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Save the Date: UWGB Alumni Central European choir trip, June 12-27, 2020

 

Central Europe has blossomed into a vibrant and fascinating place to visit in the post-communist era. Please join Dr. Sarah Meredith, UW-Green Bay professor of Music/Mezzosoprano and international traveler, on a once in a lifetime trip to visit and perform in an alumni choir in 3 unique European cities. Each of them depict different cultures and ways of life; charming Bydgoszcz in Poland, spa village, Karlovy Vary in Czech Republic, and historical, magnificent Prague in Czech Republic from June 12-June 27, 2020. Everyone is welcome (including spouses and partners) but the requirements to perform in the choir are either a live audition with Prof. Meredith OR a 3-4 minute recording of your singing, at least 1 year of previous choral experience (ability to read music), and ability to commit to, and prepare the selected musical selections before rehearsals. The choir will be conducted by UWGB music alumni Dr. Dean Luethi ’98, accompanied by pianist Janet Osterberg Anderson ’94 & ’07. This event is sponsored by the UWGB Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement and the Alumni Relations. Watch a video of Dr. Luethi talking about trip details and why you should join the adventure. More information available at (920) 465-2862 or by emailing Teri Zuege-Halvorsen at zueget@uwgb.edu or Prof. Meredith at meredits@uwgb.edu. Trip is not available for credit.

Nominations sought for Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni Awards

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In February 2020, the UW-Green Bay Alumni Relations will present the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards and the Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards. These awards recognize the professional accomplishments of UW-Green Bay Alumni.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional field and are widely recognized for their career accomplishments. Civic and/or humanitarian activities for the benefit of others is also taken into consideration. If you know of a UW-Green Bay alumnus who meets the award’s criteria, please complete the online nomination form by August 31 so he or she can be considered for a 2020 award.

The Outstanding Recent Alumni Award recognizes those who have graduated from a UW-Green Bay undergraduate or graduate program within the past 15 years. Selection is based on professional accomplishments and future potential in their selected field of study and/or contributions to their community through civic or humanitarian involvement or both. To nominate a UWGB alumni for this award, please complete the online nomination form by August 31, 2019.

Alumni Spotlight: April Hansen ’05

As Executive Vice President of Workforce Solutions and Clinical Services at Aya Healthcare, AprilApril Hansen ’05 (Nursing), RN, MSN, is responsible for the clinical and quality outcomes of more than 4,500 clinicians on assignment through Aya across the United States — including safe, effective and positive patient care. Under her leadership, we have achieved a more highly educated (70%+ BSN-Prepared), competent and diverse nursing workforce than any of our competitors in the travel nurse industry to date.

April is a nurse and an entrepreneur. She successfully co-founded a clinical management technology to ease the administrative burden of healthcare student clinical placements in 2012, and achieved a successful exit when the technology was acquired in 2016. In addition, she co-founded a mobile application for nursing engagement and achieved support through a nationally-ranked start-up accelerator in partnership with Microsoft in 2017. April currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives, serves as co-chair of the Membership Committee with WONE and in the past served as an elected member of the Wisconsin Nurses Association Public Policy Committee. She recently published her first scholarly article, Disruption Ahead: Navigating and Leading the Future of Nursing, for Nursing Administration Quarterly. April was named the 2019 Nurse Leader of the Year by the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders, and is also named to the Staffing Industry Analysts 40 under 40 this year. April was named to Becker’s Rising Stars list in 2018.

Seeking performers for Wednesday Night Farmers Market

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The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with On Broadway, Inc., is looking to create a roster of community musicians, singers and performers of all kinds (musicians, jugglers, dancers etc.) that would like to perform at the Wednesday Night Farmers Market in Downtown Green Bay, and at other events this summer.

​Performers will be stationed at the Weidner Center/UW-Green Bay tent, located at the south entrance to the market. There is no compensation. Performers may collect and retain all tips. A power outlet will be provided upon request. There will be no additional sound system or technical support provided.

​The Farmers Market runs on Wednesday evenings starting May 29 through September 25.

