September 2007

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Learning Partnership's
Fall Conference


Workshop on financial statements

Workshop on successful
business presentations


Trip to view Chicago
'Maps' exhibit


Workshop on grieving, experiences of bereaved

Space Grant Consortium
awards, scholarships


Elements of marketing workshop

Lecture on use of torture

Lecture on Japanese American incarceration

Constitution Day activities

Fall courses for educators

Wisconsin Naturalists program

Regents approve revised Select Mission Statement

Program on writing publicity materials

Lawton Gallery opens with comics artwork

Leadership program

2007-08 academic year begins


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Institute's Fall Conference to address
needs of diverse learners

GREEN BAY - Keynote presenter Tom Guskey will discuss practical ways to meet the needs of diverse learners at the Institute for Learning Partnership's ninth annual Fall Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Guskey's presentation will highlight the conference, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 5. The conference is sponsored by School Specialty, Inc.

The Fall Conference also will showcase successful strategies for improving teaching and learning and narrowing the academic achievement gap.

Guskey will give the keynote address, "Practical Ways to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners: Revisiting the Ideas of Benjamin S. Bloom," at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Phoenix Rooms of UW-Green Bay's University Union. The next day, he will lead a workshop for educators in the Phoenix Rooms at which he will outline a variety of ways to report student learning to parents and communities, including report cards, alternative formats for parent conferences and other reporting tools.

Guskey is a professor of educational policy and evaluation at the University of Kentucky. He is known for his research in educational reform, assessment, grading practices and mastery learning.

He has taught at all levels, served as an administrator in the Chicago Public Schools, authored 12 books and more than 100 journal articles, and was featured on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" program. He has served as a consultant to schools in the United States, Europe and Asia and has helped to bring clarity and insight to some of education's most complex problems.

For more information on the Fall Conference, contact Juliet Cole by phone at (920) 465-5094 or by e-mail at colej@uwgb.edu. Information also is available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/learnpart/.

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.

(07-157 / 27 September 2007 / SH)

Workshop to introduce basic
financial statements

GREEN BAY - Financial statements used by businesses will be the focus of a workshop offered Wednesday, Oct. 24 by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Small Business Development Center.

The workshop, "Small Business Financials," will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay.

The program will introduce three basic financial statements used in business: the income statement, the cash flow statement, and the balance sheet. Participants will learn how to read the statements for better management control.

To register for "Small Business Financials," call (920) 496-9010 or go online at www.uwgb.edu/sbdc.

(07-156 / 27 September 2007 / SH)

Small Business Development Center
offers tips on successful presentations

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Small Business Development Center will offer tips on making a successful business presentation at a workshop Thursday, Oct. 25.

"Presenting with Confidence" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay.

The workshop will teach 10 steps to a successful presentation, how to use visual aids to your advantage, and how to keep cool under pressure.

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

(07-155 / 27 September 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay's Laatsch to lead trip
to view Chicago 'Maps' exhibit

GREEN BAY - Popular University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Prof. William Laatsch will lead a field trip Saturday, Nov. 10 to the Field Museum in Chicago to view an exhibit of some of the world's greatest maps.

Laatsch, professor of Urban and Regional Studies and Geography, will lead participants through "Maps: Finding Our Place in the World," a once-in-a-lifetime journey through landscapes of time and space, science and imagination.

The exhibit includes maps created by traders and navigators, scientists like Ptolemy and Leonardo da Vinci, and by dreamers from J.R.R. Tolkien to Internet pioneers.

The UW-Green Bay Outreach bus trip begins at 7 a.m. with check-in, nutbreads and coffee in the cafeteria of the Studio Arts building at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The bus leaves the Studio Arts (Blue) parking lot at 7:30 a.m. The map exhibit tour at the Field Museum starts at 1 p.m. The bus will arrive back at UW-Green Bay at 11:30 p.m.

The $75 fee for the field trip covers the tour leader, bus fare, exhibit admission, and 7 a.m. refreshments.

For more information about the "Maps" trip, call Kristi Larsen at (920) 465-2642. More information and registration materials also are available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/outreach/events/maps/.

(07-154 / 25 September 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay hosts workshop
on grieving, experiences of bereaved

GREEN BAY - Registration is open for a one-day workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Friday, Nov. 9 for professionals who work with people who have experienced loss.

