February 2004

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Choral concert includes Italy preview

Jazz Ensemble features swing era

'Women Against the Sweatshop' lecture

Education administrators from Pakistan to visit campus

Campus master plan

Jazz Ensemble Camp

Eco-System Investigations Camp

Biz 4 YOUth Camp

Computer Camp

Registration still open for gardening symposium

Bands concert has family appeal

Students win science, math scholarships

Workshop for social workers

Student-athletes to be honored

'Tartuffe' opens Feb. 26

Lecture looks at poor women

Students to present research results

'Greatest Hits' art exhibit

Aldrete wins NEH fellowship

Health sciences scholarships

Chamber Music at Green Bay

Gardening symposium

Freshman applications to close Feb. 16

Space research funding available

Free income tax assistance

New paper technology center

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UW-Green Bay choral concert includes preview of Italy concerts

GREEN BAY - A vocal ensemble scheduled to perform in Italy later in March and a reinstituted Collegium Musicum will join the Concert Choir, University Chorus, combined Women's Chorus and combined Men's Chorus in a concert by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay choral groups at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

The 24-member Italy Tour Ensemble, comprised of the Phoenix Chorale with several members of the Concert Choir, is part of a UW-Green Bay study-travel course going to Florence, Italy during spring break March 12-20. They will perform in churches in Florence and nearby Scandicci. The Tour Ensemble will preview its Italy program at the concert. Selections range from works by Palestrina to arrangements of Shaker songs and traditional spirituals, and compositions by living American composers Stephen Chatman and Theodore Lucas. Director William Witwer, director of choral activities, is one of the faculty leaders for the "Tones of Florence" travel course.

The concert includes performances by Collegium Musicum, an early music ensemble. Their program includes 14th and 15th century pieces, late English Renaissance madrigals, and some 16th century French chansons. Five singers and two consorts of recorders and guitar will be joined by special guests Catherine Henze on viola da gamba and Stefan Hall on lute. Both are members of the Humanistic Studies faculty. The ensemble, which had been inactive at UW-Green Bay for several years, is directed by Terence O'Grady.

John Plier will direct the Concert Choir in selections reflecting contemporary, traditional spiritual, and Russian Orthodox traditions. Guest accompanist on the Weidner Center pipe organ for "O Clap Your Hands," by Ralph Vaughn Williams, will be UW-Green Bay Professor Emeritus Arthur Cohrs.

Plier also will direct a Women's Combined Chorus made up of members from Phoenix Chorale and Concert Choir, in compositions by Guiseppe Verdi, contemporary composer David N. Childs, and a spiritual. Janet Osterberg accompanies both Concert Choir and the combined chorus.

Men from the Phoenix Chorale and Concert Choir will join together to perform "Lord, Listen to Your Children." Witwer conducts and Ellen Rosewall is the accompanist.

University Chorus, directed by Debra Drumm, will perform Johann Telemann's "Praise Ye the Lord" and two traditional songs, "Song for the Mira," from Cape Breton, and "How Can I Keep from Singing?" Student Sarah Zickert is the accompanist.

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

(04-41 / 27 February 2004 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble features swing era

GREEN BAY - The sounds of Glenn Miller, Les Brown, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Louis Prima will fill the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay when Jazz Ensemble I performs under the direction of John Salerno at the UW-Green Bay winter jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5.

The UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble will present a varied program at the concert, and there will be a special appearance by the River City Six.

Glenn Miller will be represented on the Jazz Ensemble I program by several favorites including "String of Pearls," "Little Brown Jug," "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree," and "Pennsylvania 6-5000." Matt Boreen will be featured on "Moonlight Serenade."

An ensemble including Boreen on clarinet, Terry O'Grady on vibes, Adam Snippen on drums, Craig Hanke on bass, and Chris Salerno on piano will present two Benny Goodman tunes, "Boo Who," and "7 Come 11."

Their program includes numbers transcribed by Salerno and by Lovell Ives, founder of the UW-Green Bay instrumental jazz program.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Chris Salerno, also will perform some Ives transcriptions, including "Sunny Side of the Street," which the vocal group will perform with Jazz Ensemble I. Soprano Melissa Staley will be the soloist on "I've Heard That Song Before."

Student Ricardo Vogt arranged and will be the soloist on "Papel Marche/Anjo De Mim."

The nine-member Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be accompanied by Craig Hanke on bass and Adam Snippen on drums.

Members of the guest group, River City Six, will include Ives on trumpet and coronet, Kenny Petersen on trombone, Dan Palmer on clarinet and saxophone, Sara Rifleman on piano, and Zoomie on vocals.

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

(04-40 / 27 February 2004 / VCD)

'Women Against the Sweatshop' is UW-Green Bay lecture topic

GREEN BAY - Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will speak on "The Politics of Consumption: Women Against the Sweatshop, Past and Present" at 10 a.m. Friday, March 5 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.

Boris has a long and distinguished career as a historian of women's and labor issues.

She is co-editor or author of six books. Her book, "Home to Work: Motherhood and the Politics of Industrial Homework in the United States," won the 1995 Philip Taft Prize in Labor History. She was guest editor of a special issue on "Women's Labors" for the "Journal of Women's History" soon to be published. Boris presently is researching workers rights in the workplace and the status of in-home support service workers.

Boris has long list of published articles, essays, reviews, and presentations. In 2003 alone, she was keynote speaker, invited commentator, chairperson, panelist, or presider at 11 conferences.

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

(04-39 / 26 February 2004 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay to host education administrators from Pakistan

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will assist with the development of pre-college education in Pakistan by hosting a group of professionals from the country's largest province, Baluchistan.

Scheduled to arrive in Green Bay on Saturday, Feb. 28 for an intensive eight-week program, the group consists of school district superintendents, officials from the Baluchistan Education Department, a government school headmaster (principal), a specialist in community and rural development, and a project coordinator from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

The Pakistanis are coming to UW-Green Bay through a $222,945 contract the University received from the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International, a non-profit corporation with expertise in education and training. RTI is administering the Education Sector Reform Action, a multifaceted, $60 million project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The project will involve local K-12 students and teachers, school administrators, UW-Green Bay students and faculty, professional education associations, state legislators, and citizens in general. It is expected that more than 500 Wisconsinites will be involved as presenters, mentors, hosts, and observers of program activities.

