October 2005

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Groundbreaking set for sports and events center

Nursing program receives maximum accreditation

'Last Words' performance

Safe Halloween event

Peter F. Dorschel Natatorium

Lecture looks at evolution-creationism debate

Voice competition returns to UW-Green Bay

Yingst chosen for Mars science team

Adult Degree informational sessions

Anderson is state's top archivist

Choral concert will aid hurricane victims

Visiting scholar

Financial management courses

Teaching Scholars

Grant for heartworm study

Comedy 'Red Herring'

UW-Green Bay bands perform on Oct. 19

Book talk on 'Women's Wisconsin'

Scholar talks on Islam and gender

Reported attack did not take place

Phuture Phoenix Day

Steps to Make a Difference Walk

Raptor Research Foundation meeting

Textile exhibit

Cultural Fair

Grant funds Web site

Architect chosen for Union project


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UW-Green Bay breaks ground Tuesday for sports and events center

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday (Nov. 1) for the renovation and expansion of the Phoenix Sports Center.

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony and celebration of the $32.5 million project. The event will be held in front of the Sports Center, starting at 3 p.m. Dessert and refreshments will be served at a reception in the PSC West Gym following the groundbreaking.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard, representatives of the Kress family, Student Government Association President Nathan Petrashek, Athletics Director Ken Bothof and other University and community representatives will be among those participating in the ceremony.

Shepard said the groundbreaking will be a celebration of a project that will be a major addition to the UW-Green Bay campus. It also will celebrate a partnership involving students, the state of Wisconsin and community donors that made the project possible, he said.

"Everyone involved in this partnership understands the importance of the project to our students, our athletics program and our community," Shepard said. "This is a great example of campus and community working together."

UW-Green Bay students committed $15 million to the project through higher fees. The state provided $7.5 million, and private donors will contribute $10 million.

The George F. Kress Foundation provided the lead private gift for the project. The building will be named the Kress Events Center, pending approval by the UW System Board of Regents.

At 174,000 square feet, the project is the largest building project in UW-Green Bay history. The upgraded center is expected to open in fall 2007.

The Phoenix Sports Center, which opened in 1976, has never been renovated or upgraded. The expansion will include a central area with a seating capacity of about 4,000. It will serve as the home court of the women's basketball and volleyball teams.

An auxiliary court will serve as a practice court for the men's basketball team and as a site for student recreational activities. The men's basketball team will continue to play its games at the community Resch Center.

The new and improved center will offer new health and recreational opportunities for all students. It will include facilities for running, racquet sports, volleyball and intramural basketball, cardiovascular and aerobic activities, and swimming and diving pools.

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

(05-216 / 28 October 2005 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay nursing program receives maximum accreditation

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Professional Program in Nursing has received official notice of accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

"We are extremely proud of our accomplishment in receiving the maximum 10-year accreditation period," said Prof. Derryl Block, chair of UW-Green Bay's nursing program. "It is a tribute to our faculty, administrators, students, and clinical agencies, and we thank everyone who participated in the review process."

The accreditation process included an extensive self-study that examined all aspects of the program's mission, goals and curricula, a three-day visit by a CCNE evaluation team, institutional response to the team's report, and review by the commission's board.

CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and it provides an unbiased assessment of the quality of professional nursing education programs. Accreditation by CCNE is an indication of confidence in the educational institution to offer a program of quality, deserving of public approval.

UW-Green Bay's Professional Program in Nursing prepares registered nurses (RNs) with associate degrees or diplomas in nursing toward a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN). The program currently has 178 students, all RNs, who take general education, nursing support courses, and upper level nursing courses on campus or via the Internet.

UW-Green Bay also partners with other University of Wisconsin baccalaureate nursing programs in offering the entire RN to BSN program to Wisconsin registered nurses via the Internet. Nurses in other states are educated through the Internet-based program called BSN-LINC, which is led by UW-Green Bay.

The UW-Green Bay Professional Program in Nursing has been continuously accredited by the National League for Nursing through 2006. CCNE, the program's new accrediting organization, is a prestigious national accrediting agency that accredits baccalaureate and graduate programs and operates in accordance with nationally recognized accreditation standards.

(05-215 / 27 October 2005 / VCD)

Audience gets last word in 'Last Words' at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-The audience ultimately acts as jury following the one-person performance of "Last Words," an anthology of final thoughts of America's executed scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 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.

Ken Carnes, an American Conservatory Theatre-trained actor and holder of a master's degree in mental health counseling from Salve Regina University, will portray all of the roles in the 75-minute production. Adapted from the original stage play, "Dead Man Talking," the performance draws upon stories from death row inmates, friends, families, guards, wardens and politicians.

Carnes creates the character of a fictitious inmate whose words are drawn from real "last word" testimonies of several inmates, and the audience acts as jury deciding his fate. Carnes will lead a discussion with the audience about issues raised by the production.

"Last Words" is sponsored by the Office of Student Life at UW-Green Bay.

(05-214 / 26 October 2005 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay students offer safe Trick or Treat

GREEN BAY-Students of the Community Apartment Board (CAB) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay are inviting children and parents to a safe Halloween event on Monday, Oct. 31 that includes activities, trick or treating, and refreshments on the University campus.

CAB President Amy Johnson says children and parents are welcome to gather at the Ecumenical Center on the campus's east side beginning at 5:30 p.m. Activities at the Ecumenical Center will include treat bag decorating and picture-frame making. Each child participant will receive a piece of glow-in-the-dark jewelry for safety.

UW-Green Bay student guides-called G-host guides-will usher small groups of children and parents on "trick or treat" forays to a number of residence hall and student apartment buildings. Afterward, participants can gather at the Ecumenical Center for cocoa, cookies and cider.

