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Vol. 37, No. 134, August 7, 2006     /     Log Archive

"Whatever they say, you don't need the extra rust-proofing... DON'T buy the rust-proofing package!" Little did we suspect that our dad, offering advice on negotiating that first new-car purchase, thirty years ago, must have had a side job then as a Prudhoe Bay pipeline consultant. Corrosion? Nah... don't worry, but if it ever DOES leak... grab some duct tape, putty and a lotta spray paint.... it'll drip a little, sure, but at $7 a barrel, who cares? In other news today:

Major power outage is Saturday, Aug. 19
Car pooling (from Appleton area), anyone?
UW-Green Bay computers called secure
Newspaper spotlights new camp for grieving kids
Be considerate: stay off wet floors during Refinishing Week

Operations will focus on floors only
Debate over proposed rules for faculty termination
Madison provost cautions outspoken 9-11 lecturer
'Ozaukee supervisors miss mark'
Beloit paper lectures UW System on 'efficiencies'
Briefs: Gurung, Martin, Vespia

Major power outage is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19
A scheduled power outage will affect nearly the entire UW-Green Bay campus from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19. All academic buildings, the Weidner Center, and University Union will be without electricity.

Worth noting:

1. All campus entry doors into academic facilities will be locked. Public entry will not be allowed. This includes the UW Credit Union, University Union, and Weidner Center.

2. People with individual refrigerators may want to remove all items if they believe the food will spoil.

3. Residence Life, Ecumenical Center, Shorewood Golf Course, Lambeau Cottage, and the Language House will have full electricity.

4. Any departmental equipment that needs to have electricity that is not already on emergency power should contact Facilities Management as soon as possible at extension 2394.

If the weather does not permit work on August 19, the power outage will be held the following day, Sunday the 20th, also from 6 to 6. Look for reminders and additional details, if necessary, closer to the date of the outage.

Energy costs prompt inquiry on car pooling from Fox Valley
We expect this won't be the only request of this nature: "With the gasoline price hitting $3.12 per gallon and with the earth getting warmer every year, I would like to request if any of my colleagues would consider car pooling with me, commuting daily from the Appleton area." That's the invitation from Prof. Franklin Chen to colleagues living in Fox Valley areas such as Appleton, Little Chute, or Kaukauna. "If you are seriously considering a car pool with me a few times a week, please contact Franklin Chen at extension 2834. You can also e-mail me at We can then discuss how to work out the details for carpooling."

UW-Green Bay's Kieper quoted on data security
A story on the front page of today's Press-Gazette takes a local and national look at the topic of cybersecurity at colleges and universities. UW-Green Bay's Dave Kieper, information technology security officer, explains the steps UW-Green Bay is taking to protect important data. The story is online at

Press-Gazette features new camp for grieving kids
In a front-page feature story Saturday, the Green Bay Press-Gazette described Camp Lloyd, a new camp at UW-Green Bay for children who have experienced the loss of a parent or others close to them. The story says UW-Green Bay Prof. Illene Noppe, Human Development, "brought the camp to life." It also quotes UW-Green Bay human development students who served as camp counselors. To read the online version of the story, click

Please, be considerate: stay off wet floors during Refinishing Week
Here's a reminder that Sunday, Aug. 13, through Thursday, Aug. 17, is Campus Floor Refinishing Week. The Operations/ Housekeeping crews will be doing their annual concourse and hallway floor refinishing from 4 p.m. to midnight each night. This will require some areas and entrances to be blocked off. "We ask that everyone please respect the closed area signs and find alternate routes to their destinations on campus as this has become a problem in the past with people walking through areas that have been closed. This work requires nearly 1080 hours of labor to complete and it takes just one person to walk on a wet floor to ruin hours of work."

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Operations will focus on floors only
Here's a reminder on a previous communication: Operations will be unavailable to do any office/ furniture moves and any other non-emergency work order requests for this entire week. If anyone has questions please call the Operations office at ph# 2241.

'Faculty leaders complain about rules on firing being developed'
That was the headline over an Associated Press report on last week's public hearing on proposed rules regarding faculty termination. Among those quoted are Board of Regents President David Walsh and TAUWP advocate Ray Spoto, a Platteville professor. Click

'UW lecturer's 9-11 media blitz panned'
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported last week that Provost Patrick Farrell has written UW-Madison lecturer Kevin Barrett to caution him about appearing to represent the institution while commenting on 9-11. See

'Ozaukee supervisors miss mark'
That's the headline over a Wisconsin State Journal column questioning Ozaukee County Board's recent move to cut its UW-Extension budget to protest a UW-Madison hiring decision. See

Beloit editorial lectures UW System on 'efficiencies'
Most newspaper opinion pages in the state of Wisconsin tend to give the benefit of the doubt to the UW System, despite the occasional controversy. A recent editorial in the Beloit Daily News, however, expressed strong skepticism. Only one column, it is nonetheless helpful in illustrating how some critics perceive the UW. Click

The UW-Green Bay Human Development and Psychology units will be well represented at the annual American Psychological Association conference in New Orleans later this week. Three faculty members: Regan A. R. Gurung, Ryan C. Martin, and Kris Vespia are making a total of ten presentations at the meeting. Students will be attending and presenting as co-authors as well. The presentations are:

Regan A. R. Gurung: Pragmatic Pedagogy---Using Cognitive Science to Optimize Learning
Regan A. R. Gurung: Catalyzing Teaching: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Regan A. R. Gurung, & his student Heather Klein: Are Beauty Pageants Objectifying? Two Answers
Regan A. R. Gurung, & his student Nick Hebeler: Does Comfort Level Influence Participant Responses on Surveys?
Regan A. R. Gurung, & his student Casie Rindfliesch: Sex Differences in Objectification

Ryan C. Martin: Development and Validation of the Angry Cognitions Scale
Ryan C. Martin: Refining the Anger Consequences Questionnaire

Kris Vespia and her students Amber Boje, Tiffanie Gallus, and Ashley Moren: Increasing Knowledge and Changing Attitudes: An Undergraduate Multicultural Counseling Course.
Kristin M. Vespia and Ryan C. Martin: Undergraduate Student--Faculty Research Collaborations: Shaping Counseling Psychology's Next Generation

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