Tag: child care

Countdown continues with more Phoenix Phactoids

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log:
• The amazing UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program had its two greatest seasons earlier this decade, with a trip to the Sweet 16 one year and an AP Top 10 finish the next. For a vintage photo and more.
• Did you know early UWGB had its own marching band? Yes, and the hometown Green Bay Packers supported the effort.
UW-Green Bay on the West Side? An early frontrunner at the time of site selection in the mid-1960s was land near Highway 41 and West Mason Street.
Childcare on campus: For a quarter century a facility existed on campus to provide daytime childcare for faculty, staff and students. (Patricia Schoenbeck, director of the center, shares recollections of those days.)
• Students at the new UW-Green Bay reacted with a peaceful march, candelight vigil and a series of meetings and teach-ins to the May 1970 shootings at Kent State.
• UW-Green Bay plays soccer (and not football) as its primary fall sport upon the recommendation of legendary NFL Coach Vince Lombardi, an adviser to Founding Chancellor Edward Weidner in the late 1960s.
The Legend of the Face Pot, and how some creative Creative Communication faculty started a new legend for the groundbreaking of their new academic building in the 1970s, is recalled.

Childcare Q&A, outdoor rally, vote on SUFAC allocation

President Heba Mohammad and some UW-Green Bay Student Government leaders are making a push for subsidized childcare for students, faculty and staff. A Childcare Q&A was scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. today (Monday, April 7) in the University Union, followed by a rally in support at the Weidner Memorial Carillon outside the Union at 12:30 p.m. On the student election ballot this week is what is described as a binding resolution to raise segregated fees by $10 annually for each full-time student in order “to subsidize the establishment of a Childcare Center available to students, faculty and staff. Collection of this fee would begin in the 2015-16 academic year and continue at a rate of $10 per year until a Center is established.”

Reminder: Open forum on child care is today

Those interested in the topic of childcare on the UW-Green Bay campus are invited to an open forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 4) in the 1965 Room of the University Union. The session will be moderated by Lynn Edlefson, who for 16 years has served as director of the Office of Child Care and Family Resources at UW-Madison. Edlefson is among the administrators that UW-Green Bay officials have consulted in the process of evaluating resumption of University-affiliated childcare. The former UW-Green Bay Children’s Center closed its doors nearly two decades ago. In recent years, Student Government Association leaders and others have asked the University to revisit the concept of an on-campus service. Edlefson will open the forum with a brief slide presentation recapping and analyzing a fall 2011 survey of potential user demand at UW-Green Bay, and share her general perspective on campus-based centers.  The session is open to all.

Open forum on child care scheduled for Feb. 4

Those interested in the topic of childcare on the UW-Green Bay campus are invited to an open forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday (Feb. 4) in the 1965 Room of the University Union. The session will be moderated by Lynn Edlefson, who for 16 years has served as director of the Office of Child Care and Family Resources at UW-Madison. Edlefson is among the administrators that UW-Green Bay officials have consulted in the process of evaluating resumption of University-affiliated childcare. The former UW-Green Bay Children’s Center closed its doors nearly two decades ago. In recent years, Student Government Association leaders and others have asked the University to revisit the concept of an on-campus service. Edlefson will open the forum with a brief slide presentation recapping and analyzing a fall 2011 survey of potential user demand at UW-Green Bay, and share her general perspective on campus-based centers. The session is open to all.

SGA invites all to forum on childcare on campus


The topic of childcare services on campus will be the topic for an open forum scheduled for next Tuesday (Nov. 22) from noon to 1 p.m. in Phoenix Room B. The event is being organized by the Student Government Association. Heba Mohammad, Equality and Diversity Chair for SGA, said the forum is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Fourth Estate tackles history of child care facility at UW-Green Bay

The Fourth Estate tackled a complex issue with multiple sources and a review of the historical record in their recent story revisiting the issue of the closing of the former Children’s Center at UW-Green Bay nearly two decades ago. Opinionated reporting and an ambitious project for a student newspaper — read the story online.