Inclusive Reads & Conversations with UWGB Libraries is May 19 with Prof. Bansal

The next program in the series “Inclusive Reads & Conversations with UWGB Libraries” is May 19, 2021 from 12:15 to 1 p.m.with Prof. Gaurav Bansal. Bansal is the Frederick E. Baer Professor in Business and Professor of MIS Statistics at the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay. He served as the founding chair and academic director of the Master of Science in Data Science program at UW-Green Bay. He is interested in researching how our cognitive limitations and various biases impact our decision-making and online behavior. The May topic is “The Biases World We Live In.” Register, here.

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay library could be demolition target – Construction & Demolition Recycling

The eight-story David A. Cofrin Library on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) campus may be headed toward the demolition process, if a planned budget item is passed in the Badger State.The proposed Wisconsin 2021-2023 budget item involves a $96 million expenditure to demolish and replace the campus library, according to an early April news item on the Green Bay-based Press Times website.The existing library opened in 1972, and planners have concluded that renovations would be more costly and less efficient than replacing the nearly 50-year-old structure, according to the report.The demolition and rebuilding process will require approval from both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature as well as a joint finance committee, says the Press Times.

Source: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay library could be demolition target – Construction & Demolition Recycling

Pao Lor chronicles the Wisconsin Hmong refugee experience in ‘Modern Jungles’ – The NEWcomer

Dr. Pao Lor and his family fled the war-ravaged country of Laos when he was just five years old. After settling in Wisconsin in 1980, Lor had a fairly typical Green Bay upbringing of playing sports and looking up to icons such as Bart Starr and John Wooden.Lor, the Patricia Wood Baer Professor of Education at UW-Green Bay, cataloged his experiences navigating history, identity, and resettlement in the newly-published Wisconsin Historical Society Press memoir Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee’s Childhood Story of Survival. While Lor’s story is deeply personal, it also reflects a broader perspective on the refugee experience.

Source: Pao Lor chronicles the Wisconsin Hmong refugee experience in ‘Modern Jungles’ – The NEWcomer

Van Hise Hall repair work to begin soon (Thompson says UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin needs help) | Higher education | madison.com

Thompson said at a Wednesday news conference there are several other pieces of façade “very loose” on Van Hise. Similar problems plague buildings at UW-Green Bay and UW-Stevens Point, both of which are included in the System’s $1 billion capital budget request for the next two fiscal years.

Source: Van Hise Hall repair work to begin soon; employees relocated at UW-Madison | Higher education | madison.com

Evers’ budget proposes Cofrin Library demolition, rebuild – The Press

GREEN BAY – It’s hard to miss the David A. Cofrin Library, the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay which towers over campus, but that could soon change.A plan working its way through Madison calls for the demolition of the eight-story building, and a new, innovative $96.3 million library to be built in its place.The project is part of Gov. Tony Evers’ 2021-23 proposed biennial budget.“The UW Campuses are the economic drivers of the state,” Evers said at UW-Green Bay Wednesday, March 7. “As we come out of the pandemic, we need to Build Back Better with a major investment in technology and higher education. Investing in both is critically important and will help us bounce back faster and better.”

Source: Evers’ budget proposes Cofrin Library demolition, rebuild – The Press

Evers visits UW-Green Bay, highlights Cofrin Library replacement proposal | WLUK

GREEN BAY (WLUK) — Gov. Tony Evers visited the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus Wednesday afternoon.Evers is pushing his proposal for a $96.3 million project to replace the Cofrin Library with an academic technology center and administrative facility.Evers and UWGB leaders say the library has reached the end of its useful life and is expensive to maintain.

Source: Evers visits UW-Green Bay, highlights Cofrin Library replacement proposal | WLUK

Evers Highlights Plan to Replace Cofrin Library During UW-Green Bay Campus Stop | WTAQ News Talk | 97.5 FM · 1360 AM | Green Bay, WI

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) – Governor Tony Evers pushed his $96.3 million project proposal to replace the Cofrin Library on the UW-Green Bay campus during a visit on Wednesday.“The UW Campuses are the economic drivers of the state,” Evers said. “As we come out of the pandemic, we need to Build Back Better with a major investment in technology and higher education.”“Investing in both is critically important and will help us bounce back faster and better.”Chancellor Michael Alexander spoke specifically to the need for a new facility.“Not only is the aging Cofrin Library in major disrepair, it does not reflect the current view of how our future students will receive higher education. With a cost to renovate nearly as much as the cost to replace, the time is right to look to the future and provide the experience we need to serve a growing University,” Alexander said.

Source: Evers Highlights Plan to Replace Cofrin Library During UW-Green Bay Campus Stop | WTAQ News Talk | 97.5 FM · 1360 AM | Green Bay, WI

UW-Green Bay: Governor Evers visits to tour library and discuss replacement of deteriorating building | WisPolitics.com

Green Bay, Wis.— Governor Tony Evers visited UW-Green Bay today, getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Cofrin Library and need for replacement of the 50-year-old building. He joined UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander, UW-Green Bay’s Council of Trustees Chairman and Managing Director of Titletown Tech Craig Dickman and Student Government Association President Guillermo Gomez.“The UW Campuses are the economic drivers of the state,” Evers said. “As we come out of the pandemic, we need to Build Back Better with a major investment in technology and higher education.”“Investing in both is critically important and will help us bounce back faster and better.”Chancellor Alexander spoke specifically to the need for a new facility.

Source: UW-Green Bay: Governor Evers visits to tour library and discuss replacement of deteriorating building | WisPolitics.com

Evers tours aging Cofrin Library in push for $96.3 million tech center

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is touring the David A. Cofrin Library at UW-Green Bay as his administration recommends funding a new technology center to replace the decades-old building.A $96.3 million Cofrin Technology and Education Center was one of several building projects recommended to the State Building Commission as part of the governor’s 2021-2023 Capital Budget. Republicans on the commission rejected the governor’s budget and sent it to the Joint Finance Committee where the Cofrin project could find support and live on.The library, built in 1972, would be demolished in favor of the tech center. A feasibility study completed in 2020 found renovation would not be cost effective, according to the budget proposal. Part of the building is described as being in “unstable condition.”“The vast majority of the exterior envelope has failed, requiring the removal and replacement of more than 75 percent of the face brick to resolve its condition,” reads the proposal.

Source: Evers tours aging Cofrin Library in push for $96.3 million tech center

Gov. Evers tours UWGB’s Cofrin Library, discusses replacement of deteriorating building | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Governor Tony Evers visited the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Wednesday to discuss replacing the deteriorating Cofrin Library on campus.The behind-the-scenes tour showed how the 50-year-old building is holding up and according to University leaders, the age of the facility has undermined the effectiveness of several programs. Primary mechanical and electrical systems are failing, the exterior needs extensive repairs, energy consumption is high, safety concerns and ADA compliance issues are just some of the issues outlined by officials.

Source: Gov. Evers tours UWGB’s Cofrin Library, discusses replacement of deteriorating building | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton