@lumni Newsletter October 2007
News | Alumni Events | Class
Thursday, October 25
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
alumni and friends are invited to 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. Guests welcome.
to 920-465-2586 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Oct. 19.
Friday and Saturday,
November 2 and 3
November 2 • 7 p.m.
Women's Volleyball Match
Cheer on the Phoenix volleyball team vs. UW-Milwaukee at 7 p.m.
Tickets are free to all graduates and their family, and can be
reserved in the "Alumni and Friends" section by calling the Kress
Events Center Ticket Office at 920-465-2625. Be sure to identify
yourself as a graduate.
November 3 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball Practice
Watch the men's basketball team practice on the new court. Open to the public.
Saturday, November 3 • 12:00 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Kress Events Center Tours
Graduates and family/guests are invited to tour
the Kress Center. Check out the Kids Family Zone and the new Turf
Saturday, November 3 • 3 p.m.
Women's Basketball Exhibition Game
Watch the Phoenix in its Kress Center debut against
Northern Michigan. One complimentary ticket per graduate. Additional
tickets are $5 per person. To reserve tickets in the "Alumni and
Friends" section, call the Kress Events Center Ticket Office at
920-465-2625. Join us for an alumni and friends reception following
Saturday, November 3 • 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Alumni and Friends Reception
Stop by the Phoenix Fund room to catch up with
former classmates. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar
will be available.
out of town?
Need a place to stay?
Holiday Inn - City Centre, rooms are available
Friday and Saturday night for $69 per night. Call (920) 437-5900
before October 12.
• Regency Suites, rooms are reserved for
Saturday night only
for $79 per night. Call (920) 432-4555 before October 13.
calling either hotel to make reservations, mention you
are with the "UWGB Alumni" Block.
Relient K with Ruth
you in the mood for some music? Come see the Grammy-nominated alternative
rock band Switchfoot, along with Relient K and Ruth, at the Kress
Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 10. Tickets for the general public
will go on sale Monday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. Call the University Ticketing
Services at (920) 465-2217. The cost is $10 per ticket plus $1 service
Board of Directors
Board of Directors:
Shannon Chronister '03
Ryan Knauth '96
Elaina Koltz '06
Colleen Sheahan '86
Adam Warpinski '06
Jay Wille '93
Susan Vander Heiden '02
Board of Directors:
Angela Duckart '03
Bill Gaddis '00
Jim Genrich '71
Sarah Inman '92
Angela Hoisington '00
Joe Pieper '99
Danny Schulz '05
Jim Schwartz '83
Rich Spangenberg '71
Committee for 2007 – 2008:
– Kelly Ruh '01, chief financial officer, Laugh Your Way America, LLC and
Bayside Church of Green Bay
VP of Alumni Operations – Joel Hansen '01, supervisor, Schenck Business Solutions
VP of Alumni Service – Brian Gold '99,
assistant vice president-commercial banking,
M&I Bank of West
Secretary – Donna Sheedy '94, investor
relations manager, WPS Resources
Treasurer – Vince Schamber '00,
senior accountant, Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP
Kress Events Center Membership
you graduate with an undergraduate degree between (and including)
December 2000 through August 2007? If you did, watch for more details
on eligibility for a free eight-month membership to the Kress Events
Center beginning January 8, 2008.
day report card:
record transfers, diversity
More than 1,000 new freshmen and a record 681 transfers started
classes Sept.4. Fall enrollment also includes a record number of
new students of color, including 64 new freshmen and 67 transfers.
What about the new freshmen — their high school GPAs, activity
preferences and the like?
Answer your phone...
Hold that... watch your mailbox?!
For more than a decade, your alma mater has attempted to reach alumni
through the Alumni Phone-A-Thon. The purpose was three-fold — stay
in touch, update contact information and generate much-needed funding
for the Alumni Annual Fund. However, in a trend that is sweeping the nation,
(blame busy schedules, caller ID, and the proliferation of cell phones)
alums are harder to reach. So, in an effort to ensure we provide all of
24,000+ alumni the chance to stay in touch and support their alma mater,
we're reaching out in new ways...including online giving (saves paper!)
and direct mail.
