Monthly Archives: August 2008

Coming up — UW System Reception at UW-La Crosse

Healthcare in the Coulee Region at the UW-La Crosse Campus

Health Science Center, 1300 Badger Street, Suite 3065. Learn about cutting edge technology and programs that prepare future healthcare professional in Western Wisconsin. The event will take place Thursday, November 13 with a 5:30 p.m. cash bar and hors d’oeuvres social; 6 p.m. welcome and tours/exhibits. Cost is $10 per person. RSVP to the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office by Thursday, November 6 alumni@uwgb.edu, or (920) 465-2586 Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Exhibits include:

  • UW-Madison, UW-La Crosse and Western Technical College Nursing Program
  • Mycophyte – antibiotics extracted from natural plants
  • Biomechanics Lab – research work with women that tear knee ligaments
  • Institute for Biomolecular Sciences research programs
  • Integrated play activities as a distraction during medical procedures for children
  • Pressure mat system for measuring body composition

Wanted: Your input on the new chancellor

You may have heard that your University is searching for a new chancellor. What’s your take on chancellor qualifications? Of all the attributes expected of a future leader, which ones are most important to you?

The search committee put together a survey to gauge your opinion. Go to this Web page www.uwgb.edu/chancellorsearch/ to take the survey, and to check back on the search process. Or visit with the search committee in person: Open forums – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., August 25, Brown County Library, downtown Green Bay or noon to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., August 26 in Room 103 of the University Union.

National Railroad Museum exhibit is a Kersten idea, with Taylor tie

Prof. Andrew KerstenA new exhibit at the National Railroad Museum spawned from a suggestion by Prof. Andrew Kersten and his history students. Last year, Kersten had his history seminar students help create an educational strategic plan for the museum. While meeting with the museum’s executive director, Kersten suggested an exhibit on the Pullman porters, the men who served passengers on trains. There’s also a historic tie with the family of well-known UW-Green Bay alumnus Steve Taylor. Click for more.