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Spring enrollment numbers

Reilly recommends single chancellor

Newspaper coverage

Dean's office moves

Lawson HRIS Project

James Hood to speak

Kersten on Green Bay history

Meredith recital postponed

Student actor gets recognition

Campus delegation

Up With Good Bodies

Rising costs, student debt

Partnership grants for educators

'No Limits!' registration

Favor Hamilton is keynoter

Clinic filling fast

Phoenix women on TV

Adult Degree Programs

David Ward interview

Proposal for UW reorganization

Whitewater chancellor search

ASC member Landrum

NAS scholarships

Health sciences scholarships

Spring Break trip

Frost Fest events

Family Weekend

Call for nominations


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Vol. 36, No. 47 / January 20, 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.

Spring semester enrollment numbers show continued demand

The Office of Institutional Research's enrollment report for the opening day of the spring semester shows UW-Green Bay enrollment is up when compared to numbers from the same time a year ago. The Office projects a full-time equivalent (FTE) total of 4,254 students, up 2.2 percent from the same time a year ago. The "headcount" enrollment — the number of students enrolled in any instructional programs the University offers — is 5,051. Spring enrollment typically is lower than fall because of mid-year graduations and other factors. UW-Green Bay set an FTE enrollment record in the fall semester. Institutional Research also reports that 89 percent of new full-time freshmen and 88 percent of new full-time transfers from fall 2004 registered for spring 2005.

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Reilly recommends single chancellor for UW Colleges, UW-Extension

The 'access missions' of the UW System's statewide outreach service and 13 freshman-sophomore campuses would be strengthened under restructured leadership proposed this week by System President Kevin Reilly. That's the gist of a news release archived at http://www.wisconsin.edu/news/2005/r050119.htm.

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Madison paper describes Reilly's merger plan

Today's Wisconsin State Journal offers lengthy coverage of UW System President Kevin Reilly's proposal to "merge" UW-Extension and the two-year colleges. The site sometimes offers only a short window on linkable articles, but try your luck at http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/local/index.php?ntid=25276.

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Make way for the movers... Dean's office is on the go

Offices of the Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies and the Institute for Research will be relocating from Cofrin Hall to Wood Hall on Friday (Jan. 21). The suite at CL730 will be vacated, the one at WH303 occupied, before the day is done. In the meantime, office staff will not be able to be reached due to phone and computer disconnections. Call and leave a message at the Education Office, ext. 2137, if need be, on Friday.

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Update on Lawson HRIS Project: The parallel test is here

The next critical phase of the new Human Resource Information System (HRIS) project involves parallel testing. In the computing world, a parallel test simulates "real world" transactions in the new environment to identify processing discrepancies. Staff from the offices of Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits, and Business and Finance are gearing up for the testing and validating exercise scheduled for Jan. 25 through March 11. For updated information and adjusted office hours, visit http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/.

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Civil rights pioneer to speak at can't-miss King commemoration

James Hood, one of the first African-American students to attend the University of Alabama &3151; over the objection of then-Gov. George Wallace — will speak at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 25) in the Christie Theatre. Hood will share his reflections on the civil rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King. For more about Hood, who eventually received an apology from Wallace, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005jan.htm#king.

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Reminder: Kersten's talk on Green Bay history is Jan. 25

Voyageur history magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary, the City of Green Bay is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the UW-Green Bay Office of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences is celebrating "Interdisciplinarity in Action." Add it up, and you get the occasion for "Untold Significance: A Commemorative History of Green Bay, " a free program by Prof. Andrew Kersten on Tuesday (Jan. 25) from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Union's Christie Theatre. Mayor Jim Schmitt will introduce the talk. All are welcome. See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005jan.htm#history.

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Meredith recital postponed until April 3

A faculty recital featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Meredith has been postponed until Sunday, April 3. The recital had been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today in the Weidner Center's Fort Howard Hall. Watch upcoming editions of the LOG for more information about the recital.

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UW-Green Bay student actor gets regional recognition

UW-Green Bay senior Caroline Quinn advanced to the semifinal round of 36 actors from a pool of 325 nominees for the esteemed Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at this month's American College Theater Festival regional gathering. Illinois State University hosted the competition. Quinn was nominated for performances in two UW-Green Bay productions: "Noises Off" and "Escape from Happiness." The acting scholarship is named for the actress best known for playing Granny in the 1960s television series, "The Beverly Hillbillies," and who left a legacy providing scholarships for young actors.

