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UW-Green Bay Powwow

Patterson senior recital

Summer courses for educators

County executive, mayoral forum

Labor historian to lecture

Grant for Cat Island project

NASA grant for Mars study

Senior Art Exhibit I

Concert features music of Britten

Outstanding Thesis award

Spanish Language and Culture Camp

UW-Green Bay Cultural Fair

Women's History Month concert

Globalization lecture

Heirloom plant sale web site

'Women of the Year' awards

'Art of Kabuki' trip

Theater Academy

Computer Multimedia Camp

Dean candidates, open forums

'Honorary Alumnus Award'

Fourth Estate wins awards

Summer Art Studio

LEAD program

Infant/toddler workshop

Chamber Music features clarinetist

Jazz concert

Gabbard to leave Weidner Center

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UW-Green Bay Powwow is April 12

GREEN BAY-The 11th annual Powwow at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be Saturday, April 12 in the Phoenix Sports Center on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. Grand entries will begin at noon and again at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard will give a welcome before the 6 p.m. grand entry.

Cumberland Singers, St. Croix/Ojibwe, is the host drum. Five invited drums include Junior Dead Grass Society, Menominee; Lake Delton, Ho-Chunk; Sacred Leader, Oneida; Wind Eagle, Menominee; and Four Nations, Stockbridge-Munsee.

The head dancers are Darwin Dick, Menominee, a UW-Green Bay student, and Sarah Butler, Ojibwe, a UW-Green Bay graduate.

Five veterans groups will participate. They include veterans from Lac Du Flambeau, Mohican Nation, Menominee Nation, and Oneida Nation, and the Wisconsin Indian Veterans Association.

Mike Peltier and John Teller will share master of ceremonies duties, and LeAnthony Pecore will be the arena director.

More than 25 vendors are expected with food, arts and crafts, and other items for sale.

About 1,000 attended the 2002 Powwow, the first year the event expanded to include afternoon and evening grand entries.

The Powwow is organized by the Intertribal Student Council at UW-Green Bay, and sponsored by the Office of Student Life. Heidi Schacht is president of Intertribal Student Council.

Information about the Powwow is available by calling the American Intercultural Center at (920) 465-2720.

(03-71 / 31 March 2003 / VCD)

Patterson to give senior recital

GREEN BAY-Percussion student Tim Patterson, Park Falls, will give a senior recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5 in University Theater located in Theater Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Patterson will have the unique experience of performing a composition written especially for him and student colleague Ellen Simon by Prof. Cheryl Grosso. Simon will join Patterson in performing the piece, "Neimos Duet," at the recital.

Patterson also will perform compositions by 20th century composers Elliott Carter, Werner Rottler, Siegfried Fink, Eugene Novotney, Jacob Druckman, and Ole Buck, written for various instruments including timpani, vibraphone, snare drum, marimba, and multiple percussion instruments.

(03-70 / 31 March 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay offers new summer courses for educators

GREEN BAY-A Summer Institute for the Arts, co-sponsored by the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Green Bay Area Public Schools is among new summer courses for educators offered by the UW-Green Bay. The August 5-8 institute will introduce educators to arts standards and assessment, and techniques for infusing the arts throughout the curriculum.

The institute is one of more than 40 summer courses offered through the University's Office of Outreach and Extension. The courses align with Wisconsin standards for teacher and administrator development and licensure.

Enrollment in most courses is limited, so registration at least two weeks before the start of classes is recommended. Numbers for detailed information and registration materials are (920) 465-2480 or (800) 892-2118. Information and registration also are available on-line at

New courses offerings are added throughout the year, and may be found on the Web site.

Here's the list of summer credit courses to date. Courses are for graduate-level credits unless otherwise indicated.

— Beginning in May (all of these are for undergraduate credit) —

Introduction to Women's Studies, Mondays through Thursdays, May 27-June 19, UW-Green Bay.
Astronomy, Tuesdays through Thursdays, May 27-June 19, UW-Green Bay.
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication, Mondays through Thursdays, May 27-June 19, UW-Green Bay.
Women in the Arts, Mondays through Thursdays, May 27-June 19, UW-Green Bay.

