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Vol. 39, No. 53, January 10, 2008     /     Log Archive

Anybody know when the Packers play next? Haven't heard much about that. But seriously, in real news:

AIC football auction
Editorial on campus safety mentions Shepard, Green Bay
Any corrections for campus phone book update?
Young and old will come together on Monday
Phoenix men crack Top 100

Distinguished speakers highlight international program for faculty
Faculty and staff will talk 'why' and 'how'
Speaker Green leads ACE internationalization initiatives
Speaker Scheibler has been cultural consultant
Reception for math, science scholarship winners

Reminder: Motivational speaker (a UW-Green Bay grad) presents here Jan. 17
WARF stem-cell deal


Auction of Packers football to benefit MLK celebration
Item: A Green Bay Packers' 50th Anniversary Lambeau Field Collectors' Series Football
Donor: Green Bay Packers
Retail Value: "Priceless"
Bidding Period: Jan. 14-22
Minimum Bid: $50, with bid increments of $5 or more

That's the basic information on a silent-auction fundraiser to benefit the community's 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. You can start placing bids at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the American Intercultural Center, Room 207 of the Cofrin Library; the winner will be notified after the bidding closes at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and then have three days to make arrangements to pay for the item with either cash or a cashier's check/money order. Questions? Call 465-2029.

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FYI, the Packers football is accompanied by an official certificate of donation, which states, "Original signatures were obtained from all players and coaching staff at the beginning of the 2007 regular season. The original signatures were then transferred to the football." A great memento from a great Packers year! And for a good cause.


Post-Crescent editorial on campus safety mentions Shepard, Green Bay
A lengthy and thoughtful editorial in the Appleton Post-Crescent notes that UW System campuses have adopted new security precautions, post-Virginia Tech. Mental health awareness measures are central to these efforts. The editorial talks about Chancellor Bruce Shepard's involvement and initiatives on the Green Bay campus. See http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080109/APC0602/801090568/1036.


Get your corrections in, for campus phone book
If you have a new or amended listing you'd like to see in the mid-year Addendum to the 2007-08 faculty/staff phone book... send those changes via e-mail to Betsy in Marketing/Communications by Friday, Jan. 18. She'll then share a printable PDF with the mid-year changes. That's bassettb@uwgb.edu.


Honoring our elders... and some relative youngsters... on Monday
Jason Willard has been here for 10 years, Prof. Christine Style for 20, Keith Rosin for 25, Ron Ronnenberg for 30, Pam Suster for 35, and Prof. Ismail Shariff for 40! That's a sampling of the dozens of colleagues marking significant length-of-service anniversaries who will stand up and be recognized with our applause this coming Monday (Jan. 14) at the first Mid-Year Convocation. The program in the Union starts at 11 a.m., followed by a complimentary lunch at about 11:45 a.m. The full list of service-award honorees is at http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/Campuscommunity/employees/years.htm.


Phoenix men crack Top 100
Following a nice win last weekend at home vs. defending Horizon champ Wright State, the UW-Green Bay men's basketball has its highest January computer ranking in years. The Phoenix stands at No. 89, out of about 340 Division I teams, according to one RPI calculator. They'll move even higher if they play close, win or lose, in road games tonight (Thursday, Jan. 10) against conference favorite Butler (RPI 14) and Saturday night at Valparaiso (RPI 33). The computer rankings provide a rough projection of which teams are in line for NCAA or NIT bids in March.


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Distinguished speakers highlight international program for faculty
A daylong International Faculty Development Program on Friday, Jan. 25 features two distinguished keynote speakers on the topic of internationalizing education along with UW-Green Bay faculty and staff presenters who'll discuss resources and opportunities. The program is free but RSVPs are necessary to extension 5159 or by e-mail to hensling@uwgb.edu. Lunch for participants will be provided by the Chancellor's Office. Sessions in the Phoenix Rooms of University Union begin at 9 a.m. Keynote speakers are Madeleine F. Green, vice president for International Initiatives for the American Council on Education, who will speak on "Internationalizing U.S. Higher Education, Are We There Yet?" and Samuel Scheibler, Pieper Family Endowed Chair in Servant-Leadership and Distinguished Lecturer in General Studies at Milwaukee School of Engineering, who will address "Strategies in International Curriculum Development."


