Director named of paper technology tranfer center
Indian tabla musician
Academic success of student-athletes
Native plants gardening symposium
'UWGB Downtown' series
Faculty art exhibit
Yingst on Mars rover team
Career Conversation on publishing
Grants for educators
Interdisciplinarity in Action
Adult Degree Programs
Phoenix Hall of Fame inductees
Freshman applications closed
Jazz Fest, Jan. 15
Kress Events Center
donors to be honored
Workshop on colony-nesting birds
Commencement to air on Cable TV
Fall semester academic honors
UW-Green Bay names director of paper technology transfer center
GREEN BAY - David Hollenberg, who has 25 years of experience in various facets of the paper industry, has been named director of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's new Paper Sciences Technology Transfer Center.
Hollenberg begins his duties Tuesday (Feb. 1) as the first full-time employee of the new technology transfer center.
The center is designed to be a world-class research facility that will serve as home to leading paper scientists who will be encouraged to develop patentable technologies that can be transferred from the laboratory to the marketplace.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said Hollenberg is the right person to lead the center as it nurtures ideas to strengthen Wisconsin's paper industry.
"Dr. Hollenberg has the background, experience and know-how needed to make the center a success," Shepard said. "He clearly understands the importance of innovation to the future of the paper industry in Wisconsin."
U.S. Rep. Mark Green, R-Green Bay, who secured $500,000 in federal funding to launch the Paper Sciences Technology Transfer Center, said the center will help Wisconsin remain a leader in paper manufacturing.
"But before we can unlock the full potential of this cutting-edge facility, we'll need someone with a breadth of industry knowledge and expertise leading the operation," Green said. "David Hollenberg provides that leadership, and I know the center will create exciting innovations under his direction."
Hollenberg said he is excited about the prospects for using the resources of UW-Green Bay and the UW System to support an industry of historic significance to the state of Wisconsin. He said the paper industry will continue to thrive as long as it applies innovative approaches to product development, manufacturing processes and other aspects of the industry.
"If you just keep doing what you're doing, you'll be falling behind," he said.
Hollenberg, who resides in Kaukauna, has a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Maine and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Wittenberg University.
Hollenberg most recently worked as a consultant on business strategy and development. From 1999 to 2003, he was director of new product development for Georgia-Pacific Corp.'s Dixie Foodservice. From 1991 to 1999, he worked for the Kimberly-Clark Corp., first as a research fellow and later as director of technology transfer. He also has been a research associate for James River Corp., W.R. Grace & Co., and St. Regis Paper Co.
He is the inventor or co-inventor of 25 products that have been issued U.S. Patents. They range from microwave heaters to heat insulating food wraps. The majority of the patents describe products that were commercialized and are currently in the marketplace.
Hollenberg is the author or co-author of 13 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has received numerous awards for his work in the paper industry.
Hollenberg will begin work in an office in the Laboratory Sciences building at UW-Green Bay. However, the center eventually will be located in downtown Green Bay to help strengthen the city's downtown.
Indian musician to speak, perform at UW-Green Bay
GREEN BAY - Renowned Indian tabla (drum) player Sandip Burman will speak and perform Wednesday (Feb. 2) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
His lecture/performance will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the University Theater on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The event is free and open to the public. The campus and community are invited to observe all or a portion of the event.
Burman, a native of Durgapur, India, is a disciple of the late distinguished tabla master, Pandit Shyamal Bose of Calcutta. He has toured throughout the world and performed with the greatest Indian musicians of his time and many jazz legends, including Jack DeJohnette, Al DiMeola and Victor Wooten.
His rich and eloquent playing style have enabled him to teach and perform at prestigious institutions and performance halls across the United States.
Downtown H.Y.P.E. seeks new participants
GREEN BAY - Downtown H.Y.P.E., a community project aimed at bringing a new level of vitality to downtown Green Bay, is looking for college students and young professionals to participate in the project.
Twenty-four young people will be selected by Wednesday, Feb. 9 for Downtown H.Y.P.E (Harnessing Young Professionals' Energy). The group will include a mixture of students from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, St. Norbert College and members of the Young Professionals Network.
The project brings together young people from throughout the community to experience downtown, form relationships with business and community leaders, and represent young people's viewpoints to government officials. Participants will have a voice for positive change for downtown Green Bay.
The group will experience everything from restaurants and retail businesses to residential redevelopment. Participants even will be provided a disposable camera to capture images of a variety of downtown experiences.
Participants will meet at an orientation session Tuesday, Feb. 22 and will share their findings and ideas at "download" sessions Tuesday, March 22 and Tuesday, April 26. The sessions are at the UW-Green Bay Downtown Learning Center at Washington Commons.
The group will be the second to go through the program. The first group met throughout the fall of 2004.
Downtown H.Y.P.E. is a partnership of Downtown Green Bay, Inc., the Young Professionals Network and UW-Green Bay Outreach and Extension. The project is made possible by a Continuing EDvantage economic development grant from UW-Extension's Division of Outeach and E-Learning.
To learn more about Downtown H.Y.P.E. or to sign up, go online at http://www.ypnetwork.com or call Kassie Van Remortel of UW-Green Bay Outreach and Extension at (920) 465-2468.
UW-Green Bay to recognize academic success of student-athletes
GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will recognize the academic excellence of its student-athletes Monday night (Jan. 31) when the UW-Green Bay men's and women's basketball teams play host to teams from Butler University.
The University will recognize 115 student-athletes with a grade-point average of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale) during the spring 2004 or fall 2004 semesters. The recognition ceremony will be at halftime of the men's basketball game at the Resch Center. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
A game between the UW-Green Bay and Butler women's basketball teams will precede the men's game at 5:30 p.m. at the Resch Center.
To recognize members of the University community who have contributed to the academic success of student-athletes, UW-Green Bay faculty and staff attending the game will be asked to stand for applause.
"Excellence in academics is at the core of what we do as a university," UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said. "We are proud of what our student-athletes have achieved in the classroom and the commitment they have made to academic success."
UW-Green Bay Athletics Director Ken Bothof said academic achievement is an important part of the University's strong athletic tradition. He thanked members of the campus community for their contributions to that tradition.
Academic highlights from the fall 2004 semester include:
13 of 15 teams achieved a 3.0 grade-point average or higher.
The women's tennis team posted the highest team mark with a 3.66 GPA.