— Beginning in June—

Learning Basic Skills in Sign Language (undergraduate credit), Monday through Friday, June 16-20, UW-Green Bay.
Thinking About the Brain and Learning, Monday through Thursday, June 16-19, plus one follow-up day in fall, Green Bay Education Association office.
Unit Design, Monday through Friday, June 16-20, Franklin Middle School, Green Bay.
Weather in the Classroom (NEW), Mondays through Fridays, June 16-20 and June 23-27, De Pere High School.
Dimensions of Learning, Monday and Tuesday, June 16-17, Green Bay Public Schools Central office.
Educators in the Workplace, Tuesday, June 17, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay; Wednesday, June 18, place to be determined; Thursday, Aug. 14, place to be determined. Two-week work experience; dates will be coordinated with your business site. One follow-up session in spring 2004.
Spanish for Educators I, Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 17-19 and June 24-26; Tuesday and Wednesday, July 1-2, Preble High School, Green Bay.
Cash for Classrooms, Thursday and Friday, June 19-20, De Pere High School.
Introduction to the Humanities II (undergraduate credit), Mondays through Thursdays, June 23-July 31, UW-Green Bay.
Introduction to American Indian Studies: American Indian Social Justice (undergraduate credit), Mondays through Thursdays June 23-July 17, UW-Green Bay.
Reading in the Elementary School, Mondays through Thursdays, June 23-July 17, UW-Green Bay.
Error Analysis and Treatment of English as a Second Language (undergraduate or graduate credit options), Tuesdays and Thursdays June 24 through July 31, Literacy Council of Brown County, Green Bay.
Teaching English as a Second Language (undergraduate or graduate credit options), Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 24 through July 31, Literacy Council of Brown County, Green Bay.
Supervision of Student Teachers, Tuesday through Thursday, June 24-26, Green Bay Education Association office.
Supervision of Student Teachers (interactive television course), Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24-25; course originates at Menasha High School, receiving locations include New London and Kaukauna High Schools.
Taming the Wild, Wild Web: WebQuests, Thursday and Friday, June 26-27; Monday and Tuesday, July 14-15, Mishicot School District.
A Practical Approach to Classroom Assessment, Mondays, June 30, July 21, Aug. 11, Central Support Facility, Instructional Resource Center, Sheboygan.
Tribes: A New Way of Learning and Being Together, Monday through Thursday, June 30-July 3, St. Philip Grade School, Green Bay.

— Beginning in July—

Space Academy: Space Education WIMSTE Fellow Training, Monday through Friday, July 7-11, Green Bay area.
Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Composition for Teachers, Mondays through Thursdays, July 7-24, UW-Green Bay.
Facilitating and Assessing Writing Using the Six + One Traits, Tuesdays through Thursdays July 8-10 and 15-17, and Tuesday, July 22, Jefferson Elementary School, Green Bay.
Electronic Portfolios: Powerful Professional Improvement Tool, Monday through Thursday, July 14-17, De Pere High School.
Internet I for Teachers, Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-17, Mishicot School District.
Internet II for Teachers, Monday and Tuesday, July 21-22, Mishicot School District.
Unit Design, Tuesday through Thursday, July 22-24, Tuesday and Thursday, July 29 and 31, Friday, Aug. 1, East High School, Green Bay.
The Forgotten Standard: Teaching to the Heart of the Child, Monday through Friday, July 28-Aug. 1; Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 4-6, Green Bay area.
PowerPoint: Present with Pizzazz, Monday and Tuesday, July 28-29, De Pere High School.
Cultural Dimensions of Human Relations: a Global Perspective, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 29 and 31, and Aug. 5 and 7; Tuesday, August 12, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay.

— Beginning in August —

Einstein Academy I, Monday through Friday, Aug. 4-8, East De Pere Middle School.
Summer Institute for the Arts: Arts Standards, Assessment and Integration (NEW), Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 5-8, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, UW-Green Bay.
Summer Instructional Technology Academy, Mondays through Fridays, Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15, Lakeshore Technical College and Sheboygan Area School District.
Spanish for Educators II (NEW), Monday through Thursday, Aug. 4-7, Preble High School, Green Bay.
Does the Shoe Fit: Differentiation and Adaptations for Mixed Ability Classrooms (NEW), Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 6-8, and Saturday, Nov. 15, Green Bay Public Schools Central Office.
Dimensions of Learning, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6-7, Green Bay Public Schools Central Office.
Conflict Resolution, Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 11-12, CESA 7 office, Green Bay.
Unit Design, Monday through Friday, Aug. 18-22, Franklin Middle School, Green Bay.
Differentiating Instruction to Meet the Needs of Gifted Students, Monday through Friday, Aug. 18-22, Preble High School, Green Bay.

(03-69 / 31 March 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay to host county executive, mayoral forum

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will provide the final opportunity for voters to size up the candidates for Green Bay mayor and Brown County executive.

A candidate forum Monday, March 31 will feature mayoral candidates David Nennig and Jim Schmitt and county executive candidates Carol Kelso and Len Teresinski. The forum will run from 3 to 5 p.m. in Phoenix Room A of UW-Green Bay's University Union.

The general public is welcome. Audience members will have opportunities to direct questions to the four candidates.

The spring election is Tuesday, April 1. The winner of the race between Nennig and Schmitt will succeed Mayor Paul Jadin, who did not seek re-election. The winner of the contest between Kelso and Teresinski will succeed County Executive Nancy Nusbaum, who also did not run for re-election.

The candidate forum Monday is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Academic Staff Legislative Committee. The committee has held a series of forums in an attempt to inform campus and community about the positions of candidates running for public office.

The Legislative Committee urges all eligible voters to go to the polls Tuesday. Elections for important local offices have a major impact on how tax dollars are spent and on the community's quality of life.

