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Archive for August, 2013

August 25 – Alumni Family Day at Bay Beach

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

There was no question it was summer with 93ᵒ temperatures greeting alumni family and friends for UW-Green Bay’s first Alumni Family Day at Bay Beach! Approximately 40 people were in attendance, representing alumni from the first four-year graduating class of 1973 all the way through 2013. Kids ages 1-17 had a great time hanging out with Phlash, doing the limbo, playing bean bag toss, wrapping each other up as mummies and running the egg relay race. Alumni competed fiercely in the trivia contest and had the opportunity to learn some interesting facts about their alma mater. All in all, it was a super fun day and an event worth repeating! Check out more photos at our Facebook page.

Nov 1 and 2 – Alumni Reunion Days

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Alumni, come one, come all!!! There’s so much to see and do at Alumni Reunion Days, there’s no excuse not to return to campus! Below is a listing of the weekend’s events and activities. Invitations with registration will be sent in early October so keep an eye on your mailbox!

Friday, November 1
6 p.m.: Alumni/Faculty/Staff Reception with Big Mouth
6:30 p.m.: Cheap Seats presents “Planes” (adult supervision required)
7 p.m.: Phoenix Volleyball vs. UIC
7 p.m.: Joanna Burns (Combining elements of funk, R&B and soul music, Joanna Burns is a very popular singer and keyboardist on the college circuit across the U.S.)
7:30 p.m: UWGB Jazz Concert with Big Mouth
9:05 p.m.: Cheap Seats presents “Planes” (adult supervision required)

Saturday, November 2
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Adults Only Golf at Shorewood
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Balloon making and face painting at the Phoenix Bookstore
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: UWGB photo show and identification of historic photos
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Alumni Association Annual Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Outgoing Alumni Association Board Member Recognition
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Schmooza Palooza Brunch with Faculty and Staff
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Guided campus tours
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Guided bike tours of campus
12 p.m.: Phoenix Swimming & Diving vs. South Dakota State
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Fan Fest (adult supervision required)
12 p.m.: – 4 p.m.: Alumni Art Show
1 p.m.: Phoenix Women’s Basketball vs. Northern Michigan (Alumni Pep Band members invited to perform)
1:30 p.m.: Cheap Seats presents “Planes” (adult supervision required)
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Wine and cheese tasting at the Alumni Art Show
4 p.m.: Phoenix Men’s Soccer vs. Oakland
4:05 p.m.: Cheap Seats presents “Planes” (adult supervision required)
5 p.m.: Phoenix Volleyball vs. Valparaiso
7 p.m.: Comedy City performance

*All event/activity times are subject to change.

The PRIDE Shirt

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

You get to be involved in creating a UWGB alumni tradition…The PRIDE Shirt!  Each year graphic design alumni will create different t-shirt designs and our alumni will vote on their favorite. The winning design will be unveiled at ‘Alumni Reunion Days’ and is the official t-shirt of the event. In fact, one PRIDE shirt will be included with each registration for ‘Alumni Reunion Days!’

You can also purchase the unique collectible PRIDE shirt throughout the year as a spirited way to show your pride and support scholarships. The best part of this new tradition is that proceeds will support the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship which is awarded to students following in the footsteps of a family member who attended UW-Green Bay. You not only get a super cool t-shirt but you are supporting students attending UW-Green Bay. What a great way to show your pride and give back!

So watch the Alumni Facebook page and Twitter for the designs to choose from. This is going to be fun!!!

Update Us and Win!

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

On a daily basis we learn of amazing alumni success stories. We want to know what you are doing in your career so we can celebration your successes, too! Update your information including your employment for a chance to win a $50 Phoenix Bookstore gift card and a 360ᵒ of Pride t-shirt.

All UWGB alumni who update their information at AND allow us to keep in contact via email by clicking the ‘Alumni Email Communications’ box will be entered into the drawing.

All updates must be made between Tuesday, August 27 and Friday, September 13, 2013 to be entered. The winner of the gift card and t-shirt will be notified on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Any questions, contact your Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody at or 920-465-2226.

Alumni Association Credit Card

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Great news for all of our alumni who like to display their pride for UWGB. You will soon be able to get a UW-Green Bay Alumni Association credit card to show off when you make purchases. The Alumni Association has partnered with the UW-Credit Union to provide a credit card specifically for our alumni. We are in the process of determining what the card will look like and plan to have the card available this fall.

The UW-Credit Union is providing very competitive rates to our alumni (based on your credit, of course) and we are very excited about our partnership.

If you have any questions on how to obtain the card, please contact your Director of Alumni, Kari Moody, at 920-465-2226 or Otherwise, stay tuned for more information.

Did You Know?

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Did you know there are 30,652 UWGB alumni walking on this earth today? Proof that we are taking over the world!

Here are some interesting geographic statistical facts about our alumni.

~ 90% of us remain in Wisconsin in the first year after graduation
~ 78% of us remain in the region in the first year after graduation
~ 52% of us remain in Brown County in the first year after graduation (no brain drain here)
~ Overall, 80% of us live in Wisconsin
~ Overall, 70% of us live in the New North
~ Overall, 32% of us live in Brown County

We impact our work places and communities all over the world but it’s interesting to see the majority of us stay “close to home.”

Image credit to Svilen Milev.

Looking for New Career Opportunity? Check out UW-Green Bay!

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

UW-Green Bay employs many alumni…133 people to be exact.  There are a number of great employment opportunities available at our University right now.  Check them out at UWGB employment.

The Weidner Center Announces New Season!

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Classic Broadway shows, entertaining comedy and eclectic music and dance are among the highlights of the 2013-14 Performing Arts Season lineup at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.  Here’s a couple of upcoming shows you don’t want to miss. To check out the entire season, visit the Weidner Center.

September 12

When it comes to dishing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders, Kathy Griffin is outrageously wild! This two-time Emmy® winner, NY Times best-selling author, five-time Grammy® nominee, and Broadway darling has fans laughing out loud as she shares candid observations about everyday life, her dating experiences, and embellished celebrity tales. Adult content – mature audiences only.

October 11

This sensational production reunites Four Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Tony® Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the ’60s.

October 21 – 23

Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”


Nov. 1-2 – Alumni Reunion Days

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Schedule | Lodging | Cost | Registration | Phoenix PRIDE T-Shirt | Affinity Group Reunions

This tradition starts with you!

Mark your calendars, register, tell your friends and check here often for information on the first ever Alumni Reunion Days.

Alumni Reunion Days promises the opportunity to catch up with friends, favorite faculty and others who shaped your college experience. Share stories about the good old days. Bring your family and friends. Take a tour. Revisit favorite memories. Just go big and come home!

Alumni Benefits:

The Phoenix Bookstore is offering 20% off storewide (excludes textbooks) on Saturday, November 2 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stop in to get some new UW-Green Bay gear to show off to the world.

Several Affinity groups are having their own reunions within Alumni Reunion Days. Check out Affinity Group Reunions to see if your favorite group or org is getting together.