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@lumni Newsletter April 2008

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Alumni News

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Alumni Awards Night

Saturday, April 19
5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for Alumni Awards Night Saturday, April 19 when we recognize and celebrate four graduates for service to their professions and communities.

A social will be held in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union, at
5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and an awards presentation to follow. Cost is $25 per person. Interested in attending? Contact the alumni office at or call (920) 465-2586.

UW-Green Bay alumni Mary Kabacinski and David Muench.

Receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2008 are Mary Kabacinski '71 and
David Muench '72
and '79.
The Outstanding Recent Alumni Award will be presented to Rachel Greenley '98 and Amy Roznowski '01.
UW-Green Bay alumni Rachel Greenley and Amy Roznowski.

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Baylake Bank City Center

Thursday, April 17
Noon-12:45 p.m.

Downtown Third Thursdays
April Event

John Salerno presents "Bebop and Cool: A Study of Contrasts." His discussion will present live and recorded jazz styles by examining the music and artists of the Bebop and Cool jazz styles.

For a foot-tapping, upbeat experience join us downtown!

Prof. John Salerno.

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Join us Friday – Sunday, April 25, 26 and 27

Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

The Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort – America's largest water park resort in the Wisconsin Dells.

Photo from Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

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. Reserve by April 4. Call 1-800-867-9453. Mention the UWGB Alumni Association Room Block. Additional family members are $15 each.

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Manitowoc County
Alumni Reception

Tony's Pizza,
2204 Washington St., Manitowoc

Wednesday, April 30
5 – 7 p.m.


Your alumni Association is hosting an "Update of Your U" for those graduates and friends living and/or working in the Manitowoc area.

Social with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar begins at 5 p.m. at Tony's Pizza in Manitowoc. Comments from Chancellor Bruce Shepard on the latest happenings at your alma mater at 6 p.m. Q&A to follow and with a few door prizes as well. And we are leaving the pledge cards at home – promise.

RSVP by Friday, April 25 to Ryan Kauth '96 at, or the Alumni Office at, or (920) 465-2586.

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Titletown Brewery

Saturday, May 17
8 – 10 p.m.

Celebrate with our newest alumni at Titletown Brewing from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 17 following spring commencement. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beer/soda will be on hand.

For more information about the event, contact Mark Brunette by e-mail at or by phone at (920) 465-2586.

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Volunteers Needed . . .

Green Bay
Cellcom Marathon

Sunday, May 18
7:30 a.m.

Green Bay Cellcom Marathon logo.

Join your Alumni Association at a water station serving more than 7,000 runners in the Green Bay Cellcom Marathon, Sunday, May 18.

We typically start about 7:30 a.m. and are done by 10 a.m.

Then we head to the finish line for food and refreshments. It's fun!

To volunteer or for information, contact the alumni office at or (920) 465-2586.

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Alumni Golf Outing
Royal Scot Golf Course Friday, June 13

Brian Gold '99.

FORE! Scholarships...
Save the date, Friday, June 13 and plan for a 10 a.m. shot-gun start at Royal Scot Golf Course in New Franken.

The FORE Scholarships Alumni Golf Outing promises to be a day of fun, including 18 holes of golf, beverages, hors d'oeuvres, hole events, a putting contest, raffles, a reception, power carts, and more! Teams play a four-person scramble format. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the lowest scores and handicap winners.

Cost is $85 per golfer/$320 per foursome. Sponsor a tee or green for $125 each or both for $200. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.

Contact the alumni at or (920) 465-2586 to request a registration brochure or to find out more.

Speaking of scholarships, care to donate?
Consider how your gift can impact generations. Read more on scholarships and other giving opportunities.

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Our Grandparents are Juniors

Grandparents U
July 24 – 25


Photo from Grandparent's University.

That's right – Grandparent's University (GPU) begins its junior (third) year this summer, July 24 and 25.

Read more about
Grandparent's University.