The UW-Green Bay project will help improve various aspects of the education system in Pakistan. Fritz Erickson, dean of professional and graduate studies at UW-Green Bay, cites several challenges facing that system.

"Pakistan has suffered from several periods of instability, and education has suffered as a result," Erickson said. "They face challenges including outdated approaches to curriculum and instruction, a lack of effective professional development for educators, a low literacy rate, and a high rate of student dropouts.

"With help from UWGB faculty and professionals in education across Wisconsin, we look forward to providing our guests with a rich array of ideas, resources, and contacts toward helping them confront those challenges."

In a letter of welcome to the group, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said, "While we have much to offer, we also have much to learn from you. Our campus and community are always enriched by a worldwide diversity of people and ideas, and we welcome your contribution to that process."

UW-Green Bay is collaborating with Eastern Washington University on the project, which will host a similar group from Pakistan. The University of Northern Colorado will provide faculty and program resources.

The project took shape after fact-finding and program development visits to Pakistan by representatives of the participating American universities. Those visits, funded by RTI, enabled the American educators to determine what the Pakistanis hope to learn.

The resulting curriculum "will be in line with the needs and interests of our fellow educators in Pakistan, with special attention to their contextual and cultural concerns," according to Erickson.

UW-Green Bay and its collaborating institutions are part of a large USAID project consortium which includes RTI, the Education Development Center, the American Institute for Research, Save the Children, World Education, the International Reading Association, and The Asia Foundation. The project also works closely with a number of Pakistani non-governmental organizations and training institutes, with emphasis on policy, decentralization, teacher training, literacy and public-private partnership development.

"This is the cornerstone for several new USAID programs in Pakistan," said Myles Elledge of RTI, one of the project's technical home office managers for international development. "This program marks the renewal of the USAID's grant assistance to Pakistan and is a key part of the U.S. government's support for social and economic development in Pakistan."

(This news release was produced by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and addresses the USAID/Pakistan, U.S. Agency for International Development Award #391-A-00-03-01000-00. The statements made herein are those of the University and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Agency for International Development.)

(04-38 / 26 February 2004 / SH)

UW-Green Bay to hold listening sessions on campus master plan

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will hold public listening sessions next week as the University begins gathering information that will lead to a new campus master plan.

UW-Green Bay is seeking input from faculty, staff, students, community members and neighbors of the University as it revises its master plan, or comprehensive development plan, for the first time in 35 years.

The listening sessions will be held:

• Tuesday, March 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 233 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

• Wednesday, March 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Vista Conference Room in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall.

Dean Rodeheaver, UW-Green Bay assistant chancellor for planning and budget, said it is time to reconsider the master plan as the University faces decisions about sites for new facilities and enrollment changes. He also noted that the environment around the campus has undergone major changes in the last 35 years.

Rodeheaver said the new master plan will be useful only if it reflects the ideas and perceptions of as many participants as possible. He especially encouraged UW-Green Bay neighbors to attend the forums.

"They may be interested in the way we use our land and provide access to our campus," he said.

UW-Green Bay is being assisted in the planning process by staff from the UW System Office of Capital Planning and Budget and from the Division of State Facilities. Consultants from Ken Saiki Design of Madison and Berners-Schober Associates of Green Bay also are involved.

The consultants will prepare a summary of the listening sessions and develop concept alternatives that identify issues such as environmental issues, visual character of the campus, quality and quantity of open spaces, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, land use and access to the campus.

A draft master plan will be presented for public review by early fall. The final plan will be completed by late fall.

(04-37 / 25 February 2004 / SH)

UW-Green Bay summer camp promises a week of jazz

GREEN BAY - Students entering grades 8 through 12 can have an in-depth experience in jazz studies and jazz performance at Jazz Ensemble Camp Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. Registration is available now.

Camp Director John Salerno is director of jazz studies at UW-Green Bay. In addition to teaching, organizing the annual Jazz Fest, and directing the Jazz Ensemble at UW-Green Bay, Salerno has toured and performed back up with well-known performers, and his arrangements have been widely used. The camp faculty includes other college-level faculty members and professional performers and conductors. A concert by the camp faculty is among camp highlights.

Camp activities begin with auditions and an all-camp meeting the afternoon of June 27. Students will rehearse and attend classes daily from 8:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m., followed by an hour of combo rehearsals. A final public combo concert is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. July 2 in University Theater.

Camp faculty will select outstanding students to receive partial scholarships to the 2005 camp.

Students may attend Jazz Camp as commuters providing their own daily transportation, or as residents living in University student housing. The commuter fee of $169 includes instruction and a camp T-shirt. The $395 residential fee also includes room and board, supervision during non-class hours, and transportation to evening activities.

Information is available by calling (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118, or on the World Wide Web at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/camps. Registration can be completed online.

(04-36 / 25 February 2004 / VCD)

New UW-Green Bay camp puts students in scientists' role

GREEN BAY - Students at a summer camp Sunday, June 27 through Friday July 2 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will learn to work like actual scientists. Eco-System Investigations is a new camp for students entering grades 10 through 12 who want a hands-on experience investigating how the environment around them works. Registration is open now.

Camp director Scott Ashmann says students will follow the scientific method. They'll identify a question, create a hypothesis to explain it, develop a method for testing their hypothesis, do research, and analyze the data. Research will take place on the University's 700-acre campus, in other locations in northeastern Wisconsin, and through the University's Cofrin Library and on the Internet. Students will enter some of their research data on the Globe Network, an Internet scientific inventory created by students around the globe who observe the natural world.

Campers will work in small teams of five or six, each with its own teacher. Students will present their research results to family and friends at camp's end on July 2.

Ashmann is a member of the UW-Green Bay Education faculty. His own research interests include science teacher preparation and leadership issues in math and science education.

Students may attend the camp as commuters, providing their own daily transportation, or as residents, living in University student housing. The $239 cost for commuters covers the cost of instruction. Resident students will pay $465, which also includes room and board and counselor supervision. Daily classes are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information is available by calling (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118, or on the World Wide Web at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/camps. Registration may be completed online.

(04-35 / 25 February 2004 / VCD)

New UW-Green Bay camp is for enterprising youth

GREEN BAY - Biz 4 YOUth, a new summer camp for students entering grades 9 through 11 in fall, is scheduled Sunday, June 27 through Friday, July 2 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. Enrollment is open now.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Meir Russ, the camp director, says students will learn creativity techniques, the right questions to ask when thinking about a business opportunity, and how to turn those elements into a written business plan. The camp is aimed at students seriously considering entrepreneurship as a career option. It will help them enhance creativity skills and develop a viable business idea. By the end of the hands-on camp, students will write a draft of an actual business plan.

