This Commencement Speech needs a listen!

Riley-Garbe-2-624x416Riley Garbe first came to UW-Green Bay as a fifth-grader on a Phuture Phoenix field trip, where a visit to the campus turned into a dream of one day graduating from college. Despite surviving a difficult childhood that included witnessing abuse and violence and moving from home-to-home, Garbe entered the University on a Phuture Phoenix scholarship. He was recognized by the Alumni Association as the University’s Most Outstanding Student at the Fall 2017 Commencement. He was also nominated and selected from all graduates as the student commencement speaker.

Riley’s Commencement speech is definitely one worth listening to! Here are his remarks to his fellow graduates, which were interrupted by applause and drew an emotional standing ovation from fellow classmates, friends and family in attendance.

Alumni Erdman, Prestby, Brinker, work on ‘snowy’ data collection

TomSnowy-624x468Look for birds and you may find Tom Erdman ’86 (Population Dynamics) and many of his proteges. The recently retired Richter Museum curator was working with a team to safely trap and secure snowy owls to be examined, fitted with a transmitter and released. The work is part of Project SNOWstorm. Research started in late 2013 to study the habits and assist with conservation of the big, beautiful white birds. UW-Green Bay alumnus Tom Prestby ’16 (Environmental Science and Policy) (pictured) is among the snowy trackers. Dave Brinker ’77 (Science and Environmental Change) is the lead scientist. Paul Smith from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel describes the people, the process and the importance.

Weidner Center Upcoming Performance

 

Duo Piano

In preparation for their appearance with the Gangneung Philharmonic Orchestra during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, duo-pianists Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector present works by Poulenc, Ravel and Mozart.

Mon., Feb. 5, 2018 @ 6:30pm. Free to attend.

Click here for more info!

New at UW-Green Bay, the Career Closet

Coming in Spring 2018…

The Career Closet: Dressing UW-Green Bay Students for Success!

Career-Closet-Green-PMS343cUW-Green Bay students will be able to dress professionally for interviews and job fair events with the help of a new resource to be launched by Career Services in spring 2018 – the Career Closet. Career Services is starting this program so students who are struggling financially will not need to carry the additional financial burden of purchasing business attire as they prepare for interviews, job fairs and internships.

Please consider donating new and gently used suits, pants, dress shirts, blouses, suit/sport jackets, skirts, dresses, scarves, neckties and belts. Attire should be clean and in excellent condition (no buttons missing, tears or broken zippers) and may be dropped off in Career Services during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information; click here.

Questions? Contact Karla Miller at millerk@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2163.

 

 

Krash the Kress

Basic RGBKrash the Kress is a super cool event especially for UWGB alumni, students and friends. For the first time ever, a Green Bay men’s conference basketball game will be played on campus on Carol’s Court at the Kress Events Center, so we’ve put together an awesome tailgate party to get everyone ready to cheer on the Phoenix! Krash the Kress registration includes your game ticket, great tailgate food, two beverage tickets good for Bud products or soda, an epically awesome, long sleeve Krash the Kress t-shirt and fun swag to cheer on the team. The UW-Green Bay Pep Band, Green Bay cheerleaders and Phlash will be there too. Finally, there will be lots of drawings for fantastic prizes.

Date: Friday, February 16
Time: Tailgate Party from 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Green Bay Men’s Basketball game vs. UIC at 8 p.m.
Location: Tailgate Party in the East and West Gyms, Game on Carol’s Court – Kress Events Center
Cost: $20 adult ticket and tailgate, $10 youth ticket and tailgate, $10 adult tailgate only, $5 youth tailgate only

This is a family friendly event! There will be a Kids Zone with games and activities just for children.

Questions, contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at 920-465-2226 or moody@uwgb.edu.

Alumni ID Card – Get yours today!

Alumni-ID-233x192More than 400 alumni are already enjoying the rewards of the Alumni ID Card. You should too! This lifetime card costs just $10 and allows you to take advantage of benefits throughout campus including on-campus discounts and special promotions from The Phoenix Bookstore, Green Bay Athletics, the Weidner Center, Marcus Cinema East, and more! Just last week Alumni ID Card holders were offered $10 off tickets to see Pippin’ at the Weidner Center! To learn more about the benefits of the card or to order, visit Alumni ID Card.

Friday-Sunday, Jan. 5-7: UW-Green Bay Alumni Weekend at the Kalahari

alumni_Kalahari2017_612pxX504px_FINALIt was so much fun; we’re doing it again! Join UW-Green Bay alumni, along with eight UW System campuses, for fun and relaxation at the Kalahari Resort and Waterpark Friday through Sunday, Jan. 5 through 7. This is a great deal and one event you don’t want to miss.

Friday night will include an all UW pizza party. Be sure to wear your UWGB gear and show your Phoenix pride.

Saturday, swim the day away in the water park or just have good ole fun at the amusement park.

This is a “bring your family and friends” event. To make reservations, please call 877-253-5466 and ask for the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association room block with a rate of $159 per night. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Reserve today.

Room rate includes:

  • Guest room, up to 4 people (suites available at discounted rates)
  • Friday Evening Pizza Social – 6:30 – 8:00 in the Indoor Theme Park (additional $14.99 per person gets you all-weekend access to the Indoor Theme Park)
  • All-weekend access to the Indoor waterpark – 125,000 square feet of wet & wild indoor fun!
  • Ask for block “UW-Green Bay Alumni Association”
  • Two Room Suite is $269.00 per night

We hope you can join us for this fantastic weekend of fun!