October 1999

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UW-Green Bay profiled in 'The Innovative Campus'

Drama on life, music of Clara Schumann

Tribute to Ellington part of band, jazz concert

New Biodiversity Center is launched

'An Evening in Hollywood' concert

Vocal groups sing of life and love

'Creative Voices' program

Professor honored at Women of Color ceremony

Showing of 'The Tin Drum' is Oct. 27

Phoenix Hall of Fame inductions

'Spirit of the Rainforest' is Nov. 8 lecture

'Portrait of Spirit' opens in gallery

Earth 2000 founder speaks Oct. 21

Olson new on advancement staff

Staszak appointed alumni coordinator

Breakfast forum series begins Oct. 20

Dual choice open enrollment period

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UW-Green Bay among six 'pioneers' revisited in 'Innovative Campus' book

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is one of six schools profiled in a new book, The Innovative Campus (Oryx Press, 1999), which takes a look back at groundbreaking higher education institutions of the 1960s and early 1970s.

Author Joy Rosenzweig Kliewer devotes the chapter "Eco U in the 1990s" to what she sees as UW-Green Bay's success in honoring its roots as an innovative, experimental institution.

"UW-Green Bay is a bold survivor of the alternative higher education movement of the 1960s and early 1970s," she writes. "Over the past three decades, the campus has kept alive its distinctive interdisciplinary structure despite budgetary cutbacks, a merger, and a changing social and political climate."

Kliewer is a professor with Western University of Pomona, Calif. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of innovative colleges, their rise as alternatives to mainstream universities, and how they have kept or changed their distinctive founding missions.

Along with UW-Green Bay, The Innovative Campus profiles Pitzer College in Claremont, Cal.; the New College of the University of South Florida in Sarasota; Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass.; the University of California, Santa Cruz; and Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash.

The six schools experimented with a range of innovations, from individualized majors and independent study, to no-letter grading, student participation in curriculum development, and academic organization by broad, interdisciplinary areas rather than by narrow, specialized departments.

Kliewer says innovation - commonplace as college enrollments doubled nationwide during the 1960s - dwindled by the late 1970s with a recessionary U.S. economy, widespread enrollment declines and a shift in student values toward careerism and away from personal self-exploration. She contends, however, that the colleges that emerged can serve as models for present-day institutions as they prepare to meet new challenges.

Kliewer said she chose to spotlight UW-Green Bay because of its history as an interdisciplinary, environmentally oriented institution. Also of interest were the widespread attention it received in higher education circles and its position as a distinctive public university in a largely mainstream, Midwestern higher education system.

The author conducted more than 150 interviews for the book, including dozens specific to Green Bay, with longtime faculty members, administrators, students, alumni and others.

The chapter on UW-Green Bay - an institution founded in 1965 and opened on its current site in 1969 - concentrated on five educational characteristics that distinguished the new university. They were:

• Interdisciplinary academic approach
• Experiential learning and community outreach
• Student-initiated learning
• Emphasis on teaching, faculty freedom
• Close-knit, egalitarian community

Kliewer notes that some of the early elements have faded. Fiscal and political realities pushed innovative institutions to homogenize. UW-Green Bay's budget, Kliewer writes, began to erode following the early 1970s merger that created a statewide system but diminished Green Bay's direct ties to the flagship UW campus in Madison. The need to increase student-to-faculty ratios made innovation more difficult.

Other changes since the 1970s have included moves away from unusual nomenclature and the campuswide "man and the environment" motto which led one national magazine to dub the school "Eco U." UW-Green Bay also adjusted its curriculum to accommodate the disciplinary and professional needs of the local community.

Kliewer indicates that, in relation to other innovative schools, UW-Green Bay has been relatively successful in maintaining elements of its early mission, largely because of faculty commitment to the interdisciplinary plan and the idea of faculty and students from varied fields of study working together.

Kliewer concludes, however, that innovation may be a risky venture in a public university because non-traditional approaches do not fit neatly into systemwide standards of quality and accountability. Being part of the System may help ensure longevity of the institution, the author writes, but not longevity of its innovations.

In concluding the UW-Green Bay chapter, Kliewer says:

"In the end, UW-Green Bay has moved from the 1960s to the 1990s with some compromises, but with a revitalized commitment to the community and with the heritage of the pioneers still, to some extent, in place. Although the individualized, student-centered approach, for example, has faded as the university has 'tightened up' its requirements and budgets have been cut, there are still opportunities for independent study and personalized majors at UW-Green Bay. The experiential Liberal Education Seminars may have vanished, along with the close-knit, egalitarian community spirit of the early days, but the problem-focused mission is still upheld, and the university's ties to the community have been strengthened. Although the campus has introduced disciplinary majors - perhaps the most significant compromise since the early years - the institution remains free of conventional disciplinary departments because budgetary and curricular authority still resides in the interdisciplinary units. Finally, while the founding spirit of creativity in faculty teaching has diminished, there are still opportunities for academics to invent new courses and to engage in interdisciplinary program development."

(99-145 / 25 October 1999 / CS)

Drama on life, music of Clara Schumann celebrates 19th century 'superwoman'

GREEN BAY - "Clara Schumann: Liebe und Leben," a drama on the life and music of Clara Schumann, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 18, in University Theater at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Admission is free.

