December 2007

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Six win teaching grants

'Talk Sex with Sue'
host scheduled


Coaching and Developing Employees program

Safety initiatives
stressed in new report


Graduating seniors
win awards


Courses for educators

Regents grant sabbaticals

Percussion and hand drumming concert

Downtown Lecture,
Dec. 13


Commencement ceremony, Dec. 15

Choral concert, Dec. 9

Kwanzaa celebration, Dec. 8

'New' WGBW campus radi station

December graduates
are announced



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Six at UW-Green Bay win teaching grants

GREEN BAY-Six members of the teaching staff at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay have received Teaching Enhancement Grants awarded by the University's Instructional Development Council. The grants ranged from $500 to $850 each.

Recipients of the awards are Theresa Adsit, lecturer in Natural and Applied Sciences and Mathematics; Kathleen Burns, assistant professor of Human Development and Psychology; Adolfo Garcia, instructor in Information and Computing Science and Communications; Kevin Kain, lecturer in Humanistic Studies and History; Kim Nielsen, professor of Social Change and Development and Women's Studies; and Cristina Ortiz, associate professor of Humanistic Studies and Spanish. Their proposals ranged from attendance at professional conferences and workshops to developing course packs for students to creating digital mini-archives to be used in courses.

The grant program is intended to assist faculty members in enhancing their teaching skills or developing innovative teaching strategies.

(07-213 / 20 December 2007 / VCD)

'Talk Sex with Sue' host scheduled
for Weidner Center

GREEN BAY-Sue Johanson, host of the Oxygen Network show, "Talk Sex with Sue Johanson" will appear at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 13 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Johanson, a registered nurse, sex educator, counselor, writer and public speaker, is noted for her frank, open, and often humorous delivery of information about sex and relationship topics. She has been host of radio sex education shows since 1984, and her programs have been seen on the Oxygen Network since 2002.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale to the general public at UW-Green Bay's University Ticketing and Information Center located in the University Union. Tickets also can be purchased online at www.uwgb.edu/weidner/Calendar.htm.

The event is sponsored by UW-Green Bay's Office of Campus Life, Good Times Programming Board, and the Residence Hall and Apartment Association.

Inquires can be made to the Office of Student Life at (920) 465-2200, extension 40.

(07-212 / 20 December 2007 / VCD)

Coaching employees is
Small Business Center program

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Small Business Development Center is offering a one-day program, Coaching and Developing Employees, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Rd., Green Bay.

Instructor Bob Pecor of Coaching Forward, Eau Claire, has more than 25 years of conducting leadership, sales and customer service workshops. Through his business he has developed a series of assessments, exercises, workbooks and activities to develop the thinking and processes that will improve employee performance.

The program is aimed at providing techniques to develop employees through coaching, develop a culture of growth within an organization, devise a coaching plan for everyone, and learn what drives personnel growth.

Cost of the workshop is $195 per person or $145 per person for three or more individuals from the same firm. Registration is available at http://www.uwgb.edu/mdp or by calling (920) 496-9010.

(07-211 / 20 December 2007 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay stresses campus safety
initiatives in new report

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is working to improve campus security by upgrading communication and planning and by providing more information about mental health services to the campus community.

UW-Green Bay this week reported to UW System officials about recent steps to improve campus safety. A Systemwide campus security report will be presented to the Board of Regents in February.

Chancellor Bruce Shepard said UW-Green Bay began reviewing its safety procedures and policies within hours of the Virginia Tech shootings in April. He said UW-Green Bay and campuses across the state are committed to a wide range of initiatives to keep the campuses safe.

"When it comes to ensuring a safe campus, we have had many sensible practices in place for years," Shepard said. "However, the Virginia Tech tragedy showed that we must be attentive and open to new ideas for improving campus security and emergency preparedness."

Campus safety activities initiated at UW-Green Bay since the Virginia Tech tragedy include:
  a review of UW-Green Bay's emergency response practices and procedures, ranging from campus communication systems to coordination with local law enforcement agencies. The University's emergency management team, administration and student government leaders participated in the review.
  an "active shooter" training exercise on campus involving the UW-Green Bay Office of Public Safety and Police and emergency management team as well as the Green Bay Police Department and Brown County Sheriff's Department.
  information sessions on campus safety at each new freshman Parent Orientation.
  distribution to all students, faculty and staff of a message with information about protocols and notification procedures dealing with potential shootings or other types of violent behavior.
  development of a Depression Screening Day Awareness Campaign in conjunction with Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton's office. The campaign included messages from Chancellor Shepard and the University's Counseling and Health Center encouraging screening for depression.

UW campuses have placed greater emphasis on campus safety and preparedness since the tragedy at Virginia Tech. A gunman killed 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus April 16, making it the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.

In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy, Gov. Jim Doyle appointed Shepard co-chair of the Governor's Task Force on Campus Safety. The task force submitted its recommendations Nov. 1.

The report to be presented to the Board of Regents in February will provide a "snapshot" of progress UW campuses are making in implementing campus safety initiatives and where future efforts and resources will be focused. The report will respond to recommendations of the governor's task force and of the Commission on University Security appointed by UW System President Kevin Reilly.

A summary of UW-Green Bay's campus security initiatives may be viewed online at http://www.uwgb.edu/chancellor/reports/07security.htm.