Volleyball player Leslie Kuhn was named to the Academic All-America second team, joining Tony Bennett (men's basketball) and Angela Gaetz (Nordic skiing) as the only student-athletes in UW-Green Bay history to merit two-time Academic All-America status.
Men's soccer player Adam Ben-Zikri earned Academic All-America second team honors, giving UW-Green Bay nine Academic All-Americans in the last seven years.
The volleyball team earned the prestigious American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the fourth straight year, one of only nine teams in the country to achieve the level of continued academic success.
Seven student-athletes earned academic All-Horizon League first team honors.
Of the 200 student-athletes, 78 earned semester honors (3.5 GPA or higher), including 12 with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Native plants are focus of Feb. 19 gardening symposium at UW-Green Bay
GREEN BAY - Registration is open for "Successful Gardening with Native Plants," a workshop Saturday, Feb. 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The one-day workshop, part of UW-Green Bay's "Thoughtful Gardener" series, will explore the benefits and how-to of gardening in harmony with nature. It is designed for experienced and new gardeners, especially those new to natural landscaping.
The workshop opens at 8:30 a.m. with registration and refreshments and concludes at 3 p.m. in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
Naturalist, educator and author Roy Lukes will be the conference keynote speaker. Lukes will present a slide survey of the dramatic changes in the woods as the Wisconsin spring arrives.
Participants can choose from three morning "breakout sessions."Presenters are: Randy Powers, owner of Prairie Future Seed Co., on weed control in new native meadows and gardens; naturalist and educator Charlotte Lukes on "marvelous mushrooms" and how they benefit wildflowers, trees and people; and UW-Green Bay student Jessie Fink on designing a native plants garden.
In the afternoon, participants can choose from two breakout sessions. Presenters are: wildlife educator and author Randy Korb on "Monarch madness" about butterfly gardens and Randy Powers with a photo survey of more than 180 species of wildflowers common to Wisconsin prairies.
Conference co-sponsors are the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, the Green Bay Chapter of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, the Green Bay Botanical Garden, and UW-Green Bay Outreach and Extension.
Educators attending the workshop can earn continuing education credits.
The conference fee is $44 for members of sponsoring groups and $49 for non-members. The fee covers handouts, refreshments and parking.
For more information about the workshop, call (920) 465-2642 or (800) 892-2118. Registration is available online at http://www.uwgb.edu/outreach/profed/.
"UWGB Downtown" series continues with luncheons in February, April
GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will continue its popular series of informal luncheons in downtown Green Bay that showcase the University and its faculty.
"UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch," which debuted in 2004, will continue this year with two learning luncheons at the Holiday Inn City Centre. Speakers and topics include:
Andrew Kersten, UW-Green Bay associate professor of Social Change and Development, will speak Thursday, Feb. 17 about "Why Unions Matter: The Labor Movement's Unique and Essential Role in America's Past, Present and Future."
Vishal Lala of the UW-Green Bay Business Administration faculty will speak Thursday, April 14 on "Effective Decision Making: Insights from Marketplace Research."
A buffet lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The program will follow, concluding by 1:10 p.m. There will be a registration fee of $15 per session, which will cover lunch, presentation and materials. Registration in advance is required.
"UWGB Downtown: Connecting for Lunch" provides the community with opportunities to learn more about Green Bay's University of Wisconsin while also taking part in lifelong learning and supporting the city's downtown.
The series is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor at UW-Green Bay, the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association and Downtown Green Bay Inc. in collaboration with UW-Green Bay Outreach and Extension.
To learn more about the series or to register, call (920) 465-2222 or go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/downtown/lunch/.
Faculty art exhibit opens with reception Thursday at UW-Green Bay
GREEN BAY - The 31st annual art faculty exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay opens Thursday (Jan. 27) in the Lawton Gallery, located in Theater Hall Room 230 on the UW-Green Bay campus.
The exhibition will open with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Artists will talk about their work beginning at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Stephen Perkins, academic curator of art at the Lawton Gallery, said the exhibit and reception provide a good opportunity for students and the community to view and discuss the work of UW-Green Bay art faculty.
Artists represented in the exhibition include Jim Brey, David Damkoehler, Toni Damkoehler, Kristy Deetz, Sarah Detweiler, Carol Emmons, Curt Heuer, Alison Gates, Simon Levin, Jack Moga, Jennifer Mokren, Stephen Perkins and Christine Style.
The exhibit continues through Thursday, Feb. 17.
Lawton Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (920) 465-2271.
UW-Green Bay researcher selected for Mars rover mission
GREEN BAY - A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay planetary scientist has landed a spot on a team that will send a mega-rover to Mars in 2009.
R. Aileen Yingst, adjunct assistant professor of Natural and Applied Sciences at UW-Green Bay, has been selected to take part in the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program.
The mission will deliver a mobile laboratory to the surface of Mars to explore a region as a potential habitat for past or present life. Operating under its own power, the Mars Science Laboratory is expected to remain active for one Mars year, equal to two Earth years, after landing in 2010.
Bigger, heavier and more powerful than the machinery currently exploring Mars, the roving laboratory will be five times larger than the Spirit and Opportunity rovers currently at work on the planet. Its equipment arsenal will include a Mars HandLens Imager, or MAHLI, which will take images of rocks, soil, frost and ice at resolutions 2.4 times better, and with a wider field of view, than the Microscopic Imager now onboard the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Yingst, who also serves as director of the UW-Green Bay-based Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, will serve as a co-investigator on MAHLI. Yingst and her team will study the images sent back by MAHLI at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The team is scheduled to meet for the first time next month.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of this project, and I can't wait to get started," Yingst said. "It's humbling to think that something I touched and handled and worked on is going to land on Mars."
The mission is part of an overall plan to eventually send humans to Mars. The project will help provide an understanding of resources available on Mars, water being one of the most important. Research on Mars also will help scientists learn more about the origins of Earth.
"With every mission we get one step closer to understanding the ability of Mars to sustain life," Yingst said.
Yingst has previous experience with Mars missions. She also worked on the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Polar Lander projects at the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona.
"The peaceful exploration of space is absolutely the most visionary thing the human race has ever done," she said. "I'm extremely proud and honored to have a small part in it."
Honors recital to feature UW-Green Bay student musicians
GREEN BAY - Eleven University of Wisconsin-Green Bay student musicians will perform in an honors recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30.
The recital is in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. It is free and open to the public.
Honors recital participants were selected on the basis of their voice or instrumental performances before a faculty jury at the end of the fall 2004 semester. Jurors considered technical aspects of the performances, musicianship and interpretation.
