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@lumni Newsletter Special Edition 2003

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@lumni Newsletter Special Edition — Phone-A-Thon News
The UW-Green Bay @lumni Newsletter usually comes out monthly, but with the Alumni Phone-A-Thon getting under way this week and some big Alumni Events this weekend, we wanted to sneak in a special edition.

Students volunteers are callers for UW-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon.The Phone-A-Thon is Underway
The 6th Annual UW-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon has begun! Nearly 20 callers (all current UWGB undergraduates) will be on the phone from 6 to 8:30 p.m., five nights a week, until March 13th helping reconnect with graduates.

Your Chance to Connect, Compare, Contribute
The Phone-A-Thon gives you a chance to do three things: Connect, Compare and Contribute. We hope you Connect by helping us update your alumni information. We want to know about your new job, a promotion, a new addition to the family...anything that's new with you. The Phone-A-Thon also allows you to Compare notes and share stories with the student callers. Find out if your favorite professor is still here, or if the food in the Nicolet Room is still the same. The event also allows you to Contribute to UW-Green Bay.

Speaking of Contributions…Where Does the Money Go?
The majority of the funds raised through the Alumni Phone-A-Thon go right back to scholarships for current students. Last year more than $50,000 was raised through the Phone-A-Thon to help offset the rising cost of tuition.

Callers Are Wise to Occasional Trickery
Along with encountering the occasional hang-up, student callers who have worked the Phone-A-Thon are well versed in the creative ways in which a few of our 20,000 alumni try to avoid 'the call'. The next issue of your "Inside" alumni magazine shares some favorite tales. Some of the best excuses/avoidance techniques …

    • One alum last year claimed not to speak or understand English. The student caller found this odd, since the alum had a degree in communication processes.

    • Another claimed to have no recollection of ever attending UW-Green Bay.

    • On occasion, a child answering the phone will tell the caller that mom or dad isn't in... a plausible story, except that the child forgets to cover the phone, so the caller can hear the alum shout, "tell them I'm not home" in the background.

Such responses are relatively rare, of course. Even if alumni aren't interested in contributing, we hope they take a few minutes to update their information with the students.

Photo of a wooden bowl carved by Chancellor Bruce Shepard.A Very Special Giveaway …
Need another reason to contribute? Everyone who makes a contribution to the Alumni Phone-A-Thon this year will be entered into a drawing for a bowl carved by Chancellor Bruce Shepard. The Chancellor, an avid woodworker, created the bowl from scraps saved from the original "Shoe Tree" on campus.

Phone-A-Thon Questions?
If you ever have any questions regarding the UW-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon, please feel free to contact Julie Curro at or by phone at (920) 465-2074.

Phoenix Hall of Fame Ceremony Set for Friday
Former basketball standouts Kim (Wood) Jianas and Nate Barnes and soccer star Erich Quidzinski, are UW-Green Bay's newest inductees to the Phoenix Hall of Fame. The 10th annual induction banquet will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 7, in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union. For more information on the inductees, click on

Master's Program for Educators Accepting Applications
The UW-Green Bay Master of Science Degree Program in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning is now accepting applications for fall 2003. For more information on the 30-credit program, click on


Alumni Events

Phoenix Hall of Fame Banquet
Friday, February 7, 2003 — University Union

Men's Basketball Alumni Day
Saturday, February 8, 2003 — Resch Center

Alumni Awards Night
Saturday, March 15, 2003 — University Union
Join us as we recognize the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award, Distinguished Service Awards, and the Honorary Alumnus Award.

UWGB Madison-area Reception
Thursday, April 24, 2003 — Monona Terrace


Class Notes

Jim Strickler, '79, is the director of business development for Penford Products of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He and his wife Kathy and four children have been living in Iowa since 1997, with prior stops in Atlanta, Kalamazoo, Philadelphia and Chicago. They remain loyal Packer and Phoenix fans. His degree is in business administration.

Kathi Bennett, '86, head women's basketball coach at Indiana University, pledged $5,000 of her own money to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation if the Hoosiers set a new single-game attendance record when they hosted Wisconsin on January 24. Coach Bennett was forced to pay up when 7,986 fans shattered the existing record of 5,503. Her degree is in human adaptability.

Chris Matheson, '91, is an investment consultant for the Ziegler Investment Services Group of Milwaukee. Matheson and his wife Elizabeth celebrated the birth of their second son, Michael, in May of 2002. His degree is in communication processes.

Jason Domask, '01, is working as a software distribution consultant at Washington Mutual Bank's corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. His degree is in computer science.

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