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@lumni Newsletter November 2006

[ Alumni News | Alumni Events | Class Notes ]

Alumni News

Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic.

Oconto County alumni reception.

Schenck Business alumni reception.

Madison-area alumni reception.

Next up? The Twin Cities... without the pledge cards
All UW-Green Bay graduates and their friends are welcome to attend an alumni gathering from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Champps Americana, 100 N. 6th Street, Minneapolis. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available. There will be a short program at 7:30 p.m., including brief remarks from Assistant Chancellor Steve Swan about the latest happenings at your alma mater, followed by a door prize give-away.
Rest assured, our pledge cards will be left in Green Bay.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 8 to Bill Gaddis '00 at 608-234-8900 or, or to the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586, or by e-mail at


33rd Annual Founders Association Fall Dinner • Thursday, Nov. 16

Alumni and friends are welcome to attend the Founders Association 33rd Annual Fall Dinner, Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. The program theme is "Liberal Education: It's Not About Politics," and the need to ensure graduates have both career-specific skills and the broad knowledge and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing world.

Social begins 5:30 p.m., dinner (6:15 p.m.) and program to follow. Cost is $28 per person.
Interested in attending? Contact Shane Kohl at or (920) 465-2018.

It's not a political call - it's your alma mater!
Staying in touch with your alma mater is all positive. So when your phone rings in the weeks ahead, please answer the call!

Student callers will be updating your profile during the 10th annual Alumni Phone-A-Thon. And if you can afford to, consider giving back to UW-Green Bay. Your contribution supports scholarships and learning opportunities for students.

Phone-A-Thon Calling dates - Nov. 12-15
Expect an evening call if you majored in Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Earth Science, Physics, Environmental Science, Ecosystems Analysis, Environmental Control, Human Adaptability, Nutritional Sciences, or Science and Environmental Change.

Alumni Phone-A-Thon callers.

For more information on the Alumni Phone-A-Thon, check out our Web site at or contact Director of Annual Giving Shane Kohl at

Support the 'Growth Agenda'
Chancellor Shepard proposed it. Local leaders endorsed it. UW System Regents agreed with it. Now it's up to us to convince the governor and legislators.

The "it" is "Northeastern Wisconsin's Growth Agenda." It's a plan to grow our enrollment capacity from approximately 5,400 undergraduates to about 7,500. The growth is needed to satisfy the demand for a UW-Green Bay education and meet the needs of a rapidly changing region.

Read more about it at

To help move it forward, contact your local legislator.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard.

Transcripts now a credit card and a click away
UW-Green Bay is offering online transcript ordering to students and alumni. Users can order as many transcripts as they like in one session using any major credit card. The service is provided through the National Student Clearinghouse, a non-profit organization serving the higher education community. Click to order transcripts.

Theatre/music students bring 'Chicago' to Green Bay
UW-Green Bay's take on the musical production of "Chicago" opens Nov. 16-18 in the University Theatre. The show features the memorable character Roxie Hart and the songs "All that Jazz," "Roxie," "Mr. Cellophane," "Razzle Dazzle," "Cell-Block Tango," and "When You're Good to Mama." For tickets call (920) 465-2217 or 1-800-328-TKTS. Fax: (920) 465-2921 or e-mail:

Look for juried student work, mid-November at Lawton
The 34th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will be on display Nov. 16 through Dec. 15 at the Lawton Gallery on campus. The public is invited to the opening reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (awards announced at 5 p.m.) on Thursday, Nov.16.

Music revs up with fall run
Look for a number of musical ensembles on campus in the months ahead. Among them:
• 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, University Theatre
• 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Woodwind Ensembles, Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center

Furlong begins 'Third Thursdays" series...
Prof. Scott Furlong. A new UW-Green Bay downtown lecture series got off to an impressive start in October when political scientist Scott Furlong spoke on "The Political Winds are a-Changin'...Or Perhaps Not," to a crowd of about 40 at the Baylake Bank City Center, downtown Green Bay. The series is free and open to the public.

Coming up, at the same location:
• Thursday, Nov. 16 – Dean Fritz Erickson, "Electronic Bullying: Realities for Children and Adults."
• Thursday, Dec. 14 – senior lecturer Don McCartney, "Showcasing your assets: the Northeast Wisconsin/Green Bay brand."

