@lumni Newsletter January 2005
News | Alumni Events | Class
To purchase tickets for
the upcoming games, call the Phoenix Ticket Office at (920) 465-2625.
It's a game
you don't want to miss. The Phoenix men host UW-Milwaukee in what
well could be a showdown for first place in the Horizon League.
Tip-off is 7 p.m., Saturday January 29 at the Resch Center. Warm-up
with a pre-game alumni reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Bar on
Holmgren Way. You'll find a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres
on the upper deck balcony.
it a doubleheader
Also on January 29, the Phoenix women host Loyola at 3 p.m.
at the Phoenix Sports Center. With the Phoenix the favorite to win
the Horizon League...again...this game could be an early sell-out.
Listen to free Phoenix Webcasts
Phoenix men's and women's basketball games are now up and running online.
Alumni and fans can listen for free.
Women's games: http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics/wbb/audio/index.asp
Need a Valentine idea? The Weidner Center has it.
"Lifelines," with Joan Rivers, Mariane Pearl, Madeleine Albright, and
Maya Angelou begins Jan. 31. Michael Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance"
is Feb. 11-13. Got the winter blahs? Laughter may be just the cure. For
the best ideas in comedy, drama and romance, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/weidner.
Expect to be called during
the last two weeks of February. For more on the Phone-a-Thon go to www.uwgb.edu/phoneathon.
Hear Me Now?
In a change from past years, the Alumni Phone-a-Thon
now targets alumni by majors. Current UWGB students call to update
address information and ask alumni to invest in their alma mater.
As reported in a recent Inside (Alumni Mag.), UW-Green Bay
has the lowest giveback by alumni, but it wouldn't take much from
each of you to help UW-Green Bay climb in the standings! Graduate
with a degree in business administration or accounting?
Give yourself a break!
out of town...take some alums with you!
As a complement
to Global Travel's international trips to London, Switzerland, Rome
and Ireland this fall, your Alumni Association is partnering with
Mayflower Tours to bring you two remarkable U.S. travel opportunities.
Choose from a nine-day summer 2005 tour of Alaska for $2,095 per
person or an eight-day October pilgrimage to New England and Cape
Cod for $1,598 per person.
Go to the Alumni
Travel Program section at www.uwgb.edu/alumni/benefits/travel/
for all the details!
Need a break? Get one in our latest partnership with University Alumni Travel
Benefits. You'll find rental access to thousands of private condominium
resorts and vacation homes (Off-season and short notice inventory pool at
$349 per week) and discounts on hotels and rental cars at hundreds of locations.
to see listings under "search available rentals" and call the toll-free
reservation number at 1-888-729-3842 to speak with a vacation guide at no
charge. Give them your UATB Code: AWI-001. More than 3,500 resorts in 80
countries offered. Hotel and car rental discounts also available at www.alumnitravelbenefits.com.
to the Wilderness...
A UWGB Alumni and Friends Family Weekend
Looking for an excuse to take a mini-vacation? Now you have it. UW-Green
Bay's Alumni Association will be hosting a wet and wild family weekend
at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort in the Wisconsin Dells Friday,
May 6 and Saturday, May 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 reservations 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.
Check out their Web
site at www.wildernessresort.com.
offering incredible rates!
Regency Suites Hotel and Conference Center
is offering the UWGB Alumni and Parents Club a $79 suite rate to UW-Green
Bay alumni. A suite includes a complimentary full breakfast each morning,
complimentary beverage reception each evening, in-room movies at a minimal
cost, and access to a fitness center, pool and sauna. In addition, you can
receive two tickets to a Phoenix men's or women's home basketball game after
your fifth night stay, one complimentary ticket to a Broadway performance
at the Weidner Center after your tenth night stay. Free shuttle service
is available to and from UWGB (from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. everyday). Call 1-800-236-3330
to make your reservation. Based on space availability and excludes home
Packer football weekends.