According to Johnson, it's the third annual "HALL-oween" Trick or Treat Night sponsored by CAB. Community Apartment Board is a student organization of residents living in apartment-type housing at UW-Green Bay.

(05-213 / 26 October 2005 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay names University pool the 'Peter F. Dorschel Natatorium'

GREEN BAY - At a special dedication ceremony Monday (Oct. 24), the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay named the University swimming and diving pool the Peter F. Dorschel Natatorium.

Through the naming of the Natatorium, UW-Green Bay is honoring Peter F. and Jane W. Dorschel for their longtime involvement in the community and their generous financial support of the renovation and expansion of UW-Green Bay's Phoenix Sports Center.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard thanked the Dorschels for their generosity and support of the University and its student sports and events center project.

"Peter and Jane Dorschel have shown a tremendous commitment to our University and community," Shepard said. "We are proud that the Natatorium will bear the Dorschel name."

Peter Dorschel enjoyed a long and prosperous career in real estate, doing business throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He founded Dorschel Realty, worked as both an appraiser and realtor, and was a member of the prestigious Member Appraisal Institute. He retired in 1973.

He married the former Jane Wohlfeil in November 1939. They will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary next month.

Peter Dorschel, still an avid golfer at age 92, was widely regarded as the finest male swimmer ever to come from the Green Bay area. He lettered three years as a member of the swim team at the University of Wisconsin where he competed in the 40- and 100-yard freestyle events.

One of his most remarkable athletic achievements came at age 13 with a long-distance swim from the old Wells Coal Dock (now Voyageur Park) in De Pere to the Main Street Bridge in Green Bay. He recalls "turning professional" that day because he accepted $25 from his brother for accomplishing the feat.

The Peter F. Dorschel Natatorium at the Phoenix Sports Center serves as both a recreational and fitness facility for UW-Green Bay students and the home base for a highly competitive intercollegiate swimming and diving program. The 96-foot-long, eight-lane swimming pool is equipped with 1- and 3-meter diving boards, and a movable bulkhead. Lap swimming, fitness classes and free-swim sessions are open to students and community members.

The $32.5 million renovation and expansion of the Phoenix Sports Center is made possible by a partnership involving community donors like the Dorschels, UW-Green Bay students and the state of Wisconsin. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in front of the Sports Center.

The center will be renamed the Kress Events Center, pending approval by the UW System Board of Regents. The George F. Kress Foundation provided the lead gift for the project.

(05-212 / 25 October 2005 / SH)

UW-Green Bay faculty lecture looks at roots of evolution-creationism debate

GREEN BAY-A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty lecturer will explore the roots of the debate over the teaching of evolution versus creationism or intelligent design in public school classrooms in a lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the Christie Theater located in University Union on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. The event is free and open to the public.

Prof. Francis Carleton, who teaches in the political science and women's studies academic units, will present the lecture as part of the Oxford Lecture Series at UW-Green Bay, patterned on a practice at Oxford University in England where the public is invited into the classroom to hear faculty members speak on compelling topics.

Carleton will trace the philosophical underpinnings of the evolution-creationism debate to British thinkers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries who had opposing views of the value to society of a rational versus a more faith-based citizenry.

(05-211 / 20 October 2005 / VCD)

Voice competition makes repeat visit to UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-For the second time, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host first and semi-final rounds of the every-other-year Montreal International Czech and Slovak Music Competition held in Montreal, Canada.

The public is welcome to observe the competition on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 25 in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. Admission is free. Sessions are 2 to 5 p.m. each day. First rounds are on Monday, with semi-finals on Tuesday. Three competitors will be chosen on Tuesday to enter the competition's final rounds in Canada.

Two UW-Green Bay students and one former student are competitors. The students are tenor Jacob Kaltenberg, Waunakee; and baritone Kerry Kuplic, Green Bay. Also competing will be Kohler native Andrea Wiltzius, who left UW-Green Bay in spring 2002 to pursue advanced studies at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Wiltzius has since completed her degree at Peabody and presently performs and studies privately in Chicago. It will be the second time in the competition for Kuplic and Wiltzius.

Prof. Sarah Meredith, chairperson of the UW-Green Bay music program, is co-organizing the competition with founder Alain Nonat of Theatre Lyrichoregra in Montreal. UW-Green Bay is the only U.S. site for preliminary rounds.

Meredith says goals of the competition are to promote interest in the music of Czech and Slovak composers, many of whom are little known in the West, and to promote musical exchanges between North America and the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

For their first round, competitors must perform a world aria. For the second, they'll sing an aria or song by a Czech or Slovak composer, preferably in the original language, and one other piece of their choice.

In addition to Meredith and Nonat, the international list of judges includes mezzo soprano Anna Barova, professor at the Music Academy, Brno, Czech Republic; mezzo soprano Eva Blahova, teacher and founder of festivals and competitions, Bratislava, Slovakia; Gildo Di Nunzio, conductor, Metropolitan Opera, New York; William Florescu, artistic director of the Florentine Opera, Milwaukee; pianist Ales Kanka, Conservatory of Music, Prague, Czech Republic; Julius Klein, conductor and artistic director of the Kosice Symphony, Kosice, Slovakia; and Miroslav Pansky, founder of Pamiro Opera Company, Green Bay.

Timothy Cheek of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will be piano accompanist for the competition.

Judges and the three semifinalists fly to Montreal the day after the UW-Green Bay contest for two days of competition leading to finals on Oct. 29.

The overall winner of the 2003 contest was Kimberly Haines of Michigan who advanced to the final round from the Green Bay competition.

(05-210 / 20 October 2005 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay's Yingst chosen for Mars science team

GREEN BAY-A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay planetary scientist has been selected by NASA to join the science team working with the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

R. Aileen Yingst, adjunct assistant professor of Natural and Applied Sciences at UW-Green Bay, is one of eight researchers added to the rover team. They join 49 scientists selected in 2000 and 2002 to use the Athena suite of science instruments on the rovers.

