October 2007

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Paperless billing system

Minority vendor fair

Jazz Concert is Nov. 4

High Performance Negotiation workshop

Business marketing workshop

Trick or Treat for
food donations


'Famous Dave's' founder to speak on campus

Visiting Scholars Program

Northeast Wisconsin Learning Center

Downtown lecture series opens Oct. 18

'Steps to Make a Difference' walk

Lecture on America's road to Iraq

Bands open concert season Oct. 17

National Depression Screening Day

Kress Events Center grand opening Nov. 3

Event to celebrate
Craig Mueller's life


Team-building program
offered Nov. 1


Shepard appoints Hildebrand executive assistant

'Sculpture at the Edge'

Phuture Phoenix Day

Starting a business workshop

United Nations Day

Theatre: 'A Dream Play'

'Maximizing Performance' program

Lecture on Latino immigrants


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UW-Green Bay goes to paperless
billing system

GREEN BAY - Heads up to parents of students and future students of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Beginning with the spring 2008 semester, the University is moving to a paperless billing system, called "e-billing."

One last paper bill will be sent in December 2007, for spring 2008 charges. Beginning in January 2008, no paper bills will be sent. Instead, students will be notified via campus e-mail if they have a balance due and will be directed to the finances section of the Student Information System (SIS). SIS contains students' academic, demographic and financial information.

Beginning Nov. 6, 2007, students will be able to grant "SIS Guest Access" to their financial account to parents or others, who will then be able to see charges and make payments directly online or print out account information for payment by mail or in person.

Charges that show up on the student account are tuition, segregated fees, course fees, housing charges, dining plans and other miscellaneous charges.

"The move was made for increased accuracy and efficiency, and it's environmentally friendly," said UW-Green Bay Bursar Dick Anderson.

For more information, contact Student Billing at (920) 465-2224 or check the Student Billing Web site at www.uwgb.edu/bursar/billinginformation.

(07-182 / 31 October 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay to hold minority vendor
fair Dec. 3

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host a minority vendor fair Monday, Dec. 3 on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

The event will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Phoenix Rooms of UW-Green Bay's University Union.

As part of the vendor fair, the Wisconsin Department of Commerce will hold an informational session for dealers interested in learning how to become an official State Certified Minority Vendor. State agencies will check the certified list hoping to find minority vendors that can bid their requirements.

"I see this as a win-win situation for both buyers to learn about the untapped resources and for the certified minority-owned business to market their company and enhance business capacity," said Mike Barry, UW-Green Bay's director of institutional support and organizer of the event.

"The State of Wisconsin has established a preference that five percent of our purchases are through certified minority vendors," Barry said. "But we have to do a better job identifying them and creating relationships before this is likely to happen more consistently."

The vendor fair is free. A luncheon follows the event, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. for $10.

Potential visitors include campus staff with purchasing authority, as well as employees from cities, counties, school districts and other UW campuses.

The deadline to register for the vendor fair is Friday, Nov. 16. A registration form can be requested through UW-Green Bay's Purchasing Office, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 or by calling Mike Barry at (920) 465-2522. Registration forms also are available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/purchasing/index.htm.

(07-181 / 31 October 2007 / SH)

Concert features Army Jazz Ambassadors,
UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensembles

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Jazz Ensembles and the U.S. Army's touring Jazz Ambassadors will perform in concert Sunday (Nov. 4) at the Meyer Theatre in downtown Green Bay.

The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with performances by UW-Green Bay's Jazz Ensembles I and II. The Jazz Ambassadors will play later in the program.

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors organization is the U.S. Army's premier touring jazz orchestra. As a component of the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., the orchestra travels thousands of miles each year to present jazz to audiences in every state and around the world.

The Jazz Ambassadors' repertoire includes big band, swing, bebop, contemporary jazz, popular tunes and Dixieland.

UW-Green Bay's Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Adam Gaines, will open the concert with Count Basie's "Jumpin' at the Woodside." Other selections include "One Note Samba" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and "The Very Thought of You" by Ray Noble.

Jazz Ensemble I, directed by John Salerno, will follow with Eric Richards' arrangement of "Whispering," and John Clayton's arrangement of "Eternal Triangle," among other selections.

The Jazz Ambassadors, under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Gordon K. Kippola, will open their segment of the concert with "Time Check" by Don Menza. Among other popular selections the group will perform are "Rainy Days and Mondays" by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams, a Dixie medley, and "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood.

