@lumni Newsletter November 2005
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Think Grandparents' U.
New this summer is a camp for grandparents and grandchildren. Grandparents'
University will be held July 13-14, 2006. Alumni and close friends
of UW-Green Bay are invited to participate with their grandchildren,
ages 7-14. Choose your major from a number of subjects, all taught
by UW-Green Bay faculty. Watch
this space for more information.
Stats guru Conley is
speaking, he has to be one of the best golfers on campus, yet it
is likely that few know it. Now his secret is out, as longtime Business
Administration Prof. William Conley was inducted recently into the
Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame. He was honored along with
teammates from Albion's unbeaten 1970 conference champions.
friend of Conley shared the photo with this newsletter, saying that
so many UW-Green Bay alumni ("practically all of them," the source
says) took his introductory statistics course that they'd probably
be interested in hearing about his golfing greatness. (That's Bill
at far right in the photo.)
14 of Top 50 have
UW-Green Bay ties
Thirteen UWGB graduates and one former administrator (Don Harden) were
recently listed as one of "50 People to Know" in Green Bay. The article
appeared in the Oct./Nov. Bay Business Journal. They are:
Carol (La Luzerne) Gibson '85
Juliet Cole '80
Alex Zacarias '05
Tim Nixon '87
William Gollnick '81
Naletta (Rucinski) Burr '98
Paul Linzmeyer '78
Ker Vang '98
Laural (Virtues) Wauters '82
Glen Tilot '81
Donald Harden (administrator)
one common goal
What do philanthropist Jim Kress and UW-Green Bay student Melissa Detert
have in common? Plenty. Read all about them in the latest Inside Magazine/Annual
Report headed to your homes this week or next.
A lead gift by the Kress family Foundation enabled the University to break
ground on a 32.5 million renovation to the existing Phoenix Sports Center.
UW-Green Bay students and student-government leaders, shown below, were
among the first to take a turn at the ceremonial shovels.
Click for more groundbreaking
news and photos.
Prediction: Women's basketball No. 1, again
Despite losing four starters from last season's 27-4 squad, the UW-Green
Bay women's basketball team is once again predicted to finish first
in the Horizon League, according to a preseason poll of league coaches,
sports information directors and media members. The Phoenix took home
23 of a possible 25 first-place votes, as the league's top team heading
into the season for the fourth straight year.
a women's basketball schedule go to http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics/wbb/index.asp.
Plan to see the
Phoenix in action? Buy now.
Expect a number of sellouts for Phoenix Women's games at the Phoenix Sports
Center. Your best way to secure a ticket is by purchasing a season ticket.
For tickets to Phoenix athletic events, click here http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics/tickets/index.asp.
UW-Green Bay students
take the stage
Making plans for an evening out? Don't forget about the outstanding stage
and musical performances of UW-Green Bay students. Go to http://www.uwgb.edu/arts/
to find out more and to check out these seasonal shows:
||Jazz I & II Ensembles
||Vocal Jazz Ensemble
and the Night Visitors
and Symphonic Band
Concert Choir and University Chorus
comedy: Only You
What's showing at
Bedtime Stories: An Installation by alumnae Rebecca Pearson
'01 ended Nov. 3. The 33rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
runs Nov. 17 through Dec. 16. Lawton Gallery hours are Tuesday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The gallery will be closed Nov. 24-28.
Phoenix Coach honored at No Limits
No Limits! A Celebration of Women and Girls in Sports has announced that
Carol Hammerle, head coach of the Phoenix women's basketball team for
25 seasons, will receive its Eternal Flame Award. The award recognizes
a woman who has supported or contributed significantly to girls' and/or
womens' sports in the Northeast Wisconsin community.
The event is a fundraiser
for Phoenix women's athletics.
E-mail Amanda Braun
at email@example.com for ticket information.
'Sheepshead Review' welcomes alumni submissions
— the campus journal for the arts — is actively seeking works from
UW-Green Bay alumni (those with works featured in its publications from
the 1970s, '80s, and '90s.) Review of submissions begins Nov. 18. Direct
questions to Editor-in-Chief Sarah Thiele at firstname.lastname@example.org
or adviser Rebecca Meacham at email@example.com.
lead your Alumni Association.
New Board of Directors for the 2005-2008 terms:
Tara DuBois '04, staff accountant, Schenck Business Solutions
Jaclyn Fradette '99, buyer coordinator, Cornerstone Business
Sarah Inman '92, community impact manager, Brown County
Carmen Leuthner '96, education director, Outreach and
Adult Access, UWGB
Angela Olson '00, attorney, Denissen, Kranzush, Mahoney
& Ewald, S.C.
