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I teach English Composition and handle media and marketing for the Institute for Learning Partnership.

Teammates at graduation, too

The UW-Green Bay men’s basketball team had quite a graduation day, too. Collecting their diplomas on Saturday were Phoenix players Jon Anderson (summa cum laude, Business Administration; Ryan Tillema (Business Administration); Patrick Nelson (Business Administration) posing alongside commencement speaker and former Phoenix player Steve Taylor ’79; Randy Berry (Human Development); and Troy Cotton (Human Development); with new head coach Brian Wardle.

mens basketball teammates

Von Holzen awarded $7,500 graduate scholarship by Phi Eta Sigma

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate Katie Von Holzen of Winneconne, has been awarded a $7,500 Graduate Scholarship from Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Katie Von Holzen

Katie Von Holzen

Von Holzen graduated summa cum laude in December 2009, with a major in Psychology, and minors in Human Development and German. She had a 3.95 grade point average.

Von Holzen will soon begin graduate studies in psychology at the University of Gottingen, in Gottingen, Germany. Her goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of systems neuroscience, researching the area of language acquisition. Her goal is become a professor conducting research and teaching.

During her years at UW-Green Bay, Von Holzen was an officer with Phi Eta Sigma, participated in the annual Academic Excellence Symposium and played trombone with the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble.

The Phi Eta Sigma Endowed Scholarships have been established to honor the founders and distinguished members of the Society. Each year, scholarships are granted to exceptional graduate and undergraduate Phi Eta Sigma members.

Von Holzen’s scholarship will be used for full-time graduate study during the 2010-2011 school year.

Phi Eta Sigma is an honor society that encourages excellence in academics and community service among first-year students. Recently more than 70 UW-Green Bay students were inducted into the University’s chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.

To qualify for Phi Eta Sigma membership, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in their first or second semester.

The UW-Green Bay chapter of Phi Eta Sigma is actively engaged in numerous projects and activities promoting academic excellence and campus community service.


Hartford’s Becker awarded $6,000 Phi Eta Sigma scholarship

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay sophomore Jennifer Becker of Hartford has been awarded a $6,000 scholarship from the National Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

Jennifer Becker

Jennifer Becker

Becker is majoring in Arts Management and carrying a 3.6 grade-point average. She is working toward a minor in Business.

“I’m looking at working in theater management or managing an art gallery or event planning,” said Becker. “This summer I will have an internship at the Schauer Arts & Activities Center in Hartford, working under the director of development.”

Becker isn’t solely focused on the business side of the arts. In her spare time she enjoys painting and crafts and has just purchased a sewing machine. She also works twice a week at NEW Curative, assisting an in-house program for elderly and disabled adults.

As activities director for the local Phi Eta Sigma chapter, Becker has helped organization participation in activities such as the Relay for Life, Jingle Bell Relay and highway cleanups. “In the future we’d like to do some volunteer work at an animal shelter or a soup kitchen.”

The Phi Eta Sigma Endowed Undergraduate Scholarships have been established to honor the founders and distinguished members of the Society. Each year, scholarships are granted to exceptional graduate and undergraduate Phi Eta Sigma members.

Phi Eta Sigma is an honor society that encourages excellence in academics and community service. Recently more than 70 UW-Green Bay students were inducted into the University’s chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.

To qualify for Phi Eta Sigma membership, a student must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in their first or second semester.

The UW-Green Bay chapter of Phi Eta Sigma is actively engaged in numerous projects and activities promoting academic excellence and campus community service.


UW-Green Bay hosts Jazz on the Bay summer camp

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is once again hosting the summer jazz camp, “Jazz on the Bay: Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz.”

Students entering grades 8 through 12 can sign up for the summer music camp, held July 25-30, at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

UW-Green Bay jazz professors and camp co-directors, John and Chris Salerno, are bringing back this one-of-a-kind jazz experience for instrumentalists and vocalists.

With a multitude of jazz styles and musical genres to choose from, students will have performance opportunities seldom seen in school programs. Their experience will combine vocal jazz ensembles with jazz ensemble instrumentalists, as well as featured tunes from each type of ensemble.

Jazz instructors from across the region will help participants become more confident and inspirational performers. Participants will experience new jazz harmonies and the freedom of improvisation as they perform with their peers. Also featured at the camp is a talent show, scholarships for the 2011 camp, a faculty concert featuring the instructors and more.

John Salerno, who directs the jazz program at UW-Green Bay, has toured the country playing jazz with a host of notable musicians. Chris Salerno directs the UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble, which won an Outstanding Vocal Jazz Ensemble Award at the 2004 Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Guest Director Ken Daniel from Milwaukee is back by popular demand. Mr. Daniel will work with the vocalists and will bring the gospel genre to the camp students.

Jazz on the Bay begins with auditions and an all-camp meeting on Sunday, July 25. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Students who live on campus will have supervised evening activities.

The week will end with a free public concert at 6 p.m. Friday, July 30, in UW-Green Bay’s University Theatre. Outstanding students will be chosen to receive partial scholarships to the 2011 jazz camp.