Based on letters and diaries of Clara Schumann and her husband, Robert, the play follows Clara throughout her successful 60-year career as a performer, composer, and editor. It was a career she undertook while raising seven children, at a time when women didn't seek achievements outside the home.

The drama was written by playwright Jane Cox of Iowa State University, and it will be performed by Cox and Iowa State colleagues Sue Haug and Jean Thomas. Cox portrays Schumann, with Haug taking the role of Schumann as concert pianist. Thomas, a soprano, is Jennie Lind, assisting artist.

Cox, as Clara, reflects on her life and the sometimes conflicting roles of child prodigy, composer, wife, mother, daughter, concert artist, editor, and colleague of other great artists. Haug and Thomas intersperse performances of representative works by Clara.

Cox is an associate professor and stage director for Iowa State University Theater, Haug is head of the university's music department and Thomas is a voice instructor at the institution. Haug and Thomas have performed widely. Cox's writing credits include Fields of Endless Days, which starred Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

The event is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay student Good Times Programming Board, the Office of Student Life, and the Communication and the Arts, Music, and Women's Studies Academic Programs.

(99-144 / 26 October 1999 / VCD)

Tribute to Ellington part of Symphonic Band, Jazz concert

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Symphonic Band and the Jazz Ensemble II will commemorate the 100th anniversary year of Duke Ellington's birth in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Earlier this year, Ellington - born April 29, 1899 - was awarded a Special Citation Pulitzer Prize commemorating the centenary of his birth and recognizing his musical genius.

The Symphonic Band, directed by Scott Wright, will perform a medley of Ellington favorites, including "Caravan," "Sophisticated Lady," "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing," and others.

Jazz Ensemble II includes in its program "Chelsea Bridge," by Billy Strayhorn, and "Isfahan," from The Far East Suite, written by Ellington and Strayhorn. Strayhorn composed and arranged almost exclusively for Ellington from the late 1930s until his death nearly 30 years later. After Strayhorn died, Ellington recorded a tribute album to him. Thomas Pfotenhauer directs Jazz Ensemble II.

The 84-member Symphonic Band opens the program with the overture to Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Their set includes "Hymn of the Cherubim," a chorale arrangement from the Eastern Orthodox liturgy by Tchesnokov, and concludes with "Symphonic Concert March," by Bonelli, a piece director Wright calls "in the grand Italian style."

Other selections on the Jazz Ensemble II program range from standards such as Cole Porter's "All of You," to "The Doomsday Machine Meets Mr. Gelato," a 1997 composition incorporating Afro-Cuban elements by University of Michigan faculty member Ellen Rowe.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. The number for tickets is (920) 465-2217 or 800-328-TKTS.

(99-143 / 25 October 1999 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay launches Biodiversity Center for Northeast Wisconsin

GREEN BAY - A new center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay joins together formerly separate University resources and research efforts to focus on the diversity of life in Northeast Wisconsin.

The Cofrin Arboretum Center for Biodiversity will promote education, research and community services that help to conserve plants and animals of the western Great Lakes region, according to its director, Robert W. Howe.

A priority is making available some of the vast array of information on birds, mammals, butterflies, and the like from the University's Richter Natural History collections, and the wealth of materials on northern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula plants from the University Herbarium. The Center is developing a site on the World Wide Web (http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/) as its first step toward sharing its resources with interested citizens, resource managers, policy makers, educators seeking local curriculum elements, and others.

"The first logical step is for us to take the information we have and make it available to other people," says Howe, a professor of biology and Natural and Applied Sciences at UW-Green Bay. "The Web is the perfect medium for doing that."

The Center will become even more visible in 2001 when the University's new academic building is complete and its office moves to a central suite in the new facility from currently dispersed locations. Center staff will coordinate public exhibits in the new building.

The new Center incorporates the University's Cofrin Arboretum and Natural Areas Program, which manages nature reserves on campus and at outlying sites in Northeast Wisconsin; the Richter Museum of Natural History, home to one of North America's major ornithological collections; and the Herbarium, which has the most complete, continuing botanical collection for Northeastern Wisconsin and adjacent Upper Michigan. It includes related resources such as the University greenhouse and the Data Management Center and Archives for the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. And it will be a nucleus for UW-Green Bay faculty and student research which for 30 years has contributed to biodiversity conservation in the western Great Lakes region.

"If the Center can become a clearinghouse of information for area people in different occupations that deal with living organisms we will fulfill my vision," says Howe.

Howe says the Center's wealth of information on the region presents opportunities for a "bottom-up" approach to regional conservation, noting that local decisions often are guided instead by "top-down," information from international, national and state organizations. "The local approach is effective because it deals with natural communities specific to the region," Howe explains.

Apart from information brokerage, the Center has other functions. Students will benefit from its hands-on resources, the internships it develops, its funding for student research projects, and the visiting scientists and speakers the Center attracts. In turn, says Howe, students will contribute to the Center's store of information as the results of their research are collected and made available.

Howe adds that managing the University's Cofrin Arboretum on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive and its natural areas in Brown, Door and Manitowoc counties is no small part of the Center's charge. The study areas include the Kingfisher site south of Manitowoc along Lake Michigan, an inland tract near Egg Harbor, the Toft Point property at Baileys Harbor, and the Point au Sable wetlands along the lower bay.

