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What’s next at the Weidner?

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

With the holidays right around the corner, look to the Weidner Center for some great holiday performances.  The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller and Oak Ridge Boys perform before Christmas.  For more information on upcoming shows, visit the Weidner Center.

Alumni Reunion Days – Affinity Reunions

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013


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Adult Degree Program Chat
Saturday, November 2: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Shorewood Golf Course

Enjoy a laid back social event with your peers who graduated from the Adult Degree Program and have the opportunity to learn about all the exciting things happening in the Program at UW-Green Bay. To attend, please RSVP to Eric Craver at Eric also invites you to join him for a round of golf to follow.

Volleyball Alumni Weekend
Join fellow Phoenix Volleyball alumni for a pre-game tailgate at Mackinaw’s at 2:30 p.m. Volleyball game to follow at the Kress Events Center at 5 p.m. To register, please email Assistant Coach, Patrick Bowlin at


RA Reunion Celebration
Saturday, November 2: 6 p.m. – ???, Mackinaws

As a part of UWGB’s Alumni Reunion Days (Nov. 1 and 2), UWGB Residence Life will be hosting a RA Reunion! The celebration begins on Saturday night, November 2nd! You are welcome to come socialize and/or eat dinner at Mackinaws, as we will have a separate room reserved for us Res Lifers! If you are interested in joining us for dinner we will meet at Mackinaws around 6pm to order off of a limited menu. To keep the celebration going, anyone who would like to come socialize is welcome any time. Residence Life …will be providing hors d’oeuvres at 8pm and you are welcome to stay as long as you like (or until you are needed for rounds or duty!)

As if one night of fun isn’t enough, Sunday morning, November 3rd, we are also going to be meeting at Perkin’s on Mason Street at 10am to connect one last time before departing ways.

Of course we will need to get an estimate on how many people will be attending each event but watch for more details on that in the next coming weeks!

To add to the fun we are hoping you are willing to post some pictures of your time in Res Life to our event page. Have fun with it, upload until you hearts content and tag your friends! And if you know more past staff you do not see on the invite list, please feel free to invite them!

To register, visit RA Reunion Celebration. If you have any questions please contact Joanie Dovekas at or 920-465-2844. Hope to see you there!

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 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

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.