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Archive for March, 2011

Green Innovations, April 20-21

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Waste or Wasted Opportunity? EMBI Green Innovations April 20-21, 2011

Don’t waste this opportunity to hear from leaders and experts in areas of waste transformation and management for the agricultural, industrial, municipal and institutional sectors. Featuring Wisconsin’s premiere showing of the award-winning documentary, DIVE! Living Off America’s Waste (www.divethefilm.com) and a post-documentary forum with the film’s producer.

Only $79, pre-registration. For more information, go to www.uwgb.edu/embi.

Your U in the news

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Bee Program gets an A+ from “After Thoughts” Crowd
After ThoughtsMore than 175 attendees walked away from the first of the new series, “After Thoughts,” with fellowship, enrichment and fun. The program took place in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts grand foyer, March 1. UW-Green Bay faculty member Amy Wolf, an ecologist and one of Wisconsin’s foremost bee experts led the program discussion titled “The Beauty of Bees and Their Impact on Our Lives.” Business faculty member (and UWGB grad) Lucy Arendt leads the next discussion, Tuesday, April 5, “In the Face of Disaster, How Resilient is Our Community?” E-mail Jeanne at giesenj@uwgb.edu with questions and a registration form …see photos, more

Business Week has Campus, Community and Students Smiling
Business WeekFather and son duo Sam and Andy MacMillan, representing two major companies, Hewlett-Packard and Oracle Enterprise 2.0, respectively, addressed a packed house Thursday night, Feb. 24. The MacMillans were the featured speakers at the inaugural “Business Week” event, a collaborative effort led by UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business and Career Services personnel. GP was the major sponsor. …see photos, more

Chancellor says Avoiding Layoffs and Maintaining Enrollment are Priorities
Chancellor Thomas HardenUW-Green Bay’s top priority in dealing with steep state budget cuts will be maintaining current enrollment and employee layoffs if at all possible. That is the message Chancellor Thomas Harden conveyed March 3 in a late-afternoon meeting in the University Union. He told the audience that despite the severity of the challenge, he is hopeful UW-Green Bay will succeed in maintaining both current services to students and employee positions. …read more

Phoenix Women take on Arkansas-Little Rock
Phoenix womens basketballThe No. 5 seeded Phoenix women’s basketball team will take on the University of Arkansas-Little Rock in a first round NCAA Tournament game at 4:20 p.m. Sunday in Wichita, Kansas. Green Bay Head Coach Matt Bollant said he was thrilled about the seed — its highest in program history — and the opportunity to play, for the first time in the tournament, on a neutral court. The Horizon League championship celebration and NCAA Send Off Celebration was held at the Kress Events Center. … see photos

Freeman Set for NCAA Skiing Championships
Carolyn FreemanGreen Bay Nordic skier Carolyn Freeman (Ely, Minn.) wrapped up her participation at the 2011 NCAA Skiing Championships in early March, with a 34th-place finish in the 15K classic, crossing the line in 59:26.6. Freeman placed 15th in the 5K freestyle race — the second highest finish by a Green Bay women’s skier at the NCAA Championships (Laura Anderson placed ninth in the 15K freestyle in 2001). Freeman ends her collegiate career as a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier and three-time all-CCSA performer. She won a total of seven individual races in her career, all of which were in the 2010-11 season.

Swimming and Diving Champs, Again!
The Phoenix women’s swimming and diving team won its seventh consecutive conference championship and claimed a few individual honors, as well. … read more

For all your Green Bay Phoenix news, go to www.greenbayphoenix.com/.

Eco-Advocate Fieck ’06 Promotes Agricultural Recycling
Amy FieckAmy Fieck, a 2006 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate, takes a recycling message to young and old. …read more

Four to be recognized at Alumni Awards Night

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Join us as we recognize distinguished and recent outstanding alumni at the annual Alumni Awards Night from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.  Contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2586 or alumni@uwgb.edu for more information.

