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Recycling program

Do's, don'ts of recycling

'Water Wars' Oxford Lecture

Religious tolerance lecture

'No Child Left Behind' keynote

Grant funds Stoll research

Teaching and Learning Grant

Teaching and Learning Grant steering committee

Students 'make a difference'

'Vegas' band concert

Pulaski marching band joins in concert

Golf Course specials

Brown Bag for Phoenix fans

Employee Drive update

Employee Drive donors

Employee giving options

Employee Drive challenge standings

Newspaper praises Blair gift

Ode to Communiversity Park

Nekola, heirloom plants feature story

Hansen quoted on Patriot Act

Cultural Day photos

Cultural Fair in the news

Alumnifest

Music alumni to meet in Madison

UW System seeks exemption from concealed weapons bill

More editorials on open-meeting flap

Meningitis shots for UW students

First discussion on 'Mockingbird'

Visual perspective of 'Mockingbird'

'Midnight Mania'

Phoenix women's volleyball team

Women's success in math and science seminar

Answers to recycling quiz

Guide to what is, what is not recyclable

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Vol. 35, No. 17 / October 20, 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.

What takes 2,100 hours and yields 720 cubic yards of paper?

No, not the latest departmental report. It's the recycling program at UW-Green Bay. Custodial Operations reports that paper collected around campus and taken to the 40-yard compactor on the IS dock amounts to, on average, 720 yards (and that's compacted paper) every year. During the academic year the majority of the recycling from the hallway trash/recycling stations is collected by Operations' student employees. The job requires about 2,175 labor hours per year.

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Don't take recycling for granted: Do you know the do's, don'ts?

Custodial Operations is taking this opportunity to remind all faculty and staff that UW-Green Bay promotes and practices recycling campus wide. There are trash/recycling dropoff points located all over campus. UW-Green Bay recycles plastic, glass, aluminum and paper, and Operations asks that employees promote these efforts by setting a positive example for visitors and students. For example, do you know which of the following aren't considered 'recycling" material under our collection system?

• Spiral notebooks
• Books
• Yogurt containers
• Paper with scotch tape

For quiz answers, go to the end of this column and, while you're there, print and save the handy guide.

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Oxford Lecture Series resumes Oct. 29 with Phoenix, 'Water Wars'

The Oxford Lecture Series, well-received in its debut season, returns for a second year with a timely and topical presentation. Prof. Laurel Phoenix, Public and Environmental Affairs, will speak on "Water Wars in U.S. Communities" at noon Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the Christie Theater in University Union. The lecture will survey the increasing number and seriousness of community water problems across the country. Phoenix will begin with issues of groundwater pollution in Door County and the on-going water negotiations between the city of Green Bay and its suburbs, and continue with water problems in selected locations elsewhere. Phoenix is a geographer who specializes in planning and water issues. The lecture is part of the informal Oxford Lecture Series in which faculty members open their classrooms to the public. For more, see next week's LOG ONLine.

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Religious tolerance is lecture topic this Friday

"Is Tolerance Possible? Religious Diversity, Religious Commitment, and the American Experiment," is the topic of a lecture by Paul J. Griffiths, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago at 11 a.m. this Friday (Oct. 24) in the Union's Christie Theater. The lecture is part of the Historical Perspectives lecture series sponsored by the Center for History and Social Change. Information is available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/galta/cindex.htm.

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Reminder: 'No Child Left Behind' keynote is free to campus community

The Institute for Learning Partnership's Fall Conference keynote address is free to the campus community. "No Child (or teacher) Left Behind" is the topic this Thursday (Oct. 23) at 7 p.m. in the Union's Phoenix Room. A large crowd is expected, so call the Institute at ext. 5555 to reserve a spot.

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Grant supports solid waste research

Prof. John Stoll and graduate student Bethany Hemstreet are studying consolidation of solid waste management services in Wisconsin with the aid of a $29,998 grant from the UW System Solid Waste Research Council. Stoll says the study, which continues through June 30, 2004, will result in a better understanding of the advantages of consolidation, including cost savings. The UW-Green Bay proposal was one of four funded by the Solid Waste Research Council.

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Grant of $17,000 offers opportunity to publish on interdisciplinary education

Pre-proposals for scholarly work in the area of interdisciplinary education are due by 4 p.m. Nov. 14 to Lucy Arendt in Cofrin Library 805. The call comes as a result of a $17,000 grant for 2003-2004 to UW-Green Bay from the UW System Office of Instructional and Professional Development (OPID) to fund scholarship on teaching and learning. For UW-Green Bay it will provide an opportunity to examine one of the institution's founding values, and lead to publication of a manuscript, "Teaching and Learning from an Interdisciplinary Perspective: The UW-Green Bay Experience." Arendt asks that pre-proposals be a one-page description of the project idea. The Teaching and Learning Grant steering committee will request full proposals from among those ideas. Authors who complete manuscripts will receive a $1,000 stipend.

