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@lumni Newsletter August 2007

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Alumni News

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Help Welcome Back the Students
The Alumni Association is looking for volunteers to help with a Welcome Back Cookout for our students. The event will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, outside the Ecumenical Center. It's a great way to introduce students to the Alumni Association. Last year 500 students left the event happy and well-fed. E-mail the Alumni Office,, if you can help.

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More golf, more scholarships, more fun ...

The UW-Green Bay Alumni
Association Scholarship Golf
Outing on Friday, June 15
was bigger (18 holes) and
better (25 foursomes),
than ever.

Proceeds of the event, held at Royal Scot Golf Course, go to student scholarships.

See snapshots of the event.

Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing photo.

Packers tickets go to Tonya Slack —
Tonya Slack won Packers tickets at the Alumni Association Golf Outing drawing this summer. Donating the tickets was MTeam Financial (home purchases, refinances, debt consolidation, adjustable rate mortgages), a home mortgage affinity partner of the Alumni Association.

Other affinity partners include:
• Liberty Mutual Insurance - Home and Auto insurance; • American Insurance Administrators;
• Bank of America - Credit Card; • Go Next Travel - First-Class International Trips

Read more about benefits with affinity partners and programs on the Alumni Web site.

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Alumni Annual
Fund Drive
Sets New Records!
More than 1,400 alumni pledged about $81,000 in support of student scholarships, academic programs and more during the annual Alumni Drive last year. Both of these figures represent new records for UW-Green Bay in our efforts to create a stronger, more engaged campus for the next generation of students.
While we want to thank everyone who made a gift this year, we especially want to thank those from the majors with the highest participation rates:
   1. Science and Environmental Change (SEC)
   2. Regional Analysis (REA)
   3. Urban Analysis (URA)
4. Modernization Processes (MOD)
5. Managerial Systems (MGS)
6. Ecosystems Analysis (ECA)
Still time to give ... Don't see your major at the top of the list? There's an easy way to change that...make your gift now! Feel free to make your gift online through our new secure site at or by contacting Director of Development Shane Kohl at (920) 465-2018 or via e-mail at

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Theatre grads return to campus, community

Theatre grads from the mid to late 80's and early 90's and a few faculty members gathered in town mid-July, for an informal family picnic at Johannes Park and small video flashback at the Weidner Center.

Click on the photo at right to see a larger image.

UW-Green Bay Theatre grads photo.

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New Alumni
Legacy Scholarship
for your kids
and grandkids

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Contact the Alumni Office
or call (920) 465-2586,
to request
an application.

Did you graduate from UW-Green Bay and your son or daughter is a new freshman for the '07-'08 school year or near future? The Association has made available a one-year $2,000 scholarship for a legacy freshman.

To qualify, the student must have maintained a 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) in high school, and responded to an application that includes answering five questions. The questions will be reviewed and scored by an alumni committee. A parent, guardian, stepparent or grandparent must have graduated from UWGB for the student to qualify. Undergraduate and graduates degrees qualify.

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August 12-17

"Spanish Immersion for Professionals"

Stone Harbor Resort,
Sturgeon Bay

Prof. Cristina Ortiz.

Summer programming for
adults a hit ... again!
"Grandparent's University" had nearly 100 participants in its second year and registration for "Spanish Immersion for Professionals" is approaching 110 students. This program is being offered as a "learning vacation" at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, from August 12-17. Cristina Ortiz, UWGB Faculty is the lead coordinator/teacher.

  Learn more:

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Saturday, August 25
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Alumni Reception and
Wine Tasting,
Trout Springs Winery

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Pencil 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 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. Cost is $10 per person. Registration deadline is Friday, August 17. Contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586, or for additional information and event registration.

Check out Trout Springs Winery's Web site at For more information on the event visit the Alumni Events Calendar.

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Thursday, September 13
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Bill Laatsch Wine and
Cheese Classic

Photo from Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic.

Prof. Bill Laatsch will toss on the mouse suit once again for the revived Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Shorewood Golf Course. Break out your "mouse" ears (or not), but swing back to campus for a long-standing tradition of complimentary wine, cheese and great company.

