Congressional candidates to debate Oct. 26
Energy independence pilot program
Lab Sciences lounge to be named for Maier
Union dining area to be named for Cloud
Institute fall conference: Boys in Crisis
Informational sessions for Adult Degree Programs
New ticketing service for UW-Green Bay events
Van Gruensven new HR director
'Atlas of Breeding Birds'
Constitution Day events
Downtown lecture series
Lawton Gallery exhibit
opens Sept. 14
First-day enrollment figures
8th Congressional District candidates to debate Oct. 26 at UW-Green Bay
GREEN BAY - The Republican and Democratic candidates for the 8th Congressional District seat in Northeastern Wisconsin have agreed to a debate Thursday, Oct. 26 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Republican candidate John Gard and Democratic candidate Steve Kagen will respond to questions from a panel of state and local journalists to be named later.
The hour-long debate will begin at 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms of UW-Green Bay's University Union. The event is free and open to the public.
Gard and Kagen, winners of their party primaries Sept. 12, are competing for the 8th Congressional District seat being vacated by Congressman Mark Green, who is running for Wisconsin governor. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Sponsors of the debate include the UW-Green Bay College Democrats and Republicans student organizations, Project VOTE of Brown County and WisPolitics.com, which will tape the debate for later Webcast. State and area news media also will be invited to cover the event.
With Green vacating the 8th Congressional District seat, the 8th District race is considered one of the most competitive in the country this year. It is receiving extensive national attention.
UW-Green Bay welcomes selection for energy independence program
GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is one of four UW System campuses selected to take part in a pilot program to make the campuses energy independent within the next five years.
At a news conference today at UW-Green Bay, Gov. Jim Doyle announced that UW System campuses at Green Bay, Oshkosh, River Falls and Stevens Point will participate in the statewide energy initiative. The campuses selected have been leaders in energy conservation and sustainability.
The four campuses will work with the state Department of Administration's Division of State Facilities to identify and implement technologies to move the campuses toward energy independence.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said he is pleased that UW-Green Bay will be part of the program aimed at promoting energy self-sufficiency.
"UW-Green Bay has a long and proud history of commitment to environmental awareness and efficient use of energy," he said. "It's only appropriate that we help pave the way for a more sustainable future."
Shepard noted that UW-Green Bay's Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, the campus's showcase academic building that opened in 2001, has been cited for its sustainable-design features. He also said UW-Green Bay was the first campus in the UW System to install a solar energy system to heat its indoor swimming pool.
This summer, Shepard appointed a Campus Sustainability Committee to include a focus on best management practices based on leadership in energy efficiency and environmental design. A recommendation to create the committee was included in the new UW-Green Bay Master Plan, or long-range development plan.
Shepard said the leadership of UW-Green Bay students has helped the University maintain its emphasis on sustainability. The most recent example of the students' role was in the development of the new Master Plan.
"It's clear that an ongoing commitment to sustainability is something our students value," Shepard said.
UW System President Kevin Reilly joined Gov. Doyle and Chancellor Shepard at today's news conference.
Laboratory Sciences lounge to be named for early UW-Green Bay administrator
GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will name a popular student lounge in the Laboratory Sciences building for a distinguished educator who was one of the UW-Green Bay's first administrators.
The Robert H. Maier Student Lounge will be located on the first floor of the Laboratory Sciences building, which was expanded and renovated in 2004.
Robert H. Maier joined UW-Green Bay as assistant chancellor for instruction and research in 1967, one year before the University began offering classes as a four-year institution. He was promoted to vice chancellor in 1969.
Maier, who left UW-Green Bay in 1979 to become vice chancellor at East Carolina University, died in October 2005.
A generous gift from Maier's family has led to the creation of a scholarship fund in his name to benefit UW-Green Bay students.
Chancellor Bruce Shepard said he is pleased that the Maier name will continue to be connected with UW-Green Bay.
"Dr. Maier is an important figure in the history of this university," Shepard said. "We greatly appreciate what he did for UW-Green Bay and also the generosity his family has shown to our university and students."
Maier was UW-Green Bay's second employee - Chancellor Emeritus Edward W. Weidner being the first - and was the first staff member Weidner hired.
Weidner recalled interviewing Maier in Los Angeles at the time of the first Super Bowl game, which was played in January 1967 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Green Bay Packers won the game.
The Robert H. Maier Student Lounge will be formally named in a ceremony at the lounge at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.
UW-Green Bay dining area to be named for Leona Cloud
GREEN BAY - In recognition of a longtime supporter and distinguished graduate, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will name the main dining area in the University Union the Leona Cloud Commons.
UW-Green Bay is honoring Leona Cloud for her involvement with the University and community and for her generous financial support of the Kress Events Center.
The dining area will be named and dedicated at a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard thanked Mrs. Cloud for her generosity and support of the University, particularly of the Kress Events Center.
"Leona Cloud has been a great friend and supporter of Green Bay's University of Wisconsin," Shepard said. "We are proud that her name will be connected with one of our campus's most popular spots."
Mrs. Cloud and her husband, the late Walter R. Cloud, joined the UW-Green Bay Founders Association in 1975 and were members for many years. They also supported the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and the University's first capital campaign.
