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Regents Roundtable site

Public invited to roundtable

Regents will discuss state budget

Facilities projects on hold

Dean, Institute for Research move

'Lysistrata' reading

Reading part of worldwide effort

'Lysistrata' cast

Singer/guitarist's concert

'Bed-In for Peace' photos

'Flyer' gets four-star review

Views on future students

'Nurse Without Borders' reminder

Phoenix men get bonus home game

Tourney continues in Milwaukee

TV coverage possible

First game for Phoenix women

All-season passes available

Title game on TV

Parking reminder

Tourney title at home a first

Swimming and diving teams

Chamber Music at Green Bay

Jazz concert

Freshman retention article

Family Weekend record crowd

Student Life LEAD

RSVP on Research Council

Alumni Phone-A-Thon

Tommy Thompson gets 4-H award

Spam-for-hire scam

National TRIO Day

Services provided by SSS

SSS Outcomes at UW-Green Bay

'Story Hat Lady' coming

Equality for Women meeting

Alumni Awards Night

Brief

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Vol. 34, No. 44 / March 3, 2003

The LOG Online email news digest is distributed each week to faculty and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Links are included to more detailed stories at the Marketing and University Communication Web site and to an archive of past issues.

UW-Green Bay hosts Regents Roundtable on budget next Thursday

UW-Green Bay is the site for a "Regents Roundtable" featuring Regents, President Katharine Lyall and representatives from other Northeastern Wisconsin campuses from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. The topic, no surprise, will be the 2003-05 state budget. The Regents are holding several such meetings around the state, and they are inviting representatives of various constituency groups — including students, faculty/staff, citizens and business leaders — to report on the budget's potential impact upon campuses, communities and individuals.

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Public is invited to listen in on roundtable session

Observers are encouraged to attend next Thursday's Regent Roundtable discussion at UW-Green Bay. The format will be focused — as opposed to a forum or hearing — with the Regents inviting specific testimony from student representatives and selected campus and community participants. (Look for more details in next week's LOG ONLine.) UW-Green Bay participants will be joined at the table by counterparts from UW-Oshkosh and the two-year colleges at Marinette, Manitowoc and Menasha. Dan Spielmann, director of government and community relations, is coordinating arrangements for the event.

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State budget will be topic for Regents this week

Gov. Jim Doyle's 2003-05 state budget proposal will dominate the discussion Thursday and Friday when the UW System Board of Regents meets in Madison. Meeting for the first time since Doyle unveiled his budget proposal Feb. 18, the Regents will lay out what could be considered their official response to the governor's budget. Regent President Guy Gottschalk and System President Katharine Lyall will make presentations. Under the governor's budget, the UW System would absorb 38 percent of the overall cuts in state general-purpose revenue spending. The System is 9 percent of the GPR budget. Doyle would offset some of the spending cuts with back-to-back tuition increases in the range of 15 percent per year.

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Budget woes put many campus facilities projects on hold, pending review

The state budget crisis has put numerous remodeling, updating and construction projects on hold at UW System campuses around the state. At UW-Green Bay, the projects include a $600,000 proposal involving the four elevators serving the Cofrin Library. Last week's news doesn't mean there's no chance the work will eventually go forward... but it does mean it will be reviewed again as to the immediacy of the need. The Appleton Post-Crescent was among the newspapers offering coverage at http://www.wisinfo.com/postcrescent/news/archive/local_8893202.shtml.

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CL 730 welcomes new tenants: Dean Muhl, Institute for Research

The Office of the Dean of Professional Studies and Outreach, and the Institute for Research Office are moving to Cofrin Library Suite 730 on Monday, March 3rd. The new main number for the Office will be x2050. The Fax number will be 2043. Phone numbers for the staff remain the same and include:

Interim Dean, Jane Muhl, x 2171
Assistant Dean, Mike Marinetti, x2454
Director of the Institute for Research, Lidia Nonn, x2565
LTE for the Institute, Barb Wake, x 2784

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'Lysistrata' reading is at 7:30 p.m. today (March 3) in Rose Hall 250

Seventeen faculty and staff women will present a reading of the bawdy ancient Greek antiwar comedy "Lysistrata," at 7:30 p.m. on Monday (March 3) in Rose Hall 250 to give voice to opposition to a war against Iraq. The event is free and open to the public. In the play by Aristophanes, women from opposing states unite to end a war by withholding sexual favors from their men. Organizer Prof. Tara Reed notes that viewer discretion is advised. Donations received at the reading will be forwarded to Amnesty International.

