July 2003

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'Living learning center' named for Dewey Schrader

Fleming named Weidner Center executive director

State budget includes sports and events center

Master's of Management information session

Wisconsin Space Conference

Workshop on watershed monitoring

Vocal Jazz and Gospel Camp participants

Five named to Founders board

Clifton Taulbert to speak

Jazz Ensemble Camp participants

Richard J. Liebl Hall

Computer camp participants

Cable TV to carry Spring Commencement

Web site is 'Site of the Week'

'Butterflies and Plants' workshop

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"Living learning center" at UW-Green Bay residence hall named for Dewey Schrader

GREEN BAY - A "living learning center" at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's newest residence hall will be named for Duane E. (Dewey) Schrader, an early leader in financing student housing at UW-Green Bay.

The Dewey Schrader Living Learning Center in the new Richard J. Liebl Hall is designed to provide students, faculty and community members with a place to learn, collaborate and achieve through classroom experience, study, recreation and other activities.

The center will be dedicated along with the new suite-style residence hall at a ceremony Monday, Sept. 8 at the new building.

As vice president-business banking for Associated Bank, Schrader led an effort in the 1980s to involve Green Bay banks in supporting innovative financing of residence halls at UW-Green Bay.

"He believed in us long before a lot of others could understand what we were doing," said Robert Schaefer, president of the University Village Housing Inc. (UVHI) Board of Directors. "He sold it to the banking community."

UVHI, a private, nonprofit corporation, has financed the construction of residence halls at UW-Green Bay.

Schrader retired from Associated Bank in 1997 after a 30-year career with the bank. An Iowa native, Schrader and his wife, Joyce, have four grown children.

His community activities have included service as co-chair of the capital funds drive for Options for Independent Living, past president of the Optimist Club of Green Bay and a director of the Optimist Club's foundation. He also was chairman of the Associated Banc-Corp Founders Scholarship Fund and is a past president of the Green Bay chapter of the Service Corp. of Retired Executives (SCORE).

The Dewey Schrader Living Learning Center on the first floor of Richard J. Liebl Hall is designed to promote a tradition of collaboration and community learning. It will be ready for use when students move into the 120-bed residence hall Sunday, Aug. 31.

The new residence hall will bring the total on-campus housing capacity to about 1,790 students. Construction is made possible by city- and county-approved bonding through UVHI.

(03-149 / 29 July 2003 / SH)

Fleming named Weidner Center executive director

GREEN BAY - David W. Fleming, president and chief executive officer of the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas, has been named executive director of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Fleming, who has 25 years of professional experience in performing arts management, will assume his leadership duties at the Weidner Center on Oct. 1.

Fleming will succeed Thomas Gabbard, who is leaving the Weidner Center next week to become president of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, N.C. Gabbard has been at the Weidner Center since 1995.

Joi Brown, Weidner Center general manager, will serve as acting executive director until Fleming begins his new duties.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said he is pleased that Fleming has accepted the challenge of leading the Weidner Center into its second decade. The Weidner celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.

"David Fleming will bring the right combination of experience, talent and commitment to the Weidner Center," Shepard said. "He is the ideal person to take the Weidner to a new level of excellence."

The selection of Fleming concludes a national search that attracted more than 50 applicants for the Weidner Center position. Frederick Schmidt, past president of the board of Weidner Center Presents, Inc., chaired the search committee.

Fleming was one of two candidates brought to the UW-Green Bay campus earlier this summer for interviews with the search committee and meetings with campus and community representatives, including public question-and-answer sessions.

Fleming said he is eager to start work at the Weidner Center.

"The Weidner Center has an outstanding reputation in the world of arts, entertainment and education," he said. "This is a great opportunity for me. I look forward to joining an already strong management team."

As administrative and artistic leader of the Weidner Center, Fleming will manage an annual budget of about $11 million and direct the center's planning, fundraising, programming and marketing.

The Weidner Center brings the best in theater, music, dance and family attractions to Northeastern Wisconsin. Last year, more than 268 performances played to an audience of about 306,000.

The Weidner Center is a national leader in investing in Broadway productions and national tours. The Weidner Center management team also books the historic Meyer Theatre in downtown Green Bay. The center recently became a programming partner with the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee.

As the chief executive of the Long Center for the Performing Arts since July 2000, Fleming has led a nonprofit company designing and building a four-venue performance center. He has managed all operations, fundraising, marketing and public relations, facility design, strategic planning and collaboration with the arts community.