  For more information contact Mark Brunette by phone at (920) 465-2586 or e-mail him at

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Thursday, October 25
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Alumni Reception

UW-Green Bay graduates and friends living and working in the Madison area are invited to attend an alumni reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 on the Promenade Terrace, Overture Center for the Arts. The reception will be held in conjunction with the music educators' conference in Madison. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available. Network with fellow alums, guests are welcome.

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UW-Green Bay partners with Go Next travel and fellow UW System Schools to offer first-class, affordable international tour packages. Read more about the spring and fall 2008 tour options.
Paris Highlights travel photo.

Date: April 5 - 13, 2008
Price: $2,099.00* per person double occupancy, plus taxes Including air transportation

Discover the elegance and romance of Paris with its vast array of world famous sites. Explore the beaches of Normandy, historic Reims and the magnificent castles of the Loire Valley.

Jewels of the Danube travel photo.

Date: April 28 - May 6, 2008
Price: $2,599.00* per person double occupancy, plus taxes Including air transportation

Experience the jewels of the majestic Danube as you cruise its beautiful blue waters between Vienna and Passau, the most popular and picture-perfect part of the river known as the Wachau valley.

Swiss Alps travel photo.

Date: September 12 - 20, 2008
Price: $2,099.00* per person double occupancy, plus taxes Including air transportation

From the medieval roofs of Salzburg to soaring mountain peaks and tranquil lakes, Switzerland and Austria offer a kaleidoscope of inspiring delights to discover.

The Italian Riviera travel photo.

Date: September 26 - October 4, 2008
Price: $1,999.00* per person double occupancy, plus taxes Including air transportation

Montecatini, ideally situated in the heart of Italy is surrounded by the exquisite beauty of the Tuscan landscape and the seaside resort of San Remo basks in the wonderful climate of the sun-drenched Italian Riviera.

* All Prices are Tentative and Subject to Change.

News from Your U.

Call your legislators on behalf of your U
The state Legislature is in the process of finalizing the 2007-09 state budget (which includes the University of Wisconsin System and UW-Green Bay budgets). A Senate-Assembly conference committee is negotiating a budget compromise. The Assembly's version of the budget would do serious harm to the UW-Green Bay campus, and we are asking you to consider calling your legislators to encourage them to support the Joint Finance Committee's budget proposal.

For some facts and figures you might use in your discussions with legislators, click If you have any questions about the budget and its potential impact on UW-Green Bay, please call Dan Spielmann, director of government relations, at (920) 465-5025.

'GB' student would be heartbroken
Think UW System budget cuts won't effect many Wisconsin families? Think again.
For an engaging and personal perspective on UW System buget cuts, read this column by UW System Board of Regents President Mark Bradley.

Athletics insignia. Athletics unveils new logo
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Department of Athletics unveiled its new insignia, wordmark and image this summer. Coinciding with the introduction of the new insignia, the Department of Athletics also unveiled its visual identity program, a plan to enhance Green Bay Athletics' visibility. Read more.

Soccer, volleyball just a month away
Click to see when the Phoenix plays near you:

Kress Events Center opens soon!
The climbing wall is in, the aerobic equipment is installed, the landscaping is done and although much of it is in use already, the grand opening is planned for October (stay tuned for details). Click here for photos.
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Leave your mark on the new digs
For a $100 contribution, you can engrave your name (or that of a favorite professor) on a seat nameplate in the spectacular Kress Events Center. With 4,000 seats, the venue will serve as home for commencements, student concerts, all-campus gatherings and Phoenix Athletics. For more information, contact Jeanne Stangel, Grand opening is targeted for October, so place your order now to name your seat for the opening act!

The Union is shaping up
The University Union is under construction and should be completed in March 2008. Opening in fall 2007 is the Market Place (food court) in Leona Cloud Commons (formerly the Nicolet Room) with an array of fresh dining options. Also ready for business is Freshens, Grill 155 and a completely renovated Phoenix Club (Rathskellar for you '70s and '80s grads).
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In the works is a student activity core (Student Life, AIC, Bookstore, etc.). More on the expansion (and live views from the construction cam)...