Faculty and staff will talk on internationalization 'why' and 'how'
Afternoon sessions at the International Faculty Development Program will open with a faculty panel, "International Impact-Effects on Teaching, Scholarship, Students," moderated by Brent Blahnik, International Education Office director. Panelists include Marcelo Cruz, Chris Style, Kevin Fermanich, Katia Levintova and Derek Jeffreys. Faculty Coordinator of International Education Sarah Meredith, Blahnik, and Coordinator of International Projects Jay Harris will discuss international resources and opportunities for faculty and staff. Student leaders will join with Blahnik and Harris in presenting the student viewpoint on study abroad. Harris will end the day's program with a look at global resources. An afternoon break will allow for networking and viewing of exhibits.


Speaker Green leads ACE internationalization initiatives
Madeleine Green heads the ACE Center for International Initiatives that focuses on research on the internationalization of U.S. higher education and U.S. higher education in global context, advocacy on issues of concern to the international education community in the U.S. and abroad, programs and services that support and enhance internationalization of colleges and universities, and cooperation with associations and organizations around the world. She is widely published on higher education issues including several recent publications on aspects of internationalization. Her expertise also includes higher education management, leadership and governance issues. Green holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, both in French literature.


Speaker Scheibler has been a cultural consultant around the world
Samuel Scheibler has been a cultural consultant for international and national organizations and corporations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the Walt Disney Company, as well as for the U.S. government, several state governments and eight foreign nations. He once was a cultural consultant and speechwriter for the Archbishop of Canterbury. He has published books and articles in several languages on topics ranging from German folk customs to international business ethics, and has delivered hundreds of lectures in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He speaks seven languages and has taught in the university classroom for nearly 30 years. Scheibler's degrees are in cultural anthropology, church history, theology, and intercultural communications.


A chance to congratulate math, science scholarship winners is Jan. 25
The campus community is invited when recipients of 2007-08 scholarships in the sciences and mathematics are recognized at a scholarships award reception at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in the 1965 Room of University Union. The scholarship winners will be acknowledged and receive certificates. Refreshments will be available to all. The year's "class" of scholarship winners includes:

Alice Billing, James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Scholarship
Jesse Wouters and Allen Voelker, Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarships
Zachariah Zopp, Brad Cook Memorial Scholarship
Justin Melroy and Pha Thao, First-Year Engineering Scholarships
Antonio Castillo and Craig Key, Second-Year Engineering Scholarships
Kevin Schwarten, Georgia-Pacific Environmental Scholarship
Nicole Kowalis, Natural and Applied Sciences/Human Biology Science and Mathematics Scholarship


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Motivational speaker (a UW-Green Bay grad) presents here Jan. 17
Openings remain in a campus discussion led by national motivational speaker (and UW-Green Bay Alumna) Marty Stanley, from 9 a.m. to noon, January 17 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Her program is "Get Out of B.E.D. (Blame Excuses and Denial); Change Your Outlook and Alter your Outcomes." She will also be presenting on "authentic power and leadership." All faculty, staff and classified are invited. If you haven't RSVP'd, confirm with Sheila Carter at 2200 ext. 43. For more on Stanley, her Web site is http://alteringoutcomes.com/.


WARF signs stem-cell deal with California company
Unlike an F-3 tornado ripping through Wisconsin in January, there's another science-related story this week that is a little harder to follow, but very important nonetheless. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is licensing human embryonic stem cell technology to BioTime, a California company. See http://www.madison.com/tct/news/266324.


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