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Reilly says 'yes' to vetoes

Overrides seen as unlikely

Media coverage

Power-plant provision

Bayfest director to step down

A fundraiser for 25 years

Looking to the future

Bonnie Raitt is a Works Perk

Trend for grad school

Selling to the feds workshop

Adult Degree scholarshops

More budget news

UW administrators in media

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Vol. 36, No. 108 / July 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.

President Reilly 'grateful' for vetoes

UW System President Kevin Reilly issued a statement this week praising the budget vetoes announced by Gov. Jim Doyle. Among the proposals overturned were cuts to financial aid, new employee pension contributions, and a late-night plan for an additional $34 million in spending reductions. See Reilly's statement at http://www.wisconsin.edu/news/2005/r050719.htm.

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Roller-coaster ride is over... almost certainly... probably

If you haven't been paying close attention to the numbers because they have changed so often the original UW System request, the Governor's version, the Joint Finance Committee's plan, the Assembly budget, the Senate version the 2005-07 state budget is finally all but finalized, or will be when Democratic Gov. Doyle signs off as early as next Monday. Veto overrides are seen as unlikely. Wisconsin's governor has sweeping veto power, and an override would require 66 of the 99 Assembly representatives and 22 of the 33 senators to vote against a particular veto. Currently, Republicans hold 60 seats in the Assembly and 19 seats in the Senate.
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Media coverage

On Tuesday, Chancellor Bruce Shepard offered a quick budget overview in an e-mail to UW-Green Bay faculty and staff. Additional details and comments (and varying dollar estimates) were available Wednesday from:

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW System to gain $50 million with Doyle budget vetoes," http://www.jsonline.com/news/state/jul05/342264.asp.

Wisconsin State Journal, "Doyle's veto power to restore $43 million to UW System," http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/index.php?ntid=47477&ntpid=4.

Green Bay Press-Gazette, "Doyle vetoes UW funding cuts, restores financial aid," http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_21873177.shtml.
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Gov. says he'll pull plug on power-plant provision

That middle-of-the-night budget amendment that would have forced UW-Green Bay to sell its heat-chill plant? Gov. Jim Doyle says he will veto the proposal apparently heeding requests from those on this campus and others across the state, and from the DOA and other agencies. Less clear is whether the FTE operator positions will be protected, but advocates are hopeful there, too. Capital Times coverage is at http://www.madison.com/tct/mad/local//index.php?ntid=47683.
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Bayfest director says he'll step down

Tim Quigley, who guided the development of Bayfest from a humble, one-tent picnic to one of Wisconsin's largest summer festivals, has shared word this week of his intention to step down as festival director. Quigley, 65, began his association with UW-Green Bay Phoenix Athletics in 1974. He served as sports information director and, later, director of marketing and promotions. He moved away from full-time duties in 1997 but has continued as Bayfest director on a contract basis. His last day in that role will be Sept. 30, 2005.
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Quigley's creation has been 25-year fundraiser for D-I, and more

A history lesson for those new or relatively new to campus: Bayfest originated in 1980 as a friend- and fund-raiser in support of Phoenix Athletics and its move up to the Division I level. Under Quigley's direction, and with the participation of countless campus and community volunteers, the music/food/fun formula would grow to attract in the neighborhood of 100,000 visitors annually at its peak, when it was a critical component of the department's revenue stream. Proceeds are shared also with non-profit community groups that assist with the operation. The campus-community aspect grew with the University, too: the June weekend has been widely regarded as something of an "open house" for community members who might not otherwise visit the campus grounds.
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What's next?

Ken Bothof, director of Intercollegiate Athletics, says it's too soon to speculate on a timetable for identifying a successor to Tim Quigley, possible changes in the event or its long-term future as a fund-raising vehicle. He said he will consult with Quigley over the course of the next two months. Given the prominence of Bayfest in the area's entertainment and non-profit fundraising scene, he says, he expects many on campus and in the community to share input on the transition.
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Bonnie Raitt is a Works Perks concert for UW-Green Bay employees

The Weidner Center sends word that, yes, the Bonnie Raitt concert this fall comes with a Work Perks discount for faculty and staff members you can save 10% on ticket orders. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m. at the Weidner Center Ticket Office. Those eligible simply need to ask for the Work Perks discount and mention that they work at UW-Green Bay.
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Survey of recent grads shows increase in grad-school enrollment

An increasing number of UW-Green Bay's graduates are continuing their educations, a recent survey of the class of 2004 by the school's Career Services department revealed. Twenty percent of 2004 graduates are pursuing graduate or professional degrees, up 4 percentage points from the previous year. Also of note: 70 percent of the Class of 2004 was employed, with four-fifths of those reporting their positions were related to their field of study, and better than 50 percent reporting they had jobs lined up before graduating. The statistics show that many of the employed graduates are using their education to enrich their communities in Northeastern Wisconsin. More than 90 percent have founds jobs in the state and 72 percent are working within a 50-mile radius of Green Bay. The data was collected from December 2003, May 2004 and August 2004 UWGB graduates as part of UWGB's Career Services annual survey of recent graduates. For more, see http://www.uwgb.edu/careers/Graduate_Survey_Main.htm.
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Free workshop for small biz will focus on selling to federal government

Small businesses will have an opportunity to learn more about selling to the federal government at a workshop Thursday, July 28 at the UW-Green Bay Downtown Learning Center. The free workshop, from 8 a.m. to noon, is co-sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center. Among the speakers is Tena Hendrickon, whose Continuum Design of De Pere has had successful experiences. See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005july.htm#federal.
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Adult Degree students earn scholarships

Five students in the UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Program have been awarded scholarships for the 2005-06 academic year:

Elizabeth Eleanor Wyngaard Scholarship: $1,000 to Wendy Rivkin, Brussels; $500 to Amy Dvorak, Mishicot; $500 to Nicole Topel, Oconto.

Patricia L. Hoppe Scholarship: $750 to Maureen Unger, Shawano.

Dr. Katharine Olski Scholarship: $750 to Vickie Dansbury, Madison.

The Wyngaard and Hoppe scholarships were established in memory of former students in the Adult Degree Program. The Olski scholarship honors a former director of the program. UW-Green Bay's innovative Adult Degree Program uses distance learning methods to accommodate returning adult students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to complete a university degree. Classes are offered on weekends, online and through audio and videotape.
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More budget news: 'Some, not all, UW staff to see raises'

That's the headline over a Wisconsin State Journal story from Wednesday that details pay-package increases for non-represented faculty and staff, and a temporary pay freeze for UW administrators. See also the Cap Times story at:

http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories/index.php?ntid=47528&ntpid=2.
http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/index.php?ntid=47478&ntpid=5.

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UW administrators still in media bull's-eye

The UW System and its administration continue to catch intense flak from newspaper editorial boards and critical columnists around the state. A sampling of press clippings from Wednesday alone:

'UW System sits on the hot seat, again,' editorial, Racine Journal Times:
http://www.journaltimes.com/articles/2005/07/19/opinion/iq_3607149.txt

'UWM wrong on perks,' editorial, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
http://www.jsonline.com/news/editorials/jul05/342120.asp

'Sweet retirement deals leave sour taste,' column, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/jul05/342198.asp

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