Yingst, who also is director of the UW-Green Bay-based Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, said she is honored and delighted to be among the researchers from seven states to join the rovers' team of scientists.

"This is the closest I'll ever come to becoming an astronaut," she said. "This is probably the coolest thing I'll ever do."

Yingst's role in the project will be to examine the shape and roundness of rocks on Mars to determine how they got there.

Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring sites on opposite sides of Mars since January 2004. They have found geological evidence of ancient environmental conditions that were wet and possibly habitable. The rovers are in the third extension of their missions.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Mars Exploration Rover project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

Yingst, who has Ph.D. and master's degrees in geological sciences from Brown University, has previous experience with Mars missions. She worked on the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Polar Lander projects at the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona.

She also will take part in the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, which will send a mega-rover to Mars in 2009. That mission, part of an overall plan to eventually send humans to Mars, will deliver a mobile laboratory to the surface of Mars to explore a region as a potential habitat for past or present life.

On the MSL mission, Yingst will serve as a co-investigator on the Mars HandLens Imager, which will take images of rocks, soil, frost and ice at resolutions 2.4 times better than the Microscopic Imager now onboard the Mars Exploration Rovers.

(05-209 / 20 October 2005 / SH)

UW-Green Bay hosts Adult Degree informational sessions

GREEN BAY-Beginning this month, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Adult Degree Program will hold a series of informational sessions for working adults interested in starting or returning to college.

The innovative Adult Degree Program makes a bachelor of arts degree accessible to nontraditional adult students who have heavy work and family responsibilities.

All informational sessions for the 2005-06 academic year will be held at the UW-Green Bay Downtown Learning Center at Washington Commons. Session dates and times are:

• Thursday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

• Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.

• Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.

• Saturday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m.

• Thursday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.

• Saturday, Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m.

• Thursday, March 23, 6 p.m.

• Saturday, March 25, 9:30 a.m.

• Thursday, April 20, 6 p.m.

• Saturday, April 22, 9:30 a.m.

The sessions cover topics ranging from starting and returning to college as an adult student, support services for adult students, program costs and financial aid, credit for life learning and how to get started.

Students in the Adult Degree Program have opportunities to bring their own interests into their program of study. Students attend half-day Saturday classes once a month, work independently between classes and complete most requirements off-campus.

Adult Degree students can register for and begin classes any month of the year. They can live anywhere in the state and participate.

For more information or to register for the UW-Green Bay Adult Degree informational sessions, go online at www.uwgb.edu/adultdegrees, call (920) 465-2423 or (800) 621-2313 or e-mail adultdegrees@uwgb.edu.

(05-208 / 19 October 2005 / SH)

UW-Green Bay's Anderson is state's top archivist

GREEN BAY-Debra Anderson, archivist and coordinator of the Area Research Center, Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has won the Governor's Award for Archival Advocacy for 2005.

Anderson was cited for "unflagging efforts to develop archival programs, cultivate the UW-Green Bay Area Research Center (ARC), and build relationships with researchers, students, faculty, government officials, and community members." The award selection was made by a committee of the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board.

The Governor's Award presentation will be made by Peter Gottlieb, state archivist at the Wisconsin State Historical Society, in a special ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at UW-Green Bay.

"A public history center," is how one of the award nominators described the UW-Green Bay archives collections under Anderson's direction. He singled out her role in making the ARC a "top-notch resource" for teachers and students not only at UW-Green Bay but at area middle and high schools; and for encouraging the public to use the archives; helping to develop a Northeastern Wisconsin Business Archives; and coordinating a National History Day competition for middle and high school students throughout northeastern Wisconsin.

The northeastern Wisconsin National History Day competition grew from 75 contestants in its first year 2003 to being one of the largest regional competitions in the state just three years later. In 2005, 180 students came to the contest from a dozen schools and more than 1,000 students participated at school level in National History Day projects. "This is how citizens who care about democracy and history are born," said another nominator who observed students' and teachers' excitement at National History Day.

Library Director Leanne Hansen calls Anderson "a wonderful ambassador" for the Cofrin Library and UW-Green Bay. "Her knowledge of northeastern Wisconsin historical collections and her creative energy combine to give all of her patrons rich resources for research," says Hansen. "Deb makes history colorful and alive."

Anderson, who joined UW-Green Bay in 1989, says she sometimes introduces herself as an "archivist/evangelist." Anderson explains that she entered the career field expecting to spend her time "in the back room sorting and organizing." Instead, she's just as likely to be working one-on-one with a researcher, taking historical documents into a third grade classroom, or talking to business leaders to urge them to preserve their company's records for history. Anderson admits that archives either saving materials for the future or making archives available to people are never far from her thoughts. "I can't just turn it off," says Anderson.

Prior to joining UW-Green Bay, Anderson worked on a project to process business archives at the Wisconsin State Historical Society. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Mankato State University in Minnesota, and a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from UW-Madison. She has done archives consulting with various organizations including large firms such as Ocean Spray and Motorola.

The UW-Green Bay ARC is a repository of Wisconsin State Historical Society materials for 11 counties of northeastern Wisconsin. Instead of centralizing archives, the ARC system puts materials closest to where they are likely to be needed and provides for transfers of historical materials between ARC depositories across the state as users request them.

Anderson's was the only Governor's Award given to an individual. Other awards were made to the Kewaunee County Historical Research Center, Raynor Library at Marquette University and the Milwaukee Jewish Historical Society. The awards coincided with the Wisconsin Historical Society's observance of Archives Week, Oct. 16-22.

(05-207 / 18 October 2005 / VCD)

Special UW-Green Bay choral concert will aid hurricane victims

GREEN BAY-"...a long ways from home," is the theme of a special concert by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Concert Choir and Phoenix Chorale at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Concert organizers aim to raise funds for Gulf Coast hurricane victims and offer sympathy and comfort through music.