Students will share what they've learned at a final session at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 2.

Russ, who teaches in the Business Administration academic program at UW-Green Bay, earned his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University in entrepreneurship, strategic management and international business.

Students may attend as commuters providing their own daily transportation, or as residents living in University student housing. The commuter fee of $239 includes instruction only. Residents will pay $465 for instruction, room and board, and counselor supervision during non-class hours. The daily class schedule is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Information is available by calling (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118, or on the World Wide Web at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/camps. Registration can be completed online.

(04-34 / 25 February 2004 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay Computer Camp serves 7th-9th graders

GREEN BAY - Seventh through ninth graders can design their own World Wide Web pages and create presentations with sound, digital images and digital video at a Computer Camp from Sunday, June 20 through Friday, June 25 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Registration is open now. Because enrollment is limited so that all students have access to computer terminals, early registration is encouraged. The camp always fills quickly.

The camp director is Art Lacey, who teaches in the Education academic unit at UW-Green Bay. His research and teaching interests include computers, educational technology, digital imagery, video integration and multimedia education.

Campers will share what they've learned with family and friends at a final "poster session" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 25.

Students may attend as commuters, providing their own daily transportation, or as residents, living in University student housing. The fee for commuters, covering instruction, is $205. Resident students will pay $445, and in addition to instruction, the fee includes room and board and counselor supervision during non-class hours. The daily class schedule is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Information is available by calling (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118, or on the World Wide Web at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/camps. Registration can be completed on-line.

(04-33 / 23 February 2004 / VCD)

Registration still open for Feb. 28 gardening symposium

GREEN BAY - Registration is still open for “Successful Gardening with Native Plants: Focus on Nurturing Wetlands,” a workshop Saturday, Feb. 28 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

The workshop will explore the benefits and how-to of gardening in harmony with nature. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Union at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Mike Sands, chief ecologist at Prairie Crossing, Grayslake, Ill., will be the keynote speaker. Sands will give an overview of Prairie Crossing, a new residential conservation community.

Breakout sessions will cover issues ranging from establishing and maintaining your prairie to rain gardens and low-impact landscaping.

The event is the third annual presentation in the “Thoughtful Gardener” symposium series. Special sessions of interest to educators are new to the series this year. Teachers in attendance can earn continuing education credits.

Conference co-sponsors are the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, the Green Bay Chapter of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, The Einstein Project, the UW-Green Bay Office of Outreach and Extension, and the Green Bay Botanical Garden.

The conference fee is $44 for members of sponsoring groups and $49 for non-members. The fee covers handouts, refreshments and parking.

For more information about the workshop, call (920) 465-2642 or (800) 892-2118. Registration also is available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/outreach/profed/.

(04-32 / 20 February 2004 / SH)

UW-Green Bay bands concert has family appeal

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 in a concert that gives a nod to the University's annual Family Weekend taking place Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday morning Feb. 29 on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

A block of concert tickets has been reserved for Family Weekend attendees.

Director Kevin Collins has titled the Wind Ensemble program, "A Postcard from Green Bay." It features Frank Tichelli's "Postcard," a piece commissioned by the University of Michigan director of bands in honor of the memory of his mother, and who specified a short, energetic piece, rather than an elegy.

They'll also perform "Rocky Point Holiday," a composition capturing the excitement of a trip to a family resort, written by Ron Nelson. The Wind Ensemble will round out its program with two pieces by Percy Grainger, "Londonderry Air," and "Children's March."

The Symphonic Band contribution to the family theme is "A Child's Embrace," composed by Charles Rochester Young, a member of the faculty at UW-Stevens Point. Rebecca Tout directs the Symphonic Band.

Three other contemporary compositions round out the Symphonic Band program: "Puszta," by Jan Van der Roost, "Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo," by Malcolm Arnold, and "A Galop to End All Galops," by Warren Barker.

Collins is director of bands at UW-Green Bay, and Tout is a member of the faculty.

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

Information about UW-Green Bay's Family Weekend is available by calling the Office of Student Life, (920) 465-2200, ext. 40 or by email to osl@uwgb.edu.

(04-31 / 19 February 2004 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay announces winners of science, math scholarships

Ferry selected for Cook Scholarship

GREEN BAY - Maureen Ferry, Green Bay, has won the Brad Cook Memorial Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The scholarship is open to students pursuing studies in Environmental Science or biology.

Ferry is working toward a major in biology, emphasizing the study of plant biology and ecology, and plans also to complete minors in Environmental Science and chemistry. Prior to entering college, she worked with the nonprofit organization, Wisconsin Grassroots Alliance, carrying out public education on effects of pesticide regulation on produce. She has participated in a UW-Green Bay travel-study course to Costa Rica where she did volunteer work in the Carara National Park biological reserve. In summer 2004, Ferry will be an intern at the University of Wisconsin Research Station in Hancock.

After graduation, Ferry expects to volunteer in the Peace Corps and afterward to attend graduate school to study plant pathology. She plans eventually to work in forestry.

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

(04-30a / 18 February 2004 / VCD)

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Hemauer wins Casperson Scholarship

GREEN BAY - Katie Hemauer, Stockbridge, has received the 2004 James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Hemauer is a senior Environmental Science major who has gained a lot of research experience as an undergraduate. She has participated in class-related research projects and independent studies, and worked with faculty members on their research. She won a student research grant to carry out her own project in the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Arboretum, and she'll report on it at the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Student Research Symposium on Feb. 25 at UW-Green Bay. Hemauer also completed a three-month Student Conservation Association internship working with botanists with the Bureau of Land Management in Boise, Idaho. She works in the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Herbarium laboratory.

Hemauer has a perfect grade point average, and is a member of Tribeta national biological honorary society. She is an officer in Packerland Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and serves as a student Ambassador for UW-Green Bay.

The scholarship is was established in honor of James Casperson, an outstanding UW-Green Bay Environmental Science student at the time of his death, by his parents, Mr. and Mr. Harvey Casperson.

(04-30b / 18 February 2004 / VCD)

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Koch wins Georgia-Pacific Scholarship

GREEN BAY - Karrie Koch, Lake Villa, Ill., has won the Georgia-Pacific Environmental Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The scholarship was created by Georgia-Pacific Corp.

