@lumni Newsletter April 2007
News | Alumni Events | Class
graduates will be recognized at the annual Alumni Association Awards
Night April 14. Receiving Distinguished Alumni Awards — Kathleen
Christensen '73, Mike Jackson '76, and Wayne Micksch '74. Receiving
the Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards — Joseph Carroll '97 and Manee
about the recipients and the event information.
Phone-A-Thon examines the unexamined life in April as callers attempt
to reach more than 2,000 alums with majors in philosophy, English,
German, French, Spanish, humanistic studies, education, humanism &
cultural change and more. Student callers will be on the phones from
6 - 8:45 p.m. (CST) in the hopes of raising funds for scholarships
and academic programs. Have questions? Shane Kohl is the contact,
(920) 465-2018 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW System Spirit Day
fellow UW-Green Bay alumni and friends in Madison on Wednesday, April
18 for UW System Spirit Day, including the "Posters in the Rotunda:
A Celebration of Undergraduate Research" program. It begins at
11a.m. at the State Capitol Rotunda. A reception at the Inn on the
Park-Madison Room follows. Read
with our newest alumni at Titletown Brewing. The May graduating
class will bring the total number of alumni to 24,000 graduates
(nearly 1,000 with master's degrees). Complimentary
hors d'oeuvres and beer/soda will be on-hand. Read more.
Needed! Your Alumni Association has signed-on to host a water
station for the more than 5,000 runners expected at the Green Bay
Cellcom Marathon, Sunday, May 20. You'll be taking part in one of
10 marathons in the country. Be there by 8 a.m. and join us at
the finish line later for food and refreshments. Work a shift or the
whole time. Brats and beer in May? Bring on summer! Read more details.
27th Annual Scholarship
bigger (18 holes) and better than ever. Save the date, Friday, June
15, for the Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. Plan for a 10 a.m. start
at Royal Scot Golf Course in New Franken. Click
here for sponsorships, costs and registration information.
'BYOTP' at the
Timber Rattlers Game
your Alumni Association for a "Bring Your Own Tailgate" reception
at 4:30 p.m. (first pitch at 6:35 p.m.) at the Fox Cities Stadium,
when the Timber Rattlers
take on the Swing of Quad Cities, Saturday, June 23. Tickets are only
bring your own food, beverages, and extras — we'll supply the grill,
charcoal, and condiments. And be sure to stick around for the post-game
fireworks show — always a fan favorite. Watch for the UWGB flag in
the tailgate party grid. Ticket purchase deadline is June 15 through
your Alumni Association. Read more details.
and guests are invited to attend an early evening reception at UW-Milwaukee's
Great Lakes WATER Institute, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, June
28. The event includes an open house, hors d'oeuvres/cash bar reception
and tour of the facility on Milwaukee's lakefront. Cost is $10 per
person. Check the Alumni
Events Calendar for additional details.
Grandparents' University Semester Two
and their grandchildren between the ages of seven and 14 can enroll
now for Grandparents' University. Build bonds and explore topics of
The "majors" are: • Tap Dance • Fiber Arts • Where
the Wild Animals Live: The Art of Prints • Forensic Science
• Furs, Feathers and Scales • Nutritional Science.
Trout Springs Winery
in the date! Trout Springs Winery and the Alumni Association
invite graduates and friends to a relaxing evening of music, wine
and hors d'oeuvres, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, August 25. Trout
Springs Winery is located in Wayside, south of Green Bay, east
of Appleton and west of Manitowoc. Read
research gets 'Wall Street Journal' attention
Prof. Phil Clampitt was featured in a lengthy Wall Street Journal
article, "How Understanding the 'Why' of Decisions Matters: Employees
more likely to embrace changes when fully informed." It can be found
on page B-3 of the Monday (March 19) edition.
Kersten, students, help engineer Railroad Museum repositioning
UW-Green Bay history students, under the direction of Prof. Andrew
Kersten are advising the National Railroad Museum on a major repositioning
as the Ashwaubenon facility prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Don McCartney, Business Administration, and Deb Anderson, Area Research
Center, are also assisting. The program is highlighted on the museum
Web site, http://www.nationalrrmuseum.org/.
American Idol winner
Taylor Hicks at Weidner Center
63.4 million people voted for him when he won the 2006 version of American
Idol. Taylor Hicks brought his tour to the Weidner Center March 27.
breaks ground for
• Floor Plans
• Current Updates
• Construction WebCam
• University Union Director's Blog
• Photo Library of Project Progress
• Construction Project Details
Kress on schedule
to open in November
Take a look on the Kress Cam http://www.uwgb.edu/webcam/Kress/index.htm.
New Web sites highlight
faculty, campus, student initiatives
• Scholarly Excellence
• Academic Excellence –
• Oneida Language –
Music events and
performances – all 7:30 p.m.
• Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band –
Wednesday, April 25, Cofrin Hall
• Flute and Brass Ensembles – Sunday,
April 29, Fort Howard Hall
• Phoenix Chorale and Concert Choir –
Wednesday, May 2, Cofrin Family Hall
• New Music and Hand Drumming Ensembles –
Friday, May 4, University Theater
• Jazz Ensembles I and II and Vocal Jazz Ensemble
– Monday, May 7, University Theater
at the Lawton
Senior art students will be showcasing their talents at the Lawton Gallery
in April and May.
• Senior I Exhibition – April 1-13
• Senior II Exhibition – April 22-May 4
Simon hit is Theatre's next role
Set in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., Brighton
Beach Memoirs is the first play in Neil Simon's autobiographical
trilogy. The play is narrated by 13-year-old Eugene Jerome, whose
family shares their small home with his Aunt Blanche and her two daughters.
Family is at the center of this tender story told with Simon's infamous
sense of humor. Directed by John Mariano.
April 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2007 at 7:30 p.m., University
Call 465-2217 or 1-800-328-tkts. Group rates (of 20 or more) are available
for all Theatre performances.
alums are 'Golden'
Congratulations to two UWGB graduates who recently received Golden
Apple awards for exceptional teaching:
Bazaldua '97, an elementary education major and teacher at
Nicolet Elementary School in Green Bay, and Barbara (Caldie)
Forsberg '86, a human development and education major teaching
at Pulaski Community Middle School.
with NWTC may be on the Horizon
The Faculty Senate said 'yes' now it's up to the Board of Regents. If
approved, a new program would be implemented in fall having greater access
to a bachelor's degree at UWGB for Northeastern Wisconsin residents with
technical college degrees. Read
Here are a few
former headlines and links to the full story:
Story after story and headline after headline said what we already
... the Phoenix women's basketball team deserves national respect.
The team went unbeaten in conference play, had the nation's longest
winning streak and won a game in the national tournament.
touts Phoenix as epic David-vs.-Goliath challenger
be it resolved: UW-Green Bay women are really, really good
State Sen. Dave Hansen, a proud UW-Green Bay alumnus, said Friday he will
introduce a joint Legislative resolution saluting the women's basketball
team for its "remarkable season." Read article.
season says ESPN, UConn coach
See his comments in Rob Demovsky's Press-Gazette column. Read column.
team isn't bad either
The UW-Green Bay softball team is (8-8) following a nice spring
break week in Kissimmee, Fla.
returns to action March 31, and debuts at home Saturday, April 7,
a twin-bill vs. UIC.
See the schedule
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||Alumni Awards Night — Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW System Spirit Day — Madison
||Commencement Reception — Titletown Brewing
||Cellcom Marathon — Water Station
Scholarship Golf Outing — Royal Scot Golf Course
||Timber Rattlers Game — Appleton
||Great Lakes WATER Institute Reception — Milwaukee
||Alumni Reception — Trout Springs Winery, Wayside, Wis.
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
Jennifer Menten '71 is a self-employed freelance copywriter living in the United Kingdom. After an early career in New York with Doubleday & Company, Doubleday Advertising and the Rapp & Collins marketing agency, she moved to the U.K. in 1979 and became an award-winning (more than 25 awards) advertising professional who also works occasionally in Sweden and the Netherlands. Her degree is in communication and the arts.
Paul Ehrfurth '73 is president of Paul W. Ehrfurth & Associates LLC, an economic development consulting business in Northeast Wisconsin. Previously he was vice president of economic development for the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce for nine years. His degree is in urban analysis.
Jeffrey Russell '74 is co-author, with his wife Linda, of six management books. His most recent book is Change Basics (ASTD Press, 2006), said to provide a powerful model for leading change in organizations. He is the owner of Russell Consulting in Madison. His degree is in humanism and cultural change.
Duane White '86 reports that he still lives in Pound (Wis.) and raises Spanish mustangs. He works at Pulse Communication, Green Bay "with a bunch of other UWGB Alums... a far cry from working at the front desk at the Sports Center!" His degree is in communication processes.
Lisa Pelletier '89 owns a fine-jewelry store, Bejeweled Images Fine Jewelry, on George Street in De Pere, specializing in custom jewelry, gemstones and repairs. Her other career is with Belmark, Inc. as a territory account coordinator. Her degree is in art.
Beth (Micksch) Lax '90 was promoted to senior vice president, private banking group manager for Associated Bank, Green Bay. She leads a team of private bankers who provide commercial banking, wealth management and retail banking financial services to high-net-worth customers. Her degree is in business administration and she has completed post-graduate work at Canon Trust School.
The Battle Creek (Mich.) Knights of the International Basketball League open their 2007 season in April under new head coach Logan VanderVelden '94 who, fittingly, studied geography. The former Phoenix standout played two years for the Knights and also overseas in Switzerland, Portugal, Japan and Venezuela, following a brief NBA stint with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Carey O'Kelly '01 works for the University of Texas at Tyler as a student development specialist. Her degree is in communication and the arts.
Megan Habermann '04 works for Vassar College in New York as the assistant director of campus activities. Her degree is in communication processes.
Kallin Anderson '06 is an educator with SeaWorld of Orlando (Fla.). Her degree is in biology and environmental sciences.
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