More recently, her gift for UW-Green Bay's newest classroom building, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, furnished the Cloud Lounge, a gathering place for students. She also was an early and generous supporter of the Kress Events Center, the renovated and expanded Phoenix Sports Center. The sports and events center will open in fall 2007.
Mrs. Cloud is an alumna of UW-Green Bay, having graduated in 1980 after returning to school as an adult student. She earned a degree in Human Development with high honors.
In May 2005, she received a UW-Green Bay Chancellor's Award for service to the University and the community.
Institute presents 'Boys in Crisis' topic at annual Fall Conference
GREEN BAY - The Institute for Learning Partnership's eighth annual Fall Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will address the gender gap issue of "Boys in Crisis," with a keynote address by international expert, educator and author Paul Slocumb.
The conference, which will be held Oct. 4 and 5, also will feature hands-on, interactive workshops for educators, parents and community members.
Slocumb will give the conference keynote address at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Phoenix Rooms of the UW-Green Bay University Union. The next day, he will lead a hands-on interactive workshop for educators at UW-Green Bay and a parent/community workshop at the Neville Public Museum.
Slocumb is the author of the book Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis (2004, aha! Process, Inc.), and, with Ruby Payne, the co-author of the book Removing the Mask: Giftedness in Poverty (2000, aha! Process). He is a career educator, author and consultant and has extensive knowledge and experience working with boys in crisis and gifted and talented students from disadvantaged families.
Prior to Slocumb's keynote address, candidates and graduates from UW-Green Bay's graduate program in Applied Leadership in Teaching and Learning and those in the Institute's Professional Development Certificate program will display and discuss their recent research. The Green Bay Boy Choir will perform at 6:50 p.m., just prior to Slocumb's address.
New this year is a one graduate credit option in conjunction with the Fall Conference.
For more information on the credit option, go to www.uwgb.edu/educationoutreach, select Fall 2006 courses, and click on 'Boys in Crisis'. Or, contact Annie in the UW-Green Bay Outreach Office at (920) 465-2480, toll free at (800) 892-2118, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
For more information on the Fall Conference, contact Juliet Cole at (920) 465-5094.
The Institute for Learning Partnership is a collaborative effort to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Northeastern Wisconsin. Partners include UW-Green Bay, technical colleges of Northeastern Wisconsin, CESA 7, CESA 8, St. Norbert College, education associations, the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education program, and many other entities.
Informational sessions announced for UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Programs
GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is holding free informational sessions this fall for working adults interested in learning about UW-Green Bay's Adult Degree Programs.
Sessions will be held on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive, on Wednesday Sept. 27, Thursday, Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Nov. 14. All sessions will be in Room 204 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, starting at 6 p.m.
UW-Green Bay's innovative and convenient Adult Degree Programs make a bachelor of arts degree accessible to nontraditional adult students who have heavy work and family responsibilities.
The information sessions cover a wide range of topics such as 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.
Adult Degree students attend half-day Saturday classes and work independently between classes. Students benefit from small class sizes and personalized attention.
Additional informational sessions are being scheduled this fall in Marinette and Shawano. Dates, times and locations for the Marinette and Shawano sessions will be announced later.
For more information about UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Programs or to register for the informational sessions, call (920) 465-2423 or (800) 621-2313 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Online pre-regisatration is available at http://www.uwgb.edu/adultdegrees/html/info/newsEvents/infoSessions.aspx.
Tickets for UW-Green Bay performances available through new service
GREEN BAY - Tickets for all performing arts events at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay are now available for purchase through a new university ticketing service.
University Ticketing Services (UTS) combines the expertise of the former ticket office of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and the central location and services of the University Information Center in the UW-Green Bay University Union.
University Ticketing Services handles ticketing for events in the Weidner Center's Cofrin Family Hall and Jean Weidner Theater, the University Theater in Theatre Hall and other on-campus venues.
Single and season tickets are available for events planned by the UW-Green Bay Theater and Music programs, the nonprofit Weidner Center Presents, Inc., the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra and Good Times Programming, the student organization that coordinates student life programming at UW-Green Bay.
UTS is located at the University Ticketing & Information Center on the ground floor of the University Union.
Tickets are available for purchase at the ticket center, by phone at 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587, or online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets. Maps of the UW-Green Bay campus, parking information, seating charts and a calendar of events also are available at the Web site.
For more information about University Ticketing Services, contact Lynn Rotter at 465-2217, visit the University Ticketing & Information Center or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Van Gruensven appointed human resources director at UW-Green Bay
GREEN BAY - Sheryl Van Gruensven has been appointed director of human resources and affirmative action at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The appointment is effective immediately.
Van Gruensven has been in the position in an acting capacity since October 2005. She joined UW-Green Bay as human resource manager in 2004 from a position as human resource manager with a Wausau law firm.
The director of human resources and affirmative action is responsible for the planning, administration, leadership, and development of human resources, payroll and affirmative action units at UW-Green Bay.
Van Gruensven has a bachelor's degree in human resources management from Upper Iowa University. She also has an associate degree in paralegalism from Chippewa Valley Technical College.
She is certified as a senior professional in human resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute.
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