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Feb 1 – Alumni Association Hosts Men’s Basketball Event

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Your Alumni Association is hosting a reception event at the Saturday, Feb. 1 Green Bay men’s basketball game against Wright State. It’s also an ESPN2 televised game.

Cost is $10 for alumni, $15 for non-alumni guests and $7 for children (under age 18), and includes your ticket to the game*, food and drink, a chance to win fantastic prizes, and give-a-ways. Your admission also gives you access into the Phoenix Fund room at halftime. Mix and mingle with some of our most avid supporters.

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. – Reception, 6 p.m. – Game
Location: Resch Center, exclusive reception in the Bud Light Platinum Lounge

Please RSVP to your Alumni Relations Director, Kari Moody by Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at or by calling 920-465-2226. You can also visit Eventbrite to buy tickets online!

*If you are a season ticket holder or have tickets to this game, there is no cost to attend the reception. Advance registration is required for entry into the reception.

Feb 15 – Women’s Basketball Fan Bus — Phoenix vs. Milwaukee Game

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Jump on the bus and join fans and fellow alumni in supporting our Phoenix women’s basketball team! Buses are filling fast for the game against UW-Milwaukee.

Date: Saturday, February 15 at the Klotsche Center, Milwaukee
Time: Buses depart from the Baird Foundation Parking Lot at 11:30 a.m.; Game time 2 p.m.
Cost: $25 cash, includes your game ticket and transportation with drop-off right in front of the center

Feel free to bring your own lunch, snacks and entertainment, as the buses will not be stopping for food. To join the fun, please contact Pat Duescher at or 920-845-2448.

Save the Date: June 13 – Scholarship Golf Outing

Friday, December 13th, 2013

If thinking about golf gets you pumped up, save the date — June 13 — for the 2014 Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing. Last year more than $9,000 was raised for student scholarships. Exceeding that amount means we can help more students reach their goals! This event is hosted by your Alumni Association. So get a group of friends together and join us! For more information on registration or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at or 920-465-2226.

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Royal Scot Golf Course in New Franken

Your Alumni Association Board is also looking for volunteers to help plan and coordinate this year’s golf outing. If you’re looking for a way to reconnect and give back to your alma mater, this is a great opportunity! Contact us at or 920-465-2226 to volunteer.

Wipfli Business Lunch

Friday, December 13th, 2013

On Friday, December 6, several UWGB alumni employed at Wipfli attended a business lunch with UWGB faculty and staff. The event started with a light lunch allowing alumni to mingle and connect with each other along with University leadership and faculty. The group was welcomed by Wipfli Partner Dan Pichler to its beautiful location in Howard, Wis. Kari Moody, UWGB director of Alumni Relations, updated the group on upcoming alumni events, benefits and UWGB’s new brand.  Associate Dean for the College of Professional Studies, Lucy Arendt, and Interim Assistant Chancellor of University Advancement, Jeanne Stangel, spoke about the importance of scholarships for our students. In conclusion of the event, Dan presented UW-Green Bay with a check to support their endowed and annual scholarships for students majoring in accounting. Thank you to Wipfli and their employees for supporting our students.  

We hope this great alumni event will be replicated by several other area businesses in 2014.

Start the New Year With a Visit to the Weidner

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Still not in the mood for the holiday? A Weidner event will likely get you there. Holiday Pops, Mannheim Steamroller, the Oak Ridge Boys, and more. Looking for a laugh to begin the New Year? Frank Caliendo will certainly deliver with an 8 p.m. Friday, January 24 performance. Music, theatre, Broadway offerings and more — there’s something for everyone at the Weidner Center.

Nov 23 – Join us for the Green Bay Holiday Parade and Alumni Gathering

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Green Bay Holiday ParadeThe Green Bay Holiday Parade takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 23 in Downtown Green Bay. UW-Green Bay will again have a float in the parade and we will be handing out candy on the parade route. This year, we have a special treat for our alumni who are wearing their UWGB gear. “Sport” your UWGB apparel and receive a complimentary ticket to that night’s 7 p.m. Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball game! Wave us down as the UWGB float goes by and we will hand you a ticket to the game. It’s that easy.

We also invite you to an alumni gathering immediately after the parade. Join us at our alumni tent in the Johnson Bank parking lot, located on South Washington Street, for hot chocolate and goodies. Our affinity partner, Liberty Mutual, will have a hot cocoa toppings bar to sweeten your drink as well. Phlash will be available for photos, too! If game tickets remain, they will also be given to those who attend the alumni gathering.

So come out to the Green Bay Holiday Parade to enjoy the season and support your alma mater! Go Phoenix!

First-ever Alumni Reunion Days was a Sensational Time!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Alumni Reunion Days in early November was well attended with nearly 200 alumni and more than 80 faculty and staff attending.  In total, nearly 400 people came out for the first-time event! With more than 20 event offerings throughout the weekend, ranging from athletic events to art displays and tours of campus, there was something for everyone. We are pleased to hear that many alums said they’ll be back next year and will be bringing their alumni friends with them.  To view photos, visit our Facebook page.

Looking for the Perfect Gift?

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

This week at the Phoenix Bookstore is the “Thanks for Giving Food Drive and Sale.” Until November 23, donate a non-perishable food item or cash and receive a discount coupon valid on your entire clothing and gift purchase. Give more and save more; 1 item equals a 10% discount, 2 items equals a 20% discount and 3 items or $3.00 equals a 30% discount. All donations go to Ben’s Wish Food Pantry.

The Phoenix Bookstore Holiday Sale runs from December 4 through 7. Receive 25% off storewide throughout the sale (see store for exclusions). 

On Wednesday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Santa will make a visit to the store. On Thursday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be free balloon animals created by alumnus Jake from Kidz Town. Thanks Jake!

Remember as alumni, you always receive 10% off your purchases. The Phoenix Bookstore is located in the Union on campus or you can visit their website at

Alumni Volunteer Challenge

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

December is busy for everyone and there’s no exception for UW-Green Bay alumni. But count UWGB alumni among those who are doers and givers, even during the busiest of seasons. We are challenging our alumni to represent the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association in the following volunteer efforts:

• Saturday, Dec. 7 – Red Kettle* Alumni Challenge at Bay Park Square Mall, 10 a.m. – noon

UW-Green Bay alumni have been given a challenge to defeat St. Norbert and NWTC alumni at the annual Bell Ringing Alumni Challenge. We are looking for volunteers who know how to ring bells and show holiday cheer and/or school spirit to help us win! Bring your family. Bring your friends. Just be there! We promise it will be fun. Contact Alumni Association Board Member, Ann Lor, at to volunteer for the Red Kettle Challenge.

• Saturday, Dec. 14 – Commencement/Alumni Receiving Line, Weidner Center, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Help us congratulate and welcome our newly graduated. (Claim your FREE 360ᵒ of Pride t-Shirt!) Contact your Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody, at to volunteer for the alumni receiving line.

*Though the Alumni Association supports the positive work the Salvation Army does in our community, the Association does not endorse the views or beliefs of the Salvation Army.