Won't you show
your UW-Green Bay pride while impacting the lives of current students?
Contributions to the Alumni Annual Fund help support scholarships,
academic programs, lab equipment, library purchases, and so much more.
We hope that you will stay in touch and help us build a stronger UW-Green
Bay...one student at a time!
a direct mail piece or a phone call
with online giving
Make your online gift today and save yourself from a postcard
and/or a phone call!
secure giving Web site at www.uwgb.edu/alumni/gift.html
24 hours a day.
New study says older
alumni do, in fact, return to Wisconsin
A new study shows that Wisconsin's residents participate in a "boomeranging"
effect where, after leaving the state shortly after graduating from a
college or university, they move back to Wisconsin in their 30s and 40s.
See the story
announced for Lawton Art Gallery
The Lawton Art Gallery has announced its fall events, beginning
with Cheap Thrills: 20 Comix Artists from Wisconsin. The artwork,
at left, from the exhibition is by Amanda Sue Raskin. For
more information, see the Fall
University Union and
* Construction Update * *
Union Expansion is getting closer
to completion (projected for spring 2008) as the Phoenix Bookstore
structure is now clearly defined and the Phoenix Club has walls
painted in color.
A 'new' unit this
year: Arts and Visual Design
There's a newly named major in town — Arts and Visual Design — formerly
known as COA (Communication and the Arts). It will include three interdisciplinary
majors: arts management, environmental design and design arts, and three
disciplinary majors: theatre, music and art. See more
offers 'Business Math' course
Coming up in October, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
is offering "Business Math," a multi-session program designed to
help build math proficiency for common business use. To sign up,
The SBDC provides
programs and resources to emerging and existing entrepreneurs. Topics
range from strategic growth to business planning to financial and
marketing management. For more visit the SBDC
Web site, or contact Director Christina Trombley at email@example.com.
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!
Don't Become a Lost
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
This mission is
Recently approved by the Board of Regents was a new mission statement,
written collaboratively by faculty and staff. It reads:
of Wisconsin-Green Bay provides an interdisciplinary, problem-focused
educational experience that prepares students to think critically and
address complex issues in a multicultural and evolving world. The University
enriches the quality of life for students and the community by embracing
the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability,
encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural,
and economic resource."
Call your legislators
on behalf of your U
Your alma mater and the UW System would appreciate your help as legislators
make their final decision for the 2007-09 state budget. Please contact
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 here.
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.
Loses An Extraordinary Alumni and Friend
Word has been
received from San Diego on the passing of Craig Mueller. Mueller,
Class of '71, had been a close friend of the University as well
as Chancellor Bruce and Cyndie Shepard. Last year, Mueller received
the Chancellor's Award, the University's highest community honor,
for his enthusiastic advocacy for UW-Green Bay. He established a
substantial planned gift for student scholarships, made a dollar-for-dollar
match in the alumni phone-a-thon, and supported restoration of historic
Lambeau Cottage on the campus bayshore. "Captain Craig" Mueller
traced his UW-Green Bay roots to the Deckner days, pursued a life's
course that included America's Cup racing and a career as a commercial
more on Mueller, visit our Inside
UW-Green Bay alumni magazine archive. A 2002 profile paints
a remarkable portrait of a remarkable man.
Third Thursdays Starting Soon!
The second season of Downtown Third Thursdays resumes with noon
lectures at Baylake Bank City Center by UW-Green Bay faculty members
on issues of public interest.
