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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

March 10, 2008

UW-Green Bay Grandparents' University offers 'degrees'
for kids, grandparents

Photo from Grandparents' University. GREEN BAY-Children ages seven through 14 along with a grandparent or grandparents can have a learning adventure at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Grandparents' University Thursday and Friday, July 24 and 25 on the University campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Just like college students, participants choose a major, have the choice of living in University housing, and participate in a graduation ceremony at the end of the experience. This will be the third year for Grandparents' University at UW-Green Bay.

Computer Science is a new major offered in 2008. Children and grandparents who opt for that major can choose between two tracks, "A Behind the Scenes Look at Designing Video Games," taught by Prof. Peter Breznay, and "Creating Your Family's Webpage," taught by Prof. Bill Shay.

Other majors are Art, with two possible courses, "Fiber Arts," taught by Prof. Alison Gates, and "Painting Fantasy Maps," with Prof. Kristy Deetz; Human Biology with a course in "Nutritional Science," taught by Senior Lecturer Karen Lacey; and Natural History and Ecology, with a course in "Furs, Feathers and Scales," taught by Thomas Erdman, curator of the Richter Museum of Natural History at UW-Green Bay.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24 and the program ends at 2:30 on Friday, July 25 after the graduation ceremony.

The program fee is $185 per adult and child pair, which includes instruction, activities, a Thursday night cookout and a tee shirt. Each additional adult is $125 and each additional child is $75.

Participants may stay in University housing on Thursday night for a flat rate fee of $60 for a four-bedroom suite. Children must share a suite with an adult. Commuters may purchase a meals-only package including two lunches and one breakfast for $20 for adults or children. Commuters will have access to a "day student" lounge and parking.

Information and registration is available online at or by calling (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118.

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08-55 | Contact: Virginia Dell, (920) 465-2144

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