Monthly Archives: February 2014

UW-Green Bay announces recipients of ‘Distinguished,’ ‘Recent’ alumni awards

2alumni award winners past presentThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will recognize five meritorious graduates of the institution at the 2014 Alumni Association Awards Night on Thursday evening, May 1.

This year’s honorees are Craig Dickman, Class of 1982, Constance Downs ’96, and Bob Pyle, ’83, each receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award; and JoAnn Miller ’01 and Crystal Osman ’08, recipients of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. For more information on each of the 2014 recipients, click here.

The annual program spotlights UW-Green Bay alumni who have made special contributions to the University, their communities and professions. The ceremony takes place in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. The event is open to the public. It begins with a 5 p.m. social and includes dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program. The cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office at (920) 465-2074 or

Two Special Offers to Alumni from the Weidner Center

Bear-HuntWe’re Going on a Bear Hunt — Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Special offer for UW-Green Bay Alumni: Buy one child ticket; get one adult ticket for half price. Use the special promo code “HUNT.”

Michael Rosen’s award-winning book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage. Join the intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear, as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy-grass, the splashy-splashy river and the thick oozy-squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises!


The Reduced Shakespeare Company – The Complete World of Sports (abridged) ‑Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Special offer for UW-Green Bay Alumni: Buy one ticket and bring a guest for half price. Use the special promo code “COMEDY.”

From the earliest cavemen playing “Neanderthal in the Middle” to your own kid’s soccer practice, the entire history of athletic competition will be regurgitated in a Tour de France of physical theater, at a level of sophistication and pathos that only the Reduced Shakespeare Company can muster. It’ll be a marathon of madness and mayhem.

Tickets are available at, by visiting Ticket Star at the Resch Center or University Ticketing Services in the University Union. Not valid on previously purchased tickets, processing fees may apply. 

March 8 – Women’s Basketball Alumni Weekend

greenbay_color_insignia_athleticsJoin Green Bay women’s basketball alumni on Saturday, March 8 to celebrate Green Bay Women’s Basketball Alumni Weekend! Bring your family and cheer on the Phoenix women as they battle the Detroit Titans! For tickets, visit Ticket Star or order by phone at 920-465-2625.

10:00 a.m.:  ALUMNI GAME @ The Kress Events Center (free admission)

1:00 p.m.  Green Bay vs Detroit @ The Kress Events Center

Help Wanted – Alumni Association Board Members

Your AlumHelp Wantedni Association Board is seeking board members. This is a great way to reconnect with the University and give back to your alma mater. The board meets bimonthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 pm.

The UWGB Alumni Association engages our alumni and friends to build lifelong relationships that advance the continuing success of the University. To forward this mission, the Alumni Association Board strives to be diverse in careers, graduation years and gender.

If you would like more information, or are interested in being considered, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at 920-465-2226 or via email at

Alumni Phone-A-Thon

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon students have recently begun calling for the spring semester to update alumni records and raise funds for the University. This group of seventeen students enjoys connecting with alumniPhone-A-Thon and learning about the history of campus while raising vital funds for the Annual Fund and receiving valuable work experience. The Annual Fund supports academic programs and scholarships, and last year, in part thanks to alumni support through the Phone-A-Thon, 47 students received $60,000 in scholarships! This year, the callers’ goal is to surpass last year’s total of approximately $110,000.

If you receive a phone call from the Alumni Phone-A-Thon, and do not feel comfortable providing information over the telephone, please know you can update your contact information on the alumni website and you can give a gift via mail or online. Thank you in advance for your time and your support of your alma mater!

Phoenix Alumni PRIDE T-shirt

Phoenix PRIDE T-shirt designsYou know you want one, so what are you waiting for? Order today! The Phoenix Alumni PRIDE t-shirt is a unique collectible, with a new design each year. This year 2013 alum Katie Van Straten designed the shirt (watch for a competition in 2014). Proceeds from t-shirt sales support UW-Green Bay Alumni Association scholarships. 

To show your Phoenix pride, and to contribute to the scholarship fund, order one today! T-shirts are available in adult sizes medium – XXL. Cost is $10 per t-shirt plus $5 for shipping. Send an email to with your name, address, the number of t-shirts you would like, along with needed sizes.  You will then be contacted by the Alumni Relations office for payment options. Go Phoenix!

Blast from the Past – Highlighting Our Musical History

Music has always been an important part of UWGB’s unique history.  Pop Singers, Pep Band, Show Choir, Jazz Fest, and Brass Choir, Marching Band, among the opportunities. What are your musical UWGB memories? Do you have any photos?

We are seeking your help to preserve the rich history of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. We would love your help in identifying the individuals in this Show Choir photo from the 1990s.

Whether you want to send us a story/memory, a digital image, or are ready to part with the original item, you may contact the Archives at: or (920) 465-2539. Who knows? Your photo might be highlighted in our popular Facebook feature: Throwback Thursday! Check it out at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center.