Koch is a senior completing majors in Environmental Science and biology. Koch's experience includes three summers working on conservation-related activities with the Youth Conservation Corps, and completing an independent study in plant physiology at UW-Green Bay.

Koch has been inducted into Phi Eta Sigma freshman honorary, Tribeta honorary society in the biological sciences, and Phi Kappa Phi national honorary society for all disciplines. She has a near-perfect grade point average. After graduating, Koch plans to attend graduate school to study plant pathology.

(04-30c / 18 February 2004 / VCD)

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Two win Robert E. Lee Scholarships

GREEN BAY - Jessica Behrendt, Two Rivers, and Kacee Des Jarlais, Green Bay, have received Robert E. Lee Scholarships at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The scholarships were created by Robert E. Lee and Associates, Inc., to support students in chemistry or engineering.

Behrendt is working toward majors in chemistry and Spanish with a minor in Human Biology. She credits her semester's experience studying in Mexico with providing the realization that she could combine science and language studies to prepare for a productive career working on environmental challenges in the Western hemisphere. She is a volunteer at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay.

Des Jarlais will graduate in May with majors in chemistry and Human Biology, and a minor in physics. Her experience includes working on a faculty research project on which she presented results at the 2003 campus Academic Excellence Symposium. She has been a laboratory assistant in several different science laboratories at UW-Green Bay. Des Jarlais also won the 2004 Dr. Donel Sullivan Scholarship in Health Sciences. After graduation she plans to pursue advanced studies possibly leading to both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.

(04-30d / 18 February 2004 / VCD)

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Morois wins Environmental Technologists Scholarship

GREEN BAY - Jake Morois, Green Bay, has been awarded the Federation of Environmental Technologists Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Morois is pursuing a major in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Physical Systems: Technology and Management, and a minor in earth science.

The scholarship is designated for students pursuing a degree in an environmental field related to managing and preventing air, water and solid/hazardous waste pollution. The award includes a year's membership in the Federation of Environmental Technologists.

(04-30e / 18 February 2004 / VCD)

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Pfluger wins Engineering Scholarship

GREEN BAY - Matthew Pfluger, Green Bay, a pre-engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has won the school's second-year Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship supports students who have made a significant start toward their engineering studies.

Although Pfluger is only in his first year at UW-Green Bay, he was eligible for the second-year scholarship because he entered the University as a second-semester sophomore. He started at UW-Green Bay with 41 credits earned through advanced placement testing and by taking UW-Green Bay courses while in high school through the Youth Options Program. A graduate of East High School, Pfluger was involved in many high school and community activities.

The UW-Green Bay pre-engineering program allows students to begin engineering studies in Green Bay and complete them at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UW-Milwaukee. The two schools also offer a dual degree program that enables students to earn degrees from both institutions. UW-Green Bay pre-engineering students also may transfer to engineering programs at other institutions.

(04-30f / 18 February 2004 / VCD)

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Wellhoefer wins Sell Scholarship

GREEN BAY - Susan Wellhoefer, Janesville, has received the Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The scholarship honors the former UW-Green Bay faculty member and her interest in the application of the physical sciences and engineering to environmental problems.

Wellhoefer, who transferred to UW-Green Bay from UW-Rock County, is a senior completing a major in chemistry with American Chemical Society certification, and a minor in Human Biology. She has a perfect grade point average.

Wellhoefer has several years experience working part-time and summers as an intern in research and development and applications departments at Tomah Products. At UW-Green Bay, she is a laboratory preparation assistant for chemistry classes and is active in the American Chemical Society student affiliate chapter. She recently was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi national honorary society. After graduation, she plans to work in the chemical industry, and eventually to attend graduate school to pursue studies in chemistry. UW-Green Bay pre-engineering students also may transfer to engineering programs at other institutions.

(04-30g / 18 February 2004 / VCD)

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Wesolowski wins UW-Green Bay Science, Math Scholarship

GREEN BAY - Renee Wesolowski, Green Bay, has been awarded the Science and Mathematics Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The scholarship is funded through an endowment set up by the faculty members of the Natural and Applied Sciences and Human Biology academic units.

Wesolowski is working toward a major in mathematics and a minor in secondary education. She is a mathematics tutor in the University's Academic Resource Center, and participates in the Phuture Phoenix Program that aims to encourage middle school students to envision college in their futures. Wesolowski is a member of Phi Eta Sigma freshman honorary, and recently was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, a national honorary society for all disciplines.

She is a mentor in the Howard Suamico School District and has many other community and church activities. After graduation, Wesolowski plans to teach high school math.

(04-30h / 18 February 2004 / SH)

Workshop to highlight social work ethics and boundaries

GREEN BAY - Registration is open for "Ethics and Boundaries In Your Practice as a Social Worker," a workshop focusing on ethical issues in all areas of social work practice.

The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, March 13 at the Ecumenical Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The workshop also will be offered Friday, June 18 at the Holiday Inn-Fond du Lac from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The presenter is Candy Conard, a lecturer in UW-Green Bay's Social Work Professional Program. Conard also maintains a private practice as a child and adolescent therapist, and is a consultant in the private and public sectors.

The workshop will focus on problem solving using an ethical decision-making model that can be adapted to particular social work practice needs. Participants will have opportunities to work in small and large groups.

Registrants will receive a survey with their confirmation letter and map. The survey will provide feedback that will be incorporated into the workshop.

The workshop's learning objectives are:

• to review current requirements for social work continuing education, code of conduct and code of ethics.

• to understand and implement an ethical decision-making model for the practice of social work.

• to understand how use of the tool impacts the helping process.

• to review and understand how resolution of boundary and ethical situations can minimize risk and maximize outcomes in practice.

The workshop is sponsored by The Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker Continuing Education, a partnership of the UW-Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh Social Work and Outreach departments.

The registration fee for the March 13 workshop is $70 on or before March 3 and $80 after March 4. For the June 18 workshop, the fee is $70 on or before June 8 and $80 after June 8. The fee covers handouts, refreshments, continuing education hour certificates and parking.

To register or obtain more information, call (920) 465-2642 or (800) 892-2118 or go online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/profed.

(04-29 / 18 February 2004 / SH)

UW-Green Bay to recognize classroom work of student-athletes

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will honor the academic success of the University's student-athletes Wednesday night (Feb. 18) when the UW-Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team plays the University of Illinois-Chicago.

