System, a camera, other electronic equipment for tracking and retrieval, and smoke bombs that also helped track the satellite.

In July, the student team carried out a preliminary launch to test the integrity of the payload capsule. Though the instruments performed as expected, a glitch in the commercial computer software resulted in a loss of signal. That payload has not been retrieved. The students have asked the public to help find the missing payload, which apparently landed in Jackson County.

Yingst said the students learned important lessons from the July mission.

"It allowed the students to see where the chinks in the armor are," she said. "I still consider that first test to be 80 to 90 percent successful."

(03-155 / 12 August 2003 / SH)

First Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium 'satellite' launch scheduled for this week

GREEN BAY - A six-member team of student scientists and engineers is preparing to launch the first student-designed "satellite" under an innovative Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium program.

Students from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marquette University and the Milwaukee School of Engineering will launch a high-altitude balloon that will carry its payload 100,000 feet or higher — a height considered to be at the "edge" of space. The team then will follow the balloon as it is carried by winds in the upper atmosphere and attempt to retrieve the payload after it lands.

The launch is scheduled to take place at about 5:30 a.m. Friday (Aug. 8) at the athletic fields on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The western Wisconsin location was selected because the geography, roads and prevailing winds are favorable for tracking the payload and a dry-land "splashdown" up to 100 miles from the launch site.

The launch date and time are considered tentative because of the need for nearly calm conditions.

The student team members are Shannon Smith, UW-Green Bay; Nicholas Beyer, Marquette University; Matthew Opgenorth, Marquette University; Eric Jacob, MSOE; Cara Piggott, MSOE; and Lee Sharping, MSOE. The faculty adviser is Joe Majdalani, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Marquette University.

The satellite project is the first to be funded through a $99,950 grant the Space Grant Consortium was awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The grant supports student-designed satellites and satellite payload projects.

Engineering issues the students will face mimic real problems that NASA researchers routinely face, according to Dr. R. Aileen Yingst, director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium.

The students will test their instruments, analyze data and review the entire process of launching and retrieving the payload, Yingst said. Among the data to be analyzed will be pictures taken from the edge of space.

Yingst said the satellite project is one of the first of its kind to be tried in Wisconsin. Students from universities across Wisconsin will compete to have their payload projects launched in future missions.

Yingst said the most effective way of teaching the importance of space exploration is to provide students with opportunities to explore space themselves.

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, based at UW-Green Bay, has 24 members including colleges and universities, private businesses, state agencies, educational organizations and other groups.

NASA began the Space Grant Consortium program in 1989 to fund research, education and public service projects leading to better education in aerospace science, mathematics and technology.

(03-154 / 6 August 2003 / SH)

High school artists attend UW-Green Bay Summer Art Studio

GREEN BAY - Senior high school student artists attended the 2003 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Summer Art Studio July 13-18.

Critiques, slide lectures, field trips and a final exhibition encouraged an exchange of ideas and styles. Faculty and guest instructors were from UW-Green Bay and the surrounding region.

Each student focused on one area during the week, but there also were special lectures and many opportunities for interaction with other students and faculty.

Attending the High School Summer Art Studio were:

Amherst - Lindsy Groshek; Antigo - Madison Hoffman; Appleton - Patrick Wilz, Sam Binder, Katie Pease; Arpin - Haley Raab; Beaver Dam - Jennifer Curwick; Black River Falls - Heidi Hogden; Brookfield - Melanie Mossing; Brown Deer - Amy Spransy; Lindsay Rischmann; Campbellsport - Jamie Karoses; Cedarburg - Maxwell Kubala, Anu Murthy; Chilton - Rachel Keuler; Combined Locks - Erica Schuh.

Denmark - Brittany DeGrand, Jenna Kane, Diamond Matzke, Holly Zaborowske; De Pere - Kayla Stabilit, Katie Vann; Eau Claire - Sam Peterson; Eden - Hannah Floyd; Elkhart Lake - Peter Diefenthaler; Elm Grove - Aaron Hoffman; Fond du Lac - Jessica Frank; Fox Point - Laura Daniels; Franklin - Emily Hasenzahl-Reeder; Genoa - Audra Smith; Glendale - Rebekah Lazear; Grafton - Jacqueline Krall, Jennifer Normann; Green Bay - Emily Bielinski, Kyle Engels, Jacob Moga, Sarah DeMott, Chao Moua, Kurt Petty, Jared Vincent, Chris Champeau, Jessica Eldridge, Victoria Schneider, Erika Bertram, Joseph Counard, Sally Ebeling, Krissy Garot, Bret Hatch, Angela Kujawski, Alexander Liebmann, Mac Mcdonald, Kristin Pritchard, Kyle Tassoul, Benjamin Teegarden, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Mamrosh; Greenfield - Stefani Marquez; Hartford - Andrea Bills, Erin Isleb; Hartland - Casey Bischel; Helenville - Keaghan O'Reilly; Hubertus - Michael Held; Hudson - Jayna Bauer; Iron Ridge - Melissa Zehner; Janesville - Leah Conway; Kewaunee - Julia Schilling, Olivia Schilling; Kohler - Allison Dent, Colleen Dent, Alec Hildebrand, Allison Holzwart; Lancaster - Paul Martin; Lodi - Catherine Lasee, Havvah Nicholes, Brooke Zarnikow.

