News and Notes

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

Recent News & Notes

Further enhance the Academic Excellence Symposium

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

Further enhance the Academic Excellence Symposium

Changes are planned for April 2011 in order to maximize exposure for, and benefits from, the annual showcase of talented students and top research projects.

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Continue to promote on-campus opportunities for student internships

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

Continue to promote on-campus opportunities for student internships

UW-Green Bay already sponsors a healthy number of for-credit internships across campus (averaging 85 per academic year.)

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‘You Pick the Music Days’ for the University carillon

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

'You Pick the Music Days' for the University carillon

Every great university has a carillon, it is said, and UW-Green Bay dedicated its new Weidner Memorial Carillon last year.

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Facilitate volunteer service by employees

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

The Human Resources Office will use its website to draw attention to volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community. The website might also emphasize state pay-status and work-hours flexibilities already in place for such activities as voting, jury duty, disaster relief, blood or organ donation, military service and professional development.

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Celebrate service to community with all-campus charitable drives

Filed under: 'Quick Fix' solutions | by Univ. Comm. | 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.

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Create a new outdoor break area near the Cofrin Library

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

Create a new outdoor break area near the Cofrin Library

For the use of those brown-bagging it outdoors or enjoying short breaks from work or study, two picnic tables with umbrellas have been ordered for the sunny, red-brick plaza area on the library’s southwest side.

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Increase visibility of art from the permanent collection

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

Increase visibility of art from the permanent collection

UW-Green Bay has a fine collection of artworks including award-winning pieces by our own students, many of which are displayed in individual offices and suites.

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Create a community vegetable garden on campus

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

Create a community vegetable garden on campus

In 2009, UW-Green Bay students with counsel from faculty and staff members took the lead in creating the SLO Food Alliance. (The acronym stands for “sustainable, local, organic.”)

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Continue to enhance the new-student welcome

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

Continue to enhance the new-student welcome

Addressing two Quick Fix ideas at once — the second suggestion involved more attention to cultivating student tradition — FOCUS administrators will unveil new wrinkles to the already successful freshman-welcome program.

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Share Career Services assistance more widely with alumni and the region’s unemployed

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

Share Career Services assistance more widely with alumni and the region's unemployed

Limited resources require a continuing focus on current students and alumni, but some expansion is possible. Major job fairs and career workshops, always open to the general public, will be publicized more aggressively.

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