He oversaw the design of the performing arts center from the schematic stage to construction bidding, keeping the project on time and within budget. He also successfully managed donor cultivation and fundraising operations that resulted in an additional $6 million of capital campaign gifts within the first two years.

Fleming previously served for eight years as president of New Brunswick Cultural Center, Inc., New Brunswick, N.J. His leadership mobilized community respect and support for the center.

He also spent 14 years with the Grand Opera House, Inc., Wilmington, Del., first as director of development and then as executive director.

Fleming has a master of fine arts degree in theatre arts from Smith College, Northampton, Mass. He has a bachelor's degree in theater from the University of Delaware, Newark, Del.

He and his wife, Kathleen, have two adult children.

(03-148 / 24 July 2003 / SH)

Governor gives major boost to UW-Green Bay sports and events center

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's plan to upgrade the Phoenix Sports Center remains on track after Gov. Jim Doyle today signed the 2003-05 state budget.

The budget the governor signed includes a provision that commits $7.5 million of state-supported bonding in two years toward the Student Sports and Events Center as long as other funding pieces are in place.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said he is pleased that the governor recognized the need for the sports and events center project and approved the bonding commitment.

"I want to publicly express my gratitude to Gov. Doyle for supporting our plan to renovate and expand the Phoenix Sports Center," Shepard said. "He clearly understands that this project will greatly benefit our campus, community and state."

The Chancellor said the governor's support builds on the bipartisan commitment previously made by the state Legislature when it passed the 2003-05 budget.

The sports and events center plan would not have reached the governor's desk were it not for the leadership of Assembly Speaker John Gard, Joint Finance Committee Co-chair Dean Kaufert and Sen. Dave Hansen, Shepard said. He also praised the work of Sen. Robert Cowles on the State Building Commission.

The Building Commission in June voted to allow UW-Green Bay to spend $700,000 in program revenue (funds already collected) during the 2003-05 biennium to prepare preliminary plans and a design report.

With planning in the upcoming biennium, groundbreaking could come in 2005 with completion of the project in 2007.

The Phoenix Sports Center opened on the UW-Green Bay campus in 1976 and has never been renovated or upgraded. Since the center's opening, the number of students living on campus has tripled, overall student enrollment has increased nearly 50 percent, and the number of athletic teams has increased from eight to 15.

UW-Green Bay's plans for the Student Sports and Events Center include a central area with a seating capacity in the range of 3,000 to 4,000. Its multipurpose playing surface will be the home court for the highly successful women's basketball team and a practice court for the men's team. It also will include an indoor running track, multipurpose courts for tennis, volleyball and intramural basketball, swimming and diving pools, and facilities for cardiovascular and aerobic activities.

The facility will accommodate important campus events such as summer orientation, commencement, student career fairs, festivals, concerts and multicultural activities.

Plans call for the state to fund $7.5 million, or one-fourth of the project. UW-Green Bay students have committed $15 million through higher fees. The remaining $7.5 million will be sought through private fundraising.

Shepard said the state commitment will boost UW-Green Bay efforts to raise private money to support the sports and events center project.

"I am confident that the community will step forward to help us complete this important project," he said. "We have a great deal of work to do yet, but the governor's support moves us much closer to our goal."

(03-147 / 24 July 2003 / SH)

Information session on UW-Green Bay Master's of Management is July 31

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will hold an information session Thursday, July 31 for individuals interested in learning more about the University's graduate program in management.

The information session on the UW-Green Bay Master's of Management program will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the 1965 Room of the University Union. The union is on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Karl Zehms, UW-Green Bay chair of Business Administration and Accounting, and Donald McCartney, senior lecturer in Business Administration and adviser for the Master's of Management, will be available to answer questions about the program.

The Master's of Management, entering its second year, is an innovative, advanced study of management. The program, designed to prepare effective leaders and decision-makers, is targeted primarily at Northeastern Wisconsin business professionals.

The program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in complex and dynamic organizations. It is a learning opportunity for managers seeking career growth.

The 36-credit curriculum consists of a graduate core of six required courses and four elective management courses. A hands-on professional project examining a major organizational issue is the capstone of the program's academic experience.

Students in the Master's of Management program have the convenience of small classes and the opportunity to work closely with faculty.

To learn more about the information sessions, contact McCartney by phone at (920) 465-2520 or by e-mail at mccartnd@uwgb.edu. Information about the Master's of Management also is available from the UW-Green Bay Office of Graduate Studies at (920) 465-2123 or gradstu@uwgb.edu.