All UW-Green Bay student-athletes with a grade-point average of 3.0 (B average) or better during the spring 2003 or fall 2003 semesters will be introduced during a halftime ceremony at the Resch Center. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

To recognize other members of the University community who have contributed to student-athletes' academic success, UW-Green Bay faculty and staff attending the game will be asked to stand.

"Excellence in academics is at the core of what we do as a university, and we will be emphasizing that commitment at the men's basketball game," UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said.

UW-Green Bay Athletics Director Ken Bothof added, "The academic success of our student-athletes is the result of their hard work, but also of the strong support from faculty and staff. We want to say 'thank you' to everyone involved."

Success in the classroom has been a hallmark of UW-Green Bay Athletics. Recent achievements of student-athletes include: • For the fall 2003 semester, nine of 15 UW-Green Bay athletic teams achieved a semester grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, while five of the nine achieved higher than 3.25.

• For the spring 2003 semester, the UW-Green Bay athletics program posted an all-time high 3.25 cumulative grade-point average, surpassing the previous high of 3.20 in spring 2001.

• For the fall 2003 semester, 61 percent of UW-Green Bay's student-athletes individually achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher and 9 percent achieved a 4.0 (straight A) GPA.

• The women's nordic skiing team posted the highest team marks with a 3.67 GPA in fall 2003 and a 3.76 GPA in spring 2003.

• The Athletics Department semester grade-point average has remained above 3.0 for the past eight semesters.

• Ten UW-Green Bay student-athletes were named to the academic All-Horizon League first team in spring 2003.

Shepard said outstanding performance in the classroom by student-athletes is an important part of UW-Green Bay's rich athletic tradition.

"These young men and women deserve to take a bow for strengthening that tradition," he said.

(04-28 / 16 February 2004 / SH)

Moliere's 'Tartuffe' opens Feb. 26 at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - "Tartuffe," a comedy by a 17th century French playwright whose work influences dramatists to this day, opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 and continues Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28 and Wednesday through Saturday, March 3-6 in Studio Two of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

"I think Moliere is one of the most important playwrights in the Western canon, and 'Tartuffe' is one of my favorite plays by any playwright," says faculty member John Mariano, who directs the play.

Moliere declined to follow his father's upholstery trade and instead devoted his life to theater. He began writing plays while touring the provinces with a troupe he organized with his actress wife and friends. Eventually they gained favor with King Louis XIV, who made a theater in Paris available to them.

In "Tartuffe," the lead character masquerades as a pious man, insinuating himself into a contented household, where his real intentions wreak havoc. "The play is a wise and funny examination of religious hypocrites, con men and their gullible victims," says Mariano.

Dan Van Dellen, Wausau, portrays Tartuffe. Van Dellen has a long list of UW-Green Bay stage credits, and was nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition at the regional American College Theater Festival in 2003. Orgon, the head of household, is played by Todd Dively, Green Bay, who also has had numerous roles at UW-Green Bay. Dively has twice been nominated to the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition. Orgon's wife, Elmire, is portrayed by Carrie L. Weis, Sauk Prairie, who advanced to the semi-final round in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship in January. She was nominated for her role in last fall's production of "The Christmas Schooner."

Jeffrey Entwistle is the scenic designer, Kaiome Malloy is the costume designer, and R. Michael Ingraham is the technical director. All are members of the faculty.

Lighting design is by student Zachariah Viviano, Green Bay, whose lighting design for "Flyer" won first place at the 2004 regional American College Theater Festival. His design will advance to national competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Associate scenic designer is Eric Klingbeil, Trempealeau, who has a list of technical theater credits including UW-Green Bay, Pamiro Opera Company, and community theater.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for adults and $10 in advance and $12 at the door for seniors and those under 17. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

(04-27 / 16 February 2004 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay lecture offers a look at poor women

GREEN BAY - "Nine Ways of Looking at a Poor Woman" is the title of a lecture at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27 in the Christie Theater located in University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. Admission is free.

The speaker will be Rickie Solinger, New York, an independent scholar and author. Her Ph.D. in history is from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Solinger is author or editor of five books published since 1992. The most recent is "Welfare: A Documentary History of U.S. Policies and Politics," prepared with Gwendolyn Mink. Solinger presently is working on two other book projects, "The First Welfare Case," a study of the first welfare case ever heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and "Pregnancy and Power: An Orientation to Reproductive Politics in U.S. History," scheduled for publication by New York University Press. In addition, she has published scholarly articles, opinion page pieces, reference book entries, and book reviews.

Solinger was curator of a traveling public art exhibition, "Wake Up Little Susie: Pregnancy and Power before Roe v. Wade," and a photography exhibition, "Beggars and Choosers: Motherhood is Not a Class Privilege in America." Both won several grants and awards.

Solinger's books also have received awards. "The Abortionist: A Woman Against the Law," was named a "Washington Post" Expert's Choice of the Year in 1994, and was adapted into a play, "The Abortionist," performed in 1995 by Broom Street Theater in Madison.

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

(04-26 / 16 February 2004 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay students will present research results

GREEN BAY - Students who won grants to carry out scientific field research will present their results at the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Student Research Symposium from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 in Niagara Room A of University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Five students will report on four projects.

Katie Hemauer, Stockbridge, will speak on "Soil Temperature: The Effects of Vegetation Cover and Soil Type," at 2 p.m. Her project adviser was Prof. Steven Meyer.

Amanda Carroll, Green Bay, and Jennifer Powell, Two Rivers, will discuss their project, "Analysis of White-tailed Deer Herbivory in Mahon Woods and Toft Point Natural Areas," at 2:30 p.m. Professors Tara Reed and Robert Howe were their advisers.

Amanda Malueg, Green Bay, will report on "Effects of Fire Management on Small Mammals in a Tallgrass Ecosystem," at 3 p.m. Howe and UW-Green Bay Herbarium Curator Gary Fewless advised the project.

Sarah Wilk, Madison, will speak on "Evaluating the Progress of the UW-Green Bay Northern Barrens Project," at 3:30 p.m. Her adviser was Dr. Amy Wolf.

Students compete for the research grants provided by an endowment from the family of Dr. David Cofrin and the late John Cofrin. The grants provide funds enabling students to carry out field research projects in the Cofrin Arboretum on campus or in one of the University's off-campus natural areas. Students work on their projects in collaboration with a UW-Green Bay faculty member.