"That's an on-going part of the mission," he says. We're accountable for managing those properties in a way that is responsible."

The regional emphasis sets the new UW-Green Bay Center apart from biodiversity centers at other institutions, most of which have a national focus, Howe says. This center will focus on real-life issues that affect the quality of life in Northeast Wisconsin, he explains.

UW-Green Bay is a logical place for such an undertaking, say Howe and Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Carol A. Pollis. They say the Center could help the University maintain its position as a leader in the study of environmental issues.

"UW-Green Bay has a history of instruction and research on the environment," says Pollis. "The environment was central to the University's founding mission." She notes that the University pioneered in developing an Environmental Science major, now popular on many campuses. Adds Howe, "The mission and our commitment to practical, hands-on education tell me that what we do in the University should be connected to what people in the community are doing."

The Center's name and emphasis reflects the growing concern for biodiversity, the term biologists have coined for the plants, animals and all other living things that populate the earth. The concern is not only for the number of species, but the genetic diversity within species. Scientists fear that humans' push for living space - all 6-billion of us - is destroying the delicate web of biodiversity before we even understand the value of many species.

"Even though our environment is changing rapidly, native plants and animals will always be an important part of our culture and economy," says Howe. "The more we know about them, the more we can preserve their benefits and the more they can enrich our lives."

(99-142 / 25 October 1999 / VCD)

Performers offer sounds of the big screen with guest artist Buffa

GREEN BAY -- Guest artist Todd Buffa will join the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble I, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble in "An Evening in Hollywood," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

The pairing of the two jazz groups and the Wind Ensemble in a UW-Green Bay concert is unusual, say directors John Salerno, Chris Salerno, and Kevin Collins. As they would in a studio orchestra, instrumentalists will move from Jazz Ensemble to Wind Ensemble and back as needed. "Even the Wind Ensemble, which usually is acoustic, will be 'miked' to create the big screen sound-track sound," says Collins.

Buffa, who recently moved back to his home town of Green Bay, will solo with the Jazz Ensemble on "If I Had My Life to Live Over," from Payback and on "The Shadow of Your Smile," from The Sandpiper. The latter won the 1964 Academy Award for best song. In Colorado where he moved in the 1970s, Buffa worked with the jazz group Rare Silk, and during that time, received three Grammy Award nominations. He gained notice here last fall when he performed in "A Tribute to Sinatra," with the UW-Green Bay Jazz groups at the Weidner Center.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform two numbers transcribed by director John Salerno, the themes from Taxi Driver and Payback. Also on their program are the main theme from the Robert Redford-Faye Dunaway movie, Three Days of the Condor and the song "Laura," from the 1944 film of the same title directed by Otto Preminger.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble will join the instrumental ensemble for "When You Wish Upon a Star," from Pinocchio. The vocal group also will present two numbers arranged by director Chris Salerno, "Hooray for Hollywood," and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing," the 1982 Academy Award-winning best song from the movie Best Friends. Kelly Shoemaker will solo on the latter.

The Wind Ensemble portion of the concert includes music from Star Wars that director Collins calls "the real deal, not a watered down version." The transcription is by Donald Hunsberger, director of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, who worked directly with composer John Williams. Their other "big" number is "American Symphony," the music composed by Michael Kamen for the culminating scene of Mr. Holland's Opus, starring Richard Dreyfus.

The Wind Ensemble will conclude its program with two "whistleable" numbers, "The Entertainer," from The Sting, recipient of the 1973 Academy Award for original song score and adaptations of the Scott Joplin ragtime music by Marvin Hamlisch, and "Colonel Bogey March" from The Bridge on the River Kwai, which won the 1957 Academy Award for best score, among a host of other awards.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The number for tickets is (920) 465-2217 or 800-328-TKTS.

(99-141 / 21 October 1999 / VCD)

Gillett choir will join vocal groups in singing of life and love

GREEN BAY - The Gillett High School Concert Choir will join University of Wisconsin-Green Bay vocal groups in "Images of Life and Love," a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

UW-Green Bay groups performing are the 17-voice Vocal Ensemble and the larger Concert Choir, both directed by William Witwer, and the University Women's Chorus, directed by Jeffrey McGhee. A baritone, McGhee also will solo in the concert's final number, "Wade in the Water," performed jointly by the UW-Green Bay and Gillett High School Concert Choirs. McGhee, who is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts in voice at UW-Madison, has joined the UW-Green Bay teaching staff for the year.

Kathryn Brown directs the Gillett High School Concert Choir, the most recent area high school group invited to join in a UW-Green Bay vocal concert on the Weidner Center stage. Their program segment includes special accompaniment by Mary Ann Glime, piano, and Abe Clark, violin, on 'The Gypsy Fiddler," and by Stefanie Ward, piano, on "Something Told the Wild Geese."

With few exceptions, the UW-Green Bay groups will perform music from or about North America, says Witwer. "A lot of the musical imagery has to do with life situations, love situations, and geographical places," he adds.

The UW-Green Bay Vocal Ensemble opens the program with a song about times of day followed by "Prayer Before Sleep," from the Talmud Suite by Robinovitch. The group performs without accompaniment.

