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Vol. 39, No. 58, January 22, 2008     /     Log Archive

Breaking news from Tuesday: Wall Street rebounds from big dive after Fed slashes key interest rate... "No Country for Old Men" got the most Oscar nominations... Fred Thompson is ending his presidential run... and Eli Manning just completed another pass to Plaxico Burress in front of the Packers cornerbacks. (Thanks to WTMJ for that last one.) In local news:

'New' Student Services Building
Inside the new 'service centers'
Faculty/staff open house
Prof. Kaye's national TV interview is lively, and online
Conversational Spanish is continuing

Saturday's Jazz Fest headliner was Sinatra saxophonist
About 300 young participants
Reminder: MLK read-a-thon on Wednesday
Know a potential Ambassador?
Reminder: Supervisors can learn about new-employee orientation

Coury talk will spice up German Luncheon
The menu
Forget football... drown your sorrows in some red-hot chili
John Prine
Two at home for women's hoops

The best Cleveland State team since Mouse McFadden
UW System in market for three chancellors
How does the Madison salary compare?
'Rights under federal laws eroded, legislator says'
Parkside donor denies allegations

Current tax shortfall seen as possible threat
Latest ruling on UW-Madison activity fees
Preble Optimists invite campus to lunch, at Kress
Focus the Nation is a no-go


Semester opens with 'new' Student Services Building
Spring semester opened Tuesday (Jan. 22) at UW-Green Bay with a newly remodeled Student Services Building. All offices that temporarily moved to Rose Hall or Wood Hall last fall are back where they belong. The University sent a note to all students explaining the changes, and noting, "We deeply appreciate your patience during our temporary relocation during remodeling.... Please pardon our dust this first week of classes as we do the final clean-up, finalize the technology installations, and get all the directional signs updated."


Inside the new 'service centers'
In the new-look Student Services Building, students will find three new "service centers":

The Enrollment Services Center is the place to go for all questions related to Admissions, Registrar/Records, and Financial Aid. The entrance is right across from the outside door to Circle Drive. A single "one-stop" front desk will handle all initial inquiries and most routine transactional business for these three offices. A self-service computer kiosk is available for students to request transcripts, change their address or check their SIS account; and electronic message boards will keep students apprised of upcoming events and deadlines.

Academic Advising and Career Services now share a single lobby and reception desk. This is the place to go to make appointments with Career and Academic advisers. A small student computer lab is available for registration activity.

The Bursar/Billing Office has moved closer to the Financial Aid office. This is still the place to go for tuition payments, financial aid disbursement, and billing inquiries.

Disability Services Center has moved into the old Bursar space. A more permanent remodeling of this area is scheduled for summer 2008.

The remodeling also creates two new lounge areas in the building. Also new: the entire building has wireless Internet access, and an e-mail kiosk will be installed shortly.


Faculty and staff will be invited for a visit
Interested in getting a tour, or at least a look-see at, the remodeled Student Services Building? The Dean of Students Office sends word that they are planning an open house for the entire University community. The most likely date is Friday afternoon, Feb. 8. Watch for details.


Prof. Kaye's lively interview with Moyers: see the video, or read a transcript
If you missed UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye's appearance last weekend on the nationally televised "Bill Moyers' Journal" program, you can find video and transcripts online. It was a lively and illuminating exchange, one which began with Moyers' comment, "Harvey, I have never met a historian more enthusiastic about his subject than you are about Thomas Paine." Click http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/01182008/profile2.html.


More Spanish, and it's still free to faculty/staff
Outreach offers another Spanish language course for faculty and staff this spring. It's "Conversational Spanish: Continuing/Refresher" for those who have taken a Conversational Spanish session or who have a minimal background in Spanish, either through travel or coursework. The Spring 2008 course is a continuation of the Fall 2007 course, using the new Level 2 text (Spanish is Fun, 3rd Edition) but working with additional verb tenses. The course runs 10 Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m., starting Feb. 5. Give it some thought; online registration will be up and running shortly.


