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Honors recital

Science, math scholarships

Health sciences scholarships

Research grants, workshops for educators

New director of PDC program

Master's program for educators accepting applications

Students recognized at theater competition

Faculty art exhibit

Former slave Francis Bok to speak

Plier, Halloin recital

International films series

Featured Faculty Award

Bridges Out of Poverty workshop

Gardening with Native Plants symposium

Phoenix Hall of Fame

Nonprofit financial management workshop

Owl workshop

UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest

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UW-Green Bay music students present honors recital

GREEN BAY-Nine students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present an honors recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants were chosen based on their performances before a panel of faculty jurors in December 2002.

The performers are: Matthew Boreen, Green Bay, clarinet; Kathleen Covi, Neenah, mezzo-soprano; Leala Cyr, Pulaski, trumpet; Gabrielle Hansen, Amery, soprano; Kerry Kuplic, Green Bay, bass-baritone; Timothy Patterson, Park Falls, percussion; Ellen Simon, Fond du Lac, percussion; Rachael Verhaagh, Green Bay, piano and soprano voice; Sarah Zickert, Elkhart Lake, piano.

An outside adjudicator will select one of the nine to receive a cash prize provided by the Communication and the Arts academic unit. Patrick Miles, professor of horn and director of orchestra activities at UW-Stevens Point, and music director for the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, will serve as adjudicator.

Piano accompanists for various recitalists include UW-Green Bay Prof. Janice Cusano, Judy O'Grady, and Sandra Stevens.

(03-18 / 27 January 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay announces winners of science, math scholarships

Geurts wins Casperson Scholarship

GREEN BAY-Lori Geurts, DeForest, has received the James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is a senior earning a major in Biology and a minor in Environmental Science.

Guerts, who plans eventually to work with animals, completed a summer internship at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in 2002, and volunteers at the NEW Zoo. She competes on the University's intercollegiate swim team. Guerts has maintained a perfect grade point average.

The scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Casperson in memory of their son who, at the time of his death, was an Environmental Science student at UW-Green Bay. Additional funds have been contributed by Environmental Science program alumni.

(03-17 / 27 January 2003 / VCD)

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Malueg wins Cook Scholarship for second year

GREEN BAY-Amanda L. Malueg, Green Bay, has won the Brad Cook Memorial Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for the second consecutive year.

Malueg is completing a major in Biology, with minors in Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Spanish. After graduation, she plans to pursue graduate studies in conservation biology or ecology. Malueg works at a local veterinary hospital, and her volunteer activities include the Bay Area Humane Society and Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. She also serves as Spanish translator for various community programs. She has a long list of student organization activities. Malueg recently was named to the campus chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national honorary society.

The scholarship was established by family and friends of former UW-Green Bay student Brad Cook to honor his memory and his interest in environmental studies.

(03-17a / 27 January 2003 / VCD)

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Engineering scholarships awarded

GREEN BAY-Three students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay have won scholarships in engineering. Meghan M. Count, Elkhorn, received the Second Year Engineering Scholarship, and Samuel F. Haworth and Jacquelyn M. Wilson, both of Green Bay, each received First Year Engineering Scholarships.

Count is a senior who will graduate from UW-Green Bay in May with a major in Environmental Science. She will continue her education at UW-Milwaukee for a degree in civil engineering. She competes on the University's Division I cross country team, and has been on the Midwestern Collegiate Conference honor roll for four years, and an All-American Academic Scholar for three years. Count is a peer mentor and tutor in calculus and physics, and has a long list of volunteer activities. She received the James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Scholarship at UW-Green Bay in 2002.

Haworth already has a bachelor's degree in InterArts and Technology from UW-Madison, and is completing the UW-Green Bay pre-engineering program in preparation for earning a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from UW-Milwaukee. He is a graduate of De Pere High School.

Wilson is a sophomore completing pre-engineering requirements to prepare for a degree in mechanical engineering. At Pulaski High School, she won the American Math Test and was named among the top ten social studies students.

Engineering scholarships are funded through an endowment established by community members who support engineering studies at UW-Green Bay.

(03-17b / 27 January 2003 / VCD)

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Brown wins Lee Scholarship

GREEN BAY-Zachary Brown, Green Bay, has received the Robert E. Lee Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Brown is a senior, with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Environmental Science. He has maintained a perfect grade point average.

Brown completed an internship as an environmental education coordinator with the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District in summer 2002, and works as a chemistry lab assistant at UW-Green Bay.

The scholarship, contributed by Robert E. Lee and Associates, Inc., Green Bay, is available to students in chemistry or engineering.

(03-17c / 27 January 2003 / VCD)

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Wallander wins science, math scholarship

GREEN BAY-Eryn Wallander, Whitelaw, has been awarded the Science and Mathematics Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. A senior, she is completing a major in Human Biology with an emphasis in the health sciences, and a minor in Chemistry. Wallander also received the 2003 Dr. Donel Sullivan Scholarship in Health Sciences and Health Professions at UW-Green Bay.

Wallander plans a career in biological research or medicine. She works as a laboratory technician for UW-Green Bay chemistry and physics labs, and as a certified nursing assistant at a nursing home. She has been on the honors list each semester. Wallander is active in the campus chapter of Tri-Beta, a national honorary society in the biological sciences.

