@lumni Newsletter February 2007
News | Alumni Events | Class
Five to be recognized
at Alumni Awards reception
Five individuals will be recognized at the annual Alumni Association Awards
night April 14. Receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award are Kathleen
Christensen '73, Mike Jackson '76 and Wayne Micksch '74. Recipients of
the Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards are Joseph Carroll '97 and Ma Moua
'97. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(920) 465-2586 for an invitation or more information.
Roger Hirst, UW-Green Bay's oldest graduating senior (he was 77
when he earned his degree in 2000) died recently, prompting reflection
about the "wonderfully upbeat man who was intellectually curious
about everything." Those are the words of Prof. Bill Laatsch and
the sentiment of many on campus.
the Green Bay Press-Gazette tribute
The University captured Hirst's reasons for earning a degree late
in life; read
better Alumni Golf Outing in June
Save the date — Friday, June 15 — for the Alumni Association
Golf Outing at Royal Scot Golf Course in New Franken. The new, 18-hole
event is $75 per golfer/$300 per foursome. Actively seeking sponsors.
For details go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/.
Golf Rises as Newest Phoenix Sport
UW-Green Bay will add women's golf as its 16th sport for the 2007-08
Hana, assistant pro and lead instructor at Green Bay Country Club,
has been hired as coach. See http://uwgbathletics.cstv.com/genrel/012307aad.html.
to Circuit Judge Hanrahan '82
William Hanrahan, a star Urban Studies graduate and a former assistant
attorney general for Wisconsin, has been appointed a Dane County
circuit judge by Gov. Jim Doyle.
the December commencement address and received "Distinguished Alumni"
designation at UW-Green Bay in 2005.
Catch the Faculty
UW-Green Bay's 33rd Annual Art Faculty Exhibition continues in the Lawton
Gallery through Thursday, Feb. 15. For more information read the UW-Green
'Inside' on Your Doorsteps
Read about CEOs with an international presence, plus catch up on
the nursing program, meet the new Alumni Association president,
Kelly Ruh, and of course, warm your hearts with a few timely messages
of love. If
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Form at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/updates/.
Check out your photo
Have you been at a recent alumni event or reception? Or maybe you hoped
to be, but missed out on the fun. Check out the latest images posted on
For 'Anthem' Singing
Phoenix fans will recognize the name of Mandi Sagal, the 13-year-old
prodigy who has sung the anthem at local prep and college games.
She's the daughter of Phoenix basketball hall-of-famer Sue (Aspenson)
Sagal '89 and Bill Sagal '88.
to the Press-Gazette
Program is for mortgages
A reminder that your Alumni Association has teamed with mTeam Financial
to offer UW-Green Bay graduates competitive mortgage opportunities. Alumni
will receive at least $300 off closing costs, and an additional $200 will
be donated to your Alumni Association (for student scholarships and programming).
To find out more, including first-time home buyer options, second mortgages,
and more, call loan officer Jeremy Woods at either 1-608-628-0276, or
(847) 239-7834, or e-mail him at email@example.com.
China, Germany at
Travel the world and start with Germany or China. Call the Alumni Office
at (920) 465-2586 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to request a brochure.
• Germany and the Czech Republic, Oct. 4-12, 2007 — $1,999/person
• Beijing, China, Nov. 1-8, 2007 — $1,799/per person
Grandparents' U coming for you
"Grandparents' U" (GPU) is preparing for year number two. To be
held July 26-27, the popular program is a wonderful opportunity
for grandparents and their grandchildren to take classes together.
tap dance, nutritional (edible) science, wild animal art, forensic
science, fiber arts and birds, animals and reptiles, all taught
by UW-Green Bay faculty.
more, see the Web site at www.uwgbsummercamps.com
or call 1-800-892-2118 or (920) 465-2267 and ask for Mona!
Big Savings for
Alumni Feb. 10 at the Resch
UW-Green Bay alumni receive a $4 discount for the men's basketball game
between the Phoenix and the Loyola Ramblers, 7:05 p.m. Feb. 10 at the
Resch Center. (Arrive early for the Phoenix Spirit Stick giveaway.) Alumni
MUST present this newsletter at the box office to receive the discount.
