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Vol. 37, No. 127, July 11, 2006     /     Log Archive

Here's to a wildly entertaining Copa Mundial! We got to see Beckham bend one, the last five minutes of Germany/Italy were worth watching, and the Azzurri's iron-clad defense was indeed title-worthy. Best of all, we now understand World Cup soccer: The object is not to put the ball in the net during the run of play, but rather, to play-act for a penalty kick. Rugged athletes were turf-diving as if drilled by crowbars, writhing in agony, carried away by stretchers, some after merely being brushed oh-so-gently by an opponent. In our league, parents would scold ("no juice box for you") and at Lambeau Field, you'd need 22 stretchers every snap, but here, theatrics are part of the drama. Play on!

UW-Green Bay tackles 'Sustainability'
No more transfers
Corny proposal a cute story
Notice on emergency cell phone use: Reimbursement is online
Do you have this vintage plaque?

Grandparents University
You're invited to Jazz Camp faculty concert
Show includes alumni stars
More free jazz on Friday
Swan House seeks students as long-term tenants

After $26 million, Lawson finally flatlines
Media coverage
UW lecturer cleared for course on Islam
Some aren't pleased
'The truth is out there; let students find it'

Call for discussion leaders
Reminder: Thursday's open house in Human Resources

UW-Green Bay gets formal on 'Sustainability'
A lot of people are talking "Sustainability"... and at UW-Green Bay, there will be even more talk with formation of a new sustainability committee. Actually, hopes are high that actual action will result and a University long renowned for leadership on environmental issues can take the lead here, too. Click

Transfer applications will close Friday
The Admissions Office will stop accepting applications from transfer students for the fall 2006 semester this Friday (July 14). UW-Green Bay stopped accepting new-freshman applications May 1, and with 1,030 new freshmen and 433 transfers already registered, it was time to close. The good news is that opportunities are actually expanding as students move to graduation faster than in the past. For the full story, see

Corny marriage proposal a cute story
Brian Rueckl, 23, of Luxemburg, was pretty sharp with aerial photos and GIS when he was a Public and Environmental Affairs student at UW-Green Bay. So perhaps it's not surprising that he used a cornfield and airplane to propose marriage to current student Stacy Martin. It was fun, front-page news in last Thursday's P-G, at

Notice on emergency cell phone use: Reimbursement form is online
Please note that the UW-Green Bay cellphone policy website has been updated to include an online reimbursement form for emergency personal calls made. It is recommended you review the program requirements as full compliance is required. Click or contact Mike Barry at X2522 or Marie Helmke Lyon at X2598 with any questions.

Do you know where this vintage 'Cardboard Tech' plaque is?
A recent visitor to the LOG office was looking for a plaque that used to be on display at "Cardboard Tech" the two-year center in Green Bay pre-dating even the Deckner years. It listed class presidents and vice presidents including his own name from the mid-1950s. Sound familiar? Know where it is today? Drop us a line at the LOG mailbox and we'll pass it along.

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Grandparents University
About 70 people from three dozen families will converge on campus this Thursday and Friday (July 13 and 14) for short courses in biodiversity, forensic science and art. Participating faculty are Thomas Erdman, curator of the Richter Museum, Donna Ritch LAS, and Jeni Mokren and Alison Gates, COA. This program is presented by the Office of Outreach and Extension: Youth Opportunities and Summer Programs in cooperation with the Alumni Association. Grandparent and grandchildren 'pairs' will participate in hands-on activities in their chosen majors. The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Phoenix C. Graduation starts at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Participants' Thursday evening activities may include the Jazz Camp Faculty Concert (see next item) or, weather permitting, a campfire and s'mores outside Lambeau Cottage.

You're invited: Jazz Camp faculty concert is Thursday
It's annually a highlight of UW-Green Bay's summer jazz camp. High school musicians take a turn in the audience as their instructors take the stage for a jaw-dropping exhibition of jazz virtuosity. The free concert is also open to the public. It's this Thursday (July 13), starting at 6:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.