The Science and Mathematics Scholarship is funded through an endowment created by University faculty members in Natural and Applied Sciences and Human Biology.

(03-17d / 27 January 2003 / VCD)

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Gronvall wins Sell Scholarship

GREEN BAY-Huldah J. Gronvall, Shawano, has received the Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The $1,100 scholarship will assist Gronvall in her final semester before graduating in May with a degree in mathematical physics, an individualized major that she designed with the support of faculty. After graduation, Gronvall plans to pursue a Ph.D. degree in experimental physics.

Gronvall, who has a near-perfect grade point average, has completed several independent study projects at UW-Green Bay, and will gain scientific research experience this spring working on research projects with Prof. Michael Hencheck. She is a teaching assistant in the Fundamentals of Physics sequence of courses. Gronvall received a 2002 scholarship from the NASA-supported Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium headquartered at UW-Green Bay.

The Sell Memorial Scholarship is funded through an endowment established by friends and colleagues of Prof. Nancy Sell, a former member of the UW-Green Bay faculty.

(03-17e / 27 January 2003 / VCD)

Four at UW-Green Bay win health sciences scholarships

GREEN BAY-Four University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students have received Dr. Donel Sullivan Scholarships in Health Sciences and Health Professions for 2003. They are Julie Husmann, Peshtigo; Brian Mulroy, Greenville; Neil Sandhu, Green Bay; and Eryn Wallander, Whitelaw. All four are completing majors in Human Biology.

Husmann is pursuing the nutritional sciences emphasis in Human Biology, with the goal of becoming a clinical dietician. She is a teaching assistant for the Life Cycle Nutrition and Human Nutrition courses at UW-Green Bay with Prof. Debra Pearson, and works as a health unit coordinator at St. Vincent Hospital. Husmann is active in the student Dietetics and Wellness Club, and is a member of the American, Wisconsin and Green Bay Area Dietetics Associations. Her volunteer activities include Brown County Aging Resource Center, Green Bay Public School System, Paul's Pantry, Marinette County WIC Program, and Marinette County Elderly Services.

Mulroy is emphasizing the health sciences within his major, and is completing minors in economics and Business Administration. He plans a career in medicine. He is gaining research experience at UW-Green Bay with Prof. Brian Merkel on a PCB immunotoxicity project, and works as a pharmacy technician at a drugstore. He is a peer tutor and also serves as an orientation assistant for new freshmen. His memberships include Phi Eta Sigma and College Young Democrats. Mulroy performs in the Hand Drumming Ensemble, plays trumpet in a variety show band, and volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Sandhu aims for a career in medicine. He is earning minors in chemistry and psychology, along with the health sciences emphasis in his major. He has research experience in adrenal signal transduction with Prof. Craig Hanke at UW-Green Bay, and in a neuropsychological investigation of epilepsy in children with a physician at St. Vincent Hospital. Sandhu serves as historian for the campus chapter of Tri-Beta, a national honorary society for biology majors, and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, the Human Development and Psychology Club, Circle K, College Young Democrats, and the American Dietetics Association. He is an academic tutor at UW-Green Bay, and volunteers at St. Mary's and St. Vincent hospitals, the American Red Cross, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Sexual Assault Center, and the Special Olympics basketball team. He works as a lab technician/aide at St. Vincent Hospital, and as a line therapist at the Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program.

Wallander is completing a minor in chemistry, in addition to the health sciences emphasis in her major. When she graduates, she will choose either to continue advanced studies aiming at a research career, or to pursue medicine. She is gaining research experience in adrenal signal transduction with Prof. Craig Hanke at UW-Green Bay. Wallander works as a lab technician in chemistry and physics courses, and is a certified nursing assistant at a local nursing home. She is active in Tri-Beta, a national honorary society for biology majors, and belongs to Phi Eta Sigma, an honorary for first-year students. She volunteers with Families and Schools Together (FAST).

The Sullivan scholarship fund was created by Dr. Sullivan's sister, Maeve Sullivan, St. Paul, Minn., in honor of his commitment to family medicine and community service in more than 40 years of practice in Green Bay. Dr. Sullivan died in 1989.

(03-13 / 27 January 2003 / VCD)

Research grants, grant-writing workshops available for classroom educators

GREEN BAY -- The Institute for Learning Partnership at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will award up to $70,000 in research grants to educators for conducting school-based action research projects in the 2003-2004 fiscal year. The projects must directly impact teaching and learning.

Consideration will be given to classroom-specific as well as multi-school or multi-district collaborations. A team-based approach is encouraged. Deadline for application submission is 4:30 p.m., March 21.

"The Institute for Learning Partnership recognizes that good teaching matters and wishes to collaborate with educators who are using best practices," says John Crubaugh, Institute director. "Teachers who are planning, through research, to enhance learning opportunities for all learners in pre-kindergarten through grade-12 schools can use help. We our committed to helping financially."

The likely breakdown of funding allocations is as follows: 1 to 3 projects from $5,000 to $10,000; 4 to 6 projects from $3,000 to $5,000; 5 to 10 projects from $1,500 to $3,000; and 10 to 15 projects under $1,500.