Recital performers include:
Lisa Andre, Casco, soprano; Matthew Boreen, Green Bay, clarinet; Kristine Everson, Merrill, soprano; Sherry Jenkel, Winneconne, flute; Shannon Kelly, Sheboygan, soprano; Kerry Kuplic, Green Bay, bass-baritone; Steven Lambert, Sheboygan, percussion; Carla Lemberger, Newton, soprano; Rebecca Ostermann, Coleman, piano; Melanie Riley, Green Bay, soprano; and Arianne Timmers, Appleton, piano.
UW-Green Bay "Career Conversation" to focus on publishing
GREEN BAY - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students and the public are invited to a panel discussion Thursday (Jan. 27) about careers in publishing.
In the latest in a series of "Career Conversations" at UW-Green Bay, three professionals from the field of publishing will discuss their work. The "Career Conversation" will take place Thursday from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in Room 217 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
The panelists are:
Jean Peerenboom, special sections editor, Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Beth Wittlinger, editor, corporate publications, American Medical Security.
Suzanne Earth, sales representative, McGraw-Hill Corporation.
The "Career Conversation" will explore a wide range of careers in publishing. The expert panelists will discuss their work and their interest in writing and editing.
The "Career Conversations" series is part of the Interdisciplinarity in Action initiative of UW-Green Bay's Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office. The series helps students explore career fields related to monthly themes.
Other topics covered in the series during the 2004-05 academic year include arts and arts management, civic involvement, and global conservation.
Grants for educators available from Institute for Learning Partnership
GREEN BAY - The Institute for Learning Partnership at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will award up to $70,000 in grants to support research projects aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning.
All teachers, administrators and other professionals from CESA 7 and CESA 8 schools participating in the Institute for Learning Partnership are eligible to apply for grants. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, March 18 at 4:30 p.m.
The Institute is especially interested in supporting action research projects that will improve teaching practices and curricula by focusing on closing the achievement gap among children.
For the 2005-06 grant cycle, the Institute will give special consideration to proposals that will:
develop, implement and evaluate instructional practices designed to improve the ability of all students to achieve acceptable levels of proficiency.
implement and evaluate in various settings existing programs, practices and techniques designed specifically to close the achievement gap.
Research grants will be awarded to projects ranging from classroom-specific to multi-school or multi-district collaborations. A team-based approach is encouraged for even the smallest projects.
The following is the likely breakdown of grants: 1 to 3 projects from $5,000 to $10,000; 4 to 6 projects from $3,000 to $5,000; 5 to 10 projects from $1,500 to $3,000; and 10 to 15 projects under $1,500.
In addition, a grant of up to $10,000 may be awarded to support the development of a proposal for a project of significant scope and impact. The project must involve considerable collaboration among public school and University personnel. The project is expected to address a problem or need that is of high priority for educators in the region.
The Institute for Learning Partnership brings together educators from K-12 area school districts, universities and colleges, and business and community leaders to improve learning for all students in grades pre-kindergarten through 16.
More information about the grants program, application requirements and forms are available from the Institute for Learning Partnership, Wood Hall 424, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001. The Institute's phone number is (920) 465-5555. Information also is available online at www.uwgb.edu/learnpart.
For assistance in writing applications for the action research grants, educators may attend one of two workshops led by UW-Green Bay faculty. The workshops are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at UW-Green Bay and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the CESA 8 office in Gillett. Registration is required. Call (920) 465-5555 for more details.
UW-Green Bay's Interdisciplinarity in Action highlights local history
GREEN BAY - Two significant anniversaries will be highlighted this month as part of the Interdisciplinarity in Action initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
A public lecture by Andrew Kersten, UW-Green Bay associate professor of Social Change and Development, will celebrate the city of Green Bay's 150th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin's Historical Review. Both anniversaries took place in 2004 and are featured in the pages of the latest issue of Voyageur.
Kersten's lecture, entitled "Untold Significance: A Commemorative History of Green Bay," is Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Christie Theatre of UW-Green Bay's University Union. Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt will introduce Kersten.
An essay with the same title, written by Kersten, appears in Voyageur's Winter/Spring 2005 issue. An article on Voyageur's origin and history also appears in the issue.
Green Bay celebrated its 150th anniversary with numerous public events throughout 2004. The city was incorporated in 1854.
Voyageur, first published in 1984, is a collection of manuscripts, essays, book reviews, photographs, maps and other materials of historical significance. It is published twice a year by the Brown County Historical Society. Co-sponsors are the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and St. Norbert College.
Interdisciplinarity in Action is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences office. The initiative showcases interesting academic work and work that connects the campus and community.
Civil rights pioneer to speak at UW-Green Bay King commemoration
GREEN BAY - One of the first African American students to attend the University of Alabama - over the objection of then-Gov. George Wallace - will speak Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
James Hood will be the featured speaker as UW-Green Bay commemorates the Jan. 15 birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Hood will share his reflections on the civil rights movement and Dr. King.
The event is at 2 p.m. in the Christie Theatre of the University Union at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. It is free and open to the public.
Hood enrolled at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963, despite Wallace's symbolic attempt to maintain segregation by blocking the schoolhouse door. President John F. Kennedy federalized the Alabama National Guard and ordered its units to the university campus. Wallace then stepped aside, allowing Hood and Vivian Malone to enter.
Hood left the University of Alabama after only two months. He later earned a bachelor's degree at Wayne State University and a master's degree at Michigan State University.
Hood returned to the University of Alabama, where he received his Ph.D. in 1997. Wallace planned to give Hood his degree, but poor health prevented the former governor from attending the ceremony. Wallace met with Hood in 1996 to apologize for his actions in 1963.
He retired in 2002 after a career as an educational administrator at Madison Area Technical College. He has continued to work for equal rights and social justice.
Hood's appearance at UW-Green Bay is sponsored by the Office of Student Life. For more information, call (920) 465-2200, extension 40.
UW-Green Bay hosts information sessions on Adult Degree Programs
GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is holding a series of information sessions for working adults interested in learning more about the University's Adult Degree Programs.
Space is still available for Adult Degree students wishing to apply for Spring or Summer 2005 classes or for the 2005-06 academic year.
The information sessions, all held at the UW-Green Bay Downtown Learning Center at Washington Commons, are scheduled for the following dates and times:
Saturday, Jan. 22, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
UW-Green Bay's innovative Adult Degree program makes a bachelor of arts degree accessible to nontraditional adult students who have heavy work and family responsibilities.
