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Educators honored

TriBeta convention

Earth Day activities

Student organizes Earth Day events

'Cosi Fan Tutti' opens

'Midsummer Night's Dream' opens

Flute Ensemble

Oxford Lecture Series

Presentation on Hmong people

Symposium snapshots

Teen Connection

Trip to Thailand

Library adds search service

Tennis teams in championships

Afro-Brazilian dancer

International Dinner

Asian/Pacific Islander events

Value in liberal arts education

More flexibility for UW System

Social Justice Symposium

Sheepshead Review contest


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Vol. 36, No. 75 / April 21, 2005

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.

UW-Green Bay honors educators who helped student teachers

Later today, UW-Green Bay's Professional Program in Education will honor local educators who hosted student teachers in their classrooms this year. An open house and reception for the educators will take place at the UW-Green Bay Downtown Learning Center. Read more about the event at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005apr.htm#teachers.

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UW-Green Bay shows off for regional TriBeta convention

Up to 100 students and faculty members from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan will be on campus this weekend for the regional convention of TriBeta, the national honorary society in the biological sciences. It's the first time the group's convention has been held at UW-Green Bay. Robert G. McKinnell, former Morse/Alumni Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Cell Biology, and now Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, will give the keynote address on "Cloning at the Cutting Edge: Is it Ethical?"

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Campus celebrates Earth Day with more than week's worth of activities

Campus activities for Earth Day kick off on the day — Friday, April 22 — and continue for 10 days with something scheduled every day through May 1. Student Kim Biedermann, president of Public and Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC), has announced a full schedule of informational events, service activities and entertainment. Sponsors include PEAC, Round River Alliance, the Office of Student Life, Good Times Programming, and Student Government Association, with help from Sodexho and the University Union. Here's the schedule:

Friday, April 22, Earth Day Kick Off
Eco-Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms of University Union
Environmental organizations and businesses with environmentally friendly services and products will be represented.
Earth Jam, 7 p.m. to midnight in the Phoenix Club, free admission
Three bands: Augie and the Sandwich Factory, Bar Tab Band, and Burnt Toast and Jam.

Saturday, April 23
Campus clean-up, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Get involved by showing up at the appointed time at the Winter Garden in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Tools and garbage bags will be provided.

Sunday, April 24
Birding on campus, 1-3 p.m.
Meet in the Winter Garden in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall for a field trip led by student Nick Walton, who has studied birds locally and in Costa Rica.

Monday, April 25
Exhibit, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Niagara Room B of University Union.
Everyone is invited to view exhibits from the Green Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Talk on renewable energy at 6:30 p.m. in the 1965 Room of University Union.
Chip Bircher of Wisconsin Public Service is the presenter.

Tuesday, April 26
Speakers, 5 to 9 p.m. in the Christie Theater of University Union.
Rebecca Katers of the Clean Water Action Council will speak at 5:30 p.m. on anti-environmental trends; Paul Wozniak, co-author of former Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson's book, "Beyond Earth Day," will speak at 7 p.m. He'll discuss what an individual can do about the state of the environment.

Wednesday, April 27
Speaker, 6:30 p.m. in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 107
Eric Uram, regional representative of the Sierra Club, will talk about oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Thursday, April 28
New film, "Earth Day and the World in Balance," at 6:30 p.m. in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 208.
Linda Gray, of NEWIST/CESA 7, will show a just-completed NEWIST/CESA 7 film about Earth Day founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson and the issues that concern him.

Friday, April 29
Disc Golf Fever, noon to 3 p.m.
Interested participants should meet at the beginning of the course just north of the main campus entrance drive.

Saturday, April 30
E-Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cofrin Arboretum
It's Eradication Day for invasive species in the Arboretum. Meet at the Winter Garden in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Tools will be provided.

Sunday, May 1
Another E-Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Arboretum
Instructions are the same as the previous day. A pizza party follows this work session.

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Press-Gazette features Biedermann's Earth Day activities

A Green Bay Press-Gazette story, which ran in the April 20 edition, details Kim Biedermann's efforts in planning Earth Day events and activities on campus. The story is archived on UW-Green Bay's "In the News" Web page at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/thenews.htm#earthday.