In addition, a single grant of up to $10,000 may be awarded to support the development of a proposal to an external funding agency for a project of significant scope and impact. The funding agency and grant program must be identified, and the project must involve considerable collaboration between public school and University personnel.

Application requirements and forms can be obtained at the Institute for Learning Partnership, Wood Hall 424, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 or forms can be downloaded from the Institute's Webpage at www.uwgb.edu/learnpart/. Names of last year's grant recipients and their project titles are also listed there and helpful information for the application process. Call the Institute for more information at (920) 465-5555.

New this year — Grant-writing workshops

UW-Green Bay education faculty will hold two grant-writing workshops for educators in February. The workshops will emphasize action research and the application process for an Institute for Learning Partnership Action Research Grant.

The workshops are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Phoenix B of the University Union at UW-Green Bay and from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the CESA 8 office in Gillett. Registration is required. Call 920-465-5555 for more details.

(03-16 / 17 January 2003 / SB)

Seehausen named director of Professional Development Certificate program for teachers

GREEN BAY -- Dorothy J. Seehausen has been named coordinator of the Institute for Learning Partnership's Accomplished Educator Professional Development Certificate (PDC) Program. She replaces Lynn Gerlach, coordinator since September 1999.

Seehausen comes to the PDC from the Literacy Council of Brown County, where she served as the workforce development coordinator since April 2000. She is also an adjunct writing instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Concordia University.

The Accomplished Educator Professional Development Certificate (PDC) is a professional development program approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for teacher relicensure and is designed to meet a demand from teachers and districts to provide a responsive and practical structure for continuing professional growth and improved student learning.

It is also guided by the standards established by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. The PDC program, which started the summer of 1999, is suitable for experienced educators at any stage of their career — before or after completion of master's degree studies.

As part of her position requirements Seehausen is responsible for managing, marketing and evaluating the PDC program. She will visit school districts to describe the structure and purpose of the PDC program to administrators, principals, school board members and teachers, and to answer questions for prospective candidates.

Seehausen holds a bachelor's degree in communication and the arts, and a master's degree in education and ESL certification from UW-Green Bay. She brings corporate experience to the position as well, as she is president and CEO of Riverside Management Corporation of Green Bay, a property management company.

She was named Volunteer of the Year in 2000 by the Literacy Council and received numerous other awards and designations for her volunteer work there, and she carries many professional memberships and associations.

Since 1999 over 100 educators have enrolled in the PDC, and nearly 50 have received their PDC certification which is compensated equal to a master's degree in some districts. The PDC is one of four primary components launched by the Institute for Learning Partnership, a collaborative effort involving UW-Green Bay and the technical colleges, CESAs 7 and 8, schools administrators, teachers, education associations, business and civic leaders and school board members. Other components are a redesigned pre-service undergraduate program at UW-Green Bay, a standards-based master's program for educators at UW-Green Bay, and a grants program to promote school-based, action research projects.

(03-15 / 17 January 2003 / SB)

UW-Green Bay master's program for educators accepting applications

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Master of Science Degree Program in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning is now accepting applications for fall 2003 enrollment.

The 30-credit, two-year program is based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and includes a nine-credit area of emphasis requirement. The program features a flexible schedule with weekend classes and a cohort admission — a group of approximately 20 educators take the four core classes together.

The minimum admission requirement is a bachelor's degree with successful teaching experience and current teaching license/certification. For more information call (920) 465-2964; or e-mail learnpart@uwgb.edu.

Admission information session planned for Wednesday, Feb. 26

PK-16 educators and those in related fields are invited to learn more about UW-Green Bay's Master's Program in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning at an information session from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 26 in Phoenix Room C of the University Union on campus. Graduate faculty will discuss details of the program and the application process. Representatives of the current class will also be on hand to answer questions.

Call (920) 465-5555 or e-mail: learnpart@uwgb.edu to register or request an application package. An RSVP by Feb. 19 is appreciated.

(03-14 / 17 January 2003 / SB)

UW-Green Bay students recognized at regional theater competition

GREEN BAY -- A student actor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay was a finalist in the prestigious Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition at the regional American College Theater Festival.

Sunam Ellis, who was nominated for her work in the UW-Green Bay productions of "The Liar" and "Our Town," was one of 16 finalists for the award at this month's ACTF regional competition in Evansville, Ind. Ellis of Appleton performed audition pieces with scene partner Eric Lindahl, a December graduate of UW-Green Bay recently seen in "Dames at Sea."

The pool of nominees started at 347 students from a five-state region, which includes Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. It was the second year in a row that a UW-Green Bay theater student qualified for the final round of the Irene Ryan scholarship competition.

In addition to Ellis, UW-Green Bay student actors nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition and the productions that resulted in their selection are:

Andrea Dahlke of Wausau ("Smash," "The Liar," "Dames at Sea"); Todd Dively of Taylorville, Ill. ("Smash"); Steven Marzolf of Green Bay ("Dames at Sea"); Terra Schultz of Withee ("Our Town"); and Dan Van Dellen of Wausau ("The Liar").

