Memorial scholarship fund for Kurt Spielmann

The Kurt Spielmann Memorial Scholarship for music has been established in memory of Kurt, the son of UWGB staff emeritus Dan Spielmann (legal counsel and policy advisor to all six UWGB chancellors), who passed away recently. Those wishing to honor the Spielmann family in this way can make a donation online or by check to the UWGB Foundation (Spielmann in the memo line), 2420 Nicolet Drive, CL 805, Green Bay, Wis. 54311. For more.

Passing of former librarian Andy Zinkl

Word has been received that Andy (Andrew R.) Zinkl passed away in September at a rehabilitation center in Milwaukee at the age of 73. Zinkl joined the staff of the University Library at UW-Green Bay in 1974 and served as a reference librarian for nearly 25 years, retiring in 1997. He was active in the community — giving presentations on his hobbies of numismatics and Russian history — and known on campus for helping students and faculty make maximum use of the Cofrin Library’s considerable holdings. He is survived by one daughter, Diana, and was preceded in death (1996) by his wife, Bonnie Fogarty-Zinkl, who was active in the University League and with the former Second Gear resale shop. The family has asked former colleague Joe Gaunt, a lay pastoral minister in the Green Bay area, to assist in scheduling a memorial service at UW-Green Bay at a later date. Watch this space for details.

Student plans solemn flag ceremony for 9/11


UW-Green Bay student Nate Fiene is promoting the fact he’ll host a Flag Retirement Ceremony, about 90 minutes in length, Friday night (Sept. 11) at 7:45 p.m. at the flagpoles adjacent to the Thompson and Liebel apartment halls on campus. “A flag retirement ceremony is a solemn event where flags that are too old or too ragged to continue to be flown are consumed by fire in a contained area with due honor and respect,” Fiene wrote in a note to his fellow students. “Out of respect for the flag and what it represents, no photography or recording will be allowed… If you are currently serving or have served in our Armed Forces and would like to wear your uniform, feel free to do so. If you have served or are serving and would like to help out with the honor guard, please email me.”

Reminder: Friday’s Memorial gathering for Larmouth

“A Celebration of Don Larmouth’s Life” is planned for 2:30 p.m. Friday (June 20) in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Jerry Kuehn of Union Congregational Church will officiate. Larmouth, a longtime faculty member and former academic dean who died Thursday in Green Bay after a lengthy illness, was 73. Read our post on his passing.

Funeral is Saturday for University friend Temp

We told you earlier this week about the passing of University friend Jim Temp, who died Sunday (Nov. 25) at the age of 79. Temp’s full obituary, including memorial arrangements, appears in Wednesday’s Press-Gazette. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30) at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Drive, Allouez. Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 1), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11. You can read the complete obituary, here.

Reminder: Prof. Chuck Matter will be honored Sunday

Family and friends of Chuck Matter will be gathering together at the Shorewood Club on campus from 3-5 p.m. this Sunday (June 26) to share memories and celebrate a life well lived. The informal event will include a brief program at 4 p.m. Matter passed away on April 18, 2011, after a long illness. For more, see our earlier post.

Scholarship fund: In honor of his dedication to student learning, the family has established the Matter Memorial Scholarship Recognizing Promise in Psychological Science. How to donate.

Reminder: Gathering to remember, celebrate life of Prof. Chuck Matter

Family and friends of Chuck Matter will be gathering together at the Shorewood Club on campus this Sunday (June 26) between 3 and 5 p.m. to share memories and celebrate a life well lived. The informal event will include a brief program at 4 p.m. Matter passed away on April 18, 2011, after a long illness. For more, see our earlier post.
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Scholarship fund: In honor of his dedication to student learning, the family has established the Matter Memorial Scholarship Recognizing Promise in Psychological Science. For information on how to donate.