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@lumni Newsletter October 2003

[ Alumni News | Alumni Events | Class Notes ]

Alumni News

Alumnifest, Saturday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m.Don't miss the first-ever UW-Green Bay Alumnifest — October 18!
You're invited to the first annual UW-Green Bay Alumnifest. Delight your palette with a German buffet, get your toes tappin' to music by "Rocker," and hang out with the other people that know your University intimately. There will be a silent auction, a cash bar, and more. Best of all, the event is absolutely free, thanks to sponsorship by your Alumni Association.

Call Mark and mark your calendars right now! Alumnifest begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 18 in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. For more information, contact Director of Donor and Alumni Relations Mark Brunette at (920) 465-2586 or via e-mail at

Mark Brunette, director of donor and alumni relationsIsn't that the guy…?
It sure is. Mark's back. Mark Brunette '85 is the returning director of donor and alumni relations. The business administration graduate previously served as UW-Green Bay's alumni director from 1991-1996. He replaces Shane Kohl '96, who becomes the University's director of annual giving.


Freshman move-in day at UW-Green BayFreshman move-in day a huge success
When you moved onto campus as a freshman, did the Chancellor help carry your stereo (8-tracks?) up to your room? Probably not. But today, thanks to Residence Life personnel and hundreds of faculty, staff and current students, Freshman Move-In Day is quite the scene.

For photos of the event, follow the link to

Worst roommate stories...follow-up
Last month we asked for some of your worst roommate stories … and you responded. Many were the typical — dirty dishes, bad laundry habits, loud snoring, bad taste in music, sleepwalking, food thievery. A few were petty (one roommate became angry when her roomies dulled her No. 2 pencils and didn't sharpen them). The nerve! A few were downright disgusting (sorry, can't share in this space.) The most annoying seemed to be extended visits (sometimes semester-long) by hometown friends. At least we can laugh about it now …. Can't we?

This month's online question — toughest faculty member
This month, we want to know who your toughest professor was while at UW-Green Bay. We're not looking for the one you considered meanest or most unfair. We want the names of faculty that challenged and inspired you. Feel free to e-mail us at and we'll post a few responses in the next issue of the @lumni Newsletter.

UW-Green Bay, Office of Admissions homepageAccepting applications now for undergraduates
Do you know someone who is thinking about beginning a college career at UW-Green Bay? Now is the time to apply. Please encourage friends and family who may be considering applying for Spring of 2004, Summer 2004 or Fall 2004, to apply now.

Check out the new Admissions Web site for more information or the link to apply online. If you have specific questions about Admissions, contact our in-residence Alums in the Admissions Office: Jen Pfundtner '99,; Sue Steeno '95,; and Pam Harvey-Jacobs '83 & '98,

Shorewood Golf Course announces October rates for UWGB alumni
UW-Green Bay alumni can golf for the unbelievable rate of $8 for a round of 9 holes. Call the clubhouse at (920) 465-2118 to set up your tee times. Also, all merchandise is on sale.

Remember Sheepshead Review?
It's an on-campus literary magazine, of sort, and organizers welcome alumni submissions. Here's the details:
Accepting poetry (up to three), fiction and creative nonfiction (up to 3,000 words), and photos and artwork (prints preferred, slides accepted). Please include your name and address on the cover letter only. Send submissions to Sheepshead Review, Humanistic Studies, TH 331, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311-7001. The deadlines are Oct. 17, 2003 for the Fall 2003 issue, and March 17, 2004 for the Spring 2004 issue.

Alumni survey
Did you receive your bachelor's degree from UWGB in December 1999 or May 2000? If so, have you completed the 2003 Alumni Survey? If not, please do so at: Survey results are used to enhance academic major programs and opportunities for current students. Every voice matters! Questions? Contact Lucy Arendt, Assessment Services Coordinator, (920) 465-2221 or

New address? New job? Let us know.
Don't become a lost alum! Updating your alumni information is just a click away by completing the Alumni Update Form at It only takes a few minutes and it helps ensure that you continue to receive alumni and University mailings and information. Feel free to pass along the Weblink to friends and co-workers who are UWGB graduates.


Alumni Events

October 18, 2003 — Phoenix Rooms, University Union

Fall Commencement
December 20, 2003 — Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

Scholarship Golf Outing
June 12, 2004 — Shorewood Golf Course


Class Notes

Dennis Strong '78 and '84, a transportation specialist with the U.S. Transportation Command, leads a team developing the operational architecture for the defense transportation system — deploying U.S. Military forces, and everyday transportation movements in support of the Department of Defense. Strong majored in regional analysis and earned a master's in environmental policy.

John Palmer '85 and '87 is an associate professor at the University of Illinois, Springfield. Palmer majored in business administration and earned a master's in administrative science.

Thomas Burzynski '93 the Pyramid Creative Group, Little Chute, as an account executive. He majored in history.

Jason Blohm '01 left the UW-Green Bay Career Services office to become the assistant director of recruitment services at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. His main responsibilities include recruiting prospective students for UNO, developing relationships with high schools and community colleges and coordinating and organizing UNO open houses. He is also responsible for orientation and first-year programs. As a UWGB student, Blohm was perhaps best known for his tenure as "Phlash," the Phoenix mascot. Blohm's degree is in geography.

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