(07-210 / 19 December 2007 / SH)

Graduating seniors win awards
at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-Sixteen graduating University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seniors were presented with special awards at a recognition event for family and friends on Friday, Dec. 14, prior to commencement ceremonies held at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Seven graduates received Chancellor's Medallions. The award recognizes contributions to campus and community and academic achievement throughout the students' university careers. Recipients are selected based on nominations, completion of a form outlining their achievements, an essay and letters of support.

Nine others received University Leadership Awards that acknowledge their contributions to the quality of life on campus and in the community and future potential. Students who are nominated complete an information form and solicit a letter of support. Selections are made by a committee appointed by the Dean of Students.

Recipients of Chancellor's Medallions were:

Lynn Bellmore, Menasha; KayLynn Gresham, Oneida; Rebecca Hietpas, Appleton; Amy Jeanty, New Holstein; Emily Krambs, Viroqua; Kristin Nett, Port Washington; and Lotte Rasmussen, Samsoe, Denmark.

University Leadership Awards went to:

Stephanie Anderson, Neenah; Kari Dockendorff, La Crescent, Minn.; Jennifer Feyen, Green Bay; Jessica Greve, Green Bay; Jennifer Kuhn, Larsen; Alicia McCanna, Hickory Grove, S.C.; Victoria Oxendine, Green Bay; Melissa Tremaine, Hawkins; and Jason Vincent, Casco.

(07-209 / 17 December 2007 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay Outreach schedules
courses for educators

GREEN BAY-Seven new offerings, including three noncredit workshops, are among courses for educators beginning in January 2008 in the winter-spring series organized by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Office of Outreach and Extension.

One of the new courses, "TRIBES-Making It Work in Your Classroom," will be offered on-line. Other new courses include "Advanced SMART Boards," offered in Sheboygan; "Understanding Childhood Disorders and Their Impact on Learning," offered in De Pere; and "Digital Storytelling: Using PhotoStory 3," offered in Kiel.

A new one-day noncredit workshop in Green Bay, "Experience History," sponsored by the Brown County Federation of History Museums, is free and underwritten by the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Two other new noncredit offerings in Sheboygan are "Relax, Focus, and Rejuvenation" and "Yoga for Educators."

UW-Green Bay courses for educators are for graduate credit unless otherwise indicated in the listing. Some courses are offered with credit options.

Enrollment in most classes is limited, so registration at least two weeks before the start of a course is recommended. Numbers for detailed information and to request registration materials are (920) 465-2480 or (800) 892-2118. Information and registration also are available on-line at www.uwgb.edu/educationoutreach. New offerings are added throughout the year and may be found on the Web site.

UW-Green Bay courses for educators align with Wisconsin standards for teacher and administrator development and licensure.

Here's the list of winter-spring courses to date:

Beginning in January 2008:

Advanced SMART Boards (NEW), Wednesdays, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sheboygan.

Secondary Reading in the Content Areas, Thursdays, Jan. 17, 24; Wednesday, Feb. 13; Thursday, March 6; and Wednesday, March 12, Sheboygan.

Spanish for Educators I, Tuesdays, Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11, Green Bay. Graduate, undergraduate or noncredit options available.

Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning [ON-LINE], One face-to-face meeting Sat. Jan. 26, De Pere High School. Two-credit option ends April 12. Three-credit option ends May 10.

Introduction to Understanding by Design, Mondays, Jan. 28; Feb. 11, 25; March 10; April 14, 28; May 12, Sheboygan.

Beginning in February 2008:

Relax, Focus and Rejuvenate (NEW), Saturday, Feb. 9, Sheboygan. Noncredit workshop.

Drug Impairment Training for Education Professionals, Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16, Door County. Graduate credit or noncredit options.

Web Page Creation and Editing, Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 15, 16; April 11, 12, Mishicot. Graduate credit or noncredit options.

Understanding Childhood Disorders and Their Impact on Learning (NEW), Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 15, 16; Feb. 29, March 1; March 14, 15; April 4, 5, De Pere.

Assessment Literacy: A Practical Approach to Classroom Assessment, Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 18, 20; and Feb. 25, 27, Sheboygan.

TRIBES-Making It Work in Your Classroom (NEW) [ON-LINE], Begins Feb. 18 and ends April 25.

Conflict Resolution, Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23, Green Bay. Graduate credit or noncredit options.

Beginning in March or April 2008:

Yoga for Educators (NEW), Saturday, March 1, Sheboygan. Noncredit workshop.

Investigating the Geography and Cultural History of the Door Peninsula, Friday, March 7; Saturday, March 8; Friday, April 11, Sturgeon Bay.

Digital Storytelling: Using PhotoStory 3 (NEW), Saturdays, March 8, 15, Kiel. Graduate credit or noncredit options.

Differentiated Instruction, two locations: Wednesday, March 19; Thursday, April 10; and Wednesdays, April 23 and May 7, Sheboygan. Tuesdays, April 8 through May 6, Green Bay.

Drug Impairment Training Part II: Developing an Action Plan, Wednesdays, April 2 and 16, Southern Door.

Trees Across the Curriculum, Friday and Saturday, April 18, 19, and Friday, May 9, Sturgeon Bay.

Experience History Workshop (NEW), Saturday, April 19, Green Bay. Free noncredit workshop.

(07-208 / 12 December 2007 / VCD)

Regents grant sabbaticals to eight
at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday granted sabbatical leaves for 2008-09 to eight members of the UW-Green Bay faculty.

