@lumni Newsletter January 2006
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to receive alumni awards April 29
— three Distinguished Alumni and two Outstanding Recent Alumni —
will be recognized with alumni awards during a gathering on campus
named 'Most Distinguished'
Receiving Distinguished Alumni recognition are William Gollnick
'81, chief of staff for the Oneida Tribe of Indians, Oneida,
Wis.; Betsy Hendrickson '79, an honorary chair of UW-Green Bay's
capital campaign and a founding member of the Chancellor's Council
of Trustees; and Paul Linzmeyer '78, president of Bay Towel,
Inc., Green Bay.
'Outstanding Recent Alumni'
The Outstanding Recent Alumni are David Lamers '01, Kaukauna,
an award-winning classroom educator in Ashwaubenon; and Veronica
Brieno-Rankin '99, South Range, Mich., a graduate at Southwest
Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, where she serves as a hydrogeologist
providing technical support in the examination of regional groundwater
flow and solute transport within the Yucca Mountain, Nevada
proposed nuclear waste repository site.
Join us for Alumni Awards Night – Saturday, April 29
Alumni Awards Night will be held in the Phoenix Rooms of the
University Union, on campus. A reception begins at 5 p.m., followed
by a 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. awards program. The cost is only
$15 per person. Call Mark Brunette (920) 465-2586, or e-mail
him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan on it
Want to leave a legacy? Consider a planned gift to your 'U.' Read about
planned giving at http://www.uwgb.edu/advancement/gift_planned.html.
Supporting women in science is next downtown lecture topic
Gender and Classroom Interaction" is the next topic of discussion
in the UW-Green Bay Downtown Luncheon Series. The event is Thursday,
March 23 at the Holiday Inn City Centre.
Heidi Fencl, UW-Green Bay associate professor of
natural and applied sciences, will focus her discussion on the interaction
between teaching approaches, classroom climate, and development
of student self-efficacy, as it relates to successful women in science
and research careers.
Cost is $15. Register
list is lengthy
The UW-Green Bay Research Council recently announced a lengthy list of
faculty projects that received partial funding in the fall semester round
of grants-in-aid of research. Receiving awards were Profs. Aldrete, Bartell,
D'Amico, Emmons, Everingham, Gates, Gurung, Kersten, Kiehn, Kok, Krieger,
Lyon, Merkel, Mokren, Nielsen, Ortiz, Ragan, Rodriguez, Terry, Whitworth
and Wilson-Doenges. Read more: http://www.uwgb.edu/rc/index.htm.
Bayfest goes off
campus and 'International'
Just weeks following news that UW-Green Bay would no longer host Bayfest
was the announcement that the folks who run Artsteet want to bring a new
festival — "International Bayfest" — to downtown Green Bay at the Leicht
Park site. Want to know more? Click on the Green
Bay Press-Gazette story.
students get the call to
"Red Herring," the McCarthy-era-inspired play presented in the Jean
Weidner Theater in October, was invited to compete in the 2006 regional
American College Theater Festival in Bloomington, Ill. Read
more on how the students did.
Campus mourns two professors; obituary published for Mannino
University campus mourns the passing of two popular faculty members.
Joseph Mannino, an associate professor emeritus
of Human Biology, and Anthony Galt, a professor
of Social Change and Development, passed away recently.
Read more about Prof.
Read more about Prof.
Galt memorial fund will support student travel
Contributions are now being accepted to support establishment of "The
Anthony H. Galt Student Travel Fund." The newest UW-Green Bay fund honors
the memory of Prof. Emeritus Galt, an award-winning scholar and advocate
of international education, who passed away Dec. 10 at the age of 61.
Donations can be made to the University Advancement Office with checks
made out to the "Green Bay Fund" and designated for "The Anthony H. Galt
Student Travel Fund."
mourns passing of first vice chancellor
Robert H. Maier, who served as the first vice chancellor
of UW-Green Bay, died Monday, Oct. 24, in Green Bay. Maier joined
UW-Green Bay as assistant chancellor for instruction and research
in 1967, the year before the University began offering classes as
a four-year institution. He was promoted to vice chancellor in 1969.
