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Archive for October, 2008

Green Drinks has a campus home

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Got the thirst for a greener environment? Then UW-Green Bay’s first-ever “Green Drinks” social gathering is for you. Find it at the Common Grounds Coffee House in the University Union from 4:30 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of every month.

Recently Married?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Recently united? We’d love to know! Drop us an e-mail at with word on the good news. We want to know the date, place, and the name of your lucky partner. Marriages are listed in Inside, your alumni magazine.

Affinity and Beyond!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

It’s easy to find first-class accommodations and reasonable rates for your next vacation. Go Next travel and your Alumni Association partner to make it happen. We work with nationally recognized, pre-approved companies to offer discounted products and services to UWGB graduates. When a graduate takes advantage of an affinity program, often a fee/donation is made to the Alumni Association from the partner company. Plus you won’t believe the personal savings. Other partnering companies include Liberty Mutual, Phoenix Bookstore, Bank of America, Green Bay Area hotels, plus many more. Check out your alumni benefits.

Trips to Europe of 2009

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

alumni travel trips to EuropeUW-Green Bay partners with Go Next travel and fellow UW System schools to offer first-class, affordable international tour packages.

Read more about the spring and fall 2009 tour options.

Alumni by the numbers

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

• We have 25,418 alumni records in the graduate database
• 446 graduates have two or more UWGB degrees
• 709 have received a master’s degree only
• 10.2% of our graduates are UWGB couples
• 362 graduates are deceased
• 8.1% of our living graduates are “lost” (2,035 graduates)

Don’t you be a lost alum!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

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 UWGB graduates.

Your 2008-2009 Alumni Board Exec Committee

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

President – Kelly Ruh ’01
Vice President of Alumni Operations – Joel Hansen ’01
Vice President of Alumni Services – Brian Gold ’99
Secretary – Donna Sheedy ’94
Treasurer – Danny Schulz ’05

New Board Members include:
Vicky Darragh ’06, Carrie Philippon ’02, Pamela Roberts ’87, Carrie Schilz ’88, and Amanda Tisch ’07.

Continuing Board Members include:
Jennifer Baker-Johnson ’01, Shannon Chronister ’03, Angela Duckart ’03, Bill Gaddis ’00, Angela Hoisington ’00, Sarah Inman ’92, Ryan Knauth ’96, Elaina Koltz ’06, Jim Schwartz ’83, Colleen Sheahan ’86, Adam Warpinski ’06, Jay Wille ’93, and Susan Vander Heiden ’02.

Join us on Facebook

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Yep, we’re doing whatever we can to stay connected. Do your part and join our Facebook page. Keep in touch with all of your friends and be the first to know about the upcoming events at your University. Learn more.

Alumni and University Calendar

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
October 30 Madison Area/Music Educator’s Reception, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison
November 8 Packers-Phoenix Tailgate Party, Twin Cities Reception
November 13 UW System-Wide Reception, Healthcare in the Coulee Region, UW-La Crosse
November 18 Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
November 20 Downtown Third Thursdays with Professor Dan Spielmann, The Impact of the 2008 Elections
December 18 Downtown Third Thursdays with Professor Jennifer Zapf, Best Toys for Toddler Development
December 19 Commencement Reception, Titletown Brewing, Green Bay
December 20 Commencement Ceremony for December 2008 Graduates
January 9 Milwaukee Area Alumni Reception, location and time TBD
January 17 Alumni Association Board Meeting, UW-Green Bay Campus