Sabbaticals recognize faculty members' teaching and provide for reassignment for a specified period to enable them to enhance future teaching. Sabbatical research often leads to new courses or revision of existing courses.

Granted leaves for the full academic year were Associate Professors Franklin Chen and John Katers, both of Natural and Applied Sciences; and Jennifer Ham and Aeron Haynie, both of Humanistic Studies. Chen will prepare a book manuscript on teaching computing algebra in physical chemistry, acquire additional expertise in quantum computations, and collaborate with scientists in Taiwan in the area of nanotechnology. Katers will enhance several courses and strengthen community connections by collaborating with a local company that uses byproducts from the pulp and paper industry to produce new value-added products. Ham will edit a book for publication and develop two new courses. Haynie will complete a book, create a new freshman seminar, and redesign her regular courses on English literature.

First semester leaves were granted to Associate Professors Michael Draney, Natural and Applied Sciences; Anne Kok, Social Work; and Sarah Meredith, Communication and the Arts. Draney will use the leave to develop a new travel/student-centered research course to the Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute facilities in Panama. Kok will promote new international education opportunities for UW-Green Bay students abroad and Jordanian students here by studying and working at the University of Jordan. Meredith will organize a cultural exchange project with visits to several eastern European countries and give a lecture/recital in Florence, Italy.

Prof. Michael Kraft, Public and Environmental Affairs was granted a second semester leave to prepare new editions of three new textbooks, introduce Web-based instruction in three courses, and pursue scholarship in environmental policy studies.

(07-207 / 10 December 2007 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay percussion and
hand drumming concert is Dec. 14

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Contemporary Percussion Ensemble and Hand Drumming Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 in University Theater located in Theater Hall on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. Faculty member Cheryl Grosso directs both groups.

The Contemporary Percussion Ensemble, which opens the program, will premiere a new composition by Grosso that she wrote to be performed at the February 1 Green Bay Civic Symphony concert in the Meyer Theater. Titled, "Quintet," it will be performed by students Steven Lambert, Brett Walter, Megan Resop, Chris Dinse and Miranda Freimuth. "I wrote the piece this fall specifically for these five students," says Grosso. Their instruments will include steel car parts, log drums, metallophone, commercial cookware and roto toms. Grosso and the five students will comprise the percussion section for the Civic Symphony concert.

Contemporary Percussion Ensemble will open the program with "Puzzle Piece," by Rich O'Meara, a marimba trio that will provide music as the audience enters, the lights go down, and the performance begins. The group's program also includes a composition based on Hawaiian mythology, "Ku-Ka-Ilimoku," by Christopher Rouse; "Six Pieces," by William Cahn; a piece based on a traditional Balinese work, "Ketiak," by Akira Nishimura; and "Quiet," a composition for six snare drums and a small bass drum by David Macbride.

The 16-member Hand Drumming Ensemble will perform four Grosso compositions and end with a traditional Ewe piece. Two of the Grosso compositions, "Rhythm Chant 96.1.07" and "Rhythm Chant DM" have been revised significantly since they first were written. "Kinka," an Ewe piece often heard in Ghana, will be performed on the University's Ewe drums.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

(07-206 / 10 December 2007 / VCD)

Banishing stress is the topic for next
Downtown Lecture

GREEN BAY-"All You Need to Know to Banish Stress from the Holidays (and Life)" is the topic for Prof. Regan Gurung at the next University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Downtown Third Thursdays Lecture Series at noon Thursday, Dec. 13 in Suite 110 of Baylake Bank City Center, 301 N. Adams St. Admission is free.

Gurung is a member of the Human Development and Psychology faculties at UW-Green Bay. Gurung says that while almost everyone has experienced stress, "stress" has many meanings that we do not often acknowledge. He will answer questions including what exactly is stress; why different people experience stress differently; and what we can do to reduce stress. He will share cutting-edge research on stress and valuable methods of coping.

Gurung has a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology from the University of Washington. His research has included looking at how cultural differences affect ways that people cope with stress. He is the author of "Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach," and the author or editor of three more books still in press.

Due to the holidays this lecture in the "Third Thursday" series is scheduled on the second Thursday.

The Downtown Third Thursdays series is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor at UW-Green Bay, the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association, Downtown Green Bay, Inc., Olde Main Street, Inc., and On Broadway, Inc. in collaboration with the UW-Green Bay Division of Outreach and Adult Access.

More information about the lecture series is available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/downtown/.

(07-205 / 6 December 2007 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay commencement
ceremony is Dec. 15

GREEN BAY-Three hundred fifty University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students are eligible to graduate in commencement ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. Chancellor Bruce Shepard will preside.

The graduating class includes international students from Belarus, Denmark and Ireland. Two dozen of the graduates will be receiving master's degrees.

Commencement speaker Jill A. Lajdziak is general manager for General Motors' Saturn Division and a 1979 graduate of UW-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration. A native of Brillion where she grew up in the automotive business through her father's dealership, Jentink Chevrolet Oldsmobile, Lajdziak went to work for GM in 1980 and progressed to the position of assistant manager. In 1986 she joined the new Saturn division as manager of retailer selection. Her successive positions with Saturn have included manager of retailer network development, regional manager for the central United States, executive director of customer/retail operations and strategies team, and vice president of sales, service and marketing prior to achieving her present position.