​From May 29 – August 25 there are two 2-hour performance slots each Wed evening from 4pm – 6pm and 6pm – 8pm.

​​Beginning September 4 – 25 there are two 2-hour performance slots from 3pm – 5pm and 5pm – 7pm.

To apply please complete this short sign-up form.

 

Alumni volunteer opportunities – help needed!

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39th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing
We are seeking volunteers to help set up, tear down and sell raffle tickets throughout the day.

Time:  Any time between 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Date: June 14

Register to volunteer for Golf Outing by emailing Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu.

Freshman Move In Day
Help welcome new students as they move to campus and take one of their first steps towards completing their education. Our Phoenix families have been very appreciative and relieved to arrive on campus to find conveniently located information tables, staff directing traffic and others awaiting to help tote boxes and bags into the buildings.

On the contact page where it asks for campus email address, please list your email address and under department mailing address, please list “Alumni Relations.”

Time: 8 a.m. – noon
Date: September 1

Register to volunteer for Freshman Move In Day.

‘Pick Your Trip:’ You don’t want to miss this raffle!

Screen Shot 2019-01-08 at 11.26.09 AMGet ready to pick your trip! The Alumni Association is raising money for scholarships at UW-Green Bay through the UW-Green Bay Alumni “Pick your Trip” Raffle. Tickets are $20/ticket and only 1,000 tickets will be sold! The raffle prize winner will pick a concert, theatre event or regular season sporting event within the United States to attend. Winner receives round-trip transportation to the event, two nights hotel accommodations and two tickets to the event of his/her choice. The drawing will occur Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. One winner will be drawn at the end of the Green Bay Women’s basketball game played against UW-Milwaukee at the Kress Events Center. Need not be present to win. To purchase a ticket, contact an Alumni Association Board of Directors member or visit the UW-Green bay Advancement Office (Cofrin Library 805, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311) during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Questions may be directed to Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay Alumni “Pick your Trip” Raffle rules:

Total prize maximum is $5,000 (prize excludes championships and playoff games). UW-Green Bay Alumni Association will secure round-trip transportation, hotel accommodations and event tickets and will deliver tickets in person or via mail to the winner. At least six weeks must be provided to the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association to purchase tickets and arrange trip. The Association will make its best effort to purchase winner’s preferred event tickets but is not responsible if tickets sell out. Prize must be redeemed within one year of winning (February 2, 2020). Lic. #R0012949A 

August is Make a Will Month

Greg BabcockAugust is “Make a Will” month, so we asked an expert for some advice to share. Alumnus, Greg Babcock ’03 an attorney with Wanezek, Jaekels, Daul & Babcock, S.C. provided the following article and it’s definitely worth the read!

“I talk to people nearly every week who tell me that they have wanted to get a will and other estate documents completed for a long time, but for whatever reason they have continued to put it off.  I explain to these people the risks of dying without a will or becoming incompetent while they are alive without power of attorneys.  When they hear what could happen if they don’t have a will or power of attorneys in place, that is usually all the motivation that a person needs to get these documents completed today. Usually most people want and need a basic estate plan with a will and health care/financial power of attorneys.  Your Will may address issues such as who the beneficiaries of your estate will be, who will administer the estate should you pass away (i.e. the personal representative), and who will be guardian for your children.  In your will, you may also provide charitable giving to individuals and/or organizations.  This is a great opportunity for people to give back to those people or organizations that had a large impact on their lives. Sometimes people may want or need a revocable or irrevocable trust depending on their circumstances.  If you die without a will, you risk that your estate will pass to your heirs according to state law.  You might not like that outcome.  You also risk that the state will appoint a guardian for your minor children, a person you might not have chosen or wanted as guardian for your children.  If you do not have a power of attorney for your health and finances, should you become incompetent, you can not have a person act on your behalf without a court order usually obtained through a guardianship proceeding.   A guardianship proceeding can be time intensive, costly, and you are at the mercy of the court’s decision as to who is appointed your guardian.”

Greg Babcock ’03 is an attorney for Wanezek, Jaekels, Daul & Babcock in Green Bay.

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