(03-68 / 27 March 2003 / SH)

Labor historian will speak at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-Prof. Elizabeth Faue, a historian on the faculty of Wayne State University, Detroit, will speak on "Gender, Class and the Radical Imagination," at 10 a.m. Friday, April 11 in the Christie Theater, located in the University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Faue has spoken and published widely on issues of labor and gender, and labor and the working class.

Her most recent books are "Writing the Wrongs: Eva McDonald Valesh and the Rise of Labor Journalism," published in 2002 by Cornell University Press, and "Community of Suffering and Struggle: Women, Men, and the Labor Movement in Minneapolis, 1915-1945. She is at work on an interpretive history of the welfare state, and a book that explores social investigation in New Deal political culture.

Faue presently is a contributing editor and a member of the editorial board of the journal, "Labor History," and serves on the joint committee for the American Historical Association-Canadian Historical Association.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for History and Social Change at UW-Green Bay.

(03-67 / 26 March 2003 / VCD)

Faculty grant will aid Cat Island project

GREEN BAY-University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Prof. Tara Reed has received an $8,503 grant from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program to study submerged vegetation in the area proposed for restoration of the Cat Island chain in the lower bay of Green Bay.

Reed and two to four student researchers will work over the summer to identify the species and numbers of plants growing in bay waters. Water depths in the study area vary from one to 12 feet. Reed is an assistant professor in Natural and Applied Sciences.

The islands, thought to have been eroded by wave action, functioned to protect the mouth of Duck Creek, where cattails and other vegetation provided vital habitat for shorebirds, waterfowl, and other animals. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed restoring the islands with dredged sediments.

Reed's project will establish information about submerged vegetation before restoration. "One of the stated goals of the Cat Island restoration plan is to increase aquatic vegetation in the lower bay inside the Cat Island chain by decreasing wave action," says Reed. "We won't know if that goal is met unless we know how plants were distributed beforehand.

(03-66 / 26 March 2003 / VCD)

Yingst wins NASA grant to study Mars rocks

GREEN BAY-R. Aileen Yingst, adjunct assistant professor of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has won a $153,950 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to conduct a study that may provide clues about the origin and history of the planet Mars, and also offer revelations about earth.

Yingst will study rocks observed during the 1997 Mars Pathfinder mission when instruments landed on the surface of Mars transmitted information about the planet to scientists on earth. Results of the study may help to answer important questions.

"Specifically we know Mars once was warmer and wetter than it is now," says Yingst. "What caused the change? Are we in any danger of that change happening to us?" Yingst adds that her results also may be useful in designing instruments for future Mars lander missions.

The 1997 Pathfinder mission divided Mars rocks into several categories based on data returned by a spectometer, an instrument that detects how the rocks reflect various parts of the light spectrum. But Yingst says the information isn't sufficient to explain whether the different categories represent actual differences in the rocks or rock surfaces themselves, or whether they result from other factors such as weathering of the rocks by wind, water, or chemicals.

Yingst will study the external shape and structure of the rocks to learn more about the character of the rocks themselves. She hopes to gain clues to how the Mars rocks originated, and she'll look for evidence of weathering. Yingst says results of the three-year study will complement the spectroscopic information collected by the Pathfinder instruments.

Yingst is a geologist whose expertise is interpreting images from spacecraft. She was a member of the teams for the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Polar Lander projects at the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona. She earned Ph.D. and master's degrees in geological sciences at Brown University.

In addition to teaching geology courses at UW-Green Bay, Yingst is director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium headquartered at UW-Green Bay.

(03-65 / 26 March 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay art seniors will exhibit work

GREEN BAY - Six students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will open an exhibit of art works produced during their senior year with a reception from 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday April 6 in the Lawton Gallery located in Theater Hall on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Artists in the show, along with their medium, are Brian Berggren, Appleton, small metal works; Vanessa Carr, Montfort, silk screen prints and an installation; and, all from Green Bay: Nicole Hrabik, lithographs and intaglio prints; Danica Oudeans, abstract paintings; Amie Sell, multi-media installation; and Amanda Tarras, metals and fiber works.

The exhibit continues through April 19. It is the first of two senior exhibitions.

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

(03-64 / 26 March 2003 / VCD)

Choral concert features music of Benjamin Britten

GREEN BAY-University of Wisconsin-Green Bay choral groups will present "A Benjamin Britten Choral Sampler" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Britten, a prolific and famous English composer of the mid-twentieth century, is known especially for his operas and choral works. He died in 1976.

The concert includes Britten's "Saint Nicholas" cantata performed by the Concert Choir, with the University Chorus. UW-Green Bay Director of Choral Activities William Witwer will conduct. The cantata provides the second half of the program.

Tenor John Plier, a member of the UW-Green Bay faculty, will sing the role of the adult Saint Nicholas. Chris Madle, Ryne Lodi and Thomas More, all members of the Green Bay Boy Choir, will sing the roles of three Pickled Boys. An orchestra of strings, percussion, pianos, and the Weidner Center's pipe organ will accompany the cantata. Professors Namji Kim and Janice Cusano will be the pianists, and Prof. Emeritus Arthur Cohrs will play the organ.