Oct. 18, Bill Shay, ICS, "Computers: Past, Present, and
• Nov. 15, Denise Sweet, HUS, "Oral Traditions
of the Great Lakes Region"
• Dec. 13, Regan Gurung, HUD, "All You Need
to Know to Banish Stress"
• Feb. 21, Vicki Medland, NAS, "A Backyard
Winter Oasis for Feeding Birds"
• March 20, Kim Nielsen, SCD, "Your Mamma,
Your Grandma and Women's History"
• April 17, John Salerno, COA, "Bebop and
Cool: A Study of Contrasts"
programs are jointly sponsored by UW-Green Bay and various downtown
development entities. Programs are from 12:00 p.m.– 12:45 p.m.
and are free and open to the public. To register, or for more information,
visit the Web site.
Optimist club forming on campus
An optimist club is forming on campus. For more information e-mail for information e-mail Jane Swan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Bay Bill Shay, ICS
"Computers: Past, Present, and Future"
Graduates and Madison-Area Alumni Reception
at the Overture PAC
Volleyball – Phoenix host UW Milwaukee
Free tickets to alumni and Friends
Events Center Grand Opening – See details above
Association Fall Dinner
Green Bay – Denise Sweet, HUS
"Oral Traditions of the Great Lakes Region"
Association Board of Directors Meeting
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
Alumni Legacy Scholarship:
The Alumni Awards recognition committee recently awarded the very first
Legacy Scholarship to Andrew Kozicki, a freshman from
Green Bay Preble. He will receive $1,000 for each of the fall and spring
semesters of the 2007-2008 academic year. He is the son of Jane
Kozicki '95, who earned her master's degree in Community Human
'89 has been named president and publisher of the Des Moines Register.
The Chicago native, worked for the Green Bay Press-Gazette early
in her career and she has been the Register's general manager
since 2005. Hollingsworth also worked as an advertising executive at Gannett
Co. newspapers in Washington, Illinois and Michigan. Hollingsworth lives
in Johnston, Iowa, with her husband, 17-year-old daughter and 2-year-old
Kelly Wenig '07 is enrolled at the University of Cincinnati history department for graduate studies.
A year ago, Avinash Thadani '04 and a couple of friends were inspired to travel the states from coast to coast. This time, the popular former international student and Alumni Phone-a-Thon caller takes a tour through Cuba and shares his shares trip: Click here.
Ticket demand was strong for the "Medal of Honor" concert recently at
the Weidner Center. The program featured a 60-piece community orchestra
— many with UW-Green Bay ties — backing a 75-voice community choir. Musicians
included Mona Christensen '80 and '96, flute; Luann
Glielmi '78, Amy (Harmann) Johnson '94 and Kevin
Van Ess '84, clarinet; Brent Hussin '84, trumpet;
Barb Fondow '78, French horn; Bill Dennee
'91, trombone; and Anthony Alvarado-Ortiz '07, tuba.
from left to right:
Hussin, VanEss, Emily Roberts, Johnson, Alvarado-Ortiz, Dennee and
Christopher D. Russell '07
"I send this email as a token of friendship and appreciation to all
of you for offering me such a meaningful program during my four years...
Social Change and Development was great for two major reasons: First...
it has made me a better person. The issues/lessons/studies were so interesting,
yet at the same time, so enlightening... My studies have influenced me
to join the Peace Corps. I will be serving in the Ukraine for the next
2+ years as an English teacher. I depart in late September.
enormous amount of reading, writing, and critical thinking has been extremely
helpful in aiding the development of my "professional" skills. I worked
as a litigation assistant during my senior year and feel that my assignments
have significantly contributed to my quality of my work. Periodically,
I think of the major while performing various assignments at work. For
example, I immediately thought of the critical thinking SOC CD students
are exposed to when digesting a 10- page report written by a neuropsychologist.
His report attacked other experts' inability to see the relevance of an
important perspective that had been overlooked in other medical reports.
I feel that critical thinking is a very underestimated skill, which many
other programs fail to incorporate. Several of my friends, whom are also
SOC CD alumni, at grad/law schools will certainly attest to this as well.
Again, thank you
all so much for your knowledge, enthusiasm, and dedication over the past
four years. I wish you the best..."
see more class notes, or to submit your own, go online to the Alumni
Relations Web site.