Many members of the Jazz Ambassadors also are composers and arrangers whose writing helps create the band's unique sound.

(07-180 / 30 October 2007 / SH)

Negotiations to be topic of Small Business Development Center workshop

GREEN BAY -A workshop offered by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Small Business Development Center on Friday, Nov. 16 will emphasize effective and efficient negotiations.

The workshop, "High Performance Negotiation," runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay.

Topics to be covered include mutual gains, strategies that strengthen relationships, and how to uncover the other person's interests and options. Participants will learn how to negotiate "win-win" outcomes, whether an every-day occurrence or specialized contract.

To register for the workshop or for more information, call (920) 496-9010 or go online at www.uwgb.edu/sbdc.

(07-179 / 30 October 2007 / SH)

Nov. 15 workshop focuses on
marketing basics for business

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop Thursday, Nov. 15 on the basics of business marketing.

The workshop, "Marketing Basics for Business," is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay.

Participants will learn how to determine target markets, analyze the competition, strengthen promotions and evaluate marketing activities to keep a business on the right path.

To register or for more information about "Marketing Basics for Business," call (920) 496-9010 or go online at www.uwgb.edu/sbdc.

(07-178 / 30 October 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay students to trick or treat for food donations

GREEN BAY - This Halloween, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students will be trick or treating for food donations in the neighborhoods surrounding the UW-Green Bay campus.

The collection will take place Wednesday, Oct. 31 between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. Students participating in the project will each display a neon-colored sticker that says "Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat." Each non-perishable food item collected will be donated to Paul's Pantry.

"Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat" is a first-time service project organized by the UW-Green Bay Chapter of Circle K. The program is based nationally, with many successes in past years within other communities and organizations.

The project inspired the college volunteers of the UW-Green Bay Circle K club to replicate the program in the Green Bay community with hopes that the program will expand in the community in the future.

While the project is currently limited to the neighborhoods surrounding the UW-Green Bay campus, all Brown County residents are encouraged to donate non-perishable food directly to Paul's Pantry. The facility is located at 1529 Leo Frigo Way in Green Bay. Donation hours are as follows: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m. to noon; Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon. More information about Paul's Pantry is online at www.paulspantry.org.

Circle K is a Kiwanis-sponsored organization at the college level dedicated to community service, leadership development, and fellowship. There are more than 560 members in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, and more than 12,000 members worldwide.

(07-177 / 25 October 2007 / SH)

Dave Anderson, founder of 'Famous Dave's,' to speak at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - Dave Anderson, founder of "Famous Dave's" restaurant chain, will talk about "Life Skills for Success" on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Anderson's presentation is at 2 p.m. in the Christie Theatre of UW-Green Bay's University Union. The program is free and open to the public.

A self-proclaimed "underachiever" for many years, Anderson went on to earn a master's degree from Harvard University and to establish a multi-million dollar chain of restaurants. He currently is building a water park and resort in Gurnee, Ill.

Motivated by his own life lessons, Anderson in 2001 established The LifeSkills Center for Leadership, based in Minneapolis. The center's objective is to provide innovative and effective life-skills and leadership training. Initially designed for Native American youth, the center has provided workshops for other audiences, including UW-Green Bay students.

"This training was unlike anything I have ever experienced and affects me daily in almost all parts of my life," said Jennifer Schanen, a senior social work major from Port Washington. "I've been pushed to the limit and back, and amazed myself over again so many times."

The LifeSkills Center will be conducting its two-day "Leadership from the Heart" session on campus in November and February.

Anderson's talk and the LifeSkills Center workshops are a part of the University's Maximum U. series of leadership-development programs.

In addition to being an entrepreneur and leadership advocate, Anderson currently serves as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs.

Anderson's appearance at UW-Green Bay is sponsored by the University's Office of Student Life and COGS, a student organization committed to Character, Ownership, and Growth through Service.

For more information, contact the UW-Green Bay Office of Student Life by phone at 465-2200, ext. 40 or by e-mail at osl@uwgb.edu.

(07-176 / 25 October 2007 / SH)

Visiting Scholars Program to host expert on water resources, Chinese urbanization

GREEN BAY - Guoyi Han, a research associate with the Stockholm Environment Institute, will visit the Green Bay area later this month as part of the St. Norbert College-University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Joint International Visiting Scholars Program.

