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Vol. 39, No. 59, January 24, 2008     /     Log Archive

Don't care for this week's cold temperatures? Just remember what the sign at Sunday's game said: "BUT IT'S A DRY COLD!" In news today:

Feedback wanted on UW-Green Bay web redesign
Posters in Rotunda is way early
Poundstone will autograph books, aid Cofrin Friends
'Rauc'n'roll at your library
Doyle's State of the State message

Art faculty show
Award-winning Latino filmmaker will visit
Click here for Spanish
Amended menu not so meaty
Common Theme: 'Waging War, Waging Peace'

Honors Recital features top student
Reminder: Friday's international program
Stanley recap: 'real,' 'relevant'
Next up... 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'
Nominations for spring Student Leadership Awards

OrgSmorg is next week
Good Times concert includes collection for Pheasant Run fire
Entrepreneur training
... and seminars on selling... and leadership
Reminder: NAS scholarship reception

Rare Saturday matinee for the men
Lee Woodruff at the Weidner
Prine tickets at 10 a.m.
'Outagamie County backs UW-Fox Valley land buy'
Jazzy reminder

Campus Compact has awards for community-based learning
IRE advertises for grant proposals
Briefs: Gurung, Johnson, Roeder publications


Feedback wanted website redesign is headed our way
A working group has been formed to redesign the University's website. Over the next seven months, the group of 19 people from across campus will help shape the look and functionality of the University's website. The group will be led by University Webmaster Paula Ganyard. The University community will be kept up-to-date on the project through LOG announcements and the Redesign Blog at https://blog.uwgb.edu/redesign. At specific stages, users (that's you) will be asked to provide the working group with your feedback both on the current site and drafts of a new design. Contact Paula Ganyard or any member of the working group (see blog), with comments, suggestions, or outraged denunciations. Ultimately, the next UW-Green Bay website will be designed by user needs and preferences.


March 5 in Madison! Posters in Rotunda comes very early this year
Traditionally, UW-Green Bay has done a great job of sending top-notch undergraduate research projects for display at the UW System's Posters in the Rotunda event in Madison. This year, the event will take place a good month-and-a-half earlier than normal, on March 5. It's a high honor for our students, and also a valuable opportunity to show Wisconsin's leadership the importance of supporting undergraduate research and education. Please consider nominating or inviting top students to apply for selection.

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The deadline for submission of simple abstracts (50 words or less) will soon be upon us: Tuesday, Feb. 5. Please visit the Institute for Research website for further information and application requirements at http://www.uwgb.edu/research/. Contact Lidia Nonn in the Institute for Research at ext 2565 or nonnl@uwgb.edu or Graduate Student Assistant Casey Gawien at ext. 2784 (gawienc@uwgb.edu) with questions.


Poundstone will autograph books, aid Cofrin Library Friends
Comedian/author Paula Poundstone, who'll perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Meyer Theatre, will be available afterward to autograph copies of her book on sale at the theater, and in so doing will benefit the Friends of the Cofrin Library. A percentage from the proceeds from ticket and book sales that evening will be donated to the Friends organization. Author of There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say, Poundstone has become the national spokesperson for Friends of Libraries USA, of which Friends of the Cofrin Library is a member. Performance tickets are $32 and can be purchased online at http://www.meyertheatre.org.


'No shushing' at 'raucous clubhouses'
Comedian Paula Poundstone says she is honored to be able to help support libraries. "It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet dusty places where we are shushed by demure, bun-balancing, bespectacled women," she says. "The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed."


Doyle's 'State of the State' remarks
We're told that the UW System and the education growth agenda were mentioned prominently and positively in Gov. Doyle's annual State of the State address last night. Getting most of the press coverage, however, was talk of a weakening economy. Journal Sentinel coverage is at http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=710813.


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Art faculty will talk about Lawton show next Thursday at 5
Fifteen teaching artists at UW-Green Bay will exhibit their work in the 34th annual Faculty Art Exhibition, opening with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Lawton Gallery in Theatre Hall. The artists will speak about their work at 5 p.m. Who's showing what? http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2008/08-20.htm.


Latino filmmaker will present award-winning film
Filmmaker Jesus Nebot will present his film "No Turning Back" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Union's Christie Theater. The film and discussion following are free and open to the public. Nebot also stars in "No Turning Back," the story of a Honduran English professor who, through a series of events beyond his control, winds up as a farm worker in California forced to take desperate measures to secure a better life for his family. Sponsored by Organización Latino Americana, Nebot's visit is a Human Mosaic program. See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2008/08-17.htm.


