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Archive for September, 2013

Phoenix PRIDE T-Shirt

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

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Phoenix PRIDE T-shirt designs
Starting this year, in celebration of our first ever Alumni Reunion Days, two Phoenix PRIDE tees have been designed by UWGB alumna, Katie Van Straten. We are asking our alumni to vote on the design they like best. The winning design will be unveiled at Alumni Reunion Days and one tee is included with each $25 registration for the event. To vote for the t-shirt you want to show off, visit Phoenix PRIDE T-Shirt. Voting begins, Monday, September 23 and closes Friday, October 4. Attend Alumni Reunion Days to see what shirt our alumni will be stylin’ this year!

Joanna Burns

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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.  Come and check her out!

Alumni Reunion Days Registration

Friday, September 20th, 2013


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The Alumni Reunion Days registration table will be located in the Alumni Rooms in the University Union on Friday, November 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. For guests attending the Reception or Jazz Concert at the Weidner Center, there will be a registration table outside the Weidner Center Foyer from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

On Saturday, November 2, the registration table will be located in the Alumni Rooms in the University Union from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Please pick up your registration packet which will include tickets to all of the events you registered for along with your Phoenix PRIDE t-shirt. You will not be able to enter any of the events without your tickets.

To register for this awesome alumni event, visit Alumni Reunion Days registration.

Fan Fest

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The Green Bay athletics department will be hosting Phoenix FanFest presented by Culver’s from noon - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Kress Events Center, highlighting a busy weekend of Phoenix sporting events as the fall seasons wind down and the winter seasons are kicking off.

Phoenix FanFest will include numerous activities, including inflatables, face painting, balloons, games, an appearance from Phlash the Phoenix and the opportunity to get autographs from your favorite Green Bay student-athletes. 

Green Bay will be hosting a number of athletics events at the Kress Events Center in conjunction with FanFest, including two volleyball matches, a swimming and diving meet, a men’s soccer game and the women’s basketball team’s last exhibition game.

Volleyball will kick off the weekend hosting UIC on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Kress Center. Head coach Michaela Franklin’s squad will then welcome Valparaiso on Saturday at 5 p.m. Phoenix Swimming & Diving hosts South Dakota State on Saturday  at noon at the Kress Center.  Head coach Dan Popik and the men’s soccer team will host Oakland on Saturday, visiting Santaga Stadium for a 4 p.m. kickoff.

The women’s basketball team is hosting their final exhibition game against Northern Michigan at 1 p.m. at the Kress Center. The contest will be the final tune-up for the Phoenix before the regular season starts on Nov. 8 at Northern Illinois.

Alumni Reunion Days Cost

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Cost for Alumni Reunion Days is $25 for one or two people and includes entrance into all events and one Phoenix Pride t-shirt. For each additional person, the cost is $5 per person. Additional Phoenix Pride t-shirts will be available for $10 each and proceeds benefit UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Scholarships.

If you have any questions regarding the cost of the event, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody at or 920-465-2226.

Alumni Reunion Days Lodging

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay

1015 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54304
USA TEL: 1-920-405-0400
FAX: 1-920-405-0512


A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, Green Bay. To receive your preferred alumni rates, please reference “UWGB Alumni Reunion Days” when making reservations. To make reservations please call 920-405-0400 or visit the Alumni Reunion Days group booking page.

For more information about the hotel, visit Hilton Garden Inn.

Alumni Reunion Days Schedule

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Friday, November 1

Time Event Name Location
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Registration Weidner Center Foyer and Alumni Rooms
6 p.m. Alumni/Faculty/Staff Reception with Big Mouth Weidner Center
6:30 p.m. Cheap Seats presents “Despicable Me 2
(adult supervision required)
Christie Theater
7 p.m. Phoenix Volleyball vs. UIC Kress Events Center
7 p.m. Joanna Burns Common Grounds Coffee House
7:30 p.m. UWGB Jazz Concert with Big Mouth Weidner Center
9:05 p.m. Cheap Seats presents “Despicable Me 2
(adult supervision required)
Christie Theater

Saturday, November 2

Time Event Name Location
8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Registration Alumni Rooms
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 20% off storewide (excludes textbooks) Phoenix Bookstore
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Adults Only Golf Shorewood Golf Course
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Balloon making and face painting Phoenix Bookstore
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. UWGB photo show and identification of historic photos University Union
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Alumni Association Annual Meeting 1965 Room
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Outgoing Alumni Association Board Member Recognition 1965 Room
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Schmooza Palooza Brunch with Faculty and Staff Phoenix Rooms
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Adult Degree Program Chat Shorewood Golf Course
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Guided campus tours Alumni Rooms
12 p.m. Phoenix Swimming & Diving vs. South Dakota State Kress Events Center
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Fan Fest (adult supervision required) Kress Events Center
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Alumni Art Show University Theatre Lobby
1 p.m. Phoenix Women’s Basketball vs. Northern Michigan (Alumni Pep Band members invited to perform) Kress Events Center
1 p.m. Phoenix Men’s Soccer vs. Oakland Kress Events Center
1:30 p.m. Cheap Seats presents “Despicable Me 2
(adult supervision required)
Christie Theater
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Wine and cheese tasting at the Alumni Art Show University Theatre Lobby
4:05 p.m. Cheap Seats presents “Despicable Me 2
(adult supervision required)
Christie Theater
5 p.m. Phoenix Volleyball vs. Valparaiso Kress Events Center
7 p.m. Comedy City performance Phoenix Rooms

Congratulations 2013 Tuition Raffle winners!

Friday, September 6th, 2013
Photo: Christine Minter

Christine Minter, Tuition Raffle winner | Freshman, Major: nursing | Hometown: Manitowoc, WI

Congratulations to our 2013 Tuition Raffle winners: Christine Minter won spring 2014 tuition and Tyler Spradau and Holly Joy Free each won a $250 prize.

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Tuition Raffle drawing took place on the Student Services Plaza prior to the Good Times Programming outdoor concert featuring singer/guitarist Teddy Geiger at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 4). The raffle, organized by the Alumni Association with help from Kari Moody of Alumni Relations, is a major fundraiser for the Association. Tickets for purchase by mail were sent to all students living in Wisconsin and were available for sale in the Alumni Office and at summer alumni events. Those who bought tickets for $5 each or $20 for five got a chance at free tuition for the student of their choice.

Winner Prize
Christine Minter Spring 2014 Tuition
Tyler Spradau $250
Holly Joy Free $250

Sept. 29 – Color Run 5K is coming to UW-Green Bay

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

The Color Run 5K is coming to UW-Green Bay. The untimed event begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 with all participants clad in white — but they won’t stay that way for long! At each kilometer, participants will be coated with brightly colored powder, with more color-blasting that awaits at the finish. According to its official website, the event “celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to the community.” For more info, check out

The $5 off Color Run discount code for UWGB faculty, staff, students and alumni is COLORPHOENIX. Register online.