The Women's Chorus provides the second set. They'll start with an arrangement of an American folksong, "Hello Girls," and end with a traditional African-American spiritual, "This Train."

Women of the Concert Choir will join the Women's Chorus in an 86-voice performance of the rollicking French Canadian folk song, "Ah! Si mon moine voulait danser" ("Ah! If My Friar Would Like to Dance") and the men of the Concert Choir will perform a setting of "Home on the Range."

The Concert Choir will close the program with a set of songs invoking places, from "Train," from the set, Due West by Canadian composer Stephen Chatman, to "Feller from Fortune," a setting of folk songs from the Newfoundland outports. Their accompanist is Janice Cusano, of the UW-Green Bay faculty. On "The Water is Wide," the choir will be accompanied by Erin Miller, clarinet; Jessica Winter, French horn; and Dean Langby, cello.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. The number for tickets is 465-2217 or 800-328-TKTS.

(99-140 / 21 October 1999 / VCD)

Theater, fiction, art featured in 'Creative Voices' program

GREEN BAY -- "Creative Voices," a program open to the public, will showcase theater, fiction and art at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the Christie Theater, located in the University Union on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive. There is no admission for the event sponsored by the Friends of the Cofrin Library, but donations of $3 for students and $5 for adults are suggested.

Program participants are UW-Green Bay students Nola Schwingle, Nicole Desjarlais, Jessica Jelinski, and Molly Mix, and faculty members Tom Williams and Carol Emmons.

The four students will perform a scene from Jehanne of the Witches, a contemporary telling of the Joan of Arc story performed on the UW-Green Bay stage in mid-October. Williams will read from a new fiction work in progress, and Emmons will show examples from her art works exploring the topics of memory and loneliness.

Schwingle portrayed the title character in Jehanne of the Witches, which opened the 1999-2000 UW-Green Bay theater season. A senior majoring in Theater and English Education, Schwingle has extensive UW-Green Bay stage credits. Her work in Picnic won her the opportunity to compete in the 1999 Irene Ryan acting competition at the American College Theater Regional Festival. Schwingle is from Oak Creek.

Desjarlais, Appleton; Jelinski, Luxemburg; and Mix, Windom, Minn., each played several roles in Jehanne. In the scene they will perform, the three are "voices" who visit the 16-year-old Jehanne. Desjarlais speaks for Jehanne's mother, Jelinski for St. Michael, and Mix for St. Catherine.

Williams, who joined the UW-Green Bay Humanistic Studies and creative writing faculties in 1996, last summer won an $8,000 Individual Artists Fellowship from the Wisconsin Arts Board for an unpublished short story. His fiction and book reviews have been published in Chelsea, American Book Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and other venues. Williams has earned degrees from Ashland College, The Ohio State University, and the University of Houston. He currently is at work on a novel.

Emmons has an extensive list of individual and group exhibitions. Recent solo installations have been at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, Mo., and at the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, in collaboration with Paul Emmons. She has won two Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowships and a fellowship to the Center for 20th Century Studies at UW-Milwaukee. Emmons joined UW-Green Bay in 1987. Her Master of Fine Arts degree is from UW-Milwaukee.

Friends of the Cofrin Library is a University-community group that supports and promotes the UW-Green Bay Library.

(99-139 / 20 October 1999 / VCD)

Professor is honored at Women of Color ceremony

MADISON - Twenty-one women of color in Wisconsin higher education will be honored for their contributions to diversity at the annual Women of Color ceremony and reception on October 22, 1999 at UW-Platteville.

Denise Sweet, professor of Humanistic Studies at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is among those being honored. She was the first Women of Color honoree from UW-Green Bay five years ago. Sweet is an Anishinaabe (White Earth) poet and will give a poetry reading at the Women of Color awards ceremony. Sweet was coordinator of a symposium titled "Those Who Will Listen and Remember: A Symposium of Anishinaabe History, Culture and Contemporary Issues" that was hosted by UW-Green Bay and UW-Eau Claire in September. Her efforts brought together international speakers and attendees to share information about scholarly endeavors as well as language and cultural preservation projects in a first of its kind gathering. Sweet always finds time to work with the new generation and put together "A Way With Words: Young Writers Workshop," that has broadened the University's community outreach to rapidly increasing African American, Latino and Southeast Asian populations.

The Women of Color ceremony and reception, held in conjunction with the 24th annual Women's Studies Conference and the 15th annual Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, is sponsored by the UW System Office of Multicultural Affairs, the UW System Women's Studies Consortium and UW-Platteville.

"These women and their predecessors have made outstanding contributions to their local campus, surrounding community and higher education in the State of Wisconsin as a whole. We are fortunate to have such extraordinary women of color amongst our colleagues," said Jacqueline Ross, former director of the Women's Studies Consortium.

One woman of color from each UW System institution and member institutions of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies will be recognized for her outstanding achievements and the contributions she has made to the university community and, in particular, to diversity. Ross and Carol Sue Butts, Provost at UW-Platteville, will present the awards.

The list of honorees includes faculty and staff, students and community members. Amy Ling and Mary Lou Mahoney are being honored posthumously.