The acting competition is named for the actress who portrayed Granny on the television series, "Beverly Hillbillies," and who left a legacy providing scholarships for young actors.

A UW-Green Bay student stage manager also received recognition at ACTF. Beth Noonkester of Cedarburg was first runner-up in the festival stage management competition.

Noonkester was chosen for the competition for her stage managing work in the UW-Green Bay production of "Our Town." She was one of six student stage managers from the region selected for the competition.

(03-12 / 17 January 2003 / SH)

UW-Green Bay faculty art exhibit opens Jan. 29

GREEN BAY -- The 29th annual art faculty exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay opens with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the Lawton Gallery, located in Theater Hall room 230 on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. The event is free and open to the public.

The artists will talk about their work beginning at 5 p.m.

Artists represented include Tina Bechtel, David Damkoehler, Kristy Deetz, Jerry Dell, Carol Emmons and Jeff Nekola (collaborative project), Alison Gates, Curt Heuer, Jennifer Mokren, Stephen Perkins, Kristina Rothe, and Christine Style.

The exhibit continues through Feb. 19.

Lawton Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

(03-11 / 13 January 2003 / VCD)

Former slave will headline King commemoration at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY -- Former slave Francis Bok, a 22-year-old native of Sudan, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 in Phoenix room B of University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. The event is free and open to the public.

Bok's appearance at UW-Green Bay commemorates the Jan. 20 birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Bok's enslavement as a child was part of an on-going slave trade resulting from Sudan's decades-old civil war. He was captured at the age of seven, and spent 10 years as a slave to a family that made him sleep outdoors with the domestic animals, eat food that made him ill, and endure regular beatings. He escaped to a near-by village, where he was made a slave to local policemen for two months. A truck driver helped him escape to the capital city of Khartoum, where he was arrested and jailed for seven months.

After his release, Bok made his way to Cairo, Egypt. The United Nations resettled him in the United States in 1999.

Bok today works with the American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG) in Boston. AASG monitors and campaigns against modern-day human bondage around the globe.

Since becoming an activist in the United States, Bok has spoken out against slavery in venues large and small. He was the first escaped slave to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in hearings on Sudan that were broadcast on C-Span. He met with former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. He has been featured in many newspapers including the Christian Science Monitor and The Boston Globe, and has appeared on radio and television programs.

Bok's appearance at UW-Green Bay is sponsored by the Office of Student Life. The number for information is (920) 465-2200, extension 40.

(03-10 / 13 January 2003 / VCD)

Tenor Plier will perform Schubert song cycle at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-Tenor John Plier, along with pianist Linda Halloin, will perform in recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. Admission is free.

Plier is a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Halloin also has taught at the University.

The pair will perform the entire 24-song cycle of Franz Schubert's "Die Winterreise."

Plier has devoted a number of years to study, research, and performance of Schubert's work. The Austrian composer had a short life (1797-1828), but produced more lieder than any other composer. "Die Winterreise" is based on a set of poems Schubert discovered just two years before his death.

Plier performed "Die Winterreise" in 2001 at Griswold Hall in Baltimore, and in 2002 at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia.

A Wisconsin native, Plier has lived primarily on the East Coast and in Europe. He earned a bachelor's degree in voice at Lawrence University, Appleton, and began a performing career after attending the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, as the Eugene Conley Stipendiat for Most Promising Midwestern Artist. He has nearly 400 opera performances to his credit, and has appeared as well on the East Coast in oratorio, musical theater, and recital performances, including a recital debut in New York. Since joining UW-Green Bay in fall 2000, Plier has performed in the Weidner Center as the Evangelist in Bach's "St. John Passion" with the UW-Green Bay-St. Norbert College Choirs, and as the tenor soloist in Handel's "Messiah" with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.

Plier has a master's degree and has completed study for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University. He previously taught at the Baltimore School for the Arts and Morgan State University. In 2002, Plier was appointed to serve as a Fulbright Senior Specialist by the Fulbright Foundation.

Pianist Halloin has collaborated with a number of vocalists, including a 1991 tour of Poland, Ukraine, and Germany with mezzo-soprano and UW-Green Bay faculty member Sarah Meredith. In 1997 she formed Trio Sereno with clarinetist Scott Wright and cellist Laura Kenney. The following year, she teamed up with Wright for Duo Pegasus, performing and recording throughout the Midwest. The pair performed last fall at two festivals of contemporary music in the Republic of Slovakia.

(03-9 / 13 January 2003 / VCD)

Wisconsin premieres, guest director on schedule for Film Society spring series

GREEN BAY-A presentation by a guest filmmaker and two Wisconsin premieres are on the schedule for the spring series of international films presented by the Green Bay Film Society. The series runs from Jan. 22 through May 21.

The free films are shown on Wednesdays at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County. All of the films begin at 7 p.m., except for the March 19 film, "Fast Runner," which starts at 6 p.m.

Spanish filmmaker Helena Taberna will be in Green Bay on March 5 to present her 2002 film, "Extranjeras," a documentary about African and Latin American immigrant women in a suburb of Madrid. It will be the film's first Wisconsin showing.

The Jan. 22 film, "Balseros," (Rafters) also is a Wisconsin premiere. The 2002 Cuban film is a documentary about Cuban refugees.