Student speaker Emily Krambs, Viroqua, is graduating with magna cum laude honors. A major in Economics with a minor in Public Administration, she has a long list of campus and community civic activities, including serving as president of the student organization, Students in Free Enterprise, and several positions with Student Government Association. She was an exhibitor in the 2007 Academic Excellence Symposium, an event that recognizes the best in student scholarship. Krambs received the Chancellor's Leadership Medallion that recognizes leadership and academic achievement.

The Alumni Association's Outstanding Student Award will be presented to Lynn Bellmore, Menasha. She is graduating with summa cum laude, or highest, honors. Bellmore earned a major in Human Biology with an emphasis in Nutritional Science. She received scholarships including the Wisconsin Dietetics Association Scholarship and the Dr. Donel Sullivan Scholarship. She has a long list of campus and community activities related to nutrition, health and wellness, including traveling to India on a service mission with a nonprofit health agency. Bellmore was awarded the Chancellor's Leadership Medallion that recognizes both leadership and academic excellence.

Chancellor Shepard will present two Chancellor's Awards for Distinguished Service, the University's highest award. The awards will go to Gerald (Gerry) H. Olson, who joined UW-Green Bay the first year it was a four-year institution-1968-and who served as dean of students from 1975 until his retirement in 1996, and to community leaders and long-time UW-Green Bay supporters Carl and Mary Ellen Kuehne. The Kuehnes have a history of philanthropic support for the University and Carl Kuehne has served as an advocate and as a member of the Chancellor's Council of Trustees.

The honorary title, Associate Professor Emeritus, will be awarded to retiring faculty member Karl Zehms, who joined UW-Green Bay in 1970 and who served as chairperson of the Business Administration academic unit for 16 years.

(07-203 / 5 December 2007 / VCD)

Guest choirs will join in Dec. 9
UW-Green Bay choral concert

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Concert Choir and Chorale will be joined by three guest groups in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 in Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

The Bay Port High School Bel Canto, the Green Bay Boy Choir both the Nicolet and Joliet Choirs and the Green Bay Southwest High School Concert Choir will perform the first half of the program. Robbie Doelger directs the Bay Port group and Ray Thompson is the accompanist. Judith Tepe is artistic director of the Green Bay Boy Choir and David Beck accompanies. Beck also accompanies the Green Bay Southwest Choir directed by Erin Peters.

Each of the guest groups primarily will present seasonal selections.

Faculty member Randall Meder directs both UW-Green Bay choral groups.

The 31-voice Concert Choir will open the second half of the program with Drei geistliche Chöre, op. 37 by Johannes Brahms. Shannon Kelly and Ashley Sprangers will be the soloists. The Concert Choir program also will include "Song for the Mira," by Allister MacGillivray with Jennifer Meiselwitz as soloist; "Ave Maria" by Camille Saint-Säens; and "Deck the Halls in 7/8" by James McKelvy. Instructor Janet Osterberg is the accompanist.

The UW-Green Bay Chorale will present "He, Watching Over Israel," from Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah; Herbert Howells' "A Spotless Rose," with Corey Colburn as soloist; "O Magnum Mysterium," by Morten Lauridsen;" and "A Consort of Christmas Carols," by P.D.Q. Bach. Faculty member David Severtson accompanies the 42-member group.

To end the program, Meder will conduct the 150 voices of the combined choirs in "Personent Hodie," arranged by Gustav Holst.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

(07-202 / 5 December 2007 / VCD)

Inspirational speaker will address
UW-Green Bay Kwanzaa celebration

GREEN BAY-Cassandra Lee, known as "the Diva of Dialog," will be the keynote speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Kwanzaa celebration beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in the Phoenix Rooms of University Union on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Lee, who is based in Chicago, is founder, president and CEO of the educational consulting firm, SSANEE, Inc., and as such, speaks and gives seminars on subjects including communication skills, financial empowerment, goal achievement, health and wellness, leadership, professional development, self-esteem, stress management, and youth motivation. She often serves as a mistress of ceremonies. An English and speech communication major at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with experience in the nonprofit and business sectors, Lee is listed in "Who's Who in Black Chicago" and is active in the National Association for Campus Activities, Professional Woman's Network and Toastmasters International. She is co-author of the Professional Woman's Network book, "The Young Woman's Guide for Personal Success."

Kwanzaa also will feature performances by the University-community Nia Dancers and Hand Drummers and a lunch will be served.

The theme for this year's Kwanzaa at UW-Green Bay is "Transcending Cultural Boundaries: Living the Principles and Celebrating a Diverse Community."

Kwanzaa dates to the mid-1960s when the observance was founded by Maulana Karenga, chairperson of Organization Us, to honor African-American heritage values of family, community and culture. The name Kwanzaa is derived from a Swahili phrase meaning "first fruits." Official dates for Kwanzaa are Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, but due to the break between semesters, it is celebrated early at UW-Green Bay.

The Office of Student Life, American Intercultural Center and Black Student Union sponsor Kwanzaa at UW-Green Bay.

(07-201 / 5 December 2007 / VCD)

'New' UW-Green Bay campus radio
station revives 'old' call letters

GREEN BAY-The call letters WGBW were heard by listeners for the first time since mid-1989 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with the start in October of student-run radio station WGBW. But the new station operates in a different format from the old WGBW that went out over the airwaves from 1974 to 1989-it is audio-streamed via the internet and listeners tune in by accessing its website.

Station manager Jason Habeck, a senior, has been working toward getting the station established since shortly after he transferred to UW-Green Bay in 2005. A communications major with an emphasis in electronic media and a particular interest in radio, Habeck says he chose UW-Green Bay because he had heard about the original WGBW and thought its absence might provide an opportunity for a new station.