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Comic opera 'Cosi Fan Tutti' opens tonight on campus

Tonight through Sunday, the UW-Green Bay Opera Workshop will present 'Cosi Fan Tutti,' Mozart's final comic opera, in the Weidner Center's Studio Two. Learn more about the event at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005apr.htm#opera.

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Opening night is Friday for 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

The UW-Green Bay Theater department's presentation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens with a performance Friday night in University Theater. Additional performances are Saturday (April 23) and next Thursday through Saturday (April 28-30). For times, ticket prices and other details, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005apr.htm#dream.

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UW-Green Bay Flute Ensemble performs Monday

The six members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Flute Ensemble, directed by Nancy Collins, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday (April 25) in Studio Two of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. Collins says the program includes compositions in a wide variety of styles and periods. Ensemble members include Elizabeth Brady, Sherry Jenkel, Stefanie Kircher, Stephany McCabe, Matt McMahon and Mandy Meleski. Find out what they'll perform by going to http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005apr.htm#flute.

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Oxford Lecture Series features 'point-counterpoint' on brain

Two UW-Green Bay faculty members will take opposing views on concepts of the brain at a lecture session Monday (April 25) in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 208. Prof. Derek Jeffreys, Humanistic Studies, will speak on "The Emperor Has No Clothes: Why You Are Not Your Brain." The topic for Prof. Dennis Lorenz, Human Biology, is "The Emperor is Fully Clothed - Brain, Mind and Soul: Your Universe is What Your Brain Perceives." The session is part of UW-Green Bay's Oxford Lecture Series, which is patterned on a practice at Oxford University in England where the public is invited into the classroom to hear faculty members speak on compelling topics.

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Presentation on Hmong people, issues Tuesday in Christie Theatre

Maiker Vang, who has extensive experience working with the Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese and Cambodian refugee communities, will speak about the Hmong people Tuesday (April 26) from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the Christie Theatre. Her presentation to an ethnic studies course offered through the Social Work program is open to all. Vang will talk about Hmong history, refugee stories, Hmong lives in the U.S., clan structures and effective ways for providers and organizations to work with Hmong clients and families. She is a juvenile intake/intensive in-home social worker for Portage County Health and Human Services. For more information, contact Jolanda Sallmann at 465-2029 or sallmanj@uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay students display best work at Symposium

More than 100 UW-Green Bay students showed off their best scholarly and creative work Tuesday (April 19) at the University's fourth annual Academic Excellence Symposium. Photos from the event can be found online at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/photo.htm.

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Teen Connection broadcast to look at teens and ethics

Teen Connection, a co-production of NEWIST/CESA 7 and Wisconsin Public Television, will examine the issue of teens and ethics at 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 26). The program will be broadcast statewide by Wisconsin Public Television. Students from Fond du Lac High School will be on the panel discussing cheating, whether to tell someone if a friend is talking about suicide, mercy vs. justice and other issues facing teens. St. Norbert College ethics professor Darien Davis also will be on the panel.

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Thailand relief trip to assist tsunami victims

UW-Green Bay students will have an opportunity to take part in a trip to Thailand to provide humanitarian relief to an area hit hard by the tsunami. Up to 100 students from the United States will help rebuild villages during the May 14-22 trip. Cost of the trip is $2,500 and must be raised by Friday (April 29). For more details, send an e-mail to geisae17@uwgb.edu. Campus Crusade for Christ is sponsoring the project.

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Cofrin Library introduces new search service

The Cofrin Library has announced the introduction of MetaLib, a new service that brings together many resources that can be searched simultaneously by entering one search. Like a portal, MetaLib allows some personalization. Users can find databases the Library has — alphabetically or by subject area — and can find electronic journals to which the Library subscribes. It makes research easier because resources are located in one place, and many can be searched simultaneously. To access MetaLib, go to the library Web site at http://www.uwgb.edu/library/ and choose "How Do I find Articles." Links to Meta Lib and MetaLib Search Hints are at the bottom of the screen. Questions? Call or e-mail the reference desk at 465-2303 or refdesk@uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay tennis teams prepare for league championships

The UW-Green Bay men's and women's tennis teams will compete in the 2005 Horizon League Championships this weekend in Indianapolis. The Phoenix men are looking to take a step upward after three consecutive runnerup finishes in the event. For more on the event and other Phoenix athletics news, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics/.

