@lumni Newsletter March 2006
News | Alumni Events | Class
pour it on at the Green Bay marathon
Watch this space for future details, but note that your Alumni Association
has signed-on to host a water station at the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon
on Sunday, May 21.
to volunteer? Contact Alumni Director Mark Brunette,
(920) 465-2586 or e-mail email@example.com.
return for internship fair
More than 20 UW-Green Bay alumni (most are pictured at left), were
among the 80 employers who participated in the Spring Job and Internship
Fair held March 1 on campus. Students learned more about the organizations
and networked with employers for full-time and internship opportunities.
For opportunities to have your company represented on campus, contact
Linda Peacock-Landrum, director of Career Services, at (920) 465-2163.
us for Alumni Awards Night — Saturday, April 29
Alumni Awards Night will be held on campus in the Phoenix Rooms of the
University Union. 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 at (920) 465-2586, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Receiving Distinguished Alumni recognition are William Gollnick '81, Betsy
Hendrickson '79, and Paul Linzmeyer '78. The Outstanding Recent Alumni
are David Lamers '01 and Veronica Brieno-Rankin '99. Read more about the
recipients in the January 2006 @lumni
Its Best of Show
award for four-year schools with newspapers of tabloid size, was given for
the Feb. 16 edition. The Fourth Estate has placed in the top four
spots in the overall excellence category for six consecutive years, but
this is the first year for the top prize.
4-E takes top honor
Fourth Estate won the top honor for overall excellence
in its division (eight-state region) at the recent Associated Collegiate
Press Best of the Midwest college newspaper competition.
Spring breakers build homes, not beach bonfires...
About a dozen UW-Green Bay students are expected to travel to Avon Park,
Fla., for Spring Break in March to help build homes for people in need.
The student Habitat for Humanity group will help with eight houses already
under construction. The group is just one of many from UW-Green Bay using
their Spring Break for service and outreach.
Kou Vang shares remarkable journey
Kou Vang '98 shares the remarkable story of her childhood and her
visual representation, "Portraits of Hmong Women," across the country.
Journal Sentinel has part of the story. Read
for Grandparents' University is announced
Grandparents and their grandchildren between the ages of seven and
14 can enroll in a new two-day Grandparents' University that allows
grandparents and children together to explore a topic of interest
in depth and enjoy summer activities. Registration
is open now for the July 13 and 14 event
Read more about Grandparents'
and five possible "majors" are:
• Prof. Emeritus Michael Murphy, "An Introduction to
Irish History and Culture"
• Prof. Alison Gates, Fiber Arts
• Prof. Jennifer Mokren, Enamel Arts
• Prof. Donna Ritch, Forensic Science
• Curator Thomas Erdman, Biodiversity
'Jen' stars in recent 'Inside'
Check out the inside back cover of the recent Inside magazine.
Jen Pfundtner '99 has 109 connections (and counting) through Phoenix
Circle — an online professional and social network. How can Phoenix
Circle work for you? Contact former roomies, find a job, post a
birth, create a new online org. Go to http://incircle.uwgb.edu
to find out how.
your copy of Inside? Then you're a recent graduate or a
lost alum. Update your alumni information by completing the Alumni
Phone-A-Thon heads into home stretch
UW-Green Bay's Ninth Annual Alumni Phone-A-Thon has generated record amounts
of donors and dollars, but don't allow that to dissuade you from contributing.
Help us keep the momentum going by answering the call. Funds raised through
the Phone-A-Thon help support student scholarships and student learning
regional analysis, and public administration majors will be called Sunday,
March 12 through Thursday, March 18 from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. April calling
kicks in on the 9th with humanistic studies, English, education and more.
For more, contact Director of Annual Giving Shane Kohl at email@example.com
or go to the Phone-A-Thon
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.
TABOR taboo for the UW?
While some UW Regents said they understand the desire for tax relief,
members also said a rigid one-size-fits-all solution could severely harm
public higher education. Read the UW
Regents' perspective on TABOR.