(04-25 / 16 February 2004 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay art exhibit features 'Greatest Hits'

GREEN BAY - "Greatest Hits: Selections from the Permanent Collection" opens with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25 in the Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. Curator of Art Stephen Perkins will give a gallery talk at 5 p.m.

The exhibit of about 50 pieces includes works from artists such as Richard Anuszkiewicz, Elmer Bischoff, Warrington Colescott, Jenny Holzer, Alex Katz, Tom Marioni, Yasumasa Morimura, Yoko Ono, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, and others. The works have been collected either through purchase or as gifts since the University began.

The show also will include a "mini-exhibit" of artistamps selected from a recent gift of 100 to the gallery. The movement among artists to create sheets of stamps out of their work dates to the 1960s.

The exhibition piece by installation/performance artist Marioni was actually created at UW-Green Bay in 1982, and the work, entitled "Studio Green Bay," will have a special unrolling at noon on Wed., March 10 in the Lawton Gallery. Marioni made marks on a long web of paper with tools used to strike percussion instruments. Because the paper is fragile, it will be left rolled in the gallery until the unrolling event. Artists present at the work's creation will be on hand to reminisce.

Artist Leua Fekusone Latai will create an installation in the Lawton Gallery over the course of the "Greatest Hits" exhibition. Latai is a graduate of UW-Green Bay who recently completed an advanced degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The exhibit will continue in the gallery through March 27, but the gallery will be closed March 13-22 for the University's spring break.

The Lawton Gallery is located in Theater Hall room 249 directly east of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

(04-24 / 16 February 2004 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay faculty member wins NEH fellowship

GREEN BAY - Gregory S. Aldrete, an associate professor of Humanistic Studies (History) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has won a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) research fellowship. The award will allow him to spend a year beginning in June 2004 completing a book, "Floods in Ancient Rome," a study of Tiber River floods and their effects on Rome during the period when the city was at the height of its power.

Aldrete is among 180 scholars nationwide to receive one of the fellowships, and one of only three in Wisconsin. NEH fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's knowledge of the humanities.

Aldrete is a historian specializing in ancient Greece and Rome, and his research on Roman floods stems from an interest in practical issues such as food supply, transportation, economics and urban problems in that city. Tiber floods were a major urban problem. Aldrete's book will describe the floods, look at their immediate and long-term effects on the life of the city, and examine Roman attitudes toward the destructive natural phenomenon. "The Romans already possessed the technology to actually have made Rome safe from the flooding, but chose not to do so," says Aldrete. "I want to look at why."

Aldrete has examined Roman accounts of floods from about 400 B.C. to 400 A.D., and he is supplementing the ancient information with modern data to arrive at a more complete picture of Roman times. Present-day research on how long grain can remain in water before spoiling can reveal the effect of Roman floods on the city's food supply, explains Aldrete. It's one of many ways that today can help explain the past. "Water flows the same way now that it did then," he adds.

Many large cities today mirror Rome's problems of centuries ago and the comparison between "then" and "now" interests Aldrete. Until 100 years ago, no other city approached ancient Rome's population of 1 million. Today there are many large cities with populations at risk from flooding.

Aldrete studies the ancient world by looking at history, art, archaeology and language, and for this book he also is drawing on disciplines such as geology, hydrology, and other scientific fields.

Aldrete joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1995. His Ph.D. and master's degrees in ancient history are from the University of Michigan, and he earned a bachelor's degree in history from Princeton University.

Aldrete is completing another book, "Daily Life in the Ancient Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia," for Greenwood Press, and he and UW-Green Bay Prof. Jennifer Popiel are co-authors of a Western civilization textbook, "After the Fact," in preparation for McGraw-Hill. He is author or editor of two previous books.

Aldrete began research on the flood book while attending the 2000 NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers in Rome, one of two NEH summer seminars to which he was won fellowships.

At UW-Green Bay, Aldrete won the 2003 UW-Green Bay Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching, and he has received a Teaching at Its Best Award, which recognizes successful strategies in the classroom. Aldrete was selected for the 1997-98 University of Wisconsin Teaching Fellows program, and he won a full-year sabbatical for research in 2002-03.

(04-23 / 12 February 2004 / VCD)

Four UW-Green Bay students win health sciences scholarships

GREEN BAY - Four University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students have won Dr. Donel Sullivan Scholarships in Health Sciences for 2004. They are Kevin Martin and Kacee Des Jarlais of Green Bay; Josh Bayer of LaFarge; and Shana Danube of Merrimac.

Martin is working toward a major in human biology with an emphasis in health science. He is a registered respiratory therapist at Bellin Hospital. At UW-Green Bay Martin has served as a teaching assistant in microbiology. After graduation he plans to pursue a master's degree in physical therapy.

Des Jarlais is completing majors in chemistry and human biology and a minor in physics. She has been a tutor and a student laboratory technician in biology and human biology courses. Des Jarlais won the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry 2003 Undergraduate Award. Her undergraduate research project on cloning and expression of zinc finger proteins was presented at the spring 2003 campus wide Academic Excellence Symposium. She is vice president of the campus chapter of Tribeta, a national honorary society for biology students. Des Jarlais plans to work toward both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees after graduating.

Bayer is pursuing the exercise science emphasis in his major of human biology, and also has a minor in human development. He has been a teaching assistant in kinesiology. Bayer is a member of the UW-Green Bay Men's Cross County Ski Team and serves on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. He is a member of Circle K International and has volunteered for the Arthritis Foundation Jungle Bell Walk/Run and the Special Olympics basketball tournament. After graduating, he will seek an advanced degree in physical therapy.

Danube is completing a major in human biology with an emphasis in health science. She also has a minor in chemistry. Danube participated in a summer research project at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she was awarded the G.E. Medical Research Award for outstanding student research. Her volunteer experience includes the Boys and Girls Club and American Red Cross. In the future, Danube will pursue a degree in medicine with the goal of becoming a surgeon.

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

(04-22 / 12 February 2004 / VCD)

Chamber Music at Green Bay schedules Chicago brass group

GREEN BAY- Artemis Chamber Brass of Chicago will present the next in the Chamber Music at Green Bay concert series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

The experiences of the five group members include performing with world-class symphony orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, with various chamber music groups, at prestigious music festivals including Tanglewood and Aspen, and in other venues.

