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@lumni Newsletter September 2005

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Alumni News

Are you in the loop?
Check out the Phoenix Circle...

Phoenix Circle.

It's the latest in networking, and catching up with those old buddies. Phoenix Circle allows you to post jobs in your area of interest, reconnect with old roomies, stay in touch with photo albums, join a special interest group or start your own.

Check it out. It takes only seconds to become a member. And it's free!

Madison Alums ... we're coming your way!
UW-Green Bay graduates and friends living and working in the Madison area are invited to attend an alumni reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Promenade Terrace, Overture Center for the Arts. The reception will be held in conjunction with the music educators' conference in Madison. A number of music faculty members will hold a brief performance at approximately 6:30 pm. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 21 by calling (920) 465-2586, or e-mailing

Phuture Phoenix participants and staff.

Help! 900 fifth-graders on campus Oct. 11
Can you spare a day to help UW-Green Bay host 900 fifth-graders from the local community? The Phuture Phoenix program, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 11, showcases the campus and works to inspire fifth-graders to begin thinking about college. Cyndie Shepard, wife of Chancellor Bruce Shepard, leads the event and would welcome your help.

A mandatory volunteer orientation meeting is scheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the 1965 Room of the University Union.

To sign-up, or for more information, contact Mark Brunette, Alumni Director at (920) 465-2586, or

Classes start with diverse enrollment, quality freshmen

UW-Green Bay opened its doors Tuesday, Sept. 6, to a diverse student body and one of the highest-achieving freshman classes in the University's history. UW-Green Bay enrolled 5,541 students, including 914 freshmen. The 329 undergraduate students of color are an all-time high for the University. For more, click

A day for family at Santaga Stadium

The former Phoenix Field, home of Phoenix men's and women's soccer teams, was renamed "Aldo Santaga Stadium" September 3. More than 40 alumni returned for the dedication and Homecoming activities; many contributed financially to the event for future upgrades to the soccer facility. Santaga was a Phoenix head coach for 15 seasons and did much to promote the growth of the sport in Northeast Wisconsin.
Aldo Santaga Stadium scoreboard.

For photos see

Former Pep Band members Apply here!
Wanted: Alumni with a combined interest in music and Phoenix athletics to join the Phoenix Pep Band. Perks are great free admission to Phoenix games and matches, possible NCAA tournament trips, and the excitement of being an important part of Division I athletics. Interested? E-mail Rebecca Tout at

Home and Auto Insurance Discounts Available
Your Alumni Association has teamed with Liberty Mutual a fortune 500 company that has been helping individual's live safer, more secure lives since 1912 to help you save money on your home and auto insurance. Group Savings Plus(r) allows you to take advantage of group buying power to receive outstanding rates. To learn more, click here to receive an online quote; or call a customer service rep at 1-800-835-0894. Be sure to identify yourself as a UW-Green Bay alumni to receive an additional discount.

Mike Kline. Runners receive national GPA recognition
The academic achievements of last year's men's and women's cross country teams were highlighted recently when their coaches associations honored head coach Mike Kline '88, and his Phoenix thin clads. The Phoenix men ranked fourth in the nation with a 3.44 team grade-point average, and the women earned a 3.20, good for 27th. It was a super year for Phoenix athletes both on the court (conference champs in three sports) and in the classroom (academic all-americans, conference academic title for the women). To check it out, go to

Phone-A-Thon directly benefits students.
Take our call. Please?

Phone-A-Thon.The 9th Annual UW-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon is underway in an attempt to reach more than 22,000 alumni to update information and generate financial support for your University. Alumni groups will be called by area of study (Social Work, Nursing, Extended Degree, individual majors, and more in September). Funds raised through the Phone-A-Thon help support student scholarships and student learning opportunities.

For more information on the Alumni Phone-A-Thon, check out our Web site at or contact Director of Annual Giving Shane Kohl at

Thursday, September 29, 2005
UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch

Join other UW-Green Bay alumni and those who live and work in downtown Green Bay for the Downtown: Connecting for Lunch series.
Prof. Derek Jeffreys. Prof. Derek Jeffreys leads the first discussion with his commentary, "Defending Human Dignity: John Paul II and Political Realism." Drawing on a thorough knowledge of the philosophy of John Paul II, and a wide reading of contemporary political theory, Prof. Jeffreys contrasts the Pope's moral and political thought with the political realism approach. Starting with an example drawn from current events, Jeffreys will discuss the application of the Pope's philosophy to practical political thinking on the international scale.
Jeffreys is an associate professor of Humanistic Studies. He has written the introduction to a recent edition of William James' distinguished work The Varieties of Religious Experience and was recently awarded the Templeton Foundation teaching fellowship. His book, Defending Human Dignity: John Paul II and Political Realism, was published by Brazos Press in 2004.

The event is from 11:45 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. September 29 at the Holiday Inn (Ontario-Erie rooms). The cost is $15. Register online.

Thursday, October 13, 2005
Women's Studies Alumni Reception
Women's Studies alums are encouraged to reunite Thursday, Oct. 13 in the 1965 Room of the University Union. A special reception is planned, beginning at 7 p.m. with guest Dr. Ibtesam al-Atiyat, a Jordanian Fulbright scholar of women and politics in Jordan. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available. The event is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association.

RSVP to Kim Nielsen at (920) 465-2487, or send e-mail to
Dr. Ibtesam al-Atiyat.

Photo from Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic.

Laatch Wine and Cheese Classic is back.
The mouse is alive and well, and you're invited to mingle with him at the Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic, 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at the Shorewood Golf Course. Join others in this short walk down memory lane. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be available.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 11 by calling (920) 465-2586, or e-mailing

The 'Big Cheese' has arisen!

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:
• September 27 Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
• September 29 UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch
Prof. Derek Jeffreys, "Defending Human Dignity: John Paul II and Political Realism" Register online.
• October 11 Phuture Phoenix
5th grade students visit the UW-Green Bay campus
• October 13 Women Studies Alumni Gathering
University Union, UW-Green Bay
• October 14 Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic
• October 27 UWGB Madison Area Alumni/Music Educators Reception
Overture Center, Madison, WI
• November 1 Kress Events Center Groundbreaking
• November 9 American Express/UWGB Alumni Business Reception

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to

Class Notes

Mike Jackson '76 was named president and chief operating officer at Supervalu. The 25-year veteran of the organization had been executive vice president and president of distribution since 2001. His degree is in managerial systems.

Daniel Katers '80 published the first in a series of novels through Trafford Publishing. His book Marlee is widely available through online bookstores. His degree is in social changed and development.

John Latz '80 is a project manager with ESI in Bethesda, Maryland. His degree is in population dynamics.

Gary Miciunas '80 is the senior vice president with Equis Corporation, Chicago a multidisciplinary corporate real estate services firm that delivers integrated services exclusively to business space users. His other interests include the CoreNet Global Community Reinvestment Challenge and the Three Oaks Michigan Planning Commission. His degree is in urban studies.

Donna Sheedy '94 was recently promoted to manager-investor relations with Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. She also serves on the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Board of Directors and has a degree in business administration.

Samantha Andrews '95 is a public relations associate with Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee. She majored in communication processes.

Natalie Yudt '05 works in Ottawa, Illinois as the human resources coordinator with Community Hospital of Ottawa. Her degree is in business administration.

Angie Paul '04 is a custody accountant with Investors Bank and Trust in Boston, MA. She majored in business administration.

To see more class notes, or to submit your own, go online at

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