Pass points a hit off campus, too
Pass points (a pre-paid debit card) is a big hit on campus. Now an off-campus merchant program allows students, faculty and staff to use their pass points away from campus as well. Are you an alumni interested in joining the list of merchants? Click here for more details.

New merchandise available Aug. 15
C'mon, it's time to part with that '80s hoodie. Get into the latest styles with some fresh new UW-Green Bay gear at the Phoenix Bookstore. Visit campus (still at the library plaza) or check out the Phoenix Bookstore Web site.

College degree without the hassle?
Do you know someone who has a technical college degree but would love a bachelor's degree without a hassle? Program manager Eric Craver of Outreach and Adult Access says the new Bachelor of Applied Studies degree a path for technical-college graduates to pursue their UW System bachelor's degrees is an exciting development. He wrote about it in a guest article for a recent edition of the Business News. Read article.

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Weidner announces 2008 season

Look for Martin Short, the BoDeans and more
at the Weidner Center this season.
See the 2008 line-up.

Alums Shadian and Dively perform
at the Weidner

In the Weidner Center line-up in fall is "Shady Dive Entertainment" presenting "Masters of Moron," Sept. 14-15.

UW-Green Bay alumni Donald Shadian ('05, theatre) and Todd Dively ('03, communication and the arts) met at UW-Green Bay and have been producing and performing together ever since.

Order tickets for their "wildly original comedy" or for more on the guys, click here.

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Teachers, bring your kids to the Weidner
Educational, daytime school programming is back at the Weidner Center. The new series will open the way for students to learn through the arts and is dedicated to serving schools, teachers and students through educational and cultural experiences. Read more.

Shay leads 'Third Thursday' lineup
The Downtown Third Thursdays 2007-08 lecture series starts in October with Prof. Bill Shay. The lectures are held at the Baylake Bank City Center, downtown Green Bay, from 12-12:45 p.m.

Here's the lineup:
• Oct. 18 — Computer Learning Month (Bill Shay)
• Nov. 15 — Native American Heritage Month (Denise Sweet)
• Dec. 13 — National Stress-free Family Holidays Month (Regan Gurung)
• Feb. 21 — National Bird Feeding Month (Vicki Medland)
• March 20 — Women's History Month (Kim Nielsen)
• April 17 — Jazz Appreciation Month (John Salerno)


Campus jobs are on the web
Ever thought of returning to your alma mater for a career? All jobs are posted on the Human Resources Web site. Recent postings include a marketing specialist for admissions, a chemist, and a Web/print designer check out the latter.

Phoenix Circle.

Check out the Phoenix Circle...
It's the latest in networking, and catching up with those old buddies. Phoenix Circle allows you to post jobs in your area of interest, reconnect with old roomies, stay in touch with photo albums, join a special interest group or start your own.

Check it out. It takes only seconds to become a member. And it's free!

Don't Become a Lost Alum!
New job, change of address? Updating your alumni information is just a click away by completing the Alumni Update Form. 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.

Alumni Events

Mark your calendars:
• August 25

Alumni Reception, Trout Springs Winery

• Sept. 13 Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic
• Sept. 15-17 Soccer Homecoming
• Sept. 18 Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
• Oct. 25 Madison-Area Alumni Reception at the Overture PAC

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to

Class Notes

Jimos jams with Keith Urban
Ashwaubenon band director Marc Jimos and the Ashwaubenon High School Drum Corp played in back-to-back shows July 31 and Aug. 1 at the Resch Center, Green Bay, with country music star Keith Urban. Jimos '99 and '02 majored in communication and the arts and music and received a master's degree in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning.

Heine reports on Delevan tragedy
Mike Heine '02 works for the Janesville Gazette and The Week in his hometown of Delevan. His reporting on recent murders in Delevan was picked up by the national wire. Read some of his work at or

Bostwick receives grad school award
Elizabeth (Betsy) Bostwick '05 was the unanimous choice of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts's faculty to receive the 2007 Graduate School Award. Faculty members noted that her research topic (environmental sustainability, public art planning and green art) is "timely, interesting, and highly relevant the mission of the school." She majored in musical theatre with a minor in arts management.

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

To learn more about what's happening at your alma mater, visit the Alumni Relations Web site.

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