@lumni Newsletter August 2007
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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, email@example.com,
if you can help.
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),
of the event, held at Royal Scot Golf Course, go to student scholarships.
of the event.
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
• 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
Sets New Records!
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
we want to thank everyone who made a gift this year, we especially
want to thank those from the majors with the highest participation
Science and Environmental Change (SEC)
2. Regional Analysis (REA)
3. Urban Analysis (URA)
Modernization Processes (MOD)
5. Managerial Systems (MGS)
6. Ecosystems Analysis (ECA)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
on the photo at right to see a larger image.
for your kids
* * * * *
Contact the Alumni Office
or call (920) 465-2586,
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.
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
"Spanish Immersion for Professionals"
Stone Harbor Resort,
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
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Alumni Reception and
Trout Springs Winery
in the date!
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 email@example.com
for additional information and event registration.
Check out Trout
Springs Winery's Web site at http://www.troutspringswinery.com/.
For more information on the event visit the Alumni
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Bill Laatsch Wine and
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.
more information contact Mark Brunette by phone at (920) 465-2586
or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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
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.
Date: April 5 - 13, 2008
Price: $2,099.00* per person double occupancy, plus taxes Including
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.
OF THE DANUBE
Date: April 28 - May 6, 2008
Price: $2,599.00* per person double occupancy, plus taxes Including
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 & SALZBURG
Date: September 12 - 20, 2008
Price: $2,099.00* per person double occupancy, plus taxes Including
the medieval roofs of Salzburg to soaring mountain peaks and tranquil
lakes, Switzerland and Austria offer a kaleidoscope of inspiring
delights to discover.
BEST OF TUSCANY & THE ITALIAN RIVIERA
Date: September 26 - October 4, 2008
Price: $1,999.00* per person double occupancy, plus taxes Including
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.
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
For some facts and
figures you might use in your discussions with legislators, click www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/budgetfactsheet.htm.
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
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.
just a month away
unveils new logo
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
Click to see when the Phoenix plays near you: http://uwgbathletics.cstv.com/
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.
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, email@example.com.
Grand opening is targeted for October, so place your order now to name
your seat for the opening act!
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).
In the works is a student activity core (Student Life, AIC, Bookstore,
etc.). More on the expansion (and live views from the construction
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
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
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
announces 2008 season
for Martin Short, the BoDeans and more
at the Weidner Center this season.
See the 2008 line-up.
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.
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.
tickets for their "wildly original comedy" or for more on the
guys, click here.
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
Shay leads 'Third
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.
• Oct. 18 — Computer
Learning Month (Bill Shay)
• Nov. 15 — Native American Heritage Month
• Dec. 13 — National Stress-free Family
Holidays Month (Regan Gurung)
• Feb. 21 — National Bird Feeding Month
• March 20 — Women's History Month (Kim
• April 17 — Jazz Appreciation Month (John
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.
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.
it out. It takes only seconds to become a member. And it's free!
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Alumni Reception, Trout Springs Winery
||Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic
||Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
||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.
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 http://www.gazetteextra.com/index-delavan.asp or http://www.theweekextra.com/news/0607/061007shooting_add17.html.
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 http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.