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Campus delegation has busy stay

Other UW-Green Bay student actors nominated for the Irene Ryan competition were Josh Wintersteen ("Noises Off"), Dena Holtz ("Escape from Happiness"), and Carrie Weis and D.J. Wierschem ("A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"). UW-Green Bay Theater faculty also were busy at the ACTF event. Prof. Laura Riddle was a preliminary round judge in the Irene Ryan competition, and Prof. Jeff Entwistle critiqued production technical preparations.

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U.W.G.B. announces spring competition

Up With Good Bodies, the healthy lifestyle program sponsored by Counseling and Health Services, invites teams and individuals to engage in friendly competition with each other as they work toward a personal weight goal (to gain, lose or maintain) over 10 weeks. Mandatory kick-off meetings (select one) will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Feb. 7, 8, and 9 in the Counseling & Health Conference Room, SS 1400. For times and further details go to: http://www.uwgb.edu/counselinghealth/programs/uwgb-intro.htm.

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Press-Gazette talks to college students about rising costs, debt

In case you missed it, a lead article in Wednesday's Green Bay Press-Gazette involved interviews with local students. See "Degrees of debt hound grads" at http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_19389118.shtml.

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Grants for local educators from Institute for Learning Partnership

The Institute for Learning Partnership at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will award up to $70,000 in grants to support research projects aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning. All teachers, administrators and other professionals from CESA 7 and CESA 8 schools participating in the Institute for Learning Partnership are eligible to apply for the popular program. Read more at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005jan.htm#grants.

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'No Limits?' Well, there are, if you want to register in timely fashion

Deadline to register for No Limits! A Celebration of Women is noon Wednesday (Jan. 26). The event itself takes place a week from this Friday at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center The friend and fundraising event for UW-Green Bay women's athletics recognizes the importance sports and athletics plays in developing tomorrow's female leaders. UW-Green Bay senior volleyball player Krystle Lange, Banta Corp. CEO Stephanie Streeter, and community advocate and longtime Phoenix athletics supporter Carol Bush will receive No Limits! awards.

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Wisconsin favorite Favor Hamilton is keynoter

Three-time Olympian and Stevens Point native Suzy Favor Hamilton is the keynote speaker for No Limits! Former Phoenix Hall of Famer Pam Roecker is the master of ceremonies. Phoenix coaches and players will serve as hosts and hostesses for the event. The cost is $65 per person and includes dinner, awards program, keynote address and commemorative gift. See the Phoenix Athletics Web site at www.uwgb.edu/athletics and click on the No Limits! logo for complete info.

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No Limits! clinic is filling fast

As part of the No Limits! event, Phoenix women's athletics is holding a clinic for girls ages 5-12 on Saturday, Jan. 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Sports Center. Space is still available and registration will be open for a few more days. Cost for the two-hour clinic is $10 and girls will be able to participate in, and learn more about, every women's sport offered at UW-Green Bay. To register call the UW-Green Bay athletics ticket office at 920-465-2625.

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Paint your faces: Phoenix women on television this weekend

The Horizon League-leading Phoenix women's basketball team hosts Detroit at 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Phoenix Sports Center. The team is 15-2 overall this year and fresh off an 86-52 victory over South Dakota State on Tuesday night. (More than 1,000 fans saw the third best shooting performance of any women's team in the NCAA that night, when UW-Green Bay players converted 65.4 percent of their shot attempts.) Secure your tickets for Saturday by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at ext. 2625, then tape the broadcast on cable's Fox SportsNet Channel 40.

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UW-Green Bay advertises info sessions on 'Adult Degree Programs'

UW-Green Bay is holding a series of information sessions for working adults interested in learning more about the University's Adult Degree Programs. The information sessions, all held at the Downtown Learning Center at Washington Commons, are scheduled for the following dates and times:

• Saturday, Jan. 22, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 19, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
• Saturday, March 5, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
• Thursday, March 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, April 23, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The innovative Adult Degree program makes a bachelor of arts degree accessible to nontraditional adult students who have heavy work and family responsibilities. Keep reading at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005jan.htm#adult.

