Paul Olsen leads Offshore Wind Efforts for Virginia: Paul Olsen

Paul Olsen, the Executive Director for Programs and Partnerships at Old Dominion University received nearly one million dollars to lead a three-year effort to align, enable and accelerate offshore wind efforts for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jacob Hamus Joins Middleton, Wis., Office of Ameriprise Financial

Jacob Hamus, CFP®, Private Wealth Advisor, Vice-President, has joined the new Middleton office of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., as a financial advisor in the Phelps Hamus Group.

Ryan Denu Named 2019 STAT News Wunderkind

Ryan Denu was named a 2019 STAT Wunderkind. This award honors the next generation of scientific superstars to celebrate the unheralded heroes of science and medicine.

Obituary: Roy Burks — 1953 Wisconsin Rose Bowl Participant

Archie Roy Burks, a retired intelligence officer who played a central role in developing American intelligence satellites, died in Lancaster, PA on April 14, 2020. He was 88 years old.

Donald J. Opitz, Feb 12, 1924-March 3, 2020

Donald Opitz, 96, passed away in his sleep, March 3, 2020.
He was born February 12, 1924 to Charles and Catherine Opitz in La Crosse Wisconsin. He is survived by his sister Beatrice Renner (103), son Paul Opitz, son Mark Opitz, his wife Lauren, grandsons Dylan and Ryan, granddaughter Jennifer Bignell, her husband Dane, grandson Allen Jewell, former wife Priscilla Quist and longtime partner Barbara Miller. He was proceeded in death by his daughter Kathy Jewell and brothers Ken and Greg Opitz.

Founder/Creator of the Music for Young Violinists Project and Registered Nurse: Heather Figi

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, Violin Performance. In 2014 I founded and created the Music for Young Violinists project which hosts tutorial videos, articles on playing and teaching violin and an online store featuring 25 of my collections of sheet music and teaching resources. My […]

Refugee Relief: Matt and Diana (Lofgren) Friederich

After serving 12 weeks prior to 2020 at the Moria refugee camp in Greece we are starting a six week stint spanning March and April 2020. We are working with EuroRelief, a NGO responsible for housing and shelter allocation in the camp.

Keith Williams ’81 wins Concordia University’s prestigious Poehler lectureship

Keith Williams ’81 Professor at Concordia University, St. Paul, MN has been awarded the 2020 Poehler lectureship.

David Schmitt ’59

David Schmitt BS ’59 with a degree in chemical engineering died on January 17, 2020 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Jim Ciha ’78

Jim Ciha ’78 submitted his 25th Colorado 14er this past August by hiking to the top of Mount Princeton, 14,197 feet. There are about 55 Colorado 14ers (peaks 14,000 feet or higher) and that means many more adventures for Jim in the future. Jim lives in Grand Junction, CO.