@lumni Newsletter September 2004
News | Alumni Events | Class
October 9, Saturday
/ UW-Green Bay and Milwaukee-Area Alumni Picnic
3-7 p.m., 6445 N. Lake Drive, Fox Point, Wis.
Alumni living in the Milwaukee area are invited to a free reception at Walt
Melcher's ('92) home for a late afternoon/early evening of fun and reconnecting
with fellow alums. Meet Chancellor Bruce Shepard and his wife Cyndie and
learn about the latest happenings at your alma mater. Food and beverage
provided by the Alumni Association and the Melcher family. RSVP required
by Sept. 24. Space is limited. Call Mark in the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586,
or e-mail at email@example.com for
October 16, Saturday
/ 2nd Annual Alumnifest!
New labs and lecture halls... another new residence hall boosting the
on-campus population to 2,000 students... Studio Arts renovation... This
isn't the same campus you left. Join the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association
for the second annual Alumnifest, Saturday, Oct. 16. Tour the newly renovated
campus, play in the new golf outing and then stay for food and drink followed
by live music and a silent auction. Save the date. We hope to see you
Schedule of Events:
Golf - Shorewood Golf Course, 1-3 p.m.
A block of tee times is reserved for alumni and friends at a discounted
rate. Call (920) 465-2118 to reserve a tee time for your group.
Open House, 3-5
Science graduates especially will want to visit the campus and tour the
recently remodeled and re-dedicated state-of-the-art LS Building. Catch
up with former faculty members and meet current students. The $15 million-renovation
and expansion includes an electron microscope, the "Bod Pod," and more.
Open House, 3-5 p.m.
Music graduates will especially want to catch up with former faculty members
and view the recently completed renovations of the music rooms. Gone is
the "Marching Band" dressing room and in are the new "Wenger Units" built
for maximum security and acoustical options.
Has your picture of the campus begun to fade? Tour the newest academic
building, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, and learn about the changes that have
taken place and those coming in the near future. Tours leave from the
Phoenix Rooms of the Student Union.
Social and Reception, 6-7:30 p.m.
Catch up with former classmates and faculty. Limited cash bar, silent
auction and hors d'oeuvres will be available. Meet Chancellor Bruce Shepard
and see yourself in vintage UWGB photos and memorabilia. A cost of $5
includes the evening's events, hors d'oeuvres, and a complimentary beverage.
Last year's attendees will receive an additional complimentary beverage
for each alumni they bring who had not previously attended the event.
Fun, 7-10 p.m.
An evening of swing, contemporary and jazz music and a little Frank
Sinatra tossed in performed by a jazz ensemble made up of alumni
and current student members of the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble.
Register online at http://www.peopleware.net/22214g/index.cfm?eventDisp=ALUMNIFEST.
One Suite Deal
The Alumni Association has reserved a block of rooms at the Regency Suites
of Green Bay. A special single/double occupancy rate of $89 for an economy
suite and $105 for a king ($20 for each additional person) is being held
under "UWGB Alumnifest." Call 1-800-236-3330 to make your reservation.
Rooms will be held until Sept. 24.
Only $8 for a round at Shorewood!
UW-Green Bay alumni can play nine holes of golf for only $8 in October.
All golf clubs are 25 percent off and all other merchandise is 20 percent
off. Or buy any shirt and your round of golf is free, plus get 20 percent
off each shirt. Call the Shorewood Club at (920) 465-2118 to set up your
tee times or visit the Web site at www.uwgb.edu/shorewood
for more golf course information.
November 11, Thursday
UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch
This unique look at the barns of Wisconsin's rural landscapes will offer
a fascinating context for understanding the geography and culture of Northeastern
Wisconsin. Participants will learn that barns can be an index to deeper
understanding of agricultural history, technology, and cultural and ethnic
influences. William Laatsch, a geographer, is professor of Urban and Regional
Studies at UW-Green Bay. He is widely published in books and journals
in geography, architecture and medicine and is particularly interested
in rural landscapes and traveling especially to the high altitudes and
the circumpolar high latitudes. Register online at http://www.uwgb.edu/outreach/events/downtownLunch.htm.
Calling all Alumni! Here's your chance to "Get Behind Your Team" for the
upcoming UW-Green Bay basketball season. Last year's men's basketball
team improved by eight wins (a top-10 improvement among Div. I teams).
The Phoenix women enjoyed another 20+ winning season and yet another NCAA
tournament trip. Your support is vital to the success of the programs.
Purchase your season tickets now to 16 great men's games at the Resch
Center and be part of the electric atmosphere at 16 Phoenix women's home
games. Get behind your team and purchase your season tickets today!