Performers include many UW-Green Bay names
The roster of camp-faculty performers for Thursday's jazz concert includes many with UW-Green Bay faculty or alumni ties (* denoted by asterisk):

Dave Dunning, Neenah HS
Becky Fleming*, freelance performer, San Diego
Steve Johnson*, sax, freelance, Green Bay
Danny Lueck, Ziji and freelance player, recording artist
Harold Miller, freelance, director of jazz at MATC
Leala Cyr*, vocalist and trumpet and former Downbeat honoree
Kevin Short*, freelance trumpet, Wausau
John Salerno*, sax, faculty
Chris Salerno*, piano, faculty
Terry Winch, trumpet, LA studio artist and producer
Dave Sawall, trombone, Appleton
Kelly Galarneau*, trombone
Kevin Rasmussen*, trumpet
Karen Iken*, baritone sax
Bruce Reines*, trombone, Bay City Swing
Terry Iattoni*, percussion

Also free: Friday's student concert
The Jazz Ensemble Camp wraps up Friday (July 14) with a concluding concert, featuring 80 students from all over the state and upper Michigan, performing in five ensembles. That one also starts at 6:30 p.m. in the UT.

Swan House seeks students as long-term tenants
Applications are being sought from eligible college or university students who happen to be single parents and are interested in becoming long-term tenants at the Swan House, newly built at 941 Shawano Ave. on Green Bay's West Side. The deadline is Aug. 4. Look for more on this very interesting community-service program in the next issue of this newsletter, or visit the Web site now at

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It's official: Lawson APBS, at $26 million, is over
A UW System spokesperson blames a turf battle, bad project management and major gaps in oversight for dooming the Lawson-based Appointment, Payroll and Benefits system. Now officially acknowledged as a $26 million dry hole, it's drawing Legislative criticism and searing editorial comment statewide. A Madison TV station offers an extensive report at

Another take
Another extensive news summary of the Lawson adventure is posted online by the Wisconsin Technology Network. See

UW lecturer cleared for course on Islam
Kevin Barrett, the now nationally-known lecturer hired by someone in the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia to teach a UW-Madison course on Islam this fall, will be retained and allowed to present his 9-11 conspiracy theories, the university's provost announced Monday. The official news release is at

Politicians weigh in
Predicts Assembly Speaker John Gard, "The university will lose friends. When they come back and ask for something else, people will say 'You've shown your true colors, we've got other people who need help,' and they'll look away." Mark Green, candidate for governor, says "Mr. Barrett can dwell all he wants on the fringe left of society, but he should not be doing it under the banner of the University of Wisconsin." Added a spokesman for Gov. Doyle, "Everyone knows that (he) would have come to a different conclusion on this matter, but the governor recognizes the university has the legal authority to make (its) own personnel decisions." Milwaukee and Madison newspaper coverage is at: and

'The truth is out there; let students find it'
That's the headline over a piece by Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane at

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Call for discussion leaders
The Southeastern Wisconsin Service-Learning Consortium (SEWSLC), a group of K-16 educators working together to advance service-learning as a teaching method in Southeastern Wisconsin, is hosting a one day issues based service-learning forum on September 21, 2006 at Alverno College in Milwaukee. Higher Education and K-12 instructors are invited to meet with like-minded individuals and discuss how service-learning can be used to address social issues. SEWSLC is looking for educators (faculty, staff, students, and community leaders) with service-learning experience to lead or co-lead small round table discussions. Possible topics:

Health Care and health related issues
Environmental Concerns
Cross Age Tutoring
Community/ Economic Development
Alcohol and Drug Awareness/Prevention
Elderly Care

Individuals interested in leading or co-leading a roundtable discussion should send their name, area of interest and project information no later than July 28, 2006 to: Stephanie LaGue of Americorps VISTA at or call 414-768-6156.

Reminder: An open house in Human Resources
You are invited to an Open House in the office of Human Resources, ES 107, on Thursday, July 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All employees are welcome to stop by and meet the HR staff (they are some new faces, recently), as well as enjoy some cake and punch. "We hope to see you there!"

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