Inn - City Centre is offering a Preferred Alumni/Parent Rate of $69
for all rooms, one to four guests in a room. In addition, the first night
you stay, you will receive a 50 percent discount off your already reduced
rate of $69. Following your tenth overnight visit, you will have earned
a complimentary night stay. Call 1-800-457-2929. Based on space availability
and excludes home Packers' football weekends.
Make your first stay the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony...
The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association has made two major changes to its
annual awards. First, up to three Distinguished Alumni Awards will be
presented annually. Secondly, up to three Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards
have been added to recognize the accomplishments of those who graduated
in the past 10 years. To review the criteria or nominate a deserving alumnus,
visit the UW-Green Bay/Alumni Web site at www.uwgb.edu/alumni
and click on "Alumni Awards." Deadline for submitting awards for the Spring
2005 Alumni Awards Ceremony is February 15, 2005. Alumni Awards Night
will be held in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union, Saturday, April
No room at the 'in' campus
UW-Green Bay was the first of the 13 four-year campuses in the UW System
to cut off freshman applications for the fall semester. The January cut-off
date was the earliest in the University's history. For the full story
go to http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005jan.htm#closed.
Kress gift makes new student center a reality
Thanks to a generous gift from the George F. Kress Foundation, UWGB has
reached a major goal in fundraising for the University's sports and events
center project. The Kress gift and others completed a commitment of $7.5
million in private funding needed for the project to secure $7.5 million
from the state of Wisconsin. Plans for the "Kress Events Center" include
a central area with a seating capacity in the range of 3,000 to 4,000.
It will include facilities for running, racquet sports, volleyball and
intramural basketball, cardiovascular and aerobic activities, and swimming
and diving pools. The center will offer new health and recreation opportunities
for all students. It will accommodate important and popular campus events
such as summer orientation, commencement, student career fairs, festivals,
concerts and multicultural activities. For more go to http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2004dec.htm#kressgift.
Former basketball players
Ben Berlowski and Chari Nordgaard Knueppel, former Nordic skier Dan Goltz
and former soccer player, coach, and director of sports information and
sports marketing Terry Powers are UW-Green Bay's newest inductees to the
Phoenix Hall of Fame. The 12th annual induction banquet Friday, Feb. 18
will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the banquet in the Phoenix
Rooms of the University Union on the UW-Green Bay campus. Cost is $25 per
person. To order tickets, call the Phoenix Sports Center at (920) 465-5125.
Hall of Fame
Feb. 18, 6 p.m.
Reminder: Still time to register for No Limits!
No Limits! A Celebration of Women and Girls in Sports and a fundraiser for
Phoenix women's athletics is January 28. UWGB Alumnae and Phoenix Hall of
Famer Pam Roecker serves as master of ceremonies. Suzy Favor Hamilton is
the keynote speaker. Philanthropist and advocate Carol Bush, Banta Corp.
CEO Stephanie Streeter and UW-Green Bay volleyball player Krystle Lange
will receive awards. Call 920-465-2837 for details.
Cut and simplify your monthly student loan repayments
Your Alumni Association has partnered with CFS (College Funding Services
to offer, the Alumni Loan Consolidation Program (ALCP), a federally guaranteed
student loan consolidation program. This program enables borrowers with
greater than $7500 in outstanding student loans to have only one monthly
payment, a variety of flexible repayment plans to choose from, and a substantially
lower monthly payment. Personal loan counselors are available to walk
you through the entire process and to answer any questions that you may
have. Best of all, you know your Alumni Association has done the research
to find a program that will best serve you as you enter your post-graduation
life. Visit the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association link to ALCP program at
Consider yourself an 'area globalist'?
The Office of International Education, UW-Green Bay, is developing an
organization of worldly individuals, people with international experiences
and/or interests. Our working title for such people is "area globalists,"
and we have enthusiastic responses from over 125 of them to date. We hope
to hear from you, as well.
in programs with international students.
