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Archive for October, 2008

Packers-Phoenix Tailgate Party in the Twin Cities – Saturday, Nov. 8

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Break out your Packers colors for a UW-Green Bay Alumni Packer Tailgate Reception, Saturday, Nov. 8, 6 pm to ???, at Gabe’s by the Park, (991 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul). Warm-up for Sunday’s Packers-Vikings football game by gathering with former classmates and friends. In addition to great company, you will find complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and a door prize or two.

Did you know that more that 600 UW-Green Bay Alumni live, work and play in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area? Take the opportunity to compare experiences (rant about or praise the “good old days”), network and socialize.

New website, video, photos, news and more!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Check it out, – your University’s new website. Dig a little deeper and you will find all kinds of news, photos, very cool video, alumni features, campus scenes, donor profiles, and Inside alumni magazine! Bookmark it and stay connected to your University.

Here are a couple of highlights:

  • Feature: Alumnus Sam Huber is founder of Eco-Runner, a new movement dedicated to running, fitness, and environmental sustainability. Yep, he picks up garbage as he goes…. He completed a recent marathon in 3 hours and 37 minutes while filling 28 bags of trash between way stations! Read the feature.
  • Video: Scott Bartell, a history major, and Prof. Greg Aldrete, Humanistic Studies, re-created ancient Greek armor called linothorax and had a ball testing it against weapons including arrows, swords, spears and the dreaded mace. How did it hold up? Watch and see.

Green looks great on you

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Green is more than UW-Green Bay’s school color, it’s campus beauty, Phoenix pride, and a way of thinking that is rooted in our campus history.

How can you “Go Green” for your University?

  • Recommend your University to a potential student.
  • Mentor or host an intern at your place of work.
  • Give back; either by volunteering or with a financial gift.
  • Be an ambassador by speaking positively about your experience.
  • Continue to wear UW-Green Bay gear.
  • Recommend an alumnus to be featured, or to receive an award.
  • Stay connected

UW-Green Bay steps up on Make a Difference Day

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Steps to Make a Difference Walk logo imageUW-Green Bay will hold its annual Steps to Make a Difference Walk on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008. Step up and help others by enjoying a four-mile walk on the campus arboretum trail. The walk aids nonprofit organizations that serve thousands of people in the Green Bay area. For more information contact the Office of Student Life at 920-465-2720 or e-mail.

Renovation of your University Union is complete!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

University Union expansion photo galleryThe campus community enjoyed a grand opening celebration recently for the expanded University Union.

Next time you’re in town, stop by and visit.

Remember the Chapel?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

We have written about it in the Inside alumni magazine. Now, the Green Bay Press-Gazette has its own feature about the LeMieux Chapel, a hidden historical gem on the grounds of UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Memorial Arboretum. Read the feature story.

Join in on the campus Common Theme discussion

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Waging War, Waging Peace campus common theme image “Waging War, Waging Peace” is the Common Theme on campus this year, and we would like you to get involved. Common Theme readings, blogs, lectures and displays are all on the agenda. The Common Theme is designed to engage campus and community in the ideals of a liberal arts education and our interdisciplinary mission. It encourages focus on a general theme from multiple perspectives and a shared experience with open discussion and critical thinking. Watch the Common Theme website for more details.

Outstanding performances, reasonable admission

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Outstanding is what you get when you attend music and theatre performances put on by our talented students and faculty. Click for a calendar of events:

Coming up:
The Balkan Women (a Common Theme event)
7:30 p.m., October 16-18 and 22-25, at the Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center, a University Theatre production

• UW-Green Bay Music presents Messiah Part I
7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Weidner Center. Randall Meder, conductor, in collaboration with UW-Green Bay Chorale, Concert Choir and Green Bay Symphony Choir accompanied by a guest chamber orchestra. General admission is $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Tickets: 465-2217 or 1-800-328-tkts or

• Tribute to Lovell Ives
Jazz Fest XXXIX will help celebrate the 80th birthday of former music faculty member Lovell Ives. The event features the UW-Green Bay Jazz and Vocal ensembles and a special Alumni Jazz Band directed by Lovell Ives, featuring Mark Israel ’82 on the trumpet and Mark Burditt ’81 on the trombone, along with many others! The big show is Saturday, January 31 at the Weidner Center. Watch the Alumni website for more information.

UW-Green Bay grad to hold guitar recital

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Classical guitarist Jeffery JaworskiUW-Green Bay grad Jeffery Jaworski ’03 music, entertains with a classical guitar recital at 7:30 p.m. November 19 in the Jean Weidner Theatre (formerly Studio 2), at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.