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@lumni Newsletter May 2006

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Alumni News

'Welcome 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 and electronics).
Phoenix Bookstore.

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.

The 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.

Click here for 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 friends.

Martin Greenberg, UW-Green Bay commencement speaker.

Greenberg says,
'create the future … make it a good one'
Former 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 to

Calling all authors...
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.

Books by alumni.

Scholarship Golf Outing.

Scholarship 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

UW-Green Bay: 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

New in fall: Arabic language
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.

Adam Halfmann.
Halfmann, all-state
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 sites.

      Tuesday, August 15
      Timber Rattlers/UW-Green Bay Fox Valley Alumni Family Night

Timber Rattlers logo.

Join 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.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586, or e-mail at 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).

Homecoming 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.

Bill Laatsch is the Giant Mouse.

Wildnerness Hotel and Golf Resort.

Back 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

Grandparents U is filling fast

A few spaces are available in the new Grandparents University program, July 13-14. To register go to, or call for a brochure, 1-800-892-2118.

Stangel surpasses Pfundtner, others are "Circling"
Angie 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.

Phoenix Circle.

To check out this free benefit to UW-Green Bay alumni go to

Employers, 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.

The 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: 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 Recognize anyone from your days as a student? Help us reconnect them with their alma mater.

2006 Phone-A-Thon.

Pat yourself on the back … but keep it up!

UW-Green Bay's 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 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 or go to

A sample of your
Alumni Association benefits and

       Alumni Association.

• 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 only.

• Liberty Mutual Insurance
Home and auto insurance — discounted rates for UW-Green Bay graduates from the largest college affinity-based insurer in the United States.

Take 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:
Alumni Relations Web site.

Alumni Events

Mark your calendars:
• June 3 Welcome Back to the Campus —
Phoenix Bookstore Sale for Graduates
• June 9 Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing
• August 15 UWGB at the Timber Rattlers Baseball Game
• Sept. 15-17 Homecoming and the Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic
• Oct. 13-15 UWGB Alumni at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells
• Oct. 26 Madison Area Alumni Reception at the Overture PAC

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to

Class Notes

Candace (Nelville) Walton. A 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.
In 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 University, Texas.

Janet Peterson '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.

Daniel Kieffer '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 His degree is in communication and the arts with a special interest in photography.

Susan (Lawler) 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.

Kim Chinquee '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.

Dan Moore '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, which documents progress on ongoing planning and activities. The presentation 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 His degree is in communication and the arts.

Amanda Leonhard '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.

Rebecca Hiller '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

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