At present, WGBW broadcasts from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. It's an all-talk format with a student-oriented slant on news, entertainment and sports. Habeck says the station does not yet have enough staff depth to handle the logistics and recordkeeping needed to play music. The station is funded by student segregated fee monies that support student activities.

In addition to Habeck, the staff includes Sports Director Andrew Pekarek, Entertainment Director Adam Biemeret, Public Relations/Advertising Director Andrea Frederick, and a dozen or so individuals who produce specific programs. Staff member Mike Schmitt advises the group.

Most exciting so far to Habeck was recently reaching an international listener in Spain. A UW-Green Bay graduate, the listener e-mailed to report his pleasure at this unexpected connection with his alma mater. "That epitomizes what I want to do with the station," says Habeck, who sees it as a medium for reaching out beyond the campus.

When University Union remodeling is complete in the spring semester WGBW will move from its temporary quarters in the Instructional Services Building to a new studio space in the Union. Habeck hopes to expand the variety of programming as well by broadcasting UW-Green Bay softball games, replaying men's and women's basketball games, adding a pro-and-con issues program, and other initiatives.

The original WGBW-FM 91.5 had a 30-mile signal and a goal to be "alternative" radio. It was a venue for progressive music, news, entertainment, expression and live coverage of Phoenix athletics. By the mid-1980s budget realities caused the University to seek agreement with Wisconsin Public Radio to provide daytime content with students continuing to field shows at night. By 1989 the University was exploring total transfer to WPR. Student-run radio on the station ended abruptly when two students who said they were protesting the transfer used inappropriate language while drinking alcohol in the broadcast booth-direct violations of station rules.

In its heyday, the "old" WGBW gave students a creative outlet, a chance to hone skills applicable to many career fields, and the cohesiveness of a group experience. Steve Brenzel, whose career has been in media and communications, told "Inside UW-Green Bay" magazine a few years ago that presence of the station was "one of the main reasons I chose UWGB." Rick Conn, one of the founders of the original station, described the station as "...a marriage of all interested parties." Said Conn, "It gave students an outlet. At a time when the University didn't have much student life, it created a purpose." Conn, who pursued a career in the corporate world, is a former board member of UW-Green Bay's Founders Association.

The website for WGBW is http://www.uwgb.edu/wgbw/.

(07-200 / 5 December 2007 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay announces names
of December graduates

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 15, will honor approximately 350 graduates eligible to receive their degrees. Those students receiving bachelor's degrees with academic honors are indicated by *cum laude, ** magna cum laude, and ***summa cum laude.

MASTER'S DEGREES
Master of Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning
Brown - Teresa Terzich, De Pere; Annett Barker, Shelly Engel, Michelle Nooyen, Amanda Peters, Crystal Rincon, Deborah Rose, Sara Tlachac, Green Bay; and Lindsay Matuszewski, New Franken.
Outagamie - Aimee Wulterkins, Little Chute.
Sheboygan - Sharon Koene, Gina Krueger-Grapentine, and Christine Ludvik, Plymouth.
Winnebago - Roger Dier, Oshkosh.

Master of Environmental Science and Policy
Brown - Stephanie Schneider, Green Bay; and William Oldenburg, New Franken.
Other states - Amir Y. Salim, Lompoc, California; and Nicholas Reckinger, Woodbury, Minnesota.

Master of Management
Brown - Amy Seehafer, Green Bay; and Andrea Kurzynske, Pulaski.
Other countries - Melinda Hufnagel, Hungary.

Master of Social Work
Outagamie - Rebecca Hietpas, Kaukauna.

BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Accounting
Brown -- Michelle Dantinne, Kirsten Hoffman, Greg Johanski, Angela Krumpos**, and Matthew Thiel***, Green Bay.
Dane -- Elizabeth Elliott*, Sun Prairie.
Fond du Lac -- Jenna Pucker*, Eldorado; and Kristin Detert, North Fond du Lac.
Kewaunee -- Nicole Zellner, Luxemburg.
Marathon -- Alexandria Wesolowski, Edgar.
Marinette -- Jacob Eichinger*, Pembine.
Oconto -- Sheila Blazek**, Gillett.
Outagamie -- Tara Calmes, Appleton; and Heather Kerscher, Kaukauna.
Racine -- Andrew Koors*, Racine.

Art
Brown -- Emily Dernehl, Casey Early-Krueger, Aaron Keller, and Ashley Kramer, Green Bay.
Outagamie -- Jodie Griesbach, Appleton; and Tyler Champeau, Little Chute.
Sheboygan -- Erin Siegel, Sheboygan.
Other states -- Jenna Bigott, Lindstrom, Minnesota.

Biology
Brown -- Brenton Butterfield*, De Pere; and Ruben Behnke*, Dustin Gering, and Alex Ripley***, Green Bay.
Dane -- Jennifer Bogie, Cottage Grove.
Dodge -- Hannah Aplin**, Beaver Dam.
Green Lake -- Kymberly Draeger**, Ripon.
Marinette -- Kelly Jagielski, Marinette.
Rock -- Jamie Carlson, Beloit.
Sheboygan -- Lana Athorp*, Cleveland.