The musicians are Paul Bhasin, trumpet; Marlon Humphreys, trumpet; Jessica Valeri, horn; James Campbell, trombone; and Sean Whitaker, tuba.

At 8:30 p.m. following the concert, they will offer master classes in trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba at various locations in the Weidner Center.

The concert program will include several Renaissance dances, Quintet for Brass no. 2, op. 6 by Victor Ewald, Mini Overture for Brass Quintet by Witold Lutoslawski, and "West Side Story Suite" by Leonard Bernstein.

Bhasin, who studied music at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University, is teaching at UW-Green Bay this academic year. He has performed as a soloist, with symphony orchestras and chamber groups, and commercially with performers such as Chuck Mangione and Marvin Hamlisch. He was an invited soloist at the 1999 International Computer Music Conference. Bhasin was named Young Performing Artist of 1998 by Yamaha Corporation in an international competition.

Humphreys began studying music at age five in his native Brazil and has continued studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He performed in Brazil's major concert halls, and won prizes in several competitions. Humphreys performed throughout Europe as principal trumpet in the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra in 2000-2001. Last season he was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

Valeri has been third horn with the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra since 1998, and regularly performs with symphony orchestras and chamber groups, as well as being a recitalist and solo performer. She was featured by the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra on the Strauss Horn Concerto no. 1. Valeri spent a season as assistant principal horn of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Her musical training was at UW-Madison and Northwestern University.

Campbell is principal trombone with the Illinois Philharmonic and has performed with several Chicago-area groups. He was an active orchestra musician in his native Australia, and had principal trombone appointments with symphonies in Tasmania, West Australia, and Canberra. His prizes in Australia included firsts in the Australian Trombone Competition, the Adelaide Brass Competition, and the Sydney Eisteddfod. He has taught trombone in Australia and at Northwestern University.

Whitaker served a stint as principal/solo tubist with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and presently performs with Chicago-area groups including the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Lake Forest Symphony, the Chicago Brass Quintet, and others. He has taught at Northeastern Illinois University and Trinity International University. He studied at Northwestern University and Duquesne University.

Concert tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

The master classes are free. Information about the master classes is available by calling Prof. Sarah Meredith at (920) 465-2637.

(04-21 / 10 February 2004 / VCD)

Gardening symposium Feb. 28 will focus on nurturing wetlands

GREEN BAY - Registration is open for "Successful Gardening with Native Plants: Focus on Nurturing Wetlands," a one-day workshop Saturday, Feb. 28 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

The workshop will explore the benefits and how-to of gardening in harmony with nature. It is designed for experienced and new gardeners, especially those new to natural landscaping.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Union at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Mike Sands, chief ecologist at Prairie Crossing, Grayslake, Ill., will be the keynote speaker. At 9 a.m., Sands will give an overview of Prairie Crossing, a new residential conservation community.

Seventy percent of Prairie Crossing is permanent open space, which primarily is in restored native ecosystems and an organic farm. Individual homeowners are encouraged to landscape their yards with native wildflowers and grasses instead of large expanses of sod.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., workshop participants can choose from four "breakout" sessions. Presenters are: Randy Powers, restoration ecologist and owner of Prairie Future Seed Co., on establishing and maintaining your prairie; Randy Korb, wildlife educator and author, on Wisconsin frogs and their habitats; Dr. Steve Maassen, director of Wild Ones Seeds for Education Program, on creating outdoor classrooms (of special interest to educators); and Roger Bannermann, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, on rain gardens and low-impact landscaping.

Participants also can choose one of four afternoon breakout sessions. Afternoon presenters are: Randal Maurer, partner and plant biologist with Native Solutions Environmental Consulting, on wet prairies; Mike Sands on storm water management at Prairie Crossing; Randy Powers on how to establish a hummingbird garden; and Tom Aranow, Aranow Associaties, on the lost naturalist (of special interest to educators).

Sands will return at 3 p.m. to present the closing session. A tour of UW-Green Bay's Cofrin Center for Biodiversity will be offered at 3:30 p.m.

The event is the third annual presentation in the "Thoughtful Gardener" symposium series. The special sessions of interest to educators are new to the series this year. Teachers in attendance can earn continuing education credits.

Conference co-sponsors are the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, the Green Bay Chapter of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, The Einstein Project, the UW-Green Bay Division of Outreach and Extension, and the Green Bay Botanical Garden.

The conference fee is $44 for members of sponsoring groups and $49 for non-members. The fee covers handouts, refreshments and parking. Sandwich or vegetarian box lunches are available for an additional $6.50. Box lunch reservations must be made by Friday, Feb. 13.

For more information about the workshop, call (920) 465-2642 or (800) 892-2118. Registration also is available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/outreach/profed/.

(04-20 / 9 February 2004 / SH)

UW-Green Bay to close freshman applications Feb. 16

GREEN BAY - In the face of growing demand for a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay education, UW-Green Bay will stop accepting most new-freshman applications for the fall 2004 semester Monday, Feb. 16.

UW-Green Bay will be the second of the 13 four-year campuses in the UW System to cut off freshman applications for the fall semester. UW-Madison also is closing freshman applications this month.

As of Feb. 1, UW-Green Bay had received 2,962 new-freshman applications, up 6 percent from the same time a year ago.

Chancellor Bruce Shepard said the strong enrollment demand shows the word is out that good things are happening at UW-Green Bay.

"The demand has been growing every year," Shepard said. "That's great news. But it also forces us to close applications early. Longer term, we must persuade the state that Green Bay's University of Wisconsin must have the added capacity essential to fully serve our dynamic region."

Because of the strong flow of applications for the fall semester, the University must curtail freshman applications or risk exceeding enrollment targets by a substantial margin.

UW-Green Bay has a state-approved enrollment target of 4,384 full-time equivalent students for fall 2004. The FTE enrollment is based on the number of credits taken and is used in measuring the University's capacity. The enrollment target was established to balance enrollment and available resources, including adequate class sections and student services.

The University is projecting an overall headcount enrollment — the total number of people taking classes — of about 5,400 students next fall.

Steven Neiheisel, assistant dean for enrollment services/registrar, said the decision to cut off applications is consistent with the University's effort to admit new students while also making sure those admitted have timely access to the classes they need to graduate.

UW-Green Bay will make some exceptions to the Feb. 16 application cutoff for new freshmen. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis for freshmen who would enrich the campus community through special talent, diversity and other considerations.