Films scheduled through May are:

Jan. 22 - Balseros (Rafters) (Cuba, 2002, directed by Carles Bosch and Josˇ Mar’a Domˇnech) The Wisconsin premiere of a documentary about Cuban refugees from their exodus to their lives in the U.S. five years later. Presented by UW-Green Bay Prof. Cristina Ortiz.

Feb. 5 - The Way We Laughed (Italy, 2000, directed by Gianni Amelio) Told over a period of six years, the film follows two Sicilian brothers who emigrate to Turin. The illiterate older brother has one dream: that his younger brother, despite hardship, become a teacher. Presented by UW-Green Bay Prof. David Coury.

Feb. 19 -Yellow Asphalt (Israel, 2000, directed by Danny Verete) Composed of three dramatic narratives, the film offers a glimpse into the life of the reclusive Bedouin population and the effects of encroaching Western ideology on their customs and lifestyles. Presented by St. Norbert College Prof. Bob Kramer.

March 5 - Extranjeras (Spain, 2002, directed by Helena Taberna) Filmmaker Taberna will be on hand to present her most recent film, a documentary about African and Latin American immigrant women in a suburb of Madrid. A grant from N.E.W. Arts Council is sponsoring this Wisconsin premiere.

March 19 - Fast Runner (Canada, 2001, directed by Zacharias Kunuk) Begins at 6 p.m. This is the first-ever film by an Inuit director, starring an Inuit cast, and in the Inukitut language. Based on a 1000-year old legend, and set in the arctic wilderness at the dawn of the first millennium, the film centers on the clash between two clans and an evil shaman whose entrance disturbs the balance of the community. Shown in conjunction with the Neville Museum's exhibition, Naturally Made. Presented by UW-Oshkosh Prof. Barbara Crass.

April 2 - American Indian Films A selection of American Indian films will be presented in celebration of Native American month. Presented by UW-Green Bay Prof. Lisa Poupart.

April 16 - Celebration (Denmark, 1998, directed by Thomas Vinterberg) The first of the "Dogma 95" cinema-films that follow a set of strict guidelines regarding filming and production in response to the commercialization of Hollywood. Shown in conjunction with the Introduction to Film course at UW-Green Bay. Presented by UW-Green Bay Prof. Bryan Vescio.

May 7 - No Man's Land (Bosnia, 2001, directed by Danis Tanovic«) Set during the Bosnian conflict, this is the story of Bosnian and Serbian soldiers who find themselves trapped in a trench between the warring factions during the heaviest fighting. It's tragic comedy about the absurdities of war. Presented by Green Bay Film Society member Joan Barry.

May 21 - Same Old Song (France, 1999, directed by Alain Resnais) A romantic comedy from the director of "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" and "Night and Fog." In this sly take on the musical, the songs lip-synced by the actors are classic French chansons by Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Aznavour, and others. Presented by UW-Green Bay Prof. Ken Fleurant.

Information about the film series and the Green Bay Film Society is available on the World Wide Web at www.uwgb.edu/gbfilm.

(03-8 / 13 January 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay faculty members win teaching recognition

GREEN BAY -- Professors Aeron Haynie and Mimi Kubsch have won the 2002-2003 Featured Faculty Award at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

The award, given by the Faculty Development Council, recognizes exemplary teaching. Recipients receive a plaque and an honorarium. Haynie and Kubsch will share their approaches to teaching with colleagues at the annual faculty development conference in February.

Haynie, an assistant professor of Humanistic Studies and English, joined the faculty in fall 1999. In 2001-2002, Haynie was selected to be a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow in a University of Wisconsin System program to help excellent new university teachers develop their skills.

Kubsch, an associate professor of Nursing, was appointed to UW-Green Bay in 1981. She presently serves as interim chair of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing professional program.

(03-7 / 6 January 2003 / VCD)

'Bridges Out of Poverty' workshop set for human service professionals

GREEN BAY -- Registration is available for "Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities," a one-day workshop set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 in the Comfort Suites Conference Center, 1951 Bond St., Green Bay. The workshop is for Northeast Wisconsin human services personnel who work with low-income families and individuals.

Presenters are Terie Dreussi Smith and Philip De Vol, co-authors along with Ruby K. Payne, of the book, "Bridges Out of Poverty."

Smith was coordinator of prevention services at the Morrow County (Ohio) Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Inc., for more than nine years. She is a certified teacher with years of experience in public schools, and presently serves as adjunct faculty at several colleges in Ohio. She is a certified trainer in several nationally known school/community programs.

De Vol directed an outpatient chemical dependency treatment center for 19 years, and now consults and trains on poverty issues, collaboration, and the design of adolescent treatment programs. De Vol also is co-author of "The Compete Guide to Elementary Student Assistance Programs."

The workshop is sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker Continuing Education, a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh, along with Brown County UW Extension.

Early registration is encouraged. The first "Bridges Out of Poverty" workshop with Ruby K. Payne in February 2002 filled to capacity well before the date.

The $47 registration fee includes a $15 textbook, refreshments, lunch, and parking. Two individuals from the same organization may register for $79.

The numbers for information are (920) 465-2642 or (800) 892-2118. Information is available online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/profed.