"Through time, music has eased sorrow, sown seeds of hope, and strengthened ties among people in the community," says Phoenix Chorale guest conductor Aya Ueda of the concert theme. "This concert is one thing we can do to contribute, to inspire, and to give hope."

The concert theme is a direct quote from words of the spiritual, "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," which was responsible for inspiring the concert. Ueda explains that in the course of trying out new pieces, the Chorale sang an arrangement of the spiritual by Rosephanye Powell. "They sang it so beautifully," she recalls. In discussion following, she and the students made a connection to events on the Gulf Coast that displaced so many from their homes, and the idea for a benefit concert was born.

Members of the Chorale and student chapters of American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and Music Educators National Conference (MENC) are actively helping to organize and promote the event. They'll set up a donation booth at the concert. Donations collected will be forwarded to the American Red Cross for its Disaster Relief Fund. Cash and checks will be accepted.

"We'd like people to come to the concert to hear some great music and support the hurricane victims," says ACDA vice president Jacob Kaltenberg. "Even a dollar donation would make a difference if enough people give a dollar."

The theme concert fit perfectly with plans Conductor John Plier had for the UW-Green Bay Concert Choir. He already had scheduled the Concert Choir to perform Franz Schubert's Mass in G. They'll be joined by the UW-Marinette West Shore Chorale directed by David Giebler.

"I think the project has had a lot of connections for students," says Plier. "It's an opportunity for them to do something [for hurricane victims] with their own particular gifts."

The program will open with Plier conducting the Concert Choir and West Shore Chorale in Schubert's Mass in G. Three members of Phoenix Chorale will be guest soloists. They are soprano Lisa Andre, Casco; tenor Kaltenberg, Waunakee; and bass Christian Ott, Sheboygan. Janet Osterberg will be the piano accompanist.

Following intermission, women of the combined choirs, under Ueda's direction, will perform "Weep No More," by David N. Childs, with Richard Perry at the piano. Plier will conduct the men of the combined choirs in an arrangement of Kurt Bestor's "Prayer of the Children."

In addition to "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," Phoenix Chorale will perform "O vos omnes qui transitis per viam" from Alberto Ginastera's Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah; "O vos omnes" by Pablo Casals; "Precious Lord Take My Hand"; the first movement of Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms"; and a gospel-style arrangement of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Ueda will conduct and faculty member Benjamin Moritz will accompany on piano.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. In addition, the Weidner Center will charge a $2.50 per ticket facility usage fee. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

(05-206 / 17 October 2005 / VCD)

Visiting scholar will share new thinking about environmental protection

GREEN BAY-South African scholar Robin Palmer, who'll visit the Green Bay area from Oct. 17 to Nov. 27, will share his experiences with a project that represents a turn-around in thinking about protection of environmentally sensitive areas from excluding people to recognizing that humans are part of the landscape and finding ways to include them in it.

Palmer's visit is supported by the joint St. Norbert College/University of Wisconsin-Green Bay International Visiting Scholars Program. While in Green Bay, he'll lecture and participate in classes on both campuses and engage in activities in the community. The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation is the third partner in the International Visiting Scholars Program.

The public is invited to welcome Palmer at reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the UW-Green Bay Downtown Learning Center in Washington Commons. The reception is sponsored by the joint International Visiting Scholars Program and the UW-Green Bay Office of International Education.

A member of the faculty at Rhodes University, South Africa, Palmer will address issues of democracy, human rights, social change, environmental ethics and land and natural resource management during his activities in Green Bay.

Palmer led a research team involved in negotiating a different way of managing the Dwesa-Cwebe, a nature and marine reserve on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Eight Xhosa-speaking communities on its periphery traditionally depended on the reserve's natural resources, but during apartheid they were forcibly removed from its bounds. When democracy came to South Africa, village residents actively protested the loss of their land with the result that access was returned to the communities and residents now co-manage the reserves. Palmer is an editor of the team's report, "From Conflict to Negotiation: Nature-based Development on South Africa's Wild Coast."

While in Green Bay, Palmer will participate in an Oneida Youth Enrichment Services gathering on Nov. 9, the Third Annual International Social Justice Symposium focusing on indigenous rights and land claims to be held in Green Bay and Oneida on Nov. 14-15, and other events to be scheduled.

The joint International Visiting Scholars Program launched in November 2003 when St. Norbert College President William Hynes and UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard signed an agreement to pool efforts to host scholars, particularly those from developing countries, for the benefit of both institutions and the larger community.

(05-205 / 17 October 2005 / VCD)

New courses on financial management start Oct. 26

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Small Business Development Center is offering a new opportunity for business owners and key employees to understand financial management.

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 26 and continuing each Wednesday through Nov. 16, the center will offer a series of courses on financial management issues. Issues range from understanding financial statements to cash-flow planning and management.

Business owners looking for knowledge to keep growing their businesses can sign up for the entire series or for individual workshops. The workshops will be held at UW-Green Bay's Downtown Learning Center at Washington Commons from 6 to 9 p.m.

Participants will learn:

What's the score: how financial statements are constructed, basic principles of the double-entry accounting system, and what accounting means to managers of small businesses.

How to win the game: how to use financial statements for more that just "keeping score" of how your business is doing, how to make management decisions from financial information, and how to use financial analysis to discover problem areas and then make the right decisions.

Making winning your goal: how to make decisions to improve future profits, how to make a business budget or plan, and seeing what a management decision can do for your bottom line.

The ultimate victory: how to use cash-flow management tools to avoid problems with cash flow and how to prepare cash budget and cash-flow statements.

Larry Franke, a chief financial officer with a local manufacturer, will teach the courses. He has taught accounting skills to hundreds of small-business managers over the past 20 years.