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UW-Green Bay reading is part of worldwide effort

The UW-Green Bay reading of "Lysistrata" is among over 900 in 50 states and 46 countries taking place on the same day. The Lysistrata Project was conceived by New York actors Kathryn Blume and Sharron Bower about six weeks ago and launched by email and website. The two say they want to empower people to speak out and to foster dialogue about a preemptive war.

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UW-Green Bay 'Lysistrata' cast is from across campus

Faculty and staff women from across the disciplines are joining in the "Lysistrata" reading. Participants as of this writing include Ellen Rosewall, Communication and the Arts; Kari Beth Krieger, Human Biology; Illene Noppe, Human Development; Aeron Haynie, Catherine Henze, and Rebecca Meacham, Humanistic Studies; Jeanellyn Schwartzenbach, Information and Computing Sciences; Heidi Fencl, Vicki Medland, Tara Reed, Patricia Terry, Marion Weedermann and Amy Wolf, Natural and Applied Sciences; Derryl Block, Nursing; Lora Warner, Public and Environmental Administration; and Kim Nielsen and Lynn Walter, Social Change and Development.

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Also, tonight: Singer/guitarist's concert has French Canadian flavor

Prof. Ken Fleurant sends word that everyone is invited to a free concert of French and French Canadian music by singer/guitarist Kevin Soucie today (Monday, March 3) at 7 p.m. in the Union's Christie Theatre. Soucie has appeared in coffee houses and on campuses around the state. He can be heard every week in Milwaukee and has appeared on state radio.

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Snapshots from 24-hour 'Bed-In for Peace'

UW-Green Bay was the site of a 24-hour "Bed-In for Peace" last Thursday and Friday. Student coordinators Amie Sell and Mary Jo Scanlan asked volunteers to sign up for one-hour slots in the spirit of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who in the turbulent days of 1969 staged a "bed-in" to promote peace. Photos are at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/photo.htm.

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'Flyer' gets four-star review

You have additional chances to catch the UW-Green Bay theatre program's production of "Flyer," this Thursday through Saturday (March 6-8) in the University Theatre. The story of women and the early space program was made more poignant with last month's Columbia disaster. The Green Bay Press-Gazette had great things to say about the production in Sunday's review at http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/et_8907477.shtml. For a full news release, click http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2003feb.htm#flyer.

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Reminder: Whitewater housing director shares views on future students

Here's a reminder on a campuswide event organized by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee. "Knowing our Students of Today and Tomorrow," a presentation by Sandi Scott Duex, assistant director of residence life at UW-Whitewater, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday (March 5) in the Union's World Unity Room. The session is open to all.

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Reminder: 'Nurse Without Borders' speaks Wednesday

Mary Lightfine of the international organization Doctors Without Borders, will speak twice on Wednesday, March 5 at UW-Green Bay. Lightfine will be the keynote speaker at noon at the annual Women's Recognition Luncheon, which requires a ticket. She also will present a free lecture at 8 p.m. Both events are in the Union's Phoenix Room. Click http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2003feb.htm#nurse.

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Phoenix men get bonus home game Tuesday at Resch

Tickets are available for the opening round of the Horizon League men's basketball tournament at the Resch Center. Coach Tod Kowalczyk's Phoenix men are the beneficiaries of a format change that has lower seeds playing off at campus sites for the right to advance. No. 6 seed UW-Green Bay (10-19) hosts No. 7 seed Youngstown State at the Resch at 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 4).

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Victory would put Phoenix men in quarterfinals Friday in Milwaukee

A win at home Tuesday, where UW-Green Bay is an impressive 9-5 this year, will send the Phoenix men to Milwaukee and a quarterfinal matchup vs. No. 3 seed Illinois-Chicago. That game would be played at 7:30 p.m. Friday at U.S Cellular Arena (the former Milwaukee Arena, adjacent to the Bradley Center). Saturday's semifinal opponent would be host UW-Milwaukee, with the finals Tuesday evening.

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TV coverage is possible

If the UW-Green Bay men beat Youngstown State at home Tuesday, and upset UIC Friday night in Horizon League tournament action, the semifinal game vs. the UW-Milwaukee Panthers would be televised at 7:30 p.m Saturday (March 8). Green Bay station WACY UPN 32 would provide coverage. The Horizon League title game will be cablecast nationally as part of ESPN's Championship Week, at 6 p.m. next Tuesday (March 11).

