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39, No. 59, January 24, 2008 / Log
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
• 'Rauc'n'roll at your library
• Doyle's State of the State message
• Art faculty show
• Award-winning Latino filmmaker will
• Click here for Spanish
• Amended menu not so meaty
• Common Theme: 'Waging War, Waging Peace'
• Honors Recital features top student
• Reminder: Friday's international
• Stanley recap: 'real,' 'relevant'
• Next up... 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'
• Nominations for spring Student Leadership
• 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
• Jazzy reminder
• Campus Compact has awards for community-based
• IRE advertises for grant proposals
• Briefs: Gurung, Johnson, Roeder publications
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or Graduate
Student Assistant Casey Gawien at ext. 2784 (email@example.com)
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.
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
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:
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
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.
Standout music students selected for
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
Stanley program was 'real,' 'relevant'
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
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Or, a one-day seminar on selling...
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.
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
Coming Soon to the Weidner Center:
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
'Outagamie County backs UW-Fox Valley
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
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,
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.
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
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