Getting ready for the Phoenix 500 Duck Race

Call him Ducky Balboa, or perhaps Ducky McFurduck… either way, if you enter a duck in the Phoenix 500 Duck Race this Saturday in downtown Green Bay, go in with the knowledge that your duck will be racing alongside Dean Scott Furlong’s yet-to-be-named duck who has received specialized Rocky-style-preparation to get ready for the big race. All proceeds from the race benefit alumni scholarships.

Holiday Wish list for Phoenix Alumni, Fans, and Friends

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Consider this a holiday favor from your favorite University. It’s a holiday shopping list for alumni, friends and fans of the Phoenix.

50th Anniversary Wine – Captain’s Walk Winery


UW-Green Bay and Captain’s Walk Winery celebrate the University’s golden anniversary with a commemorative Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 25 months in medium toast French oak, this well-balanced red teems with vibrant fruit aromas and gentle tannins and can stand up to a feast of wild game or prime rib. Join them in toasting 50 years of UW-Green Bay and a bright future of innovation, transformation, and community. The commemorative wine is available to purchase at Captain’s Walk,

Phoenix Pride T-Shirt


The Phoenix PRIDE Shirt is a unique collectible, with a new design each year and proceeds directed to student scholarships. This year, 1997 alum, John Konecny designed the shirt. To purchase, order online at Phoenix Pride t-shirt 2616960

Dedicate a Seat at the Kress Events Center

Take A Seat at the Kress Events Center this Christmas! For a $100 contribution, engrave the name of a person you would like to honor (a family member, your company, a favorite student, professor or alumnus) on a seat nameplate in the spectacular Kress Events Center. There are four options of engraving on the nameplate. To Take A Seat this holiday season, visit KEC Take A Seat Campaign or contact Molly Vandervest at 920-465-2010 or

Weidner Center Entertainment


What could be better than the Gift of Entertainment: Tickets to an upcoming Weidner Center performance are a great choice for those on your holiday list.

Coming up
1-22 — Vocalosity
1/30 — Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
2/2 — L.A. Theatre Works – Bram Stoker’s Dracula
2/12 — Celtic Nights
2/18 — The Peking Acrobats
2/25 — Once

And so much more!
Visit for a full schedule of events.

UWGB Camelbak Water Bottle


The Phoenix Bookstore always keeps its biggest seller — the UWGB logoed Camelbak water bottles — in stock. With so many colors to choose from, it’s the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Purchase in store or online: CamelBak Water Bottle 2510570

GB Golden – Titletown Brewing Company

This holiday season, Titletown Brewery in Green Bay is featuring a Kölsch style ale called GB Golden in honor of UWGB’s 50th Anniversary celebration. GB Golden is a slightly malt balanced, light bodied, golden beer; closest style to an American Lager. At Titletown Brewery you can purchase a glass for $3 or a growler to deliver to your favorite beer connoisseur.

Green Bay Basketball Tickets

Treat your favorite Phoenix family to a Green Bay women’s or men’s basketball game. Festival Foods Family Games are a great treat for any friends of the Phoenix.

Festival Foods Family Games:

  • WBB ($5 youth tickets):
    • Dec. 19 vs. South Dakota State at 5 p.m.
    • Jan. 16 vs. UIC at 1 p.m.
    • Feb. 6 vs. Milwaukee at 1 p.m.
  • MBB ($2 hot dogs and $1 sodas):
    • Jan. 2 vs. Northern Kentucky at 1 p.m.
    • Feb. 26 vs. UIC at 7 p.m. or e-mail with questions.

Evolution of the Phoenix T-Shirt


This item is a perfect gift for all UWGB Alumni! The Evolution of the Phoenix t-shirts represents all decades of Phoenix logos on one shirt, so you can represent your favorite University with the logo you most identify with! Purchase in store or online: Evolution of the Phoenix T-Shirt 2615244

Shorewood Golf Course – Golfing at 2015 pricing


How would your loved ones like a membership in 2016 at 2015 prices? Now is the time at Shorewood Golf Course. You can also purchase merchandise, gift cards and more. E-mail Lee Reinke at for details or visit and type “Shorewood” in the search field to purchase Shorewood apparel online.

Phoenix “Ugly Sweater” Crewneck Sweatshirt


Join the new Ugly Sweater trend with a brand new “ugly sweater” crewneck sweatshirt from The Phoenix Bookstore. Get yours today at the Phoenix Bookstore. Purchase in store or online: Ugly Sweater Crew 2616882

University Union Gift Card


Gift cards purchased at the University Union can be redeemed in many places throughout the campus including the Weidner Center, Shorewood Golf Course, Kress Events Center, University Dining Services and The Phoenix Bookstore. To purchase, visit the University Ticketing Center in the University Union. For a complete list of redeemable locations, go to

Phoenix Blanket


Snuggle up with a fuzzy UWGB blanket to keep you and your loved ones warm during the coldest time of the year. Order yours at or purchase at The Phoenix Bookstore in the University Union. Purchase in store or online: Logo Blanket 2515028

Alumni Ornament


Help your favorite fan and friend show their alumni pride with a one-of-a-kind snowflake alumni ornament. To purchase, visit The Phoenix Bookstore in the University Union or order online at Purchase in store or online: Alumni Ornament 2515357

UWGB Throwback (to the 70s) T-Shirt


Do you remember the ribbed sleeves and collars of the 70s? If so, you will want the authentic 70s replica t-shirt, brought back for the 50th Anniversary. Back for a limited time. Get yours at The Phoenix Bookstore! Purchase in store or online: Throwback T-Shirt 2616900

Nike Youth Sweatpants


For the first time, The Phoenix Bookstore is carrying Nike youth sweatpants in your choice of gray or black. Visit at the University Union or order online at Purchase in store or online: Nike Youth Sweatpants 2616860

‘After Thoughts’ explores creative spark

Rebecca Meacham
Rebecca Meacham

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Rebecca Meacham leads the next After Thoughtsconversation, with her talk, “Fiction’s Burning Questions: Novelists, History and the Creative Spark.” Meacham’s address will explore how novelists navigate a process she refers to as “slow, directionless and full of wrong turns” — how they create absorbing fiction from the facts of history, and how they imagine the thoughts and passions of characters often left out of the history books.

The After Thoughts series was started in spring 2011 to connect community women with UW-Green Bay, showcase UW-Green Bay’s faculty and staff, convene women after their workday for learning, enrichment and fun, and provide “After Thoughts” to take with them when they leave. Read more, or register now.

Your support matters!

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon begins September 30. Funds raised from the Phone-A-Thon go to support student scholarships and academic programs on campus. Alumni made a huge impact last year, helping UWGB raise and additional $142,000 in gifts toward the Chernick/Wochinske Challenge. Let’s see what UW-Green Bay alumni can do this year!

It’s all right here!

UWGB Fall photo

Remember what it was like on campus in fall? Beautiful! Well come on back and enjoy the scenery. Take in a soccer game (or volleyball if that is more your style) Take a stroll through through the beautiful Cofrin Arboretum. Take the elevator ride to the library 8th floor and take in one of the most breath-taking fall views in Wisconsin, with the vibrant colors of the Shorewood Golf Course and the beautiful backdrop of the Bay… Ah, can you feel it? Special alumni and fall rates apply at the Shorewood Golf Course, and the disk golfing near the Main Boulevard is free! Welcome home.