Business Administration
Brown -- Angela Hall, De Pere; Natalie Berglin, Troy Carmody, Yuliya Charapanava, Michelle Dantinne, Jason Decur*, Michael Delsart, Brent Heiges**, Amy Knaus, Malinda Meyers, Andrew Roznowski, Natasha Thayse, Matthew Thiel***, Kong Vang, Angela Walschinski*, and Zoua Yang, Green Bay; Crystal Pischke, Greenleaf; Jennifer Becher and Brandon VanArk, Pulaski; and Jenny Gerndt* and Andrea Liechti, Wrightstown.
Calumet -- Matthew Coopman, Appleton; and Alyssa VanderHeyden, Menasha.
Columbia -- Ray Pulford, Pardeeville.
Crawford -- Steven Wall, Prairie du Chien.
Dane -- Cassandra Clerkin, Mc Farland; and Elizabeth Elliott*, Sun Prairie.
Fond du Lac -- Jenna Pucker*, Eldorado; and Kristin Detert, North Fond du Lac.
Green Lake -- Ryan Werch, Ripon.
Kewaunee -- Jacob Depas* and Anthony Veit, Luxemburg.
Manitowoc -- Jenna Loose, Francis Creek; Paul LaCosse, Cassandra LaViolette, and Sara Lulloff, Manitowoc; Aaron Fischer, Two Rivers; and Melissa Miller, Valders.
Marathon -- Alexandria Wesolowski, Edgar; and Thomas Frank, Spencer.
Marinette -- Kurtis Uecke, Marinette; and Mathew Pesmark, Peshtigo.
Oconto -- Sheila Blazek**, Gillett; and Doug Kempke, Lena.
Oneida -- Katherine Kiel**, Hazelhurst.
Outagamie -- Tara Calmes, Rebecca Hietpas*, and Erin Swick, Appleton; Tony Hendricks and Heather Kerscher, Kaukauna; and Krystal Dorn, Little Chute.
Ozaukee -- Kati Bublitz, Grafton.
Polk -- Anthony McCoy, Milltown.
Shawano -- Derek Wesenberg, Shawano.
Waukesha -- Jennine Rasmussen, Menomonee Falls.
Waupaca -- Sarah Gnadt, Manawa.
Waushara -- Rebecca Hansen, Wild Rose.
Winnebago -- Scott Stueck, Neenah.

Chemistry
Brown -- Brandon Kowalski, Green Bay.
Marinette -- Ami Urch, Wausaukee.

Communication
Brown -- Marissa Meyer, De Pere; and Robert Broder*, Tani Grimh, and Sarah Smits, Green Bay.
Clark -- Eric Frank, Abbotsford.
Kewaunee -- Jason Vincent, Casco.
La Crosse -- Rachell Shaffer, Holmen.
Manitowoc -- Jerance Farmer* and Jessica Muchowski, Manitowoc.
Oneida -- Danielle Behrle, Rhinelander.
Outagamie -- Meagan Kempfert, Appleton.
Sheboygan -- Thomas Hertel, Sheboygan.
Waukesha -- Scott Dickert, Brookfield.
Winnebago -- Stephanie Anderson*, Neenah.
Other states -- Elizabeth Rausch, River Forest, Illinois.

Communication and the Arts
Brown -- Josh Beaton*, Jacob Hasseler, and Brian Schubert*, Green Bay; and Kaylynn Gresham*, Oneida.
Manitowoc -- Heidi Wood, Cato.
Waushara -- Zebulun Rutter*, Coloma.

Communication Processes
Brown -- Jeremy Johanski, Green Bay.

Computer Science
Brown -- Matthew Boreen and Andrew Nys, Green Bay.
Dane -- Megan Uebersetzig, Mount Horeb.
Sheboygan -- Michael Lindsley, Sheboygan.

Earth Science
Brown -- Kevin Schwarten, Green Bay.
Waukesha -- Heather Harding*, Brookfield.

Economics
Brown -- Yuliya Charapanava, Green Bay.
Dodge -- Jake Dittmann, Waupun.
Marinette -- Seth LaBarge, Pound.
Vernon -- Emily Krambs**, Viroqua.
Other states -- Timothy Damrow, Roseville, Minnesota.
Other countries -- Pernille Sorensen***, Denmark.

Education
Brown -- Amanda Dudek*, De Pere; Christel Danielson***, Jessica Greve**, Rebecca Hasseler, Lana Murphy**, Heidi Pletcher, Nicole Soulis, Lauren Strebel**, Eric VandenHeuvel, and Teal Zettel* (distinction in the major), Green Bay; and Erin Enright, Suamico.
Calumet -- Amanda Johnson*** (distinction in the major), Brillion; and Amy Jeanty* (distinction in the major), New Holstein.
Fond du Lac -- Jennifer Feyen**, Fond du Lac.
Green -- Jackie Gough, Brodhead.
Manitowoc -- Carissa Lindholm*, Manitowoc; and Brooke Walesh, Two Rivers.
Marinette -- Justin Pusick, Crivitz; and Joanna Gross***, Pound.
Oconto -- Teri Carlson**, Gillett; and Pamela Beschta*** (distinction in the major), Lena.
Outagamie -- Melissa Holdorf*** (distinction in the major) and Elizabeth Meier*, Appleton; and Amy Austin*, Kaukauna.
Ozaukee -- Kristin Nett*** (distinction in the major), Port Washington.
Sheboygan -- Abbey Eissens***, Sheboygan.
Walworth -- Sarah Theune***, Whitewater.
Waupaca -- Carl Roenz*, Manawa; and Amber Rose*, New London.
Other states -- Laura Buckman* (distinction in the major), Iron Mountain, Michigan; and Jennifer Philibeck*** and Carrie Tribble, Menominee, Michigan.