The program's students attend half-day Saturday classes and work independently between classes. Students benefit from small class sizes and personalized attention. Classes also are offered online and through audio and videotape.
The information sessions will cover topics ranging from starting and returning to college as an adult student, support services for adult students, program costs and financial aid, credit for life learning and how to get started.
To obtain more information or to register for UW-Green Bay Adult Degree information sessions, go online at www.uwgb.edu/adultdegrees, call (920) 465-2423 or (800) 621-2313 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berlowski, Goltz, Nordgaard (Knueppel), Powers are Phoenix Hall of Fame inductees
GREEN BAY -- Former basketball players Ben Berlowski and Chari Nordgaard Knueppel, former Nordic skier Dan Goltz and former soccer player, coach, and director of sports information and sports marketing Terry Powers are the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's newest inductees to the Phoenix Hall of Fame.
The 12th annual induction banquet Friday, Feb. 18 will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the banquet in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union on the UW-Green Bay campus. Cost is $25 per person.
Berlowski played for the Phoenix men's basketball team from 1993 through 1996. The durable swingman never missed a game in his four-year career, and remains the program's 10th all-time leading scorer (1,255 points) and second-best career three-point shooter (218 career three-pointers, trailing Tony Bennett's 290). He averaged 10.5 points per game throughout his career including 15.1 points per game his senior campaign. As a senior he received first-team all-conference honors, and the Phoenix went unbeaten (16-0) in Midwestern Collegiate Conference games and earned an AP Top 25 ranking. He was a starter on three NCAA tournament teams including the squad that provided one of the program's defining moments with an opening-round upset of California in 1994. He is fourth all-time in three-point field goal percentage (.444), third all-time in free throw percentage (.815) and tied for second all-time in career games played (120). His 34 games played in 1993-94 places him in a first place tie with teammates Gary Grzesk, Eric Jackson, Eric LeDuc and Jeff Nordgaard for most games played in one season. Berlowski played professional basketball for the Minot Snowbears, the IBL's Wisconsin Blast and the Aukland Burger King Kings (New Zealand) following his collegiate career. He also played Slam Ball - a sport that combines basketball and trampoline skills - for the Los Angeles Bouncers. He has worked in a number of sales positions as well, and has spent the last three years as a sales associate for BioMet Orthopedics. He makes his home in Green Bay, Wis. with his wife, Charlene, and daughter Avery (18 months).
Chari Nordgaard Knueppel
Chari Nordgaard Knueppel played from 1996 to 1999 and completed her college career as the most decorated player in Phoenix women's basketball history. She left with eight school records including most points in a game (38), season (653) and career (1,964) -marks that remain unsurpassed. She was a GTE first team academic All-American, a Kodak honorable mention All-American, winner of the MCC's Coleman Award for excellence in academics and athletics, NCAA Wisconsin Woman of the Year and Wisconsin AAU Female Athlete of the Year. She finished her senior campaign ranked fourth in the nation in field goal percentage (64.7 percent) and ninth in scoring (22.5 ppg.). As a junior she was named to the GTE Academic All-District V squad and was honored as the Lee Remmel Collegiate Athlete of the Year. She was a three-year, first-team all-conference selection and team captain. Her Phoenix teams twice won conference championships and made two NCAA tournament appearances. The public administration major graduated with high honors. Following college Nordgaard played professionally with the Sporting Basketball Club in Athens, Greece from 1999 to 2000. She returned to UW-Green Bay for two seasons as a recruiting coordinator for the Phoenix women's basketball program. She recently married Kon Knueppel and they reside in Milwaukee where she teaches physical education and is an educational assistant at St. Marcus Lutheran School.
Powers was a goalkeeper for the Phoenix soccer program from 1979 to 1983 and the starting goalkeeper and a co-captain for the 1983 team that received the school's first NCAA Division I tournament bid. He remains second all-time at UW-Green Bay in both goals-against average (1.07) in his career, and goals-against average in a season (0.62, 1981). He is third on the all-time saves list with 297 despite sharing time in the goal with teammate Jorge Bravo. Powers received the Hagemeister Leadership Award in 1983 in recognition of achievements in academics, athletics and leadership. Following his playing career Powers had a long and distinguished career serving in various roles for Phoenix Athletics. Powers served UW-Green Bay as men's assistant soccer coach, women's soccer head coach, sports information assistant and sports information director, and as the University's first director of sports marketing. He left the University in 1997 to work for the Midwestern Collegiate Conference (now the Horizon League). He is today vice president for communications of the 500 Festival in Indianapolis - which attracts millions of visitors to the city for a month-long celebration leading up the Indianapolis 500. He and his wife Julie have two children, Ashley (18) and Kelly (15).
Dan Goltz skied for the Phoenix from 1989 through 1993. He was a two-time NCAA Championships qualifier (1991 and 1993). Following his collegiate career in 1995, he was selected to represent the United States in the World University Games in Jaca, Spain in 1995. Goltz was invited to the United States Olympic Trials twice, in Anchorage, Ala. in 1992 and Giant's Ridge, Minn. in 1994. As a senior in 1993, Goltz propelled the Phoenix into a second place finish in the strong NCAA Midwest Regional, which boasted some of the nation's top classical skiers. In that venue, Goltz finished second in the men's 20-kilometer skating event with a time of 52:44.8, finishing just two tenths of a second behind the 20-k champion. He also claimed 10th place in the 10-kilometer classical event. For his efforts, Goltz was named first team all-region in both events. Goltz works for the State of Hawaii Division of Forestry as a wildlife supervisor for the North Kona Game Mammal Habitat Conservation Plan. He has worked in conservation efforts in Hawaii since 1997. Goltz now competes with the world's elite as both a marathoner and Ironman triathlete. He captured first place in the Big Island Division of the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kailua-Kona in 2002. He also won the Volcano Wilderness Marathon in 2003 and competed in the Boston Marathon in 2004. He and his wife Tracey have one daughter, Genesee Olive.
UW-Green Bay's closing date for freshman applications is earliest ever
GREEN BAY - With demand for a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay education increasing, UW-Green Bay will stop accepting most new-freshman applications for the fall 2005 semester Tuesday, Jan. 18.