Emmons' work on display at UW-Milwaukee
Carol Emmons (COA/Art) is featured in an exhibition celebrating UW-Milwaukee emeritus faculty members Frank Lutz and Tony Stoeveken. Each chose a former student for the exhibit, and Emmons was selected by sculpture professor Lutz. The exhibition is at UW-Milwaukee's INOVA/Fine Arts Center galleries (2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., 2nd floor) and runs through November 18. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m.

Alumna's choice, mentoring program send $5,000 scholarship here
Kimberly Apel, a senior communication major from Grafton, has been selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship made possible through alumna Candy (Neville) Walton and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation TEMPO Scholarship Fund, a program recognizing outstanding mentors for women in business. Walton, a 1972 communications graduate of UW-Green Bay, is an American Red Cross executive who received a Milwaukee-area distinguished service honor. She could have picked any school in the country, but designated that a student at her alma mater receive the financial award. For more, click

Kress Events Center under construction.
Kress Center is on schedule
Campus eagerly awaits the opening of the Kress Events Center — on schedule for fall 2007. To watch its progress, check out the web cam at


• Watch for Phoenix Alumni Night – Get your Borseth Bobble Head
Don't miss out on alumni night with the UW-Green Bay men's and women's basketball teams. Mark your calendar for the following games:

– Phoenix women vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Resch Center
(Arrive early for the Coach Kevin Borseth Bobble Head giveaway.)
UWGB Alumni will receive $2 off their admission!
MUST present this newsletter at the box office to receive the discount. One ticket discount per newsletter. Based on availability.

– Phoenix men vs. Loyola, 7:05 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Resch Center
(Arrive early for the Phoenix Spirit Stick giveaway.)
UWGB Alumni will receive $4 off their admission!
MUST present this newsletter at the box office to receive the discount. Tickets good only in Zones B and C and based on availability. One ticket discount per newsletter.

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• Phoenix women's basketball draws lofty mention from ESPN
A Sweet 16 appearance for the UW-Green Bay' women's basketball team? Sure, it's hype, but it is nonetheless gratifying that an ESPN college basketball analyst touts the Phoenix as one of three teams 'on the rise.' Click And the women are ranked (as always) No. 1 in the Horizon. See

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• Men's soccer has highest ranking since 1992
The Phoenix men's soccer team ranked 7th in the Great Lakes Region coaches' poll in mid-October (highest since 1992) and at press time, was in the thick of Horizon League Championship play. See how they finished at

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• Men's Basketball forecast: should be good
The UW-Green Bay men's basketball team has taken great motivation in recent years from being picked to finish near the bottom of the Horizon League by the "experts," and then exceeding expectations. This year is different. The preseason poll has them No. 2. Click

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• Get all the action on the new Phoenix Web site:
The new official online home for UW-Green Bay athletics is The athletics department has entered into a partnership with sports/media giant to host the Phoenix pages, complete with new design and features. Fans should also find it easier to access items such as Gametracker and live streaming video. "We're very excited about partnering with," Athletics Director Ken Bothof says. For more, click

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10 days in Costa Rica for $1,810? You bet.

Why battle the masses in Cancun when you can do your own thing in Costa Rica in March? The round-trip from Milwaukee to this Pacific Paradise affords you access to many spectacular natural landscapes as well as plenty of time to relax in the sun. The 10 day trip (March 9-18) includes hotel, transfers, meals and more.

The trip is part of the Young Alumni Travel Program (or for those young at heart, no age restrictions apply.) Click here to read all the details.
Call 1-800-766-2645 to make your reservation now.

Important registration information: When registering for a trip and asked "Name of Campus Representative," please indicate: UW-Green Bay Alumni Association.

Care to buy a jeep, maybe a computer? Watch the campus surplus sale

UW-Green Bay is expanding its efforts to conveniently sell the University's surplus property. Major surplus items for sale will be listed through the Wisconsin Surplus Online Auction at UW-Green Bay will continue to hold occasional on-campus sales of the University's surplus property.

Phuture Phoenix snapshots
We have a ton of cute images from October's Phuture Phoenix Days on campus. Click

Kersten's new book re-examines labor organization's impact

A new book by UW-Green Bay Prof. Andrew Kersten challenges readers to reconsider the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and its influence on 20th century history.

For more, click:

Prof. Andrew Kersten.

Newspaper column focuses on UW-Green Bay role in bird 'atlas'

Book, Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Wisconsin.

The extensive role of UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students in developing the recently published Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Wisconsin is explained in a Green Bay Press-Gazette column by book editor Jean Peerenboom.
Indigo Bunting photo courtesy of Robert Howe.
The atlas details distribution and general information for 237 species of Wisconsin birds.

