‘You Pick the Music Days’ for the University carillon

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

'You Pick the Music Days' for the University carillon

Weidner Memorial Carillon

Every great university has a carillon, it is said, and UW-Green Bay dedicated its new Weidner Memorial Carillon last year. New in fall 2010 will be an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to win a chance to program the carillon one day per month. The first person to answer the month’s trivia question correctly will be invited to browse the playlist and choose specific songs for the top of each hour between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., or make selections for a six-song medley to follow the noon chimes.

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.