The "Saint Nichols" cantata includes audience participation in singing two familiar hymns-the composer's way of drawing them into the drama, says Witwer. "Part of what makes this composition a success is that Britten strove to make his music accessible to as wide a range of talent as possible," he explains. "Everyone that participates comes away with a feeling of having contributed substantially to the realization of a unique work of art."

The concert opens with the Vocal Ensemble performing the unaccompanied "Five Flower Songs," op. 47, with Witwer directing.

Plier will direct the University Chorus in a selection of Britten works. Cohrs will be the organist. Prof. Ellen Rosewall is their piano accompanist.

The Concert Choir, again directed by Witwer, will perform, Te Deum in C, featuring Katie Covi as soprano soloist and Cohrs on organ.

The performance is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

General admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

(03-63 / 21 March 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay Outstanding Thesis award

GREEN BAY-Jay Y. Hodgson, De Pere, has been selected for the 2002 Outstanding Thesis Award at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Hodgson completed a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy in May 2002.

The award was presented at the annual alumni awards event on Saturday, March 15.

Hodgson's thesis project looked at non-community water wells serving establishments-small businesses and the like-where there are no permanent residents, and then evaluated Wisconsin interpretations of Safe Drinking Water Act provisions relating to such wells. He sampled more than 1,870 wells, and collected data on potential sources of contamination within 200 feet to determine the effectiveness of Wisconsin regulations in protecting the safety of water in non-community transient wells.

John Stoll, professor of Public and Environmental Affair, and chairperson of he Environmental Science and Policy graduate program, was Hodgson's major professor.

(03-62 / 18 March 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay offers 'Spanish immersion' for 7th-12th graders

GREEN BAY-Students entering grades 7 through 12 can learn or hone Spanish language skills at a Spanish Immersion Language and Culture Camp July 13-18 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

The total immersion program is aimed at providing beginning, intermediate or advanced learners with an in-depth knowledge of Spanish. Students will participate in language sessions with others who have the same level of proficiency. Evening programs and activities will provide "hands-on" cultural experiences from diverse Spanish-speaking cultures.

Staff members will be native speakers representing different Spanish-speaking countries.

The camp director is Cristina Ortiz, associate professor of Humanistic Studies/Spanish and director of international education at UW-Green Bay. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of the Basque Country in her native Spain, and a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American literatures in the United States. She has organized UW-Green Bay travel courses to Yucatan, Mexico and Spain.

Students may attend as residents, living in supervised University housing and eating in dining facilities on the campus, or as commuters, providing their own daily transportation. Residents will arrive on Sunday afternoon, July 13, while commuters will register on Monday morning, July 14.

The $430 fee for resident campers includes instruction, room and board, counselor supervision and transportation for evening activities. Commuters pay a $240 fee.

Camp information is available by calling (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118, or via the World Wide Web at

(03-61 / 18 March 2003 / VCD)

Cultural Fair features performances, crafts, food

GREEN BAY-Seven performing groups from campus and community, and a "fashion show" of costumes from various cultures will be on stage at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cultural Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 in the Phoenix rooms of University Union on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. The event is free and open to the public.

About 20 different vendors will have crafts and other goods for sale. Thai, Hmong, African, Native American, Irish, and Czech are some of the cultures represented. The student organization, Ola, will sell pi–atas made by group members.

A sampling of food featuring flat breads from four cultures-tortillas, pitas, Indian fry bread, and East Indian chapattis-will be served at noon. Fillings will be provided to make fajitas, tacos, gyros, and Indian tacos, and curried vegetables will be provided for the chapattis.

The fashion show is scheduled for noon.

Other performances will take place in half-hour time slots beginning at 10 a.m. They include UW-Green Bay student Juny Lee and company demonstrating break-dancing and hip-hop; Irish dancers from the Shamrock Club; Native American dancers with the Sacred Leader Drums; Hawaiian dancers from Pacific Sound; the UW-Green Bay Hand Drumming Ensemble; African dance troupe Nia, Inc.; and East Indian dancer Nandini Corea.

The Office of International Education, the American Intercultural Center, the Office of Student Life, and the University Union at UW-Green Bay sponsor the Cultural Fair. The number for information is (920) 465-2200, extension 43.

(03-60 / 18 March 2003 / VCD)

Women's History Month concert features New York group

GREEN BAY-Four members of Urbanmuse NYC will perform in a concert in honor of Women's History Month at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in the Phoenix Rooms of University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. The event is free and open to the public.

Urbanmuse NYC is a collective of eight women who united to provide creative support for each other as well as to perform together. Together they represent a variety of styles and influences including pop, folk, country, and jazz.

Urbanmuse members coming to Green Bay are Jenny Bruce, Amy Speace, Jennifer Marks, and Karen Jacobsen.

All of the members write songs and perform independently and with other groups as well as with Urbanmuse NYC. Several have released independent CDs. Urbanmuse NYC has been featured in "Billboard" magazine, and their music has been heard on Dawson's Creek, Felicity, and VH1.