The workshop, "Grief and the Extraordinary Experiences of the Bereaved: Continuing the Bonds with Your Deceased Loved One," will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in UW-Green Bay's University Union.

Extraordinary Experiences (EEs) of the bereaved refer to the phenomena experienced by a mourner who believes he or she has had a sign or contact from a deceased loved one.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to describe various types of EE experiences reported by mourners, identify a framework for dialogue with the bereaved concerning EEs, and describe ways to assist mourners who have a negative experience.

Keynote presenter Louis LaGrand is a certified grief counselor, the author of eight books, and gives workshops on grief support and stress reduction in schools, hospices and health agencies.

LaGrand is distinguished service professor emeritus at the State University of New York and adjunct professor of health careers at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk Community College in Riverhead, New York. He was a member of the debriefing team for the TWA Flight 800 disaster.

The workshop offers continuing education credits for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and funeral directors.

"Grief and the Extraordinary Experiences of the Bereaved" is sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker Continuing Education and the UW-Green Bay Institute on Dying, Death and Bereavement, with underwriting provided by Heartland Home Health and Hospice of De Pere and Unity-Leaders in Hospice and Palliative Care of Green Bay.

For more information, contact Barbara McClure-Lukens at UW-Green Bay by phone at (920) 465-2222 or by e-mail at mcclureb@uwgb.edu. More information and online registration are available at http://www.uwgb.edu/outreach/.

(07-153 / 25 September 2007 / SH)

Students win Space Grant Consortium
awards, scholarships

GREEN BAY - The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium has awarded scholarships and research awards to five University of Wisconsin-Green Bay undergraduate students for the 2007-08 academic year.

Recipients of Undergraduate Scholarships and the scholarship amounts are:

Antonio Castillo, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in physics, $1,000. Castillo attended Green Bay Preble High School.

Kevin Schwarten, a senior majoring in earth science and minoring in education, $1,000. Schwarten attended Milwaukee Pius XI High School.

Recipients of Undergraduate Research Awards, their research projects and awards amounts are:

Ruben Behnke, a senior majoring in environmental science and researching time series analysis of terrestrial changes and their effect on climate change, $2,500. Behnke attended Hilbert High School.

Matthew Christman, a senior majoring in earth science and researching extraterrestrial microtextures at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, $2,000. Christman attended Green Bay West High School.

Zachary Christman, a senior majoring in environmental science and researching extraterrestrial microtextures at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, $1,500. Christman attended Green Bay West High School.

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, headquartered at UW-Green Bay, supports students in science, mathematics and technology by funding research, student scholarships and outreach projects in a wide variety of fields related to aerospace.

(07-152 / 20 September 2007 / SH)

Marketing is topic of Small Business
Development Center workshop

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop Wednesday, Oct. 10 on elements of marketing that will help strengthen a business.

The course, "Marketing Basics for Business," will be held 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 activities to keep a business on the right path.

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

(07-151 / 20 September 2007 / SH)

Public lecture at UW-Green Bay to focus
on use of torture

GREEN BAY - Alfred W. McCoy, J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak on "The United States, The Cold War, and Torture" Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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

McCoy, an expert on the U.S. government's covert operations, is the author of "A Question of Terror: CIA Interrogation, From the Cold War to the War On Terror." He also has written "The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Traffic," and "Closer Than Brothers: Manhood at the Philippine Military Academy." Three of his books on Philippine history have won that country's National Book Award.

He has a long list of published articles on the use of torture, the global narcotics trade, the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

McCoy'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 lecture series brings prominent visiting scholars in the humanities and social sciences to UW-Green Bay to stimulate conversation and debate on campus.

(07-150 / 19 September 2007 / SH)

Historian to speak at UW-Green Bay
on Japanese American incarceration

GREEN BAY - An expert on issues raised by the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the months after the attack on Pearl Harbor will address those issues in a lecture Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Roger Daniels, Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, will speak on "The Japanese American Cases, 1942-2007: A Social History" in Room 250 of Rose Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The talk, which starts at 2 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Daniels' lecture kicks off the 2007-08 Historical Perspectives Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Center for History and Social Change at UW-Green Bay. The talk also is part of UW-Green Bay's observance of Constitution Day, a celebration of the U.S. Constitution.