Applications also will continue to be accepted from students in various other programs and categories, including re-enrolling, transfer, graduate, nursing completion and Extended Degree students.

For more information about applying to UW-Green Bay, contact the Admissions and Orientation Office at (920) 465-2111.

(04-19 / 6 February 2004 / SH)

Space research funding available through Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium

GREEN BAY - Application deadlines are rapidly approaching for scholarship, research, outreach and other awards available through the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium.

The Space Grant Consortium, based at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, is dedicated to using the excitement and vision of the nation's space program to equip Wisconsin citizens with the math, science and technology tools needed to thrive in the 21st century.

The Consortium designs, creates and funds dozens of education programs serving every level from kindergarten through adult and teacher education. It also provides tens of thousands of dollars in grant funding to undergraduate and graduate students for space-related scholarship and research in any discipline - from physics and astronomy to business and finance to art.

Students, faculty and staff at the Space Grant Consortium's member institutions are eligible for all funding opportunities. Individuals or organizations need not be Consortium members to apply for Special Initiatives or Aerospace Outreach Awards.

Consortium-sponsored programs and their application deadlines are:

• Scholarships, Fellowships and Student Research Awards: Scholarships and fellowships support outstanding undergraduate and graduate students pursuing aerospace science, engineering or a related discipline. Research awards support qualified students to create and implement small research studies related to space science, aerospace or space-related studies. Deadline: Feb. 14.

• Research Infrastructure Awards: Seed-grant awards are designed to help faculty and research staff seeking to initiate new space-related research programs. Deadline: March 1.

• Higher Education Incentives: Seed-grant awards are for value-added, higher education projects that increase the space/aerospace content of undergraduate college and university offerings. Deadline: March 1.

• Special Initiatives: Awards are for planning and supplemental grants for new or ongoing projects that have space-related content and encourage, attract or retain underrepresented groups (women, minorities, persons with disabilities) in space/aerospace fields. Deadline: March 1.

• Aerospace Outreach: Planning grants support new projects, and supplemental grants enhance new components of existing projects that support or encourage pre-college students in space-related pursuits or raise the level of the general public's knowledge of space-related topics. Deadline: March 1.

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. Programs exist in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium formed in 1991. Members include Alverno College; Astronautics Corp. of America, Milwaukee and Madison; BioPharmaceutical Technology Corp. Institute, Madison; Carroll College; the College of the Menominee Nation; Great Lakes Spaceport Education Foundation, Inc., Sheboygan; Lawrence University; Marquette University; the Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee School of Engineering; Orbital Technologies Corp., Madison; Ripon College; Space Explorers, Inc., De Pere; the Universities of Wisconsin at Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Parkside, Superior and Whitewater; the Wisconsin Association of CESA Administrators; the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; Wisconsin Lutheran College; and the Wisconsin Space Business Roundtable. UW-Green Bay is the lead institution.

To learn more about the various funding opportunities, contact the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium by phone at (920) 465-2108 or by email at wsgc@uwgb.edu or visit the Consortium's Web site at www.uwgb.edu/WSGC.

(04-18 / 4 February 2004 / SH)

UW-Green Bay students to offer free income tax assistance

GREEN BAY - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students will begin providing free income tax assistance Feb. 9 at four community locations and two campus sites.

The free service will continue through April 15 with the exception of March 15-19 when students are on spring break.

More than 30 UW-Green Bay student volunteers will provide help with tax returns. Students had to pass an exam in order to qualify to volunteer.

Tax assistance sites and times are:

• Fort Howard Family Resource Center, 520 Dousman St., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

• Salvation Army, 626 Union Court, noon to 2 p.m. Mondays, and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. No tax assistance will be available on Monday, Feb. 16, which is Presidents' Day.

• Oneida Center, 2640 West Point Road, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Catholic Charities, 1825 Riverside Drive, assistance by appointment only (for appointment call 437-7531, extension 1, and ask for Sue Ruck).

• Mary Ann Cofrin Hall at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

• L.G. Wood Hall at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays.

The student volunteers are members of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), an organization through which 71,000 volunteers assist more than 3.5 million taxpayers nationwide in completing their returns.

UW-Green Bay seniors Jason Nachtwey and Mary Steffens are student coordinators of the program this year. Marilyn Sagrillo, associate professor of business administration, is the faculty adviser.

Last year, UW-Green Bay student volunteers helped prepare 270 federal income tax returns, 261 state returns and 66 Homestead Credits.

(04-17 / 5 February 2004 / SH)

Innovative paper technology center at UW-Green Bay will help state, paper industry

GREEN BAY - A new paper sciences technology transfer center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an innovative project that will benefit the state and regional economy, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard says.

Shepard joined U.S. Rep. Mark Green, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt and Wisconsin Paper Council President Pat Schillinger at a news conference today at UW-Green Bay to announce details about the center.

Green, R-Green Bay, successfully secured $500,000 in federal funding for the institution in an appropriations bill last year. President Bush signed the measure into law just over a week ago.

"I want to thank Congressman Green for his leadership in securing funding to plan this important project," Shepard said. "As Green Bay's University of Wisconsin, we are pleased to be involved in a partnership that will strengthen a region and a sector of the economy that are vital to all of Wisconsin."

The Chancellor said the center is a good example of UW-Green Bay's campuswide theme of "Connecting learning to life." He said the center will help create the types of jobs that may not even exist today.

Green said Wisconsin has to stay on the "cutting edge" of paper technology if the state expects to keep jobs in the important paper industry.

"With this seed money, we're setting the stage for Wisconsin to become a world technology leader — and laying the groundwork for a brighter economic picture for years to come," he said.

The center is designed to be a world-class research facility that will serve as home to leading paper scientists who will be encouraged to develop patentable technologies that can be transferred from the laboratory to the marketplace.

The center's concept is similar to technology development programs at UW-Madison where scientists work to generate new technologies which are then transferred to the private sector.

Chancellor Shepard said he will work closely with Mayor Schmitt in an effort to eventually locate the center in downtown Green Bay. The partnership will help strengthen the city's downtown.

Schillinger said Wisconsin paper companies are enthusiastic about the center's prospects.

"This really is about jobs and about making sure Wisconsin stays competitive nationally and internationally as we face the tough economic challenges of the future," he said.

(04-16 / 2 February 2004 / SH)

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