Opening for Urbanmuse NYC will be long-time area performer Barb Bazaldua, and Victoria Davitt, who recently returned from a year and a half of songwriting and recording in Europe.

The event is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Office of Student Life in conjunction with the student-sponsored Groovin' Grounds Coffee House.

The number for information is (920) 465-2200, extension 37.

(03-59 / 18 March 2003 / VCD)

Globalization and resistance is lecture topic

GREEN BAY -- Stephen Gill, professor of political science at York University, Toronto, will speak on "Power and Resistance in the New World Order" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 in the Christie Theater located in the University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. The event is free and open to the public.

The topic is the title of Gill's newest book, in which he argues that as the globalization of power intensifies, so too do globalized forms of resistance. As Gill develops his theory of a new world order, he explains how the debate between power and resistance involves issues of governance, economy and culture. Gill has published and spoken widely on various aspects of globalization.

The lecture is part of the Historical Perspectives Series sponsored by the Center for History and Social Change at UW-Green Bay.

(03-58 / 18 March 2003 / VCD)

'Pre-shopping' on web begins for UW-Green Bay heirloom plant sale

GREEN BAY-The list of heirloom vegetable, herb and flower plants available at the annual University of Wisconsin-Green Bay heirloom plant sale May 10 and 11 can be accessed now on the Internet at

Sale organizer Prof. Jeff Nekola, Natural and Applied Sciences, says he will continue to add photos and descriptions over the next few weeks of the tomatoes and peppers new to the sale.

The 2003 sale will offer more herb varieties and more flowers. "I've been acquiring seeds from all over the world, and there definitely will be a number of herbs and flowers that won't be available anywhere else in Wisconsin," says Nekola. The 2002 sale sold out quickly of the first-time offered flowers, and the expanded list of herbs and varieties of vegetables other than tomatoes and peppers.

Nekola doesn't have photos of the herbs, flowers and vegetables other than tomatoes and peppers, but says he will add links to other websites for some of them.

The Mother's Day weekend sale is held in the Laboratory Sciences building greenhouse on the UW-Green Bay campus. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, and 9 a.m. to sell-out or 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 11.

(03-57 / 13 March 2003 / VCD)

Two named 'Women of the Year' at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-Student Holly Schmidt, Pembine, and Assistant Athletic Director Amanda Braun have received "Woman of the Year" awards at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The Student Government Association makes the awards early in March as part of the campus observance of Women's History Month.

Schmidt is a senior completing majors in English and Human Development. She received multiple nominations for her leadership in the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship student organization. Braun was cited for several qualities including taking a leadership role in encouraging the athletic department to give back to the community.

(03-56 / 12 March 2003 / VCD)

Sign-up available for 'Art of Kabuki' trip to Elvehjem Museum

GREEN BAY-Registration is open for a one-day trip to visit "The Art of Kabuki: The Drama of Japanese Art Prints," a selection of prints of kabuki actors and plays from the Edward Burr Van Vleck Collection of Japanese prints at the Elvehjem Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Saturday, April 26.

The tour leader is University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Prof. Christine Style, a member of the art faculty and a printmaker. She'll provide a preview of the exhibit and the print process during the bus trip to Madison.

At 1 p.m. at the Elvehjem, Curator Andrew Stevens will speak on "The Art of Kabuki." After touring the exhibit, participants will be able to take optional docent-led tours of the exhibit "Design Vienna," or the Elvehjem general collection.

The trip allows ample time to visit the Madison Art Center, walk the university campus, or explore State Street, and for lunch and dinner.

Check-in and refreshments begin at 8 a.m. in the Studio Arts building cafeteria on the UW-Green Bay campus. The bus departs for Madison at 8:30 a.m. The return trip will leave Madison at 7 p.m. and arrive back at the Studio Arts building about 10 p.m.

The trip is sponsored by the Communication and the Arts and the Art academic units, and the Office of Outreach and Extension at UW-Green Bay.

The $35 fee includes roundtrip bus fare, the tour leader, and morning refreshments. The numbers for information are (920) 465-2642 or (800) 892-2118, or by email to

(03-55 / 12 March 2003 / VCD)

Registration open for UW-Green Bay high school Theater Academy

GREEN BAY-Registration is open for the second annual University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theater Academy for students entering grades 10 through 12. The Academy will be held June 16-20 on the University campus, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

No auditions are required. Registration is limited to 20 to provide small-group, hands-on instruction for all. The intensive five-day experience focuses on acting techniques and performance.

All sessions will meet in the University Theater, and participants will give a final performance on its stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 20.

Academy faculty members are Laura Riddle, chairperson of Theater at UW-Green Bay, and Mike Eserkaln, performer and playwright. Riddle teaches acting and directs plays at UW-Green Bay, and has worked professionally as an actor and director in Chicago and throughout Wisconsin. Eserkaln is founder of Green Bay's Comedy City, and Milk Dogs, an ensemble performing original sketch comedy.

Students may attend as residents, living in supervised University housing and eating in dining facilities on the campus, or as commuters, providing their own daily transportation. Residents will arrive on Sunday afternoon, June 15, while commuters will register on Monday morning, June 16.

