@lumni Newsletter December 2007
News | Alumni Events | Class
the big rivalry ...
Saturday, January 19 –
at The Bar on Holmgren Way: 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Tip off at the Resch Center: 7:05 p.m.
on the Phoenix men vs. Horizon League rival UW-Milwaukee at 7:05
p.m. at the Resch Center. Tickets are $10 in the Alumni Section.
To reserve your tickets call the Kress Events Center Box Office
at 920-465-2625. Attend the pre-game informal social at The Bar
from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Included is complimentary hors d'oeuvres and
a cash bar.
February 16 –
at Buck Bradley's, Milwaukee: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix vs. UW-Milwaukee, U.S. Cellular Arena: 7 p.m.
the Phoenix men's basketball team in Milwaukee at the U.S. Cellular
Arena. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Alumni and friends can enjoy a pre-game
reception at Buck Bradley's (1019 Old World 3rd St.) from 4:30 to
6:30 p.m. Warm up for the game with complimentary hors d'oeuvres
and a cash bar as well as door prizes. Want to sit with fellow graduates? Call the Kress Events Center Box Office at 920-465-2625 for ticket information.
with us to the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort — America's
largest water park resort in Wisconsin Dells — Friday through
Sunday, April 25, 26 and 27.
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 water parks, and the four-story dry
foam playhouse. Make your reservation by March 25 by calling the
Wilderness at 1-800-867-9453. Be sure to mention that you are
part of the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Room Block. Additional
family members are $15 each.
Not familiar with the Wilderness? Check out the resort's Web
Discounts on Renter's Insurance ...
big discounts on renters insurance through the Liberty Mutual
Group Savings Plus — paying as little as $8 a month! Don't
let your new laptop, jewelry, flat screen television, or digital
camera go unprotected! Renter's insurance protects your possessions
from theft, fire, or water damage. More
on Health Insurance ...
needing health insurance for a short period of time? GradMed Short
Term Medical can help with affordable, short-term coverage that
helps you fill the gap between graduation and your first job or
while you wait for your new employee benefits to kick in. Both
accidents and illnesses are covered. Pre-existing conditions are
excluded. See details on the Web
site or call a plan administrator at 1-800-922-1245.
Points with an Alumni Credit Card ...
can take advantage of MasterCard's WorldPoints Program —
a no-annual-fee card that combines financial flexibility and premium
benefits with the opportunity to get something back for your purchases.
Every purchase you make also supports your alma mater. Read
Travel Rates ...
Have you dreamed
of seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, cruising the beautiful blue
waters of the Danube River between Vienna and Passau, touring
the museums of Tuscany, or embarking on a journey through the
Swiss Alps? If so, your Alumni Association and Go Next can help
you reach your preferred destination at a discounted rate! Read
Winners will be selected
Thursday, January 3.
could win $500, $300 or $100 gift cards in the
The Friends of the Cofrin Library
gift cards for the Phoenix Bookstore may be used online or in the
store on any item including books, clothing, gifts, games and school
supplies. Chances are $2 each, or six for $10, with the proceeds
helping to purchase equipment, furniture, resources and other Cofrin
tickets through the Friends
of the Cofrin Library Web site. Questions? Contact Deb Anderson
dust in the Union, but an end in sight...
While the campus community is enjoying a remodeled Phoenix Club
and Marketplace at Cloud Commons (formerly Nicolet Room), work continues
on the 21,000 sq. ft. addition that in late-spring will house the
Phoenix Bookstore, UW Credit Union, University Ticketing Services,
and expanded seating/lobby/lounge space.
the lower level, the Niagara Rooms are being converted to the Student
Activity Core which will house the Office of Student Life, American
Intercultural Center, and student organizations. Work should be complete
in late-March/early-April grand re-opening activities in fall of 2008.
student researchers presented their capstone project for Environmental
Science and Policy seminar, "Sustainability — The Next Step:
Estimating UW-Green Bay's Carbon Footprint." It focused on campus
greenhouse gas emissions. The topic was inspired by Chancellor Bruce
Shepard's signing in late 2006 of the American College & University
Presidents Climate Commitment, a pledge to develop a long-range plan
to reduce and ultimately neutralize greenhouse gas emissions on the
campus. Read the news
a grad student ...
Block Wins National Nursing Award
Derryl Block was awarded the Lillian Wald Service Award given
for depicting exemplary public health nursing, especially through
political, legislative, professional, or interdisciplinary activism
on November 6.
Concert in the Kress Gets
'Fan' tastic Reviews
fired-up but well-behaved, sold-out crowd rocked out to the Switchfoot
and Relient K Appetite for Construction Tour on November 10 at the
first major non-athletic event in the new Kress Events Center.
a look at more
pictures from the concert.
Coach Bennett Makes Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame
Dick Bennett, who led UW-Green Bay to NCAA tournament bids after doing the same at UW-Stevens Point and before repeating the achievement with the Wisconsin Badgers, was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal.
