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Early grads help celebrate UWGB’s 50th

A busy day of public events celebrating the 50th anniversary of UWGB’s founding opened with a Wednesday morning breakfast program in the University Union’s Phoenix Room.

The University’s first Student Government Association president, Scott Knapp, was the keynote speaker. Now the CEO of Central Maine Community College, Knapp shared memories of his relationship with Founding Chancellor Edward Weidner, the earliest days of the new campus, and being asked to speak at the official groundbreaking for UWGB in November 1967.

Also offering remarks were UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt (who presented Miller and the University a key to the city), and proud Class of 1971 alumnus Sen. Dave Hansen (who presented a flag that had flown over the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison). Ron Pfeifer was emcee.

The invitation-only breakfast was also attended by other early 1970s graduates, current students and student government leaders, longtime community supporters (including Dr. Herb and Crystal Sandmire, friends of UWGB since 1969), emeriti faculty, University officials, the senior member of UW-Green Bay’s faculty (Prof. Kumar Kangayappan), Marge and Ellen Weidner, UW System officials including the deans of nearby UW Colleges, System President Ray Cross and Regent President Regina Millner, Regent Tim Higgens, Council of Trustees and Alumni leadership, and others. First graduate Nancy Ably Deprey ’70 and “most recent graduate” Victoria Zacarias ‘15 were acknowledged for their participation in the campus 50th anniversary video.

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Photos by UW-Green Bay staff members Dan Moore and Kelly Selner

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A typical UW-Green Bay welcome

Mild temperatures, sunshine and smiles were the order of the day when an army of volunteers — faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni and friends — pitched in to get about 600 new freshmen into their new rooms in a matter of a few hours. Once again, thanks to the organization of Residence Life, it ran like clockwork and new Phoenix families received a very warm UWGB welcome.

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Photos by Jena Richter and student interns Kayla Teske and Kayla Ermer

Jones is director; other new appointments in Admissions


Congratulations to longtime staff member Jennifer Jones, newly promoted to succeed the retiring Pam Harvey-Jacobs as director of admissions for UW-Green Bay. Jones will assume her new duties this Friday (Sept. 4). Other new appointments in the Office of Admissions: Katelyn Santy is the new student recruitment and enrollment coordinator; Adam Parks, with a background in database software, is newly assigned as the CRM (customer relationship management) specialist; and Carol Kuehne has joined the staff as a university services associate II.

GoFundMe page for Sherri Urcavich

We don’t often run links to online fundraising efforts but are making an exception this time. Campus friends of longtime UWGB composition and remedial English instructor Sheri Urcavich, with the permission of her family, have asked to publicize the opportunity to assist her family as she battles a terminal illness. Urcavich retired in May 2014 from UWGB. For more information.

All staff alumni team wins UWGB Convocation Open

convocation-open-postThe report is that no wildlife and very little turf was damaged in the fourth annual UWGB Convocation Open held Thursday (August 27) at Shorewood Golf Course. Although participation in this particular outing featured all winners, you may recognize the all University staff alumni team that took first place honors with a score of 32 (three under par) — from left to right, Kelly Franz, Zeke Backes, Pat Przybelski and Chuck Wiseman. Of the 40 or so participants, there was a nice mix of faculty, staff, retirees and friends of the University. Play commenced with Chancellor Gary Miller hitting the ceremonial first ball — and a heck of a drive it was — with nearly all teams using it for their first stroke. Chancellor Miller stayed to play and greet the golfers in the quick nine-hole best ball outing. A few members of the campus community joined the golfers for a post-play social.

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Fall Convocation 2015: The day in photos

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The annual Fall Convocation for UW-Green Bay faculty and staff started with a first — for the first time in the event’s nearly 50-year history, a fire alarm sent people scurrying out of the University Union — and, actually, the chance to enjoy some fresh air and mingle with colleagues at the outset might have helped. Once the formal festivities commenced, long-time Convocation chroniclers say they’ve never seen so many standing ovations… for each of the Founders winners, for Rosenberg Professor Illene Cupit, for the trail-rescue people. Chancellor Gary L. Miller delivered mostly upbeat remarks, new employees were introduced in fine fashion, new emcee Steve Meyer (SOFAS X) enjoyed his role and rocked a green bow tie, and lunch was served on time. (The fire alarm? Believed to have been a work crew’s dust fouling up the sensors, elsewhere in the building.) A good time was had by all.

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Enrollment Team to campus: ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you’

Summer Campus Preview Days had UWGB’s enrollment team reaching out to staff members across campus to help lead tours. Answering the call were Jeff Willems (Residence Life), Jena Richter (Marketing), Liz Teubert and Kari Moody (Advancement). Campus Visit Experience Coordinator Katelyn Santy expresses her appreciation on behalf of the Admissions team to staff and the faculty who assisted with the academic sessions (Bill Lepley, Jim Loebl, Kay Voss, Jamie Froh Tyrrell, Gail Trimberger, Doreen Higgins, Ryan Martin, Kate Burns, John Katers, Steve Meyer, Mike Zorn, James Marker, Steve Newton, Karla Miller, Jeff Benzow and Denise Bartell, who was a co-presenter during the main presentation). Santy also thanks staff members who participated in the resource fair and leaders of the University Union and Shorewood Golf Course (specifically Lee Reinke), A’viands, and The Phoenix Bookstore —“they were instrumental in coordination of the events.”.

Kelly Franz reception is next Tuesday

Already distributed campuswide but repeated here for the record: The retirement reception for Kelly Franz, the departing vice chancellor for business and finance, is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. next Tuesday (Aug. 11) at the Shorewood Golf Course Clubhouse. Food and refreshments will be served. (We’re hearing a lot of chatter about chicken wings, FWIW.)