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Paper Technology Transfer Center dedication

Paper center in the news

Athletic Department finances

Praise for Space Experience Camp

Visit by NASA astronaut

Assembly considers latest budget plan

Reilly questions budget priorities

More on budget

Ice cream reminder

New-employee training

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Vol. 36, No. 103 / July 5, 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.

Reminder: Paper Technology Transfer Center to be dedicated tomorrow

The new downtown site of UW-Green Bay's Paper Technology Transfer Center will be dedicated at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday (July 6). The center will be in the Regency Center office building, 333 Main St. A University news release at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005june.htm#paper provides details of the dedication ceremony and the center's role in boosting the paper industry.

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Press-Gazette says center will help keep state on 'cutting edge'

A story in Sunday's Green Bay Press-Gazette provided a preview of the dedication and the innovative work that will be done at the Paper Technology Transfer Center. The story by Press-Gazette business writer Rich Ryman can be found online at http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/biz_21627569.shtml.
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Newspaper takes in-depth look at Athletic Department finances

A package of stories in Sunday's Press-Gazette showed that UW-Green Bay's Athletic Department is getting the most out of limited resources. Chancellor Bruce Shepard described UW-Green Bay's success in the Horizon League in the face of budgetary constraints as "phenomenal." The entire package of stories by sports writer Rob Demovsky is available online at http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/sports/uwgb.shtml.

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Students says Space Experience Camp is about living a dream

UW-Green Bay was the site last week of the first "Space Experience" camp, which introduced about 40 middle school and high school students to space science and connected the students with research scientists and aerospace professionals. A Press-Gazette story described the experiences of students attending the new camp: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_21658389.shtml.

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Visit by NASA astronaut

A highlight of the first space camp was a visit by astronaut Mark C. Lee, who told his mostly teen-age audience that there are many paths to a career in space exploration. See the photo page at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/page/photo.htm.

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Assembly promises to vote today on amended budget

Legislators are caucusing in Madison this afternoon as the Assembly prepares to vote on the latest version of the state budget. Along with a much-publicized $1 million cut targeted at UW-Madison administration, and a plan to have non-represented state employees contribute more to their own retirements, the version approved by the Senate includes another $34 million in new cuts for the UW System. (The withheld funds would actually be held in escrow, so to speak, by the Joint Finance Committee and be available if the case can be made.)

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Reilly questions budget priorities

UW System President Kevin Reilly issued a statement Friday taking issue with the Senate's budget plan. He said the proposal that $34 million in spending be contingent on later legislative approval "does not work" with fall classes set to begin in just two months. On other provisions, he applauded the strong bi-partisan vote against an unfunded tuition cap, but questioned a change in retirement contributions that would have the net effect of giving faculty and staff only a 0.5 percent pay increase, following two years of 0 and 1 percent increases. For the President's full statement, see http://www.wisconsin.edu/news/2005/r050701.htm.

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Who else is saying what?

• "Doyle rips GOP budget as it returns to Assembly" was the headline over an Associated Press story at http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories//index.php?ntid=45675&ntpid=2

• The Wisconsin State Journal says "Senate immaturely dings UW," at http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/opinion/index.php?ntid=45694&ntpid=1

• The La Crosse Tribune offers an in-depth look at what the budget cuts mean for their hometown university at http://www.lacrossetribune.com/articles/2005/07/03/news/00lead.txt
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Reminder: ice cream on Wednesday

Prefer an ice-cream headache to a state-budget headache? Remember that Get the Scoop (75 cents per cone, choice of delicious flavors) takes place every Wednesday through Aug. 3 outside the Corner Store at the University Union.
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Reminder: new-employee training

The following is the summer schedule for the required new employee training:

Tuesday, July 12 from 1-2:30 PM
Thursday, August 25 from 8-9:30 AM

All training will be held in IS 1034. All new employees must attend one training session. Please register for one of the upcoming training sessions by e-mailing Jane Rank at rankj@uwgb.edu
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