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Chancellor's FYI, February 2004.
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Swan makes graceful return
A familiar face returns to campus Feb. 9 when Steve Swan succeeds Charles Wilson as assistant chancellor for university advancement.
    Swan left UW-Green Bay in 2000 to open his own business, Ultimate Sports Apparel Inc. of Green Bay. He had previously served as executive director of university advancement and, before that, as a coach and staff member with intercollegiate athletics. With his return to UWGB he will oversee fund-raising, advocacy, government and community relations, alumni, marketing and communication efforts.
    “Steve has an unwavering commitment to and belief in UW-Green Bay,” Chancellor Bruce Shepard says. “He also has professional expertise and leadership experience in the area of advancement, knowledge of our campus and the region it serves.”

Prof. Aldrete wins prestigious fellowship
Fresh off of receiving a campus teaching honor last semester, Humanistic Studies and History Prof. Gregory S. Aldrete received notification of a prestigious national honor — a National Endowment for the Humanities full-year research fellowship. The cash award for the 2004-2005 academic year will enable him to complete his book, Floods in Ancient Rome. The book is an interdisciplinary study of the effects of the Tiber River’s frequent and destructive floods on ancient Rome. The book combines literary evidence with information drawn from archaeology and hydrology, as well as comparative historical material. Aldrete received the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching during August convocation ceremonies on campus, where he was praised for his “enthusiastic, dynamic and innovative” teaching methods.

Community ‘beauty’ has on-campus roots
"Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review" has been named one of 11 recipients of Mayor’s Beautification Awards. The magazine was honored in the category of promoting public awareness of the Green Bay area’s historical and natural resources.
    Congratulations go to editors and UW-Green Bay faculty members Jeff Benzow and Victoria Goff, as well as publisher Bill Meindl, ’84 Humanistic Studies, and the UW-Green Bay students who help write, edit and lay out the magazine. (In the photo on page 1, student editorial assistant Heidi Schmitt and editor Prof. Victoria Goff make final changes on a recent issue.)
    "Voyageur" publishes an array of content including manuscripts, essays, reviews, documents, photographs, illustrations, maps and other historical material on a biannual basis. It gives UW-Green Bay business, communication and graphic arts students hands-on training, and a boost to their portfolios.

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Aspenson, Diener, Voigtlander join Phoenix Hall of Fame

Former basketball players Sue (Aspenson) Sagal and Tom Diener and former soccer player Rick Voigtlander are the University’s newest inductees to the Phoenix Hall of Fame. The 11th annual induction banquet will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the banquet on Friday, Feb. 13, in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus. Cost is $25 per person.
    (Aspenson) Sagal played for the Phoenix from 1985 through 1989. The two-time team MVP is the program’s all-time steals leader, is third in assists and eighth on the scoring list. Diener, as team captain and point guard, led the 1980-81 Phoenix to a Division II Final Four appearance. He has coached the Milwaukee Vincent High School boy’s varsity basketball team to a record five Wisconsin State Division I basketball championships and six Milwaukee City Conference championships. Voigtlander was a four-year starting midfielder for the men’s soccer program from 1978-82. He captained the Phoenix to a 12-1-2 record his senior season (1981), the program’s first in Division I.

“I chose to be a student caller because the Phone-a-Thon helps the University, and it gives me a chance to interact with alumni and see what our graduates are doing with their degrees.”

Cindy Ford, current student and the spokesperson featured on promotional material for the annual Alumni Phone-a-Thon. UW-Green Bay will be contacting more than 10,000 alumni Feb. 3 through March 11.

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