(03-6 / 6 January 2003 / VCD)

Native plant champion headlines gardening symposium

GREEN BAY-Registration is open for "Successful Gardening with Native Plants," a one-day symposium on Saturday, Feb. 15 in the University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m.; sessions end at 3 p.m.

Neil Diboll, president and CEO of Prairie Nursery, Westfield, a nationally and internationally recognized expert in ecological and natural landscape design, will be the keynote speaker. Diboll has devoted more than 20 years to championing the use of prairie plants, and native trees, shrubs and wetland plants in contemporary American landscape designs for residential, commercial and public spaces in the Midwest and Northeast.

Diboll has published numerous articles in periodicals and in publications such as handbooks of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Kew Gardens in England, the Toronto Civic Garden Center, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, the New York, Brooklyn, and Chicago Botanic Gardens, and the U.S. National Arboretum are just a few of the venues where he has been invited to speak.

Diboll has done native landscape designs and installations at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Sears World Headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits Golf Courses in Kohler, and at other corporate and organizational headquarters. He is a consultant to the U.S. National Arboretum and the U.S. Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., the International Peace Garden at the U.S. and Canada international border in South Dakota and Manitoba, and for other significant installations.

Diboll's presentation, "Why Use Native Plants in Our Wisconsin Landscape?" will be at 9 a.m.

Beginning at 11:15 a.m., participants can choose among three "breakout" sessions. Diboll will talk on "Five Steps to Successful Prairie Management." Other presenters are Gary Fewless, curator of the Herbarium and biology instructor at UW-Green Bay, on "Discovering Native Plant Communities," and John Gishnock III, landscape designer at Applied Ecological Services, Brodhead on "Rain Gardens."

Four concurrent session choices are offered in the afternoon. "Using Native Woodland Plants in Your Garden," is the topic for Daniel Boehlke, a horticulturist specializing in native woodlands; "Butterflies, Moths, and Caterpillars: Backyard Beauties of Northeast Wisconsin," will be led by Janice Stiefel, a naturalist, writer, researcher, and nature photographer. Paul Hartman, UW-Extension horticulture agent for Brown County, will talk on "Controlling Invasive Species," and Patrick Larkin, executive director of the Green Bay Botanical Garden, will discuss, "Clash of Cultures: Can Native and Exotic Plants Peacefully Co-exist in Your Garden?"

Diboll will present the closing session, "Ecology and Gardening-Partnership for the Future."

Program sponsors are the Green Bay Botanical Garden, and three entities at UW-Green Bay: the Cofrin Arboretum Center for Biodiversity, the Friends of the Cofrin Library, and the Office of Outreach and Extension. The event is the second annual presentation in a series of "Thoughtful Gardener" programs.

Organizations and vendors will have exhibits, and lunchtime tours will be offered of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity.

The conference fee of $44 includes handouts, refreshments, and parking. Reduced fees of $39 are available to members of the Green Bay Botanical Garden, Friends of the Cofrin Library, Cofrin Arboretum Center for Biodiversity, and Wild Ones Green Bay chapter.

Sandwich or vegetarian box lunches are available for an additional $6, or salad lunches for $6.50. Box lunch reservations are required by Feb. 10.

The numbers for information are (920) 465-2642 or (800) 892-2118. Registration also is available online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/profed.

(03-5 / 6 January 2003 / VCD)

Barnes, Quidzinski and Wood are 10th annual inductees to Phoenix Hall of Fame

GREEN BAY - Former basketball standouts Kim(Wood) Jianas and Nate Barnes, and soccer star Erich Quidzinski, are the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's newest inductees to the Phoenix Hall of Fame.

Barnes (1980-1983) is regarded as one of the best post players in the history of Phoenix men's basketball. His single-game and single-season rebound records remain all-time Phoenix bests. He also led his team to a Division II Final Four appearance. Wood (1990-94) was among the nation's most accurate shooters and top shot-blockers during her playing career, and led the Phoenix women to their first Division I post-season appearance (NWIT). Quidzinski (1984-1988) was a four-year starting midfielder and an Adidas Academic All-American in 1987 after leading his team to a 14-6-2 record.

The 10th annual induction banquet will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on the UW-Green Bay campus. Cost is $25 per person, and the public is invited to attend.

About the Inductees:

Nate Barnes
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
UW-Green Bay Sport: Center, men's basketball
High School: Cabrini Green, Chicago
Years at UW-Green Bay: 1980-1983, graduated in 2000
Major: Urban and Regional Studies, 2000
Current Home: Porter, Indiana
Family: Wife Marielaure; sons Antonio (26) and Nathan Jr. (12); and daughters Monique (15) and Simone (6).
Current Position: Customer Service Associate, Northern Trust Bank, Chicago and substitute teacher in the Chicago public school system.
Induction Presenter: Former teammate Victor Moore

