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Archive for January, 2013

Your UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Invites You to a Women’s Basketball Event

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is hosting a reception event this upcoming Saturday, February 2 at the Green Bay Women’s Basketball game against UIC. 

Cost is $7 for alumni and $10 for non alumni guests and includes your ticket to the game. There will be great food and drink along with other cool stuff to cheer on the Green Bay Phoenix. The game begins at 2 p.m. There will also be chances to win fantastic prizes.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Time: 1:15 p.m. – Reception, 2 p.m. – Game
Location: Kress Events Center, reception in the Phoenix Fund Events Room

Please RSVP to the Alumni Relations Office by Friday, February 1, 2013 at alumni@uwgb.edu or by calling 920-465-2226. You can also visit http://womensbballevent.eventbrite.com to buy tickets for this fun alumni event online!

CANCELLED: Men’s BB Alumni Reception, Jan. 12

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Jan 12. Men's Basketball Reception CancelledDue to the exciting Packers playoff game taking place this upcoming Saturday, we have decided to cancel the UW-Green Bay Men’s Basketball Reception; which was to take place the same day. We will reschedule for a later date so please watch for the upcoming alumni e-newsletter and other communications for more information. Go Pack Go!

No reception, but the Phoenix games still a go.

In celebration of a tripleheader of Green Bay sporting events, the Phoenix is offering “Back-to-Back-to-Pack” promotions this Saturday:

  • The Phoenix women host Wright State at noon at the Kress Events Center (originally scheduled for 2 p.m.).
  • The Phoenix men play UIC at 3 p.m. at the Resch Center (a change from 7 p.m.)
  • Check out the Back-to-Back to Pack ticket specials here

A Year in Review . . .

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

2012 Alumni year in review photo collage

We thought you might want to know some of the exciting things your Alumni Association Board accomplished in 2012. The alumni who serve on your board share a substantial amount of time and talent to move initiatives forward. They are doing a great job on your behalf. Here are some highlights of 2012:

  • $6,000 in scholarships were awarded to very deserving students. The awards committee selects two Annual Scholarship recipients, a Legacy Scholarship recipient and an Outstanding Student Award recipient in December and May. Much work goes into reviewing applications, interviewing students and awarding the students.
  • Annual Alumni Awards—The awards committee hosted another successful Annual Alumni Awards event which recognizes Outstanding Recent Alumni as well as Distinguished Alumni.
  • The board recruitment process was restructured. The board development committee put a very organized and strategic process in place to ensure the board is diverse and represents all of our alumni. This change will benefit all of us!
  • Alumni Golf Outing—The fundraising committee hosted a successful golf outing and is working to take it up a notch again this year. See photos of the 2012 Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing.
  • Commencement Reception—The board hosted a well attended Commencement reception in spring and welcomed new graduates in December. After the December Commencement Ceremony, graduates were congratulated and welcomed to the Alumni Association by a large group of alumni. It was a great way to meet our newest alumni.
  • Volunteer Events—The board coordinated several volunteer events benefiting the community. Our alumni were fantastic bell ringers, Cellcom Marathon water station volunteers and Festival Foods food drive volunteers.
  • Hoops Receptions—Your board hosted basketball receptions for both men’s and women’s basketball here in Green Bay and in Milwaukee.
  • Backyard Bash—Your board welcomed students to campus at the Backyard Bash by serving up great food for over 500 students!

A new concert series: 360° Thursdays

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

360° Thursdays - Music from every angle at 6:30

360° Thursdays — Music from every angle at 6:30

UW-Green Bay Music announces an innovative concert series designed to help you connect with music in more meaningful ways. Performances will feature scintillating and provocative discussions by a composer, performer or arranger. Together, you will consider a single aspect of the music through multiple perspectives. Diverse styles will be performed to broaden your horizons and deepen your understanding.

All events in the series are held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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Upcoming at the Weidner Center

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Sun, Jan 13, 3pm and 7:30pm, Shrek The Musical

Shrek the MusicalShrek the Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

Shrek the Musical, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage.

Fri, Jan 18, 7:30pm, A Chorus Line

A Chorus LineIn an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for – with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed – to have the chance to dance. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the singular sensation returns for an all new tour. Come meet the new generation of Broadway’s best!

Fri, Jan 25, 8pm, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man GroupColin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy® nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy.

Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes…. just like a live version of ‘Whose Line’! Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Their high-profile presentations have played to sold-out venues all over the country. Don’t miss the most exciting comedy event of the year!

See a complete events listing at www.WeidnerCenter.com

February 2 – Alumni Association Hosts Women’s Basketball Event

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is hosting a reception event at the Saturday, February 2 Green Bay Women’s Basketball game against UIC.

The event begins at 1:15 p.m. with a reception in the Phoenix Fund Events Room at the Kress Events Center. There will be great food and drink along with other cool stuff to cheer on the Green Bay Phoenix. The game begins at 2 p.m. There will also be chances to win fantastic prizes.

Cost is a donation of $7 for alumni and $10 for non alumni guests. Please RSVP to the Alumni Relations Office by Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at alumni@uwgb.edu.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Kress Events Center, reception in the Phoenix Fund Events Room

Alumni Survey – win a $50 Phoenix Bookstore gift card

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

UW-Green Bay Alumni Association
Alumni Relations is in the initial stages of planning an Alumni Reunion Event in 2013.

We are looking for your input to learn what would bring you back to campus. Your input will help shape the event and will ensure that we provide you with exactly what you’re looking for from your alma mater.

Click here to complete a short survey by Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 for a chance to win a $50 Phoenix Bookstore gift card. The gift card can also be used online at www.thephoenixbookstore.com.

The winner of the gift card will be notified on Monday, January 21. Thanks for your help!

February 12 – Speed Networking with Students

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Networking eventMany of our alumni have told us they would love to mentor. Well, here’s your opportunity to mentor students at your alma mater!

Join us for the 2012 Recruitment Partner of the Year event hosted by Career Services. We are looking for 35-40 alumni mentors to sit one-on-one with students in a speed networking session. If interested, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2226.

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Room AB, University Union, UW-Green Bay

June 7 – Save the Date: Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Save the date for the 2013 Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing! Let this be the great excuse you need to get out of the office to swing your clubs for a great cause…scholarships for deserving students attending UW-Green Bay! This event is hosted by your Alumni Association and its purpose is to raise funds for the scholarships the Association awards each year. So get a group of friends together and join us! If interested in more information on registration or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2226.

Date: Friday, June 7, 2013
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 alumni@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2226 to volunteer.