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Wisconsin Teaching Scholars/Fellows lead grant steering committee

Most members of the Teaching and Learning Grant steering committee are "alumni" or present participants in the OPID-sponsored Wisconsin Teaching Scholar or Wisconsin Teaching Fellow programs. They include Professors Fergus Hughes, chairperson; Angela Bauer-Dantoin; Andrew Fiala, Regan Gurung, Jennifer Ham, Aeron Haynie, and Denise Scheberle. Other committee members are Prof. Heidi Fencl, representing the Instructional Development Council; Lucy Arendt, OPID academic staff representative; and Tim Sewall, OPID administrative representative.

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Students 'make a difference' with $4,000

The "Steps to Make a Difference" walk organized by students in the Public and Nonprofit Management class raised $4,000 for four nonprofit organizations. The event in the Cofrin Arboretum on Saturday, Oct. 18 was in advance of national "Make a Difference" day this coming Saturday. Prof. Denise Scheberle said the walk raised double the students' goal. A thousand dollars came from Schreiber Foods, which pledged to match 50 cents for every dollar raised up to $1,000. Another $250 in donations was sent directly to the nonprofit organizations. Beneficiaries were N.E.W. Community Clinic, New Community Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, and the ALS Therapy Development Foundation (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Walk sponsors included the Office of Student Life, the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, and University Dining Services.

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Free to Elvis lookalikes: 'Vegas' show by UW-Green Bay bands

Prof. Kevin Collins will conduct the Wind Ensemble in "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!" by Eric Whitacre at the Oct. 28 Wind Ensemble and Concert Band performance at the Weidner Center. Asst. Prof. Rebecca Tout will conduct the Concert Band in Daniel Bukvich's "Voodoo' in the first concert of the semester. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. Call 2217 for tickets. Alert your students — those who dress as Elvis will be admitted free. For more about a hunka, hunka burning show, see http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2003oct.htm#bands.

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First to Weidner, then Macy's for Pulaski band

The Pulaski High School marching band will join the UW-Green Bay Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Weidner Center. UW-Green Bay director of bands Kevin Collins says the high school group was invited to do a guest stint to help them raise funds for a trip to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York.

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Golf Course offers red-hot autumn specials until Nov. 2

Shorewood Golf Course invites you out to its clubhouse and golf course for great end-of-the-season specials. Students, faculty and staff can play 9 holes anytime for only $8. The clubhouse is also offering 20% off all food and beverage purchases until the projected closing date of Sunday, Nov. 2. All merchandise and apparel is also 20% off and there are even some clearance items at 30% off, with daily hours from 8 a.m. 'til dark, seven days a week. Call Shorewood at ext. 2118 if you have any questions or would like an order packed for take out. To see a menu, visit the Web at http://www.uwgb.edu/shorewood/.

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Mark your calendar: Brown Bag for Phoenix fans is right around the corner

The 19th annual pre-season Basketball Brown Bag lunch is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 4) in Niagara Room A. Women's coach Kevin Borseth and men's coach Tod Kowalczyk offer a thumbnail of their respective teams and then submit to ruthless but mostly knowledgeable questioning from faculty and staff friends of the program. Bring lunch and your questions.

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UW-Green Bay Employee Drive update...

As we head into the final week, here's the latest from the Employee Drive: As of Monday, October 20, we have received more than 80 gifts. This includes eight first-time donors and 15 employees who have increased their pledge from last year! There are just a few days left in the campaign, but Advancement will (surprise) graciously welcome even tardy contributions. If you have questions, contact Shane Kohl at ext. 2018.

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New givers, LYBUNTs and a shiny nickel

Each year the Employee Drive features new donors, donors who gave last year but unfortunately not this year (known as LYBUNTs in Advancement lingo), increases, decreases, and more. This year's strangest Employee Drive gift so far? An anonymous gift of a shiny nickel taped to the inside of an envelope. Director of Annual Giving Shane Kohl knows who provided the gift, but he's not naming names.

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The Employee Drive: Did you know?

