News and Notes

News, announcements, remarks and correspondence from the office of Chancellor Thomas K. Harden

Recent News & Notes

Key topics: Good people and great friends, inside and out

Filed under: Conversations, Topic A | by Office of the Chancellor | December 17, 2010

Happy holidays from UW-Green Bay! My wife, Cathy, and I extend best wishes. In the Harden household, we’re looking forward to visits from children and grandchildren. For the benefit of the Sun Belt branch of the family, especially the younger members, we hope the good sledding persists. At UW-Green Bay, we’ll have a celebratory get-together […]

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Greetings…and a word about our most rewarding day

Filed under: Conversations, Greeting | by Office of the Chancellor | December 17, 2010

Greetings from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where the last week of fall semester 2010 is filled with final exams and special excitement for nearly 400 graduating seniors. We celebrate their achievement at mid-year Commencement Saturday afternoon (Dec. 18) at the Weidner Center. A highlight is the tradition of having a UW-Green Bay alumnus return […]

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Jessica Nell on diversity

Filed under: Conversations, Your View | by Office of the Chancellor | October 13, 2010

“Without diversity people don’t understand what the world is really like. People can get stuck in their own bubble… and become afraid of the unknown.” — Jessica Nell, Senior, Social Work major

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Fernando Chavarria on diversity

Filed under: Conversations, Your View | by Office of the Chancellor | October 13, 2010

“Sometimes walls and biases are created not because of racism but simply because of lack of knowledge. So to tear down those kinds of walls… the message of diversity needs to be out there.” — Fernando Chavarria, Junior Communication major

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Quita Paul on diversity

Filed under: Conversations, Your View | by Office of the Chancellor | October 13, 2010

“When people often think of diversity it’s often a racial concept but for me diversity is all about meeting people who have different interests, different backgrounds.” — Quita Paul, Senior Communication major

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What is your personal vision for a more diverse UW-Green Bay?

Filed under: Campus Question, Conversations | by Office of the Chancellor | October 13, 2010

Reflecting on our history, are there achievements in this regard or, conversely, opportunities missed that can constructively inform our efforts moving forward? UW-Green Bay is joining UW System institutions statewide in making a priority of “Inclusive Excellence,” a new approach that broadens the definition of diversity and celebrates the educational value of bridging various differences.

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‘Quick Fixes’ make difference

Filed under: Conversations, Noteworthy | by Office of the Chancellor | October 12, 2010

When we solicited suggestions from the UW-Green Bay community one year ago for simple steps to make the campus a better place, the collective response was impressive. Faculty and staff members generated more than 110 ideas for easy ways to boost morale, extend services, improve our policies and generally make life here more pleasant. Some […]

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Key Topics: A foundation, planning, sustainability and grad offerings

Filed under: Conversations, Topic A | by Office of the Chancellor | October 12, 2010

With the semester well under way, I’d like to take a moment to update the readers of this newsletter on what to expect this year at UW-Green Bay. As I said to faculty and staff at our annual kickoff breakfast, despite lean times and what I view as a broken system of funding for American […]

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Greetings… and gratitude

Filed under: Conversations, Greeting | by Office of the Chancellor | October 12, 2010

Greetings! UW-Green Bay enters the new school year on a flurry of positive headlines — record ACTs for our new freshmen, record minority enrollment, and major grants for our faculty— but I’ll pinpoint two other recent events because they illustrate the unique nature of a University community. On Sept. 8 we formally opened our new […]

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Import student ID photos to the SIS database

Filed under: 'Quick Fix' solutions | by Univ. Comm. | September 2, 2010

Import student ID photos for the SIS database

Various faculty members have observed for years that portrait-type photographs would be a useful addition to the PeopleSoft Student Information System, helping them learn and remember their students’ names more quickly.

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