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‘UW-Green Bay staff consider separation offers’


The Green Bay Press-Gazette, in a thoroughly reported story by Patti Zarling, made the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program at UW-Green Bay its lead news item over the weekend, both online and in the Sunday, April 12, print edition. Included are quotes from Prof. Steve Meyer, interim director of computing services David Kieper, and Chancellor Gary […]

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WBAY-TV previews Tuesday’s forum on race relations, policing

A panel discussion on “Race Relations and the Local Police” is scheduled to take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (April 14) at the Union’s Phoenix Room. WBAY-TV offers a preview. They interviewed Justin Mallett of the American Intercultural Center, which is hosting the event, and Public Safety Director Tom Kujawa. A “shoot/don’t shoot” […]

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Column by River Falls legislator praises UW’s economic role


Nice to see, FWIW: State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls), a member of the influential Joint Finance Committee now considering the state budget and its $300 million in cuts for the UW System, has released a guest column stressing the importance UW institutions play in growing Wisconsin’s economy and working with Wisconsin businesses.

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Video: Northern pike spawning, and a grad student’s project

Fox 11 News and reporter Eric Peterson ran a nice feature story last week about local research on spawning activity and habitat for northern pike, a popular game fish. Featured in the piece was UW-Green Bay graduate student Rachel Van Dam, who works with Associate Prof. Patrick Forsythe and is pursing her master’s in Environmental […]

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Fox 11 reports on buyout program


Reporter Gabrielle Mays of Fox 11 News came to UW-Green Bay Friday to talk to University employees about a newly announced voluntary-separation program for faculty and staff who are 55 or older. Mays talked to David Kieper of CIT, a 36-year employee, and to Director of Human Resources Sheryl Van Gruensven. Kieper indicated he’s open […]

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Cross sees potential for post-tenure review

At a visit Wednesday to UW-Eau Claire, taking questions from faculty, staff and students about the proposed $300 million cut to the UW System in the state budget, President Ray Cross reaffirmed his support for faculty tenure but said changes need to be made. For more, see Wisconsin Public Radio coverage at http://www.wpr.org/node/738751.  

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Gerds says Army Field Band was ‘Mellifluous’/Swan lake ‘robust’

Critic at Large Warren Gerds described the U.S. Army Field Band performance last weekend at the Weidner Center as ‘Mellifluous.’ “Smoothly flowing. Starting a concert with a mellifluous voice signals that something grand is about to happen. And it did…” Worth the read. He also reviewed Moscow City Ballet’s “Swan Lake,” describing a “long overdue […]

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Women’s season ends with NCAA loss to unbeaten Princeton, 80-70

UW-Green Bay (28-5) gave undefeated Princeton (31-0) all it could handle on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, taking a 35-34 lead into halftime. However, the nation’s best three-point shooting team knocked down 9-of-16 from long range and dominated the glass in posting an 80-70 win over the Phoenix. Sophomore Mehryn Kraker […]

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Retirees say UW System budget cuts ‘will leave permanent scars’

On behalf of the 200-plus-member UW-Green Bay Retiree Association, president and former professor James Wiersma has written a letter to the editor opposing Gov. Walker’s budget and its “devastating cuts” for the UW System. “Faculty and staff at UW-Green Bay in the past have worked hard to establish a highly recognized university. This level of […]

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Report: UW System cut may be reduced, but autonomy in question

A proposed $300 million, two-year cut to the UW System may get drawn down, but autonomy pitched to offset those losses could be axed. That’s how the Milwaukee Business Journal characterizes last week’s news that leading Joint Finance Committee members have proposed a “smaller, more manageable cut” while retaining state control. Read more.

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