The cost of the financial management workshops is $69 per course or $235 for the entire series.

Online registration is available at http://www.uwgb.edu/sbdc. To register by phone or for more information, call Pat Hilger at (920) 496-2114.

(05-204 / 17 October 2005 / SH)

Seventeen at UW-Green Bay are Teaching Scholars

GREEN BAY-Seventeen faculty members have been selected as 2005-06 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Teaching Scholars, in a program aimed at providing opportunities for both new and experienced teachers to enhance their teaching strategies.

Nine are members of the six-year-old Teaching Scholars I program for the University's newest teachers. Over the course of the year, they'll identify teaching challenges and develop strategies to address them through readings, discussions with colleagues and individual projects.

Teaching Scholars I for the present academic year and units in which they teach are:
Cliff Ganyard, Rebecca Meacham and Jason Nice, all in Humanistic Studies; Mark Kiehn, Steven Kimball and Pao Lor, all in Education; Terri Johnson, Public and Environmental Affairs; Benjamin Moritz, Communication and the Arts; and Amy Wolf, Natural and Applied Sciences.

The Teaching Scholars II program is for post-tenured faculty members who want to continue scholarly inquiry into teaching. The program launched last year.

Named Teaching Scholars II for 2005-06 and their units are:
Andrew Kersten and Kim Nielsen, Social Change and Development; Nicole Meyer and Cristina Ortiz, Humanistic Studies; Derryl Block, Nursing; Sandra Stokes, Education; Patricia Terry, Natural and Applied Sciences; and Dean Von Dras, Human Development.

Prof. Denise Scheberle, who coordinates the Teaching Scholars programs along with Regan Gurung, associate dean of liberal arts and sciences, says they "promote a celebration of purposeful teaching that is sensitive to student learning."

The program is supported by a grant from the UW-System Office of Instructional and Professional Development and the UW-Green Bay Provost's Office.

(05-203 / 13 October 2005 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay professor wins grant for heartworm study

GREEN BAY-University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Prof. Uwe Pott, Kewaunee, has received a grant of $8,255 from the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation to support a study aimed at providing evidence for how much preventive heartworm medication dogs in northeastern Wisconsin need to take. Heartworm is a potentially fatal parasite spread to dogs by mosquitoes.

The grant will provide for equipment and for salaries for two undergraduate students who will gain practical research experience by working on the project. Student Tricia Kieffer, Appleton, plans a career in veterinary medicine, and Emily Ellis, Green Bay, intends to pursue a graduate degree in biology.

Pott, who teaches in the human biology academic program at UW-Green Bay, explains that dogs get infected when they're bitten by mosquitoes that carry the infective larvae of the heartworm parasite. Once in the dog's bloodstream, the larvae develop into the worms that can cause serious health problems. Veterinary practice is to recommend preventive medication to keep the larvae from developing in the dogs.

But, says Pott, previous studies have shown that day and night temperatures have to be above 57 degrees in order for the larvae to develop in the mosquitoes. "The purpose of this study is to identify the months of the year when dogs may become infected with the dog heartworm in northeastern Wisconsin," he explains.

Pott and the student researchers trapped thousands of mosquitoes over the course of the 2005 mosquito season. Now they'll use DNA testing to analyze which mosquitoes actually carried the heartworm, note when and where the mosquitoes were trapped, and relate the occurrence of infective larvae to temperature data.

Pott says defining a more precise time window for giving dogs preventive medication could reduce the amount of drugs dogs must take and save their owners money.

Pott began the study early in 2005 with the aid of a grant from the UW-Green Bay Research Council.

(05-202 / 13 October 2005 / VCD)

Cold War era is backdrop for comedy at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-"Red Herring," a play set in the era of the Red Scare in America, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20-22 and Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 26-29 in the Jean Weidner Theater (formerly Studio Two) in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

"It's a detective story, a murder mystery and three love stories all rolled into one," says director Laura Riddle.

The time is 1952: Dwight D. Eisenhower has been elected president, and Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who made headlines a couple of years earlier with a speech charging that the U.S. State Department was infiltrated by Communists, has been re-elected to the Senate.

"That episode in history in tangential to the play," says Riddle, adding that the comedy is a send-up of the noir genre of novels and movies characterized by writers such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiel Hammett, and films such as "The Maltese Falcon." But while characters such as a female homicide detective, a Russian spy, a physicist working toward development of the atomic bomb, and a fictitious wife and daughter of Sen. McCarthy people the play, the focus is on the relationships between pairs -a young couple, a middle-aged couple and an older couple.

"The play looks at love and marriage in three phases of life," says Riddle. "It's about the three couples trying to make their love work in a society that has a lot of obstacles for them."

Riddle says the relatively new play by Philadelphia playwright Michael Hollinger is "very quickly getting a lot of production." It premiered in 2000. Hollinger has written several other plays, in addition to film scripts for PBS and other projects. His awards have included one from the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays, and a Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play.

Scenic design for the UW-Green Bay production is by Jeffrey Entwistle and costume design is by Kaiome Malloy. R. Michael Ingraham is lighting and sound designer and technical director. All are members of the faculty.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for adults; $10 in advance and $12 at the door for seniors and students; and $8 for UW-Green Bay students. In addition, the Weidner Center charges a $2.50 per ticket facilty usage fee. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

(05-201 / 11 October 2005 / VCD)

'Star Wars' to Bach: UW-Green Bay bands perform Oct. 19

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band will perform selections ranging from "Star Wars" music to a prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach at a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Just over 100 musicians perform in the two groups directed by faculty member Kevin Collins.

The 50-piece Wind Symphony, which has grown from being a Wind Ensemble just two years ago, will feature the large, free-standing works from John Williams' music from the original "Star Wars Trilogy." Collins says the arrangement by Donald Hunsberger, director of the Eastman Wind ensemble, is "very faithful to the original intricate, highly complex and colorful score."

