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Technology Forum

Comments, questions invited

Offices to move in 2005

Athletics, International Ed move

Dean of Studentsmove

More moves

University Golf League

Christensen wins System award

Haiti talk

News stories

Academic Excellence Symposium

Italians, Chicago, color talk

Congrats to swimmers

Softball winning streak

'Midsummer Night's Dream'

Opera Workshop

It's a small world

Greenberg in 'Inside'

Carpal Tunnel talk

Asian/Pacific Islander events


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Vol. 36, No. 73 / April 18, 2005

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's new in technology at UW-Green Bay? Learn here

The Technology Council will sponsor the 8th Annual Technology Forum next Tuesday morning (April 26) in the 1965 Room. The one-hour presentation and discussion will take place at 8 a.m. and be repeated at 9:30 a.m. This year's Forum will focus on Tech Plan 2010, which will guide the ongoing development and evolution of campus technology over the next five years.

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Pletcher invites comments, questions

In advance of attending one of the Technology Forum sessions next Tuesday morning, you may wish to review the plan at the council's Web site, http://www.uwgb.edu/techcouncil/. Kathy Pletcher, associate provost for information services, says faculty and staff should feel free to offer comments or submit questions prior to the Forum through the Feedback link on the Web site.

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Moving news: Office locations to change throughout 2005

In an effort to use space more efficiently, some UW-Green Bay programs and offices will be on the move from now until the end of the fall semester. The changes will create space for Athletics administration during construction of the Kress Events Center, improve delivery of student services, and begin to make room for expansion of the Library. Relocation costs will be held to a minimum.

Athletics, International Education to Rose Hall —
The Athletics Department will occupy most office space on Rose Hall's third floor by the end of the fall semester. Classrooms on that floor will remain in use for academic purposes. The Office of International Education also will move to the third floor of Rose Hall, from Student Services 1900.

Changes affect Dean of Students Office —
Other moves in Student Services are aimed at providing one-stop delivery of services and greater efficiency. The Dean of Students office will relocate from SS 1905 to the space vacated by the Office of International Education. Additional changes will be announced when the Student Services staff completes a process of redefining space needs and functions.

Space Grant, Emeritus faculty, Purchasing among those on the move —
Also look for these moves in the weeks and months ahead:

• The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium from ES 107 to ES 301.

• Consolidation of Natural and Applied Sciences and Human Biology Emeritus faculty in ES 307.

• The Purchasing Office from ES 109 to a portion of the former Wisconsin Public Television suite in IS 1038.

• The Controller's Office from the 8th floor of the Cofrin Library to ES 109.

Human Resources and Payroll from the 8th floor of the Cofrin Library to ES 105-107.

• The offices of the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance trading places on the 8th floor of the Cofrin Library. This office swap will bring the Provost closer to the Secretary of the Faculty and Academic Staff. In addition, the campus Safety and Risk Manager, now in ES 109, will join the Business and Finance staff.

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University Golf League seeks golfers

The Tuesday evening University Golf League has a limited number of openings for its "fun-filled," handicapped-based league and unlimited opportunities for substitute golfers. Deadline for registration is Thursday, April 21. League play is every Tuesday, May 10 through August 30, and play is always on campus at Shorewood Golf Course. Interested in becoming a regular or having your name added to the sub list? Have additional questions? Contact golf committee member Sue Bodilly at 5502 or email her at bodillys@uwgb.edu before Friday, April 22.

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Prof. Christensen wins UW System recognition

Rosemary Christensen, an associate professor of Humanistic Studies, is a recipient of a 2005 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. The award is given to students, faculty and staff members to recognize their contributions to diversity and the status of women within the UW System. Christensen, who teaches American Indian studies, is one of 17 UW women who received the award this year. For a full list of honorees, visit http://www.wisconsin.edu/news/2005/r050415.htm.

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'Social Inequality and Disease in Haiti' is topic of Tuesday talk

Professors Angela Bauer-Dantoin and Donna Ritch will speak on "Social Inequality and Disease in Haiti" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 19) in the 1965 Room of University Union. They'll discuss conditions contributing to the widespread problems of tuberculosis and HIV in Haiti and steps being taken to address the problems. The Office of International Education is assisting in the event. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches.

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In other news: grad program, teaching grants, Heiges and Koltz stories

Green Bay Press-Gazette coverage today included items of interest at UW-Green Bay:

"Key UWGB grad program element on cutting block," http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_20262847.shtml.
"Five UWGB faculty win teaching grants," http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_20622811.shtml.
Several days earlier, the P-G ran a nice summary of the first Veterans Appreciation Reception, including comments from active-duty student Brent Heiges and staff member Elaina Koltz of the Registrar's Office. See http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_20616336.shtml.

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'Best and brightest' student researchers show their stuff on Tuesday

Reminder: About 120 UW-Green Bay students will exhibit 54 projects at the Academic Excellence Symposium, which runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 19) in the Phoenix Room. See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005apr.htm#excellence.