(03-146 / 24 July 2003 / SH)

Wisconsin Space Conference to be held at UW-Green Bay Aug. 14-15

GREEN BAY - NASA's Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium based at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host "Our Changing Earth," the 13th annual Wisconsin Space Conference, Aug. 14-15.

The two-day conference brings together the key players and students in aerospace and space science in Wisconsin to present their research and discuss partnering opportunities.

It will include sessions on the changing climate and will feature a presentation on jet contrail influences on climate measured in the aftermath of aircraft groundings following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The conference at Mary Ann Cofrin Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus is open to faculty and students, K-12 educators and other professionals. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 1.

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium formed in 1991 and currently has 24 members. The Consortium is a network of public and private universities and colleges, government agencies, private businesses and nonprofit associations. UW-Green Bay is the lead institution.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (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.

Keynote speakers at the annual space conference will be Dr. Steven Hu, associate professor in the School of Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Dr. David Travis, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at UW-Whitewater.

Hu will speak Thursday, Aug. 14 on recent developments in the understanding of climate variations, which challenge some notions that have been held in interpreting short-term predictions.

On Friday, Aug. 15, Travis will discuss his work on jet contrails, including research that was widely publicized last summer when his findings related to the post-Sept. 11 aircraft groundings were published in "Nature."

For more information about the Wisconsin Space Conference, contact the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium at (920) 465-2941 or visit the Consortium's Web site at www.uwgb.edu/wsgc.

(03-145 / 22 July 2003 / SH)

UW-Green Bay to host teacher workshop on watershed monitoring

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host a workshop July 21-24 to provide high school teachers with hands-on training in developing water quality monitoring in and around the Lower Fox River watershed.

Teachers from Green Bay Southwest, Markesan, Appleton East and Luxemburg-Casco high schools will learn how to integrate watershed monitoring into classroom curriculum.

The high school teachers will work with researchers from UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee. They will discuss curriculum opportunities, receive training in collecting data and conduct hands-on demonstrations. Representatives of the Einstein Project, which works to improve the quality of science, math and technology education, also will attend.

The four-day workshop is the first component of a multi-year program for monitoring and assessing water quality and habitat in and around the Lower Fox River watershed.

The program, funded by a $1.5 million grant from Arjo Wiggins Appleton, will provide independent, high-quality data that can be used to help make decisions to improve water quality and restore habitat.

The program involves area high school students and teachers and students and researchers from UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee, the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District and the U.S. Geological Service. Kevin Fermanich, UW-Green Bay assistant professor of natural and applied sciences, is program director.

The workshop will include classroom lectures and demonstrations and actual training at monitoring sites. It also will include a tour of the Baird Creek watershed, an introduction to bird and frog monitoring and a lesson on collecting and handling data.

Prof. Robert Howe, director of the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, Prof. Tim Ehlinger of UW-Milwaukee and undergraduate students from UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee will lead field demonstrations.

(03-144 / 18 July 2003 / SH)

UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz and Gospel Camp draws students from five states

GREEN BAY - High school students from Wisconsin and four other states attended the 2003 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Vocal Jazz and Gospel Choir Camp July 6-11.

The student vocalists were immersed in ensemble rehearsals, solo vocal coaching, jazz theory and improvisation, and studio recording. There also were clinics and private lessons throughout the week.

The camp concluded with a final performance on the main stage of the UW-Green Bay University Theatre.

Students attending the Vocal Jazz and Gospel Choir Camp were:

Appleton - Alexandria Walter; Brillion - Amy Cooper, Amber Gosz, Emily Kufner; Brookfield - Elizabeth Olson; Clintonville - Rebekah Konichek; Delavan - Caitlin O'Connor; Elkhorn - Amanda Ketchpaw; Grafton - Morgan Alberts, Jessica Bechtel, Heidi Dalibor, Tamara Delveaux, Christopher Lee, Brenden Olds, Ryan Olds.

Green Bay - Alyse Delie, Kari Estel, Brooke Teegarden, Brenna Dee Hansen, Michelle Huff, Leann Seymour; LaValle - Rebecca Gallagher; Little Suamico - Lauren Haight; Manitowoc - Hannah Pozorski; Marinette - Kristina Demmith; Merrill - Pamela Krause; Middleton - Andrea Voll; New Franken - Molly LeCaptain; Oshkosh - Abigail Courter; Peshtigo - Shanna Bude, Lydia Bugaj, Alyse Carver, Toni Sabelman, Miranda Sandberg; Wautoma - Alyssa Morrin; Whitefish Bay - Johanna Cohn, Marla Fabishak; Wisconsin Rapids - Chandra Uber.