This year's Employee Drive includes nearly 50 scholarship endowments as giving options. Each of these endowed scholarships tells a unique story of philanthropy as well as a passion for UW-Green Bay. For example... The Oliver and Margaret Trampe Scholarship was established in 1975 by prominent Milwaukee businessman, Oliver Trampe. Both Mr. and Mrs. Trampe are now deceased, but their generosity continues to benefit students at UW-Green Bay. Recipients of this scholarship come from the Milwaukee area and have demonstrated academic excellence. Want more information on the giving options? Feel free to call ext. 2018.

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2nd Annual Alumni/Employee Drive Challenge Standings...

A side bet within this year's employee drive: With over 130 graduates employed at UW-Green Bay, which era truly has the most school spirit? So far, the "older" alums are in the lead:

* 1970's: 21% participation rate
* 1980's: 13% participation
* 1990's: 10% participation
* 2000's: 0% participation

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'Gift to UWGB helps community'

An editorial in the Green Bay Press-Gazette last week called attention to the benefits of the new Blair Chair in communications being established through a generous $1.5 million gift from Dorothy R. Blair and the Blair Foundation. See http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/opinion_12761427.shtml.

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Ode to Communiversity Park

Green Bay News-Chronicle columnist Ray Barrington took an opportunity earlier this month to write a short piece on Communiversity Park along the campus bayshore. The piece is archived at the UW-Green Bay News site at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/thenews.htm#park.

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Also in the news: Nekola, heirloom-plant fundraiser

Another story in the weekend Green Bay News-Chronicle turns the spotlight on the heirloom plant sale, Prof. Jeff Nekola's work, and the financial payback for students and a campus lecture series. The piece is archived on the Web at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/thenews.htm#heirloom.

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Library's Hansen quoted in Patriot Act story

This year's Wisconsin Library Association conference takes place next week in Milwaukee. Sure to be a topic of discussion is patron information as it relates to the U.S. "Patriot Act." Earlier this month, a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel story quoted several library directors including UW-Green Bay's Leanne Hansen. The story is on the Web at http://www.jsonline.com/news/state/oct03/175277.asp.

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Cultural Day was picture-perfect

Music, food, and wares from many countries were highlighted at UW-Green Bay's fifth annual Cultural Fair last week. For snapshots, see http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/photo.htm.

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'UWGB event celebrates Green Bay's diverse cultures, ethnicities'

That was the headline in the next day's Green Bay Press-Gazette about the Cultural Fair. The story mentioned food and fun, Hmong bookmarks and sand animals, crafts from Ecuador and Pakistan, and American Indian dream-catchers. See http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_12773697.shtml.

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Recap on weekend alumni get-together

About 100 alumni and friends turned out for the first UW-Green Bay Alumnifest held Saturday night in the Union. A German Oktoberfest-style dinner, a silent auction and music by Rocker were aspects of the fall get-together organized by the University's Alumni Association.

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Music alumni will meet Oct. 30 during Madison convention

Next week is the annual state teachers convention in Madison. The UW-Green Bay Alumni Relations Office is reinstating an event from a few years ago: a Madison reception for music-teacher alumni. The gathering takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Monona Terrace. Retired and current music faculty are expected to attend, along with alumni. Mark Brunette and Mona Christensen are helping with planning.

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UW System seeks exemption from concealed weapons bill

The University of Wisconsin System is seeking to exclude public and private college and university property from legislation to allow individuals to carry concealed weapons. In a letter to lawmakers, UW System President Katharine C. Lyall noted most states that have passed concealed weapons laws exempt college and university lands. See http://www.wisconsin.edu/news/2003/r031020.htm.

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Editorials continue to take UW, Regents to task

Ever hear the axiom, "Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel"? That's a truth made clear with each passing day as state newspapers continue to chide the UW System and Board of Regents despite the recent open-records-law settlement. Friday's Journal-Sentinel takes a turn at http://www.jsonline.com/news/editorials/oct03/177746.asp.

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Meningitis shots soon a requirement of UW students

UW System campus officials are being notified of the provisions of a newly signed bill that will take effect Jan. 1, 2004, requiring UW students living in dorms to receive meningitis vaccinations or sign waivers saying they were told about the disease. The disease strikes 60 state residents a year and several students have died in recent years. Gov. Jim Doyle signed the legislation last week.

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Neilsen to lead first discussion on 'Mockingbird'

Prof. Kim Neilsen of Social Change and Development and Women's Studies leads the first book discussion of "To Kill a Mockingbird," in the new "One Book, One Campus" book club. Join Neilson from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 21) in Alumni Room A of the University Union.

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'Mockingbird' readers: See what Alabama looked like in the '30s

Readers of To Kill a Mockingbird can get a visual perspective by going to the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection home page at http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/052_fsa.html. Click on "Prints and Photographs Online Catalog," go to search, and scroll to number 20 to access the black-and-white negative file. It can be sorted by state to quickly access a number of images made in Alabama by photographers such as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Marion Post Wolcott, Arthur Rothstein and others, at about the time To Kill a Mockingbird was set.

