@lumni Newsletter May 2006
News | Alumni Events | Class
Back!' Bookstore beckons with a bargain — June 3
Need a reason to get back to campus? Read on... The Phoenix Bookstore
is offering a Back to Campus Sale, exclusively for UW-Green Bay alumni
with 30 percent off nearly everything in the store (excluding books
While you're back —
... take a stroll or a bike ride through the arboretum
... grab your Frisbee and toss it around on our new disk golf course
(surrounding the boulevard from the Main Entrance
... make a tee time at Shorewood (465-2118), or
... sneak a peak at the Kress Center progress.
sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. Door prizes, prizes
for children, food and refreshments will be provided for alumni. The
Phoenix Bookstore is located in the Cofrin Library — follow the main
entrance boulevard to the library circle. No registration required.
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Alumni Awards images
Missed the Alumni Association's annual awards event? Check out the snapshots
of the happy award recipients last weekend, along with their family and
'create the future
make it a good one'
UW-Green Bay political science professor Marty Greenberg was the
commencement speaker in spring 2006. "So my charge to you, graduates
of the class of 2006, is to go out and create the future. And make
it a good one," he said.
For more on commencement and all the news from your alma mater go
Do you have a published book or novel to your credit?
UW-Green Bay would like to have a copy for display and promotion
purposes. Send your works to Mark Brunette, Alumni Relations, CL
830, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wis., 54311.
Golf Outing — June 9
Alumni and friends will be teeing it up Friday, June 9 at the
26th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing at the Shorewood Golf Course
on campus. The outing has generated more than $115,000 to benefit
student scholarships. Registration and contests (putting and longest
drive) begin at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start (scramble format)
at 2 p.m. Door prizes, a cookout and more are included. Cost of
the event is $50 per person/$200 per foursome before June 2. To
register or donate a raffle or door prize, call the alumni office
at (920) 465-2586, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next two exits
Generations of UW-Green Bay alumni who commuted to campus via the "back
door" on Bay Settlement Road — navigating a busy highway crossing
to do so — might be interested to learn their favorite route is
now faster, fancier and safer. An upgrade of Highway 54-57 bordering campus
has added an overpass and ramps at the new Bay Settlement interchange.
The new 54-57 exit is labeled County Road "EA," short for Eastern Arterial.
Bay Settlement now connects to Huron Road and a fresh stretch of four-lane
bisecting Green Bay's rapidly developing far-east side to Bellevue.
Lucky 13: NEW ERA
card opens library doors
The Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance is opening its libraries
to the community. From the College of Menominee Nation on the west, to
the two-year campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan on the east
and including the four-year UW campuses in Green Bay and Oshkosh as well
as area technical colleges, the cards grant library privileges at each
of 13 NEW ERA institutions. Access Coordinator Emily Rogers at UW-Green
Bay, says more than 300 of the community cards have already been distributed
here. For more information e-mail Rogers at email@example.com.
New in fall: Arabic
An opportunity to learn the language spoken by almost 200 million people
in 22 countries comes to campus next fall with the first offering of Beginning
Arabic I. The course, a distance-learning offering of a UW System consortium,
will be video-cast on campus Monday through Thursdays mornings. The Modern
Languages Office at UW-Green Bay, (920) 465-2348, has details.
UW-Green Bay senior Adam Halfmann was selected the 2006 Wisconsin
Student Employee of the Year. A communication major from Kiel, he
had been employed for three years by Intercollegiate Athletics as
games management supervisor and an office assistant with extensive
media and Web responsibilities.
By ink and air, students claim top honors
Earlier we learned The Fourth Estate won top honors for overall
excellence in its division. Not to be outdone, student broadcasters were
honored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for their work on Phlash
TV, a cable television channel operated by the Office of Residence Life.
The Fourth Estate distributes 3,000 copies each week on campus
and in the community. Phlash TV is available to 2,000 students living
in UW-Green Bay residence halls and has plans to expand to other campus
Tuesday, August 15
Timber Rattlers/UW-Green Bay Fox Valley Alumni
your Alumni Association for a night out at the "Old Ballgame,"
(We're humming it already) Tuesday, August 15 at Fox Cities Stadium.