Grandparents and grandchildren can register online at or print a downloadable form to send in with payment. Spaces are assigned first-come, first-served. Deadline is July 1 but classes fill very early. Classes include Fiber Arts, Fantasy Maps; Furs, Feathers and Scales, and more! Direct registration questions to (920) 465-2775.

Registration is open
for teen
'Space Experience'

July 27 – August 1

Students entering grades seven through 12 can experience astronaut training, learn from aerospace professionals, and meet a guest astronaut. "A Space Experience" will be held on campus, July 27-August 1. Students will design, build and test their own space mission, use a solar telescope, visit a planetarium, participate in flight simulations, and navigate using GPS. NASA veteran Mark Lee (Colonel, USAF, Retired) will assist. Read more.

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We're everywhere!

Our UW-Green Bay alumni are active. You will find them volunteering in the community, hanging out at regional receptions, and connecting with students on campus and in the workplace. The proof is in the pictures.

UW-Green Bay Alumni Relations Photo Gallery.

See yourself or find a former classmate in the photo gallery.

Thanks, Mary and Marquis . . . The Alumni Relations Office reports a nice turnout at the "Friend and Foe" reception prior to the UW-Milwaukee – UW-Green Bay women's basketball showdown at the Kress Center in March. The big crowd (3,000-plus) saw a thrilling Phoenix win, and an impressive halftime victory by Mary Kulenkamp '06 (who now works on campus in Admissions as an enrollment services specialist). Shhhh - don't tell UWM, but Mary is a former Phoenix basketball star. Just a week or two earlier, Marquis Hines '90, also a former Phoenix basketball alumnus took the halftime crown at a UW-Milwaukee alumni event. Check out the photo gallery for pictures of these and other Alumni Association events.

News from Your U.

Your alma mater by the numbers
Prior to May commencement we have 24,816 alumni. Among them:

* More than 10% of our graduates are UWGB couples (i.e. both are UWGB graduates)
* 445 graduates have two or more UWGB degrees
* 345 graduates are deceased
* 2,180 living graduates have "no valid address" (i.e. 8.9% of our grads are "lost")

Join the discussion for 'Growing Academic Excellence' blog
Join the discussion, "Growing Academic Excellence-Sustainability," a new initiative to grow excellence in the environmental sciences, policy and business. To review the vision/mission statement and provide commentary, click To comment on a blog post, click on the headline of that particular post. Then scroll down and leave a comment in the reply box below the post.

Diana Borrero-Lowe.

Borrero-Lowe is campus honoree for Women of Color Award

The UW System will recognize the contributions of Diana Borrero-Lowe, coordinator of the American Intercultural Center, with an Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. The ceremony will take place April 5 when UW-Green Bay hosts the annual, statewide women's studies conference.

If you're interested in attending the awards luncheon, visit the Women's Studies Consortium Web site.

Click here for Adult Degree news:

University Union Remodeling and Expansion project keeps moving forward
The UW Credit Union, Phoenix Bookstore, University Ticketing, Information, and ID Services will move to the newly remodeled University Union in May. Also, expanded dining options, seating and lounge areas will be furnished and made available for the campus community early in May. You're invited to take a peak!

Remembering UW-Green Bay friend Jerome Quinn
Jerome Quinn, 99, died Friday, Feb. 29 in Green Bay. A member of the city council, county board and board of education, he was perhaps best known as a 20-year representative in the State Assembly, where he was an advocate for locating the new UW campus in Green Bay. His son told the Green Bay Press-Gazette, "(They) got it here and that created a lot of jobs, and meant a lot to a lot of these students through the years." Go to the Press-Gazette article.

Prof. Anne Kok.

Prof. Anne Kok commemorated

The State Assembly passed a resolution in March commending the life and work of the late Anne Kok, a social work faculty member who died in a car accident in February. The resolution noted her public service to the world (Peace Corps and international outreach, to Wisconsin (as a social work educator), and to Door County (as a citizen and former director of a local crisis center).

