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Archive for February, 2011

Summer camps for kids and adults

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Movie-making, Life’s a Lab, art, music, and more.

Check out the UW-Green Bay Summer Camps line-up:
Middle School Summer Art Studio: June 20-24
High School Summer Art Studio: June 26-July 1
Jazz on the Bay: June 26-June 30
Grandparents’ University: July 7-8
Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choir: July 17-22
High School Band, Orchestra and Choir: July 24-29
Total Guitarist (bass and drum set): July 31-August 4
Life’s a Lab Reality Science: July 31-August 3
Arts Enrichment for Adults: August 1-4, afternoons

For more camp info and to register: www.uwgbsummercamps.com

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Weidner hosts music of the Beatles, others

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Weidner CenterThe Weidner Center for the Performing Arts has a full line-up in February, including many UW-Green Bay student events.

The Beatles are coming to town, as well, via the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.

Later this spring:
• Riverdance – March 16 and 17
• Grease – April 8

Check out all the spring Weidner events at www.uwgb.edu/weidner/calendar.htm.

Think warmth, think the Wilderness

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Wilderness Hotel and Waterpark ResortIt is coming upon us again — Alumni Weekend at the Wilderness Hotel & Waterpark Resort in Wisconsin Dells, May 6-8.

For $109 per night (plus taxes and resort fees), your family of four can reserve a double-queen room and receive unlimited access to the resort’s four indoor waterparks and four-story interactive play park. Additional family members are $15 each.

Secure a room by calling 1-800-867-9453. When making your reservation, mention group name UW-Green Bay Alumni #905158. Reservation deadline is April 6!

Request a flyer from the alumni office at alumni@uwgb.edu and bring it with you for your weekend stay and receive one free kid’s breakfast buffet with one paid adult’s breakfast buffet at the Wild Canyon Cafe.

Alumni special at Shorewood

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Shorewood Golf Course
Alumni — purchase a pre-season, four-person golf package by March 16, 2011 — for only $60 (limit four packages per person). Golf package includes golf, cart and lunch for four. Call 920-465-2118 to purchase.

Don’t forget, Shorewood is a great course for corporate or social golf outings.

• Learn more about the nine-hole plus lunch package by calling 920-465-2118.
• Learn more about this scenic nine-hole golf course, located at UW-Green Bay, by visiting www.uwgb.edu/shorewood.

Congratulations to our Young Professionals

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Current Young Professionals Awards on Thursday, Jan. 27 and several UW-Green Bay alumni were presented with the “Future 15″ honor.

Congratulations to:

Jody Weyers ’96, volunteer and communications director, American Red Cross
Jacqueline Frank ’00, executive director, National Railroad Museum
Ryan Price ’07, partner development coordinator, Schreiber Foods
Mary Frank-Arlt ’08, community relations specialist, Wisconsin Public Service

Though not an alum, congratulations also to Adi Redzic, program director at The Mauthe Center, (formerly the Ecumenical Center).

Adult Degree, others say ‘Farewell, Trudy’

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Adult Degree grads and TrudyShe has guided many in their successful attempt to earn a four-year degree through her 27 years with UW-Green Bay. Now the Adult Degree program says farewell to longtime adviser Trudy Jacobson. “I knew that I succeeded if I could help students think about what they wanted out of life, not just out of school. I am going to miss many things about UW-Green Bay, but mainly, I will miss the students,” she says.
Read more.

Call us about a master’s degree

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Thinking about pursuing a master’s degree? Your options at your alma mater include:

Social Work
Management (spend an optional semester in France)
Education
Environmental Science and Policy

We’re a click away www.uwgb.edu/graduate or contact us at (920) 465-2123 or graddstu@uwgb.edu and we’ll help you get started.

Ace survey shows young alumni satisfaction

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Alumni might be interested in the most recent findings of a UW System-wide Young Alumni Survey. In a quick snapshot of responses, UW-Green Bay alumni were overall very favorable of their experience. The responses of UW-Green alumni, and if available, the national average, follows:

  • 94% have a favorable impression of their alma mater
  • 75% believe that America’s colleges and universities are prepared to meet the challenges of the future (national average – 61%)
  • 69% think that colleges and universities are adequately preparing students for the demands of the future (national average – 62%)
  • 85% say they were “effectively prepared with the knowledge and skills” they needed (national average – 81%)
  • 79% say their undergraduate experience prepared them for their current job (national average – 85%)
  • 77% say they would attend the same school if they could begin again (national average – 79%)
  • 93% think their institution charged them a fair price for their college education (national average – 76%)
  • 92% think that their college education was worth all the time and money (national average – 89%)

2011 gallery: men’s basketball alumni

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

alumni photo gallery
Been to an alumni event lately?

Check out the alumni photo gallery and see who is smiling. Click here.