Malone - Renee Freund; Marshfield - Laura Drew; Mayville - Wilhelm Schaumburg; Menasha - Amanda Nowak, Drew Schmidt; Menomonee Falls - Maria Stoika; Mequon - Zhana Vaynberg; Merrill - Stephanie Frederick; Milwaukee - Joshua Turner, Michael Thompson, Martha Boehm, Nicholas Gordon, Dontrell Taylor; Mishicot - Ariel Steuer, Zed Steuer; Muskego - William Curtis, Chelsea Kania; Neenah - Ramiro Rodriguez, Emily Schroeder, Jennifer Sytek; New Franken - Andrew Freitag, Hannah Hurrle, Megan LeCaptain; Oakfield - Ashley Freund; Onalaska - Kristina Hill; Oneida - Colin Freeman; Oshkosh - Brittany Bohlman; Pewaukee - Leah Kwarciany, Abigale VanDam, Christine Welman; Pickerel - DeLanie Monnot; Platteville - Avery Scheetz; Poynette - Tanya Gavinski, Lisa Hayes, Ashley Kelso; Pulaski - Emily Resick; Richland Center - Emily Rausch; Ripon - Shannon Cowell, Melissa Hansen, Emily Hoch.

Schofield - Lisa Lopez; Shorewood - Rose Brauner; Sobieski - Kelly Scheelk; South Milwaukee - Andrea Mallas; Spring Green - Erin Brander, Jessica Rogers; Sturgeon Bay - Maggie Banks, Owen Billing, Molly Keyser, Becca Kitchens, William Lewis, Renata Maniaci, Megin Stich, Logan Woods; Sussex - Sarah Chojnacki, Lyndsey Walz; Thorp - Nikki Aken; Twin Lakes - Lisa Carnahan; Union Grove - Jackie Holat; Verona - Jennifer Cherwinka; Wales - Kayleigh Oreshack; Waterford - Ashley McCumber, Sadie Satter; Watertown - Ericka Niemann, Nasara Shea-Horne; Lilly Lueck; Waukesha - Jacob Van Loon, Lara Antal; Waupaca - Katarina Olson; Wausau - Keshia Gray, Amber Koth, Jenna Dittmar, Chelsea Huckbody, David O'Keefe, Aislinn Thompson, Rebecca Lewis; Wauwatosa - Elizabeth Bogart, Sarah Luther; West Allis - Rebecca Easter; Katelyn Kluz; West Bend - Patrick Hollett, Lauren Treutel; Weston - Kris Ann Domino, Seth Foss; Whitefish Bay - Ryann Melton; Wisconsin Rapids - Carrie Dorski, Kathleen Skerven.

Illinois - Ross Hintz, Danville.

Iowa - Mary Crist, Agency.

Minnesota - Kristina Smith, Red Wing.

(03-153 / 5 August 2003 / SH)

Middle school artists attend UW-Green Bay Summer Art Studio

GREEN BAY - Middle school student artists attended the 2003 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Summer Art Studio July 6-11.

Critiques, slide lectures, field trips and a final exhibition encouraged an exchange of ideas and styles. Faculty and guest instructors were from UW-Green Bay and the surrounding region.

Each student registered for one course during the week, allowing the student to focus on one medium and subject area. Students also attended special lectures by working artists.

Attending the Middle School Summer Art Studio were:

Amherst - Meghan Gunderson; Appleton - Lukas Olynyk; Brookfield - Jonathan Glawe; Chippewa Falls - Aaron Erickson; De Pere - Charlotte Anderson, Diana Lauer, Julia Maack, Natalie Renier; Edgerton - Maddie Weber; Franklin - Kari Rader; Grafton - Andy Partridge; Green Bay - Alex Boyle, Zachary Kroening, Caitlin Linehan, Michael Peacock, Daniel Putman, Claire Reinhart, Drew Waterman, Kiefer Waterman, Kory Koffarnus, Maggie Robinson, Ashley Deuchert, Amy Bins, Katie DiSalvi, Cassi Dorff, Lauren Miller, Denis Pohlman, Joseph Sullivan, Sonja Thorgersen, Alex Webster, Haluna Zenko, Rachel Bruno, Alexander Renish, Anthony Renish, Claire Shive, Jordan Shive.