Illinois - Athena Pozdol, Green Oaks; Rebecca McGovern, Elmhurst; Molly Gamble, Westmont; Emily Todd, Westmont.

Iowa - Steffany Templeton, Sioux City.

Michigan - Brian Pierce, Kingsford; Kyle Huglen, Norway; Kyle Vivio, Norway.

Minnesota - Nikki Silvestrini, Duluth.

(03-143 / 17 July 2003 / SH)

Five named to UW-Green Bay Founders Association board

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Founders Association, the primary organization supporting annual giving to UW-Green Bay, has added five new members to its board of directors.

The new board members, whose three-year terms began July 1, are:

• Bryan Boettcher, UW-Green Bay class of '78, president of Quick Signs/Identity Plus.
• Carol Garner, civic leader.
• Noel Halvorsen, class of '92, executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Green Bay.
• Benjamin Laird, attorney/shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn.
• Joan Mills, civic leader and former Brown County supervisor.

The Founders Association encompasses community, alumni and employee giving that directly supports UW-Green Bay's academic mission.

Gifts to the Founders Association support student scholarships, faculty research and development, academic programming and other University initiatives.

(03-142 / 16 July 2003 / SH)

Successful author, entrepreneur to speak at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - Clifton Taulbert, a successful entrepreneur, lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, will speak Friday (July 18) to the Entrepreneurial Youth Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Taulbert will speak at 12:30 p.m. in the University Theatre of Theatre Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus. His speech is open to the public, but seating is limited.

The Entrepreneurial Youth Leadership Institute for high school students interested in business and finance concludes Friday. The two-week series of workshops, which focuses on the stock market and business plans, is a partnership between UW-Green Bay and the Entrepreneurs of Color Council.

Taulbert is the author of several books, including "Eight Habits of the Heart," "The Journey Home," and his memoir "The Last Train North," which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize." His book "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored" has been made into a major motion picture which Taulbert co-produced. The film has been praised in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Sun Times.

He is founder and president of the Building Community Institute. The Institute provides training and development for educators, administrators, Fortune 500 executives and employees by offering learning modules, assessments and workshops.

Taulbert, who offers advice on achieving success and fulfilling lifelong dreams, has spoken to Supreme Court justices and given lectures on leadership to members of the military.

In addition to his speech at UW-Green Bay, Taulbert will be signing books Friday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2498 S. Oneida. The book signing is from 3 to 5 p.m.

(03-141 / 16 July 2003 / SH)

High school students attend UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble Camp

GREEN BAY - More than 100 high school student musicians attended the 2003 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble Camp June 29-July 3.

The Jazz Ensemble Camp provided participants with in-depth experience in jazz ensemble performance, master classes, jazz theory, improvisation and arranging. Students worked with some of the top jazz performers and educators in the country.

Attendees gave a final performance on the main stage of the UW-Green Bay University Theatre.

Attending the Jazz Ensemble Camp were:

Antigo - Paul Waterhouse; Appleton - Matthew Busse, Elisabeth O'Keefe, Nicole Klug, Ian McKnight, Eric Noll, Patrick Wilz, Felicia Willmington; Brookfield - Robert Ambrookian; Butternut - Austin Lee; De Pere - Nathan Blascak, Benjamin Hogan, Michael La Count, Anthony Lennon, Kieran Leong, Michael Oldenburg, David Stangel, Matthew Stangel, Aaron Willems, Colin Eggers.

Eagle River - Stefanie Massignan; Endeavor - Lauryn Byington; Fall River - Zachariah Fuller; Fond du Lac - Alyssa Bruns, Jayme Nagle, Nathaniel Baker; Fox Lake - Jillian Martin; Franklin - Justin Flasch.

Green Bay - Brigette Douthitt, Nikita Flores, John Arendt, Jordan Bader, Michael Merline, Christopher Bartel, Nicholas Boreen, Denise Densing, Abby Frederick, Amy Linzmeyer, Jared Hazaert, David Tedeschi, Jacob VandeHei, Samantha DeLong, Joseph Faccio, Adam Hatlak, Kevin Heim, Sean Kennedy, Jason Poupore, Brian Stauber, Eric Steinbrecher, Abby VandeWalle, Ryan Zimmerman; Greenfield - Andy Eshbaugh; Hartford - Joel Lundberg; Iola - Ryan Tomski; Kiel - Sam Jelinek; Luxemburg - Hana Steffel, Kristen Stodola.