The fee for commuters is $240. The resident fee of $430 includes instruction, room and board, counselor supervision and transportation for evening activities.

Camp information is available by calling (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118, or via the World Wide Web at

(03-54 / 12 March 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay camp fosters 'computer multimedia specialists'

GREEN BAY-Enrollment is open for Computer Multimedia Camp for students entering grades 7 through 9 scheduled for June 22-27 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Students will have the opportunity to design their own World Wide Web pages, create presentations with sound, digital images and video, and learn other multimedia applications of computers.

The camp is limited to 35 so each student can get individual attention.

Camp director is Art Lacey, a lecturer on the Education faculty at UW-Green Bay who specializes in media and technology. Lacey will assess each student's skill level in order to develop individualized projects. At the end of the week, students will demonstrate what they have learned for family and friends.

Students may attend as commuters, providing their own daily transportation, or as residents, living in supervised University housing and eating in dining facilities. Residents will check in on Sunday, June 22; commuters will register on Monday morning, June 23.

The fee for commuters is $185. Resident students pay $430, which includes instruction, room and board, counselor supervision and transportation for evening activities.

Camp information is available by calling (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118, or via the World Wide Web at

(03-53 / 12 March 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay announces candidates for dean position

GREEN BAY - Three candidates will interview for the position of dean of professional and graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

On-campus interviews of the candidates will begin Thursday (March 13), according to Marilyn Sagrillo, associate professor of business administration and chair of the search committee. The candidates' visits to UW-Green Bay will include forums open to the campus and community.

The candidates and the dates and locations for the open forums are:

• Fritz Erickson, dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Eastern Washington University. Erickson is a professor of education and professor of counseling, educational and developmental psychology. (Open forum: Thursday, March 13, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., University Union, Niagara B Room.)

• Susan D. Phillips, interim dean of the School of Education at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Phillips is a professor of educational and counseling psychology. (Open forum: Monday, March 24, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., University Union, Niagara B Room.)

• Guy E. Mills, dean of the College of Education & Human Services, Minnesota State University Moorhead. (Open forum: Friday, March 28, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., University Union, Phoenix A Room.)

At the open forums, each candidate will be asked to speak on the role of professional programs at a regional liberal arts university. Candidates also will take questions from the audience.

Academic vitas for the three candidates are available for viewing at

The dean of professional and graduate studies is one of two academic deans at UW-Green Bay. The other is the dean of liberal arts and sciences.

The dean of professional and graduate studies has academic and administrative responsibility for undergraduate programs in business, education, nursing and social work as well as graduate programs in management, education, social work and environmental science and policy.

V. Jane Muhl will be completing three years of service as interim dean June 30.

(03-52 / 11 March 2003 / SH)

Maino to receive UW-Green Bay "Honorary Alumnus Award"

GREEN BAY - Popular radio personality John Maino will receive the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Alumni Association's inaugural Honorary Alumnus Award.

The Alumni Association presents the Honorary Alumnus Award to an individual who is not a graduate of UW-Green Bay but has demonstrated support for and service to the University. Maino will receive the award Saturday (March 15) at the annual Alumni Awards Presentation.

"John Maino has been a great advocate of UW-Green Bay and the Alumni Association," said Shane Kohl, UW-Green Bay director of alumni and donor relations. "We're pleased to honor him with this well-deserved award."

Maino has been the radio voice of the UW-Green Bay Men's Basketball team for the past 10 years. He also has assisted the UW-Green Bay Athletics program by serving as master of ceremonies at many events, including the annual Phoenix Hall of Fame induction banquet.

For many years, he hosted the John Maino Golf Classic, an alumni golf outing that raised more than $25,000 for UW-Green Bay scholarships and alumni programming.

Maino can be heard on the Murphy in the Morning show on WIXX (101.1 FM), the top-rated morning show in the Green Bay radio market. He also hosts a talk-radio show on WNFL (1440 AM).

Maino will join two UW-Green Bay graduates in receiving awards of distinction at the Alumni Association presentation Saturday night.

Diane Ford, vice president-controller for WPS Resources Corp. and Wisconsin Public Service Corp., and Steven Taylor, a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes UW-Green Bay graduates who have distinguished themselves in their fields and who are involved in activities that make meaningful contributions to their community.

The Alumni Awards Presentation is at 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union.

(03-51 / 10 March 2003 / SH)

Fourth Estate wins awards in annual student newspaper competition

GREEN BAY - The Fourth Estate, the student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, won seven awards at the annual Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest college newspaper competition.

The UW-Green Bay newspaper took second place for overall excellence among tabloid newspapers from four-year colleges in 13 Midwestern states. The Fourth Estate's entry was the Feb. 27 edition. The student newspaper also placed second in the category of excellence in special coverage with its Nov. 21, 2002 "Deer" section.

Four Fourth Estate staff members won individual awards in the college newspaper competition.

Opinion Editor and Managing Editor N. Ryan Bandoch won first place for editorial writing for the Feb. 20 column "Cartoon raises questions of free speech, press."