Read more on TABOR
Weighing in recently on the latest legislative proposal to limit government
spending are the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (read
story), and the Appleton Post-Crescent (read
Journal-Sentinel says UW bashing should stop
The state's largest newspaper carried a recent editorial arguing, basically,
that while the UW System deserves some criticism for its "tone deafness,"
the university bashing must stop if Wisconsin's economy is to prosper.
medicine center to be named for Dr. Hinckley
A new and improved center for medical prevention, care and treatment
of UW-Green Bay student athletes will be named for Dr. James Hinckley.
The James Hinckley Sports Medicine Center will be part of UW-Green
Bay's Kress Events Center when it opens in fall 2007. Hinckley, an
orthopedic surgeon with Prevea Sports Medicine Clinic of Ashwaubenon,
has devoted extensive time, medical expertise and philanthropic support
to UW-Green Bay Phoenix Athletics since 1978. Read
swimming and diving team gets repeat
For the second consecutive year, the members of the UW-Green Bay women's
swimming and diving team can call themselves Horizon League champions. The
Phoenix held off Wright State to earn a 33-point victory at Cleveland State
Aptly named 'Winters' earns NCAA berth
Phoenix senior Johanna Winters is representing UW-Green Bay at the
2006 NCAA Skiing Championships March 7-12 in Steamboat Springs,
Colo. It's a repeat trip for Winters, who earned one of six automatic
qualifier spots from the Central Collegiate Ski Association, based
on her times from this season's series races.
on Winters and the Nordic ski team.
women lose legs, tourney
After 10 straight trips to the Horizon League tournament championship
game, the Phoenix women were defeated in the semifinals, 74-62, by Illinois-Chicago,
in Milwaukee last Sunday. He's not sure why, but Coach Kevin Borseth said
his team plain "lost it legs," mustering little energy in a sub-standard
performance. It was the first time a Borseth-coached team failed to make
it to the championship game, and the first time since 1995 (UW-Green Bay's
first season in the Horizon/MCC League). The Phoenix did tie with UW-Milwaukee
for the regular season title and is 23-6 with the continuing possibility
of post-season play.
Men's basketball claims nice win in Horizon tournament
Congratulations to the Phoenix men's basketball team, which advanced to
the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament before falling to Butler
Saturday afternoon. The day previous, Coach Tod Kowalczyk's team claimed
an impressive quarterfinal win over Illinois-Chicago, 76-66, for the program's
first win in a league tournament game since 2002. The Phoenix men finished
15-16 without a senior on the roster, so hopes are high for next year.
Gerds on play 'Picasso' — 'genius justice'
Bay Press-Gazette entertainment critic Warren Gerds had high
praise for the recent UW-Green Bay production of "Picasso at the Lapin
Agile." Gerds writes, "Such deep-think moments — along with zany fun
— burst through the Steve Martin play 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'
like so many fireworks in a UW-Green Bay Theater production that continues
this week." The play runs through March 11 in the Jean Weidner Theatre.
They've been working all semester long, and now UW-Green Bay music students
strut their stuff. Jazz I and Vocal Jazz ensembles will host a concert
at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14 at the University Theatre. Two nights
later at 7:30 p.m., Concert Choir and Phoenix Chorale perform at the Weidner
Center. Admissions is $6 for adults and $3 for students for each concert.
Benjamin Moritz (piano) and Rebecca Tout (clarinet) perform in faculty
recitals, April 2 and 10, respectively. Music
legend James Taylor comes to Weidner
Singer/songwriter James Taylor comes to the Weidner Center April 20
for an 8 p.m. show. Performing for nearly 40 years, Taylor has called
himself a "professional autobiographer" referring to his multitude
of popular songs that tell the story of his life such as "Sweet Baby
James," "Carolina in My Mind" and "You've Got a Friend." Frank Productions
is the presenter and promoter of the event.
for Taylor on sale this Saturday
Tickets for the "James Taylor — One Man Band Tour" are $55-$95 (plus applicable
facility fees) and go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 11 at the Weidner
Center Ticket Office. Order by phone at (920) 465-2217 or 1-800-328-8587
or online at http://www.WeidnerCenter.com.
New Weidner Center ticket hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 90 minutes before performances.
BSW program gets full accreditation
It's official: Chairperson Anne Kok reports that the UW-Green Bay Bachelor
of Social Work program has received full eight-year accreditation from
the Council of Social Work Education. The news was received after the
February meeting of the Council's Commission of Accreditation. UW-Green
Bay's BSW program has been accredited since 1989.