UW-Green Bay will be the first of the 13 four-year campuses in the UW System to cut off freshman applications for the fall semester. The cut-off date is the earliest in the University's history.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said the exceptionally strong enrollment demand has left the University with no choice but to curtail freshman applications by closing applications so early.
"We're very pleased to see that demand for a UW-Green Bay education has been growing every year," he said. "That means students recognize good things are happening here. However, it also puts us in a position where we need to take this unprecedented action. "
Shepard said that, long term, UW-Green Bay must have the added capacity and resources needed to fully serve one of the state's most dynamic regions.
The University must limit applications as part of an effort to balance enrollment and available resources, including class sections and student services such as advising and academic support.
As of Jan. 3. UW-Green Bay had received 2,951 new-freshman applications for the fall semester, up 9 percent from the same time a year ago.
Last fall, the University had a record full-time equivalent enrollment. The FTE enrollment is based on the number of credits taken and is used in measuring the University's capacity.
UW-Green Bay is projecting a fall headcount enrollment - the total number of students enrolled in September - of about 5,400 students. Overall, the University serves about 7,400 students throughout the year.
For the time being, UW-Green Bay will continue to process already-submitted applications that become complete after Jan. 18.
Exceptions to the application cutoff will be made on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions will be considered for freshmen who would enrich the campus community through special talent, diversity and other factors.
Applications also will continue to be accepted from students in various programs and categories, including re-enrolling, transfer, graduate, nursing completion and Extended Degree students.
For more information about applying to UW-Green Bay, contact the Admissions Office at (920) 465-2111.
UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest on Jan. 15 features top saxophonist
GREEN BAY - Acclaimed saxophonist Bobby Militello will headline the 35th annual Jazz Fest at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday, Jan. 15.
A day full of jazz performance and instruction will culminate with an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at UW-Green Bay.
Militello will perform at the concert along with the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Salerno, and the UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Chris Salerno. Two high school groups, selected from among those participating in the daylong festival, will open the concert.
The evening concert caps an on-campus day of clinics and master classes with Militello, college-level faculty and other musicians for area high school and middle school jazz bands and combos.
Militello has performed with such notables as The Bill Holman Big Band, The Bob Florence Limited Edition Big Band, Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinson and the Tonight Show Band, and The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
He has four albums of his own and is featured on more than 100 albums and CDs by various artists, including 15 with Dave Brubeck. He has played with many major symphonies throughout the world, including London, Berlin, Vienna, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Moscow and his home town of Buffalo.
Besides his musical career, Militello, along with his family, owns a prominent restaurant in Buffalo. From 1997 to 2004, he also owned and operated The Tralf nightclub in Buffalo, which was listed by Down Beat magazine as one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world. In addition, he was the founder and president of RPM Entertainment Productions, Inc., a production company specializing in creative entertainment production and logistics and planning for major events.
Jazz Fest clinics, classes and performances will take place throughout the day in the Weidner Center and University Theatre.
Participating schools include: Ashwaubenon High School, Denmark High School, De Pere High School, Fond du Lac High School, Freedom High School, Gladstone (Mich.) High School, Green Bay Preble High School, Green Bay West High School, Hortonville Middle School, New London High School, Pulaski High School, Rhinelander High School, Shawano High School, Tri-County (Plainfield) High School, and Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
Tickets for the Jazz Fest concert are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For ticket information, call (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.
UW-Green Bay to honor supporters of sports and events center
GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay tonight (Jan. 6) will celebrate a major University and community achievement: raising $7.5 million for the newly named Kress Events Center.
The University will honor private donors who to date have helped make the achievement possible during special ceremonies prior to and at halftime of the men's basketball game between UW-Green Bay and Youngstown State. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. at the Resch Center.
During the halftime ceremony, UW-Green Bay will honor 16 community donors, each of whom to date has pledged $100,000 or more for the sports and events center project.
Donors being honored tonight are:
"These community leaders help make Green Bay a special place with an unmatched quality of life," Chancellor Bruce Shepard said. "UW-Green Bay values their support and friendship."
The Chancellor added, "There are many more donors who we will be asking to join the team to reach our final goal, but these 16 deserve our recognition today for helping us get this far through their early commitments. All donors will be duly recognized as we continue our efforts."
UW-Green Bay is working to raise $10 million in private funds for the Kress Events Center, the on-campus sports and events center. However, the $7.5 million mark is an important milestone because it enables the University to secure a matching $7.5 million from the state of Wisconsin.
Support from private donors and the state builds on the foundation laid by UW-Green Bay students, who have committed $15 million through higher fees.
The $32.5 million sports and events center project calls for the renovation and expansion of UW-Green Bay's Phoenix Sports Center. The center opened in 1976 and has never been renovated or upgraded.
Plans for the Kress Events Center include a central area with a seating capacity of about 4,000. It will serve as the home court of the women's basketball and volleyball teams. An auxiliary court will serve as a practice court for the men's basketball team and as a site for student recreational activities.
The new and improved center also will include facilities for running, racquet sports, volleyball and intramural basketball, cardiovascular and aerobic activities, and swimming and diving pools.
The center will offer new health and recreation opportunities for all students. It will accommodate important and popular campus events such as summer orientation, commencement, student career fairs, festivals, concerts and multicultural activities.
The on-campus center will complement not compete with the community Resch Center. The UW-Green Bay men's basketball team will continue to play its games at the Resch Center.
For information about ways to contribute to the sports and events center project, contact Steve Swan, UW-Green Bay assistant chancellor for university advancement, by phone at (920) 465-2074 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
UW-Green Bay workshop set on colony-nesting birds
GREEN BAY - Birds that nest in colonies in northeastern Wisconsin-terns, gulls, herons, egrets, cormorants and pelicans-are the topic of a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, located in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Suite 212 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.
The workshop is free, but advance registration is required because space is limited. The number for reservations is (920) 465-5032.
Tom Erdman, curator of the Richter Museum of Natural History at UW-Green Bay, is the presenter. Erdman has monitored colonial nesting birds in northeastern Wisconsin for more than 30 years, and has been involved in population censuses and research on the effects of toxic substances on the birds. He has conducted research on these species for the Department of Natural Resources, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Erdman will describe the birds' habits, behavior, migration and wintering areas, and give an assessment of how the birds are faring and the problems they face. He'll talk about the role some of these species played in understanding the effects of toxic substances such as DDT and PCBs, and how the fish eating birds led to the cleanup of the Fox River. Erdman also will discuss new plans to re-create the Cat Island chain to improve bird habitat.