Students may attend the camp as commuters or they may live in student housing on the UW-Green Bay campus. Camp fees are $259 for commuters and $495 for residents. In addition to instruction, the residential fee includes room and board, a T-shirt, counselor supervision, and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at Information also is available by phone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.


UW-Green Bay offering Total Guitarist Camp

Students entering grades 8 through 12 are invited to enroll in UW-Green Bay’s Total Guitarist Camp, exploring rock, jazz, classical and Latin styles at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Total Guitarist Camp June 27-July 1, on the campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Students of bass, acoustic and electric guitar with at least one year of experience are encouraged to attend. They will study with lead teachers and guest artists who are professional musicians.

This year a limited number of set drummers will be admitted. This new feature will encourage ‘real-life’ band gig settings and will engage students in band rehearsals, in addition to practical instruction on their instrument.

The camp director is Nick Utrie, who has been performing and promoting music in Green Bay since 1993 in mostly jazz and improvised projects. Utrie has a degree in Guitar Performance with an emphasis in Jazz Studies from UW-Stevens Point.

Other featured instructors include:
•Mike Tahlier, who has studied guitar for more than 13 years, playing jazz, funk, rock and blues.

•Luke Polipnick, composer, improviser, professional freelance guitarist, and sound designer, is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in music composition. His compositional aesthetic synthesizes elements of minimal electronica, modern jazz, 20th century classical composition, and pop music.

•Richie Dallaire is the guitarist for Supa Sonic. He is well versed in the genres of jazz, blues, pop, funk, classical and rock.

Students can attend the camp as commuters or as residents living in University student housing. Residents will check in on Sunday, June 27, and have dinner and evening activities on campus. The camp gets under way for all campers with auditions and an all-camp meeting Sunday afternoon following auditions.

Daily sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students will end the camp by performing in a final public concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 1, in UW-Green Bay’s University Theatre.

The camp fee is $259 for commuters and $495 for housing students. In addition to instruction, the resident fee includes room and board, a T-shirt, counselor supervision and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.


Author/humorist Perry is guest speaker at new conservation awards program

Nationally known humorist and author Michael Perry will be the guest speaker Thursday evening, May 20, when the 2010 Champions of Conservation Award Program is held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

The awards program is sponsored by Dominion, the parent company of the Kewaunee Power Station. The independent environmental advocacy organization Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership is coordinating nomination and selection of the award winners. Co-hosts of the May 20 event on campus are UW-Green Bay entities including the institution’s Center for Food in Community and Culture, the Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI), and the SLO Food Alliance student group.

Awards will be made to individuals or groups that model environmental leadership within Wisconsin’s Lakeshore Basin. Categories include water resources protection, environmental education and outreach, and land use protection and habitat restoration. Recipient of the Champion of Conservation Award will be selected from three finalists and awarded $2,000 to be directed to the non-profit organization of their choice. Awards of $500 will be made to the other two finalists.

Reservations are required for the Champions of Conservation Award Program, which will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. For more information, contact Jim Kettler, executive director of the Lakeshore National Resource Partnership, Inc. at (920) 304-1919; or

Author Michael Perry’s presentation at 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Room is open to the general public. Reservations are not required. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Perry will reflect on how landscape and sense of place shape his work. Given that he lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and daughters, that landscape includes cows, cheese, manure spreaders and pitchforks.

Perry won critical acclaim as a regional author with the 2002 publication of his first memoir, Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time. His essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Backpacker, Outside and Orion, and he is also the author of the books Coop: A Family, a Farm and the Pursuit of One Good Egg and Truck: A Love Story. He tours regularly with his band The Long Beds, and recently released his first album. He chronicles his rural Wisconsin world in his popular blog, A display of his books will be on hand for purchase and author autographing.


Humor is healthy, says guest speaker

laugh yoga

Laughter is good for the waistline and bottom line, says Debbie Iancu-Haddad, a participant in the Young Entrepreneurs Program, who calls herself a ‘Laugh Leader and Humor Researcher.’ A visitor from Israel, Iancu-Haddad led an hour-long program Tuesday (May 4) about the importance of humor in our lives. An hour of laughter burns as many calories as an hour in the gym. It prompts the release of natural chemicals that help us stay healthy. “Humor is a gift that everyone has that we choose not to use enough,” she told her audience. Iancu-Haddad leads the UW-Green Bay group in ‘laugh yoga’ in the photo above.

Tri-Beta initiates 38 new student members

Tri-Beta, the national biological honor society initiated 38 new student members at UW-Green Bay on Friday, April 30. Dr. Steven Gerndt, a thoracic surgeon at Bellin Hospital and graduate of the UW-Medical School was the guest speaker for the event.

