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Technology Plan 2010

Fall Festival

Health plan, ERA enrollment

Land development session

Charity walk

Cheese carving contest

Cheese contest judges

Employee Drive ends

Employee Drive numbers

Alumni/Employee Drive Challenge

Hypnotist Jim Wand

Transylvania photo lecture

Fall color photos

Choral concert, guest, Preble Choir

Final DebateWatch

Alumnifest

Edith Stein lecture

'Escape from Happiness' opens

Cultural Fair

Free soccer

'Midnight Mania'

Confronting Violence Against Women

Volunteer training

'Our Town 1854'

'Highly Classified'

Bellin Health is LifeLines sponsor

'Campus Compact Reader'

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Vol. 36, No. 18 / October 11, 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.

Technology Council has new Web site, new Plan 2010

The UW-Green Bay Technology Council, which is responsible for developing and monitoring the campus technology plan, is making itself more accessible to the campus community. A new Web site, http://www.uwgb.edu/techcouncil, includes information about the Council's work and opportunities for feedback to a draft of a new campus technology plan. The Technology Council is presenting the draft plan to the campus community this semester and is soliciting feedback through the Web site, meetings with governance groups, open forums and focus groups. The process will culminate with the publication of Technology Plan 2010.

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Fall Festival is this week!

Fall Festival Begins Wednesday (Oct.13). In this space, we have been publicizing a few items here and there, telling you about the Cultural Fair, Midnight Mania, the Golf Cart Parade, AlumniFest, etc. Here, now, is the comprehensive calendar involving activities sponsored by many, many groups across campus:

Wednesday, October 13
Cultural Fair     Phoenix Room     10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fall Festival Trivia     University Info Center     All Day
Karaoke in the Klub     Phoenix Club     5 - 8 p.m.
Casino Night     Phoenix Room     8 - 11 p.m.

Thursday, October 14
Fall Festival Trivia     University Info Center     All Day
Jim Wand     Phoenix Room     7 p.m.
Rocktober     Phoenix Club     9 p.m.

Friday, October 15
Spirit Day! Show your Phoenix Pride & wear your UW-Green Bay school colors!
Fall Festival Trivia     University Info Center     Ends at Noon
Italian Cultural Cuisine     Phoenix Room     Noon
Golf Tournament     Shorewood Golf Course     2 p.m.
Golf Cart Parade     Outside Union     4 p.m.
W Soccer vs. Butler     Soccer Field     7 p.m.
Midnight Mania     PSC     8:45 p.m.

Saturday, October 16
Flag Football Tourney     PSC     9 a.m.
Steps to Make Difference     University Union     10 a.m.
Open House     Studio Arts, Lab Science     3 to 5 p.m.
Alumni Fest Reception     Phoenix Room     6 p.m.
Alumni Fest Dance     Phoenix Room     7 to 11 p.m.

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Health plan, ERA windows open today

Two open enrollment opportunities begin today (Monday, Oct. 11). The Dual-Choice Health period, through Oct. 29, is the annual opportunity for currently insured employees to change from one health plan to another or switch from single to family coverage (without a waiting period for pre-existing medical conditions). The Employee Reimbursement Account period, through Nov. 12, allows employees to pay for eligible expenses using pre-tax income rather than after-tax income. Watch for e-mails from the Benefits Office this week.

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Grad students 'connect' on Highway 54-57 development

A large tract of land near campus — roughly bounded by State Highways 54-57, Church Road and Ronsman Road — is scheduled for mixed-use development within the next few years. Students in the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program are working with developers to create a sustainable plan. Residents of Green Bay, Scott, and Humboldt are invited to attend an informal brainstorming session with the graduate students at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 12) in MAC Hall 210. See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2004oct.htm#development.

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More 'connecting': Scheberle's students step out for charity walk

Sixteen students in Prof. Denise Scheberle's Public and Nonprofit Management class are organizing the second annual Steps to Make a Difference Walk this Saturday (Oct. 16) on campus. Proceeds will benefit the N.E.W. Community Clinic, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, A.L.S. Therapy Development Foundation, the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, and Lakeland Chapter of the American Red Cross. Donations from Schreiber Foods, along with Aurora BayCare and various campus entities, figure to double last year's impressive take of about $5,000. See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2004oct.htm#steps.

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Look for students in cheesy contest tonight

Maybe you'll see them on a "bumper" when ABC-TV comes out of commercial during tonight's Packers-Titans game. Maybe you'll see them on the local broadcast news or in the paper. Maybe you'll see them on the Web later this week. Or maybe you'll see them in person: Six UW-Green Bay student artists will be participating in a Sargento Foods promotion until 6:30 tonight outside the Lambeau Field Atrium. Sargento will recognize the winning cheese carver with a $1,000 tuition scholarship, and each of the runners-up with a year's supply of Sargento cheese.