Han, a native of China, will speak to classes on both campuses and tour the Green Bay Watershed and Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Han specializes in nature-society synthesis in the areas of water resources, human dimensions of environmental change, natural disasters in developing countries, and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

He is involved in a major water pollution control project in Inner Mongolia and is an expert on urbanization issues in China.

Han has been a research associate with the Stockholm Environment Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, since 2001. The international research institute specializes in sustainable development and environmental issues. It works at local, national, regional and global policy levels.

Prior to joining the institute, Han was a research associate and programmer for the Clark Labs for Cartographic and Geographic Analysis at Clark University, Worcester, Mass. He previously was an assistant professor at the School of Environment, Beijing Normal University.

He has a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in environmental science from Beijing Normal University. He also has a master's degree in geography from Clark University.

Han will speak to the UW-Green Bay Environmental Science Capstone Seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Room 237 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The public is welcome.

UW-Green Bay will host a reception for Han from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. The reception will be in Alumni Rooms A & B of the University Union.

The St. Norbert College-UW-Green Bay Joint International Visiting Scholars Program was established in 2003 to bring scholars and professionals from developing countries to Green Bay for the benefit of the campuses and community.

For more information about the program, contact Scott Hildebrand at UW-Green Bay at (920) 465-2526 or Mike Counter at St. Norbert College at (920) 403-3089.

(07-175 / 18 October 2007 / SH)

UW Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay collaborate
on Northeast Wisconsin Learning Center

GREEN BAY - In one of the first collaborations of its type in the University of Wisconsin System, UW Oshkosh and UW-Green Bay have worked together to create the University of Wisconsin Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Learning Center. The NEW Learning Center will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 to celebrate its inaugural semester.

The Center, which is housed at the D.J. Bordini Center at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis., will offer classes designed for working adults in the Fox Cities area and delivered through the UW Oshkosh Center for New Learning and UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Program. It also will provide students with academic advising services.

Included in the Center's offerings will be classes that are part of the two universities' new Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) degree programs and other programs that make a bachelor's degree more accessible to Northeast Wisconsin residents with technical college degrees, associate degrees from two-year UW Colleges and other transfer credits as well as those with no prior college experience.

The innovative and collaborative BAS degree programs, the first of their kind in the UW System, are aimed at working adults with associate degrees from technical colleges.

"This unique collaboration really serves to provide students who are working in technical jobs the opportunity to move up the career ladder," said UW Oshkosh's Chancellor Richard H. Wells. "Graduates of the program will be prepared to move into supervisory, program management and team leadership positions."

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said the NEW Learning Center responds to the higher educational needs of Fox Cities residents.

"This type of partnership is a model for how we can effectively meet the needs of the region we proudly serve," Shepard said.

The collaboration was first conceived in 2005 and was developed over the following two years. Funding for the project came from a Committee on Baccalaureate Expansion grant. The committee studied ways to enhance the state's economy by increasing the number of state residents with bachelor's degrees.

Speaking at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be Chancellors Shepard and Wells, UW-Fox Valley Dean Jim Perry, and Fox Valley Technical College President David Buettner. Also attending will be Fox Cities business and industry leaders, UW System Regents, local and state government officials, and representatives of the New North.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has grown since its founding in 1871 to become the third largest university in Wisconsin. With a fulltime enrollment of more than 12,400 (11,000 on campus) students, the university offers 73 associate, baccalaureate and master's degree programs in the colleges of Business, Education and Human Services, Letters and Science and Nursing. UW Oshkosh serves as an economic engine for 1.2 million citizens of northeastern Wisconsin.

UW-Green Bay, founded in 1965, enrolls about 6,000 students. The University has a communitywide commitment to "Connecting learning to life." Students examine issues from multiple perspectives and connect what they learn in the classroom to real-life problem solving. UW-Green Bay offers undergraduate majors and minors in more than three dozen fields of study and master's degree programs in Environmental Science and Policy, Management, Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning, and Social Work.

For more information, contact Jaime Hunt at UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-1398 or huntj@uwosh.edu or Scott Hildebrand at UW-Green Bay at (920) 465-2526 or hildebrs@uwgb.edu.

(07-174 / 17 October 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay downtown lecture series
opens Thursday with talk on computers

GREEN BAY - A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty member will talk about the past, present and future of computers in a public lecture Thursday (Oct. 18) in downtown Green Bay.