Editor in Chief Andy Behrendt won second place for news writing for the Feb. 27 story on UW-Green Bay's Campus Life for the 21st Century project.

News editor Jon Hayden won two honorable mention awards, one for news photography for the Jan. 30 front-page photo under the headline "As good as it gets" and one for page design for the newspaper's Jan. 23 front-page layout.

Life reporter Nick LaViolette received an honorable mention award for his "20 Years of Dischord" review in the Feb. 27 issue.

The weekly Fourth Estate was founded in 1969. Behrendt has been the newspaper's editor in chief the last two years.

The competition was part of the college newspaper association's annual convention, which was held Feb. 28 through March 2 in Minneapolis.

The Fourth Estate's delegation to the convention included Behrendt of Green Bay, Bandoch of Wausau, Hayden of Kenosha, LaViolette of Manitowoc, Life Editor Jocelyn Berkhahn of Green Bay and Sports Editor Tracy Trummer of Cedarburg. More than 200 students from 35 colleges and universities attended the three-day event.

(03-50 / 7 March 2003 / SH)

UW-Green Bay Summer Art Studio: new middle school session, new classes

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering a Summer Art Studio session for middle school students for the first time in summer 2003. The new offering joins the High School Summer Art Studio now in its 46th year.

The studio for students entering grades 6-9 in fall 2003 is scheduled for July 6-11, and the session for high school students entering grades 10-12 will be July 13-18.

New classes for 2003 include art history and bookmaking, offered in both sessions; mosaic making and mask making for middle school students; and metals and jewelry, and computer animation for high school students.

Other course choices for middle school students include ceramics, photography, painting, watercolor, drawing, and wildlife illustration. High school students also have choices among drawing, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, ceramics, watercolor, acrylic painting, and figure drawing/portrait painting.

Students choose one course for the entire week.

Summer Art Studios also have a new director. Pete Angilello is an elementary library media specialist with the Green Bay Area Schools. He has more than 20 years of experience coordinating youth programs, and had led workshops for youths and adults in storytelling, theater and puppetry. He has previous experience as a program coordinator and grant writer with a public library system. Angilello is completing a master's degree in educational leadership.

Students may attend either session as commuters, providing their own daily transportation, or they attend as residents, living in supervised University housing and eating three meals a day in University dining facilities.

The fee for commuter students is $160; for residents the fee is $355. Some courses have additional lab fees to cover the cost of materials.

The numbers for information are (920) 465-2276 or (800) 892-2118. Information is available online at

(03-49 / 4 March 2003 / VCD)

Leadership program for high school students is new at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is introducing a summer leadership program for area high school students who will be juniors and seniors in fall 2003.

Set for June 22-27, L.E.A.D. (Leadership Exploration and Development) is designed to help students develop a commitment to community involvement and confidence in their ability to make a difference.

"UW-Green Bay offers its own students many opportunities for leadership development," said Lisa Tetzloff, director of Student Life and L.E.A.D. coordinator. "Through L.E.A.D., the University is extending these opportunities to the community."

UW-Green Bay staff and student leaders and members of the Green Bay community will lead interactive workshops on such topics as self-awareness, diversity, communication, and problem solving. The program will feature a daylong community-service project and conclude with a luncheon for participants and their families.

L.E.A.D. participants will stay overnight in the residence halls under the guidance of UW-Green Bay student leaders.

The cost of this six-day program is $400 per person. The fee includes housing, meals and snacks, course supplies and instruction, and activities. Some need-based scholarships may be available.

The program is limited to 40 participants. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information is available by contacting the Office of Student Life at (920) 465-2200 ext. 40 or by email to

(03-48 / 4 March 2003 / VCD)

'Social Competence in Children' is infant/toddler workshop keynote

GREEN BAY- Internationally known author, educator and workshop leader Lilian G. Katz will be the keynote speaker at a workshop, Current Issues in Infant/Toddler Development and Care, on Friday, April 11 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The workshop runs from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Union on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Registration for the workshop is available now.

Katz will speak on "Building Social Competence in Children." She is professor emerita of early childhood education at the University of Illinois where she also is co-director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Child Education. Katz is a past president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She serves as editor of the first online, peer reviewed, early childhood journal, "Early Childhood Research and Practice," and chairs the editorial board of the "International Journal of the Early Years," published in the United Kingdom.

Katz is the author of many publications, including books, chapters, and articles. She wrote a regular column for "Parents Magazine" for 13 years. Her most recent book, with J.H. Helm, is "Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years." In 2000, Katz published a second edition of "Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach," with S.C. Chard.

Attendees have a choice of two afternoon workshops.

In Track I, UW-Green Bay Prof. Illene Noppe, Human Development, will lead a session on "What Does Research Tell Us About Transitioning?" and Jodi Kaftan, director of St. Mary's Hospital Early Childhood Center will speak on "How Can Teachers Help Children with Transitioning?"

In Track II, Pam Boulton, director of the UW-Milwaukee Children's Center will talk on "Culturally Sensitive Caregiving" and Tom Milbourn, WLUK-TV news anchor and St. Norbert College adjunct instructor, will lead a session on "Television and Children."