Angela Stangel '03, corporate communication specialist,
Jenni Turner, student representative
Mona Christensen '80 and '96, coordinator, Youth
Opportunities, UW-Green Bay
James Genrich '71, administrator, McCormick Memorial
Brian Gold '99, assistant vice president-commercial banking,
M&I Bank of West Bend
Mike Iwinski '99, sales representative, Ameriprise Auto
and Home Insurance
Dave Muench '72 and '79, retired
Paul Northway '90, vice president-business banking, Associated
Bank of Green Bay
Ron Opicka '70, vice president, CEO, East Shore Industries
Joe Pieper '99, assistant vice president, Associated
Bank of Middleton
Richard Spangenberg '71, retired
President – Andrew Bottoni '97, territory manager,
The Valspar Corporation
VP of Alumni Operations – Kelly Ruh '01, accountant,
VP of Alumni Services – Bradley Christensen '93,
business development, Aurora Healthcare
Secretary – Donna Sheedy '94, investor relations
manager, WPS Resources
Treasurer – Vince Schamber '00, financial analyst,
Hudson Sharp Machine Comp.
Ad-Hoc Members – Mandy Soland '98, client relationships,
Landmark Staffing Resources; and Ryan Chernick '00, vice
president/customer service, Camera Corner-Connecting Point
insurance at a reasonable rate? Read on...
Alumni Association and American Insurance Administrators have partnered
to offer graduates and friends of the University group life insurance,
health insurance and financial service plans that can protect you
for a lifetime. GradMed short-term health insurance, for instance,
is great for new grads and other alumni between jobs. For more information
call (800) 922-1245 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST) or visit http://www.alumniinsuranceprogram.com/uwgb.
Why apply for an Alumni Association affinity credit card? Because
every purchase you make means MBNA makes a contribution to support
Alumni Association programs. With an MBNA America Bank credit card,
you'll enjoy no annual fee, online account access to up-to-the-minute
information, and state-of-the-art fraud protection. To apply or find
out more information, go to the MNBA
online application site. Or call MBNA toll-free at 1-800-551-0839,
TTY users call 1-800-833-6262; please mention Priority Code LN4Y.
Be sure to ask about the UW-Green Bay American Express(r) Card
which was recently added to our program!
(Arizona) grads, we're coming your way!
Bruce and Cyndie Shepard, and UWGB alumnus Robert Hann '87, are hosting
a social gathering of alumni and friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday,
November 19 at Garduno's Margarita Factory (8787 N Scottsdale Rd Suite
A102, Scottsdale, AZ). Alumni can catch up on the latest happenings at
their alma mater, and network with fellow graduates. RSVP to Paula Marcec-Ehrfurth,
Assistant to the Chancellor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mark Brunette,
Director of Alumni Relations at (920) 465-2586.
Downtown for Lunch Series –Thursday, November 17
Rebecca Meacham Truth in Fiction! Award-Winning Author Reveals Writing
are told, "Write what you know." But what do you write when you
don't know a lot? And how do your often mundane experiences lead
to compelling fiction? Author and UW-Green Bay faculty member Rebecca
Meacham discusses these answers and describes her story collection,
Let's Do, critically acclaimed as "blatantly wise.... brave
and outrageous." Meacham's first book has garnered national praise
and statewide recognition.
Alumni, help us get the conversation started
Are you interested in connecting with fellow UW-Green Bay graduates on
a social basis or maybe for professional networking? Let's get the conversation
started. Plan to attend an informal gathering at 5:30 p.m., Thursday,
December 15, at Great Dane Pub and Brewing in Fitchburg (2980 Cahill).
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be on hand. RSVP to Aaron
Richardson '00 by Monday, December 12 at email@example.com.
in March; Amsterdam-London-Paris in June...
Young alums and those young at heart are invited to travel with
EF College Travel at great prices and plenty of amenities. Travel
for 7 days to Madrid and Barcelona over Spring Break for less than
$1,400 (fees and taxes included). Or spend 10 days in Europe next
summer visiting Amsterdam, Paris and London for under $2,100. All
trips include round-trip airfare, hotels, transfers, breakfast daily,
welcome dinner, a tour director, walking tours and guided sightseeing
tours. Book your trip by November 30, 2005 with a $150 deposit and
receive a $100 credit on the final bill. Check it out at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/travelyoung.html.
or Austria (April 28-May 6) for $1,799
(includes airfare from Chicago, Milwaukee and other Midwest cities)
Alumni and friends can travel with Global Holidays to Kitzbuhel, one
of Europe's most famous international resorts nestled in the heart
of the majestic Austrian Alps. Experience the hospitality of this
700-year-old town as you discover award-winning restaurants and exciting
nightlife. Every view is breathtaking. Request a brochure by emailing
the alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available online from Global
miss out on the action!