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'Midnight Mania'

About 1,000 students and fans turned out for UW-Green Bay Basketball's "Midnight Mania" promotion last Friday (Oct. 17) at the Phoenix Sports Center. A worst-dancer contest, a dunk contest and some actual basketball took place amid all the fun. For images, go to the Athletics Web page at http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics/photos/midnight_mania/mm_1.html.

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Keep an eye on volleyball

The Phoenix women's volleyball team, with a 16-5 overall record and a 6-1 conference mark, needs just one more win to set a program record. They hope to get it on the road this weekend. Fans should plan ahead to attend the Halloween showdown vs. league leading UW-Milwaukee at the PSC a week from Friday.

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Women's success in math and science the topic of distance-ed seminar

A distance education seminar on the topic "Promising strategies for supporting women's success in math and science," will be downlinked from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in Room 137 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Bernice Durand, a professor of physics and associate vice chancellor for diversity and climate at UW-Madison, and Louise Root-Robbins, coordinator, UW System Women's Issues, are the speakers. Prof. Karin E. Krieger of Human Biology is the campus contact at ext, 2283.

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Answers to recycling quiz

Spiral notebooks, bound books and paper with scotch tape are all OK, but yogurt containers are no good. That's our reading of the following Do's and Don'ts guide distributed by Operations. If you'd like, print and save for future reference.

Items NOT allowed in General Waste/ Trash Containers or Recycling Containers
Oil Rags & Oil Filters, Tires, Yard Waste, Appliances- Refrigerators, Microwaves, Hazardous Waste, Bio-hazardous waste, Needles, Syringes, Liquid Waste, Industrial Waste, Chemical Products, all Light Bulbs, Computer/ TV Monitors & Computers, Paint Thinner, Herbicides & Pesticides, Radioactive Materials, Batteries except for Alkaline Batteries.

Paper Recycling Do's & Don'ts

Do recycle: Books, Cardboard, Card Stock, Corrugated Paper & Cartons, Envelopes- Window/ Labeled/ Craft, Newspapers, Magazines, Paper- White/ Colored/ Ledger/ Shiny Coated/ Carbonless/ Onionskin/ Fax. Examples of these include: Brown Paper Tape, Computer Printouts, File Folders, Glued Pads, Tablets, Spiral Notebooks, Paper with staples, Ring Binders with paper in it, Phone Books, Post-It notes, Paper with Scotch Tape, envelopes with or without labels.

Don't Recycle: Bathroom waste paper, Carbon Paper of any color, Cellophane, Cloth, Cork, Foil, Packaged Materials, Waxed anything, Facial Tissue. Examples of what not to recycle: Candy Wrappers, Cups, Fiberboard, Labels & Label Backing in sheets, Napkins, Page Protectors if not paper, Photographs, Slides, Transparencies, Styrofoam, recording tape, metal, glass, cork.

Glass Do's & Don'ts (Co-Mingle Recycling Containers)

Do recycle: Glass — must be rinsed out and all lids and caps must be removed, Beer Bottles, Soda Bottles, Clear or tinted glass jars, Wine & Liquor bottles, Glass food containers found in grocery stores.

Don't Recycle: Lids & caps, plate glass, drinking glass, ceramic, clay, ovenware, opaque glass, lab glass, window or windshield glass.

Plastic Do's & Don'ts (Co-Mingled Recycling Containers)

Do Recycle: Look for #1 or #2 on the bottom of plastic bottles. Rinse out bottles, opening must be smaller than the bottom of the container. Remove all lids or caps, remove metal handles.

Don't Recycle: Plastic bottles with codes #3- #7. Motor oil or cooking oil bottles, Pesticide or herbicide containers, Solvent, paint or adhesive containers, Styrofoam or microwave containers, medical containers, caps or lids, yogurt & cheese containers, all plastic bags, antifreeze bottles.

Aluminum Cans Do's & Don'ts

Do Recycle: Rinsed out aluminum cans, not necessary to remove labels

Don't Recycle: Paint cans, pots & pans, car parts, nails, screws, metal rods, small appliances.

Aerosol Cans

Bins for recycling these are located in the Nicolet Dining Room, Facilities, Operations Department & Resident Life Mail Room

Questions? Please call Operations at ext. 2241; for Hazardous Materials contact Jane Rank at ext. 2273; for computer disposal and appliances, contact Dennis Nellis at ext. 2215.

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