Tickets good only in Zones B and C and based on availability. One ticket
discount per newsletter.
– Feb. 24 –
show off your basketball talent at the alumni shoot-off Feb. 24
when the Phoenix play the Milwaukee Panthers at the Resch Center.
Sign up during the pre-game warm-up for your chance to take on a
Milwaukee alumni during halftime. Contestants will have 25 seconds
to make a lay-up, free throw, and 3-point shot. The first contestant
to make all their shots or the contestant that gets the furthest
wins. Go Phoenix (Alumni!).
UW Spirit Day
Join us April 18 in Madison for UW Spirit Day. All UW System alumni
are welcome to a 5 p.m. reception at the Inn on the Park.
Bring Your Own Tailgate Party
Come cheer on the Timber Rattlers when they take on the Swing of the
Quad Cites Saturday, June 23. Game time is 6:35 p.m. Tickets are $8.
For details, watch the Web site, http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/.
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||Men's Basketball Alumni Weekend
men vs. Loyola, Resch Center
(Arrive early for the Phoenix Spirit Stick giveaway)
Downtown, Baylake City Center,
Denise Bartell, "Romantic Love in America"
A brief history of love and exploration of love and
the importance of love in our culture
by Tenn" – student theatre, 7:30 p.m.,
Jean Weidner Theatre
and Friends Reception, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
Bar on Holmgren Way
||UWGB Men host UW Milwaukee Panthers, 7:05 p.m., Resch Center
Phoenix Chorale and Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m.
Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Downtown, Baylake Bank City Center,
Cheryl Grosso, "A Musical Journey for Life"
||Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
||Alumni Awards Night
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
Jean Kyle '73 is a business education specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education - Academic Standard and High School Improvement. Her degree is in humanism and cultural change.
Bruce Ballenger '74 is an associate professor of English at Boise State University. He holds a Ph.D. in composition and literature from the University of New Hampshire and teaches courses in composition, composition theory, and creative nonfiction. He's the author of six books, and his articles and essays have appeared in a range of publications from College English to The Boston Globe. His degree is in population dynamics.
Tony Litwinchuk '85 resides in Maple Grove, Minn. He is northern division vice president of Airgas North Central — the nation's largest distributor of industrial gases. The former Phoenix basketball player visited campus last summer with his daughter Tara, 17, who was shopping universities with strong biology programs. (Litwinchuk says campus growth is impressive, "but where was the store on campus in the '80s, when I was here?") Also the father of two sons, A.J., 14, and Kyle, 8, he has coached all three children in basketball, calling himself a "throwback who believes in fundamentals and taking responsibility for one's actions." He sometimes finds himself quoting his former Phoenix head coach, Dick Lien: "To be on time is to be late, to be early is to be on time."
Jane (Bodilly) Birr '85 and '90, a certified wellness coach, recently published Get it Over with - A 12-week Jumpstart to Great Health in Body, Mind and Spirit. Her business, Powered Up LLC, provides instruction and e-consultation on healthier living to individuals and groups. She majored in human adaptability and has a master's in administrative science.
Joe Krueger '91 produces and directs sporting events with the Utah Jazz and KJZZ-TV. He also covers the University of Utah, Utah State, and the Utah Blaze and will be directing broadcasts of the Utah State High School Football Championships. His degree is in communication processes.
Susan Jenkel '96 and '01 is a science teacher in the Manatee School District, Brandenton, Fla. In addition, she has earned more than 30 credits toward her specialist certification in a doctoral program at Argosy University, Sarasota. She credits the "wonderful faculty" at UW-Green Bay for her inspiration and singles out Joan Thron as a mentor who "opened my eyes to the beauty within all of us." She majored in education and earned a master's in applied leadership for teaching and learning.
Leslie Ricker '00 is the associate athletic director at the University of Maine in Bangor. Her degree is in communication processes.
Stephanie Mineau '06 is an environmental health technician with the Oneida Indian Nation Environmental Health and Safety Division. Her degree is in human biology.
To see more class
notes, or to submit your own, go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.