Learn about unique international events and activities on campus,
across Wisconsin and the nation, and abroad.
Receive news about state and national trends in international education.
Provide input on helping the citizens of Northeastern Wisconsin
become more aware of global issues and events.
If interested, contact
Jay Harris, Office of International Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, (920)
465-2413. If using e-mail, please share your postal address.
Watch your mail for 'Inside'
Your next Inside Magazine should hit your home in late February. Featured
this time are alumni who have helped Northeast Wisconsin communities maintain
their strong economic fortunes. Plus, "Lov U" &3151; a feature about a few
couples who met at UW-Green Bay and the special circumstances behind their
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.
Bay Alumni Reunion
Bank Business Reception
Hall of Fame Banquet
Bay Basketball Alumni Weekend
Alumni Luncheon with Chancellor Shepard
Public Service Business Reception
and Friends Family Weekend, Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
Lodes '70, a member of UW-Green Bay's first graduating class, recently announced
his retirement from Modine Manufacturing, headquartered in Racine, as its
advertising and sales promotion manager. Modine is one of the world's largest
manufacturers and distributors of heat exchange equipment. Lodes majored
in managerial systems.
Jeanne (Marnocha) Czech '74 has been the principal of the elementary school in the Freedom School District for the past 11 years. She has school superintendent certification from UW-Milwaukee. Her degree is in communication and the arts with a teacher certification in elementary education.
David Zawieja '79, a professor of physiology in the College of Medicine at Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, is assuming the leadership of the Cardiovascular Research Institute's new Division of Lymphatic Biology. His laboratory's efforts directed toward investigating lymphatic function and the mechanisms responsible for regulating lymph flow, are reflected in his leadership of the new division. His degree is in population dynamics.
Kathryn (DeBaker) Krynik '81 is the sole proprietor of Pegasus Editorial Services in Homewood, Ill. After 20 years as an editor at the University of Chicago Press, she has gone into business for herself and is editing manuscripts from throughout the country. She has two children, Jason, who is an architect, and Rachel, who is in her third year at Cornell University. Her degree is in humanistic studies.
Eileen Connolly-Kessler '82, a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, addressed the UW-Green Bay Student Senate in fall. Connolly-Keesler, who has a bachelor's degree in social work from UW-Green Bay, discussed the state budget and other UW System issues. She is executive director of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.
Alex Carmichael '83 is a youth pastor with Baptist Union of Scotland. He recently found himself in the public spotlight. Both BBC 1 television news and BBC Radio in Scotland interviewed him regarding the U.S. presidential elections. He majored in communication and the arts and has a teacher's certification in grades 6-12.
Ted (Theodore) Gusmer '83 is a technical trainer with Binary Training, Inc. in De Pere. He majored in communication and the arts.
Jeffrey Hess '91 completed a master's in vocal performance at the University of Minnesota, and is in the second year of a doctoral music program there. He completed his first lead role as Hoffmann in the spring opera performance of Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann", and has two major roles next season-Rinuccio in Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" and Don Ottavio in Mozart's "Don Giovanni." The music major taught choir for 11 years in the public schools.
Wesley Johnson '93 is a full-time therapist with the American Foundation in Green Bay. He returned to the area after eight years in West Palm Beach, Fla. He announces the birth of his fourth child (three girls and a boy) and invites e-mails from other alumni. He is a licensed professional counselor with the American Foundation of Counseling Services. His degrees are in psychology and human development.
Susan (Doughty) Moumblow '00 is a training and evaluation outreach coordinator with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She is pursuing a Master's of Science Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College. She majored in communication processes.
Jessaca Frost '02 is a birth-to-three/special education teacher at the Penfield Children's Center in Milwaukee. She hopes to complete a director's credential for child care professionals through UW-Milwaukee in December 2005. She is a member of the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association.
To see more class notes, or to submit your own, go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.