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@lumni Newsletter January 2005

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Alumni News


UW-Green Bay men's basketball photo.

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.

UW-Green Bay women's basketball photo.
Make 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.

To purchase tickets for the upcoming games, call the Phoenix Ticket Office at (920) 465-2625.

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.

Men's games:
Women's games:

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

Alumni Phone-a-thon volunteers.

Can You 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?

Expect to be called during the last two weeks of February. For more on the Phone-a-Thon go to

Photo travel tour to Alaska.Get 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 for all the details!


Give yourself a break!
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. Visit 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

Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.Escape 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

Local hotels 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.

Holiday 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 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 16.

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

Kress Events Center. 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

Phoenix Hall of Fame inductees.
UW-Green Bay
Hall of Fame
induction banquet

Feb. 18, 6 p.m.

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.

No Limits! A Celebration of Women and Girls in Sports logo. 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.

• Become involved 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,, (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 "coupleness."

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

Mark your calendars:
• Jan. 29 UW-Green Bay Alumni Reunion
• Feb. 8 Associate Bank Business Reception
• Feb. 18 Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet
• Feb. 19 UW-Green Bay Basketball Alumni Weekend
• March 9 Madison-Area Alumni Luncheon with Chancellor Shepard
• March 22 Wisconsin Public Service Business Reception
• April 16 Alumni Awards Night
• May 6-8 Alumni and Friends Family Weekend, Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells
• June 10 Scholarship Golf Outing
• June 9-12 Bayfest

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to


Class Notes

Ron 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

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