Specimens will be available to illustrate plumages and adaptations of the birds. Time will be allotted for questions.
The workshop is one of a series sponsored by the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at UW-Green Bay. The workshops go beyond an elementary level, and are rewarding for educators, students and others with a keen interest in nature. Information about the workshops is available by calling (920) 465-5030 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also is available on the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity website at www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity.
UW-Green Bay commencement on Cable TV in January
GREEN BAY - Cable television viewers in Green Bay and the Fox River Valley will be able to watch the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's mid-year commencement ceremony.
A taped telecast of commencement, which was held Saturday, Dec. 18, will be carried four consecutive Saturdays this month on Time Warner Cable Television. Each telecast - Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 - will begin at 12:30 p.m.
The ceremony can be viewed on cable Channel 4 in Green Bay, Howard, Suamico, Seymour, Kaukauna, Little Chute, Combined Locks, Kimberly, Wrightstown, Appleton and Greenville. It also will be carried on cable Channel 2 in Neenah and Menasha.
Time Warner digital cable customers throughout Northeastern Wisconsin also can view the UW-Green Bay commencement on Wisconsin on Demand (WioD), Time Warner's local video-on-demand channel. The ceremony can be found on Channel 999 in the "commencement" category.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard presided over the Dec. 18 commencement ceremony at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser was the commencement speaker. About 310 graduates were eligible to receive their diplomas at the mid-year commencement.
UW-Green Bay announces fall semester academic honors
GREEN BAY -- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has made public the names of students receiving academic honors for the fall semester.
Students who maintain a 4.0 gradepoint average, which represents all "A" grades, receive highest honors. High honors go to those earning 3.99 to 3.75 gradepoint averages. Honors are given to students with 3.74 to 3.50 gradepoint averages.
Students are listed by the county claimed as place of permanent residence. All were full-time students in the fall term.
Adams -- Stephanie Brown, Friendship; Brittany Beggs, Nekoosa; and Stephanie Huber, Oxford.
Ashland -- Kimberly Lama and Stacy Nye, Ashland; and Cally Kilger, Butternut.
Barron -- Jennifer White, Rice Lake.
Brown -- Kevin Anderson, Patrick Austin, Jennie Beaumier, Shelly Bishop, Allison Brunner, Stephanie Koenig, Rachel Kolb, Amanda Kurowski, Mercedes Mannino, Marisol Roberts, Clara Snell, Keith Stelzer, Erica Tande, Jessica VandeWalle, Rebecca Wypiszynski, Stephanie Zastrow, and Amanda Ziemer, De Pere; Terri Mleziva, Kerri Morehouse, and Joe Scovell, Denmark; Jeffrey Achterberg, James Athey, Molly Aylward, Patricia Bacelis, Michael Bacos, Osmara Baumgardt-Vielma, William Beaumier, Paula Becker, Chad Beltrand, Nicole Berg, Jordan Berken, Jocelyn Berkhahn, Laura Brager, Michelle Brantmeier, Amanda Brown, Sara Brown, Jeremy Brunette, Sarah Buck, Joseph Buzzell, Matthew Christman, Sarah Coats, Justin Connaher, Thomas Dallas, Michelle Dantinne, Melissa Dapra, Sara Dekeyser, John Depauw, David Deprey, Emily Dernehl, Priscilla Dessart, Victoria Destiche, Karen Dorner, Vongpadith Douangphachanh, Megan Duchaine, Melissa Duquaine, Lori Duval, Tammy Edwards, Renata Fengler, Adam Fett, Valerie Frydrych, Kim Frye, Paul Gard, Mandi Gezella, Sujata Ghate, Stephanie Gretzinger, Jessica Greve, Leanne Haddad, Christopher Hanold, Sarah Hanson, Jeremy Hau, Elliot Heath, Hope Heck, Mary Hiebel, Aaron Hilpipre, Sarah Homa, Nicole Jesperson, Jeremy Johanski, Katherine Johnson, Nicole Jolly, Sara Judkins, Kevin Kasprzyk, Kelly Keiler, Amy Keon, Craig Key, Angela Kittell, Kimberly Kosmoski, Emily Kotecki, Brandon Kowalski, Tyson Kratz, Richard Krause, Keelyn Krivoshein, Angela Krumpos, Lori Krumrei, Amber Kueck, Abby Kunde, Aaron Lancelle, Mathew Lancelle, Rachel Lardinois, Andrew Lazzari, Danielle LeSage, Pa Houa Lee, Keri Lenss, Adam Lotter, Theresa Lotto, Erin Lovlien, Melissa Mahlik, Toni Malcheski, Denise Martin, Ashley Massart, Heidi Matzke, Corey McElroy, Matthew McMahon, Danielle Mcclelland, Mindy Meyers, Rochelle Meylink, Travis Mohr, Laura Molling, Vanessa Moran, Jayme Murphy, Colleen O'Neill, Daniel Olmsted, Kari Olsen, Chris Olson, Michelle Pagel, Ella Parsons, Kurt Paulson, Jacy Pichette, Lisa Quigley, David Rabideau, Andrew Renard, Joshua Ropson, Adam Ruechel, Thomas Sawyer, Bradley Schmechel, Kathy Schroeder, Susan Senecal, Leah Sloniker, Jennifer Sorenson, Brian Swanson, Gregory Swanson, Kristie Thompson, Erin Timm, Christopher Timmerman, Jessica Timmons, Stephanie VanCampenhout, Matthew VanEgeren, Andrew VanSistine, Kelly Vanbeaver, Daniel Vieaux, Nicole Vincent, Bailey Vorpagel, Amanda Vorpahl, Kelly Walenski, Nicole Wauters, Jason Wilhelm, Sheenah Willemon, Ryan Wolff, Kendall Yates, Emily Zegers, and Teal Zettel, Green Bay; Hannah Bohrtz, Greenleaf; Katie Gilson, Luxemburg; Casey Bins, Erika LaLuzerne, Megan LeCaptain, and Aaron Weinschenk, New Franken; Sara Fernandez and Nicole Rentmeester, Oneida; Lisa Berzowski and Carla Leisgang, Pulaski; and Samantha Eiler, Andrew Korth, Bradley Kregel, and Darren Umnus, Suamico.
Burnett - Michelle Taczala, Siren; and Nicolle Krahler, Webster.