English
Dane -- Cassandra Clerkin, Mc Farland.
Forest -- Stefanie Kircher***, Crandon.
Manitowoc -- Jennifer Zill, Manitowoc.
Outagamie -- Camille VanGroll, Appleton.
Shawano -- Mollica Marlier, Shawano.
Washington -- Stephanie Cooke*, Germantown.

Environmental Policy and Planning
Manitowoc -- Kaila Voelker, Manitowoc.
Outagamie -- Kimberly Hottenstine, Hortonville.
Polk -- Nathan Peterson, Balsam Lake.
Shawano -- Jeffrey Herman, Bonduel.
Waupaca -- Renee Hintz, Clintonville.

Environmental Science
Brown -- Amber Nyson, De Pere; and Ruben Behnke*, Dustin Gering, Andrew Williams, and David Wittlinger, Green Bay.
Milwaukee -- Richard Novy, West Allis.

French
Brown -- Kristina Angell*** and Chelsea Miller, Green Bay.
Manitowoc -- Brooke Walesh, Two Rivers.

German
Brown -- Brent Heiges**, Green Bay.
Milwaukee -- Jeremy Schulthess, Milwaukee.
Oneida -- Katherine Kiel**, Hazelhurst.
Sheboygan -- Danielle Firgens, Sheboygan.

History
Brown -- Izaak Mott, De Pere; and Eric Bansemar*, Scott Bartell, Lily Silver**, Kathryn Utecht*, and Chad Weihbrecht, Green Bay.
Jackson -- Sarah Ludeman, Hixton.
Manitowoc -- Lucas Christenson and Rachel Schmitt*, Manitowoc.
Marinette -- Nathan Jones, Amberg; and Matthew Parkansky, Wausaukee.
Outagamie -- Rebecca Handwerk*, Appleton.
Taylor -- Billie Henrichs, Medford.

Human Biology
Brown -- Gail Churchill, Kent Dubois**, Elena Kossyreva*, and Kathryn Zavala, Green Bay; Heather Paul, Luxemburg; Jonathon Matuszewski, New Franken; and Tracy Ford**, Suamico.
Calumet -- Miah Thao, Appleton; and Lynn Bellmore***, Menasha.
Manitowoc -- Aimee Monka and Nicole Mrozinsky, Manitowoc.
Marathon -- Megan Reilly, Schofield.
Marinette -- Ashley Litts and Matthew Messenger, Marinette.
Oconto -- Siarhei Vysotski, Oconto.
Outagamie -- Julie Honick, Gao Lor, and Christina Mitchler, Appleton; Annette Cornelius, De Pere; Kay Grinbergs, Kaukauna; and Kari Wied, Oneida.
Ozaukee -- Tracy Kaczanowski***, Cedarburg.
Waupaca -- Abigail Johnson*, Iola; and Renae Blank***, New London.
Winnebago -- Eric Heimerman, Neenah.
Other states -- Kari Dockendorff, La Crescent, Minnesota; and Sarah Rauen**, Stacy, Minnesota.

Human Development
Brown -- Shawna Berceau, Kristin Flary, Rebecca Francois, Lindsey Freeman, Nicole Lambert, Jessica Lenz, Melanie Lundy, Heidi Pletcher, and Danielle Story, Green Bay. Calumet -- Cassandra Rafac and Amanda Vanden Heuvel, Appleton; and Jessica Buboltz, Brillion.
Door -- Kristen Kratcha***, Sturgeon Bay.
Fond du Lac -- Michelle Backhaus, Campbellsport.
Jefferson -- Pamela Brunk, Lake Mills.
Kewaunee -- Heather Hill, Algoma; and Tricia Dewey, Kewaunee.
Manitowoc -- Melyssa Keil, Manitowoc; Jennifer Jeffery, Newton; and Amber Endries, Saint Nazianz.
Marathon -- Jasmin Mannigel, Spencer.
Marinette -- Kimberly Bartels, Wausaukee.
Oneida -- Eric Combs, Minocqua.
Outagamie -- Melissa Detert and Stephen Feest, Appleton; Gail Gonnering, Kaukauna; and Sarah Phillips, Oneida.
Price -- Ashley Hartmann, Prentice.
Washington -- Brittany Roecker, West Bend.
Waupaca -- Nichole Potter, New London; and Sarah Jorgenson, Scandinavia.
Winnebago -- Jennifer Kuhn***, Larsen.
Other states -- Josh Lawrence, West Brooklyn, Illinois.

Humanistic Studies
Ashland -- Michael Hoffman, Ashland.
Brown -- Lily Silver** and Terra Taylor, Green Bay.

Individual Major
Calumet -- Rachel Eichhorst, Brillion.
Jefferson -- Joseph Loomis, Jefferson.

Interdisciplinary Studies
Brown -- Melanie Ecker, De Pere; and John Dickinson, Heather Kester, Katrina Lancelle, and Kathy Pamperin, Green Bay.
Fond du Lac -- Danielle DeLeon-Thuermer, North Fond du Lac.
Manitowoc -- Janet Artz, Manitowoc.
Marinette -- Elizabeth Schuett, Marinette.
Oconto -- Sharon Cichon, Pulaski; and Cathy Skinkis, Sobieski.
Outagamie -- Kelley Green, Kaukauna.
Rock -- Laura Markley, Janesville.
Shawano -- Maureen O'Shea***, Shawano.
Winnebago -- Wendy Veraghen, Neenah; and Patty Schmitz*, Oshkosh.

