Celebrate service to community with all-campus charitable drives

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

Celebrate service to community with all-campus charitable drives

The University will renew its commitment to acknowledging and supporting initiatives as they arise. A good example was the Registrar’s Office and its food drive in December 2009, with individuals volunteering their personal time and resources to pull it off. A tongue-in-cheek prize drawing — a “laffle,” not a raffle — added to the interest. The second annual drive this fall will involve buying clothing items for distribution to needy children in the Green Bay school system.

Employee suggestions were the basis for two dozen "Quick Fix" initiatives implemented during Chancellor Harden's first year. Each of the 100 or so suggestions was discussed at the cabinet level and assigned to a division leader and planning team for followup. Some suggestions turned out to be measures already in place, some involved only minor tweaks to existing practice, and others were determined not to be "quick fixes" at all because of cost, complexity or time horizon. Several projects not yet initiated (and therefore not listed here) remain under consideration.