A student scholarship based on financial need will be established
in his name.
new direction for Weidner Center
It's not likely that Broadway musicals will play at the Weidner Center
anytime soon. Fiscally challenged in recent years, Chancellor Shepard
announced a new direction for the facility. For his remarks go to http://www.uwgb.edu/chancellor/remarks/email18.htm.
To read the University's
official release on the matter click here: http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2005dec.htm#weidner.
It's Women's Alumni Basketball Weekend
Join the Phoenix women's basketball team and former Phoenix players
for Alumni Weekend, Jan. 20-22.
Former Phoenix Head Coach Carol Hammerle and former Phoenix player
Tiffany Mor will receive awards at Friday's "No Limits: A Celebration
of Women and Girls in Sports" fundraiser. Kate Hogan, Green
Bay Packers' director of retail operations will also be receiving
an award. Other events:
Saturday, January 21:
• 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Alumnae game, Phoenix Sports Center
• 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception, The Bar, 2001 Holmgren Way
Sunday, January 22:
• 11:00 a.m. UWGB Women vs. Butler, Phoenix Sports Center
To attend either the Friday evening "No Limits" dinner
or the women's game on Sunday, contact Marilyn McCarey at (920)
465-2625 or email@example.com.
a young girl interested in athletics?
Reserve a space for her in the No Limits! Clinic beginning at 8:30
a.m., Jan. 21 at the Phoenix Sports Center. Registration remains open
for girls ages 5-10. The clinic is run by female Phoenix athletes
and is part of "No Limits!" fundraiser. Cost for the two-hour
clinic is $10 and girls will receive a No Limits t-shirt and will
participate in, and learn more about, every women's sport offered
at UW-Green Bay. Registration forms are available at the PSC or by
contacting Amanda Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to town? Check out Wingate Inn
Support your Alumni Association with a stay at Airport Wingate Inn-Green
Bay. A stay at the Wingate means the Association receives free stuff
to be given back to you at alumni functions. Plus, it's a great
deal — $69 a night for the "UW-Green Bay Alumni and Parents
offer includes complimentary full breakfast (more than 40 items),
rooms with microwave and refrigerator, wireless Internet connection
throughout the hotel, complimentary two-hour cocktail reception
(Sunday-Thursday 5-7 p.m.), and free shuttle service throughout
the Green Bay area. Take a virtual tour at www.wingateinns.com.
Call (920) 617-2000 to make your reservation, reference code # 1271531
to receive the preferred UWGB Alumni/Parents rate. Excludes Packers
Phone-A-Thon Continues Record-Setting Pace
Thanks to you the ninth annual UW-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon is on a record-setting pace in new dollars and new donors. We're at about the halfway point with January calls to those that majored in communications, art, theatre, music, computing science and more. Calls beginning on Feb. 19 will go to alums in the areas of business and accounting. Funds generated through the Phone-A-Thon help support student scholarships and student learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. C'mon, answer the call. As always, if you have questions, you can check out the Phone-A-Thon Web site at http://www.uwgb.edu/phoneathon or contact Director of Annual Giving Shane Kohl at email@example.com.
the call' with "Lambeau Cottage" restoration
Thanks to a generous gift from alumnus Craig Mueller, UW-Green Bay
is restoring and renovating the historic Lambeau Cottage on the
shore of Green Bay. After an extensive interior and exterior makeover
of the cottage, the University will use it for campus functions,
community events and outdoor recreation and instruction. Legendary
Green Bay Packers founder and coach Curly Lambeau was the building's
original owner. Read more about this refurbished
"Curly's Cottage" attracts more media attention: The
building has an "up north" rustic feel distinct from other sites
on campus. Read the full Green Bay Press-Gazette story.
4E staffer Giese wins national student newspaper award
Fawn Giese '05, Fourth Estate's layout editor during the 2004-05 academic
year, won second-place honors in the "News Page/Spread" category for a layout
in the Oct. 14, 2004 edition headlined "Student musicians rock the GB music
scene." Giese, now employed at Humana, Green Bay, finished second to a student
from North Carolina State University and ahead of finalists from Ball State,
Indiana and Columbia. Read
Estate student newspaper won a prestigious national award at
the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention
in Kansas City.
