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Keifer Sykes Receives Leadership Award, Key to the City from Mayor Schmitt

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

On Tuesday evening at City Hall, near the beginning of the Green Bay City Council meeting, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt took time on a busy agenda to recognize men’s basketball senior Keifer Sykes (Chicago, Ill.).

The 2014 Horizon League Player of the Year, Sykes was honored not only for his play on the court but also for the way he handles himself as a role model for the youth in Green Bay. Schmitt read a proclamation and handed Sykes a Leadership Award.

For more information on Kiefer Sykes Leadership Award, click here.

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

Awards Night Recognizes 360° of Top Grads

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Citing the help of exceptional faculty and staff, five UW-Green Bay alumni humbly accepted honors at the May 1 Alumni Awards Night on campus. Distinguished Alumni honors went to (from left) businessmen Bob Pyle and Craig Dickman and EPA official Constance Downs. Outstanding Recent Alumni awards went to state teacher of the year JoAnn Miller and redevelopment advocate Crystal Osman. Learn more

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. 

Help Wanted – Alumni Association Board is Seeking Alum Who Graduated in the 1970s

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Picture1Your Alumni Association Board is seeking a board member who graduated in the 1970s. 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 graduated in the 70s and 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

2014-2015 Phoenix Alumni PRIDE T-shirt Designers Wanted

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

T-shirtGet 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 from each collectible tee go toward student scholarships. The design choice will be a by popular vote via electronic means in September. The shirt will be unveiled at Alumni Reunion Days.

The winning designer receives a $50 gift card from The Phoenix Bookstore and admittance for two at 2014 Alumni Reunion Days! There are very few design restrictions:

- One-color, front- or back-only design (designers recommend the shirt and print color)
- Design should include the reunion year (2014)
- Design needs to include a reference to UWGB or UW-Green Bay
- Design should be relatable to the majority of UWGB alumni
- Artwork should be submitted by Sept. 1 in a pdf file format to

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

Help Brian Sutton Finance ‘Searching for Romeo’

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

brian sutton by searching for romeo posterA play by UWGB English faculty member Brian Sutton is headed for New York City—and Prof. Sutton is seeking your help in financing the production. Sutton’s musical comedy Searching for Romeo, which premiered with a sold-out run and standing ovations in July 2012 at UWGB’s Jean Weidner Theatre, has been named an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre’s 2014 Next Link Project. In the past decade, former New York Theatre Festival shows have been performed in 24 countries and on Broadway, winning awards such as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical. Searching for Romeo will receive a professional production with five performances this coming July at a 42nd Street theatre.

Although the festival itself provides substantial financial support, Searching for Romeo has an additional budget of almost $75,000. Tax-deductible donations toward defraying production costs may be made through the UW-Green Bay Foundation by clicking on or by going to the Searching for Romeo website at and clicking on “Donate.” The website also contains a wealth of additional information about the play, including recordings of songs from the play and photos from the 2012 production on the UWGB campus.