It is billed as the “5th Annual UWGB Convocation Open” (some call it Divotfest) to be held the day after UWGB Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Shorewood Golf Course. The format is a three-or-four-person scramble that allows golfers of all abilities to participate and meet others in an informal setting. (Those entering this golf event for the express purpose of winning are missing the point of the event, organizers say). The Convocation Open is open to faculty, staff, and retirees, with teams being selected by the planning committee — Steve Meyer (chair) Joe Schoenebeck and John Katers. Chancellor Miller has been invited to hit the ceremonial first ball at 1 p.m., with tee times to follow. What better way to prepare for the upcoming semester by taking a half day of vacation and cavorting with others while enjoying a round of golf for $10 ($15 w/cart). Contact Joe Schoenebeck email@example.com by Friday, Aug. 19 to reserve your spot in the outing. Non-golfers are encouraged to stop after work for refreshments and conversation.