The Wind Symphony also will present Eric Whitacre's "Noisy Wheels of Joy," and Malcolm Arnold's Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo.

The 55-member Symphonic Band's program will include a transcription of J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B-flat. "Lush," is Collins description of the arrangement by R. L. Moehlman. The group also will perform Ralph Vaughn Williams' band classic, "Sea Songs."

Collins, who joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1988, has been director of bands since 1995. He directs the summer UW-Green Bay Band, Choral and Orchestra Camps for high school and junior high school students, and founded the UW-Green Bay State-Bound Honor Band for pre-college students who won outstanding ratings in district competitions.

Tickets for the concert are $6 for adults and $3 for students. In addition, the Weidner Center charges a $2.50 per ticket facility usage fee. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

(05-200 / 11 October 2005 / VCD)

Book talk, signing at UW-Green Bay is on 'Women's Wisconsin'

GREEN BAY - The history of women in Wisconsin, often told in their own words, will be the topic for author Genevieve G. McBride when she talks about her new book, Women's Wisconsin: From Native Matriarchies to the New Millennium, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Christie Theater located in University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. McBride will be available to sign copies of the book following the presentation.

The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Cofrin Library at UW-Green Bay, is free and open to the public.

McBride edited the book, recently released by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. She selected dozens of excerpts from articles and from women's letters, reminiscences and oral histories published over decades in the Wisconsin Magazine of History and other Historical Society Press publications.

The story starts with Hopokoekaw, a woman civil chief of the Ho-Chunk Nation 300 years ago, and ends with McBride's hopes for women's progress in Wisconsin in the 21st Century. "I hope to see a woman governor in my lifetime," she told an interviewer. "That would return us to the world that was Wisconsin hundreds of years ago when Native women served as chiefs!"

McBride says that although women have been more than half of the people who made history happen in Wisconsin, they have been poorly represented in state histories. "If I could give a copy of this anthology to every girl growing up in Wisconsin, that would be a start for a better future for us all," she has said. "If I could give a copy to every boy, that might further our progress to a far better future."

McBride is director of women's studies and an associate professor of history at UW-Milwaukee. She earned a Ph.D. degree at UW-Madison.

McBride is the author of On Wisconsin Women: Working for Their Rights from Settlement to Suffrage. The book, published in 1993 by UW Press, won the State Historical Society Book of Merit Award and the Council of Wisconsin Writers Kingery Scholarly Book Award. It recently was released in paperback.

The event is in conjunction with the State Historical Society's Archives Week observance from Oct. 16-22, which focuses on the theme, "Wisconsin Women."

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Fulbright scholar will talk on Islam and gender at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - "Political Islam and Gender Democracy in the Arab World: The Case of Jordan," will be the topic at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 when Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Ibtesam al-Atiyat speaks in Phoenix Room A of the University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. A reception will follow the talk.

The event is free and open to the public.

A native of Jordan, Dr. al-Atiyat is spending the academic year at UW-Green Bay under the auspices of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's primary program in international educational exchange. She teaches at Balqua Applied University in Jordan.

Dr. al-Atiyat earned her Ph.D. degree in political sociology from the Free University of Berlin in Germany where her dissertation research examined the women's movement in Jordan. Her bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology are from the University of Jordan.

Dr. al-Atiyat has presented papers on topics including women's political participation in Jordan, the role of civil society in enhancing women's political participation in Jordan, peace and development in the Arab world in the context of women, and political Islam and gender relations, among others.

She is a part time program officer with the Jordanian National Commission for Women where she works toward implementing gender mainstreaming projects in the public sector.

While in Green Bay, Dr. al-Atiyat will teach in the social change and development and women's studies academic programs at UW-Green Bay, and have various engagements in the community.

(05-198 / 11 October 2005 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay police conclude alleged attack did not take place

GREEN BAY -University of Wisconsin-Green Bay police have concluded that an attack alleged to have occurred on the University arboretum trail Thursday, Oct. 6 did not take place. Police based their conclusion on evidence and new information obtained in their investigation.

The University is prepared to provide assistance and support for a female student who alleged that she was attacked on the Arboretum trail at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The student is currently hospitalized and receiving treatment.

The student reported to police Thursday that she was attacked by a man on an Arboretum trail near the University soccer field.

Randy Christopherson, UW-Green Bay director of public safety, said University police thoroughly investigate all reports of crimes on campus.

He thanked the campus community - students, faculty, staff and visitors - for working to maintain a safe and secure campus and for assistance with the investigation. He also thanked local news media for getting information out to the community.

"We continuously work to strengthen the safety and security of our campus," Christopherson said. "It is truly unfortunate when something like this happens."

Christopherson said the UW-Green Bay campus is a safe living, learning and working community. For example, he noted that there actually has been only one incident on the Arboretum trail in the past decade.

However, he said members of the campus community should not have a sense of complacency when it comes to safety issues. He said students and others on campus must be aware of their surroundings when walking on campus.

"Working together, we will make every effort to maintain a safe environment for everyone on campus," Christopherson said.

The University will make counseling and other support services available for the alleged victim.

"This student is going through a difficult time," said.... "We are here to work with and assist the student, just as we are here for all of our students who are facing a difficult time in their lives."

(05-197 / 7 October 2005 / SH)

UW-Green Bay hosts fifth-graders for Phuture Phoenix Day

GREEN BAY - About 850 fifth-graders will visit the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus Tuesday (Oct. 11) for the fourth Phuture Phoenix Day, a day of activities to encourage youngsters to pursue a college education.

Students from 10 Green Bay elementary schools and the West De Pere and Shawano-Gresham school districts will participate in the award-winning program and connect with UW-Green Bay student mentors. Green Bay schools involved in the program are Chappell, Danz, Eisenhower, Fort Howard, Howe, Jefferson, Lincoln, Nicolet, Sullivan and Tank elementary schools.