Mathematics
Brown -- Molly Collard, Jennifer McHugh*, and Corey Stevens***, Green Bay.
Langlade -- Amiee Blaisdell**, Summit Lake.
Marinette -- Wayne Tischendorf, Wausaukee.
Milwaukee -- Clare Huck*, South Milwaukee.

Music
Brown -- Matthew Boreen and Shawn Reince, Green Bay.
Forest -- Stefanie Kircher***, Crandon.
Marinette -- Jessica Plansky, Marinette.
Milwaukee -- Tara Mifko, Greenfield; and Ryan Farley, Milwaukee.
Outagamie -- Katie Laubenstein, Greenville.
Washington -- Corey Bauman, Germantown.
Waukesha -- Brandon Wirth, New Berlin.

Nursing
Brown -- Katie DuBois and Nicole Toonen, De Pere; and Heather Bickler, Ann Ross, and Michelle Wacek*, Green Bay.
Calumet -- Billie Sturgeon, Appleton.
Manitowoc -- Jennifer Schwarz, Manitowoc.
Marathon -- Cora Weisshahn, Rothschild.
Oconto -- Stephanie Meyer, Coleman; Derek Henning, Oconto; and Peggy Christianson, Townsend.
Outagamie -- Melissa Dercks, Kaukauna.
Wood -- Corinne Allen, Nekoosa.
Other states -- George Gauamis, Pearl City, Hawaii; Melissa Weishaar, Chicago, Illinois; Dianne Frank, Gurnee, Illinois; Vadim Troshkin, Brooklyn, New York; Heather Zeidler, Raleigh, North Carolina; and Stephen Cheney, American Fork, Utah.

Philosophy
Outagamie -- Matthew Willis, Kaukauna.

Political Science
Brown -- Marissa Meyer and Brian Schmitz, De Pere; and Joshua Felmer and Nicole Kowalski, Green Bay.
Calumet -- Joshua Meyer*, New Holstein.
Door -- Melissa Alberts**, Brussels.
Sheboygan -- Colin Leynse, Cedar Grove.
Walworth -- Amanda Thornsen***, Delavan.
Other states -- Ashley Coggins, Menominee, Michigan.

Psychology
Brown -- Jeremy Soncrant, De Pere; and Dawn Begotka, Lindsey Freeman, Lara Henke, Katelyn Jerlinga, Seema Kumrah, Jessica Lenz, Melanie Lundy, Victoria Oxendine, Michelle Rundle, Danielle Story, and Lauren Strebel**, Green Bay.
Door -- Kristen Kratcha***, Sturgeon Bay.
Jefferson -- Pamela Brunk, Lake Mills.
Lincoln -- Paul Leder, Merrill.
Manitowoc -- Vanessa Freimuth, Brillion; Katherine Andrastek and Melyssa Keil, Manitowoc; Jennifer Jeffery, Newton; and Amber Endries, Saint Nazianz.
Marathon -- Jasmin Mannigel, Spencer.
Marinette -- Rachel Fritz, Marinette.
Marquette -- Angela Posto, Neshkoro.
Oconto -- Tristan Buchert and Sara Bukowski*, Oconto Falls.
Oneida -- Eric Combs, Minocqua.
Outagamie -- Melissa Detert and Stephen Feest, Appleton; Jonelle Romenesko and Jamie Roovers, Kaukauna; and Sarah Phillips, Oneida.
Price -- Ashley Hartmann, Prentice.
Shawano -- David Bohr, Shawano; and Ashley Wood, Wittenberg.
Sheboygan -- Megan Karas, Sheboygan Falls.
Washington -- Breyan Donath, Kewaskum.
Waupaca -- Nichole Potter, New London; and Sarah Jorgenson, Scandinavia.
Winnebago -- Jennifer Kuhn***, Larsen; and Jessica Jones, Oshkosh.
Wood -- Nicole DeVries*, Marshfield.
Other countries -- Lotte Rasmussen***, Denmark.

Public Administration
Brown -- Brian Schmitz, De Pere; and Joshua Felmer, Nicole Kowalski, and Rory O'Sullivan, Green Bay.
Marinette -- Rena Nygren, Marinette; and Wayne Tischendorf, Wausaukee.
Winnebago -- Nathan Werley, Menasha.
Other states -- Ashley Coggins, Menominee, Michigan.

Social Change and Development
Brown -- Kaylynn Gresham*, Oneida.
Outagamie -- Rebecca Hietpas*, Appleton.
Rusk -- Melissa Tremaine, Hawkins.

Social Work
Brown -- Emily Cherney and Debra Lucas*, Green Bay.

Spanish
Brown -- Malinda Meyers and Alex Ripley***, Green Bay.
Manitowoc -- Amy Meissner***, Two Rivers.
Sheboygan -- Melissa Frier, Oostburg.
Wood -- Nicole DeVries*, Marshfield.

Theatre
Green Lake -- Doug Heiar, Berlin.
Polk -- Andrea Didlo, Frederic.
Other states -- Alicia McCanna*, Hickory Grove, South Carolina.

(07-204 / 6 December 2007 / BBP)


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