William Shay, professor of information and computing science, will kick off UW-Green Bay's 2007-08 Downtown Third Thursdays lecture series. His talk is from noon to 12:45 p.m. in Suite 110 of the Baylake Bank City Center, 301 N. Adams St. in downtown Green Bay. The talk is free and open to the public.

Shay will offer a look at some of the more significant events and people that have contributed to the development of the modern computer. He'll also explore other phenomena and facts of computers including why many people fear computers, common applications in science, business and art that we've come to take for granted, and possible futures for computers.

Shay joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1979. He has served as chair of the Computer Science program since its creation in 1995. He is known for his ability to effectively teach complex material.

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/.

(07-173 / 16 October 2007 / SH)

'Steps to Make a Difference' benefit walk is Oct. 20 at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students are planning the University's fifth annual Steps to Make a Difference Walk to be held Saturday, Oct. 20.

The walk through the Cofrin Arboretum, organized this year by the UW-Green Bay Civics Club, aims to raise $15,000 to support six nonprofit organizations: A.L.S. Therapy Development Institute, N.E.W. Community Shelter, N.E.W. Community Clinic, Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, Freedom House, and Desert Vets.

Walkers can register in the Leona Cloud Commons of UW-Green Bay's University Union starting at 9:30 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Participants can take two- or four-mile walks, stopping along the way at the bay shore Lambeau Cottage.

U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, will welcome walkers at the Cloud Commons at 10 a.m. and then lead them to the Arboretum trail.

The fund-raising event also will include the sale of raffle tickets for a chance to win a football autographed by the 2006 Green Bay Packers, a signed photo of Brett Favre and other prizes.

UW-Green Bay's Steps to Make a Difference Walk has raised more than $35,000 for nonprofit organizations throughout the community over the past four years. The 2006 effort received national attention in USA Weekend as a semifinalist for a Make a Difference Award.

Heather Rusch, who is chairing the 2007 Steps Walk along with Brian Schmitz, said community members are welcome to participate and support the local nonprofit organizations.

"We wanted to get a wide spectrum of organizations, which hopefully will bring more people out," she said.

Supporting the walk are the UW-Green Bay Civics Club, UW-Green Bay Office of Student Life, Good Times Programming, the Residence Hall and Apartment Association, the Student Government Association, UW-Green Bay Public and Environmental Affairs academic unit, the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, Schreiber Foods, NBC 26 and Sodexho.

For more information about the Steps to Make a Difference Walk, contact Prof. Denise Scheberle by phone at 465-2198 or by e-mail at scheberd@uwgb.edu or Prof. Terri Johnson by phone at 465-2758 or by e-mail at johnsont@uwgb.edu.

(07-172 / 12 October 2007 / SH)

Lecturer to discuss America's road to Iraq

GREEN BAY - An expert on South and Southeast Asian history will speak on "How America's Road to Iraq Began in Vietnam" Friday, Oct. 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Marc Gilbert, National Endowment for the Humanities Endowed Chair in World History and Humanities at Hawai'i Pacific University, will speak at noon in Room 250 of Rose Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

Gilbert has attempted to bring a global dimension to South and Southeast Asian history in general and Indian and Vietnamese history in particular in numerous articles and books. He has published several works on the intersection of American and Vietnamese history.

He has a Ph.D. in history from UCLA and for many years was a professor of history at North Georgia College and State University, a University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Distinguished Professor of Teaching and co-director of the University System of Georgia's programs in South and Southeast Asia.

Gilbert's lecture is part of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Center for History and Social Change at UW-Green Bay. The series brings prominent visiting scholars in the humanities and social sciences to UW-Green Bay to stimulate conversation and debate on campus.

(07-171 / 11 October 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay bands open 2007-08
concert season Wednesday, Oct. 17

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will open their 2007-08 concert season Wednesday (Oct. 17) with music spanning more than 450 years of music history.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

UW-Green Bay Director of Bands Kevin Collins said the concert will feature a suite of renaissance dances by Dutch composer Tielman Susato. The nine-movement suite has been arranged from works included in Susato's 1551 publication "The Dansyre," arranged by Patrick Dunnigan.

According to Collins, Dunnigan has incorporated orchestration effects such as expanded percussion and electric guitar that are contemporary in their usage while also stylistically appropriate.

Other works on the program are one of Franz Schubert's most popular orchestral works, "Rosamunde Overture," arranged for band by John Cacavas, "Their Blossoms Down" by Samuel Hazo, the highly percussive "Incantation and Dance" by John Barnes Chance, and "Molly on the Shore" by Percy Grainger.