Phoenix teams score high in graduation rate
The NCAA's new Graduation Success Rate report shows that UW-Green Bay's
women's basketball, women's Nordic skiing, women's cross country and men's
golf teams had perfect 100 percent graduation success rates. Four other
athletic teams — men's basketball, men's cross country, men's swimming
and women's soccer — had graduation success rates above 90 percent.
Overall, UW-Green Bay athletic teams had a 90 percent rate, well above
the national average of 76 percent. Read the full story.
Hall of Fame is Feb. 10
UW-Green Bay Athletics will welcome five new members to the Phoenix Hall
of Fame. Inductees this year are friends and philanthropists Bob and Carol
Bush, Tim Dunne (soccer, 1992-94), Donna Gunville (women's basketball,
1985-89) and Dean Vander Plas (men's basketball, 1987-91). (Read more
about the new inductees.)
The dinner and ceremony are scheduled for Friday evening, February 10,
in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Interested in attending?
Contact Marilyn McCarey at (920) 465-2625.
Alumni Basketball Weekend
Former Phoenix players return to the basketball court on Saturday,
February 11. The alumni will play at 5 p.m. at the Resch Center
(admission is free). At 7:05 p.m., the Phoenix hosts Youngstown
following the game, your Alumni Association and Phoenix athletics
will host a complimentary hors d'oeuvres/cash bar reception for
the returning players and guests at The Bar on Holmgren Way. Interested
in attending the game? Contact Marilyn McCarey at (920) 465-2625.
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.
Board of Directors Meeting
||Women's Basketball Alumni Weekend
||Men's Alumni Basketball Weekend
||UWGB Alumni Educators Breakfast/Reception
Held in conjunction with NWEA Annual Conference
Radisson Inn, Green Bay
||UW System Alumni Gathering
Held in conjunction with basketball game
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trailblazers
||Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
Downtown: Connecting for Lunch
Heidi Fencl — Science, Gender and Classroom Interaction
Holiday Inn-City Centre
Awards Night, UWGB Campus
||Founder's Association Spring Reception, Weidner Center
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
Kim Cook '02 will complete her MFA in Costume Design at Ohio University and has been hired back repeatedly by the Utah Shakespearean Festival. She recently completed her first New York City off-off-Broadway production.
Nick Mortensen '01 was recently named Madison's Funniest Person and is a finalist in the Twin Cities Funniest Person contest. He has "formed a union of sorts for stand up comedians called WiSuc (The Wisconsin Stand Up Comedy Project)." The history major is performing across the Midwest and plans a fall appearance at his alma mater.
Jill Neuendorf '95 is currently a resident director of the Outbound Program in Vladimit, Russia, where she works with American university students studying Russian. This fall she begins five years of doctoral work at Bryn Mawr College in order to teach Russian at a university in the United States. Her bachelor's degrees are in German and humanistic studies.
Travis Cain '93 recently joined Planet Propaganda, Madison, as a designer. He helps shape passion-based brands such as Gary Fisher mountain bikes and Bretford furniture and workspaces. Cain earned an M.F.A. in design from the School of Visual Arts, N.Y. He previously worked at Powell, N.Y., as a designer and at Kiehl's in New York City designing store windows. He has a personal concentration in integrated communications.
Larry Gruber '87 is working on a new design for an HBO film and has taken up temporary residence in Williamsburg, Va. In the 2004/2005 Broadway Yearbook, Gruber is listed as associate or assistant scenic design for Fiddler on the Roof, Dracula, Good Vibrations, The Glass Menagerie and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is a theatre major.
Kristen (Yarbrough) Richards '80 is the assistant principal at Sand Hill Elementary School, Effingham County, Ga. She has been teaching in the area for 14 years and was chosen "star teacher" by the 2005 South Effingham High School valedictorian. Her degree is in humanistic studies.
Caroljean (Kores) Rodesch '79 has retired to Northeast Utah after a 30-year career in child psychotherapy and psychiatric social work in Green Bay. She is pursuing an interest in Southwest petroglyphs. Communication from friends is welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has a master's degree in Environmental Arts and Sciences..
To see more class
notes, or to submit your own, go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.