@lumni Newsletter February 2005
News | Alumni Events | Class
Hey generous business
majors, you're up!
Student callers for the Alumni Phone-a-Thon turn their attention in February
to those alums with majors in business administration, accounting, managerial
accounting, managerial systems and a master's degree in administrative science
typically the University's most generous donors! Student callers
will be on the phones from 6 to 8:45 p.m. CST, February 20-28, in the hopes
of reaching nearly 4,000 alumni. Callers will be updating alumni information
and asking you to invest in your alma mater. Have questions on the Phone-a-Thon?
Contact Shane Kohl at (920) 465-2018, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit the Web site at www.uwgb.edu/phoneathon.
'Good news, bad news' from the Capitol
The biggest news out of the state Capitol lately is in the details of
the state budget proposal Gov. Jim Doyle unveiled Feb. 8. For the UW System
and UW-Green Bay, the budget is a "good news, bad news" story. While the
proposal reverses a decade-long trend of declining taxpayer support for
the system, it also makes deep cuts in non-instructional portions of the
budget. That means students can expect longer lines, shorter hours and
other impacts on a variety of important services. Those interested in
more detail can read Chancellor Shepard's message to the campus at http://www.uwgb.edu/chancellor/remarks/email11.htm.
Campus connects with Associated Bank
Paul Beideman, CEO of Associated Bank-Corp, and nearly 30 UWGB alumni
working for Associated Bank, welcomed Chancellor Shepard and a UW-Green
Bay contingency for an Alumni Business Reception last week in downtown
Green Bay. Graduates spanning 26 years included Dan Miller '78, president
of Associated Bank, Shawano, and Christina Jerschele '04, an investment
intern. UW-Green Bay and Associated Bank have a long history of working
together. Associated Bank (Kellogg Bank in the mid-1960s) was an important
regional lobbyist in helping to expand the University from a two- to four-year
campus. Associated Bank recently made its most sizeable-ever donation
to the UW-Green Bay Capital Campaign to aid in the expansion of the Phoenix
Sports Center. The evening also began discussions for new opportunities
in the making that will increase student internships and graduate employment
opportunities. If your business is interested in hosting a reception,
please contact Mark Brunette, director of Alumni Relations, at (920) 465-2586,
Think happy thoughts, then dial the Weidner
The Weidner Center line-up is heavy on family entertainment the
month of February including Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan. Tickets are
on sale at the Weidner Center Ticket Office or by calling (920)
465-2217 or 1-800-328-TKTS. Order online at www.WeidnerCenter.com.
this partial line-up:
Aquila Theatre in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - Friday, Feb. 18
Fiddlers Three Extravaganza - Sunday, Feb. 20
Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan - Tuesday, Feb. 22 - Sunday, Feb. 27
Here's a place
New to UWGB summer camps this year will be "The Space Experience,"
offering an array of hands-on learning modules, geared for students
entering grades 7-12.
Look for the popular repeats, too, such as orchestra, choral and vocal
jazz music camps, as well as art studios, Spanish Immersion and culture
and Summer Discovery for the little ones.
For more information about these programs and to register online,
go to the camps Web site at www.uwgbsummercamps.com
or call Mona Christensen (Alum '80, '96) at 1-800-892-2118 or 920-465-CAMP
Also, summer camps for the sports-minded
Are your girls Phoenix women's basketball fanatics like much of the Green
Bay sports community? Send them to the 2005 Girl's Basketball Camps to
meet some of the Phoenix players and get that important summer
coaching. For your summer camp needs turn to your home teams. Camp dates
and contact info. follows:
Girl's Basketball Camps
(these camps fill quickly)
June 10-12: Elite Camp for grades 11-12
June 13-15: 7th & 8th Grade Camp
June 16-18: 9th & 10th Grade Camp
Call (920) 465-2145 for more information
July 7-8: Jr. High Camp
July 10-12: Advanced/Elite Camp
for grades 10-12+
July 13-15: All Skills for grades 9-11
July 17-19: All Skills for grades 9-11
Contact Debbie Kirch at 465-2573
Boy's Soccer Camps
June 13-16: Boys ages 5-17
July 11-14: Boys ages 5-17
August 1-4: Boys ages 5-17
Contact Tom Poitras at 465-2092
Girl's Soccer Camp
August 1-4: Girls ages 6-15
Contact Quinn Ross at 465-2836
Coach K's Camps (Boy's Basketball)
June 20-23: Grades 3-8 (@ UWGB)
June 27-30: Grades 3-8 (@ Sturgeon Bay)
June 27-30: Grades 9-12 (@ UWGB)
July 18-21: Grades 3-8 (@ Ashwaubenon H.S.)
August 1-4: Grades 3-8 (@ Appleton West H.S.)
August 1-4: Grades 7-12 (@ UWGB)
Contact Pat McKenzie at 465-5046
No Limits! says
Phoenix Athletics says 'thanks" to those alumni that supported the recent
No Limits! fundraiser. The first-time event celebrating the progress of
girls and women in sports raised more than $7,000 for women's athletic
Delegation is Italy-bound for 'International Roundtable'
Ten students and alumni, along with Prof. Sarah Meredith and Interim Director
of International Education Jay Harris, left Saturday, Feb. 12 for Florence,
Italy to participate in International Roundtable activities sponsored
by the Florence-based Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation. The delegation includes
four music students, a recent music graduate, and five students in the
Environmental Design studio program. The trip is being partially supported
by private donations. The group also will have an opportunity to spend
a day in Lucca, Italy arranged by alumnus and Lucca native Riccardo Paterni
'96, and Rachael '98 (Vigue) Paterni.