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UW-Green Bay women open tourney at 6 p.m. Thursday

The 24-3 Phoenix women's basketball team, seeded No. 1 and hosting, opens play in the Horizon League tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday (March 6) at the Phoenix Sports Center. Coach Kevin Borseth's team will face the winner of Wednesday's 8-vs.-9 play-in game between Butler and Youngstown State. Thursday's four games are at 12:30, 2:30, 6 and 8 p.m. If UW-Green Bay advances, it will play the 4-vs.-5 winner, Wright State or Loyola, in Friday's semis at 7:30 p.m. Friday's winners take a day off before the title game, with an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament on the line, at 2 p.m. Sunday. For complete brackets and pairings, visit http://www.horizonleague.org.

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Best bet for women's tickets? All-session pass

Only all-session passes are available for advance sales for the Horizon League women's basketball tournament this week at the Phoenix Sports Center. The price is $40 for adults and $20 for seniors and students; call ext. 2625 for details. A limited-number of single-session tickets will be available on game days at the PSC ticket window.

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Women's title game will be televised Sunday

WACY UPN 32 will televise the championship game of the Horizon League women's tournament if UW-Green Bay advances. Tip time is 2 p.m. Sunday (March 9) at the Phoenix Sports Center.

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Reminder on parking situation

An all-campus email has gone out with regard to restricted parking in the heavily used Phoenix Sports Center Lot this Thursday, as Horizon League visitors and overlap with everyday campus traffic. Access to the PSC lot will be reserved for event parking. (It is suggested that Cofrin Hall people try the Laboratory Sciences lot instead.)

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With all the tradition, never have nets come down at home

A couple of streaks go head-to-head with this week's women's basketball tournament at the PSC. On the plus side, the Phoenix women are 37-0 at home vs. league opponents under Coach Kevin Borseth. On the other hand, while the Phoenix women have won the championship four out of those five years, all the victories came on the road. Including the last time UW-Green Bay hosted (the MCC tourney in 1997) the Phoenix women have yet to wrap up a championship at home. Previous tournaments at the PSC include the 1991 North Star, the 1993 Mid-Continent and the 1996 MCC.

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Swimming and diving teams place second

Both the UW-Green Bay men's and women's teams finished second at the Horizon League Championships last weekend in Cleveland. "This was probably the best swimming meet our team has ever had," commented Coach Jim Merner. Zach Hansen led the men's team and set a conference record in the 200 butterfly. On the women's side, Laura Brager won two titles and freshman Allison Kreb was named Women's Newcomer of the Year. For more, click http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics/swimdive/030103.html.

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Chamber Music at Green Bay features clarinetist

Clarinetist Robert Spring is the visiting artist in the Chamber Music at Green Bay series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 in the University Theater. UW-Green Bay Prof. Namji Kim will be piano accompanist. Spring is professor of clarinet at Arizona State University, and principal clarinet of the ProMusic Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio. He has performed as a recitalist or soloist with symphony orchestras and wind bands in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America, and has been heard on National Public Radio's "Performance Today." For more, click http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2003mar.htm#clarinet.

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UW-Green Bay jazz groups and ZIJI present Brazilian-themed concert March 11

The UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be joined in concert by contemporary/Brazilian group ZIJI at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at the Weidner Center. Brazilian and Brazilian-influenced music dominates the concert. For more, click http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2003mar.htm#jazz.

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'UW-Green Bay keeps frosh on board'

You read it here first, second and any number of times, but it's still nice recognition when the news media picks up on good news from campus. The Green Bay News-Chronicle quoted Provost Sue Hammersmith and Lucy Arendt in a piece last Thursday about UW-Green Bay's strides in freshman retention. Click http://www.greenbaynewschronicle.com/page.html?article=118701.

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Family Weekend draws record crowd

Attendance at this year's Family Weekend (February 21-23) was huge! More than twice as many families participated over the previous year. Departing parents wrote, "I am so proud to have my daughter go here" and "It's great having things for parents to take part in." Traditional programs like the Activity Fair, the women's basketball game, and the Sunday brunch were crowd-pleasers once again. "Touch of Class" seminars by faculty were called "fascinating" and "fun." Family members also raved about Saturday evening's Comedy City dinner theater. Many thanks to the people and departments who contributed to Family Weekend 2003!

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Student Life invites high school students to L.E.A.D.

The Office of Student Life is excited to introduce a summer leadership-development opportunity for area high school juniors and seniors. Set for June 22-27, L.E.A.D. (Leadership Exploration and Development) is designed to help participants develop commitment to community involvement and confidence in their ability to make a difference. Each day will be filled with hands-on, interactive workshops on such topics as self-awareness, communication, and problem-solving. The program will feature a daylong service-learning project. L.E.A.D. participants will stay in the residence halls under the guidance of UWGB student leaders. A brochure and registration form will be available soon! Call Student Life 465-2200 ext. 40 for more information.