The new UW-Green Bay student members and their hometowns are:
Antigo – Shaun Raganyi
Appleton – Lindsey Bender
Casco – Kimberly DePeau
De Pere – Kristy Strainis
Delavan – Melissa Venema
Germantown – Victoria Bodendorfer
Glenbeulah – Kristin Buhler
Glenwood City – Amanda Seehaver
Green Bay – Noel Alvarez, Meredith Duchaine, Emily Gronseth, Joseph Jankiewicz, Angelique Leal, Jesse Lee, Nathan Nitka, Vanessa Thyne, Aisha Umar, Gary Wauters, Kathryn Wolff
Jefferson – Lindsey Provenzano
Kiel – Emily Schneider
Marinette – Katie Barahona
Marshfield – Meridith Kruse
New Franken – Amanda Strebel
Niagara – Amanda Cheney
Oak Creek – Daniel Schill
Oconomowoc – Jessica Ennis
Oconto Falls – Danielle Gemignani, Ryan Rowell
Peshtigo – Jessica Barker
Plymouth – Dana Reinemann
Prairie du Chien – Chelsea McConnell
Schofield – Sheri Norton
Seymour – Megan Verbsky
Sussex – Rachel Riek
West Bend – Beau Schneiss, Daniel Schultz
Weyerhaeuser – Samantha Olesiak


UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensembles perform May 6

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay jazz ensembles will perform a variety of vocal and instrumental selections, Thursday, May 6 in the University Theatre in Theatre Hall.

Straightforward standards to Broadway melodies, to reworking of 1960’s pop hits, all get the jazz treatment for the performance of Jazz Ensembles I and II, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Combo. The concert is at 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Ensemble II under the direction of Assistant Prof. Adam Gaines will kick off the program with their take on the swing hit “Leap Frog” written by Joe Garland for Les Brown. Among the other selections will be “Inner View” by Tom Davis, and “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” by Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin. That segment will conclude with Gaines and Associate Prof. John Salerno joining the Jazz Ensemble II on trumpet and saxophone for “Brotherhood of Man,” from the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will take the stage next to perform five selections under the direction of adjunct instructor Chris Salerno. They’ll open their portion of the show with a rendition of Horace Silver’s “Cookin’ At the Continental,” which will feature Gaines and John Salerno on horns and each member of the vocal ensemble taking a solo turn. Other numbers being performed are: “My Little Suede Shoes” by Charlie Parker and Chris Salerno, “Besame Mucho” by Consuelo Velazquez and Chris Salerno, “Tangerine” by Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger and Kirby Shaw, and “To Dare the Moon” by Daemon Meader, Sara Krieger and Caprice Fox.

Following a brief intermission, the Jazz Combo under the direction of John Salerno will perform Charlie Parker’s “Donna Lee,” and Kenny Dorham’s “Blue Bossa.” The arrangement for the latter is by Ben Hogan, who will play vibraphone.

The concert will conclude with five selections by the Jazz I Ensemble and Jazz Combo, under the direction of John Salerno. They’ll open with “Fanfare for Greg H” by Tim Walters, then swing into “Never My Love” a late 60s hit for The Association. Next on the program is “Have You Met Miss Jones” from the musical comedy I’d Rather Be Right by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The mood will move to the Caribbean when the Jazz Ensemble takes a turn on Arturo Sandoval’s “Caribeno.” The evening will conclude with “Eye of the Hurricane” by Herbie Hancock.

This is the 33rd concert of the 2009-2010 season.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. They can be purchased at the door, or in advance online at or by calling at (920) 465-2217 or 1-800-328-TKTS.


Woodwind groups perform May 3 at Weidner Center

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program will present performances by a trio of woodwind ensembles at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 3, in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

It’s a program that will showcase a variety of musical compositions – from classical to spiritual to the rousing music of Broadway. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will begin with the Flute Ensemble performing a selection from Concerto No. 1 by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Other selections for the Flute Ensemble include “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” by Isaac Watts, “Tournament Galop” by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, “Winter’s Journey” by Lewis Kocher, and “Dance Suite” by John Harmon.

Adjunct Instructor Nancy Collins will direct the Flute Ensemble, whose members include Alysha Brooks, Tara Groth, Krista Jaeger, Deanna Sieg and Zachery Yost.

Associate Prof. John Salerno will direct the Saxophone Quartet, whose members include: Michael Lund Ziegler, Cole Watkins, Brian Kopfhammer and Nick Capps.

Among the selections to be performed by the Saxophone Quartet will be a pair of compositions, “Starry Night” and “Persistence of Memory” by Ryan Frane, “Psalm” by Stefan Hall, “Trois Pieces” by Albeniz, and “Gaguenardise” by Jean Francaix.

The concert will conclude with the Clarinet Ensemble performing a medley of songs by Tin Pan Alley composer George M. Cohan. Other selections to be performed by clarinetists include: “French Suite” by Yvonne Desportes, “Two Tone Poems” by Edward MacDowell, “Hide and Seek” by Imogene Heap, and “Fugue in G Minor” by J.S. Bach.

Assistant Prof. Eric Hansen will direct the Clarinet Ensemble. Members of the Clarinet Ensemble include: Elizabeth Gelhar, Eileen Lacenski, Tyler Rindo, Molly Siefert and Zachery Yost.

This is the 31st concert of the 2009-2010 season.