The fifth-graders will visit classrooms, residence halls, the Cofrin Library, the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Phoenix Sports Center and other parts of the campus. About 220 UW-Green Bay students and 25 community volunteers will lead tours of the campus.

Students will arrive on the UW-Green Bay between 9 and 9:30 a.m. They will attend an introductory program at 9:45 a.m. at the Weidner Center.

Phuture Phoenix director Cyndie Shepard said the program has received strong support on campus and in the community.

"We have unbelievable support from the community both financial and volunteer support," she said. "And the UW-Green Bay students who are involved love it. They send me e-mails saying, 'This is so much fun.'"

The program targets elementary schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families.

In a new development this year, UW-Green Bay student mentors will work with "Phuture Phoenix Clubs" in four area middle schools: Edison, Washington and Franklin middle schools in Green Bay and West De Pere Middle School. Middle school students who have attended Phuture Phoenix Day in the past will participate in the clubs.

"Phuture Phoenix Clubs" are made possible by a $10,000 grant awarded to UW-Green Bay by the Wisconsin Campus Compact. The Campus Compact is a program to strengthen civic involvement and service-learning partnerships between Wisconsin's colleges and universities and the communities they serve.

Last year, Phuture Phoenix was awarded the state's first Ann Lydecker Award for Education, which recognizes innovative practices to promote diversity. The award, named for the late chancellor of UW-River Falls, was from the Office of State Employment Relations and the State Council on Affirmative Action.

(05-196 / 6 October 2005 / SH)

UW-Green Bay class organizes walk to benefit nonprofit groups

GREEN BAY-The 17 students in the Public and Nonprofit Management class at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay are busy practicing what they've learned in class by organizing the Steps to Make a Difference Walk on Saturday, October 15 in the Cofrin Arboretum at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

They aim to raise $12,000 to benefit six nonprofit organizations: The N.E.W. Community Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, Bay Area Humane Society, New Community Shelter and the Lakeland Chapter of the American Red Cross. Donors can designate their gifts for a particular organization.

The Steps to Make a Difference Walk was the idea three years ago of Prof. Denise Scheberle, who teaches the course in Public and Nonprofit Management. She saw it as a way that students could apply classroom knowledge to a real project. The students are responsible for all aspects of the event.

The 2005 walk has a jump-start on its goal with a $2,000 matching pledge from Schreiber Foods, Inc., a nationwide food distributor with corporate headquarters in Green Bay.

In addition to raising funds for the half dozen nonprofit groups, organizers are urging walk participants to donate school supplies for needy children in Costa Rica. The supplies will be delivered in January when Professors Troy Abel and Kevin Fermanich lead UW-Green Bay students on a service-learning course to Costa Rica.

Walk organizers are reaching beyond campus to invite area schools and businesses to participate, and they've set their fund raising goal accordingly. In 2004, 150 walkers raised nearly $9,500.

"As a class, we discussed our fundraising goals," says Walk co-chairperson Katie Gassenhuber. "Everyone agreed that with a few changes and additional publicity, we could set and reach a goal of $12,000." The major change for 2005 is to solicit more community walkers. Several UW-Green Bay student organizations already are committed to participate.

Walkers can register in the Nicolet Room of University Union beginning at 9:30 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Participants can walk the entire 4.1 mile Arboretum trail, or take a 2-mile walk. Prof. Michael Draney of the Natural and Applied Sciences faculty will provide an ecological tour of the Arboretum trail during the course of the walk.

Student organizers emphasize that all of the dollars raised will go to the nonprofit organizations. Donated services and goods are enabling them to avoid overhead costs. Supporting entities include the UW-Green Bay Office of Student Life, Sodexho, the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, Decoster Construction, the UW-Green Bay Civics Club, the Public and Environmental Affairs academic program, and the Student Government Association.

"Steps to Make a Difference is a win-win-win event," says Scheberle. "Students get a first-hand look at what it takes to put on a successful event, walkers get to experience the beauty of the Arboretum, and some very worthy nonprofit organizations get much-needed support."

Information about the event is available from co-chairpersons Katie Gassenhuber (gasskn13@uwgb.edu or 920-883-4752) or Melissa Merkovich (merkma02@uwgb.edu or 262-930-9116).

The walk is scheduled to closely align with national Make a Difference Day on Oct. 22.

(05-195 / 5 October 2005 / VCD)

Public invited to talks on ivory-billed woodpecker, peregrines, predators and prey

GREEN BAY-Public sessions at the annual meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation scheduled Oct. 12-16 in Green Bay include a special presentation on Oct. 15 by one of the members of the search team that in 2004 "discovered" the ivory-billed woodpecker, a bird thought by many to be extinct.

The public also is welcomed to the Oct. 13 keynote address reporting on the recovery of peregrine falcons in Wisconsin, and a presentation on Oct. 14 by a researcher who investigates predator-prey relationships.

All three presentations are free.

James M. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, Hastings, Minn., will speak on "In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker" at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in Ballroom A at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Fitzpatrick is among the few to have witnessed one of the seven recent sightings of an ivory-billed woodpecker. He saw the bird in March 2004.

A reported sighting of an ivory-bill in Florida in 1999 initiated intensive searches for the bird that was last documented in 1944. Fitzpatrick was invited in March 2002 by the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology to join the search team, working as a field biologist/ornithologist first in Louisiana, and the following year in Florida. Another reported sighting early in 2004 in central Arkansas set off renewed searching, and Fitzpatrick worked with the team in that area in 2004 and 2005. The sightings were announced in April 2005 in the journal, Science. Fitzpatrick continues to work with the project.