List of honorees:

University of Wisconsin System Institutions
Deanna Dennis (UW-Eau Claire);Leticia Pena (UW-La Crosse); Amy Ling (UW-Madison); April Holland (UW-Milwaukee); Judith Hankes (UW-Oshkosh); Mary Lou Mahoney (UW-Parkside); Bridgette Johnson (UW-Parkside); Pusaporn Tabrizi (UW-Platteville); Jacquelynne Whitner (UW-River Falls); Jyotsna Chander (UW-Stevens Point); Tracy Benson (UW-Stout); Karen Weiss (UW-Superior); Graciela Colin-Dealca (UW-Whitewater); Andrea-Teresa "Tess" Arenas (UW System); Rejoice Sithole (UW Colleges); Dina Castro de Knibbs (UW-Extension).

Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies Institutions
Debora Barerra Pontillo (Edgewood College); Mary Council Austin (Marian College); Dr. M. Shawn Copeland (Marquette University); Connie Burditt (Northland College).

(99-138 / 20 October 1999)

German film based on Nobel-winning novel is scheduled

GREEN BAY - A showing of The Tin Drum, the film based on the novel of the same title by 1999 Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 in the Christie Theater in the University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The event is free and open to the public.

The German novelist received the Nobel Prize primarily for his work in The Tin Drum. The film is a 1979 Academy Award winning adaptation of the novel by director Volker Schlöndorff.

The story follows Oskar Matzerath through German society during the period of National Socialism. At the age of three, Oskar willfully stunts his growth in protest over the behavior of adults and, wielding his tin drum, he provides perspective on German history and the human condition. The film is in German with English subtitles. The film is suggested for mature audiences.

(99-137 / 14 October 1999 / VCD)

UW-Green Bay adds four with Phoenix Hall of Fame inductions

GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will honor four individuals when the Phoenix Hall of Fame inducts its newest class Friday, Nov. 12.

Basketball standouts Tom Brown and Candace Kaye, soccer star Chuck Stark and distinguished community member Dr. James Hinckley will be honored at the seventh annual induction banquet, at 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus.

Brown joined the Phoenix in its inaugural Division I season. Following his freshman season he was named to the Basketball Weekly all-Mideast team and was a Basketball Weekly's honorable mention freshman All-America selection. He graduated as the program's eighth all-time leading scorer with 1,149 career points and remains in the program's top 10 for field goals made, field goal attempts, free throws made, free throw attempts and steals.

Kaye was one of the first three women to receive an athletic scholarship at UW-Green Bay. She starred on a team that led the Phoenix women to their first winning season in the program's history - a streak that continues to this day. She left as the program's all-time leading scorer and remains the 15th top scorer in Phoenix history with 1,068 career points.

Stark took team scoring honors his freshman, junior and senior seasons and in the process, led the Phoenix to a 46-15-7 record in four seasons. In 1980, the program's transition year from Division II to Division I status, Stark and the Phoenix finished with a 14-4-0 record, defeating all eight of their Division I opponents in the process. He remains third all-time in goals with 51, third all-time in assists with 27, and third all-time in points with 129.

Hinckley has devoted time, medical expertise and philanthropic support to the Phoenix athletic program since 1978. He continues as a volunteer medical consultant, team physician and surgeon. With the growth of an athletic student-training program in recent years, his role has expanded to offer tutelage to many of the program's student trainers.

For information about the Phoenix Hall of Fame or the induction banquet, contact Marilyn McCarey, UW-Green Bay Office of Intercollegiate Athletics, (920) 465-2625.

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Tom Brown
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Providence-St. Mel
UW-Green Bay Sport: Basketball
Position: Shooting Guard
Years at UW-Green Bay: 1981-85
Major: Communication B.S., 1985; Administrative Science M.S., 1992
Current Home: LaGrange Park, Ill.
Current Position: Developmental Guidance Specialist/Advisor at Roosevelt University, Chicago
Family: Wife Lisa, daughter Contessa (5)

After graduating from UW-Green Bay, Brown was employed by Management Resources in Chicago, but returned to the University to pursue his master's studies in administrative science and serve as an assistant coach for the men's basketball program, a position he held from 1988 to 1991. In 1989 he also took on academic advising responsibilities and served as an on-campus advisor until 1998. He completed his master's degree in 1992.
Collegiate Highlights: Brown's freshman year was the program's first in Division I. Brown made an immediate impact and was named to Basketball Weekly's all-Mideast team and was a Basketball Weekly's honorable mention freshman All-America selection. He was named to the all-Green Bay Classic Team in 1981 and MVP of the Classic in 1982. He led the team in scoring, free throw percentage and field goal percentage as a freshman and sophomore. He was the winner of the Don Byers Free Throw Trophy in 1980-81, 1981-82 and 1982-83. He was co-captain in 1982, 1983 and 1984 and was named the fan's Most Valuable Player in 1985. Brown graduated as the program's eighth all-time leading scorer with 1,149 career points. He remains in the program's top 10 for field goals made, field goal attempts, free throws made, free throw attempts and steals.
High School Highlights: Brown was a high school All-American and a top ten Chicago prep player. He averaged 20.5 points and 9.3 rebounds while leading his team to a No. 3 ranking in Illinois. He was also an all-city and all-state selection.
Induction Presenter: Former UW-Green Bay Athletics Director Dan Spielmann. Brown's induction is sponsored by Baylake Bank.

