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@lumni Newsletter December 2007

[ Alumni News | Alumni Events | Class Notes ]

Alumni News

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It's the big rivalry ...

UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay Phoenix logo.
Saturday, January 19 –
Reception at The Bar on Holmgren Way: 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Tip off at the Resch Center: 7:05 p.m.

Cheer 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.

Saturday, February 16 –
Reception at Buck Bradley's, Milwaukee: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix vs. UW-Milwaukee, U.S. Cellular Arena: 7 p.m.

Support 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.

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Photo from Wilderness Water Park Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
Photo from Wilderness Water Park Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

Return 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.

For 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 site.

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Big Discounts on Renter's Insurance ...

Enjoy 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 information.

Savings on Health Insurance ...

Find yourself 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.

Score Points with an Alumni Credit Card ...

UWGB Alumni 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 more.

Great 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 more.

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Winners will be selected
Thursday, January 3.

You could win $500, $300 or $100 gift cards in the
The Friends of the Cofrin Library
annual fundraising raffle.

The 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 Library needs.

Order tickets through the Friends of the Cofrin Library Web site. Questions? Contact Deb Anderson at 920-465-2539.

News from Your U.

Still dust in the Union, but an end in sight...

University Union photo.

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.
On 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.

What's UW-Green Bay's
Carbon Footprint?

Ask a grad student ...

Footprints on UW-Green Bay campus.
Recently, 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 release.

Prof. Derryl Block.

Professor Block Wins National Nursing Award

Professor 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.

Here's more.

First Concert in the Kress Gets
'Fan' tastic Reviews

A 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.

Take a look at more pictures from the concert.

Photo: Switchfoot and Relient K concert at the Kress Events Center.

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

"A Christmas Carol," The BoDeans, "A Celtic Christmas," and more take center stage at the Weidner Center over the holidays. Go to the full schedule.

Photo: A Celtic Christmas, The BoDeans.

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,

Jill A. Lajdziak.

UW-Green Bay holds Commencement Ceremonies
December 15

GM's 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.

See Commencement photo pages.

Jerry Olson receives University's highest award
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. Read more commencement news.

Add UW-Green Bay students to your holiday gift list
Watch 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.

Make your gift online.
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

WGBW is back ...
The 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.

But 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.

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At 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 more.

Photo from December Graduates and Alumni Reception.

Can you see me now?
Have YOU been back for a recent alumni event? Do you wish you would have?

Either way, look for your photo or check out the fun at our updated alumni receptions and events photo gallery.

Phoenix Circle.

Check 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.

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:
• January 15

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

• January 19

Alumni Reception: The Bar on Holmgren Way, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

UWGB Men's Basketball Team hosts UW Milwaukee,
Resch Center, 7:05 p.m.

• February 16 Alumni 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.
• February 21 Downtown Green Bay – Vicki Medland, NAS
"A Backyard Winter Oasis for Feeding Birds"
• March 18 Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
• March 20 Downtown Green Bay – Kim Nielsen, SCD
"Your Mamma, Your Grandma and Women's History"
• April 17 Downtown Green Bay – John Salerno, COA
"Bebop and Cool: A Study of Contrasts"
• April 19 Alumni Awards Presentation, UW-Green Bay Campus
• May 18 Cellcom Marathon – Alumni Water Station
• June 13 Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing,
Royal Scot Golf Course, New Franken

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to

Class Notes

Kay Nelson '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.

Marty Stanley '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 Journal.

Mark Fralick '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.

Laura (Busby) 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 processes.

Marc Jimos '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.

Tamara Jochem '95 environmental sciences, is senior mammal keeper at the Dallas Zoo. Jochem works with training gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills, zebras, and African antelope.

Chad Goeden '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.

Stacey Wegener '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.

To see more class notes, or to submit your own, go online to the Alumni Relations Web site.

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