Greg Septon of the Wisconsin Peregrine Society will give the keynote address on "The Recovery, Management and Future of Wisconsin's Peregrines" at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in Ballroom A of the KI Center. He'll give an overview of peregrine falcon recovery efforts in the state from 1987 to the present. Septon will discuss recent reoccupation of historical cliff aeries along the Mississippi River and efforts to establish the birds on the Door County Peninsula.

Alberto Palleroni, a postdoctoral researcher in the Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory in the Psychology Department at Harvard University, will speak on aspects of the "arms race" between predatory birds and their prey at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 204 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. "Raptors as Predator Models in Ethology," is the title of his talk. Palleroni's research has included work on the world's largest eagle, the harpy, in Panama.

The Raptor Research Foundation is a nonprofit scientific society that accumulates and disseminates information on hawks, eagles, owls and falcons. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity is the host for the group's annual meeting in Green Bay. Co-sponsors include the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, the Bay Area Bird Club and the Neville Public Museum of Brown County.

(05-194 / 5 October 2005 / VCD)

Textile installation opens at UW-Green Bay gallery

GREEN BAY-"Bedtime Stories," an installation by textile artist Rebecca Pearson, opens with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Lawton Gallery located in Theater Hall Room 230 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. The artist will speak at 5 p.m.

Pearson is a 2001 UW-Green Bay graduate who in 2004 completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at UW-Milwaukee with an emphasis in textiles. Her work takes off from themes of fairy tales and romance novels, exploring elements of innocence and awareness. In the UW-Green Bay installation, Pearson looks at innocence and awareness through the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, creating the work with materials such as silk, velvet and glass beads.

Pearson says her work derives from skills and techniques used in domestic textiles and that were passed down from her mother and grandmother. "These techniques keep me grounded in the traditions of folk art and women's art that have been practiced for millennia," she says.

The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 3. Lawton Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

(05-193 / 5 October 2005 / VCD)

Fair at UW-Green Bay celebrates cultures

GREEN BAY-The seventh annual Cultural Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay offers an array of entertainment, shopping and food opportunities representing various cultures. The event is free and open to the public.

Vendor booths, food tables featuring hearty snacks, and most of the performing events will be in the Phoenix Rooms of University Union on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. Other performances take place in Common Grounds, the newly remodeled coffeehouse in the Union, and in the Nicolet Room, the main dining facility.

Seven campus and community groups will perform during the course of the four-hour fair. Here's the schedule:

10 a.m.-Shamrock Club Irish Dancers (Phoenix Room)

10 a.m.-Aya Ueda performing on the koto [Japanese zither] (Common Grounds)

10:45 a.m.-Hawaiian Dancers (Phoenix Room)

11:15 a.m.-UW-Green Bay Hand Drumming Ensemble (Nicolet Room)

11:30 a.m.-Citlalli Alma de Mexico, traditional Mexican dancing (Phoenix Room)

12:15 p.m.-Tim Burton, reggae, blues and R&B musician (Phoenix Room)

12:30 p.m.-Ryan Sette, jazz guitar (Common Grounds)

1:39 p.m.-Nandini Corea, traditional dances from India (Phoenix Room)

The Cultural Fair is sponsored by The Office of International Education, the University Union and the Office of Student Life at UW-Green Bay.

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Grant funds UW System Web site at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-An $8,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will support a new World Wide Web site aimed at sharing international education information among all 26 University of Wisconsin campuses.

The University of Wisconsin International Information Network (UWIIN) will encourage greater awareness and pursuit of international resources, activities and opportunities across the System, according to Jay Harris, UW-Green Bay coordinator of international projects.

Harris says plans are to have the site "live" by the end of December.

The site will disseminate information about international fellowships for students and faculty, visiting international scholars, special international events on campuses and in communities, study tours for educators and the public, educational materials for global perspectives, and online resources for international news and resources among the 13 four-year and 13 two-year campuses in the UW System.

The grant program, administered by the Association of International Educators, is aimed at encouraging innovation and collaboration among institutions.

Construction is expected to begin by spring 2007. The project should be completed by summer 2008.

(05-191 / 5 October 2005 / VCD)

Architect chosen for UW-Green Bay Union project

GREEN BAY - An architectural firm with extensive experience in designing student centers and community facilities has been selected to design the renovation and expansion of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's University Union.

KEE Architecture of Madison will design UW-Green Bay's new and improved University Union, which is part of the University's plan for upgrading and expanding student-life facilities. The state Department of Administration was in charge of selecting the architect.

Architects soon will begin work on design concepts for the Union expansion. The design process will include opportunities for involvement by students and other members of the campus community.

KEE's previous work includes the highly acclaimed UW-Platteville Student & Technology Center, the "Goodman Diamond" Softball Complex at UW-Madison, and a major state office building renovation and addition in Wisconsin Rapids. The firm won the state's 2004 Excellence in Architectural Design Award for its work on the UW-Platteville project.

UW-Green Bay student Tracy Kranzusch, who has been active on the University Union Board, said the selection of the architect is a major step forward for the Union project.

"As a student closely involved with the project, I am excited about having KEE as design architect," she said. "Design needs to move forward. A renovated Union will create a more welcoming environment for students and solve critical space and service issues on campus."

The renovated and expanded Union will promote more student interaction, provide improved dining areas, and consolidate campus retail operations.

The Phoenix Bookstore and UW Credit Union, currently located on the plaza level of the Cofrin Library, will move to new homes in the Union. The Union also will include a student group core, which will have offices and other space for use by the Student Government Association, other student organizations, the American Intercultural Center, and the Office of Student Life.

Student fees and other program revenue are funding the $6 million project.

The project could add up to 18,000 square feet of space to the Union and remodel about 25,000 square feet. The design process will provide a clearer picture of the project's scope.

Construction is expected to begin by spring 2007. The project should be completed by summer 2008.

(05-190 / 3 October 2005 / SH)


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