Hales Corners - Kelly Lang; Hortonville - Alyssa Sturzl; Madison - Katy Means, Elena Sandoval; Menasha - Elizabeth Lorge; Mequon - Lauren D'Amico, Cristina Soto, Courtney Lang, Maria Sweetland; Milwaukee - Jasmine Jenkins; Mosinee - Jaya Sita Charbarneau; Neenah - Justin Koehl, Ryan McFarland, Jason Verstegen; New Franken - Kelsie Rudolph, Meghan Skogg; New London - Navid Magana, Victor Martinson; Oconomowoc - Brittany Butler; Oneida - Kendra Sommer; Reedsburg - Kimberly Lonetree; Schofield - Deidra Connors, Krista Connors, Janessa Hintz; Shawano - Elizabeth Reineke; Sheboygan Falls - Kathryn Fischer; Slinger - Bobbi Bartmann; Sturgeon Bay - Hazel Billing, Jennifer Gilbert, Kaitlyn Gilbert, Abby Talmadge; Suamico - Anne Christnovich; Waldo - Kayla Buelke; Watertown - Holly Schult, Jerimiah Terry, Michael Vorpahl, Roger Cypher, Meagan Schultz; Waukesha - Matthew Ameel; Wausau - Aurora Prehn; Wauwatosa - Emily Kozik; Wisconsin Rapids - Kristin Borski, Melissa Miller.

Illinois - James Taylor, Mount Prospect; Emma Kornhauser, Evanston.

Minnesota - Taylor Mork, Minneapolis.

Ohio - Valerie Lascelles, Cincinnati.

(03-152 / 5 August 2003 / SH)

Thirty-one students attend UW-Green Bay Spanish immersion camp

GREEN BAY - Thirty-one students from Wisconsin and three other states attended the Spanish Immersion Language and Culture Camp at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay July 14-18.

The camp is designed for middle school and high school students who want to learn or perfect their knowledge of Spanish and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Students participated in daily language sessions with others who had the same level of proficiency. They also experienced authentic food, sports, crafts and games of Spanish-speaking countries.

Attending the 2003 Spanish Immersion Language and Culture Camp at UW-Green Bay were:

Appleton - Christin Kilanowski; Delavan - Melissa Mansfield, Lesley Shreves; De Pere - Nicholas Clarksen, Laura Noppe, Sarah Stackley; Green Bay - Joshua Shownkeen, James Vasquez, Padee Vang, Megan Segriff, Justin Cacciatore, Matthew Perkovich; Kaukauna - Anna Linskens; Marinette - Erin Oittinen; Marshfield - Sarah Ackerman; Milwaukee - Marguerite Collingwood, Deena Gant-Gaines, Theresa Gant-Gaines, Laura Chapman, Marlowe Chapman; New Franken - Erica Kropp; Oshkosh - Adam Spanbauer; Sobieski - Sydney Fencl; Stoughton - Lauren Nevanen; Suamico - Eric Whetmore; Waukesha - Chelsey Lewis.

Colorado - Ashley Rosenberg, Englewood.

Illinois - Stefanie Sabin, Geneva; Kara Smith, Chicago; Steven Swedberg, Schaumburg.

Iowa - Stephanie Bittner, Urbandale.

(03-151 / 5 August 2003 / SH)

Nationally known experts highlight history seminars at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - For the next two weeks, teachers from throughout Northeastern Wisconsin will be on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus for an intensive program on teaching American history.

Weeklong seminars scheduled for Aug. 3-8 and Aug. 10-15 will feature nationally known historians and a local curriculum development expert.

The summer seminars are part of the Teaching American History program, which aims to improve teaching, learning and student achievement in history, focusing on students in grades five through 12.

UW-Green Bay professors of American history and staff from the Cooperative Educational Services Agency 7 collaborated to design the program. Other partners include the Neville Public Museum of Brown County, Heritage Hill State Park, the Brown County Historical Society, the Center for History and Social Change at UW-Green Bay, the Area Research Center at UW-Green Bay's Cofrin Library and the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

The three-year Teaching American History program is funded by an $822,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Andrew Kersten, academic director of the project, said the goal of the summer seminars is to deliver high-quality professional development for teachers of American history.

"We're looking for ways to reinvent and reinvigorate the curriculum by focusing on primary-source research and bringing in nationally known specialists who offer cutting-edge interpretations and research," Kersten said.

Historians leading the summer seminars are:

Kermit Hall, an award-winning constitutional historian and president of Utah State University. Hall has participated in several National Endowment for the Humanities programs aimed at helping public school history teachers.

Kriste Lindemeyer, a U.S. historian at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Among Lindemeyer's latest books is "A Right to Childhood," a book about the U.S. Children's Bureau, child welfare and maternal and child health-care programs.

Nina Mjagkij, who teaches modern American history and African-American history at Ball State University. Mjagkij will talk about ways of using film in the classroom. Her publications include a major encyclopedia of African-American history and a history of black YMCAs.

Frank N. Schubert, Chief of Joint Operational History, Joint History Office, Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has published many articles and several books, most concerning U.S. military history.

Linda Pletcher, who teaches unit design for CESA 7 and at UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College, will help seminar participants fashion new lesson plans and teaching units. Pletcher is a past Golden Apple recipient.

Kersten said this year's summer seminars are full but that planning for the 2004 seminars already has started. History teachers interested in the 2004 seminars should contact Kersten at (920) 465-2443. Registration is expected to begin in November or December.

More information about the Teaching American History program and the summer seminars can be found on the Web at

(03-150 / 1 August 2003 / SH)

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