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@lumni Newsletter January 2006

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Alumni News

Five to receive alumni awards April 29
Five individuals three Distinguished Alumni and two Outstanding Recent Alumni will be recognized with alumni awards during a gathering on campus April 29.

Gollnick, Hendrickson, Linzmeyer,
named 'Most Distinguished'

William Gollnick, Betsy Hendrickson, Paul Linzmeyer.

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.
Lamers, Brieno-Rankin named
'Outstanding Recent Alumni'

David Lamers, Veronica Brieno-Rankin.

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 to register.

Plan on it
Want to leave a legacy? Consider a planned gift to your 'U.' Read about planned giving at

Supporting women in science is next downtown lecture topic
Heidi Fencl.

"Science, 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 online .

Faculty research 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:

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.

Theatre students get the call to
regional festival

"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.

  Students Josh Wintersteen and Derek Meyer star in play Red Herring.

Campus mourns two professors; obituary published for Mannino

Profs. Anthony Galt and Joseph Mannino.

The 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. Mannino.
Read more about Prof. Galt.

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."

Robert H. Maier.
University 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.

Campus announces 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

To read the University's official release on the matter click here:

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 (free admission)
• 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

No Limits.

Know 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

Coming 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 Program."

Wingate Inn.

The 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

Call (920) 617-2000 to make your reservation, reference code # 1271531 to receive the preferred UWGB Alumni/Parents rate. Excludes Packers football weekends.

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 or contact Director of Annual Giving Shane Kohl at

Mueller 'answers the call' with "Lambeau Cottage" restoration
Lambeau Cottage.
Criag Mueller.

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 campus landmark.

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
Fourth Estate logo. The Fourth Estate student newspaper won a prestigious national award at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention in Kansas City.
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 more.

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.

UW-Green Bay Phoenix.

Men's 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 State.

Youngstown State Penguins.

Immediately 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.

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 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:
• January 17 Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
• January 20-22 Women's Basketball Alumni Weekend
• February 11 Men's Alumni Basketball Weekend
• March 10 UWGB Alumni Educators Breakfast/Reception
Held in conjunction with NWEA Annual Conference
Radisson Inn, Green Bay
• March 18 UW System Alumni Gathering
Held in conjunction with basketball game
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trailblazers
• March 21 Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
• March 23 UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch
Heidi Fencl — Science, Gender and Classroom Interaction
Holiday Inn-City Centre
Register online
• April 29 Alumni Awards Night, UWGB Campus
• May 2 Founder's Association Spring Reception, Weidner Center

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to

Class Notes

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 She has a master's degree in Environmental Arts and Sciences..

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

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