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Alumni PRIDE T-Shirt Contest

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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Get in on the creative end of our new tradition — a collectible tee!

Each year, a limited edition T-shirt that reflects UWGB spirit will be created. Proceeds SUPPORT student scholarships.

The design choice will be by popular electronic vote in September and October, to be unveiled at Alumni Reunion Days.

The winning designer receives a $50 gift card from The Phoenix Bookstore, admittance for two at 2014 Alumni Reunion Days and a year of fame…being known as the awesome 2014 Alumni PRIDE T-shirt Designer!

There are very few design restrictions:

  • One-color, front- or back-only design (you recommend shirt and print color)
  • Include reunion year (2014)
  • Include a reference to UWGB/UW-Green Bay
  • Design should be relatable to UWGB alumni
  • Submit artwork in a pdf file format by Sept. 1 to

An official logo is not required in the design, but can be requested by contacting Sue Bodilly,

Terms and Conditions:

  • Contest is open to UWGB alumni, students and employees
  • By submitting a design, the designer is allowing UW-Green Bay full use of the design for the purpose of the 2014 Alumni PRIDE t-shirt campaign. The t-shirt may be promoted in any way UW-Green Bay chooses (i.e. UWGB websites, mailings, social media, etc.).


  • Of all t-shirt designs submitted, University Marketing will determine two designs to promote in the 2014 Alumni PRIDE T-shirt contest
  • The two top t-shirt designs will be promoted on the Alumni Reunion Days invitation, on the alumni website at, on the alumni Facebook page and on the alumni Twitter feed
  • Voting will be open from September 3 – October 3, 2014
  • Voting will take place online at a website that will be announced on September 3,2014 and in person at the Color Run on October 5, 2014.

Weidner Center Season Announced

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

For fans of Broadway shows, comedy, music icons and legends, family entertainment, celebrities and so much more the 2014/15 season will not disappoint.

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, located on the campus of UW – Green Bay, announced its new season June 25 during a special event for patrons, friends and the campus community.  

“Last year’s expanded lineup of offerings included more of the vibrant, diverse programming our audiences want, and this season offers even more with 27 titles,” said Weidner Center Executive Director Kate Green.  “Thanks to the input from our patrons and community members, we’ve developed another fantastic season of shows that we’re excited to share.”

A sampling of the 2014/2015 lineup includes:

  • Dancing Pros: Live, Thursday, November 13
  • The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!, Saturday, November 29
  • Sister Act, Monday, December 15
  • Jim Brickman On A Winter’s Night, Saturday, December 27
  • I Love Lucy – Live on Stage, Thursday, January 15
  • STOMP, January 27 – 28
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites, Saturday, January 31, 2015
  • Moscow City Ballet’s Swan Lake, Sunday, March 22
  • The Best of The Second City, Thursday, April 16
  • Say Goodnight Gracie, Saturday, May 16

For more information including the full season lineup and ticketing info, please visit

Tickets are currently on sale via subscription. Patrons need simply to select three or more of the Performing Arts Season events listed above to qualify as a subscriber, buy before the general public, get the best seats and save up to 10 percent on their purchase. Subscription order forms reflect discounted prices. Orders of less than three events will be processed at full price August 1 when single tickets go on sale to the general public.

This week! Phoenix Friday on the Fox

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

As part of the kickoff to Associated Bank’s Fridays on the Fox series, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is inviting all students, alumni, fans and supporters to attend Phoenix Friday on the Fox from 5-9 p.m. this Friday, June 27, on the CityDeck in downtown Green Bay.

Phoenix Friday on the Fox is co-sponsored by the UWGB’s Office of Admissions, the Alumni Association and Green Bay Phoenix Athletics. The event includes free admission and is open to everyone.

Sail banner will direct you to Phoenix Friday!

The fun night celebrating the University on the Fox River will include socializing, games and activities for kids and adults, live music from Piano Fondue (dueling pianos), an appearance by Phlash the Phoenix and much more.

Wear your favorite Phoenix gear for a chance to win two outdoor UWGB chairs and an outdoor UWGB table!