Outreach helps motivate tribal youth
Nearly 1,600 students at Seymour High School and Menominee Nation schools
recently had the opportunity to hear acclaimed motivational speaker and
author, D. J. Eagle Bear Vanes, from Colorado Springs, Colo. Vanes uses
traditional warrior concepts to encourage goal setting, positive relationships
with mentors and elders, and 'positive' peer pressure. A grant helped
Mona Christensen in the Office of Outreach and Extension partner with
others to make the program possible.
Clampitt speaks about 'Uncertainty' at War College
Communication Prof. Phil Clampitt was in historic Carlisle, Penn.,
in early March, speaking to a leadership training class at the U.S.
Army War College on the topic of his book, Embracing Uncertainty:
The Essence of Leadership. The "students" were primarily officers
in significant leadership positions and staff members in upper level
positions in government agencies, says Clampitt, and the program is
considered "kind of a graduate school" for those seeking promotion.
to hear Fencl 'Downtown' on gender, science, education
Don't forget to make plans to attend the next "UWGB Downtown: Connecting
for Lunch" program at Thursday noon, March 23, at the Holiday Inn City
Centre. The speaker is Prof. Heidi Fencl, on "Science, Gender and Classroom
Interaction." Read more.
News on Washington Commons disappoints chancellor
Chancellor Bruce Shepard said he was disappointed that the University's
Downtown Learning Center must vacate Washington Commons. The chancellor
said UW-Green Bay remains committed to a vibrant downtown and will look
for ways to build on its strong connections to the city's hub. Meanwhile,
participants in programs previously scheduled for the Downtown Learning
Center will be notified about alternative sites for the programs. Read
Bauer-Dantoin chosen for select UW teaching program
J. Voelker, (History) was selected for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows
program for newer faculty, and Angela Bauer-Dantoin, (Human Biology
and Women's Studies) will be a Wisconsin Teaching Scholar in 2006-07.
Voelker aims to increase opportunities for students to become actively
engaged with history. Bauer-Dantoin has developed new ways to teach
laboratory courses, and looked at the impact of service learning
on student learning in other courses. A new course she developed,
Ethnic Minorities in Science, has resulted in invitations to speak
before the UW System Curriculum Reform Institute.
the blizzard of ________?
With an on-campus population of 2,000, chances of the University "shutting
down" are slim. But many still hope... Remember what 13 inches of snow
looks like, the day after? UW-Green Bay photographer Eric Miller caught
these digital images of the campus the day after the Feb. 16 snowstorm,
which was officially classified a blizzard by the National Weather Service
because of the combination of 40-mph winds and heavy snow. It was the
Green Bay area's single biggest snowstorm in nearly a decade. Images.
New Alumni report on job search
How successful are new graduates finding a job or acceptance to graduate
school? Check out the 2004 results coordinated by Career Services office
in September? Plan now
Discover the "Treasures of Italy," Sept. 14-22 with an alumni travel
group. Visit the enchanting landscapes of Tuscany and the charm
of Italy's greatest cities — from the charming spa towns of Chianciano,
situated in the colorful Tuscan hills and Fiuggi, just 40 miles
from Rome, to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and Rome with
a living museum that includes the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican
City. Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii.
or young at heart, read on...
It's not too late to book 10 days in Europe for only $2,100 (Milwaukee
as point of destination). Launch into your trip from the bucolic German
countryside. Then it's on to Amsterdam, where gabled houses line picturesque
canals and historic attractions beckon. And with a homestretch of Paris
and London. Your trip includes: round-trip airfare, hotels, transfers,
welcome dinner, breakfast daily, walking tours, guided sightseeing tours,
and entrance to select attractions. Learn more on the Alumni
Travel Web site.