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Italians, Chicago, color

"Encountering the Color Line in the Everyday: Italians in Interwar Chicago," is the topic of a lecture at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, in the Christie Theater by Prof. Thomas Guglielmo of the University of Notre Dame. See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005apr.htm#Italians.

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Congratulations, Coach Merner and smart swimmers

The UW-Green Bay men's and women's swimming and diving teams coached by Jim Merner are listed among the College Swimming Coaches Association of America All-America teams, as announced recently on the group's Web site. The women's team ranked No. 10 in the nation with a cumulative 3.39 GPA. The men were 22nd with a 3.02 GPA.

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Team to watch: Softball

The Phoenix women's softball team has a three-game winning streak, a 5-3 Horizon League mark, and an overall record of 12-13. Time to start paying attention, at http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics/softball/index.asp.

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Unreal! Theatre program unveils a different 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

The UW-Green Bay Theater program's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opening this Friday has an interesting take on Shakespeare: Celtic folklore as a useful framework for a play about love and magic. Says director John Mariano. "In the folklore there are 'thin places' where the separation between the world you can see and the unseen is 'thin,' and where the unseen world can affect you." Mix in a set by Jeffrey Entwistle that blurs the line between real and unreal... and you have what's described at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005apr.htm#dream.

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Opera Workshop presents 'Cosi Fan Tutti'

Also playing on campus later this week is a UW-Green Bay Opera Workshop production of Mozart's final comic opera, "Cosi Fan Tutti." All you need to know about that is director John Plier's promise that "it is a chance to hear terrifically beautiful music with unusually fine young singers." See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005apr.htm#opera.

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More confirmation it's a small world

Nostalgia and good humor were the mainstays of Alumni Awards Night on Saturday (April 16) in the Phoenix Room. Distinguished Alumni Award winner Craig Cobane '90 shared a story that illustrates the scope and depth of UW-Green Bay's reach. Cobane, a professor currently on loan to a federal bureau assisting the Defense Department with issues of global peacekeeping and humanitarian aid, recalls a recent example (paraphrased): "In recent preparation for a presentation on the future of terrorism, I was in discussion with a colleague at the Pentagon... He said, "There's one guy in Green Bay, Wisconsin, that is an expert on the subject. I said, "You don't mean Marty Greenberg?" He said, "Yes, that's the guy!" And I said, "He was my college political science professor..."

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Greenberg featured in 'Inside'

Retired (1996) political science Prof. Martin Greenberg, known for his expertise on terrorism as well as his passion for science fiction, was featured in the Feb. 2005 Inside. To read the story on his "new" career — book packaging — his connections to best-selling novelists like Tom Clancy and Dean Koontz, and the real reason for his early retirement, turn to page 12 or click on "Dr. Sci Fi" at the left hand column of http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/inside.htm.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Myths and Realities

What is Carpal Tunnel syndrome? What causes it? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? Carpal tunnel syndrome accounts for 40% of all repetitive disorders. Carpal tunnel syndrome is often a misunderstood condition that affects hand sensation, strength and function. Learn the truths about this disorder and how it can be prevented. Understand the most current concepts for treatment and accommodations.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm, Niagara AB, University Union
Presented by Dr. Phyllis M. King, Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, Program Director, Occupational Therapy,University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sponsored by Safety & Risk Management

Tables will be provided for those bringing their lunch.

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More Asian/Pacific Islander events

Don't forget to celebrate Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage this week with students, staff and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay!

• April 11-May 31
Asian/Pacific Islander Display
AIC Display, AIC (CL 207)
Check out this wonderful display of different Asian flags and a unique collection of delightful Asian dolls. Some dolls are finely handpainted with highly animated expressions and poses. In addition, dolls have wonderful characterization with great natural movement and exceptional multi-layered costume.

• April 20, 2005
Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left for the East?
7:00PM, Neville Museum - Sponsored by Green Bay Film Society
This unique 1989 Korean film has wonderful visual images that combine with soothing Eastern philosophy. With little time left before his impending death, Master Hyegok teaches his two students all he knows about Zen Buddhism. Professor Hye-Kyung Kim will lead a discussion after the film.

• April 22, 2005
Sushi & Maki Demonstration
Noon-1PM, AIC (CL 207)
Presented by Hye-Kyung Kim & Shaw Vue-Kong
Learn how to make basic sushi and maki rolls. Bring a friend and increase your knowledge of Asian cuisine. For additional, contact the American Intercultural Center at (920) 465-2720.

For additional, contact the American Intercultural Center at (920) 465-2720.

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Stephen Perkins, the academic curator of art, recently had a chapter included in the book "At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet," edited by Annmarie Chandler & Norie Neumark, and published by MIT Press (2005).

Ismail Shariff, Elizabeth B. and Philip Hendrickson professor for Business, professor Urban and Regional Studies has published a chapter titled, "Growing Economic Integration Prospects, Problems, and the Impact of Globalization", in a book Globalization and World Economic Policies, edited by professor Clem Tisdel, School of Economics, the University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia.

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