No RSVP is needed.  If you have any questions, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at or 920-465-2226.

Save the Date for the Second Annual Alumni Reunion Days!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

It was a great time last year, so we’re doing it again! Join us for the Second Annual Alumni Reunion Days, Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25.

Watch for more on these Alumni Reunion Days Events

  • Basketball scrimmage and “Fanfest” at the Kress Center
  • UWGB Theatre performance
  • Weidner Center shows
  • University Archives display and so much more

To volunteer on the Alumni Reunion Days planning committee, e-mail Keep an eye on the alumni website for details.

34th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

GolfCome out for a fun, relaxed day of golf and support students following in your footsteps at UWGB. The outing includes a putting contest, 18 holes of golf with power cart, lunch, raffle, hole events, hors d’oeuvres reception and more. Team play will use a four-person scramble format. Prizes will be awarded to the low gross team and handicap team.

Date: Friday, June 13
Location: Royal Scot Golf Course in New Franken

Schedule of Events
8 a.m.: Registration and Putting Contest
9 a.m.: Shotgun Start (four-person scramble format)
2 p.m.: Hors d’oeuvres Reception/Social
2:30 p.m.: Awards, Raffle and Door Prizes

For preferred pricing, please register by Friday, May 30 at Registration closes Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

For additional information, contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226 or e-mail

Sat. May 17 – Volunteers Needed for the Commencement Receiving Line

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

DSC_0289Help us congratulate and welcome our newest graduates to the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association by volunteering for the Commencement receiving line. It is easy and fun! All you have to do is arrive at the Kress Events Center by 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, claim your FREE 360ᵒ of Pride t-shirt and stand in line with fellow alums to cheer on UWGB’s Spring 2014 graduating class. Contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at to volunteer. We want 50 volunteers and have about 30. Feel free to bring family along as children really enjoy participating. Contact Kari Moody at to volunteer.

Save the Date for the Second Annual Alumni Reunion Days!

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

10155685_10152323305456154_9105603171890648388_nIt was a great time last year, so we’re doing it again! Join us for the Second Annual Alumni Reunion Days on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25.

Watch for more on these Alumni Reunion Days Events

- Exhibition basketball game and “Fanfest” at the Kress Center
- UWGB Theatre performance
- Weidner Center shows
- Possible “fun run” or “challenge course”
- University Archives display and so much more

To volunteer on the Alumni Reunion Days planning committee, e-mail Keep an eye on the alumni website for details.

Special Offer to Alumni from the Weidner Center

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

EthanMayEthan Bortnick — Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Weidner Center

Special offer for UW-Green Bay Alumni: 50% discount on all tickets. Use the special promo code “POWER.”

Thirteen-year-old Ethan Bortnick, has moved audiences nationally and internationally as a pianist, composer, singer, entertainer, and a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work. At three years of age, the Hollywood, Florida native begged his parents for piano lessons and discovered an uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back note-for-note – the musical equivalent of a photographic memory. Ethan brings special guest Damian McGinty of Glee and Celtic Thunder, and also features the Green Bay Southwest High School Trojanaires.

Tickets are available at or by calling 1-800-895-0071. Not valid on previously purchased tickets, processing fees may apply. 

Habitat for Humanity Service Learning Trip Needs Your Help

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

DSC01384For many alumni, a Habitat for Humanity service learning trip over winter or spring break was one of the most memorable experiences of their college career. Perhaps there are some alums who would now like to help other students have that life-changing experience. Ten UWGB students have been invited to participate in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip to Bicol, Philippines in August 2014 to build homes and hope for families there. Adviser and Dean of Enrollment Services Mike Stearney will accompany the students. The UWGB team will be joined by teams of college students from Japan and the Philippines on this special multi-national project. Sixty student volunteers will work near Naga City to build a community of homes for rural families impacted by poverty and Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon last November damaged or destroyed more than a million homes in the Philippines. Rebuilding lives will continue well into the coming years, but the path forward for families starts with a home. The students need partners to make this happen. Each student needs to raise approximately $1,700 to cover their trip expenses. If you can help, please consider making a donation to