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Candace (Candy) Kaye
Hometown: Green Bay, Wis.
High School: Green Bay Preble
UW-Green Bay Sport: Basketball
Position: Small and power forward
Years at UW-Green Bay: 1977-81
Major: Business Administration
Current Home: Green Bay, Wis.
Current Position: Rental/Accounts Manager for Murphy Development, Inc., Green Bay

Kaye has been employed as a rental/accounts manager with Murphy Development, Inc., for the past 15 years.
Collegiate Highlights: She was one of the first three scholarship players in the program's history. As a freshman, Kaye joined a team that was coming off a 4-17 record and in her first year, helped the Phoenix improve to 14-9 - the program's first in a series of 21 consecutive winning seasons that continues today. Her freshman season Kaye was named team MVP and UW-Green Bay Classic MVP. That same year she scored a career high 33 points against Michigan Tech. Kaye led her teams to a record of 73-30 in four seasons and two Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WWIAC ) titles. She left the program as its all-time leading scorer and remains the 15th top scorer in Phoenix history with 1,068 career points.
High School Highlights: Kaye was part of Green Bay Preble's first organized volleyball and basketball programs as a junior and senior. She was a two-year second team all-Metro selection in basketball and News Chronicle all-Metro as a senior.
Induction Presenter: Carol Hammerle, former UW-Green Bay head coach. Kaye's induction is sponsored by the Pump Room Tavern.

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Chuck Stark
Hometown: Burnsville, Minn.
High School: Burnsville H.S.
UW-Green Bay Sport: Soccer
Position: Forward
Years at UW-Green Bay: 1978-82
Major: Business Administration, B.S.
Current Home: Jacksonville, Fla.
Current Position: Territory Manager for Lifetouch
Family: Wife Sandy; Children Ellie (8), Lexie (8), and Tony (7)

After graduating from UW-Green Bay in 1982, Stark worked as a photographer and as a photography manager and sales representative for Lifetouch National School Studios, a photography service for public schools.
Collegiate Highlights: Stark took team scoring honors his freshman, junior and senior seasons and in the process, led the Phoenix to a 46-15-7 record over four seasons. In 1980, his junior year and the program's transition year from Division II to Division I status, Stark and the Phoenix finished with a 14-4-0 record, defeating all eight of their Division I opponents in the process. That year Stark had a team-leading 111 shots, 19 goals, 15 assists and 53 points. He also garnered all-State and team MVP honors. After a successful freshman season he was selected to attend the 1980 Olympic Soccer Camp, along with teammates Rick Voightlander and Murray Wehking. He remains third all-time in career goals with 51, third all-time in career assists with 27, and third all-time in career points with 129. He is tied for second all-time for assists in a season (15) and is fourth all-time for points in a season (53).
High School Highlights: Was an all-State selection and Burnsville's offensive MVP. He coached soccer for two years at an athletic club in Burnsville.
Induction Presenter: Former teammate Vic Bettendorf. Stark's induction is sponsored by Tufco Technologies.

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Dr. James Hinckley
Hometown: Galesburg, Ill.
High School: Corpus Christi
Years at UW-Green Bay: 1978-present
Degrees: B.S., Biology, 1967, Illinois Chicago Circle; College of Medicine, University of Illinois, 1971; Internships and Residency, U.S. Naval Hospital, 1971-75.
Current Home: Green Bay, Wis.
Current Position: Orthopedic Surgeon, Prevea Clinic, Green Bay
Family: Wife, Patricia; children Peter (28), Karen (26), and Brant (23)

Hinckley is an orthopedic surgeon with Prevea Clinic, Sports Medicine Division, Green Bay. Prior to coming to Green Bay, he worked as an orthopedic surgeon with the U.S. Naval Academy from 1975-78, having served his internship and residency at the U.S. Naval Hospital from 1971-75. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle in 1967 and his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1971. Hinckley has served the UW-Green Bay athletics department as a consultant, philanthropist, physician, surgeon and friend since 1978. He has devoted time and provided philanthropic support for the benefit of student athletes in many sports. He continues in his role as a volunteer medical consultant, team physician and surgeon. With the growth of an athletic student-training program in recent years, his role has expanded to offer tutelage to many of the student trainers. He has enhanced opportunities for student-athletes throughout the University through his generosity and commitment to excellence.
Induction Presenter: Former UW-Green Bay Head Soccer Coach Aldo Santaga. Dr. Hinckley's induction is sponsored by the Santaga family.

(99-136 / 15 October 1999 / SB)

Popular lecture 'Spirit of the Rainforest' coming to campus Nov. 8

GREEN BAY - Spirit of the Rainforest, a controversial book which has spurred a heated debate between anthropologists and missionaries over Western influence on the Yanomamo people of the Amazonian rainforest, will be the topic of lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Monday, Nov. 8.

Author Mark Andrew Ritchie will be joined by Chief Shoefoot, an ex-shaman (spiritual leader), and Gary Dawson, a jungle-raised American and translator, in presenting the program from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union, on campus. Admission is free. A book signing will follow.