News and More News …
Click on the headlines below for even more news from your U!

"Waging War, Waging Peace" campus common theme discussion

Profs. Katers, Zorn study converting vegetable waste to energy

Prof. Howe honored by Madison Audubon Society

Prof. Arendt shares in NSF grant to study earthquake protection

VITA offers tax assistance, again!

NWTC, UW-Stout and UWGB announces 'groundbreaking' engineering program

UW-Green Bay Recruitment Partner of the Year Award goes to Schenck

Toddler development study underway

... and for all the news from your U!


Don't Miss These Upcoming Exhibits and Performances …




Jonathon Clay, 9 p.m., Common Grounds Coffeehouse
Senior Art Exhibition I, Opening Reception, Lawton Gallery
Bridget Gray, poetry and performance, 8-9 p.m., Common Grounds Coffeehouse
Ryan Home, musician, 8 p.m., Common Grounds Coffeehouse
Opera Studio, University Theatre
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Cofrin Family Hall
Sarah Olson, musician, 8-9 p.m., Common Grounds Coffeehouse
The Sleeper, UW-Green Bay Theatre, 7:30 p.m., J. Weidner Theatre
Senior Art Exhibition II, Opening Reception, Lawton Gallery
Flute and Brass Ensemble, Fort Howard Hall

May 1-9:
Senior II Exhibition, Lawton Gallery
The Sleeper, 7:30 p.m., UW-Green Bay Theatre
Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre
New Music and Hand Drumming Ensembles, 7:30 p.m., U. Theatre
Phoenix Chorale and Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m., Cofrin Family Hall

 News in Athletics …

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Ocariz, Pletcher compete in NCAA Skiing Championships

Schachtner earns Academic All-America recognition

Tourney journey ends at Valpo

Former women's standout Berglin signs with WNBA team

Women's swim team wins fourth straight Horizon title

Nice home, good location, great cause!
This home was built with profits going to the Phoenix Fund. Now we just need a buyer. Click for details.

Seedling image from Trees for Tomorrow.

Alumni seeks 'Trees for Tomorrow' Partnerships

Maggie Bishop '91, a graduate who works for Trees for Tomorrow, Eagle River, is seeking potential partnerships with UW-Green Bay and its alumni. (We understand that Prof. Ganga Nair brings his forest ecology students twice a year to the Eagle River forest to study White Pine Blister Rust.) Bishop relays that there are many workshops, program and offerings alumni might appreciate. Go to TreesForTomorrow or e-mail Bishop for more information:

Please, stay connected for our sake and yours!
New job? Change of address? Update the latest happenings in your life by completing the alumni update form. Please, don't be a lost alum!

Alumni Events

Mark your calendars:
• April 8 Etiquette Dinner for Graduating Seniors
• April 17

Downtown Green Bay – John Salerno, COA
"Bebop and Cool: A Study of Contrasts"

• April 19 Alumni Awards Presentation, UW-Green Bay Campus
• April 25 Good Times Alumni and Friends, Milwaukee Brewers Game
• April 25, 26, 27 Wilderness Weekend, Wisconsin Dells
• April 30 Alumni Reception at Manitowoc
• May 17 Commencement Reception, Titletown Brewery
• May 18 Cellcom Marathon – Alumni Water Station
• June 13 Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing,
Royal Scot Golf Course, New Franken
• July 24-25 Grandparent's University, UW-Green Bay Campus

See more information on alumni events or activities.

Class Notes

Walker '98 joins Union staff
Wayne Walker '98 is the new Customer Service Manager for University Ticketing, Information, and ID Services in the University Union following five-years as the customer service manager for WG&R furniture of Green Bay. Walker was a member of the Phoenix men's basketball team from 1996-1998. He will manage the front-of-house operations for the new Ticketing and Information Center being completed in the new University Union remodel.

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

To learn more about what's happening at your alma mater, visit the Alumni Relations Web site.

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Last Revised: April 10, 2008   © UW-Green Bay Alumni Relations
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