Manitowoc - Katie Auchter, Benjamin Burish, Garett Dissmore, Craig Edgar, Chris Firkus, Jordan Waack; Madison - Alex Marconnet; Marathon - Nate Vrolijk; McNaughton - Daniel Kroll; Neenah - Joshua Canner, Benjamin Ropella, Kyle Steckbauer, Jim Wittman; North Fond du Lac - Mark Lefeber; Park Falls - Adam Petroski; Portage - Blair Booth, Emily Brown, Dustan Garrigan, David Starry; Richfield - Justin Paul; Ripon - Eric Towne.

Scandinavia - Benjamin Michael; Seymour - Dennis Kump; Shawano - Amy Warmenhoven; Sheboygan - Gordon Dale; Andrew Knoedler, Joseph Knoedler, John Mahnke; Stevens Point - Brian Arey; Sturgeon Bay - Ryan LeCloux; Two Rivers - Eric Olp; Waterford - Mike Bierbach, Jordan Santaga; West Allis - Matthew Wirnsberger; Whitefish Bay - Nash Hall.

Michigan - Erika Rohrs, Scott; Glen Hruska, Iron Mountain; Mark Machus, Iron Mountain; Michael Anthony, Escanaba; Blake Carlyon, Escanaba; Daniel Klim, Escanaba; Cain Besse, Gladstone.

Minnesota - Michael Burns, Farmington; Kevin Manthey, Farmington.

Illinois - Chip Brewster, Lake Zurich; Katie Ernst, Naperville.

(03-140 / 14 July 2003 / SH)

New UW-Green Bay residence hall to be named for Richard J. Liebl

GREEN BAY - A new residence hall at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be named for general contractor Richard J. (Dick) Liebl, whose company has built 15 residence halls at UW-Green Bay.

Richard J. Liebl Hall will be dedicated Monday, Sept. 8, in a ceremony at the new building. Most residents will move in Sunday, Aug. 31.

A lifelong resident of Brown County, Liebl is the owner and president of Liebl Construction LLC, a general construction company. He previously held positions at Van's Lumber, Locke Homes and Naze Construction.

Liebl is being recognized for his long-standing, dedicated efforts to build quality, affordable housing for UW-Green Bay students. Liebl Construction has built 15 residence halls at UW-Green Bay in the last 20 years. Each project has been completed on schedule and within budget.

Liebl has worked closely with University Village Housing, Inc. (UVHI), a private, nonprofit corporation that has financed the construction of the residence halls at UW-Green Bay.

"Dick Liebl has been a loyal, honest, hard-working contractor who has competed all of his work on time through 15 buildings," said Robert Schaefer, president of the UVHI Board of Directors. "He gets things done right and on time."

Liebl has been an active member of the Green Bay community. He is a longtime member of the Home Builders Association, former president of the local chapter of the Great Lakes Sport Fishermen, member of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, volunteer with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a founder of the Special Olympics Fish-O-Rama program.

He and his wife, Sandi, have a daughter, Amy; a son-in-law, Jeremy; a son, Bob; a daughter-in-law, Faith; and two grandchildren, Isabella and Erich.

Richard J. Liebl Hall will be the second of three new 120-bed residence halls to open at UW-Green Bay between the fall of 2002 and the fall of 2004. The buildings feature "suite-style" apartments with private bedrooms and shared kitchens and bathrooms. Suites will house up to four students.

The residence halls are being built on the northeast part of the campus to address a waiting list of hundreds of students for on-campus housing. Construction is made possible by city- and county-approved bonding through UVHI.

Richard J. Liebl Hall will bring the total on-campus housing capacity to about 1,790 residents.

(03-139 / 9 July 2003 / SH)

Middle school students attend UW-Green Bay computer camp

GREEN BAY - Thirty middle school students from Wisconsin and Illinois attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Computer Camp June 23-27.

The students, who were recommended for the camp by parents, teachers and guidance counselors, designed Web pages and created presentations with sound, digital images and digital video. They shared what they learned at the camp in a final "poster session" for family and friends.