UW-System Night with the Milwaukee Bucks
Break out your UWGB attire and plan to attend UW System night with the
Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, March 18, as they host the Portland Trailblazers
at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Phoenix alumni and graduates from
our UW System sister schools will gather for an evening of fun, food and
fellowship. Tickets are $40 per person, and include a ticket to the game
($36 value), and pre-game hospitality reception with a complimentary beverage,
hamburgers, hot dogs and all the extras. Pre-game reception begins at
6 p.m. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. Contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586,
or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration
Alumni Association / Benefits and Services
the latest on alumni benefits, visit the
Alumni Association Web site at www.uwgb.edu/alumni
Experience first class international travel through Global Holidays
— in 2006, alumni and friends will be visiting the Austrian
Alps in May and the Italian countryside in September
Alumni Travel programs
Through EF College Break — deeply discounted trips
to Europe in 2006 for current students, young alumni and those who
are young at heart.
Discounts in 'Phoenix Country'
For those traveling back to Green Bay, special discount rates
apply for UW-Green Bay graduates and friends at the Airport Wingate,
Holiday Inn-City Centre (coupon required), and Regency Suites.
Loan Consolidation Program through College Funding Services
This is a federally approved program for graduates to lower
monthly payments and save money through lower interest rates.
Receive a 10% discount on clothing apparel and gifts at the
Phoenix Bookstore (and online at www.thephoenixbookstore.com).
"UWGB Alumni Card" needed to take advantage of in-store, discount
An online platform for alumni to network with fellow graduates
both socially and professionally by creating "circles of friends."
A powerful program for alumni to stay connected with fellow classmates
Sports Center Discount
Check with PSC personnel (920-465-2449) for the latest year-round
membership discounts available to alumni.
Check with clubhouse personnel (920-465-2118) for the most
current single round and summer pass discounts for alumni.
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Affinity Credit Card
With your UW-Green Bay credit card, you'll enjoy benefits
such as no annual fee, online account access to up-to-the-minute information,
and state-of-the-art fraud protection. WorldPoints program to be added
Healthcare insurance — both short-term and long-term
options are available, including GradMed, a fantastic short-term health
insurance option for new grads and other alumni between jobs.
Home and auto insurance — discounted rates for UW-Green
Bay graduates from the largest college affinity-based insurer in the
Alumni Educators Breakfast/Reception
Held in conjunction with NWEA Annual Conference
Radisson Inn, Green Bay
System Alumni Gathering
Held in conjunction with basketball game
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trailblazers
Association Board of Directors Meeting
Downtown: Connecting for Lunch
Heidi Fencl — Science, Gender and Classroom Interaction
Holiday Inn-City Centre Register
Alumni / City of Green Bay / Brown County Business Reception
Awards Night, UWGB Campus
Association Spring Reception, Weidner Center
Association Board of Directors Meeting
Alumni at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Green Bay Marathon — Work the Water Station
Association Scholarship Golf Outing
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
'05 received the Alumni Association's Outstanding Student Award and her
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in December. She maintained a perfect
grade point average while taking advantage of a variety of on-campus and
online opportunities to earn her degree while working in the nursing field.
Monica (Schultz) Larkin '03 is a part-time sports reporter for WNFL 1440-AM radio, Green Bay (radio home of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks). Her degree is in communication processes.
Meredith (Helser) Raimer '99 and Mark Raimer '97 announce their newborn daughter Madelyn Jo, born in July. Meredith is a teacher in the Madison Area School District. Mark is a branch manager with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Her degree is in elementary education and his is in economics.
Jodi Langer '93 has been named production manager for Twin Cities Public Television's national productions department. She will oversee production for science, history, and arts and culture documentaries airing on PBS. She was a freelance producer, writer, and production manager for shows airing on Food Network, Discovery Channel, Fine Living Network, National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel, and others. Her degree is in humanistic studies.
Cho Tin Ip '82 is a senior financial adviser with Maulife International Limited in Hong Kong. His degree is in urban and regional studies.
Ronald Burrell '75, owner of RLB Export/Import Merchant, St. Paul, writes that he was appointed "the American voice of the Zulu Nation." He continues with his development work in southern Africa. His degree is in urban planning.
Bill Kreutzberger '75 and Janine Boudreau '75 reside in Charlotte, N.C. with their three children. Bill is vice president for CH2M HILL, an international environmental services firm. He is also the technology director for Water Resources and Environmental Management Services. Janine is the market manager for the United Way Central Carolinas. His degree is in science and environmental change and hers is in growth and development.
To see more class
notes, or to submit your own, go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.