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Convocation is Aug. 24

Undergraduate Catalogs available

Kaye's new book on Thomas Paine

Tickets for Weidner Center shows

Celtic Woman on public television

Feature on Amanda Popp

Walsh interview

Sen. Roessler pleased with UW response

More on Doyle budget vetoes

'Student bill of rights'

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Vol. 36, No. 111 / August 4, 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.

Faculty and Staff Convocation set for Wednesday, Aug. 24

UW-Green Bay's annual Faculty and Staff Convocation will kick off the 2005-06 academic year Wednesday, Aug. 24. All members of the faculty and staff and many others are invited to the event at the University Union. Convocation starts at 8:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast in the Nicolet Room. The program, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Phoenix Rooms, features presentation of the Founders Association Awards of Excellence, introduction of new faculty and staff and remarks by Chancellor Bruce Shepard. If that's not enough excitement for one day, check out the Nicolet Room from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. for an ice cream social.

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Undergraduate Catalogs being distributed across campus

The 2005-06 Undergraduate Catalogs are being distributed to UW-Green Bay faculty and staff. Some offices will receive their catalogs through inter-campus mail. Others will not receive catalogs through the mail because the quantities are too large. If you have not received your catalogs through the mail, they are available for pick-up in CL 815. The Office of Marketing and University Communication would appreciate one person picking up catalogs for an entire area, rather than having faculty and staff requesting them individually. Please call ahead (extension 2214) to see if it is necessary to bring a cart to transport the catalogs.
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Kaye's book on Thomas Paine draws attention near and far

Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, a new book by UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey J. Kaye, is receiving widespread attention even before its official release date. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis reviewed the book in the July 31 New York Times Book Review. The review can be found online at http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/31/books/review/31ELLISL.html. Kaye will discuss his book with a local audience at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 10) at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2498 S. Oneida St. A UW-Green Bay news release provides more detail about Thomas Paine and the Promise of America at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005aug.htm#paine.
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Get tickets for big Weidner Center shows

From a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer to a Christmas celebration, top performers soon will bring their talents to the stage of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 6) for the one-night-only performance of the Hall of Famer, Bonnie Raitt. Raitt's Weidner Center engagement is Nov. 3. Tickets go on sale Monday (Aug. 8) for the 2005 Lorie Line Holiday Extravaganza, My Favorite Things. This holiday tradition is scheduled for Dec. 23. More information about Weidner Center events is online at http://www.weidnercenter.com/.
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Irish phenomenon featured at Weidner and in public television special

In other Weidner Center news, tickets already are on sale for the Oct. 20 performance by the Irish musical phenomenon, Celtic Woman. For those who can't wait for the Celtic Woman tour, WPNE, Channel 38 will air a special featuring the musical group at 7 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 6) and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 7).
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Press-Gazette feature highlights Popp's mentoring

The mentoring efforts of UW-Green Bay women's basketball player Amanda Popp were detailed in a Green Bay Press-Gazette feature story earlier this week. Popp is involved with the Northeast Wisconsin Mentoring Coalition, an alliance representing 20 community agencies. Read more about Popp's volunteer work and her plans for Friday night's Green Bay Packers Family Night at http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/life_22031539.shtml.
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Regent President Walsh discusses back-up appointments, other UW issues

Wispolitics.com, an online political news service, features an extensive interview with David Walsh, president of the UW System Board of Regents. In the interview, Walsh discusses "back-up" appointments for UW administrators, the UW System's political challenges and the potential for enrollment and tuition caps. Read the full interview with Walsh at http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=41958.
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Sen. Roessler pleased with UW response on backups

State Sen. Carol Roessler, who is seeking information about UW System employees with "back-up" appointments, said this week she is pleased that the System has temporarily suspended the practice of guaranteeing such positions. Roessler, R-Oshkosh, is co-chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. Roessler discussed the issue with the Fond du Lac Reporter. The newspaper's story is available at http://www.wisinfo.com/thereporter/news/archive/local_22032725.shtml.
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Attorney general to review Doyle's budget vetoes

Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager has promised legislators that the state Department of Justice will review the 139 changes Gov. Jim Doyle made to the 2005-07 state budget with his veto pen. Some of those vetoes were related to the UW System portion of the budget. Republican legislators have accused the Democratic governor of stretching the legal limits of his veto power. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about Lautenschlager's role in the issue is online at http://www.jsonline.com/news/state/aug05/345978.asp.
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State representative offers so-called "student bill of rights"

State Rep. Marlin Schneider, a Wisconsin Rapids Democrat, has a few ideas for making college life less stressful for students and their parents. UW System officials are not so sure Schneider's ideas would be good for UW campuses, students or faculty. Read a Wisconsin Public Radio summary of Schneider's proposal at http://www.wpr.org/news/newsheadlines.cfm (ninth item).
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