Click here for Conversational Spanish
The next free Conversational Spanish refresher course for faculty and staff? The one running 10 Tuesdays (1:30 to 3 p.m.) starting Feb. 5? They're now taking registrations on the Web at http://www.uwgb.edu/outreach/events/spanish/.


With Catholics in mind, 'regulars' suggest and get less-meaty menu
Please note the menu changes for the Feb. 15 Cultural Cuisine Luncheon. This being Northeastern Wisconsin, the changes came after some of the regular attendees noted that many Catholics follow the Friday practices of Lent season, and this month's German menu was highly meat-centric (to coin a phrase). Hence, bratwurst and beef goulash will become Reisling Broiled Fish with Fresh Thyme, and Roasted Potato and Garlic Soup. It's still all for only $8.50 (students), $10.50 (staff & faculty), $11.50 (community). The ticketing service in the Union is still the place to RSVP.


Common Theme: 'Waging War, Waging Peace'
Already announced campuswide, but captured here for the record: A campus theme for the 2008-09 has been selected by the First Year Seminar Task Force. The theme is "Waging War, Waging Peace." The rationale is addressed in these excerpts from the proposal by Prof. Kim Nielsen of Social Change and Development Department:

"War, its aftermath, and its alternatives permeate our lives. From the very abstract to the intensely personal, from our familial relationships to national identities and global economies, the daily lives of those in the UWGB community are shaped by the realities of conflict. Our students are veterans. Our tax dollars fund both the prevention and the engagement of war. Our national ideals are both shattered and strengthened by the experiences and debates of wartime. Our physical environments are devastated by war. The depravity and the heroism of individuals are revealed during wartime.

The Common Theme "Waging War, Waging Peace" offers a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary opportunity to engage students, faculty and staff together in conversation with members of the regional and international community. Its strength is both its specificity and its breadth. Scholars across campus, individuals and organizations of a wide political spectrum, and wide-ranging community members can join together to explore what it means to engage in both peace and war in the post-9/11 international arena. As a campus increasingly concerned about global issues, and concerned about illuminating the already existing global connections between Green Bay and the world, this theme offers rich opportunities.

A new Common Theme task force chaired by Associate Dean of LAS Donna Ritch and Assistant Dean for Campus Life Brenda Amenson-Hill has been set up to help plan activities corresponding to the theme.


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Standout music students selected for Honors Recital
Eight UW-Green Bay music students will perform in an Honors Recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center. Students are selected on the basis of their performances before a panel of faculty jurors at the end of the fall semester. Selected this year are:

Zach Grusznski, Winona, Minn., jazz guitar
Timothy Kiefer, Germantown, euphonium
Hannah E. Pozorski, Manitowoc, piano
Megan Resop, Freedom, percussion
Melanie Riley, Green Bay, soprano
Tessa Wegenke, Montello, mezzo soprano
Brett Walter, Grafton, percussion
Michael Lund Ziegler, Seymour, saxophone


Reminder: Distinguished speakers highlight Friday's international program
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. For a late reminder on details, http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/logarchive/logarchive39/2008jan10.htm#international.


Stanley program was 'real,' 'relevant' and more
Campus organizers thank all who attended Marty Stanley's "Getting out of BED (Blame, Excuses and Denial)" on Jan 17. Attendees called the program "life changing," "pragmatic," "real and relevant," and "empowering and true to its title." Paul's Pantry also wanted to pass along gratitude to attendees and Sodexho, for food drive contributions, since donations are greatly needed and appreciated this time of the year.


Next up... 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'
Gotcha humming the tune? Lifestyle coach Jane Birr and dietician Carmen Gorniak will have you walking the walk at the Academic Staff Programming Committee-sponsored "Don't Worry, Be Happy" presentation, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Phoenix B of the University Union. The event is a health and wellness program cosponsored by the Employee Assistance Programming Committee. Send your RSVP to Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu.


Make nominations soon for spring Student Leadership Awards
Nomination forms are now available in the Office of Student Life, UU 122. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, February 5, at 4:30 pm for the following awards:

Chancellor's Leadership Medallion
University Leadership Award
Outstanding Student Organization Award
Most Improved Student Organization Award
Outstanding Service Project Award
Outstanding Advisor Award
Outstanding Support Staff Award

Please contact Student Life at 465-2200 ext. 40 or osl@uwgb.edu with questions.


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OrgSmorg is next week
Curious as to what various student organizations are up to at UW-Green Bay? This semester's OrgSmorg fair at which clubs promote themselves to potential new members runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 30) in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union.


We the Living show will include collection for Pheasant Run fire
Of note: The rock band We the Living will play UW-Green Bay's Phoenix Club at 8 p.m. Friday (Jan. 25). It's Good Times Programming's first concert of the semester, and organizers says donations will be accepted to benefit students and staff who lost personal belongings in the big Pheasant Run apartment fire late last year.