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Saturday's Jazz Fest features Sinatra's saxophonist, and something new
Ed Calle, a two-time Emmy-nominated saxophonist who recorded with Frank Sinatra and has performed around the world with artists such as Gloria Estefan, Michael Bolton, Vanessa Williams, and others, will be the guest artist for the UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest on Saturday (Jan. 26) at the Weidner Center. The concert is breaking tradition with a 4 p.m. start, which Director of Jazz Studies John Salerno says will make for better energy levels at the end of a long day for all. The concert also provides an opportunity to feature trumpeter Adam Gaines, who joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in August. For full details, http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2008/08-10.htm.


About 300 young musicians will take part
About 300 high school and middle school students from Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula will participate in a full day of clinics, master classes and rehearsals during Jazz Fest this Saturday. Two of the student jazz ensembles selected as "outstanding" will open the final concert.

Schools with jazz ensembles, combos or vocal jazz ensembles participating in the 2008 Jazz Fest, along with their directors, are:
Ashwaubenon High School, Marc Jimos; Beloit Memorial High School, Chris Behrens; De Pere High School, Chris Andersen and Casey Schmidt; Fond du Lac High School, Dale Shipe; Gladstone (Michigan) High School, Bill Sjoquist; Greenville Middle School, Susie Patch; Hortonville Middle School, Larry Manley; Lombardi Middle School (Green Bay), Joe McCabe; Luxemburg Middle School, Paul Gregg; Notre Dame Academy (Green Bay), William Hill; Pius XI High School (Milwaukee), Tim Karth; Pulaski Middle School, Timothy Kozlovsky; Pulaski High School, Ryan Alban; Shawano High School, Christopher Kent; Waukesha West High School, Matt Mueller; and Wisconsin Lutheran High School (Milwaukee), Patti Bailey.


Reminder: MLK read-a-thon is Wednesday
It's scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 23) in the University Union's Heritage Room. Members of the campus community are invited to participate to promote tolerance and unity in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Readings will be provided at the site or you may choose to bring your own, and read quietly with others. Details at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/logarchive/logarchive39/2007dec13.htm#readathon.


Know a potential Ambassador? Applications available soon
Approximately 35 students serve as University Ambassadors each year. University Ambassadors support the University's outreach efforts to prospective students and newly enrolled students, including Campus Preview Days, Registration and Resources, and Orientation. They also conduct campus tours, serve on student panels, and assist with official University functions and Alumni Association events. Please encourage students to apply for this highly regarded position. Sometimes all it takes to get students to apply is a little encouragement from someone they respect. Ambassadors work about 10 to 15 hours per month and receive a small monthly stipend. Applications will be available at OrgSmorg from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Phoenix Rooms. Students also can pick up applications after Jan. 30 at the Office of Student Life (Union 122), or they can request one via e-mail at osl@uwgb.edu. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. If you have any questions, please contact the Ambassador Directors at 465-2894/ambassadors@uwgb.edu or the Office of Student Life at 465-2200 ext. 40/osl@uwgb.edu.


Reminder: Supervisors can learn about new-employee orientation
Supervisors and others involved in the hiring and on-boarding process can get a better understanding of the New Employee Orientation program at UW-Green Bay in a presentation Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. in IS 1034. (It will be repeated Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 10 to 11 a.m.) Amy Plotner, Human Resources manager, will address updates and additions to the orientation program. For a reminder and details, http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/logarchive/logarchive39/2008jan8.htm#orientation.


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Coury talk will spice up German Luncheon on Feb. 15
Prof. David Coury is the luncheon presenter for noon Friday, Feb. 15, and the Cultural Cuisine German Luncheon in the Union's Phoenix Room. His slides and narration from his German travels, along with German music and German food, will make for a festive luncheon. All for only $8.50 (students), $10.50 (staff and faculty), and $11.50 (community). Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale today at the University Ticketing & Information Center. You can reserve a table (for 5-10 people) for your group when purchasing your tickets at the UTIC. Questions? Call ext. 2400.


Eat what the Germans eat
The Feb. 15 menu includes beef goulash, jagerschnitzel (breaded pork tenderloin topped with a sauce of fresh mushrooms and onions), Bavarian bratwurst (pork sausage served with weinsauerkraut and onions), Gemuse "vegetable" (An entree of fresh seasonal vegetables sautˇed with a lemon and chive-oil served with noodles), spatzle (potato dumpling), seasonal vegetables, rotkraut (red cabbage), schwarzwalderkirschtorte (Black Forest Cake), coffee, tea or milk.


