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UW-Green Bay to host UW System Board of Regents meeting Oct. 6 and 7

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will showcase its ecological and interdisciplinary emphases while hosting the UW System Board of Regents’ monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7 on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

It’s the first time since April 2006 UW-Green Bay has hosted the Regents, a 15-member citizen board that oversees the 13 2-year and 13 4-year campuses of the UW System, as well as the UW Extension. The board’s monthly meeting will include committee work and other business, as well as presentations that emphasize UW-Green Bay’s strong foundation and plans for the future.

“We are pleased to host this important citizen board, which oversees the critical operations of the UW System,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas K. Harden. “It’s also a prime opportunity to showcase the UW-Green Bay story, and the impressive and innovative work of our students, faculty and staff.”

UW-Green Bay’s presentations will include:
“UW-Green Bay: Deep Roots, Strong Wings,” by Chancellor Thomas K. Harden, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Phoenix Room AB, University Union. This presentation will explore UW-Green Bay’s ecological and interdisciplinary roots, and how they guide the institution today. It includes a short video highlighting the UW-Green Bay experience.
“A 21st Century Library for 21st Century Learning,” by Paula Ganyard, UW-Green Bay Library director, during the 1 p.m. joint meeting of the Business, Finance, and Audit Committee and the Capital Planning and Budget Committee, Thursday, Oct. 6, Alumni Room AB, University Union. The presentation will focus on UW-Green Bay’s vision for renovating the nearly 40-year-old Cofrin Library to meet the learning and research needs of today’s students and faculty.
“UW-Green Bay’s Vision and the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity,” by Prof. Robert Howe, director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, during the 1 p.m. Education Committee meeting, Thursday, Oct. 6, Phoenix Room AB, University Union. Howe’s presentation will outline the ways in which the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity has catalyzed student engagement both within and outside the classroom, emphasizing UW-Green Bay’s interdisciplinary, problem-focused approach to education.

Hosting the Board of Regents meeting is a good opportunity for the University and larger community alike, said Regent Judy Crain of Green Bay.

“I feel extremely proud of this campus, and I’m excited to showcase what a fine university we have in this part of the state,” Crain said. “It’s also an opportunity for people here to observe the way the Board of Regents operates, and its processes in dealing with a number of important issues.”

In addition to Crain, the Board of Regents also includes student regent Katherine Pointer of De Pere. Pointer attends UW-Madison.

The Board of Regents meeting is open to the public, and will include a live video and audio webcast. Information and a complete agenda will be available online.

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