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Learn Afro-Brazilian dance from a master

Master Alfredo Borges, Bahia, Brazil, will lead a workshop in capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian dance form that incorporates martial arts, acrobatics, music and dance, from 2 to 4 p.m Saturday (April 23) in Theater Hall Room 132. Borges is a professional dancer who has led workshops in many countries. Anyone interested in attending the free workshop should sign up by calling student Fabio De Barros at 360-0892. Borges and other dancers will demonstrate capoeira Saturday evening during the program at the International Dinner that starts at 5:30 p.m. in the University Union.

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Here's more on International Dinner

As mentioned the previous news item, UW-Green Bay's annual International Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the University Union. A social hour begins in the Nicolet Room, with activities moving to the Phoenix Rooms at 6 p.m. More details about the festive event are available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005apr.htm#international.

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Keeping up with Asian/Pacific Islander events

Here's a reminder of another Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month event coming up early next week at UW-Green Bay.

The Polynesians of Samoa and New Zealand, noon to 1 p.m., Monday, April 25, Cofrin Library Plaza. Explore the history and culture of two of the Polynesian Islands, New Zealand and Samoa. Listen to authentic natives, Paddy TeTai Maori from New Zealand and Kenisi Apisa and Fo Sokimi of Samoa. They will talk about their native lands' past and present and perform music and dance. For more information, contact the American Intercultural Center at 465-2720.

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Value found in liberal arts education

A Green Bay Press-Gazette article in the April 20 edition reported that liberal arts graduates have many employment options once they leave school. The story quotes UW-Green Bay philosophy Prof. Andrew Fiala, who said there's more to an education than preparing for a job. The story can be found online at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/thenews.htm#liberalarts.

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Speakers: UW System needs relief from rigid rules

In the face of falling state financial support, the University of Wisconsin System should be given more flexibility to manage its own affairs, speakers at a forum in Madison said this week. The Wisconsin State Journal covered the forum and filed a story online at http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/index.php?ntid=36768&ntpid=3.

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Social Justice Symposium shed light on HIV-AIDS issue

The annual International Social Justice Symposium, co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College, featured a high-powered panel of experts who looked at the issue of HIV-AIDS from local and international perspectives. The Green Bay News-Chronicle provided a report on the April 16 Symposium. The News-Chronicle's story is archived online at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/thenews.htm#symposium.

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Sheepshead Review contest winners get news coverage

The winners of the Rising Phoenix creative writing and visual arts contest of UW-Green Bay's Sheepshead Review were listed in a Press-Gazette "School Zone" story this week. Sheepshead Review is a journal of art published at UW-Green Bay. Read more about the Rising Phoenix winners at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/thenews.htm#sheepshead.

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Scott Ashmann, assistant professor of Education, recently presented a paper entitled, "Hands-On Science: A Case Study of the Einstein Project in Wisconsin" at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual conference in Dallas, Texas.

Ellen Rosewall, assistant professor of Communication and the Arts (Arts Management), recently toured Michigan giving workshops in audience development for the arts as a part of the Michigan Assembly for Community Arts Agencies' Masterminds Series. Rosewall presented workshops in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Petoskey on April 12-14 and will do the same workshop in September in Marquette.

Jan Thornton, director of Outreach and Adult Access, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of Downtown Green Bay, Inc. DGBI's mission is to preserve and improve the social and economic conditions downtown by bringing together an appropriate partnership of people, organizations, and funds needed to evaluate, facilitate or implement downtown development projects. Thornton also will complete a five-year stint with the Board of Directors of the Literacy Council of Brown County. She served the past two years as secretary and member of the Executive Committee.

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