The Timber Rattlers host the Peoria Chiefs. And, to add to the
fun, it's "Buck Night" — sodas, hot dogs and beer for just
a $1 each. Wear something that says "UW-Green Bay" and earn $2
in Snake Bucks, compliments of the Alumni Association. Tickets
are $8 each, box seating (benches with the backrests). Registration
deadline is Friday, July 21.
Contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail ticket requests to Alumni Association, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet
Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001. Checks are made payable to the
UW-Green Bay Alumni Association. Visa/MasterCard accepted (call
in your order).
Weekend — September
15, 16, 17
What do soccer, The Giant
Mouse and a beautiful September weekend have in common? Homecoming!
Festivities begin Friday afternoon with a round of golf at the Shorewood
Club — tee times available from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. — call
(920) 465-2118 to reserve your tee-time. Then the giant mouse (aka
Bill Laatsch) returns for the Wine and Cheese Classic, from 4:30
to 6:30 p.m., under the Big Tent at the soccer field where the women's
varsity soccer game kicks-off at 7 pm. On Saturday, the men's and
women's alumni game is at 9 a.m., followed by the men's varsity
soccer game at noon.
to the Wilderness, October 13, 14, 15
Your Alumni Association will be returning to Wilderness Hotel
and Golf Resort — America's largest waterpark resort in Wisconsin
Dells — Friday through Sunday October 13-15. For just $109*
per night your family of four can reserve a double queen room at
the hotel and receive unlimited access to the resort's three indoor
and two outdoor waterparks, and four-story dry foam playhouse. Make
reservations by September 13, 2006 by calling the Wilderness at
1-800-867-9453. Please tell the resort that you are part of the
UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Room Block when making your reservation.
* Additional family members are $15 each... And it's a Green Bay
Packer Bye Weekend.
Not familiar with the Wilderness? Check out their Web site at www.wildernessresort.com.
Grandparents U is filling fast
A few spaces are available in the new Grandparents University program, July 13-14. To register go to www.uwgbsummercamps.com, or call for a brochure, 1-800-892-2118.
surpasses Pfundtner, others are "Circling"
Stangel recently surpassed Jen Pfundtner and Grant Winslow is closing
in. What's the hubbub? Phoenix alumni and friends can use the free
online venue to contact former roomies, post pictures, find a job,
celebrate a birth, or create a new online org. In fact, more than
1,100 alumni are registered users.
check out this free benefit to UW-Green Bay alumni go to
post your premium job positions
Employers, both inside and outside the UWGB alumni family, are now
able to post jobs on the "Circle" through the new "InCircle Jobs
Network" — a nationwide network of college and universities
that are part of the InCircle family.
benefit to alumni employers is they can now advertise directly to
UWGB alumni, or post to other college graduates who belong to the
network. To register your company in the Jobs Network, go to: http://uwgb.incirclejobs.com/.
UWGB graduates are now able to view jobs in detail offered by fellow
graduates, or have the option to search career opportunities offered
by employers through other InCircle college/university networks.
Premium jobs are available for viewing on your Phoenix Circle homepage.
We beg of you... don't become a lost alum!
New job, change of address? Updating your alumni information with the
University 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.
Check out the "Lost
Alumni" list at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/lostalumni.html.
Recognize anyone from your days as a student? Help us reconnect them with
their alma mater.
yourself on the back
keep it up!
Ninth Annual Alumni Phone-A-Thon has generated record amounts of
donors and dollars (at this printing about 10% ahead in total donors).
If you haven't made your gift yet, feel free to contact Director
of Annual Giving Shane Kohl '96 at (920) 465-2074 or via e-mail
at email@example.com. Remember,
100% of your gift is tax-deductible and your investment in your
alma mater helps make UW-Green Bay a special place for students.
For more, contact
Director of Annual Giving Shane Kohl at firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to http://www.uwgb.edu/phoneathon.
A sample of your
Alumni Association benefits and
Shorewood Golf Discount
Check with clubhouse personnel (920-465-2118) for the most current
single round and summer pass discounts for alumni.