Collins has been a member of the UW-Green Bay faculty since 1988 and was appointed director of bands in 1995. In the summer, Collins directs the UW-Green Bay Middle and High School Band, Choral and Orchestra Camps.

He said the first concert of the year is exciting because it is the first time many of the student musicians have played together as a University academic ensemble. However, he noted that many UW-Green Bay band members have been to the campus and performed together at UW-Green Bay Summer Camps, Wisconsin State Music Association events, the annual State-Bound Honor Band, UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest and other events.

"Whether or not our band students are music majors, we've often known each other for many years prior to our first academic concert together," Collins said. "It's such a wonderful thing to see what mature and talented musicians these students have become."

Tickets for the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band concert are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance through UW-Green Bay's University Ticketing Service. To order tickets, call (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587 or go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/tickets/. Tickets also may be purchased at the University Ticketing and Information Center in UW-Green Bay's University Union.

(07-170 / 11 October 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay supports
National Depression Screening Day

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is joining Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton in supporting National Depression Screening Day on Thursday (Oct. 11).

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard, the University's Counseling and Health Center and Professional Program in Nursing asked faculty and staff this week to encourage students to have a free, online screening for depression. Anonymous, online screening for the public is available at www.ltgov.wisconsin.gov.

Free walk-in screening for UW-Green Bay students also is available at the University's Counseling and Health Center in Student Services Room 1400.

Lawton is working with employers and organizations across the state to encourage screening for depression. She and Chancellor Shepard will join Paul Jadin, president of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, and Lee Bouche of the Employee Resource Center at a news conference Thursday promoting National Depression Screening Day. The news conference is at 2 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce.

In a message to the UW-Green Bay community, Shepard shared his personal knowledge of the dangers of undiagnosed or untreated clinical depression. He cited an example in his own family and talked of the sad duty of dealing with the aftermath of student suicides.

"Because we avoid talking about depression, it remains an epidemic killer, particularly among our younger people," Shepard said. "It is our uneasiness in talking about the subject that makes depression the deadly ailment it can be."

Shepard said members of the campus community must look out for each other and create a safe culture, including a culture that safely allows distressed individuals to obtain help.

About 16 percent of all Americans suffer from depression, and nearly everyone knows someone or has a family member who has been affected by depression.

(07-169 / 10 October 2007 / SH)

Grand opening Nov. 3 to highlight
Kress Events Center activities

GREEN BAY - A public open house and grand opening Saturday, Nov. 3 will highlight the unveiling of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's new Kress Events Center.

Other events celebrating the opening of the $33 million sports, events and recreation center include a dedication dinner, home games for the Volleyball and Women's basketball teams, a Men's Basketball practice open to the public, and a concert featuring nationally known bands Switchfoot and Relient K.

The special events will celebrate the major addition to student life and NCAA Division I athletics at UW-Green Bay as well as the student/community/state partnership that made it possible.

"The Kress Events Center is a spectacular addition to the campus landscape," Chancellor Bruce Shepard said. "It will provide marvelous opportunities for our student body, our Athletics program and the region we are here to serve.

"On behalf of Green Bay's University of Wisconsin, I want to express my gratitude to our students, alumni, community friends and elected officials who made this great achievement possible. It will be an enduring example of what we can accomplish when we all work together."

Student support of the multipurpose facility was crucial as students committed $15 million to the project through higher fees. The state of Wisconsin contributed $7.5 million, and private donations yielded more than $11 million.

The George F. Kress Foundation provided the lead private gift for the project. In November 2005, the UW System Board of Regents gave final approval to naming the facility the Kress Events Center.

Grand opening events to be held in October and November include:

a dedication dinner Thursday, Oct. 18. Invited to the thank-you gathering are student representatives, key private donors and local and state officials.

a Friday, Nov. 2 home game for the Green Bay Phoenix Volleyball team, the first game on the team's new home floor. The game with in-state rival UW-Milwaukee starts at 7 p.m.

an open Men's Basketball practice from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 on the Kress Events Center main court.

the public open house and grand opening Saturday, Nov. 3. The open house, from noon to 1:45 p.m., will feature tours, food and family fun.

the Saturday, Nov. 3 home opener for the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team. Tip-off for the game with Northern Michigan is at 3 p.m.

the Switchfoot and Relient K concert (with special guests Ruth) at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

Tickets for the Volleyball and Women's Basketball games are available through Green Bay Phoenix Athletics by calling (920) 465-2625 or going online at http://uwgbathletics.cstv.com/. Tickets for the Switchfoot and Relient K concert may be purchased through University Ticketing Services by calling (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587 or going online at http://www.uwgb.edu/tickets/.