Co-sponsors include UW-Green Bay Outreach and Extension, Brown County UW Extension, and Wisconsin Early Childhood Association.

The $80 registration fee includes handouts, lunch, refreshments, continuing education certificate, and parking. The numbers for information are (920) 465-2642 or (800) 892-2118. Registration is available online at

(03-47 / 4 March 2003 / VCD)

Chamber Music at Green Bay features clarinetist

GREEN BAY-Clarinetist Robert Spring will perform in the Chamber Music at Green Bay series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 in University Theater, located in Theater Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Namji Kim will be the piano accompanist.

Spring is professor of clarinet at Arizona State University, and principal clarinet of the ProMusic Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio. He has performed as a recitalist or soloist with symphony orchestras and wind bands in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America, and has been heard on National Public Radio's "Performance Today."

Spring has several recordings. On the most recent, "Tarantelle," he performed music that famed violinist Jascha Heifetz recorded on violin.

Spring was president of the International Clarinet Association from 1998-2000, and was invited to performed before the Association's conventions nine times between 1988 and 2002. He was host of the Association's ClarinetFest in 1995 at Arizona State.

Spring previously performed at UW-Green Bay in November 2000 as a member of Trio del Sol.

Kim joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 2000. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Manhattan School of Music, and received bachelor's and master's degrees from The Julliard School. Kim has performed in solo and chamber recitals in France, Korea, Spain, Austria and Switzerland, as well as in the United States.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 and (800) 328-8587.

(03-46 / 3 March 2003 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay jazz groups and ZIJI present Brazilian-themed concert
March 11

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be joined in concert by contemporary/Brazilian group ZIJI at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

John Salerno and Thomas Pfotenhauer direct the Jazz Ensemble, and Chris Salerno directs the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Chris Salerno and John Croarkin are the musical collaborators on ZIJI.

Brazilian and Brazilian-influenced music dominates the concert. It includes several selections by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian composer, arranger and pianist, whose award-winning work has been heard in many film sound tracks and recorded by many famous musicians.

Among Jobim's best-known songs on the program are "Girl from Ipanema," performed by the Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles together in an arrangement by John Salerno with vocal arrangement by Chris Salerno and student Ricardo Vogt. The Jazz Ensemble will perform "De Uma Nota So (One Note Samba)," and John Salerno's arrangement of "Wave," with Vogt on vocal solo. Vocal Jazz Ensemble will present Jobim's "Desafinado," featuring Vogt, Kari Moriak, Nathan Boese, and Steve Johnson.

An exception to the concert theme is a John Salerno arrangement of Cole Porter's "I Concentrate on You" by the Jazz Ensemble, with Barry Krueger on vocals.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble will join ZIJI for three numbers, including a Chris Salerno composition, "A-1-A," and an arrangement by UW-Green Bay alumna Jennifer Scovell of Nando Lauria's "Saudade." Selections by the six-member ZIJI will end the concert.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

(03-45 / 3 March 2003 / VCD)

Gabbard named president of North Carolina performing arts center

GREEN BAY - Thomas Gabbard, executive director of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay since November 1995, has been named president of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

UW-Green Bay will begin a national search for Gabbard's successor immediately, Chancellor Bruce Shepard announced today.

Frederick Schmidt, past president of the board of Weidner Center Presents Inc., will chair the search committee. Joining Schmidt on the search committee are Dan Ariens, current President of Weidner Center Presents Inc.; Carol Blackshire-Belay, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Cheryl Grosso, Chair of Communication and the Arts.

Shepard praised Gabbard for his outstanding and innovative leadership of the Weidner Center during the past seven years.

"Under Tom's leadership, the Weidner has attained a new level of excellence in the world of arts and entertainment," Shepard said. "I am confident that we will find a new leader who will build on Tom's success."

The Weidner Center celebrated its 10th anniversary in January. During its first decade, the Weidner has built a reputation as one of the finest performing arts centers in the United States.

Gabbard came to the Weidner Center and UW-Green Bay in November 1995. He previously served as director of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities near Denver and the Pepperdine University Center for the Arts In Malibu, Calif.

At the Weidner Center, Gabbard has managed an annual budget of about $11 million and was responsible for planning, fundraising, programming and marketing.

Under his leadership, the Weidner Center consistently has brought the best in theater, music, dance and family attractions to Northeastern Wisconsin audiences. Last year, more than 268 performances played to an audience of about 306,000.

During Gabbard's tenure as executive director, the Weidner committed to the revitalization of downtown Green Bay by assisting in the operation of the restored 1,000-seat Meyer Theatre. The Weidner also began investing in Broadway productions and national tours to assure a steady flow of product.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, N.C., has an annual budget of about $19 million. Last year, it attracted nearly 600,000 people to its performances, classes and other activities.

Gabbard will begin in Charlotte on Aug. 1. He will continue at the Weidner Center through mid-July to assure a smooth transition.

(03-44 / 4 March 2003 / SH)

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