Daniels has written numerous books on the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II. He also has written extensively on the Asian experience in North America, immigration and ethnicity.

He will talk about how cases involving the incarceration of Japanese Americans have come to symbolize the choice between civil liberty and security. The cases, ignored for years, have gained heightened significance in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Historical Perspectives Lecture Series brings prominent visiting scholars in the humanities and social sciences to UW-Green Bay to stimulate conversation and debate on campus.

(07-148 / 12 September 2007 / SH)

Constitution Day activities scheduled
at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will offer a series of activities and displays the week of Sept. 17 as part of the national observance of Constitution Day.

Campus displays, a film, a trivia contest, lectures and discussions will focus campus and community attention on the U.S. Constitution.

Constitution Day, founded in 1997 by a non-profit organization, officially is Sept. 17, the date on which the U.S. Constitution was signed in 1787.

Terri Johnson, assistant professor of political science, and Brenda Amenson-Hill, assistant dean for campus life, are coordinating the UW-Green Bay observance of Constitution Day.

Johnson said it is important to celebrate the Constitution because it is unique and enduring.

"No other government was created in such a careful and reflective way, balancing many demands and needs from individual rights to national interests," she said. "While parts of it have been fought over, and other parts have led to controversy, it has tested the sands of time lasting more than 200 years."

Highlights of the UW-Green Bay observance include:

Constitution-related displays available for viewing Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday Sept. 21 in the University Union, at the Phoenix Bookstore, and on the plaza level and 7th floor of the David A. Cofrin Library.

an online trivia quiz at www.uwgb.edu/iia/constitution that will enable participants to test their knowledge of the Constitution.

a showing of the film, "An Empire of Reason," at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in Room 250 of Rose Hall. A discussion of the film will follow at 5 p.m. in the Common Grounds Coffeehouse in the University Union. The film explores what it would have been like if television had covered the process of ratifying the U.S. Constitution.

a lecture by guest lecturer Roger Daniels of the University of Cincinnati on "The Japanese American Cases: A Social History, 1942-2007" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in Room 250 of Rose Hall. Daniels' lecture will address issues related to the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

a lecture by Green Bay attorney and UW-Green Bay adjunct instructor Tim Nixon on "Executive and Legislative Control of the Bureaucracy" from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in Room 237 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall.

a showing of the film, "A Design for Liberty: The American Constitution," at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Room 223 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Joseph Devaney, a lecturer in Urban and Regional Studies, will host the program.

One other Constitution Day-related event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. The event, a panel discussion of "A Woman in the Presidency," will feature UW-Green Bay Profs. Terri Johnson and Kim Nielsen and guests Judy Crain, a UW Regent, and Donsia Strong Hill, a former senior policy analyst for President Bill Clinton. The discussion will take place in Room 210 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall.

(07-147 / 11 September 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay offers fall courses
for educators

GREEN BAY - Courses on closing the achievement gap and using technology in the classroom are among learning opportunities for educators offered this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Courses will enable educators to explore research-proven strategies for closing the achievement gap, differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of all students and choose from various opportunities for integrating technology into the classroom.

UW-Green Bay courses for educators coordinated by the University's Office of Outreach and Extension are designed for educators seeking quality credit courses and non-credit programs for license renewal and for attaining goals in their Professional Development Plans. The courses are aligned with Wisconsin standards for teacher and administrator development and licensure.

Additional offerings are developed throughout the year. The latest offerings are listed online at www.uwgb.edu/educationoutreach.

For more information, call the UW-Green Bay Office of Outreach and Extension at (920) 465-2480 or (800) 892-2118.

The following is a list of courses scheduled for Fall 2007. All courses listed are offered for one or more graduate credits.

All Students Can Learn: Examining Research-Proven Strategies for Closing the Achievement Gap: Offered in conjunction with the Institute for Learning Partnership's Fall Conference at UW-Green Bay; Thursday, Oct. 4, Saturday, Oct. 20, and Monday, Nov. 5; Green Bay.

Assessment Literacy: A Practical Approach to Classroom Assessment: Monday, Nov. 5, Thursday, Nov. 8, Monday, Nov. 19, Tuesday, Nov. 20; Sheboygan.

Astronomy in the Elementary School: Friday, Oct. 12, Saturday, Oct. 13, Friday, Nov. 2; Sturgeon Bay.