Entrepreneur training with the SBDC
An intensive 10-week Entrepreneurial Training Program organized by the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Commerce will begin Feb. 12 and run Tuesday nights through April 15. You or someone you know feeling entrepreneurial? http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2008/08-19.htm


Or, a one-day seminar on selling... or leadership
Successful Selling is the topic of a daylong program on Tuesday, Feb. 12, organized by the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center. The focus is how to set and measure sales activities and goals, effectively prospect, determine customer needs and "hot buttons," make high impact presentations, and build more business through post-sales services. See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2008/08-18.htm.

Team Leadership is the topic on Tuesday, Feb. 5. See http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2008/08-12.htm.


Reminder: NAS scholarship reception 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. Details at http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/logarchive/logarchive39/2008jan10.htm#scholarship.


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Saturday matinee for the men, 7 p.m. tip for the women
Just a reminder: On Saturday (Jan. 26), the Green Bay men's basketball team plays Youngstown State at 1:05 p.m. at the Resch Center, crosstown. The Phoenix women play UIC at 7 p.m. at the Kress Events Center on campus.


Coming Soon to the Weidner Center: Lee Woodruff
After watching her husband, co-anchor of 'World News Tonight,' suffer severe injuries while on assignment in Iraq, Lee Woodruff took her life in a different direction. She shares her story at the Weidner Center in a Bellin LifeLines lecture Tuesday night, Feb. 5 Student rush tickets are available. Visit http://www.uwgb.edu/tickets.


Prine tickets at 10 a.m.
Folk fans, 10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 25) is when tickets are on sale for John Prine's late-March concert at the Weidner. Again, visit http://www.uwgb.edu/tickets.


'Outagamie County backs UW-Fox Valley land buy'
The Appleton Post-Crescent reports that UW-Fox Valley has garnered financial support from the county to expand the campus's four-year engineering program: http://www.appletonpostcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080123/APC0101/801230644/1003/APCnews.


Reminder: tickets for Saturday's Jazz Fest
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Ed Calle, new faculty trumpeter Adam Gaines, the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, arrangements by the Salernos, and performances by the two high school jazz ensembles selected as "outstanding" for their performances earlier in the day... all part of the 2008 Jazz Fest concert at 4 p.m. this Saturday (Jan. 26) at the Weidner Center. For full details, http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2008/08-10.htm.


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Wisconsin Campus Compact has awards for community-based learning
Nominations are now being accepted for Wisconsin Campus Compact's Community-Based Learning Awards. The nomination deadline is Feb. 13 for awards to be made (n the categories of Student, Practitioner and Administrator) at the WiCC/DPI Service-Learning Institute a week later. For nomination instructions see http://www.uwp.edu/departments/community.partnerships/wicampuscompact/awards.cfm.


IRE advertises for grant proposals
Four categories of grant support are now being made available by the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity (IRE) for implementation during the upcoming 2008-2009 fiscal year. The categories are:

CATEGORY A - (Research): To support scholarly research on racial and ethnic topics with the intention of publication.

CATEGORY B - (Curriculum Development): To support the development and teaching of new courses pertaining to racial and ethnic topics.

CATEGORY C - (Campus Activities): A miscellaneous category designed to support campus activities, guest lectures, fine arts performances, and/or other events re. race, ethnicity, and diversity.

FACULTY DIVERSITY RESEARCH AWARDS: To provide released time and support for categories of individuals who are tenure-track faculty members for their scholarly research and writing, thus enhancing their opportunities for achieving tenure.

April 7 is the deadline. See details at http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/IRE/grant_programs/support_grants.html.


Briefs
Published in the January 2008 issue of the Association for Psychological Science Observer journal, Enhancing Learning and Exam Preparation: "The Review Session," by Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung (Human Development and psychology) and UW-Green Bay alumna and psychology minor Denise Bord. Full text with useful tips can be found at http://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/getArticle.cfm?id=2286.

Prof. Terri Johnson, political science and Public and Environmental Affairs, co-authored a chapter ("Elections and Political Parties in Wisconsin") in the recently published 9th Edition of Wisconsin Government and Politics by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Prof. Kevin Roeder, Social Work, has had his chapter "Honoring Our Social Work Values, Ethics, and Boundaries" selected for publication in the book, Teaching Social Work Values and Ethics. The book is scheduled for release in October and will be published by the Council on Social Work Education, the body that accredits all undergraduate and graduate social work programs in the United States. The book is intended to serve as a curriculum resource guide for social work educators across the country.


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