Top 25 for Phoenix
Do it once and skeptics might claim you're a one-year wonder. Do it twice
in three years and you've solidified your reputation as a Top 25 program!
the 20-2 Phoenix women's basketball team and Coach Kevin Borseth. They
recently cracked the Associated Press poll and moved up to No. 23 in the
nation. (Two years ago, the team was ranked most of the season, rising
as high as No. 16; this year's squad has an entirely new starting lineup.
Look for the latest poll at http://sports.espn.go.com/ncw/rankings?poll=1.
Get involved in the Phoenix Network
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.
Members of the Phoenix Network include UW-Green Bay alumni, faculty and
staff and parents of UW-Green Bay students and community members. Being
involved in the Phoenix Network can give students and alumni valuable
insights into the types of job responsibilities, experience, skills, educational
background and pros/cons associated with careers or industries of interest,
and, in some cases, assist you in getting your "foot in the door" with
a particular organization. To become involved, or read more go to http://www.uwgb.edu/careers/Phoenix_Info.htm.
Gannett spotlights UWGB sturgeon researchers
Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers outdoor writer Jim Lee highlighted the research
of two UW-Green Bay graduate students and their faculty adviser in a weekend
column about the regional economic impact of sturgeon spearing. Graduate
students Michelle Stokes and Brenner Perryman, working under Prof. John
Stoll, studied economic and other impacts of sturgeon viewing and spearing.
Lee's column ran in the Green Bay Press-Gazette and several other
Gannett Wisconsin newspapers. Read more at http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/sports/archive/sports_19719886.shtml.
not too late to Escape to the Wilderness ...
Looking for an excuse to take a mini-vacation? Now you have it. UW-Green
Bay's Alumni Association is hosting a wet and wild family/friends weekend
at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells on Friday and
Saturday, May 6 and 7, 2005. Check-out is Sunday, May 8.
For just $109 per
night, a family of four can reserve a double queen room at the hotel and
receive unlimited access to the resort's three indoor waterparks and four-story
dry foam playhouse. Stay one or two nights, but each family must make
their own reservation by April 1, 2005. Secure a room by calling 1-800-867-9453.
Tell the resort that you are part of the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association
Room Block when making your reservation.
Plans for Saturday morning golf and an alumni and family/friends reception
that afternoon are in the works.
Check out the Wilderness
Resort Web site at www.wildernessresort.com
Watch your mail for 'Inside'
Your next Inside Magazine should hit your home next week. Featured
this time are alumni who have helped Northeast Wisconsin communities maintain
their strong economic fortunes. Plus, "Lov U" a feature about a
few couples who met at UW-Green Bay and the special circumstances behind
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
Hall of Fame Banquet
Bay Basketball Alumni Weekend
Alumni Luncheon with Chancellor Shepard
Public Service Business Reception
Krause & Company Business Reception/Luncheon
and Friends Family Weekend, Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin
System Day, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Game and Tailgate Party
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
Dunsmoor '72 is the director of business services for the Greater Green
Bay YMCA. His degree is in managerial systems with a special interest in
Mary Jenkins '74 is a nationally certified psychologist with a
private practice in Lancaster, Pa. She earned both her master's in social
work and master's of psychology from Millersville University. Her bachelor's
degree is in humanism and cultural change.
James A. Long '77 lives in the Fox Valley and works for Masters,
Mates and Pilots Union, located in Maryland. He is a 1st Class pilot with
the Merchant Marine. He recently graduated magna cum laude, with a Master
of Science in Maritime Management from the Loeb/Sullivan School of International
Business of Maine Maritime Academy. He majored in managerial systems.
Pauline Scott '83 is an associate professor in the Department
of Languages & Literatures at Alabama State University in Montgomery.
Her degree is in humanistic studies.
Daoud Abboud '87 works for Business Technology Solutions as the
deputy general manager in Amman, Jordan. His degree is in information
and computing science.
Michelle Zich '88 is a news producer for WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay.
She lives in Appleton and is "happily raising three-year old son Casey
with his dad Craig Baye." She says when she actually has free time she
enjoys home decorating and home improvement and admits to being an HGTV
junkie. She majored in communication processes.
Rick Warpinski '91 is the newly appointed director of the University
Union at UW-Green Bay. He will continue to hold a dual appointment as
manager of the Shorewood Golf Course on campus. Warpinski studied business
administration and psychology.
John Malvitz '93 was recently promoted to district conservationist
in charge of field operations for Oconto County, for the U.S. Department
of Agriculture. He majored in geography.
Anna (Lococo) Wilber '99 is a program analyst for the U.S. Federal
Government - Administration for Native Americans in Washington D.C. She
majored in social work.
Gregory Wochos '99 is in his third year of the Ph.D. program at
the University of Northern Colorado School of Psychology. He is specializing
in clinical neuropsychology with a doctoral minor in applied statistics
and research methods. He plans to become a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist.
He will work on his dissertation next year followed by an internship with
the American Psychological Association. He anticipates graduating in summer
of 2007. He works for Disability Support Services for UNC. His degree
is in environmental policy and planning.
Kristin Sponcia '00 will graduate from Roosevelt University's
Chicago College of the Performing Arts with a Master's Degree in Jazz
Studies. The music major hopes to find a teaching position at the university
Jamie Simon, '02 is in Boston where she is employed by the worldwide
architectural firm, Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK), and is working
on completion of a new "green" terminal at Logan International Airport.
Simon earned her degree in urban and regional studies and completed the
environmental design emphasis.
Kristy Polland '03, previously with Seanote Cruises, is now a
marketing account executive with Starkey Laboratories, the world's largest
manufacturer of hearing instruments in Minneapolis. Her degree is in communication
To see more class notes, or to submit your own, go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.