The Kress Events Center is the largest building project in UW-Green Bay history. The events portion includes a seating capacity of 4,000 for volleyball and women's basketball and about 5,000 for concerts, commencement and other campus events.

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 home games at the community Resch Center.

The state-of-the-art fitness center offers an elevated running track, cardio area with exercise bikes, stairclimbers, treadmills, weight rooms, a 28-foot-high Chameleon climbing tower, and other features.The center also includes an indoor turf gym, aerobics room and offices for Green Bay Phoenix Athletics.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. of Neenah was the general contractor for the Kress Events Center project.

(07-168 / 8 October 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay to host celebration
of Mueller's life Saturday

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host a celebration of the life of longtime UW-Green Bay friend and supporter Craig Mueller on Saturday (Oct. 13).

The campus/community event will begin at 11 a.m. in Phoenix Room B of UW-Green Bay's University Union.

"Captain Craig" Mueller, who passed away Sept. 8 in San Diego, Calif., was a 1971 graduate of UW-Green Bay. A member of the University's second-year graduating class, he moved to California where he pursued his passions for flying and sailing, eventually becoming a commercial pilot and crewing on contenders for the America's Cup.

Mueller was seriously injured in an accident on an airport tarmac in 1998. The accident ended his flying career and nearly ended his life. However, he survived the tragic event and later received numerous awards for his strength, tenacity and determination.

In 2006, Mueller received the UW-Green Bay Chancellor's Award, the University's highest community honor, for his enthusiastic support and advocacy for UW-Green Bay and its students.

He established a substantial planned gift that will generate a significant annual income for scholarships for UW-Green Bay students. He also made a dollar-for-dollar match challenge in the 2004 alumni phone-a-thon that spurred record giving by other alumni.

Mueller then took an interest in the deteriorating bay shore cottage on UW-Green Bay property that once was owned by legendary Green Bay Packers coach and founder Curly Lambeau. Mueller's generous gift helped the University refurbish the Lambeau Cottage, which now is used for campus and community events.

(07-167 / 8 October 2007 / SH)

Small Business Development Center
offers team-building program Nov. 1

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Small Business Development Center is offering a program Thursday, Nov. 1 on how to build effective teams.

The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay.

Topics to be covered include team development, team decision making and effective team maintenance. Participants will learn how to create a team environment that fully engages all members and achieves the team's goals.

To register or for more information, call (920) 496-9010 or go online at www.uwgb.edu/sbdc.

(07-166 / 8 October 2007 / SH)

Shepard appoints Hildebrand
executive assistant at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard announced today that he has appointed Scott Hildebrand to the position of senior executive assistant to the chancellor.

Hildebrand will move to the Chancellor's Office from his current position as UW-Green Bay's director of news and media relations. He has held that position since 2001.

"I am confident that, with Scott's assistance, the Chancellor's Office will provide even more effective assistance to the campus and community," Shepard said. "He is well-suited for the position because of his broad base of experience in working with various constituent groups and his strong communications background."

As senior executive assistant to the chancellor, Hildebrand will oversee the coordination of various responsibilities and projects of the Chancellor's Office.

The new executive assistant position was made possible because of a redeployment of resources resulting from the reorganization of UW-Green Bay's planning and budget process. Under the reorganization, the Office of Planning and Budget was phased out, and resources were redeployed to other areas.

Hildebrand joined UW-Green Bay after working as a reporter for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. He was the Press-Gazette's Madison Bureau chief from 1989 to 2001.

Hildebrand, a Rhinelander native, has a bachelor's degree in journalism from UW-Madison. He and his wife, Lisa, have two sons.

(07-165 / 5 October 2007 / SH)

'Sculpture at the Edge' opens
Thursday at Lawton Gallery

GREEN BAY - "Sculpture at the Edge," an exhibition featuring 15 sculptures by 13 regional artists, opens Thursday (Oct. 11) at the Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

The exhibition, which showcases sculpture by Wisconsin-based artists whose work is at the edge of what is and is not considered sculpture, opens with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Lawton Gallery curator Stephen Perkins will talk about the exhibition at 5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibition explores the subject matter and formal concerns of the 13 sculptors and presents a mini-survey of the issues contemporary sculptors are addressing.