Attending the 2003 UW-Green Bay Computer Camp were:

Green Bay - Jessica Francar, Charles Gille, Jim O'Rourke, Paul Olvera, Benjamin Overeem, Dan Howell, Douglas Schultz, Kristin VanDenBerg, Hahn-byul Cho, Thomas Gray, Christopher Wink; De Pere - Nathan Arnold, Brett Bellmore, Samuel Ruedinger; New Franken - Paul Cain; Oneida - Daniel Cooley; Sturgeon Bay - Weston Maier; Oshkosh - John Andrasko, John Beck, Dillon Kuester, Nick Ott, Fran Waldecker; Milwaukee - Jasmine Ferrill, April Kirkwood, Joseph Howard; Sheboygan Falls - Karl Krueger; Franklin - Allison Kallmann; Rothschild - Mai Yia Lee; Weston - Casey Olbrantz; Oregon, Ill. - Ryan Schuster.

(03-138 / 8 July 2003 / SH)

Cable TV to carry UW-Green Bay Spring Commencement in July

GREEN BAY - Cable television viewers will have opportunities throughout July to watch the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay honor the largest graduating class in the University's history.

A taped telecast of UW-Green Bay's 2003 Spring Commencement will be carried each Saturday in July on Time Warner Cable Television. Each telecast will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The commencement ceremony can be viewed on cable Channel 4 in Green Bay, Howard, Suamico, Seymour, Kaukauna, Little Chute, Combined Locks, Kimberly, Wrightstown, Appleton and Greenville. It also will be carried on cable Channel 2 in Neenah and Menasha.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard presided over the commencement ceremony, which was held Saturday, May 24. It marked the University's 34th spring commencement.

Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, a former UW-Green Bay student, was the featured commencement speaker. More than 700 graduates were eligible to receive their diplomas at the ceremony.

(03-137 / 2 July 2003 / SH)

UW-Green Bay Web site chosen as EDUCAUSE "Site of the Week"

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Web site (www.uwgb.edu) has been selected as the "Site of the Week" by an organization working to advance higher education through the intelligent use of information technology.

EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association of colleges, universities, businesses and other organizations, is featuring the UW-Green Bay Web site during the week starting Monday, July 14, 2003. EDUCAUSE showcases sites each week at its home page, www.educause.edu.

The UW-Green Bay Web site was chosen as an example of a site that is well-designed, visually appealing and easy to use. Selections reflect a "best effort" when viewed within the context of likely resources available to an institution.

UW-Green Bay began retooling its Web site in July 2002. The University unveiled a new front page featuring images, news and navigation tools designed to get users to most UW-Green Bay Web pages in as few as two clicks.

The front page offers two approaches for entering the site: by constituency group, such as current or prospective students, or by a menu of frequently visited sites, such as Admissions, Library, Athletics and the Weidner Center.

Other changes to the Web site were phased in during the 2002-03 academic year. One was the use of UW-Green Bay's new campuswide theme, "Connecting learning to life," on Web banners.

EDUCAUSE's membership includes nearly 1,900 colleges, universities and education organizations, 180 corporations and more than 13,000 active member representatives.

The association's programs include professional development activities, print and electronic publications, strategic policy initiatives, research and online information services.

(03-136 / 2 July 2003 / SH)

'Butterflies and Plants' workshop is scheduled at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-"Butterflies and Their Host Plants," is the topic of a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 12 at the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall suite 212 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. The workshop is free, but registration to (920) 465-5032 is required, because space is limited.

The workshop leader is Amy T. Wolf, research/outreach coordinator for the Center for Biodiversity, adjunct instructor in Natural and Applied Sciences at UW-Green Bay, and an expert on the interactions between insects and plants.

"Ecology is the study of interactions between organisms and their environment, and one of the best illustrations of ecology is the interaction between insects and plants," says Wolf. In the workshop, she'll describe some of the ecological connections between butterflies and plants in the western Great Lakes region. Notes Wolf, many caterpillars often feed on only a few, or even one type of plant, and adult butterflies, attracted by nectar, help plants reproduce.

Wolf earned a Ph.D. degree at the University of California, Davis, where she studied the population genetics and ecology of a rare plant, and examined interactions between bees and wildflowers of soils of California's North Coast Range.

She completed bachelor's and master's degrees at UW-Green Bay. Her master's dissertation examined the relationship between Wisconsin's endangered northern blue butterfly and its endangered host plant, dwarf bilberry. Wolf's present research projects include developing a protocol for monitoring rare butterflies in managed forests.

The workshop will begin with an introduction to the topic indoors, followed by a field trip outdoors to observe examples firsthand. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather.

The workshop is one of a series sponsored by the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity as part of its mission to promote biodiversity through education and scientific research. Workshop information is available by calling (920) 465-5032 or by contacting Wolf at (920) 465-5030 or by e-mail to wolfa@uwgb.edu.

(03-135 / 1 July 2003 / VCD)

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