Boys in Crisis: Friday, Nov. 2, Saturday, Nov. 3, Tuesday, Dec. 4; Green Bay.

Character-Centered Teaching: Saturday, Nov. 10, Saturday, Dec. 8; West De Pere.

Classroom Instruction that Works: Mondays, Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Nov. 26, Dec. 10, Sheboygan.

Comprehensive Literacy in Grades 3-5: Tuesdays, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Dec. 4; Manitowoc.

Differentiated Instruction: Wednesday, Oct. 10, Monday, Oct. 29, Wednesday, Nov. 14, Wednesday, Nov. 28, Sheboygan.

Engaging Learners (Grades 6-12): Creating Strategic Readers in the Content Areas: Wednesday, Sept. 26, Monday, Oct. 22, Monday, Nov. 26, Monday, Jan. 7, Thursday, Feb. 21, Thursday, March 13; Green Bay.

PowerPoint Pizzazz II: The Next Step: Friday, Nov. 16, Saturday, Nov. 17; Mishicot.

Secondary Reading in the Content Areas: Mondays, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, March 3, March 17; Sheboygan.

Supervision of Student Teachers: Saturday, Oct. 6, Wednesday, Nov. 7, Tuesday, Nov. 27; Green Bay.

Water and Wildlife: Friday, Oct. 5, Saturday, Oct. 6, Friday, Oct. 19; Sturgeon Bay.

Web Page Creation and Editing: Friday, Nov. 2, Saturday, Nov. 3, Friday, Dec. 7, Saturday, Dec. 8; Mishicot.

(07-146 / 10 September 2007 / SH)

Registration open for Wisconsin Naturalists program at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering an introductory course for community members interested in becoming Wisconsin Naturalists.

Classes will be held eight Thursday nights starting Oct. 4. Classes will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 139 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Wisconsin Naturalists are community members interested in receiving training in wildlife and natural resources. They are dedicated to conserving, preserving and restoring natural resources by promoting ecological education.

Naturalists are active in all areas related to natural history, including helping with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and University research projects. They also work with local schools, nature centers, arboretums, museums, botanical gardens and land trusts.

Each section of the class is taught by University faculty or agency professionals and is customized to focus on the area's native ecosystems. The class will prepare participants for volunteer activities and more advanced classes.

Volunteers take the introductory course and then complete 25 hours of volunteer projects related to natural history. Each year, volunteers are expected to complete 25 additional hours of volunteer work and eight hours of advanced training courses.

Partners in the Wisconsin Naturalists program are the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, Wild Ones, the Wisconsin DNR, Green Bay Botanical Gardens, Northeast Wisconsin's Master Naturalists, and the Neville Public Museum.

The cost of the introductory course is $75. It will be limited to 18 participants.

For more information, contact Vicki Medland by phone at (920) 465-2342 or by e-mail at medlandv@uwgb.edu. More information and registration materials also are available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/WInaturalist/index.htm.

(07-145 / 10 September 2007 / SH)

Regents approve revised Select Mission Statement for UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today (Friday, Sept. 7) gave final approval to a revised Select Mission Statement for UW-Green Bay.

Following extensive campus, community and Regent discussion and review, the Board of Regents approved the first revision to UW-Green Bay's Select Mission Statement since 1988.

The revised statement affirms a commitment to core values that date to the University's founding while also responding to the needs of a dynamic community, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said.

"We appreciate the Regents' support of the revised Select Mission Statement," Shepard said. "This statement concisely and accurately states what makes UW-Green Bay distinctive. It reflects our core values - values such as our commitment to interdisciplinary education and environmental awareness - and the need to connect learning to the life of a rapidly changing and diversifying region."

The Select Mission Statement says: "The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay provides an interdisciplinary, problem-focused educational experience that prepares students to think critically and address complex issues in a multicultural and evolving world. The University enriches the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource."

UW-Green Bay also operates under complementary mission statements that guide the UW System and the System's four-year institutions that do not grant doctoral degrees.

A public hearing on the Select Mission Statement was held at UW-Green Bay in July.

(07-144 / 7 September 2007 / SH)

Small Business Development Center offers program on writing publicity materials

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Small Business Development Center will host a workshop on how to write and design effective promotional and publicity materials.