Receiving Distinguished Alumni Awards:

  • Daoud Abboud ’87, CEO of United Technology Solutions in Jordan
  • Robert Cera ’84, president and CEO of Baylank Bank
  • Laura (Busby) Hollingsworth ’89, West Group President for Gannett U.S. Community Publishing

Receiving Outstanding Recent Alumni Award:

  • Jody Weyers ’96, volunteer and communications director for the American Red Cross, Green Bay

Music and Theatre present…

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

THEATRE
Dreaming of Forests by Doug Bedwell
A world premiere production directed by Laura Riddle
7:30 p.m. – April 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30
University Theatre, Theatre Hall

MUSIC
• Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band and State Bound High School Honors Band
7:30 p.m. – April 27
Cofrin Hall, Weidner Center

• Chorale and Concert Choir
7:30 p.m. – April 29
Cofrin Hall, Weidner Center

• New Music Ensemble and Hand Drumming Ensemble
7:30 p.m. – May 6
University Theatre, Theatre Hall

Tickets: 940-465-2400

More Information: www.uwgb.edu/theatre | www.uwgb.edu/music

Deadline for Wilderness Weekend

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Wilderness Hotel and Waterpark ResortThe deadline is approaching for Alumni Weekend May 6-8 at the Wilderness Hotel and Waterpark Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Reservation deadline is April 6!

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.

Join fellow alums each morning in one of the Wild Waterdome’s poolside cabanas for complimentary coffee, juice and danish!

Wilderness Hotel and Waterpark ResortSecure a room by calling 1-800-867-9453. When making your reservation, mention group name UW-Green Bay Alumni #905158.

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.

Join the Alumni Association on a luxury cruise

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Go Next Travel luxury cruise

Get away August 4-14, 2011 with Go Next Travel and fellow alumni on a luxury cruise to the Alaskan Frontiers and Glaciers. Packages start at $2,999 per person to explore places such as Vancouver, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier and Sitka, among other amazing places.

bear cubFor more information about this cruise,
see a brochure (PDF) or view online at Go Next.

Food Drive Volunteers Needed

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is teaming up with Festival Foods for the Association’s annual food drive to benefit local food pantries. Volunteers are needed to help out at these Festival Foods locations: Howard-Suamico, De Pere, Green Bay East & West, Manitowoc, Appleton West, Darboy, Fond du Lac, and Oshkosh. Volunteers will be handing out flyers from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26.

Interested in helping?  Contact the Alumni Office at  920-465-2586 or alumni@uwgb.edu.

Plan to Play! Alumni Golf Outing

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

2010 Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing
Save the date! Alumni and friends are invited to the 31st Annual Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing, Friday, June 10, Royal Scot Golf Course, New Franken.

• $85 per golfer/$340 per foursome.
• Tee and green sponsorships are available.
• Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

Fees include 18-holes of golf, power cart, lunch, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres reception and more.

For more information and a registration form, contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2586 or alumni@uwgb.edu.

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To see photos from last year’s Golf Outing, click here.

We’re coming to see you.

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

• March 24 – Fond du Lac Area Reception – Windhover Center for the Arts

Alumni and friends are invited to the first-ever UW-Green Bay-Fond du Lac area alumni social on Thursday, March 24. Catch up on the latest happenings at your alma mater. The complimentary hors d’oeuvres social is from 5-6 p.m., followed by introductions and  brief remarks from Chancellor Thomas Harden at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Windhover Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac. Door prize drawing follows the Chancellor’s remarks. Please RSVP by Friday, March 18 to Tyler Vorpagel ’07 at 920-265-7720 or tvorpagel@gmail.com, or the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office at 920-465-2586 or alumni@uwgb.edu.

Special note: Street parking is free after 5 p.m. and area business parking lots are available as well.

• April 12 – Manitowoc Area Reception – Best Western Lakefront

Your UW-Green Bay Alumni Association returns to Manitowoc on Tuesday, April 12, at the Best Western Lakefront Hotel in Manitowoc. Meet Chancellor Thomas Harden and get the update on the latest happenings at the University. Social begins at 5 p.m. with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Introductions at 6 p.m. with comments from the Chancellor to follow. RSVP by Friday, April 1 to the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office at 920-465-2586 or alumni@uwgb.edu.

• April 20 – Milwaukee Area Reception – Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee area alumni and friends are invited to the Milwaukee Art Museum for an “Update of Your U” on Wednesday, April 20. Hors d’oeuvres/cash bar reception begins at 5 p.m., with introductions and comments from Chancellor Thomas Harden at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and includes parking, a pass to the museum and the reception. Contact the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office at 920-465-2586 to register.  An RSVP by April 10 is appreciated, alumni@uwgb.edu.