The Lawton Gallery is located in Theater Hall Room 230 on the UW-Green Bay campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. More information about the gallery is online at http://www.uwgb.edu/lawton/.

The "Sculpture at the Edge" exhibition runs through Nov. 2.

(07-164 / 5 October 2007 / SH)

Fifth-graders, state leaders to be part of
2007 Phuture Phoenix Day

GREEN BAY - State leaders will join more than 1,200 Northeastern Wisconsin fifth-graders on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus next week as part of the University's Phuture Phoenix program.

Students from 11 Green Bay elementary schools and eight other area school districts will visit classrooms, residence halls, the Cofrin Library and other parts of campus Tuesday (Oct. 9) and Thursday (Oct. 11). They also will connect with more than 400 UW-Green Bay student mentors.

On Tuesday, Wisconsin First Lady Jessica Doyle will join the fifth-graders for their campus tours from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jessica Doyle has a background as a middle-school educator. She and her husband, Gov. Jim Doyle, have been strong supporters of Phuture Phoenix.

Also on Tuesday, Wisconsin Secretary of State Douglas La Follette will honor the Phuture Phoenix program in a luncheon ceremony at noon in Phoenix Room A of UW-Green Bay's University Union. La Follette's appearance is part of Higher Education Day in Wisconsin.

Phuture Phoenix targets schools with high percentages of students from low-income families and encourages students to graduate from high school and pursue a college education. The number of students involved in the program has nearly tripled since it started in 2003.

Puture Phoenix Director Cyndie Shepard said the program is opening doors to opportunity for thousands of youngsters in Northeastern Wisconsin.

"This campus-community partnership is inspiring students to create their future," she said "It also is helping UW-Green Bay student mentors develop teaching and leadership skills."

About 800 fifth-graders will be at UW-Green Bay from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. An additional 450 will visit the campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

School districts involved in Phuture Phoenix are Green Bay, West De Pere, Oneida Nation, Bonduel, Bowler, Oconto, Shawano, Sturgeon Bay and Suring.

(07-163 / 4 October 2007 / SH)

Workshop to cover basics of starting
a business

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop Thursday, Nov. 8 covering the basics of new business start-ups.

The program, "First Steps to Starting a Business," will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay.

In a group setting, workshop participants will review the basics of going into business and identify the next steps. The program will include time for questions and answers so individual needs are addressed.

To register or to obtain more information about "First Steps to Starting a Business," call (920) 496-9010 or go online at www.uwgb.edu/sbdc.

(07-162 / 4 October 2007 / SH)

United Nations celebration moves to Northeast Wisconsin

DE PERE - Since 1959 when Governor Gaylord Nelson formed the Wisconsin United Nations Commission and gave it its charter, each consecutive October United Nations Day has been celebrated in Madison. This year, in recognition that the commission represents constituencies throughout the state, it was decided to hold the United Nations Day further north, in the Green Bay area. Traditionally, the celebration includes a major national-level guest speaker, the reading of the Governor's Proclamation on the United Nations, and other appropriate activities.

The Governor's U.N. Commission, St. Norbert College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay are teaming up to host John Prendergast, one of the leading authorities and activists in the world on the current situation in Sudan and Darfur. The free public presentation will take place on Monday, Oct. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Theater at the Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College. It will be followed by a question-and-answer period, and a reception open to all who attend the lecture.

John Prendergast is currently a senior adviser at the International Crisis Group. He has focused most of his 20 year career on conflict resolution in Africa and shaping U.S. foreign policy toward the region. He worked for the Clinton administration from 1996-2001 in the State Department and National Security Council, and has worked for a variety of non-government organizations and think tanks in Africa and the U.S. He is one of the leading American human rights activists focused on bringing international attention to the genocide in Sudan and the atrocities of the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda. In addition to peace-making, Prendergast has also focused on human rights promotion and humanitarian action.

He has authored or co-authored seven books on Africa, most recently a volume with Hotel Rwanda actor Don Cheadle called "Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond." In the last few years, he has also produced numerous broadcast pieces with advocate celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Don Cheadle and Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power. Prendergast has been interviewed for major news networks including CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, and CNN. As evidence of appeal to the public, "Men's Vogue" focused a piece on him in one of their recent issues.