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A Q&A with Madison's Ward, now ACE president

The Journal-Sentinel recently caught up with former UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward. Now the president of the American Council on Education, his Q&A comments are archived at http://www.jsonline.com/news/gen/jan05/292475.asp.

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Legislator has bold proposal for UW reorganization

A trial balloon from a state legislator known for being well-connected on higher education issues is generating discussion in Madison this week. "Lawmaker proposes merging UW campuses" was one of the headlines. See http://www.jsonline.com/news/state/jan05/294272.asp.

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Know anybody on UW-Whitewater chancellor search?

The 17-member search-and-screen committee to identify a successor to Whitewater Chancellor Jack Miller has been appointed. The chair is Jimmy Peltier, the Arno Kleimenhagen Professor of Marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (or the AKPMUWW, for short, we presume). For the other committee names, see http://www.wisconsin.edu/news/2005/r050118.htm.

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Landrum is chair... and featured Academic Staff Committee member

Here's the third installment in the get-to-know-you series about ASC members: http://www.uwgb.edu/sofas/staffGov/asc.htm#John.

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Reception Jan. 28 will honor 10 science scholarship winners

The campus community is invited to an awards reception at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in the Natural and Applied Science conference room (ES Suite 317) to honor recipients of 2005 NAS scholarships, and one scholarship given jointly by the faculties of NAS and Human Biology. Prof. Mike Draney, chairperson of the scholarships committee, has announced the names of the winners. They are:

• James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Scholarship ($1,100), Juniper Sundance
• Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarship ($1,100), Courtney Peil
• Brad Cook Memorial Scholarship ($500), Pamela J. Wendorf
• Engineering Scholarship-First Year ($900), Matthew Van Egeren
• Engineering Scholarship-Second Year ($1,100), Eric J. Bader
• Robert E. Lee Scholarships ($700 each), Eric J. Bader and Jeremy M. Brunette
• Georgia-Pacific Environmental Scholarship ($1,000) Maureen M. Ferry
• Federation of Environmental Technologists Scholarship ($500), Matthew J. Christman
• NAS/Human Biology Science and Mathematics Scholarships ($1,100 each) Lacy M. Roberts and Mari Zimmerman

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Three win health sciences scholarships

Prof. Donna Ritch, chairperson of Human Biology, has announced the results of competition for Dr. Donel Sullivan Scholarships in Health Sciences and Health Professions for 2004-2005. The three recipients, who received $800 each, are Amy Christopherson, Heidi Hittner and Courtney T. Peil.

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Hey dude!

Of note from the Office of Student Life...Spring Break planners are looking for a few good cowpokes to attend spend this year's break on a dude ranch in Utah. Will it generate any interest? Well, hold yer' britches and we'll let you know.

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Chill out with Frost Fest events

Next week is Frost Fest... that means only eight more weeks of winter... but who's counting? Look for the annual events such as the weeklong window painting contest and the 12th annual Chili Cook-off. The latter takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the Nicolet Room. To register, contact Mary Ann Rose at ext. 2380 in the Counseling and Health Center.

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Do it for your family

Family Weekend is Feb. 25, 26 and 27. The schedule of events includes theater performances, Comedy City, crafts, a magician, tours of Lambeau Field, mini-seminars by faculty, and much more. Check your mailbox for brochures or stop by the Office of Student Life.

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Student Life calls for nominations

Nominations are being sought for the 24th annual University Leadership Awards until Monday, January 31. Nominations can be submitted by sending the Call for Nominations form to the Office of Student Life (UU 151) or via email at osl@uwgb.edu. Faculty and staff are encouraged to consider names for:

Chancellor's Leadership Medallion
University Leadership Award
Outstanding Student Organization Award
Most Improved Student Organization Award
Outstanding Advisor Award
Outstanding Support Staff Award
Outstanding Service Project Award

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Prof. Dean Von Dras is author of one recently published research article, and another appearing this month. The works:

VonDras, D. D. & Madey, S. F. (2004). The attainment of important health goals throughout adulthood: An integration of the Theory of Planned Behavior and aspects of social support. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 59, 207-236.

VonDras, D. D., Powless, M. R., Olson, A. K., Wheeler, D., & Snudden, A. L. (2005). Differential effects of everyday stress on the episodic memory test performances of young, midlife, and older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 9, 1-11.

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