• @lumni E-Newsletter
Your free online alumni e-newsletter offers a quick hit of timely
events, receptions, and University news — by subscription
• Liberty Mutual Insurance
Home and auto insurance — discounted rates for UW-Green Bay
graduates from the largest college affinity-based insurer in the
a look at the new Alumni Relations Web site
It's new, it's fun, it's easy to navigate and it's loaded with benefits.
There's still some fine-tuning to do, but check out the new site:
Back to the Campus —
Phoenix Bookstore Sale for Graduates
||Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing
||UWGB at the Timber Rattlers Baseball Game
||Homecoming and the Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic
||UWGB Alumni at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells
||Madison Area Alumni Reception at the Overture PAC
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
current UW-Green Bay female communication student will benefit dramatically
next year because of the work and efforts of Candace (Neville)
Walton '72. Walton, the Director of Planned Giving and Major
Gifts for the American Red Cross, Milwaukee, was recognized for her
mentoring efforts with a Distinguished Service Award presented by
the Milwaukee chapter of TEMPO International.
addition to the recognition by her peers, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation
presented a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to the Wisconsin college
or university of Walton's choice, UW-Green Bay, where she earned a
bachelor's degree in communication and the arts. The recipient will
be a female communication major, preferably from southern Wisconsin,
who has demonstrated financial need, good academic standing and completed
her sophomore year requirements.
The photography of
Pam Stoll '74 was featured in the exhibit, "Clusters
of Life" at Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, Wis., Jan. 20-Feb. 20. Stoll
created clusters of images that reflect moments and individuals impacting
her life. She is the owner of ImageMaker Photography, Green Bay, and also
is an art teacher. Stoll majored in communication and the arts at UW-Green
Bay and has a degree in photography and printmaking from Sam Houston State
'77 and '89 is working in Minneapolis as a webmaster and columnist for
Wilderness Inquiry, a non-profit organization that takes people of all
abilities (including people with disabilities) on wilderness trips. Her
degree is in growth and development, and she has a master's degree in
community human services.
'80 publishes calendars of his award-winning landscape photographs through
his own company, Lone Tree Press. He has produced calendars of Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, and will add New Mexico in 2007. He
has been honored numerous times by the Calendar Marketing Association's
National and World Awards Competition. His photography is online at www.LoneTreePress.com.
His degree is in communication and the arts with a special interest in
Jacquet '92 is a research specialist for the California Social
Work Education Center, a consortium involving the state and the graduate
social work programs at 17 California universities. She credits her statistics
and research courses at UW-Green Bay for laying the foundation for the
work she does now. She has degrees in psychology and human development.
'99 is an assistant professor of English, creative writing and fiction
at Western Michigan University. Her stories have been published in journals
including NOON, Denver Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, Conjunctions,
The Arkansas Review and others. She is a five-time Pushcart Prize
nominee, was fiction editor for Night Train Magazine, and received
a Henfield/Transatlantic Review Award. Her degree is in English.
'00 of UW-Green Bay Outreach and Adult Access is gaining visibility for
his civic-minded contributions to promoting downtown redevelopment. Moore
is the originator of the Web site downtownvital.org, which documents progress
on ongoing planning and activities. The presentation www.downtownvital.org/html/designplanflash.htm
helps the public visualize what the riverfront development aspires to
be. A volunteer since 2001 on Downtown Green Bay Inc.'s urban design committee,
Moore has been chairman since 2004. His guest column published in the
March 2 Press-Gazette, headlined "Washington Commons failure is a great
opportunity downtown," is archived at www.downtownvital.org/. His degree
is in communication and the arts.
'03 completed her first season as an assistant women's basketball coach
at North Dakota State University, a Division I independent program in
Fargo. The former Phoenix women's basketball standout was previously an
assistant girls' basketball coach at Green Bay Preble High School. She
majored in business administration. Other former Phoenix women's basketball
players in the news include Mandy Stowe '02, who played for the Residence
Walferdange in Luxembourg and Abby Sharlow '05, who completed her season
recently with the San Diego Siege of the National.
'05 works as a curator/archivist with the Santa Fe Trail Center in Kansas.
She has a double major in history and social change and development.
To see more class
notes, or to submit your own, go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.