As expected, Governor Jim Doyle has been invited. Also invited are Senator Russ Feingold and Congressman Steve Kagen.

For more information on United Nations Day contact Joseph Tullbane at (920) 403-3378 or joseph.tullbane@snc.edu.

(07-161 / 3 October 2007 / SH)

'A Dream Play' to open Oct. 11

GREEN BAY - Audience members will enter the world of the imagination when University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre presents "A Dream Play" Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 11-13 and Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 17-20.

Laura Riddle will direct the play in the Jean Weidner Theatre of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

"A Dream Play" kicks off the 2007-08 season for UW-Green Bay Theatre.

Swedish playwright August Strindberg's 1901 original version of "A Dream Play" attempted to imitate the disconnected world of dreams in which time and space do not exist as we know them. British playwright Caryl Churchill has adapted the play for contemporary audiences.

Riddle said the main character, Agnes, is the dreamer and provides the play's point of view.

"In a lot of ways every other person in the ensemble is another aspect of her," Riddle said.

She said the one-act play raises questions about the meaning of life, with everyone expecting to find the answers behind a door. But everyone will take away different answers based on their own experiences, she said.

Riddle said most of the 12 actors in "A Dream Play" play numerous characters, helping to encourage audience members to use their imaginations. She also said that some props are based in reality, but many are highly exaggerated or symbolic.

The intimate Jean Weidner Theatre is an appropriate setting for the play, Riddle said.

"The closeness allows the audience to get lost in the dream world," she said. "That's the goal. The audience is really involved in what's going on."

The cast of "A Dream Play" includes Hannah Burmesch as the Stage Door Keeper and Dean of Psychology; Doug Heiar as the Quarantine Master and Dean of Law; Cody Heil as Glazier and the Blind Man; Lauren MacDonald as Agnes; Caitlin Olsen as the Officer's Mother; Kelly Pfeifer as the Writer; Emily Rippl, as the Prompter, Teacher, and Chair of Hearing; Mike Roderique as the Officer; Derek Sklenar as the Posterer, Lieutenant and Dean of Theology; Alison Tyler as Edith and Kristin; Josh Weishaar as the Attorney; and Ray-Anna Young as Lina, Alice and the Dean of Science.

Paul Heim is sound designer, R.J. Kenny is stage manager, Erin Torkelson is assistant stage manager, Neil Montour is assistant technical director, and Andy Cimpl is assistant costume designer.

In addition to Riddle, UW-Green Bay faculty members involved in the production are Jeffrey Entwistle, scenic designer, Kaiome Malloy, costume designer, and Michael Ingraham, lighting designer and technical director.

Tickets for "A Dream Play" are $15 in advance and $18 at the door for adults and $12 in advance and $15 at the door for seniors and students. Tickets for UW-Green Bay students with identification are $10.

Tickets may be purchased through UW-Green Bay's University Ticketing Services by calling (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587 or by ordering online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets.

(07-160 / 3 October 2007 / SH)

Small Business Development Center
program on employee performance

GREEN BAY - "Maximizing Performance," a program offered by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Small Business Development Center, will provide tips and techniques for getting the most out of employees.

The program for managers and supervisors will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay.

Participants will learn how to create an environment of excellence, set effective goals, coach for optimum performance, and reduce recurring personnel problems.

For more information or to register for "Maximizing Performance," call (920) 496-9010 or go online at www.uwgb.edu/sbdc.

(07-159 / 3 October 2007 / SH)

Activist-scholar to lecture
on Latino immigrants

GREEN BAY - Activist and scholar Daniel La Botz will talk about "Latino Immigrants in the Midwest: A Century of Economic, Social and Cultural Interaction" at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

La Botz will speak at 2 p.m. in Room 250 of Rose Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The lecture is free and open to the public.

UW-Green Bay Campus Life, the American Intercultural Center and the Center for History and Social Change are sponsoring the lecture.

La Botz is a teacher, writer and activist. From 2001 to 2007, he was a visiting assistant professor of history and Latin American studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He previously taught history at the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and Chatfield College.

He is the author of several books on unions and politics in Mexico, the United States and Indonesia. He also has written articles on immigrant rights, Latin American labor and politics, and Mexican labor law.

La Botz is editor of "Mexican Labor News and Analysis," a monthly electronic newsletter, and writes a monthly column for "Cincinnati CityBeat."

(07-158 / 3 October 2007 / SH)


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