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Regent Connolly-Keesler visits

Bay Settlement entrance

'School Zone' feature

Job market for new grads

Union director search

Student ambassadors

Donald Olski passes away

Phoenix men face Spartans

Rematch brings back memories

Season opener at Resch

Congratulations to Phoenix women

Campus Compact

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Vol. 36, No. 32 / November 22, 2004

The LOG Online e-mail 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.

Regent Connolly-Keesler at Student Senate meeting at 5 p.m. today

Eileen Connolly-Kessler, a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, will speak today to the UW-Green Bay Student Senate. Connolly-Keesler, who has a bachelor's degree in Social Work from UW-Green Bay, will discuss the state budget and other UW System issues. In addition to serving on the Board of Regents, she is executive director of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. The Student Senate meets at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Rooms of the University Union.

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Bay Settlement entrance open, but be prepared for construction

The shoulders are narrow, and the trucks and earth movers are numerous. But for now, the UW-Green Bay community and visitors continue to have access to the campus from the intersection of Highway 54-57 and Bay Settlement Road. The state Department of Transportation informed UW-Green Bay officials that the intersection — and entrance to the campus off of Bay Settlement Road — will remain open until spring or early summer. At that time, an alternate route will be identified and announced to the public. "There's a lot of construction activity now, a lot of roadwork, " said Les Raduenz, director of facilities management and planning. "It may be a distraction for people, but it's just like driving through any construction zone." Members of the campus community are advised to alert visitors about the construction and even suggest alternate entrances to the campus.

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"School Zone" features UW-Green Bay student, leadership program

The "School Zone" section of the Nov. 19 Green Bay Press-Gazette featured a profile of UW-Green Bay senior Nou Yang, an elementary education major and volunteer with the Young Writers Workshop. The section also previewed the United Council Women's Leadership conference, held at UW-Green Bay over the weekend. To read these stories and other recent news about UW-Green Bay and its students, faculty and staff, click on http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/thenews.htm.

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Job market for new college grads? Newspaper asks us

The Green Bay Press-Gazette looks at the job market for new college graduates with a page 1 story today. Quoted are UW-Green Bay students along with Career Services Director Linda Peacock-Landrum. (The print version of the story includes a cover photo of program coordinator Karla Miller advising a student.) Visit the Web at http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_18669955.shtml.

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Open sessions planned for Union director search

Four finalists for the position of University Union Director will be visiting the campus in the coming weeks. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend scheduled one-hour open sessions with each candidate. Sessions will be held in the University Union's 1965 Room from 1 to 2 p.m., and will begin with a 15-20 minute candidate presentation on the topic, "What do you feel is the mission and role of a student union on a college campus?" Presentations will be followed with open dialogue.

Please mark your calendar as follows:

Tuesday, November 30 — Michael Poe
Tuesday, December 7 — Sarah Aikman
Thursday, December 9 — Charles Farrell
Tuesday, December 14 — Rick Warpinski

Questions regarding this search and screen process should be directed to Sharon Dimmer, Business & Finance Office (dimmers@uwgb.edu)

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Okokon and Jicinsky get ink for UW System appointments

Some readers of the LOG Online will already have seen the story in the Fourth Estate campus newspaper, but worth repeating here is "Student ambassadors will represent UW-Green Bay." The story talks about how Theresa Okokon and Brian Jicinsky are involved in a statewide UW System ambassador program. See http://www.uwgb.edu/4e/111804newsambassadors.htm.

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Donald Olski passes away

Some retirees and longtime employees will remember Donald Olski of Sturgeon Bay, who passed away Sunday. He was the husband of Katharine Olski, the retired director of the Extended Degree Program through much of the 1980s and 1990s. Announcement of arrangements is pending. Watch the Green Bay newspapers or the Door County Advocate for details.

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Phoenix men face Top Ten team in Michigan State

The UW-Green Bay men's basketball team (1-0) takes on preseason No. 10 Michigan State at 7 p.m. CST Tuesday (Nov. 23) in East Lansing. The game will be cablecast nationally as part of ESPN's Full Court pay-per-view package. Or listen on local radio or via the Internet, at http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics/mbb/audio/index.asp.

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It took 13 years for a rematch

Trivia time: The UW-Green Bay and Michigan State men haven't played since March 15, 1991, when an up-and-coming Phoenix program played its first game in the NCAA Division I tournament. Junior star Tony Bennett and UW-Green Bay led late but the upset bid fell short when a 15-footer at the buzzer by another future NBA player, Steve Smith, pulled out a 60-58 win for the favored Spartans.

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Nice crowd Saturday at Resch

Long-time Phoenix fans know that big crowds sometimes don't occur until after the holidays, but last Saturday's 68-53 win over IUPUI at the Resch Center was a box-office success, too. The crowd announced at 5,013 was the biggest for a Horizon League home game over the weekend. Given the timing (opening weekend of deer season) and the relatively unfamiliar opponent, it looks like fan interest is rising.

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Congratulations, Phoenix women

The UW-Green Bay women's basketball team won the season-opening Banknorth Classic at the University of Vermont over the weekend. They beat powerful Auburn of the SEC 64-56 in the semifinals, and the host UVM Catamounts in the finals. (More trivia: University of Vermont uses the abbreviation UVM because its name in Latin is Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for "University of the Green Mountains.") In Latin or any language, it was UWGB 67, UVM 52. The Phoenix plays in Ohio tonight (Monday, Nov. 22) vs. a very good Kent State team. Game time is 6 p.m. CST on AM 1440 WNFL.

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Campus Compact advertises grant, conference opportunities

Our friends at Wisconsin Campus Compact, along with local point person Linda Peacock-Landrum, pass along the following opportunities:

9th Annual Institute on Service-Learning
February 17-18, 2005
Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan
"Deepening the Commitment to Student Engagement through Quality Teaching" is aimed for new and seasoned service-learning faculty and administrators. For info, visit www.micampuscompact.org/institute05.html.

Historical Organizations for School Projects
Deadline: December 3, 2004
The History Channel has announced the first year of its Save Our History National Grant Program. The program will award $250,000 in grants to historical organizations that partner with educators on unique, rewarding projects that help students learn about and appreciate the history of their local communities. Grants will range from $1,000 to $10,000. See the Web site at http://saveourhistory.com/.

We The People Challenge Grant Opportunity
Deadline: February 1, 2005
Awards range from $30,000 to $1 million. As part of its We the People initiative, NEH invites proposals for challenge grants designed to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for humanities activities focused on exploring significant themes and events in American history. NEH is particularly interested in projects that advance knowledge of the founding principles of the United States. For details, see http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/wtpchallenge.html.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Deadline: December 20, 2004
The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning seeks papers on research, theory, pedagogy, and other matters pertinent to academic service-learning in higher education. For more detailed guidelines, see www.umich.edu/~mjcsl/.

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