The program, "Writing Publicity Materials," will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay.

Program participants will learn the principles of writing and designing successful promotional pieces. Participants may bring materials to share with the group and learn how to analyze and improve the materials.

To register for "Writing Publicity Materials," call (920) 496-9010 or go online at www.uwgb.edu/sbdc.

(07-143 / 6 September 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay exhibition to feature
comics artwork

GREEN BAY - An exhibition of comics artwork featuring 20 artists from Wisconsin opens Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

"Cheap Thrills: 20 Comix Artists from Wisconsin" runs through Thursday, Oct. 4 in the Lawton Gallery, located in Theater Hall Room 230 at UW-Green Bay.

The exhibition opens Sept. 13 with an artists' reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Guest curator Tea Krulos of Milwaukee will talk about the exhibit at 5 p.m.

Also included in the exhibit are selected historical works, a display of important comics, a reading area and books on the history of comics.

Numerous other events related to the exhibition will take place on the UW-Green Bay campus. They include:

a showing of "Comic Book Confidential," a documentary film about the history of comic books. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in Phoenix Room C of the University Union. The showing is free and open to the public.

DIY Comix Book Workshop, a hands-on workshop in creating comic books. The workshop, coordinated by participants in the exhibition, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22 in Studio Arts Room 411. The workshop is free and open to the public, but preference for limited slots will be given to UW-Green Bay students and staff. Contact Stephen Perkins at (920) 465-2916 to enroll in the workshop.

a lecture by Prof. Mary Layoun of UW-Madison's Department of Comparative Literature on the cross-cultural history of comics. The lecture is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in Phoenix Room A of the University Union. It is free and open to the public.

"Cheap Thrills: 20 Comix Artists from Wisconsin" opens the Lawton Gallery's fall 2007 schedule. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. More information about the Lawton Gallery is online at http://www.uwgb.edu/lawton/.

(07-142 / 5 September 2007 / SH)

Small Business Development Center
has two-day leadership program

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Small Business Development Center is offering a two-day program on leadership.

The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay.

The program is designed for managers to recognize their leadership styles, to create a climate of high motivation, and to provide hands-on examples of team building.

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

(07-141 / 4 September 2007 / SH)

UW-Green Bay starts year with
strong demand, diverse student body

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay kicked off the 2007-08 academic year today with an enrollment exceeding 5,800 students, including more than 1,000 new freshmen and a record 681 transfers.

UW-Green Bay's fall enrollment also includes a record number of new students of color, including 64 new freshmen and 67 transfers. Overall, 396 students of color are enrolled this fall.

The enrollment of 5,807 combines students enrolled in on-campus programs and those served through the University's Adult Degree Programs.

Sue Keihn, associate provost for student affairs/dean of students, said the enrollment figures reflect a continuing strong demand for a UW-Green Bay education.

"This is a place where students want to be," Keihn said. "They want to take advantage of what UW-Green Bay has to offer in the classroom and in activities all across campus."

The students come from 71 of Wisconsin's 72 counties, 37 other states and 26 other countries.

First-day enrollment figures are a snapshot of UW-Green Bay's enrollment. The University educated 7,326 students from Sept. 1, 2006 through Aug. 31, 2007.

UW-Green Bay graduated a record 1,046 students in 2006-07, the first time a graduating class has exceeded 1,000 students.

The profile of the freshman class shows that freshmen come to UW-Green Bay with strong academic and leadership records. They enter college with an average high school grade-point average of 3.34 (on a 4.0 scale). About 75 percent were involved in high school athletics, 57 percent in performing or visual arts activities, 51 percent in academic honor societies or clubs, 38 percent in religious youth groups, 27 percent in school publications and 24 percent in student government.

Other facts and figures about UW-Green Bay's fall 2007 student body include:

Students are graduates of 788 different high schools. The high school producing the most UW-Green Bay students is nearby Green Bay Preble High School with 287 students.

The number of military veterans attending UW-Green Bay is on the rise, with 192 veterans enrolled for fall 2007. That's up 13 percent from a year ago.

Nearly 2,000 students will live in on-campus residence halls, including 730 new freshmen.

Female students in the freshman class outnumber male students by a margin of 65 percent to 35 percent.

(07-140 / 4 September 2007 / SH)


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