The Yanomamo population consists of about 20,000 people with extended families scattered among 200 villages in the rainforest of northeast South America, primarily in Venezuela. For the most part, they continue to observe traditional ways which include deadly village-on-village raids, frequent use of hallucinogenic drugs, and a belief in spirits and folk healing.

Anthropologists argue that the Yanomamo should be protected from the influence of other cultures as one of the "last stone age tribes." Missionaries say the population is declining, ravaged by violence, illness and self-destructive traditions; they point to the relative health of the one band influenced by Western and Christian cultures and modern medicine as evidence that the Yanomamo lifestyle should be improved, not preserved.

Says author Ritchie, "The (Yanomamo people) are incensed that the international community would want to put a fence around these people and protect them from progress. We think that is the ultimate act of dehumanization, like creating a zoo."

This is the fourth U.S. lecture tour for Ritchie, Shoefoot and Dawson. Ritchie provides audiences with the framework for his book and then opens up the floor for Shoefoot to speak through Dawson.

Topics discussed will include the highly publicized "Project Yanomami" which deals with the issue of invading gold miners in Yanomami territory and the proposed biosphere, a plan which would restrict Yanomamo from traveling outside of the region and limit those who enter. Other topics discussed will be the debate over ecotourism and the continuance of warfare among the Yanomamo.

The lecture is sponsored by Student Life, the American Intercultural Center, the Office of International Studies, and the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as part of Student Life's contemporary issues series.

(99-135 / 12 October 1999 / SB)

'Portrait of Spirit' opens Oct. 28 in Lawton Gallery

GREEN BAY - The stories of 25 individuals who are disabled are explored in black and white photographs and narrative in "Portrait of Spirit" opening with a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

"My paralysis is part of who I am, but it is only part of who I am. And so it is with the people in 'Portrait of Spirit'," writes Christopher Reeve in the foreword to the exhibit. "They are mothers, fathers, comedians, administrators, musicians, athletes, lovers - and people with disabilities. They are our friends, our neighbors, our co-workers, members of our communities."

The photographs in the exhibit are by Billy Howard. Maggie Holtzberg interviewed the 25 subjects and transcribed her conversations to create the accompanying text. "What Holtzberg hears and Howard sees...is the amazing resiliency of the human spirit," says Reeve.

The exhibit continues through November 13. It shares the Lawton Gallery with "Ten Chimneys: The Lunts on Stage in Wisconsin," which opened on September 15.

The Lawton Gallery is located in Theatre Hall directly east of the Weidner Center on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

(99-134 / 12 October 1999 / VCD)

Child prodigy and 'Earth 2000' founder Danny Seo speaks Oct. 21

GREEN BAY - Danny Seo, award-winning activist, author, and the founder and CEO of the environmental organization Earth 2000, will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Thursday, Oct. 21.

The free program takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union.

Seo gained additional attention last year when People magazine identified him as a rising star of the environmental movement and one of its "50 Most Beautiful People" of 1998.

Now 21 years of age, Seo founded Earth 2000 at age 12. It was his goal to reverse the impact of environmental destruction on earth by the end of the millennium. Earth 2000 has grown into a 25,000 member, non-profit organization which has launched successful environmental campaigns including one for the protection of pilot whales in the Faeroe Islands, and a successful boycott which motivated Lerner New York, a women's clothing chain, to sell only fur-free products.

He has organized dozens of civil actions. He lobbied for, and was instrumental in, passage of the 1995 statewide bill to give Pennsylvania students the right to refuse animal dissections in biology classes.

In 1997, Seo wrote his first book, Generation React: Activism for Beginners, describing his personal approach to activism while giving insight into his life as a teen CEO. Ohio and Oregon school districts have incorporated the book into the high school social studies curriculum. His latest book, Heaven on Earth, offers inspiration and practical advice for individuals who want to make a positive difference in the lives of others. An adamant supporter of animal-protection efforts, Seo serves as a member of the Vegetarian Times' Editorial advisory board, and contributes regular articles on topics ranging from travel gear to cruelty-free footwear and accessories.

Among his awards and honors, he received the 1998 Albert Schweitzer Reverence for Life Award, Korea's World Leader of Tomorrow Award, Young Visionary of the Year in 1995 and America's Most Influential Teen in 1996. Along with the recognition by People magazine, he was labeled "one of the most powerful twenty-somethings in America," by Swing magazine. He had been recognized by the Children's Defense Fund for his commitment to America's youth and was selected by S Magazine as one of the 10 Asian American Entrepreneurs of the Year. He has appeared in Newsweek, People, The Wall Street Journal, Family Circle and on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

A reception and book signing will follow the program. The event is sponsored by UW-Green Bay's Office of Student Life as part of its Contemporary Issues Series.

(99-131 / 5 October 1999 / SB)


New coordinator of annual giving is announced

GREEN BAY - Susan K. Olson is the new coordinator of annual giving in the Office of University Advancement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Olson previously was membership director at the Anthem Country Club for the Del Webb Corporation in Las Vegas, Nev. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a degree in business administration, Olson was house manager at the UNLV Performing Arts Center while attending the university.