Join your Alumni Association for an evening of exciting men's basketball
when the Phoenix travels to Milwaukee to do battle with conference rival
UW-Milwaukee. Game time is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at U.S. Cellular
Arena in Milwaukee. Catch up with fellow alumni and friends for a complimentary
hors d'oeuvres/cash bar halftime reception on the west
side/main concourse area of the U.S. Cellular Arena (adjacent to sections
310-312). Immediately following the game, walk over to Major Goolsby's
Bar and Grill (340 W. Kilbourn St.) for an informal, post-game gathering.
friends, great game, free refreshments, where do you sign up?
To arrange seating with other Phoenix fans — place your order by
Dec. 1 — to the UW-Green Bay Phoenix Ticket Office at (920) 465-2625.
Remember the Good Times with GTP
Good Times Programming
Alumni are invited to "Remember the Good Times!" cash bar/hors
d'oeuvres reception at 5:30 p.m., in Resch Center Suite 313 (PMI Party
Suite). Stay for the Green Bay Gambler's hockey game at 7:05 p.m. Phase
three for the evening follows the Gamblers game — an informal social
at The Bar on Holmgren Way. Interested? Contact Jenni Turner at email@example.com
by Monday, November 28 for ticket information and RSVP.
Group organizes constituent group
The Adult Degree Program at UW-Green Bay convened its first meeting of
the "Interdisciplinary Studies (IST) Alumni Network" in October. Steering
committee membership was established and consists of Cindy Freitag
'05, Kimberly Klumb '05, Laura Pankratz
'03, Trevor Gamache '98, Katharine Olski
'78/'79, Sandie Scott '97, Ken Hardtke
'92, Joan Osthelder '90, and student representative Marilynn
New members are invited
to attend the next IST Alumni Network meeting to be held at 11:30 a.m.,
Saturday, Nov. 19, in one of the Alumni Rooms located inside the Nicolet
Dining Room in the University Union. Contact
Eric Craver at 920-465-2577 for more information or to become involved
in this exciting new initiative.
Wine and Cheese Classic
It's one of the cheesiest events in school history, but that doesn't
hurt attendance. Nearly 100 faculty, staff and student's attended
the Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic in October.
for answering the call!
The Ninth Annual Alumni Phone-A-Thon is in progress and it's been a record-pacing
year, thanks to you. Funds generated through the Phone-A-Thon help support
student scholarships and student learning opportunities.
Calling biology, chemistry, sciences and more
The November calling schedule runs from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13
through Thursday, Nov.17. Areas of study targeted for calls this month
include human biology, biology, chemistry, mathematics, earth science,
physics, environmental science, ecosystems analysis, environmental control,
human adaptability, nutritional sciences and science and environmental
change. Check out our Web site at http://www.uwgb.edu/phoneathon
or contact Director of Annual Giving Shane Kohl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We beg of you...
don't become a lost alum!
New job, change of address? 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.
Association Board of Directors Meeting
Downtown: Connecting for Lunch
Rebecca Meacham – Truth in Fiction!
Award-Winning Author Reveals Writing Secrets
Chancellor Bruce Shepard welcomes UWGB alumni for social
Times Program Reunion
The Bar on Holmgren Way
Bay Commencement Reception
Reception with men's basketball game vs. UW-Milwaukee,
U.S. Cellular Arena
The Bar on Holmgren Way,
Held in conjunction with men's home basketball game vs. UW-Milwaukee
Association Board of Directors Meeting
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
the cost of natural gas and heating oil expected to skyrocket this
winter, there's growing interest in alternative energy sources. The
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel turned to UW-Green Bay Prof. John
Katers, '91 and '93 recently, to discuss these alternatives.
Katers is an associate
professor of Natural and Applied Science at UW-Green Bay.
'90 joined Associated Bank as vice president, treasury management where
he will manage growth of business and municipality banking relationships
throughout the Northeast region. He is a Certified Treasury Professional
(CTP) with more than 14 years experience in the financial services industry.
His degree is business administration.
'90 has been at We Energies for 13 years and manager of compliance since
2001. She writes that she is working on the company's largest project
in its history — the construction of a new power plant in Oak Creek.
She has been married since 1996 and is mother to Sean (8) and Ashley (5).
Her degree is in public and environmental administration.
'83 lives in the San Francisco area and is managing an international logistics
company specializing in Asia/USA cargo movement. He generally visits the
Green Bay area every couple of years. His degree is in urban and regional
'85 works in television production and newspaper reporting in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia. The double major in social change and development and political
science is interested in reconnecting with old friends. She earned a graduate
degree in Washington D.C. after leaving UW-Green Bay.
Furlow '76 is the administrator for Ursuline Child Development
Center, Ursuline Camp Schools in Louisville, KY. Her degree is in humanism
and cultural change.
'76 was named president and chief operating officer of Supervalu. The
25-year veteran had been executive vice president and president of distribution
since 2001. His degree is in managerial systems.
To see more class
notes, or to submit your own, go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.