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@lumni Newsletter December 2003
Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award are due by December 31, 2003. You can nominate someone by following the link to: http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/awards/index.html.
Party in Chicago
Bear Fans Welcome
The Alumni Association and former Phoenix basketball players, invite ALL ALUMNI to share in Basketball Alumni Day with the men's and women's basketball teams, Saturday, February 14.
The schedule of
Lunch with UWGB:
Stay in Touch with Your Alma Mater!
the Health of the Great Lakes
Presenter: Robert Howe is professor of Natural and Applied Sciences and director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. He has led numerous research projects on animal ecology and conservation, including studies of old growth forests, wetlands, agricultural grasslands, amphibians, soil organisms, small mammals, spiders, songbirds, butterflies and black bears.
Buffet Luncheon: Served between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. (come in when you can). Program immediately following, scheduled to end by 1:10 p.m.
$15 per program includes luncheon, presentation and materials. Contact the Office of Outreach and Extension at (920) 465-2102 for more information, or register with a credit card online at http://www.uwgb.edu/outreach/events/downtownLunch.htm
White and Larmouth
Tops for 'Tough' Prof
"Dr. White Energetic, enthusiastic and unpredictable. His energy and enthusiasm made him influential. His unpredictability when writing tests made him tough. You never knew what to expect on one of Dr. White's tests, so the only way to excel was to know the subject."
"Donald Larmouth He was the most inspiring and challenging professor I had throughout my years at UWGB. He encouraged and supported me in my decision to major in communications and the arts even though my ultimate goal was to become a collegiate women's basketball coach. He told me the tools a collegiate coach needs specifically, public speaking, writing, promoting/recruiting were extremely compatible with a communications degree."
"Dr. Donald Larmouth Dr. Larmouth demanded precision and expected students to work to their maximum capacity. There were days when I thought I just wasn't smart enough to handle the class. However, Dr. Larmouth gave as much as he expected. One night after class about 15 students met in the Wood Hall cafe to work in study groups. We stopped Dr. Larmouth on his way out the door to ask a "quick question". After a few minutes, Dr. Larmouth took off his hat and coat and worked with us an additional two hours. He didn't leave until all of our questions were answered and each of us understood the material. I learned a great deal in his courses. Not only did I acquire new knowledge, I learned how to tackle difficult material. Most importantly, I learned to have faith in my own abilities. I always think of Dr. Larmouth as the toughest professor from whom I learned the most."
"Dr. Petrakopoulos I remember a calculus mid-term that most of us failed or did poorly on. Instead of berating us (or himself), he took ownership of the poor performance with us, proceeded to teach the material again, and gave the exam over."
Dollars and Good
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
It doesn't take a political scientist or a financial specialist to predict what will happen to Wisconsin if the UW System continues on this tumultuous path less outreach services, less highly skilled workers, less opportunity for advancement, lower household income, fewer job opportunities, increased brain-drain (graduates leaving the state to find career opportunities), less brain gain (qualified graduates migrating to Wisconsin to find good jobs. The downward spiral began 10 years ago. If it continues, the final consequences will be devastating to the state.
The most important question is, how can you help? By advocating for your alma mater, you give a personal touch to the work of your university while further enhancing the value of your degree. Your alma mater's story is much more compelling when legislators see that a university's work affects the every-day lives of citizens. Legislators need to hear from you the people who have jobs, create jobs and invest in the future of Wisconsin.
The most effective way to advocate is to call or write letters. Use e-mails as the last option. Our legislators receive hundreds of e-mails per week and we don't want your letter lost in the SPAM. Learn more about your legislators and how to contact them at Wisconsin State Legislature.
New address? New
job? Let us know.
Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Alumni Reception, Chicago, Illinois / Saturday, January 24, 2004
UW-Green Bay Alumni/Employee Reception, Tuesday, February 3, 2004
Humana Employee/UW-Green Bay Alumni Reception, Wednesday, February 4, 2004
Phoenix Hall of Fame Banquet / Friday, February 13, 2004
Alumni Basketball Games / Saturday, February 14, 2004
Alumni Awards Night / Saturday, March 20, 2004
Lunch with UWGB Downtown:
Extended Degree 25th Anniversary Reception and
Scholarship Golf Outing / Saturday, June 12
For more information on any alumni events or activities, contact director of alumni relations Mark Brunette at 920-465-2074.
Susan Kitchell Peirce '78, a science and environmental change graduate, received her Ph.D. from Clemson University in biochemistry. Her dissertation was, "Regulation of Bax and Bcl-2 levels by a Prolactic Antagonist in Human Breast Cancer Model Systems."
Terry Powers '81 joined the 500 Festival staff as Vice President of Communications. The communication and the arts graduate, will manage the areas of licensing, merchandise, television production, foundation grant writing, communications, media relations, marketing operations, publications and other functions. The 500 Festival was created to organize civic events celebrating the Indianapolis 500 and is operated by more than 7,000 volunteers helping to produce the events, with attendance of more than 400,000 people annually. Powers spent six years as associate commissioner of the Horizon League, where his responsibilities included managing communications and marketing efforts of League. He also served as tournament manager for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship early rounds in 1999 and 2003 and for the Final Four in April 2000. Powers and his wife, Julie, have one daughter Ashley (16) and a son, Kelly (14). They reside in Indianapolis.
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