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@lumni Newsletter April 2004

[ Alumni News | Alumni Events | Class Notes ]

Alumni News

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Show your true colors on Spirit Day!
We've got spirit yes we do, we've got spirit how about you? UW-Green Bay graduates, join alumni, students and members of the University of Wisconsin System as we celebrate campus allegiances this spring during a statewide "UW Spirit Day."

"UW Spirit Day," will be held across the state on Friday, May 7, to showcase and celebrate the contributions of the nearly 500,000 UW alumni who live and work in Wisconsin. Help us raise awareness and the importance that UW-Green Bay and all UW System graduates bring to our businesses, communities and the state as a whole. Wear a UWGB polo shirt, sweatshirt or school colors to bring attention to your alma mater. For more, visit the Statewide Spirit Web site:

Spirit Day badgePatrick has spirit, yes he does...
Remember Patrick Sorelle? He's the manager of the Phoenix Bookstore and he's anxious to set you up in the coolest Phoenix gear and at a special 25% discount for alumni on all apparel and gifts! The sale begins Friday, April 23 and runs through Friday, May 7. The bookstore is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday to 6 p.m. Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., but only when school is in session. Or go online for your favorite UWGB memorabilia at

Zaid has spirit, yes he does...

Zaid Jazrawi '90, owner of Oxford's Cafe and Pub on Washington St., downtown Green Bay, is hosting a "Pre-Spirit Reception" from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 for all UW System alumni and friends. There will be hors d'oeuvres and door prizes. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend, or want more information.

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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 Web-link to friends and co-workers who are UWGB graduates.

What? You say you Shore-would like to play golf?
Shorewood Golf Course has a deal for you. In April, alumni can play nine holes for just $8. Season memberships are also available for alumni — $400 for weekday play only or $450 for unlimited play weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Contact course manager Rick Warpinski at (920) 465-2118 for arrangements.

Requesting corny alums
What's the (corn)erstone of summer fun? Bayfest of course, where there's a (corn)ucopia of music, food and fun, just waiting for you!

Bayfest corn tent volunteersOrganizers of the Alumni Association's annual Bayfest Corn Tent are hoping to (h)ear from you. Risk being creamed or stalked if you don't volunteer. The work is a bit slick but bushels of fun. Shucks — you can even volunteer online. Go to and fill out a volunteer form. Shifts are only 3 hours. Parking and admission into Bayfest are free. Bring a friend, or two, or more.

Call Mark Brunette at (920) 465-2586, or e-mail if you have questions. Don't back yourself into a corner by waiting until the good shifts are taken. Set your corneas on Bayfest, June 10-13!

Phoenix Network logoVolunteer at the Phoenix Network
UWGB Career Services is calling all alums. Current students and fellow graduates want your expertise and assistance with job decisions and opportunities for networking. The Phoenix Network is a computerized program designed to assist students and alumni with career planning and job search related needs by connecting them with individuals who are successfully employed in areas of interest. To learn more about the Phoenix Network, link to the Web site or call Melissa Vath, UWGB Career Services at (920) 465-2163.

Scholarship Golf OutingDo the Math! Golfing + Scholarships = Fun!
What do you have after 23 years of alumni golf outings and $75,000 generated for student scholarships — a long history of fun and fellowship for a great cause.

Join us Saturday, June 12 at the Shorewood Golf Course for the 24th Annual Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with tee-off at 1:30 p.m. It's a four-person scramble with food, beverage, prizes, contests and more. Following the outing, head down to Bayfest for an evening of music and entertainment. Register online at

Holes sponsors and door prizes are welcome. Call Mark Brunette at (920) 465-2586, or e-mail if you have questions.

At a Glance
Did you know that UW-Green Bay has 35 baccalaureate majors and four master's programs? Did you know our student population comes from 23 states and 27 other countries? Did you know more than 1,000 students work on campus? Learn more about your alma mater by linking to "quick facts" about UW-Green Bay at

Summer camps sizzle with alumni energy
The forecast for summer: sunny, fun and educational, with plenty of opportunities for young people of all ages at UW-Green Bay.

UWGB summer camp participantsWith Mona Christensen '80 and '96 directing the show, the University's Summer Camp program is guaranteed to be creative, and it is. The traditional lineup of art, band, orchestra and choral camps is joined by sessions for science, Spanish, gospel choir and any number of options. Along with the one-week camps for high school and middle school, you'll also find "Discovery" and "Pre-Discovery" day camps for pre-school through sixth grade.

Mona reports that many people — including a fair number of fellow alumni who want only the best, at the best university, for their children — are finding the site and registering online. (We're No. 2 on Google when searching "summer camps Wisconsin.") Join the crowd at

What's happening on and around campus?
The "Chancellor's FYI" highlights many of the academic, athletic, community and cultural events happening each month. Check it out by clicking on

In this month's magazine...
Your quarterly issue of "Inside UW-Green Bay" magazine will arrive in your mailbox during May. Among items you might find interesting:

• Finally, a new and improved Phoenix Sports Center?
• Kevin Borseth and women's basketball
• Social Work master's is off and running
• Ed Weidner: chancellor, ambassador, commencement speaker
• History alumnus is king of the Studebakers
• A prime time NBC comedy for actress Gallagher?


Alumni Events

More upcoming events you don't want to miss:

• Spring Commencement / Saturday, May 15

• UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch / Thursday, June 17

• Soccer Homecoming Weekend / Friday and Saturday, September 3 and 4

• AlumniFest / Saturday, October 16

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to


Class Notes

Bob Sweetland '83 and Nancy Sweetland '83 have collaborated on a newly released bilingual picture book Yelly Kelly/Kelly, el griton recently released and published by Raven Tree Press, Green Bay. The book is a revival of the popular classic, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Bob is the illustrator and Nancy is the author of the book — the third picture book the two have collaborated on. Nancy has many regional writing awards including six Jade Ring Awards from the Wisconsin Regional Writer's Association and a prestigious national award — the Writer's Digest Short Fiction Award. Bob returned to illustration after nearly 30 years in the corporate world as owner of an advertising and fine arts school. Together they have 12 children and 26 grandchildren. Both have degrees in general studies.

Jeanne (Barta) Stangel '87 is senior manager for customer services and corporate relations at Tufco Industries in Green Bay. She is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce's 2003 Leadership Green Bay program and is a volunteer vice chair of the marketing/communications committee for the United Way. She majored in business administration.

Thomas Rueckl '90, of M&I Brokerage Services Inc., Green Bay, has earned membership in the 2003 Leadership Council for PLANCO, a wholesaler of investment and insurance products for The Hartford. His degree is in business administration.

Julianne Peterson '94 lives in Seattle where she has been writing young adult fiction. She hopes to have her first book published in 2004. She is also the office manager for Omnitec Design Inc., in Lynnwood, Wash. She majored in English.

Misty Davids '99 and '03 is the director of talent search for Northcentral Technical College, Wausau. She most recently worked as public relations manager for the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe and at one time was an adviser for UWGB's American Intercultural Center. She majored in communication processes and earned a master's in management degree at UWGB.

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