Before moving to Nevada, Olson served as merchandising coordinator for Good Humor-Breyers Ice Cream in Green Bay and was a leader in the Green Bay Jaycees. She won a national award in 1988 for the seminars she developed while serving as Jaycee chapter individual development vice president. In 1989, Olson was honored as Wisconsin's outstanding chapter president after leading the Green Bay Jaycees to become the largest chapter in the state. She later served the Wisconsin Jaycees by coordinating training for the state's largest chapters.

Olson assumes the UW-Green Bay position formerly held by Nancy M. Brown, who becomes major gifts coordinator.

(99-133 / 5 October 1999 / VCD)


Former student regent appointed alumni coordinator

GREEN BAY - Grant E. Staszak, former student member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, has been named coordinator of alumni relations in the Office of University Advancement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Staszak graduated from UW-River Falls in May with a degree in agricultural business and political science. He had been on the Board of Regents since June 1997, when Governor Tommy Thompson appointed him to represent the System's 150,000 students. Staszak served on the Board's education committee and on the search and screen committee for a new UW-Eau Claire chancellor.

At River Falls, Staszak was named "Outstanding Senior" in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, and he was elected to Alpha Zeta, national honorary agricultural fraternity. He was active in student government, including a stint as president of Student Senate, and served on the statewide United Council of University of Wisconsin Students.

Staszak is a native of Bonduel and graduated from Bonduel High School.

(99-132 / 5 October 1999 / VCD)

'Creating Healthy and Safe School Environments' is series topic

GREEN BAY - Information on school security, counseling, mental health, law enforcement, best practices for educators, the Juvenile Code and civil liberties will be among the issues addressed in the breakfast forum series "Creating Healthy and Safe School Environments," which begins Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Green Bay.

The series is organized by the Office of Outreach and Extension at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and CESA #7 - the Cooperative Educational Service Agency.

Organizers say the programs will be of interest to educators, parents and concerned citizens as well as those with involvement in the law or health and human services. Programs in the series:

• Oct. 20, The Schools: What Educators Can Do
Recommendations from the State Safe Schools Task Force on Violence will be the springboard for discussion, with insight from task force member Sue Todey of the Green Bay Area Public Schools; Steve Fernan, a consultant with the state Department of Public Instruction; and Principal Nancy Croy of Lombardi Middle School, who will describe the security plan in place at her school.

• Nov. 17, The Courts: The Law Balanced With Individual Freedom
Discussion will focus on the Juvenile Code and how it affects school and police efforts to create safe schools, and the impact on freedom and civil liberties. Speakers include Dave Perlman, assistant attorney general for the state of Wisconsin; Peter Kellogg of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union; and moderator Steve Fernan of the DPI.

• Feb. 23, The Police: The Role of Law Enforcement
How is law enforcement changing to address school safety issues? Appleton Police Chief Richard Myers will describe how his department and the schools are working together; panelists will include Green Bay's Chief James Lewis and Brown County's Sheriff Tom Hinz, with moderator Sue Todey of the Green Bay schools.

• April 26, Human Services: The Role of Mental Health
State initiatives focusing on children's access to mental health services will be the topic of Dave Gunderson and Jeff Hinz of the state Department of Health and Family Services; panelists looking at how mental health systems and the schools can work together include Connie O'Heron of Wausau's North Central Health Care Facilities; family advocate Don Sittig of a group called Wisconsin Family Ties; Principal Gail Bowers of Appleton's Franklin Elementary School; and Joan Helving, program support teacher and diagnostician, Appleton Public Schools.

Each program is a Wednesday morning session from 7:30 to 9 a.m., with presentations wrapping around breakfast. For educators, continuing education credits may be available. The registration fee is $55 for the entire series, or $15 for an individual program.

To register contact the Office of Outreach and Extension, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 or call 920-465-2480 or 1-800-892-2118.

(99-130 / 4 October 1999 / SB)

Dual choice and open enrollment opportunities available

The Human Resources Office is telling all University of Wisconsin-Green Bay employees to look for information to arrive during the first week of October, via campus mail, on dual choice and open enrollment opportunities. The health insurance plans, rates and types of coverage for calendar year 2000 will be detailed in a blue booklet identified as It's Your Choice, 2000.

The opportunity to change plans or change from single to family coverage will be available from October 4 through October 22, 1999 with the effective date to be Jan. 1, 2000. The alternate plans in Brown County (Prevea, Touchpoint, formerly United Health, and Compcare SE) will be sending a general mailing of information to employees' home addresses. The Human Resources Office expects to have a supply of the provider directories from each of the above referenced alternate plans. Employees residing in surrounding counties and interested in plans not mentioned above should contact the plan directly for their provider directory.

The Employe Reimbursement Account (ERA) open enrollment for calendar year 2000 will be available from October 4 through November 5, 1999. There will be NO open enrollment period for dental insurance for faculty, academic staff or non-represented classified employees this year, but... by special arrangement with the plan, current subscribers may change their dental care provider clinic during October 4-22, 1999 with the effective date to be Jan 1, 2000. There will be a 3% increase in monthly premiums as follows: single - $13.76, family - $29.46. The dental premium increase will be reflected on the December 1 payroll check for faculty/academic staff and November 18 for classified non-represented participants.

Employees are advised to review their current plans for any changes that may affect them or their families. Questions about benefits should be directed to Pam Spangenberg, ext. 2390.

(99-129 / 1 October 1999 / CS)

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