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@lumni Newsletter September 2004

[ Alumni News | Alumni Events | Class Notes ]

Alumni News

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 for additional information.

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 there!

Alumni and guests at Alumnifest 2003.Alumnifest 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.

• Lab Sciences Open House, 3-5 p.m.
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.

• Studio Arts 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.

• Campus Tour, 5 p.m.
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.

Let's Celebrate!
• 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.

• Music and 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

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.

Shorewood Golf Course logoAlumni October Special —
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 for more golf course information.

Prof. William LaatschNovember 11, Thursday
UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch
'Barn Again'

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

UW-Green Bay bsasketball.
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!
arrow image.Any UW-Green Bay alumni purchasing a men's basketball season ticket for the first time will receive these additional benefits:
    • One free 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'

arrow image.Any UW-Green Bay alumni purchasing a women's basketball season ticket for the first time will receive these additional benefits:
    • 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

UW-Green Bay Phone-a-thon callers.Ch-ch-ch changes...
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

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.


Alumni Events

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

• Music Alumni at the Music Educators Conference, Madison — Thursday, October 28.

• UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch, Barn Again — Thursday, November 11
Register online at:

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to


Class Notes

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.

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