Calumet -- Amy Fieck, Rachel Kelbert, and Sai Moua, Appleton; Cody Gross and Lacy Meetz, Brillion; Kari Argall, Suzanne Ott, Nicholas Schumacher, and Kelly Wenig, Chilton; Peter Hofmeister, Stephanie Jost, Kim Schwalenberg, and Mitch Schwalenberg, Hilbert; Russell Luniak, Menasha; and Neil Montour, Sherwood.
Chippewa -- Jami Buetow and Emily Dressel, Cadott; and Lacey Ploederer and Andria Slaby, Chippewa Falls.
Clark -- Krystle Lange, Abbotsford; Tiffany Haslow and Casandra Madden, Colby; Heather Freimuth, Dorchester; and Daniel Milliren, Owen.
Columbia -- Jeffrey Berg, Fall River; Steven Braun, Pardeeville; Valerie Jensen, Portage; and Laura Braaksma, Randolph.
Dane -- Benjamin Birkinbine and Renee Dodge, Madison; Sarah Ellis, Marshall; Christopher Hendricks, Monona; Kelly Pfeifer, Oregon; Brooke Borchert and Kaitlyn Farrell, Sun Prairie; and Jacob Kaltenberg and Nichole Shepro, Waunakee.
Dodge -- Tiffannie Gallus, Beaver Dam; Angela Youngbeck, Brownsville; Michelle Beall, Horicon; Tiffany Knueppel, Hustisford; Alicia Schraufnagel, Lomira; Stephen Syrjamaki, Reeseville; and Kari Steger, Theresa.
Door -- Melissa Alberts, Jared Jauquet, and Virginia Mangin, Brussels; Hope Stephenson, Egg Harbor; Jennifer Barnes, Forestville; Anna Balestrieri, Joseph Cross, Janet Devito, Michael Maggle, and Shannon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; and Kyle Mann, Washington Island.
Fond du Lac -- Sarah VanBuren, Brandon; Heather Hutter and Jenna Pucker, Eldorado; Brittany Broder, Fairwater; Megan Brunet, Jennifer Feyen, and Michael Marshall, Fond du Lac; Kristin Detert, North Fond du Lac; Crystal Pollack, Ripon; Jamie Schmitz, Saint Cloud; Joeleen Zimmel, Van Dyne; and Ashley Zimmerman, Waupun.
Forest -- Hollie Ackley, Crandon; Steven Danielczak and Rebecca Hetfield, Laona; and Kimberly Bartlein, Wabeno.
Grant -- Jennifer Miles and Robert Muller, Lancaster.
Green Lake -- Doug Heiar, Melissa Knutson, Courtney Krause, and Jesse Lawent, Berlin.
Iron -- Deborah Dalman, Gile; and Michael Madden, Hurley.
Jackson -- Sarah Ludeman, Hixton.
Jefferson -- Joseph Loomis, Jefferson; and Sara Piller, Watertown.
Juneau -- Megan Santas, Wonewoc.
Kenosha -- Lisa Mutchler, Bristol; Nicole Kloet, Pleasant Prairie; and Lisa Carnahan and Danielle Fosdick, Twin Lakes.
Kewaunee -- Adam Novak and Tyler Van Lanen, Algoma; Brittnie Jonet and Jacob Lasee, Casco; Laura Vandehey, Denmark; Bethany Hovis and Katie Rohr, Kewaunee; and Sarah Bouche, Sara Kinjerski, Jamie Miesler, Wendy Paul, Brian Rueckl, and Stacy Slatky, Luxemburg.
La Crosse -- Leah Aubert, Christopher Russell, and Peter Ruud, La Crosse; and Justin Brandau and Elizabeth Schill, Onalaska.
Langlade -- Sarah Johnson, White Lake.
Lincoln -- Spencer Imhoff, Amanda Meyer, Jillian Schofield, and Jessica Schuster, Merrill.
Manitowoc -- Jennifer Bruckschen, Cleveland; Jennifer Wendt, Denmark; Gavin Hassemer, Francis Creek; Sarah Brachmann, Sara Bruckschen, Jared Fink, Emily Gnadt, Carissa Lindholm, Jean Meissner, and Daniel Nelson, Manitowoc; Sara Dellemann, Maribel; Alison Kumbalek, Reedsville; and Stephanie Cornils, Crystal Hildebrand, Thomas Kleckner, Theresa Krueger-Junk, Melissa Philippsen, Robin Prausa, Matthew Richmond, and Kelli Wachowski, Two Rivers.
Marathon -- Heather Bloch, Athens; Candice Kaiser and Amanda Lang, Edgar; Shannon Balthazor, Eland; Lindsay Jozwiak, Hatley; Jon Holzberger and Eric Weber, Marshfield; Tammy Fleischman, Rothschild; Kate Davis, Matthew Gilbertson, and Krystle Norton, Schofield; Jessica Mannigel and Sarah Scidmore, Spencer; Jennifer Bandock, Mai Kue Lee, and Amanda Raskin, Wausau; and Pamela Wendorf, Weston.
Marinette -- Sarah Frye and Tara Van Ermen, Coleman; Sarah Kwiatkowski, Kelly Langer, and Heather Wolf, Crivitz; Anna Bosch, Mary Buchman, Christopher Lagassie, Michael Nast, Kristi Saunier, and Deena Trimberger, Marinette; Michael Aderman and Jackelyn Kinsella, Niagara; Jay Watson, Porterfield; and Joanna Gross and Carolyn Noll, Pound.
Menominee -- Connie Long, Keshena.
Milwaukee -- Jessica Allen and Katie Hanrahan, Franklin; Darcie Stib, Glendale; Scott Johnson, Greendale; Sarah Boknevitz, Zachary Brost, and Sharee Sense, Greenfield; Ross Lennertz and Anna Nieznanski, Hales Corners; Melissa Hecht, Milwaukee; Betsy Daharsh, South Milwaukee; Kristina Walloch, Wauwatosa; and Nicole Ford, West Allis.
Monroe -- Eric Nicolaus, Tomah.
Oconto -- James Schuh, Abrams; Sarah Christensen and Heather Klatt, Gillett; Matthew Yahnke, Krakow; Margaret Block and Celena Williams, Lena; Allison Willmann, Little Suamico; Amanda Dudek and Jenny Gerndt, Mountain; Jayme Merline and Benjamin Pinkart, Oconto; Melissa Fabry and Aaron Johnson, Oconto Falls; Shaun Marczak and Ryan Nowak, Sobieski; and Dawn Krings, Suring.