Act quickly, these
special alumni offers end Oct. 8!
Any UW-Green Bay alumni
purchasing a women's basketball season ticket for the first time will
receive these additional benefits:
Any UW-Green Bay alumni purchasing a men's basketball season ticket for
the first time will receive these additional benefits:
guest ticket to one game
One free game program for each home game
Opportunity to purchase half-price parking for the season
One additional season ticket holder 'priority point'
One free autographed team poster
Five dollars in Phoenix Bucks for concessions
One free guest ticket to one game (restrictions apply)
To place your order
today, call (920) 465-2625 or click to the UWGB Athletics Web site at
Alumni Phone-A-Thon grows...evolves
The eighth annual UW-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon will start a bit early
this year in an attempt to reach over 21,000 alumni to update biographical
information and generate financial support. Alumni have been grouped (by
area of study) and a different major will be called each month. The September
calling schedule runs from Sunday, Sept. 19 through Thursday,
Sept. 23, with calling taking place between 6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Among the areas of study targeted for September will be Social Work, Nursing,
Extended Degree and individual majors. For more information check the
Alumni Phone-a-Thon Web site at http://www.uwgb.edu/phoneathon.
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 http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/updates/.
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.
Alumni Events you don't want to miss:
UW-Green Bay Alumni/Milwaukee Area Picnic Saturday, October 9
UW-Green Bay Alumni/Aurora Medical Reception Tuesday, October 12
AlumniFest Saturday, October 16
Register online at http://www.peopleware.net/22214g/index.cfm?eventDisp=ALUMNIFEST.
Music Alumni at the Music Educators Conference, Madison Thursday, October 28.
Connecting for Lunch, Barn Again Thursday, November 11
Register online at: http://www.uwgb.edu/outreach/events/downtownLunch.htm.
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
David Kliss '74 is a middle school band director at Germantown Middle School and has been faithfully supporting the UWGB music camps for decades. According to Mona Christensen, camp coordinator, Kliss sent a packet of 53 band camp applications this summer. He tells his students and parents that UWGB hosts the best camp in the state; the best program with the best supervision. Kliss is a communication and the arts major with a special interest in music.
Jame Strickler '79 is a global marketing manager with Celanese, LTD., Dallas. He says he promises to remain a Packers' fan even though he can see Texas stadium from his office window. Strickler majored in business administration.
Mark Brandt '85 was featured in the September 2004 issues of Corporate Report Wisconsin. Brandt, a CPA and partner in the Pinnacle Consulting Group, Green Bay, was interviewed regarding the concept of accounting firms going paperless. Brandt established Pinnacle a year ago, after years in the accounting industry.
Brent Roubal '91 is the director of community support for Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin. He will lead the organization's marketing, public relations and fund development efforts. Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin is a nonprofit agency dedicated to strengthening families, individuals and children through more than 30 different programs and services. Roubal has more than 12 years of marketing and development experience. He held previous positions with United Way of Brown County and the UW-Green Bay Advancement Office. He is a business administration major.
Trudi Arnold '97 returned to Green Bay to work for a concert production company. She works with colleges across the country producing large concert events (including UWGB) and books emerging artists at events and clubs. It is her goal to develop more of a local music scene in Green Bay. She's also involved in Green Bay NOW, Young Professionals Network, and various political activities. Arnold is a communication processes major.
Andrea Feucht '97 is a software bug tester/quality assurance specialist with Thomson Elite, in Cedar Crest, New Mexico. She writes that she splits her time between her day job and learning her next two areas of expertise: NET development and gourmet cooking. She still runs "tons of trial miles" and has competed in several trail marathons in the Southwestern U.S. She's interested in hearing from her old friends from UWGB and writes, "Google my name and you're sure to track me down." Feucht double majored in an urban and regional studies and geography.
Kou Vang '98 graduated form Cardinal Stritch with a master of arts in visual studies. Vang, with Hmong American Women's Association, Inc., was awarded a Wisconsin Arts Board Artist and Community Grant for "Portrait of Hmong Women," a photo documentary capturing the stories of Hmong women from the Vietnam War to present day. She is a graphic artist with Cardinal Stritch. Her undergraduate degree is in art.
Kari Polczynski '01 is with WBAY-TV 2 in Green Bay where she produces, writes and plans the 10 p.m. newscast. She majored in communication processes and is a former Phoenix women's soccer player.
Kristine Polland '03 is an event coordinator in the Minneapolis area for Seanote Cruises. Her degree is in communications processes.
To see more class notes, or to submit your own, go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.