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RSVP to Wake on Research Council extravaganza

The Research Council invites you to the 4th Annual UW-Green Bay Faculty Research Exchange on Friday, March 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the 1965 Room. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. All faculty are encouraged to submit a brief (one-page) description of their research/creative work. Descriptions will be posted in the 1965 Room and, if requested, on the Institute for Research web site. Please email your description by next Monday (March 10) to Lidia Nonn ( nonnl@uwgb.edu) and RSVP to Barb Wake ( wakeb@uwgb.edu).

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Alumni Phone-A-Thon re-connecting with former supporters

Those of you who are UW-Green Bay alumni will be proud to know that the annual Alumni Phone-A-Thon is running well ahead of last year's pace. Julie Curro of Advancement says $39,000 has already been pledged. One highlight has been the fact that, this year, many former or one-time donors are returning to the fold. The drive has been extended and will continue through late March.

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Tommy Thompson gets 4-H award

At a UW alumni reception in Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson was honored with the National 4-H Alumni Award. UW System President Katharine Lyall and Regent Patrick G. Boyle (chancellor emeritus of UW-Extension) presented the award to the former Wisconsin governor. The Extension website has all the news at http://www1.uwex.edu/news/story.cfm/563.

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$20? Student (apparently not a business major) admits spam-for-hire scam

Seen in the Feb. 24 edition of the Edupage e-news digest was the story from Tufts University in Massachusetts, in which officials uncovered a scheme in which a few students were selling access to the university's network to spammers. After receiving complaints, the institution tracked the messages to a student and found a message-transfer agent on his computer. The student said he was being paid $20 per month to give spammers access through his computer. Tufts will end the practice by disallowing use of student computers as servers on the network. The full story is archived at http://www.idg.net/ic_1186045_9677_1-5041.html.

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National TRIO Day 2003

Many on campus are aware of the important work being done daily by way of the federal TRIO programs. This year, it was one of the few programs in the Department of Education to receive additional funding this fiscal year, deserving recognition. National TRIO Day highlights the ongoing mission and success of these programs. UW-Green Bay hosts three TRIO Programs that are housed in the Educational Support Services Unit (ESS) on campus (SS-1929). Jointly these programs provide over $900,000 annually in external funding to the university. Student Support Services Program(SSS): serves 225 eligible undergraduates on the UW-Green Bay campus. The Website www.uwgb.edu/esms/sss provides more information.

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Services provided by SSS include:

Instruction in basic study skills
Tutorial services
Academic, financial, or personal counseling
Assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in four-year institutions
Assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in graduate and professional programs
Information about career options
Mentoring
Special services for students with limited English proficiency
Direct financial assistance (grant aid) to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants.

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SSS Outcomes at UW-Green Bay

98% of participants with academic skill deficiencies in Math and English remediate those deficiencies within 30 credits

76% of first time freshman participants return for their 2nd fall

41% of participants graduate from the institution within 6 years

$41,000 of the SSS grant went to provide supplemental financial aid to Pell Grant eligible participants in 2002-03.

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Next Friends brown-bag lunch is 'Grown-up Stories with the Story Hat Lady'

The Friends of the Cofrin Library present the next installment in The Unexpected Zone series of brown-bag lunches at noon next Wednesday (March 12) in the Union's Niagara Room A. The "Story Hat Lady," Karen Kersten, will present grown-up stories.

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Next Equality for Women meeting is Tuesday, March 11

Open to the public, as always, is the next meeting of the Chancellor's Advisory Council on the Equality for Women. The meeting takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Financial Aid Conference Room in the Student Services Building.

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You're invited to the Alumni Awards Night program on March 15

All faculty and staff members are invited to attend UW-Green Bay Alumni Awards Night 2003. The brief program takes place Saturday night, March 15, in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. The highlight will be presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards to Diane Ford, '75, and Steve Taylor, '79. Other presentations include service awards to longtime Association volunteers, the award for outstanding master's thesis, and honorary alumnus award to voice of the Phoenix, John Maino. The social starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by program at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but RSVPs are requested at ext. 2586.

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Brief

Prof. Peter T. Breznay, Information and Computer Science, presented a paper titled "PRAM Simulation in Hierarchical Interconnection Networks through Hypercube Embedding" at the 2003 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks (PDCN 2003), in Innsbruck, Austria, February 10-13, 2003. The paper is published in the Proceedings of the Conference.

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