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P.S.: Judges have green-and-gold ties

According to a Sargento news release, Packers Women's Association members Mioshi Jackson, Shyla Stephens, Michelle Rivera, Heather Green and Brie Henderson (she's got the name for it) will judge and score the cheese sculptures "based on detail and creativity in the context of football relevance." Professional cheese sculpture artist Sarah Baumann (collectors no doubt devour her work at auction) will be onsite to provide the women with judging criteria. Sargento will make a $1,000 donation to the group's charity foundation in the contest winner's name.

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The UW-Green Bay Employee Drive ends today! (Sort of)

Just a quick reminder that while today is the official 'final' day of the Employee Drive, Annual Giving Director Shane Kohl reports that all gifts received by Friday, Oct. 15, will be eligible for the raffle drawing of free drinks for a year courtesy of Sodexho. Have questions on the Employee Drive? Contact Shane at ext. 2018 or check out the Web site at http://www.uwgb.edu/employeedrive.

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The numbers so far...

A quick look at the updated numbers show more than 139 employees have made gifts totaling more than $23,000. These numbers include 36 first-time Employee Drive donors and another 36 donors who increased their gift over last year.

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Alumni/Employee Drive Challenge standings...

UW-Green Bay Employee/Alums are having some fun again this year (and hoping to attract new donors) with the era vs. era competition within the Employee campaign. Here's a look at how the numbers stack up so far:

* 1970s: 53% participation rate
* 1980s: 31% participation
* 2000s: 29% participation
* 1990s: 27% participation

Unless the younger alums rally soon, it looks as if the 1970s alums will have bragging rights for the third straight year.

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We... can't... stop... inviting... him... back

Mere coincidence that "master hypnotist" Jim Wand will be making his 15th consecutive appearance at UW-Green Bay at 7 p.m. this Thursday (Oct. 14)? He must have a great show, an irresistible sales spiel, or both. Admission for his annual trance-out in the Phoenix Room is $3.

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Transylvania photo lecture is Wednesday at Christie

Photographer Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin will give an illustrated public lecture on "Tradition and Change in Transylvania" on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. An exhibit of her photographs from the remote, land-that-time-forgot region of Romania will open with a reception Thursday afternoon in the Lawton Gallery. For more, see http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2004oct.htm#romania.

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Fall colors, Communiversity Park

Most visitors and many locals spend little time there. Yet, the trails along the bay near Communiversity Park offer some excellent scenery and water views, especially this time of year. Photographer Eric Miller captures the experience at this week's PhotoBlog, http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/photoblog/colors04.htm.

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Guest artist, Preble Choir join in UW-Green Bay choral concert

Baritone Eric Graber will be the guest soloist and the Preble High School Chamber Choir will be the guest choir when UW-Green Bay choral groups perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 14) at the Weidner Center. Graber, a concert artist and winner of the Barthelmes Award in the Metropolitan Opera Competition, will perform a duet Bizet's opera, "The Pearl Fishers," with faculty tenor John Plier. For more, see http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2004oct.htm#choral.

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1965 Room is setting for final 'DebateWatch'

The University Union's nicely appointed 1965 Room will be the setting at 8 p.m. this Wednesday (Oct. 13) for the final round of possible mud-slinging with 'DebateWatch' 2004. For more on the event and its format, see http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2004oct.htm#debatewatch2.

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UW-Green Bay Alumnifest will have something for everyone

Building tours, golf, music and social events will highlight the second annual UW-Green Bay Alumnifest on Oct. 16. Mark Brunette, director of alumni relations, says the event is a great way for alumni and community members to connect with UW-Green Bay. Read more about Alumnifest and look for a schedule of events at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2004oct.htm#alumnifest.

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Visiting professor will examine life of Edith Stein, on Oct. 18

Prof. Sarah Borden of Wheaton College will present a lecture on the life and work of Edith Stein at 2 p.m. next Monday (Oct. 18) in the Christie Theater. Borden's lecture is sponsored by the Humanistic Studies unit and the office of Student Life. Stein gained fame as a scholar, an early European feminist, a Catholic convert, a victim of the Holocaust, and a saint. Borden's book, "Edith Stein," was published by Continuum in December 2003. It is part of a series on Outstanding Christian Thinkers.

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Offbeat comedy 'Escape from Happiness' opens Thursday

Director John Mariano says the play is about a family "gluing itself back together" while coping with the outside threats. "The play is funny. But the characters don't think it's funny. They are just trying to deal." The production is "Escape From Happiness," and it opens a five-show run over two weekends at 7:30 p.m. this Friday in the University Theatre. See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2004oct.htm#escape.