Nothing says 'Holiday' like
a Weidner performance
Christmas Carol," The BoDeans, "A Celtic Christmas," and more take
center stage at the Weidner Center over the holidays. Go to the
It's Official: UW System Enrollment Sets Record
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents announced that the 26 UW campuses are efficiently providing record levels of educational access to the state's public university. To see the System news release, http://www.wisconsin.edu/news/2007/r071205.htm
Olson receives University's highest award
Bay holds Commencement Ceremonies
Lajdziak addresses graduates
Jill A. Lajdziak, general manager for General Motors'
Saturn Division and a 1979 graduate of UW-Green Bay with a degree
in Business Administration, addressed the 350 December graduates.
Chancellor Bruce Shepard presented two Chancellor's Awards
for Distinguished Service, the University's highest award, at
commencement. Receiving the awards were Gerald (Jerry) H. Olson,
1968 to 1996 (most as Dean of Students) and community leaders
and long-time UW-Green Bay supporters Carl and Mary Ellen Kuehne.
more commencement news.
UW-Green Bay students to your holiday gift list
your inbox this week for a special campus visitor who demonstrates
how your gift to UW-Green Bay students makes for a warmer holiday
and a brighter future.
Contributions to the Alumni Annual Fund help provide support for
scholarships, academic programs, equipment and so much more. To
make your gift online today, visit our secure website at www.uwgb.edu/alumni/gift.html.
is back ...
call letters WGBW were heard by listeners for the first time since
mid-1989 at UW-Green Bay with the start in October of student-run
radio station WGBW.
the new station operates in a different format from the old WGBW
that went out over the airwaves from 1974 to 1989 — it is
audio-streamed via the Internet and listeners tune in by accessing
its Web site. |
present, WGBW broadcasts from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. It's
an all-talk format with a student-oriented slant on news, entertainment
and sports. Read
see me now?
Have YOU been back for a recent alumni event? Do you wish
you would have?
look for your photo or check out the fun at our updated alumni
receptions and events photo
out the Phoenix Circle...
It's the latest in networking, and catching up with those former
classmates. Phoenix Circle allows you to post jobs in your area
of interest, reconnect with former 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 Association Board of Directors Meeting
Reception: The Bar on Holmgren Way, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Men's Basketball Team hosts UW Milwaukee,
Resch Center, 7:05 p.m.
Reception: Buck Bradley's, Milwaukee, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
UWGB Men vs. UW Milwaukee Men's Basketball Game,
U.S. Cellular Arena, 7:00 p.m.
Green Bay – Vicki Medland, NAS
"A Backyard Winter Oasis for Feeding Birds"
||Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
Green Bay – Kim Nielsen, SCD
"Your Mamma, Your Grandma and Women's History"
Green Bay – John Salerno, COA
"Bebop and Cool: A Study of Contrasts"
||Alumni Awards Presentation, UW-Green Bay Campus
Marathon – Alumni Water Station
Association Scholarship Golf Outing,
Royal Scot Golf Course, New Franken
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
'78 is a full professor at Southern Illinois University. She previously
held engineering and senior management positions with Procter & Gamble,
Green Bay, Apple Computer and NATO. She has been honored as an NSF Career
Scholar and outstanding woman in technology. She is married to Jim Nelson,
a professor at SIU. Her degree is in communication and the arts.
'77 managerial systems, is president of Dynamic Dialog, Inc., and a professional
speaker, facilitator and executive coach. Her book: Get Out of B.E.D.
(Blame, Excuses and Denial): Change Your Outlook, Alter Your Outcomes
was published in December 2006. She received the 2007 Team Builder Award
from the National Association of Women Business Owners and was honored
in 2005 as a "Woman who Means Business" by the Kansas City Business
'82 business administration, is the president of ROI Solutions, LLC in
Oconomowoc. He also co-founded Software Architects Inc., working with
companies like Compaq Service Organization, Panasonic, Delta Faucet, Timex,
and Lifetime Hoan to develop supply chain solutions. He has twice been
nominated for State Entrepreneur of the Year.
Hollingsworth '89 has been named president and publisher of the
Des Moines Register. She has been the Register's general manager
since 2005 and the newspaper's vice president of advertising from 2002
to 2005. Hollingsworth also worked as an advertising executive at Gannett
Co. newspapers in Washington, Illinois and Michigan. She lives in Johnston,
Iowa, with her husband and three children. She majored in communication
'91 and '02, a band instructor at Ashwaubenon High School, played with
members of his school's drum corps in back-to-back shows last summer at
the Resch Center, Green Bay, with country music star Keith Urban. Jimos
majored in communication and the arts and music, and received a master's
degree in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning.
'95 environmental sciences, is senior mammal keeper at the Dallas Zoo.
Jochem works with training gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills, zebras, and
'00 completed two years with the Peace Corps in the Ukraine and is now
the international center coordinator at Washington State University. His
degree is in German.
'05 is the medical scholar program coordinator with UW Medical Student
Admissions in Madison. She earned a master's degree in educational leadership
and policy analysis in 2007. She majored in psychology and human development.
see more class notes, or to submit your own, go online to the Alumni
Relations Web site.