Read Peerenboom's column which ran online in the Press Gazette.

Connect with friends, win an iPod
The alumnus who signs on the most new friends to Phoenix Circle (a networking and connecting e-community) for the month of November wins an iPod, courtesy of Camera Corner Connecting Point and your Alumni Association. Haven't joined "The Circle"? It's easy at Then click the Phoenix Circle icon to register yourself and e-mail others with an invitation to "join."

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.

Alumni Events

Mark your calendars:
• Nov. 14 UWGB Grad Gathering in the Twin Cities
• Nov. 16 UWGB Downtown – Fritz Erickson
"Electronic Bullying: Realities for Children and Adults"
• Nov. 16 Founders Association Fall Dinner
• Nov. 16 Student production "Chicago" opens
• Nov. 16 34th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit opens, Lawton Gallery
• Nov. 21 Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
• Nov. 21 Vocal Jazz Ensemble, University Theater
• Nov. 29 Woodwind Ensembles, Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center
• Dec. 8 Goodtimes Alumni and Friends – Gamblers Hockey Game, Resch Center
(Watch the Alumni Events Web site for more information.)
• Dec. 13 Phoenix women vs. Wisconsin, Resch Center
(Arrive early for Coach Kevin Borseth Bobble Head giveaway)
• Dec. 14 UWGB Downtown – Donald McCartney
"Showcasing Your Assets: The Northeast Wisconsin/Green Bay 'Brand'"
• Feb. 10 Phoenix men vs. Loyola, Resch Center
(Arrive early for the Phoenix Spirit Stick giveaway)

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to

Class Notes

Barbara (Rogers) Foley '77 works for the Boy Scouts of America in Savannah, Ga., as the program director for Learning for Life, a coeducational program for high school students. She is author of The Door to a Man's Heart, a true story about her parents' meeting in Peninsula Park (Door County) during the Great Depression and their 60-year marriage. Foley returned to Door County recently for a book signing. She received her M.Ed. in December 2005 from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah. Read more about the book at Her degree is in growth and development.

Karen Carasik '77 was recently featured as "Someone You Should Know," a feature in Lifestyles Magazine. The artist has been represented in galleries in Florida, the Midwest and California. Following law school at Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law, she was a successful corporate finance lawyer until 1993. She then became an entrepreneur, and in 2000 began producing a series of paintings and opened a gallery.

Mark King '81 has been invited to be commencement speaker at UW-Green Bay's mid-year graduation on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 16. He will speak from the perspective of a Green Bay native and business administration graduate who went on to become an award-winning salesman, and president and chief executive officer of Taylor Made-adidas Golf.

Jane Strei '86 is an associate professor and bursar at Schiller University in Madrid, Spain. She teaches a variety of courses (graduate and undergraduate) in the area of cross-cultural communication. She holds a double major in Spanish and communication processes.

John Katers '91 and '93 was recently recognized by the UW-Green Bay Founders Association for excellence in community outreach. Katers is an associate professor of natural and applied sciences. At a time when environmental interests often are pitted against business and economic concerns, Katers brings his academic expertise to the community in a "mutually beneficial manner without alienating anyone," a nominator wrote. Katers has worked with local farmers on projects to convert animal waste to energy. He also was instrumental in developing the UW-Green Bay Paper Industry Resource Center and currently serves as the center's assistant director. He has been involved in numerous other community outreach and business collaborations. His undergraduate degree is in environmental science and he has a master's degree in environmental science and policy.

Public relations specialist Femi Cole '97 has joined the staff of Infusion Inc., a Green Bay-based marketing and communications agency. He was formerly a reporter and editor with the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Hiep Nguyem '00 was featured in the May issue of the Green Bay Cities Magazine for his work in Northeast Wisconsin. He is the community impact manager with the Brown County United Way. He also is a youth mentor and an active volunteer with the Multicultural Center of Greater Green Bay, a member of the Young Minority Professional Network that helped organize the hugely successful March diversity breakfast and is in this year's Leadership Green Bay class. His degree is in public administration.

James J. Kinsella '02 received his doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in May. He will begin an ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin Program, after a one-year transitional residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Program, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. While in medical school he was honored with membership in the Beta Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha for achieving scholastic excellence and "earning the approbation of the faculty and student body for qualities of integrity, leadership, compassion, and fairness."

Julie Baudhuin '05 is the director of mall marketing, Simon Park Square in Ashwaubenon. Her degree is in interdisciplinary studies.

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

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