Oneida -- Angela Greatsinger, Eagle River; Katelyn Hanke, Brian Schubert, and Heather Sparks, Rhinelander; and Megan Baumann and Adam Gryskiewicz, Three Lakes.
Outagamie -- Jennifer Eisenbrandt, Tricia Evers, Lindsey Fischer, Joshua Freimuth, Tricia Grassell, Chelsea Greene, Jodie Griesbach, Melissa Holdorf, Allison Krummel, Alissa Oudenhoven, Alyssa Peterson, Kirk Plankey, Lindsay Radichel, Alissa Reddy, Abbey Rohde, Amanda Scheelk, Arianne Timmers, Dawn Vosters, Michael Walburn Jr, Meghan Weyers, and Amanda Ziegler, Appleton; Sara Hallam, Terry Lorenz, John Pashouwer, and Amanda Tisch, Black Creek; Katie Maas, Combined Locks; Robert Watson, De Pere; Jonathan Simonsen and Lindsay Simonsen, Greenville; Brianna Bruvold, Darla Coenen, and Andrea Hildebrand, Hortonville; Amy Austin, Luke Farrell, Ariel Kasten, Kiley Jo Merbach, Jennifer Morse, and Amanda VandenHeuvel, Kaukauna; Nicole Adamietz and Daniel Vandehey, Kimberly; Amanda Dercks and Sandy Jo Kress, Little Chute; Chad Krause, Sarah Morack, and Olivia Thoma, New London; Molly Bloom, Brittany Calmes, Angela Krahn, and Holly Zepnick, Seymour; and Aaron Pluger, Shiocton.
Ozaukee -- Jerilyn Campbell, Michael Heller, Melissa Lengling, and Cori Thiermann, Cedarburg; Jill Derler and Rebecca Kress, Fredonia; Kristi Mayer and Jennifer Olson, Mequon; and Benjamin Brecke, Saukville.
Pierce -- Kathleen Cleary, River Falls.
Polk -- Jemma Lund, Osceola; and Nate Anderson and Amanda Leach, Saint Croix Falls.
Portage -- Lacee Beggs, Plainfield; and Brandon Kaminski, Stevens Point.
Price -- Stacy Kennedy, Park Falls; and Scott LaChance, Phillips.
Racine -- Jennifer Servi, Racine; and Katrina Stock, Wind Lake.
Rock -- Christopher Kassel-Blakeney and Grethe Swenson, Janesville.
Sauk -- Stephanie Louis, Merrimac.
Shawano -- Rebecca Corazalla and Stephanie Steinke, Birnamwood; Tyler Pensis, Bonduel; Zakaria Buruin, Cecil; Jamie Groshek, Eland; LeAnthony Pecore, Gresham; Laura Mielke, Marion; Angela Caelwarts, Pulaski; Carissa Cotter, Luke Heling, Lisa Stomberg, Julie Wilson, and Zachariah Zopp, Shawano; Elizabeth Chapin and Edward Ehlert, Tigerton; and Betsy Ransbottom, Wittenberg.
Sheboygan -- Elizabeth Erdmann, Kayla Groh, and Andrew Kopitzke, Elkhart Lake; Kevin Brill, Hingham; Casie Boeldt, Howards Grove; Ashley Buell and Daniel Teaters, Kohler; Amanda Behr, Angela Duenk, Beth Klemme, Dayna Rentmeester, and Sara Weeden, Plymouth; Tracie Grube, Zachary Hansen, Jessica Jumes, Mailia Kue, Steven Lambert, Jennifer Landgraf, Katie Schepp, Katie Senkbeil, and Maria Thielke, Sheboygan; and Kate Brown, Erin Deeley, Bari Gordon, Adam Hintz, Angela Jensema, and Rebecca Werthmann, Sheboygan Falls.
Taylor -- Eric Fehlhaber, Billie Henrichs, Scott Jones, John Neuman, and Bradley Zuleger, Medford; Arica Mann, Rib Lake; and Terra Schultz, Withee.
Trempealeau -- LaBrena Boullion, Osseo.
Walworth -- Lindsey Shreves, Delavan; and Sarah Theune, Whitewater.
Washburn -- Greg Ubbelohde, Spooner.
Washington -- Stephanie Cooke, Danielle Kaufelt, and Richard Kenny III, Germantown; Colin O'Brien, Hartford; Megan Rushmer, Hubertus; Laura Mangan, Jackson; Sarah Eifler and Heidi Terlinden, Kewaskum; Jennifer Turner, Richfield; Brittney Hansen and Matthew Schultz, Slinger; and Shelley Scheer and Katherine Schmidt, West Bend.
Waukesha -- Robin Novesky, Big Bend; Thomas Schepp, Brookfield; Timothy Prudlow, Elm Grove; Autumn Moore, Hartland; Kelly Okray and Jodi Rasmussen, Menomonee Falls; Shawn Budiac, Mukwonago; William Curtis, Daniel Klewer, and Kristin Kosobucki, Muskego; Ashley Hall and Scott Leibbrandt, New Berlin; Caitlin Benson, Oconomowoc; Daniel Arnold, Angela Gall, and Lindsey Otto, Sussex; and Jessica Martiny, Aimee McGeen, Emily McHugh, Elisha Mertens, and Kristen Munson, Waukesha.
Waupaca -- Benjamin Hintz and Amber Smits, Clintonville; Abigail Johnson and Jonathon Swenson, Iola; Cara Draeger, Matthew Rieckmann, and Carl Roenz, Manawa; Stephanie Bellile, Tracey Euhardy, and Heather Rose, New London; Katrina Newby, Scandinavia; Holly Brogaard and Joshua Dusel, Waupaca; and David Allenstein, Amanda Johnson, Beth Kneisler, Matthew Rohde, Amy Rohloff, and Nathan Sengstock, Weyauwega.
Winnebago -- Bradley Klipp, Appleton; Jennifer Kuhn, Larsen; Meghan Blohm, Whitney Flittner, Ashley Rachubinski, Rachelle Rachubinski, Laura Rieckmann, and Nicholas Westphal, Neenah; Erin Heise, Omro; Amy Dirkx, Anne Hanson, Emily Roberts, Lindsey Verwiel, and David Zumstein, Oshkosh; and Shelli Anderson and Rebecca Flegner, Winneconne.
Wood -- Sarah Oligney, Melissa Stark, Rebecca Thompson, Abby Tyjeski, and Anne Wayne, Wisconsin Rapids.