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Cultural Fair offers great entertainment

Entertainment, food, exhibits and vendors will represent many different cultures at the annual UW-Green Bay Cultural Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 13) in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. The featured entertainment from noon to 1 p.m. is Wade Fernandez and the Black Wolf Group, nominated for several Native American Music Awards. The full lineup includes:

10 - 10:45 a.m. — Reggae and blues guitarist Tim Burton
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. — The Shamrock Club Dancers
Noon - 1 p.m. — Wade Fernandez and the Black Wolf Group
1 - 1:30 p.m. — Citlalli-Alma de Mexico
1:30 - 2 p.m. — Menominee Indian High School Singers and Dancers

For more, see http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2004oct.htm#fair.

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Attention all faculty! Free soccer

This just in from the UW-Green Bay women's soccer team: "We would like to invite you to attend our Faculty Night. We would like all faculty members and their families to be our guests with free admission to our home soccer match on Friday, Oct. 22. Come and watch the Phoenix take on league rival Detroit. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.

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Basketball 'Midnight Mania' is this Friday

Friday (Oct. 15) is the date for "Midnight Mania." The evening opens with bonfire, pizza and refreshments shortly before 9 p.m. Broadcasting live will be WILD 99.7 FM from the Phoenix Sports Center parking lot. A fireworks show follows at 9:40 p.m. At 10:15 p.m. the PSC doors open, with t-shirts to the first 1,000 Phoenix fans. At 10:45 p.m. begins introductions of team members, contests, prizes and the Slam Dunk contest. At midnight, both the men's and women's teams will hold scrimmages.

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Confronting Violence Against Women: The Dynamics of Dating Violence

The Dynamics of Dating Violence is an audience-interactive short play that touches on the dynamics of dating violence, why it is so difficult to end such a relationship, dynamics of power and control, and certain elements of stalking behaviors. Each audience member reads a role-play line that speaks to the girl in the relationship. Actors will demonstrate behaviors directly connected to the audience member's comment and how family, friends, and community have an important impact on such a relationship. Actors stay in character to allow audience members to ask questions of them. Part of the Week Without Violence observance sponsored by the Counseling and Health Center, the program takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Union's Alumni Rooms A and B.

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Training is already under way on abuse issues

The Office of Residence Life and the Sexual Assault Center of Family Services invite the university community to participate in volunteer training on the impact of sexual abuse/assault, and what community members can do to help. This free, in-depth, 30-hour training focuses on why sexual violence happens, current medical, court and legal aspects, prevention, community and campus resources, advocacy skill development, volunteer opportunities at SAC and much more. This training will be at the Ecumenical Center, Wednesday evenings (6-9:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.), from Oct. 6 - 27th. Contact Lynn Nash at SAC 436-8890 for more information today!

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Green Bay stars in 'Our Town 1854' at UW-Green Bay

One of the last performances of "Our Town 1854,"an original musical play celebrating Green Bay's founding, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the Christie Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Created especially for the city's 150th anniversary, the play is a production of Heritage Players. The UW-Green Bay performance of "Our Town 1854" is sponsored by the Friends of the Cofrin Library.

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'Highly Classified': Jan Snyder

This week's featured member of the new Classified Staff Advisory Council is Jan Snyder, a program assistant III in the Provost's Office. See http://www.uwgb.edu/classified/snyder.htm.

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Weidner Center announces Bellin Health as LifeLines sponsor

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts has announced Bellin Health is the title sponsor for the LifeLines lecture series. Additional supporters include Schreiber Foods, Inc., sponsor for Maya Angelou; Schneider National Foundation sponsor for Mariane Pearl; Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals sponsor for Madeleine Albright; and UW-Green Bay Women's Studies Program for Joan Rivers. This series is being sold exclusively by subscription ($196 and $156, processing fees apply) at the Weidner Center Ticket Office. For information on the series and the speakers, visit http://www.WeidnerLifeLines.com.

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'Campus Compact Reader' tackles educating for democracy

As a benefit of its membership in Wisconsin Campus Compact, UW-Green Bay shares access to the Campus Compact Reader, an online civic education journal. Highlights of this issue:

• An excerpt from "Engagement: The Open Space of Democracy" by Terry Tempest Williams (from Orion Magazine) http://www.compact.org/reader/fall04/article2.html

• "Education for Citizenship" by Caryn McTighe Musil (from Peer Review) http://www.compact.org/reader/fall04/article3.html

• "Education for Democracy: A Conversation in Two Keys" by David Cooper (from Higher Education Exchange) http://www.compact.org/reader/fall04/article4.html

• "Transitional Steps Necessary to Short Circuit the Poverty Cycle of Community Partnership Engagement Activities within Higher Education" by Richard M. Eberst http://www.compact.org/reader/fall04/article5-intro.html

• Also included are book reviews, dialogue resources, and voter education and registration resources. To see the current issue, review past issues, or subscribe, go to http://www.compact.org/reader

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