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Archive for December, 2012

Alumni Spotlight – Steven Taylor

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

This week we spotlight a past Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.  Meet Steve Taylor who is an enthusiastic advocate of UW-Green Bay and an avid supporter of our Green Bay Athletics Program.

Name and Grad Year:  Steven A. Taylor, ’79
Major:  Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Dr. Jack Fritsch and Dr. Richard Logan
Employment:  25 years with Northwestern Mutual
Family:  Wife Christine, Daughter Natalie, Son Nicholas
Hobbies:  Music, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
Volunteer interests:  Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Inc., Leadership Green Bay ’85, Golden House, NWTC Educational Foundation, Inc., UW-Green Bay Phoenix Fund, UW-Green Bay Distinguished Alumni Award Winner ’03, National Railroad Museum Board of Directors, Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award Winner ’02, Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade Staging Coordinator
Something you don’t know about Steve:  Steve was the 2010 UW-Green Bay Spring Commencement speaker and he’s a night owl
Ways to connect with Steve:  Facebook

Alumni Spotlight – Karen Faulkner

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

As you know, our alumni are doing great things all over the world.  This week we spotlight Karen Faulkner, an alumni who gives back to her community in her professional and personal life. Thank you to Karen and the many UW-Green Bay alumna like her who make our world a better place.

Name and Grad Year: Karen (Michaels) Faulkner, ’93
Major(s): Psychology and Human Development
Minor(s): Business Administration
Favorite Professor(s): Dr. Timothy Sewall, Dr. Charles Matter and Dr. Illene (Noppe) Cupit
Employment: Director of Golden House (domestic violence program and shelter)
Family: Husband, Jason and daughters, Nicole (17 and in her senior year) and Jennifer (12 and thinks she is in her senior year)
Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, travel and yoga
Volunteer Interests: Leadership Green Bay and short community/human service events she can do with her kids
Something you don’t know about Karen: She has worked in six nonprofit organizations in Green Bay since she graduated 19 years ago and as challenging as it, she still loves it! She loves seeing fantastic people work hard to make this a great place to live.
Ways to connect with Karen:  She can be found on Facebook and Linkedin

Alumni Volunteer Challenge

Monday, December 3rd, 2012


December is busy for everyone and there’s no exception for UW-Green Bay Alumni.

But, we UWGB alumni are a rare breed; we’re doers and we give back to the community even in the busiest season of the year.

So we are challenging our alumni to represent the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association in the following volunteer efforts:

Saturday, Dec 8 – Red Kettle Alumni Challenge at Bay Park Square Mall, 12 pm – 2 pm
Saturday, Dec 15 – Commencement/Welcome New Alumni, Weidner Center,
12:15 pm – 2 pm (You Get A FREE UWGB Alumni Association T-Shirt!!!)

To ring bells for the Red Kettle Alumni Challenge, please contact Alumni Association Board Member, Ann Lor at annd.lor@gmail.com.

To welcome new alumni after December Commencement, please contact Alumni Relations at alumni@uwgb.edu.

Looking for the perfect gift?

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Check out the Phoenix Bookstore!  Remember as an alumni, you always receive 10% off your purchases. The Phoenix Bookstore is located in the Union on campus or you can visit their website at www.thephoenixbookstore.com.

UW-Green Bay brings good cheer to downtown!

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Green Bay Holiday Parade

And a Phoenix in a
Shoe Tree…

More than 75 staff, students, alumni and community members marched to UW-Green Bay’s first elaborate entry in the Green Bay Holiday Parade, November 17.

In the past, the cheer team and dance squads represented the University.

For more information on UW-Green Bay’s representation in the parade, check out http://news.uwgb.edu/multimedia/photos/11/19/uwgb-float-parade/.

Job opportunities you don’t want to miss…

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Residence Coordinator – Residence Life

The Area Coordinator position assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of the Office of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life provides housing for 2,200 students during the academic year and 3,000 guests during the summer. Each Area Coordinator is responsible for overseeing a community of approximately 400 residents. With the help of Resident Assistants, the Area Coordinators strive to develop and maintain a safe, enjoyable, supportive and inclusive living environment where residents can achieve academic success and personal growth and development. The Area Coordinator is a member of the Residence Life team and holds administrative responsibilities, participates in committees and meetings, and serves students in a multitude of ways. The Area Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director.
» » More information on this job opportunity.

Web/Print Designer – Limited Term Employee

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks a creative Limited Term Employee (LTE) web/print designer to assist the Office of Marketing and University Communication with production of web pages and publications for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, its departments and academic units. The designer will report to the University’s Director of Marketing and work collaboratively with the team of designers, editors, a proofreader, print buyer and photographer. The LTE designer will be expected to produce webpages that are consistently branded, mobile-friendly and fast-loading responsive web layouts that comply with federal accessibility standards. Responsibilities include designing page layouts and custom graphics, formatting content, creating CSS and HTML executions and building HTML files from Photoshop documents.
» » More information on this job opportunity.

Web Services Manager

The position of Web Services Manager is responsible for the day-to-day technical operations, maintenance and administration of the University’s websites and content management system. In addition, the Web Services Manager will be responsible for web application development. This position will report to the Associate Provost for Information Services/CIO.
» » More information on this job opportunity.

Save the Date – UWGB Alumni Association Hosts Men’s Basketball Event!

Monday, December 3rd, 2012


The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is hosting a reception event at the January 12 Green Bay Men’s Basketball game against UIC. The night begins at 5:30 p.m. with an exclusive reception in the Oneida Room at the Resch Center. At the reception, there will be great food and drink along with other cool stuff to cheer on the Green Bay Phoenix. The game begins at 7 p.m. There will also be chances to win some fantastic prizes.  More information is coming soon so stay tuned!

Give the gift of education and opportunity

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

With the season of giving upon us, please consider making a gift back to your alma mater. Alumni support is more important now than ever, as tuition continues to increase, while other funding sources remain flat or decrease. Your gift helps support UW-Green Bay students through scholarships or supplementing costs for academic programs.

For example, UW-Green Bay alumni helped 47 students receive more than $60,000 in scholarships this year with their donations from last year. This is important, especially since 82% of undergraduate students qualify for and receive some form of financial aid. With a record 6,798 students this year, know that every little bit helps, and alumni gifts add up to a big difference for UW-Green Bay students!

To find out how to make your tax-deductible gift, go to https://secure.qgiv.com/for/alumnienews/.

 

Alumni ‘Thank-a-Thon’ was a hit!

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Thank-a-thon
UW-Green Bay Alumni Board members got together on a recent Thursday night with Alumni Phone-A-Thon student callers (including Director of Development Jeanne Stangel and new Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody) to call alumni who gave last year just to say “Thanks.”

Read more and see additional photos.