Barnes (1980-1983) is regarded as one of the best post players in the history of Phoenix men's basketball. He had exceptional rebounding and shot-blocking ability. His 21 rebounds against Central Michigan in 1982 remains the single game rebound record at UW-Green Bay. His 375 rebounds during the 1981 season is also a Phoenix all-time high. His 760 career rebounds is third all-time, and unofficial statistics showed he had 66 blocked shots in his career despite having played less than three full seasons for UW-Green Bay. The Phoenix went 23-9 and made a Division II Final Four appearance in Barnes' first year at center for the Phoenix in 1980-81. His 11.7 rebounds per game were 11th best nationally that year. He had 15 or more rebounds in 10 games and twice pulled down a Phoenix record 19. For his efforts he was named MVP of the North Central Regional Tournament that year. In his second year at UW-Green Bay, Barnes was on his way to another record-setting season before suffering a season-ending foot injury. He had recorded 32 blocked shots and 153 rebounds in his first 19 games prior to the injury. He also played an incomplete season of only 22 games as a senior, having used-up more than a year of eligibility at a junior college and at a brief stint at De Paul University before coming to Green Bay. Following his college career, Barnes played two seasons in the country of Luxembourg, where his team twice posted national championships behind his 26 points and 17 rebounds per game averages. A graduate of Cabrini Green High School in Chicago, Barnes now makes his home in Porter, Indiana, with his wife Marielaure and children Monique, Nathan Jr., and Simone. He also has an adult son, Antonio. Barnes is a customer service associate at Northern Trust Bank in Chicago. He returned to UW-Green Bay in 2000 to complete his degree in Urban and Regional Studies, and he later earned certification to substitute teach in the Chicago public school system.

Dr. Erich Quidzinski
Hometown: Mount Prospect, Ill.
UW-Green Bay Sport: Soccer
High School: Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Years at UW-Green Bay: 1984-88
Major: Human Biology, 1988
Current Home: Green Bay, Wis.
Family: Wife, Tara; daughters Maddy (5) and Trudy (2), and son Brehme (4)
Current Position: Family physician, Luxemburg Medical Clinic
Induction Presenter: Aldo Santaga

Quidzinski (1984-1988) had an outstanding career as a four-year starting midfielder for UW-Green Bay. He received honorable mention to the Adidas Scholar Athlete Soccer Team in 1986 following a stellar junior campaign that saw him earn all-conference and team MVP honors. He was named an Adidas Academic All-American in 1987. The Phoenix was 42-34-8 during Quidzinski's four years including a 14-6-2 mark as a senior in 1987. That year he was named all-AMCU again, and was selected to play on the All-Midwest/Great Lakes Region All-Star team. He received the Hans Van Beck Achievement Award. Quidzinski, a family practice physician at the Luxemburg Medical Clinic, is a longtime supporter of Phoenix Athletics and member of the Phoenix Fund Board of Directors, a group that oversees philanthropic support for UW-Green Bay athletic teams. Quidzinski is a graduate of Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and makes his home in Green Bay with wife Tara and children Maddy, Brehme and Trudy. He earned his medical degree from Midwestern University Medical School.

Kim (Wood) Jianas
Hometown: Oak Forest, Ill.
UW-Green Bay sport: Basketball
High School: Oak Forest High School
Years at UW-Green Bay: 1990-1994
Major: Communication and the Arts
Current Home: Lenexa, Kan.
Family: Husband, Peter Jianas; son, Jorge (pronounced George) Jianas
Current Position: Purchasing rebuyer for Benchmark Industries
Induction Presenter: Sue (Geiser) Steeno

Wood (1990-1994) elevated the Phoenix women's team into national Division I prominence. As a sophomore in 1992, she was among the supporting cast that saw its first Division I post-season action - in the National Women's Invitational Tournament (now the WNIT) - where the Phoenix finished as consolation champions. As a senior in 1994, Wood led the program to its first NCAA Division I tournament appearance. She was also listed among the nation's leaders in field goals and blocks during her tenure, and in the summer of her junior year beat out former Olympians and World Team members for a spot among the nation's elite on the World University Games roster. She was the first and only Phoenix player to play in the American Basketball League (a forerunner to the WNBA) averaging 3.1 points and shooting 49 percent from the field for the San Jose Lasers in the 1996-97 season. Wood is from Oak Forest, Illinois, and graduated from Oak Forest High School. She makes her home in Lenexa, Kansas with her husband Peter and son Jorge (George). She is a rebuyer for Benchmark Industries in Lenexa.

For information about the Phoenix Hall of Fame or the induction banquet, contact Marilyn McCarey, UW-Green Bay Office of Intercollegiate Athletics, (920) 465-2625. Payment is required in advance. The deadline is Feb. 3.

(03-4 / 6 January 2003 / SB)

Enrollment open for nonprofit financial management workshop

GREEN BAY -- Registration is open for Basic Financial Management, a workshop for not-for-profit organizations, on Friday, Jan. 17, in the 1965 room of University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

The workshop is aimed at helping nonprofit organization senior- and middle-level managers and staff, board members, and volunteers strengthen their business skills.

Jane Jerzak, partner in charge of the Not-for-Profit and Health Care Services Division at Wipfli Ullrich Bertelson LLP, will be the presenter. Jerzak is a certified public accountant and a registered nurse who has provided services to not-for-profit groups for more than 18 years in areas including financial accounting and reporting, cost allocation, strategic planning, operations reviews, reimbursement analyses, mergers and acquisitions, and feasibility studies.