Forget football... drown your sorrows in some red-hot chili
Mark your calendars and remember: The FREE and 15th annual Chili Cookoff, part of Frost Fest festivities, is scheduled for 11:30 to 12:30 on Monday, Feb. 4, in the University Union's Cloud Commons. And if you are interested in entering a chili, contact Mary Ann Rose, SS 1400, 465-2380. Need to know more? Click http://www.uwgb.edu/counselinghealth/news/index.asp and scroll down to the "15th annual chili cookoff."


And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County...
If you know those lyrics, you might be interested to know that tickets go on sale this Friday (Jan. 25) at 10 a.m. for John Prine's return to the Weidner Center. The Grammy award winning singer-songwriter will perform on campus Friday, March 28. Tickets range from $39 to $51.50.


Two at home this week for women's hoops
The Phoenix women return to the Kress Center's friendly confines this week with games Wednesday (Jan. 23) vs. Loyola and Saturday (Jan. 26) against UIC. Tip time is 7 p.m. for both contests. UW-Green Bay is 13-4 overall and 5-1 in conference. See http://www.greenbayphoenix.com/sports/w-baskbl/wigb-w-baskbl-body.html.


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Interesting matchup for Phoenix men
Cleveland State was the Horizon League cellar-dweller last year, and now they're at the top of the standings. The Vikings (14-5, 7-0) visit the Resch Center crosstown at 7:05 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 24) to play Green Bay (9-8, 3-4), which is looking to shake a three-game losing streak, all against the top teams in the standings. The Phoenix closes its home stand Saturday against the Youngstown State Penguins (7-11, 3-5). http://uwgbathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/012208aab.html


UW System in market for three chancellors
An article in the Wisconsin State Journal takes note that UW-Parkside, UW-Madison, and UW-Whitewater are all currently in the process of searching for new chancellors: http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/wsj/2008/01/20/0801190313.php.


How does the Madison salary compare?
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel suggests that UW-Madison's current chancellor's salary may be a factor when attracting the school's next leader. See http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=709282.


'Rights under federal laws eroded, legislator says'
That's the headline over a Capital Times story about Rep. Cory Mason and the desire to restore federal job protection for state and UW employees, including items in the Americans with Disabilities Act that he believes are covered poorly: http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories/268475.


UW-Parkside donor denies allegations
Darshan Dhaliwal, who in 2006 donated $4.5 million to expand the school's Communication Arts Building (Dhaliwal Hall), has been accused in a federal suit of selling generic gasoline as though it were brand-name. See http://www.journaltimes.com/articles/2008/01/22/local_news/doc4795808a16a07853194535.txt.


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Current tax shortfall seen as possible threat
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that collections of three important taxes are thus far falling short of the assumed 3% growth necessary to cover state expenditures this year. See http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=709620.


Latest ruling on UW-Madison activity fees, religious speech
A judge says UW-Madison can not single out types of religious speech for different treatment when it comes to student activity fees, but... http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WI_UNIVERSITY_CATHOLICS_WIOL-?SITE=WIMAD&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT.


Preble Optimists invite campus, community to free luncheon at Kress
The Green Bay Preble Optimist group invites faculty and staff to one of its weekly luncheon meetings, to be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Kress Events Center in the Chernick/Wochinske Special Events Room. Member Jeanne Stangel says guests always eat for free. (This time, it's subs and soda.) Stangel will be offering tours as part of the program for this meeting, and Jeff Krueger will provide a brief presentation on the Kress and its uses. RSVP to Jeanne Stangel, stangelj@uwgb.edu by next Tuesday the 29th. Must pre-register in order to attend — pre-registered guests can check in at the door via guest list.


Focus the Nation is a no-go
The student organizer for local observance of what is being billed as a nationwide, Focus the Nation 'Climate Change Day' reports that a campus event is "not in the cards this year." A short lead time for the event previously announced for Jan. 31 was among the factors cited.


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