She is a member of the American and Wisconsin Institutes of CPAs, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and Wisconsin Homes and Services for the Aging. Jerzak has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a master's degree in business with a major in health care fiscal management from UW-Madison.

The workshop is part of a series in a certificate program for nonprofit professionals organized by the Office of Outreach and Extension at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and cosponsored by United Way of Brown County, the Neville Public Museum, and the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

Participants do not have to be enrolled in the certificate program to enroll in the workshop.

The certificate program, inaugurated in spring 2002, is a way for not-for-profit leaders to hone their skills and earn a personal credential. It requires completion of five "critical skills" workshops within a three-year period.

The remaining four workshops for 2003 are:
* Leadership and Managing Change, (two days), March 4 and April 11
* Key Issues in Human Resource Management (two days), May 9 and June 20
* Evaluating and Communicating Your Organization's Effectiveness (one day), date TBA, September
* Working Effectively With Your Nonprofit Board (one day), date TBA, October

Cost for the Basic Financial Management workshop is $119 per person, which includes handouts, lunch, continental breakfast, and parking. The fee for two or more persons from the same organization is $99 each.

The numbers for information are (920) 465-2642 or (800) 892-2118. Registration is available on-line at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/profed.

(03-3 / 3 January 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay owl workshop coincides with birds' active season

GREEN BAY -- Registration is available for a public workshop on Wisconsin's owls scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity located in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall 212 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The workshop is free, but advance registration is required due to limited space.

Tom Erdman, who has more than 30 years experience banding owls and hawks, will lead the workshop. He is academic curator of the Richter Museum of Natural History, part of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at UW-Green Bay.

Erdman notes that while most of Wisconsin's breeding birds have migrated to warmer climates, or are trying to survive winter, several species of owls are getting ready for the breeding season. All nine of Wisconsin's owl species can be found in Brown County, and five of them breed here. The great horned owl is the earliest breeder, laying eggs beginning in late January.

Erdman will share some of his experiences in working with owls, and help participants learn to identify owls through slides, sound recordings, and actual specimens of all of Wisconsin's owls. Although owls rarely are seen because they are active at night, some species are quite common, and can be found in residential neighborhoods, woodlots, and parks, according to Erdman.

The workshop is part of a yearlong series inaugurated in August 2002 by the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. The next workshop, on Feb. 22, is Finding and Identifying Animal Tracks. Information on the workshop series is available online at www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity.

The number to register is (920) 465-5032. Registration may be made by e-mail to wolfa@uwgb.edu.

(03-2 / 3 January 2003 / VCD)

Saxophonist Coffin, group Mu'Tet are guests for UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest

GREEN BAY -- Saxophonist/composer Jeff Coffin and his group, Mu'Tet, are guest artists for the 33rd annual Jazz Fest at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

They'll join in the event with the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Salerno, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Chris Salerno. Two area school jazz bands, selected from among those who participate in the daylong festival, will open the evening concert.

Coffin and Mu'Tet will provide the entire second half of the concert.

Coffin counts among his influences Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane. He has been saxophonist with Grammy-award winning Bela Fleck and the Flecktones for more than five years.

In addition to his heavy touring schedule with the Flecktones, Coffin is in demand as a session player, teaches privately, and conducts clinics around the country. Coffin has appeared on nearly 100 recordings. He has performed with such musicians as the Dave Matthews Band, Branford Marsalis Trio, Bruce Springsteen, John Scofield, Garth Brooks, Van Morrison, String Cheese Incident, Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks, and others.

Coffin's album, Commonality, won the 2000 Nashville Music Award for Jazz Album of the Year. His newest album is Go-Round. Coffin assembled his group, Mu'Tet, about four years ago.

Ensemble I will perform John Salerno's arrangement of Charles Mingus' "Three or Four Shades of Blue," which incorporates influences from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, bebop, Afro-Cuban music, Caucasian folk blues, and other blues styles. It will feature Chris Salerno on piano. UW-Green Bay alumnus Shawn Postell will be featured on trumpet on his own arrangement of Thelonius Monk's "Straight, No Chaser." Chris Salerno will be featured on piano again on John Salerno's arrangement of "Samurai Samba."

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble program includes a Chris Salerno arrangement of "Face to Face," featuring soloist Drew O'Brien. "Desafinado" will feature Ricardo Vogt and Katie Covi, singing in Portuguese and English. Also in the vocal jazz set are "More I Cannot Wish You," and "Acappella in Acapulco."

Students from 17 area middle- and high schools will spend the day in master classes, clinics and performances with jazz instructors including college-level faculty, and Coffin and members of his group. Two of them will perform at the evening concert.

Participating schools include: Ashwaubenon High School, Denmark High School, East De Pere High School, Fond du Lac High School, Gladstone (Mich.) High School, Green Bay East High School, Green Bay Preble High School, Green Bay West High School. Hortonville Middle School, Iron Mountain (Mich.) High School, Manitowoc Lincoln High School, New London High School, Pulaski High School, Rhinelander High School, Shawano High School, Southern Door High School, and Suring High School.

Jazz Fest tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

(03-1 / 3 January 2003 / VCD)

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